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Obits & In Memory

ROWAT, P Daniel “Gummy” – 1956- 2022 – Passed away suddenly on Monday, June 6th, 2022, at his favourite cottage on the Severn River. Dan “Gummy” Rowat was born on Jan 3, 1956 and was the New Years Baby that year. He is survived by his sons Joshua (Kathleen) Smith of Edmonton, Ab, Jesse (Jenna Cybulski) Smith of Barrie, On and Gregory (Sarah Neville) Rowat of Ottawa, On. Dan was predeceased by his father Paul “Gummy” Rowat in 2011 and is survived by his mother Joan (Robertson) Rowat. He is survived by his siblings Diane Rowat-Walton and David (Joni) Rowat. He is also survived by his aunts Shirley Townsend and Verna Rowat and many cousins on both the Rowat and Robertson side of the family. Dan was a loving grandfather to Leo and Luna and a wonderful uncle to Brad (Tammi), Amy (Greg), Shelley (Lorne), Debbie (Jose) and Jason. Dan was an exceptional hockey and baseball player. Over the years, he played on many award-winning teams and was captain of the Barrie Colts. He enjoyed the outdoors and spent many years camping in Meaford with Patty, Gummy Sr, Dave and many long-term friends. He loved fishing and always looked forward to his annual fall fishing trips with the Elmvale boys. Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life is planned for July 23, 2022 at the Elmvale Legion (upstairs) from 1-4pm. Please join Dan’s family and friends to celebrate the life of an Elmvale boy who proudly bore the nickname “Gummy or Gummy Jr.”. We know there are lots of stories to be told. If desired, memorial donations can be made to the Elmvale Food Bank, the ALS Society, the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Hospice Simcoe. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

SEILI, Karen Lynne (nee Latronico) – Died peacefully at Campbell House Hospice, Collingwood with her loving husband by her side on Monday, June 13, 2022 in her 57th year. Karen Seili of Wasaga Beach, was the beloved wife of Jim for over 37 years. Loving mother of Jeff (Marianna), Kerry (David) and Jamie. Very proud grandma of Lexi, Sophie and Kaleb. Dear sister of Marilyn, the late James, the late Bruce and sister-in-law of Joe (Debbie), Jane (Larry) and Jeff. Fondly remembered by her nieces, nephews, extended family, many friends and colleagues. Karen was a hard-worker and spent over 20 years working at Tim Hortons in Wasaga Beach. Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, donations in Karen’s memory to My Friend’s House, Collingwood or the Hospice Georgian Triangle for Campbell House would be appreciated by the family. To leave a message of condolence or to sign Karen’s Book of Memories, please visit www.carruthersdavidson.com

In Memory of 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. With love, your family.

THANK YOU – We would like to thank our family, friends and neighbours for all of the cards and gifts, flowers, food, phone calls, visits,  kind offers of help and the support that we received after Bruce’s passing. During this  difficult time, you all showed how very much you cared, and it meant the world to us. Thank you to Bernadette and Valley Farm Market for the wonderful lunch they catered for Bruce’s Celebration of Life. It received rave reviews! Thank you again to the wonderful, caring staff of Sara Vista. We wouldn’t have entrusted his care to anyone else. Debbie Henry and family

MARSHALL, Walter John – It is with profound sadness we announce the passing of Walter John Marshall. He is now in the loving presence of his Lord and Saviour and united with his daughter Patricia (2019). Walt fought his four and half year battle with cancer with great courage, dignity and determination. He passed away peacefully at Hospice Simcoe in the early morning hours of Saturday May 28, 2022 at Hospice Simcoe. Walter was the beloved husband of Deborah (nee McKenzie) loving father to Chris (Anna Whitmore), Patricia (Chris James) and Stacy, Walt was the devoted and proud Poppy to Tegan and Hayden James. He will be greatly missed by his twin brother Willard (Helen), older brothers Harold (Janet) and Doug (Georgetta), brother and sister-in-law Stuart and Heather McKenzie, his many nieces, nephews, and his Godson Jesse (Bailey) and sister Michelle (David). Walter was predeceased by his daughter Patricia and his parents Tom and Dorothy Marshall. Walter loved to curl and golf and was exceptional arm-chair commentator of these sports and many others. He enjoyed driving his 1935 Ford Humpback and honing his woodworking skills building scale model houses, classic cars, and yard art for the garden. His happy place was in the workshop listening to gospel blue grass and working on his next project. NASCAR racing was another big interest of his. Walter was a founding member of Celebration Church Barrie. He served on many committees, participating in and leading many bible studies over the years. His faith was an integral part of who he was and how he lived his life. We are grateful to our church family for their heartfelt and continuous prayers. We want to thank Gilda’s Club for their tremendous support and encouragement. “No one faces cancer alone.” We are so grateful. Our gratitude and heartfelt thanks goes out to Hospice Simcoe staff and volunteers and the community care nurses for the tender loving care you gave Walter. Thank you Dr. Morris for your compassion and caring. All of you made the unbearable bearable for our family. We also want to thank Dr. Butler and his team at Princess Margaret’s Hospital for working so hard for Walter. Cremation has taken place. There will be visitation at Lynn-Stone Funeral Home in Elmvale, June 24th from 2-4 and 7-9. There will be a Celebration of Life service at Celebration Church Barrie, Saturday June 25 at 2:30 pm. The service will also be streamed live on the Celebration Church You Tube channel for those unable to attend in person. The family respectfully asks that masks be worn at both the visitation and celebration of life. A private interment will follow in the fall. In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation may be made to Hospice Simcoe, Gilda’s Club, Princess Margaret Foundation, and Celebration Church. Visit lynnstonefuneralhome.com for charity links. Condolence messages can be sent to the family at lynnstonefuneralhome.com.

HARRIS, George- September 19th 1943-June 5th 2022. George Russell Harris 78, passed away at Royal Victoria Hospital on June 5th, 2022. He was born on September 19th 1943 to Violet and Russell Harris in Barrie ON. On September 6th 1968 he married Willy Noordegraaff and they went on to have 4 children. Charles (Teresa) Harris, Melissa (Kevin) Everton, Geoff (Heather) Harris and Teressa (Erich) Aldebert. He will be greatly missed by his wife Willy, his 4 children, 11 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. He is predeceased by his sisters Ruth Harris, Pearl (Len) Cumming, Edna (Franklin) Higginson and he is survived by his sister Marie (Hoyle) Campbell. George was a longtime member of the community, a proud farmer and always loved to stop and talk with people. Visitation will be held Monday June 13th from 2-4pm and 7-9pm. Funeral will follow Tuesday June 14th at 11:00am. Visitation and Funeral will take place at Adams Funeral Home, 445 St. Vincent St. Barrie ON. 

MOLTO, Helen Irene (Nee Archer) – Helen, in her 94th year, passed away peacefully at home in Toronto on May 9th, 2022. She is survived by five children, twenty Grandchildren and eighteen Great-Grandchildren. She was the eldest of eleven children of Alvin and Janet Archer of Elmvale, ON leaving four remaining; Dennis, Murray, Wayne and Ruthann. Funeral Service was held on Fri. May 13th, 2022 at St. Hilda’s Anglican Church Fairbank in Toronto with her cremated Husband, Leo.  Together at last.

THANK YOU – The Family of Donalda Columbus would like to extend their sincere thanks for everyone’s generosity of spirit and thoughtfulness in recognizing the impact that our Mom had on so many lives. We were heartened to see all who came to pay tribute to her at the visitation and funeral service. Our Mother was one never to seek the centre of attention but rather influenced others in her own quiet and unobtrusive way from 1922 to 2022. She always lead by example and although her departure has left us with a sense of feeling somewhat less than whole we are so thankful for her legacy that remains. Thanks to all of you who were thinking of us at this difficult time, who extended condolences, sent flowers, food, phone calls, Sympathy cards, and Mass cards. Thank you also for your generous donations to the Food Bank, Hospice Simcoe and our Lady of Lourdes Church. Additionally we want to recognize the staff at the Sara Vista for the attentiveness and compassion they showed our Mom while she was in their care. Lynn-Stone Funeral Home and their staff were a Godsend in providing guidance, compassion and attention to detail during the loss of our Mom. We celebrate life in her honour, just as she would want us to. 

BECKING, Betty- 1945 – 2022. Betty passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Wednesday, May 18th in her 76th year after a courageous battle with cancer. Loving wife and best friend of John Becking. Cherished mother of Brad (Linda), Cathie, and Keri. Adored by her grandchildren Jessica, Emily, Kaitlyn and Justin. Betty would always describe her grandchildren as her great pride and joy. She is the youngest of her three sisters Blanche Irving (Les), predeceased by her sister Midge Drexler (Jim). A loved Aunt to many nieces and nephews. Betty was an amazing woman with a smile that could light up a room and a spunky personality that was the life of the party. Always the first to volunteer for her kids and grandkids functions with open arms and a smile. Betty loved travelling with her husband, spending time with her grandkids at the cottage, and the loud roar of a motorcycle run going past her cottage at Bluewater Beach. Betty grew up in the town of Elora and moved to Ariss with her husband where they built two homes and raised their family. In retirement they moved to their cottage in Tiny Ontario to enjoy the lake life, bon fires and sunsets on the beach. She will be missed by all of her wonderful friends that she cherished in her life. Thank you to the Bayshore nurses and especially nurse Melissa Kerr who showed immense kindness and compassion on Betty’s journey home. A family service was held at the WALL-CUSTANCE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL and Memory Gardens. A Celebration of Life to receive extended family and friends will take place at a later date. Those who knew Betty know that she would rather give than receive. In lieu of flowers and to honour Betty’s character, please make a donation to the charity of your choice.

KIRK, Helen Elaine – Helen Elaine Kirk (nee McGinnis) passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 16, 2022 with her family at her side. Helen was predeased by her parents, Anne and George, her loving husband Douglas, her beloved daughter Janice and her siblings Tom, Margaret, Jean, Marion, Mary, Joe and Bernadette. Lovingly remembered by her children Lynda and Howard (Theresa). The “G” was adored by her grandchildren Angela (Chris aka the big “C”), Natalie, Kirk, Ashley (Ian), Gabrielle, Emily (Cody) and Justine and her great-grandchildren Charlotte, Sam, Rylan and Shaylah. Helen was a proud member of the Canadian Women’s Army Corp from 1943 to 1945.  Her favourite activities included travel, cooking, reading, gardening,  crossword puzzles and dancing the night away at the Sergeant’s Mess.  Her most treasured time was spent with her family. Helen’s unconditional love, witty sense of humour, intelligence and kindness will be cherished by all that were blessed to have her in their life. Helen was the matriarch of our family and we will miss her loving guidance. We offer our deepest gratitude to Helen’s team of caregivers from the Dearness Home in London, ON. Funeral took place on May 16, 2022 in London, Ontario.

GLEADALL, Shirley Eileen Isobelle – We are sad to share that our wonderful, indomitable mother, Shirley Eileen Isobelle Gleadall (nee Player) has passed from this world on May 10th, 2022. She was 92 years old.   She will be remembered for her stories, her insightfulness, her creativity, and her ability to make every person she met feel important and valued.  Shirley was encyclopedic in her knowledge of the history of Coldwater and surrounding area. Her aptitude for retention of our connections, our familial relationships, and people’s names was unequaled, and we marveled at her ability to retain and retrieve this information and the ensuing stories she shared.  For over 70 years, she gave generously to the community – in the classroom, through the Women’s Institute, 4H Club, Committee of Adjustment, Coldwater Music Festival, catering events with Ruth Hoyle, or tours at the Coldwater Mill.  Shirley believed success bred more success and her efforts in her volunteer activities helped people and organizations achieve meaningful results. She has been recognized many times for her community work, including most recently 2016 Citizen of the Year SEGBAY Chamber of Commerce with acknowledgements from other jurisdictions.   She was a lifetime member of the Women’s Institute and held many roles within the local districts as well as at the Provincial levels in the 1990s.  Her impact in the classroom – from 1949 to 1974 in a full-time capacity and more than 15 years afterwards as a supply teacher – is legendary. She was creative in her planning and could adapt to the needs and capabilities of her students, helping pupils excel, build confidence, and learn new skills. Student success and break through moments caused such excitement and joy for her.  She was a trail blazer, a progressive representative for women of her generation, and challenged established practices and stated her opinion fearlessly.  Mostly, she will be missed as a fun, irreverent, sometimes naughty, always relevant, engaging, and intellectual person. We will miss her laugh, her insights, and the strength of her presence.  Shirley was the third child of Marietta and Lionel Player of Elmvale, ON. She is predeceased by her husband Jim in 2007 and her son Bill (Laurie) in 2016, her brothers Leonard and William, and infant grandson Kevin. She is survived by her cherished sister, Edith and is lovingly remembered by her daughter Jane (Harry) and son Jim (Kari). Shirley was devoted to her extended family including grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and the Draper first cousins. Special loving relationships endure with Matthew, Christopher (Eden), Kyle (Alyisha), Orson, Troy and Damian.  A funeral service will be held on Sunday, May 29th at the Coldwater United Church, with visitation from 12:30 to 2:00, and a memorial service commencing at 2:00. A reception will follow at the Matchedash Community Heritage Centre where an outdoor tented venue will be set up.  Donations may be made to The Coldwater Mill, or the Mariposa House Hospice, Severn, or a charity of your choice and may be made through the Coldwater Funeral Home (705) 686-3344. Friends are invited to send condolences to the family at www.coldwaterfuneralhome.com

HABERFELLNER, Helga Margarete – January 22, 1928 – April 11, 2022 – It is with great sorrow that the family of Dr Helga Haberfellner (nee Samitz), announce her passing peacefully at the family home with her children by her side. Helga was born in Salzburg, Austria and was fortunate to escape the scars of war. She graduated from medical school in Innsbruck in 1954. In 1955 she immigrated to Canada to be with her soon to be husband Rudolf Haberfellner. They were married the next day and raised four children: Helga Jr (Paul), Eric (Sheila), Edith (Joel) and John (Janina). Dr Helga took a position at the Woman’s College Hospital in Toronto where she worked her way up to Associate Chief Physician – Family Practice Group. Dr Helga also lectured as an associate professor at the University of Toronto. Helga was predeceased by her husband Rudolf (2015) and is survived by her children and seven grandchildren, Cecelia (Eric & Sheila); Rose, Robyn, Johanna and Matt (Edie & Joel) and Alexandra and Erika (John and Janina). A family service was held recently in Toronto.

GRIER, Eileen Ellen- Passed away peacefully due to complications of coronavirus, at Hillcrest Village Midland, on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. Eileen Grier (nee Knuff) in her 94th year, formerly of Wasaga Beach, was predeceased by her husband William Grier. Loving mother of Brian (Karen), Barbara, Richard and Perry. Predeceased by her parents Cecil and Nellie Knuff and daughter Brenda. Interment will follow a private family graveside service at the Elmvale Cemetery. If desired memorial donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. The Grier family gratefully  acknowledges the wonderful care that their mother received from the staff at Hillcrest Village, Heritage Unit. Messages may be sent to the family at lynnstonefuneralhome.com

WOOD, Vera Eileen- Passed away peacefully at Hospice Simcoe in Barrie on Friday, May 20, 2022. Vera Wood (nee Maw) of Barrie, formerly of Minesing in her 98th year. Beloved wife of the late Harry Wood. Dear mother of Harold (Debra) Wood of Moonstone. Grandmother of Christina Wood (Donovan White) and Tracy (Jason) Hill. Sister of the late Jack (survived by Deloris) Maw, Arthur (survived by Yvonne) Maw, late Fred (Audrey) Maw, Glen (late Peggy) Maw, Winston (survived by Marilyn) Maw, Doris (late Raymond) Ward, and the late Helen (Del) Priest. Visitation will be held at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home in Elmvale from 11-1 pm on Tuesday, May 24, 2022. A funeral service will be in the Funeral Home Chapel on Tuesday at 1 pm. Interment Minesing Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Hospice Simcoe would be appreciated. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

CELEBRATIONS OF LIFE:
Jim Ford- A life well lived deserves a  Special Celebration. Please join us as we celebrate the life of a very special man  Sunday June 12th, 1pm – 4pm. Elmvale Legion, Branch 262 – 7 John St. Elmvale

John Chalmers     November 15, 1937 – January 18, 2021

Margaret Chalmers    October 23, 1938 – February 20, 2022

Our family invites you to join us as we pay tribute to the marvelous life shared by John and Margaret.  The celebration will be held at Chalmers Auto Body, 1624 George Johnston Road, Minesing on June 4, 2022 from 1pm to 4pm.  Come ready to share memories, laugh at the good times, and remember the full life they lived. Beverages and light hors d’oeuvres will be served.  Casual dress only as we request that what you wear matches the cheerful spirit of the gathering.

In memory of the late Lois Swan- To be held on Sat. June 18th at the Swan residence, 1590 Flos Rd 4 East, Phelpston. Brian and Family invite you to join them in the afternoon anytime after 1 pm for a social gathering the way Lois would want it.  Lawn chairs could be an asset. 

STANLEY “Tobe” RITCHIE – Interment Elmvale Cemetery – Saturday June 11, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. Followed by Reception and stories at the Elmvale Presbyterian Church

The family of the late Benjamin Fordham, sincerely would like to Thank the town of Elmvale, Ontario for honouring his Memory. We have learned that through tragedy and loss the goodness in people come out. The outpouring of kindness, donation’s and support has been overwhelming. We have felt the arms of a virtual community around our family as we move forward. Bens love and attachment and wanting to plant roots in the town of Elmvale was just getting started. Our sincere thanks and appreciation go out to Elmvale’s Whitfield Pharmacy, the Elmvale Lioness Lions Club, friends and Neighbours.

Thank You! Isabelle Boyle and her children wish to extend a heartfelt thank you to all the friends and family from near and far that came to celebrate her 100th Birthday. The gifts, cards and well wishes were greatly appreciated.

In Memory
In loving memory of Gordon Leonard who passed away on May 12, 2012. He had a nature you could not help loving, and a heart that was purer than gold, and to those that knew him and loved him, his memory will never grow old. Missed and so love by many.

In Memory of Robert (Bob) Lambie

April 25, 1931 – May 17, 2012
We cannot bring the old days back
When we were all together,
But secret tears and loving thoughts
Will live with us forever.
Lovingly remembered by, Doreen, Pat, Dennis & Families, Bev, Darrell, Justin and Tyler.

GREENLAW, Wallace John –  (Owner of Greenlaw Maple Syrup). Wally passed peacefully on Sunday, May 1, 2022 on what would have been the Sunday following his most favourite day of the year, “Festival Day”. Wally Greenlaw of Elmvale in his 88th year. Beloved husband of Myrtle Greenlaw (nee Beamish). Dear father of Barry (Carrie), Bruce (Kim), and Peter Wendy). Proud grandfather of Bradley, Kyle, Pam (Jaret), Shelby (Jeff), Tanner, Jacklyn (Pat), and Jesse (Candice). Loving great-grandfather of Brady, Aubree, Bryce, Peyton, Cooper, Carson, Amiya, and Adelyn. Brother of Bob (Pat) Greenlaw, Marg (late Bob) Maslen, and the late Ruthann (Floyd) Maw. A visitation will be held at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home in Elmvale from 2-4 and 6-8 pm on Wednesday, May 4, 2022. Funeral Service at the Elmvale Presbyterian Church on Thursday, May 5, 2022 at 1 pm. Interment Elmvale Cemetery. Memorial donations in Wally’s memory may be made to the Elmvale Presbyterian Church, Friends of Sara Vista, or the Alzheimer’s Society. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com.

HENRY, Ronald “Bruce” – Passed away peacefully at Sara Vista Nursing Home, Elmvale, on April 16, 2022, at the age of 69 years, with his family by his side.  Son of the late Douglas and Edna “Dorothy” Henry.  Beloved husband of Debbie (nee Hartley).  Loving father of Ben Alicia), and Josh.  Dear grampa to Parker, Abigail, Jaxon and Hailey.  Caring brother of Merrylynn (the late Ken), Bob (Lisa), Leanna (Mario), Tim, Sue (Jim), Ross (Marie), Lissa (David), and the late Rick and John. He will also be lovingly remembered by his in-laws Cedric (Sharon), Christine (Cathy), Darlene (Joe), Shirley and Debbie and will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews and friends. Bruce was a former resident of Hanna, Alberta, but was currently living in Phelpston, Ontario.  Those who were fortunate enough to know Bruce, will remember him as hardworking, funny, and someone who could always be counted on to lend a helping hand.  A car and motorcycle enthusiast his entire life, he loved jumping on his Harley and riding with the sun on his face and the wind at his back.  Interests included hunting, trapshooting, playing his guitar, shooting pool, spending time with his family and being outdoors.  A life-long fan of Marvel Comics and the Marvel Comic Universe, he was always a superhero to his family.  Bruce will be missed by all who knew him. In keeping with Bruce’s wishes, a private cremation has taken place, and private Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.  Online memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.peacefultransition.ca.  If desired, donations may be made to Friends of Sara Vista.  Special thanks go out to the wonderful, caring staff of Sara Vista.    

LINDA EMBRO (June 14, 1947 – May 1, 2022) – You probably knew her. Larger-than-life, she couldn’t resist sharing a joke with a stranger, animating stories with big Sicilian gestures, or driving by a fabric store without stopping for a bolt of colour. Linda quilted stories, knitted us together, and spun circles around us.  Linda grew up in Guelph, travelled the world, and sunshine and snow, rocked Vogue fashions (handmade of course), not once failed to make a home cooked meal, and championed reduce-reuse-recycle long before that was cool. Her husband, Bryan, two daughters, Kristen and Jennifer, sister, Rae (Peter Marsh), extended family and friends are so grateful to have shared their lives with her. Linda taught us to live joyfully and generously, and to always turn the pages “Upstairs, downstairs, in-the-next room”. In her honour, you may consider baking cookies for an unsuspecting neighbour, taking a refreshing plunge in Georgian Bay, creating something beautiful, or making a donation to her beloved charity, Home Free (www.home-free.org). She’d love that. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.comexplored the Arctic before making Tiny her home. She loved her career as a teacher-librarian; it was her life’s work to make children’s lives more joyful – she shared her love of stories, made learning fun, led Friday night ski trips, and created a safe refuge in her library. When she retired, Linda dusted off her sewing machine, and poured her creativity and care into building Home Free, a children’s charity. Between ventures, she swam her beloved Georgian Bay.

NAHUIS, Antonius (Tony) Gradus – Born in Beltrum, Netherlands on January 17, 1929, he passed away peacefully at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, Barrie on Tuesday, April 5, 2022 in his 94th year. Beloved husband of Anna Maria (nee Baks). Cherished father of Jeff (Persi), Roy (Arlene), Mary (Paul), John (Anne) and Tony. Predeceased by son Phillip. Proud grandfather (Opa) to Chad, Adam, Matthew, Robert (Sarah), Steven (Nicole), Megan, Gabrielle (deceased), Timothy, Mark, Bill, Dan and Bobby. Great grandfather (Opa) to Scarlett, Walker, Blake, Johanna and Annika. A visitation will be held at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home, Elmvale on Friday, April 8th from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Funeral service in the chapel at the funeral home on Saturday at 1 pm. The service can be viewed on YouTube beginning at 12:55 pm. Search: Lynn-Stone Funeral Home. If you wish to make a donation in Tony’s memory please consider the Elmvale Food Bank, O.L.O.L. Church, 1600 Flos Rd. 4 W., Phelpston, ON L0L 2K0, or Royal Victoria Hospital Foundation. Donations may be made directly to the charity. Please advise lynnstone@sympatico.ca so that the family can be notified. The family extends their sincere thanks to Dr. Jennifer Johnson and the staff of the Specialized Senior’s Unit of RVH for the great care that Dad received. Many thanks to extended family for your prayers, support and comfort food.

COLUMBUS, Donalda Alberta (nee CLUTE) – Passed away quietly in her  sleep, in the wee hours of the morning, Wednesday, April 20, 2022, in her 100th year. Donalda Columbus (nee Clute) beloved wife of the late James Columbus, much loved mother of Mary Jean, Stan and his wife Charlene, Johanna and her husband Peter Whitfield and Ann and her husband Mark Archer. Treasured grandmother to Kelly, Jennifer, Gary, Curtis, Craig, Janessa, Julia, Hannah and Maitlin and very proud great grandmother to Paige, Drew, Ava, Kyla, Chloe, Sophia, Emmett and Alice. Aunt Donalda will be lovingly remembered by many nieces and nephews as well as the extended Columbus family. Predeceased by her parents Ethel and Wallace Clute and her siblings, Stanley and Olive. She will be remembered for her committed community involvement with many organizations including the Maple Syrup Festival and Fall Fair, Board of Trades, the local Food Bank and the School Board. She operated the gas station at the four corners for many years after Jimmie’s passing. She was a dedicated member of the CWL for over 60 years. Donalda enjoyed knitting, curling, playing Bridge, Bid Euchre, enjoyed singing (especially in the Choral Society) and made the best tea biscuits ever! * The family respectfully requests that masks  be worn at the visitation and funeral mass. A visitation will be held at Lynn-Stone Funeral Home, Elmvale, on Sunday, April 24 from 3 pm to 5 pm. Funeral Mass will be at 11 am on Monday at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Elmvale. Interment at St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Phelpston will be held at a later date. Memorial donations to O.L.O.L. Church, 1600 Flos Rd. W., Phelpston, ON LOL2K0, Hospice Simcoe, hospicesimcoe.ca or Elmvale Food Bank, elmvaledistrictfoodbank.net would be appreciated by the family. Please notify lynnstone@sympatico.ca of your donations so that the family can be notified. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at lynnstonefuneralhome.com. Please notify  lynnstone@sympatico.ca of your donations so that the family can be notified.

CORBETT, Gail Patricia- (25-year employee of General Electric). Passed away unexpectedly at her home on Friday, April 22, 2022, at the age of 78. Loving wife of James (“Ted”) Corbett and mother of Leslie Joy Corbett (Tim Robert Curry). Cherished grandmother to Lucas James Corbett and Logan Xavier Corbett. Survived by her sister Doreen Bradshaw and several nieces, nephews, and in-laws. Predeceased by her siblings George Shaver, Shirley Shaver, Brian Shaver, and Dorothy Tustin. Gail will be forever in our hearts and memories. Friends and relatives will be received at Legacy Funeral Home, 55 Cedar Pointe Drive, Barrie on Friday, April 29, 2022, from 11:30 a.m. until time of Service in the Chapel at 1 o’clock p.m. Memorial donations to a charity of choice would be appreciated. Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.legacyfuneral.ca  Legacy Funeral and Cremation Services, Barrie. 705-728-8282.

WOOD, Dorothy Marie – We announce with deep sorrow the passing of our mother, grandmother, great-grandmother (Marie) Dorothy Wood predeceased by her husband Brian D. Wood. Predeceased by parents Mary and Peter Ladoucer, by her sister Audrey (Len) Bridges, Frank (Mary) Ladoucer, Marion (Len) Perrault, Barb (Murray) Smith. Mother to Karen (Gerry) McKeown, Susan (Michael) Murphy, Glenn Wood, Dale MacDonald and Dean (Frances Graham) Wood. Grandchildren Jennifer (Paul) Van de Coevering, Conal (Adriana) and Peter (Muriel) McKeown, John (Lois), Jason and Jeffery (Trish) Murphy, Angela (Predeceased Ken) Perigo, Lisa and Roger Beaudoin, Johnnie and Scott MacDonald, Marisa Wood (Jamie), Natasha (Zac) Beatson. Great grandchildren Erica, Dena, Thomas, Lucas, Mathew, Maya, Biancha, Simon, Madison, Brooke, Reagen, Michael Patrick, Grace, Jack, Halley, Stirling, Maxime, Jeunelle, Ewen, Scarlett and Rowan, and many nieces and nephews. Mom lived her life to the fullest always looking to live a daily, humble life. Mom, a devout Catholic, was deeply committed to her beliefs. Born and raised in Midland mom spent her 96.5 years in Midland. She was a Midland frontier knowledge of its residents and history. Mom volunteered for Brownies, Guides, Meals on Wheels and Red Cross and a CWL member for 70 years. We will miss our Mother, an excellent homemaker and an example for our good manners. When times get tough Mom always said “put your back to the wall”! Love you mom, your soul is now dancing in the kitchen with Dad and your family. No more suffering! Special thanks to Dr. Grundmanis and all the doctors and nurses at Georgian Bay Hospital and Huronia Hospice. Donations may be made to the Georgian Bay Hospital, Hospice Huronia, and St. Margaret’s Building Fund. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Carson Funeral Homes – JH Lynn Chapel, 290 First Street, Midland (705) 526-6551. A memorial mass will be held on Friday April 22, 2022 at St. Margaret’s Catholic Church at 2:30pm.

D’COSTA, Ignatius – Passed away peacefully at Hillcrest Village, Midland on Thursday, April 14th. Born on January 13, 1931 in Mumbai, India. Ignatius (Iggy) D’Costa, beloved husband of the late Alba D’Costa. Cherished father of Pat (Gary) and Jennifer (Kevin). Loving grandfather to Ryan (Bailey) and Andrea. Ignatius will be fondly remembered by many relatives and friends. Ignatius and his daughters immigrated to Canada in 1972 from Kampala, Uganda. He spent his career working at Toronto Dominion Bank and his retirement volunteering at the Heart & Stroke Foundation and preparing taxes for seniors. He was always an active member of the church community. Ignatius will always be remembered for his kindness, generosity and his “love of sweets”. A memorial service will be held at 11 am on Saturday, April 30th at Lynn-Stone Funeral Home in Elmvale. In lieu of flowers, a donation a charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated by the family. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to family at lynnstonefuneralhome.com

SPARROW, David James – After a long and exceptional life, passed away at his home on Wednesday, April 20, 2022 at 93. David Sparrow of Wymbolwood Beach, dear husband of the late Bridget Sparrow (nee O’Sullivan). Cherished father of Paul and his wife Deborah, Anne Campbell and her husband Chuck and Louise Sparrow and her husband Eric Pohl. Much loved grandfather of Devon Campbell, and her husband Ben Jillard. He will be forever missed by his great granddaughter Brody as well as a large extended family living across the globe. Predeceased by his son Kevin, grandson Colin Campbell, brother John and sister Betty. David spent his career in the education field in many roles, in Canada, Bahamas, and Tanzania. He was a staunch supporter of the Wymbolwood Beach Association, working diligently to raise funds through advertising sales, making his community a better place. Many of his children’s friends loved and admired him. He was a true gentleman, and will be missed by all who knew him. Please raise a cup of tea in his honour. His ashes will be interned at St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Perkinsfield. A donation in David’s memory can be made to the Wymbolwood Beach Association by etransfer to paywymbolwood@gmail.com. Password “cottage”. Please note in message section: “in memory of Dave Sparrow”. Cheques may be mailed to: Pat Dorman, 1021 Cutler Crt., Mississauga, ON L5H 4C9. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at lynnstonefuneralhome.

BRADY, Katherine Anne – Katherine Anne Brady (Browning) of Wasaga Beach and formerly of Stroud, in her 85th year. Beloved wife of William Albert (Bill) Brady. Loving mother to the late Brian William Brady of Oklahoma and the late Richard Wayne Brady. Loving grandmother to Matthew Brady of Penetang, Melissa (Jamie) Corbett of Crossland and Dallas (Levi) Brady of Nova Scotia. Cherished great-grandmother of Aiden Gonsalves (Rachel), Avaya Gonsalves, Mason Corbett and Kiera Corbett. Dear sister of Donald Browning and his wife Barbara of Barrie. Friends may call at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home in Elmvale from 2-4 pm on Saturday, April 30, 2022. A big thank you to Kathy’s wonderful care team: Dr. David Evans, Dr. Rask and Dr. Kamra and to nurse Jen Caldas. They all made this process easier and made her comfortable during her short battle with cancer. Memorial donations can be made to MADD or to the RVH Cancer Centre. Katherine is finally reunited with her sons in heaven. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com 

BRADY, Brian William- Brian William Brady of Oklahoma, formerly of Phelpston and Stroud in his 64th year. Beloved son of William (Bill) and Kathy Brady of Wasaga Beach. Loving father to Matthew Brady of Penetang, Melissa (Jamie) Corbett of Crossland and Dallas (Levi) of Bear Lake, Nova Scotia. Cherished “Pa” to Aiden Gonsalves, Avaya Gonsalves, Mason Corbett and Kiera Corbett. Pre deceased by beloved brother Richard Wayne Brady. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

A year has passed already In Memory of Wayne Gillespie
My Angel in the Sky
Each day I look to heaven,
Each day I call your name.
Each day just feels so different,
It hasn’t been the same.
Each day I always question,
I often wonder why?
You had to go away from me,
My Angel in the sky.
I keep you in my memories,
since we’ve been apart,
and I’ll always have a part of you
locked safety in my heart. Love always, Linda, Darrell, Sheri and families

Celebration of Life – Frances Moran: September 30, 1929 – February 2, 2022
The family of Frances Moran would like to invite you to the Internment and Celebration of Life:  Date: Saturday, May 7, 2022 12:00 p.m.
Internment:  St. Patrick’s Church Cemetery,  1600 Flos Road 4 West, Phelpston, ON
Immediately following Internment

Celebration of Life: Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 262, 7 John St., Elmvale, ON
There is but one and only one
On earth there is no other
In heaven a noble work was done
When God gave us a Mother
(Irish Proverb)

In lieu of flowers, donations made directly to St. Patrick’s Church, 1600 Flos Rd. 4 W, Phelpston, ON L0L2K0 or the Elmvale Legion Br. 262, 7 John St., Elmvale, ON L0L1P0, would be appreciated. Please notify via email, lynnstone@sympatico.ca of your donation (donor name/address) so that the family can be notified.

RUSSELL RITCHIE
Graveside Service – Saturday, April 23rd – Elmvale Cemetery 11 am – 12 pm
Refreshments to follow at the Elmvale
Presbyterian Church 12 pm -2 pm

Gordon V. Meakings lived a life complete of daily acts of kindness and decency for others and left us peacefully, with his beloved wife of 45 years, Jennifer at his side. Gordon, Gordo, Gordie, GQ, Dad, Papa, and many other names, battled Parkinson’s Disease and Lewy Body Dementia. For many of his family and friends, witnessing the rapid deterioration of his brilliant mind and one-of-a-kind personality has been a surreal and heartbreaking experience. He was a devoted husband, loving father, grandfather, father-in-law, uncle and friend to so many. His passing has brought him peace and same to those that love him. Gordon was a talented and passionate lawyer with a career spanning 45 years until his retirement in May 2020. A graduate of University of Toronto and University of Toronto Faculty of Law, Gordon began his career as Legal Counsel and Executive Director of the Ontario Trucking Association from 1976 until 1986. In 1986, Gordon became a founding partner of his own firm, Armstrong, Meakings located in Toronto and eventually relocated the firm to Barrie. Outside of his profession he was very active in his community, including as a member of the Springwater Lions Club and served as Club President in 1997-1998. We are ever grateful to the wonderful and caring staff at RVH/IOOF Transition Unit and to Dr. Michael McConvey. They provided incredible compassion and care for Gordon and assisted our family as we navigated through the final chapter of Gordon’s life. We will be celebrating the life of Gordon on his birthday, April 24th, at the Steckley-Gooderham Funeral Home, 30 Worsley St., Barrie. The Meakings family will be hosting a visitation from 11am-1pm, with funeral service at 1pm and a reception to follow. We hope that those who love him as much as we do can be there with us, however a live web stream of the service will be available for those unable to attend in person. In the meantime, we ask that in lieu of flowers, etc. that if you feel so inclined, that a donation be made in his memory to Parkinson Canada. Alternatively, please have a pint of Guinness in his honour! “Enjoy the balance of your day”. The Meakings Family – Jennifer, Jeff, Leslie, Lauren, Charlie, Parker, and Andrew. Online memories and condolences may be forwarded via www.steckleygooderham.com

Lesperance, Homer George – It is with saddened hearts that we announce Homer’s passing at his home in Mount St. Louis on Tuesday, March 22, 2022, at the age of 78. He will forever be missed by his loving wife Mary (née Pottage) and children, Trevor (Trish), Dean (Danielle), Clayton (Jenn), and Sally. Grandfather to Josh, Trystan and Max. Born in Hillsdale to Jean (née Moreau) and Arthur Lesperance, he is predeceased by his parents and his sister Lou, and survived by his siblings Paul, Catherine and Blanche. Homer was enthusiastic about excavation, and loved spending time in his backhoe working on his property. Raised in a musical family, he was an avid musician since childhood. Of the many instruments he played, he was most fond of the guitar. A private wake was held followed by cremation. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

CELEBRATION OF LIFE:
Memorial Celebration for Leon Maloney- Please join Leon Maloney’s daughters, Jennifer Archer and Rachel Vezza, for lunch, laughter, and lawn games to celebrate Leon’s life at the Hillsdale Community Centre on Saturday April 30th between 11:30 am – 3 pm. Coffee and lunch will be served, RSVP by text to 705-717-3220 is appreciated. Hope to see you there!

