Passed away peacefully at the Huntsville District Memorial Hospital on Monday, March 18, 2019 in her 42nd year.
Gerri-Lee was the loving daughter of David and her late mother Yvonne Nunn (Green). Sister of Crystal Nunn and her children Codey and Savannah, step-mother Nancy Ennest- Nunn, step-sister Joselyne (Jamie), and her children Gabriel and Austin, and step-sister Samantha and her children John and Ryan. Gerri-Lee will be greatly missed by Aunts, Uncles, many cousins and will be missed by a great number of friends she has made over the years.
Visitation for Gerri-Lee will be held at the Mitchell Funeral Home, 15 High Street, Huntsville on Friday, March 22, 2019 from 6 – 8 p.m. Visitation will also be held at Faith Baptist Church, 169 West Road, Huntsville on Saturday, March 23, 2019 from 12 noon to 1 p.m., followed by the service and reception.
In lieu of flowers, donations to either Cerebral Palsy Foundation or Huntsville Community Living, would be appreciated by the family. www.mitchellfuneralhome.ca
Terry Vaudry, 48, of Pembroke and Toronto, passed away on March 10, 2019 in West Palm Beach, Florida while doing one of the things he loved most, scuba diving with his son Morgan.
He leaves his wife, Lori (Henderson) Vaudry; his mother Verla (Condie) Vaudry; his sons Morgan Vaudry and Ryan Marks; his daughters Isabel Vaudry, Grace Vaudry and Sara Marks. He also leaves his sisters Brenda Albert and Kelly Smith and his brother Brian Vaudry, as well as many close friends. He is predeceased by his father Murray Vaudry.
Terry was the ultimate family man who always prioritized his wife and children and loved to see them happy. He also adored his two dogs Penny and Piper (and Scrappy) and was referred to as the “Mayor of the Rosedale Dog Park”. He was a kind, generous, intelligent, funny and remarkable man who will not be forgotten.
From a young age Terry always knew he wanted to own his own business. He was determined to start working as soon as he could and became a paper boy at the age of nine. In high school he worked as a Disc Jockey to make extra money. It was only after a few years of working full-time for a logistics company that Terry made the courageous decision to start his own firm, North American Logistics (NALSI) in 1997. Building up NALSI was a passion of Terry’s and the company was always an extremely important part of his life. He thought the world of the NALSI team. Terry also held the position of Chief Executive Officer and Board Member of Pacific Safety Products (PSP) from 2012-2016. He was proud to be a part of their mission of “bringing every day heroes home safely”. While he was a very successful businessmen, he remained genuine and modest throughout his career and in his approach to life. It was a rarity to see him wearing a suit, as he felt most at home in khaki shorts and a golf shirt.
Visitation is scheduled from 2:00-4:00pm and 6:00-8:00pm on March 25, 2019 at Humphreys Funeral Home on Bayview Avenue, Toronto. Funeral services will be at 3:00pm on March 26, 2019 at Rosedale United Church, Toronto. Please also join us for a reception following the service at the church. We will be sure to have a big tray of egg salad sandwiches which Terry always said were “the best things about a funeral”.
Donations in memory of Terry should be made to “whatever matters most to you”. If you do not have a personal cause, any of these would be appreciated by the family; Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Toronto or Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH).
Geza was born in Toronto in 1972 and raised in Muskoka. He attended Bracebridge High School and Georgian College in Barrie. He went on to a job at Axiom Audio which he held for the rest of his life. If there was ever a machine, big or small, that he couldn’t rework, rebuild, repair or reinvent, we haven’t seen it. He had an uncanny, mostly self-taught understanding of all things mechanical, and he was a great inventor.
He leaves behind daughter Raija, son Sandor, partner Christina Hamilton and her girls Emma-Lea and Hailey, brother Jani (Christine), nieces Lille, Alissa and Hailey, mother Sinikka (Bob Darwin) and father George (Anna Marie).
A celebration of life will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion on Saturday, March 23, 2019 from 1-3 pm.
In lieu of flowers or donations, contributions to the GoFundMe campaign in his honour would be appreciated to help Christina get a new home for herself and all the children, who lost everything in the fire. gf.me/u/rjqa58 Household items can be donated at Axiom Audio between the hours of 10 am – 4pm – 2885 Highway 60 in Dwight. Messages of condolence can be left at www.billingsleyfuneralhome.com
It is with deep sadness that the family of Bill Calvert announce his passing after a brief, but critical illness, on Saturday, March 9, 2019, at the age of 77 years. Bill will be lovingly cherished by his wife of 52 years, Sandy and his children, Erin (David), Paige (Jerry, predeceased) and Ryan (Alisha). Bill will also be fondly remembered by his treasured grandchildren Noah and Cora, and by his extended family and dear friends.
Bill received his Bachelor of Science in Forestry from the University of New Brunswick in 1965, followed by his Master of Science in Wildlife Biology and Park Planning from Acadia University in 1969. As part of his thesis, he wrote the Master Plan for Algonquin Provincial Park. Since then he held several posts with the Ministry of Natural Resources including Assistant Director of the Conservation Authorities Branch, Provincial Park Supervisor for Southern Ontario, District Manager in Chapleau and Chief Naturalist of Algonquin Park. He also held senior executive positions with the Government of Ontario including Assistant Deputy Minister with the Ministry of Government Services, Executive Director in the Cabinet Office and Regional Director for Northwestern Ontario with the Ministry of Northern Affairs. Bill enjoyed a 20+ year career as the Chief Administrative Officer of the District Municipality of Muskoka. In his retirement, Bill undertook varied, part-time consulting assignments for provincial and municipal governments specializing in management and natural resources consulting, including co-chairing the Algonquin Land Claim. Most recently he contributed his business acumen as a Board member to the Frontenac Mortgage Investment Corporation.
Bill’s passion and respect for wildlife and conservation fuelled his ongoing stewardship and exploration of Algonquin Park. Since his teenage years, Bill led family members and close friends to his favourite fishing lakes, campsites and vistas while identifying wildflowers and birdsong along the way. Bill meticulously kept track of the distance he solo portaged his canoe, and recently calculated that the distance he had carried his canoe in Algonquin Park was the equivalent to him portaging it across Canada.
In addition to being an expert angler, Bill was an avid hunter. As captain for the Lostwater Lake club he led a group of men on many successful hunting expeditions.
With intense practice and passion for the sport, Bill was a scratch golfer playing typically 150+ games a year and achieving seven lifetime hole-in-ones.
He loved his family. He loved life, and he lived it well.
Donations in memory of Bill may be made to The Friends of Algonquin Park, which he helped establish alongside his close “Park family” in 1983. Alternatively, support may be made to the Huntsville Hospital Foundation, a crucial cornerstone dedicated to improving health care services for the residents of his beloved Muskoka and Algonquin. www.mitchellfuneralhome.ca
It is with great sadness that the family announces the sudden passing of Barry Stickland on March 16, 2019 at the age of 53.
Survived by his daughters Meaghan Harvey (Brian Harvey) and Kristen Hicks (Dean Hicks), mother Lillian Stickland, sisters Debbie Stickland and Cathy Boothby, brother Chris Stickland (Kimberley), grandchildren Haylie, Jack, Logan and Marley, and many nieces & nephews.
Predeceased by father Richard Stickland and brother Brian Stickland.
A Celebration of Life is planned for Saturday, March 23, 2019 at the Dwight Community Centre from 12 pm – 5 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. www.mitchellfuneralhome.ca
Passed away peacefully with his son at his side on Friday, March 8, 2019 at Algonquin Grace Hospice in his 82nd year. Victor leaves behind his former wife Arlene, son Lance and dear friends John and Hilda Van Gyssel. Pre-deceased by his parents Walter and Ellen Sibley.
Former employee of the City of Toronto and a Legion Member with the Kearney and Huntsville Branches. Victor enjoyed a long career as a Scout Leader in Toronto where he mentored and later became friends with many. Victor was proud to be a part of the Royal Canadian Dragoon Newsletter for the South Central Ontario Chapter inspired by his father who was a Dragoon.
