Harnett BlakeHARNETT, Blake - Suddenly yet Peacefully surrounded by his family and friends at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto on July 29, 2017 at the age of 14.

Beloved son of Gord and Jacquie.

Dear brother of Christopher, Mathew, Jonathan, Sydney, Brittney, Hayden, Ireland, and Jordan.

Blake will be sadly missed by many other dear family members and close friends.


Maas MartinusMAAS, Martinus - Passed away on Saturday, July29, 2017.

Visitation will take place at the Innisfil Community Church 1571 Innisfil Rd Beach, Innisfil on Wednesday August 2nd from 2:00 to 4:00 pm and from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.

The funeral service will be held at Innisfil Community Church on Thursday, August 3rd at 11:00 am.

Charitable donations may be made in Martinus's memory to the Heart & Stroke Foundation - Barrie.



Mullan SarahMULLAN, Sarah McGhee - August 17, 1930 – July 29, 2017 - Sarah passed away peacefully at Sunset Manor Nursing Home, Collingwood.

Predeceased by her beloved husband James.

Survived and deeply missed by her daughters Liane and Angela, grandchildren Kyle, Trevor, Mark, Ross, Scott and Ian and great grandchildren Kendra, Mason, Kaleb, Gavin, Blair, Reid, Molly, McKinley, Jack, Austin and Levi.


QUINN, John Edward - Entered into rest at the Georgian Bay General Hospital on Saturday, July 29, 2017 at the age of 71. 

Beloved husband of Claudette (nee Hamelin). 

Dear father of Stephen and grandfather of Keiffer.

Survived by his brother Rick (Virginia) and nephew Travis (Paula). 


Duff MadgeDUFF, Madge Eva (Beck) - It is with deep sadness, we announce the passing of Madge, born May 7, 1918 passed away in her 100th year on Saturday, July 29, 2017.

Beloved mother, sister, aunt, nana, friend and mentor. Madge was one of 11 children of the late Isaac and May Beck (Moore). Madge was married 53 years to the late Murray Duff.

Loving mother to the late Nancy & the Larry Goddard, Dianne Duff and mother in law to Joan (Bob) Charlton.


Parola MariaPAROLA, Maria Canale - Passed away peacefully at Matthews House Hospice, Alliston on Friday, July 28, 2017.

Beloved wife of Luca Canale Parola.

Loved mother of Toni (wife Christina), Diego (fiancé Anastassiya) & Cristina (husband Frank) and nonna of Luca, Paolo, Sarina, Malia, Luke.

Sister in Canada: Iolanda Valente. Many nieces and nephews in Canada & Italy and her mother is in Italy and with the rest of her siblings.


BAROLET, Letty Barolet - Passed away peacefully at Matthews House Hospice on July 28, 2017.

Letty was an avid bridge player and know by friends as " Letty three no trump".

Letty also loved gardening and was a member of the Alliston & District Horticultural Society.


Jones ChristineJONES, Christine - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Christine Margaret Jones (nee Galardo) on July 28, 2017.

Beloved wife and best friend of Dennis for 49 years.

Cherished mother of Victoria Jones Boric (John), Robert, and Gordon (Marilyn).

Proud Nanna of Vanessa, Rowan, Blair, Lukas and Zachary.


WATTERS, Orval Percy - Suddenly at his home in Orillia on Friday, July 28, 2017 at the age of 84.

Orval Watters, beloved husband of the late Joan Watters.

Loving father of Valerie (Trevor) Spurgeon and Mark Watters all of Orillia.

Loving grandfather of Tyler (Lindsay), Joshua (Ashley) and Tanner (Laura).


Down ArthurDOWN, Arthur Sidney - Passed away peacefully at the Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital on July 28, 2017.

Predeceased by his long loving wife Lorraine Down (nee: Groulx).

Cherished brother of Lillian.

Dear uncle of Michele.

Will be sadly missed by his dear friend Shawn.


