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Obits & In Memory

WOODS, Joseph Melville – It is with broken hearts and much sadness that we announce the death of Joseph Melville Woods of Lower Woodstock on Saturday February 3, 2024, at the Upper River Valley Hospital at the age of 76. Joe was born in Guelph ON. September 19th, 1947, to the late Joseph and Gertrude (Graysley) Woods. He is survived by his loving wife Marlene Hassard, Daughter Emmalee (Jamie) Glover, stepdaughters; Montana (Christopher) Angelidias, Camillia (Patrick Lawrence) Cleaveley, and Stepson Travis (Nichole) Cleaveley, Sister Donnalee Sagan, Brother George (Gloria) Woods. Grandchildren; Connor, Georgia, Mitchell, Tafari, Westlyn, Everly, Amaya, Isabella, Elysia, Caliegh, and Sophia. Besides his parents, Joe was predeceased by a grand Daughter Elena. Joe enjoyed a very close relationship with is numerous nieces and nephews and their families. When asked what Joe’s occupation was so many things came to my mind; youngest licensed mechanic in the province, businessman, truck driver, bus driver, car salesman, husband, brother, uncle and son but Joes role as a father and grandfather were the most important jobs he had. The one thing that really stood out to me was Dreamweaver. Joey was a champion of ideas, the champion of hopes and dreams for anybody who was brave enough to have them. His loyalty and easy-going demeanor, laced with a healthy dose of barroom humor was the perfect recipe for adventure and life time friendships. He was everybody’s friend. He always found the good in people. His love for life and sense of adventure cultivated so many relationships at the racetrack with his race family, in any place of business where he worked and of course always at home with the ones that he loved. You are right Joe, we have a gorgeous love and know that it will carry me through this storm. You have cleared turn 4 baby, just send her. It was always Joes wish that in leu of a formal service, anyone wishing to honor his memory do so with family and friends sharing your favorite Joe Woods anecdote… If so desired, donations in Joe’s memory can be made to local animal shelter. Arrangements are under the direction and care of Carleton Funeral home and Crematorium, 337 Lockhart Mill Road, Jacksonville NB.

GULLO, Domenico – It is with deep sorrow and much love that we announce the passing of Domenico Gullo, of Wasaga Beach, on Thursday, February 8th, at the age of 83 years. Domenico will be lovingly remembered by his children, Rosa (Tony), Paul (Sylvia) and Michael (Margot). He is survived by the mother of his children, Maria.  Proud Nonno to his adoring grandchildren, Domenico, Chiara, Alessio, Emma, Matteo, Nora, Liliana and Saveria. He will always be remembered by his siblings, Pietro, Vincenza, Antonia, Rosa, Teresa and Giuseppina, as well as his brothers and sisters-in-law, and many nieces and nephews. Domenico will be reunited in heaven with his parents, Paolo and Rosa, and his siblings, Giuseppe, Francesco and Antonino. Domenico was born in Maierato, Italy. His roots grew deep in an agricultural area in the foothill of Calabria. He immigrated to Canada in 1962, arriving in Halifax and settling in Toronto with his brothers and sisters. But for Domenico, who remained a country boy at heart, he chose to make a home in Barrie. He was never far from a lake, forest, beach or a beautiful landscape.  “Domenic the Barber” cared for his clientele; he developed numerous friendships that lasted decades. He worked and lived throughout Simcoe County for the majority of his life. The family wishes to send a special thank you to the incredible staff at Southlake Regional Health Centre, Floor 6: Your care, compassion and support for our father will always be remembered. Visitation will be held at Adams Funeral Home in Barrie (445 St. Vincent St.) from 2-6 PM on Monday, February 19th. A Catholic Mass will be held at St. Mary’s Parish in Barrie (65 Amelia St.) at 10 AM on Tuesday February 20th. The mass will be followed by an Inurnment Committal Service and reception at Holy Cross Cemetery in Thornhill (8361 Yonge St.). In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Domenico Gullo’s name to Southlake Regional Health Centre. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through adamsfuneralhome.ca.

BERTRAM, Ronald Douglas – Monday, January 29, 2024, Ron passed away peacefully at Hospice Simcoe, in his 89th year. Loving father of Melissa (Stephen) and Bradley (Karen). Cherished grandfather of Stephan, Tyler and Nick, and great grandchildren Brooklyn and Adrian. Dear and older brother of Peter and Bill. Predeceased by his parents Vera and Les, and younger brother Jim. Ron will be fondly remembered by his extended family and longtime friends, including his regular morning coffee gang at Linda’s Restaurant. Leaving high school to join his father in the construction business, he was later joined by his three younger brothers in what became Les Bertram and Sons. All four brothers joined the Shriners in 1971, following in their father’s footsteps. As an avid sun lover, he could often be found boating, spending many days out on Lake Simcoe, the Trent Canal system, and Georgian Bay. He developed a passion for history and enjoyed reading about the great conflicts, especially surrounding the World War II era. After retirement he enjoyed the opportunity to travel and often recounted his weeks exploring China and Australia with his lifelong friend Don Valley. A Celebration of Life will be held with close family and old friends.

ARCHER, Dennis Victor – Dennis passed away Jan. 21, 2024 at home with his family by his side.  Dennis, aged 71 on Oct. 1, 2023  was beloved partner of Linda Desroches for 50 years and dear father of Tanya (Frank) Krajcr and Trevor.   He is predeceased by his parents Janet (nee Ritchie) and Alvin Archer & siblings Helen (Leo) Molto, Bert (Rose), Clair (Marlene), Grace (Lawrence) Reynolds, Joan, George, Kay (Bruce) Dundas, He is survived by sister Ruth Ann (late Jack) Caston and brothers Wayne (Dale), and Murray (Teresa).   Dennis a  retired carpenter, enjoyed playing baseball for many years and loved looking after his pet dogs during his life.   Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will be held for Dennis at Port McNicoll Legion on Sunday Feb.18, 2024 from 1 to 4pm.   In lieu of flowers if desired memorial donations can be made to Cancer Society, a local animal shelters or sports leagues. It is with great sadness our family would like to share the loss of Dennis on January 21, 2024 at home peacefully with his family by his side. He was the love of Linda Desroches’s live for 50 years and loving father to Tanya (Frank) and Trevor. He also loved his grand puppies, Ozzie and Ammo that he walked every day. The family will be holding a celebration of life on Sunday February 18th at the Port McNicoll Legion from 1 pm to 4 pm. We hope all his baseball buddies, co-workers, family and friends will be able to come and share all their memories and say good bye.

METHOT, Bruno ‘Poppy’ – Bruno ‘Poppy’ Methot passed away suddenly on Thursday, February 1, 2024, at the age of 79.  Beloved husband of Cherry for 55 years. Loving father to Keith (April) and the late Brian Methot.  Cherished Poppy to Shelby and Owen as well as numerous family and friends that are part of our family. Predeceased by his brothers Joseph, Claramont, Raymond and parents Albert and Blanche Methot. Dear brother to Rose Lemieux (Luke) and Francis Mulrooney(late Billy). Poppy was loved by everyone, jolly, fun and so caring, with a deep love for his grandchildren. Poppy spent most days outside on their homestead, gardening, fixing things, taste testing Nans cooking or playing bocce with friends and family. You will be so missed Poppy! A celebration of his special life will be held at a later date. Condolence messages can be left for the family at adamsfuneralhome.ca

HOOK, Wayne Dennis – January 16, 1940- January 31, 2024 – It is with extremely heavy hearts we announce that Wayne D Hook passed away peacefully at Georgian Bay General Hospital with family by his side. Loving husband to Annette (nee Robillard). Amazing father to Allen (Jara), Tim (Christine), Scott (Janet), Luanne (Rodney), Corrie (Lee), Gordon, and the late J. Dennis. Adoring Grandpa/Poppa to Jordan, Lauren, Nikoli, Evan, Jeffrey (Hannah), Eldon, Colin, and Sean. Recently, Great-Grandpa to Boden. Wayne is survived by his brother David and sisters Wanda and Barb. He will be lovingly remembered by many dear extended family members and friends. Wayne was born and raised in Penetanguishene, the second youngest of ten children to Gord and Lily Hook. He spent his career as a product engineer at Decor/TRW in Midland. All his life he enjoyed the great outdoors; camping, fishing, boating, being at the cottage, feeding the birds and watching the weather. A multi-talented handyman, carpenter and woodworker, Wayne created and built many beautiful projects. He was never without a to-do list from his wife and kids! Wayne was an excellent goalie, minor league hockey coach and manager, baseball ump and coach, Boy Scout and Cub Leader, and served on the Burkevale School Board. He encouraged and applauded all his children’s and grandchildren’s education, activities, and sports, instilling in us strong work ethics, creativity, and especially, a sense of humour. He never stopped learning and reading (especially history books), and he loved music (with a particular fondness for Johnny Cash). He loved cheering on the Ottawa Roughriders, the Maple Leafs, and all Team Canada teams. Wayne enjoyed owning many dogs in his lifetime, especially Peter, Sandy and Kelsey. Together, Wayne and Annette set an extraordinary example of lifelong love. From playing street hockey together as teens, to dating, to a large fun family, and then well into their golden years, they stayed romantic, supportive and committed, recently celebrating 65 years of marriage.

VERSCHSEVE, Cassidy Rose – It is with great sadness the family announce the passing of Cassidy on January 31, 2024 at the age of 24. Dear mother of Damon. Beloved daughter of Valerie. Loving granddaughter of Cindy and Don, Steve and Shelly, and Al. Dear niece of Veronica, Dylan and Blaine. She will be lovingly remembered by her cousins, extended family and friends. Resting at the Penetanguishene Funeral Home on Friday, February 16, 2024 from 12:00-2:00 p.m. with funeral service to follow in the chapel at 2:00 p.m. Interment will take place in the spring. Donations in memory of Cassidy may be made to the Midland OSPCA. Memorial condolences may be made at www.penetangfuneral.ca

IN MEMORY – Donald E. Hocken 1932 – Feb. 25, 1994
“God gave us memory to give us roses in winter”
In tears we saw you sinking
We watched you fade away,
Our hearts were almost broken
You fought so hard to stay.
But when we saw you sleeping
So peacefully, free from pain,
We could not wish you back
To suffer that again.
Look after him God, don leave him alone,
Because this is his 30th year away from home. Kenneth Hocken

In Loving Memory of Rolande Stephens – who passed away one year ago.
March 7, 2023.
Your presence we miss,
Your memory we treasure,
Loving you always,
Forgetting you never.
Always in our hearts, Marie, Bill, Marg, Peter, Irene, Leo, Dave, Ken, many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

LEES, Murray Alexander – Passed away peacefully with his family by his side at RVH in Barrie on Saturday, January 27th, 2024. “Murr” in his 74th year, was a lifelong Boston Bruins fan who was proud to be born and raised on the 3rd line of Oro-Medonte. Murray was the beloved husband of Jane Lees (nee Bertram) and dear father of Greg (Tina) and Jeff (Katelyn). He was an extremely proud and loving grandpa/grampi of Isla, Callum, Emmett, and Emerson and will be dearly missed by his father-in-law Don Bertram. Murray is pre-deceased by his parents Keith and Orma Lees and mothers-in-law Mary Bertram and Thelma Bertram-Harvey. He was a beloved brother of Wanda (Richard) Anderson, the late Lynda (Russ) Ritchie, Allan (Victoria) Lees, and Faye (Clark) Sheardown; brother-in-law of Judy (Wayne) Paxton and Joan (Larry) Klein Gebbinck. Murray will be fondly remembered by his many nieces and nephews. Murray’s friends and relatives from all over always looked forward to visits and conversations about camping, hockey, baseball, or golf. His absence will be deeply felt by his numerous golf and curling buddies during post-game social gatherings. A visitation will be held at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home in Elmvale from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm on Friday, February 2nd, 2024. A funeral service will be held at 1 pm at the St. John’s United Church, Elmvale, on Saturday, February 3rd, 2024 followed by interment at the Elmvale Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

LEBLANC, Robert- Robert (Bob) LeBlanc passed away while surrounded by family and friends by his side at Georgian Manor on January 20th, 2024, at 6:25pm. Predeceased by his loving wife Annette, Robert is survived by his three children, Susan (Brian), David (Mary), Carol (Brett), 14 grandchildren, great-grandchild, and sister Yvonne (Edward). Robert, born in Penetanguishene, Ontario was an identical twin with ten siblings. He became very independent at an early age and started earning his way as a bike courier in downtown Toronto. He went on to sailing the Great Lakes, working in the mines, and eventually settled in with General Motors in Oshawa where he raised his family and retired with 37 years of service. He was a kind and loving father, grandfather, uncle, brother, and friend. His humour was contagious. He was always there if someone needed help. Whether it was to change a tire, fix a car, or repair a leak, he would never turn you down. Robert loved spending time in Haliburton with his family and enjoyed cruises and travelling with his wife. He enjoyed being outdoors, hunting, fishing, motorcycle riding, gardening, playing baseball, and restoring cars, snowmobiles, and motorcycles. A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, February 3rd, at Saint Ann’s Parish in Penetanguishene at 11:00 am, following with a celebration of life. Burial will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County or to another organization of your choice supporting children and adults with autism. Memorial condolences may be made at www.penetangfuneral.ca

ROBITAILLE, Violet – With the same grace, courage, and dignity that she lived 96 years here amongst us, on Wednesday January 10, 2024, Violet Robitaille (nee Moreau) slipped from the grip of this world, let go her daughters loving hands, and joined hands in Heaven with her husband Bernard. They are now together in the next life as they were in this one, raising the bar for what it means to love one another. While we already miss her warmth, her quick and genuine laugh, her readiness to help others around her, and her undying love for her family, she has won the battle of dementia, for she knew as she left us that her family were at her side. Now we are left to shed a tear and raise a glass to a life well lived, well loved, and forever in our hearts. Violet was known to friends, neighbors and former coworkers as Vi, to her family as Mom or Memere, and of course to Bernard as Sweetheart. Her light first brightened the world on December 6, 1927 on the Moreau farm in Perkinsfield Ontario, and grew up happily in a large family of brothers and sisters.  Eventually she moved to Toronto to work, returned to Perkinsfield to marry, then back to Toronto to raise her family. She returned often to the region of Tiny Township where her roots and her large extended family were, and in the early 1980’s, she and Bernard bought land in Balm Beach and built a modest family cottage, which is now the home of her daughter Joanne and her husband Dean. Vi had four children who will all miss her terribly. Steven, Donna, Joanne, and Donny. Stevens’ two daughters Michelle and Nicole were blessed to know Memeres’ special love during many summers spent at the cottage in Balm Beach being pampered and, unknowingly, taught life lessons that help guide their lives to this day.  Later, Danae, Joanne and Deans daughter, also basked in the warmth of her affection and has nothing but fond, loving memories of the time they shared. Violet had many sisters and brothers but sadly only one remains, Justin Moreau of Midland. However, those many siblings had many children who knew her affectionately as Aunt Vi and will also feel that the world has become a colder and darker place with her gone. While some families will ask for a donation to a charity, we would ask that anyone who can, please reach out to an elderly relative, a neighbor, or just someone you see on the street, and give them some of the love and warmth that so many of them shared openly with their families for so many years.  Vi was the first one to offer a kind word or a ready ear to anyone in distress, and in honour of her nearly 100 years of caring and sharing, it is only fitting that we ask to pay that love forward.

BOWEN, Mike “Butch” – Passed away surrounded by his family at home on January 16, 2024 at the age of 73. Predeceased by his wife Patricia “Patsy” Bottineau. Loving father of Michael and Marie. Dear brother of Jack, Jim (Yvonne), David, Brian (Lynn), Nanette (Charles), Nancy and predeceased by his brother Wayne. He will be greatly missed by his many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. A celebration of life will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion, 2 Poyntz St, Penetanguishene, on Saturday, February 10th from 12:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. If desired, memorial donations to the Royal Canadian Legion would be appreciated by the family.

HIRSCHFELD, Patty Ann, 64, of Midhurst – November 26, 1959 – January 22, 2024 – On January 22, 2024, the world lost a beloved wife, mother, and daughter, Patty Hirschfeld, after a courageous battle with cancer. Patty passed away peacefully at the Royal Victoria Health Centre surrounded by her loving family. Patty was the loving wife of Ron and much loved mother of Ronald Jr. (Lindsay), Casey (Tim), Kyley (Justin), and Cody (Val). Proud and loving Nan of Carson and Walker; sister of Roger (Monique), Sylvia (Danny), and Kim (Hank); and daughter of Alice Mills. Patty was predeceased by her dad Richard “Dick” Elliott, father-in-law Art Hirschfeld, and grandparents Cyril Mills and Audrey Dwinnell. Patty’s greatest love was her family. She married Ron on August 17, 1985, and they had 45 wonderful years and four beautiful children together. Patty will be remembered for her selflessness, compassion, and devotion to her family. She was an extraordinary cook and baker, and especially loved to cook for her loved ones. Patty’s laughter could brighten anyone’s day. Patty was also an avid gardener and enjoyed movie nights and listening to classic country music on Sundays. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. She asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Canadian Mental Health Association Simcoe County as mental health is a cause that was near and dear to her heart. Online memories and condolences may be shared at www.peacefultransition.ca

CRADDOCK, Allan Joseph – Passed away peacefully on January 22, 2024, at the age of 74.  Son of the late Adrian and Patricia Craddock.  Beloved husband of Ann for 51 years.  Loving father to Travis Craddock, and Alexandra Sullivan (Jordan).  Cherished PopC to Will, Max, Eli, Ainsley, and Waverly.  He was also a dear brother to Danny (Carla), Frank (Sandy), MaryAnne, Ralph, Bernadette (Mike), Theresa (Steve), Dennis, and the late Micky.  Allan will also be remembered by many nieces and nephews. Allan’s most enduring legacy was his vibrant spirit and the warmth of his beautiful smiling eyes.  Quick-witted and known for his playful sense of humor, he was a joker who brought joy to those around him. Allan’s stubbornness, always wielded in a good way, showcased his resilience as he overcame life’s challenges.  His strength of character endeared him to everyone fortunate enough to know him. In accordance with Allan’s wishes, a private cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.  His memory will live on in the hearts of those who loved him.  Friends and family are invited to share their online memories and condolences at www.peacefultransitionca.

BENNIE, Ian Allaister – Bennie, Ian Allaister, 76, passed away suddenly on Sunday, January 28, 2024. Ian, a former member of the Royal Canadian Navy, and retired from Bell Canada, was a resident of Elmvale for 38 years. He enjoyed his morning coffee and banter with the locals, and was often found sitting on his front porch offering up a friendly wave to all those who passed by his house on Stone Street. He is predeceased by his parents Catherine Bennie (Rodger) and John Stanley Bennie, sister Heather Bennie-Hyrnevich, and his best friend and golf partner David Lambie. Ian will be greatly missed by his brother Roger Bennie, daughters Jessica (Ben) Irwin and Laura (Shawn) Brabant. He was a very proud YaYa to Austin, Spencer and Ryker. He often attended their wrestling tournaments and hockey games, and could always be found sitting under a tree cheering them on at their football games. As per Ian’s wishes, there will be no funeral service. A celebration of life and a round of golf in his memory will be had at a later date. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

In loving memory of Bob Johnston, who passed away on January 14, 2022.
Your life was a blessing
Your memory is a treasure
You are loved beyond words
And will be forever missed.
Joan, Rob, David, Barry and families.

GOGO, Norman Allan – Norman Allan Gogo, a man of unwavering duty and boundless generosity, passed away suddenly on January 10, 2024, in Midland, Ontario. Born in Toronto on June 18, 1921, to George Allan Gogo and Maryanne, Norman’s life was a testament to his unyielding commitment to service and his love for his fellow man. A veteran of World War II, Norman fearlessly served with the 48th Highlanders and the Royal Canadian Signal Corps. His bravery and dedication led him to the shores of Juno Beach on D-Day, where he fought valiantly to liberate France, Belgium, and the Netherlands. His selfless actions during the war exemplified his unshakeable belief in the inherent good of humanity. Following the war, Norman dedicated 35 years of his life to the Toronto Fire Department, ultimately rising to the rank of Chief of Alarms. His commitment to public service extended beyond his retirement as he became an active member of the Royal Canadian Legion and was the Midland Lions club representative of 724th RCAC Squadron. His impact on the community was immeasurable, and he was beloved by all who had the privilege of knowing him. In his leisure time, Norman was an ardent supporter of the Toronto Maple Leafs, though their perennial challenges often tested his unwavering loyalty. As an armchair manager to his “boys of summer,” the Toronto Blue Jays, his passion for sports was matched only by his quick wit and boundless generosity. His contributions to the National War Museum and National Archives, particularly through his oral history of World War II, stand as a lasting tribute to his dedication to preserving the memory of those who served. Norman Allan Gogo will be remembered not only for his remarkable deeds but also for his sense of duty, his integrity as a man of his word, and the enduring impact of his kindness on those around him. Norman was preceded in death by his beloved wife Audrey, whom he married while stationed in England in 1942, and his sons Richard and John, along with their loving surviving wives, Merle and Cathy. He is survived by his devoted daughter Wendy, her husband Jack, 8 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and 6 great-great-grandchildren. Norman was also a big brother to his 8 siblings, Allan, Jack, Robert, Donald, Bettie, Thelma, Marilyn, all preceding him in death, and he leaves behind his sister Jean. Norman’s legacy of love and compassion will forever remain in the hearts of those who knew him. His unwavering spirit and kindness will be dearly missed but will continue to live on through the countless lives he touched. Norman’s family will honour his life and legacy with a memorial service, the details of which will be announced at a later date.

TRACE, John Arthur “Art” – We are very saddened to announce the passing of Art Trace on Jan.7, 2023, age 90 years.He will be most sadly missed by his children: Tom, Alan, Neil (Teresa), John, Rosemary (Mike); his stepchildren Diana (David),Dana(Nikki); his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Art will be lovingly remembered by his brother Jim(Theresa) sister(Valerie (Ray), in laws Bunny Trace, and Ross Leonard.. Art was predeceased by his wife Mary (nee Roherty); his wife Irene (nee Edge); brothers Bill, Carl, Roger; sister Mary Ann; and step-son Warren. Art grew up on the family farm near Elmvale.  However his thirst for adventure led him to join the RCMP on his 18th birthday. This led to a successful and adventurous career, and he retired as Staff Sergeant in 1977. He then became Safety Supervisor for R Angus, and then Northwestern Utilities until 1992. In retirement years, in Mulhurst Alberta, he and Irene were able to enjoy family and travel. Art’s devotion to volunteering and service continued with positions in many organizations. He received the Queen”s  iamond Jubilee Medal in 2012, in recognition of his contributions.   Art was a kind, gentle man. His constant service to others and his tales of adventure in the Far North enthralled his Ontario and Alberta Families.  He will be missed. A private Family Service has been held.

TWITCHIN, Timothy John Twitchin – March 8, 1962 – January 11, 2024 – It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Timothy John Twitchin on Thursday, January 11, 2024, at the age of 61 years with family by his side at Hospice Huronia. Beloved husband of Madelaine of 24 years.  Devoted father to Ashleigh; Amber (Ryan); Tyler (Tiffany); and TJ [Timothy John Jr.] (Kayla), loving grandfather of Dallas, RJ [Ryan Jr] and Freya. Little baby brother of Pat (late Chuck) Lutz, Chris (Doug) Atkinson, Debbie (late John) Pilon; Son-in-law of Alde (Judy) Desrochers, Brother-in-law of Richard (Anita) Desrochers. Pre-deceased by parents Ernest Michael Twitchin and Agnes Marie Smith (nee Dorion) and sister Marie (Harold) Wilson. Tim will also be remembered by his many nieces, nephews, cousins extended family and friends. January 11, 2024, was the hardest day our family has ever had to endure.  On this day I lost my husband, my best friend, and my true love.  I am truly blessed to have had Tim in my life as my soul mate.  We worked and played hard together loving every minute inseparable, hand in hand.  I will forever cherish and hold dear to my heart the memories that we made and the life we built over our 24 years. We have successfully brought together a family that truly loves, supports and protects one another.  We are so very proud of them.  Honey, you are the best husband, father, grandfather and brother.  You have provided, protected and given unconditional love.  A true family man and we are forever grateful.  You will be deeply missed. Tim valiantly and quietly fought a 7-year battle with cancer.  We are so sad that he is no longer with us, but grateful he is no longer in pain and is at peace.  Tim’s love of butchering began while in his teens at Meatland and finished as Meat Manager at Penetanguishene Foodland after 25+ years.  He loved gardening, cooking in the kitchen and the barbecue.  He loved the Toronto Maple Leafs, a true fan through and through.  As per Tim’s wishes in place of a service, he would like his family and friends to have a drink for him on his 62nd Birthday March 8th. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations to be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Hospice Huronia. Arrangements entrusted to LeClair Cremation Centre. Special thanks to Dr. Russell and the Oncology Team at RVH.  The staff at Hospice Huronia who helped Tim live out his life in comfort and care.  Until our hearts meet again.

JOHNSTON, Paul – Passed away peacefully at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie on January 3, 2024.  Paul Johnston of Barrie, formerly of Hillsdale in his 67th year.  Beloved son of the late Allan and Joyce Johnston.  Dear brother of Karen (Dave) Ritchie, Darlene (Roger) Blake, Tim (Trish), Kevin (Sue), late Linda (survived by Herb) Moreau, late Bob (survived by Joan), late Ken, Winston, and Marion.  Paul will be dearly missed by his many nieces and nephews. A visitation will be held at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home in Elmvale from 11 am – 2 pm on Monday, January 8, 2024.  A funeral service will be held in the chapel at 2 pm. Interment Hillsdale United Cemetery. Memorial donations in Paul’s memory may be made to the Epilepsy Foundation or the Elmvale Food Bank. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuenralhome.com

FOURNIER, Shirley Marie – It is with great sadness that the family of Shirley announce her passing on December 24, 2023, in Midland Ontario at the age of 86.  Loving wife of 66 years to Howard and a loving mother to Kevin, Derrick, and Brian. Grandmother to Shanna, Holly, Natalie, Sylvia, and Adam.  Shirley was born, raised, and retired in Midland, however, spent time living in Toronto and Vancouver.  Shirley also enjoyed her many camping trips throughout Canada and the United States, making friends wherever she went. Known for her kindness and willingness to help, Shirley will be missed by many and all that knew her.  Shirley will be forever in our hearts, rest in peace.  A memorial mass will take place in Midland on February 21, 2024 at St. Margaret’s Roman Catholic Church. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.carsonfuneralhomes.com

WOJCIK, Walter Michael – Passed away after a short illness at the Georgian Bay General Hospital in Midland on Sunday, January 7, 2024.  Walter Wojcik of Waverley in his 81st year.  Beloved husband of Sheila (nee Coxon).  Dear father of Janet (Eric Plouffe).  Proud and loving grandfather of Gavin.  Brother of Amelia Uhrig, Loretta Hayden, George Wojcik, Murray Wojcik, and pre-deceased by Stan, Mary, Anne, Richard, and Jenny.  Walter will be dearly missed by his many nieces and nephews.  Walter had a diverse career as a registered nurse working in the Emergency and Crisis Services as well as working as a Hospital administrator. Walter had a passion for humanitarian work which he began in the Dominican Republic with the Rotary Club in 1986. He continued this work for over 35 years. Walter was honoured to receive the Paul Harris Award for his volunteer work with Rotary International.  He was an active member of the Arabian Horse Association of Eastern Canada and continued to take excellent care of his retired show horses at home. A visitation will be held at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home in Elmvale from 6-8 pm on Thursday, January 11, 2024.  A funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Friday, January 12 at 11 am. Cremation to follow. As an expression of sympathy donations in memory of Walter may be made to the Religious Hospitaliers of St. Joseph, Montreal Quebec or Ontario SPCA Barrie Animal Centre. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

LARKINS, Patricia Anne – We’re sad to announce the death of Patricia Anne Larkins (nee Thomson) on January 4, 2024 at the Villa Care Centre in Midland. Pat was born in Toronto on January 9th, 1930.  She was predeceased by her husband Fred (1930-2007) and by siblings Robert (Marg) Thomson, Margaret (Alex) Stittle, and Eleanor (Ed) Downey.  She was the loving mother of daughters Kathy and Karen (Allan), and grandmother of Paul (Kris), Laura (Mark), Sarah (Mike) and Mary (George).  She leaves great grandchildren Jack, Ryan, Lucy, Nathan, Emma, Liam, Jack, Isabel and Malakai.  She was a beloved aunt, fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Pat and Fred moved to Midland in 1967 and together owned and operated Atlas Block for more than 20 years.  Her whole life Pat loved crafts and was a seamstress, quilter and knitter. She made everything from baby clothes to wedding gowns and knitted countless sweaters. But quilting was her passion and her family and friends received and still treasure many of her quilts.  She was an amazing woman and will be missed dearly by her family. We will always remember the funny, intelligent, feisty and talented woman who loved to play cards, solve crossword puzzles….and could beat anyone at a game of scrabble! Cremation has taken place and an event to honour Pat’s life will be planned for the spring. We wish to thank the staff at the Villa Care Centre who provided such wonderful care during the last stages of Pat’s life. Donations in Pat’s memory may be sent to Hospice Huronia or the Villa Care Centre.

ARMSTRONG, Alan Clarke- We regret to announce the sudden passing of Alan on Wednesday January 10, 2024 at the age of 79. Alan is predeceased by his father Clifton (1995), mother Marjorie (1992), brother John (1986) and brother James (2017). Alan is survived by his sister Barbara Fortin (Maurice), his son Andrew (Barbara) and daughter Amy, grandchildren Emma and Jeffrey, his sister-in-law Carol, and his nephews and nieces. Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life will be held in the spring. Donations in Alan’s memory can be made to the Diabetes Canada or the Heart & Stroke Foundation if desired. Arrangements entrusted to Nicholls Funeral Home – 330 Midland Ave, Midland, Ontario (705) 526-5449.

LAURIN, Roland “Pooh-Bear” – June 26, 1967 – December 29, 2023 – It is with great sadness, we announce the passing of Roland Laurin at the age of 56. Roland is the beloved son of Guy and Doris Laurin. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Ann’s Catholic Church on Tuesday, January 23 at 10:00 a.m. Memorial condolences may be made at www.penetangfuneral.ca

VAN DER VELDEN, Christa – Christa van der Velden (nee Blankenhagen) passed peacefully at the age of 86 on December 13, 2023.  She was predeceased by her husband of 52 years, Henk.  Loved and missed by her children, Andy (Jan), Michael (Cindy) and Tina, her grandchildren, Cody and Ryan and her great grandchildren, Evie and Jake. She is predeceased by her sisters, Erni and Helga & brother-in-law, Peter, and her sister-in-law, Jane.  She will be fondly remembered by her brother-in-law, Arnold, and her nieces, nephews and friends.  Her love and caring for family and friends will remain with us all. Christa, youngest daughter of Anna and Max, emigrated to Canada at the age of 19 and became a proud Canadian a few years later.  She worked at the Leitz Group in Midland until her marriage to Henk. After raising her children to school age, she worked in food preparation at Royal Victoria Hospital until her retirement.  Christa and Henk were active members of Trinity Anglican in Barrie and later at St Peter’s in Minesing.  She was active in church events and the altar guild, joined the Good Times Club and the Minesing Women’s Institute and enjoyed being a part of the Minesing community.  She loved to travel and see new places across Canada, the US and Europe.  When at home, she would spend her time gardening, baking and enjoying time spent with others.  Mom made friends all along the way, beginning with her arrival to Canada on day one, right up until the last several years living in Minesing.  She was still close to her childhood friends in Germany.  She would strike up a conversation easily, a quality that led to her very close friendships, both new and old.  Our home was always a welcoming place that many remember through the years.  Family and friends were always her foundation. Our thanks to the surgeons and doctors that helped her live well in the last years of her life, to see those summers in her garden and her final trip to visit her daughter’s new home.  Our appreciation to the Palliative Care team on Medicine Inpatient who showed her such care in her last days. A remembrance and celebration of Christa’s life will be held on July 13, 2024 in the Barrie area.  More details will be made available closer to the date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Elmvale Food Bank or the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) would be appreciated by her family.

