MOWAT, J. Douglas - August 20, 1915 - January 2, 2018 - Of Sundridge peacefully at Huntsville District Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.

Doug Mowat was in his 103rd year.

Cherished Uncle Doug of many nieces and nephews, he will be missed by all who knew him.

 

Whelan MaryWHELAN, Mary (nee Duthie) - Passed away peacefully at the Georgian Bay General Hospital on Tuesday January 2, 2018 in her 80th year.

Beloved wife of the late Paul Whelan Sr.

Loving mother of Michael (Barb), Larry (Elfie), Terri Barry, Paul Jr., John and predeceased by Elizabeth "Betty".

Grandmother of Tim, Katheryn, Sean, Mitchell, Matthew and Samantha.

 

Skelton CathySKELTON, Catherine Frances 'Cathy' (Cookie) - It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Cathy, 74, at Southlake Regional Health Centre in Newmarket, on January 2, 2018. 

Loving mother of Lisa Gallant & Chad (Ashley).

Proud Nana to Haley, Brooke, Cameron, Lily and Maddie.

Sister to Dorothy Henning, Harold Laycock and Lorna McCracken.

 

Oestreich HelmutOESTREICH, Helmut Heinrich - Passed away at his home in Bracebridge, on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at age 89.

Loving husband of Susan of Bracebridge and the late Gisela (deceased 1981).

Father of Andrew and Sandra. Grandfather of 2.

Brother of Helga from Germany. Predeceased by 7 siblings.

 

Wilson DougWILSON, Douglas “Doug” - Retired principle of W.R. Best Public School and a teaching career spanning over 40 years. Passed away peacefully in his sleep on January 2, 2018 in his 93rd year.

Beloved husband of Joyce (nee Hastings) for 65 years.

Dear father of Wayne (Patsy), Hugh (Pam), Carol Hayes (Dave), and Bill (Sylvia).

Proud grandpa of Jamie, Greg, Mike, Laura, Kristi, Jesse, Gavin, and Faith.

 

Rooney JohnROONEY, John - Born in Catford, England on February 18, 1937, passed away at Huntsville, Ontario on January 2, 2018.

Beloved husband of Ivy for almost 60 years.

Loving Dad of Karen (Dave) Frame and Lynn Rooney (Bill Faulkner).

Cherished Grandpa of Alyson and Leigha.

 

DIPINTO, Joanne L. (nee Dumais) - It is with profound sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Joanne Dipinto on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at Matthew’s House Hospice, Alliston at the age of 43. 

Joanne leaves her beloved husband, David, son Jessie (April) and grandchildren, Adrielle and Emit to mourn her passing. 

Cherished daughter of Gerald and Patricia Dumais of Orillia. 

Dear sister of Robert (Annette), Michelle (John) and James (Jessie). 

 

McDivitt KeithMCDIVITT, Keith Arthur - At  age 72, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on January 2, 2018 at South Muskoka Memorial Hospital in Bracebridge.

Keith enjoyed a remarkable life and filled the lives of his family with love and laughter. 

He will be deeply missed by his wife of 50 years, Lori, his son Paul (Mary Jane), daughter Janine (Stephen), his four grandchildren Draeden, Parker, Evie and Leo, who were his pride and joy. 

 

Kanschat ElenaKANSCHAT, Elena - Died suddenly yet peacefully on Tuesday January 2, 2018 at the General & Marine Hospital, Collingwood at the age of 91.

Elena of Wasaga Beach, beloved wife of the late Henry Kanschat (2007).

Loving mother of John Muirhead and his wife Roz, Stephen Muirhead and his wife Jane and Christopher Muirhead.

Cherished Grandmother of John Luke, Tom, Kyle and Hannah.

 

Couchman WinnCOUCHMAN, Winifred Laura - Peacefully at the Ontario Finnish Rest Home on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 in her 97th year.

Beloved wife of the late Harold Raymond Couchman and the late Benson Pentland.

