Blackman JackBLACKMAN, Philip John 'Jack'- At age 84, passed away Monday May 29, 2017 as a result of heart disease, surrounded by family.

Jack had a vibrant faith in the gospel and the Saviour it proclaims. If you asked him, it wasn’t so  much that he found Christ, but that Christ found him. His faith rolled on deeply in the lives of his children and grandchildren. For this he claims more joy than credit.

He leaves his wife of almost 60 years Katherine Elizabeth (Shields) Blackman; his son Philip (Pamela) Blackman; his daughter Nancy (Darryl) Crocker; his son John (Janine) Blackman;  his 11 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.


TODD, Kenneth Charles - Passed away with his family by his side following a lengthy battle with cancer on Monday, May 29, 2017 at the age of 85.

Predeceased by his loving wife Edna (nee Dupuis) in 2003. 

Survived by his cherished children Eric (Cynthia), Claire Spicer and Keith. 

He will be by missed by his nieces and nephews. 


Delemere JudyDELEMERE, Judith - Passed away peacefully at Campbell House Hospice, Collingwood, on Sunday May 28, 2017 in her 75th year.

Beloved sister of Paul (Karen) Delemere, Janet Sheridan, Joanne Janes, John Delemere, and the late Thomas and Gregory.

Loving daughter of the late Alphonse and Elizabeth Delemere.

Dear aunt of Noah, Brendan, Stephen, Jessica and Daniel.


Rhodes IleneRHODES, Mabel 'Ilene' (Sutton)  - Passed away on May 28, 2017.

She was born to Mabel & Elmer Sutton in New Liskeard on August 19, 1932. She attended New Liskeard Public & High Schools, and graduated from Hamilton General Hospital as a Registered Nurse. She nursed in New Liskeard and was active in the Baptist Church youth work.

In 1958 she married Don Rhodes and moved to Deep River. They had 3 children there and in 1965 moved to Mississauga where Don worked at the AECL Research Centre.


Grimley KenGRIMLEY, Kenneth Austin - July 26, 1930 - May 28, 2017 - It is with great sadness the family announces the peaceful passing of Kenneth Grimley at his home on Sunday the 28th, just two months shy of his 87th birthday.

Beloved husband of the late Gwen of 60 years.

Loving father of Brenda Knight, Denise Grimley, Margaret Moniz (Carlos), Brian Grimley, Jacqueline Butchers (Terry) and Michael Grimley (Jacquie).

Loved brother of Nancy Broschell, Evelyn Jefferies (predeceased) and Doug Grimley (predeceased).


Michael JoesphineMICHAEL, Josephine M. - It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our mom, Josephine Michael of Barrie. Mom, in her 94th year, was called Home to our Lord on Sunday, May 28, 2017.

Predeceased by her loving husband Maywood.

Adored mom of Gary (Bev) of Alliston, Andrea of Barrie, Stephen of Barrie, James (Christine) of Cranberry PA, and Wayne (Lisa) of Barrie.

Cherished Sitee to Sue (Colleen), Cheri (Will), Andrew (Joelle), Marc (Julia), Matthew (Camille), Sheena (Victor), Mac, Mikayla, Joshua, Jeffery and Zachary.


Warren LesWARREN, Les - Born at Derby, England on June 11, 1935. passed away at Huntsville, Ontario on May 28, 2017.

Beloved husband of  Patricia.

Loving father of Rob (Joan), Lesley, Deb (Doug) and Jennifer (Ilana).

Cherished grandfather of Rebecca, Leo and Charlie.

Dear brother of Rob (Stephanie) Warren and Rachel (Ray) Warren Chadd.


Barrie FranBARRIE, Elizabeth “Frances” (nee Leblanc) - Passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 28, 2017 at Victoria Village in Barrie in her 98th year.

Beloved wife of the late Nat Barrie who pre-deceased Frances in 2011. 

Loving mother of Sylvia (Larry), Keith (Sue) and Kevin (Christine). 

Cherished grandmother of Shane, Nat, Lance, JoeDee, Anthony, Tyler and Presley. 

Frances is survived by many great grandchildren and extended family.


