Tassie BenTASSIE, Benjamin Eager - Former owner, operator Rosseau General Store, died peacefully at the South Muskoka Memorial Hospital in Bracebridge on Thursday, March 23, 2017 in his 92nd year.

Beloved husband of Lillian Tassie of Bracebridge.

Dear father of Stephen (Leslee) Tassie of Bracebridge, Leslie (Jane) Tassie of Milton, Ruth Jarvis (David) of Burlington and Daniel Tassie of Toronto.

Loving grandfather of Jonah (Caitlyn), Logan, Caitlin, Jordan, Taylor, Lee (Natalie) of Carter and great grandfather of Teagan, Westley, Scarlett.


Ellis JimELLIS, James David Robert - Died peacefully at the Algonquin Grace Hospice in Huntsville, on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at age 78.

Beloved husband of Christina of Baysville.

Loving father of Maxine Mbolekwa (Piko) and Craig Ellis (Karen).

Proud grandfather of Zachary and Kylie Mbolekwa.

Dear brother of Donald Ellis and the late Patricia Janveau.


House HazelHOUSE, Hazel Victoria - Passed away at the Grey-Bruce Health Service, Owen Sound on Thursday, March 23, 2017.

The Former Hazel Hodgkinson, in her 96th year.

Loving wife of the late George House, dear mother of Bernice (Mrs. Wilfred Hall), Jacqueline House, and Ronald House ( Ann).

Sadly missed by four grandchildren; Debbie, Stephen (Joanne), Linda (Dan), Paul and six great-grandchildren.


Patenaude JoanPATENAUDE, Joan (nee Adamson) - With heavy hearts the family shares the passing of Joan, on Thursday March 23, 2017 at the Georgian Manor in her 88th year.

Devoted mother of family life, now reunited with her beloved husband Bill.

Cherished mother of Deb (John) and Doug (Sue).

Loving Nana of Kirk (Sandy), Kim (Larry), Kyle and Paul.


Gerrie PatGERRIE, Leonora Patricia 'Pat' - It is with great sadness that Lori Yancoff and her sister Joyce Kivell announce the passing of their beloved mother  Leonora Patricia Gerrie at her home in Gravenhurst on Wednesday, March 22, 2017.

Leonora Patricia Gerrie was in her 94th year.

Leonora was surrounded by the love of her family. Left to mourn her passing are her daughters; Lori (Jordan) Yancoff and Joyce (Drew) Kivell both of Gravenhurst.


KUEBLER, Marion (nee MacLeod) - Peacefully at the Muskoka Shores Care Community Nursing Home in Gravenhurst on Wednesday, March 22, 2017.

Marion Kuebler (nee MacLeod) in her 92nd year.

Beloved wife of the late Helmut Kuebler who predeceased Marion on Sept. 1, 2016.

Dear mother to Paul and his wife Pat Kuebler of Port Sydney.


Johnston FredJOHNSTON, Frederick Percival - Long time executive member with the Teamsters Union Local #938, formerly from Toronto, peacefully at The Pines Long Term Care Facility in Bracebridge on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 in his 87th year.

Fred was the beloved husband of 67 years to Fern Camella Johnston (nee Shearer) of Gravenhurst.

Beloved father to Valerie Johnston of Gravenhurst.


Mercer JasonMERCER, Jason 'Big J.' - Passed away after a lengthy battle with his wife by his side on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, Barrie.

Beloved husband of Lindsey Cole.

Loving father of Jason Jr., Justin and Kaylib.

Dear son of Valerie (Vaughan) and the late Jerry Mercer, brother of Amanda and her children Meegwon & Mispwom.


Dickson LeonaDICKSON, Leona Helen (nee Hushen) - Died suddenly on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, her 65th Wedding Anniversary, at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie with her family at her side, at the age of 84.

Lee of Barrie, formerly of Wasaga Beach and of Woodbridge, beloved wife of the late Russell (2013).

Loving mother of Debra Dickson of Edmonton, Alberta, Heather and her husband Patrick Matthews of Brampton, Norman and his wife Kim of Caledon, Kevin of Morocco, Warren of Brampton and Bradley and his wife Kim of Minesing.

