CLARK: Michael George of Toronto

Posted by on March 21, 2017

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Michael George Clark a.k.a. Chaos
1951 -2017

Passed away quite peacefully on Saturday, March 4, 2017, after a brief, but fierce battle with pneumonia and bacterial meningitis.
Mike was much loved, as son, brother, uncle, friend. His unconventional lifestyle illustrated his true character. He cared nothing for material gains, but cared deeply for his friends and family. He was known for his warm smile and his exuberance for life. A supremely talented musician, songwriter and painter, he devoted much of his time to these works. His creativity fed him, he had little use for food!
He is survived by his mother, Maxine, his brother Steve, three nieces, one nephew and countless friends. Many thanks to all who brought their love into the room in his final days.
Godspeed, Chaos. The world is a far richer place for having known you. May you finally get your colours right.

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MOORE, Phllis (Kaye) of Corunna, Ontario

Posted by on March 20, 2017

MOORE, Phyllis (Kaye) – It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our precious Phyllis on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 12:50 a.m. She succumbed from complications after a fall at her home in Corunna. She died peacefully at Bluewater Health. Phyllis was in her 110th year and enjoying good health.
Phyllis was born in Bracebridge, Ontario to John Byron Kaye and Charlotte Eliza (Leith) Kaye on Nov. 6, 1907. She was the last remaining member of a family of ten children. Phyllis was a member of the United Church in Bracebridge and Sarnia and attended Central United in Sarnia for many years.
Dearly treasured and lovingly remembered by four nieces and one nephew. Phyllis was an aunt, a great aunt, a great-great aunt and a great-great-great aunt.
Phyllis will be sadly missed by her loving family, her good friend Roy, and her many wonderful friends and cherished neighbours.

A private family Graveside Funeral Service will be held at Bracebridge United Church Cemetery, Bracebridge, Ontario.

Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca. Steadman Brothers 519-864-1193.

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Hanley; Ricki Viola of Berkeley

Posted by on March 17, 2017

Ricki Hanley resting at Fawcett Funeral Cremation Reception-

Hanley; Ricki Viola(nee Carson)

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Ricki on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at Trillium Mississauga Hospital of Berkeley in her 65th year. Loved and cherished by her partner Stephen Moffatt. Loving mother of Rob(Colleen Pabst) of Wasaga Beach and Ron of Feversham, fondly remembered by Derek Moffatt(Jenna Mills) and Jeremy(Brooke) Moffatt of Stratford. Beloved grandma of Darian, Mitchell, Brett, Noah, Hannah, Shyanne, Brianna, Kaleb, Boden, Benjamin and Charlotte. Dear friend and sister of Nancy(Ted) Hopkins of Irish Lake, Jack(Vicki) Carson of Priceville, Christina Hooper of Hanover and Cindy(Brent) Hopkins of Durham. Daughter of the late Richard & Mabel Carson. She will be missed by Ruby and the late Ben Hanley, many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Ricki loved her sports, being a big Toronto fan; Blue Jays and the Maple Leafs, NASCAR and in her younger days an avid baseball player for the womens league in Durham. She thoroughly enjoyed crime scene investigation shows and Antique Road Show.

The family will receive friends at Fawcett Funeral Cremation Reception, Flesherton on Monday, March 20 from 1:00pm until the time of service at 2:00pm. Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation would be gratefully appreciated. Online condolences and donations at www.fawcettfuneralhome.ca 888-924-2810

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FREETHY; Audrey Marie

Posted by on March 16, 2017

Freethy, Audrey Marie (nee Holden)
Died peacefully on Tuesday March 14, 2017 at Grey Gables, Markdale in her 90th year.  Marie of Stayner, beloved wife of the late Lloyd Freethy (2011).  Loving mother of Brenda and Dianne and treasured mother-in-law of Mac Harvey of Markdale and Keith Reasbeck of Wasaga Beach.  Cherished grandmother of Tammy (Brent Behm) and Tiffany, Ben and Kalven Reasbeck and great grandmother of Kurtis Paddison.  Dear sister of Mervyn (Eleanor) Holden, Lois Barber and the late Aubrey (Jacqui) Holden.  Marie will also be dearly missed by Isobel Freethy, Marg Beam and her many nieces, nephews and friends. Friends will be received at the Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home – Stayner Chapel, 7313 Highway 26, Stayner on Sunday April 2, 2017 from 1:30 p.m. for the Memorial Service in the Chapel at 2:30 p.m..  Cremation with interment First Presbyterian Cemetery, Collingwood.  If desired, donations in Marie’s memory may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society or the Grey Gables Nursing Home, Markdale. For further information and to sign the Book of Memories, log on to www.carruthersdavidson.com

