Mortimer MaryMORTIMER, Mary (Campbell) – Passed away peacefully surrounded by her family, at her home in Gravenhurst on Saturday, December 23rd, 2017 in her 86th year.

She was the beloved wife of John Pearson Mortimer for over 70 years.

Loving mother of John Lewis (Judy), and Jamie Lenard (Cathy). Cherished grandmother to Marianne, Dave, Chris, Rachael, Ian, Kayla, and Grace, great grandmother to Sierra and Cheyenne.

 

Whittley DonaldWHITTLEY, Donald C. - Passed away peacefully at Barrie Manor on Saturday December 23rd, 2017. Donald Whittley in his 97th year.

Beloved husband of the late June Whittley. Father of Trevor Whittley (Arlene Velluso), Christopher (Wendy) Whittley and Ian (Corrine) Whittley.

Donald will be fondly remembered by his grandchildren Carrie, Tim, Matt, Jamie, Julie and Jennifer and his seven great grandchildren.

 

GOLLIN, Gertrud Karoline - Passed away at the Soldiers' Memorial Hospital, Orillia on Saturday December 23, 2017 at the age of 81; Gertrud of Orillia.

Predeceased by her husband Karl Gollin.

 

McKILLICAN, Marjorie Paula (nee Lather) - Peacefully at Headwaters Health Care Centre on Saturday, December 23rd, 2017 at the age of 77.

Beloved wife of Bernie McKillican. Dear mother of Boyd (Mary) and Andy. Cherished grandmother of Alexander. Predeceased by her brothers Donald and Norman.

 

Evans FrancesEVANS, Margaret 'Frances' (nee Lemmon) - Joined her husband William Arthur Evans in Heaven on December 23, 2017, in her 96th year.

Predeceased by her brothers Douglas and Jack and her sisters Beatrice and Grace. Frances will be sadly missed by her nieces and nephews; Valarie Nodrstrom (Norm), Beth Bertenshaw, John Lemmon (Darlene), and Paul Evans (Marion) and their Families, friends and neighbors.

 

Watkinson GeorgeWATKINSON, George Nathaniel - Passed away peacefully at Belvedere Heights, on Saturday, December 23rd, 2017. Age 94 years.

Loving husband of the late Jean Evelyn Watkinson. Dear father of Ralph and his wife Leanne; and Lorie and her husband Jim Anderson.

Dear brother of the late Evelyn Allan, Hazel Rowe, Charles, Ed, Gilbert (Gib), Albert, and Art. Fondly remembered by his many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

 

Moreau RitaMOREAU, Rita (nee Robitaille) - Born November 6, 1933, passed away peacefully at the Georgian Bay General Hospital on Saturday December 23rd, 2017 in her 85th year.

Beloved wife of the late Leo Alberic Moreau. Loving mother of Roger ( late Debbie), Eric (Mary), Guy (Odette), Carolyn, Roselle (Garnet Reid) and the late Gabriel.

Grandmother of Sherry, Ryan (Cindy), Matthew (Skylar), Jeffery, Melissa (Keith), Andrew (Chantal), Stephan, Nicolas and Janine. Great grandmother of Marcus, Jacques and the late Lea.

 

Clark Guiry PeggyCLARK-GUIRY, Margaret 'Peggy' - After a gritty and courageous 3+ year battle with ovarian cancer, Peggy passed away at home in Bracebridge, Ontario on Saturday, December 23rd, 2017 surrounded by family, friends, and her dog Jasper.

She will be terribly missed by her husband of almost 40 years Mike, her mother Bette Clark, her sons David (Katrina) and Daniel (Montina) and her daughter Emily-Anne (Damon), and many friends, among them Marilyn, Stephanie, Shelly, Anne and Mary.

She was the best daughter, wife, mother, aunt and friend imaginable and we are all terribly saddened by her passing. She was predeceased by her Dad, William (Bill) Clark.

 

Poynter JenPOYNTER, Jennifer Anne - Peacefully passed away at home, after a long illness, surrounded by her family on Saturday, December 23, 2017. Jen Poynter of Gilford at 60 years of age.

Beloved wife of Jeff. Loving mom of Craig and Courtney (Mike).

Dear sister of Tina, Jessi, Dorrie and Graham. Dear sister-in-law of Elaine (Terry). Jen will also be fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews.

