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Newell KayNEWELL, Kathleen Isabell 'Kay' - Passed away peacefully on October 19, 2017 at St Joseph’s Health Care Centre in Guelph, in her 101st year.

Kay was the dear wife of Herbert Newell who predeceased her (1990).

Much loved mother of Julianne Pettigrew (Brian) of Guelph, Brian Newell (Cheryl) of London and Valerie Gray (Ian) of Surrey, B.C..

Cherished Grandma of Christopher Newell (Chantal), Tara Newell (James deceased), Nicholas Pettigrew (Ashley), Jonathan Pettigrew (Alyssa) and Caitlin Baxter (Kevin).


EREAUX, James 'Jim' Ereaux - Died suddenly on Thursday, October 19, 2017 in his 90th year.

Jim’s family meant the world to him. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Diane, his four children Beth (Jim), Jane (Derek), John (Susan), Trish (Tim) and his six grandchildren, Kyle, Lee, Graham, Adrian, Taylor and Lindsay.

He’s received a special welcome to heaven by his beloved granddaughter Carly.


McMurdo LibbyMCMURDO, Elizabeth 'Libby' Nesbit (McKay) - Passed away on October 19, 2017. She was the eldest daughter of Colonel Hugh and Winnifred McKay of London, Ontario.

Libby was predeceased by her dear husband, Robert McMurdo,and her sister Connie (Murray), her husband David (Murray), brother-in-law Bob Bailey and nephew Brent Bailey.

She is survived by her cherished children Jeffrey and Janice (Les Forster) and grandchildren, Lindsay and Kyle.


Gallant EdGALLANT, Edgar Joseph Gallant - Passed away surrounded by his loving family at the South Muskoka Memorial Hospital in Bracebridge on Thursday, October 19, 2017 in his 85th year.

Loving father of Roger (Suzanne), Deborah and Ross (Donna), cherished grandfather to Jennifer (Jon), Steven-Ross (Jessica), Gordon, Andrea and Britney and great grandfather to Dylan, Ella, Avery, Annabel and Jude, brother to Bernice (Jackie) and Delma (Al) and survived by his numerous nieces, nephews and extended family and friends.

He was predeceased by his parents, Elizabeth and Cyrus and brothers: Alfred, Edmund, Everett, Lawrence, Walter and Elmer.


SCHUBERT, Irmgard - Passed away on Thursday, October 19, 2017.

Memorial Service to be held at Carson Funeral Homes on Saturday November 4, 2017 in our chapel at 2pm, reception to follow in our reception hall.



Carson ViCARSON, Violet Louise - At Hospice Simcoe, Barrie on Wednesday, October 18, 2017, in her ninety second year.

Beloved wife of the late Ralph Carson.

Dear mother of Betty Mosher, loving grandmother of Jeffry Mosher and great grandmother of Christopher Mosher.

Dear sister of Marlene Stewart and Grace Pauk and cherished sister-in-law Mary Wood.

Predeceased by sisters June Rose Jermey, Phyllis Favero (Bruno deceased) and brothers Charles and Frank Jermey (Irene deceased).


Vahi LorannaVAHI, Loranna Vosu (nee Diels) - September 11, 1920 in Tartu, Estonia - October 18, 2017 in Collingwood, ON.

Mom gently left us after a remarkable life. She leaves behind so many who loved and respected her generous heart, her kindness and her great wisdom.

Predeceased by her first husband Viktor Vosu, father of their children, Reet Vosu McGovern Shearer (Jeffrey) and Tonu Vosu (Daniella).

Also predeceased by her husband Endel Vahi, after 50 years of marriage during which time they rebuilt the losses they faced after the Second World War.


KOVACS, Larry - Former owner of Elsa's Cafe in Port McNicoll, passed away at the Georgian Bay General Hospital, on Wednesday, October 18, 2017.

Larry Kovacs, beloved husband of Elsa, in his 86th year.

Larry was a lover of all animals and along with his wife was instrumental in the opening of the Midland and District OSPCA.


Brazier GladysBRAZIER, Gladys Elizabeth - Passed away at South Muskoka Memorial Hospital in Bracebridge on Tuesday October 18, 2017.

