MCCURRY, James Franklin 'Jim' - April 13, 1932 - February 24, 2017 - It is with heavy hearts that the family of “Jim” McCurry announces his passing on Friday, February 24, 2017 at the age of 84 years at Muskoka Shores Long Term Care Facility in Gravenhurst, Ontario.
Jim was predeceased by his children Elizabeth and Francis and by his brother Francis “Bud”.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 59 years Catherine “Dolly” McCurry; his children Marie and Patricia; his son-in-law John Schmidt and daughter-in-law Barbara McCurry; his grandchildren; Rebecca, Timothy, Dane, Kevin, Adam, Nicholas, Hope and Erin.
MACLACHLAN, Hugh Alexander Sr. - Passed away suddenly at home on Friday, February 24, 2017.
Hugh Sr. in his 67th year. Beloved husband of Nancy MacLachlan (nee Dorman).
Dear father of Hugh Jr (Dayna) and Rebecca.
Loving grandfather of Mary-Beth.
PERRY, Peter - WWII - After a long and happy life, Peter died peacefully on February 23, 2017, in his 92nd year.
Much loved husband of 60 years to Judith (nee Bishop) and father of Jane (Patrick Teti), Alison (Douglas Moggach), David (1962-2006), and Cullen (Michele).
Proud grandfather of Iain, Catriona, Christopher, Graham, Emma, and Rowan.
ROBERGE, Cordell Steven - Passed away suddenly at the West Parry Sound Health Centre, on Thursday, February 23, 2017. Age 59 years.
Loving husband of Melinda.
Dear father of Jo-Elle and Dakota Roberge.
Loving “Papa” of Lennon-Rayne.
Loving son of Marlene and the late Lionel Roberge.
STURGEON, Grace - Passed away at Huntsville District Memorial Hospital on Thursday, February 23, 2017.
Beloved wife of the late Mr. Carl Sturgeon.
Dear mother of Ron Sturgeon (Stacy).
Grandmother of Sean (Teri), Jay(Jen), Ben (Laurie), Sarah (Bart). Great grandmother of Olivia, Emma, Warren, Walter and William.
DUNN, William John - Former Controller of Rubberset, Gravenhurst and Co- Owner of Gordon Motors, Bracebridge, passed away with his family by his side at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie on Thursday February 23, 2017 in his 90th year.
Beloved husband of Marion Ward- Dunn.
Will be missed by Marion's children, grandchildren & great grandchildren.
Bill will be fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews.
MCINTAGGART, John - Passed away peacefully at the Georgian Bay General Hospital on Thursday February 23, 2017 in his 82nd year.
Beloved husband of Angelina McIntaggart (nee Valentine).
Loving father of John, Douglas and Katherine.
Brother of Shirley Gray (Earl) and predeceased by Patrick.
O'DWYER, Dr. Michael Patrick Thomas - Passed away peacefully with his wife Deborah by his side on Thursday February 23, 2017 in his 78th year at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre Barrie, Ontario.
Michael was born in London, Ontario and earned a B.A. and an M.D. from University of Western Ontario. Michael was a member of Sigma Chi and a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (Anesthesia).
Michael served 23 years in the Royal Canadian Navy and retired with the rank of Commander. Michael practiced Anesthesia for 25 years at Royal Victoria Hospital.
MAIER, Sigi - Born at Stuttgart, Germany on August 15, 1948, passed away at Huntsville, Ontario on February 23, 2017.
Dearly loved by his wife of 49 years, Gisela.
Loving father of Giselle, Michelle and her husband Karl.
Loving Opa of Mykailo Yamka.
Dear brother of Christine and her partner Andreas, Rolf and and his wife Carole, Irene and her husband Leopold. Cherished son-in-law of Emma.
PHILION, Mary Rose - Passed away peacefully at Trillium Manor, Orillia on Thursday February 23, 2017, in her 83rd year, formerly of Beaverton.
Beloved wife of the late Roger Philion, and beloved sister of the late Edith Barker.
Loving mother of Carol McDonald & her husband Ian of R.R. #1, Midland, Cindy Schmidt & her husband Rod of Orillia, Alan Philion & his wife Susan of Brentwood, B.C., and Lynn Philion of Brampton.
Loving grandmother of 9 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.
KOWERCHUK, Peter - At his home Orillia on Thursday February 23, 2017 in his 74th year.
Beloved son of the late Mathew and Irene Kowerchuk.
Dear brother of Matthew (Marie), of Portage La Prairie, MB, Harvey (Judy) of Vernon B.C., Thomas (Margaret) of Orillia, George of Alberta, Richard of Winnipeg, Donna Horeski (Dan) of Winnipeg, John of Yellowknife, Dennis of Winnipeg and Jimmy (Anita) of Port LaPrairie MB.
Lovingly remembered by his many nieces and nephews.
HART, Henry - (Veteran - Royal Canadian Army) - Died suddenly on Wednesday February 22, 2017 at the General & Marine Hospital, Collingwood in his 79th year.
Henry of Wasaga Beach, formerly of Brampton and Conception Bay South, beloved husband of Doreen (nee Diamond) for 50 years.
Loving father of Carol (Arne Backstrom) and Darlene Hart (Dwayne Wheeler).
Cherished Poppy of Jakob Backstrom and T.J. Fitzner.
HAWKINS, Frances Mary (nee Wilson) - Passed peacefully at Victoria Village in Barrie on Wednesday February 22, 2017 in her 90th year.
Frances, predeceased by her husband Leslie, loving mother of Maureen Preston & her husband William of Peterborough and Allen Hawkins & his wife Dianna of Shanty Bay.
