BOWSER, Floyd Arnold - At age 73, of Barrie, ON, has finished his struggle with PSP at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, Barrie, surrounded by his family on Friday, October 13, 2017.
Floyd is survived by his wife Jan, they celebrated 51 years of marriage, his daughter Lara (Jason) Bowser – Richards, son Brent (Natalie) Bowser -Caron, sister Alva LaPlante, brothers Don and Murray Bowser and loving grandchildren, MacAllistar, Kayla (Tim), Rianna, Cieran, Lincoln and Hendrix, nephews, nieces and extended family.
POULOS, John George - Peacefully at Hospice Simcoe, Barrie on Thursday October 12, 2017 at the age of 82.
John Poulos of Orillia, beloved husband of Mary Poulos.
Loving father of Ted Poulos (Lisa), Betsy Silk (Ken) and Geraldine Poulos.
Loved by his grandchildren Alexander, Sara, Kaitlyn and Elizabeth.
HILLIER, John - Passed away suddenly at home in Alliston on Thursday, October 12, 2017. He was 67 years old.
Beloved husband and best friend of Gloria.
Loving dad of Mike, Fred and papa of Liam.
Loved brother of Ann Lang (Don). Dear brother-in-law of Ricky Knott (late Gloria), Randy Knott ( Wendy) and predeceased by Norman, Amos, Susanne, Elsie and mother-in-law Lottie Knott.
BOOTHBY, Lynn - Born at Dwight, Ontario on July 8, 1937, passed away at Huntaville, Ontario on October 12, 2017.
Beloved mom of Jim and his wife Colleen, Anne, Joe and his partner Wendy and Gael.
Predeceased by her son John and son in law Craig.
Loving grandmother of Jacob and Jordan. Great grandmother of Ella, Garrett and Eli.
Dear sister to Dan (Tammy), Terry (Sue), Chuck (Lori) and Chip (Linda).
HODGINS, Larry Edwin - Passed away at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, Barrie on Thursday October 12, 2017 at the age of 82, of Macey Bay.
Beloved husband of the late Nancy (June 2002).
Dear father of Daniel Hodgins of Belmont, New Hampshire, Jacquelyn Hodgins (Jim Huisman) of Fernie, B.C., and Cheryl Stabile (Casper) of Mississauga.
Loved grandmother of Kaitlyn (John), Nicole, Cody, Cori-Anne, Kimberley, Jesse, and Lukas.
SABATA, Petr Jan – Passed away peacefully at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, with his family at his side, on Thursday, October 12, 2017.
Petr of Peterborough, formerly of Barrie and Prague, Czechoslovakia, in his 77th year.
Beloved husband of Zdenka for 51 years. Dear father of Peter (Natalie) of Mississauga, and Monica (David Chamberlain) of Guelph. Much loved grandfather of Ivanka, William and Gordon. Brother of Pavel (Jaroslava) of Prague, Czech Rep.
A retired Civil Engineer and proud owner of Atlas Engineering Inc. Previously co-owner of Reid & Associates of Barrie. Petr was an avid Rugby player and fan, who in his youth, played on the Czech National Team and later for the Barrie Rugby Club.
BAXTER, Gladys Lorraine (Nunn) - Passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on October 12, 2017.
Gladys was the loving mother of Paul Joseph (Trudy) and Peter John (Jennifer).
Dear sister of Jessie Ward and Lillian Simmons (Stan).
Predeceased by her beloved parents, Joseph and Nellie, siblings Bob, Joey, Jack, Evelyn, Gordon and Winnie.
MCGOVERN, James Michael 'Jim' - A farmer all his life, passed away peacefully at Soldier's Memorial Hospital on October 12, 2017.
He was predeceased by his parents Jack and Eileen (Duffy) and siblings Marie Moffatt, Joe, Clare McKee, Margaret Gillette, and Peter.
He was survived by his fourteen nieces and nephews, and their families.
HAYWARD, Roy - Passed away peacefully in his sleep at Hospice Simcoe in Barrie on Thursday, October 12, 2017, at the age of 89.
Pre-deceased by parents Fred & Dorothy Hayward, wife Myrtle Hayward & brother Norman Hayward.
Sadly missed by his loving wife & best friend, Margaret (Peggy) Hayward, his children, Dale Hayward-Gellatly of Guelph, Rick Hayward (John) of Toronto, Norm Hayward (Georgie) of Nanaimo, his step-children, Cyndy Daniels (Chris) of Elmvale, Kerry Dove of Dallas, Steven Dove (Deanna) of Beeton.
