Ward FranWARD, Frances Elizabeth Mary - It is with great sadness that the family of Frances Ward announce her passing. In her 94th year, Frances was dearly loved and died peacefully at Hospice Simcoe on August 2, 2017. 

Frances was born on October 19, 1923, the first-born child of Oscar E. Shank and Annie M. Powell. She was the descendant of early Barrie pioneers, Richard Powell and Joanna Drynan and of their son, Richard Powell and Mary Trevelyan. 

She received her education in Barrie and enjoyed a career as a bookkeeper.


Campbell DonCAMPBELL, Donald McArthur - Passed away August 2, 2017, in his 81st year in Surrey, B.C.

He is survived by his loving wife of 39 year, Susan Blessin, and his much loved children, Colin, Aaron, Doug, Kathy, Tarina and his sister, Heather.

Predeceased by his brother Doug and his parents, Smith and Isobel Campbell.

He will be greatly missed by his sister-in-law and brother-in-law, cousins and many friends.


Sears WilliamSEARS, William - Passed peacefully at Victoria Village Manor in Barrie on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at the age of 88.

Beloved husband of Rena (nee Durdle).

Honoured father of Rob (the late Debbie), Mark (Karen), Glenna (Deni), the late Bradley and the late Mary-Jo.


Smith JamesSMITH, James Peter 'Jim' - With deep sadness, we announce the passing of Jim Smith, on August 1, 2017, at the Soldiers Memorial Hospital in Orillia.

Predeceased by his long loving wife Mildred Evelyne (nee Rudd).

Will be sadly missed by his children Dale, Gary and Vicki.

Loving Grandfather to Jacob, James, Kyle and Randelle.

Brother to Doug, Ruth (predeceased), Lyman (predeceased), Robert (predeceased). Special uncle to many nephews and nieces.


Bullick RickBULLICK, Richard "Rick" - Former Chief Building Officer with the City of Orillia, suddenly at home on Tuesday August 1, 2017 in his 71st year.

Rick Bullick, of Orillia and formerly of Toronto, beloved husband of Angie.

Loving father of Michelle McLaughlin and husband Stephen of Orillia and Scott Bullick and wife Jenn of Toronto.

Proud Grandpa of Hunter, Emersyn and Duke.


McLean JockMCLEAN, John 'Jock' - Passed away at the Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital, Orillia on Tuesday August 1, 2017 at the age of 90, of Fesserton. 

Beloved husband of Minnie. 

Dear brother of Mary Duthie (Bill) of Aurora. 

Will be remembered by his many friends. 


TROMAN, Peter Thomas - Passed away peacefully surrounded by the love of his family on Tuesday August 1, 2017 at Sunset Manor Nursing Home, Collingwood in his 89th year.

Peter is survived by his loving wife Mona and his daughter Jane Leung (Steve Muirhead).

He will be remembered by his grandson Jade (Jenny), great grandchildren Nya and Ty, his sister Terry (Michel) and by Tony (Nancy) Leung.

He is predeceased by his brother Maurice.


Attwood BobATTWOOD, Robert “Bob” John - Unexpectantly died at his home on August 1, 2017 at the age of 70.

He leaves behind his loving wife Karin Nickel.

Beloved children to Jason (Monica), Allan (Sarah), and Jill (Adriaan).

Cherished grandfather to Jory, Matthew, Dylan, and Hunter.

Beloved brother to Nancy (Larry) Adkins.


Maier JohnMAIER, Johann ‘John’ - On Tuesday, August 1, 2017 John Maier, of Severn Bridge passed away at the Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital, in his 85th year.

He was the cherished husband of Johanna (nee Just) for 64 years.

Much loved father of Dieter Maier (Judi), and Darlene Young (Dale Dickerson).

Beloved Opa of Lesley Hoffman (Brian), Lindsey Maier; Great Opa of Liliana.

He will be lovingly remembered by family and friends.


Cockerham JudyCOCKERHAM, Hilda Winona 'Judy' - Passed away peacefully at the Rama Extended Care Unit with family by her side on Tuesday August 1, 2017 at the age of 92.