Dunnett MaryDUNNETT, Mary Denise - In her 92nd year was delivered into heaven on July 28, 2017 to be with her loving husband Bill.

Although our wonderful mother will be sadly missed, loving memories of her will comfort us.

Mary will be forever loved by son Jim (Carole) and daughters Denise (Ed) and Linda (Brant).

Mary was such a great teacher and role model who was loved by her grandchildren Dwayne (Kathy), Sherry (Bill), Chris (Tracey), Mark, Jonathon (Jen), Jason (Casey) and Jamie (Christine).


Barker GeorgeBARKER, George Edwin - May 11, 1933 – July 28, 2017 - George passed away peacefully at the Collingwood General & Marine Hospital.

He is survived by his beloved wife Marlene and sons Barry (Helen) and Larry (Shelley).

Predeceased by sons Terry and Jerry.

He will be forever loved by his 8 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.


Sydney BillSYDNEY, William Richard Frederick 'Bill' - August 12, 1933 to July 28, 2017 -Passed away peacefully at Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital on Friday July 28, 2017 with his daughter, Susan, by his side after 10 days in hospital surrounded by family and friends.

Born in Orillia, Bill was the son of Frank Sydney (born William S R Tomblin) of England and Petronella M Koning of The Netherlands.

Bill adored his sisters Barbara Neidrauer (Mervyn pre deceased), Sylvia Malec pre deceased, Joan Rolland pre deceased (John).


Scott AlfredSCOTT, Alfred Wolfgang - Passed away peacefully on Friday, July 28, 2017 in his 92nd year; with his family by his side. 

Beloved husband of Irene Scott. 

Devoted father of Annette Longo (Steve) and Kim Scott Balkwill (Don Kasprick). 

Beloved Opa of Jeff (Dana), Jason (Debbie), and great-grandson Nathan. 


Anderson BurnsANDERSON, Leighton 'Burns' - At the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, Barrie on Friday, July 28, 2017.

Burns Anderson in his 79th year, of Thornhill.

Dear father of Christine Jo Bell (John) of New Lowell.

Loving grandfather of John David and Daniel.


Dewar JohnDEWAR, John Hector - Peacefully passed away with his son Gavin by his side at the Hamilton General Hospital on Friday, July 28, 2017 in his 96th year.

Beloved Husband to his first wife Isabel (Schaefer); dear Father to his two sons Gavin Dewar of Hamilton and Dennis (MaryAnne) Dewar of Thunder Bay.

Cherished Grandfather to his grandson Jonathan Dewar of Thunder Bay.

He is also survived by his step-daughter Nancy (Larry) Cook and step-granddaughter Stacey Cook and many nieces and nephews.


Perkins VioletPERKINS, Violet - Passed away peacefully after a brief illness at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, Barrie on Thursday, July 27, 2017 at the age of 85. 

Beloved wife of the late Henry Oliver “Ollie” Perkins.

Cherished mother of Diane Thompson (Bill), Larry (Andrew Mogg), Debbie Skilton (Harvey), Harry (Donna), Douglas, and Darlene.

Loving grandmother of Joe Thompson (Beth), Jeff Thompson (Jessica) Vincent and Steven McCann, Dylan Thompson, Krista Perkins, Kerri Thomson (Keith), Harry Perkins (Amanda), and Daylan Perkins.


Bakker MikeBAKKER, Michael - Peacefully at his home in Sutton, on Thursday, July 27, 2017 at the age of 71 years.

Mike Bakker, beloved father of Michele (Vic), Mark (Ella) and Michael (Anita).

Loving Papa of Chase, Destiny, Montana, James, Tristan and Luke.

Fondly remembered by the mother of his children, Heather and her brother Sando (Sherry).

Dear brother of Keith, Dick, Hank (Tetty), Eda (Lee), Bill (Beth), Tony (Lori), Anna, Tom (Alison).