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EASTON: Willet “Jay” of Belleville

Posted by on March 13, 2017

 

 

 

Easton, Willet “Jay” – peacefully at Belmont Long Term Care, with his family at his side, on Friday, March 10, 2017 in his 83rd year.  Son of the late Gilford and Olive (nee Noyes) Easton.  Beloved husband of Grace (nee Stone) Easton for 57 years.   Loving father of Jeff (Margie) Easton of Foxboro and Kimberley (Brian) Clapp of Belleville.  Dearly loved grandpa of Cody and Carley Easton and Nicholas and Destiny Clapp.  Jay is predeceased by his siblings, Bonnie and Patricia Easton, Bev Rupert (late Walter Rupert), Gail Johnston and George Easton He is ever remembered by his sister in-law, Gayle (Simon) Fortin and his brother in-law, Alec Johnston.

The family will receive friends at the Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel, 30 Moira Street West (613-968-2273) on Tuesday evening from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.  The Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. with the family receiving friends from 9:30 until the time of service.  Spring Interment at Wellman’s Cemetery, Wellman’s Corners.

If desired, Memorial Donations to the Kidney Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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SEWERS, Muriel (née Keith) of St. Marys formerly of Barrie

Posted by on March 11, 2017

Muriel Jeanette Sewers (née Keith) of St. Marys and formerly of Barrie passed away peacefully at her home with family by her side on Wednesday, March 8th, 2017 in her 82nd year.

Beloved wife of Mac Sewers of St. Marys.

Loving mother of Marlene Vanesse (Gerald) of Thamesville, Madelyn Moore (Robert) of Green Cove Springs, Florida, Golda Wilson (Richard) of St. Marys and Joyce Roberts (Scott) of Orange Park, Florida.

Sadly missed by 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Survived by her brother, David Keith (Ellen) of Belmore, brother-in-law Austin Loree of Lucknow and sisters-in-law Margaret Keith of Goderich and Eleanor Keith of Markham.

Fondly remembered by several nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by her parents Duncan and Mary (née Stobo) Keith, brothers Evan Keith, Mac Keith (Fern) and Bob Keith, sisters Marion Reid (John), Irene McAllister (Neil) and Mildred Loree.

Visitation will be held at the Tiffin Funeral Home, Teeswater on Sunday from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m., where the funeral service to celebrate Muriel’s life will be held on Monday, March 13th, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. with Cathy Sewers officiating.

Spring interment Culross-Teeswater Cemetery.

Memorial donations to the St. Marys Memorial Hospital Foundation or St. Marys United Church would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Portrait and memorial online at www.tiffinfuneralhome.ca.

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ROBERTSON; Catherine “Betty”

Posted by on March 9, 2017

Robertson, Catherine (Betty)
“1st Lady of The Town of Wasaga Beach 1974 to 1979”. Passed away peacefully on Monday, February 27, 2017 at Sara Vista Care Home, Elmvale, at the age of 82. Betty of Wasaga Beach, formerly of Collingwood, beloved wife of Clair. Loving mother of Debbie (Robert Timlock), Cathie (Jim Coe) and Connie (Ron Kanat). Devoted grandmother of Michele (John), Jill (Jamie), Ryan (Lisa), Kristopher (Ashley), Mike (Brittany) and Scott, great-grandmother of five.  Dear sister of Doug (Jean) and Rob (Joan). Pre-deceased by brothers Alfred (Muriel), Don (Evelyn) & Rick and sisters Evelyn (Jack) & Carol. Friends were received at the Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home – Wasaga Beach Chapel, 509 River Road West, on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. and for one hour prior to the Funeral Service in the Chapel at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 2, 2017 followed by a reception. If desired, donations to a local charity of your choice would be appreciated by Betty’s family. For further information and to sign the Book of Memories, log on to www.carruthersdavidson.com

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ELDER; William David “Bill”

