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Obituaries give visitation, funeral and memorial details

HALES, James (Jim) Douglas – It is with great sadness that the family of James (Jim) Douglas Hales announces his peaceful passing, on the morning of Sunday, November 8, 2020, at the age of 69 years, from the comfort of his home in Bluewater Beach, Tiny. Jim will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 48 years, Joanne [Thurlow] and by his brothers, George (Caroline), and Norm (Carol). Jim will also be fondly remembered by his three children, Lori, Michelle (Paul), and Brian (Shasta), five grandchildren, Jaelen, Anyssa, Wyatt, Charley, and Draper, and the family dog, Bailey. Jim and Joanne built their family home in 1978 along the shores of Georgian Bay, where generations of family and friends have come together to create memories of their own. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date. If you wish to make a donation in Jim’s memory, please consider supporting Diabetes Canada. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com.

Barbara Ruth Hope 1946-2020 – A Proud Cape Bretoner. Ruth Hope (74) of Halifax passed away at home on Monday, Oct 26th 2020. Ruth was born in Baddeck on Aug 25th 1946 to Isabelle and Ralph Beaton. Ruth worked notably as the owner/manager of Hope’s Convenience. Ruth was a lover of all animals and had a strong connection to her home on the East Coast. Ruth’s sharp wit was well appreciated by those that knew her. Ruth is survived by her husband Tony Hope, daughter Kelly(Jason) Hope, son Darrin Gilmore, sisters Debbie(Darrel) Miles, Cindy Beaton and Marion Hannan, sister-in-laws Eileen, Edith, Marg and Marie and brother-in-law Mike and Martin and was predeceased by her son Murray Bauer and brother Carlton Beaton. Ruth had many nieces and nephews, coast to coast. There will be no memorial service. Cremation has taken place. Memorial donations may be made in Ruth’s name to the Guinea Pig Sanctuary-Kitchener or to any animal related organization. Rest in Peace, Caper209

KNUFF, John Henry – Passed away peacefully with his family by his side at the Sara Vista Nursing Home on Wednesday, November 4, 2020. John Knuff of Elmvale in his 89th year. Dearly loved and sadly missed by his wife, Nora Knuff, who has been by his side since they met, 63 years ago. Dear father of John (Verna) Knuff, Heather (Paul) Toner, Timothy Knuff, Liz (Scott) Grummett, and Connie Knuff (Chuck Wilson). Proud grandpa of Jason, Mandy, Kyle, Craig (Chelsey), Zack, Mikaela, Grayson, and Lucy. Loving great-grandfather of Seamus, Claire, Brier, and Kinsley. We are all so proud to call you our husband, dad, grandpa, and friend; you will always be with us. Love you always and forever. Thank you to the wonderful care and support given to dad at the Sara Vista. A graveside service was held at the Elmvale Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Midland SPCA would be appreciated. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

Hislop, Dave – November 18, 2019-A year has passed since we’ve heard your infectious laugh and witnessed your big smile.
A great neighbour for 40+ years, you carried on the friendship that started with your Grandparents in 1949. We miss you Davie as you’re forever in our thoughts. “The Jones Family”.

In memory of Grant Ritchie
The sun still rises in the east
And darkness falls at night.
But nothing seems quite the same
Each day is not as bright.
The birds still sing, the flowers grow
The breeze still whispers too
But it will never be the same
Without you. Loving you and missing you, Dianne.

Langman – We would like to sincerely thank our community for their support following the loss of Sam. Our gratitude goes out to the First Responders and the Springwater Fire Department Elmvale Station 5. A heart-felt thanks to Kim, Debbie, Mike and Russ at Lynn-Stone Funeral Home for their kindness and caring and for enabling us to have a small private family Funeral Service during these days of COVID-19. We would like to thank Elm Flower Shop, Cheryl and Kim, for the beautiful arrangements at the Funeral Home and those delivered to the house. Thank you to Rev. Meg Jordan for the service that honoured Sam’s life. We would also like to thank Rev. Rudy Plug for his special poem and thoughtful words at the Cemetery Service. We extend our sincere appreciation and thanks to those who arranged for the procession on Flos Road 10, where Sam lived all his life. To everyone who stood apart and braved the cold on Flos Road 10, we were deeply touched to see so many of you. We are truly thankful for all of the food, calls, emails, cards and the love and support given to each of us. Sincerely, Wendy, Robin, Ginger, Luke and their families.

Elmer McFadden and his family would like to thank the many people who have helped both Evelyn and Elmer through their sicknesses and who also supported us when we lost Evelyn in September and continue to support Elmer during his continuing illness. Family and friends made it much easier to cope during this difficult Covid period by bringing food, comfort, and care. As well, both Barrie and Midland hospitals were very supportive. We are deeply grateful.

In memory of Bill Graham – “On behalf of the Elmvale Legion Thursday Night Euchre League, Tom McGinnis presents a $500 cheque to Executive Member Milt Walters in memory of Bill Graham. Bill was a long-standing euchre and crib player and also a Legion Member at Branch 262. Bill passed away suddenly in August and the league has decided to purchase a new trophy in his memory.”

COLUMBUS, Jean Louise – Passed away peacefully on Monday October 19, 2020 at the age of 92. Jean Columbus, of Elmvale, dear wife of the late Dan Columbus and the late Jerry Columbus. Cherished mother of Judy (Stu), Mark (Beulah), Bonnie (Donny) and the late Brenda (Gene). Loved grandmother of Carla (Aaron), Adam ( Shelly ), Gerard, Scott ( Karelyn ), Kathleen ( Jeff ) and Rachel. Loved great-grandmother of Damian, Jaden, Cadence, Alexis, Emma-Lee, and Emily. Jean will be fondly remembered by her sister Goldie (Tom), brother Nelson (Joyce), sister-in-law Donalda, as well as her many nieces, nephews, neighbours and friends. Jean was a proud member of the Catholic Women’s League for 68 years and was active in various aspects of church life at Our Lady of Lourdes Church. She had an amazing “green thumb” and grew an abundance of flowers and vegetables. Television viewing favourites included: Wheel of Fortune, baseball, curling and figure skating. She was renowned for her crocheting skills and her mastery of jigsaw puzzles. She was never happier than when she was in her kitchen baking tea biscuits, pies and prize-winning butter tarts which often made their way to the homes of others. A private family funeral mass will be held at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Elmvale. Cremation to follow with burial at St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Phelpston at a later date. Memorial donations to The Canadian Cancer Society, the Heart & Stroke Foundation or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

Samuel Thomas Langman – June 6, 1947 – October 24, 2020 – Passed away on the farm suddenly on Saturday October 24, 2020 at 73 years of age. Sam Langman of Elmvale, devoted husband of 50 years of Wendy (nee Bell). Proud father of Robin (Dave) Roberts, Ginger (Derick) Tsang, Luke (Heidi) Langman and special parent to Kyle May (Cally). Energetic, fun-loving and playful grandfather of Nicole, Mark (Roberts), Skyler, Crystal (Aiden), Isabelle (Tsang), Abbie, Caleb, William, Annalee (Langman). Lovingly remembered by sister Gail (Garnet) Peacock, June (Bob) Faint, Ross (Debbie) Langman and in-laws Joan (survived by Ed Hammett), Jack (predeceased by Edith Bell). Sam will be greatly missed by his nieces, nephews, cousins, many friends and church family. The North Simcoe GRAIN Project brought together his faith, love of farming and his generosity and Christian values. Sam was a well-loved member of St John’s United Church where he gladly served with his time, talents, energy and vision. A private family graveside service will be held at Allenwood Cemetery. If you wish to make a donation in Sam’s memory please consider supporting The North Simcoe GRAIN Project and St John’s United Church, Elmvale. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

THURLOW, GREGORY JAMES – Passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, October 19, 2020, in his 45th year. Greg Thurlow, of Hillsdale, beloved son of Jim and the late Patricia Thurlow. Lovingly remembered by his brother, Matt & his sister-in-law, Laura. Proud uncle of Cameron and Noah. Greg will also be very sadly missed by his large and extremely close group of aunts, uncles, and cousins as well as his many friends. Cremation has taken place. A gathering to honour Greg’s life will be held at a later date when restrictions of the current pandemic permit. Inurnment will take place at Elmvale Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

ROBITAILLE, Russell Mark – Passed away peacefully in the comfort of his home on Thursday, October 15, 2020. Russ Robitaille of Wyevale, in his 61st year, treasured partner of Wendy Caston. Lovingly remembered by his sister Mary Ellen (Rick) Fraser of Braeside. Dear son of Gladys and the late Doug Robitaille of Midland. Best friend and brother-in-law to Vern (Marg) Caston of Wyevale. Cherished uncle to Julie (Trevor) Watts of Ottawa, Craig (Stacey) Caston and Chris Caston of Wyevale. Russ will be missed by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and a great many friends. The family will be gathering for a private visitation at Lynn-Stone Funeral Home. Cremation to follow. A graveside memorial service will be held at the Wyevale Cemetery on Friday, October 30th at 11am. Memorial donations to Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Messages may be sent to the family at www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

Hoskin, Rev. Annetta – Passed away peacefully at home in Pickering October 8th 2020, daughter of Jas. Archie Hoskin and Pearl (nee McFadden), sister of Rosalie (deceased), John (deceased) and Wynmill (Verne). Loving Mother of David (Sharon), Terry (Bev), Peter (Laura), Elizabeth (Brent), Tim (Sylvia) and Margaret Graham. Survived by sister-in-laws Patsy (Ronald – deceased) Graham, Myrtle (Stewart – deceased) Jamieson, Diane (John – deceased) Hoskin and Denise (Wyndmill) Hoskin. Proud Grand-mother of Sharon-anne, DJ, John, Jenni, Matt, Chris, Johnathan, Shawn, Lawrence, Kenton, Tyler, Katarina, Kelbyann, Janine, Robert and Andrew and Great Grandmother to Aurora, Thatcher, Ty, Sophia and Mason. Annetta was raised on a farm in the Waverly area, and was a farmer’s wife in the Elmvale area for 33 years. An active and devoted member of the Elmvale Presbyterian Church, she sang in the choir, was a member of the Willing Workers and served as an elder. Answering the call of her Lord, she studied for the ministry graduating from Knox College with a Masters of Divinity. She went on to serve congregations at Riverdale Presbyterian Church, Toronto and Strang Presbyterian Church, Dixonville, Alberta. Annetta will be remembered for her warm smile, her generous nature and her ability to live life according to one of her favourite sayings “Love your enemies, it will drive them crazy!”
We would like to thank family and friends for their support during this time. In lieu of flowers please consider memorial donations to the Diabetes Association, The Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Alzheimer’s Society.