Beloved wife of the late Joseph Valliere, and the late Donald Cockerham.

Loving mother of Stanley-deceased, Valliere (Carol), Kenneth Valliere-deceased, Jerry Valliere (Joan).

Proud grandmother of 6 grandchildren.

Hilda is predeceased by her brothers Lloyd, Wilbert, and Wallace; also by her sisters Barbara, Muriel, and Patsy.


BLOHM, John - Passed away peacefully on Tuesday August 1, 2017 at Collingwood General & Marine Hospital in his 80th year.

John is survived by his loving wife Marie and his daughters Joanne (Brian) Smith and Katharine Blohm and will be forever cherished by his granddaughters Taura and Tamara Smith.

A devoted volunteer with Big Brothers, member of the Lions Club, Legion and past councilor in Mulmur Township John touched the lives of many people and will be missed by all who knew him.


Ivan MarionIVAN, Marion Corrine (nee Woodgate) - Having lived her life with spontaneity, joy, integrity and a sincere regard for others, Corinne died suddenly but peacefully at home in Orillia, on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 in her 77th year.

She will be deeply missed by her husband, best friend and dance partner of 54 years, Joseph.

Her boundless love for her son Wade and wife Mirjana of Toronto was matched by that for her grandchildren Alexander (whom only she called "Alec") and Simona, who will grow up knowing the bliss they gave Corrine in her final years.


Smith James WaverleySMITH, James Waverley - 1949 - 2017 - Passed away at his home on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 in his 69th year.

Beloved husband of Katherine Seagram Smith.

Loving father of Leona, William, Julia, and Grace.

Loved son of the late Heber and Mary Smith and brother to Robert, Tori (Maureen).

Dear son-in-law of Joyce Seagram and the late Charlie and brother-in-law to David (Martha), Jim (the late Carol), Becky (John). Jamie will be fondly remembered by his extended family and friends.


Fox ChubbyFOX, Gerald “Chubby” Munroe - Passed away suddenly in Barrie on Tuesday August 1, 2017. Age 29 years.

Loving Dad of Kaitlynn Suri Fox.

Beloved Son of Gerald “Speedy” Fox and Nancy (Gord Baker).

Loving nephew of Constance Fox.


Weatherhead RoyWEATHERHEAD, Roy Vernon - Passed away peacefully on Monday July 31, 2017 at the Collingwood General & Marine Hospital in his 80th year.

Roy will be deeply missed by his loving wife Lucy, daughter Lori (Doug) Eberhardt and sons Ralph (Leah) and Neil.

Forever cherished by his grandchildren Kennith (Jenn), Kayla (Derek), Kaytlin, Johnathan, Tasha and Mark and his great granddaughters Kloey, Kailigh and Jocelyn.

Roy was one of nine children born to parents the late Peter and Margaret Weatherhead.


Irwin ErnieIRWIN, Ernest Francis - (Retired MNR, Grundy Lake Park) - Passed away peacefully at the West Parry Sound Health Centre on Monday, July 31, 2017. Age 94 years.

Beloved husband of the late Vera for 68 years.

Loving father of Francis (Debbie); and Pat and her wife Heather.

Dear grandfather of Jason Irwin (Rachel), Brian Irwin, and Derek Irwin (Heather).

Loving great grandfather of Victoria, Hailey, Lucas, and Chase.


WILSON, Richard William - Passed away at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, Barrie on Monday July 31, 2017.

Loving husband of Leslie Perry.

Dear father of Ryan, Nikki (Steve), Joey (Kathy).

Loved papa of Nicholas, Brooklynn and Clayton.


Dobosz TadDOBOSZ, Tadeusz - Passed away suddenly on Monday July 31, 2017, at the age of 59.

Tadeusz was a loving husband of Maria Dobosz.

Loving father of Wojciech, Agnieszka and Rafal.

Friends will be received at Adams Funeral Home, Barrie on Thursday, August 3rd, 2017 7-9pm. The service will be held at the Holy Spirit Parish, 650 Essa Rd, Barrie, ON.on Friday at 11am.




