McFadden BrianMCFADDEN, Brian Gordon - Former employee of the City of Barrie, passed away peacefully at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre in Barrie on Monday, April 17, 2017 in his 66th year.

Beloved husband of the late Cathy.

Loving father of Kevin of Peterborough.

Dear brother of Ted McFadden (Judy) of Barrie.


WATKINSON, Robert Aylmer 'Rob' - Passed away peacefully, with family at his side, at the West Parry Sound Health Centre on Monday, April 17, 2017. Age 74 years.

Loving father of Sandra Watkinson; and Nancy and her husband Trevor Hall.

Cherished "Pa" of Kurtis, Mac, and Ellie; Kendra, Madison, and Brayden.

Dearly missed by Billy-Joe and Camper.


LESPERANCE, Basil Joseph Pierre - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Basil on Monday April 17, 2017 at the Georgian Bay General Hospital at the age of 77 years.

Beloved husband of the late Lorraine Lesperance (née Deschamps).

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

Cherished grandfather of Jason, Kristy, Ashley, Travis, Brent, Steven, Bryana, Trisha, Samantha and great grandfather of Natalie, Riley and Kaida.


Beercroft MargoBEECROFT, Margo Kim (nee Heaslip) - A loyal member of Heritage Baptist Church.  Margo passed away peacefully on Monday, April 17, 2017 at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre in Barrie at the age of 62. 

Beloved wife of Harvey Beecroft. 

Loving mother of Jason (Melissa) Price, Trevor Price and Josh Price (Cara). 

Cherished grandmother of Caleb and Isaac. 

Survived by her mother Margaret Heaslip.


Jones MikeJONES, Michael 'Mike' - Was born on June 8, 1960 in Scarborough, Ontario. He passed away peacefully on April 17, 2017.

Loving husband of Gloria Bastedo.

Mike is survived by his mother Joan, late father Joseph Jones and his 6 brothers and sisters, Donna (Finbarr), Joanne (Gavin), Danny (Carine), Brian (late Sherry), Tom (Shelagh) and Tina (Rob).

Always remembered by son Andrew (Nicole) and beloved godmother, Rhea.


Bouchard DeltaBOUCHARD, Delta Erie - Passed away peacefully at The Pines in Bracebridge on Easter Monday April 17, 2017 in her 87th year.

Daughter of the late Isaac and Alice Waldriff.

Beloved wife of the late Fred Kent and Ernest Bouchard.

Loving mother of Robert, Sharon (Bill),Carolyn,Christine (Steve), and Arthur.


HELMER, Roy Emerson - January 20, 1942 - April 17, 2017 - Passed away peacefully at RVH following his wife's Judy recent death. Roy passed away due to complications of Diabetis.

Son of Donald and Aline Helmer of Timmins.

He is survived by his son Jack of London.

Stepfather to Donna Marie and Gordon Grant of Barrie, Trevor and Betty Ross of Barrie and their families.


POWELL, Donald Thomas - Passed away suddenly at Stevenson Memorial Hospital Alliston on Sunday April 16, 2017 in his 95th year.

Beloved husband of Dorothy Powell.

Dear Father of Donna (Thomas Pickens), Ron Powell (Marie).

Step Dad to Lynda (John Vanderkodi), Jim Walsh (Sandra), Debbie (Dave Bodemer), Robert Walsh (Monica).


Pigden TedPIGDEN, Edward 'Ted' Arthur - Former elementary school teacher and principal, longtime member of Westminster Presbyterian Church, passed away at Hospice Simcoe in Barrie in his 86 year on Sunday, April 16, 2017.

Ted was an avid fisherman and golfer, and excelled as a third baseman in his younger days. Ted was born in Tweed, Ontario and was raised on the family dairy farm in Madoc, Ontario. After attending normal school he started his teaching career in a one room schoolhouse outside of Norwood, Ontario.

Relocating to Barrie in 1957 with Lois Winnifred Pigden, he had a lengthy career as a teacher and principal at CFB Borden, retiring in 1989.