MACDONALD (nee Strath), Grace Evelyn Elizabeth – April 17, 1930-January 15, 2024 – Passed away peacefully at Georgian Manor, Penetanguishene on Monday, January 15, 2024.  Dear wife of the late Donald MacDonald (2021).  Cherished and very loved Mother of Beverley (late Gordon) Leonard and Allen Mosley and Kenneth and daughter-in-law Mae.  Proud Grandma to Darrell (late Kim Jones) and Kim Foster, Michelle and Mark, Karla and Joel.  Great Grandma to Justin, Tyler, Zoe, Maddox, Lucas, Nathan, Allie and Molly. Sister of the late Graham (Mary) Strath and Wreatha (late Elgin) Speers.  Sister-in-law to Allister (late Vi) Lorraine and the late Earl, George and Irene, Dennis and Cathy.  Aunt Grace will be fondly remembered by nieces, nephews and friends in the community area and staff on Sumac Wing. After 93 accomplishing years Grace`s life included being a farm wife and worker, Sunday School teacher, 4-H leader, involved in Women`s Institute, Lioness Club, Elmvale Seniors and a helpful neighbour and a true friend to so many.  The family will treasure her knitted sweaters, toques, mitts, socks, knitted and crochet afghans and bedspreads, her quilts, needlepoint and lastly her scrumptious and delicious baking and preserves. Despite suffering from arthritis and loss of her eyesight, Grace lived a long, loving life and she left a treasure trove of happy memories for all who knew her. Honouring Mom`s request, cremation has taken place and there will be a private family graveside service in the spring. If desired memorial donations may be made to Georgian Manor Bus Campaign or the charity of your choice. The family wishes to thank the staff (present and past) on Sumac for their love, compassion and care for Mom. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

HACOCK, Donald Bruce – Passed peacefully at Royal Victoria Hospital on Thursday January 11th 2024 at the age of 79. Born February 11 1944, he served his community by joining the Metro Toronto Police Force, as a volunteer firefighter and driving a school bus. In Don’s younger years, he loved the water and would often spend summers at Wasaga Beach and Woodland Beach with his parents and siblings. He later bought property in Woodland Beach and built his own cottage where Don and his wife Jean would spend much of their summers with their three children Ian, Glen, and Yvonne. In 2001 Don and Jean started their next adventure and opened an ice cream shop in Woodland Beach called The Beach Frog Ice Cream and Grill. Don will always be remembered as a people person who loved to tell jokes and laugh often. Left behind is his loving wife of 52 years Jean Hacock (Arthur). He was a proud father to Ian (Heather), Glen (Amy), Yvonne (late Rocco) Grandfather (Papa) to Bailey, Isabell, Jocelyn, Matteo and Rosalina. Brother to Bill (Heather), George (Joan), Carolyn (late Keith Squires), Gary (Barbara) late Douglas Arthur (Jean) and Don Arthur and many nieces and nephews.  Please join us for a visitation January 27th, 2024 held at Lynn Stone Funeral Home in Elmvale, ON from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm followed by a funeral service in the chapel. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

STIBLER, John Steve – It is with profound sadness to announce that John Steve Stibler passed away peacefully, in his sleep, at the Villa Care Centre in Midland on December 23, 2023 at age 83. Beloved husband of the late Arlene in 2012.  Predeceased by his dear brothers Joseph and Andrew Stibler, as well as his parents, Agnes and André.  John is survived by his only sister, Bernice DeGrace and many nieces and nephews. John was a wonderful person: private, quiet, a man with pride and style who would not criticize or judge anyone. Many years of his life were dedicated to volunteering in various areas. John found inspiration, pride and joy in service to others before his own needs. Family and friends would like to express their sincere thanks and appreciation to John’s doctors, nurses, all staff including cleaning staff from Georgian Bay Hospital and The Villa Care Centre from Midland for their hard work, devotions, compassion and patience. Another important person to thank at the Villa is “Chaplin “PAT’ for his religious dedication he held on Sundays for the residents. During John’s struggle with illnesses, he would often say, “The good Lord will take care of me.” John will greatly be missed by so many people who loved and appreciated him.  “MANY PEOPLE CROSS OUR PATH EACH DAY BUT ONLY A FEW STAY IN OUR HEART FOREVER”

In Memory of Marion Graham Jan 2, 2023 – The world changes from year to year, our lives from day to day: but the love and memory of you shall never pass away. Love Harve and Family

JORGENSEN, Cheryl Ann – Passed away peacefully at home on December 24, 2023.  Cheryl Jorgensen of Wasaga Beach in her 75th year.  Beloved wife of the late Basil MacDonald.  Dear mother of Paul (Irena) Jorgensen, and the late Lisa Fisher (survived by Russell).  Loving grandmother of Brandon (Sarah), Alecia (David), Kasandra, great grandmother to Noah, Shawn, Dalton, and Lillian.  Sister of Melanie, John, Judy, and the late Barry.  Cheryl will be missed by her extended family and friends. A visitation was held at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home in Elmvale from 2-4 and 7-9 pm on Friday, December 29, 2023. Funeral Mass was held at St. Patrick’s Church in Phelpston on Saturday, December 30 at 11 am. Spring interment St. Patrick’s Cemetery Phelpston. If desired, memorial donations may be made in Cheryl’s memory to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Alzheimer’s Society. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to  www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

MAURICE, André Xavier – It is with deep sadness, we mourn the peaceful passing of André, who was surrounded by his family at Hillcrest Village on December 21, 2023 in his 93rd year. Beloved husband of the late Fleurette Maurice (nee Robillard). Loving father of Roméo (Joanne) Maurice, Madeline (Ken) Marion, Viviane (Roger) Nolet and Priscilla (Dan) Kosabek. Cherished grandfather of 9 and great-grandfather of 14. Son of the late Arsene and Zelia Maurice. Brother of Arsenia Marchildon, Marie-Rose Charron, late Rita Lahaie and late Julliet Sequin. He will be deeply missed by his nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends. Visitation was held at the Penetanguishene Funeral Home on Wednesday, December 27 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. & 6:00-8:00 p.m. Funeral Mass was held at Ste. Croix Church on Thursday, December 28 at 10:00 a.m. Interment will take place at Ste. Croix Cemetery in the spring. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in André’s name to a charity of your choice. Memorial condolences may be made at www.penetangfuneral.ca

KING, Jeanne Rose – Passed away suddenly on December 25, 2023, Jeanne King (nee Murphy) of Elmvale in her 75th year. Beloved mother of John King (Marcia Rowat), Lisa (Richard) Peaker, Paul (Denise) King, Jason, and Michelle King (Chris Primerano).  Grandmother of Justin (Jessica), Alex (Erin), Kahlan (Joe), Abigail (Cheddie), Noah, Jacob, Jayden, Brycen, Aarren, Kieran, Samantha, Colton and the late Alysha and Zoe. Great-grandmother of Aleczander, Linken, Mykenna, Nora, Izobella, and Nikolas.  Sister of Lynne Bailey-Elson (Bruce Lynch) and the late Bill Murphy. A visitation will be held at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home in Elmvale from 6 pm – 8 pm on Friday, January 5 and from 11 am – 1 pm on Saturday, January 6, 2024.  A funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel at 1 pm on Saturday, January 6. Interment Elmvale Cemetery. Memorial donations in Jeanne’s memory may be made to the Cancer Society or the Lung Association. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

PATTERSON, Rita – It is with heavy hearts that the family of Reta Patterson announce her passing on Monday, December 25th 2023 in Kincardine at the age of 92 years. Reunited with her beloved husband Ted. Loving mother of Wayne (Donelda), David (Cathy), Glenn (Judy) and Diane (Wayne). Cherished grandmother of Shawn (Tarra), Matt (Shelley), Melissa (Jeff), Sarah, Brooke (Steven), Andrew (Cayla), Aurora (Broderick), Adam (Julie), Kyle (Meredith), Gregory (Sara), Brett (Melanie), Denzel and Joseph (Katie). Proud great grandmother and great great grandmother. Dear sister of Edith (late Tom). Reta is predeceased by her son in law Perry Archer, and great granddaughter Zarina Archer, her brother John and his wife Lois and her sister Margaret and John. She will be deeply missed by many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.  A visitation and service has taken place at the Adams Funeral Home, Barrie ON. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Grenfel United Church or the charity of your choice.

THOMPSON, Ronald – It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Ronald James Thompson on Dec 10, 2023 in his 85th  year.  Born in Toronto, Ron’s birth Mother at an early age fell victim to Tuberculosis. As a result, he was welcomed into a foster home in the Alderwood area.  He was raised on a farm on Browns line in Etobicoke by his parents Mr. and Mrs. Sanford along with many foster brothers and his foster sister Zita.  Many hours were spent before and after school on the farm doing chores and working the fields. Early life was not easy for Ron and this experience provided Ron with his strong work ethic.   Ron was an exceptional young athlete and fell in love with sports such as baseball, hockey and lacrosse. Ron played sports for his entire life at competitive levels.  Ron was an altar boy and part of the Catholic Youth Organization. He enjoyed spending Friday nights at Christ the King church, perfecting his dancing skills. He loved to dance, and boy was he good at it. Ron settled down in a house with his first wife Lorraine on Summerfield Crescent in Etobicoke with his two young sons, Lyle and Brad. He lived there for decades. Ron met Donna and she moved into the Summerfield home with her two children, Jill and Noel. Ron and Donna were eventually married and were together for over forty years. Ron worked hard to support his family of four and spent many nights and weekends taking kids to lacrosse, football fields, arenas, and pools. All the time Ron honored his own passion for sports by golfing and playing hockey. He played with both Lakeshore and Etobicoke Oldtimers, often lacing up the skates five times a week. How he loved those teams. He played hockey well into his 70’s! Ron wore several professional hats over the years from bank manager to insurance advisor.  He worked well past retirement.  Ron volunteered and gave back to his community in many ways. He supported the Etobicoke Santa Claus parade, Etobicoke Oldtimers, various political campaigns and coached sports. He spent most summers in cottage country. From Sault Ste Marie to Penetanguishene, he loved lake life. He was an avid water skier and boater. He spent a lot of time around Georgian Bay. He could be found golfing, dancing on the cottage deck, sitting by the campfire, playing horseshoes with Uncle B or throwing the baseball at the beach. Whether it was building the cottage deck or the “Five Minute Job” bunkie, Ron had a natural talent to fix things and tackle construction projects.  He was always there to help others and lend a hand when needed.  Most of all, Ron enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.  Ron loved to laugh and lit up when the grandchildren came for a visit. He was witty and was quick to make a joke. Ron enjoyed watching sports with Donna and watched golf, curling, hockey, Raptors and the Bluejays.  However, his favorite sport to watch was the one his children or Grandchildren were playing, and he was always their biggest cheerleader.  Ron leaves behind his loving wife Donna, his children Brad Thompson (Linda), Noel Johnston, Lyle Thompson (deceased) and Jill Barnes. His Grandchildren Samantha, Tiffany, Kristine, Allison, Jack, Luke, Chloe, Olivia, Nathan, Grace, Leah, Nicole, and Joshua. He also leaves his sister Zita Morrison (Deceased), Brother Dave Sanford (Carletta), His Brother in-law Brian Amos (Karen), His Sister in-law Linda Chernecki (Rudy) and many loved nieces and nephews. Ron also kept in touch with his first wife Lorraine and thought of the world of Jill’s ex-husband, Rob Fournier. We would like to thank the Nurses (Angels on Earth) at the Georgian Bay General Hospital for all their caring, help and support during Ron’s final days. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Scleroderma Canada would be appreciated by the family. A celebration of life will be held on January 28th, 2024 from 2 pm to 5 pm at St. Georges Golf and Country Club 1668 Islington Avenue, Etobicoke.  There will be eulogies starting at 3 pm. Memorial condolences may be made at www.penetangfuneral.ca

MORASSE, Robert “Bob” Joseph – Passed away on Friday December 15, 2023 at Hospice Huronia – Tomkins House Penetanguishene, at the age of 73. Loving husband of the late Marilyn (nee Quesnelle). Beloved father of Rob (Danielle) Morasse. Cherished Pepere of Ryer and Alivia. Dear brother of Paul (Lorraine), Jackie (Mike), and Suzanne (Richard). Bob is predeceased by his parents Irene and Joseph, and by his siblings Viviane, Claudette, Marcel and Richard. Family did receive friends at Nicholls Funeral Home 330 Midland Ave, Midland, Ontario on Saturday December 30, 2023 from 1pm till time of Memorial service in the chapel at 4pm. Following the service a reception was held at the North Simcoe Sports & Recreation Centre at 4:30pm. In lieu of flowers memorial donations to Hospice Huronia-Tomkins House would be appreciated by the family if desired.

JAMIESON, Amber-Lee – Passed away suddenly with her family by her side at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie on December 21, 2023.  Amber-Lee of Barrie formerly of Elmvale in her 44th year. Beloved daughter of Cathy (late Allan) Jamieson.  Mother of Jordan and Hunter.  Sister of Natalie (Josh) and Stephanie (Jay).  Amber will be missed by her extended family and friends. Cremation has taken place and there will not be a service at this time. Memorial donations in Amber’s memory may be made to the Elmvale Legion. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

DICKSON, Heather MacDonald (Nee Lindsay) – Peacefully, at home, on December 31, 2023, in her 90th year. Beloved wife to the late Ronald Dickson. Loving mother to Ian Dickson and Linda (Gerald Pilkington) Riddle. Adored grandmother to Kirk (Elizabeth) Riddle and Jennifer (Eirk) Davison. Cherished great grandmother to Sofia, Colin and Enzo. Caring sister to Don (Joan) Lindsay. Heather will be missed by many friends, nieces and nephews. The family would like to extend a thank you to all of the caregivers who helped Heather in the past few years. Friends will be received on Thursday, January 11th, 2024 from 12pm to 1pm at the Adams Funeral Home, 445 St. Vincent St. Barrie, ON. A Memorial Service will commence at 1pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Heather’s name to the Alzheimer’s Society would be appreciated by the family. Livestreaming information and online condolences can be left at adamsfuneralhome.ca.

ROBITAILLE, Richard Donald – Passed away in Barrie on November 30, 2023 at the age of 52 years. Predeceased by his parents Donald and Grace, his older brother Maurice and sister Yvonne. Survived by his sisters Claudette, Caroline and Elaine, his many nieces and nephews and their children. Cremation has taken place. Burial at Ste. Croix Cemetery will be held in the spring. Memorial condolences may be made at www.penetangfuneral.ca

HAMELIN, Sally – We are sad to announce the passing of Sally Hamelin on Sunday, December 10, 2023 at the Georgian Bay General Hospital at the age of 90. Beloved mother of Garry (Laurie), Gayle, Ken (Gail), Al (Karen), Dave (Sue), Gregory (Monique), and Kevin (Rose Marie). Loving grandmother to Tyler (Tabitha), Tim (Jessica), Tammy (Kevin), Shawn (Sherry), Kyle (Theresa), Chris, Marissa, Reyna (Mike), Rhonda (Shaun), Peter (Trisha), Kayla, Spencer (Leighton), and Shawn. Cherished great grandmother to 9 great grandchildren. Sally will be dearly missed by her sister in laws Carol Palmer and Joyce Hamelin and all extended family and friends. Predeceased by her beloved husband Albert “Pete”, her parents Charles and Jennie, and her siblings Charles Palmer Jr., Jacaleen, Jean, and Ross. Cremation has taken place. A visitation was held on Sunday, December 17th from 2 – 5 p.m. at Nicholls Funeral Home (330 Midland Ave., Midland). If desired, donations may be made in memory of Sally at Hospice Huronia – Tomkins House, or the Georgian Bay Cancer Support Centre.

MOREAU, Clair Richard – Passed away peacefully at the Georgian Bay General Hospital in Midland on December 15, 2023.   Clair Moreau of Penetanguishene in his 78th year.  Dear father of Stephen (Cynthia) Moreau, Nicole (Tim) Moreau–Dalpee, and Brian (Hein) Moreau.  Papa of Theurn, Rachel, Andrew, Alexander, Lorelai, Vincent, and Quinn.  Great-papa to Theo and Archer.  Brother of Rosemarie, Anita, Rita, Raymond, and the late Cecile, Bernard, Gene, Gilbert, and Frank.  Clair will be missed by his 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, December 20, 2023.  A funeral service will be held at St. Mary’s Church in Barrie on Thursday, December 21, 2023 at 10 am. Cremation with interment at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Barrie. Memorial donations in Clair’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society or Christmas Cheer. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

MILLER, Karl Gilbert – April 26, 1936 – November 26, 2023 – It is with great sadness that the family of Karl Miller announce his passing on November 26, 2023, at RVH, after a short illness, with his family by his side. Born and raised in Mt St Louis, Karl didn’t stray far from his roots. He spent his entire 87 years within a stone’s throw of his childhood home. Beloved husband of 65 years to Pauline (Edwards) and proud father of Ivan (Petra), Sally (late John), and Bill (Shari).  Popa and Grampa to Samantha, Alex (Amy) and Ashley.  Great Grampa to Emmet. Predeceased by his parents, William and Dorothy, his brother Dale, and sister Jane, brother in laws John Chevel, Murray Edwards, Don Edwards, and Bob Lambie. Survived by his sister in laws Bette Miller, Joy Edwards, and Doreen Lambie. Karl will be missed by his many nieces and nephews. Growing up in a farming family and community, it was an important part of his life and values. From the early years of threshing, right up until late in his retirement, Karl maintained his love for farming. Even during his years of working away from the farm, Karl kept some form of livestock. Karl was in his element when he was outside working, either in his gardens, maintaining his lawn, or cutting firewood.  He enjoyed providing enough produce from his garden for all his family. When Karl couldn’t be outside, he could be found at his desk working at history, whether it was family, community or local cemeteries.  He was a quiet man, but when it came to history, he would be busting at the seams with knowledge. Cremation has been entrusted to Nicholls Funeral Home, Midland.  A Celebration of life will be held on Sunday May 5, 2024, at Wyebridge Community Hall from 1 to 4pm. Donations if desired, can be made in memory of Karl through the RVH Foundation. https://www.rvhkeeplifewild.ca/donate-today/ or by calling RVH Foundation Direct Line 705-739-5600. Memorial condolences may be made at www.nichollsfuneral.ca 

SARE, Alfred Robert “Fred” – Passed away peacefully at Sunrise of Richmond Hill on Wednesday, December 6th, 2023, at the age of 88. Loving husband of 35 years to Barbara, and the late Anita (1984). Loving father to Pamela (Ralph), Patricia, Shari-Lynn (Jeff), Michael (May), Mark, Stephen (Sara) and Linda. Loving grandfather to Beth, Heather, Sarah (Jason), Justin (Lindsay), Michelle (Shaun), Falon, Brandon, Sandy (James), Tanya, Maddison, Reagen, Ben (Robyn) and Olivia. Great grandfather to MacKenzie, Grayson, Caden, Adalyn, Addisyn, Everett, Kassidy and Michael. Predeceased by his parents, Anthony and Antonia, sisters Victoria, Maria and Helen, brother Charles and sister-in-law Mary Edelweiss, and cousin Michael. Will be missed by his brother Joseph and sister-in-law Margaret, cousin Violet, and his many nieces and nephews. Fred was born in Malta and came to Canada at the age of 18. He worked at McDonnell Douglas for 28 years, and in his retirement, built a beautiful home in Hillsdale with Barbara, and played an active role in the community. You could always count on Fred to help fix this or that, whether it be at the church or for his family, friends and neighbors. A funeral mass was held on Friday, December 15th at 11:30am at St. Louis Mission Church, Mt. St. Louis (4790 Line 4 N. Hillsdale) followed by a celebration of life in the parish hall next door. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Fred’s memory may be made to Parkinson Canada, the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart & Stroke Foundation. The family wishes to thank the staff at Sunrise of Richmond Hill for their love, compassion and care during Fred’s stay at the home.

PHILPOTT, Peter Davie – On November 30th, 2023, Peter Davie Philpott died peacefully at the age of 71 after a long journey with cancer. Peter was born on August 2, 1952 to Stuart MacGregor Philpott and Marjorie (Davie) Philpott. From his first week of life, Peter spent every summer at his Thunder Beach cottage where he was full of life and love, surrounded by friends and family.  Survived by his loving wife Joan (Howard) Philpott, two children Heather (Philpott) Bugden, and John Philpott, and five grandchildren Jack, Holly, Lennon, Etta, and Shea. Sister Lynn (Philpott) Butler and brother Don Philpott, beloved Uncle Pete to 13 nieces and nephews, their spouses, and their many children. Peter and Joan married in August of 1978 and shared countless experiences of love, travel, and family. Moving from Toronto, they lived in California, New York, and Connecticut before settling in their dream home in Carefree, Arizona.  In Arizona, Peter loved hiking, sunsets, and the outdoors. Their home was marked by lively stories, laughter, and song.  Peter had a successful career in sales management at Kodak, and then drew on that experience traveling the world as a trainer, coach, and mentor to his clients. He forged relationships and bonds wherever he went, including on the tennis court, curling ice, and in the boardroom with his colleagues and clients. He had a unique positive energy that will be dearly missed. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Hospice Huronia – Tomkins House in Peter’s memory. Memorial condolences may be made at www.nichollsfuneral.ca

Deepest sympathy in the passing of Bill Orr –  Bill & Ginny could be seen many times a day on our roads checking for deer and activity of bluebirds in the many houses he had placed in the neighborhood.  He taught violin lessons at his home for our youth. He was very active in the wood carvers group with his many carvings. Rest in peace, you will be missed.

In Loving Memory of the Late Robert (Bob) Allan Ritchie – July 21, 1942 – November 27, 2021
Beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather

God called your name so soft
That only you could hear,
No one heard the footsteps
Of Angels drawing near.
The Golden Gate stood open
God saw you needed rest.
His garden must be beautiful,
He only takes the best.

So loved, so missed, so very dear, Joanne (Madill) Ritchie, Allan Jennifer, Sherry, Tony, Anne, John Penny, Paula, Darryl, Jennylynn.
Many grandchildren & great grandchildren – Pre deceased by his wife Clara Anne (Graham) Ritchie.
We thank extended Family, Friends and Neighbors for their support over the last 2 years. Bob loved you all dearly.

COLUMBUS, Jeffrey William – Passed away after a courageous battle with cancer at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre on Friday, December 1, 2023.  Jeff Columbus of Churchill in his 68th year.  Beloved husband of Laurie Columbus (nee Alsemgeest).  Dear father of Ryan, Joshua (Mina), and Casandra (Sam).  Proud and loving grandpa to Adelaide.  Pre-deceased by parents Charlie and Audrey Columbus.  Brother of Tim (Dianne) Columbus and Ike (Cheryl) Columbus.  Brother-in-law of Tonya (Ron) McConnell.  Jeff will be fondly remembered by his nieces and nephews, Holly (Scott), Dan (Stephanie), Aaron, Adam, James, Holden and his great nieces and nephews.  Son-in law to Martin Alsemgeest (Polly) and Margaret Alsemgeest (Richard).  Jeff will be dearly missed by his many friends and extended family. Thank you to the doctors and nurses at PMH and RVH for their compassionate care of Jeff. A visitation will be held at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home in Elmvale from 1 pm – 3 pm on Thursday, December 7, 2023.  Funeral service in the funeral home chapel at 3 pm with a reception to follow at the Elmvale Legion. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Princess Margaret Hospital or the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre in Jeff’s memory. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

ORR, William – Orr, William (Bill) passed away suddenly at home on Thursday, November 16th, 2023. Loving husband for 62 years of Virginia (nee Muir). Beloved father of Dawna Madore (Russ) and David Orr. Proud Grandfather of Will Madore (Kait), Ben Madore (Holly), Ayden Orr and Nathan Orr. Special Great Pop Pop (Grandfather) of Sadie & Jack Madore.  Bill will be remembered for his love of community, an avid wood carver whose love of music inspired many to come to the shop and take up playing the fiddle. As per his wishes, cremation has taken place, internment at Grenfell Cemetery.

SUTTON, Albert Thomas “Bert” – It is with heavy hearts we announce the sudden passing of Albert Thomas Sutton “Bert” surrounded by his family at the RVH in Barrie on Monday, November 27th, 2023 at the age of 70. Cherished husband and partner of 48 years to Malia. Loving and devoted father to Tarquin, Joseph, and Branwen (Phil). Bert was a lifelong friend to Ricky, Paul, Ted, Stan, Jimmie, Sue and Danny, to name just a few. He will be dearly missed by all extended family and his friends at Home Depot who made his time there as the “Appliance Guy” a memorable one. Bert’s cottages were always a great place for a little work and a lot of fun. Family and friends were received for a visitation on Sunday, December 3rd, 2023 from 1 –  4 p.m. at Nicholls Funeral Home (330 Midland Ave., Midland). A funeral service took place on Monday, December 4th at 2 p.m. at Wyevale United Church (846 County Rd 6 S, Tiny). If desired, donations can be made in memory of Bert to Scouts Canada.

GOULD, Frances Lillian – Passed away peacefully at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie on Wednesday, November 22, 2023.  Fran Gould of Tay in her 86th year.  Beloved wife of the late Jim Gould.  Dear mother of Rhonda Moreau (Silvio), Brenda Paquette, James Gould, and Randy Gould.  Loving grandmother of 25 and great grandmother of 10.  Sister of Johnny (Rosie), Joan (late Doug), Kay (Mike), and Billy (Sue).  Fran will be fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews.  A visitation will be held at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home in Elmvale from 1 pm – 4 pm on Sunday, November 26, 2023.  Eulogies will be said at 3:30. Memorial donations in Fran’s memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

NORTHEY, Mary Jill – A valued member of our musical community has passed away suddenly at home on Sept 13 at the age of 67. A native of Oshawa, Ontario, Jill Northey spent most of her life in the world of music. A graduate of McGill University, University of Toronto, the Royal Conservatory (voice and piano), with graduate work at the Royal Academy (London) and Westminster Choir College (Princeton), she studied with such world-renowned musicians as Alexander Brott, Vivian Langrish, Margaret Hillis, Eric Ericson, Wayne Ridell, Elizabeth Dawson and Jean MacPhail. Her performing and teaching careers took her from Montreal to London, England, to Abu Dhabi (U.A.E.) and back to Canada where she sang under Elmer Iseler in the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir and taught choral conducting at the University of Western Ontario. An accomplished musician and educator, Jill taught music as a private teacher as well as in public and private schools around the world. She had extensive choral experience as a singer and a director of ensembles including directing several choirs all based in the Huronia area: the Huronia Choristers, the Huronia Children’s Chorus and Serenata. In 1992, as Director of Serenata, she was awarded the Canada 125 medal for outstanding contribution to the cultural life of the Huronia area. As a teacher, Jill dedicated much of her career to developing the skills of many young musicians, several of whom moved on to successful university training (in music and related fields) and interesting, vital careers. In addition to her passion for music, Jill had a deep love of travel, adventure and the exotic which she fondly shared with her two nieces Madeleine and Simone. She regaled them with stories of her travels abroad including Europe, Australia and Turkey, making her own Turkish coffee or how in 1985, she obtained her pilot’s licence at the Oshawa Flying Club. Summer visits included trips to the Bowmanville zoo to see the “movie star” inhabitants and an elephant ride. Her exuberant sense of mischief and joy would occasionally burst forth in a few quick toe taps or a jig. When visiting her sister in Ottawa Jill was always game to watch an old musical, a Hitchcock thriller or Mr. Bean. With an active imagination and curious mind, Jill’s interests went well beyond music. They included gardening, homemade preserves, pickleball and her most recent passion, ping pong which gave rise to the Annual Summer Cottage Ping-Pong Tournament with her cousin Norah and the installation of a ping-pong table in Jill’s living room. Most of all, Jill loved her students and her cats Henry, Alice, Genny and Bella, who were often an integral and wildly entertaining part of her music lessons. They even became the subject of stories, art and poetry. Despite failing health, Jill made every effort to support her parents, Donald Alexander Northey of Fenelon Falls, ON and Winifred Florence (Sheppard) Northey of Lark Harbour, NL whom she loved deeply. She remained a dedicated and vigilant daughter throughout their final years. Donations in Jill’s memory to the Alzheimer Society of Canada, the Canadian Red Cross Society or to Street Cats-Cat Rescue and Adoption Inc. would be most appreciated. A memorial gathering is being considered for a later time.

HALLYBURTON, Ronald “Ron” – It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Ron.  Ron passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side on November 25th at the age of 65, after a courageous battle with cancer. Lifelong friend and husband to Gaylene.  Proud Dad to sons Thayne Hallyburton (Amberly Warren) Travis Hallyburton (Chelsea Ouellett) and Grampa to grand daughter Lennon Hallyburton “Little girl.”  Loved son of Delores “Dolly” and the late Albert Hallyburton.  Loved brother of Sue Buchanan (John), Debbie Melnyk (late John), Mike Hallyburton (Christine).  Ron will be missed by his father-in-law Don Nigro (late Pam), Brothers-in-law Rick (Marilyn) Nigro, Adam (Tab) Nigro, and sister-in-law Andrea (Randy) Stavinga and his many special nieces, nephews, family and friends. Ron grew up in Hillsdale and started working with his Dad at the family business, Hillsdale Service Centre, at the age of 14, eventually taking it over from his Dad and running it successfully for more than 30 years.  His love of cars did not stop there. Ron’s passion was cars, engines, anything that ran and went fast or he could make go fast.  If he wasn’t working on a customer’s car, you would find him working on whatever his current project was at the time.  In his younger years you could find him driving around in his 63 Ford Galaxie in the summer or ripping up the road on his Ski Doo (which, yes he had made faster) in the winter.  Later it was his 70 Dodge Challenger racing at the quarter mile race track in Cayuga.  When the boys were old enough you could find Ron at the race track tuning snowmobiles in the winter or stock cars in the summer.  He was happiest doing complete engine and transmission rebuilds often in one night so the boys could  race the next day and could he ever set up a carburetor (by ear).  He would often say he “got to spend every Saturday night at the track with his family doing what he loved, what’s better than that?”  to anyone that would ask why he did it. For everyone who knew him as Ron, Ronny, Rockin’ Ronny, Ranger Ron or the Alley Cat he was always into supporting him family and going fast.  Both things he accomplished at a high level.  He will be missed greatly. Thank you to Megan, the Bayshore staff and Dr. Cochrane for their kind and compassionate care. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. If desired, donations in memory of Ron may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

THANK YOU – CORBETT – On October 21st, 2023, our family tree changed forever with the loss of James Russell “Ted” Corbett. The Corbett family would like to acknowledge and extend their appreciation and thank-you to the Thornton Emergency First Responders and OPP for their quick response to the 911 call. A special thank-you to Legacy Funeral Home for their professionalism, care and working with us to make the funeral just as we wanted. A thank-you to Butter and Basil for providing the delicious food for the reception and to the Ivy Orange Men’s Association for use of the Ivy Community Hall. Our deepest appreciation and thank-you to all those who provided their support, prayers, flowers, donations, hugs, comforting and kind words in honour of “Ted”. He would have truly been touched by all the kindness of all the friends he came upon during his 80 years of life. Forever in our hearts and memories. The Corbett Family

In loving memory of Ken Sheremeto who passed away on November 30, 2019 – Your life was a blessing
Your memory a treasure…..
You are loved beyond words
And missed beyond measure…..
We love and miss you. Mary, Bev Jen, Terry, Rob and Families.

MARION, Raymond “Ray” Patrick – March 5th 1950 – November 15th 2023 – I t is with great sadness we announce the passing of Raymond Marion. He passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 15th, 2023 at the age of 73. He passed away at Georgian Bay General Hospital with his wife, daughter and granddaughter by his side. Son of Cleophas “Clifford” and Alpha Marion, Wife to Dorothy Jennings, Father to Tammy (Kevin), Tim (Amber), Cherie, and Colleen. Pepere to Randalyn, Brianna (Matthew), Mikaylah (Corey), Makenzie, Isabella, Sadie, Patrick, Josalyn, Jasmyne, Jacob, Mitchell, Kimberly. Great Pepere to Paris, Minisha, Kaia, Carlina, Annabella, Paxton, Isabella, Donte, Maizie, Octavia, Thorin, Winter, Bentley-ray, and Harley. Great Great Pepere to Madison. Brother to Rita, Helen (Leonard), Germaine (Pat), Richard (Charlene), sister in law Karen. Predeceased by his parents Cleophas and Alpha and brother Patrick. He will be deeply missed by all his family, many nieces and nephews, friends and most of all by his best friend Jimmy York. Thank you to Dr. J. Golisky and the staff of Georgian Bay General Hospital for giving him the best care provided.  Cremation has taken place as per his wishes. A celebration of life will be held on January 20th, 2024 from 1pm-4pm at the Penetanguishene Legion. Donations in his memory can be made in his honour to Georgian Bay General Hospital and Heart and Stroke Foundation.  Arrangements entrusted to the LeClair Cremation Centre

CONTIN, Jack – Jack, born on March 2, 1952, left this world on November 9, 2023. He was a devoted husband to his soulmate, Judy, a loving father to Caitlyn, a caring father-in-law to Geoff, and a cherished Poppa to Jack and Elle. Jack was also a brother to Marie and foster-brother to Tammy, Danny and Muriel. Jack was a man deeply connected to his roots, a proud Ojibway who navigated the challenges of the Sixties Scoop with resilience and strength. Despite the hardships, he dedicated his life to building a loving and supportive family. A true steward of the environment, Jack passionately advocated for the well-being of the Earth. His commitment to sustainability and community involvement was evident in his active role as Deputy Mayor. Jack believed in the power of collective action and worked tirelessly to make a positive impact on the world around him. In addition to his advocacy, Jack was a hardworking provider for his family. He believed in the importance of cherishing life’s moments and ensuring his family had opportunities to create lasting memories. His dedication was reflected in the choice to prioritize family vacations, the installation of a pool for joyous gatherings, and the purchase of a boat that symbolized the shared adventures they embraced together. The family extends heartfelt gratitude to the dedicated individuals who provided care for Jack in his final moments. Special thanks to the Midland fire department and Chief Renaud, Simcoe County paramedics, and the compassionate care from Dr. Beeston and the nurses at Georgian Bay General Hospital. Your skill, professionalism, and kindness during a difficult time were deeply appreciated. Extra special thanks to Mayor Bill Gordon and Donna for their tremendous support, as well as Blair Randolph from Askennonia. A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, November 17th at the Quality Inn ballroom in Midland from 6-9pm. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations to Askennonia Senior Centre or The Georgian Bay Aspiring Geopark. Arrangements entrusted to LeClair Cremation Centre.  May Jack rest in eternal peace, surrounded by the love and warmth he shared so generously during his time with us. 

MOREAU, Betty – With heavy hearts we announce the passing of our dear mother Betty Viola Moreau (nee Reid) in her 92nd year. She will be sadly missed by her daughter Janet (Moe), son Brent (Sylvia), her five grand children. John (Belinda), Ryan (Gabby), Melissa (Steve), Mike, Kristin (Matt), six great grand children Taylor, Kyla, Daeden, Liam, Zoe, Max and one great, great grand child Cara. Betty will also be missed by her numerous other relatives and friends. She became sick recently and did not want extraordinary measures to be used to prolong her life. She felt that she had had a good life and was anxious to join her late husband Douglas David (DD). Cremation is to take place immediately but a graveside service will have to wait until the spring of 2024. The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses of the Georgian Bay General Hospital for the excellent care that she received up to and including the time of her passing.

AGNEW, James “Jim” – Passed away peacefully on Thursday November 9, 2023 at Hospice Huronia-Tomkins House at the age of 91. Loving husband of Anne Agnew. Cherished father of Judi (Brad Jones) and Stephen (Iliana). Jim will be sadly missed by his grandchildren Perianne (Joel), Kieran (Anna), Joel (Morgan), Liam (Jessica) and by his great-grandchildren Vivia, Eliza, Rylee, Rory, Austin, Lakely and Brady. Jim is predeceased by his parents and his sister. Jim loved physical activity and sports, particularly in the outdoors. As a high school student at Barrie Collegiate Institute, he took pride in playing French Horn in the band, and was an exceptional track athlete along with playing hockey, football and basketball. As a teacher at Midland Secondary School, where he taught for many years, he was instrumental in developing an extracurricular outdoor activity program. In addition, he spent countless hours participating with and supporting his children and grandchildren in their athletic endeavours, including hockey, track and field, basketball, volleyball alpine and cross country skiing. This inspired his children, grandchildren and many students at Midland Secondary School to get engaged in the outdoors and sport in a variety of ways. Arrangements entrusted to Nicholls Funeral Home, 330 Midland Ave, Midland, Ontario 705-526-5449. If desired, memorial donations to Hospice Huronia – Tomkins House would be appreciated.

HOWELL, John – Passed away peacefully at Hillcrest Village on Tuesday, November 7, 2023 in his 89th year. Beloved husband of the late Diana Howell. Loving father of Garry, Kimberly (Norm) and Darlene (Richard). Cherished grandfather of Jeremy, Scott, Lorne, Sheena, Ryan, Cassandra, Danielle, Melissa and Grant and great-grandfather of Hayden, Caleb, Logan, Myles and Cooper. Will be missed by his sisters Janette (Chuck) Goodley, Betty (late Jack) Burton and sister-in-law Wanda Howell. Predeceased by his brothers Harry, Dave, Andy and Bill. He will be lovingly remembered by his nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Celebration of Life was held at the Nicholls Funeral Home, Midland, on Saturday, November 11, 2023 from 1:00-1:30 with time of remembrance at 1:30, followed by a reception from 2:00-4:00. Interment will be held in the spring. In memory of John, please wear your Maple Leaf’s or Blue Jays jersey or shirt.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society of Canada or Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be forwarded through www.nichollsfuneral.ca 

DUBEAU, Terry – Terry Dubeau, affectionately known as the “Hip”, passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 9th, 2023 at the age of 72, surrounded by his loving family at Mount Sinai Hospital. He was a proud family man and a great friend to all who knew him. Terry is survived by his wife of 22 years, Jane Dubeau, his children Melissa Barker (Sean) and Matthew Dubeau (Erin), step-children Sean Boudreault and Benjamin Boudreault (Diana), and cherished grandchildren Zachary and Jacob Barker and Benny Boudreault. He is also survived by his brothers John, Brian and James Dubeau. Predeceased by his parents Laval and Marie Dubeau, and his siblings Michael and Judy Dubeau. Terry was a very well-known member of the community, from buses to boats, and his commitments with serving the Knights of Columbus and his time as a volunteer fireman serving Penetanguishene Fire Department for over 30 years.  Terry had an infectious laugh, a great sense of humor and he always had a smile on his face. He was always good for a great one-liner. Terry will be greatly missed and will be fondly remembered by his friends and family. Family and friends were received at the Penetanguishene Funeral Home on Thursday November for visitation. A funeral service took place on Friday November 17th at St. Anns Church.  If desired, donations in memory of Terry may be made to the Penetanguishene Sports Hall of Fame.

