ALLEN, Monica - Passed away at Orillia Soldiers Memorial Hospital on Saturday October 21, 2017 with her family by her side. 

Loving wife of John and mother of Lea-Andra (Wayne) Robitaille.

Cherished grandmother of Esamae and Callum.

Dear Aunt of Amy Moynihan and Jeff (Christine) Moynihan.


Smith Miklaursch JoanSMITH-MIKLAUTSCH, Joan Vera (nee Gallson) Smith-Miklautsch - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a dear mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, in her 93rd year, on October 21, 2017 at Muskoka Landing Nursing Home in Huntsville.

She was formerly of North Bay. Predeceased by husbands Lloyd George Smith in 1988 and Albin Miklautsch in 2004, sibling Phil Gallson in 2014, granddaughter, Christine Carol Sullivan in 2005.

She is survived by her children Donna Lee Blair (Don) of Moffat, Carol Joan Sullivan (Roy) of Huntsville, Wayne Lloyd Smith (Rita) of Bracebridge, and Wendy Vera Smith (Lorne Grossman) of Midland and her sister Jean Ellen Curry of North Bay.


COULTER, Ernest 'Red' - At the West Parry Sound Health Centre on Saturday, October 21, 2017 in his 84th year.

Beloved husband of Marilyn.

Loving father of Patti.

Remembered by his sister Mary Fraser (late Don).


WENGER, Gladys Christine Wenger - Of Barrie and formerly of Listowel and Owen Sound, passed away at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, Barrie on Saturday, October 21, 2017 in her 97th year.

Beloved wife of the late James Dewar (1969) and the late Robert Wenger (2009).

Loving mother of Ken Dewar and his wife Linda, Marsha Dewar, Lorna Wenger and her husband Rob Willmer, Janet Shannon and her husband George and Jim Wenger and his wife Catherine Riffer-Wessel.


Johnson AllenJOHNSON, Allen ‘Al’ - Passed peacefully surrounded by his family at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, Barrie on October 21, 2017 in his 75th year.

Beloved soul mate and husband of Gail for 65 years.

Proud and loving father of Annie (Terry), Jeff (Janie) and John (Kathryn).

Also a proud and loving Grandpa of Brittany (Josh), Lindsay (Mitch), Alex, Jessica (Colin), Alexander, Jacob, William, and Jailyn.


Train MorleyTRAIN, Morley - A 47 year member of Millwright local 2309, suddenly as the result of an accident on October 21, 2017 at the age of 68.

Beloved husband and best friend of Susan for 26 years.

Sadly missed by his children Cindy Henderson (Dave), Laurie Ellis (Ed), Craig Woodrow (Denise), and Scott Woodrow (Jackie).

Proud Papa of Alora, Alexis, Aleah, Riley, Katie, Cora, Cody, Kylie, and James.


Tucker CharlesTUCKER, Charles Alfred - It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Charles Tucker on Friday, October 20, 2017 at Georgian Bay General Hospital in Midland at the age of 80. 

Charles leaves behind his beloved wife of 60 years, Gayle Tucker (nee Bressette). 

Loving father of Martin Tucker (Janet), Judy Mohan (Ron), Sandra Miller (Glen), Brian Tucker (Heather) and the late Sharon Tucker. 

Cherished Poppy of Kimberly, Jasmin, Russell, Jennifer, Julie (James), Matthew (Ainsleigh), Joseph (Jenn), Karen (Andrew), Kerry (Josh), Ross (Daniel), Tim, Tyler and Jimmy. 


MACDONALD, Stanley Jerome - Passed away peacefully on Friday October 20, 2017 surrounded by his family at the General & Marine Hospital, Collingwood in his 80th year.

Stan of Wasaga Beach, beloved husband of Dorothy for 58 years.

Dear father of Joe (Carri) and Lori (Jeff Zeldina).

Loving Poppy to Jake, Hannah and Gavin.


Smith AllenSMITH, Allen Wayne - Passed away on Friday, October 20, 2017, at age 73.

Visitaion will take place on Tuesday, October 24th, 2017 from 1:00 - 3:00pm.

The service will follow at 3:00 pm. Cremation.

There will be a reception following the service.



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.