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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Ayling JohnAYLING, John Charlton – Passed away peacefully on June 11, 2018 at the age of 100 at the South Muskoka Hospital with his family by his side.

Predeceased by his loving wife of 65 years, Helen (Molly) Ayling.

He is survived by his loving son, John Peter Ayling, and daughter, Julia McLean-Squires (Austin Squires).

Very proud grandfather of Melanie Jane Craig and Laura Jane McLean.

Great grandfather of Joseph Dermot McMahon, Owen John McMahon, and Jenna Sarah Craig.

Beloved brother of Joan Mary Jubenvile (deceased) and Phillip Edward Ayling (deceased) and uncle to nephews and nieces.

Born in Lloydminster, Saskatchewan in 1918. He had a very active life. He spent most of his career at Timken Roller Bearing Company in St. Thomas Ontario. Moved to Gravenhurst in 1989 to be close to the Bala cottage.

After retiring his passion was for curling, sailing, bridge, music (Piano, tuba, choirs) and volunteerism for various organizations including, Cancer Society, Meals on Wheels, Rotary, Shriners, Masons, Salvation Army Kettles and Senior Centre just to name a few occupied most of his time.

He was awarded Senior Citizen of the year for his volunteerism. He played in the Bifocals Band and won a Special Award for his tuba playing. He was granted life time memberships for the Gravenhurst Curling Club and the Bala Sailing Club.

He moved into the Manor at Gravenhurst where he was made the “Mayor of the Manor”.

Specials thanks and appreciation to the staff at the Manor for taking such good care of him over the past few years. He loved it there, especially all the staff that made his stay so warm and pleasant.

Also special thank you to Dr. Richardson, Dr. MacLennan and the nursing staff for their gentle care in his final days.

A celebration of his life will take place at a later date.

Donations can be made to South Muskoka Hospital or Trinity United Church if you wish.