Loved grandmother of Heath (Chris-Anne), Brent (Susan), Alison (Paul), Jennifer (Craig), Kimberley (Luke), Melissa (Jason) & Amy (Andrew).
GILLETT, Barbara Edna (nee Canning) - December 9, 1924 - February 22, 2017 - Passed away peacefully on February 22, 2017 at Sunset Manor, Collingwood at the age of 92.
Barbara of Collingwood, beloved wife of the late Stanley Kenneth.
Loving mother of Michael (Carol) of Thornbury, and predeceased by son Gregory.
Cherished grandmother to Nicole (Clint) of Vancouver, Christopher (Celina) of London, England, Gregory of Oakville & Paul (Sherry) of China and great grandma to Mathilda & Ethan.
BRUNNE, Betty Marie (Evans) - After a brief illness and surrounded by her loving family Betty went to be with her Lord in the wee hours of Wednesday, February 22, 2017.
She is survived by her husband of 67 years Norman, her children; Barb (Charlie), Vicki (Brian), Dave (Marlene), Chris (Laura); 7 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren.
Betty and Norm lived in Uxbridge for over twenty years, before living on the river in beautiful Fenelon Falls. From Fenelon they moved to Stroud, for many quiet years. As time past they condensed their lives to apartments in Tollendale Village then to and currently Roberta Place, both in Barrie.
LAFORGE, Pamela Dawn Therese (nee Trombley) - Passed away before sunrise on Wednesday, February 22, 2017, she always was an early riser. Pam went peacefully with her husband David LaForge at her side, whom she kept organized, well-fed, and very busy for 43 years.
Predeceased by her parents Verna and D’Arcy Trombley.
Beloved sister of Sherwood Trombley and his wife Rosemary, the late Jane Trombley and her husband Allan Harrison, and her ally and advocate Gaye Trombley, Pam cherished her many nieces and nephews.
MCEACHERN, Margaret - Born at Bracebridge, Ontario on September 25, 1930, passed away at Huntsville, Ontario on February 22, 2017.
Cherished wife for 64 years of Morden, married June 14, 1952.
Beloved mother of George and his wife Linda Lee, Jeffrey and his wife Cathy.
Loving grandmother of Tiffany, Crystal & Trevor, Michelle & Neville, and Donuvin.
MAURER, John - Passed away at the Soldiers' Memorial Hospital, Orillia on Wednesday February 22, 2016 at the age of 76 of R.R. #1, Coldwater.
Will be missed by his partner Zofia and by his friends.
Friends will be received at the Coldwater Funeral Home, Coldwater on Sunday February 26th from 2-5pm. Cremation to follow..
FAULKNER, Marjorie “Ruth” (nee Vent) - It is with great sadness we announce the passing of “Ruth”, December7th 1931 to February 22, 2017 at Georgian Bay General Hospital after a long fought battle.
Ruth was a dedicated nurse for her entire career. She believed in community and was a volunteer for the Midland Reading Council and the VICARS Program. She was an avid reader, a very talented knitter, crocheter and a huge lover of birds and animals. She made the best chocolate chip cookies ever! Mom was a strong determined woman with a great sense of humour.
LEACH, Barbara Ann Mary (nee Barratte) - February 6, 1933 - February 22, 2017
The hummingbird flies. In the comfort of Hospice Simcoe, entered into the heavens of no confusion.
Words cannot express the gratitude to all hospice staff and volunteers.
SCOTT, Randall 'Randy' - Passed away on Wednesday, February 22, 2017, just one day after his 66th birthday.
Randy had spent the day celebrating this milestone in one of the ways he loved best; outside in the fresh air skiing at Blue Mountain.
Randy and his wife of 42 years, Anita Scott, were enjoying a quiet drink together in the chalet they had rented for the occasion when he passed away. His last day was one that he thoroughly enjoyed.
COLBY, Hugh Robert - At age 88, of Barrie, Ontario passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 22, 2017.
Hugh was born July 23, 1928 in Chatham, Ontario. He was a talented athlete who mastered many sports but his first love was playing baseball. Hugh turned down a career in pro ball to attend The University of Western Ontario and after to marry his love, Margery in 1954.
The happy couple travelled throughout Ontario as Hugh advanced his career in management with Simpsons-Sears.
BILZ, John Harry - It is with great sadness that we advise of the death of John Harry Bilz at the Lady Isabelle Nursing Home in Trout Creek, Ontario on of February 22, 2017.
He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Elizabeth Anne Bilz.
His 2 fine sons, Mark Wesley John Bilz and his wife Charlene Bilz, of Burks Falls and Jody Thomas Bilz of Trout Creek.
WHALLEY, Lonnie Bruce Whalley - Born February 5,1980, passed away peacefully at his home on February 22,2017.
Beloved son of Murielle Whalley and Grandson of Merv and Ruth Fowler.
Lonnie will be missed by his Aunt Deb, Aunt Melinda, Uncle Merlin and their families; His girlfriend Nina Marchand, and his many friends throughout the community and at Community Living South Muskoka.
WADE, Robert - Passed away peacefully at Hospice Simcoe on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 after a long and hard fought battle with cancer, in his 65th year.
Rob leaves behind his loving partner Margo, daughters Corinne (Mark), Christine and Katlynd.
Loving grandfather to Jacob, Tyler and Adam. Uncle to Elizabeth (Jeff), Christopher, Brent, Michael, Madison, Rob and Beth.
DE VERA, Erlinda - Passed away peacefully at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, Barrie on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at the age of 60.
Loving wife of Manuel De Vera.
Cherished Mom of Christine (Jance), Kathlyn (Jarrod), Jennifer and Noelle.
Adored Lola of Nicolas, Charles, Nora, and Xander.