Ross Mari AnnROSS, Mari-Ann (nee Byam) - Passed away peacefully at her home in Ramara with family by her side, after a courageous battle with cancer on Monday, July 31, 2017 at the age of 60.

Beloved wife of Robert Ross for 22 years.

Loving mother of Lindsay, Lauren, and Michael.

Dear sister of Jennifer Ross (Byam); aunt of Stuart, Yolanda, Logan, and Tyler.

Mari-Ann will be lovingly remembered by her family and friends.


Blackmore RobertBLACKMORE, Robert Dickson  - Passed away peacefully at the Royal Victoria Regional Heath Centre, Barrie, on Monday, July 31, 2017 in his 90th year.

Robert will be greatly missed by his children Debbie, Raymond and Bob Jr.

Loving grandfather of Tiffany, Ashleigh, Kirstyn, Rob, Sean and Christine.

Cherished great-grandfather to Evie.


Phillips ShawnPHILLIPS, Chanelle (Shawn) - April 8, 1998 – July 31, 2017 - Passed away suddenly on Monday July 31, 2017 at the age of 19.

Chanelle was a loving sister to Jasmine, and a cherished daughter to Sherry.

Sadly missed by her grandmother Joyce, her uncle Gary (Sindy), her aunt Anna Ramlakhan (Roy), aunt Ella Hughes (Rick), and cousins Samira, Katherine, Salena, Sabrina and Michael.

Chanelle will be fondly remembered by many friends and extended family.


MACLEOD, Marion Ellen - July 12, 1923 - July 31, 2017.

Loving and dearly loved partner and best friend of Robert Wishart.

Mother of Rory, Carolyn (Rory) and Reid (Linda); sister of Gertrude Olieux and Pauline Phillips (deceased).

Grandmother of Skye and Seanin, Alex (Katie), Sarah (Greg), Gordon (Olivia), Chris, Chuck, Fiona, Isla, Lorna, Susan, Brian and Kristie.


WALLACE, William "Bill" Albert -Passed away peacefully at the Orillia Soldier's Memorial Hospital on Sunday, July 30, 2017 at the happy age of 80.

Bill is survived by his beloved children Rhonda Ney and husband Robert of Severn, David Wallace of Orillia, and their mother Joyce (nee: May).

Loving grandfather of Micheal Wallace, Victoria Stone, Marshall Ney, and Madison Ney.

Dear brother of Ted (predeceased), Jim (predeceased), Mary Dorey, Ken (predeceased), John, and Joan Purdy.


Crowe JohnCROWE, John William - Sept. 27, 1940 - July 30, 2017 - Passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 30, 2017 at the General and Marine Hospital, Collingwood.

John Crowe of Waverley/Wasaga Beach. Beloved husband of Irene Brown-Crowe and the late Frances Ball.

Dear father of Lorraine (Mark) St. Denis of Hillsdale, Shirley (Roman Rylski) of Barrie and Larry Crowe.

Loved grandfather of Kenny St Denis, Ashley Keefer, Amber Craig, Jon and Michelle Crowe.


Seager FifSEAGER, Liona Mary 'Fif' (nee McPhee) - Passed away peacefully at University Hospital London with her daughter Sandra at her side on July 30, 2017 in her 86th year.

Predeceased by her husband Charlie.

Loving mother to Tom and his wife Bonnie of Orillia and daughter Sandra from London.

She will be missed by her niece Joan Vernon and her husband Joe of St Catharines.

Survived by her Sister in law Joan Benson (Fred) of Granbury Texas and Clarence (Pat) of Burlington.


Martin SueMARTIN, Susan (nee Montgomery) - Passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Sunday, July 30, 2017 at Hospice Simcoe, Barrie, after her courageous battle with cancer.

She is now reunited with her best friend and husband Jim who she lost 11 months ago.

Loving mother of Jimmy (Judy), Mike (Lori) and Grandma to Kristi and Hailey.

Susan was an avid quilter, card player and member of the TIE and Probus Clubs of Orillia.