GERVAIS, Mary Theresa

Posted by on December 12, 2017

Passed away peacefully at Coleman Care Centre, Barrie on Sunday, December 10, 2017 at the age of 95. Beloved wife of the late Joseph. Loving mother of Joannne Gray and Mike Gervais (Kate). Cherished grandmother of Jeffrey Gray, Spencer and Andrew Gervais. Dear sister of Josie Hunter. Mary will be forever loved and remembered by her extended family and friends. Special thanks to the staff at Coleman Care Centre for their loving care to mom for the last 4 years. Friends may call at ADAMS FUNERAL HOME (445 St. Vincent St., Barrie) on Wednesday from 6-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 11 o’clock a.m. Interment St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery (208 Sunnidale Rd, Barrie). Memorial donations to Royal Victoria Regional Health Center would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be forwarded through adamsfuneralhome.ca

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CHLON: Walter

Posted by on December 9, 2017

Passed away peacefully at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, Barrie on Friday, December 8, 2017 at the age of 88. Beloved husband of the late Antonia. Loving father of Jim (Debbie), Linda Portelli and Dan. Dear Papa to David (Jacki), Dianne Cats (Eric), Krystal, Rachel Mahon (Chris) and Taylor; and great Papa to Dylan, Ethan, Emily and Lily. Friends may call at ADAMS FUNERAL HOME 445 St. Vincent Street, Barrie on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 10 o’clock a.m. Interment St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Barrie. Arrangements entrusted to St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Memorial donations to the MS Society would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through adamsfuneralhome.ca.

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EGGINS: Muriel

Posted by on December 9, 2017

After a long and chaotic life of 91 years, Muriel died peacefully at RVH on Wednesday, December 6.  She leaves behind a grieving family – her husband of 69 years, Doug.  A sister, Nora.  Children – Frank (Elizabeth), Douglas (Jessica) and Connie (Joe).  Grandchildren –Kate, Rachel and Krystina Eggins;  Adam, Daniel and Jeremy Pace; Chandler, Josh and William Eggins.  Great grandchildren – Jack, Clare and Gabe, Sigwan, Avery and Nicole, Ethan and Hannah. In spite of her terror  of water, Muriel came to Canada in 1952 by boat, with two young children.  She and Doug and the two, later three, children led a bit of a gypsy life.  After living in over twenty locations between Chelsea Quebec and Shipka Ontario they finally decided on their present location in 2002. Doug and Muriel retired in Barrie and have lived a record 15 years at the same address.  Muriel was an artist. She enjoyed sculpting, but found her true calling when she discovered quilting and then spinning and weaving.  Muriel and Doug enjoyed camping in the great outdoors of northern Ontario, especially Pancake Bay.  Despite her sometimes chilly Britishness, she had great warmth that most people recognized.  We cannot begin to describe how very much she will be missed.

Family and friends may call at ADAMS FUNERAL HOME (445 St. Vincent Street, Barrie Ontario) Visitation will be held on Tuesday December 12th, 2017 from 11-12 with a Service at 12 and a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to RVH or the Arthritis Society or Covenant House. Messages of condolences may be forwarded through adamsfuneralhome.ca

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PAULIN (VALLEE): Marie Jeanne of Renfrew

Posted by on December 7, 2017

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passed away peacefully at Hospice Renfrew on November 30, 2017 at the age of 78. Wife of the late Simon Paulin. Beloved daughter of the late Alice and Alcime Vallee. Mother of Rose Cuneo, Elaine Paulin (Don Dorge), Angel Paulin, and Jeremie (Lynn Arbuthnot) Paulin. Survived by her sibling Victor (Mellie) Vallee. Dear Grandmother to Nicolas, Michelle (William Blanchard), Patrick (PJ), Brianna, Simon, and Zachary. Great grand mother of William and Adrianna. Marie is predeceased by her brothers Vital Vallee, Armand and sister Rita Desroches.