Posted by on March 9, 2017

Elder, William David “Bill”
Died peacefully on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at Campbell House Hospice, Collingwood at the age of 68.  Bill of New Lowell, beloved husband of Heidi.  Loving father of Kimberly and her husband John Patterson and Kristi and her partner Mike Grant.  Cherished grandfather of Nate and Ryland Patterson and Harper Grant.  Dear brother of John (Ann), Jim (Helen), Jane (Barry Corby) and Wendy (Lorne Rowbotham).  Predeceased by his parents Keith and Jean Elder.  Bill will also be missed by his many nieces, nephews, friends, neighbours and fellow farmers.  Bill was a very hardworking, kind man who spent most of his working years on his land. A successful dairy farmer, you could always count on him to lend a hand or offer advice. But primarily, Bill’s priority was his family. He worked with the sole purpose to ensure that his girls would be taken care of. His love for his family was amplified with the addition of his pride and joy, his grandchildren. Spoiled, and loved to the fullest each and every day, they were the apple of his eye. “Papa” will truly be missed. The Elder family is extremely grateful to the many dedicated friends, extended family, and healthcare workers who made Bill’s life as content and pleasant as it could be during the last years of his life. A Graveside Service will be held at the Stayner Union Cemetery in May.  Arrangements under the care of the Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home – Stayner Chapel.  If desired, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by Bill’s family.  To sign the Book of Memories, log on to www.carruthersdavidson.com

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WARD; James Ronald

Posted by on March 6, 2017

Ward, James R.
Died suddenly on Wednesday March 1, 2017 upon his return from a “trip of a lifetime” at the age of 79.  Jim of Wasaga Beach, cherished son of the late Melinda & Jim Ward. Beloved husband and soulmate of Luella for 58 years.  Loving father of Cindy (Jim) and of the late Gregory.  Cherished grandfather of Heather (Mark) and Stuart with a great grandson on his way.  Brother of William Ward.  Jim will be greatly missed by all of his friends and family. Jim was an inspiring, intelligent and skilled man.  His artistic carvings and art have been enjoyed and appreciated by many.  He will be missed by his friends in the Collingwood Carving Club, the Wasaga Art Group and Wasaga, Under Siege. A very special thank you to the staff of the Sandman Hotel & all Emergency Response Personnel. Friends will be received at the Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home – Wasaga Beach Chapel, 509 River Road West, Wasaga Beach on Saturday March 11, 2017 from 2 p.m. for the Memorial Service in the Chapel at 3 o’clock.  Reception to follow.  If desired, donations to Canadian Cancer Society or The Collingwood General & Marine Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by Jim’s family.  To sign the Book of Memories, log on to www.carruthersdavidson.com

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HEATH; Patricia Louise

Posted by on March 6, 2017

Heath, Patricia Louise
Died peacefully on Friday March 3, 2017 at Campbell House Hospice, Collingwood surrounded by her family at the age of 64.  Pat of Wasaga Beach, beloved wife of Aaron Heath.  Loving mother of Laura (Dave Loughead) and Lana Heath (Stuart Scott-Field).  Cherished Grandma of Julia, Connor, Jason, Emerald, Nathan, Treyden and Charlotte.  Much loved  daughter of Florence (Ron Loughead) and the late Cecil Earle.  Dear sister of Cheryl (Wayne Warner), Doug Earle (Debbie), Darrell Earle (Jackie), Tim Earle (Marilyn) and Mark Earle (Jen) and sister-in-law of Jocelyn (George Bounds).  Pat was a kind and loving woman who befriended so many.  She had a 28 year career with the Wasaga Beach Public Library, fuelling her passion as an avid writer and reader.  She enjoyed the Antique and Classic Car Club with Aaron and was passionate about her favorite teams, the Tiger Cats, the Patriots and especially her Blue Jays!! Go Jays Go!!  Friends will be received at the Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home – Wasaga Beach Chapel, 509 River Road West, Wasaga Beach on Thursday March 9, 2017 from 7 to 9 p.m.  Memorial Service will be held on Friday March 10, 2017 in the Funeral Home Chapel at 1 o’clock.  Reception to follow.  If desired, donations to the Campbell House Hospice or the Royal Victoria Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by Pat’s family.  To sign the Book of Memories, log on to www.carruthersdavidson.com  

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BURTON; Lloyd George “Sam”