In keeping with Victor’s wishes, cremation has taken place. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to Hospice Huntsville. Messages of condolence can be left at www.billingsleyfuneralome.com
On March 5, 2019, Douglas Laughlin Lane, aged 84, passed away surrounded by his wife and children. Doug is survived by his loving wife, Grace (nee Wismayer), and nine children: Allen (Kim) of Burlington; Brian (Rena) of Shanghai, China; David (Paivi) of Burk’s Falls; Sandra Newton (Bill Johnson) of Burk’s Falls; Doug (Miranda) of High Level, Alberta; Mark (Shelley Yearley) of Huntsville; Sharon Harling (Richard DeGrate) of Waco, Texas; Lorraine Blackmore of Calgary, Alberta; and John of Toronto. He was grandpa to 27 grandchildren and great-grandpa to 30 children. Doug is also survived by sister, Maxine Reid, as well as many nieces and nephews. Doug was predeceased by his sister, Dorothy Turnbull; brother, Lawrence; son-in-law, Paul Newton; daughter-in-law Joanna Lane; foster children Tim and Evelyn.
Doug was born in Bancroft, Ontario on February 5, 1935 to John (Jack) and Pearl Lane. Doug served in the Artillery Squadron of the Canadian Airforce in the 1950s. He was deployed to France in 1954 through to the end of 1955. Doug and Grace met in Toronto on a blind date just before he left. They continued to date and exchange letters while Doug served in France. He proposed upon his return, and they were wed on June 2, 1956, residing in Toronto (where Doug worked for the City of Toronto at Centre Island) until moving to Huntsville in 1967. Once they arrived in Huntsville, he began working at Canusa. On the side, he built a set of stairs at a boathouse and did such a beautiful job that the clients kept referring him to others. As a result, he became increasingly busy so he opened Lane Services, maintaining and building homes and cottages in the Lake of Bays and Muskoka area. He also worked as a building inspector in Lake of Bays Township for four years. This was when computers were increasingly present in workplaces and Doug would often say “I could have added that faster in my head!” After leaving Lake of Bays, Doug started on his own again. Even after he retired, he continued to help family and friends with building projects large and small. Doug enjoyed fishing with his family – embarking on canoe trips into Algonquin Park, a flight to Labrador, and road trips around the province, including to Iron Bridge. Doug was a master wood craftsman, creating beds, roll top desks, canoes, tables, burl bowls and other items for his children and grandchildren. He had such a natural talent that he was able to complete all these projects by envisioning the item and then building it without relying upon plans. He resided with Grace and her sister, Doris Campbell, in the home he built overlooking the marsh. There he watched the wildlife and spent time visiting with his many family members. He will be remembered for his sharp wit/sense of humour which kept everyone on their toes. In 2016, Doug and Grace celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. In his later years, as his health declined, he was supported at home by a number of home care staff. When staying at home was no longer an option, Doug benefited from the care at Huntsville Hospice.
The family would like to thank Dr. Paul Bastedo, Dr. Devon Brisson, the nurses and staff at Huntsville Hospital and Huntsville Hospice, CCAC, Friends, Closing the Gap, and the many friends who showed Doug so much kindness.
A celebration of life will be held at Deerhurst Resort on March 30, 2019 from 1 to 4 pm. Donations in Doug’s memory can be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation or Huntsville Hospice. Messages of condolence can be left at www.billingsleyfuneralhome.com
Peacefully in the arms of his son Chris on Tuesday, March 5, 2019. John is predeceased by his loving wife Frances Obee (nee Peddle). John leaves behind his sons, Chris and Paul (Nancy).
A celebration of life will take place on Monday, March 11, 2018 from 2-4 p.m. at Billingsley Funeral Home, 430 Ravenscliffe Road, Huntsville.
As an expression of sympathy memorial donations can be made to the Huntsville Hospital Foundation. Messages of condolence can be left at www.billingsleyfuneralhome.com
Allan passed away peacefully at South Muskoka Memorial Hospital, Sunday March 3, 2019. Allan was the beloved husband of Doris (Nee Miller) for 48 years. Loving father and father-in-law of Robin and Melissa, and the late William. Devoted grandfather of Tristan, Angelica and Noah. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Doreen and Al , Carol and the late Dennis and Richard as well as the Miller clan; Denise, Randy, Ronnie, Bradley, Derek, Angela and Mother-in-Law, Shirley. Allan will be fondly remembered by his many nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family invites you to a Celebration of Allan’s Life on Saturday, April 20, 2019 from 12:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. which will be held at Billingsley Funeral Home, 430 Ravenscliffe Road, Huntsville.
As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to Huntsville Hospice. Messages of condolence can be left at www.billingsleyfuneralhome.com
It is with sadness and heartbreak that the Ruby family announces the sudden passing on March 3, 2019 of Eric Ruby, age 70, in Huntsville, Ont. Beloved son of Murray and Stella Ruby, brother to Michael, Paula (Martin), uncle to Stefan and Michaela and friend to many.
Eric was a passionate athlete his entire life. From the Huntsville mainstays of hockey where he played goal to lacrosse to skiing which took him to stints in Switzerland in the 70s and western Canada. A ferocious tennis player, he confused opponents by hitting strokes with either his right or left hand. Some racquets were broken along the way. In later years Eric took to the pool enjoying swimming.
Eric spent many years working with his father Murray, at Ruby’s Men’s Wear, where Eric brightened up the Main Street with his colourful sense of humor and boisterous commentary. Eric had a wicked sense of humour and hijinks and a “way” with words.
He was a thoughtful friend to many. Ever caring, keeping in touch and picking out the best cards for all occasions to the chuckles of all.
A gathering of friends and family will be held on May 11th at Hidden Valley Highlands Ski Club Chalet at 11 a.m., lunch to follow.
Thank you to First Responders, EMS and Huntsville Hospital Staff and Larry & Bill Mitchell of Mitchell Funeral Home.
He will be missed by family and friends from far and X
A celebration of Richard’s Life will be held on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at the Royal Canadian Legion, upper level, in Huntsville from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations can be made to the Mental Health Research Canada, 806-40 Eglinton Avenue East, Toronto, ON M5S 9Z9 in lieu of flowers. Messages of condolence can be left on Richard’s Memory Wall at www.billingsleyfuneralhome.com
On Sunday March 3, 2019 with his loving family by his side. Phil was the cherished son of Clark and Mae White. Beloved husband of Gloria of 23 years. Loving father of Jessica, Michael and Majenta. Devoted grandfather to Isaiah, Dahlia and Aria. Caring brother and brother-in-law of Gerry, Kelli and Jim, John and Shelley, Paul and Beverley, and Clayton and Allana. Phil will be lovingly remembered by his many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Phil was a proud AZ licence holder and worked very hard to build his career which he loved. He enjoyed his many different trucks and enjoyed working on them as a skilled “backyard mechanic”. He would also help others with his mechanical skills. Nothing could compare to the love he had for his family though, most of everything he did was for them.
The family will receive friends on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at The Anglican Parish of The Good Shepherd, 2190 Hwy 592 in Emsdale, from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 12 noon. As a expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Cystic Fibrosis Canada.
Messages of codolence can be left at www.billingsleyfuneralhome.com
Gougeon, Maxine Doreen (nee Buck)
December 9, 1929 – February 23, 2019
Passed away peacefully with her youngest daughter by her side at Huntsville District Memorial Hospital after suffering a serious fall and subsequent strokes.
Born in Hanover, Ontario and raised in Brampton, Maxine went on to travel the world and raising her family in Hong Kong, Sydney, Australia, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and cottaging at Three Mile Lake in Muskoka with her predeceased husband, pilot captain James Butterill, later settling down in Georgetown. She later found great happiness and companionship in her lifelong friend Gerald Gougeon, who predeceased her in 2016. Their fondness for wood carving, fishing at her cottage in Port Carling, afternoon cocktails, and recalling the “good ol’ days” were a blessing to them both. Maxine then moved to Huntsville to be closer to her family. Her love of oil painting and speed reading continued throughout her life.
Predeceased by parents John Wesley and Ruby Buck (nee Eby), sisters Joan Gordon and Jacqueline Gougeon, and son Richard Butterill. Maxine will be sadly missed by her sister Carol Maynard, stepson James Crandell (Christine), daughters Janet Fuls and Lisa Wegner (Steve). Fondly remembered by grandchildren Jason, Kelsey, Mitch, and great-grandchildren Nolan, Olivier, Madison, Viviann, and friends at Chartwell (Muskoka Traditions) and around the world.
Visitation will be held on Saturday March 2, 2019 at Billingsley Funeral Home in Huntsville from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m., followed by a service at 1:00 p.m with The Venerable Dawn Henderson officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice.
Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at Huntsville District Memorial Hospital at the age of 81. Beloved husband of Sonja Gurr (nee Litwin) for 60 years. Loving father of Linda Gurr and Elizabeth Flinn. Cherished grandfather of Sydney and Skylar Flinn. Dear brother of John (Bonnie) and Janet (Wayne). Norman will be missed by his brother-in-law John (Lynne), many nieces, nephews and extended family. Pre-deceased by his parents Norman & Janet Gurr and brother Douglas and his wife (Helen).
The family wish to gratefully thank Norman’s neighbours Sean & Sandra, the paramedics, doctors and nurses at Huntsville Hospital for their care and compassion.
In keeping with Norman’s wishes, cremation has taken place and no services will be held. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations can be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Messages of condolence can be left at www.billingsleyfuneralhome.com
It is with sad, yet grateful hearts that we announce the passing of our mom, sister, grandma and great grandma who went home to be with her Lord on February 19, 2019 at the age of 94 years.
Mary was predeceased by her husbands Gordon Mitchell (1994) and Harold Radford (2009). She was loving mother to Suzanne (David) Ward of Stirling, Ontario, Glenna, d.2017 (Donald) Russell of Port Sydney, Ontario and Beverly (Larry) Offner of Utterson, Ontario. She was much loved by her 8 grandchildren: Dan Ward, Aaron (Laurie) Russell, Callum (Treena) Russell, Matthew (Miya) Ward, Andrew (Adriana) Ward, Melanie (Dan) Barkwell, Lindsay (Scott) Moore and Carolyn Offner, and 9 great grandchildtren: Mitchell, Madison, Caleb, Sara, Josiah, Ava, Libby, Hannah and Micah. Mary is survived by her sister Muriel Price of North Carolina.
For many years Mary “Mitch” was actively involved in ministry to campers and staff at Camp Mini-Yo-We Girls Camp, Port Sydney, Ontario. She headed the Handcrafts department, lead staff and camper Bible studies and directed the Edgewoods section for 14-16 year olds, leading with a gracious spirit, a love for her Saviour, and a heart for impacting the lives of young women. She was very involved in Christian Women’s Club during her years in Toronto. She and her husband Gordon mentored and lead many youth groups, leaving a lasting legacy of faith in Jesus Christ.
Mary was so creative and artistically gifted and could transform any home into a place of beauty – we wondered if their many house moves were a result of mom’s need to constantly redecorate! She was an amazing seamstress, and lovingly created and stitched all of her daughter’s wedding dresses. She was a homemaker extraordinaire, committing herself to serving her family, and being there for them – always.
Above all, Mary was a women of very great faith and love which she demonstrated to her family and friends every day. She loved Her Lord, and trusted Him faithfully through her life – through great celebrations and deep losses. This is the legacy she has left for us all to follow.
Mary is resting at Billingsley Funeral Home in Huntsville, Ontario. Visitation will take place Friday, February 22 from 6-8 p.m. and Saturday from 12-1 p.m. with the funeral service planned for Saturday, February 23 at 1 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Donations may be made to Inter-Varsity Pioneer Camp Ontario. Messages of condolence can be left at www.billingsleyfuneralhome.com
Passed away suddenly on Sunday, February 10th, 2019 at the Huntsville District Memorial Hospital at the age of 51. Mark leaves behind his beloved wife and soulmate Joyce Swan of 29 years. Treasured daddy of Ashley and her husband Dave. Cherished papa of Maggie-May, Robert and Dylan-Rea. Loving brother and brother-in-law of Frank, Brenda, Donna, Donna (Jon), Judi (Tim), Tish, Joe, Steven (Dee), Ivan (Colleen) and Marilyn (Bill). Mark will be dearly missed by many nieces, nephews, extended family and many friends from near and far. Pre-deceased by his parents Robert & Sadie Aitchison, his in-laws Ralph & Pat Godfrey, brother Gord and sister-in-law Jackie.
The family will receive friends of Thursday, February 14, 2019 from 5-8 p.m. at Billingsley Funeral Home, 430 Ravenscliffe Road. The funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Friday, February 15, 2019 at 12 p.m.
At the family’s request donations can be made to the Go Fund Me account link; gf.me/u/qrmf8f or to the trust account at the BMO, 91 King William St., Huntsville, payable to Ashley Aitchison, transit #22152, account #3978613.
Messages of condolence can be left at www.billingsleyfuneralhome.com
Passed away February 6, 2019 at the age of 80 due to the natural progression of C.O.P.D. Born on September 4,1938, in Baysville, Ontario, she was the first born daughter to Don and Annie Maynard (both pre-deceased). She married her wonderful husband, Bob Nicholson, on September 2, 1960.
Gerry was the beloved sister to Terry Pratt (pre-deceased in 2000). Proud mother of Steve Nicholson (Ana Harcourt) of Toronto, Ontario, and Lori Nicholson (Dave Mortimer) of Huntsville, Ontario. Cherished Grammy to Kailey Fisher (Calvin Connor) of Nanaimo, B.C., Carissa Fisher (Jamie Proulx) of Dartmouth, N.S., and Jay Tarrant of Calgary, Alberta. Dear friend of Vina, Jim, Dave, Lori, & Andy Sinclair, Barry Eeles (pre-deceased), Deulyn Eeles, Kelly Dunklee, Bryan Eeles, Monique Cumming, Bob Paris (pre-deceased), Reggie Paris (pre-deceased), and Sharon Denomme. Gerry was the neighbourhood watch to Eric & Ann Hutley, and beloved School Bus Driver to hundreds of Huntsville children and teens.
In keeping with her wishes, she will be cremated and there will be no service.
However, the immediate family and close friends would like to invite you to an informal visitation….. it’s not a service mom ;), at Fairvern Nursing Home in the Activity Room, on February 19, 2019, from 11:00am to 1:00pm (Access Via the back door, and indoor shoes required). In lieu of flowers, donations to Fairvern Nursing Home would be sincerely appreciated. Donations may be made at the visitation at Fairvern or online at www.billingsleyfuneralhome.com.
Mom had so many wonderful, caring, compassionate people who supported her over the many years of her illness. Thank you to Vital Air, all the staff of Huntsville District Memorial Hospital, Closing The Gap, Care Partners, and ALL the wonderful staff at Fairvern. I would personally like to thank each and every one of you. I am forever grateful. xoxo – Lori
Retired employee of Kimberly Clark of 36 years. Carl passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 7, 2019 at Huntsville District Memorial Hospital at the age of 70.
Beloved husband of Eunice MacCormack (nee Buelow) of 45 years. Loving father of Michael (Angelique) and Michelle MacCormack. Cherished grandfather of Ruari, Stuart, Fiona, Maria, Kora and Karma. Dear brother of Jean (Don) Ferguson, Don (Alice), Jerry (Carol Anne), Christine, Ron (Joy) and Dennis MacCormack. Pre-deceased by his brothers Bernie, Allan and John.
Born in Cleveland, Nova Scotia to parents Alexander and Stella MacCormack who he would later visit in Cape Breton on many occasions. His love of the ocean would see him take many cruises with his beloved wife. As much as he loved the ocean, Carl loved being outdoors riding his ATV or just driving the back roads with his old truck. Carl was also an avid sports fan, he loved watching baseball, hockey and football. It was however his grandchildren who gave him the most joy.
The family will receive friends on Monday, February 11, 2019 at Billingsley Funeral Home, 430 Ravenscliffe Road, Huntsville from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. The funeral will be held on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 1 High Street, Huntsville at 11 a.m. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Messages of condolence can be left at www.billingsleyfuneralhome.com
John L. Cox
April 24, 1941 – January 31, 2019
John Cox of Huntsville (formerly of Barrie and Midland) passed away at Fairvern, Huntsville on January 31, 2019.
Predeceased by his parents, Lawrence A. Cox and Florence C. (Rusk) Cox of Allenford, ON. Brother of Gerry (Susan) of Armstrong, BC (formerly of Huntsville, ON) and Uncle to Sean (Monique) Cox of Whitehorse,YT.Step-father to Jessica Schmidt Pelletier of Midland, ON.
John was born in Owen Sound, ON and grew up in the village of Allenford, ON. Always an outdoor enthusiast, in his youth he loved to bring home raccoons, foxes and all kinds of wildlife. John spent many hours fishing and camping. John will be missed by his good friends Roger& Pat and Bill &Mary. Many thanks to them for their help and support
As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations can be made to a charity of choice. Messages of condolence can be left at www.billingsleyfuneralhome.com
Alf passed away peacefully with family at his side at Fairvern Nursing Home on Sunday, February 3, 2019 in his 96th year.