Professional services entrusted to the care of the Anderson Funeral Home, 22 Raglan Street South, Renfrew.
Following Marie’s wishes cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held December 9, 2017, 11 a.m. at L’Eglise Sainte Croix, Lafontaine, Ontario, with inurnment to follow weather permitting. Donations in memory of Marie to Hospice Renfrew or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Tributes, condolences and donations can be made online at www.zohrfuneralhome.com

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HINES: Doug of Toronto

Posted by on December 7, 2017

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1934-2017, John Douglas Hines
With deep sadness, we wish to communicate the passing of “Doug” Hines – a long-time resident of the GTA, also known as Papa Smurf, Wee Dougie, Cowboy Doug and Big “D,” in his eighty-fourth year.  In his final moments, at Etobicoke General hospital, Doug experienced the profound joy of having his loving children, grandchildren and great grandchild by his side.   He will be greatly missed by his children Michael Hines, Catherine (Betsy) Hines, and James (Jamie) Hines; grandchildren, Sarah Hines, Alex Hines, Hudson Hines, Christen Latham, Rebecca Laffrade, James Wimpory, & Ashley Hines, and great grandchildren, Wynter Zuch, Charlie Laffrade, Carter Laffrade, and by countless extended relatives and friends.  Doug was pre-deceased by his parents Catherine Hines (nee McClelland) and John Hines, sister Marilyn “Sissy” Ball (the late Karl), and is survived by his sister, Jeanne Fry (Allan) and nephew Jeff. Doug loved his family with his entire being and had tremendous pride in his heart for his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.  We are eternally grateful that Doug has left us a legacy of love.
Doug enjoyed the outdoors, but only from his horse or a convertible, or by the BBQ. His love of dogs and horses were his passions, along with his great love of sports – auto-racing, hockey and football, in particular. We will all miss those special times with him while he enjoyed and shared his passions & his great love of unique comments & profanity not just while watching sports but reading the paper and especially while driving.
Friends and family are invited to email celebratingdoughines@gmail.com for information regarding a Tapenade and Caesars celebration in toasting Doug on Saturday, November 25th, from 2pm-4pm. These were his favorite weekend specialties. Anyone who knew Doug, was also aware that he had an enormous passion for horses. In lieu of flowers, he would love donations be made in his name to Whispering Hearts Horse Rescue at www.whhrescue.com or please give to Pancreatic Cancer Canada to a personal page at http://donate.pancreaticcancercanada.ca/site/TR/DIY-FundraiseforUs/DIY-FundraiseforUs?px=1150296&pg=personal&fr_id=1296

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FRANK, Marlene Maria

Posted by on December 5, 2017

It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Marlene Frank on Sunday, December 3rd. Daughter of the late Frank and Elizabeth Balogh. Beloved wife to Daniel. Loving mother to Stephen (Susie), Robert (Laura), Maryanne (late Daryl), and Theresa (Andreas). Cherished sister to Teresa. Adored Omi to Brittany, Erica, Kyle, Tyler, Luke, Adam, and Madelin. Special Aunt to Karina. Marlene was an exceptionally kind and generous person, who was equally beautiful on the inside as she was on the outside. Her warm and kind-hearted disposition filled the lives of those around her with joy. She will be very, deeply missed. Heaven has been blessed to have received such a very special angel. Rest in Peace to our dear, sweet Omi. Family and friends may call at ADAMS FUNERAL HOME (445 St. Vincent Street, Barrie Ontario)Visitation will be held on Friday December 8th, 2017 from 1-3pm with a Service in Chapel at 3pm with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Heart & Stroke Foundation. Messages of condolences may be forwarded through adamsfuneralhome.ca

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HENDERSON, Duncan Stewart

Posted by on December 4, 2017

Passed away on Sunday, December 3, 2017 at his home in Barrie at the age of 76. A Memorial Gathering will be held on Saturday, December 9, 2017 from 2-4 p.m. at ADAMS FUNERAL HOME (445 St. Vincent Street, Barrie). In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through adamsfuneralhome.ca

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PLANCHE, Michael Peter

Posted by on December 1, 2017

Passed away peacefully at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre on Thursday, November 30th, 2017. Michael Planche at the age of 62, loving husband of Janice. Proud father of Ryan Planche (Dern) and Patrick Planche (Taylor Launchbury). Brother of Paul (Lise) Planche, Sharon Planche-Williams (Jim Williams) and Valerie Planche (Joe Brazil). Predeceased by his brother Robert Planche (Louise Goulet-Planche). Michael will also be remembered by his sisters in-law Cherryl Malone and Shelley Malone- Danuk (Carl Danuk), his niece Kristine and nephews Matthew, James and Kyle. Mike will also be missed by his friends and colleagues at Humber College. Family and friends will be received at ADAMS FUNERAL HOME, 445 St. Vincent St. Barrie (just north of Cundles Rd.) on Monday December 11, 2017 from 4:30 p.m. until time of Funeral Service in the Chapel at 6 o’clock Memorial donations to the Simcoe Muskoka Regional Cancer Centre or Lymphoma Canada would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through adamsfuneralhome.ca

