ARCHER, Lorraine Letty (Johnson) -  At age 89, of Shanty Bay, passed away with loved ones by her side at the RVH on Friday April 14, 2017.

Born April 5, 1928 in Toronto, she was the daughter of William and Lillian Johnston and sister to Harold Johnston.

Lorraine was deeply loved and will be missed by all.

The loving mother of Shelly Armitage, Randy Gow and his wife, Sandra Crann.


Stinson MarySTINSON, Chaplain Kathleen Mary - Passed away at the Georgian Bay General Hospital in Midland on April 13, 2017 in her 85th year.

Mary was the daughter of the late Sidney Stinson and Ethel Rose.

Loving sister of Peter (Marie), Rose (Bruce) Lyon, Joe and the late Fr. Steve and Ted. Caring aunt to 6 nieces and nephews, 11 great nieces and nephews and 3 great-great nephews. Friend to multitudes.

Mary was always willing to assist others. She enjoyed being a hockey aunt and cheering her great nephews at games. She was ready to "do anything which a good woman could do."


Niemann HermannNIEMANN, Hermann - Aged 85, Hermann passed away in Alliston Ontario on Thursday, April 13, 2017. He lived as he had hoped: a long, full and independent life followed by a quick, peaceful death.

Born to Karl Niermann and Gertude Schwamborn in Mierlo, Holland, he leaves behind his brother Karl and sister-in-law Ruth, and was long predeceased by his first wife Renate Niermann (nee Jakobs).

Beloved father to Rita Keleher (nee Niermann), son-in-law Garry, granddaughter Anna, grandson Kristian (Sally) of Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia; daughter Andrea Olson (nee Niermann), son-in-law Rick, grandsons Walt and Jack of Guelph, Ontario.


MIEDEMA, Joan - Passed away peacefully at Coleman Care Centre, Barrie on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at the age of 93.

Joan was predeceased by her husband Lewis Miedema.

Loving mother of Timothy (Gayle) Miedema, Jennifer (Gary) Moore, Chris (Margaret) Miedema and Robin Miedema (Dee).

Cherished Grandma to Scott, Bryan, Bruce, Holly, Anneke, and Marijke.


McKinstry JamesMCKINSTRY, James Kenneth - Born November 22, 1932 in Bangor, Northern Ireland, passed away peacefully on April 12, 2017 at Hospice Simcoe located in Barrie, Ontario, Canada, with his loving wife Evelyn by his side.

James also known by many as Ken served in the Royal Air Force and came to Canada with his young family in July 1966.

Survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Evelyn (nee Kerr), daughters Karen (Andre), Deborah (William), Pamela (Paul), and his son Brett (Gillian). 

Proud Papa of Matthew, Mitchell, Tara, Jason and Gregg.  Survived by his sister Margaret Siekierko.


ROBERTS, Lois Ellen - Passed away on April 12, 2017 at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, Barrie.

Predeceased by her parents Gordon and Helen Cruickshank.

Will be sadly missed by her husband Edward (“Ted”).

Mother of Michael Roberts and Kristin Roberts-Cornish (Stephen).

Loving grandmother of Jillian and Jeremy Cornish.


Nigh EdnaNIGH, Edna Winnifred - December 24, 1928 - April 12, 2017 - Formerly of Victoria Square, Markham, Ontario and South River Peacefully passed away on April 12, 2017 at Eastholme, for the Aged in Powassan on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 in her 89th year.

Edna Nigh (nee Sanderson) beloved wife of 65 years to William (Bill) Nigh, a loving mother, who will never be forgotten, to David and Mark and dear sister of Marjorie Tatton (Frank-deceased).


Collett LauraCOLLETT, Laura - Passed away suddenly after a brief illness at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, Barrie on Tuesday April 11, 2017 at the age of 77. 

Beloved wife of Kerry for 50 years.

Cherished mother of Randy (Leanne) Collett, and the late Laurie (Richard) Morden.

Adored grandmother of Chelsea and Griffin Collett; and Dustin and Alexis Morden.


SMITH, Janet May - Passed away on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at age 92.

Visitation will take place at Jennett Funeral & Cremation Centre, Barrie on Saturday April 15th from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm.

The serive will follow at 2:00pm. Spring Interment.

A reception will be held in the funeral home following the service.