Alf was pre-deceased by Doreen (nee Strand), his beloved wife of 64 years. He was the loving father of Laura Parry (Tom), Lynne Preston and Bruce Preston (Laura). The cherished grandfather of Tom (Nisha), Kristen, Sean, Jonathan (Charlotte) and Heather. Much loved great-grandfather of Heather, Kyleigh, Katherine and Samantha.
Alf had a long and esteemed career in the Canadian Justice System until his retirement in 1989. For the past 30 years he has devoted himself to his family and church with a healthy mix of world travel. Family will receive friends at Billingsley Funeral Home, 430 Ravenscliffe Road, Huntsville on Friday, February 8, 2019 from 6:00p.m. until 8:00p.m. and again on Saturday, February 9, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at 11:00a.m. in the funeral home chapel. As an expression of sympathy you may donate to the Fairvern Nursing Home.
Arrangements entrusted to Billingsley Funeral Home
Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 1, 2019 in her 83rd year. Jo, with all her love, strength, kick-ass spirit and determination, will be greatly missed by family and friends.
Pre-deceased by foster parents, Great Uncle Bill and Great Aunt Myrtle Newlove; parents, Jack and Ethel Cooper, husband Ed Green, brothers John, Ivan, Bernard, Larry Cooper and sister Gail Fisher.
Survived by her daughters Wendy and Linda Edwards, sisters Jackie Watson, Betty Wallace, Diane Hunter, Paulette Davis and sister-in-law Gail Cooper.
In keeping with Jo’s wishes, cremation has taken place and no services will be held. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations can be made to Hospice Huntsville. Messages of condolence can be made to www.billingsleyfuneralhome.com
Beloved wife of the late Bud McDonald who predeceased Fern in 2005. Loving mother of John McDonald, Michelle (Kevin Knapp) McDonald and Judi (David) Conroy. Cherished grandma of Morgan (Angie), Jaimie (Ben) and Courtney (Rory). Great-granny of Marlie, Felix, Quinn and Ethan. Dear sister of Carl (Judy) Seymour. Predeceased by her siblings Charlie, Eileen and Rossie. Fern will be deeply missed by many nieces, nephews, step-grandchildren, extended family and her many friends in Huntsville.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, January 31, 2019 at Billingsley Funeral Home, Huntsville from 6-8 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Friday, February 1, 2019 at 1 p.m. Reception to follow. The burial will take place in the Spring at Locks Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations can be made to the Huntsville Hospital Auxiliary. Messages of condolence can be left at www.billingsleyfuneralhome.com
Peacefully, and surrounded by her family, on January 30, 2019, of Huntsville, in her 90th year. Beloved wife, best friend and travel companion of Bruce for 67 years. Adored mother of Lisa of Haliburton, Pam (Steve) of Barrie and Celia (Perry) of Forest. Loving grandmother to Jessica (Kris), Chris, Patrick (Kate), Stephanie (Daniel), Lauren (Eric) and Meghan (Matt). Treasured great-grandmother to Ellie, Isla, Frankie and Violet. Sister to Ron O’Reilly (the late Helen). Predeceased by her parents Jessie and Meredith O’Reilly of Shelburne, brother Jack (Joan) and sister Phyllis (Carl).
Lenore (Graduate, U of T – Victoria College, 1950) will be remembered for the incredible life she lived both at home in Huntsville, and during her travels and living abroad, most notably in Ghana, West Africa, and Montserrat, West Indies. Her colourful legacy includes her many paintings and sketches, her political activism, her fondness for music and the creative arts, her finesse on the golf course, with a good bridge hand and in the garden, and her gift of storytelling. Appropriately, Lenore’s farewell gathering will take place within the walls of Trinity United Church, where she served as choir member, organist and on numerous committees throughout her lifetime.
Friends are invited to gather at Trinity United Church, 33 Main St. E, Huntsville, Ontario, on Saturday February 2nd at 1:00 PM for a memorial service with Ken Deer officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Huntsville Library Foundation, Huntsville Hospital Foundation or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Mitchell Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements.
Julia Katharine Wilson (nee Echlin), born in Toronto, passed away on January 25, 2019 in Huntsville, Ontario, at the magnificent age of 90. She is survived by her four children Marc, Kim (Alan), Toni (Albert), and Richard (Heidi), and her ten grandchildren Amy, Blake, Callie, Rob, Lauren, Ross, Morgan, Alexander, Peter and Victoria, and six great grandchildren Carter, Katharine, Jessica, Matthew, Edie, and Levi. Judy’s husband of 47 years, Richard M. Wilson (Dick), passed away in 2012. Judy had 2 siblings; identical twin Jane Hutcheson (passed in 1997), and elder sister Antoinette (Tony) Buckle. The Echlin sisters were beauties to be reckoned with in Toronto.
Judy, or “Dooey”, as she was known to family and friends, touched so many with her enthusiasm, energy, and optimism throughout her wonderful life. Her natural elegance and confidence led to a successful modeling career in Toronto for more than a decade. After marrying Richard (Dick) Wilson in 1964, she embraced country life, caring for a menagerie of pets and animals, and riding her horse, “Plum Pudding”. Judy excelled in her 30 year real estate career and was repeatedly awarded for her outstanding achievements. It was rare to see Judy sitting for long, often busy with golf, skiing, tennis, swimming, dancing, and her passion to play bridge with close friends.
Judy was an active participant in All Saints Anglican Church in Huntsville, ON, and she assisted countless twins through their loss by bringing the Twinless Twins organization to Canada.
We celebrate Judy’s optimistic, bright, positive, nurturing, funny, generous, and resilient life.
A Memorial Service will be held in the spring of 2019 in Huntsville, ON. In lieu of flowers, the family welcomes donations to Algonquin Grace Hospice Huntsville on behalf of Judy. www.mitchellfuneralhome.ca
Beloved husband of Helen Calleja (nee Legere) of 65 years. Loving father of Debbie (Ken) Matthews, Paul (Tanya) Calleja and Pauline (Sam) Doerksen. Cherished grandfather of Mandy (Marsden) Giesbrecht, Jessica (Cody) Hill, Susan (Ronald) Robinson, Katelyn (Nelson) Jay, Emily (Aaron) Thoms, Bethany, Leah and Tayler Calleja, Joshua (Karla Funk) Doerksen, Caleb (Kendra) Doerksen, Laura Doerksen and Seth Doerksen. Great-grandfather of Kora, Naiomi, Isaac, Sierra, Levi, William and Remi. Frank will be dearly missed by his surviving siblings.
In keeping with Frank’s wishes, cremation has taken place. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at Faith Baptist Church, Huntsville from 10:45 a.m. until time of memorial service at 11:30 a.m. Light lunch to follow. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations can be made to the Huntsville Hospital Foundation. Messages of condolence can be left at www.billingsleyfuneralhome.com
Growing up on Sheldrake Boulevard in Toronto, Al attended the Toronto public school, North Toronto Collegiate Institute, he then moved on to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts – major in Economics from Sir Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo ON, as well as attend an executive development school at Dalhousie University in Halifax NS.
Al was a lifelong Railroader who became a pioneer of CN’s I.T development during his 35 year career with Canadian National Railway that spanned from May 26, 1964 – June 30th, 1999. He held positions in operations, many levels and departments of the I.T and systems technology groups and also worked with CN Marine for 6 years in Moncton New Brunswick. He was described by his colleagues as dedicated, knowledgeable, forward thinking, strategic and of course a gentleman. After his retirement from CN he launched LTS Consulting as a side project, named after his beloved one tree island on Skeleton Lake.
Al grew up spending summers and holidays at the family cottage on Skeleton Lake in Muskoka, he moved to Montreal for work with CN, then to Moncton with CN Marine and back to Montreal after the passing of his wife. In retirement he made the move to Huntsville where he could enjoy his golden years and spend as much time as possible at the cottage he loved so dearly. He found great joy and friendships in his various roles with the Probus Club of Muskoka North, Skeleton Lake Cottagers Organization, Lake Planning Committee, Skeleton Lake history project, bridge club, dinning in group, ogres club and book clubs. He forged lasting friendships that meant so much to him. He was also a leader and very involved with Scouts Canada at various times in his life. Al was very fortunate to have a strong group of lifelong friends that he shared so many great memories with.
