GIFFEN, Maureen (Gahagan) - Passed away peacefully with her loving family by her side at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, Barrie on Monday March 20, 2017.

Maureen Giffen at the age of 56, loving wife and best friend of Jim Giffen.

Daughter of Beverly and the late Bernard (Doc) Gahagan DVM.

Step mother of Karen (Adam) Bertrand, Julie Giffen (Jason Shurr), Stacey Giffen (Aran Minogue) and Kelly Giffen.


Davis JeanetteDAVIS, Jeannette Cecile - Passed away peacefully after a brief illness at the Orillia Soldiers Memorial Hospital on March 20, 2017 in her 83rd year.

She now holds hands in heaven with the love of her life, her husband Richard “Dick” Davis.

Jeannette came into this world to parents John Baptiste Gagnon and Dorothy Etta Salt.

Her playground as a child was the Georgian Bay, its beautiful shores around Parry Sound and the little village of Depot Harbor on Parry Island. She and her big brother Johnny cruised the shorelines in their beloved “Putt-Putt”.


Fenton RayFENTON, Raymond Parr - Passed away peacefully at Roberta Place, Barrie, at the age of 82, on Monday, March 20, 2017 after a battle with Parkinson's.

Beloved husband of Ivy (Garratt) for nearly 60 years.

Sadly missed by daughter Laura (Richard) and son Mark (Diana).

Loving Grandpa of Alexandra (Joe), Emily (Andrew), Chilyn and Taryn.


GEROUX, John Mervin - Former chief of Shawanaga First Nation, passed away peacefully at Health Sciences North, Sudbury, on Monday, March 20, 2017. Age 64 years.

Loving father of Jonathan, and Candace (David Pawis).

Husband of Maryanne Geroux (nee: Misquadis).

Cherished Papa of Shane, Brianna, Destiny, and Carissa.


SZAKALL, Sandor - It is with great sadness that Elizabeth announces the passing of her beloved husband Sandor Szakall on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at the Muskoka Shores Nursing Home in Gravenhurst.

Sandor was in his 86th year.

Beloved brother to Nuco, Frank, Magda, Isabell, Peter, Attila, Miklos, and Victor.


Claridge MarilynCLARIDGE, Marilyn Harriet - Passed away at the South Muskoka Memorial Hospital in Bracebridge, on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at age 69.

Beloved wife of Harry Ronald Claridge of Bracebridge and the late James Stewart Purves.

Loving mother of Dawn Bissonette (Peter), Scott Purves (Millie Williams) and the late Arron Purves.

Proud grandmother of Marcel, Amberle, Gibson, Dylan, Kylie, Dexon, Crystal, Jeremy & Jamie.


THOMPSON, Ronald Chester 'Ron' - Formerly of Waverley, passed away suddenly on Sunday March 19, 2017 at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre in Barrie at the age of 83.

Ron will be greatly missed by his children Dianne (Andy) Reynolds of Barrie, Lisa Thompson of Elmvale and Steven (Heather) Thompson of Orr Lake. 

Dear Grandpa and Poppy to grandchildren, Ronnie, Alesha, Amy-Marie and Christopher.


WONFOR, Ethel Susie Maud - Passed away peacefully at Grove Park Home, Barrie, on Sunday March 19, 2017 in her 86th year.

Survived by her loving children Susan Cain (Don), John Wonfor, Karen Lane (Frank) and Andrew (Lisa).

Predeceased by daughter Amanda Wonfor.

Ethel will be greatly missed by her many cherished grandchildren and great-grandchildren.


Wendels BenWENDELS, Bernardinus Connelus 'Ben' - Passed peacefully at home in Oro Medonte on Sunday March 19, 2017 in his 61st year. 

Ben, loving husband to Linda, will be sadly missed by his children Kyle (Ally Kingsbury), Lindsey, and Curtis, by his grandchildren Zoey and Casey, by his mother Johanna and her companion George, by his sisters Helena Saunders and Agnes (David) Dickson, by his nephews Adam and Dustin, and by his four legged friend Smokey. 

Ben was a friend and helping hand to all who knew him. 


MOORE, Phyllis 'Kaye' - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our precious Phyllis on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 12:50 a.m.She succumbed from complications after a fall at her home in Corunna. She died peacefully at Bluewater Health. Phyllis was in her 110th year and enjoying good health.

Phyllis was born in Bracebridge, Ontario to John Byron Kaye and Charlotte Eliza (Leith) Kaye on November 6, 1907.

She was the last remaining member of a family of ten children.


FARRANCE, Thomas Hall - Peacefully at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre at the age of 85.

Beloved husband of Sheila.

Father of Donna Austin (Bill) and Peter Farrace (Cheryl).

Sadly missed by his grandchildren Matthew Austin (Hangju), Michael Austin (Katy), Laura Austin and Marie Farrance.


Wozniak StellaWOZNIAK, Stanislawa 'Stella' - Passed away peacefully at Hospice Simcoe, Barrie on Saturday March 18, 2017.

Stella Wozniak of Barrie was in her 92nd year.

Beloved wife of the late Franciszek (Frank) Wozniak.

Loving mother of Henry Wozniak (Sharon) of Barrie, Stefan Wozniak (Sheila) of Clairmont, Alberta and Christine Flannigan (Sean) of Ajax.


Parent RogerPARENT, Roger 'Pappy ' - Of New Lowell, ON passed away peacefully at Caressant Care Nursing Home, Lindsay on Saturday, March 18, 2017, in his 83rd year.

Beloved Husband of the late Angela.

Loving Father of Barry (Janet), Rick and Bonnie (George).

Cherished Grandfather of Jeffery (Sarah) and Andrew.


Matthews PriscillaMATTHEWS, Priscilla - Passed away peacefully on Saturday March 18, 2017 at Campbell House Hospice at the age of 93.