QUINN, Claudette – Peacefully passed away at home surrounded by her loving family on Friday, November 10th, 2023 at the age of 76. Beloved wife of the late John. Loving mother of Stephen. Cherished grandmother of Kieffer. She will be lovingly remembered by her extended family and friends. Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to Penetanguishene Funeral Home.

TEMPLETON (nee Perry), Joyce Margaret – Passed away peacefully on November 11, 2023, in her 101st year, in Midland, Ontario.  Joyce was predeceased by her loving husband of 68 years, Robert Brian Templeton (d. 2012), her parents Harold and Louise Perry, sister Norma, brothers Peter and Charles, and daughter Nancy (d. 1984).  Survived by her dear children; Koteah, David, John, and Robert, as well as many grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren.  Joyce had a fulfilling life of family, home and travel.  She especially loved their waterfront home in Midland, sailing and boating on Georgian Bay.  Her working life began at a lumber yard during the 40’s and after taking about 20 years off to have a family, she became a social worker at Warrandale Homes in Etobicoke, Thistletown Regional Centre, and finally retired from her position of Volunteer Coordinator at Oak Ridges in Penetanguishene.  Heartfelt thanks to the staff of the Villa Care Centre and King Place Retirement in Midland for such exceptional care over the last 10 years.  A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

MacDONALD, Brenda Ruth – Passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 19, 2023 at the Villa Care Centre in Midland.  Brenda MacDonald of Elmvale in her 72nd year.  Beloved wife of the late Chris MacDonald. Dear mother of Miles and pre-deceased by her daughter Amanda.  Brenda will be missed by her sister Mary Lou MacDonald and her many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. A graveside service will be held in the spring at the St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Phelpston. Memorial donations in Brenda’s memory may be made to the Campbell House Hospice in Collingwood. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

FLOOD, Fred Gerald – Fred Gerard Flood passed away on October 26 in the care and comfort of Georgian Bay General Hospital in his 77th year. Born in the Netherlands, Fred moved to Ontario as a child, and eventually raised his family in Penetanguishene. He is survived by his partner Lana, sons Tom (Harmony) and Peter (Holly), friend and former spouse Sue, siblings Vicki, Gerry, Karen, Cindy and Stephanie, and grandchildren Lottie and Tommy. Fred served his community for many years as Clerk and later Chief Administrative Officer for the Town of Midland. He had a passion for sports and recreation, and considered one of his greatest professional accomplishments to be helping in the creation of the North Simcoe Sport and Recreation Centre, where he was inducted into the Midland Sports Hall of Fame. Fred was declared “Captain for Life” of the Midland Saints hockey team (a title he now concedes, reluctantly). He was also a pillar of the Midland baseball community, as a coach, manager, and fan throughout the decades. He will be greatly missed by the Midland Mariners at the ball diamond in the summer months. Fred found joy in life no matter the circumstances. In spite of years of chronic illness, he would tell any stranger who would listen that he was “the luckiest man on earth.” In the hospital bed, he’d unfailingly respond “never better” if asked how he was feeling. In his final few days, he spent nearly every waking moment holding the hand of a friend or family member. He was surrounded by the voices of people who loved him, and there was a good vibe in the room when he left. A Celebration of Life will be held Thursday, November 30 from 5:00-7:00 at the North Simcoe Sport and Recreation Centre.

KEE, Theodorus Johannes Josephus, “Theo” – January 15 1949 – October 28 2023 – Our father and brother Theo “Pa”, our calm and steadfast rock, has left us for his next adventure. An avid cyclist, sailor, canoeist, walker, camper, boat builder, photographer and poet, Theo has been an inspiration and best friend to his daughter Julie, his siblings including his first birthday present Albert (MaryLou), Frank (Peggy), John (Susan), MaryEllen (John), and Monica.  He is predeceased by his wife Victoria, sister Martina (Doug), his brother-in-law Greg, sister-in-law Sandra, brother-in-law Bob, great nephew Sterling, and his parents Jan and Brigitta. He will be greatly missed by many nieces, nephews, inlaws and outlaws, friends and cousins, and well-wishers around town that he met on his daily walks and bike rides.  A special thanks to his friends at the Ship’s Company of Penetanguishene with whom he enjoyed twice weekly sailing trips and camaraderie. He is now free to sail wherever and whenever he wants, though he will be deeply missed by all of us whom he’s left behind. Donations to either the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre would be appreciated in his memory. A Celebration of Life will be held at a future time. Memorial condolences may be made at www.nichollsfuneral.ca  Sail on, dad.

HOFMANN, Brigitte – (Former owner of the 5 to $1 store in Elmvale) – Passed away peacefully at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie on November 5, 2023.  Brigitte Hofmann of Barrie formerly of Elmvale.  Beloved wife of the late George Hofmann.  Dear mother of the late David (Jane) Hofmann.  Proud and loving grandmother of Michelle and Julie.  Pre-deceased by her brother Wolfgang (survived by Cindy) Mayer.  A visitation will be held at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home in Elmvale from 6 pm – 8 pm on Thursday, November 9.  A funeral service will be held at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home in Elmvale on Friday, November 10 at 11 am. Cremation with interment in the Elmvale Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

HERBST, Ilse – Passed away peacefully in her 95th year on Friday, November 3, 2023 at the Georgian Bay General Hospital. Beloved wife of the late Dietrich Herbst. Loving mother of Robert Herbst. She will be missed by her extended family and many friends. Following Ilse’s wishes, cremation has taken place and no service will be held. Memorial donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Memorial condolences may be made at www.nichollsfuneral.ca

BROWN, Clarence Elmer – Passed away peacefully at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre in Barrie on Wednesday, November 1, 2023.  Elmer Brown of Springwater in his 87th year.  Beloved husband of the late Janice Brown.  Dear father of Steven and Jeffrey Brown.  Brother of the late Garnet Brown (survived by Ruth) and Larry Brown (late Joanne).  Brother-in-law of Margaret Atkinson (late Peter), Sharon Schoneveld (Bill), Blake Edwards (Barb) and the late Beulah Hawke (Leonard). Cremation with a graveside service at the Vasey United Cemetery on Thursday, November 9, 2023 at 2 pm. If desired memorial donations may be made to the Federation of Hunters and Anglers, Hospice Simcoe, Vasey Unity United Church, or the RVH respiratory unit. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

WAPLES, Beatrice Blanche – 1946-2023 – Predeceased by her husband Herman Desroches.  She will be lovingly remembered by daughter Sherri Kurik, grandson Zack Kurik (Kim), and great granddaughters Sophie and Emma.  Predeceased by her mother Ella May (Margarite) MacLeod and by her brother Wayne MacLeod.  She will be fondly remembered by her sister Jessie Thompson and by many nieces, nephews, and friends.  Condolences can be left at www.arbormemorial.ca/en/leclair/obituaries.  If roses grow in heaven, Lord, please pick a bunch for me, Place them in my mother’s arms and tell her they’re from me.

LANCIA, Anthony Patrick – Anthony Patrick Lancia, 79, of Perkinsfield, died peacefully at Georgian Bay General Hospital on Tuesday, October 17 after a brief battle with cancer. He was born on February 29, 1944 to Pasquale and Mary Lancia (nee Ciccone) in Toronto. He married Elizabeth (Liesje) Kilian on December 31, 1975, and they had two children, Patricia and Emily. Anthony also became the adoptive father of Ruby, Tina, and Richard. In 1968, Anthony purchased property on the shoreline outside Lafontaine, built a house, and moved to the area full time in 1979. He was best known in the community as the former Reeve and Mayor of the Township of Tiny. In 1987 he was the first person of Italian descent to be elected to the Township Council and he served two more terms from 1994 to 2000. While in office, his accomplishments included: improving water systems, upgrading the Fire Department, fighting Site 41, ending aerial spraying of pesticides, opposing Simcoe County restructuring, navigating legal challenges to shoreline access, commissioning a published township history, and making Council meetings more accessible to the public. In 1986, Anthony and Liesje, along with the Tiny Township Ratepayers’ Association, created the free newspaper The Quill, which was the first newspaper to cover township issues. Anthony served as publisher, editor, reporter, photographer, and delivery driver even while he was an elected official. The newspaper transitioned to a private business as The Observer Community Newspaper in 1992 with the final issue published in 2001. Going straight into employment after high school, Anthony worked for himself and for others as a roofing estimator and contractor on industrial, institutional, and residential buildings. Over the years he was a member of several local organizations, including the Rotary Club and the Midland, Penetanguishene & District Builders’ Association. He was also an avid gardener, crossword puzzler, and fan of science fiction and Western movies. Anthony is survived by his five children, by his brother George and sister Helen, and by several nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his wife Liesje, his parents Pasquale and Mary, his brother Renaldo and his sister Phyllis. A secular Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, November 18 from 2-4 p.m. at the Brooklea Golf & Country Club in Midland. Members of the community who knew Anthony and Liesje are welcome to attend. Memorials or donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

SPEARIN, Wayne Richard Edward – In Loving Memory of Wayne Richard Edward Spearin. Born: September 18 1947 – Passed Away: October 21 2023 -It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of a beloved brother, uncle, great uncle, and great-great uncle, who passed away at the age of 76 at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie. He leaves behind a legacy of memories during his years of teaching with the Simcoe County District School Board as a teacher, teacher-librarian, gifted teacher, and gifted resource teacher over his 30+ years with the board.  He was a long-standing member and Past President of the Barrie-Kempenfelt Probus Club. After retirement he enjoyed his winters in Florida and summers at the cottage. Wayne is the loving son of the late George and Nellie Spearin (Langman). Predeceased by his loving brother Larry Brock. Wayne was the cherished brother of Brian. Beloved brother-in-law to Marilyn Brock. He was a wonderful Uncle to Debbie Foll (Lorne Finnerty) and Doug Brock (Shelley). An adored great uncle to Jeff Foll, Erin Finnerty, Amy (Scott Johnston) and Amber Brock.  So proud to be a great-great uncle of Dallas, Declan and Luca. He will be missed by the Huby family, extended family, friends, home and cottage neighbours, fellow teachers and Hugo the boxer.  The family would like to thank the first responders – Simcoe County Paramedics, Springwater Fire and OPP.  A special thank you to the doctors and nurses at RVH. A Celebration of Life will be held at Lions Gate Hall, 386 Blake Street, Barrie on Thursday November 9th from 1:00 – 4:00 pm. In keeping with Wayne’s wishes, cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to either the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the RVH Foundation and are greatly appreciated by the family.  Online condolences and memories may be left at www.marshalldrivercremation.ca

LAVIGNE, Ross Joseph Norman – July 5, 1940 – October 30, 2023 – Passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Monday, October 30, 2023 at GBGH in Midland at the age of 83.  Beloved son of the late Evelyn (nee Cadieux) and Henry Lavigne.  Loving husband of 62 years to the late Elaine (nee Beauchamp) Lavigne.  Dear father to Paul, the late Kerry, and Ken.  Cherished grandpa to Mandie.  Brother to the late John (Loreen), the late Yvonne (George), and the late Wayne (survived by Elsie).  Ross will be missed by his many brother and sisters-in-law.  Ross was a member of the Knights of Columbus and St. Margaret’s Church.  A service will be held at St. Margaret’s Cemetery in the late spring.  Donations to St. Margaret’s Parish and the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

ADAMS, Corby – Passed away at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre on October 21, 2023 at the age of 82 years.  Beloved husband to Betty and loving father to Corrie Holliday, Christie Stone (Gerald) and Chuck Adams.  Proud grandfather to Mack, Decker, Katie and Josh and great grandfather to Chloe.  Corby was an exceptional athlete and a successful businessman and Realtor who was born and raised in Minesing.  He is an inductee to the Springwater Sports Heritage Hall of Fame. https://www.springwatersportsheritage.ca/hall-of-fame/athletes/corby-adams. Friends will be received at ADAMS FUNERAL HOME 445 St. Vincent Street, Barrie on Thursday, November 2nd from 1 -4 and 6-9 p.m. Memorial donations to the Salvation Army or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.  A private family memorial service will be held. Interment Minesing Union Cemetery. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through adamsfuneralhome.ca

ASMANN, Gerhard (Gary) – Gerhard (Gary) Asmann of Wyebridge passed peacefully on October 3rd with his family by his side at Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie, after a brief and sudden illness in his 79th year. Survived by his family, Elizabeth (Petrie) and his children Johanna Johnston, Jessica, Gregory (Bobbie Lee) and his grandson Mathew Johnston, his brother Helmut (Alison) and predeceased by his brother Henry. He will be missed by his nieces and nephews, and his many friends and neighbours. We would like to thank the nurses and Dr’s at RVH especially the ICU for their truly outstanding care and compassion. Dad was a true stubborn farmer, out in the field fencing just days before, living fully to the end. He was also very kind and generous, always available to lend a hand to those who asked and would often drop what he was doing to go help. In lieu of flowers please honour his memory by sharing acts of kindness. It’s the small things that make the biggest difference, that’s who dad was. If donations are desired the heart and stroke foundation would be appreciated. As per his wishes there will be no service, cremation is to take place. Arrangements entrusted to LeClair Cremation Centre.

TOWNES, Bradley John – Passed away suddenly at home on Thursday, October 12, 2023.  Brad Townes of Elmvale in his 67th year. Loved father of Katie (Billy) Belanger and Kris Townes.  Dear papa of Quinn.  Brother of Barbara (Paul) O’Halloran, Karen (Russ) Stroud, Paul (Diane) Townes, Heather Passa, and Tracey Townes.  Brad will be missed by his nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends. A visitation will be held at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home in Elmvale from 2-4 and 7-9 pm on Saturday, October 21, 2023. If desired, memorial donations in Brad’s memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

SPRING, Annetta Joan – Passed away peacefully at her residence on Tuesday, October 17, 2023.  Annetta Spring (nee Johnston)  of Toronto in her 95th year.  Beloved wife of the late Reg Spring.  Dear mother of Donald Spring, Murray Spring, Rodger Spring, David Spring, Sharon Kraehling, and Mark Spring.  Annetta will be missed dearly by her 12 grandchildren.  Sister of Betty Nelson and Theora Reynolds. A visitation will be held at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home in Elmvale from 7-9 pm on Friday, October 20, 2023.  Funeral service in the funeral home chapel on Saturday, October 21 at 11 am. Interment Elmvale Cemetery. If desired memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Cancer Society. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

BROWN, Cynthia Patricia (Nee Ball) – Passed away on October 8, 2023 at the Georgian Bay General Hospital in her 70th year. Cynthia of Victoria Harbour and also formally a long time resident of Elmvale. Loving mother of Robert and Rebecca Brown. Caring sister to 6 siblings. Cherished aunt of many nieces, nephews and 2 great nieces and 1 great nephew. Family and friends are invited to a visitation that will be held from 11:45am till the Memorial Service at 1 o’clock that will be held in the Carson Funeral Home Chapel – 290 First Street, Midland on Saturday, October 21, 2023. A reception is to follow. In lieu of flowers, donation to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be greatly appreciated by Cynthia’s Family.  www.carsonfuneralhomes.com

WHITE, Donna Lynn – Passed away peacefully at Roberta Place Long Term Care Centre in Barrie on Monday, October 16, 2023.  Donna White (nee Robinson) of Barrie, formerly of Etobicoke and Springwater in her 82nd year.  Beloved wife of the late William White.  Dear mother of Steven (Lisa) White, Cathy Murray, and Kelly Currie (Dennis Geddes),  Loved grandmother of Tyler (Jenna), Meaghan (Kyle), Emily (Curtis), Paige, Brooke, and the late Jonathan.  Proud great-grandmother of Scarlett, Sophie, Liam and Noah.  Sister of the late Norma (Stan) Henderson, late Beverley (survived by Skip) Coutts, Jean Ann (late Claude) Herschell, Jackie (late Bob) Natuck, late Lynda (survived by Bill) Ashby, and Bill (Jacquie) Robinson. A memorial service will be held at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home in Elmvale at 11 am on Saturday, November 25, 2023. Cremation with inurnment in Allenwood Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations in Donna’s memory may be made to the Sick Kids Foundation. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

SIBBALD, Andrew George – Passed away suddenly at his family home in Elmvale.  Andy Sibbald age 55 loved by many friends and family.  An amazing father to Paige (Mike), Hunter, Harrison (Symonne) Sibbald.  Loving son to Sally and George Sibbald (deceased 2017).  Beloved brother to Roslyn (Bruce) Eberlin, Lorrie (Kevin) Doyle, Susan Schepers (Joe Maw)  and Greg Sibbald.  Uncle Andy was loved by many of his nieces and nephews.  Will be dearly missed by his sweetheart Lila Durnford, daughter Erin and three grandkids Dalya, Jaxton and Gage.  Andy’s love for fishing, hunting and spending time with his loved ones will be forever in our hearts. A visitation was held at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home in Elmvale from 11 am – 1 pm on Monday, October 23, 2023 followed by a funeral service in the funeral home chapel at 2 pm. Donations in Andy’s memory may be made to the Elmvale Food Bank, Canadian Mental Health Association, or a trust fund for Andy’s children. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

HENRY, Wallace RAE –  Died peacefully at The Villa Care Centre October 21, 2023 surrounded by family. Husband of Joan (predeceased) father to Dan (Ann) the late Cindy, Andrew, Peter (Margot) and Jennifer (Steve). Grandpa to Tanya (Bryan), Ryan (Cindy), Mackenzie, Abigail, Sarah (Matt) and Tamara. Great-Grandpa to Benjamin, Alexander, Evelyn, Grace, Auston, and Stella. Rae will be missed by his sister-in-law Beth, and many nieces and nephews.   Rae was born on a farm near Oshawa September 14, 1930. After marrying Joan in 1952, they moved to Toronto where they raised five children.  He worked for Canadian Tire for 36 years. In 1959, Rae was chosen to become one of their first computer programmers.   Rae and Joan retired to Simcoe County and became involved in the local community.  They were dedicated supporters of Wyevale United Church and active volunteers with Community Living Huronia.   A visitation will be held at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home in Elmvale from 1 – 2 pm on Saturday, November 4.  Funeral service in the chapel at 2:30 pm. Cremation with interment at the Wyevale Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com 

CORBETT, James Russell “Ted” – 1943-2023 – Passed away unexpectedly at his farm in Ivy on Saturday, October 21st, 2023, at the age of 80. Predeceased by his wife Gail Patricia Corbett and father of Leslie Joy Corbett (Tim Robert Curry). Cherished grandfather to Lucas James Corbett Curry and Logan Xavier Corbett Curry. Survived by his siblings June Pearson, Ray Corbett, and predeceased by Mary Tompkins, and Leonard Corbett. Ted spent many years as co-owner and operator of Keown & Corbett Haulage, these were some of his best years. Ted also worked for the MTO as a snow plow operator and he was a dedicated farmer, he so loved the farm and his cows. Ted will be remembered for his many friends and visits to Tim Horton’s. Friends and relatives will be received at the Ivy Community Hall 5085 20th Sideroad, Ivy (beside the baseball diamond) on Wednesday, November 1, 2023, from 12 noon until Ted’s Celebration of Life at 2 o’clock p.m. Interment Ivy Presbyterian Church Cemetery, followed by a reception at the Ivy Community Hall. Memorial donations to Ontario Plowmen’s Association or a charity of choice would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to LEGACY FUNERAL HOME, Barrie 705-728-8282. Condolences may be forwarded to the family through www.legacyfuneral.ca

DANIELS, Jane Elizabeth (nee Ververs) – Passed away peacefully at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre on Tuesday, September 26, 2023.  Jane Daniels (nee Ververs) of Elmvale in her 67th year.  Beloved wife of Pat Daniels.  Dear mother of Bob (Sarah), John, and Ryan (Melissa).  Proud and loving grandma of Ian, Cole, Eli, Kendra, and Brynlee.  Sister of Jerry (Anne), Richard Ververs, and sister-in-law of Lori Ververs.  Jane will be missed by her brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Jane was a nurse for over 42 years.  She loved gardening, musicals, and going to the cabin at Dunchurch Ontario. Special thanks to the Doctors, Nurses and staff at the Royal Victoria Cancer Centre, especially Dr. Kotchetkov and his team. A visitation will be held at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home in Elmvale from 2-4 and 7-9 on Monday, October 2, 2023.  Funeral service in the chapel on Tuesday, October 3 at 11 am. Memorial donations in Jane’s memory may be made to the Elmvale Food Bank or the Elmvale Lions Club. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

In Memory of Robert Wallis – September 19, 2020
Those we love don’t go away,
They walk beside us every day,
Unseen, unheard, but always near,
So loved, so missed, so very dear. Anonymous
Missing you always, Gloria Paulson – Wallis, Marc, Cindy, Hannah, and Julia

PORRETTA, Elizabeth – December 27, 1938 – September 19, 2023. It is with deep sorrow that the family of Elizabeth Porretta announces her peaceful passing on Tuesday, September 19, 2023 at the age of 84 years. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 62 years, Antonio; daughter Linda (Bruce) Carmichael; son David Porretta; brother Andrew (Cathy) Spohn and sister Margaret (Bill) Wright; grandchildren Kevin  Allysha), Stephen (Elaine), Andrew (Corrine), Alicia (JJ) and Jessica (Philip); as well as numerous relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her son Robert, and daughter-in-law Cheryl Lockhart (David). She was a devout Catholic and an active parishioner of St. Patrick’s in Phelpston, as well as a member of the Catholic Women’s League for 55 years.  Elizabeth enjoyed cooking, gardening and singing in the church choir.  In lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations may be made in Elizabeth’s name to Hospice Simcoe in Barrie and the Canadian Cancer Society. The family wishes to send a special thank to Dr. Emerson and the staff and volunteers at Hospice Simcoe for their compassion and support during Elizabeth’s illness. Visitation was held at Adams Funeral Home (445 St. Vincent Street, Barrie) on Sunday, September 24, 2023, from 3-7pm, followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Mary’s Parish (65 Amelia Street, Barrie) on Monday, September 25, 2023 at 10am. The interment had taken place at St. Mary’s Cemetery (208 Sunnidale Road, Barrie) immediately following the funeral mass.

GENTLE, Doreen Marie – Gentle, Doreen Marie (“Deen”), nee Sye, passed away peacefully at Watford Quality Care, Watford, Ontario on Friday, September 22, 2023 in her 97th year. Deen Gentle, formerly of her beloved Orr Lake, early years in Mount Dennis and winters in Florida, was predeceased by Ronald Gentle (2014), and was the cherished mother of Craig (Carolyn) of Thornhill and Rhonda (Herman) Leystra of Camlachie. She will be lovingly remembered by her grandchildren, Sarah, Scott (Brooke), Christopher (Robyn), Amy (Corey), and Jonathan (Pam), as well as 16 great- grandchildren. Dear sister of Terry (Joan) and Jack (Doreen), all predeceased.  Friends and family will celebrate Deen’s life on Sunday, October 1st at 11am in the chapel of the Lynn[1]Stone Funeral Home in Elmvale, Ontario. Interment will follow on Monday, October 2nd at 10am in the Elmvale Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, if desired, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com 

HERCHAK, Norma – March 21, 1936 – September 13, 2023 –   Norma Herchak in her 88th year passed suddenly in her beautiful Orr Lake home. She will be greatly missed by her five children, Michael (Zona) , Elizabeth (Gord), Stephen, Michelle (Carlo) and Stephanie. Proud grandmother of Rachel, Matthew, Hayden and Chase and furry child Riley.   Norma enjoyed her life raising 5 children and being married to her loving husband Norman for 65 years. They built their dream home on Orr Lake next to their cottage and cabin where they enjoyed many life long friendships and created lasting memories.   Norma had a passion for animals and enjoyed her role as a volunteer at the Toronto Zoo.   Rest in peace Mom, you were the greatest mom in the world and we can’t imagine a world without you. You will be forever in our hearts and prayers. We take comfort in knowing that you are reunited with the love of your life, our dear dad Norman. We miss you.   A private family service has been held. Norma enjoyed supporting multiple charities. Memorial donations may be made to the Elmvale food bank or a pet rescue of your choice. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com 

KLEIN GEBBINCK, Gerarda “Gerry” (Nee Scholten) – Passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Wednesday, September 13, 2023, at Hospice Simcoe in Barrie. Gerry Klein Gebbinck of Elmvale in her 88th year.  Beloved wife of the late Frank Klein Gebbinck (Deceased 2017).  Dear mother of Marlene (Wayne) MacDonald, Tom (Karen), Sylvia (Rob) Priest, Roger (Heather), Debbie (Graham) Cromb and Scott (Laurie).  Loved Oma of Rebecca (Chad), Dan, Bryan (Taylor), Christa (Alex), Mark (Toni), Erin (Greg), Stacey (Matthew), Lauren (Mitch), Brock (Chloe), Nadia, Owen, Isaac, Cole, and Riley.  Proud Great-Oma of Caleb, Addison, Harvey, Lenora, Otto, and Atlas.  Gerry was pre-deceased by her parents and siblings.  She will be dearly missed by her many nieces, nephews, and friends.  Gerry was a 60 year member of the St.  Patrick’s Catholic Women’s League. A visitation will be held at the  Lynn-Stone Funeral Home in Elmvale from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm on Monday, September 18, 2023.  A funeral mass will be held on Tuesday, September 19, 2023 at 11 am in Phelpston at St. Patrick’s Church. Interment St. Patrick’s Cemetery Phelpston.  If desired memorial donations in Gerry’s memory may be made to Hospice Simcoe Barrie or the Cancer Society. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com 

GIBBS (COOK), Shirley – On Tuesday, September 19 at the age of 94, Shirley went home to be with her Lord, and Bill, her husband of 73 years.  She will be greatly missed by her daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Peter Skala. She leaves her 2 grandsons, David and Phillip (Jason), and her nephew and his wife, Brad and Sharon Cook.  Our sincerest thanks go to the staff at GBGH for their kindness and compassion. In lieu of flowers it was Shirley’s wish in keeping with her love of all animals, donations be made to an animal shelter of the donor’s choice. A funeral will be held on Saturday, September 23 at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home in Elmvale. Visitation will be held at 1 pm followed by a funeral service at 1:30 pm. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com 

McAuley, Alexander William – Passed on September 20, 2023 at 74 years. Alex (Sandy) of Elmvale, Toronto, Wymbolwood Beach, and most recently, Orillia, was predeceased by his wife Miriam, and leaves behind his children Katherine (Craig) and Evan. Alex was kind, open, witty, and a lifelong wanderer. Music was important to Alex, and, even when his voice faltered, he continued to drum and to dance and to beckon his friends to join him. He will be sorely missed. Arrangements entrusted to the Doolittle Chapel of Carson Funeral Home 54 Coldwater Street E., Orillia, Ontario 705-326-3595 Online Messages of Condolence are welcome at www.CarsonFuneralHomes.com

COPELAND, Douglas Osler – Passed away suddenly at his family home in Hillsdale on early Sunday morning, August 27, 2023. Doug Copeland of Hillsdale, in his 46th year, dear friend and partner of Sandra Crawford.  Beloved twin brother of Scott of Hillsdale.  Dear father of Samantha and Matthew of Barrie. Beloved son of the late Kenneth and Jackie Copeland.  He will also be missed by his uncle Don of Huntsville, his cousins, his friends, and extended family especially Sandra’s children Jasmine Caston, Dylan and Tyson Crawford.  Friends called at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home in Elmvale from 12 pm – 1 pm on Saturday, September 9, 2023.  Funeral service was in the funeral home chapel on Saturday, September 9 at 1 pm. Cremation with interment at Hillsdale Presbyterian Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to RIDE for DAD, Suicide Prevention or the Heart and Stroke foundation would be greatly appreciated. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com.

GRAHAM, Patricia Anne – Passed away peacefully at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre in Barrie on Sunday, September 10, 2023.  Patsy Graham of Elmvale in her 87th year.  Beloved wife of the late Ronald Graham.  Dear mother of John (Suzan), Scott (Cindy), Mark (Elizabeth), Craig (Heather), and Earle (Michelle).  Loved grandmother of 17 and great-grandmother of 8.  Sister of Donne Jones, the late Rilla (Murray) Waples, Diane (Jim) Bewick, and David (survived by Myrna) Jones. A visitation will be held at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home in Elmvale from 10 am – 12 pm on Saturday, September 16, 2023.  Funeral service will be held on Saturday, September 16 at the Elmvale Presbyterian Church at 1:30 pm.  Interment Elmvale Cemetery. If desired memorial donations in Patsy’s memory may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, the Heart and Stroke Foundation, or the Elmvale Presbyterian Church. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

Funeral Service for Handy, James Ronald & Handy, Shirley Ruby (nee Archer) – A joint funeral service for the late Shirley Ruby Handy (nee Archer) (May 20, 1933 to December 30, 2020) & James Ronald Handy (October 14, 1932 to February 08, 2023), who were married for 67 wonderful years, will be held on Saturday September 30, 2023 at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Homes at 15 Yonge St. S., Elmvale, ON. A visitation will be held from 11:00 am until the time of the funeral service in the chapel at 12 noon. Reception at the funeral home following the funeral service. Their cremated ashes will be interred at the Allenwood Cemetery following the reception. If desired, as an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made in Shirley’s & James’s memory to The Heart & Stroke Foundation, Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of your choic

CELEBRATION OF LIFE – Christopher Edward John Desjardins – September 24, 1973 – June 16, 2023 – Chris passed away suddenly at Northern Lights Regional Health Centre in Fort McMurray on Friday June 16, 2023. Please join us for a Celebration of Life for Chris on Saturday September 2, 2023 at the Township of Tiny Community Centre, 91 Con. 8 East, Tiny, from 1:30 to 5:00 pm. Brian Earl Elliott Celebration of Life – The Elliott family would like to invite family and friends to join us in celebrating the life of our beloved, Brian Elliott. Where: Elmvale Lion’s Club (Flos Rd 7 W). When: Saturday, September 9, 2023 – Time: 1 PM

GRAHAM, Violet Margaret – Passed away peacefully at the I.O.O.F long term care home in Barrie on Sunday, August 20, 2023.  Violet Graham formerly of Elmvale in her 99th year.  Daughter of the late John and Margaret Graham and step-daughter of Alfred John Newman.  Sister of the late Burton and John Graham.  Dear aunt of Norris (late Imelda), John Darrell (Diane), Leonard (Christine), and Wilma.  Loved great aunt of Adam, Stephanie, Ryan, and Brent.  Great great aunt to Elijah, Iyla, Madelaine and Everet. Violet was a teacher and also worked as a clerk at the Township Office.  She will be missed by her many friends and neighbours.  Special thanks to Sherree Buchanan and Pauline Hunter for their care, love and support throughout the years.  A visitation will be held at the Elmvale Presbyterian Church on Friday, August 25 from 12 pm – 1 pm, followed by the funeral service at 1 pm.  If desired memorial donations may be made in Violet’s memory to the Salvation Army or the Elmvale Presbyterian Church.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

In Loving Memory of Etta Viola Maxim – Passed away Aug. 19, 2017
Sad was the parting, no one can tell,
So sudden on earth the sorrow fell;
The blow was hard, the shock severe,
To part with one we loved so dear.
Dearer still as years depart
Her memory lives within our heart.
Lovingly remembered by husband John, sons Randy, Philip and Douglas, Christine and Claire, Trish and Karla, Kurtis, Jessica, Ben Laurin and grandchildren

SUTTON, Suzanne Drew (Stonehouse) – January 27, 1943. Suzanne peacefully passed away in her 80th year at home August 13th 2023 in Midhurst, Ontario. Beloved wife of 60 years to Gary Sutton. Mother to Gordon (Marilyn) Joanna (Byron) Sheryl, Scott (Christina) and Stephen (Alex). Treasured Grandmother to Dylan (Samara), Rebekka (David), Emily (Dan), Wyatt (Erica) and Tanner (Victoria).  Great grandmother to Emmett, Theodore, Braelynn, Harrison, Levi and Walker. Suzanne was predeceased by her parents, Ruth and William Stonehouse, brother Grant (Robbie), sisters Betty, Dale, (Wilf) and Billy (Gladwin). Lovingly remembered by sisters Bonnie (Kevin), and Dixie (Thor).  Suzanne was born into a farming family and continued to be a hardworking farmer her entire life, she will be sadly missed by family and many wonderful friends. A special thanks to the Ageing well, Bayshore Home Community Care, and the VON for all their support and care.

BARNES, Eleanor Pearl – Passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, July 30, 2023.  Eleanor Barnes of Elmvale in her 94th year.  Beloved wife of the late Harold Barnes.  Dear mother of Lorraine (late Gerlad) Douglass, late Douglas (survived by Helene) Barnes, Frances (late Bill) Lafreniere, David (Anna) Barnes, and Raeburn (Rona) Lawson.  Eleanor will be missed by her grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren. Special thanks to the Bayshore Nurses and Homecare for their wonderful care of mom. A graveside service will take place at the Elmvale Cemetery on Friday, August 11 at 11 am. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

HALES, Carol Ann – Passed away peacefully with her family by her side at the Georgian Bay General Hospital in Midland on Sunday, August 6, 2023.  Carol Hales of Tiny, aged 74.  Beloved wife of Norm Hales for 55 years.  Loving mother of Tammy, Mike (Tara), and Rick (Alison).  Proud and cherished grandmother of Becca (Ryan), Christopher, Kennedy, Jake, Dustin, Naomi, Mitchell, and Troy.  Sister of Wendy and the late Sharon.  Pre-deceased by parents John and Grace.  Carol was a loved sister-in-law of Helen, George, and the late Jim. She will be missed by all family and friends.  A visitation will be held at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home in Elmvale from 1-4 pm and 7-9 pm on Wednesday, August 9.  A funeral mass will be held at the Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Elmvale on Thursday, August 10 at 11 am.  CWL prayers at 6:45 pm Wednesday. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Diabetes Association, Lymphoma Canada, or the charity of your choice. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

DESJARDINS, Christopher Edward John – September 24, 1973 – June 16, 2023 – Chris passed away suddenly at Northern Lights Regional Health Centre in Fort McMurray on Friday June 16, 2023. Chris of Victoria Harbour and Fort McMurray was in his 49th year. Loving partner of Paula Madill. Beloved son of Darlene Desjardins and the late Al Desjardins. Brother of Barry (Danielle) Desjardins, Paula (Robert Hall) Desjardins, Bill (Terri Anne) Desjardins, Cathy (Todd) Yates, Susan Desjardins, Connie (Terry) Steele, and Michele (Dave) Gibson. Chris will be sadly missed by his many nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends. If desired, memorial donations can be made to your local OSPCA. Cremation has taken place. Please join us for a celebration of life for Chris on Saturday September 2, 2023 at the Township of Tiny Community Centre, 91 Con. 8 East, Tiny, from 1:30 to 5:00 pm.