Al was predeceased by his mother Mary Ann Heatly Mathieson (Toronto), his father William Allen Marshall (Toronto), his Brother Donald Roderick Marshall (Utterson) and the love of his life, his wife Kathleen Marshall (Reedie). He is survived by his sons, William Craig Marshall (Huntsville ON), John David Marshall (Nicole) Beaver Bank, NS, Granddaughter Mackenzie, Grandsons Trevor, Brayden, Colin and Reid, as well as his Nephews, Nieces and all of their families.
Al will be sorely missed and forever remembered in the hearts of his family, friends and all who knew him.
A celebration of life will take place at Billingsley Funeral Home on Saturday, February 2nd, 2019 from 1-3 p.m. with speeches beginning at 2 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Al’s name to the Aspen Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, Canadian Cancer Society or the local charity of your choice. Messages of condolence can be left at www.billingsleyfuneralhome.com
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Alice Avery in her 95th year.
Predeceased by husbands Edward Patterson and James Avery; daughters Sylvia and Mary; and brothers Al and Harold Joiner.
Loving mother of Fran (Wayne) Higgs, Ted (Bonnie) Patterson and Jack (Wendy) Patterson. Amazing grandmother (Toots) to 9, great grandma to 17 and great-great grandma to 1.
The funeral will take place on Friday, January 25, 2019 at 1 pm at Mitchell Funeral Home, 15 High Street, Huntsville with visitation one hour before the service and the family will celebrate her life with friends after the funeral at the reception in the Mitchell Funeral Home. In keeping with Alice’s wishes, cremation will take place, with internment at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Algonquin Grace Hospice, Huntsville.
The family would like to thank the wonderful staff and residents of Rogers Cove. They really made her feel like she was part of that family.
She will be greatly missed by all.
Passed peacefully at his home in Huntsville at the age of 94 on January 10, 2019.
Dennis was born in Huntsville, Oct 10, 1924, to Arthur and Edna Hutcheson. He is survived by two sisters, Helen Simpson and Janet Fisher, and predeceased by his sisters Ruth and Joan (Amos).
Dennis attended Ridley College and won the cross-country running event breaking the school record and was on the gymnastics’ team. As a student, he enrolled in the Navy in 1942 and served for three years until being discharged in 1945. After the war, he began working in the family business, The Muskoka Wood Products Company, initially in timber management.
Dennis is predeceased by his wife Elizabeth (Algar), in August 2003. They were married for 55 years. He is survived by his children, Richard (Marion), Barbara, Ted (Laurie) and Rod, his grandchildren, Rob (Emily), Lesley, Matt (Katie) and Kate, and great grandchildren, Ava and Isabelle.
Dennis and Bette were very close with his parents, Arthur and Edna Hutcheson. Curling, traveling, and fishing (and then cooking their catch over a fire) were some of the past times they enjoyed together. Singing around the piano at parties was a great enjoyment. This led to Dennis becoming a member of the Muskoka Music Men.
Dennis was known for his love of sports. He was a champion Ski Jumper, and a member and past president of the Huntsville Ski Club. As “Captain of the Family Hunt Camp”, Dennis loved the camaraderie of the Hunt each fall. Many great times with family, friends and the dogs were the happiest memories of his life.
A Memorial Service will be held at All Saints Church in Huntsville at 11 am on May 4, 2019. www.mitchellfuneralhome.ca
Beloved husband of the late Catherine Patterson (nee Corrigan) who predeceased John in 2006. Loving father of Connie Patterson (Kirby King) and Larry (Sonia) Patterson. Cherished grandfather of Cathy (John), Matthew (Courtney), Ryan (Andrea), Mike (Kaela), Steven, Robert (Riley) and Brooklyn. Great-grandfather of Brandon (Breanna), Britney, Trip, Kylie, Mia, Luca, Zakk and Jace. Great-great-grandfather of Xavier and Eastyn. Dear brother of Bob (Bev) Wood, Butch (Wendy) Hinves and dear friend of Lois Taylor.
In keeping with John’s wishes, cremation has taken place. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations can be made to Hospice Huntsville. Messages of condolence can be left at www.billingsleyfuneralhome.com . A special thank you to Dr. Irving, the nurses and staff at Algonquin Grace Hospice and staff at CCAC for the incredible care that was given to John.
In keeping with Don’s wishes, cremation has taken place. The family will receive friends on Monday, January 28th, 2019 at Billingsley Funeral Home, 430 Ravenscliffe Road, Huntsville from 1 -2 p.m followed by a celebration of life at 2 p.m in the chapel. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations can be made to the Salvation Army of Huntsville or Alzheimer Society of Muskoka. Messages of condolence can be left at www.billingsleyfuneralhome.com
The family wishes to thank the nurses and staff at Huntsville District Memorial Hospital, East Wing and Theresa, Kimberly and Ryan of Care Partners for the excellent care Don received.
The death occurred peacefully at Muskoka Landing, Huntsville on Saturday, January 12, 2019 of Betty Rollins.
Beloved wife of Bob Rollins. Mother of Christine and her husband Bruce Holder and the late Beverley who is survived by her husband Reverend Bob Graham. Grandmother of Ryan Megyn), Mackenzie (Whitney and David (Sabrina) and their children Alex and Bridget.
Visitation will be held at the Mitchell Funeral Home, 15 High Street, Huntsville on Thursday, January 17, 2019 from 1 – 2 p.m.
A complete service will be held in the Mitchell Funeral Home chapel on Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 1 p.m.
Spring interment will take place in Powassan. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated.
It is with great sadness that we announce the unexpected passing of Annemarie Tremblay on Sunday January 13, 2019, surrounded by her family at Huntsville District Memorial Hospital. Beloved wife of the late Ray Tremblay. Loving Mother of Paul Tremblay (Susan) and Tina Tremblay. Cherished Grandmother of Meaghan, Hannah, Chloë and Hailey. Loving sister of Dick Schaub (Pat).
Born in Switzerland, Ann and Dick moved to Canada at ages 11 and 15 with their family to start a new life. Ann and Ray moved to Huntsville and have lived there for over 30 years.
While Ann was proud of her Swiss Heritage she fell in love with the people of Huntsville and the community they created.
We take comfort in knowing she is reunited with the love of her life Ray.
The family will receive friends at Billingsley Funeral Home, 430 Ravenscliffe Road, Huntsville on Friday January 18, 2019 from 7:00p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and again on Saturday January 19, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. until the funeral service which will be held in the chapel at 11:00 a.m. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to Hospice Huntsville or the Huntsville Hospital Foundation to be directed to the ICU Department.
Messages of condolence may be left at www.billingsleyfuneralhome.com.
Passed away peacefully at Fairvern Nursing Home on Wednesday, January 9, 2019. Beloved husband of Blanche Guest. Loving father of Gail (Carl) Speight, Donna Trumbull, June Hayward and loving grandfather of Cari (Brian) Gerow.
Lorne was a veteran of WWII as a RCAF Aero Mechanic and later a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Huntsville Branch 232. Lorne retired from Dofasco Steel Company in Hamilton. He also enjoyed his cottage that he built on Kawagama Lake in the Dorset Area.
In keeping with Lorne’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A Service will be held in the spring. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations can be made to the Royal Canadian Legion, Huntsville Branch 232 or charity of choice. Messages of condolences can be made to www.billingsleyfuneralhome.com
R. Kenneth Armstrong “Ken”
June 10, 1937 – January 11, 2019
It is with great sadness that the family announces the death of Ken Armstrong; the beloved husband of Pat Armstrong (nee Boothby) for 54 years, their children Pat and Brandon, Rob and Karen, Lesley and Gary, Barb and Rick, Susan and Jeremy, Brent and Sandra, 19 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.
After 30 years of teaching in St. Catharines and many years spent farming in Vineland, Ken and Pat retired to Huntsville. Ken had many passions including flying, painting, boating, garage saling, curling and volunteering with the Air Cadets in Welland; but most important to him was his family.
Many thanks to Dr.Rea, the CCAC and the staff and volunteers at Algonquin Grace Hospice.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Hospice Huntsville would be appreciated.
