Hermiston HollyHERMISTON, Holly - In her 81st year, passed away peacefully at Royal Victoria Hospital with her family at her side on Wednesday February 21, 2018.

Holly battled cancer for over 7 years with unmatched resilience and courage but was not able to get passed this latest setback.

A very big hole will be left in the hearts of her children, Greer Campbell and Ben Hermiston, who she raised with love, compassion and common sense.

HAASE, Clifford Arnold - Passed away at RVH - Barrie on Wednesday February 21, 2018 at the age of 84.

Predeceased by his wife, Dorothy (2012).

Formerly of Brampton, Haileybury, Orillia, Cobourg and Barrie.

Beloved father of David, Michael (Dianne), Catherine and Gary (Sandy).

van Vliet EdnaVAN VLIET, Edna - Of Kearney, unexpectedly at Huntsville District Memorial Hospital on Wednesday February 21, 2018. 

Mrs. Edna van Vliet, beloved wife of Morry, was in her 88th year.

Dear mother of Penny Brigg (Ken), and Debbie Kitshoff (Stefan).

Proud grandmother of Tandy (Mike), Kerry, Jonny, Justin (Anita) and Karin.

Slessor GlenSLESSOR, Daniel Glen - Went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, on Wednesday, February 21, 2018.

Glen Slessor of Barrie in his 89th year was the beloved son of Ray and Lillie Slessor.

Dear brother of the late Leighton and his wife Annie, Jack, Dalton and his wife Maxine.

Dear brother-in-law of Ruth Slessor of Barrie.

Brough CarolBROUGH, Carol Ann - It is with great sadness that we share that Carol Ann Brough, aged 73, passed away at home, surrounded by her loving family, on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

Devoted and loving partner of Leon McKean; loving, caring, and nurturing mother to Cheryl (Dan Chater) and Barbara; and adoring Nana to Rachel Chater, Carol will be forever cherished.

Ball DennisBALL, Dennis George - It is with very deep hearts and sadness we announce the passing of Dennis Ball on Wednesday, February 21, 2018.

Dennis will be remembered by his Services to the Community, Orillia Police Services for 27 ½ yrs and then over to the OPP for 2 ½ yrs until retirement. A man that couldn’t sit still and retiring so young (50) went on to work with AGCO for another 10 yrs. Dennis had an enormous love of music and played in various bands for 40 yrs, last one being the Trilytes. Dennis didn’t always have an easy go but always seemed to get through with his strength and Love for God.

MacKenzie DoraMACKENZIE, Dora Rosealie (MacKinnon) MacKenzie - Died peacefully on Wednesday February 21, 2018 at the Ottawa Heart Institute after a long courageous battle.

She lived the nomadic lifestyle of a soldier’s wife organizing the family’s new surroundings in Lemgo West Germany, Montreal, Kingston, Calgary, Lahr West Germany, Rome Italy, Calgary,Toronto, Carlisle Pennsylvania, Ottawa, Oromocto, Tegucigalpa Honduras, Toronto, Ottawa, Toronto in that order while carrying on her banking career whenever it was possible.

STRATH, Janice Margaret - Suddenly at home on Tuesday February 20, 2018 at the age of 68.

Janice Strath of Ramara, beloved wife of 49 years to Donald Strath.

Loving mother of Brian Strath (Brenda) of Lindsay and Gregory Strath of Ramara.

Loved grandmother of Delanie.

JOHNSTON, Lorraine Isobel - It is with heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of our remarkable mother, Lorraine Johnston, at her home in Collingwood, ON on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 in her 78th year, having bravely defied cancer for over 15 years.

Predeceased by her husband Roger (2002), and her sister Elinor (2007).

She was a loving mother to daughters Sharon Johnston (husband Tom), Lynn Holroyd (husband Robert) and Heather Johnston and proud grandmother to Steven, Izabella and Lia.

MCRAE, Neil Burton George - Passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, February 20, 2018. Age 76 years.

Beloved husband of Marg for 51 years.

Dear brother of Joan Hallam (late husband Stan), Iris Greer (Grant), and the late Norma Pepper (Bob).

Brother in law to Florence Kirkham (Everett), Rodger Wickman (Alda), Lawrence Wickman (Marjorie), Lois Wickman (Traill), Joyce Wickman (the late Wayne), Dale Wickman (Sue), and Brian Phillips.

Heitmar JohnHEITMAR, John Englebert - WWII - It is with sadness that the family of John Heitmar would like to announce his passing on Tuesday February 20, 2018 in his104th year.

John was born in Isztimer, Hungary on December 20, 1914 and immigrated to Canada in 1927. He and his family lived on a farm in Saskatchewan and lived the lives of pioneers. 

John served in the Second World War in the Canadian forces and will be remembered for the part he played in the liberation of Holland. John had an incredible life, filled experiences from a bygone time.  He lived a life filled with activity and health until just a few weeks prior to his departure.

McKenna MadelineMCKENNA, Madeline - Peacefully passed away with family by her side on February 20, 2018 in her 95th year.

Beloved wife of the late Ken McKenna.

Dear mother of Nancy Weir (Bob S.), John McKenna (Joanne), and Mary Lynn McKenna (Jim O.).

Proud and loving Nan of Eric, Sean, Lisa, Michael, Hilary and GG of Makenna, Carter, Zachary, Evan and Liam.

Survived by her brother George Ovans (Dawn) and sister Barbara Cooper.