Posted by on March 6, 2017

Burton Lloyd George “Sam”
Died peacefully on Friday March 3, 2017 at his home with his loving wife at his side at the age of 84.  Lloyd of Wasaga Beach, beloved husband of Beverley for 62 years.  Loving father of Nancy (Richard West) and Stephen (Laura Carter).  Cherished grandfather of Sarah (Glenn Kawai), Jennifer West (Chris Grenier) and Jeremy Burton and to great grandchildren Ted and Cecilia Kawai.  Dear brother of Willa Byers, Gloria Bissell, Robert Burton (Elaine), the late Augustus Burton and the late Margaret Paddle.  Lloyd will also be missed by Christine Burton, his many nieces and nephews, his Probus colleagues, the guys at the coffee shop and his many friends and neighbours.  Lloyd was a kind and caring man who made friends easily with his wit and dry humour.  He had a penchant for standard bred horseracing, he was the Past president of the Men’s Probus and gave of his time and talents to many causes.  First and foremost he was dedicated to his family, especially Beverley.  He will be deeply missed.  Friends will be received at the Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home – Wasaga Beach Chapel, 509 River Road West, Wasaga Beach on Monday March 6, 2017 from 3 to 5 p.m.  The Funeral Service will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel on Tuesday March 7, 2017 at 12 noon.  Reception to follow.  If desired, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, Lupus Ontario or the Canadian Celiac Association would be appreciated by Lloyd’s family.  To sign the Book of Memories, log on to www.carruthersdavidson.com  

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GAUCI; Carmel “Charlie”

Posted by on March 6, 2017

Gauci, Carmel “Charlie”
Died peacefully on Friday March 3, 2017 at his home with his family at his side at the age of 70.  Charlie of Stayner, beloved husband of Pearl (nee Tyson) for 50 years.  Loving father of the late Julie (Frank Turrin) and Patricia (Dave Lemyre). Cherished Nanu to grandchildren Candace Turrin and Tyler and Alison Lemyre.  Dear brother of Katie Vella, Doris Gauci, Marthese Gauci, Joseph Gauci and Michael Gauci.  Charlie will also be missed by his many nieces and nephews, friends and neighbours and by his extended family in Malta.  He was a kind and generous man who will be deeply missed.  Friends were received at the Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home – Stayner Chapel, 7313 Highway 26, Stayner on Monday March 6, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.  Funeral Mass was held at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 215 Pine Street, Stayner at 11:30 a.m.  Reception to follow.  If desired, donations to St. Patrick’s Church would be appreciated by Charlie’s family.  To sign the Book of Memories, log on to www.carruthersdavidson.com

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Cartwright; Otis Thomas “Tom” of Markdale formerly of Oakville

Posted by on March 4, 2017

Tom Cartwright of Markdale formerly of Oakville, resting at Fawcett Funeral Cremation Recpetion

Cartwright; Otis Thomas WWII RCAF
At his home, Grey Gables Nursing home, with his daughter by his side, Tom passed away peacefully in his sleep on Friday, March 3, 2017 of Markdale, formerly of Oakville, in his 92nd year. Beloved husband of the late Audrey(2007). Loving father of Karen(Fred) Robinson, David, Larry(Eleanor), Virginia, Alan, Edy(Larry Booth), Chuck(Lesley), Billy(Roseanne) and the late David. Loved and remembered by many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. Tom was predeceased by one grandson and one great grandson.
Tom was stationed in many locations including; Morocco, Germany and Borden, ON among other. He lived for his children, his jeopardy and crosswords. Tom always enjoyed a good laugh, being quite the jokester.
The family will receive friends at the Fawcett Funeral Cremation Reception, Flesherton on Saturday, March 11 from 1:00pm until the time of service at 2:00pm. Comrades of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 333 are called to gather for service at 12:45pm. Cremation has taken place. Interment at Trafalgar Lawn Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Alzheimer Society or Grey Gables Activity Fund would be gratefully appreciated. Online donations and condolences at www.fawcettfuneralhome.ca 888-924-2810

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Judson, Margaret Aleen of Athens, Ontario

Posted by on March 3, 2017

Margaret Aleen Judson
( K.G.H. Class 1951 )