IMMEMORIAL :: LOFTUS, Marjorie – October 30, 2007
We often think of bygone days
When we were all together.
The family chain is broken now,
But memories will live forever.
Sadly missed along life’s way
Quietly remembered every day.
No longer in our life to share
But in our hearts, she’s always there.
She sleeps in God’s beautiful garden,
In sunshine of perfect peace;
We miss her, oh how much,
But realize God knew best.
He let us have her many years,
Then gently bade her rest.
Lovingly remembered by the family.

FURLONG, ELLEN – Passed away suddenly at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, Barrie, on Tuesday, September 15th, 2020. Ellen Furlong of Phelpston, beloved wife of the late Willis Furlong, in her 95th year. Dear mother of Heather (John) Braithwaite and Mark (Elizabeth) Furlong. Lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Ashleigh (Mark), Mark (Alison), Jason, Calvin, Wendy, Sara and Harrison. Proud great grandmother of Troy, Carmen, Everett and Kallum. Predeceased by her brother Jim and sisters Elsie and Merle. Ellen will be remembered as a hard working farmer all of her life and a devoted member of the Presbyterian Church.
A private family service will be followed by interment at Elmvale Cemetery. The family looks forward to hosting a Celebration of Life to honour Ellen’s life at a later date. If you wish to make a memorial donation in memory of Ellen, please consider the Elmvale Presbyterian Church, 22 Queen St. E., Elmvale, ON L0L 1P0 – Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

GRAHAM, VIOLET LILLIAN – Passed away peacefully at Hillcrest Village, Midland on Tuesday, September 29, 2020, in her 93rd year. Violet Graham, formerly of Elmvale, dear wife of the late Murray Graham and the late Clifford Moreau. Cherished mother of Linda (Marc) Quesnelle, Alma Cruise Irwin (the late Bruce) and Herman (Penny). Predeceased by her son Godfrey. Loved grandmother of Terri-Lynn (Shawn), Michael, Peter (Deanna), Jeremy (Annie), Justin (Nichole), Rebecca (Mark), Amelia (Sean), Rachelle and Angelle. Proud great grandmother of 18. ‘Vi’ was once an active member of the Women’s Institute and Horticultural Society in Elmvale and a proud member of Royal Canadian Legion, Br.#68, Penetanguishene. A private family service will be held at Lynn-Stone Funeral Home followed by interment at St. James on-the-Lines Cemetery, Penetanguishene. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to St. James On-The-Lines Anglican Church, Penetanguishene in memory of Violet. Messages may be sent to the family at www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

Guest – On September 27th, 2020 the family of the late Frank Guest gathered at his home to honour him and to reflect upon his life. All the immediate family was there: Joanne, Marc, Jenny, Lara, Martin, Adrienne, Scott, Breanne, Mat, Corinna, Kevin, Logan, Courtney, Liam and Hadley. Later his ashes were carried to the Vasey United Cemetery. At his graveside, the family toasted him with scotch and a heartfelt poem was read by his daughter Adrienne. The family would like to thank everyone for their cards, expressions of sympathy and help during this time of loss and sorrow. Sincerely, Joanne and Family.

HOSKIN, Rev. Annetta – In her 86th year, born and raised in the Elmvale area, 33 years as a local farmer’s wife. Attended Knox College and graduated with a Masters of Divinity, her undergraduate was at Trent University. Beloved mother of 4 boys and 2 girls, grandmother to 16 and great-grandmother of 5. Private Service. A Celebration of Life will follow in 2021. Memorial donations in Annetta’s memory may be made to the Diabetes Association, Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Alzheimer’s Society. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

Scott Douglas Gillespie – of Wyevale, ON, born June 5, 1993, passed away unexpectedly on the 27th day September, 2020. Beautiful son to Kim Gillespie of Wyevale and Douglas Gillespie of Waverley. Loving brother to Jason, nephew of Luke and Michael Matuschewski, grandson of Diane O’Brien and Edward and Donna Gillespie, great grandson to the late Margaret O’Brien. Scott will be deeply missed by so many friends and extended family. He was a gentle spirit with the kindest soul. Scott loved nature and the great outdoors, he was happiest with a fishing pole in hand and friends by his side. Your presence will always be felt and your smile forever missed. Rest in Peace Scott. Graveside service and burial to take place Tuesday October 6, 2020 at Wyevale cemetery, Wyevale. Arrangements entrusted to the Nicholls Funeral Home, Midland. Memorial condolences may be made at www.nichollsfuneral.ca

McCONNELL, JOAN BEATRICE – Passed away peacefully with family by her side on Thursday, October 1, 2020 at Hospice Huronia – Tomkins House, Penetanguishene. Joan McConnell of Midland, formerly of Elmvale, in her 90thyear, beloved wife of the late Douglas McConnell. Treasured mother of Jim (Dawn), Ross (Bobbie) of Midland and Robert (Colleen) of Orangeville. Lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Scott & Kyle McConnell, Jeremy Prahl (Lindsay) & Joshua Prahl (Jay), Ryan & Chad McConnell and her great grandchildren Rowan & Cameron Prahl. Predeceased by her brothers Tommy and Gibb Simons and sister-in-law Doris (Lloyd Widdes). Aunt Joan will be dearly missed by her nieces Dawn Biddle of Trenton and Marilyn Theriault of Dartmouth, NS, and her nephew, the late Brian Widdes (Karen) of Aldergrove, BC. After leaving the farm, Joan spent her career as a caring and dedicated medical receptionist for Drs Patchell and McKenzie at their Elmvale offices. For many years she was an active member of Wycliffe Anglican Church in Elmvale and Anglican Church of the Good Shepherd in Wyebridge. She will be remembered as a kind soul who always had time for conversation and a smile.
A private family service will be held at Lynn-Stone Funeral Home followed by interment at Elmvale Cemetery. The family is grateful for the exceptional care provided and compassion shown by the staff at Hospice Huronia – Tomkins House. In lieu of flowers, donations to Hospice Huronia – Tomkins House would be truly appreciated. Messages may be sent to Joan’s family at www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

MARTIN, Irma L. – Passed away peacefully at Sara Vista Care Centre, Elmvale, on Sunday, October 11, 2020 in her 96th year. Irma Martin, formerly of Thornbury & Toronto, beloved wife of the late Eric H. Martin and lovingly remembered by her children, Susan (Martin) and Paul (Debbie). Treasured grandmother of Shannon, Scott, Geoff, Tara, Donald and Kaity and several great grandchildren. Cremation has taken place. A gathering to honour Irma may take place at a later date. If you wish to make a donation in her memory, please do so to your favourite charity. The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to the staff at Sara Vista Care Centre for their dedication to Irma during her stay there. Messages of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

In Memoriam
Leslie Ted Lawrence
Remembering him is easy.
We do it everyday.
Missing him is a heartache
that never goes away!
To us he was very special,
What more is there to say.
Except to wish with all our hearts
that he was here today.
Love Nettie, family, friends and neighbours who keep Ted in their hearts.

ARCHER, AUDREY LUCILLE – It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Audrey Lucille Archer beloved wife of Don E Archer of Orr Lake. Loving mother of John (Joy) Scace, Dennis (Debbie) Scace, and Delbert (Wendy) Scace. Step mother of Daniel (Louise) Archer, Betty (Gary) Keating, Diane (Dave) McDonald, and Peter (Pam) Quarrier. Pre deceased by parents Jack and Hazel Grey, and husband Raymond Quarrier & ex spouse Herbert Scace. Grandmother of Michael (Orsolya), Matthew (Kiersta), Sarah (Omi), Kathleen, Brittany (Chris) and great grandmother of Carter, Avery, Greyson, Cecelia, Abriana, Lochlan, and Max. A private family service will be held at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home, followed by in interment at Waverley Anglican Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Audrey’s memory, may be made to the St. John’s United Church. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

BAX, JOSEPH (JOE) JOHN born in Newmarket Ontario on March 10th 1955, passed away peacefully September 19th 2020 in Barrie, Ontario. Survived by his brother Ted (Judy) and sister in law Gerde. Father of Morgan (Chris) and Stepfather of Bart (Ellen). Grandfather of Marcia, Noel and Octavia. Uncle to Michael (Robyn), David (Ginny), Nathan (Michelle), Kristina (Micheal). Predeceased by his parents Lina and Martin Bax and his brother John. Joe became a Life Member of the Kinsmen Club in 2008. He was long-time part salesman for Ford in Orillia and Barrie. Joe was an avid lover of Ford (First On Race Day), Golf, Nascar, Boating, Monty Python and Baseball. He will be remembered as the life of the party and his dedication to the community. Celebration of his life will be held at a later date due to Covid 19. Donations in Joe’s name to Redwood Park Communities or Cystic Fibrosis Canada would be appreciated by the family. Cremation entrusted to Peaceful Transition Simcoe.

BROWN, GARNET GARFIELD – Passed away peacefully at Orillia Soldier’s Memorial Hospital on Saturday, September 26, 2020. Garnet Brown of Severn in his 87th year. Beloved husband of Ruth Brown. Dear father of Barry (Saundra) Brown, Paul (Wendy) Brown, and step-father of Stephen (Yuko) Wilson. Grandfather of Tyler, Maranda, Rebekah (Ryan), Ricki Lee (Scott), McKenzie (Steven), Alannah (Mitch), and Ciara. Great grandfather of Xander, Holden, and Everley. Brother of Elmer (Janice) Brown, and Larry (late JoAnne) Brown. Garnet will be missed by his nieces, nephews, family, and friends. A private family graveside will be held at the Vasey Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Alzheimer’s Society, or the Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Orillia would be appreciated. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

LUOMA, LOUISE MARIE – Passed away peacefully at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, Barrie, on Sunday, September 6, 2020 with her family by her side after a courageous fight with cancer. Louise Luoma in her 74th year, loving wife of Raymond for 53 wonderful years. Proud mother to Carl, John (Robin) and Ryan. Loving Nana to Carter and Paige. Predeceased by her parents, Harold and Alice Burdick and her brother David. Will be missed by her many friends, nieces, nephews and extended family. Louise was an avid scrapbooker and enjoyed capturing the memories of her varied travel destinations and family events. Her homemade birthday cards were always something that people looked forward to receiving. She was always an avid reader and enjoyed watching her sporting passion, figure skating, and cheering on her favourite skaters. Louise also enjoyed dipping her toes in the water and swimming whether it was a local beach, tropical paradise or just the lake at the cottage. In honouring her wishes a private family service will be taking place with internment at Minesing Union Cemetery. A celebration of life will be held at a later to be announced date at the Minesing Community Centre. A special thanks to the wonderful staff at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, the Simcoe Muskoka Regional Cancer Centre and all of the support programs that helped so much through her journey. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Royal Victoria Hospital would be appreciated by the family.

