Obituary of COLES: Dr. Robert Ellis of Calgary, Alberta

Posted by on December 9, 2018

 

“Mamas don’t let your babies grow up to be cowboys….let ‘em be doctors and lawyers and such”.  But, what if your baby is a doctor AND a cowboy??

The passing of Dr. Robert Ellis Coles on November 26, 2018 is announced by his daughter Christine Coles (her husband Dave and their daughter Phoenix), his daughter Melissa Flynn (her daughters Cypris and Jordis), his son Jonathan Coles (his wife Jessica, their daughters Andrew and Sawyer and son Jeven) and their brother Joshua Coles.

Robert, aka Bob/Doc, was born an only child at the Norfolk General Hospital in Simcoe, Ontario on March 17, 1946.  He is survived by many cousins, including Dale Coles who was like a brother growing up.  He is predeceased by his father Henry Ellis Coles (January 1, 1923 Port Dover, Ontario – April 16, 2008 Calgary, Alberta), his mother Edith (Albert) Coles (March 6, 1920 Moosehorn, Manitoba – March 12, 2009 Calgary, Alberta), his maternal grandparents Fred Albert and Christina Margaret Aitken and paternal grandparents Charles Elgin Coles and Ethel Charlton.

Bob grew up in Port Rowan, Norfolk County, moving to Cambridge (Galt), Ontario in 1957. His father Henry Coles served in WWII as sergeant in B Company of the Royal Canadian Army Service Corps in charge of radiator and tinsmith division of the vehicle maintenance crews from 1942-1946.  Henry then went on to established North End Radiator Service in 1959.   Safe to say this was the birth place of Bob’s lifelong love affair with cars, especially Corvettes (although his first car was a robin blue convertible 1955 Cadillac). 

After graduating with honours from Galt Collegiate Institute and Vocational School in 1965 (where he pitched for the baseball team, was on the basketball team, student council and many other activities), he was accepted to the College of Optometry of Ontario in Toronto.  In 1967 the school moved to Waterloo and became the University of Waterloo School of Optometry, where he continued his studies.

After four years of dating through school, Bob (age 22) married Gisela Oehne (age 20) of Preston, Ontario in June 1968. Bob graduated May 1969 with a Doctor of Optometry (OD) degree. Together Bob and Gisela set up his first practice after graduation at 111 Wellington Street in Preston, Ontario.  

‘Go West Young Man’.  And so he did…  They sold their practice and moved to Calgary, Alberta in July 1972 to join Dr. Garth Mann at the Bonavista Eye Clinic.  Staying at the then Siesta Inn for this first trip, Bob wandered next door to check out Ranchman’s Cookhouse and Dancehall, which had just opened months prior in April 1972.  It is then and there a friendship with Harris Dvorkin, one of the two Ranchman’s co-founders, was forged. Bob’s love of a Wild West country lifestyle and his entrepreneurial spirit soon made this not only his Calgary Stampede home base, but an office of sorts through his career.  (Mr. Dvorkin passed on April 20, 2017- just one week before Ranchman’s 45th anniversary). 

Bob and Gisela’s first daughter Christine Anne arrived in 1973, their second daughter Melissa Marie in 1975 and first son Jonathan Robert in 1977.  Bob and Gisela were divorced in 1979. 

Gone their separate ways, Gisela brought Joshua in to the world in 1982. Giving him the Coles name, he became one of the four “Coles Kids”.  Bob moved to Phoenix, Arizona from 1983 to 1987 with his second wife Carol and her teenage children Janet and Mark.  Returning to Calgary, Bob and Carol were separated in the early 90s and later divorced.  

Bob lived the rest of his years with his Good Hearted Woman, life and business partner Linda Babuik.  They made many memories of shared interests such as travel (favourites included Hawaii and Las Vegas), country music concerts, rodeos (including of course The Stampede but especially the NFR in Vegas) and their camp ‘homestead’ at Riverbend in Okotoks.  Linda’s daughters Tricia and Keri, together with Keri’s husband Jim and their children Trevor and Taylor (and Taylor’s son Sawyer), added greatly to the support and memories throughout these years. 

