We Regret to Announce That We Have Had to Discontinue

For years, we have posted regional death notices as a free public service, while taking on the complete cost of publishing ourselves. We can no longer do so.

Without participating Funeral Centres, Cemeteries, Monument Suppliers and Local Businesses advertising with us, we can no longer run this website at a financial deficit.

We have received dozens of emails by folks upset at the discontinuation of our daily updates, and we apologize.  We also love this site, and considered it a great service to the public by accumulating and listing all Regional Obituaries in one spot.

Also, we appreciate the privacy to not contact the families of friends for funeral arrangements who may be shortly passing, as well as, friends not having to frequently check all local funeral centre websites for service information.

Sponsors are welcome to participate and support SimcoeObituaries.com by advertising (i.e., local funeral centres, cemeteries, monument suppliers or local businesses, ...we would also include your Banners and Direct Links to your websites) – please contact us !

Participating Funeral Centres will be prominently Featured; within their Region, and within the Obituary Notices, including Links redirecting viewers to your Websites.

We are continuing to publish notices to DurhamObituraies.com …  and also for now, TorontoObituaries.com and HaltonObituaries.com

Thank you for visiting our website.

We plan to have the 9 other Regional Websites back on-line soon!




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BARKER, Orval Graham - Died peacefully on July 23, 2018 at the wonderful age of 97.

He served from 1941-1945 as a Flight Lieutenant and Wireless Air Gunner in the Royal Canadian Air Force.

His career in retailing brought Orval and his wife Norma (predeceased) and their two children Brian Barker of Calgary and Sue (Ian) Kerr of Baysville from Montreal to Sudbury and then to Gravenhurst in 1971 where he opened Crest Hardware and later operated Heritage Men's Wear and Shoes.

Miller AubreyMILLER, Aubrey James - Passed away peacefully at home with his son by his side, on Monday, July 23, 2018, in his 84th year.

Aubrey, beloved husband of the late Joyce (nee Jordan) and Irene (nee Rowbotham).

Loving dad and best friend of Michael (Miranda) and step-grandpa of McKai and Maddi.

Dear brother of Donald and the late Elizabeth Maxwell.

Madower ShirleyMADOWER, Shirley Susan (Noseworthy) - On Monday July 23, 2018 beloved Shirley passed away after a long illness. Shirley passed away with daughter (Janice Galesic) and granddaughter (Jessica Neelin) by her side.

“Curly Shirley” was a loving wife, mother and grandmother to her family.

Shirley was famous for her loafs and was nicknamed “Mrs. Loaf”. She was loved and adored for 37 years where she worked at Look Ho Ho in Halifax.

Hurd IreneHURD, Irene Marie (Regimbal) - 1941-2018 - Passed away peacefully on July 23, 2018 after many years with Alzheimer’s.

She was one of the most loving ladies and will miss her dearly.

She leaves behind William Hurd, her children Gary (Michele), Jim and Tina.

She was grandmother to Steven, Zack, Katy, Tiffany, Alyssa, David, Haley, Jaden, Jed, Aaron, Cole and Sophia, as well as seven great grandchildren.

MACDONALD, David James Craig Michael - Passed away suddenly at his home in Gravenhurst on Monday, July 23, 2018 at the age of 69 years.

David was predeceased by his son Jeff (Cari).

Survived by his beloved wife Heather, daughter Hali Camick, son Brent (Becky) and by his beloved grandchildren: Brady, Jett, Whitney (Keith), Mariah (Devon), Walker, Tilly, Pippa, Chloe, Finn and Oliver.

Forbes PaulFORBES, Paul - Suddenly at home on Monday, July 23, 2018 at the age of 71.

Devoted husband of Margaret “Peggy”.

Loving father of Timothy Forbes (Amy).

Cherished grandfather of Kristopher, Katie, Danika, Jordan and great grandfather of Ava.

Will be sadly missed by his brothers Jim, Walter and Gerry, sisters Gail, Wendy and Ginny, brother-in-law David King and by Maureen Forbes, who was like a daughter to him.