KOUTROUMPIS, John (Ioannis) Koutroumpis - Peacefully departed this life on Thursday, October 12, 2017 in Barrie, Ontario with his wife Sophia at his side following a short battle with prostate cancer.
In addition to being survived by Sophia, his wife of 49 years, John precedes his oldest son Peter and his wife Stacia along with youngest son Theodore and his wife Jennifer. John follows his mother Argirou and father George, and brother Dimitros in death, while being survived by his sister Nikki Petinos of Loutraki, Greece.
LEE, Robert George 'Bob' - (October 31, 1932 - October 12, 2017) - Bob passed away peacefully at age 84 in Orillia, ON.
He is survived by his children Colin (Bonnie), Mia and Karen (Tim and their children Cameron, Drew, Grace and Matthew), their mother Charlotte and his sister Elisabeth (Gord).
Many thanks to Wendy and the staff at the Leacock Care Centre for their kindness with Bob these last few years.
Bob had an adventurous life and lived it to the fullest. Growing up in Toronto, Bob and Libby were raised by their parents Eleanor and Harold in their happy home on Briar Hill. He attended North Toronto Collegiate HS and was a member of the track and field team. After high school and a brief stint at U of T in the Forestry program, Bob went off into the world of mining and geology and had many adventures around the world.
HART, Joseph Albert - July 17, 1931 to October 12, 2017 - The Hart family is sad to announce the passing of Joe Hart in Barrie, Ontario.
Born in Eriksdale, Manitoba, he relocated to England with his family as an infant and returned to Canada as a young man.
Joe joined the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry in 1951, serving with the U.N. forces in Korea, where he was wounded, then transferring to the Canadian Provost Corps in 1953 serving in Canada and with NATO forces in Europe. Barrie became his chosen home.
Joe was predeceased by his beloved wife, Doreen, in 2004, and by his parents, William and Margaret Hart (née Matheson); siblings Christine, Charles, Bertha (Bea), Kenneth, Donald, Norman, James, Milton (Bill), Margaret, Gordon, Harold and Sheila.
HODGSON, Tony - Born at Chapman Twsp, Ontario on May 13, 1924, passed away at Orillia, Ontario on October 11, 2017.
Beloved husband of the late Beryl.
Dear father of Paul and his wife Susan, Wayne, Judi and Jim.
Loving grandfather Kevin & Valerie, Janis, Craig, Vincent & Naiomi, Karen & Paul, Tanya & Brad, Susan & Blair, David, Tina & Ben, Justin & Jamie, and Katharin.
AUSTIN, Harold Maurice - Passed peacefully with family by his side at the General & Marine Hospital, Collingwood, ON, on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 in his 84th year.
Harold, beloved husband of Winnie (nee Scott) for 38 years.
Loving father of Corey (Danni-Lynn) Austin, Tammy (Dale Synnott) Austin-Synnott, and the late Sherry McGee, step-father of Leonard (Nadia) Waddell, Ronald Waddell and Kevin Waddell.
Dear grandpa, great-grandpa and great-great-grandpa of many and brother of 11.
THOMPSON, Pat - It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Pat Thompson on Wednesday, October 11, 2017, just shy of her 71st birthday.
Pat is lovingly remembered by her brothers Don (Marion) and Ken (Chris) of Huntsville.
Dear Aunt to Jennifer (Andre) Wahl of Huntsville, Meredith Thompson of Toronto, Tara (Bob) Hall of Huntsville and Geoff (Nicole) Thompson of Calgary and dear Step Aunt to Brent (Tascha) Stapleton of Huntsville and Brad Stapleton of Orono.
Great Aunt to Cambria, Jadeyn, Ashley, Kayla, Brandon and Alyssa.
MCNEIL, John W. - Passed away peacefully with his family by his side at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre on Wednesday, October 11, 2017.
John McNeil in his 79th year loving husband of Mary McNeil.
Father of Cindy Bougeous, Diane (Mike) Pulkinghorn, Jim (Shelley) McNeil and Sandra McNeil.
Proud grandfather of 10 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.
QUIRK, Keith Castle - Passed peacefully with his family by his side at Soldiers Memorial Hospital in Orillia on Wednesday October 11, 2017 in his 92nd year.