UMLAH, Heather Marie (1955-2023) – Beloved daughter of the late Audrey (nee Taylor) and Donald Umlah. Passed away peacefully at Campbell House Hospice in Collingwood on Wednesday, August 9, 2023 with her family by her side. Heather Umlah of Woodland Beach in her 68th year.  Loving sister of Donna Umlah, loved aunt of Amy Umlah and Brittany (Tyler) Power.  Heather will be missed by her good friends Lynda and Norm Trimble, the Ferlito’s, and her beloved dogs, Harley, Helix, Hank, Finn, and Teddy.  She will be fondly remembered by her many cousins, friends, and her  MacLean Engineering family. Heather is a member of the National Payroll Institute of Toronto, the Bayshore Seniors Club, and was a past member of the Ladies Oriental Shrine of North America Bokara Court #22,  Collingwood.  A visitation was held at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home in Elmvale from 6-8 pm on Tuesday, August 15. A memorial service was held in the funeral home Chapel on Wednesday, August 16 at 1 pm.  Cremation with interment at Allenwood Cemetery. Memorial donations in Heather’s memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Arthritis Society of Canada, or Campbell House Hospice. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

LAKE, Donald Earle – Passed away peacefully at Woodspark Longterm Care Centre in Barrie on Friday, August 11, 2023.  Don Lake formerly of Elmvale in his 99th year.  Pre-deceased by his beloved wives Audrey and Anne.   Dear father of David (Margie), Donna (Herb), Ken (Jean), and Kathleen (Chuck).  Loving grandfather of 10 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.  Pre-deceased by 10 brothers and sisters and survived by sister Marjorie Townson.  A visitation will be held at the St. John’s United Church in Elmvale from 1 pm – 2 pm on Wednesday, August 16.  Funeral service in the chapel at 2 pm. Interment Elmvale Cemetery. If desired memorial donations may be made in Don’s memory to St. John’s United Church or the Elmvale Food Bank. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

TURNER, Kathleen “Joy” – On Thursday, July 20th, 2023, Kathleen “Joy” Turner of Elmvale, passed away at the age of 75 with her husband Brian, and her children by her side. She will be deeply missed by her husband and best friend of 55 years, Brian. Her children, Nicole (Brent) Langman, Paul (Angela) Turner, Peter (Jocelyn) Brown.  Joy was a cherished Grandma to Delaney, Brynn, Scarlet and Skye. And a beloved sister to David (Marie) Bodrug, Paul (late Bev) Bodrug, Faithe (Doug) Frew, and several beloved nieces and nephews. Visitation was held at the Nicholls Funeral Home in Midland on Friday, July 28th from 2-5 pm and 7-9 pm. A funeral service was held at Faith Missionary Church in Wasaga Beach on Saturday July 29th at 11 am. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Imani Orphan Care Foundation (www.imaniorphancare.com) or RVH Cancer (www.rvhkeeplifewild.ca)

In Loving Memory of Douglas Frederic Griffin – December 7, 1959 – July 17, 2023. It is with profound sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Douglas Frederic Griffin who peacefully departed this world, in his 64th year,  on July 17, 2023.   He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Jackie Griffin and his three sons Bobby (Samantha), Marcus (Kelly), and Alex.  His beautiful grandchildren Charlotte, Mackenzie, Quinn, and Thomas adored their granddad and will deeply miss him.  Doug is survived by his father Fred Griffin and his sister Debbie (Mell) Fildey and mother-in-law Pat MacDonald.  Predeceased by his mother Doris Griffin and his father-in-law Mervin MacDonald.  Sadly missed by his sisters-in-law Shelley (Dennis) Ball, Peggy (Jim) Balkwill, Jenny (Roger) Schandlen, and his brother-in-law Bill (Barb) MacDonald. He will be lovingly remembered by his many nephews, nieces, extended family, friends, and golfing buddies. A celebration of Doug’s life and the love his family has for him is planned for Friday, August 18, 2023, from 3-7 PM at the Barrie Legion on St. Vincent St., Barrie, ON.  We will forever remember the beautiful memories shared with Doug. You will be deeply missed, but never forgotten. Funeral Arrangements entrusted to Adams Funeral Home.

In Memory – In memory of Carol Joy Eggengoor. It been thirty long years since we lost you. Sorely missed by her three daughters Susan, Brenda and Joanne. And now there are 5 Grandchildren; Spencer and Avery Toffs, Merisa and Dante Zolli and Jacob McLachlin. Forever in Our Hearts. Henry Eggengoor

In loving memory – Gilbert Moreau 1938-2016 – To the world you were one, to us you were the whole world.  Forever loved and missed  Diane, Andrew Jackie, Nash Teagan, Lochlyn,  Shelley,  Taylor and Eden, Matt, Dani, Ivy and Abel  xo

Celebration of Life – Margaret “Jean” Laurin (Tubman) – Jean’s family will host an informal drop-in. Celebration of Life on Saturday, August 12th from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Township of Tiny. Community Centre, 91 Concession Road 8 East, Tiny. Light lunch provided.

Henry Anthony Temolder – May 12, 1958 – July 15, 1993 – 30 years ago you went away without a farewell. We didn’t get a chance to say good-bye. Your absence makes our hearts ache everyday. Until we meet again— Gone far too soon and forever loved and missed. Love Pauline, Kevin, Amanda and families

WATSON, Barbara Annette – In loving memory of Barbara Annette Watson who passed away on Monday, July 3rd in her 86th year.  Loving wife, of the late Gary Watson and the late Jim Culver.  Barbara leaves behind her sister Sandra Warburton and joins her late sister Vera. Dearly missed by her children Vera, Eileen Cooke (Jim), Ken, Glen Cooke (Jo-Anne), Ken Cooke, Kevin Cooke (Tammy) and grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. In keeping with Barbara’s wishes, there will be no funeral service. Expressions of sympathy may be sent through www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

DENIS, Mark Albert – Mark Albert St. Denis of Vasey passed away at home Friday, July 7th in his 66th year.  Devoted husband of Lorraine (Crowe).  Proud and caring father to Ken (Alexis) of Hillsdale. Loving papa to Denver and River. Mark will be sadly missed by many family, friends, neighbours, and musicians. Mark will be fondly remembered for his musical talents, storytelling, and larger than life personality. Cremation has taken place.  A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. If desired, memorial donations may be made to Diabetes Canada, Heart and Stroke, or the charity of your choice. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

DUNSFORD, Arthur Reese – Arthur Reese Dunsford Jr (Reese) born November 11, 1943 passed away peacefully in his home at Wymbolwood Beach on Tuesday July 11, 2023. An entrepreneur with multiple businesses over the years, Reese was a devoted family man and loving husband to his wife Rosalyn (Hussey) and two daughters Katie (Ryan) Mustard and Sandy Dunsford. He was predeceased by his parents Art and Becky Dunsford and his siblings Doreen and Bob.  He will be remembered for his long chats, love of traveling and rocking out to the oldies. He was always ready with a story about a place or a song. He loved the beach and what his family had built there. We know that you are dancing in Heaven to your favourite tunes.  There will be a memorial service at later date. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

LUCAS, Frances Noreen – Passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 15, 2023 at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre in Barrie.  Fran Lucas (nee Draper) of Barrie in her 75th year.  Pre-deceased by husbands, Murray Johnston and Robert Lucas, survived by partner Gord Schlamb.  Beloved mother of Keith Johnston and Kathy Johnston (Harry Mann).  Grandmother of Jesse (Shannon) Johnston, Zack Johnston, Mikaela Knuff-Johnston, pre-deceased by Matthew Johnston, and a proud and loving great-grandmother.  Sister of the late Lois Swan (survived by Brian) and Trace Draper (survived by Marlene). Fran will be missed 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 Thursday, July 20.  A memorial service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Friday, July 21 at 11 am. Interment Elmvale Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Cancer Society in Fran’s memory. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com.

TRACE, Cheryl Anne (nee ECCLESHALL) – Cheryl passed away peacefully at Simcoe Hospice on Tuesday, June 20,  2023,with family by her side. Beloved wife of Leslie Trace.  Forever Dear Mother of Scott (Holly) Trace and Janine (Mike) Pearson.    A Special Nanny to Averie,  Addison and Audrey Trace,  and George and Charlie Pearson. These lucky Grandchildren will forever remember the Dear Nanny who always had time to snuggle,  act out nursery rhymes,  read books, or bake,  during their frequent visits. Cheryl’s memory will be cherished by brother Ross (Linda) Eccleshall and Mother in Law Bunny Trace as well as in Laws John (Shelley) ,  Douglas (Joey), Nancy (Mark) James and Wendy (Ron) Clark. Predeceased by Parents, Brian and Linda Eccleshall, and Linda’s companion John Emmanuel,  Brother Dean Eccleshall, father in Law Bill Trace and brother In Law Stephen Trace. Cheryl will be remembered as a second Mom to the children she Baby-Sat, and as a caring presence to nieces and nephews, and the many young people she helped as Custodian in Simcoe County Schools. Cheryl will be missed by many other Family members and Friends from The Simcoe County School Board, and her volunteer work in the Elmvale community. Cremation has taken place.  A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, July 16 between 1 and 4 P.M. at Elmvale Legion Hall. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Simcoe Hospice, RVH Cancer Centre or Charity of your choice. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

DUNN, Dorothy Mae (nee McNabb) – January 29, 1933 – June 24, 2023 – Dorothy died peacefully on Saturday, June 24, 2023, at Hospice Simcoe at the age of 90. Loving mother to Deb White and Terry Camack (Larry). Proud grandmother to Robyn White, Mandi Beauchamp (Terry) and Christopher White (Lauren), Great-Grandmother to Emma, Hailey and Ayden.  Dorothy is survived by her brother and sister-in-law Alec and Barb McNabb. Dorothy was predeceased by her husband, Bob Dunn; parents Doug and Cora McNabb, sister June LeBlevec (Bob), brother Ken McNabb (Vera), Bob’s siblings Clarence Dunn, Bernice Rutledge, Velma Chase, Doug Dunn and their spouses.  Dorothy will be sadly missed by her sister-in-law, many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. She will be fondly remembered for her friendly smile, her helping hands and her regular phone calls. Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 29 from 2:00–4:00 pm and 7:00-9:00 pm at Lynn-Stone Funeral Home, 15 Yonge St., Elmvale with a funeral service on Friday, June 30 at 11:00 am. Interment to follow at Minesing Union Cemetery.  Memorial donations in mom’s memory may be made to Hospice Simcoe or Minesing Union Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

PATCHELL, Muriel –  In loving memory of Muriel Patchell who passed away peacefully at Serenity Retirement Residence, Barrie on Wednesday, June 21, in her 98th year.  Devoted wife to the late Dr. Douglas Patchell.  Loving Mother to Michael (Lyne), Greg (Laurie) and pre-deceased, Paul (survived by Bev). Muriel was a Grandmother of 4 and Great Grandmother of 6.  Special thanks to grandsons Sean and Geoff (deceased) and great grandchildren Evy and Charlie who provided love and support to Muriel over the past several years.  Friends may call at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home, Elmvale from 10-11 AM visitation with funeral service at 11 AM Saturday, June 24th, 2023.  Memorial Donations to Serenity Retirement Residence, 410 Hurst Dr., Barrie Ont., L4N 6N1. Condolences may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com.

REIMER, Jacob “Jake” William- October 14, 1928 – June 24, 2023 – Jake, a mild-mannered gentleman of few words but very active and giving to the community, passed away peacefully on June 24th, 2023.  Many people would know Jake through his professional life as the Manager of the Toronto Dominion Bank in Penetanguishene where he ended that long-time career after working in other communities over the years. After retirement, he continued to give freely his many talents to the Penetang Legion Branch 68, Lion’s Club and the Penetang Curling Club to name a few. His most important role was Dad to the late Patti, Wayne (Claudette) and Karen (Rob); Opa to Scott, Karlie (Melissa), Laura (Dani), and Jeff (Celine); and Big Opa to Cali and Sophie. Remembered by his sister Anne (Myron). Predeceased by his parents and sister Irene (Rocky). He will always be remembered for his favourite fishing spots and his “guaranteed shoal”. The Kap Shack fishing camp, boating, curling, downhill skiing, cross country skiing, water skiing, golfing and always up for his “Georgian bay shrimp” fry parties. He was well known as the Base drummer for the Penetang Legion Pipes and Drums Band. Playing locally and travelling to parades for Oktoberfest, the Calgary Stampede, Signal Hill Newfoundland, memorials in the Netherlands, Juno Beach and more. Cremation has taken place with a private family service. A Celebration of Life for Jake will follow in the Fall. The family would like to thank the care providers at the Villa Care Centre, Midland for their excellent, professional and compassionate care. Arrangements entrusted to the Penetanguishene Funeral Home.

GRAVES, Earl Leslie – Passed away peacefully at the Georgian Bay General Hospital in Midland on Friday, June 30, 2023. Earl Graves of Elmvale in his 98th year.  Beloved husband of the late Margaret Graves.  Dear father of Joanne (John) Tackaberry and Bruce (Karen) Graves. Proud grandfather of Sean (Helen), Danielle (Brian), Sarah, Kyle (Stacy), and Amanda (Ben).  Great-grandfather of 9.  Predeceased by sisters, Ivadel Cudney and Marguerite Smeltzer. A visitation will be held at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home in Elmvale from 7 pm -9 pm on Monday, July 3, 2023, and 11 am – 12 pm on Tuesday, July 4, 2023.  Funeral service in the funeral home chapel on Tuesday, July 4 at 12 pm.  A masonic service will be held at 11:45 on Tuesday. Interment Greenwood Cemetery Orangeville. If desired memorial donations in Earl’s memory may be made to the Elmvale Presbyterian Church or the charity of your choice. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuenralhome.com

In Memory – 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.

WICHERS-SCHREUR, Benjamin Jordan – August 18, 1991 – June 1, 2023. It is with heavy hearts that Jordan’s family announces his sudden passing on Thursday, June 1, 2023 at Huntsville, Ontario. Jordan is survived by his father Ben Wichers-Schreur (Patti), and mother Sue Tait (Stan). Brother to Korey Gillanders, Jason Tait, Emma Tait, Luke Sheardown, Nathan Wichers-Schreur, and Mikaela Wichers-Schreur. At Jordan’s request there will be no funeral service. A private family visitation has taken place. Special thanks to Kelly from Rainy Funeral Chapel. Memorial donations to Teen Challenge (www.teenchallange.ca) would be appreciated. Condolences may be left for Jordan’s family by visiting www.legacyfuneral.ca  Shine Bright.

WEBB, Wellington ‘Tone’-  Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 6, 2023 at The Villa Care Centre, Midland one day after his 93rd birthday. Beloved husband of the late Betty Webb (nee Hussey). Much loved father of Jane Scarff, Judy (Bob) Staruch and Greg (Sheila) Webb. He will be lovingly remembered by his grandchildren, Andrew, Mathew, Foster (Anissa) and Sarah (Dave) as well as his great grandchildren, Isaac, Sophie and Adalyn. Cherished brother to the late Elmira Freeman, Jeanne Webb, Edward (Bessie) Webb, Lloyd (Jean) Webb, Fred (Grace) Webb and Orville Webb. Dad was born and raised in Wyevale, a village he held near and dear to his heart. It was here that he began a career with his father and brothers as a builder. It was during this time he and his family built their beloved Wyevale Free Methodist Church. It was a small church with a small congregation, but Dad and his family were committed to keeping it going. Later Tone served as a Township of Tiny Police Officer and some years after that mom and dad opened Webb’s Drive-In Restaurant, followed by Webb’s Greenhouse. Running these businesses was pure joy for our parents. They so enjoyed the day to day interaction with the residents of Wyevale and our Tiny Beaches cottagers, many of whom became lifelong friends.  Visitation will be held on Monday, June 12th at Lynn-Stone Funeral Home, Elmvale, from 11am to 1pm followed by a funeral service in the chapel at 1 pm.  Interment following the service at Wyevale Cemetery. The family would dearly like to thank everyone at The Villa Care Centre for the love and support they showed to dad and our family. If you would like to make a donation in his memory please consider The Canadian Diabetes Association, Alzheimer’s Society or the Canadian Cancer Society. Messages may be sent to the family at www.lynnstonefuneralhom.com 

LAURIN (TUBMAN). Margaret “Jean” – August 11, 1956 – June 1, 2023. It is with heavy hearts and immense sadness that we announce the passing of Margaret Jean Laurin, after a sudden illness. Jean passed on June 1, 2023, at Georgian Bay General Hospital, surrounded by her loving family. She will be deeply missed by Marc Laurin, her husband of 41 years and best friend, and daughters Danielle and Krista (Jeremy) Laurin. Dearly loved sister of Eric (Pat) and Elaine (Brian) Tubman and their children and families. Youngest daughter of the late Harry and Mae (Strath) Tubman. Sister-in-law to Annette (Don) Jones, Rene (Elizabeth) Laurin, Claude (Sandy) Laurin, Romeo (Lucie) Pilon, and the late Adele and Maurice Laurin, and their children and families. Daughter-in-law to Ligouri and the late Marielle (Maurice) Laurin. Jean’s family will host an informal drop-in Celebration of Life on Saturday, August 12th from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Township of Tiny Community Centre, 91 Concession Road 8 East. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements entrusted to LeClair Cremation Centre, Midland. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Jean’s memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada or the Hospital for Sick Children.

DESROCHES, Elaine Mary-Anne – February 4, 1954 – May 21, 2023 – The family of Elaine Desroches sadly announce her passing at her Chatsworth home, on Sunday May 21, 2023, at age 69. Loving partner of Dave Hockley and family; Jim (Jess) of Collingwood and Jennifer (Bob) of Priceville and grandchildren Claire, Chloe and Hunter. Dear sister to Allen (Linda) of Shanty Bay, Tim (Mona) of Tiny, David (Ann) of Victoria Harbour, Theodore “Teddy” (Brenda) of Ravenna, Mary of Midland, Judy (Roger) of Midland, Lucille of Barrie, Peter (Linda) of Perkinsfield,  Lisa of Barrie, and sister-in-law Tammy of Wasaga Beach. Fondly remembered by 17 nieces and nephews, and 16 great-nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Venard and Yvette Desroches (nee Robillard) and brother Ivan. Joining Elaine on her journey is her loving fur-baby, Sam, who passed one day after. Cremation has taken place, and arrangements have been entrusted to the Garafraxa Hill Funeral Home, Chatsworth. If desired, donations to the Grey-Bruce Animal Shelter would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be expressed online at www.garafraxahillfuneral.com

OVEREND, Valerie (Elko) – With broken hearts, we announce the passing of Valerie Overend (Elko) on Sat, May 27th, surrounded by the love and comfort of her family & friends. She will be forever loved by Dennis (husband), her daughters “the girls”, Michelle (Brian), Denise (Jason), Lisa (Kevin) and Teresa.  She was cherished by grandchildren, Ciera, Mya, Easton and Bentley; along with being Nanny Val to the Overend grandchildren. She will be dearly missed by her brother Jackie (Gene), cousins Wendell & Carolyn and remembered by her many friends & family across Ontario and Nova Scotia for her uniqueness and abundant personality.   A special thank you to all the Doctors, Nurses and volunteers at RVH and Hospice Simcoe for their care and support.  Memorial Service took place Saturday June 3, 2023 at St. Peters Anglican Church in Churchill, ON. In lieu of flowers, donations will be accepted to St. Peters Anglican Church www1.stpeterschurchill.org/parish-home  & The Canadian Cancer Society www.cancer.ca

HASTINGS, Ross Edward –  Passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 25, 2023, at the Villa Care Centre, Midland. Ross Hastings of Wyevale, dear husband of the late Pat Hastings. Cherished mother of Cindy (Shayne Large) and Kirk (Penny Brake) all of Tiny. Lovingly remembered by his grandchildren Alexis and Jonathan and step grandchildren Kaitlyn and Cole. Predeceased by parents Marjorie and Del Hastings. Ross will be greatly missed by his extended family, many friends and those from the community he loved so much.  Ross was known to many through his construction business, volunteer work and many years on Tiny Council. He served as Councillor, Deputy Reeve, Reeve and had the distinction of being the first Mayor in Tiny. He was also elected by his peers as Warden of Simcoe County.  Ross spent a lot of time with family and friends at the family cottage. The annual snowmobile weekends there were infamous. He and Pat vacationed at their home in Florida and enjoyed many memorable trips over the years. Visits with the grandchildren were always a great source of joy. Ross always found time to attend regular “meetings” at the Wyevale Jug City (especially during ice cream season). Cremation has taken place. As per his wishes, there will be a private interment for both Ross and his sweetheart, Pat.  Ross requested that instead of a funeral, we celebrate his life and share memories with family and friends. His family will host an informal Celebration of Life Open House on July 14 between 3 to 6 pm at Shayne and Cindy’s home – 1249 Marshall Road in Tiny. As there is no formal service, everyone is welcome to drop in when they can. More details will be available shortly on the memorial website.  The Township of Tiny was very important to Ross. If you would like to make a donation in his honour, consider supporting one of the many organizations that serve our community.  The family wishes to thank the wonderful staff at the Villa Care Centre who have lovingly cared for Ross during the last two years and provided incredible support to both him and the family during end of life.  There are so many wonderful memories of Ross. A memorial website has been created to share all the special moments in his life: www.rosshastings.life. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

CAMPBELL, Gladys Minnie Irene – Passed peacefully surrounded by family at Hospice Simcoe in Barrie on Monday June 5, 2023 in her 87th year.  Gladys loving mother to Lance (Barb) and Julie (Bob) Garside, will be sadly missed by her  grandchildren Bryan (Emma) Campbell, Anne (Aaron Leonard) Campbell, and Jack and Sophie Garside, and by her great grandchildren Kaitlyn, Lucas, Sooji, and Allison.  Gladys is predeceased by her son Anthony Sherman and by her siblings Helen and Hazel.  The family has had a private graveside service at St. Andrews St. James Cemetery.  If desired, memorial donations may be made to Hospice Simcoe and will be received by Doolittle Chapel of Carson Funeral Home 54 Coldwater Street E., Orillia, Ontario 705-326-3595. Online Messages of Condolence are welcome at www.CarsonFuneralHomes.com

DESROCHES, Ivan Joseph – February 20, 1961 – May 18, 2023 – Surrounded by his family and with his heart full of memories of a life well-lived, Ivan Joseph Desroches of Wasaga Beach, a Skipper among men, passed away on May 18 at Hospice Simcoe (Barrie). Ivan was the life-long, hard-working, best friend of Tammy (nee Hocken), together through all sorts of weather and the deeply loved father and hero of Evan (Emily), Emily, Bryn and Zach. Life was always an adventure for Ivan growing up on the farm as the seventh child of 11 children, of the late Venard Desroches and Yvette (nee Robillard). He will be missed by his brothers and sisters: Allen & Linda, Elaine & Dave, Tim & Mona, David & Ann, Theodore (Teddy) & Brenda, Mary, Judy & Roger Gagne, Lucille, Peter & Linda and Lisa. Ivan will be remembered by his brother-in-law Ken Hocken. Ivan’s memory will be held in the hearts of his many nieces and nephews, and grand-nieces and grand-nephews. Ivan, Skipper, will always be remembered for the things he taught his own children and the rest of us by example. He managed to teach his own kids and all the soccer and Scout kids (and most of the parents) to be, at the same time, adventurous and responsible for themselves. Today they call that self-reliance. He never lost sight of what is important for kids and never lost the “kid-ness” in himself. He never appeared to be flustered or caught up in the “stuff” going on around him. As Ivan would say “In five minutes”. Ivan was always Gettin ‘er Done. As a respected mechanic he valued fix over replace saving his customers money, creating loyalty and, more importantly, friends. He always seemed to come second. How much sleep did he miss out on coaching, arranging camping trips, bike hikes, canoe trips down the river in the dark, all the winter Scout meetings at the Sports Park, creating Santa Claus parade floats, researching new tricks like hobo stoves and aluminum foil camp ovens for pork roasts, working late, and early, to see that a broken car was fixed and safe when its owner really needed it? Whatever we do in life, let’s prepare for and remember it as “The Best Camp!” Thank you, Skipper, mentor to so many and hero to us all. Our immense gratitude to Dr. Derek Nay, Dr. Heidi Deboer-Fennell, Tracy RN, and our chemo angels of the third floor that rose to every challenge and question, making the best team ever. A visitation was held at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home Elmvale on Wednesday, May 24, 2023 from 11 am – 1 pm. Memorial service in the chapel at 1 pm. Reception did follow at the Elmvale Legion. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Elmvale and District Lions’ Club, Elmvale Foodbank, or Hospice Simcoe. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

ELLIOTT, Brian Earl – Brian Earl Elliott passed away peacefully with his family at his side on Saturday, May 6, 2023. Brian is lovingly remembered by his children, Katie and Hannah, “forever-engaged” sweetheart Muriel Grimble, his brothers Garry (Vivien), Colin (Susan), Glenn (Nicole), predeceased by his sister, Sheila (Gary). Brian was loved by his many nieces, nephews, and all of the Grimble/Elliott family. Brian grew up on a farm in Elmvale, ON, born to parents Earl and Velna (nee Doupe).  Brian was a lover of golf trips, fishing, Caesar Sundays, and tasty tomato sandwiches. He was an avid community member involved for years coaching with St. Albert Ringette and helped found the Turkey Ring Tournament. He was also involved in community work through the St. Albert Cosmopolitan Club for over 30 years.  He brought joy to those whose lives he touched, even if it was only for a short time. He always made friends wherever he went and was happy to share a story with those who would listen. He loved to travel and had many stories to tell of his adventures. Costa Rica held a special place in his heart and was a place he enjoyed sharing with family and friends.  He was able to make one last trip there earlier this year when he attended his youngest daughter’s wedding in Costa Rica. He cherished friendship and family as his number one priority. Quick-witted and always down for a good time, he made us laugh, he helped us when we needed him, and he cared about us deeply. He will be lovingly missed and remain forever in our hearts. Celebration of Life for Brian will be held on June 17th, 2023, from 1 PM to 4 PM at Red Willow Place (7 Tache Street, St. Albert, AB). In celebration of Brian, attendees are encouraged to wear bright colours. There will also be a celebration held in Ontario in late summer 2023, dates TBD. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Kids with Cancer Society.

Anderson, Robert “Bob” – It is with sadness we announce of the passing of Robert (Bob) Anderson on Saturday, May 13, 2023, at the age of 80. Bob is predeceased by his wife Barbara (Lee) and his daughter Marsha.  He is also predeceased by his parents Charles and Viola Anderson (Bath), step siblings Don, Ralph and Joan, siblings Janet and Bill.  He is survived by brothers Gary and David, sisters Judy and Kathy and many nieces, nephews, great nieces, and nephews. Bob will be sadly missed by his wide circle of loyal friends who have stood by him for many years. We will miss his laughter, curiosity, and art of conversation. A celebration of Bob’s life will be held at a later date. Memorial donations to a charity of choice would be appreciated. Condolences may be forwarded to the family through www.legacyfuneral.ca  Arrangements entrusted to Legacy Funeral Home, Barrie. 705-728-8282

BARNETT, Shirley Ann (nee Coombes)- September 22, 1934 – May 8, 2023 – Peacefully, on May 8th, 2023, in her 89th year. Beloved wife to the late Albert Barnett and previously to the late Glen Brown. Loving mother to Lesley (Joe) Lopez, Stephen (Frances) Barnett and Susan Hannam. Caring grandmother to Michelle (John), Matthew (Victoria), Christine and Benjamin. Adored great grandmother to Arielle, Jack and Kosta. Predeceased by her parents Murray and Mabel Coombes and sister Glen Mary. She will be missed by many family members and friends. Shirley was born in Barrie and moved to Fort Smith, in the Northwest Territories when her father was stationed there with the Canadian Armed Forces. She spent the best five years of her life here.  She returned there in 1999 for a visit with her daughter Lesley. Shirley also lived in Ottawa, where she worked as the Secretary to the Head of the Boy Scouts of Canada. Retuning to Barrie, she married her first husband Glen and welcomed her daughter. They farmed for 18 years at the corner of Cundles Road and Bayfield Street. Later in her life, she met and married Albert, welcoming Stephen and Susan into her family. Together they raised their three children and bred Bichon Frise, allowing her to embrace her love of animals. She enjoyed many hobbies, including folk art painting. The family would like to extend a thank you to the nurses and personal support workers at I.O.O.F. for their wonderful care of Shirley. Funeral Services took place on Thursday, May 11th, 2023 with burial at Midhurst Union Cemetery. Messages of condolence can be forwarded to the family at adamsfuneralhome.ca

THANK YOU from HENSHAW Family – There are NO words to express our Gratefulness for the LOVE, PRAYERS, SUPPORT and KINDNESS shown to our Family with the recent loss of Tim. Your Beautiful cards, donations, floral tributes and food received were appreciated beyond what words can express, a testament of Tim’s legacy of giving. Tim had a Heart for the unnoticed and always made an effort to support and encourage those he connected with every day.   Please continue his Special Legacy by choosing to make a difference in someone’s life each day. In Memory of a Life so Beautifully Lived and a Heart so Deeply Loved. With Loving Gratitude, Jane, Christe and Darius, Jarrett and Twila

IN MEMORY – In Loving Memory of Daniel “Gummy” Rowat –  1956- 2022.
Those we love don’t go away. They walk beside us every day.
Unseen, unheard but always near. So loved, so missed, so very dear.
Love Always Mom, Diane, David, Joni, Josh, Jesse, Gregory and family…

MACDONALD, Graham – January 15 1948 – April 26 2023.  It is with sadness, but with hearts full of love, that we said goodbye to our Husband, Dad and Poppa.  Husband, best friend and adventure companion of Carol; for 53 years, they’ve hiked, biked, canoed, kayaked, camped and travelled extensively. Loving Dad and teacher to Julie MacDonald and Cindy Thor. Poppa and proudest supporter to grandchildren Marc Booth(Skylar), Liam, Jack and Bella Thor. Loved and snuggled by his furry feline companions Marshmallow and Marmalade and grand puppies Hudson and Finn. Our large family will deeply miss the laughs and times shared; Brother Ian MacDonald(pre-deceased, Vicky), Greg MacDonald(Cheryl), Brother in-law Graham Webb (Jill), Joe Webb (Vicki), Marg Webb (Nancy) and many nieces and nephews. Cherished friends of almost 60 years, Dave & Peggy Lynn, Wayne & Pam Irving and the many friends he has made on his life’s journey. Graham’s career with IBM was as a Senior Technical Operator, trouble-shooting issues with copiers and computers.  He loved a challenge whether it was figuring out how to fix something around the house, teaching someone to fix or build something or he would design and make a tool if there was not one handy. He crafted a cedar strip kayak for Carol and almost completed one for himself that his Grandchildren will finish in his honour.   He was always available to lend a hand whether it was sandbagging during the Red River flood to sandbagging on Wolfe Island, to changing a light bulb for a friend, Graham was always ready to help where ever needed. He was the MacGyver in our life.  In his retirement he worked at the Horseshoe Resort where his MacGyver skills were called on daily. However, the retirement work he loved was at the Wye Marsh. He enjoyed his maintenance work there, tending the trails, the swans, geese and in particular his falconry work with his hawks. He developed and created the snowshoe trail at the WyeMarsh which was named in his honour.  We would like to sincerely thank all of the staff at Georgian Bay General Hospital 1 North, for their sincere and compassionate care, Thank You. Hasta luego my friends, until we meet again.  Celebration of life: May 13, 2023, Location Wye Marsh, 16160 Hwy 12 East Midland ON L4R 4K6. Time Gathering, 2:00p.m.  Sharing Memories 2:30 p.m. Donations can me made in Graham’s name to the Wye Marsh or Bruce Trail Conservatory Brucetrail.org

 WHITTON, James Harris – Passed away peacefully at Campbell House Hospice in Collingwood, on April 27, 2023. Harris Whitton of Wasaga Beach will be reunited with his beloved wife, Annabelle (nee Thompson), after many long years. Predeceased by his parents James and Hazel Whitton, his brother Lorne (Jean) and sisters Evelyn (Bill) Adams and Myrtle (Claude) Coates. Uncle Harris will be lovingly remembered by many nieces and nephews. He will be greatly missed by his special lifelong friend Jim Ayotte. A celebration of life will be held at the Palace Tavern in Elmvale on May 20 from 1 -3 pm. Memorial donations to Cancer Society will be greatly appreciated. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

 SMITH, Robert James – Passed away suddenly on Thursday, April 27th, 2023 at G.B.G.H. Robert was born on May 31, 1950 to the late Allan and Jean Smith. Predeceased by his wife, Doreen (Ritchie) Smith. Father to Pamela (Joseph) Fralick, Heather (Jason) Juneau, Derek (Crystal) Smith and adopted daughter Jaime Wood. Cherished Grandfather of Owen, Cora, Keegan, Mason, Jakob, Evelyn, Collyns and Abby. Dear Brother to Harvey Smith, William Smith, Terry (Neil) Harkes and Lyle (Julie) Smith. Brother-in-law to the late Don and Anne Ritchie, Lois (Pete) McCloskey, Ken (late Nicole) Ritchie, Marilyn (late Phil) Kenny, Dan (Karen) Ritchie. Robert will be missed by all his nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends. Our Father will always be remembered for his love of hockey and fishing in addition to his involvement with the Elmvale Maple Syrup Festival, the Elmvale Food Bank and Elmvale Minor Hockey. He had a helpful, outgoing nature and was often having pleasant conversations and generating laughs with friends and passersby. “Bob” also chased countless kilometres as a long haul truck driver for several years to ensure we had everything that we needed. Our Father was always faithful to the Marine Corps., left the USMC as a Corporal and a Vietnam veteran after having been a Sergeant in the Royal Canadian Air Cadets. Our Father will be missed. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of life will happen on Monday, May 15th, 2023 between 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Elmvale Legion, 7 John Street, Elmvale. Please consider a donation to the Elmvale Food Bank in lieu of flowers.