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BROWN: Kay Leslie

Posted by on November 29, 2017
Passed away peacefully at home in Barrie on 25 November, in her sixty-fifth year.   Kay was known to friends and family for her compassion, creativity, humour, and for her love of animals and nature.   She was a person of unshakeable faith, fierce intelligence and strong moral compass, a wise and kind friend to many.  She fought cancer unflinchingly for two and half years, and even when tired and hurting was gracious and considerate to everyone she met.   Friends will be received at St. Margaret of Scotland Anglican Church (161 Hanmer Street West, Barrie) from 3pm until the time of her funeral eucharist service at 4pm.  Gifts in her memory can be made to either to Ovarian Cancer Canada (http://www.ovariancanada.org/get-involved/donate) or to the parish of St. Margaret’s building fund (http://www.stmargaretbarrie.ca).

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HOBBS: Suzanne “Sue”

Posted by on November 21, 2017

Passed away at Owen Hill Care Community, Barrie on Monday, November 20, 2017 at the age of 81. Beloved wife of the late Gordon Hobbs Sr. Loved step-mother to Brenda Bradbury (Roger), Joline McLean (Stuart) and the late Gordon Hobbs Jr. (Dora). Cherished sister of Ernest Baller, Louise Akzam (Eli) and predeceased by her brothers John Baller and Thomas Baller. Sue will be forever loved and remembered by her grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and extended family and friends. Family and friends will be received at Adams Funeral Home (445 St. Vincent Street Barrie) on Friday, November 24, 2017 from 10:30 a.m. until time of Funeral Service in the Chapel at 11 o’clock a.m. Interment Barrie Union Cemetery. Memorial donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be forwarded through adamsfuneralhome.ca

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Packham, Randall Bruce of Barrie

Posted by on November 18, 2017

Packham, Randall Bruce – Peacefully at Hospice Simcoe, Barrie on Tuesday, November 14, 2017.  Randall Packham, beloved husband of Leslie Joy Packham of Barrie.  Loving father of Christopher Randall Packham (Olivia Brett) of Barrie, and Sarah Joy Ash (Vaughn) of Elora.  Loving grandfather of Anna Joy Ash, Oliver Christopher Packham and Evelyn Emily Packham.  Dear son Mariann and the late William Packham.  Dear brother of William Packham (Jackie) of Thornhill, Robert Packham of Toronto and Leanne Rogers (David) of Burlington.  Uncle of Scott, Tyler (Tory), Jason, Cassie, Julia and Angelo.  Son-in-law of Rosemary and Ken Dickenson.  Brother-in-law of Karen Alexander.  Visit with family and friends on Sunday, November 19th from 2 p.m. until time of service at St. Margaret’s Anglican Church, 161 Hanmer Street West, Barrie at 3:30 p.m.  Memorial donations may be made to Hospice Simcoe or St. Margaret’s Anglican Church.  Arrangements entrusted to Marshall W. Drive Cremation and Burial Service.  Condolences may be made to www.drivercremation.ca

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Welles, Peter of Barrie, formerly of Orillia & Guelph

Posted by on November 18, 2017

Peter Welles – June 23, 1939 – November 15, 2017
Peter Welles, loving husband, father and grandfather passed away unexpectedly on Nov 15, 2017.  Originally from Friesland, The Netherlands, made Canada his home in 1953.  Resident of Guelph, Orillia,  and moved to Barrie in 1970 with his family.
Loving husband to Joanne (nee Obee) for 55years. Extraordinary father to Scott (Cindy) and Kelly. Proud Poppa Pete to Andrew, Patrick, Bryce and Cailey.  Son of the late Leendert and Johanne Welles.    Brother of Kathleen (late Leo) and the late Eddy.
Peter was a long-time employee of the Simcoe County Board of Education.
Peter was involved with St. George’s Anglican Church  and was a frequent blood donor with the Canadian Red Cross.  During his retirement years, volunteered as a driver for Meals on Wheels.  When needed, Peter was there to help.
Memorial service to be held at St. George’s Anglican Church, Burton Ave and Granville St, on Thursday, November 23, 2017 – visitation between 12:00pm until time of service at 1:00pm.  Reception to follow.
In lieu of flowers,  donations may be made to Hospice Simcoe or to St. George’s Anglican Church.
You will be very much missed by those of us here on earth.  When you get your wings, ring the bell.

