Poulsen KennPOULSEN, Kenn - At his residence in Orillia on Friday October 20, 2017 in his 68th year. 

Beloved husband of Barbara Anderson of 43 years. 

Loving father of Brent Poulsen (Carley) of Michigan. 

Cherished grandfather of Callum and Keaton.


Tomkins JanetTOMKINS, Janet Elaine (nee Seldon) - Peacefully at Southlake Regional Health Centre on Friday, October 20, 2017 at the age of 73.

Beloved wife of Clive Tomkins.

Dear mother of Stephanie Calleja (Craig) and Jennifer Morrison (Derek).

Cherished grandma of Matthew, Carmen, Nolan and Briar.


Niedzwiecki RuthNIEDZWIECKI, Ruth Viola - Died on Friday, October 20, 2017 at Campbell House Hospice in Collingwood. She was surrounded by family and under the compassionate care of hospice staff and volunteers.

Born in Allensville, Ontario to Arthur and Edith Grimes on May 29, 1931, Ruth was proud of her deep Muskoka roots. The Grimes family settled in Utterson before Confederation and her great-grandfather Lucius Grimes built the first store in Huntsville for the Scarlett Brothers in 1871. Her father and uncle were local entrepreneurs and Uncle Seth was an automotive industry pioneer.


Donesky DonDONESKY, Don James - Passed away on Friday, October 20, 2017.

He was born to Jacob and Mary Donesky near Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. The youngest of eight children, his first six years were spent in California. Early in life, aged seven years, he felt that God was calling him to the ministry. When Don was fifteen years of age his father, Jacob, passed away. Don’s mother, Mary, was a very trusting, spiritual woman whose total faith in God carried them through.

Don’s father, Jacob, was an Engineer and had taught Don the practical skills that enabled him to run his own business – mechanical, welding and repair. Don repaired everything but “broken hearts and the break of day” – that was to come later – in the ministry.


MacKenzie KenMACKENZIE, Kenneth - C.A. - Retired Junior Partner of Clarkson, Gordon & Company Chartered Accountants. Peacefully passed away at his home in Toronto on Friday, October 20, 2017 in his 88th year.

Beloved son of the late William and late Margaret MacKenzie.

Dear brother of late Alice Farnell, late Roderick, late William, late Gordon and late Colin.

Ken will also be lovingly remembered by his many nieces and nephews and their families. 


HOPKINS, William Eric - In his 86th year, passed away on Friday October 20, 2017.

Will truly be missed by Rena Hopkins and his children.


PAJARI, Jr., Dr. George E. - Passed away after a brief illness October 20, 2017 with his children by his side.

George was born March 24, 1936 in Montreal to Yrjo and Hilda Pajari and obtained his PhD in geology (petrochemistry) from the University of Cambridge (UK).

He spent his early adult life as a professor of geology at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton. In 1981 his resigned his tenure to take over the family business, Pajari Instruments, Ltd. from his parents in Toronto and moved it to expanded premises in Orillia.


EINBERG, Oswald - Passed away at the Collingwood General & Marine Hospital on Thursday October 19, 2017 at the age of 89.

Oswald of Wasaga Beach, formerly of Alliston and Toronto.

Beloved husband of the late Edith Einberg.


Gendron AnneGENDRON, Gidget Anne - Passed away suddenly at her mother’s home on Thursday October 19, 2017 at the age of 49, of R.R. #1 Port Severn. 

Loved mother of Andrew and Nathan. 

Beloved daughter of Dorothy Gendron and the late Howard Gendron. 

Loving grandmother of Austin, Keaton, and Hudson. 


Brown KeithBROWN, Keith R. - Promoted to Glory, suddenly at his home in Orangeville, on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at the age of 87.

Beloved husband of Jean (2013).

Dear father of Denise Cameron (Jim), Randy (Lori), Joy Bryant (Dale), Darcy and Tammy.

Cherished grandfather of Jordan, Eden, Ryan, Mike, Jesse, Jayme, Kayla, Holly, Connor, Elizabeth and Kayden and great-grandfather of Bentley, Braycen, Gavin, Jeffrey, Emily, Dillin, Lukin, Jase, Styles and Carson.


WATSON, Richard Stenton 'Dick' - It is with deep sadness that the family of Richard Stenton Watson announces his passing, at the West Parry Sound Health Centre, on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at the age of 84.

Dear son of the late Agnes and Isaac.

Beloved husband of Arlene (Lee) for 61 years.

Dear father of Michael (Nida), Terry Ann (Chris), and David.


PRAGER, Karl - The death occurred at the Huntsville District Memorial Hospital on Thursday, October 19, 2017.

Father of Miranda Jane Prager and Karl Matthew Prager.

Son of Helen and the late Karl Prager. 

Brother of Gail Orr and Jerry Prager.


ETCHER, Michael - (Longtime employee of Honeywell Ltd. and Legal Aid) - Passed away at the Georgian Bay General Hospital, Midland on Thursday October 19, 2017 in his 69th year.

Mike Etcher of Midland, beloved partner of the late Sharon Maher.

Dear father of Dan and his wife Milka, Jon, and Steve and his wife Janet.

Loving grandfather of Skylar and James.


COURRIERE, Bernard 'Ben' - After a long battle with cancer, passed away on Thursday, October 19, 2017.

Beloved husband of the late Anne Marchildon.

Father of Robert and James.

Step-father to loving daughter Annette (Ken) Hahn.


ROSEWARNE, Norman Elliott - Died peacefully at Soldiers Memorial Hospital in Orillia on Thursday, October 19, 2017 in his 92nd year.