HarperHARPER, John Edward Alexander 'Jack' - Passed away in Orangeville, Ontario on Sunday, April 16, 2017.

For now we see through a glass darkly but then Face to Face. Jack is now face to face with his Saviour and Lord, Jesus Christ.

Jack grew up in a loving family of five in Toronto, graduated from the University of Toronto and become a teacher. He served in the Canadian Armed Forces as a medic, marrying his beloved Frances while still a soldier in February of 1945.


IRWIN, Francis 'Bruce' William - Finally at peace, Bruce passed away with his beloved wife, Alma Cruise Irwin, by his side on April 16, 2017 at the age 75.

Son of the late Clarence and Doris Irwin.

Brother of Bonnie Boyes (Richard).

Predeceased by his first wife, Lorraine Lowery.

Bruce was the much loved and honorary father of Michael (Nita), Pamela, Peter Cruise (Deanna), Jeremy Cruise (Annie) and Justin Cruise (Nicole).


Schiele ElaineSCHIELE, Elaine - Born Elaine Kirkwood, passed away quietly at Sunset Manor in Collingwood after a long struggle with CBGD syndrome, April 16, 2017.

Survived by her husband Hans, her daughter Donna and husband Herb Naimer, her son David Jantzen and grandchildren Kayla, Emilee, Hailee and Mackenzie, her son Michael Large and wife Celeste and grandchildren Austin and Brencis.

Also by her brother Ed Kirkwood and wife Lin and family, her sister Joan Bever and family, cousin Terri and husband Jack Halliday.


RisticMilicaRISTIC, Milica - Passed away peacefully at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre on Saturday April 15, 2017.

Milica Ristic in her 88th year loving mother and best friend of Jasmina Radosavljevic-Sheldrake and son in-law Ricky Sheldrake.

Milica will also be fondly remembered by her sister Radmila Molnar and family, her nephew Zoran Gajic and family as well as family friend Mary Ann Flynn.


Gwinn GwenGWINN, Gwen - Passed away peacefully at Creedon Valley Nursing Home in Creemore on Saturday April 15, 2017 at the age of 87.

Beloved wife of the late Jim Gwinn.

Loved mother of Jim (Virginia).

Loving grandma of Daniel, Thomas and Rebecca.


Sandford JoanSANFORD, Joan - Born in 1933 in Smith's Falls, ON and was a longtime resident of Barrie. She passed away peacefully on April 15, 2017 after a short battle with cancer.

She was predeceased by her husband David and survived by her sons Richard and John, grandchildren Stephanie (Ryan), Jesse, Stephen, and Abbey and great grandchildren Kolton and Piper.

She is remembered fondly by her immediate family, numerous neices and nephews and cherished friends.


CLARKE, George Darryl David - Died suddenly on Saturday April 15, 2017 at his home at the age of 84.

Darryl of Wasaga Beach, formerly of Toronto, beloved husband of the late Diane.

Loving father of Darryl.

Dear grandfather of Kymberly Clarke and of two great granddaughters.

Predeceased by his brother Warren and parents George and Edith.


RICE, James Anthony “Biidwehwehdung” - Passed away peacefully at the West Parry Sound Health Centre on Saturday, April 15, 2017. Age 57 years.

Loving son of Rev. Aileen Rice and the late John Rice.

Loving father of Jamin and his wife Julie; Misadis and his wife Patricia; Daniss and her fiancé James; and Wagosh.

Dear “Granpod” to Nodin, Miingozwin, Miinaande, Cohen, Connor, and Nam’aawin.


HOLMES, Carole - June 4, 1946 – April 15, 2017. Suddenly at home on Saturday April 15, 2017 at the age of 70. 

Loving wife of Edward. 

Dear mother of  Kelly and Kenny. 

Fondly remembered by her brothers D’Arcy and Keith and her sister Linda. 


Davis GailDAVIS, Janet Gail (Lee-Munroe) - October 25, 1953 - April 15, 2017 - It is with great sadness that the Lee family announces the passing of our beloved sister Janet Davis.

