O'DWYER, Dr. Michael Patrick Thomas - Passed away peacefully with his wife Deborah by his side on Thursday February 23, 2017 in his 78th year at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre Barrie, Ontario.

Michael was born in London, Ontario and earned a B.A. and an M.D. from University of Western Ontario. Michael was a member of Sigma Chi and a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (Anesthesia).

Michael served 23 years in the Royal Canadian Navy and retired with the rank of Commander. Michael practiced Anesthesia for 25 years at Royal Victoria Hospital.


Maier SigiMAIER, Sigi - Born at Stuttgart, Germany on August 15, 1948, passed away at Huntsville, Ontario on February 23, 2017.

Dearly loved by his wife of 49 years, Gisela.

Loving father of Giselle, Michelle and her husband Karl.

Loving Opa of Mykailo Yamka.

Dear brother of Christine and her partner Andreas, Rolf and and his wife Carole,  Irene and her husband Leopold. Cherished son-in-law of Emma.


Philion MaryPHILION, Mary Rose - Passed away peacefully at Trillium Manor, Orillia on Thursday February 23, 2017, in her 83rd year, formerly of Beaverton.

Beloved wife of the late Roger Philion, and beloved sister of the late Edith Barker.

Loving mother of Carol McDonald & her husband Ian of R.R. #1, Midland, Cindy Schmidt & her husband Rod of Orillia, Alan Philion & his wife Susan of Brentwood, B.C., and Lynn Philion of Brampton.

Loving grandmother of 9 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.


KOWERCHUK, Peter - At his home Orillia on Thursday February 23, 2017 in his 74th year.

Beloved son of the late Mathew and Irene Kowerchuk.

Dear brother of Matthew (Marie), of Portage La Prairie, MB, Harvey (Judy) of Vernon B.C., Thomas (Margaret) of Orillia, George of Alberta, Richard of Winnipeg, Donna Horeski (Dan) of Winnipeg, John of Yellowknife, Dennis of Winnipeg and Jimmy (Anita) of Port LaPrairie MB.

Lovingly remembered by his many nieces and nephews.


Nergard KaurinNERGARD, Kaurin Dwayne - It is with a sad heart that we said goodbye to Kaurin Dwayne Nergard on Thursday, February 23, 2017. 

Kaurin will be missed by his children: Krystell Nergard-Kop, Santana Jade Kop and granddaughter, Rylee Meredith. 

As well as his companion of many years, Patricia Meredith Kop. 


Hart HenryHART, Henry - (Veteran - Royal Canadian Army) - Died suddenly on Wednesday February 22, 2017 at the General & Marine Hospital, Collingwood in his 79th year.

Henry of Wasaga Beach, formerly of Brampton and Conception Bay South, beloved husband of Doreen (nee Diamond) for 50 years.

Loving father of Carol (Arne Backstrom) and Darlene Hart (Dwayne Wheeler).

Cherished Poppy of Jakob Backstrom and T.J. Fitzner.


HAWKINS, Frances Mary (nee Wilson) - Passed peacefully at Victoria Village in Barrie on Wednesday February 22, 2017 in her 90th year. 

Frances, predeceased by her husband Leslie, loving mother of Maureen Preston & her husband William of Peterborough and Allen Hawkins & his wife Dianna of Shanty Bay.

Loved grandmother of Heath (Chris-Anne), Brent (Susan), Alison (Paul), Jennifer (Craig), Kimberley (Luke), Melissa (Jason) & Amy (Andrew).


Gillett BarbGILLETT, Barbara Edna (nee Canning) - December 9, 1924 - February 22, 2017 - Passed away peacefully on February 22, 2017 at Sunset Manor, Collingwood at the age of 92.

Barbara of Collingwood, beloved wife of the late Stanley Kenneth.

Loving mother of Michael (Carol) of Thornbury, and predeceased by son Gregory.

Cherished grandmother to Nicole (Clint) of Vancouver, Christopher (Celina) of London, England, Gregory of Oakville & Paul (Sherry) of China and great grandma to Mathilda & Ethan.


BRUNNE, Betty Marie (Evans) - After a brief illness and surrounded by her loving family Betty went to be with her Lord in the wee hours of Wednesday, February 22, 2017.

She is survived by her husband  of 67 years Norman, her children; Barb (Charlie), Vicki (Brian), Dave (Marlene), Chris (Laura); 7 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren.

Betty and Norm lived in Uxbridge for over twenty years, before living on the river in beautiful Fenelon Falls. From Fenelon they moved to Stroud, for many quiet years. As time past they condensed their lives to apartments in Tollendale Village then to and currently Roberta Place, both in Barrie.


LaForge PamLAFORGE, Pamela Dawn Therese (nee Trombley) - Passed away before sunrise on Wednesday, February 22, 2017, she always was an early riser. Pam went peacefully with her husband David LaForge at her side, whom she kept organized, well-fed, and very busy for 43 years.

Predeceased by her parents Verna and D’Arcy Trombley.

Beloved sister of Sherwood Trombley and his wife Rosemary, the late Jane Trombley and her husband Allan Harrison, and her ally and advocate Gaye Trombley, Pam cherished her many nieces and nephews.


McEachern MargMCEACHERN, Margaret - Born at Bracebridge, Ontario on September 25, 1930, passed away at Huntsville, Ontario on February 22, 2017.

Cherished wife for 64 years of Morden, married June 14, 1952.

Beloved mother of George and his wife Linda Lee, Jeffrey and his wife Cathy.

Loving grandmother of Tiffany, Crystal & Trevor, Michelle & Neville, and Donuvin.


Maurer JohnMAURER, John - Passed away at the Soldiers' Memorial Hospital, Orillia on Wednesday February 22, 2016 at the age of 76 of R.R. #1, Coldwater.