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HOWARD: EDWARD (Ted) PALLISER of Toronto Formerly of Leeds, England

Posted by on November 3, 2017

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HOWARD, Edward (Ted)
September 30th, 1920 – October 23rd, 2017
Edward (Ted) Howard, loving husband of the late Wilma (Dyer) both of Toronto, passed away peacefully on October 23, 2017 at Victoria Manor in Lindsay, Ontario. Ted had an enormous love of family. He enjoyed golfing, bowling and tennis, had a keen interest in history and was an avid reader. Ted lived life to the fullest, making a positive impact on everyone in his life. Intelligence, determination and a wonderful sense of humour were his gifts which he used generously to touch everyone’s hearts. He will be missed. Loving father of Terry (the late Bonnie nee Thornhill), Rachel (Michael B.) and Lisa (Michael F.) and the late Maureen. Special grandpa of Kent, Daphne, Tracey, Erin, Mikaela and Melissa. Lovingly remembered by his great grandchildren Zachary, Cassandra and Kallista; Thomas and Daniel; Rayden and Declan. Predeceased by his parents Edward and Eileen (Palliser) Howard, and his brother Todd. Fondly remembered by niece Jean and nephew Alan and their families. In keeping with Ted’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a celebration of life will be held at a future date to be announced. Private Interment at Pine Hills Cemetery. The family would like to thank the staff at Victoria Manor in Lindsay, for the many kindnesses and comforting care they provided to Ted and his family. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to Humane Society of Kawartha Lakes or the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated by the family.

Charitable donations may be made to:

Humane Society of Kawartha Lakes
107 McLaughlin Road, Lindsay ON K9V 2V3
Tel: 1-705-878-4618
Web: http://hskl.ca/donate-now/

Alzheimer Society Kawartha Lakes
PO Box 730, Lindsay ON K9V 4W9
Tel: 1-705-878-0126
Web: https://www.canadahelps.org/dn/3379

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FAST: Jeffrey Allan of Foxboro

Posted by on October 10, 2017

FAST, Jeffrey Allan ~ of Foxboro, entered into rest at Quinte Healthcare, Trenton Memorial Hospital on Monday October 9th, 2017 at the age of 60 years. Dear son of the late Peter & Olive Fast (nee Weir). Beloved husband of Janice Denise Fast (nee Funk). Cherished father of Joel Allan Fast of Belleville, Aron Nathanael Fast of Waterloo, Naomi Elizabeth Fast of Kingston and Lucas Daniel Fast of Foxboro. Dear brother of Lorna Fast of Orillia, Jonathan Fast (Kathy) of St. Catharine’s and Lisa Florschutz of Midland. Jeffrey will be missed by his brother-in-law and sisters-in-law; Faith Peters (Peter) of Winnipeg, Phyllis Schmidt (LeRoy) of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Cyndy Willms (Phil) of Watrous, Saskatchewan and Gilmour Funk (Hannah) of Swift Current, Saskatchewan. Special uncle to many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held at Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel, 30 Moira Street West, Belleville (613-968-2273) on Friday evening October 13th, from 6:30 p.m. ~ 8:30 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at Quinte Alliance Church, 373 Bridge Street West, Belleville on Saturday October 14th, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Pastor Allan Langlois officiating. Interment to follow at Elmwood Cemetery, Corbyville.

If desired, donations to the Huntington Society of Canada would be appreciated by the family.

“Where, O death, is your victory?

Where, O death, is your sting?”