MARIN CROWE, Jo Anne Nicole Marie – Jo Anne Nicole Marie Marin Crowe peacefully passed away at home surrounded by her loving family on May 5th 2023. She was in her 68th year. Born to loving parents Joseph Marin*(late) and Fernande Simard* on September 28th, 1955. She married her soulmate Donald Crowe* on September 13, 1975.
Lovingly remembered by her children:Donny Crowe (Femke), Chantal Crowe, James Crowe (Robin), Shannon Heppner (Eric).
Honorary mom of: Thomas Zinn, Sherryann Macfarlane, her furbaby Muffin and many others.
Proud and loving “Mère” to: Ashton, Zoe, Nolan, Tristian, Amy, Emma, Alex-Zandra, Caleb, Masen, Colby, Oliver and Finley.
Proud sister of: Bertha Pichette* (George*), Lucien Marin*, Armand Marin* (Myrna*), Ernest Marin (Yvette*), Giselle Marin*, Jeannine Levesque* (Gerald*), Colette Tanguay* (Gerry), May Robichaud (Louis), Jean Paul Marin (Nicole), Mona Marin*, Roger Marin*, Marcel Marin* (Diane*), Robert Marin*, Denis Marin. Fondly remembered as Aunt, Great Aunt, Great Great Aunt, by many nieces and nephews. A memorial mass will be held at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in  Elmvale on Saturday, May 20 at 11:30 am. Cremation with interment Elmvale Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

SPRING, Robert (Bob) – It is with heavy hearts that we announce the death of Bob on April 28, 2023, at the age of 75. He leaves behind his loving wife Joanne, his cherished daughter Ellen, and all the wonderful friends and Chums he made on his life journey. Bob was a man of many talents, but above all he was kind in spirit and in deeds. He said he was fortunate to have been given warning of his demise — “a privilege denied to many.” As a result, we were able to celebrate Bob’s life while he was with us. He was humbled and deeply touched by the outpouring of love he received from those he so dearly loved and respected. There will be no funeral, at Bob’s request. Messages of condolence may be sent to Bob’s family by visiting www.legacyfuneral.ca

Thank you – The family of the late, Diane Raedts wish to express our sincere appreciation to family, friends, and neighbours for the calls, cards, food, flowers and donations during this past week in our time of grief. Special thanks to Dr. Rafikov and the nurses on 2E at Georgian Bay General Hospital for your care over the last few months. Also, Rev. Bonnie Kelly from Wyevale United Church for your visits and memorial, and the Lynn Stone Funeral Home Elmvale for all your support and help. Steve Raedts, Sandy Rawn, Mark and Rick Therrien and their families

Thank you – The family of the late David Lawson Stewart would like to extend our sincere appreciation to everyone for their kind words of sympathy, shared memories, cards, flowers, and charitable donations. We would also like to thank Dave’s medical team of Dr. Doug Collins, RVH Cancer Clinic, Dr. Kelly Sowden, Dr. Kent Russell, and Dr. Marianne Belau for the excellent medical care David received during his cancer and Parkinson’s journey.  A special thank you to Gilda’s Club of Simcoe Muskoka, Hospice Simcoe Muskoka and all the Bayshore nurses and PSWs who cared so compassionately for Dave and supported us. We would also like to thank the Lynn Stone Funeral Home and its wonderful staff, Reverend Rudy Plug for the his uplifting words at the Celebration Of Life service, and Valley Farms for their fine catering of the luncheon.  To everyone who has been there for us both before and after Dave’s passing, we are most grateful for your love and support. Dave will be dearly missed by all who knew him.  With sincere gratitude, Audrey

PERSI, Maria – January 4, 1940 – April 14, 2023.  Maria (Mariann, Ingeborg) Persi was born in Frankfurt Germany on January 4th, 1940 and passed away peacefully at Simcoe Hospice on April 14th.  Maria is survived by: her husband of 61 years, Sam (Serafino) Persi, her children Michael Persi and Michel Persi-Kasper, her Son-inlaw Karl Kasper and her grandchildren, Tyler, Luke, Ella, Enzo and Mila.  Maria moved to Elmvale in 1972 to help create one of Simcoe County’s greatest family attractions for all to enjoy, the Elmvale Jungle Zoo. Her warm smile greeted every guest as she would give them helpful hints and reminders. Ensuring all the plush and souvenirs were neat, tidied and stocked.  Her outstanding knowledge of raising young animals has been passed down through to her grandchildren and has saved many furry lives.  Maria loved to travel whether it was to see the ocean in the Bahamas or the bright lights and ringing bells of the slot machines in Las Vegas and family vacations were always an adventure she enjoyed.  Maria had poise and elegance to her that was admire by many. Her heart filled with kindness and love for all. She be missed greatly. A Celebration of Life with be held at Southshore Community Center (205 Lakshore Drive, Barrie). On April 30,2023 from 1pm to 4pm. Feel free to wear something blue as we celebrate Maria with her favourite colour.  In honour of Maria, donations can me made to Hospice Simcoe. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

NELSON, Donald Andrew – It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Donald Andrew Nelson (91), of Oro-Medonte, on April 9, 2023. Dad’s story started in Northern Ontario with Mom, Iola Nelson (Barr) and Dad, Andy Nelson. The oldest of 13, his siblings Gordon, Ron, Vince, Edgar, Maurice, Cyril, Albert, Laurette, Lorraine, Leona, Germain and Louise were the subject of many of the stories he had of growing up in the north and the hardships overcome. He lived his life well, and by his terms. Well known in both the stock car racing community and as a valued Ontario Hydro (Hydro One) member he made his mark everywhere. He earned his “Restless One” moniker by always striving to be the best. It is that same spirit he instilled in his children, Donna McFadden (Ron), Darlene Nelson (John), Debra Nelson (John), Dwight Nelson (Michelle) and Dale. He will be missed by Grandchildren Neil, Ryan, David, Brandon, Travis, Hailey, Alannah, Nolan, Abby, Jace, Patty, Jennifer plus numerous Great Grandchildren. Dad has now joined his Bride, our loving Mom, Dianne, on the other side and he is at peace again. To know that they are together again makes our hearts a little lighter. We will continue to honour and love them. And share stories of them to future generations. A visitation was held at Lynn-Stone Funeral Home from 6 – 8 pm on Thursday, April 13th. Funeral Service was in the chapel at the funeral home on Friday at 1 pm. Private family interment Elmvale Cemetery. If you wish to make a donation in his memory please consider the Alzheimer Society.

BROCK, Florence Margaret- April 23, 1921 – April 15, 2023. Passed away peacefully at Hillcrest Village Care Centre just one week before her 102nd birthday. Florence Brock (nee Taylor), beloved wife of the late Allison Isaac ‘Ike’ Brock and cherished sister to the late Flo Allen of Toronto. Florence was a dear Aunt to many nieces and nephews and a great protector and friend to as many animals as possible. She was born in Toronto, Ontario where she enjoyed the city life and a career in the fashion industry until her late thirties when she met the love of her life, Ike Brock, and moved north! They married in 1961 and Flo came to live with Ike in Wyevale. What a lucky turn for Wyevale! Florence was an avid volunteer and loved to help out. Together they were pillars of the community where they worked tirelessly at church suppers and Silent Auctions, whatever the request, they were there to lend a hand! Aunt Flo and Uncle Ike thoroughly enjoyed living at Bluewater Beach and then later Parry Sound, while spending winters in Florida. Flo loved the sunshine and playing tennis and shuffleboard. She LOVED to fish and enjoyed the water and would never pass up a game of cards. In her more senior years, she moved down from Parry Sound to Elim Retirement Home in Waubaushene to be closer to her niece Ellen (Greaves) Bader…and a little later to Hillcrest Village Care Centre in Midland. Ellen visited Aunt Flo regularly and got to know the staff at Hillcrest Village and would dearly like to thank everyone there for all the love and support they showed Aunt Flo over the past 8 years. Respecting Florence’s wish there will not be a service. If you wish to make a donation in her memory know that she would be grateful for donations to Wyevale United Church – 846 County Road 6 South, Tiny, ON L0L 2T0 (www.wyevaleuc.ca). Interment will take place at Wyevale Cemetery. Messages and remembrances of Florence can be sent to lynnstonefuneralhome.com.

JOYCE, Kenneth Leslie – Kenneth Joyce died peacefully, in Barrie on April 11, 2023, just shy of his 95th birthday, surrounded by his children and their spouses. Ken Joyce was born in Toronto, May 3, 1928 to English immigrants John and Winnifred Joyce, brother to Jack jr., Audrey and Doreen. He was raised in central Toronto  and started working in the insurance business, immediately out of high school. He soon met Elaine Audrey Roworth, who worked at the same company; He was 19 and she was sixteen! They soon fell in love and, a few years later were married, bought a home, in Scarborough, and, successfully, raised a family of three children. They were married a total of 69.5 years. Elaine died before Ken in February 2021. Ken’s hard work and excellence at negotiating enabled him to grow and  prosper as an insurance adjuster in the Guardian Group of insurance companies. After 20 or so years, he left the Guardian Group to join insurance broker Reed, Shaw, Osler (eventually, Reed Stenhouse Ltd. and now AON) as Vice President, Claims. His knowledge of insurance policies and insurance company operating methods, enabled him to excel in assisting clients to obtain the best possible claim payouts on their claims. He loved his job and traveled extensively to help resolve difficult insurance claims. He was a past president of the Ontario Insurance Adjusters Association and was their longest-lived past president. Although considered city people, Ken and Elaine retired to Horseshoe Valley, Ontario around 1988 and prospered. They built a home and immersed themselves in local activities, including local politics, golf, tennis, and cross-country skiing. Ken particularly enjoyed participating in an ad hoc men’s group called “The Rinky-Dinks”.  He was president of the Horseshoe Valley Property Owners Association and loved to welcome new residents to the area. He also loved jazz music and was a member of a group of jazz aficionados, who met regularly to share music finds. Ken supported Elaine’s involvement in the Women’s Institute, the Oro-Medonte Horticultural Society and helped her with the lovely flower gardens around their home. Ken is survived by all of his children and their spouses: David Joyce and Carol Teal; Brian and Mary Joyce; Janet Joyce and Michael de la Haye. As well, he is survived by six grandchildren: Anne, Daniel, Megan, Alex, Christopher, and Devin, plus three great-grandchildren, Lane, Emmett, and Edward. The Joyce family will be forever grateful for the medical care, personal attention and guidance that Dr. David K. Evans provided to Ken and Elaine over the years.  Memorial donations to Royal Victoria Hospital and Hospice Simcoe, in lieu of flowers , would be appreciated.

THANK YOU from Marlene Tinney – I would like to say a sincere thank you to my friends, neighbours and family for attending my 90th birthday celebration.  Your gifts, cards, phone calls and online wishes were very much appreciated.  A special thank you to my family for all of their work in putting the party together. A heartfelt thank you to everyone.  Marlene Tinney

Celebration of Life for DAVID LAWSON STEWART – Saturday, May 6th, 2023. Visitation 11:30 am to 1:00 pm. Service 1:00 pm. Lynn Stone Funeral Home. 15 Yonge Street South, Elmvale

TRAVERS, Darryl James Stewart – With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of Darryl, who bravely battled diabetes with unwavering courage.  Darryl passed away on April 15, 2023, at the age of 41 years.  Beloved son of Brian and Betty Travers, Darryl was a loving father to his children Logan and Alexis. He was a cherished brother to Donna (Adrian) and a dear friend to many.  Darryl had a deep passion for Nascar and anything related to the outdoors.  He loved hunting and spending time in nature, connecting with the beauty of the world around him.  A private Celebration of Life will be held at a later date to honor Darryl’s memory.  Darryl will be greatly missed by all who knew him, and his memory will forever live on in our  hearts.  Online memories and condolences may be shared at www.peacefultransition.ca. 

RAEDTS, Diane Catherine – May 19, 1954-April 18, 2023. Diane Raedts (nee Dempster) passed away surrounded by her family at Georgian Bay General Hospital on April 18, 2023. Diane is survived by her husband of 27 years, Steve Raedts, and her children, Sandra Rawn (Kirk McDonald), Mark (Amy) Therrien, Rick (Jennifer) Therrien and her grandchildren, Alexandra Rawn (John Hogan), Melissa Rawn, Jonathan, Justin, Ethan, Joel and Leighton Therrien. Sister of Isabelle (the late Mel) Orser, the late Bill (Anne) Dempster, Brian (Elaine) Dempster, Don (Deirdre) Dempster and aunt of many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held at Lynn-Stone Funeral Home, Elmvale, from 2-4 pm on Friday, April 21st. Funeral Service at 4 pm. Interment Elmvale Cemetery at a later date. Following the service friends are invited to the Lion’s Club, 1979 Flos Rd 7 West, Elmvale. The family would appreciate memorial donations to Parkinson Canada, or in support of the terrific care that was shown to Diane and her family, the Georgian Bay General Hospital Foundation. Messages of sympathy may be sent to the family at lynnstonefuneralhome.com

VAERUM, Villy – It is with great sadness we announce the sudden passing of beloved father and husband, Villy Vaerum. He passed on April 21, 2023, of natural causes. He was 83 years old. Born on May 3, 1939, in Denmark to Minna and Ejnar Vaerum. He is survived by his wife, Ute; children, Soren and Vibeke; and his siblings: Sonja, Elin, Lise, Doris, Preben, and Alvin. Beloved Opa to River. Villy and Ute emigrated to Canada twice, enabling his vocation as a district vet and veterinarian in Manitoba and Denmark. In retirement, Villy and Ute moved to Phelpston, Ontario. An active retirement of travel, golf, and learning followed. A man of the earth, Villy was an avid gardener, creating an oasis for fish, birds, flowers, and trees from scratch. We remember him for his distinct sense of humour, warmth, and inquisitive mind. The family would like to thank Dr. Omar and Nurse Laura (RVH) and the Springwater Fire & Paramedic Departments for their kindness and professionalism during this time. Cremation has taken place. Service information to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Royal Victoria Hospital Foundation would be welcome. Messages of sympathy may be sent to the family at lynnstonefuneralhome.com

HANDY, James Ronald – It is with profound sadness that the family announce the unexpected passing of James Ronald Handy in his 91st year. After a brief illness on Wednesday February 08, 2023 at the Orillia Soldiers Memorial Hospital. Beloved husband of 67 years to the late Shirley Ruby Handy (nee Archer, d.2020). Deeply loved, respected, and admired father of Douglas (Cynthia) and Shane (Leslie-Ann). Loving grandfather of Craig (Samantha), Francesca, Alexander, and Matthew. Proud new great grandfather to Slade James Handy. Dear brother of Ruby Crowe predeceased and Leonard (Doreen) both predeceased and brother-in-law of Faye (Lawrence) Townes both predeceased and Donald (Margaret) Archer. Jim will be deeply missed by many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. The youngest child of the late Zelma (Dickinson) and Ira Handy, Jim was born in Allenwood on October 14, 1932 growing up on the family farms in Flos Twsp. Jim met the love of his life Shirley at a street dance in Elmvale and they were married in June of 1953 & resided in Barrie. After leaving the family farm Jim worked at Barrie CO-OP. Having a talent for repairing just about anything and a keen interest in cars, Jim was recruited by the GM Dealership Dangerfield Motors where he pursued a career in the automotive industry. Starting briefly in car sales he soon turned to the service bays where he became a Class A Automotive Mechanic working his way up to Service Manager. Jim was very proud of his GM Factory Training & was a recognized talent in the field and was consulted by the factory and other dealerships for his diagnostic expertise.  Being a gifted mechanic, time steered Jim to move his family to Jarratt in 1972 where he and Shirley as partners, successfully ran Handy’s Service Centre together for 16 years.  Jim’s business integrity, quality work and friendly demeanor quickly made the Garage a success. In 1988 the couple retired from the Garage & moved to Orillia. Never one to be idle, Jim got back into the automotive arena as Service Manager at Kelly Motors/Kemp Ford. After retiring from the Automotive field Jim was coaxed into a new adventure as a plaza property manager until his final retirement.  Jim loved aviation and as a younger man spent a lot of time at the Barrie Airport and flying in small aircraft. He built & flew control wire engine powered model airplanes. In his later years Jim enjoyed flying his fleet of small drones. Over the years cars, boats, campers, motorcycles, and snowmobiles were a constant staple in Jim’s life. Jim enjoyed outdoor activities with his family & friends. In summer he could be found camping and as an avid boater on the water in one of the many boats he piloted. The entire Trent Severn Waterway was navigated and was a favourite memory. A 1988 trip to the west coast aboard their Honda Goldwing motorcycle was another highlight of summer adventures. In winter Jim was snowmobiling as often as he could, an activity he enjoyed right up until March 2022. Many trips and outings were enjoyed with the Bass Lake Snowrunners, a club where he was an active member right up until its disbanding in 2022. Jim certainly lived up to his last name, as he was remarkably ‘handy’ when it came to anything mechanical or within the trades. Aside from being an expert under the hood of a car, Jim seemed to always know what to do if something broke or somebody needed help with plumbing, electrical, appliances, construction, upholstery, or woodwork. After hanging up his mechanic’s tools he became proficient in his woodworking shop. In fact, many of the most cherished items his family owns were either built or improved upon from his creative and precise hands.  Jim will be remembered for his good nature, wisdom, generosity, zest for life & magnificent work ethic. He never slowed down, working on projects and doing things on his own terms right until the end. Jim’s mantra was ‘do it right the first time’. He will be fiercely missed by his family who knew the steadfast love and loyalty he always had for them, and they will forever cherish the wonderful memories they shared with him.  Cremation has taken place and no services will be held at this time. A joint service for both James and Shirley will be held in late spring. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to The Heart and Stroke Foundation, Canadian Cancer Society, 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.

LAYCOCK, Kenneth Bruce (Owner of Ken Laycock Roofing for 35 years) – Passed away after a courageous year long battle with cancer on April 2, 2023. Ken Laycock of Waverley in his 79th year. Loving husband of Debbie (nee Stephens) for 44 years. Ken will be greatly missed by his daughter Kelly Kazmierczak and her children, Landon, Austin, and Aubrey and his son Randy Laycock. Pre-deceased by his son Darren Laycock. Survived by his children, Bryan and Angie, and granddaughter Tiffany. Ken will be missed by his cherished companion Jimmy the Yorkshire Terrior. Brother of the late Bev and Diane. A graveside service will be held at a later date. If desired, memorial donations to the Cancer Society or St. John’s United Church would be appreciated. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to  www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

JOHNSTON, Susan – Passed away peacefully at Hospice Huronia in Penetanguishene on Thursday, April 6, 2023. Susan Johnston of Phelpston in her 64th year. Beloved wife of the late Harvey Smith. Loving mother of James Smith. Sister of Sharon (Doug) Bural, Sandy (Ken) Barnes, Deborah Johnston, Denise (David) Talbot, and the late Arthur Johnston. Sister-in-law of Don (Anne) Smith, Ken Smith, and Doreen (David) Embree. A visitation will be held at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home in Elmvale from 7-9 pm on Tuesday, April 11, 2023. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, April 12 at 11 am in the funeral home chapel. Spring interment Elmvale Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations to Hospice Huronia would be appreciated. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

In Memory of DRAPER, Trace William – Who passed away on April 19, 2022. He as a loving son of Donald and Veda Draper (who had predeceased him), husband to Marlene, father to Donald Draper and Cindy Pratt, Grandfather to Ethan and Levi Draper, grandfather to Elizabeth and Emily Pratt and predeceased by Grandson Graham Pratt, Sister to Lois (predeceased) and husband Brian Swan, sister to Fran Lucas and partner Gordon Schlamb and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Passed away at the age of 74 on April 19, 2022. Born in Midland on August 30, 1947. Trace grew up on the family farm in Elmvale. He had many adventures and travelled. In 1971, he moved to Levack, Onaping to work as a minor for Falconbridge. He retired after 30 years of mining in 2001. He enjoyed down hill and cross-country skiing, blueberry picking and was well known for his love of gardening. “He will be forever in our hearts”, Family and Friends

In Memory of Wayne Gillespie – I cried when you passed away, I still cry today. Although we loved you dearly we couldn’t make you stay. A golden heart stop beating heart working hands at rest. God broke my heart to prove he only takes the best. Love you forever, Linda, Darrell, Sheri and families. 

In Memory of June Hutton
It has been two years since you left us.
Not a day goes by that we don’t think about you. You were the best Mom, Mama and Luvey to all of us. We know you’re with Dad watching over everyone.
Forever loved and missed. Judith and Rob, Ian and Louise, and families.

QUINLAN, Allan – It is with profound sadness that the family of Allen Quinlan announce his passing on Wednesday, March 22, 2023 in his 98th year. His gentle spirit will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 67 years, Annetta (nee Marion) and his children; Peter (Carol); Marie (Corry) and David (Brenda). He was the very adored “Grampa” of Missy (Derek); Myles; Karly (Phil); Brent (Brittany); Craig (Emily); Ryan (Samantha) and Kim (Adam). He will be sadly missed by his 11 great grandchildren. A visitation was held at Adams Funeral Home (445 St. Vincent St., Barrie, ON) on Wednesday, March 29, 2023 from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Mary’s Parish (65 Amelia St., Barrie, ON) on Thursday, March 30, 2023 at 10am with interment and reception to follow.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Vincent de Paul or the Arthritis Society.  The family would like to thank all the wonderful Doctors, Nurses and staff at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre for their exceptional care and support. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through adamsfuneralhome.ca

LINTNER, Elwood “Al” Edward – Al Passed away peacefully at 84 with his family by his side at Woods Park Care Center, Barrie on Sun. Mar 5, 2023.  Al leaves behind his wife Joyce (nee Hurd) of 60 yrs and two children Steve (Alison), and Pam (Mike); and his beloved grandkids Cameron (Sam), Logan , Mikayla (Evan), and Sheridan (Brock).  He is pre-deceased by his brother Arn (Lola), sister Kathy (Don), and leaves behind brothers Chuck (Wanda), Ted, and Jim (Trish); and sisters Bonnie, and Bernice; as well as many nieces nephews and extended family and friends.  Al was a long-time resident of Midhurst but was born and raised in the Stouffville/Zephyr area where he was introduced to farming.  Al was a kind caring and patient soul.   He was selfless, never complained, or asked for help but would give you the shirt off his back.  He had a passion for life and lived an active lifestyle.  Al was a dedicated hard worker and had a very lengthy career in the soft drink business.  Started as a driver and Merchandiser for Wilson’s Ginger Ale in Toronto.  Then moved to management at Wilson’s in Barrie, then to Canada Dry, and finally ending his career with Pepsi both in Orillia.  Al was best known for his love for the outdoors.  He was an avid hunter, hiker, fisherman, golfer, snowmobiler, water skier, ATVer, and maple syrup producer.  He loved his tractors, his dogs, and enjoyed paying euchre.  This love took him North in the 1960’s to be one of the original founders of Smokey Lake Hunt Camp.  This was his “happy place” where he spent most of his spare time.  This love and passion was passed on to both his children and all 4 of his grandkids.  He has taught them all to love nature and enjoy life in the outdoors.  At Al’s request, cremation has taken place and a family ceremony will follow in the spring at the Midhurst Union Cemetery for his “final resting place”.  A celebration of life will be held on Sun., April 2nd, 2023 at the ANAF Club 365, 52 Morrow Rd Barrie ON from 1-4 pm, www.anafbarrie.ca.  The family would like to thank the entire care team at Woods Park, especially Joyce, his favourite PSW.  Online condolences can be made to the family at www.peacefultransition.ca.  In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Al to the Ontario Federation of Anglers www.ofah.org and Hunters, or a charity of choice.

QUIRT, Lynda Jean – It is with deep sorrow and much love that we mourn the sudden passing of Lynda Jean Quirt {nee Ritchie) on March 14 2023 in her 7 4 year. Lynda was the:
– loving and supportive wife of Peter John Quirt for 32 years.
– Eldest daughter of the late Ross ( 1990) & Madeline (2008) Ritchie
– Cherished sister of Donna {Jim) Woods & Jim (Lorrie) Ritchie
– Doting aunt to Brian (Amanda) & Chris Maclean; Adam (Valerie) Ritchie, Sara (Jamie) Hamelin & Ian (Annalee) Ritchie
– Daughter-in – law to the late Dorothy & Allan Quirt
– Sister – in – law to the late Diane (2021) & Mccaul (1993) Quirt

Lynda will also be fondly remembered by great nieces and nephews:
– Kristen (Charlie) Stokes & Tyson
– Jack Ritchie & Olivia Cordner
– Madeline, Grace & Charlie Hamelin
– Thomas & Britta Ritchie

Lynda was a quiet, reserved person. Having been raised in the small community of Elmvale (population at the time was under 200), she spread her wings when she furthered her education in the study of art & design in a 3 year program at Georgian College. After graduation she moved to Toronto but managed to bring the Grey Coach bus home almost every weekend to sit around the pool and read.  Securing employment with Sunworthy Wallpaper, she worked her way up the ranks during her career to become head of their Birge line of wallpaper, retiring in the early 2000’s after 30 years. Lynda had a special flare with everything she touched – a gift with added perfection. If it could be made on a sewing machine, she made it – from all sorts of clothing including tailored coats to draperies and other interior design items, She was always up with the latest Paris and New York designs.  Although Lynda loved children, she had none of her own. Her family included her husband, John, and their many cats but she doted on her niece & nephews every chance she got. As the family photographer, she took every opportunity to permanently secure their images as they grew up.  A graveside service at Elmvale Cemetery will be held at a later date.  If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Elmvale Food Bank in Lynda’s memory. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

McGill, William Patrick (Pat) – It is with profound sadness that the family of Pat McGill announce that after a long struggle he has passed away on Wednesday, March 22, 2023. He passed away at the Villa Care Centre in Midland in his 69th year. Pat was the father of Deanna Thompson (Heath), Scott McGill (Dara), and Ryon McGill (Tammie). Proud grandfather of Daniel, Victoria, Harper, Easton, Braden and Isabella. He has been reunited with his parents, Bill and Sally McGill, as well as his sister Brigid Van de Sande and brothers, Mark, Paul, Danny, Greg and John-Pat. Remaining is his sister Cathy Mathers and brothers, Bob, Mike (Sandra), Clair (Darlene) and brother-in-law George Van de Sande. Pat will be missed by his many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, family and friends. A visitation will be held at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home in Elmvale from 2-4 and 7-9 pm on Tuesday, March 28, 2023. The funeral service will take place on Wednesday, March 29, 2023 at 11 am at St. Patrick’s Church in Phelpston. Memorial donations may be made to either the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

TJART, Jacob Richard Dennis – Was born on March 15, 1955 in St. Catharines, to parents Jacob and Anne (Braun) Tjart. Best friend and husband of Gwen (Coutts) for 42 years. Devoted proud father of son, Matthew, (Kristi) Tjart of Barrie and daughter, Erin, (Dave) Barmanche of Elmvale. Best Poppa ever to Isabelle Tjart, Ava, Lyla and Greyson Barmanche. Dear brother to Linda (Jim) Ward, Kathy Tjart, Sandra Tjart, Rosemary (Peter) King, Bruce (Debra) Tjart. Dear Brother-in-law to Norma (Jamie) Hart and Cheryl Coutts. Cherished uncle to many nieces and nephews. Richard passed away, on March 25, 2023, after a valiant battle with Esophageal Cancer. Richard’s family moved to Singhampton in 1967 and later to the Stayner area. Upon completion of high school he worked in various local lumber yards in the area and eventually progressed into sales. By 1978, the Alberta winds called “Go west young man”. Richard became a rigger in the Oil Patch with Schlumberger. He left the love of his life and best friend, Gwen, in Ontario so that she could complete her education. Following Gwen and Richard’s marriage on May 31, 1980, they ventured as a team to Edmonton where Richard worked locally.  Life was calling Richard and Gwen home in 1983, as they started their family. Richard commenced his career at Wolf Steel Ltd, with a handful of employees. During his 34 year career he became project coordinator in R&D, where his engineering craft and design of wood and gas units are prominent in many homes throughout Canada.  Richard was an avid vegetable gardener and enjoyed sourcing wood, puttering, and investigating how machines or electrical components worked. He was a voracious reader and could be found sitting at the Tiki Bar, by the backyard bonfire. He was an attentive listener, enjoying hearing about everyone’s adventures, inviting everyone to “Tell me a story”. Richard’s infectious smile touched many.  Richard had a strong passion for travelling by motorcycle throughout Canada, and US, driving through mountainous regions of Italy and winter getaways, making memories with Gwen and dear friends. Rooting for the Montreal Canadiens or the Toronto Blue Jays and best of all cheering for Matt and Erin at their hockey and ball games was a highlight for Richard. He delighted in spending many hours playing with his grandchildren and taking them on adventures on the trails and gardens and looking for rocks. Richard touched many people with his calm demeanour and always had time for a chat! Richard will be sorely missed and will continue to guide us from above. Donations may be made to: Hospice Simcoe Barrie or Elmvale Food Bank. A celebration of life will be at 4 Meredith Court, Tiny, June 24, 2023 1-4 pm, Eulogy at 2pm. Please bring a lawn chair. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

MARSHALL, Richard – (March 14, 1928 – March 3, 2023) – Richard (Dick) Marshall passed away peacefully on March 3,2023 in Penetang, Ontario just days short of his 95th birthday. Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, he never strayed too far from the water and was always within reach of a sailboat. Shortly after  graduating from Dalhousie University, he relocated to Montreal, accepting a position as Associate Professor of Accounting at McGill University. Upon retiring from his 35 year career at McGill, he retired to Elmvale, Ontario while spending his winters in Bradenton, Florida. He was a longtime member of the United Church of Canada, the Masonic Lodge, and the Canadian Power Squadron. He volunteered his time as treasurer for many organizations over the years including the McGill Faculty Club, Canadian Power Squadron (Lake St. Louis district), Senneville Yacht Club and Paradise Bay Estates in Bradenton. He leaves behind his wife of 67 years Lorrie, his children Peter (Lesley) and Gehl (Raphael) along with his many grandchildren, sister-in-law, nephews and niece. As per his wishes, there will be no visitation or service. His ashes will be interred at the cemetery in Elmvale, Ontario later this year. Memorial donations made in his name to the Canadian Cancer Society or the McGill University Faculty of Management would be welcomed. For condolences,  please visit the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home website at www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

STOTT, Marion Jean – Passed away peacefully on Friday, March 24, 2023 at the Villa Care Centre in Midland. Marion Stott of Midland (formerly of Wyevale) in her 85th year. Beloved wife of the late Arthur Lorne Ross and George Martin Stott. Dear mother of the late Arthur (survived by Paulette) Stott, Yvonne (Greg) Giffen, Sherry (Doug) Johnson, and Ken (Jackie) Stott. Proud and loving grandmother to Paul, George, late Corby, Jason, Jayde, Vanessa, Daikan, Kendra, and Nicole. Great-grandmother of Brayden, Wesley, Brian, Landon, Alyssa, Blake, Prestin, Maeve, Shae, Louis, Victoria, and Elisabeth. Marion was very talented and hard working; she was a mother, a farmer’s wife, and co-owner of the Cricklewood Restaurant. She loved cake decorating, making many wedding cakes for family and friends. Marion also had a love for gardening, flowers, and helping out in the community. She taught Sunday school and played the organ at the Wyevale United Church for over 30 years.  We would like to thank the staff at the Villa Care Centre, Blue Jay Wing and Dr. Herman Jilesen for the wonderful care they provided to mom. A visitation will be held at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home in Elmvale from 12:30 pm – 2 pm on Wednesday, March 29. A funeral service will be held in the chapel at 2 pm. Spring interment Wyevale Cemetery. Memorial donations in Marion’s memory may be made to the Wyevale United Church, or the Alzheimer’s Society. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

LANCIA, Liesje – Elizabeth “Liesje” Hendrika Lancia, 81, of Perkinsfield, ON, passed away peacefully at home on March 11, 2023, after a long battle with cancer. She was blessed to be surrounded by family at the time.  Liesje was born in Rotterdam, Holland on April 1, 1941. After graduating from college and marrying, she immigrated to Canada at 21, later becoming a Canadian citizen. She lived a very full life, and with great determination and courage she held on until just three weeks before her 82nd birthday.   Liesje is survived by Anthony Lancia, her husband of 47 years, and her five children: Ruby, Tina, Richard, Patricia, and Emily.  Liesje was a kind and thoughtful soul, a lifelong volunteer, and an enthusiastic community organizer who will be missed and remembered by the many people whose lives she touched. Many will also know her from her work running the Observer newspaper in Tiny Township and then as the owner-operator of Standlith Design printing services in Perkinsfield. Her dedication to her clients was second to none and she always went the extra mile for everyone who came through the door.   Although Liesje had a rewarding career, she will be most fondly remembered for her unwavering volunteer spirit. She donated most of her time to supporting many worthy causes in the province and close to home. She was awarded the Senior of the Year Award in 2018 in recognition of her enrichment to the social, cultural and civic life of Tiny Township, and in 2020 she was recognized by the Province of Ontario for her years of service to Lions Club International. Her long history of volunteering also included the Midland Rotary Club, We Are the Villagers, the Learning Disabilities Association, and many more organizations too numerous to list.   At Liesje’s request, there will only be a private gathering for family and no public funeral service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the Canadian Cancer Society.

THANK YOU – The Family of the late Rollie (Rolande Doris Stephens) would like to express our deepest appreciation for everyone’s sympathy as we mourned the loss of our mother.  The shared memories from all of you at the visitation and funeral, along with the phone calls, flowers, cards, donations, gifts of food, and service, and words of condolence meant a great deal to us all.  We would like to thank Hospice Simcoe for making our Mom’s passing so much easier on her and our family.  A special thank you to Bayshore Healthcare who provided Mom with such a wonderful home care support team that included, Doctor Marianne Beylau, her nurse Megan, and her PSW Joan.  Mom was so appreciative for your kind and caring support.  We would also like to thank the Lynn Stone Funeral Home and its wonderful staff, Father James Bassanich of St Patrick’s Church and organist Isabel Rodrigues, Our Lady of Lourdes CWL for their prayers, and for serving and cleaning up after the luncheon , along with the Elmvale Presbyterian ladies for their help in preparing the after service luncheon food.  To everyone who reached out to us during our time of mourning, we are grateful for your continued support and love during our time of need.  Mom will be missed dearly by all who knew her. Marie, Bill, Marg, Peter, Irene, Leo, David and Kenny 

THANK YOU – Sarah McAuley & Thomas Graham would like to thank everyone that supported their recent Buck & Doe in Elmvale.  It was an awesome party and was greatly appreciated.

TUCKER, Margaret (Marg) nee Wolverson – Formally of Orr Lake and Barrie passed away peacefully at the Villa LTC in Midland, surrounded by family on February 24, 2023 in her 98th year.  Beloved wife of Ken ( predeceased) of 71 years. Treasured mother of Gayle (Richard) of Elmvale and Paddi (Brad) of Texas.  Nana to Todd (predeceased) Traci, Trista (Brian), Nathan, Lucas and Sierra. Great-grandmother (Grandnan) of Hailey, Bryar, Josh, Isabella, Cooper and Tucker.  Our heartfelt thanks to Dr. Anne Gannon and the staff at the Villa for their exceptional care.  There will be a private graveside service at the Waubaushene Cemetery. You will forever be in our hearts and memories.  Your loving family and friends. Arrangements entrusted to the Nicholls Funeral Home.