 

Dorion TammieDORION, Tammie (Fries) - With heavy hearts we sadly announce that after a long struggle with cancer, Tammie (Fries) Dorion passed away with family by her side, at the West Parry Sound Health Centre, on Saturday, December 23, 2017. Age 59 years.

Beloved wife and best friend of Paul.

Loving mother of Tyanna (Dan), and David.

Cherished Grammy to Alexa.

 

Lepard AllanLEPARD, Vernon Almer - Passed away peacefully at Champlain Manor, Orillia on Saturday December 23, 2017 at the age of 90.

Beloved husband of the late Mae Lepard.

Loving father of Ronald Lepard (Lois), Louise Fitchett (Carl Walma); predeceased by his sons Gordon and Walter (Susan-survived).

 

Clark Guiry PeggyCLARK-GUIRY, Peggy (Margaret) - After a gritty and courageous three year battle with ovarian cancer Peggy passed away at home in Bracebridge Ontario on Saturday, December 23, 2017, surrounded by family, friends, and her dog Jasper.

She will be terribly missed by, her husband of almost 40 years Mike, her mother, Bette Clark, her sons David (Katrina) and Daniel (Montina) and her daughter Emily-Anne (Damon) and many friends, among them Marilyn, Stephanie, Shelly, Anne and Mary.

 

Ward EleanoreWARD, Eleanore Elizabeth (Thorn) - Passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 23, 2017 in her 94th year.

Eleanore was the beloved wife of the late Edward Ward.

Dear mother to Jeanie Crystal (Bill), and Thomas Ward (Kris).

Cherished grandmother to Laura (Nic), Thomas, and Cera.

 

Small DerekSMALL, Derek - It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Derek Small. Surrounded with love and family by his side on Friday, December 22, 2017 after a courageous battle with cancer, and recovery from a stroke at age 66.

Born in Dundee Scotland on June 26, 1951. Derek was the beloved son of Christina, and the late Albert Small.

Cherished husband of Roseanne, the "love of his life" for over 43 years. Loving father of Jennifer, and her husband David, and Craig and his wife Jocelyn. Proud grandfather of Jayden and Dawson.

Dearly loved brother of Denise, and her husband Buzz Hargrove. Dear brother-in law of Michael and Carolyn Doherty, Molly and Wayne Martin, and the late Charlie and Donna Doherty.

 

MAHONEY, John D. - (Former Employee of Beamish Construction; Former Member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #270, Coldwater; Former Member of the Orillia Moose Lodge #1217) -

Suddenly, but peacefully, at home, Phelpston, ON, on Friday, December 22, 2017 at the age of 65 years.

John Mahoney, beloved husband for 46 years to Virginia (nee Chambers). Loving father of Karrieanne Mahoney (Kerry McDonald) of Orillia and Tracy (Barry) Bylow of Phelpston. Also loved by his grandchildren Jakob & Jenna Manley, Carter & Brooky Bylow.

 

Black GregBLACK, Gregory Kenneth - (1955-2017) - Never one to miss a sunset on the Muskoka River, Greg Black passed peacefully in his home, in the late afternoon of December 22, 2017.

He was surrounded by his family, in the place he loved most in the world, with the sun setting on his face.

Greg is survived by his best friend and life partner, Nancy Gamble, loving children Jordan Black (Ashley), Kate Black (Jordan), Jori Gamble (Don) and Lily Gamble (Jo).

Son to Beth Black and the late Ken Black, and brother to Debra Selkirk (late Mark), Kendra Black (Peter) and David Black (Cynthia).

 

Meesters ReneMEESTERS, Marinus 'Rene' - Passed away on Friday December 22, 2017 at his home in Collingwood at the age of 83.

He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 60 years, Cornelia (Corrie). He will be dearly missed by his 6 children, Maryanne (Wayne), Linda (Ron), Peter (Charlotte), Nancy, Michael and Ken (Melissa); 14 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

Rene is survived by 1 sister, Catherine St. Amand (Arnold); 3 brothers Joe (Charlotte), Arnold (Mary) and Adam (Bonnie); predeceased by brothers Casey (Judy Ann), Nick (Denise) and John (Thelma).

 

Wiersma MarieWIERSMA, Marie Arlee (Shalanko) - Safe in the Arms of Jesus. Marie Arlee (Shalanko) Wiersma passed away peacefully, at the West Parry Sound Health Centre, on Friday, December 22, 2017, in her 89th year, and joined her beloved husband Hessel Wiersma.

