LEE, Larry Douglas - At his home in Oro Medonte on Wednesday May 31, 2017 in his 57th year.
Beloved husband of Barbara Wiggins.
Loving father of Steven, Brandon, Cameron and Tristan Lee, Erik and Nicole Wiggins.
Proud grandfather of Tyson.
Dear son of Margaret Dunford and the late Edwin Lee.
SOMERTON, May 'Flo' Florence (Kennedy) - Entered into rest peacefully with her family by her side at the Georgian Bay General Hospital, Midland, Ontario on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at the age of 96.
Beloved wife of the late Hector Somerton.
Cherished mother of Marie Saunders (predeceased by Godfrey), Hector (Maria), the late Terry, Brian (Linda) and Cindy Bergey (Barry).
Devoted grandmother of Craig, Sean, Lori, Kristina, Melissa, Michael, Wendy, Nicole, Matthew and 11 great-grandchildren.
FERGUS, Peter Scott - Passed away peacefully in his sleep at Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie on May 30, 2017 at 5:45 am at the age of 75.
A forty-year resident of Zephyr, Uxbridge Township, he is survived by his wife- Irene, sister- Jean, and his four sons- Ian, Cameron (Jennifer), Scott (Juliette), and Allan (Suzie).
He will be dearly missed by grand children, Ian Jr (Melanie), Levi (Mollee), Jill, Kirstie-Jean (passed 1994), Liam, Zane, Callum, Kelton, Lochlan, Ailsa, Eowyn, Leighton and great grandchild, Memphis.
- Category: Simcoe
BOURQUE, Sabina (nee Deighan) - Passed away on Tuesday, May 30, 2017.
Beloved wife of her first husband the late Lorne Keefe, and her second husband the late Denny Bourque.
Dear mother of Anne Brown (Doug), Robert, Colleen Dart (Tom), Donald, Michael, and Lorna Sobie (Rick), and Joanne (now Sr. Jackie Keefe).
She was predeceased by sons David and James.
HOOPER-WARD, Lynda - Born at Dwight, Ontario on April 27, 1960, passed away at Huntsville, Ontario on May 30, 2017.
Cherished wife of Claude.
Beloved mother of Stacy and Darcy.
Loving grandmother of Damien.
Cherished daughter of Audrey Mae and the late Gordon Hooper.
HUHTANEN, Eila - Passed away suddenly at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, Barrie on Monday, May 29, 2017 at the age of 85.
Beloved wife of Hans for 62 years.
Cherished mother of Peggy Tulloch (Rick), Brenda and Glen (Mary Anne).
Loving grandmother of Andrew.
ESSLAND, Margaret 'Isabel' (nee Wilson) - Passed away peacefully, with her family by her side, at Sunset Manor, Collingwood, on Monday, May 29, 2017, at the age of 94.
Isabel, beloved wife of the late Bill (1997).
Loving mother of Gayle and her husband John Martin, Betty and her husband Don McNalty, Sheila and her husband Ernie Warrington and Allan.
Dear Grandma of Pamela (Bruce), Scott (Christine), Shannon (Steve), Erin, Karla (Chester), Lauren, Allison (Andrew), Andrew (Ashley), Adam (Tara), Ashley.
- Category: Simcoe
CAMERON, Gladys Muriel (nee Hughes) - Passed away peacefully, at Sunset Manor, Collingwood, on Monday May 29th, 2017, in her 92nd year.
Gladys, beloved wife of the late Gordon.
Loving mother of Brenda and her husband Gerald of Stayner, Glenn and his wife Sally of Collingwood and the late Dorothy.
Dear grandmother of Derek Giffen (fiancée Toby), Ian Simonato (fiancée Angie) and great grandchildren Colton and Hudson.
LOVETT, Jeffery 'Jeffie' Roger - A 17 Year Employee - Sheridan Seating Co. Ltd., suddenly at home, Orillia surrounded by his family on Monday, May 29, 2017 at the age of 47.
Jeff, affectionately called "Babe" by his beloved wife and best friend, Jackie for over 20 years.
Loving father of Amanda & husband Mark Card of Orillia, Justin & wife Amanda of Washago and Cory & wife Lisa of Gravenhurst.
