Lawson WhitneyLAWSON,  Elmer Whitney - October 23, 1928 - December 16, 2017 - At his home Orillia in his 90th year.  

Beloved husband of the late Doreen Lawson (nee Reid).

Loving father of David Lawson (Jane) and Robert Lawson-predeceased (Sherry).  

Dear brother of Marion Schafer, Faith Cartwright, John Charles, Mervin Charles-predeceased and Bruce Lawson-predeceased and all their families.  


Cunningham SusanCUNNINGHAM, Shannon Melanie - Passed away on Saturday December 16, 2017 at her residence at the age of 40.

Shannon of Wasaga Beach formerly of Alliston, loving mother of Patrick Matthews.

Cherished daughter of Noreen Martin and her spouse Robert Lange and Louis Cunningham and his wife Lois.


PAUL, Sterling Michael Keane Came into this world at 21 weeks 2 days at The Ottawa General Hospital on Saturday, December 16th, 2017 at 2:10pm.

Sterling was a fighter and lived in the loving arms of his parent’s until sadly passing away at 3:26pm.

He will be forever loved by his parents Julian Paul and Ashley May of Petawawa, ON (formerly Nottawa) also his Grandma’s, family and friends.


GAIN, Charles Nelson - Peacefully, at West Parry Sound Health Centre, on Saturday, December 16, 2017, in his 81st year.

Survived by his wife Margaret Sarah, and his brother Cameron Gain and wife Pauline of Welland, Ontario.

Loving father to Kathleen Armstrong of Kingston, Ontario, Jason Gain and his wife Melissia of Seattle, WA, and Dana Gain of Milton, Ontario.

Step-father to Wendy Davis and husband Peter, Cathy Davis and husband Jeff, all of Toronto, and Doug Waffle and his partner Brenda of Huntsville.


Duval ExildaDUVAL, Exilda (nee Lapensée) - Passed away peacefully at the Georgian Bay General Hospital on Friday December 15, 2017 in her 94th year.

Beloved wife of Louis Duval.

Loving mother of Lorraine Desroches (Marc), Annette Gendron (Laurie), David (Lynn), Elaine Arts (Pierre), Joanne Gendron (Steve) and Kevin (Veronica).

Grandmother of 17 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild.


Allen BudALLEN, Thomas “Bud” - Peacefully passed away on December 15, 2017 with the loving support of wife Lucie and family.

Born August 22, 1930 in Islington Ontario, Bud was raised by hard working parents Thomas and Florence who owned and operated produce markets in Etobicoke and Kleinberg.

Instrumental in the establishment of commercial HVAC firm and past president of ORAC, Bud was a tradesmen at heart before forming Select Air Ltd for which he own and operated.


Leigh BarryLEIGH, Barry Frederick John - After a short but courageous battle with cancer, Barry Frederick John Leigh passed away on Friday December 15, 2017 at the age of 72 at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre.

Barry will be sadly missed by his loving spouse of 7 years, Nancy McHardy.

Proud father of Jeremy (Jake) Leigh and his wife Andria, Jennifer Hickling and her husband Steve.

Loving grandfather (Papa) of Brianna and Justin Leigh and Isaac and Laura Hickling.


JOHNS, Shirley Ann - Passed away peacefully with her family by her side at Georgian Manor, Penetanguishene on Friday, December 15, 2017 at the age of 68.

Loving mother of Daniel Johns (Candice) from St. Louis Missouri and Peter Johns from Surrey British Columbia.

Grandma to Julian and Evelyn.

Loving sister to Anna Case (Glenn), Don Alfred (Yvonne) and Linda Woodbeck.


HEALEY, Lois Alberta - Passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Bowmanville on Friday December 15, 2017 at the age of 86.

Loving mother of Kathleen Peters (Clifford) of Mississauga, Marilyn Dyson and Richard Dyson both of Oshawa.

Loved grandmother of Tawnya, Krystal, Jonathan, Sarah and Kimberly.