Remembrance of Garry Duckworth – who passed March 17, 2022 – Garry was a loving spouse to Brenda for 59 years and a father of Trudie Stewart, Tammie and Cameron. There is not one day that goes by that we don’t think of you. We are all very thankful for all the memories that we share. One year later we still wish you were here. Lovingly remembered by the Duckworth family

Thank You-The Family of the late Jim (James David Murray) wish to express our sincere appreciation to family, friends and neighbours for calls, cards, food, flowers and donations during this time of grief. Special thanks to Dr. Emerson, Simcoe Hospice, Lynn Stone Funeral Home and Rev. Beasley for your care and concern.
Pat, David, Jane, Dan, Tamara, Randy, Kourtney, Asher & Don

STEPHENS, Rolande Doris – Passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Tuesday, March 7, 2023 at Hospice Simcoe in Barrie. Rollie Stephens (nee Lagrange) of Elmvale in her 94th year. Beloved wife of the late James Stephens. Dear mother of Marie (Les) Gillespie, Bill (Coleen) Stephens, Marg (Rob) Rance, Peter (Sheila) Stephens, Irene (Russell) Stacey, Leo (late Bonnie) Stephens, Kenny (Lisa) Stephens, and David (Cheryl) Stephens. Loved nana of 20 and grand-mama of 19. Sister of Annette Lafreniere and the late Valere Lagrange, Margot Lapointe, Millie Lavigne, and Alma Sousy. Sister-in-law of Caryl Stephens and Mary O’Keefe. Rollie will be fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home in Elmvale from 2-4 and 7-9 pm on Sunday, March 12. Funeral Mass at St. Patrick’s Church in Phelpston on Monday, March 13 at 1pm. Spring interment St. Patrick’s Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations to Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Elmvale or the Canadian Red Cross (Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis Appeal) would be appreciated. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

McTAGGART, Vera Marjory (née Morland) – January 1, 1921 – March 11, 2023 – Vera completed her life journey in her 102nd year. She was the daughter of the late Charlie and Dora Morland (née Vincent) and wife of 67 years to the late Wallace McTaggart.  Left to reminisce memories are her 5 children: Don & Honey (late Faye), Garry & Noreen, Paul (late Barb), Darlene & John (late Robert Harrison), and Sherry (late John Bulloch.) She will be lovingly remembered by her many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. She will be missed by her younger sister Shirley Howard (late Floyd) as well as her many nieces and nephews. Vera was predeceased by her sisters Mabel Thompson (Walter) and Evelyn Bird (Garrence), in-laws – Amey & Cliff Doyle, Helen & Gerald Bailey, Don and Ruth McTaggart.  Whenever you eat raspberries, curd, or Chinese food – think of Vera! She loved The County but never forgot her West Huntington roots! Her unconditional love for her family, friends, and community is an inspiration to replicate. Her strength and ability to maintain a positive attitude during unprecedented times of living in a long term care facility for 15 years was remarkable. We learned from Vera that a little love and respect goes a long way in making a soul feel valued and significant. Thank you to the staff of Picton Manor and Kentwood Park Nursing Homes, Quinte Access – Drivers Rick and Betty, and to all her hairdressers who made her feel beautiful.  Vera was always ready to play a game of cards, even when her eye sight was failing. Whenever you see a bright colour and a matching pant suit, think of her. We will miss our “family historian” and were so lucky that her memory lasted almost as long as she did. Her secret to longevity … laughter, family, friends, wholesome food, camping, dancing, and don’t forget the music. Play The Wilkinsons’ song “26 Cents”.  A Graveside Service and Interment will take place at Thomasburg Cemetery in the Spring. If desired, donations to the Thomasburg Cemetery Board or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences and to share memories of Vera, please visit: www.rushnellfuneralhomes.com

HINEMAN, Bernadette – Passed away suddenly at home in Bluewater Beach on Thursday, March 2, 2023. Bernadette Hineman (nee Kiely) of Tiny in her 71st year. Beloved wife of David Hineman. Dear mother of Jason (Claire) Hineman and the late Amanda (survived by Randy) Gould. Proud and loving grandmother of Abigail, Kiely, Liam and Mason. Sister of Monica Robinson, Mary Keegan, Noel Kiely, Theresa Kiely, and the late John Kiely, Anne Bogdanovich, Bridget Skakie and Eilish Doyle. Sister-in-law of Linda Fockler. Bernadette will be fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews. A visitation will be held at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home on Monday, March 6th from 2-4 and 6-8 pm. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Elmvale Food Bank in Bernadette’s memory. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

MARSHALL, Richard- (March 14, 1928 – March 3, 2023) – Richard (Dick) Marshall passed away peacefully on March 3,2023 in Penetang, Ontario just days short of his 95th birthday. Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, he never strayed too far from the water and was always within reach of a sailboat. Shortly after graduating from Dalhousie University, he relocated to Montreal, accepting a position as Associate Professor of Accounting at McGill University. Upon retiring from his 35 year career at McGill, he retired to Elmvale, Ontario while spending his winters in Bradenton, Florida. He was a longtime member of the United Church of Canada, the Masonic Lodge, and the Canadian Power Squadron. He volunteered his time as treasurer for many organizations over the years including the McGill Faculty Club, Canadian Power Squadron (Lake St. Louis district), Senneville Yacht Club and Paradise Bay Estates in Bradenton. He leaves behind his wife of 67 years Lorrie, his children Peter (Lesley) and Gehl (Raphael) along with his many grandchildren, sister-in-law, nephews and niece. As per his wishes, there will be no visitation or service. His ashes will be interred at the cemetery in Elmvale, Ontario later this year. Memorial donations made in his name to the Canadian Cancer Society or the McGill University Faculty of Management would be welcomed. For condolences,  please visit the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home website at www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

MERRITT, Levi Jay – October 13, 1979 – February 28, 2023 – With deepest sorrow we regret to let all know of Levi’s passing, at home on Tuesday February 28th, 2023 at the age of 43. Predeceased by his dad Kevin. Survived by his mom Piper, sister Shilo Kelly (Tim), grampa Gord Wallace and uncle to Ty & Tia Kelly.  Levi enjoyed outdoor activities, fishing, canoeing, riding his dirt bike & art. In lieu of flowers a donation to the Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre would be appreciated. A Celebration of Life for Levi will be held: Saturday, May 27th, 1:00-4:00 p.m. Maple Canadian Pub, Wye Heritage Marina, 3282 Ogdens Beach Road, Port McNicoll

RAIKES, (Mary) Janet- March 28, 1925 – January 15, 2023 – To family and friends, “Aunt Jay” lived a remarkable life. Always interesting, caring, knowledgeable & engaging, she never wanted to be a burden and always thought of everyone else. Janet was born and spent her pre-high school years in Foleyet Ontario, a Rail access only community south of Timmins. With her sister Betty Andrews, they knew -40 deg+ winters but loved their animals, including sled dogs, skiing and skating. Growing up surrounded by the pristine nature led Janet to being an early pioneer Environmentalist. After attending High School in Milton with Uncle Dick and Aunt Hattie McDuffie, Janet become a registered nurse through Toronto General Hospital’s program. Driven by a thirst for learning and a talent for engaging admissions staff, she entered into the University of Toronto where she graduated in 1952 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing. Her compassion for disadvantaged peoples, led Janet to the W.H.O. where she was charged with establishing nursing schools in under-developed countries. This took her to remote areas such as Borneo, Ceylon, the Congo and the Sudan in the 1950s. After falling in love, in 1958, she married her true love Bobby Raikes, a Walsh Hydrological Engineer, They moved to Colonna, Italy on the Alban Hills outside Rome. From this base, they could pursue their avid interest in Middle Eastern Archeology as well as Uncle Bobby’s Engineering Consulting business in the Middle East. They became great friends with Sir Mortimer Wheeler, recognized as one of Britain’s most important 20th century archaeologists. Janet and Bobby spent many “Digs” throughout the Middle East and Pakistan, in which they had a particular interest. Bobby co-authored several papers with Sir Mortimer. Janet could speak fluent Italian and studied Italian and Etruscan history. Never a better guide could one have to tour current and ancient Italy. After retirement Janet and Bobby moved to Wales where Bobby was born. They spent 8 years of catching up with family, friends and Ex-Pats from their years abroad. After Uncle Bobby passed in 1991, Janet moved back to Canada to be with her sister Betty and her family. She settled in the Wasaga Beach area and was a life-time member of the Bayshore Senior’s Club on Woodland Beach. Janet died quietly after a brief stay at the Campbell House Hospice in Collingwood. She was an avid reader to the end (a book a day) having read everything in the local libraries. She will be missed by everyone that she touched. Janet leaves behind her step children, Tessa King-Farlow (Charles), Robert Raikes, Philip Raikes (d), nephew Rob Andrews (Robin) and niece June Sleigh plus many grandchildren and grand nephew/nieces. A celebration of life will be scheduled at a later date at the Bayshore Seniors in Woodland Beach.

MURRAY, James David- August 7, 1949 – February 17, 2023 – At the Simcoe Hospice on February 17, 2023 James David (Jim) Murray in his 74th year. Predeceased by his parents Margaret Murray (1999) and Gordon Murray (2000). Left to mourn his passing is Patricia, her sons David (Jane) and Daniel (Tamara) and her grandson Randall (Kourtney) and great-grandson Asher, along with his brothers Donald, Ronald (Theresa) and pre-deceased by his sister Connie (Ken) Brown. He leaves his nephews Tim Brown, Jason Murray and Derek Kearney and his nieces Tammy Vaters, Melissa Rowsell, Amanda Murray, Tammy Grant, Deidre McCloskey and was great-uncle to their children. The family will receive their friends at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home, 15 Yonge Street South, Elmvale (705) 322-2732 Wednesday, 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm and on Thursday from 12 noon until the time of the funeral service in the chapel at 1 pm. Refreshments will be served immediately following the funeral at the Elmvale Legion Hall, 7 John Street, Elmvale. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Simcoe Hospice, 336 Penetanguishene Road, Barrie ON (hospicesimcoe.ca) or the Canadian Cancer Society (cancer.ca/en/donate). Messages may be sent to the family at www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

THANK YOU – We would like to send our sincere thank you to our friends, family and community for their support during our time of loss. The food, cards, flowers, donations and help with chores has been greatly appreciated. It was comforting to know Jacob had touched so many people with his smile and willingness to help. Thank you, The Martin Family.  

CONN, Michael Thomas – Passed away peacefully at Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie, with his family by his side, on Monday, January 30, 2023. Mike Conn of Wasaga Beach, dear husband of Marjorie (nee Madill), in his 77th year. Cherished father of Jeff (Jeannie) and Lu-Anne (Dwight) Breedon. Proud grandfather of Alex, Ben, Miranda, Allie (Courtland) and Kyle. Lovingly remembered by his brothers Jim, his twin, (Sandy; predeceased) and George (Sandy). He will be missed by his in-laws, Donna (John), Carol (Ross), predeceased by Bill (survived by Joanne), Bev (Ed) and Ken (Olga) as well as many nieces, nephews and friends. Mike was a ‘global traveler’. He and Marj were able to visit many places in Canada, Europe and beyond. He enjoyed his years as a minor hockey coach when his son was playing. He was well known for his 6-Horse Clydesdale Hitch, always taking pride in showing off his beloved team. More recently he was an active woodworker taking great pride in his projects. A visitation will be held on Saturday, February  18th at Lynn-Stone Funeral Home from 1 – 2 pm followed by a Celebration of Life at 2 pm. Cremation has taken place and inurnment will follow later in the year at Elmvale Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please consider a memorial donation to Royal Victoria Regional Cancer Centre (www.rvh.on.ca) or Elmvale Food Bank (elmvaledistrictfoodbank.net). Messages of sympathy may be sent to the family at lynnstonefuneralhome.com

WATSON, Shirley Edith – Passed away on Tuesday, February 7, 2023 at Sara Vista Long Term Care Centre. Shirley Watson of Elmvale was the beloved wife of the late Malcolm Watson and late James Park. Dear sister of her only surviving sibling, Patsy (Ron) McAuley. Predeceased by her brothers, Melville (Helen) Priest, Delbert (Helen) Priest, Verle (survived by Shirlie) Priest and her parents, John and Mary Jane Priest. Lovingly remembered by many nieces and nephews as well as the Watson family. Shirley was a long time and loyal member of St. John’s United Church. She was an active Probus member and worked for 40 years with the Ministry of Agriculture in their Elmvale office. In her early retirement years she became a world traveler and enjoyed painting. Many of her paintings were gifted to family and friends. A visitation will be held on Friday, February 10th from 6 to 8 pm at Lynn-Stone Funeral Home, Elmvale. Funeral service at St. John’s United Church, Elmvale, at 1 pm on Saturday, with a visitation beginning at 12 noon. Spring interment at Elmvale Cemetery. Memorial donations to Alzheimer Society or St. John’s United Church would be appreciated. Messages may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com 

REYNOLDS, Frances Marion – Passed away peacefully at Hillcrest Village Care Centre in Midland on Tuesday February 7, 2023, in her 91st year. Fran Reynolds (nee French), formerly of Waverley, beloved wife of the late Eldon Reynolds. Loved and missed by her children, Barb (late David) Swanson of Thornbury, Russell of Vasey, Dennis (Kathy) of Omemee and Wanda (Vince) Patenaude of Victoria Harbour. She will now be reunited with her son Scott (Helen). Survived by her sister Ann (Ron) Leonard of Waverley and predeceased by her brothers Allan, Lawrence, Albert and Doug. Lovingly remembered by 14 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. Fran loved to cook and was famous for her delicious bread and tea biscuits. She couldn’t resist buying yarn when it was on sale and loved to knit. She found great joy working with her husband on the farm, in the fields and vegetable garden. Fran earned a lifetime membership with Waverley Women’s Institute and enjoyed her years as a 4-H Leader. A visitation will be held on Monday February 13th at Lynn-Stone Funeral Home, Elmvale from 12 – 2 pm followed by a service at 2 pm. Spring interment at Waverley United Cemetery. If you wish to make a donation in her memory please consider the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Messages of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

THANK YOU- The Harvey Graham Family – We would like to thank our families, friends and neighbours for food, card, donations ,flowers and support at this difficult time. Also a thank you to the Doctors and Nurses at Midland Hospital and the Doctors and Nurses at Barrie hospital especially the ICU team and Step Down team. Also a big thanks to the girls that helped with the meal between visitation, your guys are a great bunch. A special thank you to the Presbyterian Church ladies for the lunch after the service and also to Reverend Tom. Also to Lynn Stone Funeral Home for their help at this time.

THANK YOU – Dorothy Dunn-  We would like to thank everyone who attended Moms 90th birthday party. Thank you to our family, relatives, neighbors and friends who helped make this day a success. A special thank you to the Minesing United Church Ladies ( The Elf’s) for the lovely lunch they provided and for all of their help. Sincerely Dorothy Debbie and Terry 

Remembering our Son, Brother, Grandson, Cousin, and Friend- Max was a person you could hangout with and it was light and easy going. He had the most contagious laugh and you always knew it was him. Max was an amazing person to be around and his energy lit up a room. Everyone wanted to be with Max as he was such a kind spirit. Max, it has been one year since you have been gone, which feels like the blink of an eye but also an eternity. You are so deeply missed by Mom, Dad, Livvie, and Sarah.

OGDEN, KAROLE DAWN – It is with deep sorrow and much love that we mourn the passing of Karole Ogden (nee Hunter), peacefully and surrounded by family on January 19, 2023. Supportive and caring wife to Lorne, proud Mother of Holly (Chris), Drew (Joleen), and Kory (Tara), and loving Grandma to Willa, Rilynn, Paige, and Harrison. Lovingly remembered by her parents Eleanor and Jack (Gretha) Hunter, siblings Kim (Alain), Janet (Ross), Travis (Reni), and Ian (Anna). An avid sewist, traveller, and bargain-shopper, she was the life of so many of our parties. Karole was happiest when supporting others, and always had a card, thoughtful gift, or time for a phone call for someone on her mind. Always on the go, she was determined to live each day to the fullest. She had high expectations of those she held close and never backed down from a challenge. When Karole was told she couldn’t do something she, without fail, decided that she would. This courage and boldness took her on many adventures around the world, kept her eager to try new things, and kept those closest to her on their toes! A fighter from the beginning, she battled health challenges from very early in her life, and she spent her entire life defying the odds. She continued to defy the odds until the very end, and her determined spirit will live on in those who loved her. When the time is right, we encourage you to pour a glass of wine in remembrance of Karole, and to toast her as she heads off on her next great adventure. Visitations will be held from 1-3pm and 6-8pm with eulogies at 6pm on Thursday, January 26, 2023, at Lynn-Stone Funeral Home in Elmvale. Memorial Donations to Hospice Huronia, the Heart and Stroke Foundation, or any charity of your choice may be made in Karole’s honour. Messages may be sent to the family at lynnstonefuneralhome.com.

WHITE, James (Jim) Albert Gordon – Passed away after his lengthy battle with dementia at the Georgian Manor in Penetanguishene on Tuesday, January 24, 2023. Jim White, of Elmvale, dearly loved husband of Shelley (nee Milligan) was in his 71st year. Treasured father of Cindy (Louise), Victoria (Cody), Jennifer (Ashwin) and Braydon (Nicole). Forever missed by his grandchildren, Kieron, Quinn and Emma. Predeceased by brother Gary, and sister Sandy, and lovingly remembered by his sister Elaine and many family and friends. Jim was a small business owner (SMS Window Cleaning) and was a true outdoorsman with a fondness for camping and fishing. He enjoyed a good game of golf and was an avid fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Toronto Blue Jays. Their games were made better when he could enjoy a glass of rum ‘n’ coke while watching. A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, February 18, 2023, at the Elmvale Legion from 1:00pm – 5:00pm with eulogies beginning at 2:00pm. If you wish to make a donation in his memory please consider the Alzheimer Society (Alzheimer.ca/on/en). Messages may be sent to the family at lynnstonefuneralhome.com.

ADAMS, Gladys Joan (nee Wood) – June 29, 1931 – January 21, 2023 – In her 92 year, has passed peacefully during her sleep at GBGH. Known better as Joan or Maw, she lived in Waverley all her life. Only daughter of Wallace and Vera May Wood, married to William Charles Adams (The Chief), she married into a large family and had 3 sons, who she loved and adored very much. She always had her door open to friends and family, often saying, just add another cup of water to the soup, and pull up another chair to the table. She baked with love, always having butter tarts, date squares and pies at the ready. Christmas would bring out her world famous Christmas cake. Her knitting projects have put cozy sweaters and blankets on her many lucky grandchildren. When they were all outfitted, she took to making blankets for Sick Kids Hospital. Joan was a devout member of the Waverley United Church and gave much of her time to the church, and enjoyed the friendships of the lovely church folk. Joan took great pride in her family, and had a wall of photos to prove it. When family told her they loved her, she would answer back, I love you more. The last letter she wrote said “I was really lucky God gave you boys to me, you have always been special and I hope you know, Love you more, Maw xx. Maw will be missed, never forgotten by sons Charlie (Pam), Mike (Sandy), Pat (who will meet her on the rainbow bridge), her grandchildren Alex (Lacey), Stephanie (James), Carina (Rob), Rachelle (Sean), and her great grandchildren (Cayde, Laughlin, Scarlett, Easton, Ava, Elizabeth, Riley and Josie). A visitation will be held at Lynn-Stone Funeral Home, Elmvale, on Saturday, January, 28th from 12 noon until time of the service at 2 pm. Spring interment to take place at Waverley United Cemetery. Memorial donations to Spinal Cord Injury of Ontario (SCIO) would be gratefully appreciated. (sciontario.org). I’d like the memory of me to be a happy one. I’d like to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done. I’d like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days. I’d like the tears of those who grieve, to dry in the sun of happy memories that I leave when life is done.

MARTIN, Jacob Allan – Passed away unexpectedly on January 25, 2023. Jacob Martin of Phelpston in his 20th year. Beloved son of Gerald and Tracey Martin. Loved brother of Howard, Emma, Aaron, and Abby. Cherished grandson of Ruth and the late Allan Lambie and the late Howard and Madelene Martin. Nephew of Leanne (Trevor) Columbus, Mary (Scot) Robertson, James (Birgit) Martin, and the late Scott Lambie and Caroline Martin. Jacob will be greatly missed by his many cousins, family, and friends. A visitation will be held at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home in Elmvale from 7-9 pm on Monday, January 30 and from 2-4 and 7-9 pm on Tuesday, January 31, 2023. A funeral service will be held at the Elmvale Presbyterian Church on Wednesday, February 1 at 1pm. Please dress casually, Jacob would want everyone to be comfortable. If desired memorial donations may be made to the Elmvale Presbyterian Church, or Elmvale 4H Beef Club. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

THANK YOU – Thelma Harvey “Bertram”. We would like to thank everyone, who at the time of Thelma’s passing, took the opportunity for a visit, sent a card, prepared food for us, made a donation, sent flowers or simply made a phone call. Also, a special Thank you to the Staff @ Lynn Stone Funeral Home, Rev Tom Mason and the Presbyterian Church Ladies for all their help & guidance during this difficult time. Lastly, a big Thank you to the Staff @ the Sara Vista for their care during Thelma’s stay. Thank you hardly seems enough! Don Bertram, Judy, Jane, Joan and families.

IN MEMORY – In memory of Bob Johnston – A long lonely year has passed since you left us, but you are in our hearts forever. Love Joan, Rob, Dave, Barry and families.

In Loving Memory of Stewart Jamieson – Sept. 20, 1927 – Jan. 14, 2018.
Four years have 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. Loving remembered by wife, Myrtle, Patsy, Paul, Peggy, Ken and families

BODEA, Adrian – Passed suddenly and peacefully at the age of 80 in his home in Perkinsfield on Monday, January 2, 2023. Cherished husband of his sweetheart, Anastasia (nee Valassi) married for 48 years. Much loved father to his only child who he treasured dearly, Christina Bodea and her husband Stefan Atalick. Predeceased by his parents Sanica and Ioan Bodea and brother Julian Bodea of Romania. Adrian immigrated to Canada in 1969 and was determined to create a purposeful and prosperous life. He spent over 45 years as a realtor in the Kitchener area and was committed to a life of giving love to his family. Through his words and actions, he was a man of genuine strength. Adrian was proud of his woodworking projects he created in his earlier years. He was a passionate gardener and took great care of his vegetables and fruit trees in his retired years. He cherished nature and watching birds eat at his feeders. Adrian’s spirit will forever shine brightly. A visitation will be held on Tuesday, January, 10th from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at Lynn-Stone Funeral Home, 15 Yonge St. S, Elmvale. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, January, 11th at 11 am with a Greek Orthodox mass. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

GRAHAM, Marion Elsie – Passed away peacefully, knowing that she was deeply loved by her family, on Monday, January 2, 2023. Marion Graham of Elmvale, beloved wife, for 66 years, and best friend of Harvey Graham. Dear mother of Diane and her husband Peter Kenney and Karen and her husband Danny Ritchie. Forever missed by grandchildren Adam, Christopher (Brittany), Matthew (Shalaigh) and Jenny-Lee (Steve). Proud “G-G” to Preston, Ellie, Quinn, Elliot, Lillian, Evan and Asher. Survived by her sister Arlene Saunders and sister-in-law Phyllis (Lyle) Edwards. Predeceased by her parents Frances and Emily Gregg, siblings Muriel Scrannage and Robert Gregg and in-laws Jean Evans, Don Graham and Joan Wilson. She will be missed by extended family and many friends. Marion enjoyed knitting and a good game of Bid Euchre. She was a member of Willing Workers, 60+ years with Presbyterian Church, a CGIT leader and a long time employee with TD Bank. She was an avid curler and took great pleasure watching a curling match on t.v. A visitation will be held on Sunday, January 8th from 1:30 – 3:30 pm and 6 – 8 pm. at Lynn-Stone Funeral Home, Elmvale. Funeral service on Monday at 1 pm at Elmvale Presbyterian Church. Interment Elmvale Cemetery. If you wish to make a donation in Marion’s memory please consider Hospice Huronia, Elmvale Presbyterian Church or a charity of your choice. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com. 

STEWART, David Lawson 1942-2023 – Passed away peacefully on Friday, January 6, 2023 after a lengthy illness. Dearly loved husband of Audrey and the late Shirley Arbuthnot (2003). Beloved son of the late Jim and Grace Stewart, and brothers Richard (Lorraine ) 2018 and Allen (1944). Survived by his sisters Lesly Porter (Doug), Donna Porter (Don) and Ann Osler (Hugh 2018). Father of Phil (Lori) and Ginny Hunter (Greg). Stepdad to Michael Dennys (Nicole). Grandpa of Katlynn Levert (Brian), Shelby, Regan (Rebecca), and Dylan (Suzie). Great Grandpa to Ainsley, Elliott, Lincoln, Audrey, Dawson, Hayden and Holland. Born and raised in St. Catharines, Ontario, he and Shirley married, raising their young family before moving to Barrie where he spent the remainder of his career at Dana. Dave was actively involved in community groups including the Barrie Molson Hot Air Balloon Festival and Elmvale Maple Syrup Festival. Known affectionately as the Q-Tip to those in his extended AA family, he was a great source of support and encouragement. He had a wide variety of interests, some of which included woodworking, cooking, traveling through Canada, camping, fishing, blissful days at Porters island cottage. Words that describe Dave are: loving, kind, brave, strong, accepting, forgiving and patient. He was a master at problem solving and organizational skills. A sharp wit, and a great tease, he embraced life with acceptance and humor. He will be greatly missed. A Celebration of Life will be held in the spring. Many thanks to all who supported Dave on his journey. Memorial donations to RVH Regional Cancer Centre, Gildas Club of Simcoe Muskoka, or Hospice Simcoe would be most appreciated. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

MARTIN, Almer – It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Almer Martin on January 5, 2023.  He born Dec 6, 1938 in Crossland Ontario and spent his life on the road hauling cattle out of Moose Jaw. He will be missed by his son Joal (Heather) and grandchildren Skylar and Ryder.  There will be no formal service, Almer will be laid to rest in his home town in Ontario later this year.  In Lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to the Alzheimer Society.

SIMS, DONALD DARRELL – Passed away peacefully at Hillcrest Village in Midland on Tuesday, January, 10, 2023. Donald Sims, in his 91st year, formerly of Edmore Beach is now reunited with his dear wife Annie (dec. 2008). He is survived by his brother Albert and predeceased by his parents Albert and Bernice Sims and two sisters, Betty and Joan. He will be remembered by many nieces and nephews.      Donald was an avid cyclist, a lifelong golfer and a volunteer fireman in Tiny Township.  Respecting Donald’s wishes there will be no service.  Memorial donations to a charity of your choice in his memory would be appreciated. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com 

Steve Francom Retires – Wasaga Distribution announces the well-deserved retirement of Mr. S. Frankcom,  after 27 dedicated years of service to Wasaga Distribution. Steve also worked 9 years at Mississauga hydro. Congratulations Steve and all the best for a well deserved retirement.

THANK YOU – We would like to thank everyone for the food, cards, flowers, donations, and all the calls and support at this difficult time. A special thank you for the tremendous help from the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home staff, Rev. Mason, and the Presbyterian Church members for lunch and warm hospitality. Joan Snedden and Family

IN MEMORY – In loving Memory of Luc Desroches who passed away January 7th, 2015
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, he’s always there.
Lovingly remembered by wife Leona and famil

GAUDON, Sherri-Ann – Passed away suddenly at St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto on Monday, December 26, 2022. Sherri-Ann (nee O’Leary) of Elmvale, cherished mother of Rhys and Shayla. Dear daughter of Ruth (Jim) Gilbert and Ted (Marie) O’Leary. Partner in life of Billy Dos reis. Loved sister to April Bath, Gloria (Rino) Stornelli , Shawn O’Leary, Darlene (Mike) Pearson, Arlene (Mark) Elliott, predeceased Bonnie Stephens (Leo) and Liz Head (Bruce Jones). Lovingly remembered by many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends near and far. Sherri-Ann will be missed by her extended biker family. She was in her happy place when she was riding her bike “Prince” and enjoying ‘freedom on the road’. She looked forward to holidays when she could strap on her helmet and leather to travel. She was able to visit many states in the U.S.A. as well as trips to the east coast in Canada, most recently a trip to Mexico. Sherri-Ann will be remembered for her love of all things purple, her kindness and for very rarely ever being angry. Her cats ‘Luna’ and ‘Bean’ are missing her. A visitation will be held on Monday, January 2, 2023 at Lynn-Stone Funeral Home, Elmvale from 2 – 4 pm and 6 – 8 pm. A funeral service will be held at 1 pm on Tuesday, January 3rd at the funeral home. The service can be viewed on YouTube about 12:55 pm; search: Lynn Stone Funeral Home. A private interment will take place at Elmvale Cemetery in the spring. In lieu of flowers please consider donations to Canadian Mental Health Association in Sherri-Ann’s memory. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at lynnstonefuneralhome.ca

HARVEY, Thelma Dorothy – Passed away peacefully at the Sara Vista Nursing Centre on Friday, December 30, 2022. Thelma Dorothy Harvey ( nee Leach ) of Elmvale in her 100th year. Beloved wife of Donald Bertram and the late William Harvey. Dear mother of Patricia (Kent) Granlund. Grandmother of Ryan (Chantelle), Marc (Ang), and Julianna (Jay). Great grandmother of Eva, Liv, Lukas, Liam, Kai, Brielle, and Adalyn. Thelma will be missed by her extended step family, Judy (Wayne), Jane (Murray), Joan (Larry) and their children and grandchildren. A visitation will be held at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home in Elmvale from 2-4 and 6-8 pm on Wednesday, January 4. A funeral service will be held at the Elmvale Presbyterian Church on Thursday, January 5 at 2 pm. Cremation with a spring interment at the Elmvale Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Elmvale Presbyterian Church in Thelma’s memory. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

BLANCHARD, Spencer Robert David – Passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, December 28, 2022. Spencer Blanchard of Barrie in his 25th year. Beloved son of Tracy and Shane Blanchard and brother of Lila. Loving fiancée of Victoria McLarty. Grandson of Doug (Leighlea) Dwinnell and Penny (Randy) Bauer. Spencer will be missed by his best friends that were always by his side, Keegan Hines and Colin McLeland. He will be fondly remember by his many aunts, uncles, extended family and friends. Spencer loved life, he enjoyed playing, fixing, and tinkering with his truck and the loud exhaust. On a special trip to visit family in Corner Brook, he asked the love of his life Victoria to marry him. The two of them recently raised a puppy together that brought them so much joy. A visitation will be held at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home in Elmvale on Friday, January 6 from 7-9 pm. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, January 7, 2023 at 1 pm. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

Thank You –In Memory of Roxanne Weatherill – I would like to extend my gratitude to everyone who had a helping hand in making Roxanne’s celebration of life exactly the way Roxy would have wanted it. I appreciate all of the kind expressions of sympathy and support at this difficult time. It fills my heart to have had so many people attend and a special thanks to those who travelled a distance. Thank you to everyone for your generous donations, they are greatly appreciated. Thank You All, Hazel Weddell

Thank you –   Words alone cannot begin to describe how myself and my family are feeling.  We are so overwhelmed by all the love and support we have been receiving from family and friends over the past two months since my cancer diagnosis. The MacGregor meat order and 50/50 ticket fundraising has provided more than we ever could imagine.  Big thanks goes out to my very special group of longtime best friends who worked so hard to organize and plan for all of it. I love you all so much.  From day one all of you have been right by my side.  I have shed some tears and had some tough moments but you continue to keep me laughing and smiling.  I do not know what I would do without all of you.  I know there were lots of supporters that worked behind the scenes as well to help with the fundraising who deserve thanks.  Special thanks to the winner of the draw Maria Harte who graciously gave back her winnings.   Such a caring and kind gesture. To all of you that have supported the fundraising, provided us with gas and restaurant gift cards, gift baskets, cards with cash, dropped off food and just been there for me and my family we cannot thank you enough. We have always known that Elmvale and area has been a very caring and giving community but you truly do not quite understand the extent of it until it is directed at you.  We are so proud to be a part of this community.  Small towns truly are the best.  Our hearts are so full.  We love you all. Love & Hugs, Carly McGill and family

IN MEMORY – In Loving Memory of Carl James Lantz. November 19, 1978 – January 8, 2021
The Day the Music Died, Always in my heart. Love Always Mom & John, Bonnie, Maggie, Chad, Patty, Vicky, Niels & Er

MACASKILL, Marjorie (Midge) Theresa – Passed away quietly on Monday, December 5, 2022 at the age of 75. Midge Macaskill of Elmvale, dear wife of the late Ronald Macaskill. Lovingly remembered by her brothers and sisters, Doug (Rosella) Piitz, Anita (Allan) Lavigne, Floyd (Betty) Putz, Richard (Myra) Putz, Michael (Gail) Putz and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Herman and Laura Putz, Ronald (Pat) Piitz and Joyce (Ben) Robillard. Midge will be deeply missed by her family and friends, as well as her special feline pets Cricket and Molly. A memorial mass will be held at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 106 Yonge Street North, Elmvale, Ontario on Tuesday, December 13th at 11 am. Inurnment will be held at St. Anne’s Cemetery, Penetanguishene in the spring. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made directly to Parkinson Canada (parkinson.ca) or the Cancer Society (support.cancer.ca). Messages of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

Kennedy, Donald Bruce – June 20, 1953 – December 14, 2022. With sadness in our hearts, Don passed away peacefully on December 14, 2022. Beloved husband to Anna Kennedy (nee McAuslan) and a wonderful father to Geoffrey and Adam. Dear son of Catherine and the late Neil Kennedy. Son in-law to the late Dorothy McAuslan. Brother of Gord (Maureen), Eric (Janet) and Roger (Diane). Don will be fondly remembered by his aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews, friends and beloved pets. As per Don’s wishes, a cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life will be announced at a later time.   The family would like thank Hospice Simcoe for their care and support.  In Don’s memory, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Liver Foundation. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through adamsfuneralhome.ca

EDWARDS, Donald Eugene – Passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, December 15, 2022. Donald Edwards of Midland in his 93rd year. Beloved husband for 67 years to Marilyn Joy Edwards (nee Hornsby) Dear father of Charles (Leslie) and Christel (Dalton). Loved grandfather of Sherilyn and Jacob. Brother of Doreen (late Bob) Lambie, Pauline (Karl) Miller, and the late Murray Edwards. Brother-in-law of Karen (late Dave) McCall and the late Ruth (survived by Tom) Kebick. Don will be missed by his 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 Tuesday, December 20, 2022. A funeral service will be held at the St. Paul’s United Church in Midland on Wednesday, December 21, 2022 at 11 am. Spring interment Vasey Cemetery. Memorial donations to St. Paul’s United Church or the Georgian Bay Hunters and Anglers would be appreciated. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

WEBB, Lorna Marion- Passed away peacefully, knowing that she was truly loved, on the evening of December 13, 2022 at the age of 99. Lorna Webb of Wyevale, beloved wife of the late Graeme Webb. Cherished mother of Marion & Glenn Gerry, Peter & Cheryl Webb and Margaret & David Pearson. Lovingly remembered by her grandchildren, Michael Webb, John Pearson, Wendy Malloy, Jeremy Pearson, Stephanie Smith and Craig Webb. Proud great grandmother of ten. She is predeceased by her son Donald, parents Edgar & Hazel Campbell and her brothers Victor and Bert. Lorna enjoyed quilting and knitting but was most passionate about gardening. Her flower gardens were spectacular, enjoyed by the neighbourhood, and a special stop on the annual garden tours. She was an active member of the Wyevale community, as the Past President of the Elmvale Horticultural Society, the Pine Ridge Women’s Institute and the Wyevale United Church Women. A gathering to celebrate her wonderful life will be held at a later date, at which time her ashes will be laid to rest with her husband and son at Wyevale Cemetery. Memorial donations to Elmvale & District Horticultural Society would be greatly appreciated. Cheques can be mailed to: 1576 Flos Rd. 7 W, Elmvale, ON L0L1P0. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to lynnstonefuneralhome.com

SCHAN. Raymond Armand (Ray), passed away peacefully on December 17th, 2022 at the age of 84, after a valiant battle against Dementia. Ray was an Ontario and Canadian Land Surveyor with Ontario Hydro. He was a highly skilled individual with a strong work ethic and a proud commitment to his craft. As he would often say to his family while traveling in Northern Ontario, “see that tower over there? My crew worked on that.” When Ray was not working at Hydro he could always be found working at home, out in his garage that he built or in his basement workshop; puttering, planning projects or creating items. He was an avid historian, an individual who was always interested in learning something new and a loving husband, father and grandfather. Raymond was preceded in death by his parents, Raphael and Alice, and by his sisters Carolyn Schan and Sharon Mintenko. He is survived by his wife Judy of 58 years; children Kristin teBokkel (husband David) and Kerri Joslin (husband Terry); grandchildren Nathan teBokkel (wife Alex), Joshua teBokkel (wife Courtney), Caleb teBokkel and Samuel teBokkel, siblings Wynn Capricci (Laurie), Margaret Mills (Chuck), Barb Schan-Andrews (Bob), Andy Schan (Stephanie), Mike Schan and many nieces and nephews. In remembrance of Ray’s life, the family asks that any charitable donations be made to either the Alzheimer Society of Canada, or Grove Park Home Long Term Care Facility. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through adamsfuneralhome.ca

SNEDDEN, David Douglas – Passed away peacefully at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre on Sunday, December 18, 2022. David Snedden of Elmvale in his 83rd year. Beloved husband of Joan. Dear father of Doug, David (Nancy),and Kevin (Monica). Grandfather of David, Cassandra, Alexander, and Alison. Brother of Carole (John) Campbell. A funeral service will be held at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home in Elmvale on Thursday, December 22, 2022 at 2 pm. Masonic service at 1:30. Interment Elmvale Cemetery. Memorial donations in Dave’s memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Kidney Foundation, or the charity of your choice. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

HOUSE, Beverley Anne Marie – Passed away unexpectedly at the Georgian Bay General Hospital on Friday, December 16, 2022. Bev House of Elmvale in her 49th year. Beloved daughter of Howard (late May) House. Sister of Cathy, Patty, Dorrie, Roger (Sheri) and Kevin. Loved aunt of Max, Mike, Quinn, Jason, Samantha, Katie and Jennifer. Dear friend of Mike and Cathy. In keeping with Bev’s wishes, there will not be a funeral service. The family would like to thank everyone for the phone calls and support. Bev will be missed. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

In Memory of Chris Copestake
We lost you a year ago
and our world shattered.
Missing You Forever and Always.
Loving You Eternally! Patsy, Taylor, Ian and Families

Don MacDonald – In loving memory of Don MacDonald who passed away December 13, 2021
Your memories we cherish
Never to forget
Loving you always
Forever in our hearts
Sadly missed by Grace, Bev, Ken, Mae and Grandchildren

THANK YOU – We would like to thank our families, friends and neighbours for food, cards and donations and support at this difficult time. A special thank you to the Presbyterian church ladies for lunch after the service and Rev. Tom. Also the Lynn Stone Funeral Home and staff. Joan Thompson & Family

WEATHERILL, Roxanne Rose – June 17, 1961 – November 19, 2022. It is with great sadness we announce that Roxanne has passed away at Georgian Bay General Hospital in Midland on Saturday, November 19, 2022 at the age of 61. Roxanne Weatherill of Elmvale, will be lovingly remembered by her partner of 22 years, the love of her life, Hazel Weddell. Daughter of Eleanor Weatherill and the late R. Dale Weatherill. Survived by her brother, Bob (Tatiana) Weatherill. Predeceased by step father Larry Rance. She will be missed by her mother-in-law, Patricia Weddell and sister-in-law, Sheila (John) Lepoutre. “A-nut” Roxanne is forever etched into the hearts of nephews Derek and Colin. Roxanne suffered a subarachnoid hemorrhage (aneurysm) and fought a hard fight for 5 months. After a career with Enbridge (Consumer Gas) she was starting to figure out her retirement plans that would’ve included many more years of travel, country music, camping in the trailer ‘Peanut’ and laughing with a beer among friends. Though she is no longer with us her smile and spirit will live on in the hearts of many friends. Thanks to everyone for their support throughout this painful time. Roxanne’s Celebration of Life will be held at the Elmvale Legion on Saturday, December 10th from 2 pm “until we get kicked out”. Please come with your thoughts and stories to share with everyone. Memorial donations made directly to Royal Canadian Legion, Br. 262, 7 John St. Elmvale, Georgian Bay General Hospital Foundation (gbghf.ca) or Sunnybrook Hospital Foundation (sunnybrook.ca/foundation) would be greatly appreciated.