IN MEMORY:
Margaret Rose Russell – April 15th, 2021
It’s only been a year, but feels like forever.
If roses grow in heaven,
Lord please pick a bunch for us,
Place them in our Mother’s arms and tell her they’re from us.
Tell her we love her and miss her,
and when she turns to smile,
place a kiss upon her cheek and hold her for a while.
Because remembering her is easy,
We do it every day, but there’s an ache within our hearts that will never go away.
Love Amy, Darryl, Jodi and Joy-anne and families

MEMORIAL SERVICE:
Helen Forler  (Elmvale, On)
Please join with Helen’s family on Saturday, April 23rd 2022. Lynn Stone Funeral Home, Elmvale,  Visiting 1-3 pm  Service at 2 pm.  Open invitation.

MICHAUD, Maureen Marie – Passed away peacefully at Hospice Simcoe on Wednesday, March 16th, 2022 with loving family at her side. Maureen Michaud at the age of 77, loving mother of Heather (Gary) Marshall and Michael (Cheryl) Michaud. Dear grandmother of Susan, Jason, Mike, Amy, Brett and Jessica and great grandmother of Riley, Raelynn and Carson. Maureen is also survived by her sisters Pauline and Kathleen and predeceased by her brother Jimmy. Maureen will be loving missed by her close friend Sylvia. A special thank you to the wonderful staff at Hospice Simcoe for the care and compassion provided. In accordance with Maureen’s wishes cremation has taken place with a private family celebration held at a later date.  Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through adamsfuneralhome.ca.

DUCKWORTH, Garry – Garry John Duckworth passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, at the West Parry Sound Health Centre, on Thursday, March 17th, 2022. Age 79 years. Beloved husband of Brenda Duckworth, for 59 years. Loving father of Trudie; Stewart and his wife Melanie; Tammie; and Cameron.  Lovingly remembered by his grandchildren: Chantelle Burke (Neil Thomson); Allison Jonescu (Dillon Meloche) and Nicholas Jonescu (Natalie); Kate and Alan Duckworth; Austin, Aubree, and Garret Duckworth; Aleisha, Meagan, and Jack Duckworth; and Reid Nechleput.  Great grandfather of Leif, Vilah, and Éowyn. Dear brother of Warren and the late Sharron, and Bryan. Pre-deceased by his parents Harry and Gertrude. Fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.  Friends were received at the Logan Funeral Home (705-746-5855), 81 James Street, Parry Sound, on Sunday, March 20th, from 2:00 – 3:00 P.M. Funeral Service took place in the Logan Memorial Chapel on Sunday, March 20th, at 3:00 P.M. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated. To send an on-line condolence, please visit www.logansfuneralhome.com

WOODS, Gwen (nee MERTZ) – The Queen Bee of Hillsdale. Gwen Woods (nee Mertz), beloved wife of Edward Woods passed away in Barrie, Ontario on Thursday, March 3, 2022 while surrounded by her family. She was in her 92nd year. Gweneth Margaret Alberta Woods (nee Mertz) was born on May 5, 1930 at Mertz Corners, Tiny Township and was preceded in death by her brothers Clarence, Ralph, Arden, and Ron. She married Edward Woods on September 11, 1954 and worked for 7 years prior to marriage at the Bank of Montreal in Midland, Ontario. As Ed launched his own beekeeping business, Woods Apiaries in 1954, Gwen supported him while also supporting their growing family of six children; four boys and two girls. Gwen had a real deep love for the Lord and a long time member of the Gospel Hall in Waverley, Ontario. Ed and Gwen regularly welcomed family, friends, and neighbours into their home and upon arrival Gwen would ask: “Have you eaten?” She always had fresh baked buns, cookies and other goodies on hand. Gwen had a great sense of humour and also liked to play jokes on friends and family. Gwen was a hard working woman and tended to large vegetable gardens, canning and preserving fruits and vegetables, helping honey customers and pitching in during honey harvest, all the while caring for the homestead, six kids, hired help, and Ed. Gwen is survived by her husband Edward, her sons, Tim Woods, Mark Woods (Sandra), Steve Woods (Gayle), Philip Woods (Cheryl) and her daughters Miriam Griffin (Ron) and Debbie Lewko (Joe). She is also survived by 13 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Spring interment Gospel Hall Cemetery in Waverley. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Gwen’s name to the Gospel Hall in Waverley or the Gideon Bibles. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

ANDERSON: Kenneth Joseph “Ken” – Peacefully at Orillia Soldier’s Memorial Hospital on January 13, 2022 at the age of 83. Beloved husband of the late Elva. Loving and devoted father of Susan (Scott) Gilchrist, Sharon (late Tim) Cole and Kevin (Carlene) Anderson. Proud grandpa of Lauren, Haley, Tyler, Ben, Chrissie, Paige, Jakob, Mason, Whitney, Jaida and great grand daughter Erin. Survived by brothers Doug (Diane) Anderson, Richard (Wanda) Anderson and sister Mary (late Graham) Strath. Predeceased by brother Bill (Mary) Anderson and sister Isabel (late Bill) Fisher. The family will receive friends at the Doolittle Chapel of Carson Funeral Homes, 54 Coldwater St. E., Orillia (705) 326-3595 on Sunday April 24, 2022 from 1 – 4 p.m.  If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation and would be appreciated by the family. Online Messages of Condolence are welcome at www.CarsonFuneralHomes.com

CORBIER, Joan Ann (nee Hall)- March 24, 1941 – March 19, 2022. Wife of the late Allan Corbier. Daughter of the late Frank and Glady Hall. Sister of the late Gilbert Hall (Gail), late Francis Hall, Marion (Tom Williamson), Rita (late Jack Pickering), Grace (Pete McKenna). Mother of Susan (Terry Truax), late Kenny Huggard, Tom Huggard (Laura), Chris Huggard (Tammy), Debbie Harkness (Brian Street), Frank Corbier (Stephanie). Stepmother of Cindy (Tom Foster), Susan Scott. Gma to 18 grandchildren and 15+ great grandchildren. She will be missed by her many nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held at a later date. If desired, memorial donations to Hospice Huronia would be appreciated. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to lynnstonefuneralhome.com

RITCHIE, Russell R – Passed away peacefully at Georgian Bay General Hospital, Midland on Sunday, February 27, 2022 in his 81st year. Russ Ritchie of Elmvale, beloved husband of the late Lynda Ritchie (nee Lees), cherished father of Tim (Beverly) and Jen. Lovingly remembered by his sister Dollie Moulden and the extended Ritchie and Lees families. Predeceased by his parents Herb and Nellie Ritchie and his siblings Barb Newton, Stan (survived by Jackie), Grant (survived by Dianne), Jack, Harry, Allan, Ross and Isabelle Archer. Russ will be fondly remembered by many relatives, friends and neighbours. As Russ would tell you, he “was born in a snow bank on a hill”. He proudly drove gas truck for much of his life. When not on the road, he also worked hard in tree removal, as a handyman, and with the volunteer fire department. Many remember him as feisty hockey player who often got mistaken as his brother -off the ice. Russ carried little treats in his pockets for any canine friends he might happen upon, and was teased that because of that he might just be the town ‘pack leader’. He enjoyed many hours at the coffee shop sharing stories with his dear friends there. Russ was a community minded man, always lending a hand when he could, and he and Lynda were always happy to share their fresh garden produce with friends and neighbours. Russ was a gentleman with a great sense of humour, always a kind word, a joke, and a smile. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held on Friday, March 4th at Lynn-Stone Funeral Home, Elmvale, from 3 to 6 pm. A graveside memorial service will be held at a later date. If you wish to make a memorial donation in his name please consider donating directly to Hospice Simcoe. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to family at lynnstonefuneralhome.com 

Harald ,Wolfgang Karl – Passed away peacefully at The Villa retirement lodge in Midland, formerly of TINY on Sunday, March 6, 2022, in his 94th year. The beloved husband of Anne Böker. Dear father of Karen (Sterling) Hebert of Louisiana, Wilhelm (Silke) Böker of Vasey, David (Jayne) Böker of Seattle, Tom (Mary) Böker of Chilliwack, Elizabeth (Barry) Potter of Earlton and Vern (Tammy) Böker of Barrie. Grandfather of 17. Great grandfather of 4. Brother of Marlis (Roman) Mihelji of Alberta. Born in Hanover, Germany on December 31, 1928, he grew up through hard times and the war years. He began his apprenticeship as an agricultural manager in his home country. Immigrating to Canada in 1952, he worked in the lumber camps of Quebec. He was inspired to see the west through a contact made during the war so he travelled to Alberta. He worked on the railroads with Canadian National. He managed the produce department at Woodward’s Department Store in Edmonton, and further developed his farm expertise at the Vermilion school of agriculture. He met his wife Anne in Edmonton and soon they began homesteading an hour’s drive north of the city on a quarter section (160 acres). Eventually the opportunity came to purchase his wife’s family farm at Elmvale, Ontario. Harald was a passionate man. His life was consumed with his love of faith, farming, family, flying and forging new friendships. When he found something he was interested in, it seized all of his attention and he wanted to share it.
On Farming: This was a lifelong pursuit that he started in his youth in Germany and led eventually to the Elmvale farm where he expanded the operation. With dairy farming, swine farrow to finish, grain corn to organic farming, his goal was to be self-sufficient. He grew oil seed crops and extracted the oil to power his converted diesel truck. He had a large-scale grain cleaning; flour milling facility and marketed his products direct to processors and international markets.
On Flying: To fly in the bright blue skies above the clouds was always a dream, a dream he realized in 1976 when obtained his pilot’s license and his beloved Cessna 172 airplane. He shared his bird’s eye view from above with family and friends many times. In later years he flew with HOPE AIR, flying patients to and from remote locations to specialized medical facilities. In his last weeks of life, he often dreamed he was flying above the clouds.
On Forging Friendships: Harald loved his newfound home in Canada, loved to share it with new immigrants, welcoming them and helping them get established. The family would like to thank the staff of the Villa Retirement Lodge and the Georgian Bay General Hospital for their love and care over these many months.  Cremation has taken place. A private family service will be held at a later date. If desired, memorial donations made directly to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

Cinder (Cynthia Louise) Warren (née Frost) – June 18th, 1955 – March 2nd, 2022. After successfully fighting Type 1 Diabetes for over fifty years, Cinder passed away peacefully among loved ones in Barrie, Ontario.  Predeceased by her brother Rob Frost and father Mac Frost, she is survived by her loving son Jason Hammond and mother Beth Frost (née Pratt).  Cinder is remembered by a cherished extended family, and so many dear friends.  Born Cynthia Louise Frost, in Toronto, Cinder made her home in Guelph during her university years, later settling in homes of her own design in Bracebridge and Springwater.  She also found joy in exploring the world, with many happy memories in Hawaii, Japan, Egypt, Jamaica, Ireland, and across Canada and the United States. Growing up surrounded by Mac and Beth’s passion for the golf business, Cinder’s most recent contribution to the family’s entrepreneurial legacy was to lead the opening and growth of Vespra Hills Golf Club, at the site of Beth’s childhood home.  She expanded upon Mac’s original design for the course, and a personal approach to engaging the members in a spirit of welcome and hospitality.  Cinder thrived when playing the game with her Dad and a great number of close friends over the years, including success as a Junior Pro golfer and participation in many Pro-Am tournaments. She also continued Mac’s passion for barbershop chorus performance as a Sweet Adeline, and shared Beth’s excellence in floral design.  Cinder delivered tremendous creativity in all parts of her life, through joyful wordplay and song, thoughtful design of her homes and businesses, and a unique role in the many lives she touched along the way.  As a teenager, a diagnosis changed Cinder’s life and the lives of all who loved her.  Never letting the disease limit her, she joined her parents and other founding families in the development of the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation (now JDRF).  This began a lifelong commitment to the fundraising and awareness that supports the path to a cure for T1D.  Her friend Edith generously gave her many additional years with a transplant, allowing her more time to enjoy the company of loved ones and to serve the community through pursuits of business and charity. To honour and continue her efforts in this moment of Cinder’s passing, please give generously to JDRF, and consider the gift of organ donation or other efforts that support those in need of transplants. A celebration of life will be held on June 18th, 2022 from 1:00-4:00pm at Vespra Hills Golf Club. Messages of condolence may be made through adamsfuneralhome.ca

RICHARDSON, James – James Ernest Richardson of Hillsdale, ON passed away peacefully on March 7th 2022. He is survived and remembered by his wife, Darlene, and children, Shannon (John), Bradley, Holly and Terri (Eric), as well as his grandchildren Alex, Joseph, Owen, Isaac, Hudson, Adelyn and Esme. Jim was born at home on January 18th to Ernest and Annie Richardson on the 4th of Flos on the Richardson homestead. He is predeceased by his siblings William and Annie. Jim was a lifelong farmer. As a true salt of the earth person, he was passionate about farming and dedicated to his cattle and crops. Jim had a calm, quiet demeanor that animals and people alike were drawn to. He will be remembered for his strong work ethic and his generous nature. Jim and Darlene were life partners for 50 years. They enjoyed travelling together, and visited most of Canada and the USA, Alaska, Hawaii, Cuba, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Ecuador and Ireland. He loved to visit and fish at Shannon and John’s fly-in fishing camp in Northern Ontario. Jim was a long-time member of the Sno Voyageurs Snowmobile Club. He spent many hours snowmobiling, 4-wheeling and attending farm shows with Bradley. He enjoyed a laugh and a chat with Holly, his Christmas baby. Jim cultivated a love of animals in his children and although he had many farming commitments, he made time to go horseback riding with Terri and spent many weekends at horse shows. Jim will be remembered by his family and all who knew him and his kind spirit. There will be a small memorial service for immediate family only. Donations can be made to the Ontario SPCA in his memory. www.ontariospca.ca
“… once in your life you need a doctor, a lawyer, a policeman and a preacher, but everyday, three times a day, you need a farmer.” – Brenda Schoepp.
May he rest in peace. Messages may be sent to the family at lynnstonefuneralhome.com

WILSON, Gordon Edward – Gord Wilson of Wyebridge passed away peacefully at the Georgian Bay General Hospital in Midland on Friday, March 4, 2022, in his 74th year. Beloved husband of the late Brenda Wilson. Dear father of Phillip (Tammy) Wilson and Kelly (Cameron) Stiles. Proud grandfather of Finley, Ronan, Ciaran, Fraser and Charlotte. Son to EJ and Irene Wilson, and brother of Doug (Jane) Wilson and Cathy (Bob) Wallace. He was a proud and skilled transport truck driver that spent most of his career working for Molson’s Brewery. He was also a member of the Barrie Windriders, The Legion, The Blue Knights and The Wasaga Beach Cruisers. In keeping with Gord’s wishes, cremation has taken place and there will not be a funeral service. Memorial donations may be made to La Maison Rosewood Shelter in Midland. Expressions of sympathy may be made to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

MAGEE, Wilfred – Passed away peacefully on Tuesday March 8, 2022 in a room filled with love. Wilf Magee of Wyevale, in his 85th year, cherished husband of Karen Trew-Magee (nee Caston). Lovingly remembered by all of his children, Mike, Bonnie (Brian), Cory (Jennifer), Trever, Kyle (Jeanine) and Cody (Janessa) and his grandchildren, Michelle, Jessica, Samantha, Phillip, Sara, Harley, Cole, Broedy, Austin, Mykala, Jennilyn and David. Dear brother of Dan, Bill (Cathy) and Tom (Mardi). Predeceased by his parents Charles and Margaret Magee. He will be missed by many cousins, nieces and nephews. Wilf was avid at model railroading and would be lost for hours enjoying this hobby. He was a carpenter by trade and could build almost anything. A gathering in his honour will be held on Tuesday, March 15th from 1 – 4 pm at the Royal Canadian Legion, 7 John St., Elmvale. A service will begin at 2 pm. Masks must be worn. In lieu of flowers please consider a memorial donation to Wyevale United Church. Information to donate can be found at https://www.wyevaleuc.ca. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at lynnstonefuneralhome.com

Devecseri, Steve Istvan – Steve Istvan Devecseri, of Springwater Twp, passed away peacefully in the comfort of his own home on March 9, 2022 in his 86th year with his family by his side. He will forever be missed by his loving wife Helen, daughter Sylvia (Stephane), sons Spencer (Erin) and Quentin, and grandchildren Jesse, Chloe, Chantalle, Noelle, Dylan and Ben who he was very proud of. The family has chosen to have a private gathering on their property where they will be planting a tree in his memory as his forests were very dear to him and they encourage others to plant a tree or go on a nature walk. Words of condolence may be left for the family at www.peacefultransition.ca

Those we love don’t go away.
They walk beside us every day,
Unseen, unheard, but always near;
Still loved, still missed and always dear.

STEPHENSON, Marvin – Passed away suddenly at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie on Monday, March 14, 2022. Marvin Stephenson in his 82nd year. Beloved husband of Debbie Stephenson. Dear father of Janice Ferranti, Julie Stephenson, Carolin O’Brien and Rick Stephenson. Grandfather of Jake, Robin, Christina, Sahrina, Justin, Ryan, Ethan, Teghan, Anne, Sarah and Sydney. Great grandfather of 5. Step-father of Sean, Sarah, and Matthew. Cremation with a pirviate family service at a later date. Donations in Marvin’s memory may be made to the Kidney Foundation. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to family at lynnstonefuneralhome.com

WAPLES (nee Devitt), Eileen – Monday, October 19th, 1925 – Monday, February 7th, 2022. Eileen Waples passed away peacefully at Hospice Wellington in Guelph on February 7, 2022 at the age of 96.She was predeceased by her husband of almost 75 years, Keith Waples, who passed away on May 7, 2021. She will be sadly missed by her four children, Barbara Lennox, Donna Galbraith (Mac), Karen Hauver (Maurice) and Gord Waples (Denise) as well as her 9 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandsons. Eileen was the oldest child of Fred and Leona Devitt and was predeceased by her brothers, Elwood, Carlyle and Lloyd and sister, Doreen Saunders and by her grandson Jason (Jay) Waples. She is survived by her sister, Shirley Taylor and brothers Ron, Keith (Slim) and Lawrence Devitt as well as sisters-in-law Dorothy Rumney, Peggi Diebel and Mary Jane Burnett. Eileen was a kind, hard working woman who loved to laugh. She dedicated her life to raising their four children and supporting Keith in his career in harness racing. Before moving from Victoria Harbour to Durham in 1967, she enjoyed tending her large vegetable garden. There and at their homes in Orangeville and later in Guelph, she continued her love of nurturing flowers which were the envy of many. Some of her fondest memories involved winters in Florida with their many friends in the horse racing industry. At their winter home she enjoyed painting, bowling and the game of petanque. She also enjoyed travelling with her daughters and sister, which made for some fun-filled trips to Vegas, Nashville, Branson and New York City. She was a quiet, humble woman who never liked to be the centre of attention so, in accordance with her wishes, her body has been cremated and there will be no formal service at this time. When weather permits, her urn will be buried beside her loving husband, Keith at St. John’s Anglican Church cemetery in Campbellville, ON. Should you wish to honour her with a donation in her memory, please consider Guelph General Hospital or Hospice Wellington, where she received such excellent care in the final stages of her life.  Donations/online condolences can be made through the Gilbert MacIntyre and Son Funeral Home (www.GilbertMacIntyreAndSon.com) in Guelph, ON

Rowat, Barry Andrew – Passed away peacefully at the Brantford General Hospital on Saturday, January 15, 2022 in his 80th year. Devoted partner of Joan Barton, beloved husband of the late Audrey Byllaardt, and the late Sharon Rowat. Loving father of Ian Rowat (Ann), step-father of Vicki Hunter (Bob), and Wendy Lyle (Brian). Caring brother of Lealand Rowat (Barb). Predeceased by his parents Melvin and Eunice. Barry was a long-time member of the Masonic Alma Lodge #72, Past Master of Masonic Alma Lodge #72, Past Master of Galt Masonic Lodge, past member of the Shriners, a Member of the Brantford Flying Club, a Member and Sponsor for Alcoholics Anonymous, and was on the Brant County Snooker League and the Brant CPA Pool League. Barry’s zest for life included obtaining his Private Pilot’s License, working his way to receiving a Black Belt in Judo, along with a strong passion for Square & Round Dancing. At the family’s request cremation has taken place. Arrangements are entrusted to the Beckett-Glaves Family Funeral Centre, 88 Brant Avenue, (519) 752-4331. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Alcoholics Anonymous. A tree will be planted in memory of Barry in the Beckett-Glaves Memorial Forest.

STEWART, Maximillian (Max) Jeffrey – Passed away peacefully on February 7, 2022 at his home in Moonstone, in his 25th year. His mother Trish, father Jeff and sisters Olivia and Sarah are devastated by his passing. Max was a lover of life and did more in his short life span than most people do in an entire lifetime. From an early age it started. Skiing, hockey, baseball, football, dirt biking, basketball, golf, four wheeling, trampolining, swimming, waterskiing. His talent on the drums and guitar was astonishing. Max loved it all. And everything he touched he excelled at. Max graduated from high school and then college. It all came so easily for him. His biggest love in life was for his family and friends, as everyone who knew him can attest to. He loved hanging out with his sisters and mom and dad. Max had the biggest heart. He had a smile and a kind word for everyone and was loved by absolutely everyone. Funny, charming, loving and always up for a good time. Max wanted everyone to be happy. Daring beyond belief was Max’s mantra in life. From taking huge jumps on his dirt bike to wheeling it the entire length of the farmer’s field to jumping off cliffs skiing in The Rockies. It was always, ‘Mom and Dad, watch me do this!!’ Watching Max achieve all his successes and goals in life was a great joy for us to share with him. Max was just not afraid of life. He was friendly to a fault and always, always wanted to make people happy. Funny, loving, outgoing and always taking sports and life to the Max.
A hole is left in our hearts and it will be hard to go on without our Maxie boy. From all the sports and activities Max was involved in, in life, we have met some amazing people who have become dear friends. We know you will help us keep the memory of our wonderful son alive. Max, you may be gone, but you will live in our minds, thoughts and hearts everyday for the rest of our lives. You were loved so, so very much and we miss you.
Visitation will be held at Lynn-Stone Funeral Home, Elmvale, on Sunday, February 13th from 3 until 5 pm by appointment. To book your appointment please call 705-734-4682. Note that capacity limits will be in effect and proof of vaccination is required.  A private family funeral service will be held on Monday, February 14th. The service may be viewed on YouTube beginning at 10:55 am. Search: Lynn-Stone Funeral Home Spring interment at Fair Valley Cemetery. Memorial donations made directly to CAMH Foundation, online at camh.ca or mailed to: 100 Stokes Street, 5th Floor, Bell Gateway Building, Toronto, ON M6J 1H4 would be greatly appreciated. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

TURNER, Victor – Passed away peacefully at Hillcrest Village, Midland, Ontario on Saturday Feb 5, 2022. Vic was born on the farm on Flos Tiny townline in Tiny Township. He lived there with his parents Oscar and Matilda (Langman) Turner (predeceased) and his brother Eldon Turner (predeceased). He attended the Gibson Schoolhouse and was a member of the Allenwood United church during his youth. He travelled out to Winnipeg, Manitoba to help with the thrashing one season. After returning home to farm he followed his true calling which was raising a variety of beef cattle and crop farming. Victor was never married but maintained strong friendships with neighbours, friends and relatives. He loved to pass the time with hours of conversations over issues of politics or farming. He and his true friend Leonard Beardsall (predeceased) were often attending local seniors dances in the area.  In 2016 Vic moved to Kings Place Retirement Residence in Midland, this was to be a winter retreat only but Vic found that he enjoyed the company of the residents and staff so much that he decided to stay on for four years. When his health deteriorated further he relocated to Hillcrest village in February of 2020 just before covid had hit.  The Staff at Hillcrest Village have said that they don’t usually have favourite residents but Vic was definitely a favourite. He always had a smile on his face and a compliment ready. Often he was heard to say .. My don’t you look lovely today. We can never hear that often enough. On his final day here on earth, He requested double desserts for his lunch and enjoyed them very much, 45 minutes later he slipped quietly to sleep. He was later found to have passed on while clutching his favourite toy horse figurine. Vic will be sadly missed by local neighbours, family and friends. Especially Jeff, Karen, Jessica and Victoria Turner, Paul and Emily Turner, Noel Turner, Patricia and Bob Hurst, Art and Kim Turner, Ross and Debbie Langman, and Wendy and Sam (deceased) Langman. A funeral service will be held at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home in Elmvale at 2 pm on Wednesday, February 9, 2022. Proof of vaccination will be require and capacity limits will apply. The service may be viewed on Youtube starting at 1:55. Spring interment Allenwood Cemetery. If desired memorial donations may be made to St. John’s United Church in Victor’s memory. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

MORAN, Frances Theresa – It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, Frances Moran. She was born Frances MacDonald, eldest child of Bill and Mercedes MacDonald, on September 30, 1929. Mom is survived by her sisters Shirley (late Verle) Priest and Ursula (Grant Davidson). She was predeceased by her siblings, Mary O’Neill, Irene (late George) MacDonald, Joe (MaryLou) MacDonald, Chris (Brenda) MacDonald, Marg Russell, Sadie (late Doug) Bannerman, and Basil (Cheryl Jorgensen), Wilfred, William, and Paul. She is remembered by her loving sister-in-law Bernadette Reynolds. Mother was very close with her family, leaving school at an early age to help at home with the care of the large family. In her late teens she moved to Barrie to work and shared an apartment with her sister and best friend, Irene. The two remained close throughout their lives talking every day on the phone and visiting often. Our two families spent many special times together throughout the years. Mother was an avid reader and letter writer. She had beautiful penmanship that she instilled in her children, and used to write lovely letters to family and friends who lived afar. She believed in the importance of family and made sure that she stayed connected with those near and dear. In 1955 Mother married the love of her life, Gerard Moran. Together they farmed the Moran family farm at Apto and raised their family there, where they taught us the value of hard work, the importance of family, the importance of being a contributing community member and the importance of faith and service to your church. Mother was a proud member and one time president of the St. Patrick’s CWL for over 65 years. While on the farm, they added to the family with Theresa, Rosanne, Peter, Gregory and Robin Eugene. Gregory passed away in 1967 and Robin in 1969. Mother was a warm and welcoming host and was never short of baked goods to serve to family and company. Her tarts, brownies, pies, date squares, and carrot cakes were legendary in the family.  In 1988, Mom and Dad built a house and moved to Elmvale where they enjoyed many years of retirement. They enjoyed their time as members of the Sunshine Club and the Legion. They always had a deck of cards at the ready and Mom was known to have a deck in her purse and sometimes even a travel sized cribbage board! We remain forever grateful for the memories, love, humour, and kindness Mother instilled in her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is very much missed by her daughters, Theresa and her husband Murray Greer, their son Kevin and his wife Catherine and their sons Declan and Landon; Rosanne and her husband Brian Gallinger and their son, Gregory; and her son, Peter and his wife Kathy (nee Hubbard) and their daughters Kenzie and Alexa; and the memory of her late sons Gregory and Robin and her late grand-daughter Katelyn. Our thanks and appreciation to the Staff at the Sara Vista Nursing Home in Elmvale for their care and kindness to our Mother during her time there. A private family funeral will be held on Saturday, February 5, 2022 at St. Patrick’s Church in Phelpston. A graveside service at St. Patrick’s cemetery, followed by a reception will be held in the spring and announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations made directly to St. Patrick’s Church, 1600 Flos Rd. 4 W, Phelpston, ON L0L2K0 or the Elmvale Legion Br. 262, 7 John St., Elmvale, ON L0L1P0, would be appreciated. Please notify via email, lynnstone@sympatico.ca of your donation (donor name/address) so that the family can be notified. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at lynnstonefuneralhome.com.

HUEHMANN, Dorothea Ilse – Passed away peacefully on February 12, 2022. Dorothea Huemann of Tiny Township in her 97th year. Beloved wife of the late Ernst Otto Huehmann. Dear Stepmother of Gunther (survived by Mary), and Ralf (Mia). Loving Grandmother (Oma) of Karin, Sonja (Frank), Doris (Frank), James (Vicki), Katherine and Pia. Great Oma of twelve, and great great Oma of seven. Dorothea will be lovingly missed by her sister Annelies and family in Germany. Dorothea (Oma) was a beautiful, kind, strong, generous, independent Lady adored by all who had the pleasure of knowing her. She loved fresh air, sunshine, a walk on the beach and the beauty of nature. Neighbourhood dogs would often accompany her for routine swims in Georgian Bay. The Blue Mountains, stargazing, feeding wildlife, and Cuba were her favorites. Dorothea loved to travel; her memory will be cherished by many loved ones abroad. Oma enjoyed her last swim in Georgian Bay at age 96. You are Always in our hearts. Cremation has taken place. A private family service has been held. If desired, memorial donations to the OSPCA or Georgian Bay General Hospital Foundation in Midland would be appreciated. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to lynnstonefuneralhome.com

ROBERTS, Michael Godwin – Michael Godwin Roberts passed peacefully at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre in Barrie Ontario, February 9, 2022 at the age of 57 years after a short illness. Michael is predeceased by his mother Lois Ellen (Cruickshank) Roberts and his grandparents T.E. (Bob) Roberts and Jessie (Thompson) Roberts of London Ontario; and John Gordon Cruickshank and Helen (Lee) Cruickshank of Owen Sound Ontario.
He is survived by his father Edward Allan Roberts of Barrie Ontario and his sister Kristin Elizabeth Roberts of Bainsville Ontario, and her children Jillian Lee Cornish and Jeremy Robert Cornish. There will be a celebration of Life for Michael in the near future, date to be announced. Donations to the OSPCA in Micheal’s honour would be appreciated by the family. Online memories and condolences may be forwarded via www.steckleygooderham.com

MALONEY, Lloyd Leon Tahouney – June 18, 1956 ~ February 3, 2022. Lloyd Leon Tahouney Maloney passed away Feb 3, 2022. The old fart will be missed by his children Jennifer (Matt) Archer and Rachel (Justyn) Vezza and his grandchildren Wyatt and Aiden, as well as numerous friends and family. Cremation arrangements entrusted to Torrance Funeral Home. To leave an online condolence please visit www.torrancefuneralhome.com

DEGEER, Eve Denise (nee Barnett) – Passed away at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, Barrie on Saturday, February 12, 2022 at the age of 79. Beloved wife of Roger for 59 years. Loving mother of Mark (Victoria), Ian (Aishling) and Craig (Tracy Rose).  Cherished grandmother to Christine, Allison, Robert, Michael; Evelyn, Anna; Christian, Connor, and Cohen. Dear sister of Mike Barnett. At this time there will be no public visitation or funeral service. Memorial donations to the RVH Foundation or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be forwarded through www.legacyfuneral.ca Arrangements entrusted to Legacy Funeral and Cremation Services, Barrie. 705-728-8282

HENDERSON, Gail- (nee Siddall).It is with heavy hearts that we share the news that Lois Gail Henderson (nee Siddall) lost her battle with cancer and passed away peacefully on January 20th, 2022, at the Tomkins House Hospice in Penetanguishene Ontario. We want to thank her doctors Kent Russell, Dr. Fredrick Yoon, and Dr. Jackie Lai for the outstanding care they provided to Gail as she bravely battled small cell cancer over the past four years. Gail spent her final days at Tomkins House Hospice where Gail received kind and loving care beyond words of thanks. Those that knew Gail will remember her as a loving, kind, and generous person.  Gail left a positive impression on everyone she met – consistent with the positive, optimistic way she conducted her life.  Gail was an inspiration, role model, advisor, and friend for many and she will be remembered for her warmth and welcoming nature.  Gail is predeceased by parents Oliver Siddall and Hazel Hartt, and sister Linda Blaney. She is survived by her partner Charles Robert (Bob) Simmons, son Trevor Henderson and partner Claudette Martin, step-son David Simmons and wife Vanessa, step-daughter Peggy-Jane Shields and husband Jeff. Gail was also the proud grandmother of 6 grandchildren Neil and Elinor Henderson, Dax and Alessa Simmons, and Carson and Rylan Shields. We are extremely grateful to have had Gail in our lives as long as we did. Gail was born on June 27, 1946, she was in her 75th year.  Planning for a Celebration of Life is currently underway, and we will pass along more details shortly. In memory of Gail, donations can be made to Hospice Huronia Tomkins House. Friends may visit Gail’s online Book of Memories at www.fawcettfuneralhomes.com

FORLER, Helen – (nee Saunderson) February 28, 1927 – January 21, 2022. It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who passed away peacefully, surrounded by loved ones on January 21, 2022.    Pre-deceased by first husband Bill Saunderson, second husband Ken Forler; 10 year companion George Hazel and 8 year companion Russ Mowforth. She will be missed by her children Terry (Lee) Saunderson; Margot (John) Nicholls; Susan Walker and Mark (Catherine) Saunderson.  Also, grandchildren Jennifer Pershick, Ashley Blanchard, Lindsay Walker (deceased), Matthew Saunderson-Ree, Jessie Saunderson, Samantha Walker, Mitchell Holtz and 6 great grand-children. Helen hails from Saint John, NB where she was the first employee of the Boy Scouts of Canada. She and her husband Bill went on to be the local Boy Scout leaders while raising their 4 children.  Moving to Toronto so Bill could further his teaching career, Helen began a successful career with Coppercraft Canada (Home Party) winning cars, furs, and trips with her over-the-top sales.  Bill passed away at the age of 56 and Ken Forler came into her life.  It is then they built their house in Elmvale, Ontario.  They were active members of the community.  Following Ken’s passing she met George Hazel through the local Bayshore Senior Club where they were avid card players.  After George’s passing she met her final companion Russ Mowforth who she was with until his passing.  Helen recently moved to Russell, Ontario (Ottawa), to share her final years with her daughter and her family at the Russell Meadows Retirement Villa. An obituary cannot fully capture everything that made Helen, Helen. She had the greatest sense of humour and was always ready with a joke or story to lighten your day. How fortunate anyone who met her was to share in her laughter. She will be sorely missed. A celebration of Helen’s life will take place at a future date. Condolences can be sent to the family through www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com.