Rootes WaltROOTES, Walter Leonard - Passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side, at his home on May 27,2017.

Beloved husband of Rose (nee Lamb).

Loving father of Linda (John), Margie (Craig), Debbie (the late Scott), and Jim.

He was a proud, loving and much loved grandfather and great grandfather.

Walter was first a strong family man, he was also a successful businessman in the graphic supply industry and president of L + R Graphic Supply Inc.


LAURIN, Shirley Marie (née Brooks) - Passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at the Georgian Bay General Hospital, Midland on Saturday, May 27, 2017 at the age of 87.

Beloved wife for 62 years of the late Mathieu "Mike" Laurin.

Loving mother of Micheal "Robes" (Heather), David (Donna), Mary Clarke (John), Peter, Betty Ann Robitaille (Danny), Peggy Lou (Paul Bertram) and Allan (Roger).


Lamb ArthurLAMB, Arthur Bailey - In his 93rd year, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Saturday, May 27th, 2017, at the Leacock Nursing Home.

Arthur, of Ramara Township, beloved husband of Grace (nee Bickell) of 65 years.

Loving father of Fred (Marilyn) of Barrie, Karen (Bruce Bartlet) of Niagara, and Robert of Orillia.

Predeceased by son Barry (2006), and brothers Russell (1943), Melville (1979), Roy (1967) and sister Hilda (2004).

Loving grandfather of Christopher, Rebecca, Scott, Jacob, Stephanie and Cassandra.


MCGRATH, Nancy - Suddenly on Saturday May 27, 2017 at the age of 38.

Dear daughter of Patricia Gooderham and Michael D. McGrath.

Loving mother of Alex, MacKenzie, Lucas, and Chase.

Brother of Michael J. McGrath.

Fondly remembered by her many Aunts, Uncles, other relatives and friends.


Osborne RogerOSBORNE, Roger Gordon - Member of Equity Lodge # 659 AF & AM. Life member of the Scottish Rite Valley of Barrie and member of the Orillia Shrine Club. Passed away peacefully at the Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital on Saturday May 27, 2017.

Predeceased by his parents WJ Earl & Freda of Windsor.

Loving husband to Betty Jean (nee Cruddas) his wife of 48 years.

He is survived by his wife Betty Anne, his son Dan (Anne) of Oro-Medonte and his son Jeff (Laura) of Stamford.


Walker BobWALKER, Robert Bruce - Passed away peacefully at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie on May 27, 2017 in his 91st year.

Bob was the loved husband of the late Claire Bryan and dear friend and companion of Louise Clatworthy.

Dear father of Shirley and her husband Steve, Gary and his wife Shirley, Susan and Tyler, and Trisha and George.

Loving and proud grandpa of Brittany and her husband Ed, Nick and his wife Julie, Cara and her husband Colin, Mike, Kyle, Kristen and Steve, Coltenn and Alaric, and Scotty.


Griffith MaryGRIFFITH, Mary Allen 'Molly' (Gray) - Born on December 20, 1942 in Falkirk, Scotland to Peter and Mary Gray, passed away on Saturday, May 27, 2017 at home surrounded by love.

Molly leaves her grieving husband of 55 years Bill, children Travis (Ann) Griffith and Cindy (Peter) Peacock. 

Loving Nana to Allyson, Madeleine and Bennett Griffith, Kelsey, Connor and Brady Peacock. 

Predeceased by Robert (Helen) Gray and survived by Davina (Ted) Wilmot and Gibson (Diane) Gray.


MILLS, William "Bill"  — Passed away peacefully at Victoria Village Long Term Care in Barrie on Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 86 years of age.

Loving husband of the late Marilyn (nee Bryce) and beloved father of Barbara Legault (husband Art), Brenda Duquette and Karen Van Wart.


Osborne DorisOSBORNE, Doris Helena (nee Birdsey) - WWII - Born May 28, 1925 in London, England, passed away surrounded by her family on May 24, 2017, in Collingwood.

Doris was small but mighty, having been a Veteran of WWII, with the Auxiliary Territorial Service of the British Army.