Peacefully at the Brockville General Hospital, on Thursday March 2nd, 2017. Margaret Aleen Chamberlin age 87 years of Athens. Beloved wife of George, and loving mother to Debbie ( Ron Murray ) of Kingston and Greg ( Kelly ) of Athens. Special grandma to Danielle, Ryan and Eric. Also survived by a brother, George Chamberlin of Addison, and a close friend Karen Sanders of Charleston. Predeceased by her parents, Goodson Chamberlin and the former Thelma Owens, as well a brother, Owen Chamberlin.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects at the Judson Funeral Home, Athens, on Sunday March 5th, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at the Athens United Church on Monday March 6th, at 11 a.m. Interment Glen Elbe Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Athens United Church or the Brockville & District Hospital Foundation ( Palliative Care Unit ) will be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Visit a Book of Memories at: www.judsonfuneralhome.ca

JUDSON FUNERAL HOME
613-924-2626

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FODEN; Sarah Rose

Posted by on March 3, 2017

Foden, Sarah Rose (nee Stuart)

Died suddenly on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at her home in her 85th year.  Sarah of Wasaga Beach, formerly of Rexdale, beloved wife of Edward J. Foden for over 63 years.  Loving mother of Jody (Peter Marcucci) and Lisa Foden (Carlos Peixoto). Cherished grandmother of Allison (Chris Kerns) and Paul Marcucci (Marilyn Frigault).  Dear sister of the late James Stuart (Sophie), Donald Stuart (Lois), the late William Stuart (Agnes), Henry Stuart (Wendy), David Stuart (Anne Marie), the late Ina (the late Jim Barton), Isabella Stuart, Ethel (Frank Ayres) and the late Dulcie Baker (Tom Baker).  Sarah will also be missed by her many nieces and nephews, her friends and neighbours. Sarah was a kind and nurturing woman who had a wonderful sense of humour. She loved to create – whether it be baking, hand crafts or oil painting.  She will be deeply missed.  Friends will be received at the Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home – Wasaga Beach Chapel, on Sunday, March 5, 2017 from 2 to 5 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel on Monday, March 6, 2017 at 1 o’clock.  Reception to follow.  Cremation with interment Ebenezer Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated by Sarah’s family.  To sign the Book of Memories, log on to www.carruthersdavidson.com

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GOW, Melvin “Mel” Roy of Grand Bend (RR 1, Dashwood), age 75

Posted by on February 28, 2017

GOW: Peacefully, at Stratford General Hospital, Stratford on Saturday, February 4, 2017, Melvin Roy Gow, of Grand Bend (RR 1, Dashwood), age 75. Beloved husband of Margaret Doris (Whaling) Gow. Father of Bruce Gow, Patty and Murray Hachman of Elmira. Step-father of Mark Osment and partner Shelley Hall of Sarnia, Tracy Osment of Kitchener, Lisa and Paul Runstedler of Grand Bend and Dianne Osment of Grand Bend. Loved by his grandchildren, Justin, Amy, Kaitlyn, Mark (Kristen), Sarah, Bradley, and one great-grandchild on the way. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Doug Gow and Linda Gattie, Nelson and Margrit Gow, Sandra Gow all of Grand Bend, Dennis Gow and Tracy Beard, Steve and Lynda Gow all of Kitchener, Richard and Colleen Gow of Waterloo, Linda and Larry Karges of St. Clements. Melvin will be remembered by his mother Suzanna (Kropf) Gow-Barritt of Grand Bend and his many nieces, nephews and their families. Mel will be forever remembered by his many wonderful friends at the Grand Bend Legion and Turnbull’s Grove. Predeceased by his father Robert Melvin Gow. At Mel’s request, cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Mel’s Life will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 498, Grand Bend, on Sunday, February 12, 2017 at 2 p.m. Arrangements entrusted to the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood. If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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van der Krabben, Matheus ( Martin) Cornelis of Barrie, Ontario

Posted by on February 27, 2017

van der Krabben, Matheus ( Martin) Cornelis, January 16, 1937 – February 25, 2017- At Sunnybrook Health Sciences, Toronto on Saturday, February 25, 2017. Dearly beloved husband of Maria Giezen of Barrie. Dearly beloved father of John (Sharon), Rita (Rick). Beloved grandfather of Ashley (Adam), Matthew (Shelby) Michelle and Timothy. Also survived by many brothers and sisters in Holland. At Martin’s request there will be no service. Donations to the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society may be made through Marshall W. Driver Cremation & Burial Service, 19 Ross St., Barrie.