MARTIN, Alan Gray – Passed away peacefully at Hillcrest Village in Midland on Thursday, January 20, 2022. Alan, dedicated father of five, grandfather of 11 and great grandfather of 13 and counting. Together with his wife Barbara, raised their family through positive influence and example; unquestionable support; grace and empowering understanding. A man committed to life, family, faith, country, and community. Born on Dec 12, 1930, in Quebec City, Alan was the youngest of three boys. He attended Quebec City High School. He studied at Toronto and Carleton universities graduating with an accounting degree. He articled for his Chartered Accountant designation with Price Waterhouse. He served as an officer with the Royal Canadian Artillery Militia, 7th Regiment, reaching the rank of Major. Alan and Barbara were married in Quebec City at St. Matthews Anglican Church in 1954. Alan began a career and family in Toronto. He worked with TransCanada Pipelines and the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE). In 1974 Alan made a successful bid to become a Member of Parliament in the riding of Scarborough West with the 30th. Parliament under the Trudeau Liberals. He achieved Cabinet positions as Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministers of Consumer & Corporate Affairs, and Finance portfolios. He remained very active in politics throughout his life. Alan and family moved to Medonte Township in 1974 while maintaining his professional and political careers. In 1979 he established a Chartered Accounting firm in Elmvale Ontario. He expanded into the communities of Penetanguishene and Barrie. Alan served the communities with distinction until the eventual sale of his practice in 2010. He was dedicated to service throughout his life with professional and community involvements including:
– Anglican Church, warden and organist
– St. Johns Ambulance
– Ontario March of Dimes
– Boy Scouts of Canada
– The Carter Commission
– National Capital Commission
– Penetanguishene General Hospital
– NAV Canada
– Alzheimer’s Society

Alan Martin lived into his 92nd year. Beloved husband of Barbara Martin (nee Learmonth). Dear father of John David (Pinky Marron) of Vancouver Island, Catherine (Gary) French of Elmvale, Jennifer (Vern) Jolie of Vasey, Robert Martin of Penetanguishene, and Peter (Sheera) Martin of New Jersey. Loving grandfather of Reta, Ron, Anne Louise, Kevin, Christopher, Matthew, Derek, Danielle, Jacob, Drew, and Parker. Proud great-grandfather of William, Jacqueline, Elsbeth, Pippa, Delphine, Gavin, Willow, Juliana, Thomas, Daniel, Arienne, Charlie, and Owen. Brother of Peter (Vivian) Martin, and the late Derek (survived by Molly) Martin. Brother-in-law of the late Jean (John) Antonescul. Alan will be dearly missed by his many nieces, nephews, and friends. A memorial celebration will be held at a later date at St. John’s Anglican Church, Waverley. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

HANCOCK, Eleanor Margaret (née SMITH) – Passed away peacefully on January 10, 2022, in her 101st year, surrounded by the love of her family. From her birth on April 14, 1921 in Cobalt, ON to Inez and Arnold Smith, Eleanor’s life was defined by her signature wit and resilience. Both were on display when she celebrated her 8th birthday by secretly learning to walk after a long battle with polio, surprising her parents at the dinner table. Both were again called into service when her father died in 1932, thrusting 11-year-old Eleanor and her brothers, Alan and Donald, into a new way of life while their mother returned to teaching. Eleanor went on to study occupational therapy at the University of Toronto; after graduating in 1942, she worked first in Woodstock ON and then overseas as part of the WWII effort. A happy occasion preceded more devastation during this period: she married her beloved Jim in 1945, and then faced the sudden death of their first son, Jamie, in 1949. Eleanor and Jim persevered, eventually raising eight children and establishing a successful farm near Elmvale ON. In the 1980s, they retired to a custom-built house in the farm’s old orchard. That house became a social hub for family and a sanctuary for Eleanor, especially after Jim passed away in 2000. Thanks to the loving care and vigilance of her son Tom and his siblings, as well as the carers and nurses from Home Instead and Bayshore Home Care, Eleanor was able to stay in that sanctuary until she died—her final act of resilience. Eleanor’s love for her family, her remarkable intelligence, and her famously dry sense of humour will be forever missed by her children, Margaret; Susan (Archdeacon Jim Sandilands); David (Padma); Mary; Helen (Brad Thompson); Tom (Colleen); Ted (Jane); and Catharine. Fourteen grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren also treasure her memory, as well as her countless neighbours and friends. A celebration of Eleanor’s life will take place in Elmvale later this year, followed by interment of ashes in Bowmanville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation to Amnesty International or St. John’s United Church in Elmvale. Please notify lynnstone@sympatico.ca of your donation so that the family can be notified. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at lynnstonefuneralhome.com

GRENIER, Peter John – Passed away suddenly at home on Tuesday, January 25, 2022. Peter Grenier of Midland in his 53rd year. Pre-deceased by his parents Francis and Bernadette Grenier, and brother Kenny. Brother of Paul (Carol) Grenier, Richard (Karen) Grenier, Annette (Mike) Leduc, Joan Robitaille, Yvette Stacey (Bill), Herbie (Annette) Grenier, Bonnie Grenier, Dave (Sandra) Grenier, Michael (Jennifer) Grenier, Michelle (Bill) Johnston, Nicole Grenier (Kelly). He will be fondly remembered by his many nieces, and nephews. Peter will be missed by his long time friend Teena Simpson and her children Maci (Candice) Copeland and Cody Simpon. Cremation has taken place, spring interment to follow. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Diabetes Association in Peter’s memory. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

SWAN, Lois Isobel – Passed away peacefully at home on Friday, January 14, 2022. Lois Swan (nee Draper) of Phelpston in her 76th year, loved wife of Brian Swan. Daughter of the late Don and Veda Draper. Cherished mother of Kevin (Linda) Swan of Midland, Tim (Robin) Swan of Wyebridge, Tammy (Dan) O’Neill of Elmvale and Sheri (Len) Brunsdon of Phelpston. Proud and loving grandma of MacKenzie (Ashley), Myles (Brittany), Fraser (Emma), Rob (Danielle), Wesley (Emily), Colton (Amber), Bryton (Sara), Derek, Jennifer (Cody) and Charlotte. One of her greatest joys was becoming a great grandmother to Ryer, Alivia and Evelyn. Lovingly remembered by her siblings, Fran Lucas (Gord Schlamb) of Barrie and Trace Draper of Onaping and her sister in-law Brenda Swan (Paul Beaulac). Predeceased by Barry Swan. Lois will be missed by extended family and many friends.
Lois loved being surrounded by her family. She enjoyed the fruits of her labour from her expansive vegetable and flower gardens. And she loved to host friends and family and always made any of her guests feel welcome. Visitation will be held at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home, Elmvale on Tuesday January 18th from 4:30 to 7 pm. Masks and proof of vaccination are mandatory. Capacity restrictions will be in place. A Celebration of Life will take place at a later date. Spring interment Elmvale Cemetery. If you wish to make a donation in her memory, please consider donating directly to the Elmvale and District Food Bank (elmvaleanddistrictfoodbank.net) or Hospice Simcoe (hospicesimcoe.ca). Please notify lynnstone@sympatico.ca so that the family can be notified. Messages of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

Herb Ritchie passed away peacefully on Friday January 7, 2022 at Hillcrest Village with family by his side in his 81st year. Beloved husband of June Ritchie nee Truax. Dearly loved Father of Michael and Robert, proud Grandpa of Cheylee. Son of the late Allan Ritchie & Gladys Kidd. Much loved Brother of six sisters, Mary & the late (Pat) Stone, Sandra & (Ray) McElwain, Bonnie & (Rod) Marson, Bev & (Herb) Farrell, Jan, Cathy & (Stu) Kerr and 1 Brother, recently deceased Bob Ritchie (Joanne and the late Clara Anne)
Herb was a man with a big heart and a warm smile and was loved by many nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends. Until recent years Herb was active in his Church serving as an Elder, Chairman of Finance & Maintenance, Youth Leader and on the Cemetery Board. Hard working member of the local Odd Fellows Lodge, the District and he served as the Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Ontario in 2003-2004. He was a past Director of the Ontario Fur Breeders Association and worked on many community projects in Waverley and Elmvale over the years. Over the last few years Herb & June have enjoyed camping and spending time with their friends for weekend camping adventures and jam sessions. The family would sincerely like to thank the caring and compassionate staff at Hillcrest Village. Special thanks to the folks on Heritage Wing who looked after Herb since May. The team has the special knack of treating each resident as though they are a very important part of their own family. Visitation and Viewing will be held Sunday Jan. 16, 2022 1-4 & 6 -9 at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home in Elmvale with times scheduled in 1/2 hour intervals. Proof of Vaccination required and Masks are mandatory. To book your time of visit please call 705-322-2413 or 705-730-9426 A Memorial Service/ Celebration of Life will be held when Covid restrictions permit. In lei of flowers Donations would be gratefully accepted for the Elmvale Presbyterian Church or the Alzheimer’s Society. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

FRASER, Kenneth Edward – Oct 17, 1947 – Dec 9, 2021. Surrounded by family, Ken passed away peacefully at home after a short courageous battle with cancer at the age of 74. Ken is predeceased by his parents Wilfred and Rita of Wiarton. Beloved husband to Cathy. Dear father of Andrew (Heather) and Janissa (Kyle). Stepfather of Wendy (John) and Adam (Andrea).  Proud and loving grandfather of Reece, Gregory, Anthony, Bradley, Payton, Travis, Dylan, Cadence and Bentley. Stepgrandfather of Victoria and Andrew.
Ken will be fondly remembered by his sister Joyce Boychuk (late Alex), in-laws Ralph and Ann Edwards, brothers-in-laws Daniel Edwards (Maryann), Victor and Keith (Debbie), along with many nieces and nephews. Former employee of Molson, Barrie and Toronto, Ken put his heart and soul into his own company Moonstone Mechanical Inc. His recent years were spent enjoying semi retirement on Stonecrop Estate in Foxmead, with many family, friends and neighbours. Special thanks to Bayshore Nursing, Orillia Soldiers Memorial Hospital, RVH Cancer Centre, and Couchiching Family Health Team for all the great care given to Ken. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will take place at a later date. Memorial donations in Ken’s memory can be made to Mariposa House Hospice or a charity of your choice.  Arrangements entrusted to the Doolittle Chapel of Carson Funeral Homes, 54 Coldwater St. E., Orillia (705) 326-3595. Online Messages of Condolence are welcome at www.CarsonFuneralHomes.com

ANDERSON, Ken – Peacefully at Orillia Soldier’s Memorial Hospital on January 13, 2022 at the age of 83. Beloved husband of the late Elva. Loving and devoted father of Susan (Scott) Gilchrist, Sharon (late Tim) Cole and Kevin (Carlene) Anderson. Proud grandpa of Lauren, Haley, Tyler, Ben, Chrissie, Paige, Jakob, Mason, Whitney, Jaida and great grand daughter Erin. Survived by brothers Doug (Diane) Anderson, Richard (Wanda) Anderson and sister Mary (late Graham) Strath. Predeceased by brother Bill (Mary) Anderson and sister Isabel (late Bill) Fisher. Cremation has taken place and a celebration of Ken’s life will take place hopefully in the near future when we can all gather together safely. The family would like to take this opportunity to especially thank Dr. Aaron Barnett and Dr. Jennifer Guan for all of their wonderful care, support and guidance given to Ken and his family. Arrangements entrusted to the Doolittle Chapel of Carson Funeral Homes, 54 Coldwater St. E., Orillia (705) 326-3595. Online Messages of Condolence are welcome at www.CarsonFuneralHomes.com

STONE, Kevin Francis – Passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side on Wednesday, January 5, 2022. Kevin Stone of Elmvale in his 77th year. Beloved husband of Elva Stone (nee Robillard). Dear father of Sheila Stone (Daniel La Rocque), Shawn (Melissa) Stone, and Loretta Ferris (Max Neiman). Loving grandfather of Jessica (Nick), Lydia (Mathieu), Jean-Marc (Emilie), Kelsey, Alexandra, and Hannah. Great-grandfather of 4. Kevin is survived by his siblings, Buck, Simone, Terry, Joan, and Louis. Pre-deceased by his brother Larry. A private visitation will be held at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home in Elmvale. A funeral mass will be held at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Elmvale on Monday, January 10, 2022 at 11 am. Spring interment St. Patrick’s Cemetery. If desired memorial donations may be made to the Cancer Society or the Alzheimer’s Society. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com.

FISHER, Mary Margaret (nee McGirr) – Passed away peacefully in her sleep at Serenity Retirement Residence Barrie on Saturday, January 8, 2022. Mary Fisher in her 89th year will be laid to rest next to her beloved husband Percy Fisher and infant son Roy. Mary was born in Sundridge to Norman and Bertha (nee Sinclair) McGirr. Cherished mother of Fern (Jack) Haughton, Carson (Heather) Fisher and Orville (Cathy) Fisher. Dear grandmother of Callie (Wayne), Samantha (Cameron), Randi (Mike), Carla, Mark (Morgan) and Michael (Emily) and honorary grandmother of Shelby Gray, great grandmother of Blair, McKinley and Madisyn. Mary will be remembered by her sisters Hilda (the late Stan) McLean, Laurena Thompson, Linda (the late Dave) Slyzuk and also her sister in-law Vera McGirr. Predeceased by her brothers Keith McGirr and Laurence McGirr. Mary will be fondly remembered by her nieces, nephews and many friends. A private family graveside service will be held in Mount Pleasant Cemetery Bradford. Memorial donations to the C.N.I.B., Salvation Army or the Veterans Assistance Program would be appreciated. Messages of condolence. may be forwarded to the family through adamsfuneralhome.ca. Most sincere and loving appreciation to Donna Stiles and her caring, attentive and professional staff at Serenity Retirement Residence.

HANCOCK, Eleanor Margaret (née SMITH) – Passed away peacefully on January 10, 2022, in her 101st year, surrounded by family in her home near Elmvale, ON. Eleanor was predeceased by her husband Jim and son Jamie, and she leaves behind a legacy of intelligence, wit, and strength. She will be forever missed by her children Margaret; Susan (Archdeacon Jim Sandilands); David (Padma); Mary; Helen (Brad Thompson); Tom (Colleen); Ted (Jane); and Catharine. Fourteen grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren also treasure her memory. A celebration of Eleanor’s life will take place in Elmvale later this year, followed by interment of ashes in Bowmanville Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation to Amnesty International or St. John’s United Church in Elmvale. Please notify Lynn-Stone Funeral Home of your donation lynnstone@sympatico.ca. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

JOHNSTON, Robert Wesley ‘Bob’ – Passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by the love of his family, on Saturday, January 15, 2022, in his 74th year. Bob Johnston of Vasey, dearly loved husband of Joan (nee Beaman). Will be loved and forever missed by his children, Rob (Karen) of Ottawa and David (Carrie) of Elmvale. Very proud grandfather of Ryan, Ethan and Mathew. Lovingly remembered by his siblings, Karen (Dave) Ritchie, Paul, Tim (Trish), Darlene (Roger) and Kevin (Sue) and his in-laws, John, Steve (Sharon), Barb and Janice. Predeceased by his parents Allan and Joyce Johnston, brothers Winston and Ken and sisters Linda Moreau (survived by Herb) and Marion. Uncle Bob will be missed by many nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place and a Memorial Service will be held at a later date.  Bob’s family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to Dr. Helt and Shelley for their phenomenal support throughout Bob’s illness. Memorial donations to OSPCA (ontariospca.ca), Toronto General Hospital Foundation (support.tgwhf.ca) or Women’s College Hospital Foundation (womenscollegehospital.ca) will be greatly appreciated. Please send your donation directly to the charity and email lynnstone@sympatico.ca (donor/address) so that the family can be notified of your donation. Most importantly, Bob’s family would love for you to visit beadonor.ca and register to become a tissue and organ donor. Messages of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

HOUSTON, Alexander George – Passed away peacefully at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Center on Monday December 20th, 2021 in his 83rd year after a short and brave battle with cancer. Husband of Joan (Gosse), stepfather of Charlie of Fort McMurray and Bonnie of Ayton. Step-grandfather of Melissa, Bryan Jr. and Finley. Brother in-law of Phyllis and Raymond, deceased. Alex was born in Glasgow, Scotland and moved to Canada in 1966. His claim to fame was that he was present at the Toronto Maple Leaf’s Stanley Cup Parade in 1967. He moved to Stone St., Elmvale in 1999. He, along with Joan, enjoyed gardening, reading books and entertaining family, friends and neighbours on his porch, which often lead to Alex entertaining those around him with music. Alex was a very kind and generous person. Alex will be missed by his many friends and neighbours in the Elmvale community and his special dog Millie. As per Alex’s wishes he will be cremated.
A Celebration of Life will take place in the future. Donations to the Springwater Library – Elmvale Branch, 50 Queen St. W., Elmvale, ON L0L1P0 (cheques payable to: Township of Springwater-Elmvale Branch) would be appreciated. Messages of sympathy may
be sent to the family at www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

BALL, Theresa Reta May – Passed away peacefully at Hillcrest Village in Midland. Theresa Ball (nee Hocken) in her 92nd year. Beloved wife of the late Grant Ball. Mother of Harold (Sandra) Ball, Karen (Wayne) Eakley, Danny (Daphne) Ball, and the late Debbie Ball. Theresa will be greatly missed by her 7 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Sister of Leona (late Luc) Desroches, and the late Velma (Mel) French, Mildred (Leonard) Cadeau, Madeline (Henry) Forget, Phyllis (Ken) Truax, Margaret (Roy) Truax, Francis (Alda) Hocken, and Clinton (Buck) Hocken. Theresa will be fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews. A visitation will be held at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home in Elmvale from 2-4 and 7-9 pm on Wednesday, January 5, 2022. Proof of vaccination will be required. A private funeral service will be held on Thursday, January 6, 2022 and may be viewed on Youtube at 1 pm. Search Youtube: Lynn-Stone Funeral Home. Spring interment Vasey Cemetery.
Memorial donations in Theresa’s memory may be made to the Vasey, Unity United Church.
Special thank you to Hillcrest Village in Midland or their amazing care and support.
Messages of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.lynnstonefuneralhome.

JONES, George Robert – Passed away peacefully, surrounded by family at the Georgian Bay General Hospital on December 29, 2021. He will be greatly missed. Beloved husband of Eleanor (nee O’Hallarn) for 54 years. Cherished brother of Eileen (late Bob) Winchester, Ruth Ann Jones, Marion McClintock, Lorna (Carmen) Foti, Nelson (Freda) Jones. Special uncle to many nieces and nephews and great uncle to great nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Sadie and Wylie Jones. George was a special man who volunteered for many organizations and was recognized for his dedication to the community. Some of his achievements include recognition for his help with the Legion and recently receiving the appreciation medal. He received the Public Service Award from Vespra Township, was recognized for service with the Springwater Policing Committee, the volunteer award with the Midhurst Newsletter, and had 22 years of invaluable contribution to the Sara Vista Long Term Care Home. The Sno-Voyageurs Club was a special interest of his. He spent many years snowmobiling and preparing trails for sledders. He also enjoyed helping out at the Simcoe County Museum. Recognition also came to him for his fun participation in many events. He was a willing participant whenever the call for help came from his many friends, neighbours and family. He was a friend to many. The family would like to thank the special doctors and nurses who took such excellent compassionate care of George at Georgian Bay General Hospital. Visitation will be held at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home in Elmvale on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 from 12-1 pm. Proof of vaccination will be required. A private funeral service will be held following the visitation. Spring interment Elmvale Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Parkinson’s Society or the Georgian Bay General Hospital would be appreciated. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

ATKINSON, Christine Winnifred – Passed away peacefully at the Meadows of Dorchester nursing home. Christine Atkinson (nee Cook) of Niagara Falls, formerly of Elmvale in her 96th year. Beloved wife of the late Harold Atkinson. Dear mother of Joseph (Angela) Atkinson of Thorold and Christopher (Karen) Atkinson of Newmarket. Loved grandmother of Andrew, Corinne, Thomas (Meghan), Lisa and Dani (Chris). Proud great-grandmother of Ethan. Pre-deceased by her 9 siblings. Christine will be fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews. A visitation will be held at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home in Elmvale from 7-9 pm on Wednesday, December 29. Proof of vaccination will be required. A private funeral service will be held on Thursday, December 30, 2021.
Spring interment Elmvale Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice in Christine’s memory. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com.

In loving memory of Luc Desroches who passed away January 7th, 2015.
In Memory of Carl James Lantz
With loving memories, I write to you
Such an honour to have been your Mom
You were always so happy
Just like the sun
And always so filled with so much fun.
Peace Carl
Love Always, Mom and John, Bonnie, Maggie, Chad, Patty, Vicky, Niels and Eric.

In loving memory of Luc Desroches who passed away January 7th, 2015.
We often think of bygone days
When we were altogether
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, you’ll always be there.
Lovingly remembered by
wife Leona and family.

KING, James Edwin-Passed away unexpectedly on Friday, December 17, 2021 in his 80th year. James King of Tiny, Ontario, dear husband of the late Judith (nee Flude). Lovingly remembered by his daughters Senta (AJ) of Beaverton and Hayley (Tim) of Whitby. Proud grandfather of Teagan, Colby, Brennan and Fionna. He will be missed by his sister Lois (the late Stuart), nieces and nephews and the Flude family and his many friends. James enjoyed woodworking, his time as an Airline Dispatcher and was a huge supporter of ALS. A memorial service will be held at 1:30 pm on Saturday, January 8, 2022 at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home, Elmvale. Proof of vaccinations is required to attend the service or you may view the service on YouTube, search: Lynn-Stone Funeral Home, beginning at 1:25 pm. Spring interment in Avondale Cemetery, Stratford. Memorial donations directly to ALS (als.ca) or Heart and Stroke Foundation (heartandstroke.ca) will be appreciated by the family. Please notify lynnstone@sympatico.ca so that the family can be notified. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at lynnstonefuneralhome.com

STONE, Marguerite L.- Passed away peacefully at Georgian Bay General Hospital, Midland, on Monday, December 13, 2021 in her 92nd year. Dear wife of the late Bernard Stone. Loved mother of Francie (Alvin) Dupuis of Penetanguishene, Bryan (Joan) of Buckhorn, Sharon (Ken) Warden of Kitchener, predeceased by Tony, Anita (Ted) Burke of Orillia, Julie (Jim) Lemke of Orillia and Shelley Brooks of Penetanguishene. Predeceased by sister Eileen (Jim) Kenney. Proud grandmother of Danielle, Kerry, Stephanie, Melissa, Jason, Courtney, Matt, Greg, Marc, Beckie, Ashley, Justin, Kelsey, Josh, Caleb, Nick, Brittany, Bradley and Zack. Great grandmother to 30. She will be fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Marguerite was a woman of great faith. She was a longstanding member of Our Lady of Lourdes C.W.L. and was well known as the church organist for decades. She enjoyed entertaining the residents at the Sara Vista with song and music and was an avid card player with the Sunshine Senior’s Club. A visitation will be held at Lynn-Stone Funeral Home, Elmvale, on Thursday, December 16th from 4 pm to 7 pm. All Covid protocols will be in effect and proof of vaccinations is required. A private family mass will be held on Friday at Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church, Elmvale. Interment will be at St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Phelpston in the spring.
Memorial donations made directly to O.L.O.L. Church, 1600 Flos Rd. 4 W., Phelpston, ON L0L 2K0 or your charity of choice will be appreciated by the family. Please notify lynnstone@sympatico.ca so that the family may be notified. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at lynnstonefuneralhome.com

O’FARRELL, Marion Hannah (nee McGinnis), age 95, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 6th in her home on Crane Ave. The beloved matriarch of a large family, she is survived by her eight children (Patricia (Tony), Bill (Darlene), Bernie (Dan), Deborah, Colleen (Frank), Marion (Nick), Winna (Glenn), Kelly (Joe)); her nineteen grandchildren; her eleven great grandchildren and her many nieces and nephews. Marion was predeceased by her loving husband James. She is also survived by her sister and best friend Helen Kirk. She died in the home she has lived in and lovingly kept since 1955.Marion was born on February 23rd, 1926, on a family farm on the 8th Concession in Elmvale, Ontario, where she grew up one of eight children to Anne and George McGinnis. Marion was survived by her sister Helen and the late Thomas, Margaret, Jean, Joe, Mary & Bernadette. Funeral Mass Saturday, December 11th, 2021 at 10 a.m. All Saints Church 1415 Royal York Road, Etobicoke. The family has provided the opportunity to view the Live Stream service from the comfort of your own home. This link will become available at the time of the service.

In Memory
O’FARRELL, Marion Hannah (nee McGinnis), age 95, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 6th in her home on Crane Ave. The beloved matriarch of a large family, she is survived by her eight children (Patricia (Tony), Bill (Darlene), Bernie (Dan), Deborah, Colleen (Frank), Marion (Nick), Winna (Glenn), Kelly (Joe)); her nineteen grandchildren; her eleven great grandchildren and her many nieces and nephews. Marion was predeceased by her loving husband James. She is also survived by her sister and best friend Helen Kirk. She died in the home she has lived in and lovingly kept since 1955. Marion was born on February 23rd, 1926, on a family farm on the 8th Concession in Elmvale, Ontario, where she grew up one of eight children to Anne and George McGinnis. Marion was survived by her sister Helen and the late Thomas, Margaret, Jean, Joe, Mary & Bernadette. Funeral Mass Saturday, December 11th, 2021 at 10 a.m. All Saints Church1415 Royal York Road, Etobicoke. The family has provided the opportunity to view the Live Stream service from the comfort of your own home. This link will become available at the time of the service.

VAN LARHOVEN, Adrianus (Art) – December 8, 2021, Adrianus (Art) Van Laarhoven, in his 74th year, passed away peacefully at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre after complications from a long illness. Son of Francis and Adriana Van Laarhoven. Beloved husband of 50 years to Cheryl (Ritchie) Van Laarhoven. Cherished father of Julie (Leo) O’Connell, Joseph Van Laarhoven, and Joyanne (Bryan DeLonghi) Van Laarhoven. Proud and loving grandfather of Rory, Bethany, Elena and Marina. Art will be fondly remembered by his eight siblings: Mary Golds, Case (Debbie) Van Laarhoven, Francie (Glenn) Hall, Nellie (Tom d.) Hubbard, Anne (Bill d.) Dempster, Martin (Kathy) Van Laarhoven, Cora (Charlie d.) Ware, Arlene (Darcy) Duquette. Art always had fun with his Ritchie in-laws: Joan (Dr Al) Bowness, Susan (Roger) Harrop, Glen (Barbara) Ritchie, Doug (Noreen) Ritchie, Lisa (Wayne) Goodfellow. He dearly loved his numerous nieces, nephews and cousins, and never forgot a name. His first off-the-farm job was fencing, which sparked a lifelong interest in building. Art loved caring for animals, and enjoyed all his years as a progressive dairy farmer. Some of Art’s favourite activities included golfing, gardening, boating, fishing, crop tours, and joking around. He always made people feel welcome, especially his extended family during the annual Van Laarhoven and itchie/Hobson reunions. Art and Cheryl built their dream house for their retirement. At the end of his life, Art was delighted to look out the bright window and see paradise all around him. Art was a man of deep faith in all aspects of his life, including his business, family, and community relationships. The times that brought him the greatest joy were spent with his children and grandchildren, watching amateur sports and simply chatting. Art always had a friendly “hello” for everyone. He had a great laugh, and his eyes sparkled when he smiled. Art will be dearly missed. A visitation will be held at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home in Elmvale from 4-7 pm on Monday, December 13. A private family funeral mass will be held at St. Patrick’s Church in Phlepston. Spring interment St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Phelpston. Memorial donations in Art’s memory may be made directly to the RVH Cancer Centre or the charity of your choice. Please email the funeral home of your donation at lynnstone@sympatico.ca, so that the family may be notified of your donation. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

MacDONALD, Donald James – Passed away peacefully at Georgian Manor, Penetanguishene, on Monday, December 13, 2021 in his 96th year. Sadly missed, but with a proud heart, by his loving wife of 74 years, Grace (nee Strath), his daughter Beverley (late Gordon) Leonard, his son Ken and daughter-in-law Mae, his Grandchildren, Darrell (late Kim), Michelle and Mark, Karla and Joel, and Great Grandchildren, Justin and Tyler Leonard, Zoe and Maddox Pinch, Lucas, Nathan, Allie and Molly Wiens. Brother of Allister (late Vi), Earl and Lorraine, the late George and Irene, Dennis and Cathy, Percy and Florence, Allan and Mary and Bobby. Lovingly remembered by sister-in-law Wreatha (late Elgin) Speers and late brother-in-law Graham (Mary) Strath. He will be fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews and friends in the community area. After 95 accomplishing years Don’s life included being a dairy farmer, Deputy-Reeve, Flos Township Councillor, Simcoe County Council Rep, bus driver, bowler/card shark extraordinaire, Year 2000 Senior of the Year, a “Don” of all trades and most importantly be blessed with his last “See ya later alligator”. The family would like to say a big Thank You to Dr. Woods, the nursing staff on Sumac Wing for the excellent and passionate care that they provided for Don. The family will remember and thank Don, Dad, Gramps, Popa Don for his jokes, guidance and love. They will think of him often and he will remain forever in their hearts. Due to Covid a private family service will be held. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Spring interment will be at Elmvale Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made directly to the Georgian Manor Bus Campaign www.simcoe.ca/dpt/ltc/fundraising or a charity of your choice would be appreciated. Please notify lynnstone@sympatico.ca so that the family can be notified. Messages of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

DOAN, Keith Ernest – Passed away suddenly at home in Elmvale, on Monday, December 13, 2021. Keith Doan of Elmvale, in his 76th year. Beloved husband of the late Myrna Doan. Cherished father of Mark, Katie-Lynn (Rob), James and Robert (Patricia). Proud grandfather of Justin, Lauren, Alexis and Michael.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Spring interment at Allenwood Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations made directly to Heart & Stroke Foundation or Sick Children’s Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Please notify lynnstone@sympatico.ca of your donations so that the family can be notified. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

SCOTT, Craig Dec. 16, 2011 – It seems like yesterday you left us and went away. Our lives have changed since you’ve been gone. One thing is for certain your memory will always live on. Your spirit lives within us. Forever in our hearts.
Sadly missed, forever loved, Betty, Brandon, Nolan and amily.

RITCHIE, ROBERT “BOB” ALLAN – July 21st 1942-Nov 26, 2021. Passed away peacefully at his home in Elmvale Saturday, November 27, 2021 in his 80th year. Robert Allan Ritchie of Elmvale, dearest husband of Joanne Ritchie (Madill). Pre-deceased by his wife Clara Anne (Graham). Dear father of Allan (Jennifer) Ritchie, Sherry (Tony) Savage, Anne (John) Nahuis and Penny Foster. Loving grandfather of Amanda (Pat), Tom (Laura), Tracy (Travis), Katie (Scott), Madison, Joey, Sarah (Alex), Billy (Becca) Danny, Bobby and Nicholas. Great grandfather of Kyle, Andrew, Laura, Claire, Brier, Kinsley, Logan, Jade, Calvin, Harper, Taylor, Nixon, Nash, Maitland & Wyatt. Stepfather of Paula Madill & (Chris), Darryl Madill (Jennylynn ). Beloved son of the late Allan James Ritchie & Gladys (Kidd) brother of Herb (June) Ritchie, Mary & the late Pat Stone, Sandra & (Ray) McElwain, Bonnie & (Rod) Marsden, Bev & (Herb) Farrell, Jan Ritchie, Cathy & (Stu) Kerr. Founder and proud owner of Robert Ritchie Forest Products for 38 years. Bob will be missed by many friends and extended family.
A visitation will be held at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home in Elmvale from 2-4 and 7-9 pm on Tuesday, November 30, and 2-4 and 7-9 pm on Wednesday, December 1. Masks & Proof of vaccination will be required. A private funeral service will be held on Thursday, December 2, 2021. You may view the service on Youtube. Search: Lynn-Stone Funeral Home. Burial at the Elmvale Cemetery following the service. Memorial Donations to The Elmvale Foodbank, Elmvale Presbyterian Church or Save our Water Legal Fund Campaign or the charity of your choice would be appreciated. Donations may be made directly to the charity, please email the funeral home of your donation at lynnstone@sympatico.ca, so that they family may be notified. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

MARLEY, Patrick Thomas – Passed away suddenly at home on Sunday, November 28, 2021. Pat Marley of Richmond Hill in his 77th year. Beloved husband of Heather Marley (nee Krug) for 47 years. Stepfather of Deborah (Jason) Morris, Stepgrandfather of Kristopher (Kristina) Morris. Brother of Mary Ellen Marley, Joe (late Deloris), Margaret (late David) Thomas, Jim (late Colleen), Paul (Cathy), Angela, Phil, and the late Bernadette (Ken) Snider, the late Leo, Edward, Michael (late Goldie Turner), Bill, and Peter (Liz Marley). Pat will be fondly remembered by his many nieces, nephews, and friends. A visitation will be held at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home in Elmvale from 5 pm – 9 pm on Thursday, December 2, 2021. Proof of vaccination will be required. A funeral mass will be held at the St. Patrick’s Church in Phelpston on Friday, December 3 at 11 am. Capacity limits will apply. Memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated. Spring interment St. Patrick’s Cemetery Phelpston. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

HERCHAK, Norman – September 12, 1934 – November 24, 2021. Norman Herchak in his 88th year passed suddenly surrounded by his loving family at Georgian Bay General Hospital in Midland. He will be missed by his wife Norma of 65 years and five children, Michael (Zona), Elizabeth (Gord), Stephen (Elizabeth), Michelle (Carlo), and Stephanie. Proud grandfather of Rachel, Matthew, Hayden, and Chase and furry child Riley. Norman was the President of Synthane Taylor Corporation which he built from the ground up. Even more than that he enjoyed the many lasting friendships he made and the time spent with family. Norman and Norma were very fortunate to spend their last years together at Orr Lake, their favourite place in the world and they thank God for a wonderful life. Rest in Peace Dad, you were the Greatest Father in the World. We miss you! “He Did It His Way!” A private family service has been held. Norman enjoyed supporting multiple charities. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to ww.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

GIBBS, Bill – Bill went home November 24, 2021, at Georgian Bay General Hospital, after a long battle with Parkinson’s. He leaves behind his wife of 73 years, Shirley; daughter Linda and son-in-law Peter (Skala); grandsons Dave and Philip; and nephew Brad and wife Sharon Cook. We are so appreciative of the caring and kindness shown Bill for many years by his PSW’s, and for the compassion of the nurses and doctors at GBGH. A private family service will be held.
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

BUNN, Beverly John – Passed away peacefully at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie on Tuesday, November 30, 2021. Bev Bunn of Elmvale in his 82nd year. Beloved husband of Marie Bunn (nee O’Neill) and the late Joan. Dear father of Darren (Arlene) Bunn, Darcy Bunn, and Cory Bunn. Grandfather of Jessie and Cassidy. Bev will be missed by his extended family, Sharon (Roland) Damery, Stephen (Judy) Guilfoyle, Catherine (Gord) Bartlett, Michael (Anne) Guilfoyle, Lisa (Todd) Critchley, Erin, Charles, Jess, James, Mitchell, Justine, Chris, Bryan, Andrew, Marshall, Harley, Matthew, Livia, Malachi, and Nellie. Brother of the late Shirley (Jim) French. A visitation will be held at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home in Elmvale from 3-5 pm on Sunday, December 5, 2021. A private family funeral mass will be held at the St. Patrick’s Church in Phelpston. Spring interment Ullswater Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made directly to the Kidney Foundation or the St. Patrick’s Church in Phelpston. Please email the funeral home at lynnstone@sympatico.ca of your donation, so that they family may be notified. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

Harold Garnet McMaster – March 5, 1934 – December 1, 2021. Harold Garnet McMaster passed quietly on December 1st. Survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Ann McMaster (Simpson) and sons Dave McMaster (Kim) and Joe McMaster (Marianna). Adored Papa and Grampa of Miklos, J.D., Harry, Zech, and Sam. Dear brother of Bernice Tattersall (the late Graham). Brother-in-law of the late Rosemary (the late Russell Uncles), Lorraine Yasher (the late Sherry), George Simpson (Marion), the late Gordon Simpson (Peggy), Don Simpson (Liz), and Sue Simpson. Uncle to many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Garnet and Marjorie (Harris), infant sister Audrey, his son Daniel and infant twins Justin and Jessica. Harold was born March 5th 1934 and he lived his whole life on the farm in Grenfel. Growing up as an only son on the farm meant lots of hard work and a need for self reliance. This became even more the case with the passing of his parents far too early. Like many of the local family farmers, school education may not have been lengthy but life education was more than people living today would believe. There wasn’t much Harold couldn’t do. He raised and cared for beef cattle and many other livestock from birth, to treating illness to final processing. He grew mixed crops of grain, corn and hay for feed and sale. He worked for many years in the bush cutting firewood and harvesting trees for fencing and construction including working with horses which he really enjoyed. He saw himself as a steward of the land preserving and protecting it for future generations. This including reading and studying the latest trends in agriculture and always trying to do things better. His dedication to stewardship included protecting and preserving the wetlands and forests of the Minesing Swamp and working to preserve and improve historic Fort Willow. He worked construction for many years as a carpenter. This was after he used his self taught skills to build the beautiful family home virtually by himself from drawings to completion. The implement sheds multiplied rapidly on the farm as he strived to maintain our often antique farm machinery for as long as possible. This meant being a mechanic, welder and engineer as he came up with imaginative ways to keep things running. His hard work allowed him and the family to travel on many vacations both on the road and in the air. The pinnacle being after retirement when he and Ann took the camper to Alaska, the trip of a lifetime. In addition to his work and family he was an avid sportsman playing multiple sports including hockey and especially fastball. He transitioned from his playing days into becoming a leader and coach. His contributions to the community were recognized with a volunteer award during the year of the 1988 Calgary Olympics, the John Graves Simcoe Medal of Excellence and induction into the Springwater Sports Hall of Fame. His community leadership included being a lifetime member of Grenfel United Church and serving in many executive roles over the years. His loss leaves a big whole in the Grenfel community. His family and faith community helped sustain him through life’s rough patches. A visitation will be held at ADAMS FUNERAL HOME 445 St. Vincent Street, Barrie on Saturday, December 11 from 2 – 5 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the funeral home Chapel on Sunday, December 12, 2021 at 1 o’clock. The family has requested that proof of vaccination is required in order to attend the visitation and Funeral Service. The family would like to thank, Dr. Paul Howard for his care and guidance, the wonderful home care workers that allowed Dad to remain at home as long as he did, the paramedics and finally the amazing Doctors, Nurses and other staff at RVH for their kindness, compassion and wonderful care. Donations in Harold’s memory can be made to Grenfel United Church and the Alzheimer Society of Ontario.