His children wish to remember him as the smart witted, extremely intelligent, entrepreneurial, musically talented and charismatic person he was. He was an avid car fan, having owned more than two dozen Corvettes over his lifetime and no stranger to twisting a wrench here or there. He was musically inclined, playing guitar, banjo and singing. He was a quick wit and at times a prankster.  He had a love for snakeskin cowboy boots, fishing (including Ice fishing), Disneyland, Canadian Tire, billiards of all sorts, Colt cigars, Vegas, Banff, Elvis worthy jewelry, dry roasted peanuts, fur coats (he has a long family line of fur trappers, including pioneering life long employees of the Hudson Bay Company), steak dinners, egg salad sandwiches, Stetson hats, big belt buckles, cooking, the country lifestyle and Christmas decorating among other things.  He was certainly the only optometrist wearing pressed black Wranglers, cowboy boots and a Stetson with his lab coat.

In keeping with his wishes, there will be no formal service.  His children gathered in Banff for a tribute the Doc would be proud of.  The Man.  The Myth.  The Legend.  He was one of a kind. 

-Cripper, JR, Lissy & Josh

farm.house@me.com

“He’s done some wrong, he’s done some right

Won and lost some fights

Highs and lows, that’s the way it goes

It ain’t always sweet tea

Lovin’, runnin’, son of a gun, like an old outlaw

But ain’t that country”  -The Cadillac Three

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Obituary of Latimer, Elizabeth “Betty” Jane of Barrie, Ontario

Posted by on November 9, 2018

LATIMER, Elizabeth “Betty” Jane (nee McLean) It’s with great sadness the family announces the passing of Ms. Elizabeth “Betty” Latimer on October 23, 2018, one week shy of her 87th birthday. Peacefully at home, in Barrie, with loved ones by her side. Betty was born in North Bay, Ontario, to Ethel and Herbert McLean. Sister to Ronald (predeceased, WWII), Doreen (predeceased), Dorothy, Barbara, Audrey, Gayle, and Pat. Beloved mom of Christine Scott (George), Cheryl Clark, predeceased by her son Douglas Latimer. Nanny to Heather Breadner (Isaac), Brandon Scott, Samantha Cvar (Nick Wagar) and Jesse Latimer. Great Nanny to Tia, Payton, Alex, Isaac, and Elliott. Betty was a devoted primary school teacher in North Bay, Keswick and Newmarket, Ontario. An avid quilter, voracious reader, and lover of Canadian Art. Betty had been an active member of several quilt guilds, and the Northwest Barrie United Church. In addition to a full career as a teacher, Mom, Nanny, and Great- Nanny, Betty was an active volunteer within her community. She volunteered with The Maycourt Group, Gingham Door, and was active in school breakfast clubs. Betty had requested that cremation would take place, and a small family gathering of immediate family to take place at a later date. The family would like to extend our gratitude to the palliative care team who helped Betty be peaceful at home, as wished. Condolences may be placed at www.drivercremation.ca

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Obituary of Wilson, Aubrey Clinton of Orillia, Onatrio

Posted by on November 9, 2018

Wilson, Aubrey Clinton – A.F. & A.M.  November 28, 1940 – October 31, 2018  Peacefully at home, with loving family at his side, on Wednesday, October 31, 2018, in his 78th year. Beloved husband of Gail Wilson (Shier) of 58 years. Loving and devoted father of Don (Vicki), Kathy (Ken), and Tammy (Dale). Cherished Papa of Tiffany, Lisa, Scott, Ian, Lindsay, Nick, Kayla and Zoe. Great Papa of May and Nureen. Survived by his sibling Marlyn. Aubrey will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. A celebration of life will be held at the Masonic Hall, 24 James St., E., Orillia on Saturday, November 24 from 1:00pm until 5:00pm. Donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Condolences may be placed at www.drivercremation.ca

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Obituary of Carter, MArion Jean of Barrie, Ontario

Posted by on November 9, 2018

Marion Jean Carter (nee Lainson) Dec. 8,1932 – Nov. 5, 2018 It is with heavy heart and great sadness that we announce the passing of Marion Jean Carter at Royal Victoria Hospital, surrounded by her children. Born in Barrie, daughter of the late Theodore and Ruth Lainson, predeceased by her dear husband Lorne, sister to Bob Lainson (France), the late Dorothy Horner (Allan), the late Don Lainson and Bill Lainson (Frances). Marion will be held in the hearts of her three children, Kim Carter (Cathy), Wendy Faulkner (Larry),Tracy Brown (Mike) and her grandchildren Stephanie, Brea, Jason, Kaley and Cody and her great grandchildren Dylan, Justin, Nathan, Leah, Henry and Nora. Marion and Lorne will be remembered for their local business (Barrie’s Upholstery) and their commitment to their family, friends and community. They were valued members of the Kinsmen and Kinette club where Marion served as the regional co-ordinator and held the position of president of K-40 for 30 years. Marion and Lorne were avid organizers and entertainers in their home, neighbourhood, trailer camp and community. Their annual wine and cheese parties were attended by many and in this spirit, we ask you to join us for a celebration of life Wine and Cheese for Marion at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 147 (enter off of Ferris Lane) on Sat. Dec. 8 from 3-6pm. Internment will take place at Barrie Union Cemetery on Sat. Nov. 17 at 11:00a.m. Condolences may be placed at www.drivercremation.ca