Beloved husband of the late Amybel and Florence Rosewarne.

Dear father of Jamie (Diane) Rosewarne of Ottawa and Nancy (Gavin) McIntosh of Orillia, Rod, proud stepson, and Maggie daughter-in-law, Jenifer and Cathy, Muriel, sister in law, Stephanie and Paul Douglas and Norman, brothers in law.


MacDonald MervinMACDONALD, Mervin Albin - March 2, 1935 - October 19, 2017 - 39+ years of dedicated service to Loblaws (National Grocers). It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our dad.

He would have preferred to have spent his remaining time 4-wheeling at the Hunt Camp with a flask of whiskey in his hand, his wife at his side, and his buddies and fellow travellers laughing at one of his jokes.

Our mom, Patricia (Chapman) enjoyed a great love and life of travel with Mervin as they raised their lovely daughters, Jackie (Doug Griffin), Shelley (Dennis Ball), Peggy (Jim Balkwill), Jenny (Roger Schandlen), and the most important one of all….mini Merv….Bill (Barb Moore-Steele- favourite daughter-in-law), and our adopted brother Gord (Jan Williams).


Newell KayNEWELL, Kathleen Isabell 'Kay' - Passed away peacefully on October 19, 2017 at St Joseph’s Health Care Centre in Guelph, in her 101st year.

Kay was the dear wife of Herbert Newell who predeceased her (1990).

Much loved mother of Julianne Pettigrew (Brian) of Guelph, Brian Newell (Cheryl) of London and Valerie Gray (Ian) of Surrey, B.C..

Cherished Grandma of Christopher Newell (Chantal), Tara Newell (James deceased), Nicholas Pettigrew (Ashley), Jonathan Pettigrew (Alyssa) and Caitlin Baxter (Kevin).


EREAUX, James 'Jim' Ereaux - Died suddenly on Thursday, October 19, 2017 in his 90th year.

Jim’s family meant the world to him. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Diane, his four children Beth (Jim), Jane (Derek), John (Susan), Trish (Tim) and his six grandchildren, Kyle, Lee, Graham, Adrian, Taylor and Lindsay.

He’s received a special welcome to heaven by his beloved granddaughter Carly.


McMurdo LibbyMCMURDO, Elizabeth 'Libby' Nesbit (McKay) - Passed away on October 19, 2017. She was the eldest daughter of Colonel Hugh and Winnifred McKay of London, Ontario.

Libby was predeceased by her dear husband, Robert McMurdo,and her sister Connie (Murray), her husband David (Murray), brother-in-law Bob Bailey and nephew Brent Bailey.

She is survived by her cherished children Jeffrey and Janice (Les Forster) and grandchildren, Lindsay and Kyle.


Gallant EdGALLANT, Edgar Joseph Gallant - Passed away surrounded by his loving family at the South Muskoka Memorial Hospital in Bracebridge on Thursday, October 19, 2017 in his 85th year.

Loving father of Roger (Suzanne), Deborah and Ross (Donna), cherished grandfather to Jennifer (Jon), Steven-Ross (Jessica), Gordon, Andrea and Britney and great grandfather to Dylan, Ella, Avery, Annabel and Jude, brother to Bernice (Jackie) and Delma (Al) and survived by his numerous nieces, nephews and extended family and friends.

He was predeceased by his parents, Elizabeth and Cyrus and brothers: Alfred, Edmund, Everett, Lawrence, Walter and Elmer.


SCHUBERT, Irmgard - Passed away on Thursday, October 19, 2017.

Memorial Service to be held at Carson Funeral Homes on Saturday November 4, 2017 in our chapel at 2pm, reception to follow in our reception hall.




Vahi LorannaVAHI, Loranna Vosu (nee Diels) - September 11, 1920 in Tartu, Estonia - October 18, 2017 in Collingwood, ON.

Mom gently left us after a remarkable life. She leaves behind so many who loved and respected her generous heart, her kindness and her great wisdom.

Predeceased by her first husband Viktor Vosu, father of their children, Reet Vosu McGovern Shearer (Jeffrey) and Tonu Vosu (Daniella).

Also predeceased by her husband Endel Vahi, after 50 years of marriage during which time they rebuilt the losses they faced after the Second World War.


KOVACS, Larry - Former owner of Elsa's Cafe in Port McNicoll, passed away at the Georgian Bay General Hospital, on Wednesday, October 18, 2017.

Larry Kovacs, beloved husband of Elsa, in his 86th year.

Larry was a lover of all animals and along with his wife was instrumental in the opening of the Midland and District OSPCA.


Brazier GladysBRAZIER, Gladys Elizabeth - Passed away at South Muskoka Memorial Hospital in Bracebridge on Tuesday October 18, 2017.

Loving wife of the late Robert Graham Brazier.

Lovingly remembered by her children Debra Huycke (Allan) and Robert Brazier (Cindy).

Grandmother to Genna Nichol (Adam), Kaitlyn Hoos (Cameron), Kim Ralph (Vince), and Kelly (Wes).


Matchim BruceMATCHIM, Bruce - Fought a long and courageous battle with heart failure, but in the end the Lord chose to take him home on October18, 2017.

He will be missed by many.


Ellison GailELLISON, Gail Patricia - At the Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital on Wednesday October 18, 2017 at the age of 59. 

Beloved daughter of the late Roger and Jeanne Webb.

Wife of Michael Ellison.

Loving sister of Barbara Brady (Robert Myerscough), Sandra Jones (Alan), Valerie Welcher (Wayne) and the late Jim Webb.