NIGHTINGALE, HAROLD – It is with heavy hearts that the family of Harold (aka Harry, Flop) Nightingale announce his passing on December 1, 2021 in his 78th year. After beating the odds multiple times over the past 13 years, he passed quietly at his farm with his family by his side. He leaves behind his beloved wife of 53 years Brenda (nee Lee) and his daughters Lisa Belcourt (Phil), Kimberly Nightingale and Sheri Nightingale. He was the much-loved Poppa to Jenna Lee, Alyssa Lee, Madison Belcourt, Emma-Lee Belcourt, Hannah Kirkdeikis, Owen Kirdeikis, and Great-Poppa to Percy. He will be sadly missed by his sister, Linda Ellery, and his brother-in law, Bill Lee. Harold is predeceased by his parents George and Rose Nightingale, and his brother Larry. He will be fondly remembered by his sisters-in-law Susan Moreau, Mary Beausoleil, Michelle Sainsbury (Steve), Annie Lodwick, brother-in-law Jim Lee (Pat) and many nieces and nephews. Harold grew up in Wyevale and established roots on Hummingbird Hill Road in Oro-Medonte almost 50 years ago. He was a long-time employee of Bell Canada but his true passion was farming. He was well-known throughout the area for the sweet corn he grew and sold. He was happiest after his retirement when he could devote his energy to farming, hunting, fishing and his grandchildren. Harold bravely battled Multiple Myeloma for more than 13 years. The family would like to extend gratitude and thanks to the many family, friends and neighbours who have helped them throughout the past years, as well as to Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and Dr. Reece, Royal Victoria Hospital and Dr. Nay and Dr. Helt. Visitation will be held at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home in Elmvale from 1-3 and 5-7 pm on Friday, December 3, 2021. Masks and proof of vaccination will be required. Due to Covid restrictions, a private funeral service will be held on Saturday, December 4, 2021 at 11:30 am. You may view the funeral service on Youtube: https://youtu.be/uO7a9-88AXA. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you consider donations to Unity United Church (by mail to 4967 4th Line North, Midland, ON L4R 4K3), Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (https://themmrf.org/) and Hospice Huronia – Tomkins House (https://www.hospicehuronia.ca). Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

McCLUNG, Edna Mae – Passed away peacefully at the Georgian Bay General Hospital in Midland on Saturday, December 4, 2021. Edna McClung (nee Gardiner) of Phelpston in her 94th year. Beloved wife of the late Bill McClung. Dear mother of Robert (Nona) McClung and David McClung (Jan Morrow). Grandmother of Jamie McClung (Becky Rawn) and Scott (Tonia) McClung. Proud great-grandma of Koston, Foster, Cory, Riley, and Nate. Sister of the late Irwin (Bessie) Gardiner. Sister in law of Jene (late Gard) Robertson and Elizabeth (late Doug) Kettle. Edna will be missed by her many nieces, nephews and friends. A visitation will be held at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home in Elmvale from 4-7 pm on Monday, December 6. Proof of vaccination will be required. A funeral service will be held at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home in Elmvale at 2 pm on Tuesday, December 7. Capacity limits will apply. Interment Elmvale Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made in Edna’s memory to the heart and stroke foundation or the cancer society. Donations may be made directly to the charity, please email the funeral home of your donation, so that the family may be notified. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

“In loving memory of my husband Bill Player Who passed away on December 8, 2020
The song may have ended
But the melody lingers on
Until we dance again. Forever, Joanne”

Stan McNutt’s Memory. Stan MCNutt was born December 9, 1936 in Boston, Massachusetts. At the age of three, his family returned to Canada where he grew up in Debert, Nova Scotia. He is predeceased by his parents Stanley and Nettie McNutt, brothers Joseph, Paul Victor and his sister Florence, and is being remembered by their families in Nova Scotia, California, and Kansas. Beloved father of Heather (Tyrone Penton), Scott, and Valerie (Craig Giffen). Proud grandfather of Carmen and Brooklynn Loiselle, and Aubrey and Devon Giffen. He is lovingly remembered by Brother in Laws and Sister in Laws, Nereda and Dieter Rehm, Orillia and Steven and Regina Campbell, Goderich, Ontario. Stan was a proud member of the Canadian Air Force serving at many Bases including Germany and France, before joining the OPP in 1969. He was stationed in Elmvale until Detachment closed and became Huronia West in Wasaga Beach. He retired as a senior Constable, from the OPP in 1999. Stan was a Member and Elder of Elmvale Presbyterian Church and an active volunteer in many of Elmvale’s organizations. He was proud to call Elmvale home. The speed sign entering Elmvale was know as Stanley by local Elmvale residents Tree was planted by Elmvale Lions & District Lions Club.

HARVEY, Gordon – May 30, 1951 – October 26, 2021 – Gordon passed away peacefully on October 26, 2021 at Georgian Bay General Hospital at the age of 70. He will be lovingly remembered by his mother Katharine “Kay” Harvey of Midland. Gordon has now been reunited with his father the late Daniel Harvey. Gordon was born and raised in Toronto and moved to Midland in 1988. He was a proud member of the Calvary Baptist Church, Midland. He enjoyed weekly visits to Mom’s Restaurant, providing church services and spending time with his mother. He was a humble, kind-hearted man who was always smiling and never hesitated to stop and say hello. He will be fondly remembered by all who knew him. Kay wishes to thank the staff of Georgian Bay General Hospital and St. Michael’s Hospital for the compassionate care provided and to the many friends who have leant a helping hand through this journey. Visitation and funeral service were both held on Friday, October 29, 2021 at the Calvary Baptist Church, 598 King St. Midland. If desired, memorial donations to the Calvary Baptist Church, Midland or Georgian Bay General Hospital Foundation would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Nicholls Funeral Home.

FRANSSEN, Ben – It is with deep sorrow and much love that we mourn the sudden passing of Ben Franssen of Wasaga Beach, Ontario on Tuesday October 12, 2021 at the age of 62. Beloved son of the late Gerard and Anna Franssen. Dear brother of Elsie (the late Noel) Barrie Ont., the late Johnny, Mary (Myron) Hillsdale Ont., Joanne (the late Doug) Barrie Ont., Gary (Debbie) Wasaga Beach, Ont. and Patricia, Barrie Ont. Dear Uncle of Alyshia (Adam), Wesley (Lindy), Alexis (Mark), Merrrill, Kayla (Josh), Kyle and 4-legged “little” Riley. Dear Great Uncle of Karter, Chloe and Ivy. Ben will be sadly missed by his many friends, co-workers and long-time employer Dalton R. Lowe Construction Ltd. (Bob and Tammy Lowe). Ben was a man of many passions including fishing, hunting, gardening, cooking, music, antiques, woodworking and sketching. Ben loved to entertain and so enjoyed his summer night bonfires. Burial and Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

NORTON, M. Joan – Passed away peacefully on Monday, October 25, 2021 at The Villa Care Centre, Midland. Joan Norton of Wyevale, in her 88th year, beloved wife of the late David Norton (Sept. 6, 2020). Lovingly remembered by her son Brian and his wife Danielle of Coldwater, and their children Alanna and Jake. Dear sister of Ken (Donna) Chambers. Joan will be missed by her great friends, Bill (Joanne) Clop, Gary (Frances) Kenny, Brent (Marg) Barton, and Morris (Karen) Hopper. Cremation has taken place and a service will be held in the spring of 2022 to honour both Joan and David. Memorial donations in Joan’s memory to Alzheimer’s Society would be appreciated by the family. Donations can be made directly to the charity. Please notify Lynn-Stone Funeral Home, lynnstone@sympatico.ca of your donation so that the family can be notified of your generosity. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to lynnstonefuneralhome.com

MANN, Mona Kathleen – Passed away peacefully at the Hillsdale Estates in Oshawa. Mona Mann (nee Ferguson) of Oshawa, formerly of Elmvale in her 94th year. Beloved wife of the late Jack Mann. Dear mother of Lorna Reynoso of Oshawa, JoAnne (late Robert) Playford of Florida, and the late Judith Krissa. Proud grandma of 10 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and 6 great great grandchildren. Pre-deceased by grandson Joshua. Sister of the late Thornton Ferguson and Thelma Dowe. A visitation was held at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home in Elmvale from 11:30-12:30 on Wednesday, November 3, 2021. Followed by a private funeral service at 1 pm. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation may be made in Mona’s memory. Please email the funeral home at lynnstone@sympatico.ca of your donation, so that the family may be notified.
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RITCHIE, Patrick “Pat” James – Passed away suddenly at home on Thursday, November 4, 2021. Pat Ritchie of Barrie in his 63rd year. Beloved husband of Kaela Ritchie (nee Stockwell). Dear father of Noah Ritchie. Brother of John Ritchie of Elmvale, Marty Ritchie (Nicky Garrett) of Barrie, the late Dan Ritchie, and the late Bill (survived by Theresa) Ritchie. Pat will be missed by his nephews Regan, Justin, Daniel, Jordan, Dale and by his great nieces and nephews. He will be fondly remembered by his sister-in-law Jill Pendelton and mother-in-law Vici Stockwell. Son of the late Lloyd and Patsy Ritchie. A visitation was held at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home in Elmvale from 2-4 and 7-9 pm on Monday, November 8, 2021. If desired memorial donations may be made directly to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Elmvale Food Bank. Please email the funeral home at lynnstone@sympatico.ca of your donation, so that the family may be notified. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com Pic: Ritchie, Dan

MERTZ, Grace – Passed away peacefully at the Georgian Bay General Hospital in Midland on Thursday, October 28, 2021. Grace Mertz (nee Stott) of Wyebridge in her 101st year. Beloved wife of the late Ralph Mertz. Dear mother of the late Peter Mertz (Jo Woodall), Nancy (late Andy) Johnston, Jo Ann Larkin (Dave Woodall). Grandmother of Tom, John, Natalie, Drew, Kimmy, Kelsey, and Cory. Great Grandmother of Shayanne. Sister of the late Margaret (Cecil) Blow. Grace will be sadly missed by all her nieces and nephews.
A visitation will be held at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home in Elmvale on Monday, November 1, 2021, from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. A private funeral service will be held at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home at 11 am on Tuesday, November 2, 2021. You may view the service on Youtube starting at 10:50. Search: Lynn-Stone Funeral Home. Memorial donations may be made to the Wyevale United Church or the Cancer Society. Please email the funeral home at lynnstone@sympatico.ca of your donation, so that the family may be notified of your donation. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com.

RUMNEY, George Alexander – Passed away peacefully at the IOOF Nursing Home in Barrie on Sat. Nov. 6, 2021 at the age of 84 years. Much loved husband of Crystal Rumney for 59 years. Loving Dad of Charles (Sandy) Rumney and John (Jack) Rumney. Cherished Poppa of Zachary, August, Avery, Adis and Simon. Brother of Francis Pomeroy and Joyce Gore. Predeceased by his parents, George and Nana Rumney. Long time employee of Kolmar of Canada for fifty years. Cremation to follow. Celebrations of his life to be held at the Utopia Hall on the 6th line of Essa on Sat. Nov. 20, 2021 from 2-4 pm.

BROWN, Janice – Passed away peacefully at Hospice Simcoe in Barrie on Friday, October 15, 2021.  Janice Brown (nee Edwards) of Springwater in her 82nd year.  Beloved wife of Elmer Brown.  Loving mother of Steven Brown and Jeffrey Brown.  Sister of Margaret Atkinson (late Peter), Sharon Schoneveld (Bill), Blake Edwards (Barb) and the late Beulah Hawke (late Leonard).  Sister-in-law of the late Garnet Brown (survived by Ruth) and Larry Brown (late Joanne). A visitation will be held at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home in Elmvale from 1-2 pm on Monday, November 22nd, followed by a private family service. Memorial donations in Janice’s memory may be made directly to Hospice Simcoe, Barrie, by mail, phone or online. Please notify the funeral home of your donation via email, lynnstone@sympatico.ca so that the family may be notified. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to lynnstonefuneralhome.com

HARDEN, Leona Christine – Passed away unexpectedly at Georgian Bay General Hospital, Midland, on Monday, October 18, 2021. Leona Harden of Elmvale, in her 89th year, is predeceased by  husbands Donald Harden and George Windmill and her son George. Cherished mother of Christine Waechter, Grant Windmill and Mark Windmill. Much loved grandmother of Shalaigh (Matt) Kenney, Leanna (Ryan) Gillespie and Leif Waechter. Adoring great grandmother to five. Dearest sister of Linda, Irene, Kenny and Bruce and predeceased by siblings Matt, Reggie, Harry, Margaret and Joyce. Leona will be remembered for her service and commitment to the Kingdom Hall and will be missed dearly by her Brothers and Sisters. Leona was a very loving woman – her main love being her family! Family meant everything to her. She also loved to dance and listen to her favorite tunes. She loved to dig in the garden and make delicious meals from the veggies. Could she bake! Leona loved her Creator! Her faith never wavered – it sustained her throughout life. She was faithful to the end. If you wish to make a donation in Leona’s memory, please consider making your donation directly to the Georgian Bay General Hospital Foundation, Palliative Care Unit, 1112 St. Andrew’s Dr., Midland, ON L4R4P4, or on their website at https://gbgh.on.ca  Kindly notify the funeral home via email: lynnstone@symapatico.ca of your donation so that the family can be notified. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at lynnstonefuneralhome.com

Thank-you to everyone who sent birthday cards and gifts, and for meals out, last week.Also thanks to Pat & Family for arranging and providing a family dinner for me. It will always be remembered. Sincerely, Doreen Lambie

In Memory – 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. Lovingly remembered by the family.

John Patrick “Pat” Sullivan – February 23, 1933 – August 27, 2021. We lost a good man in the early hours of August 27, 2021 at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie.  Pat probably couldn’t have drawn it up any better.  He was home and working in his garden on Tuesday.  On Wednesday he became unwell and went to the hospital.  On Thursday he rallied to have a happy visit with his bride Bernadette.  Later that evening he took a turn.  He passed peacefully with Bernadette and his son (and probably closest friend) Kevin at his side.  Pat is predeceased by his father (Edward) and his mother (Gladys) and (to his great sadness) our beautiful sister, Theresa.  Dad leaves behind the greatest joy of his life – his family: his wife of nearly 63 years Mary Bernadette (nee Kingston) and the whole sprawling Kingston clan; his children Michael (Pattie and now Lesley), Theresa’s husband Hugo, Mary (Peter) and Kevin; his grand children Kelly (Russell), Matthew, Rebecca, Ryan, Sam and Annie; and two great grand children he had yet to meet in person, Hazel and June. Pat will be remembered by most people as a kind gentle man.  He was not often in the spotlight.  His grandchildren loved the quiet warmth of just being around him.  He knew every detail of their lives. Pat grew up in Port Credit and loved attending St. Michael’s College School.  Most of his working life was in sales, where his gift for the gab was an asset. He could, literally, talk to anyone.  His big break came at a dance in 1956 where he met Bernadette, who was just finishing her Nursing studies at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Toronto.  He was smart enough to realize that this was his ticket to the greatest life he could possibly have.  They were married on September 8, 1958.  Dad was an only child.  Suddenly he was part of a large family.  They embraced him, and he loved it all. It is hard to tell Pat’s story without talking about Bernadette, their stories are so entwined.  As she says “We had our challenges (everybody does) but we loved each other – and we were happy.” Pat and Bernie began their married life in Port Credit.  The Church was an important part of their world.  People from the neighbourhood and some of Dad’s boyhood friends (the McNeices, the Kinsellas, the Rudans, the Pellegrinis and the Grevens) were part of that circle and became lifelong friends.  In 1967, with four young children in tow, they moved north to Mount St. Louis to live with our grandfather after our grandmother passed away.  It was a very big change.  “The Mount” became the centre of our families’ universe for the next half century.  Pat worked at several local businesses: Firestone in Orillia, Dunlop’s of Moonstone, and Barber and Haskill in Midland.  And always there was family.  Summers on Lake Simcoe with our cousins the Bybergs.  An annual summer road trip in the family station wagon to New Brunswick, and more aunts, uncles and cousins. Mom and Dad continued to be active in the Church and were deeply involved in their community.  Dad was no fan of the winter.  Its only redeeming quality was that it brought with it the hockey (albeit with another disappointing Leafs season).  Gradually, as the house got quieter and kids moved away, he was able to indulge in one of his greatest passions – planning a winter holiday.  While they were working, it was a few weeks and as they moved into retirement, they were able to spend longer periods of time “down south” – mostly in Florida.  Retirement may have been their best season.  It certainly was for Dad.  Each year the Mount became more beautiful.  Grandchildren (and dogs) came and stayed and accompanied Poppa in his garden.  There was a ready supply of clandestine chips to consume after Bernie went to bed.  They had time to connect even more with their community.  And always there was family, now a really elastic concept that included friends and friends of friends and priests and boyfriends and girlfriends of grandchildren and on and on.  And Dad, with an ear-to-ear smile, chatting with anyone and everyone.  The pace of retirement suited Pat, who could never be accused of rushing things.  There was more than an occasional “Alright, Alright” as his wife chided him to get on with things around the house or at a dinner party.  His garden was located close to the road and his lasting legacy to the community was that he waved to everybody who went by. “I want to live in a house by the side of the road And be a friend to man”. It is a great gift to reach the end of your life at peace, happy.  We and so many others are really sad to have to say goodbye.  For Pat this is a step to another place of happiness.  We miss you and we love you. A graveside service was held on Saturday September 11th at 12noon at St. Louis R.C. Cemetery, Mount St. Louis, followed by a celebration to honour Pat’s life at the Sullivan home.  As an expression of sympathy and in lieu of flowers donations may be made to Ovarian Cancer Canada and may be made through the COLDWATER FUNERAL HOME, Coldwater (705-686-3344 or 1-888-645-5485). Friends are invited to send condolences to the family at www.coldwaterfuneralhome.com

SIMMONDS, Patricia Ann – It is with profound sadness the family of Patricia Anne Simmonds of Elmvale announce her passing from this world on Friday, September 10th, 2021, with her devoted family at her side. Patricia was born and raised in Penetanguishene, the loving Daughter of Gerome and Rita Quesnelle. Devoted Wife of 41 years to Graham Simmonds, cherished Mother of her two children, Jeffory (Laura) and Anastacia-Joy (Kennith), dearest Grandmother of her 3 Grandchildren Noah, Poppy, and Audrey. Patricia was a dedicated Wife and Mother first and foremost. She treasured her Husband, Children and Grandchildren and embraced every moment with them. She especially loved her role as Grandma to her 3 beautiful Grandchildren. Although she suffered greatly from illness for over 40 years, she had a vivacious personality, cheeky, quick witted, loving, generous, empathetic, compassionate, one of a kind diamond. Her endless quiet strength, with her frontier embarking gentle spirit, lit the hearts of the people she touched. She walked fearlessly and humbly in faith; she will be deeply missed by the ones who had the privilege to truly know her. A graveside service will be held at St. Ann’s Cemetery, Penetanguishene on Tuesday, September 21, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. Arrangements entrusted to the JENNETT FUNERAL & CREMATION CENTRE, 152 Bradford Street in Barrie. Guests planning on attending are kindly asked to RSVP on the funeral home website or call 705-722-6656 for assistance. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.funeralhome.on.ca  +

Calder, Wayne- Passed away peacefully at Hospice Simcoe on Saturday, October 10, 2020 surrounded by loving family. Wayne Calder at the age of 58 loving husband of Ruth (nee Baldwick). Proud father of Natalie Calder (Grant McGill) and Cameron Calder (Kayli Ellefson). Wayne is also survived by his mother Norine (the late Ray Calder) and also his sisters Diane Calder and Darlene Graves. Wayne will be remembered fondly by the Baldwick family and his many friends for his passion of nature and the outdoors. A gathering to remember Wayne and share memories will be held on Saturday, October 2nd, 2021 from 1 – 4 p.m. at Springwater Provincial Park 1331 Highway 26 Midhurst. Please bring a lawn chair. Memorial donations to Hospice Simcoe or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through adamsfuneralhome.ca+

KING, Ruth Ellen – Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 22, 2021, knowing that she was deeply loved. Ruth King (nee Bertram) of Elmvale, “chief cook and bottle washer” and cherished wife, of the late Nelson King (2015). Much loved mother of Charlie and his wife Tanya, of Elmvale, Michelle and her husband Will, of Midland and Debbie and her husband Paul of Elmvale. Extremely proud and much loved grandma of Jessica-Lynn (Adam), Jennalee (Kyle), Marc (Jennifer), Graham (Kristen), Emma (Colin), Rowan (Ryan), Owen (Aimee), Nevin (Eileen) and Tye (Jordan). She was incredibly happy to be a great grandmother to Ella, Harrison, Benjamin, Bo, Paisley, Rosey, Hunter, Wyatt, Linden, Holland, Van and August. It saddened her to think that she would miss meeting her future great grandkids. Ruth will be lovingly remembered by her brothers and sisters, Don (Thelma) Bertram, Joy (Ed) Reyolds, Dave (Lynda) Bertram, Ann (late Ken) MacDougall and Jack (late Nancy) Bertram. Predeceased by Paul (survived by Lois) Bertram and Grace (Harold) Adams. Sister in law of Jeanne Roy (Forget) Green (late Philip; late Kenneth). Predeceased by Ethel (Bob) Therrien and Doreen King. Fondly remembered by her uncle Mike, many cousins, nieces, nephews, friends and neighbours. Ruth spent years as a Customer Service Rep at both TD and National Banks and made many friends while there. In her younger years Ruth played baseball, sang with a local chorale group, spent countless hours knitting, sewing and gardening, worked jointly with Nelson at their Wyevale Texaco and in the fields and gardens on the King family farm. Together they also enjoyed camping trips with their children and eventually found a couple of campgrounds where they   made many good friends. She found enjoyment cooking, baking and sharing the fruits of her labour with family and friends. Ruth had a fighting spirit. The stress of the ongoing pandemic certainly took its toll on her and as her health declined her spirits were lifted by the care that was shown to her by everyone who took the time to check in on her. A Graveside Service will be held on Saturday, October 2nd at 11 am at the Elmvale Cemetery. Covid protocols will be in order and the family respectfully requests that you wear a mask. In lieu of flowers please consider memorial donations directly to Hospice Simcoe, 336 Penetanguishene Rd., Barrie, ON L4M 7C2; hospicesimcoe.ca, or Royal Victoria Regional Cancer Care Centre, 201 Georgian Dr., Barrie, ON L4M 6M2; foundation.rvh.on.ca. Please notify Lynn-Stone Funeral Home via email (lynnstone@sympatico.ca) so that the family may be notified of your generous donation. Messages of sympathy may be sent to the family through lynnstonefuneralhome.com

USHER (nee Booth), Muriel Gertrude, RN – Passed away peacefully at home with her family by her side on Saturday, September 25th in her 97th year. Loving mother to Nancy Usher-Desjarlais (Larry) , she was pre-deceased by her parents Lloyd and Nancy Booth, and her husband Ray Usher and Grenville Doan. Muriel spent her career as a Registered Nurse in Barrie and surrounding areas. She also taught at the original Royal Victoria Hospital and through Georgian College. Muriel will be forever remembered by her many nieces, nephews, sister-in-law and friends. A Visitation will take place at Adams Funeral Home (445 St. Vincent Street, Barrie, Ontario) on Friday, October 1, 2021 from 2-4 p.m. and on Saturday, October 2, 2021 from 11a.m.-12 p.m. with a service to follow. An interment will take place following the service at Elmvale Presbyterian Cemetery (94 Queen Street East, Elmvale, Ontario). In lieu of flowers donations can be made to The Heart and Stroke Foundation, The Cancer Society or the charity of your choice. Messages of condolence can be sent to the family through adamsfuneralhome.ca

TALBOT, Warner Ellesworth – Warner Talbot, born Colchester Ontario, June 30, 1945.  Passed away peacefully at home, on September 18, 2021 at the age of 76.  Beloved husband to Heidi Talbot (nee Halama) for 34 years.   A long time best friend for 59 years.  Loving father of Darlene Grant and Shawn Wilkinson.  Brother to William Talbot (late Helga) and sister Sharon Wilson (Norvel), the late sister Donna Surgent. Grandpa to Andrew (Julie), David (Jessica), and Annmarie.  A Great Grandpa/Pops to Cole, Kylena and Annabelle.  He will be missed by a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, friends, and his little dog Bella. We sincerely thank everyone for their expressions of sympathy and phone calls.  A church service will be held on Thursday, September 23 ,2021 at 11 am viewing and service to follow at River of Life Church, 170 Eighth Street, Midland, Ontario, L4R 4A7.  Burial to follow at Wyevale Community Cemetery. In kindness memorial donations to the Wyevale United Church, River of Life Church, Soup Kitchen in Midland, the COPD foundation, Ontario SPCA Midland, or a charity of your choice. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

Snider, Tracy Leigh – February 27, 1965 – September 23, 2021. Passed away with family by her side after a short battle with cancer.  Fantastic mother, daughter, sister, friend, and partner to Bill Snaak.  She will be truly missed by many.  Tracy lived life to its fullest for family, Friday nights, and always jumped with both feet first.  Her legacy lives on through her family, children, grandchildren, and all the lives she touched. Special thank you goes to Barrie’s Hospice Simcoe for the unimaginable hospitality and comfort through this loss.  As per Tracy’s wish, there will be no service.  Instead, a Celebration of Life will be held on October 16th, 2021 at the home of Bill and Tracy in Craighurst.  For further details please RSVP to any of the family members. Online memories and condolences may be made at www.peacefultransition.ca

JONES, Herbert – Passed away at Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie, on Sunday, September 5, 2021 in his 84th year. Herb Jones of Elmvale, loved partner of Betty Ferris. Dear father of Jeniffer and Barbara and proud grandfather and great grandfather. He will be remembered by Sharon, the mother of his daughters. Herb will be greatly missed by his friends at the Legion and The Palace. Respecting Herb’s wishes there will be no service. Inurnment at Elmvale Cemetery. Memorial donations made directly to Royal Canadian Legion, Br. 262, Elmvale would be appreciated by the family. Please notify Lynn-Stone Funeral Home, via lynnstone@sympatico.ca (donor name and address) so that the family can be notified of your generosity. Messages may be sent to the family at lynnstonefuneralhome.com.

HILDA PETROW – passed away peacefully at 94 years of age at Tomkins House Penetanguishene on August 27th, with her daughter at her side. She was married to  the late Peter Petrow and is survived by her daughter Christina Petrow , granddaughter Sarah Scimmi, grandson Nathan Scimmi  and great grandson Theo Scimmi. Hilda resided in Elmvale and was a keen card player and follower of sports. She was cremated at Lynn-Stone Funeral Home and wished no service be held. If wishing to make a donation, Tomkins House in Penatang is a deserving institution and provided Hilda with much care and respect during Hilda’s last days.

RITCHIE, Daniel L – A Graveside Service will take place at St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Phelpston on Wednesday, September 22nd at 11 am.

TOWNES, Lawrence Lee – Passed away at the John M. Parrott Centre, Napanee, on August 31, 2021, in his 87th year. Beloved husband of the late Faye Townes (nee Archer), and partner Margaret Irvine of Elmvale. Dear father of Brian and his wife Sharon of Napanee, and the late Robert. Lovingly remembered by his grandchildren Nathan and his wife Kim, Lacey and Ken, as well as his great-grandchild Ellie. He also will be missed by Margaret’s daughters, Karen and husband John, Kelly and husband Randy, and their children Stephanie, Brittney and Brandon. Visitation from 10 am -12 pm on Friday, September 3rd at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held at the Hillsdale United Cemetery on Tuesday, September 7th at 1 pm. Memorial donations made directly to Alzheimer’s Society would be appreciated by the family. Please notify Lynn-Stone Funeral Home, via lynnstone@sympatico.ca (donor name and address) so that the family can be notified of your generosity. Messages of sympathy may be sent to lynnstonefuneralhome.com

IN MEMORIAM: Allan W. Brown – May 14, 1927 – Sept. 14, 2020

Though your smile has gone forever
And your hand we cannot touch.
We have so many memories
Of the One we love so much.
Your memory is our keepsake,
With which we’ll never part.
God has you in His keeping.
We have you in our hearts. Lovingly remembered by Betty, Scott, Connie, Kevin, Michelle, Karen, and Families

In Memory of Robert Wallis – September 19, 2020
Missing you always, Gloria Paulson – Wallis
Marc, Cindy, Hannah, and Julia
Two Guys Automotive
Ontario Mobile Emissions Service

ALLEN, Wayne Edward – On Thursday August 26th, 2021, Wayne Allen, passed away peacefully at the age of 54 in his home with his wife Pat and sons, Braedan and Griffin by his side. Even years of living with cancer couldn’t shake his faith in God or put a dent in his positive outlook on life. Wayne lived in this part of Simcoe County his entire life; born in Minesing, receiving elementary and secondary education while living in Elmvale, graduating with a history degree from the University of Waterloo, and obtaining his teaching degree from Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia. He returned to Simcoe County for a teaching career that included five years at Penetang Secondary School, ten years at Orillia ODCVI and fifteen years at his ‘educational home’, Elmvale District High School. He was a historian, re-enactor, outstanding track and field, flag football, and volleyball coach, and mentor for new teachers. He made a monumental contribution to the community; as hockey coach, softball coach, and a leader of the EDHS contribution to the Fall Fair – “Yay, Pirates!” Wayne, Pat and the boys travelled extensively in summers, often camping with his brother’s family (Rodger, Vicki, Michael and Daniel), his sister’s family (Carol and John Watson, Zachary and Erin) and his parents (George and Ruth Allen) and occasionally his mother-in-law (Marg Sullivan) at some distant location. Wayne, ever the historian, gave free family lessons on the areas through which he passed and collected artifacts for his extensive collection. He was well equipped to dress some of his students up in ‘historical garb’ when teaching about Canada and the U.S. He is survived also by his sister-in-law and brother-in-law (Kathy Sullivan and Craig Boyle). Wayne provided inspiration and insight for those trying to make their dreams come true. He showed the value of using teamwork and demonstrated that love could be the glue that keeps us together during stormy times and provides a comfort we can share, and when the clouds have parted, the promise of better days ahead is seen in the rainbow there. The love that enfolded Wayne’s relationships reappeared at his doorstep during his declining health from many family, friends, neighbours, colleagues and students: A testament to how highly Wayne was regarded. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cancer Society or Royal Victoria Hospital. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com.

Wayne Gillespie – A celebration of life for Wayne Gillespie of Orr Lake will be held on September 11, 2021 starting at 2pm. If you would like to attend, please contact Linda at 705-322-2026 or lindag53@hotmail.com.

POTOVSZKY, Linda Lee – Passed away peacefully surrounded by the love of her family, at her residence in Tiny, on August 29, 2021, in her 66th year. Cherished wife of Nicholas Potovszky and forever loved by her children Daniel Potovszky and his wife Bridget Parker and Chloe and her husband Max Pottier. Lovingly remembered by her mother Sophie White (predeceased by her father Jack), her sister Sandra Findlay (Ian) and brothers Larry (Rachel) White and Brad White, her in-laws Andrew (Jane) Potovszky, Zoltan (Ellen) Potovszky, Ilona Potovszky and nieces and nephews, Amalie, Nick, Jake, Mac, Kadi, Mathew, Meredith, Genevieve and Quinton. Visitation will be held at Lynn-Stone Funeral Home, Elmvale, on Wednesday, September 1st, from 1 pm to 3 pm. Please note that there is a capacity limit and all Covid-19 health and safety protocols must be followed. A private memorial service will follow. If you would like to make a donation in Linda’s memory please consider Children’s Wish Foundation or Canadian Cancer Society. Please notify Lynn-Stone Funeral Home, via lynnstone@sympatico.ca (donor name and address) so that the family can be notified of your generosity. Messages of sympathy may be sent to the family through lynnstonefuneralhome.com

RITCHIE, Daniel Lloyd – Passed away at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie on Friday, August 20, 2021. Dan Ritchie of Elmvale in his 68th year. Son of the late Lloyd and Patsy Ritchie. Brother of John of Elmvale, Pat (Kaela) of Barrie, Marty of Barrie, and the late Bill (survived by Theresa) Ritchie. Uncle of Regan, Justin, Daniel, Jordan and Noah. Dan will be missed by his many family and friends. Cremation with interment at St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Phelpston. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

In Memory of Bill and Stephen Trace
Treasured thought of ones so dear,
Often bring a silent tear.
We cherish thoughts of times long past.
Years roll on, but Memories last.
Always in our Hearts–Your Family

MARLEY, LARRY MICHAEL – Passed away suddenly on August 5, 2021. Larry Marley of Barrie in his 64th year. Dear father of Nicole Marley, and Michael (Farryn) Marley. Grandfather of Isla and Caden. Son of Joe Marley and Marilynn Sjostrom. Brother of Wayne (Linda) Marley and Wendy (Bruce) Clarke, extended family Barry (Julie) Marley, Denine (Paul) Dempster, and Lesley (Jeff) French. Long time life partner of the late Debbie Gushue. Larry will be fondly remembered by his many family and friends. He was a fisherman, sportsman, and had a heart of gold, he would give anyone the shirt off his back. He will be missed. A visitation will be held at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home in Elmvale from 9:30 am – 10:30 am on Thursday, August 12, 2021. Followed by a private family service which may be viewed on youtube at 11 am. (Search: Lynn-Stone Funeral Home on youtube) If desired memorial donations to Barrie and Area VCARS may be made in Larry’s memory.
Messages may be sent to the family at lynnstonefuneralhome.com

McNabb, Allan Douglas – Passed away peacefully at 91 years of age at the Stayner Care Centre on August 6th with his loving wife Laura at his side. Married for almost 67 years Allan is survived not only by Laura but their children Cathy Caston (Philip), James (Kathy), John (Carol), Rob (Shelley) and Edward (Roberta), their 14 grandchildren (Aimee, Alysse, Christopher, Katie, Jeremy, Jenna, John Duncan, Graham, Sarah, Benjamin, Shellby, Jacob, Danielle and Jordan) and 15 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his son William/Bill (Rosanne), grandson Jonathan and his sisters Wilma Giffen and Pauline Milne. Big Al will be fondly remembered by his many nieces and nephews and extended family and friends. Allan farmed his entire life and loved time spent with family and friends especially at their sugar shack. He was always involved in the community, with baseball, OASA, the Lions Club and the International Plowing Match. A Graveside Service will be held at Minesing Union Cemetery (1768 George Johnston Rd., Minesing, Ontario) on Saturday, August 14th at 1 p.m. In Allan’s memory, donations may be made to the Springwater Vespra Lions Club, Minesing United Church or to the charity of your choice. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through https://www.adamsfuneralhome.ca. In accordance to directives put in place by provincial governing bodies and the Public Health Unit facial coverings and adhering to physical distancing measures are mandatory.

