MAJOR, Francis Kenneth 'Ken' - Proud member of St. Peter's Knights of Columbus, passed away peacefully at home, with his family by his side, on Friday, September 9, 2016. Age 86 years.

Loving husband of Rose.

Dear father of Barb, Kathy, Michelle, Frank, Jerry, and Mike.

Loving Grandpa of Jay, Andrea, Michael, Justin, Blair, Meaghan, Ryan, Austin, Josh, Shauna, Cody, and Carrissa.


DENISE, Victor Philip - Passed away at the Georgian Manor on Friday, September 9, 2016 at the age of 85. 

Beloved husband for 64 years to Aileen (nee Withall). 

Cherished father of the late Susan Manning (survived by Steve), Richard Denise (Carol), Nancy Denise, Elizabeth Brown (Clarke), Janet Feir (Scott) and Mary Ross (Cam). 

Loving grandfather of Angela Hammond (Paul), Jason Manning (Roshika), Lindsay Denise (Mark Nimeroski), Christopher Denise, Nicholas Denise (Ryan), Jenna Denise (Andrew), Meghan Brown, Andrew Brown (Michelle), Brad Feir (Emily), David Feir and Owen Ross. 


Broer DickBROER, Dirk "Dick" - Dick has lost his battle with Parkinsons, but was promoted to Glory on Thursday, September 8, 2016.

Beloved and devoted husband of Linie Broer.

Loved father of Kathleen (Paul) VanAragon, John (Tricia)Broer, Brenda Broer (Scott Petrie), Wilma (Imre) Heersink.

Loving opa of Saskia and Lukas VanAragon.


Abercrombie AborABERCROMBIE, Robert Jordon - It is with great sadness we announce the passing of 'Aber' on September 8, 2016. 

Predeceased by his wife Ruth (nee Myers).

Sadly missed by Rene (Jane) LeCollier, Patty-Jo, Michael and Matthew.


Dusome RayDUSOME, Raymond 'Ray' Sr. - A former member of the Merchant Marine, the Grey and Simcoe Foresters, and the Royal Canadian Legion Br. 80 Midland, entered into rest at Hillcrest Village in Midland, on Thursday September 8, 2016 in his 89th year. 

Ray, predeceased by his wife Marie, will be lovingly remembered by his children Catherine (Jack) Hayward of Midland, Richard of Midland, Brenda Dusome of Vancouver British Columbia, Dennis (Ella) of Florida United States, Ray (Sandie) of Toronto, Phil (Edwina) of Peterborough, Bill (Alison) of Richmond Hill, and Paul (Kelly) of Barrie. 


Arnold KenARNOLD, Kenneth “Ken” James - Passed away peacefully at home, with his loving wife and family by his side, on Thursday, September 8, 2016. Age 70 years.

Beloved husband of Sonia.

Dear father of Joshua, Tammie, and Shawn.

Loving grandfather of Brandon, Brittany, and Samantha.


McPherson MaryMCPHERSON, Mary Louise (nee Breau) - At the Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital on Thursday September 8, 2016 in her 76th year.

Mary McPherson, beloved wife of the late Sam McPherson.

Much loved mother of Colleen Barrow (Tom), Ronda Savoie (George), James McPherson (Donna) and Andre Boisvert.

Loving grandmother of James (Jen), Marlee (Mark), Samantha, Carlee, Bobbi-Lynn, Stephanie and Ryan.


Perron RickPERRON, Richard 'Rick' - Passed away suddenly at his home on Thursday, September 8, 2016.

Rick Perron at the age of 63, the loving husband of Patricia Desjardins-Perron.

Proud father of Elise, Luc and Danielle.

Dear son of Jeanne-D’Arc and the late Lucien Perron.


Crozier BobCROZIER, Sergeant Robert 'Bob' Foster - CD - Trotted off peacefully on the RCEME horse, September 8, 2016 at the age of 73.