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Obituary of BLACKBURN: Tatiana “Tat”

Posted by on August 22, 2018

 

Called home to be with her Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ on Friday August 17, 2018 in Madison, Wisconsin at the age of 20. Tat lived her life to the fullest. She was a graduate of Guthrie Public School, Eastview High School, and was attending Heritage College and Seminary in Cambridge, Ontario with aspirations of travelling the world and joining her parents as a Missionary in Peru, all to help others and further God’s Kingdom. Tat leaves behind the love of her life, her fiancé Matt Collins; parents Scott and Tracy Blackburn, brothers Caleb and Jaxon; best friend Brianna Bahlmann and her parents Brian and Sherry; and her grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family and friends. Tat will be forever loved by Matt’s parents Garry and Bonnie Collins; and his siblings Cindy Collins, Lana Morrow (Hugh), Joshua Collins (Lindsey), Abigail MacGregor (Brennan) and Shayne Collins (Carla). Friends and family will be received at EMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH (374 Salem Road, Barrie) on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 11:50 a.m. with a Service to celebrate Tat’s home-going to be held at 12 o’clock p.m. Reception to follow. Private family interment will be held at a later date. Memorial donations to Tat’s Kids Peru (through www.asdd.ca, or at the church with cheques made payable to Missionary Ventures Canada) would be appreciated. Condolences may be forwarded through adamsfuneralhome.ca

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Obituary of Crawford, Eden Hilliard James of Oro-Medonte, Ontario

CRAWFORD, Eden Hilliard James – August 9, 1936 –  July 26, 2018

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our father, Eden Crawford in his 82nd year. Dad died peacefully with family by his side. Loving father of Kim Peter (Grant) of Duncan, B.C. and Lisa Archbold (Steve) of Duncan, B.C. Beloved Grampa to Victoria, Christopher, James, Matthew, Johnathan, Rebecka, Mitchel, Emily and Laura. Brother to Norma Dawson and predeceased by his sister Eleanor Heatherington and his brother Leonard Crawford. He will be missed by his many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. We would like to express our heartfelt appreciation for the love and care provided to our father by our cousins Sheila and Dave Kirkland. They are such a blessing in our lives. A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday,  August 10, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at North Country Baptist Church , 4011 Burnside Line, Severn Twp. In lieu of flowers, please feel free to make a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society or to North Country Baptist Church. Cremation arrangements entrusted to Marshall W. Driver Cremation & Burial Service, 19 Ross St., Barrie. Condolences may be placed at www.drivercremation.ca

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Obituary of ALLINSON, Arlene Margaret

Posted by on July 29, 2018

Passed away peacefully at home with family by her side on Saturday, July 28, 2018. Arlene Allinson in her 71st year, loving wife of Frank Allinson. Devoted mother of Cheryl (Mark) Annett and Candice (Frank) Carey. Loving grandmother of Miya, Tyler, Aiden and Gwendolyn. Dear sister of Janet Mortin and Joanne Mortin. Arlene will be sadly missed by all those who knew and loved her. Her gracious manner and love of friends and family brought warmth to every gathering. Friends will be received at ADAMS FUNERAL HOME, 445 St. Vincent St. Barrie (just north of Cundles Rd.) on Sunday, August 5, 2018 from 12 p.m. until time of Funeral Service in the Chapel at 1 o’clock. Memorial donations to the Simcoe Muskoka Regional Cancer Care Centre would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through adamsfuneralhome.ca

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Obituary of PANAGABKO: Rudolf ‘Pete’

Posted by on July 4, 2018

Passed away at home at the age of 80 on Sunday July 1, 2018 with his family by his side. Pete Panagabko, predeceased by his wife Barb (2012) of 52 years. Fabulous father of Patti (Benjamin) Wichers-Schreur and Peter (Debbie) Panagabko. Special Papa of Korey (Julie), Jordan, Luke (Kori), Mikaela, Nathan, Bradly, Madison and Nicholas and Papa the Great of Carsen, Reed, and Alexander. Friends may call at ADAMS FUNERAL HOME, 445 St. Vincent St., Barrie on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Tuesday July 10, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. Memorial donations to a Hospice of your choice would be appreciated. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through adamsfuneralhome.ca

Can’t thank you enough Dutchess for being here and holding our hands

All Day Every Day.
Also special thanks to Marg and Terri.

