BRIGHT, Wayne - Passed away at Serenity Retirement Residence, Barrie on Sunday, February 19, 2017 in his 84th year. 

Beloved husband of the late Marie Bright (nee O’Brien). 

Dear father of Steven (predeceased), Donna and Lorne (daughter-in-law Susan). 

Loving Papa of Sharlene and her husband Jules, Stephanie and Lindsay, and great-grandfather to Jada and Julien. 


Tkachuk BetteTKACHUK, Bette - It is with broken hearts we announce the passing of Bette Tkachuk on Sunday, February 19, 2017.

Bette had an energy, vitality and zest for life that was uncommon and truly set her apart. Her life was built around her family and huge network of friends, who she happily spent her days with golfing, playing tennis, snowshoeing and of course skiing.

Bette grew up in a small town in the New Jersey countryside and lived there until she met the love of her life George, on the ski hills in Mont Tremblant.


HUTCHINSON, Lynda Anne - Passed away at Hanover and District Hospital on Sunday, February 19, 2017, in her 76th year.

Born in Toronto on January 15, 1942 to James and Winnifred (nee Shaw) Hutchinson.

Lynda was passionate about everything she did. Her style and look were so impeccable that no one could match. She felt if she looked good then she would feel good. Her home was her sanctuary with endless plants inside and out, she had a true knack for design, which many people admired.


JONES, Rupert "John" - Passed away peacefully on February 19, 2017 at the I.O.O.F. Home in Barrie.

John was born July 27, 1925 in Worcester, England. He is predeceased by his parents John and Lucy Jones, brothers Albert and Dan, and niece Susan Blaker.

John is survived by his nephew Stephen Daniels of Redditch, England.


Freisen YvonneFRIESEN, Yvonne Mary (Debergh) Friesen - After 3 weeks in the wonderful Rotary Hospice House in Prince George, British Columbia. Yvonne died comfortable, peaceful and content on Sunday, February 19, 2017.

Yvonne was born on November 29,1941 in Chatham, Ontario.

Beloved wife of Walter Friesen who married on July 10,1965 in Leamington, Ontario.


KRUL, John - Passed away at Owen Hill Care Community, Barrie on Saturday February 18, 2017. John Krul in his 90th year.

He was the beloved husband of the late Annie Krul (nee Burgsma) of Minesing.

Dear father of Arend (Sherry) of Moonstone, John (Lorraine) of Haleybury, Anthony (Dorothy) of Ivy and Kenneth (Patti) of Stayner.

Loving grandfather of Ben, Joshua, Matthew, T.J., Daniel (Jenny), Christopher, Alianna and the late Andrew.


CLOUGH, Jennifer Ann - Passed away in Orillia on Saturday February 18, 2017 in her 32nd year. 

Jennifer, loving daughter to William and Marilyn.

Will be sadly missed by her son David Laird and daughter Brooklyn Laird, and by her brothers Fred (Mike Switzer) Clough and Jimmy Clough. 


OConnor NormaO'CONNOR, Norma Sybil - Passed away at the Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital, Orillia on Saturday February 18, 2017 at the age of 83, of Coldwater.

Beloved wife of Stanley.

Loved mother of Colleen (Guy), Dan (Sharon), Jim (Cindy), and Cathy (late Peter).

Loving grandmother of 11 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.


Mudde HenryMUDDE, Henry - Suddenly on Saturday February 18, 2017.

Henry Mudde of Innisfil was in his 61st year.

Beloved husband of Genevieve.

Loving father of Dale Mudde of Innisfil and Adam Mudde and his finace Brittany Malcolmson of Barrie.

Dear brother of Reit Dykstra, Peter Mudde (Jane), Cor Mudde (Bob), Joe Mudde (Marie), Letty Smidstra (Ben), Willy Kloosterman (Sid), Anton Mudde (Julie), Jack Mudde (Mary), Markye Pot (Jake), John Mudde (Carol), Nico Mudde (Nora) and the late Jane Treimstra.


Smith ShirleySMITH, Shirley Barbara (nee Ganton) - "Granny Smith", long-time member of Couchiching G.&C.C., Lake St. George G.&C.C. and Hawk Ridge G.&C.C., peacefully at Victoria House on Saturday February 18, 2017 in her 88th year.

Shirley Smith, beloved wife of the late Wilfred Smith (1986) and the late Roy Oakes (1995).

Dear companion of Ross Horne (predeceased).

Dearly loved mother of David & Debra of North Bay, Wayne & Patty of Washago, Kevin & Barb of Severn, Craig & Teresa of St. Catharines and Terry & Kelly of Orillia.


Tennant JohnTENNANT, John Maxwell - With sadness we announce the passing of John Tennant, in his 93rd year in hospital in Orillia on February 18, 2017, surrounded by family.

Predeceased by his parents, Herbert and Elizabeth (nee Brown), his brother William (Bill) and sister Beth Tippin.

He leaves behind his loving wife Margaret (nee Preston) in their 70th year of marriage, his sons Stephen (Susan Scully), Drew ( Susan Batchelor), his daughter Janice and grandchildren, Jodi (Julie Gazzola), Adam and Lucas Tennant, Georgia and Isobel Grieve, as well as sister-in-law Mabel Tennant and brother-in-law Don Waugh, nieces, nephews and friends.


DELORME, Lucille (nee Moreau) - Passed away peacefully at the Georgian Bay General Hospital on Saturday February 18, 2017 in her 65th year.

Beloved spouse of the late Robert Haycock.

Loving mother of Jay and Stephanie.

Daughter of Theresa Valade and the late Henry Moreau.


PACE, Pamela - January 30, 1918-February 18, 2017 -  When we all get to heaven, what a day of rejoicing that will be. When we all see Jesus, we'll sing and shout the victory.

