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McKnight KevinMCKNIGHT, Kevin - Born at Newmarket, Ontario on July 24, 1957, passed away at Huntsville, Ontario on April 19, 2017.

Beloved husband of Carrie. Married February 4, 1978.

Loving father of Christopher (Tara) and Karen (Greg).

Cherished grandfather of Jacob, Ariana, Kaila, and Isabelle.

Beloved son of Shirley and the late Russell.

 

Burke BethBURKE, Beth Ann (nee Mackinnon) - Beth passed away in Barrie Ontario, on April 19, 2017.

She was a sweetheart from her birth, born February 14, 1936 in Sydney, Nova Scotia. At the age of 19, she moved to Toronto where she met a handsome ballroom dancer and upholsterer, Gordon Burke, who soon after became her husband.

She hoped to pursue a career as a singer, but instead began having children very soon after her marriage, and brought music into the lives of their 9 beautiful children, Jimmy Dillon, Cecilia Burke, Paul Burke, Danny Dillon, Valerie Burke, Ed Burke, Mary Dillon & Patricia Burke who went on to have families of their own, with tens of wonderful grandchildren that Beth was extremely proud of.

 

Barnes AubreyBARNES, Aubrey Henry Bruce - It is with great sadness that the Barnes family announces the passing of Aubrey Barnes at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie, on Wednesday, April 19, 2017.

Aubrey Barnes at 69years of age.

He will be forever loved and missed by Maryann (Casey), Sara, Scott, Faith, Grace, T.J. and Harmony.

Beloved brother to Elva Rayner, Carole Foley, Janie Bradford (Bill Cannon) and Pat Cousins all of Gravenhurst, Roger Barnes (Irene) of Orillia and Debra Wickett (Thomas Ryan) of Newfoundland.

 

Sheridan DickSHERIDAN, Richard "Dick" - Dick Sheridan has officially retired. When asked when he was going to retire, Dick would always say that they would know he had retired when his name showed up in the obituaries. After a long and courageous fight to stay on this side of life, on April 19th 2017, Richard rejoined his beautiful wife, Phyllis, who left us last April.

Dick and Phyllis were married for over 64 years and leave behind a lifetime of family and friends, whom they cherished and supported throughout their lives together.

Richard was extraordinarily proud of his six treasured children: Monica, Timothy (deceased), Paul, Patrick, Mary Lisa and Joseph, and their partners Rob, Joni, Jenny, Hans and Gino.

 

DICKS, Ernie - Suddenly at Royal Victoria Hospital on Wednesday April 19, 2017 in his 85th year.

Son of the late Ernest and Amy.

Beloved husband of the late Jean and special friend of Glenna Hoddy.

Loving father of Judi (Terry) Campbell and step father of Michael Rate (Robyn), and Pat Beek (Wayne).

Cherished grandfather of Scott (Aimee), Bobbi Jo (Brian), Phil (Melissa) and Adam.

 

Harpley DarleneHARPLEY, Darlene (nee Smith) - Peacefully at her residence in Orillia, on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at the age of 80 years.

Darlene Harpley, beloved wife of the late Russell Harpley.

Dear mother of Kathy Elliott (John Mombourquette) and Nana of Amanda May (Joseph Farrokh) and Sarah Lynn (Taylor Dunning) and Johnny William.

Predeceased by her son Daniel James Harpley.

 

Bresselers ElaineBRUSSELERS, Elaine Mary - The Brusselers family is heartbroken to announce the death of their beloved wife and mother on April 18, 2017.

Elaine Brusselers, a world traveler, devoted to art, opera and books.

 

Holloway SheldonHOLLOWAY, Sheldon Hillman - Passed away in Bracebridge on Wednesday, April 18, 2017 at the age of 84.

Beloved husband of the late Margaret (Dunbar).

Beloved father of Cathy Morrow (fiancé William) and son Bill Holloway (fiancé Kerri).

Grandfather of Denise (Shawn), Derek (Deanna), Taylor and Morgyn.

Great-grandfather to Noelle.

 

Herron SusanHERRON, Susan Jane - It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Susan Jane Herron, peacefully at Campbell House Hospice in Collingwood, Ontario in her 74th year on Monday, April 17, 2017.

Beloved wife of Larry for 47 years. Loving mother of Peter and his wife Suzanne.