After moving to Canada, she enjoyed a career in Retail Management.

She and her husband Pat shared a lifetime of memories with her 4 children (Chris, Sue, Ian and Mike), and her 9 grandchildren (Jeff, Meghan, Craig, Hilary, Andrew, Nicole, Christopher, Kathi and Kimmi) and her many great-grandchildren.


Crawford BruceCRAWFORD, Bruce D. - Passed away at Hospice Simcoe, Barrie on Friday, May 26, 2017.

Beloved husband of 53 years to Sandra (Gill).

Loving father of Andy (Carole) Crawford, Lisa (Rob) Chambers and Gill Crawford (Anne Marie).

Proud Grandad of Britney (Casey) McNutt, Tyler (Britney) Crawford, Kelsey and Brynn Chambers and Great Grandad to Brycen Crawford.


Little MarjLITTLE, Marjorie Marie - Passed away peacefully on Friday, May 26, 2017, at The Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre in Barrie, in her 98th year.

Pre-deceased by her husband William E. Little.

Cherished mother of Edward Little (Jan), Kristine Ongaro and pre-deceased by her son Kevin Little.

Loving grandmother of Jason Little, Ryan Little, Colin Little and Dana Ongaro.


Moreland BridgetMORELAND, Bridget (nee Dawson) - Passed away peacefully at the Coleman Care Centre in Barrie on Friday, May 26, 2017 in her 78 year.

Loving mother of Lorraine Armstrong (Wayne), Gerald (Claudia) and Maureen (Stephen).

Dear grandmother of Stephanie (Serguei), Sean, Brenden and great-grandmother of Tatyanna and Sasha.

Bridget will be sadly missed by her partner Arthur as well as her extended family.


Boland WendyBOLAND, Wendy - Died at her home in Bracebridge, on May 26, 2017. She was 63 years old.

Survived by her loving children Shelley Page (Jamie) and Mike Boland (Mandy).

She is the proud grandmother of Keano Stewart, Jalen Page, Braedon Page, Carter Boland, Ethan Boland and Reid Boland.

Dearest sister to Gerry Noble (Jen) and Linda Noble.


Chard ShirleyCHARD, Shirley Jean - Passed away peacefully at home in Sebright with her family by her side on Friday May 26, 2017 in her 85th year.

Beloved wife of the late Robert Chard.

Loving mother of Brad Chard (Michele).

Cherished grandmother of Vanessa, Stephanie, and Robert; great grandmother of Katlyn, Jozef, Kristopher, Izabella, and Ezmae.


Young DarinYOUNG, Darin - It is with heavy hearts that we announce the loss of a beloved son, brother, godfather, grandson, uncle, nephew, cousin and friend to many. Darin passed away suddenly at home on May 26, 2017 at the age of 49.

He is pre-deceased by his mother Lind.

He will be sadly missed by his father Jim (Karen), sister Lori, grandmother Yvonne MacLachlan and his much-loved, extended Sheppard family.


FETTERLY, Susan Joanne - Passed away on Friday, May 26, 2017, at the South Muskoka Memorial Hospital, in Bracebridge.

Loving mother of Curtis Fetterly (Tracey Ward) and Kylie Fetterly.

Grandmother of Terryan. Dear sister of Marilyn Rogers (Richard) and Bryan Seymour (Nancy).


BLAIR, Tom - Passed away peacefully with his family by his side at the Georgian Bay General Hospital, Midland on May 26, 2017 in his 56th year.

Tom Blair of Midland, beloved father of Kyle, Stephanie and Matthew.

Loving grandfather of Olivia.

He will be fondly remembered by his brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews.


Canning IreneCANNING, Irene Dorothy (nee Ashman) - Longtime fellow of the Gospel Hall, passed away peacefully with family at her side at the Errinrung Nursing Home, Thornbury on Friday May 26, 2017 in her 97th year.

Beloved wife of the late Graydon Canning.

Loving mother of Paul Canning (Sue) of P.E.I., Joan predeceased, Wayne predeceased (Linda & Patricia) of Collingwood, Greg predeceased (Jill) of Collingwood.