Dear mother of Christina and Ray Rheault, and their daughter Mireille; Jonathan and Natalie Wiersma, and “Oma” to their children Elora, Ethaniel and Benjamin.

Dear daughter of the late John and Anna Shalanko.

 

Morley EvelynMORLEY, Evelyn Marie (Beauchamp) - Passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Friday, December 22, 2017 in her 86th year.

Loving wife of the late Fred (Pappy) Morley.

Daughter of the late Henry and Selina Beauchamp.

Sister to Harvey Beauchamp and the late Rose Mulligan (Vic), Ron Beauchamp (Theresa) and Annie Beauchamp.

 

Shaw GordSHAW, Gordon - Of Zephyr, ON, passed away peacefully at Soldiers Memorial Hospital in Orillia on Thursday, December 21st 2017, in his 87th year.

Dearest Son of the late William and Florence Shaw.

Lovingly remembered by his Brother Mervin and his Sister Donna Graham (Brian).

Predeceased by his Sister Lila Letts (Peter) and Brother Garnet Shaw (Bernice).

 

doyle TheresaDOYLE, Theresa - Passed peacefully at Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at the age of 93.

Predeceased by her beloved husband Norman.

Loving mother of Anne Spicer (Ray), Patricia Ropell (Brian), John (Heather) and Patrick (Shirley).

Will be sadly missed by her six grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

 

DYLL, Evelyn (nee Patko) - It is with great sadness that the family of Evelyn Dyll announces her passing on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at the age of 94.

Evelyn was the beloved wife of the late Thomas Dyll and is predeceased by her loving sisters Annie Swistara, Kay Ellis and Rose Gray.

She will be dearly missed by her sister Mary Sierota and all her extended family and close friends.

Our sincere thanks to Ms. Hayat Omer and the Retire at Home team for their compassionate care and commitment to enriching the lives of all seniors.

 

Wright GordonWRIGHT, Gordon R. - Passed away peacefully in his 91st year at Sara Vista Long Term Care Centre Elmvale after a lengthy illness, on Thursday, December 21, 2017.

Beloved husband of Eleanor (Cowan) for 62 years. Loving father of Melvin (Laine), Robert (Roberta), Carole (Andy) Crawford, Cathy (Colin) Curlew.

Cherished Papa of Natalie (Chris) Dance, Benjamin (Jenn) Wright, Bryanna (JD) Britney (Casey) McNutt, Tyler (Britney) Crawford, Eric, Owen, Megan Wright and Courtney Curlew. Dear Great Papa to Brycen Crawford and Savannah Dance.

Gordon was a faithful member of Bethel Community Church, Barrie and the Barrie Gideon Chapter. Gordon founded Wrico Holsteins and he served on many agricultural boards during his farming life. His greatest gift was passing on his values of integrity, hard work, compassion and loyalty.

 

Laube LadaLAUBE, Ladislav 'Lada' - Died suddenly on Thursday December 21, 2017 at his home at the age of 60. Lada of Stayner.

Beloved husband of Elsie (nee Duits) for over 41 years. Loving father of Jennifer (Dan Crowder), Connie (Jason Henry) and Kevin (Jessica). Cherished “Pa” of Alyshia (Karl), Hayley (Scott), Rielyn, Mabel and Joshua and great grandfather of Liam.

Loving son of Jaroslava “Bubi” and the late Ladislav Laube. Dear brother of Stan Laube (Michelle) and Tana Laube. Lada will also be missed by the Duits family, his colleagues at Base Borden and his neighbours and friends.

 

Darling PattiDARLING, Patricia Aletha 'Patti' - After a courageous battle with cancer, Patti passed away at Campbell House Hospice, Collingwood, ON, on Thursday, December 21st, 2017 in her 62nd year.

Patti (Oak), beloved wife of Rickey D for 44 years. Loving mother of Brock and his wife Carmela of Mississauga and Julia Darling and her boyfriend Charlie Beith of Australia. Proud and devoted Grandma of James Hudson.

Dear daughter of Paula and the late Robert Oakley and sister of David (Brenda) Oakley, Beryl (Jacques) Parisien, Betty (Jim) Carruthers and Robbie (Shelley) Oakley. Patti will be missed by many nieces, nephews, family and friends.

 

WEBER, Charlotte - (July 26, 1922 - December 21, 2017)

Passed away peacefully at Collingwood General & Marine Hospital, on Thursday December 21st, 2017, at the age of 95.