Cherished Papa of Mitchell, Bryce, Brody, Easton, Leland, Lexi and McKenna. Dear son of the late Justine Lovett.
BLACKMAN, Philip John 'Jack'- At age 84, passed away Monday May 29, 2017 as a result of heart disease, surrounded by family.
Jack had a vibrant faith in the gospel and the Saviour it proclaims. If you asked him, it wasn’t so much that he found Christ, but that Christ found him. His faith rolled on deeply in the lives of his children and grandchildren. For this he claims more joy than credit.
He leaves his wife of almost 60 years Katherine Elizabeth (Shields) Blackman; his son Philip (Pamela) Blackman; his daughter Nancy (Darryl) Crocker; his son John (Janine) Blackman; his 11 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.
TODD, Kenneth Charles - Passed away with his family by his side following a lengthy battle with cancer on Monday, May 29, 2017 at the age of 85.
Predeceased by his loving wife Edna (nee Dupuis) in 2003.
Survived by his cherished children Eric (Cynthia), Claire Spicer and Keith.
He will be by missed by his nieces and nephews.
DELEMERE, Judith - Passed away peacefully at Campbell House Hospice, Collingwood, on Sunday May 28, 2017 in her 75th year.
Beloved sister of Paul (Karen) Delemere, Janet Sheridan, Joanne Janes, John Delemere, and the late Thomas and Gregory.
Loving daughter of the late Alphonse and Elizabeth Delemere.
Dear aunt of Noah, Brendan, Stephen, Jessica and Daniel.
RHODES, Mabel 'Ilene' (Sutton) - Passed away on May 28, 2017.
She was born to Mabel & Elmer Sutton in New Liskeard on August 19, 1932. She attended New Liskeard Public & High Schools, and graduated from Hamilton General Hospital as a Registered Nurse. She nursed in New Liskeard and was active in the Baptist Church youth work.
In 1958 she married Don Rhodes and moved to Deep River. They had 3 children there and in 1965 moved to Mississauga where Don worked at the AECL Research Centre.
GRIMLEY, Kenneth Austin - July 26, 1930 - May 28, 2017 - It is with great sadness the family announces the peaceful passing of Kenneth Grimley at his home on Sunday the 28th, just two months shy of his 87th birthday.
Beloved husband of the late Gwen of 60 years.
Loving father of Brenda Knight, Denise Grimley, Margaret Moniz (Carlos), Brian Grimley, Jacqueline Butchers (Terry) and Michael Grimley (Jacquie).
Loved brother of Nancy Broschell, Evelyn Jefferies (predeceased) and Doug Grimley (predeceased).
MICHAEL, Josephine M. - It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our mom, Josephine Michael of Barrie. Mom, in her 94th year, was called Home to our Lord on Sunday, May 28, 2017.
Predeceased by her loving husband Maywood.
Adored mom of Gary (Bev) of Alliston, Andrea of Barrie, Stephen of Barrie, James (Christine) of Cranberry PA, and Wayne (Lisa) of Barrie.
Cherished Sitee to Sue (Colleen), Cheri (Will), Andrew (Joelle), Marc (Julia), Matthew (Camille), Sheena (Victor), Mac, Mikayla, Joshua, Jeffery and Zachary.
WARREN, Les - Born at Derby, England on June 11, 1935. passed away at Huntsville, Ontario on May 28, 2017.
Beloved husband of Patricia.
Loving father of Rob (Joan), Lesley, Deb (Doug) and Jennifer (Ilana).
Cherished grandfather of Rebecca, Leo and Charlie.
Dear brother of Rob (Stephanie) Warren and Rachel (Ray) Warren Chadd.
BARRIE, Elizabeth “Frances” (nee Leblanc) - Passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 28, 2017 at Victoria Village in Barrie in her 98th year.
Beloved wife of the late Nat Barrie who pre-deceased Frances in 2011.
Loving mother of Sylvia (Larry), Keith (Sue) and Kevin (Christine).
Cherished grandmother of Shane, Nat, Lance, JoeDee, Anthony, Tyler and Presley.
Frances is survived by many great grandchildren and extended family.
- Category: Simcoe
ROOTES, Walter Leonard - Passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side, at his home on May 27,2017.
Beloved husband of Rose (nee Lamb).
