Hopkins AlHOPKINS, Alasdair MacLean - Passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 26, 2017, one day after his 83rd birthday, at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre in Barrie. 

Al leaves behind his devoted wife of almost 59 years, Roberta “Bobbie”. 

Al also leaves behind his four grown children: Kathleen Hopkins (Ben), Kelley Brazier (Elton), Kimberley Murison (Peter) and his only son, Kory Hopkins (Diane). 

Cherished grandfather of James, Jason, Chad (Sarah), Christine (Adam), Cherilee (Kevin), Logan, Lisa and four grandbunnies. GG-Pa of Kaden, Leah and Madelyn.


Smurthwaite JohnSMURTHWAITE, John Arthur - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear father on Sunday, February 26, 2017 peacefully at home, surrounded by his loving family. 

Beloved husband and best friend of the late Norma (nee Givens) for over 60 years. 

Loving father of Joan (Randy) Flegel and Cheryl (Tom) Richardson. 

Cherished grandfather (Pa) of Craig (Lindsay), Jo-Anne (Jose), Lynne (Chris) and Cindy (Jesus). 

John will be lovingly and forever remembered by Norm and Carol and Bob and Sharan and by many devoted and dear friends, cousins, nieces and nephews.


Lafreniere ReneLAFRENIERE, Rene - It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Rene at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre with his family by his side on Saturday February 25, 2017 at the age of 68 years. 

Beloved husband of Marie Lafreniere (née Juneau) for 47 years.  

Loving father of Steven (Susanne), Leanne Brown (Darren), Peter and predeceased by Vicki Lynn. 

Cherished Pepere of Easton.


Jeffries KevinJEFFRIES, Kevin John - Suddenly on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at his home in Toronto, Ontario at the age of 43.

Kevin, loved and most loving son of Wendy and the late Frank Jeffries.

Dear brother of the late Stephen.

Kevin will be missed by his aunts and uncles: Bill and Fikret, Judy and Jim, Pat, Rick and Sylvie, David and Jennifer, Diane and Des, Ken and Tina, Jim and Lynne, Allan, Brian and Valerie and by his many cousins.


Gaynik BeatriceGAYNIK, Beatrice Feeanna - It is with a sacred mingling of sorrow and joy that the Gaynik family of Barrie, Ontario announces the passing of their beloved Beatrice Feeanna Gaynik, into the presence of Jesus Christ, her Saviour on February 25, 2017.

Born April 30, 2010, Beatrice is adored by her parents Mark and Terri Ann, and her sisters, Rachel and Ruth. 

First loved by her birth mother, and her foster parents, Elly and Marg. She is great-granddaughter to G.G. and G.G., granddaughter to Gogo, Grampie and Gramma  Sue, Nana and Paka. 


HILL, Richard Edmund - Passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at home, his devoted wife by his side, at the age of 89.

Rick of Wasaga Beach, beloved husband of Joan (nee Piercey).

Loving father of Carroll, Rick (Jodi) and Gord (Teresa).

Devoted Grandad of Jason, Darcie, Zachary, Chloe, Rachel, Ryan & wee Emma and Step-Grandad of Nicole & Damion.


Marshall EileenMARSHALL, Eileen Helen - Passed away suddenly at her home in Coldwater on Saturday February 25, 2017 at the age of 77.

Beloved wife of Bruce Marshall.

Loving mother of Douglas Hickey, David Hickey, Sandra Vahey, Scott Marshall, and Deanne Johnstone.

Loved grandmother of many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Dear sister of Ron Dockery and the late Margaret Ashley.


Powell AnnePOWELL, Annemarie - Passed away at the Kingston General Hospital on Saturday, February 25, 2017. Age 72 years.

Loving mother of Ondine Brandon and her husband Rodney; Alexander Thompson and his wife Catherine; and Michael Thompson.

Grandmother of Emily Brandon, Nicholas Brandon, and William Thompson.

Great grandmother of Gavin Willson.


van der Krabben MartinVAN DER KRABBEN, Matheus 'Martin' Cornelis - January 16, 1937 - February 25, 2017- At Sunnybrook Health Sciences, Toronto on Saturday, February 25, 2017.

