DAVIS, Elizabeth 'Betty' Ann - Entered into rest at the Villa Care Centre on Monday, March 27, 2017 at the age of 85. 

Predeceased by her loving husband Jack Davis. 

Betty will be fondly remembered by her dear friends Jim and Juanita Zimmerman, and their families. 

Special thanks to the nurses and staff of the Villa for their care and compassion. 


McLENNAN, Gerald 'Ross' - Passed away peacefully at Muskoka Shores LTC in Gravenhurst on Monday, March 27, 2017.

Ross was a loving husband to Illa and father to Gerald (Cheryl) McLennan of Bracebridge and the late Jim (Barb) McLennan of Orangeville. Grandfather of Shelley Cowan (John), Keith (Sherry) and great grandfather of Sarah and Heidi, Lisa, Lindsay, Andrea and Cody.

Ross is survived by brothers Ivan (Jean) and John (Ruth). Ross was predeceased by siblings Marvin (Jennie), Marvel (Bob) Chamberlain, Leonard, Genevieve, Nole (Deane), Nina, and Phyllis Johnson.


Simpson DennisSIMPSON, Dennis Anthony DeCosta - Passed away peacefully at his home in Midland on March 27, 2017 at the age of 66.

Beloved husband of Jutta.

Cherished father of James Simpson, Leanne Haggart (Chris), and step-father of Carina Stewart (Tim) and Dirk Janas (Melinda).


Graham MaryGRAHAM, Mary Jane (nee Bezona) - Aged 92, passed away peacefully and without pain on March 27, 2017 at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto, four days after suffering a stroke.

Born in Seattle, Washington, on August 11, 1924 to Mable and Walter Bezona, she moved from California in 1960 to raise her family in Bracebridge, Ontario, where for more than 30 years, she was co-owner with her husband, Doug, of the main-street store, Thatcher Studio.

The couple moved to Toronto to be near their daughters eleven years ago. Mary was a genuine, warm and open-hearted woman who inspired us with her optimism, strength, good humour and generous spirit.


Dolphin RuthDOLPHIN, Ruth Beverly - Died peacefully at the South Muskoka Memorial Hospital in Bracebridge on Sunday, March 26, 2017 in her 92nd year.

Beloved wife of the late Robert Dolphin.

Dear mother of Douglas (Jane), David (Erlene) and Jayne (Russell) Sieber.

Loving grandmother of Douglas, Michael (Sarah), James (Jennifer), Jennifer (Christopher), Donald (Natalie), Kevin, Kaylea, Jessica and Katie and great grandmother of Charlotte, Abigail, Kayla, Julia, James, Kyle, Liam, Ryan, Brenden and Mason.


Haley SherryHALEY, Sherry Terese - Of Sydney Mines, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia died peacefully early Sunday, March 26, 2017, at Sara Vista nursing home in Elmvale, Ontario.

She was born on March 14, 1937, in Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia.  

She was predeceased by her parents Edith (Mama) and John (Papa) Fraser, and her beloved husband James (Sonny) Riley Haley.

She is survived by her daughter and spouse; Mary Gregorio (nee Haley), George Gregorio, and three loving grandchildren, Jennifer Frias (nee Gregorio) married to Liberto Frias, Christine Gregorio and Bryan Gregorio.


Johnstone EthelJOHNSTONE, Ethel - Passed away at North York General Hospital in Toronto, Sunday March 26, 2017 in her 90th year.

Predeceased by her husband Jim of 55 years.

Loved mother of Robert James of Bolton, Cheryl Nuttal of Alliston and her late husband Jon and his family.

Loved nana of Melanie, Jessie, Dustin, Travis and Rebecca.

Great grandma of Jade, Lucas, Calleigh, Parker and Xavier.


Salamon RonSALAMON, Ronald ‘Ron’ Paul (Sam) - Passed away with family by his side at the RVH Health Centre, Barrie on Sunday March 26, 2017 at the age of 78. 

Beloved husband of Ellie (nee Keating) for 50 years. 

Cherished father of Gaby (Joe) Horvath, Andrew (Alice) Salamon, and Sheila (Jon) Salamon-Durzi. 

Dear Grandfather to London and Griffin; and Julian, Everitt, and Winston Belle. 


Burbidge KenBURBIDGE, Kenneth - Passed peacefully while surrounded by his family, at Hospice Simcoe on Sunday, March 26, 2017 at the age of 81.