Predeceased by her parents Reginald and Mary Chester and her siblings Emma, Wilma Hermiston (late Leslie) and Thomas (late Bertha).

Also survived by many nieces and nephews.

 

Silk MarySILK, Mary Edna - Passed away at the Muskoka Shores Care Community, Gravenhurst on Monday January 1, 2018, at the age of 97, formerly of Matchedash. 

Beloved wife of 79 years to John Silk. 

Loved mother of John Silk Jr. (Jean) of Oro-Medonte, and Mildred Walker (Don) of Fairvalley. 

Loving grandmother Bradley Silk (Andara), Lorrie Jackson (Jason), and Rondda Kivi (Mark). 

 

Pollett GarryPOLLETT, Garry Allan - Peacefully passed away at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, Barrie on Monday, January 1, 2018.

Garry Pollett of Bradford at 63 years of age.

Beloved husband of Louise Gervais.

Dear brother of Gloria (John) Adams.

 

Scian ElioSCIAN, Elio - Passed away peacefully on the evening of January 1, 2018 at the age of 82.

He leaves behind his wife of 55 years, Berenice (nee Pitton), and children Anthony, Steven (Lisa) and Sandra. Grandchildren Linnea, Peter, Sydney and Carter. Survived by his family in Italy, older brother Augustino (Gusta) and family, and younger brother Vittorino (Emma) and family.

Elio was born in Cordenons, Italy to parents Antonio and Angelina Scian on July 7, 1935. As a youngster, he saw first hand the devastation of WWII and never could forget the pain it caused.

 

Muir EuniceMUIR, Eunice Irene - September 30, 1929 – January 1, 2018. Passed away peacefully at Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie, Ontario, in her 89th year, and is now at rest in the loving arms of Jesus, her Saviour.

She was predeceased by her husband Raymond Muir (1993).

Loving mother of Ross (Diane) of Waterloo, Ontario (formerly of Little Current, Ont.).

Cherished grandma of Alec (Amy) of China, and special great-grandmother of Emma.

 

Barkley OliveBARKLEY, Olive - Passed away peacefully at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Care Centre, in Barrie on Monday, January 1, 2018 in her 95th year.

Loving mother of Tracy Barkley, Dennis Barkley (Barbara) and the late Terry Barkley.

Cherished grandmother of Lorna-Jane Arseneau (Daniel), Dennis Barkley, Chris Barkley, and Noah Barkley.

Dear great-grandmother of Emily May Arseneau, Dennis Barkley, Alivyah Barkley, Benjamin Barkley, and Harley Barkley.

 

Dorion GraceDORION, Grace - Passed away peacefully in her 84th year, in her home, in Midland, on January 1, 2018. 

Grace was born in Penetanguishene, on December 19, 1934 to Herman and Caroline Corriveau.

Beloved wife of Bert Dorion.

Loving mother to Rick (Sharon), Sherryl (the late Ron) MacLennan, Brian (Wendy), Liz (the late David) Stephenson and Allison (John) Augimeri.

 

McMillan BillMCMILLAN, William John 'Bill' - Passed away at his home on January 1, 2018 with his wife by his side.

Bill was the beloved husband of Patti McMillan (Pearce).

Loving father of Carol-Anne McMillan of Vancouver, Lynda Cranston (Wayne) of Sault Ste. Marie, and Lesley Wagner (Rob) of Whitby.

Cherished grandfather of Liam Cranston.

 

Doner IsobelDONER, Isobel Margaret - (1928-2018) - Died peacefully on Monday January 1, 2018 at the Coleman Care Centre, Barrie in her 90th year.

Isobel of Stayner, beloved wife of the late Lloyd Doner for over 72 years.

Loving Mother of Dianne (Robert Wright), Douglas (Lucie), the late Danny and Brenda Lee (Bill Miller).

Cherished Nana of six grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

 

CHAMBERS, Audrey Park (nee Hanson) - Passed away peacefully, at Campbell House Hospice, Collingwood, ON, on Monday, January 1, 2018, at the age of 94.

