HOWARTH, Elaine - Passed away at Whispering Pines Retirement Residence, Barrie on Friday, January 20, 2017 at the age of 79.

A private Service will take place with interment at Oakville.



Staples PatSTAPLES, Patricia Ethel (nee Burt) Staples - Age 82, died peacefully on January 19, 2017 in the caring and loving community of the Collingwood Nursing Home, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s.

Survived by her loving and adoring husband of 62 years Thomas Staples, children David (Cathy), Cathy (Tim), Andrew (Katrin), brother Larry Burt and 8 grandchildren (Michael, David, Madison, Matthew, Graydon, Eva, Tommy and Mattias). Sadly, Patricia (known as Pat to family and friends), was predeceased by her son Brian (age 2), sister Nancy and her parents Walter and Rita Burt.


McNaughton JohnMCNAUGHTON, John Joseph Tobin - Died peacefully at Leacock Care Centre in Orillia on Thursday, January 19, 2017 in his 90th year.

Beloved husband of the late Frances McNaughton.

Dear father of Sandra (Steve) Atkinson, Kathy (Paul) Askin, Bonnie (John) Sullivan, Ann-Marie (Wayne) Pugh, Charles (Sharon) McNaughton, Mary-Ellen (Rob) Ziola, Angela Corcoran, Geraldine (Gary) Austin, Laura McNaughton and Flora (Gary) Huchison.


McArthur RuthMCARTHUR, Ruth - Passed away peacefully and lovingly into God’s arms at Hospice Simcoe on Thursday, January 19, 2017 after a year long courageous battle with cancer.

Loving wife of Glen McArthur for 60 years.

Cherished mother of Deborah Pratt (Richard) and Dan McArthur (Lisa).

Adored Nana of Jessica & Steven Pratt, and Sarah & Curtis McArthur.

Ruth is predeceased by her brother Herman Mills and survived by her sister Leta Lougheed of Orangeville.


LEBANNISTER, Joan Elizabeth - Passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 19, 2017 at the General and Marine Hospital, Collingwood in her 91st year.

Joan (nee Morris) of Wasaga Beach, beloved wife of Ken for almost 67 years.

Loving mother of Larry and his wife Francine, Ross and his wife Maria and Jeffrey and his wife Della.

Dear grandmother of Andrea (Sebastian Houde), Erin, Matthew (Megan), Christine, Andrew and Ty and step-grandmother of Don Parent and Eric Fullum.


KENDRICK, Londa Margaret (Farrows) - Crossed into heaven with her family by her side, on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at Lakeland Long Term Care, after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer's.

Born October 31, 1953, she is predeceased by her parents Muriel (Hall) and Geoffrey Farrows as well as her older brothers Randy (Marlene of Parry Sound), and Richard (Danna of Fergus).

She leaves behind her loving husband of 41 years Richard, her daughter Morgan and son Brenden, her brother in law Randy (Victor), and numerous friends and family.


Crawford HelenaCRAWFORD, Helena Yvonne (nee Leonard) - At the Trillium Manor Orillia on Wednesday January 18, 2016 in her 86th, year.

Helena Crawford, beloved wife of William John (Bill) Crawford of 66 years.

Loving mother of Mark (Susan), Brian (Debbie), John (Patti) and Timothy (Wanda).

Dear grandmother of Krista-Lee, Katie, Kory (Rebecca), Shelby, Hailey, and Taylor; great grandmother of Matais.


Kypros MaryKYPROS, Mary Denalda - Passed away peacefully with family by her side, at Bay Haven Senior Care Community, Collingwood, on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 in her 95th year.

Mary, beloved wife of the late Theodore.

Loving mother of Marie and her husband Luke Epsteen of Florida and Peter and his wife Rose Ratte of Calgary.

Cherished grandma of Jackie (Mike) Newton, Sherry (Jim) Gallant, Kenny Ratte, Phillip Ratte, Paul Ratte, Peter Ratte, Angel (Ryan) McNeill and great-grandma of 13.


Robitaille DougROBITAILLE, Douglas Gilbert "Doug" - Passed away in Midland on January 18, 2017 at the age of 84.

Beloved husband of Gladys (nee Russell).

Cherished father of Russell Robitaille (Wendy) and Mary Ellen Fraser (Rick).

Loving Papa of Julie-Ann Fera (Trevor).