MCFADDEN, EVELYN GEORGINA (NEE HUNTER) Passed away Saturday, September 26, 2020 at Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie in her 87th year. Beloved wife of Elmer McFadden, beloved mother of Anne (Jerry), Dave (Donna), Carol (Ron), and Eric.
Beloved grandma of Jenna (Joel), Matthew (Toddia), Jamie (Jenny), Gillian (Chris), Alex (Amy), Amanda, Ron (Susie), Curtis (Alicia), Brandon (Kera), Kyle (Anya), Laura, Cullen and Lundenne. Great-grandma to 17 great-grandchildren. She will be greatly missed by numerous nieces and a nephew, as well as extended family and friends. Evelyn was the love of Elmer’s life through 66 years of marriage, moving to Schomberg with him in 1954, the year they married, then to Woodbridge where they lived for 29 years, and finally back to the Elmvale area in 1985, living on the McFadden farm. She was an active member of the United Church Women in Woodbridge and in Elmvale, loved the ballet, was a Diamond Senior Ladies Ontario Curling Champion, and took great joy in her family. Her smile and laughter, as well as her butter tarts, will be missed by all. Private family service followed by internment at Allenwood Cemetery
Donations can be made in her memory to St. John’s United Church in Elmvale or to Knox Flos Presbyterian Church in Crossland.
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

O’HALLARN, FRANCIS JOHN – Frank O’Hallarn of Fergusonvale, passed away at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, Barrie, on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 in his 82nd year. Cherished husband of Grace (nee Hindle) for 54 years. Dear father of Heather (Glenn) Eakin of Barrie and Karen (Robert) Wigood of Anten Mills. Proud Papa of Rachael and Ryan Eakin and Kyle and Tyler Wigood. Brother of Eleanor (George) Jones and Bernard (Blanche) O’Hallarn. Predeceased by his parents John and Mabel O’Hallarn. Frank was an employee of the Barrie Public Utilities Commission for 33 years. Due to the current pandemic a private graveside service, followed by interment, will be held at St. Peter’s Anglican Cemetery, Churchill. In lieu of flowers memorial donations to RVH Foundation or the Parkinson’s Foundation would be gratefully appreciated by the family. The family extends heartfelt appreciation to all the PSW and nurses who helped to care for Frank at home and to the staff at RVH for their wonderful care. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

PERKS, MARIA – Passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, Sept 27 2020. Maria Perks in her 56th year, beloved wife of 33 years to Walter Perks. Daughter of the late Eileen Whiteside of Hillsdale and Graham Whiteside of Midland. Sister of Susan Whiteside of Tiny, James (Susanne) of Ajax, Patrick (Judy) of Orr Lake, Graham JR and Mark of Hillsdale Sister in Law of Edward (May), William (Lynda), Tom (Kathie), Jim (Caren). Cherished Aunt to many nieces and nephews. As a long time employee of Elmvale Auto Parts she became a friend of many in the community and was known for her excellent customer service and cheerful disposition despite persistent and severe medical issues. Her favorite place was behind a camera. She was always taking on a variety of arts and crafts. She was a keen nature lover and gardener. She was able to explore Canada from coast to coast, USA, Ireland, Costa Rica Egypt and Israel. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her. For service details please call Lynn-Stone Funeral Home. A private family interment will be held at Lakeview Cemetery in Meaford. Memorial donations to Georgian Bay Triangle Humane Society in memory of Maria would be appreciated.
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

STEWART, EMILY ANN CATHERINE – Jan 1, 1995 – Sept 20, 2020 It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Emily Stewart. Emily in her 25th year was the beloved daughter of Dale Stewart of Orr Lake and the late Lori Ann Stewart. Much loved sister of Tyler Stewart (Renee) also of Orr Lake. Cherished granddaughter of Catherine and Bill McKenzie of Elmvale and Sheila and the late Maurice Barbe of Hillsdale. Emily will be fondly remembered by her great aunt Pat and also by her many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. A private family memorial service will be held at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home in Elmvale. Memorial donations in Emily’s memory may be made to the Diabetes Association or the Canadian Cancer Society. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

WALLIS, ROBERT EDMUND Co-Owner of Two Guys Automotive Passed away suddenly at home on Saturday, September 19, 2020; in his 75th year. Beloved husband of Gloria Paulson (nee Bylow). Devoted father of Kelly and Leeanne. Proud grandfather of 3 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Cherished brother of Faith (Carl) and Eldon (Harlene). Bob was predeceased by his parents Doris & Edmund Wallis and by his brothers John and David Wallis. He will be lovingly remembered by the Bylow and the Schutt family.
Visitation will be held at the Mundell Funeral Home, 79 West St. N., Orillia on Thursday, September 24th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with no funeral service to follow. Following cremation, a private interment will be held at a later date. If desired, memorial donations to an emergency department of your choice or a charity of choice would be appreciated. Messages of condolence are welcomed at www.mundellfuneralhome.com. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Robert Edmund Wallis, please visit our floral store.

THE FAMILY OF THE LATE ALLAN BROWN would like to express a heartfelt Thank You for the phone calls, cards, food, and acts of kindness that we received on Allan’s passing. We are truly grateful for our friends at this time of sorrow. A Special Thankyou to the Doctors and Nurses at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, Doug Adams and Staff of Adams Funeral Home and Pastor Edwin Smart of First Baptist Barrie for conducting the service. Sincerely,, Betty Brown and Family

Brown, Allan Wesley – Passed away peacefully at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre on Monday, September 14, 2020. Allan Brown in his 94th year loving husband of 68 years to Betty Brown (nee Kneeshaw). Loved father of Gregory (predeceased) his wife Karen Johnson, Scott (Connie) and Kevin (Michelle). Proud poppa of Alison (Cameron) MacDonald, Denise (Mark) Thomson, Julie Brown (Matt Beddows), Tyler, Alex, Ryan, Jeffery and Eric Brown. Cherished great grandfather of Lyla, Claire, Nora. Allan is also survived by his sister Donna (Rino) Stradiotto. Predeceased by his brother Murray (the late Lillian and Una) Brown and sisters Gwen (the late Hap) Lowe and Myrna (the late Robert) Sinclair. Allan will be fondly remembered by his brother and sister in-law Robert and Donna-Marie Kneeshaw, his many nieces, nephews and friends. Allan was proud to say that he was born, raised and lived his entire life on lot 27 Concession 1 of Oro Township (Dalston). Allan will be remembered for his involvement in the Agricultural Community and also his passion for volunteering in his community. Past President of the Ontario Soil and Corp Improvement Association, Past President and Life Member of the Barrie Probus Club and Oro-Medonte Township Citizen of the Year in 1995.  Friends and family will be received at ADAMS FUNERAL HOME, 445 St. Vincent St. Barrie (just north of Cundles Rd.) on Thursday from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 p.m. Funeral service will be held virtually on Friday, September 18, 2020 at 1 o’clock p.m. though the following link https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCv01OP9TCdLAKuSOVIZupmQ A private family interment will be held in Dalston Union Cemetery. Memorial donations to Dalston Union Cemetery, First Baptist Church Barrie, Muscular Dystrophy Association (in memory of his son Greg) would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through adamsfuneralhome.ca In accordance to directives put in place by provincial governing bodies and the Public Health Unit there will be a limit on the number of people permitted into Adams Funeral Home at one time.
Please note that wearing a facial covering and adhering to physical distancing directives is mandatory. No gathering is permitted in the funeral home parking lot please.

Orser, Francis Harold (Frank) – Passed away peacefully at Sara Vista Long Term Care on Thursday, September 3, 2020 with loving family at his side. Frank Orser in his 92nd year loving husband of Jean. Proud father of Ray (Karen) Dobbs, Bonnie (Bruce) Beatty, Rick (Laura) Orser and also the late Dan and Randy (Deb) Dobbs. Cherished grandfather of Chris, Jen, Lee, Lawrence, Becky, Miranda, Kyle, Liam, Megan, Haily and Courtney and great grandfather of 7. Frank is also survived by his brother Lorne (the late Doreen) Orser and predeceased by his brothers Bill (Diane) Orser and Mel (Isabel) Orser. A private family interment will be held in Barrie Union Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Kidney Foundation or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through adamsfuneralhome.ca

RYAN, Blanche Edna – Passed away peacefully at the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital on Thursday, September 3, 2020.  Blanche Ryan (nee Phillips) of Woodland Beach in her 101st year.  Beloved wife of the late Cliff Ryan.  Dear mother of Paul Ryan (Linda Miller) of Scarborough, Sheila Ryan of Etobicoke, and Maura Ryan (Roderick Smith) of Oakville.  Loved grandmother of James and Alyson.  Sister of the late Harvey and Frank. A private family service will be held at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home. Cremation with inurnment at Allenwood Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Tiny Marsh would be appreciated. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

NORTON, David Lorne – Passed away peacefully at the Georgian Bay General Hospital in Midland on Sunday, September 6, 2020. David Norton of Wyevale in his 86th year. Beloved husband of Joan Norton. Dear father of Brian (Danielle) Norton of Coldwater. Loving grandfather of Alanna and Jake. Brother-in-law of Ken (Donna) Chambers. David will be missed by his great friends, Bill (Joanne) Clop, Gary (Frances) Kenny, Brent (Marg) Barton, and Morris (Karen) Hopper. Cremation with a service at a later date. If desired, memorial donations in David’s memory, may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