Loving wife of the late Robert Graham Brazier.

Lovingly remembered by her children Debra Huycke (Allan) and Robert Brazier (Cindy).

Grandmother to Genna Nichol (Adam), Kaitlyn Hoos (Cameron), Kim Ralph (Vince), and Kelly (Wes).


Matchim BruceMATCHIM, Bruce - Fought a long and courageous battle with heart failure, but in the end the Lord chose to take him home on October18, 2017.

He will be missed by many.


Ellison GailELLISON, Gail Patricia - At the Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital on Wednesday October 18, 2017 at the age of 59. 

Beloved daughter of the late Roger and Jeanne Webb.

Wife of Michael Ellison.

Loving sister of Barbara Brady (Robert Myerscough), Sandra Jones (Alan), Valerie Welcher (Wayne) and the late Jim Webb. 


Frampton GeorgeFRAMPTON, George - It’s with sadness and heavy hearts we announce that George Frampton passed away peacefully on Wednesday October 18, 2017 at the age of 81 at Georgian Bay General Hospital. 

Born November 9th, 1935 in Southampton, England; he immigrated to Canada in 1974.  

George will be forever missed and dearly remembered by his family and friends. 


VAN BUSSEL, William - It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of William Van Bussel on October 18, 2017, in his 58th year, in a sudden and unforeseen cardiac event.

Bill was born on December 21, 1958, in St. Catharines, Ontario where he built a happy life surrounded by many loving family members and friends.

He will be remembered by most as "Bill the furnace man" as he built his successful heating and air conditioning business from a young age.


Doner LloydDONER, Lloyd George - Died peacefully on Tuesday October 17, 2017 at the Coleman Care Centre, Barrie in his 96th year.

Lloyd of Stayner, beloved husband of Isobel (nee Nobes) for over 72 years.

Loving father of Dianne (Robert Wright), Douglas (Lucie), the late Danny and Brenda Lee (Bill Miller).

Cherished Papa of six grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.


MURPHY, Bernard J. 'Bernie' - Passed away suddenly but peacefully surrounded by his family on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at Mount Sinai Hospital Toronto at the age of 78.

Bernie will be deeply missed by his wife of 37 years, Gail, his children John (Dina), Kevin (Laura), Stephen, Rory, and his grandchildren Sarah (Rob), Amanda, Conor, Landon, and his great granddaughter Everleigh.

Bernie was predeceased by his brother Dennis and will  be missed by his sisters Betty (Bill deceased) and Ann (Keith), and many nieces and nephews.


Moffat JohnMOFFAT, Richard John - Passed away in the comfort of the Moffat homestead on Tuesday, October 17, 2017. Age 76 years.

The 4th generation farmer said goodbye to his beautiful bride, Anne (Hardie) Moffat, the life they shared, and the 150 year legacy that he was so proud to be a part of.

John battled valiantly in the last years of his life, and we are so grateful for his courage.

Loving father of Irwin (Stacy), Mary Walker (Rob), Audrey Milligan (Paul), Lynn Jacklin (Spencer), and Lois Moffat.


BLAZEK, Marie - Passed away peacefully at Hospice Simcoe on Tuesday October 17, 2017.

Loving wife of the late Vojmir Blazek.

Cherished mother of Mila (Don) Drouillard and Vojmir (Lida) Blazek.

Adored Babi of Paula (Sean) Rootham, Donnie Drouillard, Gerry (Nicole) Drouillard, Mirek (Sarah) Blazek, and Sonya Blazek.


Marion AndreMARION, Andre - Passed away peacefully at the Georgian Bay General Hospital in Midland with his wife by his side on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 in his 86th year.

Beloved husband of 65 years to Gertrude (Génier).

Loving father of Gabriel/Ozzie (Cheryl), Victor (Peggy), Jude (Therèse), Suzanne Pauzé (Michel), Maurice (Jim) and Elzire Buttineau (Frank).

Cherished grandfather of Kelly, Kevin, Joshua, Cassandra, Aldré, Suzette, Angèle, Emmanuel, Angeline, Bryce and Arielle.