Pamela, Mom to Lawrence and Sharon, Grandmother to Dawn, Brian, Duncan, Pam, and Cathy.

Great Grandmother of nine and great-great grandmother of seven.


Shaw SusanSHAW, Susan Mary - Died suddenly on Saturday February 18, 2017 in Wasaga Beach at the age of 55.

Susan of Wasaga Beach, formerly of Innisfil and Toronto, loving wife of Rob Langille.

Devoted mother of Cody Armstrong and Dallas Armstrong.

Cherished grandmother of Lia Armstrong.


Mills RonMILLS, Ronald Gregory - Passed away at his residence on Friday February 17, 2017, Ron Mills in his 80th year.

Beloved husband of Carolyn.

Loving father of Gregory of Hamilton and Alyson (Kyle Wickham) of Barrie.

Sadly missed by two grandchildren Owen and Adam Wickham.

Also survived by one sister Judith (David Duncan), one brother Ken and brother-in-law Don Wilson.


HILTON, Shane Michael - Passed away at his home in Coldwater on Friday February 17, 2016 at the age of 40.

Will be missed by his parents Linda & Michael Hilton of Long Point.


Szalay MichaelSZALAY, Michael Mathias (VE3AWU) - Passed away at the Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital on Friday, February 17, 2017 in his 87th year.

Michael was a treasured and devoted husband to the late Anna (nee Leiszt) for over 63 years.

Cherished and loving father of Michael (Kay predeceased) Szalay, Anna (Brian) Fox, and Monika (Gary) Ross.


Robertson KevinROBERTSON, Kevin Michael - It is with more than the deepest sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Kevin Michael Robertson. Cancer took him from us far too soon. Kevin passed away Friday February 17, 2017 at the age of 54.

He lived his life without compromise and always made sure to do things on his terms. Would always go out of his way to help others. Perfection was almost good enough. He had a love of life that enriched the lives of all who knew and loved him. The emptiness this loss has created can never be expressed in words, but Kevin will always be loved and never be forgotten.


Garner JohnGARNER, John - With great sadness and loss the family of John announce his sudden passing on Friday, February 17, 2017 at the age of 56.

Beloved father of Katy Viccary (Shane), and Brett Garner (Amy Patterson).

Adored Grandfather (Garney) of Ayden William Viccary and Wyatt John Viccary.

Loved son of Jack and Joan Garner.

Dear brother of Jeff Garner (Marilyn). Cherished fiancé to Lorraine Brunelle.


Valois GeneVALOIS, Gene - Passed away suddenly at his home on Friday, February 17, 2017, in his 66th year.

Gene will be missed by his children Paula Valois (Jon Grant) & Gene Valois and by their mother Elvi Wilson.

Proud Grandpa of Darien Valois, Calyb Steeves, Jace Grant and Aidan Rubino-Valois.

Dear brother of Vida Romanko & husband Mike and twin brother Tim (predeceased).


SICKINGER, Ruth (Gassler) - Of Wyevale, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 17, 2017 following a long battle with lung and brain cancer, in her 91st year. 

She will be sadly missed by all of her family from British Columbia to Newfoundland. 

Ruth is fondly remembered by her remaining family in Germany. 

Cremation has taken place by her request.



HERC, Mary Phyllis (nee Dafoe) Herc - At age 86, died peacefully on February 17, 2017 at the Riverwood Nursing Home in Alliston, Ontario.

She was the daughter of the late Louis and Hazel Dafoe of London, Ontario, and the sister of Donna McTaggart, also recently deceased.

Phyllis is survived by her four children Vicki Smug, Leslie, Stephen and Jeffrey, eight grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.


Craig LeslieCRAIG, Leslie Karen (nee Smith) - (Retired OPP Inspector) - Passed away at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie, surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, February 16, 2017 in her 53rd year.

Leslie, best friend of Lynn Taylor.

Proud and loving mother of Bradley and Ryan Craig.

Beloved daughter of Gord and Karen Smith. Loved sister of Michael (Maria), Scott (Jenny) and Sean (Charmaine). Sadly missed by her nieces Hailie, Natalie, Sadie, Ashleigh, Sarah and Olivia.


Newton JessieNEWTON, Jessie (Milson) - In her 102nd year of a life well lived. Jessie Newton passed away at home on February 16, 2017.

Beloved wife of the late Walter Newton (Pete).

Mother of Marilyn Dewland (Hugh), Helen Foster (Dave), Bob Newton (Hugett) and Cathy Newton.

Forever in our hearts.


Guthrie BillGUTHRIE, William Kenneth Bruce - Passed away peacefully surrounded by his daughters on Thursday, February 16, 2017. 

Predeceased by his wife and best friend Audrey Guthrie, his beloved daughter Janice Gray (Steve) and his brother, Meredith Guthrie of Wyebridge. 

Forever loved and cherished by his daughters Sheila Guthrie (Jim Bathe) of Port Hope, Laura Lee Kozikis (Rick) of Elmvale, and Heather Nesbitt (Jim) of Thornton. 


Reil ElaineREIL, Lilah Elaine (nee Crandall) - Passed away peacefully at Spencer House, Orillia on Thursday, February 16, 2017 in her 97th year.

Beloved wife of the late Donald Reil.

Loving mother of Sheila Cornish (Ross), and Diana Allen (Bob).

Proud grandmother of Brian (Dora), David (Sharon), Stephen (Kristin), Jennifer, Leanne (Carlo); Great grandmother of Clayton, Derek, Andrea, Ashley (Brett), Jillian, Jeremy, Zoe, Liam, Aubrey, Ethan, and great great grandmother of Macey.