Cherished Grandmother of Blake Dickson, Ryan and Sean Matthews, Corey (Amanda), Kevin and Kendra Lee Dickson, Aimeé and Michaël Dickson, Christian and Jordyn Dickson and of great-grandson Dante Dickson.


Lesperance LorraineLESPERANCE, Lorraine (nee Deschamps) - Passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday March 22, 2017 at the age of 71 years.

Beloved wife of Basil Lesperance.

Loving mother of David (Leanne), Lisa (Nick DiCenso) and the late Ronald.

Loving grandmother of Jason, Kristy, Ashley, Travis, Brent, Steven, Bryana, Trisha and Samantha.


Scowcroft MarilynSCOWCROFT, Marilyn Anne (Gracie) - Peacefully at her home Big Cedar Estates, Oro Medonte on Wednesday March 22, 2017 in her 68th year.

Beloved wife of the late Sam Scowcroft.

Loving mother and best friend of Marnie Malone.

Cherished grandmother to Aiden, who was the light of her life.

Predeceased by her parents Marjorie and Raymond Grace and her brother Brian Grace.


Currie LillianCURRIE, Lillian (nee Blair) - Our mother belongs to the ages. Lillian was born on December 20, 1915 to William and Lily (nee McArthur) Blair, in Sioux Lookout Ontario. Passed away on Wednesday, March 22, 2017.

She was the youngest of five siblings: Hugh, Robert, Jean and Katherine.

Fatherless at the age of two her childhood was spent with the rest of her struggling family in Orillia. Summers, at the McArthur farm on the 6th of Oro, were spent with joy and created many fond memories. Going to her roots in the country provided a life well lived. Living through the depression and hard times provided her with the steel and independence to deal with life’s challenges.


Sturgeon BenSTURGEON, Ben - Born at Huntsville, Ontario on May 7, 1988, passed away at Huntsville, Ontario on March 21, 2017.

Beloved husband of Laurie Lane.

Loving stepfather of Christina.

Cherished son of Ron (Stacey) and Shawnah.

Dear brother of Sean (Teri), Jay (Jen) and Sarah (Bart).

Loving uncle of Olivia, Emma, Warren, Walter, and William.


Foley EmilyFOLEY, Emily - It is with heavy hearts that the Foley family announces the passing of their mother Emily Foley at Granite Ridge Retirement Home in Gravenhurst, Ont. n her 96th year on Tuesday, March 21, 2017.

Beloved wife of the late Frederick Henry Foley who predeceased Emily in 1978.

Beloved mother to Frederick (France) Foley of Dinard, France, Linda (Gary) Madryga of Uxbridge and Peter (Sue) Foley of Gravenhurst.

Emily was predeceased by her siblings James, Terrance and Joseph.


Yakubowski JoeYAKUBOWSKI, Joe - Suddenly at his home in Huntsville on Tuesday, March 21, 2017, in his 84th year.

Beloved wife of Wilma Yakubowski (nee Adair).

Dear father of Anne (Barry Kozluk) and their children; Michael, Daniel and William, Joe Yakubowski (Annette) and their children; Natalie, Stephanie and Kyle and Jane (Rod Hext) and their children Sarah and Rebecca.

Joe was the former Director of Education in Kirkland Lake, upon their retirement Joe and Wilma moved to Huntsville in 1988.


Biss JimBISS, James Joseph 'Jim' - At the Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital on Tuesday March 21, 2017 in his 75th year.

James Biss, beloved husband of Colleen Biss (nee Jarvis) and the late Marie Biss (nee Curtis).

Loving father of Jason Biss (Sunny) and Kevin Biss.

Stepfather to Dwayne Renton (Wanda), Adrien Renton (Dee) and Ron Renton (Amy).

Loving grandfather of Josh, Zack, Nathan and Papa`s little princess Eliza. Great grandfather to Jaylen. Remembered by his many step grandchildren.


GALIPEAU, Alice - Peacefully at home, on March 21, 2017.

Alice, loving wife of Victor.