Bob of Wasaga Beach, beloved husband of 49 years to Caroline.

Loving father to Shawn.


Smith HaroldSMITH, Harold Murray  - Harold 'Murray' Smith, 96, formerly of Thornbury and Toronto, died September 8, 2016 at Grove Park Home in Barrie, ON.

Murray was predeceased by his loving wife Gail (nee Myles) of Thornbury.

He is survived by his five children, Cheryl Forshaw (Geoff), Bruce (Frances), Don (Susan), Mike (Deb), Kathy Green (Bruce) and also by his brother Bruce (Dolina), sister Thelma Line, sister-in-law Isabel and brother-in-law Milne Myles (Faye).

He is fondly remembered by nine grandchildren, one great-grandson and many nieces and nephews.


Cann JoyceCANN, Joyce Elizabeth - Passed away suddenly at her residence in Meaford on Wednesday, September 7, 2016, Joyce Cann (Pryor), in her 80th year.

Beloved wife of Lloyd Cann of Meaford, loving mother of Martin and Colleen of Beamsville, Sharon (Sal) and Rayburn Lansdell of Tillsonburg.

Loved by seven grandchildren; Jill, Bradley, Paul, Devon, Nathan, Bryce, Alysha and six great grandchildren.


LEIGH, Allan H. - Peacefully, with his family by his side at the Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 in his 64th year.

Al Leigh, of Oro-Medonte beloved husband of Sandra (nee Lightfoot).

Loving father of April (predeceased), Ann (Matt Forsythe) of Parry Sound, Clifford (Amanda Campbell) of Ramara and Alexis of Oro Medonte.

Cherished grandfather of Elizabeth, Alex and Emily.


Mason BerthaMASON, Bertha E. - Passed away peacefully with her family at her side at Woods Park Care Centre, Barrie on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 in her 94th year.

Bertha, beloved wife of the late Charles Mason (2008).

Loving mother of Shirley (Larry), Don (Dawneva), Diane (Bill), Lynda (Roland), Garry, Bill (Marilou), Barb (Dave) and Paul (Sue).

Gramma of 17 grandchildren and great-gramma of 19.


Vanderboor SonjaVANDERBOOR, Sonja - Passed away peacefully at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre on Wednesday September 7, 2016 at about 7 p.m. after her year-long battle with ovarian cancer. She is now at rest with the Lord.

Sonja Vanderboor loving wife of Rommie.

Devoted mother of Mike and Kristin Vanderboor, Andrew Vanderboor, Kevin and Teresa Vanderboor and Chris Vanderboor and Siobhan Morrison.

Cherished  grandmother of Zachary and Josiah.


Gilhooly RossGILHOOLY, Darwin Ross - It is with great sadness to announce the passing of our father at Soldiers Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, September 7, 2016, at the age of 74.

He was a loving husband to his wife Leigh. 

Father of five children, Taniss (John), David, Michael (Maya), Ryan (Laura), and Patrick, and grandfather to John, Lauren, and Alyssa.


MILLER, Ann McArthur (nee Norman) - Ann died peacefully at the South Muskoka Memorial Hospital, on Wednesday, September 7, 2016, in her 88th year.

Beloved wife of the late Frank Miller.

Loving mother of Larry Miller (Joani), Ross Miller (LouAnne), Norm Miller (Christine) and Mary Finch (Mark).

Proud grandmother of Erin Shier (Bryan), Emily Pearcey (Josh), William Miller (Christine Alexander), Peter Miller, Rebecca Ward (Riley), Erica Miller (Shawn Miller), Christian Sorensen (Nicki Sintov), Abigaile Paduada (Mike), Renee Miller, Stuart Miller (Kara Kreuger), Winston Miller (Stacey Pogue), Keenan Finch, Logan Finch & Jennifer Finch.


McDonald GeorgieMCDONALD, Georgina Lillian 'Georgie' - Passed away at her home in Orillia on September 7, 2016 in her 85th year.