Dearly beloved husband of Maria Giezen of Barrie.

Dearly beloved father of John (Sharon), Rita (Rick).

Beloved grandfather of Ashley (Adam), Matthew (Shelby) Michelle and Timothy.


ALEXANDER, April Elizabeth - Died suddenly on Saturday February 25, 2017 at the age of 52 year.

Loving mother of Shawntel, Scott, Shelby and Katie.

Wonderful Nana to Alex, Katie-Lynn, Calleigh, Chloe, Brooke-Lynn, Annaleigh, Colton and Owen.


Wellesley SarahWELLESLEY, Sarah Gladys (nee Jamieson) - Gladys was born on November 22, 1913 in Kettleby, Ontario and passed away on February 25, 2017 at Simcoe Manor in Beeton.

She was the beloved mother of Cathy Wellesley and the late Maureen Anderson.

Dear grandmother of Doug (DJ) Anderson (Caroline) and Bobbie Anderson (Fritchie), and great-grandmother to Eden, Arthur and Charles.

Wife of 65 years to the late Doug Wellesley.


ALARIE, Murray - Promoted to glory with his family by his side on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at Hillcrest Village Care Centre. 

He leaves behind his cherished wife Betty, and sons Patrick (Germaine), Terry and Keith. 

He will be sadly missed by his grandchildren and his sister Betty Wilcox. 

Predeceased by his parents Sam and Evelyn Alarie and sister Edith Forget. 


McCurry JimMCCURRY, James Franklin 'Jim' - April 13, 1932 - February 24, 2017 - It is with heavy hearts that the family of  “Jim” McCurry announces his passing on Friday, February 24, 2017 at the age of 84 years at Muskoka Shores Long Term Care Facility in Gravenhurst, Ontario.

Jim was predeceased by his children Elizabeth and Francis and by his brother Francis “Bud”.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 59 years Catherine “Dolly” McCurry; his children Marie and Patricia; his son-in-law John Schmidt and daughter-in-law Barbara McCurry; his grandchildren; Rebecca, Timothy, Dane, Kevin, Adam, Nicholas, Hope and Erin.


MacLachlan HughMACLACHLAN, Hugh Alexander Sr. - Passed away suddenly at home on Friday, February 24, 2017. 

Hugh Sr. in his 67th year. Beloved husband of Nancy MacLachlan (nee Dorman). 

Dear father of Hugh Jr (Dayna) and Rebecca. 

Loving grandfather of Mary-Beth. 


DOWDELL, Donald - Passed away peacefully with his family by his side at Georgian Bay General Hospital Midland, on Friday February 24, 2017 at the age 90.

Beloved Husband of the late Lois.

Loving father of Grant (Karen Digby) and Ian (Georgina).

Cherished grandpa of Jeremy (Jen), Jonathan (Mary), Daniel (Carmen), Melina (Neil) Monks and Laura Dowdell and great grandpa of Isaac, Charlie, Emma, Megan, Aiden, Jaylinn, Jordan and Ronin.


Vezeau SheilaVEZEAU, Sheila Anne - Passed away on Friday February 24, 2017 at Creedan Valley Care Centre, Creemore.

Sheila of Wasaga Beach, formerly of Bowmanville, beloved wife of Albert Vezeau for over 25 years.

Loving mother of Kevin, Scott and Shawn and to step children Peter Vezeau and Lisa Allen.

Sheila is also survived by four grandchildren, her sister Patricia (Ken Prentice), her many nieces and nephews and her many dear friends, colleagues and clients.


Poidevin EileenPOIDEVIN, Eileen Lucinda (nee Pace) - Passed away at the Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital surrounded by her loving family on Friday February 24, 2017 at the age of 87.

Eileen best friend and wife of the late Philip Gilson.

Loving mother of Betty Genno, Bill (Darlene) of Orillia, Dave (Betty) of Sarnia and Beatrice (predeceased).

Loving sister of Betty Clark (Ed predeceased) of Westport, Ontario and the late Albert, Victor, Ruby Mulvihill and Beatrice Robinson.