Jones, Pauline – Thank you to extended family, neighbours and friends for your support, visits, phone calls, emails, cards, flowers and donations in memory of Pauline. To the Local Health Integration Network for your guidance and quality services provided. A special thank you to Case Manager Bobbi Jo and Nurse Colleen. Thank you to Dr. Verhaeghe for your end of life care.  Compassionate care provided by Hospice Simcoe. A special thank you to Garrett who went above and beyond. Professional services provided by Matt and Doug c/o Adams Funeral Home were much appreciated. Thanks to David Archer for your inspirational thoughts and comforting words during the memorial service. Your love, kindness and generosity will always be remembered. Doug Sr., Doug Jr., Glenn & Family

Ritchie – A big thank you to friends and family for your cards, gifts, and flowers and mostly for joining us for a BBQ to celebrate our 5th Anniversary on August 29. We would also like to thank Shaw’s Catering for the delicious B.B.Q meal. Joining us made a fun, enjoyable outdoor evening. Bob & Joanne Ritchie

ELLIOTT, Patricia Lorraine – It is with broken hearts we announce the passing of our most precious Patricia, surrounded by her loving family on August 23, 2020. Pat Elliott (nee Lennox), formerly of Wasaga Beach, in her 84th year. Caring wife of James Orval Elliott. Loving mother of Sandy (Mike) Townes, and Lorrie (Ron) Giffen. Devoted Grandmother to Megan (Max), Patrick (Samantha), Kelsey (Michael) and Molly (Joey). Adoring great grandmother to six great grandsons and proud Aunt Pat to many special nieces and nephews! Pat is survived by her sisters Laura (Allan) McNabb, Jennifer (Gord) Roberts, and her brothers Bill (Beth) and Andrew (Cathy) Lennox. Sister-in-law to Ed (Joy), Jack (Dorothy), Ron (Nancy) Elliott and Peggy (Bob) Hebden. She is predeceased by her parents Clara and Frank Lennox, her brothers Greg and Larry Lennox (survived by Janet) and parents-in-law Jim and Polly Elliott, Jerry Elliott (survived by Joyce) and Sharon Elliott. She will also be remembered with love by her cherished cousins. True to her name, Patricia’s selfless spirit centered on her love of family, though many were blessed by her love, kindness and generosity. She will be greatly missed by all those who were lucky enough to have known her. Thanks to Dr Singh and the devoted staff at Bayshore Home Health for their compassionate care and support. Thanks also to Lynn Stone Funeral Home for their guidance and to the communities of Elmvale and Minesing for their exceptional care packages. If you would like to make a donation in memory of Pat, please consider Diabetes Canada or the Charity of your choice. Cremation has taken place. A private graveside service will be held at Minesing Union Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

GRAHAM, Harold William – Passed away unexpectedly at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre on Saturday, August 22, 2020. Bill Graham of Wasaga Beach in his 70th year. Beloved husband of Charmaine Graham (nee Stewart). Dear father of Melissa Graham (Jeff), Jade Graham (Joe), Dallas Jones (Jason), and Brock Graham (Sarah). Proud Grandpa of Ally, Jenna, Marcia, Noel, Lennon, Elias, Oliver, Baby J, and Rylee. Brother of Carol Buker (late Brian) and the late Richard. Brother-in-law of Danny (Sheree), Dawn, Frances (Brian), and Kelly. Bill will be dearly missed by his many nieces, nephews and friends. Bill loved sports and was always betting and losing to his friends, Don Dempster and Pete Minnings. A celebration of Bill’s life will be held at a later date. Memorial donations to OSPCA, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, or Ronald McDonald House would be appreciated. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

Edward (Ted) Leslie Hore – July 16, 1935 – August 29, 2020 – With heavy hearts and fond memories we say goodbye to Ted. A trooper, a lover of life he let go, he is now at peace. He could not win the battle, he surrendered to God.
Survived by his loving wife of 63 years Marlene (Holmes), daughter Teddi Evans (Bill), son Eldred (Shar). Loved and missed by grandchildren Christopher (CJ), Leah, Robina and great grandchildren Ryden and Feather. Survived by sister Jeanette Langevin (Fred), brother Don (Marie), sister Susan Plewes (Dave) and sister-in-law Mildred Holmes. Predeceased by daughter Daphne, parents Leslie and Doris Hore. Special thanks to the staff at the RVH Dialysis Clinic for many years of compassionate support and care. In memory of Ted please consider a donation to Royal Victoria Hospital, Dialysis Clinic, Barrie, Ontario. A private family service will be held. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

YOUNG, DAVID ROSS – Passed away peacefully at home in Barrie on August 29, 2020 at the age of 62. Much loved husband of Karen McRae and stepfather of Ashley McRae. Cherished brother of Nancy (Doc) Moreau, Wayne and Alan. Beloved son to Ron and June. Loved uncle to many nieces and nephews and great uncle to William and Olivia. A private family graveside service will be held at Wyevale Cemetery.

Thanks – COLE – Our special thanks to the Health Care Workers on the 1st Floor at Roberta Place for the care of Ross over the last 1 ½ years. Your dedication and compassionate care were excellent each and every day. To the neighbours and friends for your food donations brought to the house, phone calls, cards, flowers, and donations made in memory of Ross will always be remembered. Visits from Lou, Warren, George and friends to Ross when he could reminisce about the old times were highlights for his day. Professional services and guidance from Debbie and Kim of Lynn-Stone Funeral Home were much appreciated. Thanks to Rev. Lois Lyons for her comforting words at the graveside service.  Your kindness shown to us at this time will always be remembered. Marilyn, Brian, Steve & Families

Immemorial — In loving memory of Allan Lambie
May 28, 1949 – September 02, 2017
Willing hands are resting
A brave heart is still
A husband, father, Poppy
Is waiting for us
Just over the hill.
RIP POPPY
Forever loved and missed
Ruth, Tracey, Leanne and families.

In loving memory of Etta Maxim
May 22, 1937 – August 19, 2017
Though her smile is gone forever
And her hand we cannot touch.
Still we have so many memories,
Of the one we loved so much.
Her memory is our keepsake,
With which we’ll never part.
God has her in His keeping,
We have her in our heart. Loving Mother, Grandmother, and Great Grandmother of Randy, Trish, Karla, Laurin, Douglas, Philip, Christine, Claire, Kurtis, Christina, Emma, Mia, Skyler, Jessica, Ben, Jackson and Eloise.

In memory of – Stephen Trace: Aug. 31, 1992  ||  Bill Trace : Aug. 31, 2011
Remembering them is easy
We do it every day.
Missing them is a heartache
That never goes away.
To us they were very special
What more is there to say?
Except to wish with all our hearts
That they were here today.
Sadly missed by the Trace Family Circle

BELL, Edith Vivian – Passed away gently surrounded by the love of her family, at Hospice Huronia-Tomkins House Penetanguishene, on Tuesday, August 11, 2020. Edith Bell (nee Robertson) of Midland, cherished wife of John ‘Jack’ Bell. Most loving and organized mother of Craig (Beth Sealy), Cathy (Michael) Moreau and Chris (Allison Vuckovich-Bell). Treasured grandmother of Jordan (Erin), Lauren (Brandon), Carly, Carter (Payton), Markus and Alayna. Lovingly remembered by sister Anne (Larry) Jones and in-laws Wendy (Sam) Langman and Debbie (Ross) Langman. Predeceased by siblings Bill (survived by Roberta), Isabel (Jack) Downey, Don (survived by Faye) and Ed (survived by Shirley) and Jack’s sister Joan (survived by Ed) Hammett. Edith will be missed by her nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. Cremation has taken place. A private family graveside service will be held at Elmvale Cemetery. If you wish to make a donation in Edith’s memory please consider supporting Hospice Huronia-Tomkins House, Penetanguishene, 705-549-1034. The family have been overwhelmed by the compassion and care shown to them and Edith during her time there, and wish to offer their sincere gratitude to the staff for the kindness shown to all of them. Messages may be sent to the family at www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

COLE, Ross William – Passed away peacefully at Roberta Place, Barrie, on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 in his 86th year. Ross Cole of Elmvale, loved husband of Marilyn (nee Bell). Dear father of Brian (Teresa), Steve (Judy) of Elmvale. Proud Grandpa of Alison (Jason), Ian (Denise), Eric (Crystal), Chris (Charlotte), Taylor (Vanesa) and Halle (Cohen) and great grandfather to Kaleb & Isla, Charlotte & Emma, Cameron, Audrey & Ethan. Brother of Betty Rance (Ray), John (Donna), Barry (Wilma) and brother-in-law of Don (Lorna) Bell and Myrna Patton (Vern Clarke). Predeceased by his siblings Percy (Ruth), Donna Bull (survived by Ron) and June Hays. Due to the current pandemic restrictions a private family graveside service will be held at Elmvale Cemetery. Donations in Ross’s memory to Elmvale Presbyterian Church, C.N.I.B or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Messages may be sent to the family at www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

DUBEAU, Eugene Leonard – Passed away suddenly at Collingwood General and Marine Hospital on Thursday, August 13, 2020.  Eugene Dubeau of Wasaga Beach in his 92nd year.  Beloved husband of Patricia Dubeau (nee Burns).  Dear father of Pamela (Terry) Conron, Barbara (Jim) Pratt, Daniel Dubeau, and Taralee (David) Calhoun.  Grandfather of Robert, Lacy, Randy, Candace, Brittany, Jessica, Michael, Justine, Nicole, Jessica, and Jolene.  Proud Great-grandfather of 8.  Eugene was the last of 7 siblings, the late Margaret, Stella, Loretta, Alfred (Fred), Medore, and George. Cremation with a private interment at St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Perkinsfield. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

Jeanie Jones (Franssen) – Passed away suddenly on August 4, 2020 at age 63. Survived by husband Dennis Jones of Camden, MI. and children Courtney, Lacey and Jaime Micallef, Stepmother to Kevin and Dennis Jr., Grandmother to Jayden, Brennon,  Arianna and Kingsley. Forever in the hearts of her siblings Gerda, Bill, Martin, Mary (deceased) and Paul. Fondly remembered by her in laws, nieces and nephews. Jeanie’s sense of humour and contagious laugh will be cherished forever in our memories. A private family gathering will be held at a later date.