Loving great grandmother of Taylor, Kevin, Caleb, Anthony and Wesley.


MacDonald ValMACDONALD, Valerie A. - Passed away suddenly at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre on Friday, December 15, 2017.

Valerie MacDonald at the age of 68 years, loving wife of the late Ken MacDonald.

Cherished mother of Tiffany-Ann (Jason Harris), Tammy-Lynn MacDonald (Brant Delong) and Trevor MacDonald (Sarah O’Brien).

Adored grandmother of Alyssa, Olivia, Laila, Jackson, Sienna and Jessie.


Shread HerbSHEARD, Herbert ‘Herb’ - Employed at CCH Canadian for 32 year’s, Member of the Sandycove Men’s Glee Club, Passed away in Barrie on Friday December 15, 2017 at the age of 81.

Beloved husband and best friend of Elizabeth for 37 years.

Dear stepfather of Linda Ecclestone (Jim), and Lee Reynolds (Ferg).

Proud grandfather of Laura Ecclestone, Jamie Ecclestone, Matt Ecclestone, Christine Reynolds, Samantha Reynolds, Michele Reynolds, and great grandfather of Aidan, Liam, Lucas and Quinn.


Smail LillianSMAIL, Lillian - Passed away peacefully at the Creedan Valley Care Community, Creemore on Friday December 15, 2017 at the age of 93.

Lillian, beloved wife of the late Arnold Smail (2002).

Loving mother of Jim, the late Brad and Ron Smail.

Dear grandmother of Mark, Brian and Lee-Anne.


McKay HildaMCKAY, Hilda Teresa - Quietly in her sleep on Friday, December 15, 2017.

Beloved mother of Penny and son-in-law Peter Ridler; predeceased by her husband Kenneth and survived by many special nieces and nephews.

Hilda was born in England and came to Canada as a war bride to live in Brantford, Ontario where she was a hairdresser for many years.


HAYBALL, George "Wayne" - Passed away peacefully in the comfort of his home on Friday, December 15, 2017 at the age of 74. 

Beloved partner of Noel Macartney. 

Dear father of Troy Hayball (Allison) and stepfather of Hugh Macartney (Kate). 

Devoted grandfather of Sloane, Neeve and Miranda. 

Loving son of Margaret Hayball and the late George. 


Murison LoisMURISON, Lois Lorraine (nee Leedham) - We sadly announce the passing of our beloved mother, Lois Murison on December 15, 2017.

Born October 9th, 1931, in Toronto, Ontario to Thomas and Bertha Leedham (nee Coe), Mom was premature and weighed only 2 lbs. She was not expected to survive, but even then was incredibly fearless and strong. She overcame all odds and her parents brought her home.


WILDERS, William Johannes 'Bill' - Peacefully passed away at Extendicare-Rouge Valley on Thursday, December 14, 2017.

Bill Wilders of Toronto at 95 years of age.

Beloved husband of the late Maaike Wilders.

Loving father of Elver Wilders, Helen (Rob) West, Emmy (David) Ellis and Marianne (Rai) Mohan.


Huter JoslHUTER, Josl - It is with heavy hearts that the Huter Family would like to share the passing of Josl Huter, their Patriarch and Founder of Mount St Louis Moonstone Ski Resort. Josl died peacefully at Orillia Soldier’s Memorial Hospital on Thursday December 14, 2017 at the age of 84. Josl had survived a brain tumor and suffered from epilepsy as a result. Sadly, he spent the last few years battling Alzheimer’s.

He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years Elfriede and his sons, Robert (daughter-in-law Sarah) and Andre along with his older sister Herta Grubmueller.

His legacy remains his 4 grandchildren, whom he was incredibly proud and loved dearly, Nicholas, Jacob, Lukas and Charley Grace.


Tournour ThereseTOURNOUR, Therese - Passed away at Hillcrest Village, on December 14, 2017 in her 88th year.