Loving mother of Timothy (Denise) of Concord, Daniel (Nancy) of Carcross, Yukon Territory and Casey of Whitehorse, Yukon Territory.

Cherished grandmother Wesley, Vince, Serenity, Amy Sharon and Lindsay.

Dear sister of Wilma McClinton. Special friend of Max.


Assance BurdieASSANCE, Burdette Curtis, "Burdie" - Passed away unexpectedly in his home in Toronto on September 7, 2016 at the age of 58.

Son of the late Frederick and Vivian Assance.

Loving brother of Terry (late Sue McCue), Barry (Yvonne), Roderick, Farin, Deldin (Nancy), Delda, Clinton, Marsha (Gary), April, Rachel (Michael).

Burdie will be lovingly remembered by many nephews, nieces, and Toronto friends.


JENSEN, Per Carl - December 4th, 1935 - September 7th, 2016.

Passed away on Wednesday, September 7, 2016.

Celebration of Life to take place at a later date. Interment at Thornton.



HART, Jack 'John' - Passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, at Grand River Hospital on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at the age of 73 years.

Loving husband of Wendy (nee Spry).

Proud father of sons Bryan, Steve and Paul (Alexandra), and Grandpa of Nathan and Emerson.

Jack is also survived by his dear sister, Lynda Johnson (Doug), and will be fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews.


McRae RonMCRAE, Ronald Walter - Passed peacefully at Soldiers Memorial Hospital in Orillia on Tuesday September 6, 2016 in his 70th year.

Ron, loving husband for 50 years to Linda.

Will be sadly missed by his daughters Christine (Cris) Vollick, Dawn (Mark) Smith, and Veronica (predeceased Kevin) Cleaveley.


Stead WilliamSTEAD, William John - Died peacefully at Muskoka Shores in Gravenhurst on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 in his 81st year.

Predeceased by his late wife Margaret, son Greg, and grandchildren Robert and Carrie-Anne.

He is survived by his children Gary & Christine of Utterson and daughter-in-law Gwen.

He will be missed by his grandchildren Kathy (Chris) Taylor and Lynn-Marie, and great grandchild William Robert Taylor.


MARCOT, Rita (née Vaillancourt) - Passed away at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre on Tuesday September 6, 2016 at the age 66 years.

Beloved wife of Richard Marcot for 45 years.

Loving mother of Susan Quesnelle (Yves), John Marcot (Michelle) and Joseph Marcot (Daniela).

Cherished grandmother of Jasmine (David), Melanie, Brittany, Harmony, Chloe and great grandmother of baby Spencer.


LANGSTAFF, Donna Mae - Peacefully passed away at the Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital on Tuesday September 6, 2016 in her 79th year.

Donna is predeceased by her parents Harold and Mabel Langstaff.

Loving sister of Arlene Dale (late Dennis), and Daleen Lovering (Don).

Dear aunt of Roger Dale, Guy Dale (Lori), Debbie Dale (late Ron Kingsbury), and the late Scottie Dale; great aunt of Ryan Dale, Jennifer Davey (Dave), Stefanie Lilly (Harry), Destini Kingsbury, and Kristine Dale.


McLinden GladysMCLINDEN, Gladys - Peacefully surrounded by her loving family at Hospice Simcoe on September 6, 2016.

Beloved wife and best friend of Mike.

Dear mother of Craig (Caroline), and Chris (Lisa).

Proud and loving grandmother of Jacob and Hannah.

Survived by sister Edna Wallace and brother Donald Pugh.


Wagner PatWAGNER, Patricia - Of Angus, ON passed away peacefully at Matthew’s House Hospice in Alliston, ON on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 in her 72nd year.

Loving Mother of Cheryl Wagner (David), Rick (Kim), Shane and John (April).

Cherished Grandmother of Josh, Kayla, Derick, Chantal, and Cody.

Dear Great-Grandmother of Jake.