Celebration of Life for Debbie Madgwick (Luck)
Walk through at Minesing Pavillion on Sat. Aug. 29 at 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Annabelle Waples Caffry – Annabelle Sarah Elizabeth Waples Caffry, 83, passed away suddenly in her home on August 17, 2020. She was born February 23, 1937 in Vasey, Ontario, Canada. Annabelle was predeceased by her husband of 47 years, John Caffry. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law David Waples Caffry and Margaret of Lyme, NH; her daughter and son-in-law Liz Caffry Frankel and David of Lyme, CT; and her daughter and son-in-law Susannah Caffry Lund and David of Charlotte, NC. Annabelle also leaves behind her grandchildren William and his fiancée Fauve, Isabelle, Philip John and his fiancée Jess, Sam, Sadie, Lily, and Zoe; and great-grandchildren Atlas, Solenne, and Torin. She is much loved by her sisters, Dorothy Rumney, Peggi Diebel, Mary Jane Burnett, and Jean Swan (deceased); brothers, Keith Waples and Murray Waples; and many nieces and nephews. Annabelle was raised on a farm in Ontario and moved to New York City after graduating from the Royal Victoria Hospital School of Nursing in Barre, Ontario in 1957. She worked as a nurse at New York Hospital and, after a brief move to Florida, returned to New York where she met her husband John. Together, they moved often—living in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Montreal, Toronto, Nashville, and Rhode Island—while raising their children. With each move, Annabelle dedicated herself to creating a warm, stable home for her family and to connecting with new friends. Her warmth, generosity, and strength were immediately recognized by all who met her. Annabelle volunteered for many church and community groups, and as her children grew, she made more time for volunteer activities including serving on the board of the Cumberland Valley Girl Scouts (now Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee in Nashville) and as president and long-time member of the Bristol Garden Club in Rhode Island. An avid decorator and gardener, her homes were often featured on local home and garden tours. Annabelle was most proud of her cottage in Sunapee, New Hampshire, which has welcomed family and friends for more than 32 years. “The Cottage” has been the center of regular gatherings, reunions, family meals, and laughter over the years, as well as temporary housing for children and grandchildren in various phases of life. Annabelle was a devoted reader. She followed current events and politics, often encouraging lively dinner-time conversations on these subjects. In her later years, she found great joy in following the New England Patriots and the Boston Red Sox. Her family will always remember her love of Christmas and the joy that giving brought to her. A virtual memorial service will be held later this year. In the meantime, the family invites you to reach out and share your warm wishes and fond memories. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Annabelle may be made to Lake Sunapee Protective Association, (603) 763-2210, www.lakesunapee.org, or PO Box 683, Sunapee, NH 03782.

In loving memory of Etta V. Maxim
May 22, 1937 – August 19, 2017
When evening shadows are falling
And I am sitting alone
In my hand there comes a longing
Wishing you were here at home.
In life I loved you dearly.
In death I love you still.
For in my heart you hold a place
That no one else can fill.
You walk with me down quiet paths,
And speak through wind and rain.
For the wonderful gift of memory
Gives you back to me again.
I hold you close within my heart,
And there you will remain
To walk with me throughout my life,
Until we meet again.
Love you forever, John

In loving memory of Etta Maxim
May 22, 1937 – August 19, 2017
Though her smile is gone forever
And her hand we cannot tough
Still we have so many memories,
Of the one we loved so much.
Her memory is our keepsake,
With which we’ll never part.
God has her in His keeping,
We have her in our heart.
Loving Mother, Grandmother, and Great Grandmother of Randy, Trish, Karla, Laurin, Douglas, Philip, Christine, Claire, Kurtis, Christina, Emma, Mia, Skyler, Jessica, Ben, Jackson and Eloise.

BROWN, Carol ‘JoAnne’- On Wednesday, July 29, 2020, at Sara Vista Long Term Care Home, Elmvale, in her 79th year, JoAnne Brown (nee Waples), formerly of Vasey, passed away peacefully the day after sharing her 58th wedding anniversary with her loving husband Larry. Much loved mother of sons Greg (deceased), Shannon and Darren (Leanne) and grandmother to Jordan. Forever in the hearts of her siblings Wayne (deceased) Gloria (Finn) Neilson and Debbie Viallet and her in-laws Garnet (Ruth) Brown and Elmer (Janice) Brown. Aunt JoAnne will be remembered by her nieces and nephews. A private family graveside memorial service will be held at Vasey Union Cemetery. Memorial donation to Friends of Sara Vista Elmvale or Unity United Church Vasey would be appreciated by the family. Messages of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

JONES, BRIAN MACPHAIL
On July 24, Brian MacPhail Jones, who was so lucky in life and love, passed away. Predeceased by his wife of 49 years, Vivian Archer.  Brian found love again on March 12, 2008 when he married Dianne White and they were fortunate enough to share 12 years together.  Brian’s legacy of love has been passed onto his 7 children, 10 grandchildren and 1 great granddaughter. Bradley (Judi) children Perianne (Joel) and daughter Vivia and Kieran (Anna), Robert (Annette), Rodney (Jennifer) children Katy and Gregory, Roger (Barb) Ian (Barbara) children Charlotte (Rob) and Joshua, Sylvia (David) children Dawson and Jamie, Chris (Rina) children Colter and Carson, Brian also had the pleasure of sharing his love with Dianne’s children, Tim (Angela) daughter Valencia, Lisa and daughter Jessica, Cheryl (Brian) son Riley, Christopher (Jerilee), children Garet and Chelsea, Blessed to have lived in Tay Township all his life after attending the University of Guelph where he developed friendships that continued over his lifetime. Dad believed in giving back and supporting his community.  He was an active member of Unity United Church in Vasey; served on Tay Township council and committees; was a University of Guelph alumni; a member of the Ontario Federation of Agriculture and a canvasser for over 30 years for the Cancer Society. Brian will be remembered for his love of current affairs, politics, history and most importantly engaging with people and asking questions. Please share your favourite Brian stories with Dianne and family, because he always loved a great story! Memorial donations would be welcome to Unity United Church, 4967 Vasey Road, Midland, ON, L4R 4K3 or Hospice Huronia. A private family funeral was held at Lynn-Stone Funeral Home in Elmvale on Wednesday July 29th . Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

Jones, Pauline – Passed away at Hospice Simcoe, Barrie on Sunday, August 2, 2020 at the age of 83. Mary Pauline Alice Johnston was born in a log cabin on the Sixth of Flos on May 31, 1937. She was the eldest daughter of George Johnston and Ruth Archer who had both been born on the same road. She spent her youth there as well as on a farm just west of Phelpston. On September 14, 1957 she married Doug Jones of Anten Mills and together they raised their family, firstly on the 2nd of Flos and later in the village of Anten Mills.  Pauline was put on this earth to be a wife and mother. She excelled at it! When she felt her boys were old enough she took a job at the Simcoe County Museum which she thoroughly enjoyed. She was well respected by her co-workers as well as the patrons and county personnel. She worked there until retirement. Pauline had may admirable qualities but she will be most remembered for her empathy and kindness to others. She put others before herself, sometimes to her detriment but never waivered from that philosophy until the end. She will be missed by many.  Beloved wife for 63 years to Doug of Anten Mills. Loving mother to Doug Jones (Sue) of Barrie and Glenn Jones (Barb) of Holland Landing. Cherished grandmother of Bobby Jones (Steph), Alana Jones, and Lauren Jones, all of Barrie. Great Amma to Jackson and Gray Jones. Dear sister of Lawrence Johnston (Ruby) of Barrie, Glenna Reynolds (late George) of Elmvale, Judy Green (Harold) of Barrie, Bruce Johnston (Laura) of Phelpston and predeceased by Bill Johnston (Lois) and Laurine Spring (Ian). Due to the current pandemic and restrictions that are in place, a private service to celebrate Pauline’s life will be held at ADAMS FUNERAL HOME on Saturday, August 15, 2020 at 3 o’clock p.m. Memorial donations to the Canadian Wildlife Federation or Hospice Simcoe would be appreciated. Messages of condolence may be forwarded through adamsfuneralhome.ca

McGINNIS, George John – Passed away peacefully at Georgian Bay General Hospital, Midland on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 in his 67th year. George McGinnis, formerly of Elmvale, was the beloved son of the late Mary and Tom McGinnis. Lovingly remembered by his siblings Teresa (Murray) Archer, Tom (Colleen) McGinnis, Tim McGinnis (Anne Rumney), Paul “Rusty” McGinnis, Marianne (Dan) Charlebois. Predeceased by brother Frank and sisters Anna (Cliff) Banash and Kathy (survived by Martin) Marchand. He will be missed by many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. George was a proud former member of the Hilltop Hunt Club and the Wilderness Excursion Club and a famous supporter of Elmvale Mets Fastball Team. George made many friendships throughout his life and he danced to the beat of his own drum. He will be fondly remembered by many friends. A private family graveside memorial service was  held at St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Phelpston. A gathering to celebrate George’s life will be held later this year if Covid-19 regulations permit. If you would like to make a donation in George’s memory please consider R.C. Legion Br #262, Elmvale or the Georgian Bay Cancer Support Centre, Penetanguishene. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

Kevin Charles Merritt – Piper Merritt, along with her children Levi and Shilo are disappointed to announce that the Celebration of Life for Kevin Merritt has been postponed until further notice. Those who can, please ride as a tribute to Kevin. Updated information and messages of condolence will be received by leclaircremationcentre.ca

Doreen Ruth SYE (nee Reynolds)  –  Passed away peacefully on August 2, 2020 at Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie, at the age of 85. Loving mother of Tara D’Angelo (Enio-deceased), Kirk (Caroline), Thane (Donna) and Bonnie (Eric). Beloved wife of the late Jack Stewart Sye (2011). Dear grandmother of Season Laviolette (Bryan), Dustin D’Angelo (Jamie), Ian and Heather Kay. Great grandmother of Stewart, Jacob and Jesse. Dear daughter of Margaret “Elizabeth” Scarlett and Arthur Reynolds of Scarlett Line outside of Waverley. Last surviving sibling of Maysie, Fredda, Frances, Elma, and Bill. Doreen will be sadly missed by her family and friends. She was a loving woman who was extremely kind and considerate. Taken too soon. Private memorial to be arranged at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations to St. John’s Anglican Church or Royal Victoria Hospital Cancer Center would be appreciated. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