Beloved wife of Gino.

Dear mother of Debbie (Ken), Liana (Luigi) and Randy (Doris).

Cherished Oma of Mathew (Jinny), Erin (Anthony), Amanda and Devon.

Will be missed by her nieces and nephews.


LAWSON, Robert 'Rob' Elmer - Born in Orillia on September 27, 1950, passed away on Thursday December 14, 2017 at Rama Extended Care Unit with those he loved nearby.

Life partner, best friend, and travel companion to wife Sherry Lynn Lawson (nee Douglas). 

Son of Elmer and the late Doreen Lawson. 

Loving father of Kendra (Ed) and Jordan (Shannon). 


Risebrough DougRISEBROUGH, Douglas Wayne - Peacefully at his home in Mount Albert on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at the age of 64 years.

Doug Risebrough, beloved son of the late Waverley and Marjorie (nee Brown) Risebrough.

Predeceased by his brothers Bill and Arthur Risebrough.

Fondly remembered by his cousins.


Harris RuthHARRIS, Ruth Lenore - Passed away as the result of an accident at Sunnybrook Hospital on Thursday December 14, 2017 at the age of 85.

Loving sister to Pearl Cumming (Len), Marie Campbell (Hoyle), Edna Higginson (Franklin) and George Harris (Wilhelmina).

She will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews.


Stables ShirleySTABLES, Shirley Elizabeth (Mitchell) - Passed away peacefully at South Muskoka Memorial Hospital on Thursday, December 14, 2017.

Shirley was in her 95th year, she was the beloved wife of the late Gordon Stables (Nov. 2017) of Gravenhurst.

Loving mother to Danny Stables (Dianne) of Ottawa, Mark Stables of Guelph.

Cherished grandmother to Janelle, Alexa, Ella, Haley, Emma, and Nyah, great grandmother to Lola.


BARAGAR, James Donald - October 29, 1978 - December 14, 2017 - Jamie Baragar, 39, of Orillia passed away tragically on Thursday December 14, 2017 as a result of a helicopter accident.

Jamie was the loving husband and best friend of Jacqueline and proud father of Jackson and Lincoln.

Jamie was the cherished son of Barbara Baragar and Andrew Smith, Donald Baragar and Joanne Baptiste.

Jamie will be greatly missed by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.


Berry HelenBERRY, Helen A. - Passed away peacefully at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre on Wednesday, December 13, 2017, at the age of 82 years.

Loving mother of Nancy Andrew (Jim Weedman), Lynn (Ken) Watt, Sheila Craig and Jay Berry.

Proud grandmother of Colleen, Devon, Norm (Melanie), Tyler (Melissa), Josh, Jordan (Jolene), Cassandra, Cody and great grandmother of Rachel.

Helen will also be remembered by her brothers Gordon (Pat) Wells, George Wells (Toppy Atwell) and David Wells (Jackie Davies).


McKerroll AlMCKERROLL, Allister Jermey - Retired locomotive engineer, 42 year employee of CNR, passed away at Hospice Simcoe, Barrie on Wednesday December 13, 2017 at the age of 92.

Allister, beloved husband of Marion McKerroll (nee Goss) of Barrie and formerly of Orillia and Capreol.

Loving father of Linda Birney (Briane) of Napanee, Diane Redman (Norman) of Welland, Mary Sue Bourget (Rick) of Whitefish Falls, Bud (Mary Anne) of Barrie and Glen of Fort Myers, FLD.

Proud grandfather of 14 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.


Gabrielson EarlGABRIELSON, Earl John - At the Royal Victoria Hospital Barrie on Wednesday December 13, 2017 in his 70th year. 

Earl Gabrielson of Oro-Medonte, beloved husband of Lorraine Marie Garbrielson (nee Strom) of 47 years. 

Loving father of April Michaelis (Dan) and Lucas Gabrielson (Sara). 

Cherished grandfather of Carleigh and Barclay.