Eakin DebbieEAKIN, Deborah May 'Debbie' - Passed away peacefully surrounded by family at Hospice Simcoe on Monday, June 5, 2017.

Debbie Eakin loving daughter of Norma and the late Ronald Eakin.

Cherished sister of Karen Eakin, Brenda (Jon) Burton, Glenn (Heather) Eakin, Paul (Sherry) Eakin, and Christopher Eakin.

Beloved aunt of Christopher, Derek, Darren, Lindsey, Tyffany, the late Leanna, Rachael, Ryan, and Amy. Great aunt of Dylan, Cody, Finley and Fallyn.


WILSON, Betty Ann - Passed away at the South Lake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket on Monday June 5, 2017 at the age of 69 of Pottageville, Ontario. 

Beloved companion of Bob Bishop. 

Loved sister of Nancy Taylor, Christine Brodeur, and Susan Nielsen. 

Will be fondly remembered by her many nieces & Nephews. 


Armstrong SharonARMSTRONG, Sharon Anne (Lapish) - Passed away on Monday June 5, 2017 at age 74.

We have lost those twinkling eyes, that sense of determination and the care for others that Sharon possessed. Her love of community, her natural leadership qualities and her quick wit are no longer available to all of us.

Husband Bob, son Scott and daughter Monique will miss her love and constant concern.  Kate, Jill, Jonny, Sam, Ben, Gavin and Kelly have benefited so much as she fulfilled her roll as Granny.

Sharon utilized her skills in leadership while developing exciting programming at Ste. Marie Among The Hurons. Here she enriched the lives of the staff and the visitors for over a decade.


HRYNCHAK, Jacqueline Dorothy 'Jackie' (nee Toombs) - At the South Muskoka Memorial Hospital in Bracebridge on Monday, June 5, 2017 in her 70th year.

Beloved wife of James Hrynchak of Gravenhurst.

Jackie was predeceased by her first husband Richard Prue in 2011.

Family will receive friends at the Cavill-Turner Funeral Home, Gravenhurst on Friday, June 9, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. Funeral Service will be held in the chapel on Friday, June 9, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. Interment will take place at Gravenhurst.



Evans NaidaEVANS, Naida A. - Peacefully at Spencer House Orillia on Monday June 5, 2017 in her 91st year with her family by her side.  

Beloved wife of the late Jack Evans. 

Much loved mother of Bruce Donnelly (Sandra) of Orillia.  

Dear sister of the late Stewart Brooks, Isabelle Southall, Adrienne Rodgers and Betty Crawford. 

Special Auntie to many nieces and nephews.


HUGHES, Blanche Julie - Passed peacefully on June 5, 2017 at the Grove Park Home in Barrie, Ontario.

Her presence will be missed, her memory treasured and she will live forever in our hearts.

She is survived by her sister Carol Fike, her brother Edward Fike, her five sons: Tom, Rick, Doug, Randy and Darryl and a plethora of nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great- grandchildren.


GAMMON, Arthur George - Died peacefully at his home in Glen Orchard surrounded by his family on Sunday, June 4, 2017 in his 75th year.

Beloved husband of the late Diana Gammon.

Dear father of Tawni (Jim) Villarreal, Brent (Kelly) Gammon and the late Steven Gammon.

Loving grandfather of Abaigal, Gavin, Taylor and Tegan.


Hill RuthHILL, Ruth Elizabeth (nee Gamble) - Passed away suddenly at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie on Sunday, June 4, 2017.

Ruth (nee Gamble) of Hillsdale, in her 71st year.

Beloved wife of Dave Hill.

Dear mother of Darrell Hill of Hobart, Sheila Johnson of Angus, Jason (Tracy) Hill of Waubaushene and Trevor Hill of Hillsdale.


McKibbin AudreyMCKIBBIN, Audrey May (nee Gill) - May 4, 1929 - June 4, 2017 - Passed away peacefully on Sunday June 4, 2017 in her 88th year.

Audrey, beloved wife of Bill.

Loving mother of Gail Davison (Bart) and Lynn McKibbin (Doug Collie).