Loving husband of Verda (nee Bowman) for 32 years, and of the late Geraldine (nee McKean) for 25 years.

Honoured father of Nola Stacey (Ralph) and Pamela Burbidge (James Halley).

Cherished grandfather of Skyler, Creighton, William Kenneth, and of great-granddaughter Ainslee.

Brother of John (Carol), Ron (Nancy), and the late Wayne.


CHAPMAN, Gerry 'Duck' - Retired from O.P.P. after many years of dedicated service, peacefully passed away at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre on Sunday, March 26, 2017 at the age of 71.

Dedicated and caring husband of the late Dianne Chapman.

Loving and supportive father of Lisa and Leanne.

Proud grandpa of Alex, Cody, Braeden and Spencer.


Aquiar ManuelAQUIAR, Manuel Carvalho - Passed away peacefully at Manitouwadge General Hospital, Manitouwadge, Ontario on Sunday March 26, 2017.

Manuel Aguiar at the age of 80, beloved husband of the late Isabel Aguiar.

Dear father of Nelia Dubreuil, Ana (Jacques) Castonguay, Ruben (Marisa) Aguiar, Rita (Frank) Labbee and Stephanie Spencer.

Proud grandfather of Holly,Tyler, Antonia, Mariah, Michella, Gabrielle, Giancarlo, Erica, Mia, Sofia, Bruce, Mathew, Nathanael and Abigail and great grandfather of Ryatt, Adayln, Rio, Nora, Phoenix and Elise.


Branch BillBRANCH, William 'Bill' - Passed away peacefully at Algonquin Grace Hospice on Sunday, March 26, 2017.

Bill Branch of Huntsville in his 81st year.

Beloved husband of June.

Dear father of Debbie (John Mannerow), Dale Maw (Margaret), Kim (George Pappas) and Darcy Maw (Liz).

Loving grandfather of Garret, Amanda, Clayton, Emily and Alivya.


NICKLIN, Joan (Wilson) - Of Midland, Ontario, beloved wife of the late David Nicklin, passed away peacefully on March 26, 2017 at the Georgian Bay General Hospital in her 91st year.

Loved mother of Wally (Joan), John (Janice) and Ian (Ying).

Cherished Nanny to David (Kerri-deceased), Karla, Meghan (Owen) and Daniel and Great-Nanny to Peyton.

The family would like to thank the staff of King Place, Georgian Bay Hospital 2 East and 1 North for all their care and compassion with Joan during this difficult time.


MORTENSEN, Dorthea "Thea" - Passed away peacefully at Matthews House Hospice, Alliston on Saturday, March 25, 2017 in her 93rd year.

Beloved wife of the late Henning Mortensen.

Dear mother of Ernst Mortensen (Marie), Karen Vandervalk (Peter) and Anna McCafferty (Mike).

Loved grandma of Lisa (Wes), Anna (Travis), Benjamin, Lianne, Jordan (Ines), Michelle, Samantha and great-grandma of Jaedyn, Emma, Rory, Tillie and Sofia.


Ross GwenROSS, Gwendolyn Constance - July 11, 1925 – March 25, 2017 - Heartful yet grateful, we announce the passing of our oh-so-beloved Nanum. Gwen left us peacefully with family all around her. As ever, a remarkable example to us all.

Gwen is survived by Don, her four children: Bruce (Judith), Barbara (Warren), Marcia (Sean) and Don (Katharine), her niece and nephews and great-niece: Nancy Thornton, David Thornton (Lesia) and Daria (Curtis), and David Corbin; and her eleven grandchildren: Merryn, Margo and Suzanne; Ryan (Tess), Heather (Justin) and Warren; Stuart, Zachary and Hilary (Chris); and Eric and Jessica (Aley).

Gwen qualified as an RN in her early twenties at Toronto Western Hospital. As a young nurse, she was often alone on night shift with a ward of 60 patients to care for, many of them World War II vets. She loved her job and excelled at it.


GAMBRIELL, Thomasina 'Tomi' Lutie (nee Clare) - In her 87th year, our tough old bird flew away in the early morning hours of March 25, 2017 after a long tough battle.

She was pre-deceased by Arthur Gambriell.

She will be deeply missed by long-time companion and best friend of Arthur McClaughlin .

She is survived by children Sonya Vaughan (John); Dusty Lake (Lane'); Gary (Janice).