Cherished mother of Catherine Power, Tracey Muchmaker (Susan), Jamie Galipeau (Cheryl) and reunited with her son Michael.

Proud grandmother of Justin, Samantha (Joshua), Victoria, Katie, Kiersten and Ethan.

Cherished daughter of the late Edgar and Margaret Gauthier.


King RoseKING, Ivy “Rose” (nee Fox) - Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at Coleman Care Centre in Barrie at the age of 54. 

Loving mother of Matthew King and Amy King (Kevin). 

Cherished grandmother of Emily and Nathanial King. 

Dear sister of Shirley, Steve, Johnny, Bobby and Joe. 


GIFFEN, Maureen (Gahagan) - Passed away peacefully with her loving family by her side at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, Barrie on Monday March 20, 2017.

Maureen Giffen at the age of 56, loving wife and best friend of Jim Giffen.

Daughter of Beverly and the late Bernard (Doc) Gahagan DVM.

Step mother of Karen (Adam) Bertrand, Julie Giffen (Jason Shurr), Stacey Giffen (Aran Minogue) and Kelly Giffen.


Davis JeanetteDAVIS, Jeannette Cecile - Passed away peacefully after a brief illness at the Orillia Soldiers Memorial Hospital on March 20, 2017 in her 83rd year.

She now holds hands in heaven with the love of her life, her husband Richard “Dick” Davis.

Jeannette came into this world to parents John Baptiste Gagnon and Dorothy Etta Salt.

Her playground as a child was the Georgian Bay, its beautiful shores around Parry Sound and the little village of Depot Harbor on Parry Island. She and her big brother Johnny cruised the shorelines in their beloved “Putt-Putt”.


Fenton RayFENTON, Raymond Parr - Passed away peacefully at Roberta Place, Barrie, at the age of 82, on Monday, March 20, 2017 after a battle with Parkinson's.

Beloved husband of Ivy (Garratt) for nearly 60 years.

Sadly missed by daughter Laura (Richard) and son Mark (Diana).

Loving Grandpa of Alexandra (Joe), Emily (Andrew), Chilyn and Taryn.


GEROUX, John Mervin - Former chief of Shawanaga First Nation, passed away peacefully at Health Sciences North, Sudbury, on Monday, March 20, 2017. Age 64 years.

Loving father of Jonathan, and Candace (David Pawis).

Husband of Maryanne Geroux (nee: Misquadis).

Cherished Papa of Shane, Brianna, Destiny, and Carissa.


SZAKALL, Sandor - It is with great sadness that Elizabeth announces the passing of her beloved husband Sandor Szakall on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at the Muskoka Shores Nursing Home in Gravenhurst.

Sandor was in his 86th year.

Beloved brother to Nuco, Frank, Magda, Isabell, Peter, Attila, Miklos, and Victor.


Claridge MarilynCLARIDGE, Marilyn Harriet - Passed away at the South Muskoka Memorial Hospital in Bracebridge, on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at age 69.

Beloved wife of Harry Ronald Claridge of Bracebridge and the late James Stewart Purves.

Loving mother of Dawn Bissonette (Peter), Scott Purves (Millie Williams) and the late Arron Purves.

Proud grandmother of Marcel, Amberle, Gibson, Dylan, Kylie, Dexon, Crystal, Jeremy & Jamie.


THOMPSON, Ronald Chester 'Ron' - Formerly of Waverley, passed away suddenly on Sunday March 19, 2017 at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre in Barrie at the age of 83.

Ron will be greatly missed by his children Dianne (Andy) Reynolds of Barrie, Lisa Thompson of Elmvale and Steven (Heather) Thompson of Orr Lake. 

Dear Grandpa and Poppy to grandchildren, Ronnie, Alesha, Amy-Marie and Christopher.


WONFOR, Ethel Susie Maud - Passed away peacefully at Grove Park Home, Barrie, on Sunday March 19, 2017 in her 86th year.

Survived by her loving children Susan Cain (Don), John Wonfor, Karen Lane (Frank) and Andrew (Lisa).

Predeceased by daughter Amanda Wonfor.

Ethel will be greatly missed by her many cherished grandchildren and great-grandchildren.