Will be missed by his partner Zofia and by his friends.

Friends will be received at the Coldwater Funeral Home, Coldwater on Sunday February 26th from 2-5pm. Cremation to follow..



FAULKNER, Marjorie “Ruth” (nee Vent) - It is with great sadness we announce the passing of “Ruth”,  December7th 1931 to February 22, 2017 at Georgian Bay General Hospital after a long fought battle.

Ruth was a dedicated nurse for her entire career. She believed in community and was a volunteer for the Midland Reading Council and the VICARS Program. She was an avid reader, a very talented knitter, crocheter and a huge lover of birds and animals. She made the best chocolate chip cookies ever! Mom was a strong determined woman with a great sense of humour.


LEACH, Barbara Ann Mary (nee Barratte) - February 6, 1933 - February 22, 2017

The hummingbird flies. In the comfort of Hospice Simcoe, entered into the heavens of no confusion. 

Words cannot express the gratitude to all hospice staff and volunteers. 


Scoyy RandySCOTT, Randall 'Randy' - Passed away on Wednesday, February 22, 2017, just one day after his 66th birthday.

Randy had spent the day celebrating this milestone in one of the ways he loved best; outside in the fresh air skiing at Blue Mountain.

Randy and his wife of 42 years, Anita Scott, were enjoying a quiet drink together in the chalet they had rented for the occasion when he passed away. His last day was one that he thoroughly enjoyed.


Colby HughCOLBY, Hugh Robert - At age 88, of Barrie, Ontario passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 22, 2017.

Hugh was born July 23, 1928 in Chatham, Ontario. He was a talented athlete who mastered many sports but his first love was playing baseball. Hugh turned down a career in pro ball to attend The University of Western Ontario and after to marry his love, Margery in 1954.

The happy couple travelled throughout Ontario as Hugh advanced his career in management with Simpsons-Sears. 


Bilz JohnBILZ, John Harry - It is with great sadness that we advise of the death of John Harry Bilz at the Lady Isabelle Nursing Home in Trout Creek, Ontario on of February 22, 2017.

He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Elizabeth Anne Bilz.

His 2 fine sons, Mark Wesley John Bilz and his wife Charlene Bilz, of Burks Falls and Jody Thomas Bilz of Trout Creek.


Whalley LonnieWHALLEY, Lonnie Bruce Whalley - Born February 5,1980, passed away peacefully at his home on February 22,2017.

Beloved son of Murielle Whalley and Grandson of Merv and Ruth Fowler.

Lonnie will be missed by his Aunt Deb, Aunt Melinda, Uncle Merlin and their families; His girlfriend Nina Marchand, and his many friends throughout the community and at Community Living South Muskoka.


COOK, Gordon Norman - At the Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital on Wednesday February 22, 2017 in his 93rd year.

Gordon Cook of Orillia beloved husband of the late Anne Cook (nee Cripps) and the late Lila Maud Cook (nee Cross).

Loving father of Norma Cook (Gary) and James Cook (Kerrie).

Loving grandfather of Jason, Crystal (Vance), Jeffery, Samantha and Jackson.


THIFFAULT, Gertude Anne (Durette) - Passed away peacefully at Georgian Manor with her husband by her side on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at the age of 86. 

Cherished wife of Frank for over 52 years. 

Gertie will be sadly missed by her extended family and friends. 

Special thanks to the nurses and staff of Georgian Manor for their care and compassion during a difficult time.


BROOKES, Luella Rae - With sadness we say goodbye to a great lady who will be missed by many. Luella Rae Brookes born at her family farm in Lefroy on August 10, 1916, passed away peacefully in Newmarket on Wednesday, February 22, 2017.

Luella is preceded in death by her husband Harry, stepson Peter, sister Jean, brother Stuart, sister-in-law Grace, brother-in-law Temple and niece Helen.


AYTON-LEE, Daniel William - October 10, 1980 - February 22, 2017 - "Gone Fishing" On February 22, 2017 Daniel lost his battle with cancer at the age of 36.

He was an avid fisherman since childhood and was often seen on the banks of the Noisy River.

Dan was truly a Tom Sawyer at heart.


Wade RobertWADE, Robert - Passed away peacefully at Hospice Simcoe on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 after a long and hard fought battle with cancer, in his 65th year.

Rob leaves behind his loving partner Margo, daughters Corinne (Mark), Christine and Katlynd.

Loving grandfather to Jacob, Tyler and Adam. Uncle to Elizabeth (Jeff), Christopher, Brent, Michael, Madison, Rob and Beth.


De Vera ErlindaDE VERA, Erlinda - Passed away peacefully at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, Barrie on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at the age of 60.

Loving wife of Manuel De Vera.

Cherished Mom of Christine (Jance), Kathlyn (Jarrod), Jennifer and Noelle.

Adored Lola of Nicolas, Charles, Nora, and Xander.


HILLIARD, Gwendolen 'Gwen' - With sadness we are announcing the passing of Gwen Hilliard at Raglan Village in Collingwood on Tuesday February 21, 2017 surrounded by the love of her family.

Gwen was predeceased by her husband, A N E (Bill) Hilliard who passed away in 1992.

She is survived by her son Nigel and his wife Donna and their two daughters, Mary Alexandra Killackey (Jamie) and Heather Hilliard as well as two great grandchildren Kaitlyn and Myles.


CHECHOCK, Carol - After a courageous battle with cancer Carol passed away on February 21, 2017.

Loving Mother to Casey (Matt) and Kris.

Proud Nan to Nwaahtin, Ethan, Lelend, Carley Rae, Dallas and Tavia.

Survived by her sister Joan Hendricks (Larry).