Robinson AlROBINSON, Alvin Gerald - Long time owner of Robinson Hardware in Barrie, died on Thursday, July 27, 2017 in his 99th year.

Cherished husband of the late Verna Robinson (nee Gorrell).

Father of John (Carleen), Joan Homer, Jerry (Marilyn), and Jim (Karen).

Loving grandfather of Lori, Carrie, Dan, Jeff, Jon, Becky, Mike, Tim, Kate, Jill, and Molly.


Hiemstra RuthHIEMSTRA, Ruth Mary Hiemstra - At age 67, of Midhurst, died Thursday July 27, 2017, after a lengthy battle struggling with chronic pain.

She was born July 7, 1950, in Barrie, the daughter of Arthur and Elma Kellogg.

Ruth lived the duration of her life in Midhurst.

She was an active gardener who loved the outdoors and nature, an avid reader, and enjoyed spending time with her grandsons.


Robinson AlvinROBINSON, Alvin Gerald Robinson  - Long time owner of Robinson Hardware in Barrie, died on Thursday, July 27, 2017 in his 99th year.

Cherished husband of the late Verna Robinson (nee Gorrell).

Father of John (Carleen), Joan Homer, Jerry (Marilyn), and Jim (Karen). Loving grandfather of Lori, Carrie, Dan, Jeff, Jon, Becky, Mike, Tim, Kate, Jill and Molly.

Great-grandfather to Lorne, Justin, Zachary, Lucas, Isla, Sebastian, George, Charlie and Stella.


Duggan DonDUGGAN, Donald Edgar - Passed away peacefully at Muskoka Shores Care Community, Gravenhurst on Thursday, July 27, 2017 in his 76th year.

Loving father of Sean, Rory (Sara), and Darcy (Jennifer); grandfather of Alyssa.

Dear brother of Roberta Bowers-deceased (Burke-deceased), James (Bessie-deceased), Bruce-deceased (Myrna), Glenys Hepinstall (Basil), and Ken-deceased, Wilva-deceased, and Verna-deceased.

Beloved by many nieces and nephews.


Sheldrake RickySHELDRAKE, Ricky C. - Owner of Ricks Interlocking Stone, passed away suddenly at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre on Wednesday, July 26, 2017.

Ricky Sheldrake at the age of 51 years, devoted husband and best friend of Jasmina (Jazzy).

Ricky will be remembered by his mother and brothers.

Ricky’s interlocking work includes many notable jobs including the recently completed Rotary Clock at the Barrie Waterfront.


Dupre VeraDUPRE, Vera - Born at Newmarket, Ontario on June 25, 1915, passed away at Huntsville, Ontario on July 26, 2017.

Devoted wife for 58 years of the late Delbert (1995).

Sister of the late Jack, Vivien and Helen.

Beloved mother of Marilyn ( the late Art 2014) Redfern of Stratford, Julie (John) Brushey of Huntsville.


Klein Gebbinck FrankKLEIN GEBBINCK, Frank - Passed away at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, Barrie, on Wednesday, July 26, 2017.

Much loved husband of Gerry. 

Friends may call at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home, Elmvale from 1-4 & 7-9 p.m. Sunday.


Gibson HeatherGIBSON, Heather Agnes (Cowie) - It is with heavy hearts we announce that Heather lost her battle with cancer. She passed away peacefully at the Champlain Manor Retirement Home in Orillia, ON. Heather was born on March 6, 1933 in Toronto and passed on July 26, 2017.

Left to mourn her loss is the love of her life, William (Bill) Gibson, her children, Deborah Heath, Linda Bevan, Laura Roach (Bob), Rod Heath (Kathy), sisters Joan Boswell (Jack), Susan (deceased) Parkinson (Peter), her step-children, Paul Gibson (Leslie), Michelle Mawdsley (Stephen), David (deceased) Gibson as well as 5 grandchildren, 6 step grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.