A celebration of life will take place on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at Billingsley Funeral Home from 1:00 pm to 4:00pm. Messages of condolence can be left at www.billingsleyfuneralhome.com
Passed away peacefully with family at his side at his home on Thursday, January 10, 2019 in his 80th year. Beloved husband of Ilee Maw (nee Nylund). Loving father of Ivan and Anita Maw and Daniel and Banesa Maw. Cherished grandfather of Ryan (Andrea), Steven, Eric, Holly (Justin), Danese and Jeffery. Great-grandfather of Kylie, Luca, Jace, Jocelyn, Sophia and Nathan. Dear brother of the late Edgar (Winnie), Ruth, the late Harold, Albert (Sylvia dec.), Beverly (Nancy) and Kenneth (Janet). Pre-deceased by his parents William and Ruby Maw. Gerald will be dearly missed by many nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family.
The family will receive friends on Sunday, January 13th, 2019 from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. The funeral will take place in the funeral home chapel on Monday, January 14th, 2019 at 11 a.m. Reception to follow in the lounge. Interment to take place in the spring at Hutcheson Memorial Cemetery.
As an expression of sympathy memorial donations can be made to Hospice Huntsville or to the Canadian Cancer Society. Messages of condolences can be left at www.billingsleyfuneralhome.com
Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 at Muskoka Landing in her 95th year. Beloved wife of the late Mac Bartlett who predeceased Madeline in 2013. Loving mother of Howard (Evajean) Bartlett, Maxine (Ernie) Reid, Mary Hines and Mac Jr. (Joan) Bartlett. Cherished grandmother of Clayton (Patty), Brady (Cheryl), Penny (Bill), Tammy (Gord), Don (Nora), Connie (Ray), Debbie (Eddy), Wade (Alison), Wanda (Karl), Warren (Jocelyn), Al (Wendy) and Rick (Heather). Great grandmother of 34, great-great grandmother of 22, and great-great-great grandmother of 2.
The family will receive friends on Friday, January 11th, 2019 at Billingsley Funeral Home, 430 Ravenscliffe Road, Huntsville from 6-8 p.m. and again on Saturday, January 12th, 2019 from 10-11 a.m. The funeral service will be held in the chapel at Billingsley Funeral Home at 11 a.m. Reception to follow. Spring interment will take place at Ilfracombe Union Cemetery.
As an expression of sympathy memorial donations can be made to Huntsville Hospice or Heart and Stroke Foundation. Messages of condolence can be left at www.billingsleyfuneralhome.com
In her 74th year, passed away peacefully on January 8th at home overlooking the Muskoka River, while surrounded by her family.
Predeceased by her parents Harold and Margaret Bradley. Survived by her loving husband Kenneth Farnsworth and sons Brian (Denise) and Greg (Leslie). Proud “Gram” of grandchildren Nick, Madi, Kate and William.
Shirley grew up on a farm in Allensville (south of Huntsville). She graduated teacher’s college in North Bay and taught junior grades in Huntsville for a number of years. She stepped away from full-time teaching to raise her family. She was a devoted and loving mother.
A dedicated member of the Huntsville Hospital Auxiliary she chaired numerous committees and was president for a number of years. She made many life-long friends and was proud of attaining life membership status.
In the summer time her passion was gardening with a green thumb like no other. In the winter the entire family enjoyed downhill skiing as members of Hidden Valley Highlands ski club. Shirley especially enjoyed skiing with friends Sharon and Marlene, although most of their “skiing” was inside the chalet.
Ken and Shirley travelled many miles with their RV visiting the five US National parks including Yellowstone. They also tripped to the Yukon and to Lands End of Homer of Alaska. They enjoyed multiple trips to British Columbia and Vancouver Island, they also travelled East several times to P.E.I., Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. Ken and Shirley enjoyed several Cruises including the Panama Canal.
A sincere thank you to the many friends for their treats and goodies and for just being a friend.
The family would especially like to thank Dr. Stephenson for her dedicated and compassionate care, and to the health professionals who came to our rescue in this difficult time.
Visitation will be held at the Mitchell, 15 High Street, Huntsville on Friday, January 11, 2019 from 2 – 4 p.m. Service in the chapel on Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 1 p.m. with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Huntsville Hospital Auxiliary, would be appreciated.
It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Wayne in his 74th year at Huntsville District Memorial Hospital on December 30, 2018.
Wayne is survived by his spouse of 22 years Cathy Boothby, daughters Kim Burton and Carrie Burton, sister Linda Plummer (Al Plummer) and step-children Danielle (nee Boothby) (Ryan Clarke), Adam Boothby and Matthew Boothby, grandsons Aidan, Ty, Declan and Keagan, as well as his uncle Ray Smith and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
Deeply missed by Barry Stickland (Chummy), Lillian Stickland (Mom), Boo and Peanut.
Predeceased by his parents Elmer and Mildred (nee Smith) Burton, his brother Patrick Burton, sister and brother-in-law Launa and Charles Clarke, sister and brother-in-law Gail and Peter Sproat.
The family is eternally grateful to the staff and physicians at the Huntsville District Memorial Hospital for all their care, concern and support.
At Wayne’s request, no service will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Huntsville Hospital Foundation, would be appreciated.
It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of William (Bill) David Roberts on January 6th, 2019. Bill was surrounded by his loving wife Wanda & daughter Cristin and her fiancée Emmanuel. He sailed out on heavenly seas to God’s harbor.
Bill was predeceased by his parents Roy & Dorothy, sisters Leorna Latondress (William), Ann Earle (Melvin), and his brothers Pat and Jack. He will be greatly missed by his nieces, nephews and friends.
Bill was a gentle soul & a true gentleman. His interests included playing the bagpipes with local pipe bands and talking with friends over a coffee especially on topics of music, art, history and lake boats.
He was lovingly dedicated to his wife and daughter & took on his Leukemia treatment challenges with brave perseverance so that he could be here to look after his girls. He fought very hard but lost the battle. We pray that the soul of this departed “Gentle Giant” will now rest in peace in God’s loving embrace.
Cremation will take place. A Memorial Service with Reverend S. Derek Shelly officiating will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion 21 Veterans Way, Huntsville, ON, February 2nd, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. A reception will follow at the Legion.
We look forward to seeing all of you there as we share great stories and wonderful memories of a man who touched all our hearts.
As your expression of sympathy, a memorial donation can be made to the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation, allocated to the Leukemia Research Fund at www.thepmcf.ca. Messages of condolences can be made at www.mitchellfuneralhome.ca
We would like to thank the nurses and staff at Princess Margaret Hospital Hematology Department, the Royal Victoria Hospital Regional Cancer Centre, the Huntsville District Memorial Hospital and Dr. Sanjay Jindal for all the wonderful and compassionate care given to Bill.
Passed away suddenly on Saturday, January 5th, 2019 at her residence in Huntsville in her 91st year. Beloved wife of the late Alvin Watson who predeceased Betty in 2011. Loving mother of Donna (James) Mathias, Doug (Kimberly) Watson and Donald (Vija) Watson.
Cherished grandmother of Karrie (Cory), Jamie (Harry), Anne-Lise, Allison and Angela. Great grandmother of Emma-Grace, Olivia-Maree, Nathaniel, Ty, Karlie, Leo, Pierce, Lincoln, Jeffrey, Jessica and Otto and great-great-grandmother of Lexi.
In keeping with Betty’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A celebration of life will take place at a later date. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations can be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Messages of condolence can be left at www.billingsleyfuneralhome.com
Passed away peacefully on January 2, 2019. Beloved husband of the late Bette (Thompson) and cherished father of Rick (Lynne), Randy, Mark (Susan) and Robynn (Doug) Walsh.
Loving grandfather of Kevin, Scott, Kari, Pam, Lisa, Adam, Ian and Amy. Great grandfather to eight. Jim enjoyed his long walks and playing pool with family and friends.
In keeping with Mac’s wishes, cremation has taken place and no services will take place. Messages of condolence can be left at www.billingsleyfuneralhome.com
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Brian E. Jeffrey in his 68th year on December 25, 2018 after a short illness.
Brian was the devoted and loving husband of 40 years to Peggy Jeffrey. Predeceased by his parents Doreene Fester (Jeffrey) and stepfather Gordon Fester, father Edward Jeffrey and his sister Marjorie. Dear father of Patti-jo and Brian Jr. Cherished brother of Dora Watts (Richard), Ruth Jeffrey, Paul Jeffrey (Linda) and twin brother Blain Jeffrey. Fun loving uncle to his many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Born in Huntsville, Ontario Brian was an avid fisherman whose love of fishing was only surpassed by his love for his wife, family, friends and neighbours. Brian retired from Aecon Utilities in 2015 and continued to enjoy his many other passions such as early morning sun rises from his back deck while watching the deer and birds at the many feeders and bird houses he had built, as well as admiring his manicured lawns. He also had a love of vegetable gardening.