Proud Gramma to Bailey, Jane, Hunter, Emily and Rachel. Sister-in-law to Dianne (Donnie) Phillips and aunt to Mathew Phillips (Ally).

Daughter-in-law of Leona Herron and the late Austin Herron.

 

YOUNG, Sam - Long time employee of Boston Chinese Restaurant, passed away peacefully at Lakeland Long Term Care, on Monday, April 17, 2017. Age 86 years.

Dear father of Donald, Peter, and the late Betty (Nigel).

Fondly remembered by his sisters Lois and her daughter Ruth; Ming; and by her brother Wayne and his wife Lucia and their children.

Dear brother-in-law of Reva Young and her children: Richard, Rob and his wife Cindy, Vivian and her husband Steve, and Vera and her husband Greg.

 

Bell SusanBELL, Susan Joan - With broken hearts we announce that Sue died peacefully surrounded by her family on Monday April 17, 2017 at the Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto at the age of 43.

Sue, of Wasaga Beach, will be forever loved by her husband Len Bruno, her father Howard (Helen), siblings Debbie (Mike Bourque), Lynda (Mike Rideout) and Jim (Susan) Bell, nieces Melissa, Michelle and Caitlyn and her great nephew Aiden.

 

Tarvydas TedTARVYDAS, Tadas “Ted” - Passed away suddenly at his home on Monday April 17, 2017 at the age of 89.

Ted of Wasaga Beach, formerly of Mississauga, beloved husband of the late Doreen Tarvydas.

Loving father of Stasys “Stan” Tarvydas and his wife Chris and Elaina and her husband Doug Clemmens.

Dear grandfather of Scott, Stephanie (Ryan Loughran), Adam (Agatha) and Andrew.

Great-grandfather of Tyson and Owen.

 

Cook FinlayCOOK, Finlay Hamilton - February 9, 1941 - April 17, 2017 - Finlay passed away suddenly and peacefully at the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital.

He was born and lived in Collingwood most of his life. In 1970 he married the love of his life, Velma Zehr. Together they both enjoyed an active life of skiing, travelling, hiking, gardening, sailing and reading.

Finlay was a great supporter of Velma's musical activities and All Saints’ Anglican Church. After graduating from Waterloo Lutheran University he taught school for a brief time, dabbled in entrepreneurial activities and was a long term employee of Goodyear Canada in Collingwood.

 

Bonia AvaBONIA, Ava Ruth - Passed away suddenly at Toronto General Hospital on Monday April 17, 2017 at the age of 52.

Ava, beloved wife of Reg Mulhall.

Loving daughter of Helen Snake-Bonia.

Loved sister of Donna, Ferlin (Dale) and the late John Snake.

 

Fraser KayFRASER, Kathleen 'Kay' (nee Watson) - Passed peacefully Monday April 17, 2017 at Champlain Manor Orillia in her 96th year.

Kay was born April 12th 1922 to the late Arthur and Sarah (Orr) Watson in Moonstone.

Kay was the beloved wife of the late Russell Fraser.

Much loved mother of Donald (Danny) predeceased and wife Bonnie, Orillia; Jane and husband Gheri Celin-Montreal, Gregory-Orillia, Mark and Dale-Hamilton.

 

Mighton EnidMIGHTON, Enid Marilyn Harris (nee Coombes) - Enid passed away peacefully at home on Monday April 17, 2017.

Enid was born January 8, 1935 on the Coombes family farm in Stirling, Ontario. She was the eldest in a family of seven children. The dairy farm was built by her father and run by hard work and love.

Enid attended Teachers'College in Peterborough and completed her bachelor's degree at the University of Toronto years later. She began her elementary teaching career at the age of 19 in a rural school near the farm. Enid was a Scarborough teacher for 35 years and retired in 1990.

 

Clarke EvaCLARKE, Eva Luella May (nee Brunson) - Peacefully, at home, Orillia, on Monday, April 17, 2017, in her 90th year.

Eva Clarke, beloved wife of the late Richard Joseph Clarke.

Loving mother of Dianne (Donald) Wilcox of Collingwood, John (Brenda), Mary (Benard) Hill, Al (Penny) all of Orillia, Patricia (Dennis) Hill of Prices Corners, Lorraine (Robert) Postles of Toronto, George (Laurel), James (Laura), Charles (Tammy), Les (Natilie), Loretta (predeceased) all of Orillia.