Sporring, Robert (Bob) Chris – May 22, 1938 – July 18, 2020 – Bob passed away on Saturday, at RVH in Barrie, Ontario at the age of 82. Cherished father of son Rob and his wife Anne, and daughter Debbie {deceased}. Loving grandfather to Krystina, and Brandy. Iconic great-grandfather to Robbie and David. Dear brother to Peter and sister Hazel, and Herbie {deceased}. Bob always felt lucky and privileged to serve with the following organizations during his life such as farming, and serving with the UN forces on Cyprus. Bob taught electricity at Blenheim District High School, Tecumseh High School in Chatham, and at Eastview Secondary School in Barrie. Bob served two terms as District President, Simcoe County OSSTF, and opened the very first OSSTF office in Simcoe County. Bob also serviced as Councillor with Vespra Township Council for two terms. Bob also serviced with the Springwater Community Policing Committee. Bob always considered it a privilege and an honour to work with all the above people, especially the students. Bob retired from teaching in 1993 to operate the garden centre on Wilson Drive with his lovely wife Rose, who then assisted further full time upon her retirement four years later. And last but not least, he will miss his golfing buddies and would always say thanks to my family, and for a long fulfilling life. He will be terribly missed and always be remembered by his family and friends. We thank you for your many selfless services sir. No visitations due to Covid-19. Celebration of Life in late September

Berry, Sandra-Lyn (Harcus)
Feb 12 1975- August 11 2012
In loving memory of our dear daughter
Your life was our blessing,
your memory our treasure.
You are loved beyond words
and missed beyond measure
Love Mom & Dad

Gilbert Moreau
Dec. 11, 1938 – Aug. 6, 2016
In a quiet country graveyard
Where the gentle breezes blow
Sleeps the one I love do dearly
And lost four years ago.
Always in my heart,
Love, Diane

Gilbert Moreau
Dec. 11, 1938 – Aug. 6, 2016
Dear Dad – Poppy
You were always there
When we needed you.
No task too great or small
With loving heart and willing hand
For us you did them all.
Missing you.
Love Andrew & Jackie, Shelley, Taylor & Aaron,
Matt & Dani, Tegan & Lochlyn

Ball, David James -Passed away suddenly as the result of an accident on Friday, July 10, 2020. David Ball at the age of 64 proud father of Melissa Courvoisier (Marshal Sterio), Michelle Ball (David Sinclair), Jeffery Ball (Ashley Nuovo) and Taylor Courvoisier. David is survived by his brother John (Linda) Ball and predeceased by his parents the late Rick and Dorothy Ball. David will also be remembered by his many friends. Friends and family will be received at ADAMS FUNERAL HOME, 445 St. Vincent St. Barrie (just north of Cundles Rd.) on Saturday, August 1, 2020 from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Funeral service will be streamed live at 2 o’clock on the following link https://www.youtube.com/channel. Cv01OP9TCdLAKuSOVIZupmQ.  on Saturday, August 1, 2020 at 2 o’clock. Interment Minesing Union Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through adamsfuneralhome.ca. In accordance to directives put in place by provincial governing bodies and the Public Health Unit there will be a limit on the number of people permitted into Adams Funeral Home at one time. Please note that wearing a facial covering and adhering to physical distancing directives is mandatory. No gathering is permitted in the funeral home parking lot please.

BUTTERY, Robert Wayne – Passed away peacefully on Monday, July 6, 2020 at the age of 70. Wayne Buttery of Orr Lake, treasured husband and creative partner of Rita Johns-Schindler. Stepfather of Noel, Paul, Kathy and Julie and stepgrandfather to Jackalynn, Gary, Norman, Erin, Sean and Michael, all of whom he considered his own family. Predeceased by his wife, Catherine Parkinson. Fondly remembered by his extended family as well as many friends and co-workers whom he loved very much. Wayne’s love and talent for music took him to Night Clubs all over Canada. Amongst numerous local venues, he has played at the Fish Bar in Collingwood for the past 7 years and was the dedicated and passionate Artistic Director of the Wasaga Blues Festival for the past 4 years. Due to the current pandemic a celebration of Wayne’s life will take place at a later date. Memorial donations to Diabetes Association or Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Condolences may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

Price: Megan Leon, (nee: Pincoe) – Suddenly as the result of a kayaking accident on Wednesday July 15, 2020. Megan Price (nee: Pincoe) at the age of 42 years, beloved wife of Randy Price. Loving mother of Kieran and Tristan. Loved daughter of Maggie Pincoe and the late Ross Pincoe. Sadly missed by her sister Leanne Moffitt, and her grandparents Douglas and Agnes MacMillan. Fondly remembered by Jackie and David Price. Forever in the hearts of her extended family and friends.  Resting at Rod Abrams Funeral Home 1666 Tottenham Rd., Tottenham on Wednesday July 22, 2020. Following Pandemic protocols for Funeral Homes, all visitors must wear a face mask, and should only attend if they do not have a fever or cough. Visitation times will be set by Reserved Groups of 30 attendees per session. Visitation session times are: 2-2:30pm, 2:45-3:15pm, 3:30-4pm, 4:15-4:45pm, 5-5:30pm, 5:45-6:15pm (with 15 minutes intervals of cleaning/sanitization). All Attendees must call the Funeral Home at 905-936-3477 to reserve a visitation time during one of those set periods. A private invitational Funeral Service will be held, followed by cremation.  For those who wish, donations to the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.RodAbramsFuneralHome.com.

TRACE, Marilyn Emma (McLeaming) passed away peacefully with her loving family by her side and was reunited with her husband Carl on Thursday, July 16th, 2020 after being apart for 13 years. Loving mother of Verna (John Knuff), Ken (Sherri), Dan/Tammy and Jerry (Judi). Cherished grandma of Kyle (Harshita), Craig (Chelsea), Ryan (Shannon), Jeremy (Randi), Corey (Brandy), Dustin (Maggie), Taylor and Matthew. She also had 3 great grandchildren. Dear sister of Sybil Desjardins. Marilyn was an active member of the Art Club and Carving Club at the Bayshore Seniors Centre at Woodland Beach. She also participated in two bowling leagues. She will be truly missed. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, August 15th on the home farm at 2 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Georgian Bay General Hospital, Heart and Stroke Foundation or any charity of your choice would be appreciated. Expressions of sympathy can be sent to wwwlynnstonefuneralhome.com

Anscombe, Muriel Alice – Passed away peacefully at Hospice Huronia on Saturday, July 4, 2020.  Muriel Anscombe (nee Starr) formerly of Elmvale in her 95th year.  Pre-deceased by her infant son David Anscombe.  Maw to John (Vicki) Kidd and grandmaw to their family.  Sister of the late Carmen Annis, Reg, Edward, Thomas, Harold, and Joseph Starr.   Muriel will be fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. Due to the Covid 19 restrictions, there will be a private family service with an interment in Edgar Methodist Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Wendat Seniors Residence or to Hospice Huronia would be appreciated. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to
www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Douglas Alexander Gullett on June 11, 2020 in his 74th year.  Son of the late Robert and Christina Gullett (Thorold).  Doug is survived by his loving wife of 50 years Betty (Hicks), his daughters Kristen (Donna Douglas) and Rebecca and his son Jason.  He has four grandchildren who were deeply cherished, Brynn and Cameron Varcoe and Douglas and Alexandra Gullett. Doug was a construction manager for Consumers Gas, and while working full time completed his Bachelor of Arts degree from Brock University in 1980.  He and his family were transferred to Barrie in 1981 and he was Construction Manager over Georgian Bay area.  Doug was owner and operator of a construction company from 1985 until 2000 and completed international projects in United States and Iceland as well as multiple projects in Ontario.  During that time, he won national and local awards for his commercial construction projects.  He served as President of the Canadian Farm Builders Association 1997/ 1998 and President of the Barrie Construction Association in 1998.  Doug was invited to join Jean Chretien in 1997 and 1999 on Team Canada Trade Missions to Korea, Philippines and Thailand and Japan respectively.   He supported his community through work with The Rotary Club of Barrie and the Shriners. Doug was still very active owning and operating Northwinds Farm in Dalston and prided himself on producing and selling farm fresh produce at his Farm Gate Store located on the farm.   The family would like to thank the Doctors and staff in the I.C.U and the Royal Victoria Hospital.  In lieu of flowers a donation to the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.  We will come together to celebrate his life with family and friends at a later date.

LEADLAY, Lois Anita (nee Bourne) – Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 23, 2020, at Hillcrest Village, Midland, in her 87th year. Beloved wife of the late H. John Leadlay. Cherished mum of Margaret (Mel) Waldner of Middleton, NS, Robert (Pam) of London and Hal (Andrea) of Peterborough.  Lovingly remembered by her grandchildren, Chris, Jake, Seth, Noah, Rachael, Shawn and Scott and by her niece Betty Whittington of Gatineau, PQ and surviving brother, Robert “Bob” (Eileen) Bourne of Barrie.  Born in Ottawa, Lois moved around Canada as the daughter of an RCAF officer.  A dedicated “behind the scenes” worker, Lois always got the job done, working as clerical staff for:  the National Research Council- Ottawa, A.V. Roe (Proud member of the Avro Arrow Project, she saw the Arrow’s first flight) in Malton, many Etobicoke Elementary Schools as secretary and Union leader, and Zen Air in Midland or her many volunteer positions: Scout’s Canada (Akela, 16th and 22nd Humberwest and 3 bead Gilwell wood badge holder -Trainer II), Sunday School teacher, North York Obedience club, Midland and District Kennel Club, St John’s Ambulance Therapy Dogs, Bluewater-Georgina-Wendake Winter Beach Patrol, and Midland Team Lead with Therapeutic Paws of Canada.  The family would like to acknowledge the care she received first at King Place and Hillcrest Village (Harbour Suites) in Midland, and PSW Liz Acs, whose care and friendship knew no bounds. She was truly loved and she will be missed.  Due to the current pandemic, a memorial service will be held at a later date.  If you would like to make a donation in Lois’ memory, please consider Heart and Stroke Foundation or Therapeutic Paws of Canada. Messages of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