Cherished grandmother of Terry Davison (Kate) and Darlene Davison-Pound (Brad).


BOWES, Dorothy Bertha Marie - Passed away peacefully in Orillia on Sunday June 4, 2017 in her 88th year. 

Daughter of the late Norman and Bertha Bowes (nee Leece) of Concord Ont.

Long time employee of the Huronia Regional Center.

Dorothy is predeceased by her sisters Nancy Bisson, Shirley Bowes, Sandra Warren and her brother Edgar Bowes.


Liedl RudiLIEDL, Rudolf 'Rudi' - Peacefully at his home in Sutton with family, on Sunday, June 4, 2017 at the age of 83 years.

Rudi Liedl, beloved husband of Annie McDonald-Liedl and the late Angelika.

Dear father of Robert Liedl and his wife Sandra of Vernon, B.C. and Karen Liedl and her husband Colin Beausejour of North Hatley, QC.

Fondly remembered by Annie's children Keevin Foskett and his wife Josee of Keswick and Karen Foskett and her partner David Dureault of Peterborough.


Hanlon SandyHANLON, Sandy - At the Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital on Sunday June 4, 2017 in her 63rd year. 

Sandy Hanlon of Orillia, beloved wife of Jerry Wall. 

Beloved mother of Jackie and Michael Wall. 

Dear sister of Alphonse, Patrick, Desmond, Perry, Paul and Bill Hanlon (predeceased), Catherine Ann Mchuge, Angeline Mercer and Marilyn O'Keefe (predeceased).


BOLTON, Jean - Passed away on Sunday June 4, 2017.

Worked as a Correctional Officer for many years, and made lifelong friends with her co-workers.

She was a fantastic mother, welcoming our friends in to her home, very loving to her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren, loved by her brothers, Bill Morrison and Jack Morrison, adored sister-in-law to Marj and Andy Lunnen, Alex Bolton, Barb Sanjivi, Connie Morrison, along with her nieces and nephews.


Knight BettyKNIGHT, Betty Marietta (née Dyball) - Passed away peacefully at the Birchmere Retirement Residence, Orillia, on Sunday, June 4, 2017, at the age of 87 years.

Betty Knight of Orillia, beloved wife of the late J. Raymond (Ray) Knight.

Loving mother of Terry and Kent (Alana) all of Orillia.

Cherished grandmother of Tyler, Kelsey, Ryan and Curtis.

Predeceased by her brother Earl Dyball.


SIMONDS, Joeseph 'Joe' - It is with great sadness the family announce Joe's passing on June 4, 2017, at the age of 34.

Beloved son of Diana Simonds and Glen Rawn of Orillia.

Proud father of Damien, Lucian and Develyn.

Joe will be sadly missed by many brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.


Reid RubyREID, Ruby Gladys (Horsfield) - Former owner/operator of Reid’s Marine, Pointe au Baril, passed away peacefully at the West Parry Sound Health Centre, on Saturday, June 3, 2017. Age 93 years.

Beloved wife of the late Wallace Reid.

Loving mother of Fred and his wife Mary; and Sue and her husband John Gaw.

Loving Grandma of Tammy, Trevor, Troy, and Dan; Tina, Lisa, Tricia, and Jason.

Lovingly remembered by her many great grandchildren.


Phillips JohnPHILLIPS, John David - Passed away peacefully with family by his side at General & Marine Hospital, Collingwood, on Saturday June 3, 2017 at the age of 87.

John, beloved husband of Mary for 61 years.

Loving dad of David and his wife Cassandra of Collingwood and Jeffery and his wife Natalie of Richmond Hill.

Proud Grandpa of Stephan, Marc, Charlotte, Naomi, Audrey, Violet and Step-grandpa of Cierra.


Kerr DavidKERR, David D'Arcy - Passed away suddenly at Southlake Regional Health Centre on Saturday June 3, 2017 in his 56th year.

Beloved husband of Deb Champagne of Beeton.

Loved father of Nick Mann (Sarah), Jennifer Kerr (James), Ashely Proctor (Slavek) and Lindsay Proctor.