 

McFadden BrianMCFADDEN, Brian Gordon - Former employee of the City of Barrie, passed away peacefully at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre in Barrie on Monday, April 17, 2017 in his 66th year.

Beloved husband of the late Cathy.

Loving father of Kevin of Peterborough.

Dear brother of Ted McFadden (Judy) of Barrie.

 

WATKINSON, Robert Aylmer 'Rob' - Passed away peacefully, with family at his side, at the West Parry Sound Health Centre on Monday, April 17, 2017. Age 74 years.

Loving father of Sandra Watkinson; and Nancy and her husband Trevor Hall.

Cherished "Pa" of Kurtis, Mac, and Ellie; Kendra, Madison, and Brayden.

Dearly missed by Billy-Joe and Camper.

 

LESPERANCE, Basil Joseph Pierre - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Basil on Monday April 17, 2017 at the Georgian Bay General Hospital at the age of 77 years.

Beloved husband of the late Lorraine Lesperance (née Deschamps).

Loving father of David (Leanne), Lisa (Nick DiCenso) and the late Ronald.

Cherished grandfather of Jason, Kristy, Ashley, Travis, Brent, Steven, Bryana, Trisha, Samantha and great grandfather of Natalie, Riley and Kaida.

 

Beercroft MargoBEECROFT, Margo Kim (nee Heaslip) - A loyal member of Heritage Baptist Church.  Margo passed away peacefully on Monday, April 17, 2017 at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre in Barrie at the age of 62. 

Beloved wife of Harvey Beecroft. 

Loving mother of Jason (Melissa) Price, Trevor Price and Josh Price (Cara). 

Cherished grandmother of Caleb and Isaac. 

Survived by her mother Margaret Heaslip.

 

Jones MikeJONES, Michael 'Mike' - Was born on June 8, 1960 in Scarborough, Ontario. He passed away peacefully on April 17, 2017.

Loving husband of Gloria Bastedo.

Mike is survived by his mother Joan, late father Joseph Jones and his 6 brothers and sisters, Donna (Finbarr), Joanne (Gavin), Danny (Carine), Brian (late Sherry), Tom (Shelagh) and Tina (Rob).

Always remembered by son Andrew (Nicole) and beloved godmother, Rhea.

 

Bouchard DeltaBOUCHARD, Delta Erie - Passed away peacefully at The Pines in Bracebridge on Easter Monday April 17, 2017 in her 87th year.

Daughter of the late Isaac and Alice Waldriff.

Beloved wife of the late Fred Kent and Ernest Bouchard.

Loving mother of Robert, Sharon (Bill),Carolyn,Christine (Steve), and Arthur.

 

POWELL, Donald Thomas - Passed away suddenly at Stevenson Memorial Hospital Alliston on Sunday April 16, 2017 in his 95th year.

Beloved husband of Dorothy Powell.

Dear Father of Donna (Thomas Pickens), Ron Powell (Marie).

Step Dad to Lynda (John Vanderkodi), Jim Walsh (Sandra), Debbie (Dave Bodemer), Robert Walsh (Monica).

 

Pigden TedPIGDEN, Edward 'Ted' Arthur - Former elementary school teacher and principal, longtime member of Westminster Presbyterian Church, passed away at Hospice Simcoe in Barrie in his 86 year on Sunday, April 16, 2017.

Ted was an avid fisherman and golfer, and excelled as a third baseman in his younger days. Ted was born in Tweed, Ontario and was raised on the family dairy farm in Madoc, Ontario. After attending normal school he started his teaching career in a one room schoolhouse outside of Norwood, Ontario.

Relocating to Barrie in 1957 with Lois Winnifred Pigden, he had a lengthy career as a teacher and principal at CFB Borden, retiring in 1989.

 

HarperHARPER, John Edward Alexander 'Jack' - Passed away in Orangeville, Ontario on Sunday, April 16, 2017.

For now we see through a glass darkly but then Face to Face. Jack is now face to face with his Saviour and Lord, Jesus Christ.

Jack grew up in a loving family of five in Toronto, graduated from the University of Toronto and become a teacher. He served in the Canadian Armed Forces as a medic, marrying his beloved Frances while still a soldier in February of 1945.