Priscilla, beloved wife of the late James.

Loving mother of Philip, Paul (Deb) and Dean (Kim) and forever cherished grandmother of Tiffany will be deeply missed.

Survived and remembered by sisters Pat (England), Elaine (Toronto) and June (Wales).


Maheu AndyMAHEU, Andrew Joseph - Passed away at home with his family by his side on Saturday March 18, 2017, at the age of 68 years after a courageous 15 month battle with brain cancer. 

Loving father of Tammy Haines (Darren), Timothy (Ania), Andrea,Danielle and Spencer (Sarah).

Loved Pépère Andy of Mycha, Ella, Hunter and Olivia.

He will be sadly missed by the mother of his children Pauline Maheu. 


Wilkes BillWILKES, William George St.John - Died peacefully at the South Muskoka Memorial Hospital in Bracebridge, on Saturday, March 18, 2017, in his 94th year.

Beloved husband of the late Ann Wilkes.

Loving father of Claudia Collins (Shaun) and Adele Berchtold (the late Peter).

Proud grandfather of Kyle Collins (Morwenna), Adrienne Berchtold and Kevin Berchtold (Jacqueline).


Stafford AllanSTAFFORD, Allan Gregory - Passed at home in Orillia on Saturday March 18, 2017 in his 49th year. 

Allan will be sadly missed by his brother James (Jennifer), his sister Rosanna, his niece Maddie and nephews Matthew

and Anthony, by his companion Jodi Cox, by his four legged companions Kole, Chomper, and Dennis, and by his church

and SPCA families. 


FORTIN, Robert Fortin - Passed away peacefully on Saturday March 18, 2017 at the Collingwood Nursing Home.

Predeceased by his partner Bruce Anderson (2012).

As per his wishes cremation has taken place.



MCKAY, Alan McKenzie - September 17, 1930 - March 18, 2017.

A celebration of life will be held on Sunday April 2, 2017 from 2 pm until 4 pm at the W. John Thomas Funeral Home, Alliston, ON.



HERRON, Ruby - Of Kearney, September 24, 1935 - March 18, 2017, suddenly at Huntsville District Memorial Hospital on Saturday March 18, 2017.

Ruby Herron, beloved wife of Earl Herron, was in her 82nd year.

Loving mother of Dianne Dziwani and the late Douglas Dziwani.

Proud grandmother of Melissa (Doug) and great grandmother of Averi.


Pandke JeanPANDKE, Jennie 'Jean' Rosemary (nee Allen) - Passed away March 18, 2017 at Woodingford Lodge, Ingersoll in her 80th year.

Predeceased by husband Edward, August 27, 2016; parents Harry Stanley and Agnes Jennie (nee Benson) and brother William.

Dearest mother of Jennie (Jim) Palmer of Ingersoll, Yvonne (Larry) Pandke-Wilkens of Stittsville, Karen Pandke of Yellowknife NWT, Stephen Pandke of Ingersoll, Monica Pandke of Yellowknife NWT, Allen Pandke of Cold Lake Alberta, and Erika Pandke of Fort Smith NWT.


Blakey JohnBLAKEY, John Edward - Died suddenly on Friday March 17, 2017 at the Errinrung Retirement Home, Thornbury in his 70th year.

Ed of Stayner, beloved husband of Betty (nee Tyson) for 48 years.

Loving father of Steven and his wife Rashmi and Sheri and her husband Mike Walter.

Cherished grandpa of Marissa and Ethan Walter and Ashley Blakey.


Kerr FredKERR, Fred - Born at Renfrew, Ontario on March 27, 1966, passed away at Huntsville, Ontario on March 17, 2017.

Beloved fiance of Michaelea Lynn Smith.

Loving father of Mya Lynn Milea Kerr-Smith, and stepfather of Teagan Mateo Kemp-Smith.

Dear brother of Wanda (Dale McCumber), Jackie Kerr, Randy (Stephanie), and Andy.


Canning SylviaCANNING, Barbara “Sylvia” - A life worthy of the history books. On March 17 2017, “Nanny” passed away peacefully at Bay Haven nursing home in Collingwood, Ontario surrounded by her devoted daughter and son, Beverly McMaster and Gordon Canning.

The Sylvia Canning story begins on April 19, 1921 in London, England. She was born to parents Herbert “Bertie” and Alice Mabel Ainger. Bertie was a butler who served 8 British prime ministers, including Winston Churchill, making him privy to top secret war time talk. Sylvia had 4 siblings, Joan (deceased), Gordon (deceased), Ken and Janet. WWII would profoundly shape the family’s life and Sylvia’s in so many ways. At 15 she went to work in a government factory building bombs.


Powell WallyPOWELL, William Wallace “Wally” - Passed away on Friday, March 17, 2017 at Mill Creek Care Centre in his 92nd year.

Beloved husband of the late Patricia Powell. 

Dear father of Tom Powell (Shawn), Jane Lander (Brandon) and the late Steve Powell. 

Cherished grandfather to Quinn, Cameron, Dylan, Kelsey, Stephanie and Jordan and great grandchildren Noah and Lily.

Wally’s sterling devotion to his family and his quick wit were an inspiration to all who knew him. A very kind, thoughtful man, he was the true essence of a gentleman.  Wally will be dearly missed.


Sovereign JoanSOVEREIGN, Joan Margaret - Safe In The Arms of Jesus, passed peacefully at Trillium Manor, Orillia on March 17, 2017, in her 80th year.

Predeceased by husband Warren Sovereign.

Loving Mother of Cindy Allinson (Gary), Tim Sovereign (Linda), Carson Sovereign (Yvonne), Peter Sovereign (Sherrie) and James Sovereign (Barb).

Foster mom of Eileen, Maggie and Marie.