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MURCHIE, Jack Malcolm “Mac”

Posted by on October 8, 2017

With deep sadness we announce the peaceful passing of Mac on October 5, 2017. Beloved husband of the late Audrey. Loving father of Doug, Darren and Leanne. Adored Grandpa to Meaghan, Nicole, Maisie and Malcolm. Mac was a retired employee of The Clarke Institute of Psychiatry, having worked there for over 30 years. A private family service will be held. Donations may be made to the OSPCA or a charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements entrusted to ADAMS FUNERAL HOME, 445 St. Vincent St. Barrie.

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DOWNEY, Isabella Jean

Posted by on October 8, 2017

Isabella Jean Downey(nee Robertson)

May 24, 1927 – October 6, 2017

Passed away peacefully at Hospice Simcoe, Barrie. Loving wife of the late Jack Downey (1951 – 1999) and the late Roy Downey (2006 – 2012). Dear mother of Rosanne (Wendell) White, Heather (Jerry) Smeding, Ross (Donna) Downey & Trish (Rob) Campbell. She will always be cherished by her eight grandchildren, Katie (Chris) Hammell & Trevor White; Tyler (Maureen) Smeding & Rachel Smeding; Jeff & Ryan Downey (Victoria); Scott (Michelle) Campbell & Laura Jean Campbell; and by her great grandchildren, Isabel (Izzy) & Mckenna Hammell, Jack Smeding & Rafe Campbell. Isabel will be remembered by her brother Bill (Roberta) Robertson & sisters Edith (Jack) Bell & Anne (Larry) Jones. Predeceased by brothers Don (Faye) & Ed (Shirley) Robertson. She will also be remembered by her sister-in-law Mary Downey, her many nieces & nephews, & Roy’s family (‘The Alliston Downeys’).  Friends will be received at ADAMS FUNERAL HOME, 445 St. Vincent St. Barrie (just north of Cundles Rd.) on Monday from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel at 11 o’clock Tuesday, October 10th, 2017 Interment Minesing Union Cemetery. Memorial donations to Minesing Union Cemetery or Hospice Simcoe would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through adamsfuneralhome.ca

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MACQUEEN, Ian

Posted by on September 11, 2017

 Ian MacQueen (February 23, 1947- September 2, 2017)

Beloved spouse of Deborah dePass. Ian is survived by his brother Colin (Joanne) and nephew Craig. He will be sadly missed by his many friends. Pre-deceased by Stasia and Arthur MacQueen. Ian loved his sports most notably cross country skiing and triathlon. Ian passed away doing what he loved best. Ian was a wonderful, warm and funny person and will be deeply missed by all. Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life will take place on Sunday, September 24, at Hardwood Ski & Bike (402 Old Barrie Road West, Oro-Medonte, Ontario) from 1-4 p.m. Memorial donations in Ian’s memory can be made to the charity of your choice. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through adamsfuneralhome.ca.

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MACQUEEN: Ian of Barrie

Posted by on September 6, 2017

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MacQueen, Ian (February 23, 1947- September 2, 2017)
Beloved spouse of Deborah dePass. Ian is survived by his brother Colin (Joanne) and nephew Craig. He will be sadly missed by his many friends. Pre-deceased by Stasia and Arthur MacQueen. Ian loved his sports most notably cross country skiing and triathlon. Ian passed away doing what he loved best. Ian was a wonderful, warm and funny person and will be deeply missed by all. Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life will take place at a later date. Memorial donations to the charity of your choice in Ian’s memory would be appreciated. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through adamsfuneralhome.ca

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LOCKREY: Bob of Sarnia

Posted by on September 6, 2017

LOCKREY, HOWARD – At Sumac Lodge on Monday, September 4, 2017, Howard “Bob” Lockrey, age 79 of Sarnia peacefully passed away. He was the dear husband of Elaine Lockrey and loving father of Robert Lockrey, Susan Dufoe, Donna Dufoe, Teddy Lockrey, Melita Lockrey and grandfather of Kaitlyn Dufoe, Alisha and Kayla Smith. He is survived by his sister Barb Harris. He was predeceased by his parents Bessie and Howard, brothers Bill and Stan, his sisters Shirley and Ilda. Private cremation services have taken place. Memorial donations to the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. 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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CARRIE: Donna Ruth (née Thomas), of St. Thomas, Ontario.