Pifer RonPIFER, Ronald John Blair 'Ron' - Passed away after a courageous battle with ALS on Tuesday April 11, 2017 in his 77th year.

Ron Pifer of Orillia, beloved husband of Beth Pifer.

Loving father of Jacqui and husband John Webb, Rebecca and husband Rob Hoene and Derek Pifer and wife Christina.

Loved grandfather of Robbie Webb, Aysia and Jada Hoene.


Gray ClaraGRAY, Clara Annie (nee Thompson) - 1928 - 2017 - Just three days after celebrating her 89th birthday with family and friends, Clara Annie Gray passed away suddenly but peacefully at her home at the Granite Ridge Retirement Residence on Tuesday, April 11, 2017.

Beloved wife to Richard Thomas (Dick) Gray.

Much loved mother to Mark Gray and his wife Pam of Gravenhurst.

Clara was predeceased by her beloved sisters Pearl Fraser and Flossie Buker.


SHAPCOTT, Lois Jean (nee Priddle) - It is with heavy hearts that the Shapcott family announces the sudden by peaceful passing of
Lois Shapcott at the Huntsville District Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, April 11, 2017.

Lois was in her 85th year. Beloved wife to Charles Thomas Shapcott of Bracebridge.

Much loved mother to Cathy (Bruce) Insley of Severn Bridge and Susan (Bob) Cunningham of Bracebridge.

Cherished grandmother to Cheryl Cunningham, Coral (Colin) Brush, Rob Cunningham, Braden Insley and Jillian Insley.


Cox BettyCOX, Betty Irene - Passed away peacefully surrounded by the love of her family on Tuesday April 11, 2017 at Campbell House in her 84th year.

Betty, loving mother of Peter Cox (Germaine), Doug Cox (Mona), Ted Cox (Brenda) and Elaine (Bill) Plewes will be forever cherished by her 10 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.

She is survived by her sisters Susan Lawson (Lorne) and Judy Ovens (Buck) and will be deeply missed by all who knew her.


Jones JeffJONES, Jeffery Earl - Passed away peacefully at his home in Barrie on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 in his 68th year.

Beloved husband of Linda.

Loving father of Laura Walker and her husband Todd.

Dear grandfather of Jennifer and great-grandfather of Keenan.


Huffman LeoHUFFMAN, Leo - On April 11, 2017 at Hillcrest Village, Midland, On, in his 95th year.

Leo Huffman of Orillia, beloved husband of the late Lillian Cole and the late Helen Gibbens.

Dear father of Michael (Annette) of Penetanguishene, Dan (Debbie) of Lindsay.

Step-father of Cathy Swanberg (Al) of British Columbia; John Covell of Edmonton and Jim Covell (Jeannie) of Midland.

Beloved grandfather of Barb and Allyson, Hillary and Cameron, Joel and Craig, Cheryl and Sean, Brianne and Stephen. Beloved great grandfather of 14 great grandchildren.


PEACH, Dianne Jeanne (nee Roppel) - Died peacefully at the Georgian Bay General Hospital of Tuesday, April 11, 2017.  

Loving wife of Michael Peach and cherished mother of Jeremy (Tracy), Katie (John) and Richie (Hillory). 

Dear grandmother of Kaleigh, Jackson, Harper, Griffin and Benjamin. 

Devoted daughter of Betty (nee Ransberry) and her husband Phil Bonneau and the late Bruce Roppel. 


Patkau EdPATKAU, Edward Patkau - Passed away suddenly at home on April 11, 2017 in his 70th year.

Beloved husband of Lynn Patkau (36 years) and father of Jesse and Aaron Patkau.

Ed is survived by his sister Joanne (Paul) Thiessen, brothers Hank (Margaret) Patkau, Will (Linda) Patkau and sister Linda (David) Derbyshire.

Pre-deceased by sister Frieda and her husband Peter Balzer, sister Sue (Frank) Fittler and brother Walter (Donna) Patkau.


Smallman MarySMALLMAN, Mary Catherine - Passed away peacefully with family by her side at Campbell House Hospice, Collingwood, ON Tuesday, April 11th, 2017 at the age of 91.

Mary, beloved wife of the late Cecil (1983).

Loving mother of Jean and her husband Richard McArthur, Karen and her husband Rob Henderson, Kirby and his wife Patricia and the late Gail Patton.