Brian will be forever missed by those who knew his generous heart and his sense of humour.
Speak of me as you have always done
Remember the good times, laughter and fun
Share the happy memories we’ve made
Do not let them wither or fade
I’ll be with you in the summer’s sun
And when the winter’s chill has come
I’ll be the voice that whispers in the breeze
I’m peaceful now, put your mind at ease
I’ve rested my eyes and gone to sleep
But memories we’ve shared are yours to keep
Sometimes our final days may be a test
But remember me when I was at my best
Although things may not be the same
Don’t be afraid to use my name
Let your sorrow last for just a while
Comfort each other and try to smile
Cremation has taken place. Spring internment. A Celebration of Brian’s Life will take place at the Royal Canadian Legion, 21 Veterans Way, Huntsville, Ontario on Saturday, January 12, 2019 from 1:00 – 4:00 pm
As expressions of sympathy donations in Brian’s memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
In her 85th year, left the physical world on December 30th, 2018 in the embrace of her daughters and surrounded by the love of her entire family, after a brief but critical illness which she met with courage and grace.
Predeceased by her adored and loving husband Gerald Ivan (Gerry) Bildson in 2006, it gives great peace and comfort to know that they have been reunited and the bond they shared that knew no bounds, lives on forever. Betty was an exceptional and loving mother to Beverley (Fraser) McFarlane, Catherine (Jack) Cardoso and Paula (Eyan) Wheatley. Her love for, pride in, and complete dedication to her children easily transcended to her grandchildren who were her greatest joy in life. She will never be forgotten and always be loved by Brittany McFarlane (Galen Burrows), Scott McFarlane (Rebecca) and Justin Cardoso. She also loved her role as step-grandmother in the lives of Earyn (Emma), Evan and Ryan (Jenna) Wheatley.
Betty was born December 10th, 1934 in Sweet’s Corners, Ontario to parents Ray Wing Sweet and Zella Lee (Slack). Betty was the youngest of a large family and will be together again with her beloved brothers and sisters who have gone ahead. She is survived by one sister, Joan Tanton, of Puerto Vallarta Mexico. She also loved her extended family and has many treasured nieces and nephews.
Betty’s love of family was without measure but she was also a much loved friend to so many. She gave selflessly to others her entire life and will be missed by so many people whose friendship she treasured.
Betty was a kindergarten teacher and also an accomplished pianist, singer and square dancer, a passion she shared with her husband for many years. Music always gave her great pleasure as did her faith and her church community. She sang for many years with the St. Andrews Presbyterian Church Choir, was a member of the Women’s Missionary Society, and was a faithful long-time volunteer and auxiliary member at the Huntsville District Memorial Hospital. Betty recently received the Ontario Provincial Life Membership award from the Hospital Auxiliaries Association of Ontario presented in Toronto.
Those whose lives have been touched by Betty are blessed to have been a part of her life. She was someone who lived her values, always put others needs first and demonstrated what true love and dedication really means. She has set an example and left a legacy of goodness and love for all of us.
The family would like to thank the staff and physicians at the Huntsville District Memorial Hospital and Southlake Regional Health Center for their expert, compassionate and family-centred care.
Visitation will be held at the Mitchell Funeral Home, 15 High Street, Huntsville on Friday, January 4, 2019 from 2 – 4 p.m.
A Memorial Service will be held at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 1 High Street, Huntsville on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at 11 a.m. with a reception to follow in the church hall.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Huntsville Hospital Auxiliary would be appreciated.
Please visit www.mitchellfuneralhome.ca
Left this world, Sunday evening, December 30, 2018 surrounded by her loving husband of 70 years, Mel Taylor and her family. Gladys leaves her children, Brent (DeVonna), Dale (Kathy) and Shelley. She was Grandma to four adult grandchildren, Justin, Drew, Nick, Holly and ‘GiGi’ to seven Great-Grandchildren, Nathaniel, Ellery, Marc, Justin, Jeremy, Lola and Hadley as well as many extended family.
Gladys lived in Huntsville with her husband, Mel for the last 50 years, first owning Canadian Tire then the IGA both of which were in the Brendale Plaza.
The family sincerely thanks Dr Melanie Mar for her visits and attentive concern. Thank you to Janice Blakelock for providing many years of personal care. The family deeply appreciates the considerate PSW workers and kind-hearted nurses all coming into the house and making a difference with their TLC, many going above and beyond in their compassion and understanding.
Viewing and funeral service is at Faith Baptist (169 W Rd, Huntsville, ON P1H 1M7) on Friday, January 4th, 2019 1:30pm – 3:00pm, with a reception immediately to follow. In lieu of flowers her family requests donations to Compassion Canada (www.compassion.ca) or The Table Soup Kitchen (https://thetablefoundation.ca), both charities supported by Gladys. Messages of condolence can be left at www.billingsleyfuneralhome.com
It is with sadness of heart we announce the peaceful passing of our beautiful mother on Dec.23rd 2018 in her Huntsville home at the age of 102.
She was predeceased in 1976 by her devoted husband Norman Douglas Moffat. Mother to daughters; Susan Brenciaglia (John) and Ann and son Norman Moffat. Loving Gramie to Robert Brenciaglia (Beth) and Christine Warman (Ted). Cherished GG to Julia Mattice (Evan), Jenny Beall (Dan) and Katie Warman. A very special Great Great Grandma to Liam and Victoria Beall, and Layla and Bronson Baker.
Margaret was born in Fort William on November 6th 1916 to Arthur and Ida Griffis. The youngest of four; brothers James and Tom and sister Jean. After losing her parents as a child Margaret was adopted by close friends of her parents, Dr. and Mrs. Ashley Fife of Fort William.
In her early teens Margaret and her “Auntie” travelled the world by ship, visiting such places as Hawaii and Australia. In addition they travelled to Italy including an audience with the Pope and to England where they had tea at Buckingham Palace.
Margaret was educated at Branksome Hall and then onto McGill University before marrying her late husband Norman. The war kept them apart for four years while Margaret raised her two children in The Kingsway.
Margaret started a chapter of the Order of the British Empire. She was a long-time member of the Garden Club of Toronto as well as a life member of Lambton Golf Club. She volunteered at the Huntsville Heritage Place and was a strong supporter of the Muskoka Conservancy.
We are especially grateful for the compassionate support received from her devoted caregivers.
A celebration of Margaret’s long and wonderful life will take place in the Spring. A donation to the Huntsville Hospital Foundation or the Muskoka Conservancy in Margaret’s memory would be greatly appreciated. www.mitchellfuneralhome.ca
We regret to announce that Elmer Dobson passed away on December 22. Elmer was surrounded by family as he made his final journey. He was pre-deceased by his daughter Joyanne Hoddy (Ted), and is survived by his devoted wife Joyce and sons Mark (Sheryl) and Jim, his brother Ross (Nell) and many nieces and nephews.
Elmer was a shining light of hope and caring and always lived life to the fullest each and every day. Although that light has now gone out, it will continue to burn bright in the hearts of all those who knew him. He will forever be missed and be a symbol of how we all should embrace life..
We take comfort in knowing that Elmer is once again joined with his loving daughter Joyanne as they watch over all of us.
There will be a celebration of life announced in the new year. We look forward to seeing all of you there as we share great stories and wonderful memories of a man who touched all of us.
Jack William Crosby
January 1, 1930 ~ December 17, 2018
On December 17, 2018, Jack William Crosby left this world a sadder place.
Two women were lucky to have had him for a husband and best friend. Marjorie 1949 – 1991. Shirley 1993.
Loving father to Jack (Julie), Scott (Sharon) and father-in-law to Susan. Bonus father to Heather Wolfe, Nancy Salerno (Carmen) and Jennifer Mattar. Super Poppa to Cameron Crosby (Lori), Patrick Crosby (Karen), Andrew Crosby (Jasmine), Tyler Crosby, (Rachael Grice), Jocelyn Crosby (Joel Quenneville), Kaitlyn Sega (Justin), Matthew Salerno, Olivia Salerno, Joseph Wolfe, Sydney Wolfe. Great Poppa to Kacy Crosby, Hudson Crosby, Frederick Crosby, Hugh Quenneville.