Wayne Gillespie – A celebration of life for Wayne Gillespie of Orr Lake will be held on September 11, 2021 starting at 2pm. If you would like to attend, please contact Linda at 705-322-2026 or lindag53@hotmail.com.

IN MEMORIAM – Mary Ann (Trace) Leonard – April 5, 1952 – August 30, 2001
So much has changed these twenty years
Since from this earth you’ve gone
But when we look a little closer
You’ve been with us all along
You are with us every day
In our thoughts and in our ways
In the little things that remind us
How you impact every day
You are with us in the chickadee
Showing up on the clothesline
Listening was one of your gifts
And you always made the time
You are with us in the stands
Watching hockey or baseball
Cheering on both teams
Wishing the best for all
You are with us at reunions
Which gave you great joy to plan
Activities, games, and prizes
You sure loved the Trace clan
You are with us in your family
Five grandchildren you’d adore
They are witty, spunky, and courageous
Like their Nana to the core
While we miss hearing your laughter
You are here in so many ways
When we stop and pay attention
You are with us every day
With All Our Love, Your Family

In Memory of Bill Graham – August 22,2020
Remembering Bill 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 that he would be here with us today. Love and miss him so much,
Charmaine, Melissa, Jeff, Brock Sarah, Dallas, Jason, Jade Joe, and grandchildren, Ally, Jenna, Rylee, Oliver, Elias, and new baby Dax, Lennon, Marcia, Noel

Beauchamp, Marc – (Retired employee of CF/Consolidated Freightways Ltd., after thirty-two years of service). Passed away peacefully at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, Barrie on Wednesday, July 21st, 2021, in his 89th year. Marc Beauchamp of Barrie, beloved husband for 62 years to Lucille “Lucy” Beauchamp. Dear father of Rick, Rob (Monica), Greg (Sherry) and Don (Jill). Loving Pepere of Natasha, Caitlin, Emma, Benjamin, Danielle, Fletcher and his great grandchildren Sophie and Corbin. Brother of Mike and the late Paul, Julian, Marie, Jeannette. He will be fondly remembered by his many nieces and nephews. A visitation will be held at the Adams Funeral Home, 445 St. Vincent Street, Barrie. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 13 Baldwin Lane, Barrie on Tuesday, July 27th at 11 a.m. The Funeral Mass will be livestreamed through the following link: https://stjohnvianneyba.archtoronto.org If desired, memorial donations to Covenant House or the Catholic Missions in Canada would be appreciated. Condolences 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 follow the directions of the parking lot attendant upon your arrival. Please note that wearing a facial covering and adhering to physical distancing directives is mandatory. No gathering is permitted on the funeral home parking lot please.

Caston, Sheila (nee MacPherson) – Passed away peacefully at Sudbury on July 20, 2021. Sheila Caston (nee MacPherson) of Wahnapitae in her 76thyear. Beloved wife of the late Gerald Caston and mother of the late David Caston. She will be profoundly missed by her daughters Amy (Douglas) and Barbara (Michael) and her beloved grandchildren Samantha, Aaron, Moira and Fiona. Sheila will be dearly missed by all of her friends and family. As per her wishes, no funeral or visitation will be held and the family will gather at a later date with close friends to remember her. A very special thank you to all of the staff in Palliative Care at HSN Sudbury. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that donations be made to Canadian Cancer Society. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com.

SMITH, Doreen Ethel (nee Ritchie) – Passed peacefully on July 30, 2021 at Hospice Simcoe in Barrie. Doreen was born in Elmvale, Ontario on January 2, 1945 to Hank and Berdetta (nee Davis) Ritchie. Beloved wife of Robert Smith of 47 years. Mother to Pamela (Joseph) Fralick of Minesing, Heather (Jason) Juneau of Midland, Derek (Crystal) Smith of Tiny and adopted daughter Jamie Wood of Orillia. Cherished Grandmother of Owen, Cora, Keegan, Mason, Jakob, Evelyn, Collyns and Abby. Dear Sister to the late Donald (Anne) Ritchie, Lois (Pete) McCloskey, Ken (late Nicole) Ritchie, Marilyn (late Phil (Kenny) and Danny (Karen) Ritchie. Sister-in-law to Harvey Smith, William Smith, Theresa (Neil) Harkes and Lyle (Julie) Smith. Doreen will be missed by all of her nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Doreen loved to be busy. She was highly involved in Girl Guides, camping, baking and crafts. Her love for the outdoors allowed her to travel all over the world and meet great friends; hitch-hike across Europe, travel to Alaska with her besties and see so many other amazing places. She loved to camp and be involved in any activity that time would allow her. She spent many years involved with the Girl Guides of Canada, Women’s Institute, Crossland Catering, Elmvale Minor Hockey, Elmvale Maple Syrup Festival, and Elmvale Minor Baseball. Doreen had a love for all sports, but her favourite was hockey and she was a great commentator. Her presence could be felt at arenas and ball diamonds everywhere, cheering on her children and grandchildren. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will take place at 1:00 on Saturday, August 7, 2021 at 2656 Portage Trail, Minesing, ON L9X0J3. In lieu of flowers the family asks that you consider a donation directly to Hospice Simcoe, 336 Penetanguishene Rd., Barrie, ON L4M 7C2 (hospicesimcoe.ca) or RVH Foundation Cancer Care, 201 Georgian Drive Barrie, Ontario, L4M 6M2 (foundation.rvh.on.ca) Please notify Lynn-Stone Funeral Home via email: lynnstone@sympatico.ca of your donation so that the family can be notified. Messages of sympathy may be sent to the family at lynnstonefuneralhome.com

BENTLEY, Mildred – June – Passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on July 16, 2021. Millie Bentley (nee Morris) of Orr Lake in her 95th year. Beloved wife of the late Ronald Bentley. Dear mother of Barry (Mary Louise) Bentley of Owen Sound and Pamela (Paul) Peca of Orr Lake. Proud grandmother of Rebecca, Rory (Kristin), and Thomas (Sandra). Loving great-grandmother of Addison, Everleigh, and Kennedy. Sister of Norm (late Elsie) Morris of Orr Lake and the late Vernon (Patricia) Morris. Millie will be dearly missed by her cherished and life long friend, Mae Olsen. A private graveside service will be held at Sanctuary Park Cemetery in Toronto. A Celebration of life will be held at a later date. Memorial donations in Millie’s memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Alzheimer’s Society. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

FARIS, Alma – Alma Elizabeth Faris passed away peacefully on July 6 in Sudbury in her 102nd year. She was born on December 16, 1919 to Wesley and Beatrice Longhurst in Queensville, Ontario. She is predeceased by her loving husband Neil Faris to whom she was married for 62 years. She is also predeceased by an infant son and her daughter Elizabeth Land (Jim) and is survived by two children Mary (Lori) of Sudbury and Bob (Redha) of Toronto. She was also a mother to Mark Grantham. She was grandmother to Kate (Chris), Alison (Aaron), Ken (Danielle) and Richard (Cherith) and great grandmother to Sam, Lizzie, Kayleigh, Holly, Josie and Ellie. She grew up in Newmarket with two brothers (Howard and Arnot) and four sisters (Kathleen, Rhoda, Norine and Pauline) and also lived in Sarnia, and the Elmvale area. She spent the last three years of her life at Extendicare York in Sudbury.
She was a partner with Neil first on their farm and later in a construction business. She also provided room and board for local teachers. Alma was a lifelong member of the Presbyterian Church where she was an elder. She taught Sunday School and led the “Children of the Church” and was an Honorary Life Member of the Women’s Missionary Society. She was also very active in all of the communities in which she lived where she was a member of the Women’s Institute and led 4H Homemaking Clubs, and served with “White Cross” and on the local school board. Alma loved to knit and her creations went to family and friends or the revenue from them was donated to “mission”. She travelled extensively with Neil, was an avid gardener, and loved laughing and playing euchre, picking berries and baking and sharing pies and good stories. She lived her life with compassion, tolerance and kindness for everyone she met and was well loved in return. A private family service will be held at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home in Elmvale on Saturday, July 10th at 11 a.m., followed by interment at Newmarket Cemetery (masked and distanced please). Others may join the service via YouTube (search “Lynn-Stone Funeral Home” at 10:50 a.m.) In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Presbyterian World Service and Development. https://www.gifttool.com/donations/Donate?ID=2034&AID=2463 Please inform Lynn-Stone (lynnstone@sympatico.ca) if you are making a donation. Messages may be sent to the family through lynnstonefuneralhome.com

IN MEMORIAL
Pauline Jones: May 31, 1937 – August 2, 2020
There are no words to explain what losing you has meant,
but now each day brings memories of happy years we spent.
You would want us to smile again and that’s just what we do, every time we reminisce with loving thoughts of you.
You’re with us when each new day dawns and when we say goodnight,
our Guardian Angel here on earth and heaven’s shining light.
Without a doubt it’s safe to say one thing remains perfectly clear, we Love and miss you Mom and wish you still were here.
Glenn & Barb

Pauline Jones: There’s a special place within my heart that you will always be,
and though I cannot see you I know you’re here with me.
I was blessed with you as my wife, a companion and best friend, and even though you have left this earth my love will never end. Doug

THANK YOU: Elmvale and District Lions Want to Thank Local Businesses. Ticket sales are wrapping up for this year’s Truck Draw and the Elmvale and District Lions Club would like to thank the following businesses who assisted with our 2021 Truck Draw ticket sales:

Elmvale Home Building Center
Elmvale Pharmasave
Elmvale Service Ontario
Georgian Bay Recreation
Elmvale CarQuest Auto Parts
Darlene’s Hair Salon
Bourgeois Motors Midland
G&S Computer Service
McCarthy’s Shell
Hallyburton Automotive
Pinnacle Graphix
Elmvale Roto-Static Cleaning
Orr Lake Golf Course
These businesses are great community supporters. Remember to “Shop Local”.
Elmvale and District Lions Truck Draw Committee.

KERR, Edna Laurette – Passed away peacefully at the Georgian Manor in Penetanguishene on Saturday, June 26, 2021.  Edna Kerr (nee Fagan) formerly of Wasaga Beach in her 98th year.  Beloved wife of the late John R Kerr.  Loving mother of Linda (late James) Hewson and Kevin Kerr, Edna will be fondly remembered by her daughter-in-law Francine Kerr. Grandmother of Cassandra (Derek) Kerr-Isidoro and Jason Kerr (Diana Frankowski).   Sister of the late Grace Anderson, Elsie Anderson, Effie Kidd, and Dalton Fagan. A private family service will be held at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home in Elmvale, followed by a graveside service at the Elmvale Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations in Edna’s memory, may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

Long, Albert E. ‘Ab’ – Passed away peacefully at the IOOF Home, Barrie on Thursday, July 1, 2021 with family at his side. Albert Long at the age of 87 dear father of Nancy Musicco, Lorine (Gordon) Griffin, Anne Hutton, Wade (Kristy) Long and Steven Long. Proud grandfather of Vincenza, Taylor (Leah), Kristin, Michael (Madelyn), Colson, Charlie, Henry and Emerson great grandfather of William and Ada. Albert will also be fondly remembered by Doreen Lilley and Retha Long. Also survived by his sister Kathleen (the late Carl) Morrison and also his brother Arthur (Janette) Long.  Predeceased by his sisters Violet Long, Cora Long, Marion (the late Irvin) Silverthorne and Leone (the late Allan) Gunn and brothers Osborne Long and Edgar Long. Albert had a long career driving transport for Canadian Freightways where he was recognized for his dedication and safe driving. After his retirement Albert enjoyed time on his farm. Friends and family were received at ADAMS FUNERAL HOME, 445 St. Vincent St. Barrie (just north of Cundles Rd.) on Thursday from 7 – 9 p.m. A Funeral service was livestreamed on Friday, July 9th, 2021 at 1 o’clock. Interment was at Minesing Union Cemetery. Memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through adamsfuneralhome.ca

Schoenbeck, Harry Hans – Passed away on Sunday, July 4th, 2021 at the Grove Park home – Barrie in his 94th year. Harry leaves behind his beloved wife Gabriele “Gaby” (née Grill) for over 71 years. Cherished friend of Doug and Karen Jupp for years. Predeceased by his parents and brother Kurt. Harry will also be missed by his many brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews in Germany. Cremation has taken place and a celebration of life will be held at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, donations in Harry’s memory may be made to the Grove Park Home or the R.V.H Hospital. Online condolences can be left at www.steckleygooderham.com.

Thank You: Thank you to all my friends, family and neighbours who made my 90th birthday so special! Jack Dyer

Card of Thanks: We would like to thank our friends and neighbours for the support that they have provided and continue to provide following the passing of Klaus. Thank you for all the calls, cards, food, flowers and donations made in Klaus’ name. Sincerely Linda Wendland and family

Lynda Catherine Lyons, Hulme, Cuthbert, Crowe – April 29th 1942 – June 8th 2021. Mom passed away peacefully with her daughters Cathy and Missy by her side. Left behind to celebrate Moms extraordinary life, are her children; Albert Hulme (Leona Lucas) and late daughter Mariah. Catherine (George) Jacobs; Jamie (Karen) and Cory. Tami Lyons (James Walker) ; Jocelynn (Ryan) Vieira, Nicholas Foster and Fiancé Christina and Alexis Arsenault. Heather Winger ; Roy Verbeek and the late Devon Verbeek. Don Cuthbert (Jennifer) ;Emma, Carly and Donny. Randy Cuthbert and son Chris Lembo.
Missy (Jim) Small ; Marcus and Sirius. Great Grandchildren ; Roger and Colton Jacobs. Alfie, Lily and Ben Vieira.
Emery, Haddie and Indie Verbeek. She was stepmother to Don’s children David, Peter, Natalie Cuthbert Bengert.
Survived by her brother Christopher Lyons and his wife Susan. Stepmother to Edward’s children; Joseph Guitar and children Grant (True) & Keith, Andrew (Nancy) Guitar and children Candy (Todd & children Alec, Jillian & Ethan), Tim (Tammy), Nathan (Kirstin & children Ava, Tate & Harper), Megan (Bryan & children Talen, Chase, Nash & Scotlyn) and Cassandra (RJ & children Faith, Tyson & Emmitt), Phil (Cathy) Guitar and Stephen Crowe (Shawna & child Zachary).
Predeceased by her husband Edward Crowe October, 2018.

Donald Cuthbert March, 2007 – Her parents Stanley Lyons and Trixie Trollope and stepmother Hilda Lyons. Mom lived a full life, as a wonderful mother surrounded by her children. She was a homemaker and guardian of all animals. Mom loved her gardens, they were truly a labour of love. Mom was highly skilled with knitting needles, fine bead work, quilting, rug hooking, and many other crafts. Mom had a deep love for all things Christmas and loved nothing more than singing Christmas carols during the season and beyond. Mom was a fabulous cook especially her Mac & Cheese, mashed potatoes, roast beef and scalloped potatoes. Mom touched the lives of many people and brought smiles to the faces of all who knew her. She was most proud of her church work. Mom and her late husband Edward, liked to visit long term care homes and hospice, to read and visit with the residence. Our earthly Angel is now our heavenly Angel, watching over us from above. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her. A private graveside service will be held at the Elmvale Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations to the Farley Foundation or Waterloo Hospice would be appreciated. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com.

HALLYBURTON, Albert Victor – Passed away suddenly on Sunday, June 13, 2021. Al Hallyburton formerly of Hillsdale in his 89th year. Beloved husband of Dolly Hallyburton (nee McTague) married for 68 years. Dear father of Susan (John) Buchanan of Orr Lake, Deborah (John) Melnyk of Simcoe, Ronald (Gaylene) of Hillsdale, and Michael (Christine) of Port Perry. Loved grandpa of 8 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Survived by his brothers, Roy, Robert, and Roland. Many friends and neighbours will remember Al as the owner of Hillsdale Service Centre for over 20 years. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him. A private family Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. If desired, memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Lung Association, or the Alzheimer’s Society may be made in Al’s memory. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com.

HOPKINS, CATHERINE – August 5, 1952 – June 18, 2021. It is with heavy hearts we announce the loss of our beloved Cathy on June 18th, 2021 after a valiant battle with cancer. She passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by her family and close friends.
Born in Galt, Ontario, Cathy grew up in the Cambridge area, attended nursing school in Guelph, then moved to the Barrie area in 1983. She was a devoted nurse at the Royal Victoria Hospital for 35 years. Cathy is survived by her loving mother Ursula Connolly and is predeceased by her father, Robert Connolly. She will be deeply missed by her children Jeff (Amanda) Hopkins and Loren Hopkins (Aaron Anstett), and her cherished grandchildren, Peyton, Jonah, Olivia, Brinley, Elliott, and Imogen. Cathy will forever be remembered by her brothers Paul Connolly (Denise Lodge-Connolly) and Greg Connolly (Dana Choma). Cathy will remain in the heart of her beloved partner and companion Robert Cram. Cathy touched the lives of many people and was known to be a devoted friend. She will be missed greatly by Carol, Sandra, Mary, Karen, and Nancy, as well as many others. Special thanks to the nurses and doctors at the RVH Cancer Centre and Cathy’s Palliative Care Team. Respecting Cathy’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a private celebration of life will be held at a later date. Memorial donations can be made to Ovarian Cancer Canada or the RVH Cancer Centre. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

Guy Leonard Maurice, Retired Justice of the Peace of Ontario.  June 3, 1935 – June 20, 2021. Guy passed peacefully with his family by his side. Survived by his devoted and loving wife of 63 years, Roslande. Dad to Bryan Maurice (Linda), Bradley Maurice (Brenda) and Carolyn Brooks (Michael). Papa to grandchildren Kyle Maurice (Kelly), Jason Maurice, Brittney Drozdoski (Matt); BJ Maurice (Heather); Jordan Brooks (Jamie-Lee), Riley Brooks (Megan), Sam Brooks (Sarah). Great Papa to great grandchildren Avery, Parker, Hannah, and 2 new babies arriving in October. Pre-deceased by his brothers Marc and Justin, and his sister Yolande. Guy was born and raised in Lafontaine to Lucien and Adele Maurice. He began his working life alongside his father in his International Harvester tractor dealership, fixing and servicing tractors on local farms. After sailing on the S.S. Keewatin, he attended business college and then worked as a bookkeeper for Dominion Food Stores. He then spent a lifetime in public service at all levels of government – federal, provincial and municipal, including 27 years as the Chief Administrative Officer for the Township of Tiny. He also served the members of his community as the volunteer Fire Chief for the Township of Tiny, as the Chair of the Board of Directors for the Penetanguishene General Hospital, and a member of the Board of Directors for the Mental Health Centre in Penetanguishene (now known as Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care). Never one to sit still, he managed to find time to own and operate Wyevale Sunoco for several years. In 1991 he was appointed as a Justice of the Peace for the province of Ontario, retiring in 2010. As a Justice of the Peace, Guy presided in courts across the province, in both French and English. He joyfully officiated at hundreds of wedding ceremonies, including the weddings of 3 of his grandchildren. When he was sworn in, his family was advised that he was to be addressed as His Worship. This was not a stretch, as we already worshipped him. Guy will be remembered by his family as kind, loving, tenacious and determined. He was dedicated to his family and his collection of 7 antique International tractors that he dragged home and lovingly restored. His fleet of tractors was a great source of pride and they became a fixture in the annual Elmvale Fall Fair Parade, driven by his sons and grandchildren. In his spare time, he fixed tractors, cut the grass and cheered for the Montreal Canadiens. Guy was a man of many talents. He could type 120 words a minute; rock any baby to sleep; and was a great dancer. It was a pleasure to watch him and Roslande float across a dance floor in perfect unison – a reflection of their life together. Guy lived out the last few years of his life on the Willow wing of the Georgian Manor in Penetanguishene. Our family will be forever grateful to the exceptional, dedicated and compassionate care that he received from Dr. Kyle Lee and all of the incredibly kind and devoted staff at the Georgian Manor who cared for him as they would care for their own family. A special thank you to Cora, Annette, Rahill, Denise, May, Andrew, Annie, Dylan, Brent, Dorothy, Shawn, Michelle, and Stephen. Cremation has taken place, and with restrictions currently in place, a private family gathering to honour his legacy is planned. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Diabetes Canada would be appreciated. Rest peacefully Guy. You certainly deserve it. Go Habs. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

MINTY, Evelyn Mildred – Passed away peacefully at Georgian Bay General Hospital, Midland, on Tuesday, June 15, 2021. Evelyn Minty of Elmvale, beloved wife of the late Clive Minty. Cherished mother of Diane and her husband John Pinder of Elmvale, Brian and his wife Elaine of Kincardine, John and his wife Myriam of Elmvale and Paul and his wife Brigitte of Elmvale. Predeceased by sons Doug and Charles (survived by Heather). Proud grandmother of 14 and great grandmother of 15. Predeceased by her parents Harold and Dora Martin, she was their last surviving child of 7 girls and 3 boys. She will be missed by her nieces and nephews. Evelyn loved a good game of Bid Euchre and besides playing in Elmvale she would travel to Bayshore Senior’s Club and Wyevale to fulfill her ‘mean competitive streak’. Evelyn was grateful for the generous phone calls and food that arrived at her door. She loved being part of the Elmvale Community and treasured her many friends there. A private family graveside service will take place at the Elmvale Cemetery on Thursday, June 17, 2021. Evelyn was a supporter of the Elmvale & District Food Bank and so the family would appreciate memorial donations to that organization in her memory. Messages of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

Priest, Fredrick (Fred) – Passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, June 17, 2021 surrounded by family. Fred Priest in his 90th year loving husband of Grace Priest. Father of Cathie (the late Frank) Vezeau, Randy Priest (Tracey), James Priest (Debbie) and Bonni Cripps (Karl) and step-father of Michelle Caron. Fred will be remembered by his grandchildren and great grandchild. Fred will be forever remembered by his nephews Don, Glen and John Priest, Glenn Moreau (Bonnie McGill-Ploeg) as well as his many friends and neighbours. Fred worked many years as a volunteer working with the Annual Georgian Bay Steam Show, The Barrie Fair and the Simcoe County Plowman’s Association. Agriculture was embedded in Fred. Friends and family will be received at ADAMS FUNERAL HOME, 445 St. Vincent St. Barrie (just north of Cundles Rd.) on Monday from 4 – 7 p.m. A Funeral service will be livestreamed on Tuesday, June 22nd, 2021 at 11 o’clock. A private family interment will be held in Minesing Union Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Royal Victoria Hospital Foundation 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 follow the directions of the funeral home parking attendant when arriving at the funeral home. 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.

Lois Margaret Shanahan (nee Lockhart) – August 11, 1944 – June 21, 2021. Peacefully passed with family by her side at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre on Monday, June 21st, 2021 at the age of 76 years. Beloved wife of John “Jack” just shy of their 52nd anniversary. Loving mother of Corey and Jason (Alissa). Proud grandmother of Paige and Noah. Dear sister of Lynda (Brian), Lorna (Brian), Lorrie (Doug) and Lucinda (Doug). Predeceased by her parents George and Gladys Lockhart. Will be missed by many nieces, nephews, extended family members and dear friends. Visitation will take place at the Steckley-Gooderham Funeral Home, 30 Worsley St., Barrie on Thursday, June 24th, 2021 from 6-8 pm. Funeral Service will take place the following day on Friday, June 25th, 2021 at 11 am and will be livestreamed for guests to attend virtually. Due to COVID restrictions, only immediate family and invited guests will be present in-person for the service. In lieu of flowers, donations in Lois’s memory may be made to the Princess Margaret Hospital, and are greatly appreciated by the family. Online condolences and memories may be left at www.steckleygooderham.com. A Face coverings and physical distancing mandatory. As per Provincial COVID regulations, guests will be screened and logged at entry.

Shelp, Donald Lenard (Retired Longtime Employee of MNR Tree Nursery, Midhurst) – Passed away peacefully at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre on Sunday, June 20, 2021. Don Shelp at the age of 94, loving husband of the late Leona Shelp. Dear father of Donelda (Wayne) Dumont, Raymond Shelp, Elizabeth Wright and Kevin Shelp. Proud grandfather of Erin, Evan, Carter and Sydney and great grandfather of Brooke, Kealey, Raeghyn and Jack. Don is survived by his sisters-in-law Eileen Shelp and Lenora Yazinsky. Friends and family will be received at ADAMS FUNERAL HOME, 445 St. Vincent St. Barrie (just north of Cundles Rd.) on Friday, June 25 from 9:30 – 10:30a.m. A funeral service will be livestreamed on Friday, June 25, 2021 at 11 o’clock through the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89320593977 Interment Minesing Union Cemetery. Memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through adamsfuneralhome.ca. 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 follow the directions of the parking lot attendant upon your arrival. Please note that wearing a facial covering and adhering to physical distancing directives is mandatory. No gathering is permitted on the funeral home parking lot please.

IN MEMORIAM: 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.
With love, your family.

THANK YOU: To our family, friends and neighbours thank you for your expressions of condolence on the passing of my husband Bob Todd, father of Lori and David. Your donations, cards, food, flowers, plants, phone calls and on-line messages have been gratefully appreciated and very comforting. Thank you for your kindness and support during our sad time of loss. Donna, Lori, David & family

The family of the late Don Van Natter wishes to express our sincere appreciation to our family, friends and neighbours for the words of comfort, gifts of food, cards and memorial donations to RVH and other charities. Special thanks to all the doctors and nurses in RVH emerg. and a special thanks to Dr Sebastian our family physician. Also a sincere thank you to the Hillsdale Rescue team and EMS. Gratitude to Adams Funeral home for their guidance and expert assistance. Lastly, thank you to Reverend Will Haughton who provided a meaningful service. Truly Blessed by all, Jean Van Natter and family.

WEILER, Margaret Elizabeth – Passed away suddenly at home on Friday, June 4, 2021. Margaret Weiler (nee Thonton) of Midland in her 81st year. Beloved wife of the late Arthur Weiler. Dear mother of Robert (Shari) Weiler and Bonnie Weiler. Grandmother of Robert (Misty), Douglas (CJ), Donnie (Kelly), and Jennifer (Matt). Great grandmother of 11 and great great grandmother of 1. Sister of Bob (late Carol) Thornton. A private family service will be held at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home in Elmvale on Wednesday, June 9, 2021. If you wish to view the service, search Youtube for Lynn-Stone Funeral Home starting at 12:50. Interment Waverley Anglican Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Cancer Society, Heart and Stroke Foundation or Sick Kids Foundation would be appreciated. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

VanNatter, Donald George (Member of the Grand Lodge Free and Accepted Masons of the State of New York and served in the United States Marine Corps) – Passed away at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre on Sunday, June 6, 2021 with loving family at his side. Don VanNatter in his 92nd year loved husband of 67 years to Jean VanNatter (nee Watson). Father of Barbara (Glen) Ritchie, Dan (Susan) VanNatter and Tom(Deborah) VanNatter. Cherished grandfather of Andrew (Jenna) and Ryan Ritchie, Michael VanNatter, Lucas and Wesley VanNatter and great grandfather of Lillian and Anna Ritchie. Don is predeceased by his parents Robert and Jennie (nee Oades) VanNatter and also his brother Russell VanNatter. Friends and family will be received at ADAMS FUNERAL HOME, 445 St. Vincent St. Barrie (just north of Cundles Rd.) on Thursday from 5 – 7 p.m. with COVID protocols to be adhered to. A Funeral Service will be streamed live on Friday, June 11, 2021 at 11 o’clock through the following link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81818722825?pwd=QkdvdGZpS3dzSnd6aWc1d2w2TWJYUT09 Interment in St. John’s Anglican Cemetery Craighurst. Memorial donations to the Royal Victoria Hospital Foundation or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through adamsfuneralhome.ca.
Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through adamsfuneralhome.ca.

IN MEMORIAM – Cox-Hall, Terry
In loving memory of our sister
who passed away June 11, 2011.

Death leaves a heartache,
No one can heal.
Love leaves a memory,
No one can steal. In our hearts forever, Lila & Linda

ARCHER, Mary Winnifred – It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Mary Winnifred Archer, 71 years old, on Saturday, May 1st peacefully at Milton District Hospital. She was born to the late parent’s Ab and Winnie Archer. Loving sister of Jim (Pat), Ed (Debbie), Fred (Fran), Len and her late sister Liz (Scott). Mary is survived by daughter Brenda and her husband Francois (Chloe and Brandon), daughter Shelley (Brett and Brooklyn) son Shawn and his wife Alicia (Kai) and her loving nieces and nephews. Mary was known for her infectious laughter and smile, loving eyes and her unwavering kindness making her adored by many who crossed her path. Mary was passionate about the time and love she had with her children and grandchildren extending to the several bonds she built over the last 8 years with the nurses and all staff members at Milton District Hospital. With Covid restrictions, attendance is limited, however a live feed of the service will be available for viewing. Search Youtube: Lynn-Stone Funeral Home at 2:50 pm on Friday, May 7, 2021. Interment Elmvale Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

NORMA LEE BROWN (nee Edwards) June 20, 1955 – May 5, 2021. It is with heavy hearts, that we announce the passing of our beloved Norma Brown on May 5th, 2021 at the age of 65 while surrounded by her family. Born in Midland, Ontario, Norma grew up on her family farm in Vasey. Predeceased by her parents Roy and Roberta Edwards (nee Stewart). She is survived by her lifelong partner, husband, and best friend Douglas Brown. Children Jessica Caston (Douglas Caston), Kathryn Kosakowski (Mariusz Kosakowski) and her cherished grandchildren: Mason, Grace and Alina.  Loving sister of Lyle (Phyllis) Edwards, Blayne (Sandy) Edwards, Carolyn (Don) Woodrow, Sheila (late Peter) Dunn. Dear sister in law of Ronald (Betty), Wanda (Craig). She will be greatly missed by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her father and mother in law, Morley and Donna Brown. If you had the pleasure of knowing her, your life was blessed. Norma was a beautiful soul. For many she was a treasured friend, for her family she was a beloved wife and partner of 41 years, the world’s best mother, sister, aunt and the greatest title of all, Nana. Norma and Doug created many special memories raising their adored children, sharing many adventures with their family and friends. Spending many happy summers on Lake Rosseau and Kawigamog Lake, taking family vacations in Florida, Cuba and several southern destinations. Norma came from a large, very close family. She was an anchor for her family and friends, a person that would welcome you with open arms. She was selfless soul, always putting the needs of others before her own. She had a smile and energy that would light up any room. She was not only a mother to her own children, but a mother figure to so many of her children’s friends. Her nurturing spirit made you feel love whether by giving the greatest hug or her filling your belly with delicious treats. Known as a world class baker by all who knew her, buttertarts, pies and cakes were in high demand. Norma’s greatest joy came from time with her family and providing for them. Norma will live on in our hearts and memories. Never forgotten, always loved. Interment at Vasey Cemetery followed by a celebration of life will be scheduled at a later date. Memorial donations me be made to the Georgian Bay General Hospital Foundation or the Elmvale Food Bank in Norma`s memory. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

MACPHAIL, ALEXANDER PAUL – Passed away peacefully at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie on Friday, May 7, 2021. Alex MacPhail of Waverley in his 95th year. Beloved husband of the late Joanne MacPhail. Dear father of Mardi (Russell) Redshaw, Jennifer (Brett) Knowles, Stephen (Janet) MacPhail, and Heidi O’Brien. Proud grandpa of 13 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Alex loved gardening and with help from his friend Diane, produced beautiful flowers and delicious vegetables in his extensive gardens. He also loved to golf, dance, fly his small plane, build his own houses and travel after retiring from a teaching career. Joanne was the love of his life and they are together again now. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

HAROLD MARTIN of Elmvale (May 21, 1921 – May 1, 2021) – Life-loving farmer, school bus driver and storyteller, with a passion for world travel and outdoor adventure. He lived his 99.9 years with grace, curiosity and kindness. He will be remembered for his eagerness to share the beauty of the world with others. He greeted events beyond his control with humour, and marvelled at a century of change. Harold was predeceased by his first wife Joyce (nee Farrows) and his second wife Frances (nee Crooke). He is survived by his four children, James, Bryan (Linda Embro), Beverly (Ken Webb) and Lynn; his grandchildren Kristen, Jennifer, Stephen (Maarika Hiis), Allison (Joshua Porco); and great-granddaughter Millie. Harold made our lives brighter in every way. His spirit, kindness and good humour will be greatly missed. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the children’s charity, Home Free (www.home-free.org). Thank you to everyone at Bayfield House and Georgian Bay District Hospital for caring for Harold. Messages may be sent to the family through www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com.