Dear SusanDEAR, Susan Mary Brenda (Londry) - Passed away with her family by her side on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at the Georgian Bay General Hospital, in her 75th year. 

Beloved wife of Ken Dear. 

Devoted mother of Philip Lett, Michael Lett (Bilinda) and Shelley Laramie (Andre). 

Cherished grandmother of Andy, Anna, Nicole, Maya and the late Michael. 

Great-grandmother of Logan, Mason and Hunter. 


St. Denis SadieST. DENIS, Sadie Elizabeth - Passed away peacefully at her Residence, Hillsdale surrouded by her family on Monday, April 10, 2017.

Sadie, beloved wife of the late Doug St. Denis.

Dear mother of Mose (Martha) of Midland, Michael (Linda) of Severn River, Mark (Lorraine) of RR # 1, Midland, Janice (Tom) Maheu of Hillsdale, Jennifer of Elmvale and Brenda (Bill) Monague of Midland.

Loving grandmother of Wendy, Adam, Ryan, Patricia, Nicole, Kenny, Nigel, Simone, Jeffrey, Eldon, Kaitlyn and William and loved step-grandmother of Aaron, Lisa, Jessica, Wausa, Wabie and Awasis.


Parco JamesPARCO, Joseph Anthony - Peacefully passed away on April 10, 2017 after a brief illness.

Beloved husband of Shirley (nee McElrea), loving father of Lynne (Stu), Anne (Greg) and Patti (Brian).

Cherished grandfather of Kyle (Yean), Ben, Mark, Ryan, Drew, Marlee and Jenna.

Proud great grandfather to Marcus and Matteo.

Joe was born in Timmins on January 10, 1930 to Luigina and Anthony Parco. He was always proud to be from northern Ontario.


Quesnelle JulieQUESNELLE, Juliette "Julie" (née Grozelle) - Passed away peacefully at the Georgian Bay General Hospital on Monday April 10th, 2017 in her 92nd year.

Beloved wife of the late Jerome Quesnelle.

Loving mother of Ross (Joyce), Gail Tinney (Mike), Annette Parker (Doug) and Eric (Shirley).

Grandmother of Chris Quesnelle, Chad Quesnelle, Darren Parker (Suzie), Steven Parker (Felicia), Jeffrey Parker (Jaimie), Michelle LeClair (Andy), Barrett Tinney (Kristyn) and Savannah Coulson.


Siddall BillSIDDALL, William James - 1929-2017 - We are deeply saddened to announce Bill's passing at Stephenson Memorial Hospital in Alliston on April 10, 2017.

Beloved husband for 60 years of Gwen (nee Pollock).

Loving father of Carmyn Penner (John), Craig (Karen), Kristyn Chepelsky (Rob) and Stephen.

Proud grandfather of Cameron, Neill and Andrew Penner; Alyssa and Melanie Siddall; and Sarah and William Chepelsky.


JOHNSTONE, Robert (Bob)  - Passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Monday, April 10, 2017, in his 77th year.

Bob Johnstone, beloved husband of Bonnie. He will be fondly remembered by his family and dear friends.

The printing community has lost a valuable member of their trade.


Darby BillDARBY, William Alfred 'Bill' - Passed away peacefully on April 9, 2017, at the I.O.O.F. Home in Barrie, ON.

Born July 10, 1925, in Toronto to William Arthur and Elsie (Fry) Darby, he was in his 92nd year. 

Bill was married on Aug. 2, 1947, to Ruth Frances Baynes in Bradford. For many years they owned and operated a garage and restaurant business on Hwy. 11 north of Barrie. After selling it, Bill worked as a carpenter for the Ministry of Community and Social Services. He and Ruth enjoyed many years together at their home on Lake Simcoe.


Kennedy JohnKENNEDY, John Angus - Of Alliston, Ontario, left us peacefully at home, surrounded by his loving family on April 9, 2017.

John was in his 88th year. Born in Inverness, Cape Breton, the home of his heart.

He was the son of the late Angus Leo and Janet Isabel (Jessie) (nee Gillis-MacIsaac) Kennedy.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Mary (nee Beaton) and his eight children, Mark Kennedy, Elaine (Phil) Goddard, Adele (Dan) La Fond, Lydia Kennedy, Carl Kennedy, Joyce (Bruce) Creighton, Diane (Ray) Bradshaw, Paul (Karen) Kennedy.