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LeBANNISTER; Joan Elizabeth

Posted by on February 23, 2017

LeBannister, Joan Elizabeth
Passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 19, 2017 at the General and Marine Hospital, Collingwood in her 91st year.  Joan (nee Morris) of Wasaga Beach, beloved wife of Ken for almost 67 years. Loving mother of Larry and his wife Francine, Ross and his wife Maria and Jeffrey and his wife Della.  Dear grandmother of Andrea (Sebastian Houde), Erin, Matthew (Megan), Christine, Andrew and Ty and step-grandmother of Don Parent and Eric Fullum.  Dear great-grandmother of Eric, Max, Eva, Ben, Bode and Asher. Survived by her sister Julie (Bill Patten) and her brother Dave Morris (Pat Lelong).  Joan endured a tough wartime upbringing in England, then as a war bride she accompanied her Canadian war veteran husband to her new home across the ocean. She was always family orientated and independent to the end. Friends will be received at the Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home – Wasaga Beach Chapel on Saturday March 25, 2017 from 2 to 4 p.m. for a come and go reception. Cremation has taken place.  If desired, remembrances to the Children’s Wish Foundation would be appreciated by Joan’s family.

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Brunne, Betty Marie of Barrie, formerly of Fenlon Falls & Uxbridge

Posted by on February 23, 2017

Brunne, Betty Marie  – 1929-2017  After a brief illness and surrounded by her loving family Betty went to be with her Lord in the wee hours of Wednesday, February 22nd. She is survived by her husband  of 67 years Norman, her children; Barb (Charlie), Vicki (Brian), Dave (Marlene), Chris (Laura);  7 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren. Betty and Norm lived in Uxbridge for over twenty years, before living on the river in beautiful Fenelon Falls. From Fenelon they moved to Stroud, for many quiet years. As time past they condensed their lives to apartments  in Tollendale Village then to and currently Roberta Place, both in Barrie. Betty and Norm  were also snowbirds, enjoying the company of her cousins residing in the Lake Worth area as well as many fellow Canadians. Special thanks goes out to Dr. Elsey and Dr. Orva for their kind and considerate care of our dear Betty in her final days. All the staff at RVH for their thoughtful and understanding care. There will be a service of remembrance and celebration of life on Saturday, March 4th at Burton Avenue United Church, Barrie (37 Burton Avenue, Barrie, Ontario) Visitation from 1:00-2:00pm prior to the service at 2:00pm followed by a reception with refreshments. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation. Online condolences may be made through www.drivercremation.ca

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HART; Henry

Posted by on February 23, 2017

Hart, Henry (Veteran – Royal Canadian Army)

Died suddenly on Wednesday February 22, 2017 at the General & Marine Hospital, Collingwood in his 79th year.  Henry of Wasaga Beach, formerly of Brampton and Conception Bay South, beloved husband of Doreen (nee Diamond) for 50 years.  Loving father of Carol (Arne Backstrom) and Darlene Hart (Dwayne Wheeler).  Cherished Poppy of Jakob Backstrom and T.J. Fitzner.  Dear brother of Peter Porter and the late James Porter.  Henry is also survived by the Diamond family – Baxter (Barbara), Guy (Ettie), Francis (Louise) Mildred (Gerald Stringer) and Eileen (the late Ralph Stringer).  Henry was a kind and generous man who had a hearty laugh and always a story to tell.  He will be deeply missed.  Friends are invited to join Henry’s family at the Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home – Wasaga Beach Chapel, 509 River Road West, Wasaga Beach on Friday February 24, 2017 for the Memorial Service at 2 o’clock.  Reception to follow.  If desired, donations to VETS Canada would be appreciated by Henry’s family.  For further information and to sign the Book of Memories, log on to www.carruthersdavidson.com 

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GRANT; Wesley Niddrie

Posted by on February 16, 2017

Grant; Wesley Niddrie
Passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 12, 2017 at the Collingwood Nursing Home at the age of 81.  Wesley of Stayner, beloved husband of Serena.  Loving father of Denice Grantsmith (Lewis) and Colin Grant (Janet).  Dear grandfather of Connor, Ailsa and Parker.  Predeceased by his parents Howard Grant and Marvel Samsons, sister Marguerite, brothers Ross and Lloyd and survived by sister-in-law Barbara.  Wesley was a veteran of the Korean War and served for over 18 years with the 2nd Battalion of Queen’s Own Rifles Regiment and 1st Battalion of the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry. Arrangements under the care of the Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home.  A Memorial Gathering will be held at the Huron Meadows Clubhouse, 275 Huron Street, Stayner on Saturday April 29, 2017 from 2-4 p.m..  For further information and to sign the Book of Memories, log on to www.carruthersdavidson.com