“The sun will shine tomorrow.”

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Obituary of SMITH, S. Ronald “Ron”

Posted by on May 24, 2018

On Tuesday, May 22nd 2018 in his 81st year, Ron passed away peacefully in his sleep. He had been tucked into his favourite chair by his loving and caring wife of 63 years.

Ron will be fondly remembered by his beloved wife Ruth (nee Smith). Ron is also survived by his treasured mother Ethel Smith of Creemore, father (the late Stuart Smith) and his loving sister Helen Oliver; sister in law Evelyn (Sissy) Edwards (the late Bev). Predeceased by his in-laws Russell and Evelyn Smith. Loving father of Helen (Rick) Jermey of Severn, Linda Wellwood (Lyle MacArthur) of St. George, and Jeffrey (Michelle) Smith of Barrie. Proud grandfather of Michael (Lila) Jermey, Nicole Wellwood, Cory Stuart (Sarah) Jermey, Christopher, Kailey, and Kaiden David Stuart Smith. Loving Great-Grandfather of Logan, Evan & Tyson; Sydney; Sadie and Morgan. He will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews; long standing close family friends Robert Anderson (Uncle Bobbi), Bill Philpott, Roy and Millie Keller, Norma and Ed Sayles and the late Bob and Dee Kemp of New Smyrna Beach, Florida. Special thanks to the doctors and nurses at the RVH Heart Function Clinic.

Proudly, for 39 years, Ron was a Sales Agent for the Prudential Insurance Company of America. Following his retirement from Prudential he continued to work for an additional 6 years as a “retired agent” for London Life. Brother Ron Smith was a Master Mason within the Kempenfeldt Lodge #673. He was also a Member of the Barrie Valley Scottish Rite 32nd Degree. In November 2017, he was the Reunion Honoree at the 40th Anniversary of the Barrie Consistory (Charter Member).  Ron was also a member of the Rameses Shrine (Toronto) and Sheba Shrine Club (Barrie); New Smyrna Beach (Florida) Lodge #149, New Smyrna Beach Shrine Club and the New Smyrna Beach Scottish Rite Club.

Family and friends will be received at COLLIER STREET UNITED CHURCH (112 Collier Street, Barrie) on Saturday, June 2, 2018 for a Masonic Service beginning at 11 o’clock a.m. followed by the funeral service. A celebration of life will follow at 12:30 p.m. in the church hall. In lieu of flowers, Memorial donations to RVH Heart Function Clinic or the Children’s Shrine Hospital would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through adamsfuneralhome.ca

 

                  

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Obituary of BEAZLEY, Roger George of Wyoming

Posted by on April 14, 2018

BEAZLEY, Roger George – Age 75 of Wyoming, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at St. Joseph’s Hospice, Sarnia. Loving father of Julie Beazley, Sean Beazley and Brad (Deirdre Park) Beazley. Cherished grandfather of Liam Murillo Beazley. Predeceased by his parents George Alfred and Helen Louise (Armstrong) Beazley and his infant brother Robert. RIP Dad/Grandpa. Our hearts are broken and you will be missed beyond measure. Such a sweet, generous, supportive, gentle giant with an enormous heart, smile and spirit. We love you to infinity and beyond. Roger lost his left leg above his knee to osteomyelitis after incurring multiple injuries to his knee due to his love of sports. He was a huge basketball enthusiast and was an enormous Raptors fan. His amputation was never a disability to him. He never let it deter him from the things he loved to do. Fishing and travel being two of his passions, he loved nothing more than doing those things with his kids. Roger was an incredibly loving, supportive Grandpa to his Grandson Liam. He accompanied Liam on many of his medical appointments to Sick Kids Hospital. They shared a very special bond. And we would be remiss if we didn’t mention the love and companionship shared between Roger and Willow – the sweet husky he adopted from The Sarnia & District Humane Society. RIP to one of the most generous hearts we have met.
At the family’s request there will be no services. Cremation has taken place.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Canadian Cancer Society (www.cancer.ca) or Down Syndrome Association of Ontario (www.dsao.ca)
Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca. Steadman Brothers 519-864-1193.