Fortunato MarcFORTUNATO, Marc Fortunato - March 23, 1989 - July 23, 2018 - It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Marc Fortunato. He passed away at Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie Ontario surrounded by family and loved ones.

Son of Robin Fortunato and John Fortunato, partner of Kelly Warren, brother to Norma and Frankie Fortunato, father to Jackson Purves and Ella Fortunato.

Other loved ones include: step father Gerry Lantaigne, step mother Melissa Fortunato and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Burden BethBURDEN, Bethea - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our sweet Bethea Burden, after a long, hard-fought battle with diabetes, kidney disease, and heart disease. Bethea passed away on July 23, 2018, at St. Joseph’s Healthcare, in Hamilton, Ontario. Age 65 years.

Loving wife of Roger Burden for forty-seven years.

Dear mother of Tammy Nason (Allan); Trisha Jordan (John); and Tiffany Persaud (Ryan).

Sohm JohnSOHM, John Henry - Passed away peacefully at Belvedere Heights on Sunday, July 22, 2018. Age 90 years.

Beloved husband of Clara Sohm.

Predeceased by his parents Fred and Lidia Sohm.

Dear father of Harvey and his wife Sharon; Ernie and his wife Linda; Milton; Fred and his wife Maryanne; Donna; Robert and his wife Leeanne; and Susan and her husband Ray.

Kenney LoisKENNEY, Lois - October 14, 1934 - July 22, 2018 - Passed away peacefully with her husband by her side at Lakeland Long Term Care in Parry Sound on July 22, 2018 at the age of 83. Her pain and suffering is now over. 

Beloved wife of Wayne for 44 years. 

Survived by her sister Thelma Smith, niece Karen Smith and sister in law Jean Anderson, plus many friends. 

Wendling FloraWENDLING, Flora (nee Wakefield) - Passed away peacefully at Campbell House on Sunday July 22, 2018 surrounded by the love of her family.

Beloved wife of the late Peter Lush.

She will be forever remembered by her daughters Kim Wendling Rocque (David Rocque) and Sarah (Darren) Dey, grandchildren Matthew, Emmerson, Ella, Ryan and Jack.

Flora is survived by 3 brothers and 1 sister. She will be missed by all who knew her.

Blakeman RobertBLAKEMAN, Robert Cecil - Passed away peacefully on Sunday July 22, 2018 at the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital in his 78th year.

Rob beloved husband of Nancy.

Father of Rob (Rachelle Hood-Gibson) and Patrick Blakeman.

Stepfather of Kim Green and Marsha (Mike) Dunk.

SCULL, Sandra "Sandy" Monica - Suddenly at home in Barrie surrounded by family on July 22, 2018 at the age of 60.

Beloved partner and best friend to Fred Snook.

Dear mother of Nikki (Kevin) and the late Gordie Rowe.

Cherished sister of Dianne Scull (Ray Mickinnon), and Brian Scull (Donna).

Rupert MurrayRUPERT, Murray C. - Passed away peacefully at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre on Sunday, July 22, 2018.

Murray Rupert in his 92nd year, loving husband of Norine.

Devoted father of Linda (Jim) O’Brien and Steven (Laura) Rupert.

Adored grandfather of Jessica O’Brien and Alison Rupert.

Ringuette HedwidgeRINGUETTE, Hedwidge (nee Lanteigne) - Passed away peacefully at home with her husband by her side on Sunday, July 22, 2018. 

Hedwidge Ringuette (nee Lanteigne) of Elmvale formerly of Barrie in her 82nd year. 

Beloved wife of George Ringuette. 

Dear mother of Don (Kelly) Ringuette and Diane Ringuette (Kevin Mersel). 

Woods RobertWOODS, Robert John - It is with sadness Bob's family announces his passing on Sunday, July 22, 2018 at the age of 65 following a brief illness.

Loved companion for 44 years of Linda Stoll.

Survived by his sisters, Joan (Len) Frost, Barbara (Don) Whitfield and Jacqueline (Howard) Curtis and numerous nephews, nieces and their families.

Sadly missed by his furry snuggle buddy, Lucy.