Janet was the loving mother of (son) Robert Munroe (Erin) & granddaughter Avery.

Dearest daughter of Stella (Romanko) Lee. She was sister to Terry Elliott (Garry predeceased), Mike Lee (Linda), Barb Kearney (Bart Yule) and Pat Clarke (Derrik). Loved by many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts & uncles.

Janet was an avid member of the Army Navy Club, Orillia Legion, Moose Lodge & "Proud Employee of Helping Hands", where she spent countless hours, volunteering with banquets, weddings & fund raisers.


CRITTENDEN, John A. 'Jack' - Passed away peacefully at Victoria Village Manor on Friday, April 14, 2017. Jack Crittenden in his 83rd year

Loving husband of June.

Cherished father of Jim (Frances) Crittenden, Joyce Crittenden- Darosa (George Darosa) and John (Diane) Crittenden. Proud Grandfather of Michael (Christine), Cristina, Robert (Clancy), Justine, Bradley and Kyle.


Cook MarionCOOK, Marion E. (nee Bates) - Peacefully, at Trillium Manor, Orillia, on Friday, April 14, 2017 in her 92nd year.

Marion, beloved wife for 51 years of the late Allan Cook.

Loving mother of Carole (Mike Stevens) Cook, Bruce Cook and Ken (Anne) Cook all of Orillia. Also loved by her 7 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

Predeceased by her sisters, Lorna Kydd and Doris Roper.


Brazier RobertBRAZIER, Robert J. - Born: March 21, 1947 Fort Frances, Ontario - Died: April 14, 2017 Orillia, Ontario.

Robert passed away at the Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital at the age of 70 years.

Father of the late Kyle Bye and survived by daughter Valerie Huffman & family of Coldwater.

Brother of Shirley (Dave) Bryan of Manitoba.


Naccarato RosinaNACCARATO, Rosina (nee Macchione) Naccarato - Passed away peacefully at Spencer House, Orillia, on Friday, April 14, 2017 in her 100th year.

Beloved wife of the late Pasquale Naccarato.

Loving mother of Flora Iuele (late Antonio) of Toronto, Frank (Rita) Naccarato of Orillia, Mirella (Ken) Cornforth of Thornhill, and Anna (Sam Muscat) Naccarato of Toronto.

Cherished by her 9 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren.


Schaeffers HubertSCHAEFERS, Hubert - At Trillium Manor on Friday April 14, 2017 in his 87th year.

Hubert Schaefers of Oro-Medonte, beloved husband of Carol Schaefers (nee Finke) of 57 years.

Loving father of Vera Cameron-Van Amelsvoort (Gerry), Berand (Susan), Dieter (Kimley) and Rudy (Kathleen).

Loving grandfather of Sarah (Robert), Kirsten (Jordan), Alexander (Elissa), Charlotte, Garrett, Luke, Adam, Brittany, Cassidy, Jenna, Cristian, Camden and Keith.

Great grandfather of Jacob, Isabella and George.


Low BobLOW, Robert Alexander 'Bob' 'Bobby' - At the young age of 63, following complications from surgery, Bob died suddenly but peacefully on Friday April 14, 2017, surrounded by family at the General & Marine Hospital, Collingwood.

Bob was born in Hamilton and retired from Stelco after 33 years.

Bob and his soulmate of 34 years, Lynda (nee Harrison) then retired to Wasaga Beach.

Loving stepfather to Randy and to grandchildren Randi-Lyn and Nicolas.


Leblanc ElaineLEBLANC, Elaine Mary - Passed away peacefully at Hospice Simcoe on Friday, April 14, 2017.

Elaine Leblanc in her 88th year loving wife of the late Joseph Leblanc.

Cherished mother of Richard Leblanc (Linda Roy- Leblanc) and Lynn (Paul) Adamson.

Adoring  Step Grandmother of Vincent, Anita, Lawrence and Raymond and Great Grandmother of 11.

Elaine will also be fondly remembered by her brother Gordon (Velma) St. Amand and her sister Mary (Cecil) Walker as well as her many nieces and nephews.