Luck, Barbara – Peacefully at the Huron Residential Hospice, Clinton on Wednesday July 1, 2020 Barbara June Luck (Telford) of Bayfield at the age of 82. Loving mother of Steven Telford of Bayfield, Michael & Gwen Telford of London, Darin Telford of Bayfield, Lisa Telford of Bayfield and David Telford & Margery Holmes of Clinton. Cherished grandmother of Faith and Cameron Telford, Dylan and Dariann Telford, Cody and Jacob Moon. Dear sister of Jeanette & Ted Lloyd, Gloria Laycock, Patricia Powell, Donna Mingo, Heather Pearce, Dan & Karen Luck and Donna Luck. Also Missed by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Norval and Mae Luck and siblings Loretta, George, Joan and Bruce in infancy. Cremation has taken place. A private family graveside service will be held at the Bayfield Cemetery at a later date. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Huron Residential Hospice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Rumble, Cheryl Anne – Aug 5, 1962 – June 24, 2020 – Sudden but peaceful passing at her Toronto residence on June 24 in her 58th year.  Cheryl formerly of Hillsdale is survived by parents, James and Elaine of Hillsdale and siblings Christine (Gilles) of Uxbridge and James Jr of Hillsdale.  A graduate of Centennial College she worked in her trade of Architecture, she enjoyed playing softball as a pitcher with the Craighurst Ladies Softball Team she practiced judo with the local club.
Graveside service to be held at the Hillsdale United Church Cemetery at a later date. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

WHITTON, Jean Kathleen – Passed away peacefully at Grove Park Home in Barrie on Sunday, July 5, 2020. Jean Whitton (nee Dawes) formerly of Hillsdale in her 91st year. Beloved wife of the late Lorne Whitton. Dear mother of Paul (Terry) Whitton of Severn, Tom (Pam) Whitton of Oro-Medonte, and Katie (Brian) Johns of Hillsdale.  Proud grandmother of April (Kyle), Jonathon, Matthew (Karley), Rhonda (Cody), Brianna, Jordan (Cara), Sean, and Stephanie. Great-grandmother of Parker, Colton, Hayden, Van, and Maeve.
Due to the Covid 19 restrictions a private family service will be held, with an interment at the Hillsdale Presbyterian Cemetery.
Memorial donations in Jean’s memory may be made to the Hillsdale Presbyterian Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to
www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

Ron Frankcom – January 26,1939-July 9,2018
It has been two years since we lost you Ron. We miss you, but thinking of you brings a smile to our faces.
Your devotion to family and community was second to none. You were always there for us when we needed help or guidance, and for that we are forever grateful.
Love always, your family.

Donald Jacobs
December 22, 1912 – July 20, 2002
He taught us that hard work pays off
You reap just what you sow ..
He said that if you tend your crops
Your field will overflow.
Vivien, Michael, Gloria, Glenna,
Sheila, Charles and David

Guest, Frank Dennis – Passed away at Hillcrest Village Care Centre on Thursday, June 11, 2020 at the age of 75.  Beloved husband of Joanne (nee Pattenden). Dear father of Marc (Jenny Marchand), Lara (Martin Jellifo) and Adrienne (Scott Edwards).  Loving grandfather of Breanne, Corinna and Logan.  Great-grandfather of Liam and Hadley.  Predeceased by his brother Larry Guest (survived by Carrie). Brother-in-law of Dick Pattenden (Joan) and Helen Langlois (predeceased by Howard).  Frank will be dearly missed by his many nieces and nephews. A celebration of Frank’s life will be held at a later date.  If desired, memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated.  Messages of condolence will be received by leclaircremationcentre.ca

LAKER, Denise Marie – Passed away suddenly at her residence on Thursday, June 18, 2020. Denise Laker (nee Wake) of Hillsdale in her 64th year. Beloved wife of Terry Laker. Dear mother of Jeff (Kirby) Dickson and cherished grandmother of Greyson. Loving daughter of Doug and Marion Wake. Step-mother of Sharon (Peter) Fountain, Wendy Laker, and Brett (Tania) Laker. Step-grandmother of Kahlie, Andrew, Matthew, Mitchell, Miles, and Brody. Denise will be missed by her aunts, uncles and cousins. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

Judy Ellen Ann Ritchie – Passed peacefully with her family by her side on Sunday, June 7, 2020 at Hospice Huronia in her 74th year. Survived by her loving husband of 55 years, William Ritchie.  Dear mother to Nancy Hummelink (Vince), Skylar Ritchie (Tracy Jarratt), Scott Ritchie (Vicki Harding) and Tina Ritchie (Ronald Bishop).  Grandmother to Lindsay, Nicole, Cody, Kayla, Brody, Christopher, Nikki and Brandon.  Predeceased by her brother Gilbert Dubeau, Judy will be fondly remembered by her siblings June (Bill), Debbie (Leonard), Sharon (Jack), Sheila (Doug) and Darlene (Dennis).  Cremation has taken place.  A celebration of life will be announced at a later date.  Memorial donations to Hospice Huronia – Tomkins House are greatly appreciated.  Messages of condolence will be received at leclaircremationcentre.ca

In loving memory of Paul Bertram –
October 10, 1931-June 25, 2019
His charming ways and smiling face
Are a pleasure to recall.
He had a kindly word for all,
And died beloved by all.
Lois, Ken, Glenda, Peggy and their families

Loftus, Bernard – June 24, 1994
As time unfolds another year
Memories keep you ever near.
Silent thoughts of times together
Hold memories that will last forever.
As you were, you will always be,
Treasured forever in our memory.
Forever remembered, forever missed.
Love, your family and friends.

 

ARGUE, Kenneth William – Passed away suddenly at his home in Barrie on Tuesday, May 26, 2020. Ken Argue of Barrie in his 58th year. Beloved father of Corinne Argue ( Tom Lovatt).  Grandfather of Makayla.  Dear brother of Beverly, Cheryl (Ken), Tim, and the Late Len. Brother-in-law Richard.  He will be missed by his nieces, Melissa and Patricia (Robert). Predeceased by his parents, Bill and Betty Argue.  A Celebration of Life will take place at a later date. His ashes will be laid to rest at Elmvale Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations in Ken’s memory may be made to the charity of your choice. Messages of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

Helstern, Mary Meleta – Passed away peacefully at her home on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 in her 85th year. Beloved wife of the late Warren Helstern. Loving mother of Terry Helstern, Dale Craddock (predeceased) (Ralph), Glenn Helstern (Ian), and Beverly Slack (Ed predeceased). Cherished grandmother of Ryan, Erin, Jeff (Kelly), Kevin (Sara), Robert, Adam (Kate), Jason (Melissa) and great-grandmother of Taylor, Emma, Theo and Willa. Mary will be sadly missed by her twin sister Glenna Stanyer and many extended family and friends.  Due to the Covid-19 restrictions, a private family interment will be held at Grenfel Cemetery and a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers memorial donations to Cancer Research would be appreciated. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through www.adamsfuneralhome.ca

Myrna Jean Ingleton – October 17 1940 – May 13 2020 – Passed away at Lions Head hospital with her loving husband John Tozer at her side after a long fight with cancer. Myrna is survived by her husband John and siblings Harold (Ruby), Ronald (Shirley deceased), Ralph (Carol), Joyce (Barry) and Robert (Marg) and many nieces and nephews. Her parents Gordon and Ida were delighted to have a little girl after having three boys. Myrna was brought up on the family farm near Elmvale.  She liked crafts, was a member of the 4H CLUB and played many school sports. In high school she was a good student, was a school cheerleader and played on the basketball and volleyball teams. She was an excellent skier, later joined the Toronto Ski club where she was an active member for many years and made many long lasting friends.  She worked as a secretary at the Ontario Board of Education, being promoted to Administrative Assistant. She then moved to CBC where she was secretary and assistant to Knowlton Nash. She left the CBC to go into Real Estate becoming one of the top selling agents in the Beaches. She was an active member of the Balmy Beach Club playing squash, beach volley ball and participating in many club social events from which she made many long lasting friendships. In 1981, she met her future partner and husband John Tozer who became her lifelong Soulmate, best friend and confidant. He had taken early retirement and was actively seeking a sailboat to go cruising while living at his cottage on Georgian Bay on the Bruce Peninsula. She embraced this new lifestyle with him and for many years they split their time living at their cottage and sailing their sailboat in Florida, Bahamas, Caribbean and throughout the Mediterranean. Myrna loved living at the cottage enjoying the wildlife, gardening, cooking, golfing at the local golf course,   selling Real Estate, hiking the Bruce trail and cross country skiing in the winter. She loved both of her two cats, Gunner the Siamese cat we had on the boat and Jake the current stray she picked up. She treated them like her children she never had. She was a warm, fun loving person who had a wicked sense of humour and an uninhibited laugh that lit up a room at any occasion. In later life she and her husband loved travelling to England, Portugal and Spain; loved  cruising , a highlight being taking a world cruise on the Queen Victoria. She will be sorely missed by her loving husband as well as her family and many friends and fondly remembered by all who met her for her quick wit, keen sense of humour, kindness and generosity. Cremation has taken place and a celebration of life will be held later in the summer. Memorial donations can be made through Grey Bruce Cremation and Burial Services for Lions Head Hospital.