Keith will be sadly missed by his children Janice (Daniel) Phillips, Sherry (Karl) Deutschmann, Robin Quirk, Laura Quirk (Ron Armstrong), Amanda Quirk (Stuart Read), and Sarah Quirk (David Sutherland); by his grandchildren Jennie, Nathan, Nigiel, Leisie, Christoph, Caroline, Irene, Natalie, Adaline, and Rowyn, by 3 great grandchildren, and by his brother Richard (Bronwen).
Keith is predeceased by his sister Glenise.
RYFELJ, Roman - Passed away peacefully on Wednesday October 11, 2017 at Campbell House in his 86th year.
Roman, beloved husband of Josee.
Loving father of the late Michele (Darryl Hirsch) will be deeply missed by his family and friends.
MCLEAN, Ross - Passed away suddenly at his Residence, Minesing on Wednesday, October 11, 2017.
Ross McLean, age 83. Beloved husband of Rita (Belcourt).
Dear father of Jamie (Terry) McLean, Brent (Jane), Robert (Denise), Michele (Jim) Harris and Greg (Cheryl) McLean.
Loved grandfather of Karley, Kelcey, Michael, Evan, Zachary, Emily, Nicole, Alex, Calden and Aislynne.
Brother of Linda (Murray) Van Rassel, Helen (the late Bill) McEvoy and the late Ruth & George Lucas.
BELEC, Roland Henri - Passed away suddenly at Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital on Wednesday October 11, 2017 at the age of 69.
Roland, beloved husband of Celine (nee Roy).
Loving father of Sylvie, Angele and Lucie.
Proud grandfather of Gabrielle, Evangelene and Emmett.
LATENDRESSE, Shirley (nee Borrow) - Peacefully surrounded by her family at Grove Park Home Barrie on Wednesday October 11, 2017 in her 90th year.
Dear mother of Betty Read (Bruce), Brenda Lapointe (Gord), David Latendresse (Pam), Allan Latendresse (Pat), and Donna Latendresse (Mike).
Proud Grandma of 10 and Great Grandma of 12.
Survived by her sisters Audrey Webb, Betty Trottier, Eileen Graham, Donna Simpkin, Gerogetta Marshall, Iva-Jean Andrews, and Heather Borrow.
PORRETTA, Maria - Peacefully at Royal Victoria Regional Heath Care Centre in Barrie on Wednesday October 11, 2017 at the age of 88.
Beloved wife of the late Loreto Porretta.
Dear Mother of Antonio (Late Betty), Angelo, Loreto Jr., and Paul.
Proud Mama of Kole, Natasha, Dominic, Santino Katerina and Lori-Anna.
ISAAC, Nicholas James - Passed away on Wednesday, October 11, 2017. Age 17 years.
Beloved son of Joseph and Jolene Jacklin.
Big brother to Fredrick and William.
Loving grandson to Shelly Isaac and Bob Liscombe, and Jim and Wilma Jacklin.
Cherished great grandson of Shirley and the late Roy West, and Eileen and the late Glen Liscombe.
NIGRO, Suzanne Margaret - Peacefully on Wednesday, October 11, 2017, in Barrie at the age of 75 years, surrounded by her family after a brief courageous battle with cancer.
Devoted Wife to Howie Wiersema.
Loving Mother to Mark (Bobbi), Ian (Diana), Erica (Mike) Horgan, Jennifer (Vince) Fiore.
Beloved Grandma to Vanessa, Nickolas, Alexander, Ricky, Carter and Sadie.
Cherished Oma to Nicholas and Anthony.
YORK, Craig - Passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday October 10, 2017 at the age of 55.
Predeceased by his loving parents Vic and Terry York.
Cherished brother of Vicki. Beloved uncle of Samantha and Rosalind.
Dear friend of Rick, Rob, Edward and Bob.
Craig will be missed by the members of his extended family and his many friends.
DOHERTY, Patrick Joseph - Peacefully in Ottawa on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at the age of 95 years.
Patrick Doherty, beloved husband of Cassie (nee Moriarity) of Jackson's Point.
Patrick was born in Donegal, Ireland. Predeceased by all his siblings.
Lovingly remembered by nieces and nephews in Canada and England and cousins in England and Ireland.
Patrick immigrated to Canada in 1947 and was educated partly in England and Canada. He received his Master's Degree from Niagara University and graduated from St. Augustine Seminary in 1955.