Gordon James McKay • February 7, 1940 – May 1, 2021 – It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Gordon James McKay, in his 82nd year. Gordon was the son of Bob and Millie McKay. He will be deeply missed by his wife, the love of his life, Grace Hill-McKay and Brian Rigo (always loved as their adopted son). Loving brother to Bob McKay and the late Betty McConnachie. Missed by Auntie Jean Roi. Brother in-law to Harvey Hill, Ruth Gregory, John Hill and predeceased by Harold Hill, Mary Huthinson, Joan Hill and David Hill. He was a cherished Uncle to Jeff (Karen) McConnachie, Glen McConnachie, Lynda and Vicky McKay, George Hill, Kim (Dennis) Dusome, Jennifer (Rob) Cober, Richard (Syliva) Hutchinson, Jason (Tracy) Hill, Sheila Johnson, Michael (Shana) Hill, Robbie Hill, great-niece Emily Grenier and great-nephew Mitchell Hutchinon and all those whom Gordon considered his nieces and nephews, Tracy Neller, Darrell Grenier, Alexandra, Alicia and Bram Grigatis, Shelley Smith, Meaghan Whiteside and all those who called him Uncle Gordy. Sadly missed by his best friends Sheryn (the late Dr. Peter Schoppel) Graham “Tuck” Whiteside, Anne Marie and Armand Grigatis, Joyce Smith (the late Russell), Debbie James, Laura Richens, the late Larry Grenier, and all those who had the privilege of calling him friend. For those whom we have missed mentioning by name, and for fear of running out of print, please know that Gordon thought the world of you all. Gordon was born and raised in Toronto, moving to the area of Hillsdale in 1964, where he worked as foreman at TRW (formerly Nameplate) and then moved on to work full time at his life’s passion of training horses professionally, for many years, predominantly Arabians, where he achieved the title of World Champion for many Horses that he showed. Then together with his wife, they built Sanderson’s / Dreamers trailer park, Candlelight Village community and Candlelight on the Bay, The Strand and Hair Metrix Design Team. Grace would like to thank her family and friends for the overwhelming love and support that has been showed to her during the difficult times. As special thank you to, Jennifer Snedden with the LHIN, Debbie, Lyn, with Paramend, Elise with the nurses at Bay Shore Home, Barbara with Home Instead, Dr. Stanley Karson all of them the help was always amazing outstanding service and care that made it possible for Gordon to remain at home until the end. There will be a celebration of Gordon’s life at a future date to be determined, when covid allows us too. Memorial donations in Gordon’s name, to Hospice Huronia-Tomkins House would be greatly appreciated. Messages of condolence will be received at leclaircremationcentre.ca

SCOTT, LLOYD LIVINGSTON – June 21, 1936 – April 24, 2021. Dad, brother, uncle, friend. Lloyd passed quickly and unexpectedly, at home, on Saturday morning. He will be sorely missed by his daughter, Karen Scott, and by his sisters Heather (with Brian Brady, and nephews Paul and Kent, and families) and Bonnie (with Charles Gervais, and nephews Charles Jr, Gibson, and Chetley and families), and by his in-laws Barbara Casson and Pierre Robin and their family. He was married to Sandra Casson and while they eventually separated, they remained friends until she died in 2017. Lloyd was a teacher for 30 years, in Barrie, Scarborough, and Northern Saskatchewan. He retired back to where he started, in Midland, Ontario. Lloyd loved to garden, growing vegetables (lots of potatoes!, and apples in his orchard). He enjoyed building projects and he always loved learning and sharing. He loved hockey and sharing a laugh with friends. No one escaped without a joke or 2. Above all, he enjoyed spending time with his daughter, of whom he was very proud. A small funeral was held on May 5 at Nicholls Funeral Home, 330 Midland Avenue, Midland (705) 526-5449, and Lloyd was laid to rest at the Minesing Union Cemetery. There will be a memorial service when there is an opportunity for us all to gather and enjoy a true celebration of his life. In lieu of flowers, the family welcomes donations to Garden Ontario, or to a charity of your choice. Memorial condolences may be made at www.nichollsfuneral.ca

TODD, Robert Douglas – It is with much sadness we announce the death Monday, May 3, 2021 of Robert Douglas Todd in his 83rd year, husband of 58 years to Donna (Bridges) and devoted and proud father of Lori Christine (Charles) and David Robert (Cheryl). Special and wonderful grandfather to Paige Todd and Rebecca and Scott Craddock. Robert Todd was born 1938 in the little hamlet of Vasey to parents Verne and Dora Todd and sisters Ruth Cadeau (deceased) and Roberta Lumree (Alvin deceased). Married in Midland in 1963, Bob and Donna moved to Elmvale in 1965 and still today are residents of Elmvale. Upon leaving his father’s roofing business, Bob began a career in wire and cable manufacturing in a new Midland Plant “Greening Donald”. He eventually became a supervisor and worked there until its closing in 1988 or 1989. At the age of 50, with his skills and knowledge in building and carpentry Bob then moved on to work at Cashway Building Centre in Midland and then to construct homes with an Elmvale Contractor George Reynolds. Bob’s next adventure was driving school bus for PMCL and eventually became Supervisor of the Elmvale School Buses, a job he talked about often and took great pride in. He cared for his buses, students and bus drivers until his retirement in 2011. During his years Bob enjoyed playing baseball, horseshoes, hunting and snowmobiling. He has always been most happy building, renovating, repairing and roofing, any task needing a hammer and nails. Bob was quiet by nature, hard working with a funny sense of humour. He loved his family and enjoyed get-togethers with family and friends. The name Johnny Cash always brought a smile to his face and Johnny’s music made him happy with his favourite song being Teenage Queen. Bob will be missed dearly by family, friends, and all who had the privilege of knowing him. Because of the social disaster we are experiencing, a private family funeral will be held on Saturday, May 8, 2021 at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home. If you wish to view the service, it will be streamed on Youtube, search Lynn-Stone Funeral Home starting at 10:50 am. Interment Vasey Union Cemetery.
If you wish to honour Bob’s memory, in lieu of flowers, a donation to Georgian Bay General Hospital or a charity of your choice would be appreciated. We love you and will miss you Bob. Ruth, Mom and Alf, Carol and Michael are happily awaiting your arrival. May you rest in Peace. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com.

Wendland, Klaus Dieter – December 8, 1936 – May 8, 2021- Passed away suddenly in the morning of Friday, May 7, 2021 on his farm in Minesing at the age of 84. In May of 1982 Klaus came to Minesing from Germany with his family where he became an accomplished dairyman. Klaus was the beloved husband of Linda (nee Tews) for 55 years over which time he enjoyed fine dining. Loved father of Heidi (Bob) Salisbury and Reinhard Wendland. Proud grandfather of Jake Salisbury and best friend to his beloved Bella, his four-legged friend. In accordance with Klaus’ wishes there will be no service at this time. Cremation has taken place. Memorial donations to the Royal Victoria Hospital Foundation or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the First Responders who attended. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through adamsfuneralhome.ca

WAPLES, Keith Gordon – Saturday, December 8th, 1923 – Friday, May 7th, 2021. – Famed Harness Horse driver and trainer, Keith Waples passed away peacefully at Guelph General Hospital on Friday, May 7, 2021 at the age of 97. He will be sadly missed by Eileen, his loving wife of almost 75 years, and his four children, Barbara Lennox, Donna Galbraith (Mac), Karen Hauver (Maurice) and Gord (Denise), as well as his 9 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Keith was the son of the late Jack and Bertha Waples and was predeceased by sisters, Jean Swan and Annabelle Caffry, and by his grandson Jason (Jay) Waples. He is survived by sisters Dorothy Rumney of Wasaga Beach, Peggi Diebel of Squamish, B.C. and Mary Jane Burnett of Orangeville, and brother Murray of Barrie. An inductee in the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame, the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame and the Harness Horse Hall of Fame in Goshen, NY, Keith was also honored by his peers as Horseman of the Century. He drove and won his first Standardbred race at the age of 12 in 1935 at Sunderland, ON. His yellow and blue silks last appeared in a race when he was 81 in 2005, but he continued to train a few horses until just a few years ago. Keith was also instrumental in racetrack ownership as he and James Keeling pioneered Orangeville Raceway, Cloverdale Raceway (now Fraser Downs) and Sandown Raceway in B.C. In recent years track visits became less frequent, but his TV was usually tuned to the Horse Racing Channel and he followed industry happenings on the Standardbred Canada website. As per his wishes, his body has been cremated and a small private funeral will be held at the Gilbert MacIntyre and Son Funeral Home in Guelph. The service will be live streamed on Wednesday, May 12, at 11am., link to follow below. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Guelph General Hospital would be appreciated by the family in recognition of the excellent care that he and Eileen have received there over the years. Donations/online condolences can be made through the Funeral Home at
www.gilbertmacintyreandson.com

IN MEMORIAL
Muriel Doris Jacobs
May 19,1921 – May 2, 2017
The bond that held the family together.
We miss you!
Vivien, Michael (Margaret Ann), Gloria (George), Glenna, Sheila (Bob), Charles (Lori), David (Tammy) and Nana to many!

John Robert (Bob) Lambie
April 25, 1931 – May 17, 2012
God saw the road was getting rough
And the hills were hard to climb.
So, he closed your weary eyelids
And whispered, “peace be thine”.
Love always, Doreen, Pat & Families

THANK YOU
Gillespie – We would like to thank our friends and family for the support that they have provided and continue to provide following the passing of Wayne. He will greatly be missed and truly has left a hole in the hearts of the people who truly knew him. Left our world far too early! Thank you for all of the calls, cards, food, donations made in Wayne’s name and the flowers along with a memory tree that is planted near his “thinking room”. Gone in our world, but forever in our hearts.
Sincerely, Linda, Darrell, Sheri and family

BARBE, Sheila Mae – Passed away peacefully after a valiant fight and with her daughters at her side, at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, Barrie on Tuesday, April 13, 2021, one day before her 78th birthday. Sheila Barbe of Hillsdale now reunited with her beloved husband Moe, her daughter Lori Stewart and her granddaughter Emily Stewart. Lovingly remembered by daughters Donna Parker (Max) and Karen Johnston (Ken). Proud Nana and Grandma of Curtis Parker, Tyler Stewart, Kelsey Parker (Julian) and Kendra Johnston and great grandmother of three. Sheila will be missed by her siblings Lloyd Stoakley and Pat Stoakley. Dear sister in law of Diane Baker (Bill) and the late Ron Barbe (Rita). She will be fondly remembered by Kevin Liscumb, nieces, nephews and friends. The family wishes to extend a sincere thank you to the staff at I.O.O.F and the Palliative Care Dept. at RVH for their dedication and support while Sheila was in their care. Cremation has taken place and the family will hold a celebration of life at a later date. If you wish to make a memorial donation in Sheila’s honour please consider RVH Foundation. Messages may be sent to the family through lynnstonefuneralhome.com

BRUCE Allen Johnston – October 16, 1955 – APRIL 10, 2021 “LIFE IS GOOD”. It is with profound sadness we announce the very sudden passing of Bruce. He died at home in Phelpston with his family in the early morning of April 10, 2021. On October 22, 1977 Bruce married the love of his life Laura Donnelly of Barrie and together they raised their family. He was the best and most loyal friend to Laura (Donnelly) for 44 years. Bruce was the doting father and mentor to Lindsay Murphy (Darryl) and Jordan (Candace). He was the cherished and adoring grandpa to Kayla, Wyatt, Hunter and Rylie. Bruce had so many plans to teach his grandchildren wood working, mechanics, gardening and life skills. His desire was to instill a passion for learning in each of them. His family meant everything to him. Bruce was the youngest son of George and Ruth (Archer) Johnston. His entire life was spent living on the same lot and concession although in two different homes in Phelpston. Bruce was the youngest brother of seven children. He is survived by his brother Lawrence (Ruby), Glenna Reynolds (late George) and Judy Green (Harold) of Barrie. He was predeceased by sisters Pauline Jones and Laurine Spring and brother William (Bill). He will be greatly missed by many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews and cousins on both sides of the families. He will be forever remembered by family in England. Bruce was a loving and caring person who always saw the best in everyone he met. He would talk for hours to family, friends and strangers. He took great joy in sharing stories, telling jokes or playing a practical joke or two. He will be remembered by his friends that were very dear to him whether he saw them daily or occasionally. A very special thank you to the 911 dispatcher, the team of “J” and “J” of the Simcoe County Paramedics, the crew from Springwater Fire and Emergency Services and the Officers of the Huronia West O.P.P. for their assistance. Respecting Bruce’s wishes cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Details to follow. Memorial donations may be made to The War Amps of Canada. https://donate.waramps.ca/eforms.aspx?edonate Bruce was a longtime supporter in recognition of his father serving in WW1. Online condolences may be made at www.peacefultranstion.ca

GILLESPIE, Wayne – Wayne Gillespie of Orr Lake in his 69th year passed away suddenly in hospital on April 15, 2021. Beloved husband of Linda Gillespie (nee Woodcock). Dear father of Darrell (Andrea) Gillespie of Midland and Sheri Gillespie of Richmond Hill. Proud grandfather of Stephanie (Jason), Jacob, Gabriele and Great-grandfather of Logan, Oliver, and Annabelle. Brother of Gord, Marg(Raymond), Dave(Debbie), Sharon(Harry), Brian(Connie), and the late Murray. Son of the late Gordon and Rose Gillespie. Will be greatly missed by many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. A celebration of Wayne’s life will be held at a later date. If desired, memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com.

June Hutton – June 23 1937- April 13 2021. Passed away peacefully at Hospice Simcoe, Barrie, on Tuesday April 13th, 2021, in her 83rd year. Loving wife to her best friend and true love, Alex (predeceased 2016). Much loved mother to Ian (Louise) of Barrie and Judith (Robert) of Elmvale. Cherished Mama of Megan (Mark), Brooke (Adam), Joshua (Jon), Justin (Makenzie), Taylor (Leah), Phillip (Carolyn). A very proud Luvey (Great Mama) to Alexandra, Piper, Summer, William, Grace and Noah. June was one of nine children born and raised in Sheffield, England, the last living member of her siblings. After Alex visited Canada in 1974, they decided to emigrate to pursue a better life for their children. June recounted this as one of the best decisions they made and happily established their lives together in Elmvale. June, known by many as Luvey in the community, had a loving nature and a passion for life. She worked until her 81st year, finally retiring from Whitfield’s Pharmacy, but never losing her sharp wit and humour. Her friendly smile and slight cheekiness were traits that made her a great friend to many over the years. She fought hard for so long, not wanting to leave her greatest joys in life, her children and their families. In her words she’d say “I’ll see you when I see you.” June’s family would like to thank Doctor Jennifer Johnson for her compassionate care over the many years, and the Bayshore nurses, particularly Megan for her kind attention. Cremation has taken place and a private family celebration of life will be held. Memorial donations to the Royal Canadian Legion, Br. 262 Elmvale or Hospice Simcoe would be greatly appreciated by the family. Messages may be sent to the family through lynnstonefuneralhome.com

RUSSELL, Margaret Rose – Passed away peacefully with her family by her side at home on Thursday, April 15, 2021. Marg Russell (nee MacDonald) in her 79th year. Dear mother of Amy Russell-Forbes, Darryl Russell (Sheila), Jodi Russell (Scott MacDonald), and JoyAnne Russell (Tim Hart). Loving grandmother of Dakota, Jordan (Laurel), Jarret, Ryan, and Colin. Great grandmother of Sky. Sister of Fran Moran, Shirlie Priest, Ursula Davidson, and the late, Mary O’Neill, Irene MacDonald, Joe MacDonald, Basil MacDonald, Chris MacDonald, and Sadie Bannerman. Marg will be missed by her many nieces, nephews, pickleball friends, the McDonald’s coffee group boys, and her lifelong group of girlfriends. A private graveside service will be held at the St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Phelpston. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. If desired, memorial donations to the Children’s Aid Society may be made in Marg’s memory. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

IN MEMORIAL:: Harry Russell Hunt • December 22, 1934 – May 9, 2019
A life made beautiful
by kindly deeds.
A helping hand
for other’s needs.
Generous his heart
and friendship true.
Loved and respected
by all he knew.
We will always love and cherish you every day.
Barb Hunt and Family

IN MEMORIAL:: Cecil Tinney ; July 16, 1928 – April 26, 2020
One year has passed since that sad day
When one we loved was called away.
God took him home, it was His will,
But in our hearts, he liveth still.
You now have a great grandson named after you.
Missing You, Marlene, Doug, Linda, Dan and their Families.

THANK YOU:: Eleanor Hancock and her family send a huge thank you to everyone who helped make Eleanor’s 100th birthday so special. We were all touched that so many reached out through cards, flowers, balloons, and visits (distanced). Eleanor’s birthday even inspired a quartet. Thank you so much to Ross Langman, Don Greidanus, David and John Spring for your thoughtful rendition of “Happy Birthday” sung to Eleanor from the front lawn. It was a perfect moment and a perfect day

The family of June Hutton extend their most heartfelt ‘thank you’ to the Elmvale community. At such a difficult time, we greatly appreciate the cards, phone calls, food, donations, and kind messages. It truly touches us to hear of the love that surrounded mom; this love is a testament to who she was. Although no day will be the same without her, the wonderful memories – old and new – will forever be with us all. Sincerely, Judith & Rob, Ian & Louise, and family

PARNELL– THANK YOU!! Our family would like to express our heartfelt thanks and appreciation to everyone who has helped us along the way over these past few months since Josh’s accident. During this time we have been so blessed by the kind spirit and generosity of this wonderful community. Our enormous thanks to everyone that day at the scene of the accident, the First Responders, the ER staff at Georgian Bay General and Sunnybrook Hospitals, Critical Care Flight Paramedic Wayde, blood donors, the many surgeons and trauma teams who worked on Josh, the therapy teams and nurses at Sunnybrook Hospital and at Holland Bloorview Rehab Hospital, the Elmvale Lions Club, EMHA, the Elmvale Flos FireFighters Association, St.Theresa’s School Community, Huronia Centennial Elementary School, the North Simcoe Junior Farmers, the local businesses and organizations who donated to the 50/50 draw, the many people who bought tickets for the draw and to Garnet Gratrix who so kindly donated his prize winnings back to Josh and to countless others who supported us during this journey. We would also like to thank all of our family, friends, neighbours, community members and complete strangers who so generously donated to our family during this time. We don’t know how we can ever repay everyone for all of their prayers, calls, texts, check-ins, meals, money for food, gas, parking etc., drop-ins, barn/chore help, love and support, offers of help, flowers and the meal chain organized by Julie Ritchie that provided us with a donated meal every other day when we returned home from the hospital. Everything has been appreciated beyond measure. As much as this experience has affected us all it has also demonstrated to our family the amazing support system near and far that we are so blessed to be a part of and for that we will be FOREVER GRATEFUL! Josh is home now and is doing well as he continues to improve. We have been overwhelmed with all of the contributions towards his recovery and we are looking forward to brighter days up ahead during these challenging times. It truly does take a village….Joshua, John, Sarah, Noah, Hannah and Samantha Parnell

Helen Isabel (Dunsmore) Barker – Passed away at RVH in Barrie on April 9, 2021, in her 93rd year. Born in Barrie at RVH in 1928, Helen was raised on two farms on the Penetanguishene Road outside Barrie. By nature, she was intelligent, determined, and independent. She received her elementary education at a one-room country school, before moving on to high school at Barrie Collegiate Institute. She next trained at the Hamilton General Hospital, Hamilton ON, to become a Registered Nurse. She then worked as a hospital nurse in western Canada, before returning to Barrie and working at RVH. She married Jack Barker, an RCAF airman, and they lived and raised a family at various places in Germany, Newfoundland and Ontario. After Jack’s retirement from the air force, they re-settled in Barrie and Helen worked as an RN at various hospitals in Toronto. Following her retirement, she served well into her 80s as a volunteer at RVH. Helen was predeceased by her husband Jack; siblings Norval (“Bud”), Douglas and Barbara Jane; and sons David and Douglas (Ann). She is survived by older brother Leonard and younger sister Dorothy; sons Gregory (Trisha) of Springwater ON and Robert of Carrboro NC; grandchildren Amanda (Brandon), Scott (Love), Casey, Connor, Colby, Torrey, Tyson, Beau and Brooke; and great-grandsons Dougie and Palmer. She was a wonderful person who had a good life. She is greatly missed, but lovingly remembered.

BELL, Ronald Sidney – It is with sadness, tinged with the knowledge of a life well lived, that we announce the passing of Ronald Sidney Bell at the Georgian Bay General Hospital, Midland, Ontario on Saturday April 10,2021. Ron is survived by his loving wife of 54 years Sharon (nee Downer) and his son Brad (Anja). Also survived by sisters Marion Spence (Alan) and Carol Ann Rawson (Bob), predeceased by brothers Jim (Carole Beth), and John (Marge). Cherished brother-in-law of Nancy and Lyn Downer. Ron will be greatly missed by countless nieces and nephews. Friends, who reside locally, nationally and internationally will mourn his passing. Raised on a farm he developed an appreciation for the value of hard work and a love of working outdoors. Ron worked over the years at the Town of Wasaga Beach and the Ministry of Natural Resources Wasaga Beach Provincial Park, but still found time to build a series of homes, garages, inground pools and other projects with Sharon, Brad and extended family. He always seemed to have a project on the go, and if he didn’t have one, he would help someone who did. His work ethic was legendary, and the phrase “a stranger is just a friend I haven’t met”: aptly described Ron. First to lend a hand to anyone who needed help, and always the last to leave, only when the job was complete. Working with Ron on a project did come with some unwritten rules however. Make sure you always measure twice, and be completely sure the job was both plumb and level – secure in the knowledge that Ron (with a twinkle in his eye) would be checking your work. Ron had a wonderful sense of humour, always anxious to share or enjoy a joke or a good time. An ability to see the fun in life and the good in others. A character trait that he honed to perfection was an ability to seek out a treat, a cookie, piece of cake, chocolate, anything to satiate his sweet tooth. His ability to find a sweet treat was perfect – he could rival the talents of a bloodhound on the trail with his success in finding them. He loved to travel and with Sharon, enjoyed many excursions to Florida, and Texas in particular to relax and enjoy the sun, but also to create a new group of friends in the United States. His favourite place to visit was Mackinac Island and made many trips there to enjoy the laid back atmosphere of horse drawn vehicles and a bygone era. Ron loved his family greatly, and was a solid and dependable source of assistance to everyone. It has been said that the true measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. As a cancer survivor Ron truly met that measure. For those of us who know and love Ron, his life has been a road filled with cheers and challenges, more triumphs than tears, and through it all we remember the warm, soft smile of a friend. A wise old person once said “You weren’t born to royalty, you will never sit on a throne, but surround yourself with family and friends and you will never be alone.” If a large collection of family and friends is a measure of success, then Ron surely reached the top rung of that ladder. According to Ron’s wishes cremation has taken place and there will be no ceremony, only a family get together at a later date.  The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to the medical staff of Georgian Bay General Hospital for the comfort and care they provided Ron. Donations, if you desire can be made in memory of Ron to the Georgian Bay General Hospital, Midland, Ontario. If we could have but one wish for Ron – it would be this – “To all your days here and hereafter, may they be filled with fond memories, happiness and laughter.” Messages of condolence will be received at leclaircremationcentre.ca

ELLIOTT, James Orval – It is with profound sadness we announce the passing of our beloved Orval, on March 31, 2021. James Orval Elliott, in his 87th year, devoted husband of the late Patricia (Lennox). Loving father of Sandy (Mike) Townes, and Lorrie (Ron) Giffen. Cherished Grandfather of Megan (Max), Patrick (Samantha), Kelsey (Michael) and Molly (Joey). Adoring Great Grandfather of six Great Grandsons. Proud Uncle Orv to many special nieces and nephews. Brother of Ed (Joy), Jack (Dorothy), Ron (Nancy), Peggy (Bob) Hebden, and the late Jerry and Sharon Elliott. Brother-in-law of Laura (Allan) McNabb, Jennifer (Gord) Roberts, Bill (Beth), Andrew (Cathy) and the late Greg and Larry Lennox. He is predeceased by his parents Jim and Polly Elliott, and his In-laws Clara and Frank Lennox. Orv’s memory will be treasured by his dear cousins and his best friend Dick Cain. He will also be fondly remembered by friends, neighbors and business associates and he will be greatly missed by all. Orv retired as Service Manager at Equipment Sales and Service, Rexdale after a thirty-five year career. He moved to Wasaga Beach, close to his Edenvale roots, and enjoyed canoe trips on the Nottawasaga, hiking, skiing, or snowshoeing on Blueberry Plains, hosting cleanup days on Powerline Road (now Veteran’s Drive) and many adventures with Pat and his grandchildren. He was a kind, level-headed, genuine gentleman, who was always his happiest when helping others. Special thanks to the amazing team at the Sara Vista, Elmvale, who ensured Orval’s safety and wellbeing over the past year during the most challenging of circumstances. If you would like to make a donation in memory of Orval, please consider a charity of your choice. Cremation has taken place. A private graveside service will be held at Minesing Union Cemetery, and a celebration of life will be held at a later date. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

Herbert George Kelly June 6, 1934 – March 27, 2021 – Dad your wings were ready but our hearts were not. Our hearts are broken once again as we announce with extreme grief, the passing of our Dad (the king), Herbert Kelly of Collingwood. Dad passed away on Saturday March 27, 2021 at the age of 86 in his home surrounded by his loving daughters. Herb is survived by his daughters Rhonda Kelly Burtch, Denise Irwin, Pam Kelly and son in-law Greg Coker. Proud grandfather of Chris, Catherine, Brian and Blair Burtch, Mark and Brandon (Lindsay) Irwin, Clayton and Cody Kelly (Jaimee). Great grandchildren Brayden, Payton, Harlow, Hudson, Sophie and Theodore. Herb’s devoted four-legged friend Mickey who never left his side. Predeceased by his wife Marlene Kelly, parents Archie and Katherine Kelly, sisters Margret, Marie, Irene and brother Dan, son in-laws David Burtch, Mike Irwin and grandson Billy B Burtch. Special thanks to Glenna Maclean, Donna Ireland and Donna Muller. Cremation has taken place. There will be a small family gathering at the Elmvale Cemetery. As per mom and dad’s wishes they wanted to wait for each other to have their celebration of life together. When permitted, a date will be announced. Arrangements entrusted to Chatterson Funeral Home, Collingwood. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to toe Royal Canadian Legion or Hospice Georgian Triangle – Campbell House. To leave a message of condolence or to share a memory of Herb, please visit www.chattersonfuneralhome.com

Madill, Ruth Ann (nee Woodall) – Passed peacefully with family by her side on Friday, April 2, 2021. Ruth Ann Madill in her 87th year. Beloved mother of Sarah Jane Madill, she joins her husband Clarence, her son’s Peter and Thomas and her daughter Susan. She also leaves behind her grandson Darryll Varey and wife Heather, granddaughter Cailin Leo and husband Nick, son-in-law Alan Kelly and wife Dawn and her much loved great grandchildren Abby and Hudson. Ruth was a retired RPN from Etobicoke. Her and Clarence retired to Wasaga Beach where they became founding members of the Wasaga Beach Probus Club. She had developed friendships she cherished. She moved to Sunset Manor in 2017, the family wishes to thank the staff and especially Dr. Engell. Cremation has taken place and interment at Allenwood Cemetery will take place at a later date. A Celebration of Life will be delayed until COVID allows. Memorial donations to the RVH Cancer Centre or the Diabetes Association of Canada would be appreciated. Messages may be sent to the family at www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

STEPHENS, BONNIE PATRICIA (nee Gilbert) born May 2, 1966 passed away peacefully at home and was carried away by sunset on March 30, 2021. Her memory will be cherished by those who were fortunate enough to see her radiant smile as she grew playing in the river and fields of Elmvale and later as she built a beautiful family alongside her beloved husband Leo Stephens. Leo and Bonnie were married May 23, 1987 at Saint Patrick’s Church, Phelpston after 3 years of laughter and memories already behind them. Their love and legacy will live on in their children James, Michael (Nicole), Kenny, Julia, and Adam as well as their grandchildren Brynn, Hailey, and Cameron. To her friends and family, she will be remembered as a kind, welcoming, generous second mother to many who could be counted on as the calm in any storm. She will be deeply missed by her parents Patricia Lemieux (nee Lalonde) and James Gilbert, as well as her step parents Ruth Gilbert and Denis Lemieux. She will be forever remembered by her sisters Darlene (Mike) Pearson, Arlene (Mark) Elliott and Elizabeth Head as well as her step siblings April Bath, Sherri-Ann O’Leary, Gloria (Rino) Stornelli, and Shawn O’Leary. Bonnie will also remain in the hearts of her mother-in-law Rolande Stephens and brothers and sisters-in-law Marie (Les) Gillespie, Bill (Colleen) Stephens, Marg (Rob) Rance, Peter (Sheila) Stephens, Irene (Russ) Stacey, David (Cheryl) Stephens, and Ken (Lisa) Stephens as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Respecting Bonnie’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a celebration of life will be held at a later date. Details regarding the celebration of life and the charity for which memorial donations can be made in Bonnie’s honour will be provided in the coming months. Messages may be sent to the family at www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

McGRATH, Kelly Jean – It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Kelly Jean McGrath of Tiny, in her 54th year. Surrounded by her sisters, Kelly’s wish to die at home was granted March 22, 2021. We will miss her hearty laugh, willing spirit and love of life. Doting Sisters- Sister 1- Bonnie McGill-Ploeg (Glenn), Sister 2- Julie Trace (Mike), Sister 3 -Sheila McGrath and Sister 5 -Mae Senick (Daryl). Devoted daughter of Don and Lorna McGrath. Treasured housemate of Sandra Houston. Generous Aunt to Mac McGill (Vanessa), Jacob Ploeg, Casey Ploeg, Nicole Patterson (Brandon), Chris Trace (Michele) and Nicholas Senick. Great Aunt to Alanna, Reese and Myra McGill, Damian Trace, Riley, Connor, Mackenzie, Liam and Jaxon Trace. Loved by many Aunts and Uncles, cousins and friends. Kelly was a long time employee of Hydro One (currently Penetang). She loved her truck, music, baseball, her cottage by the water on Georgian Bay and her dogs Beau and Dora. Sounds like a Country Song, doesn’t it? She was part of the Barnyard Squirrels musical assemble. Always a welcoming neighbour and friend no matter where she hung her hat. As per Kelly’s request there will not be a funeral. Donations to a charity of your choice in Kelly’s memory would be gratefully appreciated. ‘Till we meet again Kell. Messages may be sent to the family at lynnstonefuneralhome.com

McNabb, Vera Jean – Passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, March 26, 2021. Vera McNabb (nee Johnston) of Wasaga Beach in her 84th year. Beloved wife of the late Ken McNabb. Dear mother of Brenda McNabb, Brent McNabb (Scott Franklin), and the late Cindy McNabb. Sister of Madeline Quesnelle-Ritchie (late Ken Ritchie and Lawrence Quesnelle) and the late Muriel (Bernard) Hogan. Sister-in-law of Dorothy (late Bob) Dunn , Alec (Barb) McNabb, and the late June (Bob) Leblevec. Vera will be dearly missed by her nieces, nephews, friends and all who knew her. She was loved by all. Many thanks to all the care workers that looked after mom. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Memorial donations to the Cancer Society would be appreciated. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

REYNOLDS, Mabel Ruby Vera – Passed away peacefully at the Sara Vista Nursing Centre on Friday, March 26, 2021. Mabel Murray Reynolds of Elmvale in her 85th year. Beloved wife of the late Fred Reynolds and Bob Murray. Dear mother of Bill and Linda Murray. Sister of Myrtle (Wally) Greenlaw, late Ross (Alma) Beamish, late Irwin Beamish, late Norman (survived by Vera) Beamish, late Marg (Wally) Lucas, late Bill Beamish, late Jenny (Cliff) Reynolds, late Joan (survived by Jim) Hawton, survived by John Beamish, and the late Bob Beamish. Mabel will be missed by the Reynolds family and the Murray nieces and nephews. Thank you to the Sara Vista staff for their care and dedication to mom. A private funeral service will be held at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home in Elmvale on Tuesday, March 30 at 11 am. If you wish to attend the funeral, please call Linda Murray or you can view the service on Youtube starting at 10:45. Please search youtube for Lynn-Stone Funeral Home. Cremation with interment at the Elmvale Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Wendat Mental Health Community Services. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

SKINNER, WILLIAM WYATT – Passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, March 21, 2021, two days before his 24th birthday. Cherished son of Darrell Skinner of Elmvale and Tara Berry of New Brunswick. Lovingly remembered by his aunts, uncles, many cousins and friends. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Dear grandson of Ivan & Mildred Skinner. Predeceased by grandparents Gene & Maxine Berry. William loved his car, his kayak and his motorcycle. He loved snowmobiling, fishing and hunting with his dad. A graveside service and burial of ashes will take place at a later date. If you would like to make a donation in his memory please consider the Elmvale Food Bank. Messages may be sent to the family at lynnstonefuneralhome.com

WEBB, Joan Marjorie (previously Neal, nee – Perks) – Retiree of Continental/General Tire/MDG. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Joan. She leaves behind a loving husband of 35 yrs, Rodger of Minesing. Beloved mother of Kim (David) Dobson of Minesing. Proud grandmother of Andrew Dobson of Barrie. Survived by sisters-in-law Linda Perks of Peterborough, Deborah Hickey of Meaford and Barbara Lawlor of Barrie. Predeceased by sister Ann and her husband Gordon Fair of Owen Sound, brother Douglas of Peterborough and David of Meaford. She will be remembered fondly by nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Thank you to the staff at RVH 3rd floor Respiratory for all their hard work, to the PSW’s over the years that have helped, especially Hazel and the paramedics that answered the calls. She loved to read, do crossword puzzles, outdoor excursions including being on the water and most of all the time spent with her family, especially her grandson. She will be missed and forever in our hearts and thoughts. A Celebration of Life will take place at a later date. Donations can be made to Simcoe Muskoka Regional Cancer Center or Independent Living Services. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through adamsfuneralhome.ca

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Happy 100th birthday-Viola ‘Mother’ Lamb
Family and friends are invited to an outdoor birthday open house (masks required) on the afternoon of Saturday, April 17th between 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm @ 156 Sanford St., Barrie. No GIFTS please, however, Mother loves reading well wishes and birthday cards.

THANK YOU: The family of the late Dien Baks (aka Oma, Mamma and Mother Baks) would like to express their heartfelt thanks for the messages of support, cards, food, flowers, donations made in Mom’s memory and so many other acts of kindness that we received over the past few months and at the time of Mom’s passing. It was even more difficult under these COVID restrictions, but we still felt all your love and support just the same. A special thank you to Fr. Jim, Lynn-Stone Funeral Home, long time family physician Dr. Fred Strangway and his staff, her at-home care providers especially Nurse Megan for her professional guidance throughout and Mom’s many thoughtful and caring neighbours and friends. Mom was a remarkable lady who will not be soon forgotten.
Many thanks, the Baks Families

ARCHER-COLE, MARJORIE – Passed away peacefully at the Sara Vista Nursing Home, Elmvale, on Thursday, March 11, 2021 in her 91st year. Marjorie is predeceased by her husbands Ambrose Cole (1996) and John Archer (1984). Dear mother of Janice (Chuck) Jordan of Elmvale, Ken (Dorothy) Archer of Barrie, Bonnie (Martin) Schepers of Alliston and Paul (Eileen) Archer of Elmvale. Proud grandmother of 9 and great grandmother of 13. She is predeceased by brothers Leonard, Everett, Donald and Orville and her parents William and Marjorie Edwards. At her request there will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place. The family will hold a spring graveside service at Elmvale Cemetery. If you wish to make a donation in Marjorie’s memory please consider the Royal Victoria Hospital Foundation-Cancer Care Centre. Messages may be sent to the family at lynnstonefuneralhome.com

Cooper, Valah Mildred (nee Parnell) – It is with Great Sadness but also in Celebration of her long life that we announce Valah’s peaceful passing at the Leacock Retirement Lodge on March 12th, 2021 in her 99th year. Loving wife of Ken (Deceased 1997) and Dear Mother of Lyn Kitchen (Bruce), Grace Hoover (Brian), Earl Cooper (Heather), Allan Cooper (Carole Deceased), Doris Foster (Ian). Proud Nana/Grandma of Brad (Julia), Brenda (David), Phil (Jen), Jeff (Jenn), Scott (Grace), Jennifer (John), Kate (Thomas), Laurie (Kyle), Kristen, Julie. Proud Great Grandma of 13. A private family service will be held at a later date. If desired, Memorial Donations may be made to the Elmvale Presbyterian Church. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com.