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Obituary of COLES: Eunice of Barrie

Posted by on April 13, 2018

(nee Lawrence), 85, passed away in her sleep on April 10th, 2018 in Barrie, ON. Born in Hayes, Middlesex, England on July 18, 1932, to Francis George Lawrence and Florence Carter, she immigrated to Canada with her husband in 1957. She is survived by the love of her life, Robert (Bobby) Coles, and her adored seven sons and daughters in-law: Graham (Csilla), Gary (Anne), Russell (Jennie), Bruce (Lisa), Ian (Amanda), Terry (Karen), and Jeff (Jennie). She is also survived by her grandchildren: Sarah, Ryan, Mollie, Taylor, Sam, Amber, Bronte, Dani, Zack, Denver, Brody, Kyle, McKinley, Devon, Jake, and Kalan, as well as her great grandchildren: Jasmine, Raine, Oliver, Theodore, Malik, Kyleigh, Bodhi, Mateo, Hadley, Declan, and Xavier. Along with the legacy of raising a big, beautiful, connected family, Eunice went back to school later in life and earned a bachelor degree in history and women’s studies from York University.  She will deeply missed by her entire brood. Friends may call at ADAMS FUNERAL HOME (445 St. Vincent Street, Barrie) on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 from 10 a.m. until the time of Service in the Chapel at 11 o’clock a.m. Memorial Donations to Covenant Hose Toronto or Parkinson Canada would be appreciated. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to adamsfuneralhome.ca

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Obituary of MITTON: Carolyn of Barrie

Posted by on April 11, 2018

Passed away after a courageous battle with cancer at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, Barrie on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at the age of 70 years. Beloved wife of Gary for 50 years. Cherished mother to Michelle Mitton (Glen Dusome), Craig Mitton (Stephanie) and Blake Mitton (Jo-Anne). Loving grandmother of Andrea, Ryann, Sophie, Lylah and Sadie. A Celebration of Carolyn’s life will be held at ADAMS FUNERAL HOME, 445 St. Vincent Street, Barrie on Monday, April 16, 2018 at 3 o’clock p.m. with visitation from 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Gilda’s Club Simcoe Muskoka would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be forwarded through adamsfuneralhome.ca

 

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Obituary of DRAKE, Margo May

Posted by on April 9, 2018

Passed away peacefully surrounded by family at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, Barrie on Friday, April 6 ,2018 at the age of 75. Beloved wife of John Drake for 56 years. Cherished mother of Debbie Drake and John (Tanya) Drake. Loving grandma of Matthew, Rebecca, Braydon and Ashton. Dear sister of Stewart (Karen) Crawford and sister in law of William (Margaret) Drake and Frances (Bob) Lainson. Margo will be sadly missed by all of her nieces, nephews, long time close friends and her beloved dog “Buddy”. Friends may call at ADAMS FUNERAL HOME (445 St. Vincent Street Barrie) on Sunday, April 15, 2018 from 1 p.m. until the time of funeral service at 2 o’clock p.m. Refreshments will follow the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Canadian Cancer Society or Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through adamsfuneralhome.ca

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Obituary of SANTAROSSA: Bill of Dutton, Ontario

Posted by on April 8, 2018

Suddenly, at his home in Dutton, Ontario, Bill Santarossa at the age of 62.  Bill is survived by his mother Shirley Santarossa (Connor) and predeceased by his father Andy Santarossa.  Bill was a well known and well respected businessman in West Elgin.  He was the proud owner of Santarossa Shooting Sports, now in it’s 20th year.

He was a special part of the Reive and Vanoverbeke families and his long time pal Ken Laframboise.

He will be dearly missed by many friends, colleagues and hunting camps.

Visitation will be held at DENNING’S OF WEST LORNE on Friday, April 13th, 2018 from 5 – 9 pm and Saturday, April 14th, 2018 from 12 – 2 pm followed by a funeral service at 2 pm.  This will be a casual affair and you are invited to dress as such.

Interment to follow at McColl cemetery.

If desired, memorial contributions to the Canadian Shooting Sports Association would be appreciated.  Share a memory at www.denning.ca 519 785-0810.