Loving father of Linda (John), Margie (Craig), Debbie (the late Scott), and Jim.
He was a proud, loving and much loved grandfather and great grandfather.
Walter was first a strong family man, he was also a successful businessman in the graphic supply industry and president of L + R Graphic Supply Inc.
LAURIN, Shirley Marie (née Brooks) - Passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at the Georgian Bay General Hospital, Midland on Saturday, May 27, 2017 at the age of 87.
Beloved wife for 62 years of the late Mathieu "Mike" Laurin.
Loving mother of Micheal "Robes" (Heather), David (Donna), Mary Clarke (John), Peter, Betty Ann Robitaille (Danny), Peggy Lou (Paul Bertram) and Allan (Roger).
LAMB, Arthur Bailey - In his 93rd year, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Saturday, May 27th, 2017, at the Leacock Nursing Home.
Arthur, of Ramara Township, beloved husband of Grace (nee Bickell) of 65 years.
Loving father of Fred (Marilyn) of Barrie, Karen (Bruce Bartlet) of Niagara, and Robert of Orillia.
Predeceased by son Barry (2006), and brothers Russell (1943), Melville (1979), Roy (1967) and sister Hilda (2004).
Loving grandfather of Christopher, Rebecca, Scott, Jacob, Stephanie and Cassandra.
MCGRATH, Nancy - Suddenly on Saturday May 27, 2017 at the age of 38.
Dear daughter of Patricia Gooderham and Michael D. McGrath.
Loving mother of Alex, MacKenzie, Lucas, and Chase.
Brother of Michael J. McGrath.
Fondly remembered by her many Aunts, Uncles, other relatives and friends.
OSBORNE, Roger Gordon - Member of Equity Lodge # 659 AF & AM. Life member of the Scottish Rite Valley of Barrie and member of the Orillia Shrine Club. Passed away peacefully at the Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital on Saturday May 27, 2017.
Predeceased by his parents WJ Earl & Freda of Windsor.
Loving husband to Betty Jean (nee Cruddas) his wife of 48 years.
He is survived by his wife Betty Anne, his son Dan (Anne) of Oro-Medonte and his son Jeff (Laura) of Stamford.
- Category: Simcoe
WALKER, Robert Bruce - Passed away peacefully at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie on May 27, 2017 in his 91st year.
Bob was the loved husband of the late Claire Bryan and dear friend and companion of Louise Clatworthy.
Dear father of Shirley and her husband Steve, Gary and his wife Shirley, Susan and Tyler, and Trisha and George.
Loving and proud grandpa of Brittany and her husband Ed, Nick and his wife Julie, Cara and her husband Colin, Mike, Kyle, Kristen and Steve, Coltenn and Alaric, and Scotty.
GRIFFITH, Mary Allen 'Molly' (Gray) - Born on December 20, 1942 in Falkirk, Scotland to Peter and Mary Gray, passed away on Saturday, May 27, 2017 at home surrounded by love.
Molly leaves her grieving husband of 55 years Bill, children Travis (Ann) Griffith and Cindy (Peter) Peacock.
Loving Nana to Allyson, Madeleine and Bennett Griffith, Kelsey, Connor and Brady Peacock.
Predeceased by Robert (Helen) Gray and survived by Davina (Ted) Wilmot and Gibson (Diane) Gray.
MILLS, William "Bill" — Passed away peacefully at Victoria Village Long Term Care in Barrie on Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 86 years of age.
Loving husband of the late Marilyn (nee Bryce) and beloved father of Barbara Legault (husband Art), Brenda Duquette and Karen Van Wart.
- Category: Simcoe
OSBORNE, Doris Helena (nee Birdsey) - WWII - Born May 28, 1925 in London, England, passed away surrounded by her family on May 24, 2017, in Collingwood.
Doris was small but mighty, having been a Veteran of WWII, with the Auxiliary Territorial Service of the British Army.
After moving to Canada, she enjoyed a career in Retail Management.
She and her husband Pat shared a lifetime of memories with her 4 children (Chris, Sue, Ian and Mike), and her 9 grandchildren (Jeff, Meghan, Craig, Hilary, Andrew, Nicole, Christopher, Kathi and Kimmi) and her many great-grandchildren.
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