Posted by on September 5, 2017

CARRIE, Donna Ruth (née Thomas), of St. Thomas, passed away peacefully at Parkwood Institute, London on Sunday, September 3, 2017, in her 78th year.  Beloved wife for over 54 years to James R. “Jamie” Carrie.  Dearly loved mother of Scott Carrie (Jennifer), Greg Carrie (Marilyn), Pam Deven (Chris), all of St. Thomas, and Jeff Carrie (Ai Inoue) of Vancouver, BC.  Loving grandmother of Spencer, Charlotte, and Talbot Carrie, Matthew and Emily Deven, and step-grandmother of Adam Kotanko, all of St. Thomas. Dear sister of Dr. Paul Thomas (Fran) of Kelowna, BC, and David Thomas (Janet) of Ottawa.  Dear sister-in-law of Isabel Curtis (late Stan) of R.R.8, St. Thomas, John and Verity Carrie of Muskoka, late Dr. Alan Carrie and the late Jean Carrie.  Also fondly remembered by several nieces and nephews and their families.  Born in St. Thomas, October 10, 1939, she was the daughter of the late John and Ruth (née MacFarlane) Thomas.  Donna graduated from the Wellesley School of Nursing, Toronto and the University of Western Ontario Diploma in Public Health Nursing Program.  She worked as a research assistant at the U.W.O. Medical School.  In 1983, after completing a refresher program at Fanshawe College, she returned to nursing at Resthaven Nursing Home, St. Thomas and the St. Thomas Psychiatric Hospital, and finished her career as a case manager with the St. Thomas Elgin C.C.A.C.  Donna was an active member of Knox Presbyterian Church, St. Thomas where she was a member of the Knox Presbyterian Women and the Women’s Missionary Society for many years.  She was a former YWCA board member, a member of the former Tonti Chapter I.O.D.E., and a former member of the Women’s Committee of the Art Gallery St. Thomas-Elgin.  She also served on the first board of directors of the Serenity House Hospice.  In recent years, Donna coordinated a sewing group for Faith’s Orphan Fund which made clothing and knitted goods for Zambia Orphans of AIDS.  In August of 2010, she was particularly gratified to be part of the PAN Missions Canada team that travelled to Nicaragua.  In keeping with her wishes, cremation has taken place.  Relatives and friends will be received by the family at the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Thursday, September 14th from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m.  A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church, 55 Hincks St., St. Thomas on Friday, September 15th at 11:00 a.m., followed by a reception in Rodney Hall.  Donna’s cremated remains will be buried privately in Elmdale Memorial Park.  Flowers respectfully declined.  Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, Knox Presbyterian Church, or St. Joseph’s Health Care Foundation (re: Palliative Care at Parkwood Institute) will be gratefully acknowledged.  The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the medical and nursing teams at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital and Parkwood Institute, as well as Dr. Brian Dingle at the London Regional Cancer Program for the wonderful care provided to Donna.

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MacBean, Anne Virginia Sloane (nee Reed) of Midland

Posted by on August 22, 2017

MacBean, Anne Virginia Sloane (Nee Reed) 1922 – 2017 – Passed away peacefully at the Villa Care Centre in Midland on Friday, August 18, 2017. Predeceased by her husband Ian MacBean. Fondly remembered by her four step children, Jenny Dale of Toronto and Timothy MacBean, Joanna Pelegri and Gavin MacBean of the UK.  Especially remembered by her nephew Jonathan and her nieces Georgina, Amanda, and Charlotte. Will be dearly missed by her special friends Renée Paris, Celia Eckhel, and Nancy Josling. In memory of Anne donations may be made to the OSPCA. Arrangements entrusted to Marshall W. Driver Cremation & Burial Service, Barrie. Condolences may be placed at www.drivercremation.ca

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PHILLIPS: Chanelle (Shawn)

Posted by on August 6, 2017

April 8, 1998 – July 31, 201

Passed away suddenly on Monday July 31, 2017 at the age of 19. Chanelle was a loving sister to Jasmine, and a cherished daughter to Sherry. Sadly missed by her grandmother Joyce, her uncle Gary (Sindy), her aunt Anna Ramlakhan (Roy), aunt Ella Hughes (Rick), and cousins Samira, Katherine, Salena, Sabrina and Michael. Chanelle will be fondly remembered by many friends and extended family. Friends will be received at ADAMS FUNERAL HOME, 445 St. Vincent Street, Barrie on Wednesday, August 9th, 2017  from 5-8p.m. Funeral Service will be held at ST. ANDREW’S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 47 Owen St. Barrie on Thursday August 10, 2017 at 11o’clock a.m. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to Egale Canada Human Rights Trust (egale.ca) or your favourite charity. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through www.adamsfuneralhome.ca.