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Obituary of Hawthorne: Ronald of Barrie, Ontario

Posted by on April 4, 2018

 

Passed away at Hospice Simcoe, Barrie after a brief illness  on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at the age of 75. Beloved husband of Gayle for 49 years. Loving father of Andrew Hawthorne (Wendy Loevenmark) and Nicole Hawthorne (Virginia). Cherished Papa to Miranda Hawthorne. Dear brother of Sandra Szajkowski and uncle to Christine McFarlane (Al). A service to celebrate Ron’s life will be held at ADAMS FUNERALHOME 445 St. Vincent Street, Barrie at 3 o’clock p.m. with visitation from 2 p.m. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Hospice Simcoe would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be forwarded through adamsfuneralhome.ca

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Obituary of RICHARDSON: Joyce of Orillia formerly of Barrie, Virgil and England with holidays in Florida

Posted by on March 22, 2018

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On March 21, 2018 Joyce Richardson (nee Parkinson)(wife of Jack, deceased) friend of John Barker, passed away at the Trillium Manor in Orillia Ontario
in her 86th year. Mother of Janette and Alan; Grandmother of Robert Freeman (Siobhan), Michael Freeman (Patti), Ian, Sara, Jamie (Ashley); Great-grandmother of Chrystal-Lynne, Cassandra, Reilly, Connor, Aiden, Shyla, Jolene, and step-grandson Nate. Former volunteer at the Whitney Laboratory in Florida and the McLaren Art Gallery in Barrie and longtime employee of Woolworths. Born in England and lived around world including Canada, the USA, and Australia. Visited many countries around the world on holidays ending in a 50th anniversary trip to Thailand and India with Jack. An avid book reader and conversationalist. We miss you dearly mum/Nana.

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Obituary of

Posted by on March 16, 2018

Fred (Freerk) Weening passed away on March 8th, 2018 shortly after celebrating his 75th birthday.
Visitation will take place on Monday, March 12th, 2018 from 2:00-4:00 pm and 7:00-9:00pm at Barrie First Christian Reformed Church, 33 Shirley Avenue, Barrie, ON, L4N 1M8. Join us in celebrating his life at a service on Tuesday, March 13th at 11 am at Barrie First Christian Reformed Church. Reverend Jack Vos will be officiating.  Donations can be made on site to Timothy Christian School in lieu of flowers.
Fred was born on February 27, 1943 in Holland to Fred and Ann (Vanderveen) Weening.  He immigrated to Canada in 1952 with his parents and eight siblings. On August 12, 1966 he married Maaike (Barrow) in Springdale, Ontario. Fred was a bit of a celebrity in the Kubota world and loved the art of the deal. He enjoyed golfing, gardening, yelling at hockey referees, and spending time with his family.
Fred is survived by his wife Maaike, son Michael (Narda) Weening, son Brad (April) Weening, Shannon (Tom) Ambeau, Jennifer (Oliver) Weening, and many loving siblings, grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

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Obituary of Hammond, Elwood Vernon of Bracebridge, Ontario

Posted by on February 23, 2018

Elwood Vernon Hammond – Passed away Saturday, February 17, 2018 in his 80th year.   Beloved husband of Dorothy (Miller).   Loving father of Cathy Nord (Vince), Bob (Bev), Scott (Marilyn), Barry (Nancy).   Grandfather of Marc (Georgia), Elizabeth, Stephanie (Marko), Dane, Devon, Nathaniel, Victoria, Jacob, Lexi, Oliver & Kate.   Great Grandfather to Jack, Sami, Liliana & Max.
Brother to Gary (Maurene), Paul (Shirley) and Pennie.  Predeceased by parents Harold and Marjorie and siblings Oney, Orvil, Carol, Ron and Karen. Visitation at Bracebridge United Church on Friday, March 23, from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm.  Funeral service will be held Saturday, March 24 at 3 pm at Bracebridge United Church, 46 Dominion St., Bracebridge with reception to follow.  Celebration of Life (Jam Session) March 24, 7pm, Rotary Youth Centre. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation, www.heartandstroke.ca or the local canvasser Gary Hammond. Condolences may be placed at www.drivercremation.ca

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Obituary of TOMPKINS, Corky of Sarnia