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RYAN; James Francis

Posted by on February 16, 2017

RYAN, James Francis
Died peacefully on Saturday, February 11, 2017, surrounded by family and friends, at Campbell House Hospice, Collingwood at the age of 82. Jim of Wasaga Beach, formerly of Toronto, beloved husband of Lheng (nee Fuedan) and loving step-father of Tim, Nonoy and Patrick. Brother of Billy (Jennifer), John and Marg (the late Pat), the late Kathy (the late Ken) and the late Joe (Irene). He will also be sadly missed by friend Sharon, long-time friend Owen Grant and his many nieces and nephews. Jim loved Wasaga Beach and chose it for his retirement.  Family and friends will be received at the Carruthers and Davidson Funeral Home-Wasaga Beach Chapel, 509 River Road West, Wasaga Beach on Saturday, February 18, 2017 from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m..  Funeral Mass will follow at St. Noel Chabanel Catholic Church, 133 Dunkerron Avenue, Wasaga Beach, at 1 o’clock. Reception to follow. If desired, donations to the Campbell House Hospice would be appreciated by Jim’s family. For further information and to sign the Book of Memories, please log on to www.carruthersdavidson.com

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BEACH; Gary Allen

Posted by on February 16, 2017

Beach, Gary Allen
Died peacefully on Sunday, February 12, 2017 at Campbell House Hospice, Collingwood at the age of 75.  Gary of Stayner, beloved husband of Vivian.  Loving father of Shari Beach (Frank Quintal) and Shawn Beach.  Dear grandfather of Hunter and Sierra Partridge.  Dear brother of Robert and Donald (Kelly).  Gary will also be missed by his many nieces, nephews and friends.  Friends will be received at the Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home – Stayner Chapel on Friday, February 17, 2017 from 11:30 a.m. for the Memorial Service in the chapel at 1 o’clock.  Reception to follow.  If desired, donations to Canadian cancer Society or Campbell House Hospice would be appreciated by Gary’s family.  For further information and to sign the Book of Memories go to www.carruthersdavidson.com

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de Jong, Wiebe of Barrie, Ontario

Posted by on February 14, 2017

DEJONG, Wiebe (Bill) passed away peacefully at Hospice Simcoe, Barrie on Sunday, February 12, 2017.  Bill leaves behind his wife Barbara Ivy DeJong, his son Jeffery DeJong, his grandson Rein DeJong Willis and Rein’s mother Paola Willis.  Predeceased by his daughter Lora Mae DeJong. He also leaves behind family both here and in the Netherlands. He will be fondly remembered by many friends, co-workers and acquaintances. A celebration of life to remember this special man will take place Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 1 pm from North Barrie United Church, 464 Ferndale Drive North, Barrie. As an expression of sympathy, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice Simcoe in Barrie, Ontario. Arrangements entrusted to MARSHALL W. DRIVER CREMATION & BURIAL SERVICE, 19 Ross st., Barrie, Ontario. Messages of condolences can be made to www.drivercremation.ca

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PATERSON: Patsy Muriel (nee Ritchie)

Posted by on February 13, 2017

Paterson, Patsy Muriel (nee Ritchie)

Died peacefully on Sunday February 12, 2017 at Campbell House Hospice, Collingwood in her 72nd year.  Patsy of Collingwood, beloved wife of the late Donald Paterson (2009).  Loving mother of Heather (Khai Ma) and Kevin (Danielle Pearson).  Cherished grandmother to Peter Ma.  Dear sister of Shirley Payette.  Aunt of Kim (Jeff), Jeffrey, Cynthia (Jay), Ian (Naomi), Earl, Nikki (Jean Claude) and Danielle (Rudi).  Patsy will also be missed by the Paterson family and her many friends and neighbours.  Patsy was a kind woman who made friends easily.  She loved to knit and crochet and many of her crafts are cherished family keepsakes.  She will be missed.  Friends will be received at the Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home – Stayner Chapel on Wednesday February 15, 2017 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.  Funeral Service will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel Thursday February 16, 2017 at 1 o’clock.  Reception to follow at the Royal Canadian Legion, Collingwood.  Spring interment Stayner Union Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Campbell House Hospice would be appreciated.  For further information and to sign the Book of Memories, log on to www.carruthersdavidson.com

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