Jakoyshenko TheaJAKOYSHENKO, Thea (Schramm) - Passed away peacefully at Campbell House Hospice Georgian Triangle, Collingwood early Tuesday morning February 20, 2018 in her 95th year.

Thea Jakoyshenko of Wasaga Beach, beloved wife of the late Walter Jakoyshenko.

Cherished Aunt of Heike Ritchie of England.

Thea will be always be remembered by her “boys” Darrell Bond and Don Cadieux.

BORBELY,  Yvonne Marie (nee Maxwell) - Passed away at Huntsville Memorial Hospital on February 20, 2018.

Born in Huntsville, Ontario on January 4, 1954

Beloved wife Paul Borbely.

Dear mother of Nicole, Crystal (Howard), Amanda (Keith) and Rodney (Connie).

ODonnell DianeO'DONNELL, Diane Marie Edith - It saddens us deeply to announce the sudden passing of our beloved wife, mom, nanny, sister, aunt and dear friend Diane Marie Edith O’Donnell (nee Deamer) on February 20, 2018 in Collingwood Marine General Hospital.

Loving wife to Barry O’Donnell Sr. for 47 years.

Amazing mother to the late Cindy Gottwald, Rodney Deamer, Barry O’Donnell Jr. (wife Melanie) and Darci O’Donnell.

Gosnell YvonneGOSNELL, Yvonne Muriel - Passed away peacefully on Monday February 20, 2018 at Simcoe Manor in Beeton.

Beloved wife of Hazen.

Loving mother of Richard ( Debbie) Patricia (Jim) and Jonathan (Erin).

Grandmother of Aleia, Shayla and Melissa. Great Grandmother of Carson, Val and Owen.

McCullough RayMCCULLOUGH, Rayner Stephen Jr. - Passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at Hospice Simcoe, Barrie on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at the age of 64.

Devoted husband of Kathy for 27 years.

Loving father of Samantha, Robert and Ryan.

Survived by his father Rayner McCullough and his sister Nancy Brophy (Ric).

CANNON, Margaret Rose (Vallance) - Passed away peacefully with her family by her side at the Georgian Manor on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at the age of 87.

Beloved wife of the late Thomas Cannon. 

Dear mother of Cathy Bell (Randy) and Rick Cannon. 

Remembered by Caroline. 

Smitham OwenSMITHAM, Owen Francis - Died peacefully at his home near Vasey, Ontario on February 20, 2018.

Owen was the beloved husband of 42 years to Anne (McKnight) and loving father of Jessie (Jason) and Ira (Catherine).

He will be sadly missed by his brothers Dale, Doug (Jane) and Keith (MaryAnne), sister-in-law Thelma and many nieces and nephews. 

Owen will also be missed by many wonderful friends.

BARRETT, Leo Lawrence - Passed away peacefully, in his 65th year, surrounded by family, in Bracebridge Hospital, February 20, 2018.

Beloved husband and best friend of Gail.

Adoptive father to Todd, Terry, Tabitha and Samantha (deceased).

Youngest child of the late Leo and Reta Barrett.

HEWETT, Lilian Beatrice (nee Wright) - Passed away on February 19, 2018, formerly from Toronto and McLean Lake.

Predeceased by her husband Jim (1992), sister Dorothy and brother-in-law Stan.

Survived by her sons Allan (Debi) and Jim (Lorraine).

Also survived by grandchildren Meaghan, Kevin, Shanon, Jocelyn, Noel and Cody.

Davies KenDAVIES, Kenneth Victor - Of New Lowell, ON passed away peacefully at Hospice Simcoe in Barrie, on Monday, February 19, 2018 in his 71st year.

Beloved Husband of Nancy.

Loving Brother of Donna, Pauline, Brenda and Joseph.

Predeceased by his one Sister Carol.

BRADBURY, Hilda - Passed away at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, Barrie on Monday, February 19, 2018 in her 85th year.

Beloved wife of the late Stanley Bradbury.

Loved mother of Brenda (Bill), Edward (Darlene) and Mark (Dace).

Dear grandmother of Lee-Anne (Mike), Ethan, Olivia.

Bakler GerryBAKER, Gerald Edward 'Gerry' - Passed away peacefully at Campbell House Hospice, Collingwood, on Monday, February 19, 2018 in his 76th year.

Gerry Baker of Tiny, beloved husband of Sandy (nee Crooker).

Loved father of Char, Sean (Kris), Steven (Lorie) and Bradley (Peter) and grandfather of six.

Lovingly remembered by his sister Joanne McKinnell (Jerry) and his nieces and nephews.

BLACK, Harry James - June 17, 1943 – February 19, 2018. Passed away peacefully at the Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital.

Harry Black of Sebright, beloved husband of Joan Black (nee Eldridge) of 54 years. 

Loving father of Randy Black-predeceased and Sherre Westlake (Ward). 

Cherished grandfather of Greg Carrick-predeceased, Cortney Moreau (Mike), Jaclyn Black, Shawna Koster (Mike). Randy Black and Tim Black. 

Loving great grandfather of Riley, Haley, Landon, Graydon and Kohen.   

Oates KenOATES, Ken James - Passed away unexpectedly at his home on Monday, February 19, 2018 at the age 46.

Loving husband of Elsa.

Cherished Dad of Jeremy and Justin.

Loving Brother to Kim Oates.