Posted by on February 22, 2018

TOMPKINS, CORKY – Clitheroe (Corky) Wellington Tompkins at the age of 87 fell asleep in death to await a resurrection to a paradise earth. He loved this hope and talked about it to anyone with a listening ear. Knowing Corky meant you knew of his favourite place on earth, Biscotasing. Born and raised in the ‘bush’ with endless tales of exploration, hard work, cutting ice from the lake and friendships. He made sure his family experienced the north and encouraged our love of it. He also spent time working in the mines at Inco as a Millwright and also as a Stationary Engineer in chemical valley. Corky loved to talk shop and had an incredible memory of every incident at work. He was the beloved and best friend of his wife Faith. He was predeceased by his daughter Betty Ann Tompkins and his grandson Luke O’Reilly. He was the dear father to Brenda Williams (Steve), Bruce Tompkins (Lilly), Mark Tompkins (Junior), Cheryl Tompkins, Glendon Tompkins (Judy), Melissa Tompkins and Amy Tompkins (Stirling). He loved to brag that he had 18 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. Corky was a generous and kind person. So much so that it kept his heart strong many years after ‘the best before date’. The family would like to thank Dr. Madison and the St. Joseph’s Hospice. Also special thanks to Joe Roy who called Corky every day and Rod Sewell who was a good and steadfast friend. A memorial service will be held on Saturday February 24 at 2 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 550 Murphy Road, Sarnia Ontario. Donations can be made to the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Canada or St Joseph’s Hospice, 475 Christina Street North, Sarnia Ontario. The arrangements have been entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre. Messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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Obituary of PFRIMMER, Muriel; of Shanty Bay

Posted by on February 14, 2018

(Long Time Post Master Shanty Bay Post Office)

Passed away peacefully with her loving family at her side on Monday, February 12, 2018 at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre. Muriel Pfrimmer at the age of 92, loving wife of 70 years to Donald Pfrimmer. Devoted mother of Rae (Linda) Pfrimmer, Judy (Bryan) Pacello and Blaine (Joan) Pfrimmer. Cherished grandmother of Miranda, Sally, D.J., Billie Jo, Krissy, Tracy, Crystal and Samantha and great grandmother of eight. Predeceased by her son Garry Pfrimmer as well as her sisters Eileen Beaudoin, Frances Nesbitt, Florence Pfrimmer and also her brother Nelson Taylor. Muriel will also be fondly remembered by her nephew Bill Pfrimmer, her special niece Betty Shannon as well as her many other nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at ADAMS FUNERAL HOME, 445 St. Vincent St. Barrie (just north of Cundles Rd.) on Monday, February 19, 2018 from 1 p.m. until time of Funeral Service in the Chapel at 3 o’clock. Interment Little Brick Cemetery. Memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through adamsfuneralhome.ca

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Obituary of TURNER:Jack

Posted by on February 13, 2018

November 28, 1928 – February 12, 2018

 

In his 90th year Jack passed away peacefully with his family by his side.  Jack was predeceased by his beloved wife Barb and son Jamie. His children, John (Vera Lynn), Cheryl (Ron), Suzanne (Ron), daughters in-law Sue (Clayton), and Faye, will remember him as a loving man who gave them the gift of strong family and personal values. His grandchildren, Tiffany, Tyrell, Natalie, Kyle, Sarah, Andrea, Shikara and Cole, and great grandchildren, Malcolm, Violet, Lucy, Mason, Chase, Samuel, and Kaelan will miss their papa dearly. He will also be lovingly remembered by his sister in-law Beth (Joe). Jack worked at G.E. for 23 years, and enjoyed his retirement years in the house he built himself 60 years ago. He loved his garden in the back 50, riding his bike through town, and mostly enjoyed spending time with his family and faithful companion, Maggie. Everyone who knew Jack will never forget his smile, his blue eyes, and that he called everyone “love”. A special thanks to all who have provided their love and support these past several years when Jack lived alone. A Celebration of Life will take place on Sunday, February 25th, 2018 at 1:00pm at Ferndale Banquet Hall, 24 Ferndale Industrial Drive. In lieu of flowers, donations to CMHA (Simcoe Branch) or the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be forwarded through adamsfuneralhome.ca

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Obituary of DEGAUST; Archibald (Archie) Charles