TAYLOR, Joanne - Of Port Charlotte, Florida and of Magnetawan, Ontario March 26, 1937 - February 24, 2017 Peacefully at the Algonquin Grace Hospice in Huntsville on Friday, February 24, 2017 at the age of 79.

Joanne Taylor (nee Goodge), beloved wife of Bud Taylor.

Dear mother of Lee (Ian Scott), Brad (Carrie) and Brian (Jill).

Loving grandmother of Adam, Gabby, Issy, Josh, Katie, Marin and Justin.


HEPBURN, Ila Mae - Peacefully with family by her side at Lady Isabelle Nursing Home, Trout Creek late Friday night February 24, 2017.

Ila Hepburn (nee Leach), formerly of Wiarton, in her 85th year.

Beloved wife of the late James Roderick Hepburn (2008).

Cherished mother of Carla Badeau and her husband Tom of Hamilton, Diane Hutchinson and her husband Wally of South River and Ken Hepburn and his wife Roxanne of Orillia.


Johnson Tait SusanJOHNSON-TAIT, Susan Merrily - Passed away peacefully at the West Parry Sound Health Centre, on Friday, February 24, 2017. Age 73 Years.

Dear daughter of the late Ada and Wesley Robert Johnson.

Loving mother of Brian, and the late Nancy.

Dear grandmother of Matthew and Joseph Black; and Adaarie and the late Baby Kenneth Tait.


Cockerill GerryCOCKERILL, Gerald Ivan - September 5, 1936 - February 24, 2017 - Our beloved Gerry was a leader, a captain, a man with a strong community spirit whose sense of humour was ever present. Gerry died sixty-six days after being diagnosed with brain cancer.

He was a husband and loving partner for twenty-five years to June Noble; father to Beckie (Ken Vogel), Lee (Andrew Dueck), and Donald; grandfather 'Papa' to Marcus and Tristin Vogel; Chris, Anna and Katie Dueck; Oakley and Kai Cockerill; extended family to Austin Noble (Cary), Adrienne Noble; and 'Papa' to Boden Noble McKenzie.

Our family will forever feel his absence as will his many friends and colleagues around the world.


Perry PeterPERRY, Peter - WWII - After a long and happy life, Peter died peacefully on February 23, 2017, in his 92nd year.

Much loved husband of 60 years to Judith (nee Bishop) and father of Jane (Patrick Teti), Alison (Douglas Moggach), David (1962-2006), and Cullen (Michele).

Proud grandfather of Iain, Catriona, Christopher, Graham, Emma, and Rowan.


Roberge CordellROBERGE, Cordell Steven - Passed away suddenly at the West Parry Sound Health Centre, on Thursday, February 23, 2017. Age 59 years.

Loving husband of Melinda.

Dear father of Jo-Elle and Dakota Roberge.

Loving “Papa” of Lennon-Rayne.

Loving son of Marlene and the late Lionel Roberge.


Sturgeon GraceSTURGEON, Grace - Passed away at Huntsville District Memorial Hospital on Thursday, February 23, 2017.

Beloved wife of the late Mr. Carl Sturgeon.

Dear mother of Ron Sturgeon (Stacy).

Grandmother of Sean (Teri), Jay(Jen), Ben (Laurie), Sarah (Bart). Great grandmother of Olivia, Emma, Warren, Walter and William.


Dunn WilliamDUNN, William John - Former Controller of Rubberset, Gravenhurst and Co- Owner of Gordon Motors, Bracebridge, passed away with his family by his side at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie on Thursday February 23, 2017 in his 90th year.

Beloved husband of Marion Ward- Dunn.

Will be missed by Marion's children, grandchildren & great grandchildren.

Bill will be fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews.


MCINTAGGART, John - Passed away peacefully at the Georgian Bay General Hospital on Thursday February 23, 2017 in his 82nd year.

Beloved husband of Angelina McIntaggart (nee Valentine).

Loving father of John, Douglas and Katherine.

Brother of Shirley Gray (Earl) and predeceased by Patrick.