Dear brother of Peggy Thompson, Margie McElroy (John), Stan Robitaille (Liette), Mike Robitaille (Isabelle) and the late Colonel Frank Robitaille, Monsignor Kenneth Robitaille, J.B. Robitaille (survived by Lisa) and Ronald Robitaille.


Gonneau IreneGONNEAU, Irene - Died peacefully at the South Muskoka Memorial Hospital in Bracebridge on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 in her 84th year.

Beloved wife of Neil.

Dear mother of Donald MacLachlan (Elke), James (Cheryl), and Rick (Lisa).

Proud grandmother of Ian, Meaghan, Ryan, Harper and Baby Boy Gonneau due in May.


Dixon WayneDIXON, J. A. Wayne - Passed away peacefully at Hospice Simcoe on Wednesday, January 18, 2017.

Wayne Dixon in his 74 year. Loving husband of Joan.

Proud father of Greg (Michelle) and Christa (Jim) Walker.

Adored grandfather of Mike, Julie, Parker and Mason.

Predeceased by his brother Garry Dixon.


Simms GeorgeSIMMS, George - Passed away at Georgian Bay General Hospital on Wednesday January 18, 2017 at the age of 94.

George will be reunited with his wife Phyllis.

Loving father of Linda (Orazio) Bifolchi, Carolyn (late Donald) Milwain, and George Jr.

Cherished Grandfather of 7 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

Dear brother of Bill (late Adia), Marjorie (Harvey) Free, and Eileen McTaggart.


ROSEVEAR, Cecilia Issobel “Isobel” - Passed away peacefully at the Muskoka Shores Nursing Home in Gravenhurst on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 in her 95th year.

Beloved wife of the late Walter Henry Rosevear who predeceased Isobel in 1999.

Beloved mother to Margo Scott (Bruce) of South Carolina, Cheryl Bergin of Severn, Ontario and Tom Rosevear (Sheila) of Bracebridge.

Beloved sister to Sheldon Mainville (late Alice) of North Bay.


Byers AllanBYERS, Allan Harvey Adams - Died peacefully at Muskoka Shores Nursing Home in Gravenhurst, Ontario, on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at age 77.

Beloved husband of Correne (nee Dowling).

Loving father of Daniel, Susan Ronan (Michael), Richard (Shelley) and the late David.

Father-in-law of Candice Trenton.


Abbotts JuneABBOTTS, June Lois - June 5, 1928 - January 18, 2017 - Suddenly and unexpectedly the angels came. June was blessed with good physical and mental health through to her last day on earth.

A long time resident of Thornbury and a familiar face to many. After all she was Miss Beaver Valley 1946. June had a passion for fashion and enjoyed puttin' on the ritz! She had an interest in gardening and a keen eye and fancy for automobiles.

Her daughter Tammy was the light of her life, always in her thoughts.


Belcher GordBELCHER, Gordon Raymond - WWII - Passed away peacefully at Victoria House on January 17, 2017; in his 100th year.

Beloved husband of the late Vera S. (nee Quibell).

Loving father of the late Kenneth Charles Belcher.

Survived by his siblings Edna Barratt (Gordon), Jean Calvert, Lorne Belcher (Theresa) and by his sisters-in-law Beryl Belcher & Barb Belcher.

He was a Residential Counsellor Supervisor at the Huronia Regional Centre for 27 years. Member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #34, Orillia. Served in the Royal Canadian Navy 1940-1945. Past Master of Victoria Lodge #470, A.F. & A.M. Victoria Harbour.


Lauzon CecileLAUZON, Cécile - Passed away peacefully at the Georgian Manor on Tuesday January 17, 2017 in her 90th year.

Beloved wife of Dr. Roland Lauzon.

Loving mother of René Lauzon (Karen), Monique Desjardins (Andy), Julie Lauzon (Reid McBride), Pierre Lauzon and Denise Lauzon Dempsey (William).

Survived by her brothers Thomas Fecteau, Bernard Fecteau (Louise) and brother in law Germain Chassé (Julienne).


LEEMING, Doris - Passed away peacefully on Tuesday January 17, 2017 at Sunset Manor in her 96th year.

Doris was raised in Burnley, Lancashire, England and immigrated to Canada with her husband, Harry, in the early 70’s to settle in Collingwood, Ontario.