Posted by on February 5, 2018

Passed away peacefully at his home in Barrie ON surrounded by family on February 4, 2018 in his 87th year. Predeceased by his wife of nearly 52 years, Sylvia. Dear father of Archie and Kevin. Beloved grandfather of Corey, Gerritt and Chantal. Predeceased by his parents Archibald “Archie” and Catherine (nee MacKenzie) and stepmother Dorothy of Cape Breton, NS. He will be sadly missed by his siblings Anne, Dolores (Lou), Andy (Jean), Brother Benedict, Dorothy (Fred) and Ellie. Archie’s early life was shaped by a Depression-era upbringing in Cape Breton, two years as a Franciscan seminarian and an education at St. Francis Xavier University. As a schoolteacher he inspired countless to love Shakespeare, read and write poetry and appreciate music of all genres. In his retirement he discovered a passion for woodturning and dedicated countless hours in his shop creating breathtaking pieces of art that have found their way into homes around the world. In his later years he was a devoted caregiver to the love of his life, Sylvia, and doted on his grandchildren. He was a voracious reader of books, an entertaining storyteller, a talented singer and a committed servant of his community, particularly through the Knights of Columbus. Family and friends will be received at Adams Funeral Home, 445 St. Vincent St., Barrie on Friday, February 9, 2018 from 7-9 pm. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 65 Amelia St., Barrie on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 10:00 am. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to Sleeping Children Around the World or Covenant House Toronto.

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Obituary of CRAWFORD: Douglas A.H.

Posted by on February 3, 2018

Passed away suddenly, due to complications from surgery, at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, Barrie on Friday, February 2, 2018 at the age of 72. Beloved husband of Lynda (nee Caldwell) for 42 years. Loving father of Jeffery (Andrea) of Oro-Medonte, Theresa Lawlor (John) of Ottawa and Stepdad to Jennifer Galbraith of Ottawa. Cherished Grandpa to 10 grandchildren. Loved brother to Dianne Waddell (Jack) of Sarnia, Joan Lavin (Roy) of Midland and John (Doris) of Oro-Medonte. Will be greatly missed by special brother and life time buddy Lloyd Schram; sister in-law Betty Bestwick and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents Howard and Bessie Crawford. Friends will be received at ADAMS FUNERAL HOME, 445 St. Vincent St., Barrie on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and again on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 from 11 a.m.-12:45 p.m. followed by Funeral Service in the Chapel at 1 o’clock p.m. Memorial donations to the RVH Cardiac Care Unit or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Condolences may be forwarded through adamsfuneralhome.ca

 

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Obituary of WALSH: Jane A.

Posted by on January 31, 2018

Jane passed away peacefully in her sleep on Monday, January 29, 2018 at the age of 84. Predeceased by her beloved husband Paul. Survived by her four children: Jenny (Bob) McIntosh, Pat Walsh, Chris (Kim) Walsh and Sandy Walsh (Glenn Currie), and nine grandchildren: Robin, Cassandra, Jackie, Ryan, Jayme, Shannon, Emma, Ben and Paul.  Jane graduated from the University of Toronto , Physiotherapy/Occupational Therapy; and she also received an MFA from York University. Jane was a great supporter of the Arts, and worked tirelessly with the MacLaren Art Centre in Barrie. She was also a founding member of the Gryphon (Georgian) Theatre. She loved to ski, sail, golf and play tennis with her many friends and family. Entertaining all at her home in Shanty Bay will be a fond memory for all who knew her. A drop in Gathering will be held to celebrate Jane’s life at ADAMS FUNERAL HOME 445 St. Vincent Street, Barrie on Friday, February 2, 2018 from 3-6 p.m. Memorial donations to a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be forwarded through adamsfuneralhome.ca

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Obituary of HUTCHINSON: Jean

Posted by on January 21, 2018

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden yet peaceful passing of Jean at her home on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at the age of 83. Beloved wife of 60 years to the late Mort. Cherished mother of Linda Clark, Murray (the late Debbie), the late Kathy (Dan) Duffy, Bill (Regina) and Greg (Jodi). Proud Nannie of Rob, Ryan (Stephanie), Jason (Krista), Pam (Jerry), Emily (Phil), Ashley, Krystal, Cody, Kelsey; step grandmother of Kyle (Karen), Tara (Andrew), Justin, William, Emily; and great Nannie of Addison, Caleb and Silas. Jean is survived by her sister Shirley (Ross) Spearn and sister in-law June (the late Morris) Partridge and predeceased by her sister Edith Lawrence. Friends may call at ADAMS FUNERAL HOME, 445 St. Vincent St. Barrie on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Friday, January 26, 2018 at 1 o’clock p.m. with visitation from 12 p.m. until 12:45 p.m. Spring interment Barrie Union Cemetery. Memorial donations to the RVH Foundation or Hospice Simcoe would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through adamsfuneralhome.ca

A special thank you to the nurses and staff of the RVH Dialysis Clinic.

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