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MacVICAR: Margaret (née Thompson), formerly of St. Thomas, Ontario.

Posted by on July 31, 2017

MacVICAR, Margaret (née Thompson), of Extendicare, Port Stanley, formerly of St. Thomas, passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Sunday, July 30, 2017, in her 87th year.  Beloved wife of the late William D. “Bill” MacVicar (Dec. 31, 2016).  Mother of Linda Neil of St. Thomas, Kevin Baker (Karen) of Peterborough, Mark Baker (Wendy) of St. Thomas, Jim MacVicar (Nancy) of Devon, AB, Steven MacVicar of Bracebridge, Bill MacVicar, and Lisa Walker (Wayne), all of St. Thomas.  Sister of Vivian Anger of Belmont, Dorothy Beattie of Aylmer, late Rita Pressey, and the late Scott Thompson (Julie of St. Thomas).  Also survived by 10 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild, as well as several nieces and nephews.  Born in Bury, Québec, October 5, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Ivan and Bertha (née Coates) Thompson.  Margaret was a member of the Evangelical Missionary Church, St. Thomas and a former long-time active member of Alma St. Presbyterian Church.  The funeral service will be held at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Thursday, August 3rd at 10:30 a.m.  Interment in Elmdale Memorial Park.  Relatives and friends will be received by the family on Wednesday evening, August 2nd from 6:00-7:30 p.m. and one hour prior to the funeral service.  Memorial donations to the Canadian Mental Health Association (Elgin Branch) or the charity of one’s choice will be gratefully acknowledged.  Gratitude is expressed to the doctors, nurses and staff at Extendicare, Port Stanley and the 5th floor of the STEGH for the kind, compassionate care provided to Margaret.

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PERKINS, Violet M.

Posted by on July 27, 2017

Passed away peacefully after a brief illness at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, Barrie on Thursday, July 27, 2017 at the age of 85.  Beloved wife of the late Henry Oliver “Ollie” Perkins. Cherished mother of Diane Thompson (Bill), Larry (Andrew Mogg), Debbie Skilton (Harvey), Harry (Donna), Douglas, and Darlene. Loving grandmother of Joe Thompson (Beth), Jeff Thompson (Jessica) Vincent and Steven McCann, Dylan Thompson, Krista Perkins, Kerri Thomson (Keith), Harry Perkins (Amanda), and Daylan Perkins. Great grandmother to Logan Thompson, Easton and Bennett Thomson. Dear sister of Paul Dobson (Reta) and Peter Dobson (Rosalind). Sadly missed by her nephew Nathan Dobson and dearest friend Myriam Ujakovic. Friends and family will be received at ADAMS FUNERAL HOME, 445 St. Vincent Street, Barrie on Sunday from 2-5 p.m. and again on Monday, July 31, 2017 from 10 a.m. until 10:45a.m. with Funeral Service to follow at 11 o’clock a.m. A reception will be held at the funeral home following the interment service at Barrie Union Cemetery. Memorial donations to the RVH Foundation would be appreciated. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through www.adamsfuneralhome.ca

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FAYE, VICKI ANN

Posted by on July 4, 2017

Passed away peacefully at Hospice Simcoe, Barrie on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at the age of 74. Beloved wife of Frank. Cherished mother to Kelly (Peter Casey), Kris, and Ryan (Crystal). Loving grandmother to Jeffrey, Andrew, Kira and Devon. Vicki is survived by her brother George Wilson (Tilly) and predeceased by her parents George and Lillian Wilson and siblings Stanley Wilson and Lorelei Cuyler. Friends will be received at ADAMS FUNERAL HOME (445 St. Vincent Street, Barrie) on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at 11 o’clock a.m. with a reception to follow. Private interment will be held at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Barrie. Memorial donations to Hospice Simcoe would be appreciated. Messages of condolence may be forwarded through adamsfuneralhome.ca

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