McKee, Evelyn Marlene (nee Want) – Passed away of complications due to Covid19 with family by her side in her 83rd year. Beloved wife of James Albert McKee (deceased 2002), much loved Mom of Deborah (Bernard Michaud), Richard McKee (Donna), Mary Ellen (Wayne Leechford), dear Gramma to Patrick (Lindsay), Alexander (Sara), Philip, Madeleine, Sydney and Ava, great Gramma to Aiden and great granddaughter due in June. Sister to Joyce (Trevor Irons), Fred Want (Betty), Sister in Law to Patricia (Bill Jarvis), the late Sharon (survived by Peter Kolopack), and the late Marilyn (Carl Daniels), and Aunt to many nieces and nephews. Mom trained as a Registered Nurse at St. Joseph’s Hospital in London, ON, and loved being a nurse. Mom and Dad were married on February 20, 1960 and farmed on the McKee family farm outside of Millbank, ON and in 1998 they retired to Wyevale and built their home. Mom was well known for serving her community in many ways and used her baking and crafting skills, which she was so well known for. She made many Teddy bears for friends and family and was always cooking and baking for a family or church function. Mom loved to sing in the choir at church and could often be heard singing a favourite song from the musical “Oklahoma” or “The Teddy Bear’s Picnic” while she worked. For many years mom was very active in the Women’s Institute and the ACW and led 4 H clubs all while nursing part time, full time farming as Dad’s right hand in the barn and the field, raising three children, canning and gardening. In the last few years Alzheimer’s disease took its toll on Mom but she never lost her enjoyment for serving others, her love of singing and her playfulness. She will be deeply missed by us all. A private family funeral will be held on Saturday March 20 at 1:30 at the Lynn-Stone Funeral home. Live streaming of the event will take place and we would love for you to join the service, search Youtube: Lynn-Stone Funeral Home. Interment will take place at the Grace Anglican Church Cemetery in Millbank in the spring. A celebration of life will take place when safe to do so. Memorial gifts may be given to the Elmvale Foodbank (as farmers, always concerned about feeding people Mom and Dad volunteered together at the foodbank) Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

IN MEMORIAL:
Joe Cobbett – June 21, 1941 – March 11, 1996
25 Years – Where have they gone?
Forever in our Hearts.
We will never stop missing you. Lorraine, Ron, Jolene, Karen and Families

In loving memory of Clara (Graham) Ritchie a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, who passed away 10 years ago on March 21st, 2011.
If we could have a lifetime wish
and one dream that could come true
We would pray to God with all our
hearts just to see and speak to you
A thousand words won’t bring you back
We know because we’ve tried
and neither will a million tears
We know because we’ve cried
You have left behind our broken hearts
and precious memories too
But we’ve never wanted memories
We only wanted you
Always loved and remembered by Bob, Allan & Jennifer, Sherry & Tony, Anne & John, Penny and her many loved Grandchildren, & Great Grandchildren.

TOMPKINS, Thomas Robert (Bob) – Thank you for being the kind of man others looked up to, respected and were happy to have known. We remember your gentle soul, your sense of humour and how you always tried to make others smile. When one tries to find their way in the world you left a path to follow of how to be a father, a friend, a person, and throughout life challenges always kept a positive attitude. We move forward knowing you have re-united with the love of your life and are at peace once again. You instilled in all of us the values of hard work, the importance of family, and how to handle life’s challenges. Rest in peace father and friend! Sharon, Mark, Steven, Melissa, Donna, Darren, Jessica, Amy, Ryan, Devin, Kaleigh, Allison, Kordell, Jake, Ryley, Bennett, Len, Paul and Terry.

Paul Frederick Dobson – March 30, 1945 – November 10, 2020. Thank you to each one of you for your acts of kindness and generosity at the time of Paul’s passing. Your support will be remembered and cherished forever. The professionalism and caring guidance provided by Adams Funeral Home at this most difficult time was greatly appreciated beyond words. Due to ongoing COVID restrictions and uncertainty of a timely celebration of life, would you kindly honour the special life of Paul by giving an act of kindness to someone in need around March 30, Paul’s birthday.

I often lie awake at night
when the world is fast asleep.
And take a walk down memory lane
with tears upon my cheek.

Remembering Paul is easy.
I do it every day.
But missing him is a heartache
that will never go away.

I hold Paul tightly in my heart
and there he will remain.
Life must go on without him.
But it will never be the same.
Reta, Maggie, Sebastian, Daisy and May
(our four-legged family members).

THANK YOU:
Thanks to Elmvale & Community

Who would have imagined a year ago that our world would be knocked on its rear by something generated thousands of miles away. Who would have imagined a year ago that so many of us would have to stay at home to keep ourselves safe, that so many lives would be taken, jobs and livelihoods would be put in jeopardy, schools would close and on-line learning begin. Who would have imagined that during this year we could not come together to worship in church or gather as families to rejoice in the birth of a grandbaby, grieve the death of a loved one or eat together at Christmas, Easter or Thanksgiving. That we would not be able to celebrate and showcase our community at Maple Syrup Festivals, skating carnivals, hockey and ball games and the Fall Fair and so much more. The residents of Elmvale and the surrounding community have been diligent in keeping themselves, their families and their neighbours safe by staying home and adhering to the safety regulations set down by the health officials. Stores that could open initiated measures to keep us safe. Our nursing home staff has worked hard to keep themselves and the residents healthy. We have all worked together.

Elmvale Presbyterian Church would like to honour and thank Elmvale and community residents for their diligence by offering a FREE Easter dinner on Sunday April 4th. It will be take-out and all safety protocol will be observed. Orders can be phoned to 705-322-1411 between 9 am and 4 pm Monday March 29th. Your order can be picked up between 11:45 and 12:00 pm on Sunday Apr. 4th. at the East side of the church, 22 Queen St E. Delivery in town only.  MARK YOUR CALENDAR! Easter blessings to you all!

BAKS, Berendine Maria (nee Groot Zevert) – December 26, 1927 – February 26, 2021. Passed away peacefully at home, in Elmvale, in her 94th year. Loving wife to Frank (deceased 1987), and dear mother of Irene (Brian Keyes), Diane (Ben Wright), Jim (deceased 2016), Joanne (Gary McLean), Pauline (Joe Moir), Bernie (Gary Edgecombe) and Carol (Larry McMann). Proud Oma of Kim, Jill (Andy), Tom (Kamerin), Mike (Amy), Nicole (Mark), Julie, Michelle, Kristine, Jen (Barry), Geoff (Shannon), Lisa (Brent), Kevin (Jess), Amanda (Ryan), Joey (Taylor), Frankie (Jacquie), Kelly (Jake), Chris (Laura) and Dave (Natasha). Cherished great Oma of Brian, Lily, Evie, Rosie, Sully, Keyana, Cameron, Jackson, Layla, Zayma, Dylan, Liam, Reece, Bennett (deceased), Dawson, Charlie, Joslyn, Braelynn, Draper, Quinn, Carson, Nash, Tanner and Olivia. Dien was one of eleven children born at “de Bekke” the home farm in Beltrum, Holland, and fondly remembered by three surviving sisters and numerous nieces and nephews. Dien was the queen bee, the family boss. She was woman of strength, courage, compassion and joy. A person of faith who always saw the good in people and had a strong sense of community. She lived through war. Saw peace. Immigrated to Canada in 1950 and built a family with a bond that will last for generations to come. We will miss her wit, the love for the Maple Leafs and Blue Jays, her knitted slippers and crocheted afghans, her hand written cards, her smile and her laugh. Her spirit will live on through us forever. Private family funeral will be held Saturday, February 27, 2021 at St. Patrick’s Church, Phelpston. Spring internment St. Patrick’s Cemetery. A celebration of Dien’s life will be announced at a later date. Memorial donations to St. Patrick’s Church, 1600 Flos Road 4 West, Phelpston, Ontario L0L 2K0 or to Elmvale and District Food Bank, 62 Yonge Street N., Elmvale, Ontario L0L 1P0 would be appreciated by the family. Dien’s family would sincerely like to thank Fr. Jim, Lynn-Stone Funeral Home, long time family physician, Dr. Strangway and his staff, the compassionate care of nurse Megan and the numerous Bayshore nurses and PSW’s. We would also like to acknowledge the support of LHIN (Local Health Integration Network) and Mom’s many thoughtful and caring neighbours and friends. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at lynnstonefuneralhome.com

Doris Alberta D’Eathe (nee Bell) – May 11, 1924 – February 20, 2021. Passed away peacefully at home, with family by her side, in her 97th year.  Mom was the eldest and remaining member of the Bell family in Elmvale. She now joins her parents Wallace & Beulah Bell, her siblings, Britton, Bedford, Shirley and Marlene. Mom left Elmvale with her cousin Fran at 17 for Toronto. They both took courses at Central Tech to get a job at the Small Arms Munitions Factory in Mississauga, and she was part of the “Rifling Gang”. The building survives today and is a recognized heritage landmark. It was here she met her future husband Russell. Mom always spoke of this time with fond memories. After the war she remained in Toronto after holding office positions at the Robert Simpson Company and Honeydew to name a few. Mom and Dad married on a hot day in June 28, 1947. After marriage they moved to Woodbridge and lived there for a number of years raising family. Dad retired first, Mom retired in 1984 after serving 22 years with Bell Canada. Upon retirement our parents built a home outside of Wasaga and remained there. Mom lost the love of her life, Russell, our Dad, on July 14, 2012. They had just celebrated 65 years of marriage. Mom was an active member in the Bayshore Club. An avid Line Dancer, she continued Line Dancing into her early 90’s. She enjoyed lively music, gardening, flowers and family visits. She also spent a number of occasions rescuing Dad with the other tractor when he got stuck. Mom is survived by her daughter Sharon (Cathy), sons Garry (Marion) & Michael, Grandchildren Kaitlyn, Gordon, Jessica and three Great Grandchildren, nieces, Rhonda, Denise, Pam and Barbara of Collingwood. The family wants to thank Mom’s family Doctor, Dr Amardip Singh; Dr Frederick Yoon (RVH), for always being there when needed, nurses Krista and Pat. A special thanks to Mom’s PSW Marci, you were a god send. Mom we hope you are dancing, love you forever. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice Georgian Triangle, Campbell House. Spring interment Elmvale Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

Edwards, Carl Milton – Passed away peacefully at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre in Barrie on Sunday February 21st 2021 in his 74th year. Carl Edwards of Elmvale, beloved partner of Mary Ann Johnston. Loving father of Sara Edwards (Andy), Angela Dimytruk (Matthew), Luke Edwards (Nancy) and stepfather to William Morrison (Taylor) and Carly Morrison. Cherished grandfather of Zoe, Jaden, Michael, Jacob Taylor, Kaylie, Kane and Franki. Brother of Paul Edwards and Rick Edwards. Loving son of the late Lorna and Gabe Quesnelle. Carl will be dearly missed and lovingly remembered by his family and many friends. Carl was well known for his athletic abilities. He worked most of his career at the Huronia Regional Center, where he was loved and respected by both his patients and his co workers. Cremation has taken place. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to Jumpstart – Helping kids play sports (something Carl was passionate about). A celebration of Carl’s life will be held at a later date. Donations may be made through the Simcoe Funeral Home, 38 James Street E. Orillia L3V 1L1, 705 327-0221. Messages of condolence are welcomed at www.simcoefuneralhome.ca

ETZINGER, Werner – It is with sadness and enduring memories that the Etzinger family announces the passing of Werner Etzinger on Friday, February 19, 2021. Husband to his loving wife of 55 years, Irene Johanna (nee Gruber), son of Karl Borromaeus (d. 1980) and Maria Cecilia (nee Dresel) (d. 1959) and brother to Willhelm (d. 2015), Manfred (d. 1959), Erica (d. 1943) and survived by sisters Ingeborg & Charlotte and brother Adi. WIth Irene, he leaves behind a loving family of four sons Michael Andrew (Negin), Frederic Carl (Meaghan), Christopher Charles Eric (Carol), and Bernard (Marlene), and friends. Loving Opa to Theo, Nadia, Alex, Hellaina, Will & Alice. To read a story on his wonderful life, please visit the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home website at https://www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com/ where a private service was planned for Tuesday, February 23rd at 11 am in Elmvale in accordance with Covid restritctions. A celebration of life will follow in warmer weather once Covid restrictions ease. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre in Barrie would be welcomed.

JOHN ANDREW MCGINNIS – September 29, 1940 – Barrie, ON • January 2, 2021 – Calgary, AB. John Andrew McGinnis of Calgary, AB, passed away on Saturday, January 2, 2021.  John was born in Barrie, ON on September 29, 1940 to Andrew and Ada McGinnis of Elmvale, ON. John was the loving husband to Marjorie McGinnis (nee Jackson) for fifty years. He became the adopted father to Adrienne and Matthew. John attended the University of Toronto, the London School of Economics and finished his schooling with a Master’s from Harvard.  John’s oil career found the family living in various locations around the world; Toronto, Calgary, New York and Saudi Arabia. John and Marjorie moved back to AB in 2005 for the remaining years of his life in order to be close to his family, particularly his grandchildren. John very much enjoyed downhill skiing, hiking, playing golf and entertaining. John did various volunteer work, and religiously donated to Canadian Blood Services. He was a very intelligent man with a great sense of humor, often making his friends and family laugh at his “punny jokes”. Besides his loving wife Marjorie, he is survived by his daughter-in- law Tanya, his three grandchildren, Connor (24), Rowyn (12) and Isibeal (12); as well as many friends. John was predeceased by his son Matthew (1965-2014), his daughter Adrienne (1960-1990) and his parents. A private family service was held. Condolences, memories and photos may be shared and viewed on John’s obituary at www.McInnisandHolloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the charity of the donor’s choice. Marjorie wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff at Walden Age Care where John resided for his last year. In living memory of John McGinnis, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road SE, Calgary, AB T2X 3J3, Telephone: 403-256-9575.

MORRISON, Florence Lillian – Passed away peacefully at Woods Park Nursing Home in Barrie on Sunday, February 28, 2021. Florence Morrison (nee Macneall) of Barrie formerly of Hillsdale in her 86th year. Beloved wife of the late Frank Morrison. Dear mother of Angela (Peter) Holm of Hillsdale, Casey (Di) Morrison of Elmvale, and Lillian Morrison of Barrie. Loving grandmother of Jesse (Heather), Davina (Brett), Veronica, Casey Jr, Cody (Amanda), Evan, Haiden, Deana, and the late Leigh and Dana. Proud great grandmother of Keanna, Deagen, Aeirik, Scarlett, Odessa, Emaleigh, Jordyn, Carter, Livia, Spencer, Jaxon, Olsen, and Remington. Sister of Margaret Towns (late Sherman), pre-deceased by her sister Eileen Whiteside and brother Rick Macneall. Daughter of the late Richard and Lillian Macneall. A graveside service will be held in the spring at the Mt St Louis Cemetery.
Memorial donations in Florence’s memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Alzheimer’s Society. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

IN MEMORIAL – Joe Cobbett – June 21, 1941 – March 11, 1996
24 Years – Where have they gone?
Forever in our Hearts.
We will never stop missing you. Lorraine, Ron, Jolene, Karen and Families

In loving memory of Jeffrey Nesbitt – who left us on March 8, 2019. Jeff was born on July 30, 1967 on Manitoulin Island. He played baseball, hockey, and attended school in Elmvale. He lived in Queensville and worked in Toronto until his death.
Jeff – Though your smile has gone forever
And your hand we cannot touch.
We have so many memories
Of the One we love so much.
Your memory is our keepsake,
With which we’ll never part.
God has you in His keeping.
We have you in our hearts.
Lovingly remembered by his wife Sheena and girls Skye and Scotia, his parents Carrie and Clint, brother Jim and sister Joanne and
many nieces and nephews and friends.

THANK YOU – Jackie Ritchie and family wish to thank everyone for their kind messages, cards, flowers, food and many prayers on Stan’s passing. We would like to thank Kim Birley and Staff at Lynn Stone Funeral home for their help. We would like to thank the Elmvale Firefighters and retired Firefighters for standing at the firehall giving Stan there Finale Salute. Also thank you to Scott McLean for driving the Fire Truck Tobe 111 past where Stan was born and his home were he lived and then past the Presbyterian Church were he attended and bells rang as a final goodbye.

BISSETTE, David Eric Passed away peacefully supported by his wife Arlene at the Georgian Bay General Hospital in Midland on February 12, 2021.  David Bissette of Midland in his 78th year.  Beloved husband of Arlene Bissette (nee Wilcox).  Dear father of Chris Bissette (Esther Nagay) and Ian Bissette (Lidia).  Proud grandfather of Zach, Codi, TJ, and Ainslee.  Brother-in-law of Larry Robertson.  A private service will be held on Thursday, February 18, 2021, the service may be viewed on Youtube starting at 1:50. Memorial donations in David’s memory may be made to the Canadian Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation or the Georgian Bay General Hospital. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

CASTON, Vern Walter Passed away suddenly at home on Wednesday, February 10, 2021.  Vern Caston of Wyevale in his 71st year.  Beloved husband of Margaret Anne Caston (nee Carruthers).  Dear father of Chris Caston (Christina Jackson) and Craig (Stacey) Caston.  Proud grandfather of Jacob (Elise), Spencer (Victoria), Michael (Kaitlyn), Jackson, and Aiden.  Brother of Wendy Caston (late Russell), Karen McGee (Wilford), Joan Crawford (late Wally), and the late Gerald (survived by Sheila) Caston.  Vern will be dearly missed by his many nieces and nephews.  A graveside service will be held in the spring at the Wyevale Cemetery. Memorial donations in Vern’s memory may be made to the Diabetic Association, or the Canadian Cancer Society. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

 MAW, Ruthann Beatrice Passed away peacefully at Hospice Simcoe in Barrie on Saturday, February 13, 2021.  Ruthann Maw (nee Greenlaw) of Barrie formerly of Minesing in her 81st year.  Beloved wife of the late Floyd Maw.  Dear mother of Bonnie (Peter), Connie (Brian), Jim (Barb), Rosanne, and the late Paul.  Loving grandmother of Shannon, Chantel, Kendra, Kristeen, Justin, Garnet and Emma.  Great-grandmother of Penny Lane, Pippin, and Claire.  Sister of Wally (Myrtle) Greenlaw, Marg (late Bob) Maslen, and Bob (Pat) Greenlaw.  Sister-in-law of the late, Ruth (Bill) Rawn, Lorna (John) Marchildon, Betty (Gilbert) Haight, and Lois (Don) Graham. A private family service will be held at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home on Saturday, February 20.  If you wish, you may view the service on Youtube starting at 10:50 am.  A celebration of Ruthann’s life will be held at a later date. Spring interment Minesing Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice Simcoe. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

RITCHIE, Donald “Boots” Herbert Passed away peacefully at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie. Don “Boots” Ritchie of Elmvale in his 81st year. Beloved husband of Anne Ritchie (nee Phillips). Dear father of Cindy Ritchie and Trevor (Michelle) Ritchie. Proud grandpa of Alexis, Hank and Blayke. Brother of Lois (Peter) McCloskey of Barrie, Ken (Nicole) Ritchie of Windsor, Doreen (Robert) Smith of Wasaga Beach, Marilyn (late Phil) Kenny of Barrie, and Dan (Karen) Ritchie of Elmvale. Brother-in-law of Betty (Perley) Doucette, Bob (Carol) Phillips, Mary (Robert) Foster, and Cathy Dawes. Boots will be missed by his nieces, nephews, large extended family and many friends. A private family service will be held on Tuesday, February 16, 2021. The service may be viewed on youtube starting at 1:25.  Please search Youtube for: Lynn-Stone Funeral Home. Cremation with interment Elmvale Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Elmvale Curling Club or the charity of your choice. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

Elaine Audrey Joyce (nee Roworth) – Passed away peacefully on Monday, February 15, 2021, after a lengthy battle with cancer. Elaine was the wife of Kenneth Joyce and they had been married for 69 and a half years. They were true partners in life. Their children David, Brian and Janet we all there on the day of Elaine’s passing with their spouses Carol, Mary and Michael. Elaine also has grandchildren Anne, Daniel, Chris, Jacki,  Megan, Alex, Christopher and Devin as well as great-grandchildren Lane and Emmett. Ken and Elaine moved to Oro-Medonte 35 years ago and Elaine was a participant in several social circles in the area. She loved being a member of the Oro-Medonte Horticultural Society, served time on the executive, helped organize annual garden tours and regularly baked treats to bolster regular meetings.  She was a dedicated member of the Women’s Institute, Craighurst Chapter, and regularly contributed to meetings with her presence and her baking. Over the years, she made many fast friends through her participation in local golf, tennis, cross-country skiing, her welcoming nature on Cathedral Pines and as a gracious and thoughtful hostess in her home. She loved gardening and the garden at her Cathedral Pines home was always admired by all. Our family would like to thank Dr. D. Ney, Dr. D. K. Evans, and Bayshore nurses Allison and Valerie for the wonderful, thoughtful care that they provided over the past year and a half. Similarly, staff at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Bayshore nursing, and Hospice Simcoe were wonderful to Elaine during her times in each institution. Peaceful Transitions, Barrie has been entrusted with arrangements. A memorial service will be planned in the future, sometime when COVID-19 restrictions are eased. Memorial donations, in memory of Elaine, can be made to Royal Victoria Hospital or Hospice Simcoe would be appreciated.

THANK YOU:
Bob Storey and family would like to thank everyone for the overwhelming support we received after Marie’s passing.  Even during a pandemic, the community Gram loved so much found ways to show their support.  Amazing. We would also like to thank Kim Birley and Lynn Stone Funeral Home for looking after our needs and carrying on a family tradition of supporting our community during difficult times.

The  Miller/ Robertson family wish to thank everyone for their kind messages , cards , and prayers that was received on Ted’s passing. A special thank you to the staff of Lynn Stone Funeral Home.

In Loving Memory of Carl James Lantz -November 19, 1978 – January 8, 2021. Carl passed away peacefully in his home on January 8th, surrounded by his family. Loving son of Margaret and John Swales. Caring brother of Bonnie Lantz and Chad Archibald. Loving uncle to Maggie DeCourcy. Predeceased by Pete LePage, Jon Bourgeois and grandparents, James and Muriel Rowe. He will be lovingly remembered by his Aunt Patty, Cousin Vicky (Niels) and little Eric and many friends, especially the Burke Street Boys. The family would like to thank Dr. Greg Gaffney for all he has done. We would also like to express a special big thank you to Jessie Grenier, Greg and Richard LeFaive & Tim Barker for all the “Fantastic Fishing Times”. Always with us. Godspeed Carl. Love Always. Due to COVID-19, a celebration of life will be held at a later date.

CHALMERS, John – Passed away unexpectedly at Mill Creek Nursing Home on Monday, January 18, 2021. John Chalmers at the age of 83, loving husband of Margaret Chalmers. Proud father of Gary (Donna Parks), Carol (Chuck) McNair and Steve (Kristine) Chalmers. Proud grandfather of Graham Chalmers, Erica Chalmers, Stephen McNair (Charlie Vanderpol), Mitchell (Mackenzie) McNair, Dannah Chalmers and Gillian Chalmers. John is also survived by his twin brother Tom (Ruby) Chalmers and sister-in-law Eileen Chalmers along with others in England. He will be fondly remembered by his many nieces, nephews and friends. John and Margaret immigrated to Canada and made the village of Minesing their home. John founded the family business (Chalmer’s Autobody) and enjoyed the restoration of old English cars. He was on the founding committee of the Minesing Mini Fest and also enjoyed taking part in many community events. He loved his Pub Lunches and fine dining with his wife. In retirement John and Margaret enjoyed many cruises throughout the world. A Celebration of John’s life will be announced at a later date. Memorial donations to Hospice Simcoe, Diabetes Canada or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through adamsfuneralhome.ca

Harold William “Bill” Hillock – Bill was a man that lived his life to the fullest. The outdoors was his playground and teaching arena for his children and grandchildren. His cedar canoe was his pride and joy. Planning and exploring for the next adventure with his loyal navigator Rowena, to camp and fish and discover new places within the coasts of Canada, was his lifelong path. Bill passionately shared stories of his adventures with historical truths intertwined in the tales. No tree went unidentified. Bill’s commitment to his faith, his love and devotion to his family, his long career with Canadian General Electric, his singing groups, his swimming friends, filled his world with great joy. On January 19, 2021, we lost a beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, and uncle. Harold William (Bill) died peacefully in Barrie, Ontario. He was born on January 26, 1936, the oldest child of Harold Rutledge Hillock and Elmereen Hillock (nee Hewitt). Bill is survived by the love of his life, his wife Rowena, his 2 daughters Susan Anderson and Janine McGill, brother Bob Hillock (Kathe), sister Donna Steele (Bruce), brothers-in-law Jim Hayward (Nita), Bill Griffiths, along with many cousins, nieces, and nephews. Bill is predeceased by his son Donald (Sheryl), sister-in-law Rae Griffiths. He will be fondly remembered by his 8 grandchildren Ryan (Josue), Justin (Michelle), Brock (Sara), Joshua (Sarah), Craig (Gina), Sean, Todd (Delaney), Noah and his cherished great-grandchild Keith William (and one almost here!). Online condolences may be made at www.peacefultransition.ca

Gabriel Marchand de Lafontaine Ontario est décédé le 21 janvier 2021 à l’âge de 88 ans. Époux bien-aimé depuis 64 ans de Louise (Laurin) Marchand. Père de: Carmen (Daniel Beausoleil), Gisèle (Roger Maurice), Jean-Guy (Iris Kelly), Paul (Monique Lefaive), Pierre (Sherrie Whiteway), Nicole (Robert Maurice) et Claude (Suzanne Froment). Pepère de vingt petits-enfants: Camille, Luc, Emma, Louise, Guy, Chantal, Carine, Zacharie, Chris, Jean-Marc, Eric, Evain, Martin, Dominique, Kristina, David, Olivia, Véronique, Jérémie et Vincent.
Arrière-pepère de treize petits-enfants: Adrien, Thomas, Tasha, Alex, Caleb, Violet, Liliane, Benoit, Reese, Norah, Nicholas, Summer et Jack. Frère de: feu Joseph, Clair (feue Esther), Jean-Baptiste (Réjeanne), feu Paul, Jacques (Lucille), Cyrille (Anne), Roméo (Micheline), Madeleine (feu Don) et Basile (Irène). Beau-frère de: Lucille Beauchamp (Marc), feu Gabriel Laurin et feu Pauline Fountain (feu Jerry). Prédécédé par ses parents Roméo et Belthilde (Laurin) Marchand. Gabi était un mari dévoué et un père très fier de ses descendants et de leurs accomplissements. Il était un homme de conviction et d’une grande curiosité. Il avait à cœur sa communauté et a été un ardent défenseur de la culture francophone, particulièrement l’éducation catholique. Peu importe ses projets de vie (entrepreneur, agriculteur, politicien, vendeur), il a su maintenir une grande intégrité. Sa grande présence laissera un vide et sa mémoire restera tendrement gravée dans nos cœurs. Étant donné les circonstances, la famille se recueillera à une date ultérieure.
Gabriel Marchand of Lafontaine Ontario passed away on Jan 21st of 2021 at the age of 88. Beloved husband of 64 years of Louise (Laurin) Marchand. Father of: Carmen (Daniel Beausoleil), Gisèle (Roger Maurice), Jean-Guy (Iris Kelly), Paul (Monique Lefaive), Pierre (Sherrie Whiteway), Nicole (Robert Maurice) and Claude (Suzanne Froment). Pepère of 20 grandchildren: Camille, Luc, Emma, Louise, Guy, Chantal, Carine, Zacharie, Chris, Jean-Marc, Eric, Evain, Martin, Dominique, Kristina, David, Olivia, Véronique, Jérémie and Vincent. Great pepère of 13 great grandchildren: Adrien, Thomas, Tasha, Alex, Caleb, Violet, Liliane, Benoit, Reese, Norah, Nicholas, Summer et Jack. Brother of: late Joseph, Clair (late Esther), Jean-Baptiste (Réjeanne), late Paul, Jacques (Lucille), Cyrille (Anne), Roméo (Micheline), Madeleine (late Don) and Basile (Irène). Brother-in-law of: Lucille Beauchamp (Marc), late Gabriel Laurin and late Pauline Fountain (late Jerry)  Predeceased by his parents Roméo and Belthilde (Laurin) Marchand. ‘Gab’ ‘Gabe’ was a man of strong beliefs and convictions. He was especially proud of his family and loved all their visits, their stories and sharing in their accomplishments. He was a community-minded individual who enjoyed lively and insightful discussions. He was a fierce defender of his francophone language and culture. He was an independent, just, sociable and inquisitive man with integrity who was genuinely interested in the people and the events surrounding him. He had an amazing memory of facts and events and was a bit of a ‘raconteur’. He will be greatly missed. May he rest in peace. Due to Covid, a funeral service and a celebration to honour his life will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to the Penetanguishene Funeral Home.

MARSHALL, Linda Anne (nee Downer) – Peacefully departed after a brief cancer battle, on Sunday January 31, 2021, surrounded by the love of her family. Linda Marshall, of Midland, treasured wife of Everett Marshall. Much loved mother to Kathy (Terry) Archer, Karen (Louie) Gialedakis, predeceased by Kris (survived by Dave) Weatherill, Robert (Helen), Ronda (Bill) Ellery and Robin (Mike) McKeown. Proud grandmother of Shelby, Marc, Dawn, Taidgh (Kayllie), Sydney, Kayla (Cody), Justin (Georgia) and Aaron (Morgen) and great grandmother of Dylan, Jacob and Lincoln. Linda is survived by her two loving brothers, Jim and Shane and her beloved sister Shanna.
A private family service was held at Lynn-Stone Funeral Home on Wednesday, February 3rd at 1 pm. The service was viewed via YouTube: Search: Lynn-Stone Funeral Home, starting at 12:50. Spring interment will be held at Wyevale Cemetery. Memorial donations to Terry Fox Foundation-Midland Chapter would be gratefully appreciated. The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Dr. Mackenzie Blake, Bayshore Nursing and Lisa Lesperance. Messages of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

RITCHIE, Stanley (Tobe) Thomas Alexander – Passed away peacefully in his sleep in his 86th year at Hillcrest Village Care Centre in Midland on January 24, 2021. Stan was married to the love of his life, Jacqueline Metheral, for 61 years. He was the loving Dad of David, Eunice Pandolfi (Robert) Vaillancourt, Bruce (Carolyn), and Denise (Robert) McLean. Devoted Grandpa to Jason, Nicole, Zachary, Emily, Nathaniel, Kaden, and Meghan. Stan is survived by his sister Dollie (late Terry Moulden), the late Grant (survived by Dianne), and Russell (late Lynda). Stan will be sadly missed by his sister-in-laws Marilyn (Allan) Buie and Ada (Wayne) Weatheral. He was predeceased by his parents Herbert and Helen “Nellie”, brothers Jack (Mary), Harry (Detta), Allan (Gladys), Ross (Madeline), Isabelle (Lorne Archer) and Barbara. He will be greatly missed by his many nieces and nephews and especially his coffee buddies. Stan was always invested in his community of Elmvale and family in so many ways. He was a superb hockey player, a faithful Presbyterian Church member and elder, a dedicated firefighter, respected fire captain, a loving husband and loyal brother, and a very successful business person. All of these things were important to him but his investment and pride in his children and grandchildren also provided him great joy over the years. There were many people in our community who had a special relationship with Stan, whether it be someone he helped with a flat tire or someone he stopped to chat with on one of his daily walks. A private service will be held on Saturday, January 30, 2021. You may view the service via YouTube: Search: Lynn-Stone Funeral Home starting at 12:50. Cremation with interment at the Elmvale Cemetery at a later date. Stan’s family would like to thank all the nurses at Hillcrest Village Care Centre for their exceptional care, support, and love for Stan. Donations in his memory can be made through the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home for the Elmvale Presbyterian Church and Elmvale Minor Hockey Association. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com.

Louise Mildred Wanless, Nov. 3, 1921 – Jan. 29, 2021 – In her 100th year, Louise Wanless passed away peacefully in Barrie. Devoted wife of the late Archie Wanless for 60 years. Loved Mother to Warren (Jean), Sharon Corbett (Bruce), Janet Sutherland (Dave) and Peter (Pam). Proud grandmother to Lindsay, Graham, Alissa, Drew, Mitchell, Michael, Tyler, Megan, Erica, Kristin and, to her delight, GG to 13 great-grandchildren and counting … Pre-deceased by sisters Helen and Myra. Fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews. She accepted life challenges and changes with a quiet strength and positive attitude. Louise often commented, “I’ve had a good life!” Her life has touched us all in many different ways; a life that will continue to be treasured and celebrated. More of Louise’s story is available on the funeral home website. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Condolences and memories may be forwarded to the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home, Elmvale. Donations in Louise’s memory can be made through Lynn-Stone Funeral Home to Knox Flos Presbyterian Church or the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre in Barrie. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to
www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

BROOKS, Irma Thelma “Peggy” – Passed away peacefully at Campbell House Hospice in Collingwood on Wednesday, January 6, 2021. Peggy Brooks of Tiny Beaches in her 88th year. Beloved wife of the late Don Brooks. Dear mother of Susan (Richard) Kirkman of Innisfil. Pre-deceased by her parents and siblings. She will be missed by her friends, Lisa, Lerenda, and her many friends in Edmore Beach. Peggy was a long time employee of Bell Canada. Cremation followed by a spring interment at the 6th line cemetery in Innisfil. Memorial donations in Peggy’s memory may be made to the Elmvale Food Bank or Campbell House Hospice. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com 

ANNEMARIE CALHOUN (Nee Bowen) – 1983-2021
Annie passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 6th, 2021 at 5:45a.m. at Hospice Huronia surrounded by loved ones after a courageous battle with Metastatic Breast Cancer for 2 and a half years.  Loving wife and best friend to Matthew of 14 years, amazing mom to Parker, Forrest, Molly and Behr.  Beloved daughter of Jim and Yvonne Bowen, and daughter-in-law of Bill and Irene Calhoun. Cherished sister of Colleen (Tom), James (Gordon), Keverne (Steve) and Nadine (Ryan). Sister-in-law to Tina (Shaun). Beautiful Aunt to Adrianna, Landon, Isaak, Jack, Jeffrey, Jada, Jack and Thomas. Predeceased by her niece Olivia.  She will be lovingly remembered by her aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends who became her extended family.  A private family service will be held, with a celebration of life to follow when covid-19 regulations allow. Arrangements entrusted to Nicholls Funeral Home. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice Huronia or The Royal Victoria Cancer Centre. 