Loving papa of Owen, Elliot, Hailie, Evan, Kelsi and Julia. Dear brother of Melanie Franke (Raymond).


Jones FrankJONES, Francis Arthur “Frank” - Passed away peacefully at the Muskoka Shores Nursing Home in Gravenhurst, Ontario, on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at age 88.

A constant inspiration, he had a commitment to living every day to its fullest and engaged his family and friends in his passion for new adventures and endless projects.

Beloved husband of the late Muriel for 64 years.

Loving father of Cheryl Weir (Sean), David Jones (Deanna Hurd), Michael Jones (Gay Moldenhauer) and Brenda Jones (Nick de St.Croix).


PHILLIPS, Elinor - Our family is saddened to announce the passing of Elinor Phillips on June 3, 2017.

Elinor gave so much of herself to her family and will be deeply missed by her husband, Ted Phillips, her stepdaughters, Julie and Lisa, her grandchildren, Nigel, Marissa and Mallory, her great-grandchildren, Gibson, Rowan, Casper and Luca, and her dear cousin Linda Kenney.

Elinor was a great supporter of women's causes such as the Elizabeth Fry Society and the Canadian Federation of University Women.

She was a lover of animals, an avid reader and enjoyed seeing the world through travel.


Parkin BradPARKIN, Bradley - It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Bradley Robert Parkin of Orillia, Ontario age 48 years, passing away suddenly of a heart attack at his home on June 3, 2017.

Brad was born in Nanaimo, BC and grew up on Prince Edward Island.

He will be lovingly remembered by his sons Cole, Brock and their mother Sylvia.

Dear son of Sheila (Terry) Ogley, and Robert (Sharon) Parkin.


Espey FredESPEY, Frederick - 'Fast Freddie from Dam Good Fries' - Passed away suddenly at Southlake, Newmarket on Friday, June 2, 2017.

Fred Espey of Hillsdale, in his 76th year.

Beloved husband of Linda.

Dear father of Dwayne (Natalie) Espey, Rachael (Robert) Morrison and Tasha Espey all of Hillsdale.

Loved grandfather of Tina, Brady, Jessica, Jonathon, Jordan, Sydney, Madyson, Chloe and Jemma.


Burns KarenBURNS, Kareen Ann - April 17, 1945- June 2, 2017.

Kareen and her daughter Meghan and family would like all her friends and fellow lovers of the arts to join them for a celebration of her life on Tuesday 6th June - 6pm to 9pm - at the Pub on the Docks.

We will share our fond memories of Kareen, enjoying the many stories and celebrating with a ‘wee dram’.


DIRSTEIN, Ted - Passed away on the evening of June 2, 2017 doing what he loved. He died as the result of a private plane crash near the Muskoka Airport.

Survived by his loving wife Karen, his two devoted daughters Laurelea and Karina, his mother Audrey, brother Bradley and nephews Jeremy and Trevor (Amanda and Jaden).

Ted recently served as a test pilot for the Expedition airplane developed and built in Parry Sound and was currently working with Lake Central in Muskoka as a flight trainer. An accomplished pilot, his flying skills were highly regarded in the aviation industry.


AUSTIN, Daniel Gordon 'Dan' Austin - Passed away peacefully after a brief and courageous battle with cancer, with his family by his side, at the West Parry Sound Health Centre, on Friday, June 2, 2017 at age 60 years.

Beloved husband of Barb Austin (nee: West).

Loving father of Chantelle Austin (Pat); Cassi Austin; Eric West (Chantal); and Dell Girdler (Tania).

Cherished grandfather of Jordyn Girdler.

Loving son of Yvonne Austin and the late Murray; and son-in-law of Marion West and the late Bud.


HURD, Michael Burton 'Mike' - Passed away suddenly at the West Parry Sound Health Centre, on Friday, June 2, 2017. Age 48 years.

Beloved son of Gloria Hurd (the late Burt).

Loving brother of Jody and his wife Heather, and Wendi.

Dearly missed by Stacey Barrett, and his fur babies Hooch, Colt and Sadie.