Boyd MerlaBOYD, Merla Ruth - (Registered Nurse of 37 years) - At her home in Orillia, on Tuesday October 17, 2017 in her 79th year. 

Merla Boyd (nee McCreary), of Orillia, formerly of the Parry Sound area, beloved wife of William Douglas (Bill) Boyd of 57 years. 

Much loved and sadly missed mother of Scott Boyd (Kelli), Laurie Boyd and Steven Boyd (Tammy). 

Loving grandmother of Tricia, Brock and Trent. 


Williams EarlWILLIAMS, Earl - Passed peacefully at St. Michaels Hospital in Toronto on October 17, 2017 in his 77th year. 

Earl, loving husband to Trudy.

Will be sadly missed by his children Julianna (Donald) Williams, Wendy (Ian) Barkhouse, Tammy (Daryl Sallows) Crawford, Tanner Crawford, and Rhonda Harlow-Erskin, and by his grandchildren Elsie, Lidia, Zachary, Alexander and a baby boy on the way, Nolan, Ava, Thomas, and Jayce. 

Earl was a long time Press Man with the Toronto Star. 


Mount DorisMOUNT, Doris Theresa (nee St. Amant) - Of Midland and Penetanguishene, on October 17, 2017, in her 87th year.

Predeceased by the love of her life, Morland Mount.

Proud Mother of Deborah Ledderhof and her husband Jerry of Oakville, Sonya Mount and her husband Bill Courage of Meaford, Perry Mount and his wife Christy of Hanover, Peter Mount and his wife Karen of Penetanguishene and Paul Mount and his wife Nicole Muller of Kitchener.


THOMPSON, Norman Eric Clayton - On Tuesday October 17, 2017 in his 91st year. 

Norman Thompson of Orillia, beloved husband of the late Annie Elizabeth Bette Thompson (nee Hill). 

Loving father of Ted (Darlene), Jo Anne Stewart and Barbara Khalsa. 

Loving grandfather of Eric and Duncan Thompson; Jessica, Jacob and Justin Bolyea; and Alexis Bartczak and great grandfather of nine great grandchildren.


Barkley DougBARKLEY, Douglas Hammond - With heavy hearts we announce the sudden passing of Doug Barkley at home in Dwight, Ontario, on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 with his childhood friend and sweetheart, who became his loving partner Sherry Wood, by his side.

It is fitting that Doug passed away in Dwight where he spent happy childhood summers at the family cabin. Doug was born in Toronto September 21, 1953 and grew up in Oakville. He went to Brantwood, New Central, OTHS and Appleby College. After working with kids at Blue Hills and Syl Apps, Doug, always charming and loving people, truly found his calling working for 20+ years in Transportation in the Movie Industry.


Sereda SteveSEREDA, Steve - Passed away at home on Tuesday October 24, 2017 in his 88th year.

Beloved husband of Maureen Sereda.

Loved father of David.

Dear brother of Martin, Henry and Sophia.

Brother-in-law of Shirley Sampson and her children Cindy Anthony and Michael Read.


Farnsworth FredFARNSWORTH, Frederick - November 10, 1926 to October 16, 2017 - The death occurred at Fairvern Nursing Home of Fred Farnsworth on Monday, October 16, 2017. 

Predeceased by his wife Mary (Lacombe) in 2015 and daughter Joan (Guy) Lasseter in 2017.

Dear father of Laurie (JC) Williams, Cheryl, Geoff (Laurie) and Jason (Kelly).

He will be greatly missed by his 10 grand children and 10 great grandchildren.


Graham BevGRAHAM, Beverly Ann 'Bev' - Peacefully passed away, surrounded by her family at home on Monday, October 16, 2017.

Beverley Graham (nee West) of Holland Landing at 85 years of age.

Beloved wife of the late Ken Graham.

Loving mother of late Bonnie (Koenraad) Willemse, Gail Graham (Bill), Marlene (late Dennis) Wright, late Earl (Veronica) Graham, late Donald Graham and Harvey (Georgina) Graham.