DAVIES, Valerie  – Valerie Davies, age 78, gently passed away on January 2, 2021.  Valerie was the loving life partner of William Gard of Orr Lake, Ontario.  A cherished mother of John Davies, Robert Davies (Sharlene Davies), Ann Laurin (Norman Laurin), and Eileen Davies.  Valerie was a loving grandmother to Tabitha Davies (Isreal Rivera), Patrick Davies, Jackie Ulker (Derin Ulker), Sarah Davies, Meagan Davies, Audrey Davies, and Emma Davies.  Valerie was also an endearing great grandmother to William Davies, Joshua Davies, Ella Ulker, Madelin Rivera, Hannah Ulker, and soon to arrive, Amelia Rivera. Valerie made many wonderful memories with her family, friends and community in which she lived.  She had a compassionate spirit that radiated in her interactions with those she knew or encountered.  Valerie believed in the power of humanity and dignity. She gave of herself in great depth to her family and was always available for a laugh, a tear, or a supportive talk.  Valerie will be missed a prodigious amount. In lieu of flowers the family has asked that donations could be arranged with The Canadian Association of MAID assessors and Providers at camap.office@gmail.com (or call 250-592-4710) Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com 

DUNN, Douglas Harold – Passed away suddenly and peacefully at the Georgian Bay General Hospital in Midland on Sunday, January 10, 2021.  Doug Dunn of Elmvale in his 86th year.  Beloved husband of Dianne Dunn.  Dear father of Douglas (Kelly) Dunn, and the late Robert “Bobby” (survived by Jeanie) Dunn.  He will be sadly missed by Dianne’s children, Mark (Lesley) Shields, and Karen (Steven) McRae-Stewart.  Doug will be fondly remembered by his many grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Pre-deceased by his siblings, Clarence Dunn, Bernice Rutledge, Velma Seamen, and Robert Dunn.  Doug was a long time employee of CN Rail, and proud to be in his 45th year as a Royal Canadian Legion Member. A Celebration of Doug’s Life will be held at a later date. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

FAYE ARCHER FRANKCOM – Dec.21, 1932 – January 12, 2021. There is a brand new star twinkling brightly in the heavens. Our dear Mom has completed the last leg of her life’s journey in her 89th year. She has now been happily re-united with her husband Ron, as well as, many other family members and friends. Those of us still here are very proud of her, for her many and varied lifetime accomplishments, and are thankful she is finally at peace. We know that she will continue to look over us and guide us from above, as she did when she was with us here on earth. Mom was born in a log cabin, her mother’s ancestral home, just outside of Madoc ON. She grew up in Toronto, and because her dad was a constable in the O.P.P., the family was transferred first to Barrie, and then to Elmvale, in 1947. Her father, James Freeman, was the area’s first O.P.P. officer, and her mom Annie, ran the police radio out of the back woodshed. She enrolled in Elmvale High School upon her arrival, where she met her future husband and father of their three boys, Frank Archer. They were married in April of 1953. Mom remarried in 1979 to Ron Frankcom, and after living in Midland for many years, in 1992, they returned to Elmvale, to be closer to family. Mom was a school teacher by trade, but took leave for a while, to raise her family. She resumed her full-time teaching career in the late seventies and officially retired in 1990. Throughout her life she was always helping others. She delivered meals on wheels, and was a long time volunteer at the local food bank. She was a very active and devoted member of St. John’s United Church. Her and Ron supported several charities and had no less than three foster children from third world countries. She loved to sing and belonged to the Elmvale Choral Group. As well, she was an avid curler, and of course with 3 boys, she was an enthusiastic hockey mom, and spent countless hours at the arena, cheering her boys on (and later, grandsons) and volunteering at the booth. Mom leaves behind five boys: Ric (Darlene Valender), Mark (Ann Columbus) and Jeff (Kelly Stoddart) Archer as well as, Steve (Gameba) and Murray (Krista) Frankcom. Mom was an especially loving and caring grandmother, who bestowed her virtues of kindness and compassion upon her grandchildren. They include: Jennifer (Steve) MacKenzie, Christie (Mitch) Archer, Stefanie (Chad) Archer-Weir, Jazmin (Josh) Archer, Rick Archer Jr., Hannah (Jesse) Archer, Taylor (Shawna) Archer and Maitlin Archer. The Frankcom side of the family includes Dylan (Nicole), Wendel (Stella), Zoe, and Alexa. Surviving mom is her sister Valerie Freeman (Maurice O’Hallarn). She was predeceased by her sister Marilyn (the late Doug Wright). Her great-grandchildren line-up includes: Quinn and Bree MacKenzie, Jack Roberts, Zaylia Fields, Bree and Bryson Weir, Ace Archer, Braxton Frankcom and more on the way. You will always be in our thoughts and hearts. Godspeed Mom. We love you. Memorial donations to Elmvale & District Food Bank, 62 Yonge St. N., Elmvale, ON L0L1P0, would be appreciated by the family. Messages of sympathy can be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

JOHNSTON, ROSS GLEN – With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Ross Glen Johnston after a 3 year courageous battle with cancer. Passed away on January 15, 2021 with his family by his side in his 26th year. Dear son of Bill and Michelle Johnston of Penetanguishene. Brother of Billie-Anne Johnston (Patrick Decourcy) and Jessica (Patrick) Kinney. Uncle to his two nieces, Hadley and Lennox. Ross will be missed by his many aunts, uncles, and cousins. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Memorial donations to the Cancer Society would be appreciated. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

KENNEY, Claudia (nee Rosset) – Sept. 15, 1923– Jan. 11, 2021. Passed away peacefully and with family by her side at her home in Phelpston on Monday, January 11, 2021, at the age of 97. Predeceased by her husband Francis Kenney. Much loved mother to Charles (Kathleen), Anne, Mary, the late Ross (survived by Marie), Lisa and Geoff (Heather). She is now reunited with her babies Joseph and Theresa. Loving grandmother to Ryan (Jamie), Melissa (Gavin), Thomas, Kyle, Quinton (Shannon) and great grandmother to Kaitlyn, Madison, Morgan, McKay and Kinley. Dear sister of Charles (Ghislaine) and Guy (Emmy). She is predeceased by siblings Andre (survived by Louise), Beatrice (Joe), Blanche and Solange and her in-laws Anne (Bill), Theresa (Bill), Eileen, Jim (Eileen) and Hugh (Helen). Aunt Claudia will be forever remembered by many nieces, nephews, neighbours and friends. In her early years she worked as a Registered Nurse in St. Boniface, Manitoba and at Red Cross Blood Donor Clinic. She is fondly remembered as a French teacher at both St. Patrick’s and Our Lady of Lourdes Schools in later years. Claudia volunteered her time and enjoyed participating with St. Patrick’s CWL (Past President), St. Patrick’s Church Choir (Leader), Elmvale Library Board, Elmvale Food Bank and Flos Woman’s Institute. A private Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, January 15, 2021.  Spring interment will take place at St. Patrick’s Cemetery. If you would like to pay a special tribute to Claudia her family requests that you light a candle and say a prayer in her honour. In lieu of flowers please consider a memorial donation to St. Patrick’s Church, 1600 Flos Rd 4 W, Phelpston, ON L0L 2K0 Expressions of sympathy may be sent through www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com  

LeBlevec, June Alberta (nee McNabb) – Passed away, peacefully at her home in Port Coquitlam, BC on December 31, 2020 surrounded by her loving family, daughter Nancy (Shawn), sons Bob (Sue) and Paul (Robin) and her grandchildren. June, in her 90th year, was the daughter of the late Doug and Cora McNabb of Edenvale.  She is lovingly remembered by her sister Dorothy Dunn, her brother Alec McNabb (Barb) and sister-in-law Vera McNabb (late Ken McNabb).  She will be missed by her nieces and nephews in “the east”.  June loved to visit her family “back home” and maintained friendships with cousins and school chums in the area.

ELMER NORMAN ALEXANDER MCFADDEN- Died peacefully in his 92nd year at home on the farm where he was born, surrounded by his children.  Beloved husband of the late Evelyn Georgina Hunter, father of Anne (Jerry) Ververs, David (Donna), Carol (Ron) Swain, and Eric. Beloved grandfather 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-grandpa to 17 great-grandchildren.  He will be greatly missed by numerous nieces and a nephew, as well as extended family and friends. Elmer was born in 1929 and raised on the 10th concession of Flos Township, and had his first date with his wife, Evelyn, at the Elmvale Fall Fair.  They were married in 1954 and moved to Schomberg where Elmer taught in a two room school house.  He stayed in touch with a number of students from that school, some of whom attended their 65th wedding anniversary celebration in 2019.  Elmer and Evelyn moved to Woodbridge in 1959 where Elmer taught at Woodbridge Public School and became principal the following year.  He would remain there as principal until 1976, after which he was principal at Royal Orchard Public School in Thornhill until he retired in 1984.  Elmer and Evelyn then moved back to Elmvale to live on the farm where he was born. Throughout his years in Woodbridge, Elmer also was involved in the Ontario Minor Hockey Association, as a coach, then a regional representative, and eventually President of the OMHA, a position he held proudly.  When he retired to Elmvale, it was not long until he became highly involved in the community joining the Elmvale Fall Fair Board.  Before long, he was President of the Fair Board.  Even after his stint as President, he stayed involved with the fair until 2019.  As well, he was on the Cemetery Board for Allenwood Cemetery from 1990 until 2020.  His passions also included curling in his retirement, which he did until March of 2020 when the season was cut short.  He and his wife also regularly attended Bayshore Senior’s Club Events including euchre night where he donated his sweet corn and other produce as prizes. At home on the farm, Dad threw himself into the farming life.  He raised beef cattle, cash crops, and worked to improve the farm.  He was deeply appreciative of his eldest son, David, joining him in his love for farming and slowly taking over all of the farm work.  In July of 2020, Dad was told of the return of cancer.  He fought hard, taking radiation in efforts to slow it, but it took him eventually, less than four months after losing the love of his life, Evelyn.   We know that they are enjoying their reunion, dancing the night away.  A private family service will be held on Friday, January 22, 2021. You may view the service via YouTube: Search- Lynn Stone Funeral Home starting at 12:50 pm. We want to thank Dr. Jeff Golisky as well as all those who assisted with the care of Elmer over the past six months.   Donations in his memory can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Elmvale Curling Association. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

POWNALL, Leonard George – Passed away peacefully at Tomkins House-Hospice Huronia on Sunday, January 10, 2021 at the age of 88.  Predeceased by his loving wife Gail (nee Morphet).  Dear father of Sharon Johnston (Richard), Linda, Ron and Dale. Loving grandfather of Katie and Hunter Pownall.  Predeceased by his parents George and Alice Pownall. Also predeceased by his siblings.  If desired, memorial donations to Tompkins House or Severn Sound Environmental Association (Tree Seedling Distribution Program) would be appreciated.  Messages of condolence will be received at leclaircremationcentre.ca

ROBERTSON, Edward John “Ted” – It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Edward Robertson (Ted) age 68.  Survived by his loving companion Karren Miller and her daughter Karri.  Also survived by his brother Brian of Port Alberni, British Columbia, and his Aunt Betty and Uncle John of Bluewater.  Predeceased by his mother Joy and father Wilbur, sister Susan, and brother Joe.  Ted will be missed by his many nieces and nephews. Special thank you to Dr. Savage, OPP officer Rob Griffin of Huronia West Detachment, and Ken Sauve of Sharodon Sands Motel. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

MARIE LAURINE STOREY(Kidd) 1947 to 2021 – The Storey family must announce the passing of the infamous gram on Friday January 15th, 2021.  Loved by so many outside of our family, and cherished and loved so deeply within it.  She is survived by her husband Robert William Storey, her three children Colleen, Rob, Sheila and (husband Sid Gendron), 8 grandchildren, Jeffrey, Sacha, Laura, Emily, Jocelyn, Robbie, Rachel and Anna, 5 great grandchildren, Lily, Tyler, Sadie, Mason and Benjamin. There is no one that could leave a greater void, we will all miss her so much. Donations in Marie’s name can be made to the Elmvale Lioness or the Elmvale Food Bank. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

IN MEMORIAL
Stewart Jamieson – January 14, 2018
Though your smile has gone forever
And your hand we cannot touch.
We have so many memories
Of the one we love so much.
Your memory is our keepsake,
With which we’ll never part.
God has you in His keeping.
We have you in our hearts.
Love Always,
Myrtle, Paul, Patsy, Peggy & Ken & Families

On January 24, we remember and celebrate the life of Deloris Elizabeth Marley (nee Murphy) of Phelpston. Deloris passed away peacefully with her family by her side on January 24, 2010 after losing her battle to cancer. As an RPN for 40 years, she spent her life caring and giving back to others who needed it most Her demanding ambitions did not slow her down, as her strong will allowed for her compassion to extend beyond the hospital walls. She always went above and beyond for her family and friends,  deeply loving and supporting those around her. Deloris’ spirit is kept alive through the memories of the people she has touched so deeply. We remember our Mom as she is greatly missed but never forgotten. Love Lesley, Denine and Barry

Frederick Frank Harpell • December 13, 1934 – December 31, 2020. It is with heavy hearts the family of beloved Frederick Frank Harpell announce his peaceful passing on Thursday December 31, 2020 at the age of 86. Fred will be deeply missed by the love of his life, Evelyn (nee Gilbert), his four beloved children Sheila Stephens (Peter), Joanne Harpell-Player (predeceased by Bill – Dec. 8/20), David (Lisa), Glenn (Jessica), his cherished grandchildren Matthew (Catherine), Trina (Jeff), David, Jeremy (Lindsay), Tosh (Jason), Jasmine, Jade, Jesse, Jenna, Jodie (Gabe), Billie and great-grandchildren Teddy, Christopher, Noah, Rory, Declan, Sarah, Erin, Kirby, Liam and Kennedy. He is survived by his sister Chrystal Duncan and his sister-in-law Faye Harpell. Predeceased by his father and mother, Captain Frank Harpell and Mrs. Algua Harpell, brother Doug, sister Joan Cameron (Don) and brother-in-law Russell Duncan.
He will be fondly remembered for his beautiful smile, sense of humour, singing Elvis songs and playing guitar around the campfire by his many nieces, nephews and extended family who were such a significant part of his life. Fred was born in Midland, Ontario and grew up on Midland Avenue. He had many adventures with his friends exploring Georgian Bay and riding his motorcycle with the Huronia Ramblers which he immortalized in one of his many poems. Fred had many interesting jobs throughout his life from working on the Great Lakes Steamships with his Dad and brother, to piloting a float plane for Georgian Bay Airways in Parry Sound to eventually settling in Elmvale and becoming owner of Dutcher and Corbett Insurance until his retirement. He was actively involved in the community of Elmvale serving on Town Council for many years where he held the finance portfolio, was a Lions Club member eventually becoming President and an executive director, he spearheaded the reorganization and inception of the Elmvale Chamber of Commerce, served on the official board of St. John’s United Church and chaired or co-chaired many fundraising events. As written in another poem, he said “Do as much good as you can”. Fred and Evelyn enjoyed 60 wonderful years together. They created many special memories raising their adored children, sharing many adventures with their family and friends, travelling the world, camping, boating, endless renovating then retiring to winters in Arizona and summers at the cottage they built on Gloucester Pool.
Fred lived an amazing life and he always felt very fortunate for everything he was blessed with. He was a kind, loving, man of integrity and a true gentleman and we felt very fortunate for the love he gave us and the many happy memories. A Celebration of Fred’s Life will be held at a later date. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

Handy, Shirley Ruby (nee Archer) – It is with profound sadness that the family announce the passing of Shirley Ruby Handy (nee Archer) in her 88th year. After a brief illness and peacefully with her son Douglas by her side, on Wednesday December 30, 2020 at Soldiers Memorial Hospital in Orillia. Beloved wife of 67 years to James Ronald Handy. Cherished mother of Douglas (Cynthia) and Shane (Leslie-Ann). Devoted Grandmother to Craig (Samantha), Francesca, Alexander and Matthew. Proud daughter of the late Reginald and Mary Archer. Dear sister of Faye predeceased (Lawrence) Townes and Donald (Margaret) Archer. Dear sister-in-law of Ruby Crowe predeceased and Leonard (Doreen) Handy both predeceased. Shirley will be deeply missed by many nieces, nephews, relatives, friends and all who knew her. Born at Langman’s Corners on May 20, 1933 Shirley enjoyed many a happy time on her family’s farm. She attended high school in Elmvale and met her husband Jim there at a street dance. After marrying she put her business certificate and amazing math skills to work as a bookkeeper for Harris Electric, Eaton’s and at CKVR until 1960 when she left to start her family. In 1972 Shirley and Jim moved to Jarratt where they as partners successfully ran Handy’s Service Center together for16 years before moving into Orillia. Shirley then worked at the Orillia Co-Op until retiring in 1999. Shirley was gifted with a talent for baking wonderful treats especially her famous butter tarts. She adored visits and talking with her grandchildren, enjoyed gardening, phone calls and socializing with friends and relatives, as well as camping, motorcycling, boating and snowmobiling. Shirley snowmobiled as recently as March 2020 with the Bass Lake Snowrunners. Board and card games, especially euchre were another of Shirley’s favourite activities, played with family and friends. Shirley will be missed for her love and devotion of family, her kind, gentle and generous soul, quick wit and her genuine caring of others. Cremation has taken place and no services will be held at this time. Services will be held at a later date when it is safe for us to do so. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to The Heart and Stroke Foundation, Canadian Cancer Society, Soldiers Memorial Hospital or the charity of your choice through Simcoe Funeral Home, 38 Simcoe St. E., Orillia (705) 327-0221 Messages of condolence are welcomed at www.simcoefuneralhome

HEADS, William John ‘Jack’ – The family of William John Heads, aka Jack, is saddened to announce he passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his family, holding his wife’s hand, the morning of 25, December, 2020, at the age of 75 years. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 52 years, Carolyn Heads; children: Samantha Zammit and Christopher Heads; grandchildren: Makayla (Jacob), Aislinn, Hazel, Jessica (Allan), Ethan, and Willow; great grandchild: Brooklyn; brother-in-law, Cliff Baker (Barb); sister-in-law, Lianne Manley; special friend to, Terri, Jill (Cindy), Remi and Lexi as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and many other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his loving; sister, Jayne Larose; brother, Craig Heads; and his parents: William and Anne.
Jack will be remembered best for his sense of humor and his compassion towards human life. Even in Jack’s last few years he was very full of life and spent his time relaxing on the front porch, keeping an eye on all of the neighbourhood children, and filling every room he entered with laughs and smiles. The room he spent the most time filling with his joy was the dialysis unit, in Collingwood General and Marine Hospital, joking around with the nurses. Our family would like to send a special thank you to the staff in the dialysis unit at Collingwood General and Marine Hospital and to his PSW’s; Shania, Heather, Delorse, Joanne , and his RPN; Pat for all of their care, compassion and for surviving all his jokes. A Private Funeral Service will be held at 1pm, on 8th, January 2021. Due to Covid-19 our family is welcoming you to join us via YouTube (Lynn Stone Funeral Home). A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate donations to be made in memory of Jack Heads to Kidney Foundation. Messages of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

Hill, David William – Passed away suddenly at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie on Saturday, December 26, 2020. David Hill of Hillsdale in his 76th year. Beloved husband of the late Ruth Hill. Dear father of Darrell Hill (Stephanie McLeod) of Hobart, Shiela Johnson (Jeff Hirtzel) of Angus, Jason (Tracy) Hill of Waubaushene and Trevor Hill of Hillsdale. Loved grandfather of Lauren, Spencer, Oliver, and Tyson. Brother of Ruth Gregory, Harvey Hill, John (Linda) Hill, Grace (Gordon) McKay, and the late Joan, Mary, and Harold Hill. A graveside service at the Hillsdale Presbyterian Cemetery followed by a Celebration of David’s life will be held in the spring.
Memorial donations in David’s memory to the RVH Dialysis Unit or Sick Kid’s Hospital would be appreciated. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

McNutt, Stanley Hall – It is with great sadness that the family of Stanley Hall McNutt, announce his passing at Sara Vista Nursing Home in Elmvale, on Saturday December 26, 2020. Sandra Lynn, his wife of 51 years, was blessed to be by his side.  Stan was born December 9, 1936 in Boston, Massachusetts. At the age of three, his family returned to Canada where he grew up in Debert, Nova Scotia. He is predeceased by his parents Stanley and Nettie McNutt, brothers Joseph, Paul Victor and his sister Florence, and is being remembered by their families in Nova Scotia, California, and Kansas. Beloved father of Heather (Tyrone Penton), Scott, and Valerie (Craig Giffen). Proud grandfather of Carmen and Brooklynn Loiselle, and Aubrey and Devon Giffen. He is lovingly remembered by Brother in Laws and Sister in Laws, Nereda and Dieter Rehm, Orillia and Steven and Regina Campbell, Goderich, Ontario.
Stan was a proud member of the Canadian Air Force serving at many Bases including Germany and France, before joining the OPP in 1969. He was stationed in Elmvale until Detachment closed and became Huronia West in Wasaga Beach. He retired as a senior Constable, from the OPP in 1999. Stan was a Member and Elder of Elmvale Presbyterian Church and an active volunteer in many of Elmvale’s organizations. He was proud to call Elmvale home. A private only family service will be held Tuesday, December 29, 2020. Internment to Elmvale Presbyterian Cemetery. A Celebration of Stan’s life will be held at a later date. In Lieu of Flowers please give to and Elmvale Charity of your choice. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

Strampel, Emily Ruth (nee Ansley) – Thankful to Jesus for answering our prayers, He has taken unto Himself Emily. Beloved wife of Taeke. Dear mom of Matthew (Heather), Naomi (john), John Taeke (Nicole) and Katrina (Joe). The greatest Beppe ever to ten wonderful grandchildren. Cremation and private family services have taken place. If desired, a donation to the Royal Victoria Hospital Foundation for the Cancer Centre, World Renew or the Wasaga Beach Ministerial Food Bank would be appreciated. To sign Emily’s Book of Memories, please visit www.carruthersdavidson.com

WILLARD (Lowry), Doris Marguerite (nee Robinson). Passed away peacefully at the age of 98 at St. Joseph’s Health Centre Guelph on Tuesday, December 22, 2020. Doris was a dedicated and loving mother to 11, grandmother to 24, and great-grandmother to 35. She will be lovingly remembered by her children Susan Elliott (Colin), Brian Lowry, Kevin Lowry, daughter-in-law Joan Lowry, Allyn Willard (Mary), Gerald Willard (Dorris), Beryl McDougall (John), Gayle Calhoun (Bob) Shirley Rushton (Brian), and Stuart Willard (Monique), along with numerous other family members and friends. She was predeceased by her loving husbands, Irving E. Willard (1996) and James W. Lowry (1970); sons Robert J. Lowry (2009) and Geoffrey Willard (2014); grandson Aaron C. Elliott (2010); her parents Wilfred and Jessie Robinson; brother W. Frank (2010) and sister-in-law Frances Robinson (2020). In addition to her family, Doris dedicated many hours of service to the United Church Women, Sunday School, Junior farmers’ and Women’s Institute in her younger years. As per her wishes, cremation has taken place and a private family ceremony and interment will take place when family can come together again. Special thanks to the wonderful and caring staff at St. Joseph’s Health Centre Guelph. If desired, memorial contributions to CNIB or Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to GILCHRIST CHAPEL – McIntyre & Wilkie Funeral Home, One Delhi Street, Guelph, (519-824-0031). We invite you to leave your memories and donations online at: www.gilchristchapel.com and they will be forwarded to the family.

IN MEMORIAL:
In loving memory of Clifford L. Harris – December 25,1918 – January 6, 2011: father, grandfather and great grandfather.
Those whom we love go out of sight
But never out of mind.
They are cherished in the hearts
Of those they leave behind.
Loving and kind in all his ways
Upright and just in all his days
Sincere and true in heart and mind
Beautiful memories he left behind.
Lovingly remembered
Ron, Sandra and family

In loving memory of Luc Desroches who passed away January 7, 2015.
We hold you close within our hearts,
And there you will remain
To walk with us throughout our lives
Until we meet again.
Lovingly remembered by wife Leona and family.

O’REILLY, Margaret Isabel – Passed away at Georgian Bay General Hospital, in Midland on Sunday, December 20, 2020 in her 78th year. Mardie O’Reilly of Penetanguishene, formerly of Port Severn.  Dear wife of the late Michael O’Reilly.  Loved mother of Suzanne and her husband Terry Paquette, Ed and Wayne. Will be missed by her grandchildren Samantha (Bryan), TJ (Jennifer) and Ed Jr. and great grandchildren Genevieve and Declan.  Mardie will be missed by her sister Rene (John) Bignell. A celebration of life will be held at later date. Messages of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

Sharma, Rama Shankar “Jakes” – Passed away peacefully at the Georgian Bay General Hospital in Midland on Friday, December 18, 2020.  Rama Sharma of Elmvale in his 73rd year.  Survived by his brother Omesh and sister Nalina Sharma.  Pre-deceased by siblings, Babsie, Napleton, Gala, Triloki, Shirlin, Rose, Villin, Ramin (Zeffo), and parents Parbunauth and Jasoda Sharma.  Rama will be missed by his many nephews, nieces, grand nephews and nieces and many friends…too numerous to mention.  A private service was held at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

BANNERMAN, Mercedes Genevieve – Mercedes Genevieve Bannerman’s spirit left our world on Wednesday December 9, 2020 in her 79th year.  More commonly known as Sadie (or Wendy to coworkers) or preferably Grandma to her 5 grandchildren (Corey, Jena, Cole, Claire and Chase) and great granddaughter (Madison).  Daughter of Mercedes and William of Phelptson, loving wife of Douglas and mother of William Brett (Anne), Connel Douglas (Barbara).  Survived by Frances, Shirley, Margaret, Ursula (Grant), Lorraine (Earl), James (Marj) and Bryan (Linda). Always willing to bend your ear or be an active listener whether you wanted it or not.  Kindness was her credo and she always tried to make the world a better place than she found it.  If Sadie could ask one thing of us going forward it would be to please, be kind. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society in lieu of flowers.  A funeral mass was held at St. Patrick’s Church in Phelpston, and a celebration of life will be held at a later date as world events allow. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com.

MacKENZIE, Gwendolyn Ruth (nee Cross) – Wendy MacKenzie passed away peacefully at Tomkins House hospice in Penetanguishene on Wednesday, December 9, 2020. Life partner and beloved wife of Dr. John MacKenzie, dear mom to Gordon and Rosemary (Vancouver) and Ian and Marcy (Montreal), and cherished “Nanny” to grandchildren Hannah, Alyson, Linden and Cameron. A longtime resident of Elmvale and more recently Penetanguishene, Wendy was born in 1934 to Gordon and Olive Cross (Pearce), and alongside her older sister Patricia (“Tish”) was raised a northerner in South Porcupine, Ontario, where Gordon Cross was the pharmacist at Pearce-Cross Pills and Things. Wendy trained in nursing at Toronto General Hospital, forming lifelong bonds with nursing friends and eventually meeting John, originally of Victoria Harbour and then a U of T medical student. After marriage and residencies in Toronto and Sudbury, John and Wendy moved to Elmvale where they raised a family and made dear friends; Dr. John practiced family medicine in the village for 37 years. Wholly committed to the sunny side of the street, Wendy was appreciated by all for her energy, sharp wit, generosity and sparkling smile and laughter. She loved directing holiday family get-togethers, traveling widely with John, skiing at Alpine in Collingwood with the gang, tending to her beautiful gardens, visiting Vancouver and Montreal in later years to see the kids and grandkids – and was never without a good book on the go. Wendy also devoted years of public service to the Simcoe County Board of Education as a volunteer, trustee and finally board chairperson. The family extends its deepest gratitude to Dr. Julie Caron and the staff and nurses at Huronia Hospice/Tomkins House. Donations to Tomkins House in Wendy’s memory would be welcomed. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

 William (Bill) Charles Player – June 18, 1947 – December 8, 2020. The Family of Bill Player are deeply saddened to announce his passing on Dec 8th, 2020 in his 74th year. Bill’s love and passion will forever be missed by his adoring wife Joanne. His enormous hugs and awful jokes will be greatly missed by his children Jodie (Gabe) Delgado, Billie Player, Jeremy (Lyndsay) Wood and Tosh (Jason) Taylor. His infectious laugh and love of ice cream will be missed by his grandchildren Kennedy, Kirby, Liam, Sarah, Declan, Erin and Rory. Bill’s sisters, Edith (the late Donald) French and Shirley (the late Jim) Gleadall, always near and dear to his heart will miss their little brother dearly. Predeceased by his Father Lionel,  Mother Marietta,  brother Leonard and sister-in-law Grace. Bill will also be very sadly missed by his Father-in-law and Mother-in-law, Fred and Evelyn Harpell as well as his sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Sheila (Peter) Stephens, David (Lisa) Harpell and Glenn (Jessica) Harpell. Lovingly remembered by his many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Bill’s life is one that should be remembered as a life well lived, a life lived exactly how he wanted to live it. He had a bold spirit and wonderful dreams. He and Joanne spent many years side by side and loved being in each other’s company. If that’s not living life, then what is? A private family graveside service will be held at Saint John’s Anglican Church Cemetery in Craighurst. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Donations to The Jumpstart Sport Relief Fund or Hospice Simcoe would be appreciated. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

IMMEMORIAL – Joan Carolyn Kidd September 28, 1945 – January 1, 2001
“If ever there is tomorrow when we’re not together…
there is something you must always remember.
You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem,
and smarter than you think.

But the most important thing is,
even if we’re apart, I’ll always be with you!”
Winnie the Pooh (A.A. Milne),
Love always, Jodie and Billie

In loving memory of Ken Sheremeto- June 3, 1947-November 30, 2019. There are moments in life when …You wish you could bring
Someone down from heaven
Spend the day with them
Just one more time.
Give them one more hug
Kiss them goodbye
Or hear their voice again
One more chance to say
We love you. Missed dearly, Mary, Beverley/Rob, Jennifer/Terry, Paige/Blase & Families

THANK YOU
A GREAT BIG THANK YOU!
To the following people who helped with the Christmas tree at Gateway Park, November 28, 2020.
George Begley – Home Building Centre (Boom Truck + Donations)
James Doan – Operator
John & Doreen Vinson – Tree
Peter Minnings – Minnings Electric (Bucket Truck)
Dan Tinney – Tinney’s Stump Removal
Springwater News
Elmvale Maple Syrup Festival
Springwater Township
The Minty Family – The Minty Star
From All the Christmas Tree Boys! Thanks! Doug Kirton

Tony and Kelly Hope wish to say thank you to the many friends and former neighbours for their kind messages of condolence on the passing of our wonderful wife and mother, Ruth. Special thanks to Lou and Claire.

Dickson, Ronald William John – Passed away suddenly at home on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at the age of 87. Beloved husband of Heather Dickson. Loving father of Ian Dickson and Linda Riddle (Gerald Pilkington). Cherished grandfather of Kirk Riddle (Elizabeth Barclay) and Jennifer Riddle (Erik Davison) and great grandfather of Sofia and Colin Riddle. Dear brother of Allan (Elinor) Dickson and the late Corinne (the late Donald) Smales. Friends and family will be received at ADAMS FUNERAL HOME, 445 St. Vincent St. Barrie (just north of Cundles Rd.) on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 from 12 – 1:00 p.m. Funeral service was held virtually at 1 o’clock. through the following link https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCv01OP9TCdLAKuSOVIZupmQ Memorial donations to Minesing United Church would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through adamsfuneralhome.ca

KELLY, MICHAEL AMBROSE – May 8, 1925-November 24, 2020. Michael passed away peacefully on November 24th at the age of 95. Born May 8th, 1925 to Winnifred & Bryson Kelly. Michael was predeceased by his older brothers Bert, Francis, & Joe and his younger siblings Edward, Teresa, Camilla & Paul. He will be missed by his many nieces, nephews & their families, friends & family.
Michael’s family would like to thank the nurses, support workers & doctors at IOOF Nursing Home who have taken such wonderful care of him. This time when visits were restricted, we know you gave him the care he needed and deserved. Thank you also to the staff at Royal Victoria Hospital who cared for him during his final year. And to the staff and friends at Heritage Place, thank you, he really did miss all of you and his home. Family will hold a private Funeral Mass at St. Patrick’s Church, Phelpston with the support of Lynn-Stone Funeral Home, thank you. Michael’s ashes will be laid to rest at St. Patrick’s Cemetery with his family. Please celebrate Michael at home with your family as he would have liked. In lieu of flowers a donation may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation in Michael’s memory. Please remember Michael in your prayers. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

McGEE, HARVEY C. – H.C. (Sam) McGee of Elmvale passed away peacefully, after a short hospital stay, on December 1, 2020; he was 82. Survived by wife Elaine (McGhee) who was by his side for more than sixty years. Together they raised a family built with love and made a positive impact everywhere they lived. Born in Flesherton, Ontario he started work with Bell Canada at age 17 and that led to a successful career in middle management with moves to Belleville, Ottawa, Thunder Bay, Sudbury and Barrie; he retired in 1992. He nurtured relationships and developed friendships that lasted decades. He enjoyed playing baseball, hockey, downhill and cross-country skiing as well as curling. Time at “Camp” on McQuaby Lake built with the help of many friends, was a special summer retreat with family and the many friends that lived in the area. It is legacy representing his generosity, hard work and skill.
He felt blessed by his five children Lorie (Brian), Ruth (Brent), Kristal (Arunas), Mark (Peggy), Jim (Fiona) and his eleven grandchildren Gord (Emily), Jenna (Pat), Paige (Andrew), Brittany, Kaitlin, Audrey, Sander, Sydney, Connor, Harris, Gregor. Also left to mourn are his brother Tom (Joan) and sister Jean (Carl). Predeceased by his parents Howard and Ethel and his brother Dave. He was a faithful servant and we know he is with God. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, funeral service will be family only.
In lieu of flowers please consider donations in his memory to St John’s United Church, 27 Yonge St. S., Elmvale, ON L0L1P0 or Royal Victoria Hospital Foundation, Barrie https://www.canadahelps.org/en/dn/12144 Expressions of sympathy can be sent to the family at www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

HOUSE, May Olive – Passed away peacefully at her home in Midland on Thursday, December 3, 2020. May House, formerly of Elmvale, cherished wife of Howard. Lovingly remembered by her children Cathy (Earl) Devoe, Roger (Sherry) House, Patti (the late Keith) Dwinnell and Bev House (Mike). Grandmother to Jason, Samantha, Maxwell, Michael, Quinn, Caitlin and Jennifer, and “special mom” to Kevin and Dorrie. May will be remembered by her niece Jacqui as well as many extended family members. Cremation has taken place. At May’s request there will be no service. If you wish to make a donation in her memory please consider Diabetes Association or Alzheimer’s Society. Messages of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

MORRISON, Cecile – Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 24, 2020, at Hillcrest Village, Midland, in her 85th year. Beloved wife of the late Reginald Morrison (2011). Much loved mother of Stephen (Robin) of Elmvale, Helen (John) Hamilton of Orillia and Anita (Michael) Perrault of Fesserton. Cherished grandmother of Craig (Milli), Melanie (Devin), Sara, Jeremy, Lance (Jenn), Aaron and Devin and great grandmother of Adaline. Lovingly remembered by her siblings Betty (Henry), Morris (Kathy), Dave, Tony (Shirley) and her sister-in-law Isobel Robertson. Predeceased by Muriel (Gabe), Theresa (Tom), Jack, Kenneth, Peter (survived by Irene), Michael (survived by Bonnie). She will be missed by many friends, nieces and nephews. Cecile was a dedicated member of Mount St. Louis Church and Daughters of St. Louis. She was an avid gardener and baker, having learned to bake pies at the young age of 10 years. Her pastry became famous, especially her well-know butter tarts; popular enough that there may have been a scuffle or two, over her tarts, at the odd bake sale! A private family service will take place at Mount St. Louis, Moonstone followed by inurnment at Mount St. Louis Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please consider a memorial donation to Daughters of St. Louis. The Morrison family wishes to extend their most sincere appreciation to the staff at Hillcrest Village for the excellent care given to Cecile during her time there. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

Schmidt, Frauke Gabrielle Martina – On November 26th, 2020, Frauke Gabrielle Martina Hartmann Schmidt, peacefully left this world. Frauke was surrounded by those whom she loved dearly. Frauke was no ordinary woman. She was a lady full of energy and spirit and she would easily capture the attention in any room or place. She was a natural at entertaining those around her. She revelled in it.
Frauke was completely devoted to spreading her love and joy. She was proud to share her stories, of her heritage: her childhood in Germany, a life in the USA and the final chapters here in Canada. Frauke spoke with a German accent and her command of the English language was both poetic and brilliant. Her selfless nature would ensure that she would literally give you the shirt off her back if you mentioned that you liked it! Frauke was a nature lover extrordinaire. Everything she touched grew abundantly with her love and determination as she spent countless hours in the garden, only topped by her love for, her children and grandchildren and family. Frauke’s feisty spirit has been planted in her children, Katrin Schmidt (Mark Bolton), Heike (Guy Debroux), and Michael Schmidt ( Stacey Goheen).Loving grandchildren are Carter, William, Lauren, Katja, Tristan and Tanner. Frauke is also survived by her sister Sabine McInally, and brothers Axel and Manfred Hartmann. Frauke is further survived by her husband of 53 years, Hans Joachim Schmidt. Frauke has asked us not to mourn her passing, yet to celebrate her life, which we will do in her honour at a later date. At the end of Frauke’s life journey, she shared her most sincere beliefs and advice: Don’t be what you aren’t supposed to be. Don’t suppress your uniqueness. Always hold your head up high. Accept what you cannot change. If desired, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society and SickKids Foundation, as per Frauke’s wishes.via Carson Funeral Homes, 54 Coldwater St E L3V 1W5 705 326 3595 email: info@carsonfuneralhomes.com

IN MEMORIAL – ROGER TRACE 1937-1990
DOREEN TRACE 1938-2010
Although many years have passed
since we last saw you both,
We feel your presence through every step of every day.
We are all so grateful for the roots that you planted
To ground us and the wings to soar.
Loving You Always, Forgetting You Never.
Your Loving Family.

In Memory of my husband, Lou Turner, who passed away 1 year ago on Dec. 11th.
No longer in our lives to share
But in our hearts you’re always there. Doreen

In Loving Memory of Michael Robert Clarke (Mike)
September 17, 1975 – December 13, 2008
Dearly loved and sadly missed by Mom & Dad and by sisters Karen & Susan

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

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