THANK YOU – The family of Roxanne Weatherill would like to thank everyone for their condolences on Roxanne‘s passing. The support of the family and friends is greatly appreciated. Roxanne lead a wonderful life and had many friends. She was a great ball player for many years, for the Elmvale Angels. Roxanne had  fulfilling career with Enbridge for 28 years.  She made many friends that cherished her and is loving remembered by her mother, Eleanor Weatherill, her brother, Bob Weatherill and is predeceased by her grandparents, Robert & Rosella Weatherill and Russell & Rosemary Uncles. From the family of Roxanne Weatherill

BOYLE, Deborah Anne- Passed away peacefully at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie on Monday, November 28, 2022. Deborah Boyle (nee Thompson) of Elmvale in her 63rd year. Pre-deceased by her husband Bob Boyle. Beloved mother of Corey (Natalie) Franssen. Proud and loving grandmother of Benjamin and Annabelle. Dear daughter of Joan and the late Don Thompson. Deborah will be fondly remembered by her many cousins, family and friends. A private family service will be held. Memorial donations in Deborah’s memory may be made to the Cancer Society or the Elmvale Presbyterian Church. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

de Gorter, Yfke “Eva” (nee Woudstra) – July 17, 1924 – November 23, 2022. Died peacefully on Wednesday November 23, 2022 at the Village of Riverside Glen, Guelph at the age of 98. Eva, formerly of Stayner, is predeceased by her beloved husband Jan “John” de Gorter.  Loving mother of Greta (Harold Atkinson) of Guelph, John (Heather) of Fergus, Harry (Erika) of Ithaca, New York, Elizabeth (Paul Denbeigh) of Kitchener, Edward (Nancy) of Stayner, Peter (Patti) of Lethbridge, Alberta and Caroline (Greg Dowling) of Kingston. Dear Gramma Oma of twenty-two grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren. She is also survived by two sisters Lies and Koosje (Bert) and sister-in-law Janny all of the Netherlands and many nieces and nephews.  Friends will be received at the Jubilee Presbyterian Church, 7320 Highway 26, Stayner on Saturday November 26, 2022 from 12 noon for the Funeral Service in the Sanctuary at 1 o’clock.  Reception to follow.  Graveside ceremony will be held at Ebenezer Cemetery at 4 o’clock.  At the family’s request all attendees must wear a face covering while inside the church.  Thank you for complying.  The ceremony will also be live streamed.  The link is available on the funeral home website.  For further information and to sign Eva’s Book of Memories, please visit www.carruthersdavidson.com 

MELNYK, John David – It is with incredible sadness to announce that John David Melnyk, 65, of Simcoe ON, passed away suddenly, but peacefully on November 26th, 2022. Devoted husband and loving life partner to Deborah Melnyk. Proud, and beloved father to Nicholas, wife Michelle, and Aaron, partner Lia. Predeceased by parents John and Doris, brothers Edward, Dennis, and Eugene Melnyk. Cherished twin brother, and best friend of Joe Melnyk (Mary Kay). Loving sister to Diane Truax (Bill), and sister-in-law Laverne Melnyk (Ed).  Lovingly remembered by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.  John was born in Saskatoon, SK and in 1968 the family moved to Waverly, ON. He and Deb raised a family in Simcoe. He had a fulfilling career at Ontario Power Generation. John was an avid outdoorsman, passionate about hunting and fishing. He was also athletic, playing hockey in Elmvale and Simcoe, as well as rugby in Oshawa. The cottage was a favourite place where he loved to spend time surrounded by family and friends. John was hard working, compassionate, loyal and above all, a family man, who was overjoyed to know that he was to become a first-time grandfather. He was an extraordinary person and will be dearly missed by many. John will be forever in our hearts.  Cremation has taken place, and a funeral service will be held Saturday, December 10th, 1:00 pm at St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, 85 Lot Street, Simcoe. A celebration of life will be held after the service at the Army, Navy and Airforce Club, 53 Water Street, Simcoe from 2:00 to 4:30 pm.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made on-line to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Diabetes Canada.

DORAN, William ‘John’ – Passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, November 30, 2022 at the age of 64. Survived by his partner and best friend of 32 years, Susan and his two pups, Axle and Scat.  Pre-deceased by his parents Evelyn and Edward Doran. Son in-law to David and Lucille Hill. Survived by his brother Patrick (Karen) and sister in-law Andrea (Darren). Uncle to Ryan, Erin, Fallon, and Cooper.  He will be remembered by his many friends and the people he touched through his business, Doran’s Garage.  As per John’s wishes a cremation and a private family gathering has taken place.  Donations in John’s memory to the OFAH (Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters) would be greatly appreciated. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through adamsfuneralhome.ca

LESPERANCE, Paul – Passed away on Saturday, November 26, after a long battle with dementia at Hillcrest Village in Midland. Paul Lesperance of Waverley in his 87th year. Loving husband of the late Dianne Truax. Dear father of Sheri Lesperance (Bill Jones) and Marita Lesperance (JP Belanger). Grandfather of Alexander Holmes and Avery Holmes (Mark), and step grandfather of Amanda Jones. Great-grandfather of Grace, Joe, and Rebekah. Brother of Marie “Lou”, Catherine, Blanche, and the late Homer Lesperance. Visitation at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home Elmvale, on Thursday December 1, 2:00-4:00pm and 7:00-9:00pm. Service in the chapel, Friday December 2 at 11:00am. Spring interment Waverley United Cemetery. The family would like to thank Hillcrest Village in Midland for their wonderful care. Memorial donations in Paul’s memory can be made to Hillcrest Village Care Centre or The Salvation Army.

WHITE, William James – Passed away peacefully at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie on Saturday, November 19, 2022. Bill White of Springwater in his 85th year. Beloved husband of Donna White (nee Robinson). Dear father of Steven (Lisa) White, Cathy Murray, and Kelly Currie (Dennis Geddes). Loved grandfather of Tyler (Jenna), Meaghan (Kyle), Emily (Curtis), Paige, Brooke, and the late Jonathan. Proud great-grandpa of Scarlett, Sophie, Liam, and Noah. Brother of the late Bob White, George White, and Betty Lowe. And in his words, “Miss you already!” A celebration of life will be held in May 2023. Memorial donations in Bill’s memory may be made to Sick Kid’s Foundation. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to  www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

THANK YOU – Words cannot express how much we thank our family and friends for the expressions of Sympathy during our moment of sorrow. It was greatly appreciated.    We would like to thank the Doctors and Nurses of Cardiac Renal floor at RVH for the wonderful care they took of Goldie. The Family of Goldie Crowe

PRESTON, Lloyd Earl – February 5, 1944 – November 18, 2022. Passed away peacefully at home with family by his side after a short battle with cancer.  He grew up in Wyebridge Ontario, son of the late Earl and Hazel Preston.  Devoted husband of Jo-Ann (née Hutchison) for 54 years.  Loving father of Brent (Jill), Andrew (Debbie) and Karla.  Proud grandad of Ethan and Cayden.  He will be missed by many extended family members and friends. Lloyd graduated from the University of Western Ontario and Teacher’s College, which lead to a meaningful 33-year career in education.  He was well known by staff and students at Barrie Central, Eastview, Stayner Collegiate, Barrie North, Nantyr Shores and the Adult Education Centre as a Teacher, Vice-Principal and Principal.  He maintained a strong connection to his community through membership in various service groups and organizations as well as through his music, volunteering to play at various locations throughout Simcoe County and beyond. In retirement he expanded his passion for teaching by sharing his love of old time fiddle music with many friends, young and old.  He continued his family tradition for farming by growing many vegetables and flowers that he generously gifted to neighbours, friends and family. When Lloyd learned of his prognosis, his wish was to return home where he could rest in comfort in a more familiar environment that was more accessible to friends and family.  This wish was supported by Dr. Monnin and the staff from Bayshore Healthcare.  Our family is forever grateful to them and the staff at RVH that took great care of him during the last months of his life. Visitation will be held at Adams Funeral Home (445 St. Vincent Street) on Sunday November 27th from 3 to 6 pm. A small private service will be held for Lloyd’s Family, with plans for a larger celebration of life to be held in the New Year. In lieu of flowers, a donation to a charity of your choice to honour Lloyd’s memory would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence can be forwarded to the family through adamsfuneralhome.ca.

CICCONE, Ann – October 20, 1936 – November 8, 2022 – After a full life of 86-years, Ann peacefully passed away on November 8 surrounded by her children. Family was everything to Ann. Up until the final moments, her family was with her. In-person, through photos—she even met her week-old great-granddaughter over FaceTime. Ann will be remembered for her humour and the joy she got from sharing meals, socializing and connecting with others. After losing Ralph, her husband of 46-years, in 2002, Ann spent her time adding to her chosen family: joining the Red Hat Society, volunteering in the gift shop at Georgian Bay General Hospital and weekly happy hour socials with friends. Ann leaves behind: three beloved children and their partners, Diane & Paul, Susan, and Paul & Shelley; 10 grandchildren and their partners, Jessica, Zac & Kayla, Josh & Brittnay, Megan, Caleb, Spenser, Travis, Samantha, Amber, Cole and Cade; and, five great-granddaughters, Lylah, Quinn, Charlee, Iris and another joining the family in March 2023. Her funeral is Friday, November 11, at Lynn-Stone Funeral Home in Elmvale. Visitation from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. followed by a service. Ann’s celebration of life will take place after the service at Georgian Shores Swinging Seniors Club in Balm Beach. Those who wish to remember Ann with a charitable donation, please support Hospice Huronia – Tomkins House, hospicehuronia.ca. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

Anne Ritchie (nee Phillips) – August 2, 1942 – November 13, 2022. Passed away peacefully at Sara Vista, Elmvale, on Sunday November 13, 2022. Anne Ritchie of Elmvale in her 81st year. Beloved wife of the late Donald Ritchie. Dear mother of Cindy Ritchie and Trevor (Michelle) Ritchie. Proud Grandma of Alexis, Hank, and Blayke. Sister of Betty (Perley) Doucette of Barrie, Bob (Carol) Phillips of Wasaga Beach, Mary (Robert) Foster of Markham and Cathy Dawes of Toronto. Sister in law of Lois (Peter) McCloskey, Ken (late Nicole) Ritchie, late Doreen (Robert) Smith, Marilyn (late Phil) Kenny, and Dan (Karen) Ritchie. Anne will be missed by her many nieces, nephews, large extended family, and many friends. The Ritchie family would like to thank the Sara Vista of Elmvale for their care and support. Visitation to take place at Lynn-Stone Funeral Home Friday November 18, 2-4pm and 7-9pm. Service in the funeral home chapel Saturday November 19, at 1pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to St. John’s United Church, Elmvale Food Bank, or a charity of your choice would be appreciated. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com 

SHARMA, Tanesh – Passed away peacefully at the Georgian Bay General Hospital in Midland on November 10, 2022. Tanesh Sharma of Elmvale in her 64th year. Beloved wife of Edward Gordon of Elmvale. Dear mother of James Gordon. Survived by her brother Gerry and sisters Cami and Letti. Pre-deceased by siblings, Ravi, Bish, Vish, Indra and parents Gaila and Gokarran Sharma. Tanesh will be missed by her many nephews, nieces, and many friends. A visitation will be held at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home in Elmvale from 11 am – 1 pm on Thursday, November 17. Funeral Service to follow in the chapel at 1 pm. Cremation. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com.

Thank You – John and Margaret Potts would like to thank the doctors and staff of RVH, Southlake and Springwater Medical for their superb compassionate care of John during and after his recent heart surgery. Many many thanks to family, neighbours, colleagues and friends for wonderful home cooked food, cards, phone calls, good wishes and kind thoughts. Thank you so much to our wonderful caring family. We are so fortunate and blessed to be a part of this great supportive community.

CROWE, Goldie Viola – (Original owner of the Orr Lake Golf Course and Dance Hall). Passed away peacefully at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie on Sunday, October 30, 2022. Goldie Crowe (nee Jordan) of Barrie in her 87th year. Beloved wife of Tom Crowe for 65 years. Dear mother of Stephen (Elizabeth) Crowe, Denise (Rick) Verhaegen, Terry (Sally) Crowe, Carolyn (Jack) Daubney, and Greg (Carol) Crowe. Grandmother of 13 and great grandmother of 11. Sister of the late Sally Oakes, Jean Columbus, and George Jordan. Goldie will be fondly remembered by her brother and sisters in-law and many nieces and nephews. In keeping with Goldie’s wishes, there will be no funeral service. Cremation with interment Mount St. Louis Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations may be made to Covenant House or Mass Cards for Mount St. Louis Church. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com 

THIFFAULT, Robert (Bob) Gerard – June 23, 1938 – November 3, 2022 – Passed away peacefully surrounded by the love of his family on Thursday November 3, 2022 in his 85 year. Loving husband of 64 years to Yvette (nee Pilon). Steadfast and loving father of Martin Thiffault (Kathy), Brigitte Minty (Paul), Frank Thiffault (Trish) and Mignon Thiffault (Glen Bevan). Joyful Pepere to Karleigh, Zachary, Josh(Renee), Nathan, Danielle(Chris), Jessica, Lexi (Bart) and Xanne (Chris). Grand-pepere to Brooklyn (Josh/Rene), Thyme, Chloe, Aspen (Lexi/Bart) Blair and Ellis (Xanne and Chris). Bob cherished his family and lived by his often spoken motto….”Success begins at home”. He was the loving youngest son of and pre deceased by his parents Albert and Ethel(nee Yon) Thiffault of Midland and sisters Patricia (Percy Morris), Margaret (Andy Bell), Shirley (Doug Chew), brother Frank Thiffault (Gertie), in-laws Isaac and Alda Pilon and brother in-law Marc Pilon. Uncle Bob will be fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews.  Bob lived life to the fullest. To name but a few of his many interests, he enjoyed traveling, boating, art, music, woodworking and camping. Bob was personable, a good friend to many and he looked forward to spending time with them throughout his life.  Cremation has taken place. Private interment will take place in the future. A favorite sentiment of Bob’s was “Tu me manques” meaning ….you are missing from my heart. In keeping with this, Bob’s amiable and personable way and his love of family you can honour his memory by holding your family close at heart and staying in touch with each other.  Memorial Donations may be made to the Down Syndrome Association of Simcoe County at dsasc.ca . Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

GREEN, Harold – June 25, 1943 – November 2, 2022 in his 80th year. He will be deeply missed by his wife Judy (Johnston) (married November 8, 1969), sons Cory (Sue) of Orr Lake, Chris (friend Alana) of Barrie. Grandchildren Victoria Woodstock of Barrie, Matthew Green and Thomas Green of Orr Lake. Brother of Ruthmarie Boorman of Barrie. Lifetime resident of Barrie. He attended Prince of Wales, Central Collegiate, and Northern College in Kirkland Lake. He worked at Poole Bros, Bell Telephone, Canadian General Electric, West Bend Hill Refrigeration, and Napoleon Stoves. Member of Barrie Badminton Club. He enjoyed family, motorcycle racing and card playing. He volunteered for many years at the Red Cross.  A family service will be held on Friday, November 11, 2022 at Steckley – Gooderham Funeral Home, 30 Worsley Street – Barrie. A public interment will take place at Barrie Union Cemetery at 1:30pm on Friday, November 11, 2022. If desired, donations to  Diabetes Canada and Heart and Stroke Association would be appreciated. Online condolences and memories may be left at www.steckleygooderham.com

SAUVE, David John – It is with extreme sadness that the family of David John Sauvé, announce his passing in his 73rd year on Sunday, October 30, 2022 at Simcoe Hospice, Barrie, Ontario. The beloved son of Philip and Frances Sauvé; best friend and loving husband of Mary (Doherty) of forty-six years, proud father of Terry and his wife Chelsie, and much loved by his brother Daniel Sauvé (2021) and his wife Lynda, and his sister Mary Pernokis and her husband Jim. Forever missed by The Doherty Family: Dennis & Donna Doherty, Roger Doherty, Chris & Walter Kalka, and Kevin & Louise Doherty. Loving Uncle of Michael & Lisa Pernokis, Alison & Dave Jordan, Amy & Kevin Cowan, Garry Sauvé, Shannon & David Sweeney, Clare Doherty, Bridget Doherty, Patrick Doherty, Michael Doherty, Jason Kalka, Brendan Doherty and Jackson Doherty. He will also be missed by his many great nieces and nephews, the Doherty Family of Donegal, Ireland and his many friends who kept in touch with their thoughts and prayers during his illness. A visitation will be held at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home, 15 Yonge St S, Elmvale ON, on Thursday, November 3, from 9 am – 10:30 am. Funeral Mass at 11 am at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 106 Yonge St N, Elmvale ON. Afternoon interment to follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Barrie ON. In lieu of flowers charitable donations to The Canadian Cancer Society, Pancreatic Research, Hospice Simcoe, St. Patrick’s/Our Lady of Lourdes Building Fund, or Elmvale and District Food Bank would be appreciated by the family. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

GOUGH, Terrence Wallace – Terrence Wallace Gough passed away suddenly at home on October 20, 2022, in his 69th year. Terry of Ingersoll, formerly of Sweaburg, Barrie and Oro Township, was predeceased (2016) by his beloved wife Karen, son Jeffery and parents Wallace and Elda Gough. Dear father of Melissa (Jordan), Jennifer (Thane), Amy (Eli), Krista (Jon), Jordan and Devon. Loving and devoted grandfather of Isaak, Leia, Elliot, Aya, Jefferson James, Ophelia, Lauren, and Emery. Survived by brother Ross (Mary Anne) Gough and sister Janice (Dave) Connelly. Terry spent his working years exploring many entrepreneurial avenues including, farming, auctioneering, trucking logistics and coffee. But there was nothing he loved more than the farm. Terry was raised in a farming family and went on to run his own family dairy farm for a number of years. Even after leaving the farm his love for tractors and cows never faded. Members of the Sweaburg and Ingersoll communities would often see Terry out for a slow ride on one of his Massey Ferguson or John Deere tractors and quite often he would have a trailer hooked up with many of his beloved grandkids in tow. Terry loved all things antique and spent much time collecting tractor and cow figurines as well as unique coffee grinders. Terry was also a beloved and devoted Rotarian with the local Ingersoll club. He always looked forward to delivering the Rotary roses or driving his tractor in the Santa Claus parade.  Terry loved his family and his community, and he will be deeply missed by many. Celebration of Life: Saturday, November 12, 2022, 11 AM, McBeath – Dynes Funeral Home. Donations can be made in Terry’s name to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada

RITCHIE (nee Monks), Norma June – Norma Ritchie died November 5, 2022. Born in 1945, Norma was one of eight children, (Bruce, Doug, Doris, Bob, Ron, Marion and Joyce) to Gord and Sara Monks. Her childhood was spent on the farm in Malton where she fondly reminisced about sleeping in one bed with her three sisters and riding her pony. Norma’s teenage years found herself in Alliston where the family moved to continue dairy farming. She made many great friends, proudly played hockey in one of the first all girl’s hockey leagues and met the love of her life, Bill Ritchie. They married and had two children, Tracy (Tom Jackson) and Ryan (Jennifer) whom they also raised in Alliston. A jack of all trades, whether driving a potato truck or working at the LCBO and post office, Norma never shied away from hard work both inside and outside of the house. While excelling at telling dirty jokes to friends or customers, Norma was not afraid to speak her mind or curse and flip the bird at drivers who were in the wrong. And while this might have embarrassed family members, she made up by being an ear to those who needed her. Norma and Bill spent their retirement years on their own “Golden Pond” on Orr lake in Elmvale. This quickly became the hub for family gatherings, sleepovers, euchre and Norma’s famous spaghetti dinners. Traveling later on in life with her girlfriends was something she loved to do as they laughed their way through Mexico and Hawaii filling their time with drinks and stories. Norma’s passion for scrapbooking created cherished memories of vacations, family events and family including her beloved grandchildren and great grandchildren. She will be remembered for her penchant for sweets and desserts as well as her extreme pickiness when it came to foods. But most of all, she will be remembered for her role as a proud grandmother to Sarah, Whitney, Clinton, Greyson and Bellamy and great grandmother (GG) to Brayden and Garrett. From attending their sporting events to posting their pictures and accomplishments around her home, Norma could be found constantly boasting to all who would listen about her family. And of course to the untrained eyes of unaware parents, Granny was often sneaking bags of candies and treats to grandchildren and great grandchildren. Norma will be missed and remembered fondly especially for her Werther’s candy dish and her constant brown cows. Cremation has taken place. A private family service to follow. In Lieu of flowers donations can be made to the charity of your choice. To leave expressions of sympathy or memories of Norma, please visit www.RodAbramsFuneralHome.com

MARCHANT, Morley Harold Bruce – Passed away peacefully on October 21, 2022, at Hillcrest Village Care Centre in Midland in his 90th year. Forever loved and missed by his wife Margaret Marchant (Dundas).  Beloved son of the late George and the late Gladys (Reynolds) Marchant. He will be lovingly missed by his children Glenn Marchant (Giselle), Joyce Marchant, Chris Marchant (Cindy) and Linda Belcourt (Brian). Much loved Grampa to Kari Belcourt, Max Marchant, Marie Belcourt and Ryan Marchant. He cherished his great grandchildren. He will be lovingly remembered by his three sisters and three brothers. Morley cherished the cottage life on the Severn River with his wife and enjoyed entertaining his children, grandchildren, and many friends. Morley was a proud Lion’s member with Elmvale and Coldwater Clubs. He was a very active Lion member for so many years that he was awarded the Life Membership from International Lions. It gave him great pleasure to be elected as the A12 District Governor. He performed his governor duties with joyful diligence. He was honoured and respected by his fellow Lions members and recognized by being awarded Lion of the Year for 1984-1985 and again in 1986-1987. A celebration of Morley’s life will be held at the Elmvale Lions Hall in the spring. As an expression of sympathy donations in memory of Morley may be made to the CNIB Lake Joe 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

HOGAN, Wanda Joyce (Walton) – Passed away peacefully in 68th year, with her family by her side at RVH on October 18, 2022.  Cherished wife and best friend of Mark Hogan of Phelpston for 47 years.  Forever loved and missed by daughter Terri (Shannon) and son Adam (Natasha). Proud Nana to Brody and Alexandra.  She is predeceased by her parents Roy and Helen Walton and brother Robert.  Remembered by her siblings Brian (Anne) and Kim (Doug) Bruton, as well as her many nieces and nephews.  She was a long-time employee of CKVR/VR television for 30 years and Metro in Barrie for 8 years.  The family would like to give a special thank you to her best friend Barb, sister Kim and brother and sister-in-law Greg and Helen for all of their support. As well as a big thank you to the ICU staff at RVH for their exceptional and compassionate care during this difficult time.  Cremation has taken place at Wanda’s wishes.  There will be no service.

MACKENZIE, Helen Joyce – Passed away peacefully at the Villa Care Centre in Midland on Saturday, October 22, 2022. Beloved wife of the late Stewart MacKenzie. Dear mother of Steve (Marg) MacKenzie of Elmvale and the late Jim MacKenzie. Grandmother of Steve (Jenny) MacKenzie and Kelly (Matt) Crake. Great-grandmother of Kameron, Quinn, Makala, and Bree. Helen will be missed by her many nieces and nephews. To honour Helen’s wishes, there will be no funeral service. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

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

MAYNARD, Alvin Richard Albert – October 10, 1959 – October 4, 2022. Peacefully after a courageous battle with pulmonary fibrosis at RVH. Beloved son of the late Cecil and Eva Maynard. Predeceased by his brother Dennis. Will be missed by his brother Ken of Barrie and Grant and his wife Tammie of Springwater. Loving uncle to Dennis John, Tiffany and Tyler. Alvin will be fondly remembered by many friends, family, co-workers and neighbours in Minesing where he resided for 28 years. Alvin loved the great outdoors and enjoyed camping, hunting, fishing, travelling and walking the trails in the Minesing area. Alvin was a long-distance driver for Gibson Transport in Alliston. The family wishes to thank everyone for their love and support during Alvin’s difficult journey. Donations maybe made to the Lung Association of Canada https://www.lung.ca/ or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.  A celebration of life to be held at a later date. Details to be announced. Words of condolence may be left for the family at www.peacefultransition.ca

BALL, William (Bill) – Passed away peacefully at Coleman Care Centre in Barrie Ontario on October 9 2022. He lived a victorious and courageous life battling Alzheimer’s for the last 20 years. Predeceased by his first wife Colleen (Reid) and survived by his second wife Esther Long and seven children Trudy Williams (Earl pre deceased), Cindy Brown, Glen (Theresa), Randy(Kristin), Peggy Hillis (Larry), Mike (Lori), Murray( Lisha) and two step sons Tony and David. Bill had many grandchildren and great children. Bill was born in Victoria Harbour in 1930 to Lena  and John Ball. Bill built boats and furniture before joining Niagara OPP where he was a proud rider of the Golden Helmets. He came back to Elmvale OPP where he still drove his Harley.  He got the idea to go into correctional services. When after serving in Burwash and Hillsdale he retired. Bill had a great sense of humour, always a joy to be in his company. He Loved fishing and of course and enjoyed playing music.  Cremation has taken place and at Bill’s wishes there will be no service. Bill loved to quote his favourite bible passage 1 Corinthians 13-13. “The greatest of these is love”.

BEATTY, Carol Eleanor (nee Dick) – It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Carol Eleanor Beatty.  At the age of 87, Carol passed away peacefully with her family by her side at Port Perry Hospital October 3rd, 2022. Beloved Carol is survived by her husband of 68 years, Robert Jack Beatty. Loving, devoted Mother of the late Robert Roy “Bobby” Beatty, James Bernard Beatty, Linda Charmaine Raeburn (Chris) and a second mom to Yvonne Hargreaves.  Dearest Nana of Melissa Hargreaves, Amanda Hargreaves (Kaine Nelson), Christina Beatty/Carvalho (Danny) and the late Patrick Beatty.  Adored Great Grandmother/Nana of Mikayla and Ciara Hargreaves.  With a huge heart and beautiful soul, Carol embraced so many and was a caring mother, aunt or ‘Nanny Carol’ figure to numerous family friends and a cherished member of the Rose Lake Family. The treasured daughter (‘Baby Lamb’) and only child of Robert and Eleanor Dick, Carol was born and raised in East York, Ontario, with the loving support of her Grandmother Ellen Kain.  Carol and Bob were married in 1954 in Willowdale and later moved north to the Barrie area where they resided, worked and raised their family.  Carol and Bob spent their weekends and summers at Rose Lake – Utterson, Ontario, where they and a close-knit group of friends established a unique cottage community back in the ʼ50s.  Now into the 4th generation of ‘Rose Lakers’, many fond memories were made with their life-long friends.  Prior to retirement Carol purchased her dream home of a heritage farmhouse in Springwater Township with a pond and creek. The ‘farm’ was a special place where family traditions were celebrated and where grandchildren enjoyed adventures in the country and sleepovers with Nana.  It was also where creatures great and small were nurtured as Carol was a dedicated, caring foster parent to both domestic and wild animals – rehabilitating orphaned or injured wildlife. The Beatty family would like to sincerely thank Doctors Dyall, Wray, Mercer and MacDonald and the entire medical team at Lakeridge Health – Port Perry Hospital for their exceptional, compassionate care during these last difficult couple of weeks. They would also like to graciously thank all the staff at Butternut Manor Retirement Home of Uxbridge for loving and caring for Carol the past few months, along with her dedicated PSW team over the last few years, who also became family. For this we will be forever grateful. An evening visitation will be hosted by Billingsley Funeral Home Wednesday October 12th from 6 pm to 8 pm. Funeral Service will be held at St. Mary of the Assumption, Huntsville on Thursday October 13th at 11:00 am, followed by interment at Stephenson Memorial Cemetery in Port Sydney.  Reception to follow at the Utterson Community Hall. To honour Carol’s passing or as an expression of sympathy in lieu of flowers, donations in her memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Covenant House or the Aspen Valley Wildlife Sanctuary would be sincerely appreciated. Messages of condolence can be left at www.billingsleyfuneralhome.com

FERNEY, Jillian Ann – November 17, 1972 – September 29, 2022. After a brave and courageous battle with glioblastoma, it is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of our beloved Jillian in her 50th year. Cherished daughter of Lynn Morden (Brian, pre-deceased), and the late Robert Ferney. She will be profoundly missed by the love of her life, her precious son, Maxwell. Jill was the dear sister to Rebecca Ferney (Michael) and proud auntie to Bryson and Sophie Baker. She will be lovingly remembered by her extended family and many wonderful friends. Working with children and families was Jillian’s passion and she excelled and enjoyed a successful career, having graduated from Georgian College with a degree in Resource Teaching. Early in her career she enjoyed travelling the world while working as a supervisor of children’s programming for Princess Cruise Lines. Most recently she was employed as a Director for Community Living Huronia. The family will be forever grateful for the support of Dr. Jackie Lai, Hospice Simcoe, and Bayshore Home Care Solutions. Jill had an incredible joy for life and people. Her sense of humour was contagious. She will be missed by all the lives she touched. Jill leaves us with one final wish: “May your hearts always be full of love.” A Celebration of Life for Jillian will be held on Saturday, October 8th at Elmvale Lion’s Club 1979 Flos Rd. West, Elmvale, ON from 1 – 4 pm. Eulogies will be at 2:30 pm. Donations can be made directly to Hospice Simcoe (hospicesimcoe.ca) would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to Lynn-Stone Funeral Home, Elmvale. Messages of sympathy may be sent to the family at lynnstonefuneralhome.com

Parker, Harold Mervyn – Passed away peacefully at Hospice Simcoe on Monday, September 26th, 2022 with family at his side. Harold Parker at the age of 82, beloved husband of the late Linda Parker. Proud father of Rachel Parker, Adam Parker (Carolyn Chant) and Robert (Jeanne) Parker. Much loved Poppa of Parker, Rory, Jackson, Peyton, Valarie and Charlie along with Carolyn’s children Wesley and Avery. Harold will also be remembered by his sister Rhonda (Keith) Potter as well as his community and friends. Visitation took place at ADAMS FUNERAL HOME, 445 St. Vincent Street (just north of Cundles Rd.) Barrie on Friday,  eptember 30th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral service was held in the Chapel on Saturday, October 1st at 1 o’clock p.m. Interment was held at Minesing Union Cemetery. Memorial donations to Hospice Simcoe or the Wiidookdaadiwin Lookout Site would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through adamsfuneralhome.ca

BOYLE, Alice Isabelle (nee DAVIS) – Passed away peacefully at Sara Vista in Elmvale surrounded by the love of her family. Isabelle Boyle of Elmvale, in her 101st year, beloved wife of the late James Boyle. Cherished mother of Gwen (Bill), Marg (Jim), Georgi (Pete), Bill (Janine), the late Bob (survived by Debbie), Bunny (Tom) and Brenda. Lovingly remembered by many grandchildren, great grandchildren , great great grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Isabelle is predeceased by her parents William & Mae Davis, brother James and sisters Hazel, Verona and Detta. She will be remembered for her quick wit and sense of humour which was on full display until her final days. When she was able to, she enjoyed being a part of the Elmvale Lioness Club for several years. Her favorite pastime included watching t.v.’s Hudson and Rex, soap operas, and the Toronto Blue Jays baseball. A visitation was held at Lynn-Stone Funeral Home on Monday, September 19th from 11 am to 1 pm. Funeral Service in the chapel at 1 pm. Interment to follow at Elmvale Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please consider memorial donations directly to Heart & Stroke foundation or Canadian Cancer Society. Messages of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

HARLOW, Joan Mary – It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of our mother, Joan Mary Harlow (née McClelland), on September 11, 2022, at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre in Barrie, Ontario. During Joan’s 90 years of life, she spent 67 years married to her high school darling George. They had three sons, George Paul, Brian (Deanna) and David (Julie), five grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. She will be missed by a brother and sister, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. She is predeceased by her husband, George, and parents, Jennie (née Easton) and Paul McClelland. https://www.arbormemorial.ca/adams/obituaries/joan-mary-harlow/91727. In Lieu of Flowers, expressions of sympathy can be made to the UNICEF Canada or RVH Foundation (Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre), or a charity that you choose. The family wishes to acknowledge the care provided by the nurses and doctors of RVH Senior Care.  A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

Stan McNutt Celebration of Life
In loving memory of Stan McNutt
We would like to honour the life of our beloved father, husband, grandfather and friend.
All of the Community is invited.
Saturday, October 22nd at 1:00 p.m
Celebration of Life – At Elmvale Presbyterian Church, 22 Queen st. E. Elmvale

Thank You
The family of Isabelle Boyle would like to thank all who attended the funeral, and for all donations, cards, gifts and flowers.
To all of the staff at Lynn-Stone, “Great Job”. Special thanks to Rev. Frank Beasley. It was greatly appreciated. She will be missed.