Audrey, beloved wife of the late Arthur (1997).

Loving mother of Carol and her husband Randy Van Ness, of Collingwood.

Dear grandmother of Emily (Patrick) Van Ness.

 

Ritch BillRITCH, William (Bill) James - WWII - February 6, 1923 - January 1, 2018 - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Bill Ritch. After a brief illness, he passed in his sleep Monday, January 1, 2018 at Dufferin Oaks Extended Care Home. He will now sleep eternally with his late wife, Jean Catherine (nee Corbett) who passed away in September, 2015.

Bill served aboard the Corvette HMCS Collingwood during WWII as an Able Seaman. After the end of the war, Bill spent the next 25 years as a photographer for The Royal Canadian Air Force until his retirement. His second career was with the Etobicoke Board of Education as an Audio Visual Technician at Etobicoke Collegiate until his retirement.

 

Sweet BrianSWEET, Brian Patrick  - Brian  passed away suddenly at the age of 55 on Monday, January 1, 2018 at Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie.

Brian was born on November 4, 1962 to Del and Barbara Sweet.

Adoring husband to Cindy (Bell), devoted father to Victoria and predeceased daughter Natalie. Predeceased by his father, survived by his loving mother, 3 brothers and sister, their spouses and the many nieces and nephews who will greatly miss his humour and loving spirit.

 

Barrie GailBARRIE, Patricia 'Gail' (Havers) - Entered into rest at Orillia Soldiers Memorial Hospital on Monday, January 1, 2018 at the age of 78. 

Predeceased by her husband Ward Barrie. 

Dear mother of Jennifer Brock (Jamie Kent), Christopher Brock (Lee Livingston), Jody Brock, and Lisa and Linda Barrie. 

Cherished grandmother of Tia Billson, Aimee Buchwald, Jesse Grenier and Carlee Brock. 

 

Stevens DorisSTEVENS, Doris Irene (Carter) - May 2, 1921 to January 1, 2018 - Doris stepped over Heaven’s threshold in the early hours of January 1, 2018 at the age of 96. She had been a resident of Fairvern Nursing Home, Huntsville as a result of a stroke in April 2017.

She is now with the lord she loved, her husband Lloyd Stevens, her sister Reta Knight (Myrle), Brothers Wesley (Elsie) and Douglas. Left to miss her is her daughter Joy Reid (Sherwood) and sister in law Elsie Carter, along with many nieces and nephews.

 

Adair Forbes LyndaADAIR-FORBES, Lynda Maureen - Lynda has left the party. She passed away at 12:15pm, Monday, January 1, 2018, in her 70th year, with dignity and grace, and with her family by her side. 

Lynda is survived by her husband, Bob Forbes, her two sons, Jason and Justin, her dear mother, Kay Adair, her sister, Dianne Jones, her brothers, Tom and Arlin Adair, her grandchildren, Luke Amon-Forbes, Michaela Amon-Forbes and her “adopted granddaughter, Sarah Amon.

As anyone who knew her, will recall, Lynda enjoyed life to the fullest, whether she was working at TD bank, running the family business, working for Dr. Strangway, or being the best full-time mom she could possibly be. 

 

Stevens DavidSTEVENS, David Henery - Passed away at the Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital, Orillia on Sunday December 31, 2017, at the age of 88, of Oro-Medonte and formerly of Oakville. 

Beloved husband of Sadie. 

Loved father of Jeffrey (Michelle) and Lance (Nancy). 

Loving grandfather of Ryan (Meghan), Tyler, and Shelby. 

 

Dillon FrankDILLON, Franklin Lorne - Passed away peacefully at Campbell House on Sunday December 31, 2017 in his 95th year.

Frank is survived by his loving wife of 64 years Millie (nee Sawyers) and his sons Gary (Leslie), Patrick (Denise) and Brent (Fran).

He will be forever cherished by his grandchildren Megan, Jessi, Krista and Kyle.

Predeceased by his brother Harold and sister Marjorie.