Bernadette “Bunny” Catherine Snider – It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear mother, sister, grandma, great grandma, friend and community advocate, Bernadette Catherine Snider on Friday May 29th, 2020. Affectionately known to all as “Bunny” she left us with grace, dignity a sense of humor and her family by her side. Beloved wife of the late Ken Snider (deceased 2005), Bunny leaves her “always planning an event” family Kathy Stewart (Jim), Doug (Terry), Ann Hewlett (Shawn) and Sandy Dupuis (Peter). Loving grandmother to Dianna, Adam, Brittany (L.J), Brianna (Alain), Alyse (Jon), Ryan, Peter (Beth), Melanie and Holly (Alex). Special great grandmother to Zachary, Andrew, Remi, Jillian, Violet and a new Dupuis addition in November. Fondly remembered by Monica and Braden. Born to the late Frank and Bertille Marley on July 5, 1934 in Phelpston, ON Bunny was third oldest of the 14 beautiful Irish Marley clan. She is survived by sisters Mary Ellen, Marg (the late Dave Thomas), Angela and Phil and brothers Joseph (the late Deloris), Patrick (Heather), James (the late Colleen) and Paul (Cathy) and sister-in-law Liz (Scott). Predeceased by five brothers Edward, Michael (the late Goldie), Peter (Liz), Leo and Bill. Survived by her sister in law, Ruth (late Len Miller) and fondly remembered by the Snider family. She was loved dearly by many nieces and nephews. Bunny graduated from St. Joseph’s School of Nursing (Toronto) in 1955 and later Gerontology at Georgian College.  She was a compassionate nurse and provided great mentorship to many younger colleagues.  She worked at St. Joseph’s, Penetang General Hospital, St. Andrew’s Hospital, Georgian Manor and Huronia District Hospital. Raising her family in Waverley with Ken, she was forever committed to improving her community.  Ken and Bunny worked hard together to build the family business, Snider Transport and built their second family home on Georgian Bay in Victoria Harbour.   She enjoyed lots of parties with friends and family and the invitation to “drop by” was always there and she extended her hospitality generously. Her family was very important and she lit up whenever we walked in the door or gave her a call.  She was never too busy to have a visit or offer you some cookies.  She had a gift to make everyone feel that you were indeed her favourite.  Her grandchildren were her greatest joy and she attended many graduations, school plays, baseball, hockey, basketball games, music festivals, family outings, weddings and was always ready to give a little baking, gardening or driving lesson on the side. Bunny had a relentless spirit and a great capacity for compassion that was made real through her countless acts of kindness.  Her quiet inner strength and positive attitude enabled her to work on many needed community supports such as the affordable housing project. Through her faith and devotion to St. Mary’s Catholic Church (Victoria Harbour), she worked tirelessly at the food bank and could always be found at the bake table at CWL bazaars.  Bunny had many lifelong friendships including the walking “gals” of 27 years and the bridge club.  She enjoyed knitting and we have all been recipients of a pair of socks as she worked her way around the family. She loved to bake and many have enjoyed her tea biscuits, queen Elizabeth cake, butter tarts and pies.  Bunny loved a glass of wine, ice cream, good conversation and time spent with family and friends on Georgian Bay.  Our strong matriarch’s legacy to be caring, kind and generous with each other has been instilled in all of us.   We all know to make the “job list” and get one thing done in the morning so that you can enjoy whatever fun there is to be had in the afternoon.
Special thanks to all that have cared and loved Bunny on her journey and know that you are appreciated. A private family service has been held and when circumstances permit a celebration of life will be planned at a later date.  If you wish to make a donation, please consider any one of the many organizations that Bunny was passionate about supporting. Messages of condolence will be received by leclaircremationcentre.ca

David Harry Michie – August 10, 1944 – May 28, 2020 – It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of David (Dave) Michie at home on Thursday, May 28, 2020 at the age of 75. The son of the late Harry and Betty Michie, Dave is survived by his loving wife Linda (Dusome) of 50 years, his son Scott, daughter-in-law Jodi, and grandchildren Duncan and Maëlle whom he truly adored. They always believed their grandpa could fix anything and he usually did! A veritable “Dave” of all trades, he was one of the Bell Boys of the 1960s, spent time working as a buyer for Home Hardware, and selling real estate in the Barrie area at different periods of his life. However, it was in education where he spent most of his working career. Dave inspired many people as a teacher with the Simcoe County District School Board and was happiest sharing his vast knowledge of worldly things and love of the outdoors. He had many former students who phoned or stopped him on the street to thank him and tell him the difference he had made in their lives. In his retirement, Dave continued to supply teach and more than one student was quoted as saying, “Mr. Michie is awesome! We always knew it was going to be a great day when he was in our class!” Dave was a husband, father, grandfather, teacher, handyman, outdoorsman, hot rod enthusiast, problem solver, tinkerer and a lifelong learner, always challenging himself with new ideas. He will be sorely missed by his family and those who knew him. At Dave’s request, there will be no celebration of life. For those who wish, the family invites you to share a story, fond memory, or anecdote about Dave at: www.adamsfuneralhome.ca. If so desired, a donation to the Simcoe Muskoka Regional Cancer Centre at RVH can be made in his memory through Adams Funeral Home (445 St. Vincent Street, Barrie).

SIMKUS, Pia – Passed away at the age of 69, at her residence in Barrie, after a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer. Lovingly remembered by her brother Al Simkus and his wife Inger of Toronto, her nephew Roman Romanenko of Toronto and her great nephew Lucas. Predeceased by her parents Jonas and Hella Simkus. At her request cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life will follow at a later date. If you wish to make a donation in Pia’s memory please consider the Cancer Society or your favourite charity. Messages of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

Beardsall – A big “Thank You” to all who phoned, sent cards, brought gifts, flowers, sent messages,
And the members of Elmvale Presbyterian Church, who walked by and drove by with decorated cars,
Tooting their horns, to help us celebrate our “60” wedding anniversary.
Special thanks to all our family for making our anniversary so special.
Al and Lila Beardsall

STODDART – We would like to thank you for the cards, flowers
and kind expressions of sympathy shown following
Dad’s passing.  Your support at this time was very
much appreciated.
Sandra, Craig and Beacock family

Thomas Leonard Furlong – March 12, 1948- May 17, 2020 – Cruising into the great beyond, Tom left this life on Sunday, May 17, 2020 at the age of 72 years. Tom Furlong of Elmvale leaves behind his loving wife of 30 years, Gwen, his two sons, Brian and Jeffrey, granddaughter Crissy White, and an extended family. Tom loved nothing more than his dream car, a 1957 Chevy Belair He belonged to the Wasaga Beach Cruisers, and enjoyed spending time talking about old cars. Another passion of Tom’s was baseball, and he was involved with the local Ball Dogs Team. After working in Toronto for De Havilland for many years, Tom then moved back to his family home in Elmvale and worked for Barrie Metals. Upon his retirement, Tom enjoyed working at odd jobs around town and tinkering with his Chevy. A private family memorial will take place at a later date. If desired, memorial donations to OSPCA and Humane Society would be appreciated by the family. Messages of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

MacIntyre, Robert “Bob” Archibald – Passed away peacefully at home on Friday, May 15, 2020 at the age of 83. Cherished husband of Gerry MacIntyre (nee Jerome) for 56 years. Loving father of Arthur, Larissa (Richard) Bailey and the late Rob. Adored Papa of Shelby, Leah, Bobby, Elenna (Gerald), Jared, Cara, Colin, Ian and great-papa of Everley. Dear brother of Alan MacIntyre and Ronald (Bonnie) MacIntyre. Bob will be sadly missed by his nieces, nephews, extended family, friends at the Model A Club and members of Midhurst United Church. Bob worked for Bell Canada for 35 years. A private family service will be held at Midhurst Union Cemetery and a Celebration of Bob’s life will be held at a later date. Memorial donations to Midhurst United Church would be greatly appreciated. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through adamsfuneralhome.ca

TRIPP, Barbara Jean – Passed away peacefully at the Owen Hill Care Community on Friday, May 15, 2020. Barbara Tripp of Barrie formerly of Elmvale, In her 81st year. Beloved wife of the late Paul Tripp. Dear mother of David Tripp of Barrie, Steven Tripp of Toronto and Mark Tripp of Barrie. Loved grandmother of Andrew, Jennifer, Stephanie, Monica, Jamie, Steven and Christina. Great grandmother of Brendan, Devlin, Davian, Aiden, Zachary, Dyson, Mikayla, and Destiny. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Cremation with interment at Allenwood United Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

In loving memory of Robert (Bob) Lambie
April 25, 1931 – May 19, 2012
Partings come and hearts are broken
Loved ones go with words unspoken.
Deep in our hearts there’s a memory kept,
For a husband, father, grandfather & G.G.
we’ll soon never forget.
Love always, Doreen, Pat & Families

In memory of  Robertson  Brothers
Bill—- Nov. 20, 1930- June 4, 2019.
Don— June 5, 1934- June 4 , 2016
Ed— June 24, 1936 – Oct. 9 , 2016
Sadly missed by their families.

KEVIN CHARLES MERRITT- Piper Merritt, along with her children Levi and Shilo would like to announce that the Celebration of Life for Kevin Merritt has been postponed to August 16, 2020 from 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Midland Curling Club.  Those who can, please ride in as a tribute to Kevin. Updated information and messages of condolence will be leclaircremationcentre.ca

Stoddart, Lewis – Passed away peacefully on Saturday May 9th, 2020 at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, Barrie in his 87th year. Lewis was a lifelong resident of Oro-Medonte, and is predeceased by his parents Norm, and Florence Stoddart. Beloved husband of the late Barbara Joan (nee Currie). Loving father of Michael (Gerty), Sandra Beacock (Craig), and Steven (Nancy). Proud grandfather of: Sarah Albin, Dara Beacock (Scott), Melissa Beacock (Aaron), Lindsay Beacock (Scott), Stephanie Erwin (Porter), Bradley (Zolton) and Michael. Great grandfather to Harper and Easton McGill. Lewis will be missed and lovingly remembered by his family and friends. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. As An expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice through the Simcoe Funeral Home (705) 327-0221. Messages of condolence are welcomed at www.simcoefuneralhome.ca

WILSON, Brenda Joyce – Passed away suddenly with her husband by her side on Friday, May 1, 2020 at the Georgian Bay General Hospital in Midland. Brenda Wilson of Waverley in her 73rd year. Beloved wife of Gordon Wilson. Dear mother of Warren and Lisa. Step-mother of Phillip (Tammy) Wilson and Kelly (Cam) Stiles. Grandma of Jessie, Jolene, Finley, Ronan, Carin, Fraser, and Charlotte. Sister of Jim (Bonnie) Bidmead and the late Donna (Yen) Nielsen. Brenda loved spending her days travelling with Gord in his transport trucks or on their motorcycles. She was the proud and talented owner of Canvas Worx for over 20 years. In her later years she appreciated her time spent at the Elmvale Presbyterian Church and her many friends that she made there. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Memorial donations in Brenda’s memory may be made to the Cancer Society or the Elmvale Presbyterian Church. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com