Doris was known for her fondness of animals, having many of them over the years from dogs to cats. She loved taking them for walks around the neighborhood and up the mountain. Blue Mountain was an integral part of Doris’s life, from waking up to its vista every morning to skiing on it on perfect snow days. It remained a true constant in her life.


Harrie GordHARRIS, Gordon Arthur - Went to be with his Lord & Saviour on January 16, 2017.

Gord Harris in his 74th year was the beloved husband of Ardis.

Loving father of Trudi Harris of Barrie, Tabetha Wood (Charles) of Barrie, Tanya Harris of Barrie, David (Erin) of China and step-father of Carmen Orr (Tim) of Midhurst, Danielle Mackley (Sandy) of Nova Scotia and Yvan Lamarche (Tonia) of Mattawa.

Dear grandfather of 16.


Maw MabelMAW, Mabel Olivia (Dobson) - Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at Woods Park Care Centre, Barrie.

Mabel Maw in her 95th year, loving wife of the late Russell Maw.

Dear mother of David Maw (Linda), Larry Maw (Kay) and Murray Maw (Donna).

Proud grandmother of Carolyn, Andrew, Kerrie, Cindy, Jamie, Becki, Colleen, Susanne and Darrell and great grandmother of 12.


Fuller HelenFULLER, Helen Matilda (nee Belford) - Passed away peacefully at the Birchmere Retirement Residence, Orillia on Tuesday January 17, 2017 in her 86th year.

Beloved wife of the late Bert Fuller.

Loving mother of Glenn Fuller, Brian Fuller (Darlene), Lori Dale (Guy), Bob Fuller (Margaret), and Gladys Sargent (George).

Cherished grandmother of Stefanie (Harry, Alexis),Kristine (Dereck), Robbyn (Adam), Sydney, Kate, Bailey and Larissa.


Kierstead GordKIERSTEAD, Gordon Robert - March 2nd, 1933 - January 17th, 2017.

Passed away in Alliston on Tuesday, January 17, 2017.

Vistation will be held at Drury Funeral Centre, Alliston, ON on Saturday, January 21st, 2017, 12:00pm - 1:00pm.

The service will take place in thechapel at 1:00 PM.

Reception to follow the service.



Turner DonTURNER, Donald William 'Don' - Owner/Operator of Northern Lakes Masonry-Kilworthy. It is with great sadness that the Turner family announces the passing of Donald William Turner at Muskoka Shores Nursing Home in Gravenhurst on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at the age of 83 years.

Donald was the much loved husband to Bella Elizabeth Turner (nee Thibeault) of Kilworthy.

Much loved and adored father to Theresa Mondelli of Caledon and Don Jr. (Nicole) Turner of Gravenhurst, late David Turner of Gravenhurst, Darlene Turner (George Neubrand) of Kilworthy, Wayne Turner (late Shirley) of Kilworthy and Emily Hart (Gary) of Victoria Harbour.


Austin DavidAUSTIN, David - Born at Weston, Ontario on November 8, 1953, passed away at Huntsville, Ontario on January 16, 2017.

Beloved husband of Debi.

Loving father of David Jr.

Dear son of Rosie and the late Ken Austin, Son-in-law of Joan McConnell and the late Arnold “Ken”, Brother-in-law of Chris (Gladys), Kevin.


Ward TomWARD, Thomas - WWII - Died peacefully on Monday January 16, 2017 at the General & Marine Hospital, Collingwood in his 92nd year.

Tom of Stayner, beloved husband of Jeannette (nee Desnoyers).

Loving father of Sharon Lammle, William (Roxanna), Linda (Philip Stonehouse), Thomas (Sherry) and Dianna (David Finnigan) and step father of Jim (Arlene) Culbertson, Robert (Helen) Parsik and Lynda (Steve McMillan).

Tom was the proud grandfather of 27 grandchildren, 55 great grandchildren and 15 great great grandchildren with more on the way!


Abaza MattABAZA, Matija ‘Matt’ - Passed away peacefully with family by his side on Monday January 16, 2017 at Campbell House in his 69th year.

Matt is survived by his loving wife Mary and sons Josip (Kim), Antun (Cheri) and Mike (Lisa).

He will be forever cherished by his grandchildren Andrew, Chantel, Rachel, Leah, Abbie, Matthew and Addison.

He is survived by his brother Nikola in Croatia; he is predeceased by his parents Martin and Katarina and his brothers Antun and Petar.