Thank You
Thank you to everyone who gave us help and support following the passing of our father.
It helped us through our grief. Elizabeth, Carla, and David Creith and families

In memory of a loving husband and friend. Bob Wallis who passed away Sept 19, 2020
There’s a bridge of memories from here to heaven above,
that keeps you very close to us, its called the bridge of love.
As time goes by without you, and months turn into years.
They hold a billion memories and a million tears.
To us you were so special, what more is there to say – Except we wish with all our hearts, That you were here today.
Fondly remembered, loved and cherished Wallis
You will never be forgotten. Gloria, Marc, Cindy, Hannah and Julia

Amy Marie Johnston-Cobbett – September 4, 1968 – September 14, 2002
Although twenty years has passed
We think of you always
We talk about you still
You have never been forgotten
And you never will
We hold you close within our hearts
And there you will remain
Until we meet again. Miss you.
Love Mom, Dad, Nan, Angie (Kevin), Rick (Angela), Greg & Ryan (Wagner), Nicole & Melissa (Johnston)

O’CONNOR, Rafe Walter- It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Rafe O’Connor in Indian Shores, Florida on Thursday, August 25, 2022. Rafe O’Connor of Wyevale in his 41st year. Beloved husband of Joanna (nee Hamelin). Dear father of Ryder, Killian, Alora, and Arya. Son of Donald and Pamela O’Connor. Brother of Rory (Kirsten), Rachel (Nick), and Raven (Nick). Rafe will be missed by his grandmother Cynthia Sparling. Son-in-law of Jack and Heather Hamelin, and brother-in-law of Leah and Josh (Denise). Rafe will be fondly remembered by his aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family, friends and beloved pets. A visitation was held at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home in Elmvale on Sunday, September 4, 2022 from 2-4 and 7-9. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

CRAKE, Jean McLelland – Passed away peacefully surrounded by the love of her family at Hospice Huronia Penetanguishene, on Tuesday August 30, 2022. Cherished wife and best friend of Douglas Crake of Woodland Beach. Forever loved and missed by her daughter Nicole and her son Matthew and his wife Kelly. Proud grandma of Kameron, Makala, Hanna, Sophie and Jack. She will be remembered by her nieces, nephews and the Leitch and Crake families. Jean enjoyed spending time with her family as well as gardening and fishing with Doug. At her request there will be no gathering at this time. If you would like to make a donation in her memory, please consider Hospice Huronia. A special thanks to brother Dave, and to the staff at Hospice Huronia for the compassion and care given to Jean and family. Messages of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

HARLOW, George Struthers – It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of our father, George Struthers Harlow, on September 6, 2022, with this bride Joan by his side, at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre in Barrie, Ontario. During George’s 90 years of life, he spent 67 wonderful years married to his high school sweetheart Joan. Together they had three sons, George Paul, Brian (Deanna) and David (Julie), five grandchildren and two great grandchildren. He will be missed by his bothers, John (Josie), Ross (Beth), and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. He is predeceased by his parents George and Janet (née: Naylor) Harlow. Online Condolences can be given at www.adamsfuneralhome.ca In Lieu of Flowers, expressions of sympathy can be made to the Parkinson’s Society Canada, RVH Foundation (Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre). The family wishes to acknowledge the care provided by the nurses and doctors of RVH Senior Care. A Celebration of Life will be held later.

DONALD (FRED) BROX – 1934 – 2022 – Donald Frederick Brox (Fred) in his 89th year passed away peacefully at Hospice Simcoe August 24, 2022 surrounded by family. He is survived by his loving wife Audrey, of 70 years and his daughters, Gail Hall (late Gilbert), Nancy Rowell (Frank) and his son, Howard Brox (Tara).  “Papa / GG” will always be remembered and missed by his eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren whom he loved dearly and enjoyed spending time with. He adored all the family dogs and spoiled them with treats, touches and new tricks. Fred enjoyed a long career as a self-proclaimed “Agriculturalist”. His career spanned over six decades with General Foods, Hostess Foods & OPDI. As Director of Farm Operations, Fred oversaw production for millions of acres of “spuds” that went into making the potato chips we all love & enjoy today. Fred’s knowledge was unrivalled in the potato industry where he became famous for knowing something about everything and everything about something. Throughout his life, Fred upheld the Brox qualities of kindness, humour, hard work, intelligence, toughness, compassion and humility. He was an outstanding Lions Club member who amongst other distinctions, received the Melvin Jones Award from Lions International. Fred was an upright Brother of the Masonic Order with Kerr Lodge 230 (Barrie). He loved his community and was the best neighbour you could ever ask for or be pranked by. The family would like to thank our “angels” at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, Hennick Bridgepoint Hospital in Toronto, Toronto Western Hospital, CCAC and everyone at Hospice Simcoe. The family will host “A Walk Down Memory Lane” at Mapleview Community Church. (300 Mapleview Drive West, Barrie) September 18, 2022 from 2 pm to 4 pm. All are welcome. If you wish to make a donation in Fred’s name, the family would appreciate: Hospice Simcoe (https://www.canadahelps.org/en/dn/2595) or Cope Service Dogs (https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink.aspx? name=E135322QE&id=48) Words of condolence may be left for the family at www.peacefultransition.ca

CELEBRATION OF LIFE – On Sat. Sept. 17th at 2:00 pm, we will gather to celebrate the life of Andrew John Poaps,
at Grace United Church, 350 Grove St. E. Barrie ,Ontario.
There will be a reception at the church following the service. Everyone welcome, Sirpa Seipio 

IN LOVING MEMORY OF – Bill and Stephen Trace
Wherever life may take us,
Whatever we may do,
The memories of the years we shared
Will keep us close to you.
Forever remembered by your Trace Family Circle

IN MEMORY – Lawrence Lee Townes, beloved Husband, Dad, Grampa and Great Grampa.
A year ago August 31, 2021
Those we love don’t go away.
They walk beside us everyday.
Unseen, unheard, but always near.
Forever in our hearts. Love Margaret, Brian and Sharon, Grandchildren: Nathan (Kim), Lacey, Kenneth, Great Grand daughter Ell

DESROCHES, Yvette Lucille – Passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, at The Villa Care Centre, Midland, on Monday, August 15, 2022, in her 92nd year. Dear wife of the late Venard Desroches (July 2002). Much loved mother of Allen & Linda of Shanty Bay, Elaine & Dave of Chatsworth, Tim & Mona of Tiny, David & Ann of Victoria Harbour, Theodore (Teddy) & Brenda of Revenna, Mary of Midland, Ivan & Tammy of Wasaga Beach, Judy & Roger Gagne of Midland, Lucille of Barrie, Peter & Linda of Perkinsfield and Lisa of Barrie. Proud mémère of 17 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Dear sister of Rita (Bob), Georgette (Bernard), the late Gil (Lucille) and Gerry (Pauline) and sister-in-law of Norbert and Flo (Lewis). Predeceased by inlaws Bernard, Prima, Vena and Monette. She will be missed by many nieces and nephews. A memorial mass will be held at St. Patrick’s Church, Perkinsfield on Friday, September 2nd at 1 pm. Inurnment will follow at St. Patrick’s Cemetery. Memorial donations to St. Patrick’s Church, Perkinsfield would be appreciated by the family. Cheques to: 28 Robert St. W., Penetanguishene, ON L9M1N2 or made online: https://stpatrickspe.archtoronto.org   The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the staff at the Villa Lodge and The Villa Care Centre for the wonderful care that was given to Yvette. Messages of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com 

McGRATH, Lorna Jean – Lorna McGrath (Strath) was born in Barrie on September 3, 1940. She passed away peacefully on August 19, 2022 at the age of 81. Lorna spent her childhood in Crossland along with her brother, Cameron. She was married to her husband Don for 63 years. They resided on a farm east of Elmvale where they raised 5 girls. Lorna was a long time member of The Silver Maple Women’s Institute. She will be sorrowly missed by her daughters: Bonnie McGill-Ploeg, Julie (Mike) Trace, Sheila, the late Kelly and Mae (Daryl) Senick. She was a loving grandma to 6 grandchilren and 6 great grandchildren. Lorna leaves behind her brother Cameron (Marie) Strath and in laws: late Beverley (Marion), Rodney (Nancy), the late Joanne (Beverley) (Caroline) Rawson, Brian (Sandy) (and the late Joanne Bishop). She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. We will hold her close within our hearts and there you will remain, to walk and guide us through our lives, until we meet again. Her daughters would like to give a heart felt thanks to the staff at Sara Vista who took great care of her these past few years. We know she enjoyed singing and dancing with each of you. Lorna will be fondly remembered for sharing a cup of tea, home made treats, helping others and remembering the words to the songs playing on the radio. Visitation will be Sunday, August 21, 2022 at Lynn-Stone Funeral Home from 1 – 4 pm. Interment Elmvale Cemetery at a later date. If desired memorial donations may be made to the Elmvale Food Bank, Friends of Sara Vista or charity of your choice. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

GOULD, Amanda – On August 24th, 2022, Amanda Gould passed away peacefully and now watches over us all from heaven after a courageous battle with cancer. Taken much too soon, Amanda left her mark on this world with her generous and caring ways. She loved to gather her friends and family for a celebration, to support those in need and to use her creativity for her many business pursuits. Amanda is survived by her high school sweetheart and husband of 20 years, Randy and their three children Kiely, Liam and Mason. Dear daughter of David and Bernadette Hineman, loving sister to Jason (Claire), and the Gould family-Fran, Brenda, Rhonda and Jimmy. She was precious to her family who were the best of friends and her best friends who became family. She loved you all.  ‘Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us every day.’ A visitation was held at Lynn-Stone Funeral Homes on 15 Yonge St., S, Elmvale on Wednesday August 31st from 2-4pm and 7-9pm. A Celebration of Life will be held at 28 Algonquin Trail, Bluewater Beach on Saturday September 3rd from 1-4pm. In memory of Amanda, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

In Loving Memory of Etta Viola Maxim – Passed away Aug. 19, 2017
Sad was the parting, no one can tell, So sudden on earth the sorrow fell;
The blow was hard, the shock severe, To part with one we loved so dear.
Dearer still as years depart – Her memory lives within our heart.
Lovingly remembered by husband John, sons Randy, Philip and Douglas, Christine and Claire, Trish and Karla, Kurtis, Jessica, Ben Laurin and grandchildren

STONE, MICHAEL JOSEPH – With much sadness, we announce Michael Joseph Stone’s passing on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022, at RVH. “Digger,” in his 78th year, was a life-long Elmvale resident and former owner of Lynn- Stone Funeral Home. Mike was the loving husband of Faye (nee Burnett) and cherished his daughter Angela (Anthony) and son Jason (Kiaya). He was the very proud grandpa of Jack, Nathan, and William. Mike will be missed by his sister Eileen Birley (late Ron) and was an appreciative uncle of his niece Kim and grand nephew Bronson. Remembered fondly by his brother-in-law Bruce Burnett (Penny), sister-in-law Mary Jane Burnett (late Bob), and many Burnett nieces and nephews. Mike’s friends and cousins abound from many regions, and he looked forward to every opportunity to spend time with them throughout his life. Be it as a spectator or participant in hockey, ball, or curling Mike was a sports enthusiast. More recently, as an avid golfer, he will be missed on the greens, the rough, and at the 19th hole by his many golfing buddies. Visitation was held on Tuesday, August 9, from 2-4 pm and Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. A funeral mass took place at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Elmvale on Thursday, August 11, at 11:00 a.m. with interment at Elmvale Cemetery. As a member of the Elmvale District Lions Club for fifty years, Michael believed strongly in Community and Service. The recent branding of the new Elmvale Food Bank as “The Michael Stone Building” was an esteemed honour. In Mike’s memory, if you so wish, donations may be made to these two worthy organizations or a charity of your choice.

MARSHALL, Morley Robert William – Born on the baseline in Tiny Township on March 19, 1936, passed on August 14, 2022 at 11:50 pm. Morley Robert William Marshall born to the late George and Iva (Gardiner) Marshall. Married in 1962 to Frances (Marchant) Marshall. Brother to Everrett and the late Wesley Marshall.  Raised four children Scott (Wanda) Marshall, Darlene (Norm) Crannie, Brenda (Howard) Walker, and Brian (Kim) Marshall. Step-father to Andy (Shelley) Haughton. Loving Poppa to Ashley (Beau), Travis (Bryanna), Tyler, Katelyn, Josh, Kylie (Derrin), Matt, Mansel and late grandson Daniel Walker. Great grandfather to Jayden and Dawson.  Passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer at Hospice Huronia Penetang with his family by his side.  A private service was held at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home in Elmvale. Interment Wyevale Cemetery. P lease make any donations to Hospice Huronia or a charity of your choice in lieu of flowers. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

DONNELLY, Thomas Edwin (Ed) – Thomas Edwin (Ed) Donnelly, in his 79th year, passed away at Simcoe Hospice on August 1, 2022, after a lengthy battle with cancer. Ed was born in Barrie, Ontario, on February 15, 1943, to Thomas William Donnelly and Eva Lorraine (Mason) Donnelly. Ed is survived by his wife, Annie Warner Donnelly; sons Gary Todd Gore and Thomas Gregory (Greg) Gore (Genevieve); grandsons Marcus Philippe Gore and Jacob Robert Gore; brother Gerald Kenneth Donnelly (Joan); aunt Iva (Mason) Barnard and many cousins. During his lifetime, after a career in Real Estate, Ed provided Handyman and Contracting Services. He was an avid golfer at the Tangle Creek Golf Course. He wrote many songs as he loved to entertain others as he played his guitar or the piano and sang.  A visitation was held at Adams Funeral Home, 445 St. Vincent Street, Barrie, from 1-5 pm on Saturday, August 13, 2022. His Celebration of Life was held in the funeral home chapel on Sunday, August 14, 2022. Burial took place in the Grenfel Cemetery following the service. Online messages may be left at www.adamsfuneralhome.ca. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the churches where Ed actively served, as he was able, until his passing: the Barrie Seventh-day Adventist Church; the Bracebridge Seventh-day Adventist Church; the Lakeview Seventh-day Adventist Church; and the Parry Sound Seventh-day Adventist Church.  In lieu of a reception, the family made a donation to Hospice Simcoe, and invites others to support this amazing opportunity we all have for superior mental, emotional, physical and spiritual care at a time when we need it most.

CELEBRATION  OF LIFE – SATURDAY, 6th of AUGUST – Anne, Dave, Carol, and Eric – invite family and friends to come and celebrate the lives of their parents, Elmer and Evelyn McFadden
1 – 4 pm – at the McFadden Family Farm, 2188 Flos Road Ten W, Elmvale. Please bring your memories to share.

McCARTNEY, Michael Garry – August 22, 1949 – July 29, 2022 – It is with great sadness that the McCartney family announces that after a courageous 16-month battle with glioblastoma Michael (Mike) died peacefully, surrounded by loved ones. Mike was predeceased by his loving wife Bonnie (nee Crawford), son Kenneth, nephew Ryan, great nephew Brennan, brother Jack and parents, John and Alma. Mike leaves to mourn his devoted long-time companion, Janice Taylor. His children, Wendy (Michael) and Garry (Sara). His grandchildren, Dylan, Ronin and Meadow. Brother Rick (Brenda). brother-in-law Garfield (Doreen). Nieces and nephews, Shaun (Nancy), Chris (Holly), Melissa, Matthew (Lisa), Tina (Lance), David (Michelle). Great nieces and nephews, Hayden (Kait), Jacee (Megan), Marena, Julia, Mackenzie, Nicolas, Rebecca and Rachel. Janice’s children, Megan (Jared) and their child Zander, Jeff and Burton as well as many other loved ones across the country. The family would like to express special thanks to Mike’s nephew Shaun McCartney and his wife Nancy for their tireless commitment in caring for him throughout his illness. Mike was so fortunate to have many wonderful people from the medical community taking care of him throughout and the family would like to particularly recognize his home care team of PSWS and nurses as well the valuable knowledge, care and support of his Doctor, Alexander Dickson and the entire team at Hospice Simcoe.  Visitation will take place at the Steckley-Gooderham Funeral Home, 30 Worsley St., Barrie on Monday, August 8th, 2022 from 6-8 pm. A service of remembrance and love will be held in the Chapel on Tuesday, August 9th, 2022 at 11 am. A reception will follow inside the lower lounge. A private family interment will occur at the Midhurst Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to Hospice Simcoe or your local food bank would be greatly appreciated by the family. Online condolences and memories may be left via www.steckleygooderham.com

FORBES, Murray Richard – Murray Forbes in his 94th year, passed away peacefully at his home on the Forbes Farm on Tuesday, July 26, 2022 after a courageous battle with cancer. Murray was born July 30, 1928 to Walter and Bessie Forbes on the Forbes Farm in Springwater (formerly Vespra) Township. Murray is survived by his loving wife and partner of 72 years, Eva Margaret (nee Wallwin), his son Wayne (Carolyn), three grandsons, Michael (Kelly), Ian (Kari), and Kyle (Julie) and five great-grandchildren. Murray and Eva purchased the farm from Walter and Bessie when they retired in 1964. Murray and Eva enjoyed a life long successful farming career. Murray was a Cattleman, Cow Calf Operator, Buyer and Seller. Many cattle passed through his farm. Murray and Eva also enjoyed camping with his family and friends and travelling throughout Canada and the USA. Murray was the youngest of ten siblings. He was predeceased by his parents Walter and Bessie, and brothers Arnold, Gordon, Clarence, Earl, Vernon, and sisters Una, Beatrice, Ethel and Eveline. Murray was a kind and loving man and will sadly be missed by many nieces, nephews, friends and neighbours. A visitation and service was held on Saturday, July 30, 2022 at the Adams Funeral Home, 445 St. Vincent Street, Barrie. Interment at Midhurst Union Cemetery. For online condolences please visit adamsfuneralhome.ca. “The Forbes Farm was home to all” 

HAMILTON, John Donlad – Passed away with his family by his side on Wednesday, July 27, 2022 at the Georgian Bay General Hospital in Midland. John Hamilton of Midland in his 51st year. Beloved husband of Susan Hamilton (nee Walker). Loving and proud father of Shawn. Brother of Lisa Scaife and Cathy Gillies (Rob). John will be fondly remembered by his nieces and nephews, Jenna, Michael, Becky, Robbie, AJ, Alyssa, and the late Allie and Billy. Pre-deceased by his parents, William and Doris Hamilton. Brother-in-law of Greg Walker (Laura), and son-in-law of Judith Oliver. John will be missed by his uncle and aunt Alex (Charlene) Hamilton and Ann Hunter, as well as his many other family and friends. A visitation will be held at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home in Elmvale from 2-4 and 7-9 pm on Thursday, August 4, 2022. A funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Friday, August 5, 2022 at 2 pm. If desired, memorial donations in John’s memory may be made to Lost Boys Hope or the Canadian Cancer Society. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com 

MARTIN, Barbara Louise – Passed away suddenly at her home in Penetanguishene on Wednesday July 20, 2022, reunited with beloved husband Alan Gray, exactly six months after his passing. Born on November 25, 1931, in Quebec City, Barbara was the eldest of two girls. Barbara and Alan were married in Quebec City at St. Matthews Anglican Church in 1954. They started their family in Toronto in 1956 eventually settling in Medonte Township in 1974 and moving to Penetang in 2009 as empty nesters. Barbara was committed to a life of serving others. Family, friends and community were important to her. She always provided an abundant household with a passion for cooking and a flare for entertaining. She maintained a quiet but reverent faith and a generous spirit. Barbara Martin lived into her 91st year. Beloved wife of Alan Martin. Dear mother 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 grandmother of Reta, Ron, Anne Louise, Kevin, Christopher, Matthew, Derek, Danielle, Jacob, Drew, and Parker. Proud great-grandmother of William, Jacqueline, Elsbeth, Pippa, Delphine, Gavin, Willow, Juliana, Thomas, Danny, Arienne, Katarina, Owen and Charlie. Sister of the late Jean (John) Antonescul and sister-in-law of the late Peter (Vivian) Martin, and the late Derek (survived by Molly) Martin. Barbara will be dearly missed by her nieces, nephews, and friends. Friends and family are invited to a Celebration of Life at St. John’s Anglican Church, Waverley on Wednesday July 27, 2022. Visitation at 10:00 am followed by a service of at 11:00. If desired, memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

JENNETT, Marion Jane – Passed away peacefully at home on Friday July 22, 2022, with her loving husband by her side. Marion Jane Jennett (nee Crittenden) of Moonstone in her 89th year. Beloved wife of Arley Jennett for 69 years. Marion was born in Simpson Saskatchewan where she met her husband Arley who had come from Ontario to work. They were married July 24th 1953 in Edson, Alberta. They lived in Alberta breifly before returning to Ontario to settle on a farm in the Wyebridge area until 1985 when they moved to their current farm in Moonstone. Loving Mother of 9 children: Brian Jennett (wife Darla), Wayne Jennett (wife Brenda), Kathy Armstrong (husband Bruce), Annabelle Swinson, Rhonda Cowen (husband William Weeks), Bob Jennett (wife Sheri), Rodney Jennett (wife Leone), Rose Quan-Hin, and Kevin Jennett, Loving grandmother of 24, great grandmother of 33, and great great grandmother of 2. Daughter of the late Charles & Katherine (Kennedy) Crittenden. Marion was the Sister of the late Hugh Crittenden (wife May) and the late Roy Crittenden (wife Helen). She will sadly be missed but never forgotten. A celebration of Marion’s life will be held at a later date. Memorial donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Society. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

MCGRATH, Donald Herbert – Lifelong farmer, Donald McGrath, born March 12, 1933 passed away on July 22, 2022 at the age of 89. He was born at the homestead on Baseline Road in Elmvale. He assisted his parents on their farm until he purchased the farm next door. He was a loving, devoted husband to Lorna (Strath) for 63 years. He will be sorrowly missed by his daughters: Bonnie McGill-Ploeg; Julie (Mike) Trace; Sheila, late Kelly and Mae (Daryl) Senick. Loving Gramps to 6 grand children and 6 great grand children. He also leaves behind his siblings: late Beverley (Marion); Rodney (Nancy); late Joanne (Beverley) (Carolyn) Rawson; Brian (Sandy) (late Joanne Bishop); and brother-in-law, Cameron (Marie) Strath. Missed by his many nieces and nephews. The family would like to give thanks to all the caregivers at Waterside and Sara Vista who enriched Dad’s life. Without the dedicated health care professionals we could not have weathered the storm. In the last few years dementia set in. As Jann Arden said in her recent book “it (was) a long goodbye”. His family and friends will miss his twinkling eyes, laugh, tenor voice, jokes and gentle, genuine ways. Let the talks about crops, the harmonica tunes, crokinole and card games being as you meet up with your heavenly family and friends. “May the rain fall gently on your fields”. Visitation will be Tuesday August 2nd at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home from 2-4 and 7-9. Interment Elmvale Cemetery at a later date. If desired memorial donations can be made to the Elmvale Food Bank, Friends of Sara Vista, or a charity of your choice. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

PETTEN, Leslie – It is with heavy hearts that the family announces his passing on July 26th, 2022 at the age of 92 years. Leslie is reunited with his wife Yvonne. Loving father of Calvin and Clarence (Judy). Cherished grandfather of Darren and David. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends. There will be no visitation or service, funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Penetanguishene Funeral Home.

BUCHANAN, Lloyd Brian- Passed away peacefully at the Leacock Care Centre in Orillia. Lloyd Buchanan of Wasaga Beach in his 69th year. Loving companion and partner to Pat Vanderburgh. Father of Brian and Lisa Buchanan and grandfather of 2 grandchildren. Son of the late Harold and Gladys Buchanan. Brother of Lorna (late John) McFadden, late Eric (Clarine) Buchanan, Jean Grace (Faron), late Irene (Pete) White, late Arkle (survived by Sherree) Buchanan, and Dale (Ariel) Buchanan. Brother-in-law of Pat Grace. Lloyd will be fondly remembered by his many nieces and nephews. A graveside service was held at the Vasey Union Cemetery on Saturday, July 16, 2022 at 1 pm. Memorial donations in Lloyd’s memory may be made to the Dialysis Unit at the Georgian Bay General Hospital. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

STEED, Joanne Verna – Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 12, 2022, surrounded by her loving family, in her 75th year. Joanne Steed, a happy resident of Hillsdale for 33 years, was predeceased by her husband Douglas Steed (April 2022). Dear mother of Laura Paquette (Walter) and Douglas Jr. (Lisa). Cherished grandmother to Andrew, Ryan (Tash), Tom, Justin (Erinn) and proud great grandmother to Rowan and Sawyer. Survived by brothers Burt Smith (Carolynne) and Fred Wright (Suzanne). Joanne will be missed by her fur babies, Dolly and Dixie. Joanne was an active volunteer with OSSA and Barrie Gun Club. A celebration of Joanne’s life will be held at a later date. Joanne and Douglas will rest together at St. James Cemetery, Orillia. Memorial donations to Lab Rescue (lab-rescue.ca) or Furry Friends (furryfriendsbarrie.com) would be appreciated by the family. 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  www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

HARPER, JOHN HAROLD – John Harper of Elmvale and previously of Kincardine, passed away peacefully in Collingwood on Thursday, July 14th in his 88th year. He is predeceased by his loving wife, Betty. They had five children – Herbert (Laurie), Alice Stevenson (Gregg), Kathleen, George (Jennifer) and Charlie (Sheri). Cherished by nine grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren. John was sadly predeceased by two great grandchildren, Charles William Harper and Jameson Dale McLeod Stevenson. John was the youngest of 4 – he is survived by his oldest sister Gladys Davidson (Tom -d) and predeceased by his sister Margaret and brother Bob (Marg). Lovingly remembered by Betty’s family (the Elliott’s) – her twin brother Bill (Donna), Ivy Canning (Tony -d), Larry (Sue), Bruce (Ruby) and predeceased by two brothers Ivan (Leona) and Ian (Pat). John was an accomplished and proud dairy farmer for many years and loved nothing more than regaling any who would listen with his many stories. Upon selling the family farm, he drove a school bus for a short period and then started a new career at Ontario Hydro until retirement. After retirement, he became a self taught designer and furniture craftsman. Many of his pieces are cherished today by family, friends and businesses. One of his favourite pastimes was playing card games, especially joker. He was a very skilled and crafty player – he loved to win!! John was also a proud member of Bruce Lodge 341. John travelled for 30+ years with Betty to Florida where they spent their winters – he will be greatly missed by the many friends they made there from across Canada and the U.S. He was the strong silent type when it came to showing his emotions, but he was so proud of his children and their families. He will be dearly missed by his children and extended family. A private family service will be held. Donations in Dad’s memory to the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital Foundation https://cgmhf.com/donate would be gratefully received. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

NUGENT, James Patrick – January 29 1950 – June 29, 2022 – A celebration of the life of Jim (Pat) Nugent took place Saturday July 16th at the family farm in Elmvale. Jim lived a full and meaningful life as a community organizer, ironworker, farmer and baseball coach. Jim leaves Christine, his soulmate for 52 years; their three sons Denis, Brian and James; daughter-in-law Christina Chase-Nugent; and loving grandchildren. The farm was rich with vegetable and flower gardens, fields of yellow winter wheat, good food, relatives, friends, neighbours, and representatives of political organizations Jim and Christine actively supported: The Communist Party of Canada (Marxist-Leninist); the South Asian Women Rights Organization, the Ontario Network of Injured Workers Groups; and the Simcoe County Honduras Rights Monitor. A beautiful day was enjoyed with speeches and warmth from all. The evening was topped off with a bonfire.  We would like to thank all the workers involved in Jim’s healthcare.  Jim (Pat) Nugent, you will be forever present. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com.

TUCKER, Teresa Rita – Passed away peacefully at the Georgian Bay General Hospital in Midland on Monday, July 4, 2022. Teresa Tucker (nee Stasierowski) of Elmvale in her 65th year. Beloved wife of Randy Tucker. Dear mother of Wes (Casey) Tucker and Mike (Sarah) Tucker. Proud and loving grandma of Reed, Halle, and Thorin. Sister of Marie, Peter and the late Irene Stasierowski. A visitation/celebration of life will be held at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home in Elmvale from 10 am -12 pm on Saturday, July 16. Eulogies will be said at 11:30. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to  www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com.

CELEBRATION OF LIFE – WILSON, Robert James “Jim” – Aug. 25, 1944 to Jan. 18, 2022
Sunday August 7th, 2022 – 1 – 4 pm
Southshore Community Centre
Barrie by the lake which offered him much enjoyment throughout his life. Light refreshments available. RSVP Liz.

Eccleshall, Anthony William (Tony) – October 25, 1927 – June 24, 2022 –  Our lives will be forever changed, now that Dad/Grandad/Tony is no longer at the end of the phone, or welcoming us with a ready smile and a joke or a story. Tony was born in Wheaton Aston, England, and was a silversmith, a member of the RAF and a ‘Bobby’ (and motorcycle police officer) with the Birmingham Police. Upon immigrating to Canada, he joined the OPP (stationed in Barrie, Elmvale, Brechin and Beaverton) until his retirement in March, 1984. He was one of the first officers in “Ident”, learning photography and processing his own negatives in the laundry room. He and Margaret, his beloved wife of 68 years, were avid dancers, sailors, animal lovers, travellers, campers, canoeists, kayakers, log home builders and poker players. In his spare time, Tony was co-founder (with Margaret) of the Hillsdale YMCA, and a martial arts (Judo) instructor who also built and ran the Okatani Judo Club in Orr Lake. He was a talented musician, playing a multitude of instruments, including guitar and banjo. (His band, “Tony’s Turkeys”, was legendary in Florida!) He could turn his hands to anything, could fix anything that was broken and was proficient in art, carpentry and stone masonry. To Tony’s great sorrow, Margaret passed away suddenly in 2019. Even after her death, she was a part of his every thought. He leaves behind three children – Anne (Ray), Mark (Susan), and Susan, as well as four grandchildren – Ryan (Alyssa), Shaun (Josanne), Jack and Daniel (Lauren), and his great grandchild, Ethan, with another highly anticipated addition, due in November, from Shaun and Josanne. He was so incredibly proud of his entire family, which included Margaret’s brother Peter and his family, and the family of his much-missed brother, Brian. Friday, the furry wonderdog, was a frequent companion. When the time came that Tony needed extra care, he was able to count not only on his family, but also on Jill Baird, who got him through some of his most challenging days, weeks and months of his life, and Tracey Park, with her strong hands, generous heart and sense of fun that brightened his every day. Thank you – with our deepest gratitude – to the Birchmere staff members who took the time to visit and laugh and make every day personal and positive, and to his friends who called, wrote, emailed, visited, or even just thought of him, never letting him forget that he was important, and that his life had made a difference to them. Dad, we were truly blessed to have you with us for so long and we will miss the music, your incredible strength, the laughter and most of all, the unconditional love. A man so strong – so present and so loved – will be a part of our lives forever. There will be no formal service for A.W. Eccleshall, as per his wishes. Instead, a tribute will be shared with friends and family at a later date. If you have photos or memories of Tony that you would like to share, please send them to susan.eccleshall@gmail.com.

MULLIGAN,  Douglas Edward – Passed away peacefully in his 90th year, surrounded by family, on June 14th 2022 at Hospice Huronia – Tomkins House, Penetanguishene. Doug is survived by his beloved long-term partner Helen, daughter Shelby (Diane), Helens children Jay (Nikki), and Jodie (David), and grandchildren, Sean, Harry and Thomas. Doug was born in Midland, ON in 1933, son of Reginald and Carrie Mulligan. Doug was a proud alumni of Camp Kitchikewana where he spent his summers from 1942 -1957 as a camper, counsellor, and camp boat supply driver. Kitchi never left Dougs heart and in August 2016, he was thrilled to return to Beausoleil Island for the Kitchi reunion of those who attended camp in the ’40’s and ’50’s. Doug was an Elementary Teacher with the Toronto District School Board for 34 years. He was an avid curler and fitness nut with a focus on running and swimming. When his knees gave out, he walked and always advocated the keep moving approach. Doug taught at many schools in downtown Toronto, notably at Lord Dufferin P.S. where he facilitated many house-league sports teams and ran the summer swim program. Early in his career, Doug always had summer jobs, including returning to Kitchi, working for the Toronto Harbour Police and selling Argos tickets at the C.N.E.  His compassionate iron will helped to put many children on the right path and some returned to tell him so which he greatly appreciated. When he had heart surgery at Sunnybrook Hospital 18 years ago, the cardiologist performing the surgery told him he’d been a student of Doug’s, to which Doug replied, “Did I give you good marks?” He never lost his love for the area and, after retirement, Doug and Helen moved to Orr Lake where they enjoyed over 20 years of  family fun, boating, campfires, Browns corn, and beautiful sunsets. Doug spent his final days in the supremely kind and excellent care provided by the dedicated staff and volunteers at Hospice Huronia-Tomkins House and by the amazing Dr. Julie Caron.  You all have our heartfelt thanks!   Doug will be forever loved and sadly missed. As an expression of sympathy donations in memory of Doug may be made to Hospice Huronia – Tomkins House 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

Smith, Andrew Blackmore – Passed away at Soldier’s Memorial Hospital on June 25, 2022 in his 76th year. He is predeceased by his loving wife Mary in 2019. Loving father to Jacqueline (Nick) Sattler of Orillia and Carole (Reid) Tabbert of Elmvale. Proud Papa of Taylor Geisel, Jordan Geisel, Jacob Sattler (predeceased), Ryleigh Tabbert, Raegan Tabbert, and Jessica Sattler. Predeceased by his parents John and Marjory Smith. Beloved brother and best friend to Colin Smith of Stirling, Scotland. Andy wore many occupational “hats” throughout his life including bank manager, disc jockey, and pro shop manager to name a few. In his younger days he was never one to turn down a good time. As his health deteriorated he became a resident at Spencer House in Orillia. The family is extremely grateful for the care given by staff at Spencer House and Soldiers Memorial. A celebration of life open house will be held July 10th from 1-4 pm at the Royal Canadian Legion, Elmvale. At the family’s request, you must be fully vaccinated in order to attend. Messages of sympathy may be sent to the family at lynnstonefuneralhome.com

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.
Expressions of sympathy may be sent ww.lynnstonefuneralhome.com.

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.

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