ROBITALLE, Raymond Joseph “Rags” - July 27, 1931 – March 25, 2017 - Ray passed away, with family at his side, at the Villa Care Centre, Midland.

Beloved husband of Norah (Murray) for 61 years.

Ray and Norah raised three daughters, Ann (David Brohman, d. 2010), Christine (Alan Baigent), and Catherine (Corwyn Ophelders).

Grandpa Ray to Alison Brohman, William Baigent, Amy Brohman, Vanessa Ophelders, Hannah Baigent, and Jonathan Ophelders.


Sutton FrancesSUTTON, Frances Lynne - Born December 2, 1941 in St. Thomas, Ontario to William and Lois Shelton, passed away in the early hours on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at Algonquin Grace Hospice, Huntsville.

Loving wife and best friend to Maurice "Moe" Sutton for 56 years.

Cherished mother to Rick (Joan), Cindy (Brian) and Darren (Julie).

Adored grandmother to Sean and Jenny Conroy, Derek and Holly Sutton and Gavin Sutton.


Benedict WandaBENEDICT, Wanda Cheryl - At Hospice Simcoe on Saturday March 25, 2017 in her 55th year.

Wanda Benedict beloved wife of the late Albert John Short.

Loving mother of Tara Lynn Thompson (Mark). Adopted mother of Bobbi-Lyn Petherick.

Loving grandmother of Tanner, Ashlee, Michael, Jakeb-Ray and Nathan.

Remembered by her stepchildren Lisa Medley-Short (Brent), Abbie Short (Teanna), Sara Short and Josh Short.


BELL, Donna (nee Dempsey) - Passed away peacefully with her family by her side, after a courageous battle with cancer at Hospice Simcoe on Saturday March 25, 2017, at the age of 77.

Beloved wife of the late Gary Bell for 40 years.

Loving mother of Greg and Karen (Jamie).

Proud and loving Grams of Lindsay, Graydon, Kady, Ryan, Britt, Courtney, Michaela, and great Grams of Alexis and Talon.


ADAMCRYCK, Fred - April 21, 1944 - March 25, 2017 - Passed away peacefully at home with his loving family by his side at the age of 72.

Leaving behind his beloved wife Joan of 54 years.

Proud father of Fred and Mark (Sandra).

Cherished Grampa to Kristen, Emily, Aaron, Gillian, Hannah, Graham and Charlotte.


Lageer MarionLAGEER, Marion Ella - Passed away peacefully at Westmount Long Term Care Centre, Kitchener on Saturday March 25, 2017.

Marion of Duntroon, beloved wife of Darcy Lageer.

Sister-in-law of Doris Wallace (the late Ken Wallace), Ferne Lageer (the late Willard Lageer) and Evelyn Lageer (the late Reginald Lageer).

Marion will be missed by her many nieces, nephews and their families.


HATFIELD, Michael Jamieson - Passed away suddenly on Saturday March 25, 2017 at the age of 34.

Michael will be deeply missed by his parents Wesley Hatfield and Anne-Louise Jamieson, by his sister Shannon (Thomas Duggan) and his beautiful niece Calla Rae Isabelle.

Michael’s mischievous smile and brilliant sense of humour will be tremendously missed by his family and friends.    


Grant JoanneGRANT, Joanne Dorothy - Passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer at the Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital on Saturday March 25, 2017 in her 66th year.

Joanna Grant of Washago, beloved wife of the late John Bate.

Loving mother of Mark Bate.

Dear grandmother of Andrew and Ally.


PROWSE, Rosemary Rule (nee Stitt) - On March 25, 2017 at RVH in Barrie in her 92nd year.

Beloved wife of the late Ted.

Wonderful mother to Michael (Mary) and Lee Kelly (Paul).

Darling Granny to Evan and Dylan Prowse & Henry and Jaina Kelly.


Griffiths BillGRIFFITHS, William Vincent "Bill" - Passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on March 25, 2017 in his 72nd year after a long battle with Parkinson's Disease.

He was born on December 29, 1944 to Jennie and George Griffiths. Bill was a hard-working logger and had been a resident of Sprucedale his entire life.

Bill is survived by his devoted wife Karen Griffiths. They celebrated over 47 years of marriage.

There is no greater testament to Bill than the love of his family. Proud father to Lee-Ann Hack (George), Will Griffiths (Lori), Janice Griffiths (Steve), and Dale Griffiths (Joanne).