Jack founded J.W. Crosby Advertising and ran it for 28 years with his Partner George North and wife Marjorie. He left it for son Scott to carry it on as Holland and Crosby, retiring in 1995 to travel the world with Shirl.
He enjoyed cottaging in Port Sydney and in 1995 he bought a cottage on Mary Lake where he loved all the joys of boating, fishing and family fun.
Golfing was a big part of that fun and he enjoyed the time spent playing it at the cottage with friends and family and in Palm Desert California in the winter months. He also looked forward to the annual Crosby family Golf Tournament when he played with his sons and grandsons.
Jack was a proud member of Thistletown Lions Club. He served in many capacities, several as president and in 1988 served as Governor of A7.
He was a strong determined man and ” just got things done”, earning him the nickname ” action Jackson”… He was one of a kind and will be dearly missed…
An Internment and celebration of life to take place in spring of 2019. Donations to Alzheimer Society Muskoka would be appreciated. Please revisit www.mitchellfuneralhome.ca as details are confirmed.
The family will receive friends on Friday, December 21, 2018 at Billingsley Funeral Home, 430 Ravenscliffe Road, Huntsville from 7-9 p.m. and on Saturday, December 22, 2018 from 1-2 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, December 22, 2018 in the funeral home chapel at 2 p.m.
As an expression of sympathy memorial donations can be made to the Huntsville Hospital Foundation or Canadian Diabetes Association. Messages of condolence can be left at www.billingsleyfuneralhome.com
Beloved husband of the late Marguerite “Peggy” Bennett. Loving father of Ronnie (late Crystal) and Charlie. Cherished brother of Barbara. Predeceased by parents Charlie and Rose Bennett, brothers Ray, Bill, and Clifford, and sisters Ilene, Marian, and Ella. Robert will be greatly missed by Ronnie’s step-children Drake, Mason, and Megan, and all of his nieces, nephews, other family and friends. Interment at the Hutcheson Cemetery in Huntsville will take place in the Spring of 2019. Service details will be determined by the family at a later date. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Huntsville Hospital Foundation.
The death occurred at the Huntsville District Memorial Hospital on Thursday, December 6, 2018 of Marion McGary at the age of 89. Beloved wife of the late Arnold McGary. Loving mother of Susan Elliott (Larry), Stephen McGary (Dianne) and predeceased by son Kenny, daughter Lynda Rochon (Robin), daughter Laurie Lamb (Gerrie) and son Logan McGary (Brenda). Grandmother to 15 grandchildren, 27 Great-grandchildren and 2 Great-greatgrandchildren.
The family will receive relatives and friends at the Mitchell Funeral, 15 High Street, Huntsville on Thursday, December 13, 2018 from 11a.m. to 1p.m.
A complete funeral service will be held in the chapel at 1p.m. A reception will follow in the Funeral Home. Spring interment at Hutcheson Memorial Cemetery, Huntsville.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the charity of your choice, would be appreciated. www.mitchellfuneralhome.ca
Passed peacefully at Algonquin Grace Hospice on December 6, 2018 at the age of 92. Charles was the beloved husband of the late Joyce, and will be greatly missed by family and friends.
Loving father of Don (Sheree), Alice (late Ken), Rod (Diane), Ron (Janet), Heather (Scott).
Devoted grandfather of Doug (Barb), Nicole, Joe, Amy (Tom), Rhonda, Tom (Josh), Dawn–Marie (Aaron), Craig and Charlie. Great grandfather of Shannon (Andrew), Connor, Georgia, Aiden and Benny.
A Celebration of Charles’ life will be held in the spring of 2019. You may check with the Billingsley Funeral Home website for more information.
As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to Algonquin Grace Hospice, Huntsville.
Born at the family farm on Scugog Island on December 19, 1924. Passed away at Hospice Huntsville on December 5, 2018 after a short illness. Keith passed away peacefully at the age of 93.
Beloved husband of the late June Cochrane. Cherished father of Carol (deceased) and Bev Johnston, Nancy and Jim MacMaster, Cole and Heather Humphrey, Matthew and Karen Crozier, and Andrew Crozier. Loving grandfather of Kevin and Bonnie, Michelle and Lou, Kimberly and Shannon, Jason and Karen, Bradley and Katie, Cameron and Erin, Russell and Crissy, Wade and Erica, Lucas, Olivia and Keith. A special great grandfather to 16 loving great grandchildren. Brother in Law to Camille Crozier. Predeceased by his parents Fredrick and Olive, sister Margaret and brothers Donald and Douglas. And Marion, Edith, Nelson, Lois, Wilma, and James.
Keith will be fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews, cousins and friends, especially Guy and Huguette Boutin. Dad loved his card games and enjoyed his time with his friends at the 55 club and Dwight Seniors. His grandchildren loved to try to beat Grandpa in euchre.
The highlight of our family times was having Dad sing and play his guitar through all the generations.
Thanks to the health care providers at Huntsville Hospital with a special thanks for the wonderful, supportive care Keith and his family received at the Hospice Huntsville. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held at Billingsley Funeral Home, 430 Ravenscliffe Road, Huntsville, ON, on January 4, 2019 from 2p.m. – 5p.m. and on January 5, 2019 from 12p.m. until 1p.m. A funeral service will follow at 1p.m. with Rev. Donna Bowman – Woodall officiating. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice Huntsville
The family of the late Keith Crozier wish to offer our sincere thanks to all for their expression of sympathy, cards, flowers, food and charitable donations in the loss of our dear Father, Grandfather and Great-Grandfather. Thanks to the health care providers at Huntsville Hospital and Hospice Huntsville for their supportive care to Keith and our family. Thanks to Rev. Donna Bowman-Woodall for her caring and comforting words at Dad’s service. Thanks so much to Pioneer Memorial Church, Stewart Memorial Church and Dwight Senior’s Club for providing a lovely luncheon following the service. We would like to thank all the staff at Billingsley Funeral Home; Cheryl, Charlie, Stephanie, Sean and Charlene for their caring assistance. We truly appreciate your wonderful support to our family at this difficult time.
The Crozier Family
Age 75, died at Roberta Place in Barrie, Ontario on November 29, 2018 peacefully of normal pressure hydrocephalus.
Ivan was born in Huntsville, Ontario on December 12,1942. He lived and worked there for 40 years. After retiring in 2010, he moved to Innisfil, Ontario. Ivan was a member of the Home Builders’ Association and the Masonic Lodge.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Gail and his children, Glenn (Libby), Lisa (Glen), his grandsons Austin, Carter and Owen. His loving sister Greta (Ken) and nieces Angela (Ted), Natalie (Nick), he was a beloved in-law of the Cowden family.
A private memorial service will be held at Bay Lake in the summer of 2019 for family and friends by invitation only. Memorial contributions are welcomed at Roberta Place, 503 Essa Road Barrie Ontario L4N 9E4 Words of condolence may be left for the family at www.peacefultransition.ca
Born on May 5, 1938 in Waterloo, Quebec. Allan passed away peacefully on Sunday December 2, 2018 at the Muskoka Landing in Huntsville at the age of 80.
Beloved husband of France of 60 years. Loving father of Allan Jr. (M.J.), Nancy (Denis), Stacy (Rina) and the late Frances. Cherished grandfather of Jason, Jerry, Keven, Kelly-Ann, Sean, Shannon, Makito, Moli, and Mila. In keeping with Allan’s wishes, cremation has taken place and no services will be held.
Messages of condolence can be left at www.billingsleyfuneralhome.com
In the early morning hours on November 28th, 2018 a beautiful angel received her wings. After her brief struggle with cancer, God reached out His hand and took his Angel HOME.
Betty was a loving wife to Larry Tyers and mother of two wonderful children Jessica Tonkovic (John) and Jason Tyers (Kelly). She was blessed with eight wonderful grandchildren. Leya, Levi, Evan, Avry, Mateo, Corina, Marek and Alayna will miss her always. Betty (Baba) always put smiles on their faces whether it was her excited face, her amazing cooking or all the goodies she baked, homemade bread and the best pies ever!. To them BABA meant HOME.
She loved watching the birds all year long and always made sure the feeders were full. She loved the beauty of the outside and the good ole oldies on the radio.
A Celebration of Betty’s wonderful Life was held on Friday November 30th, 2018 at Billingsley Funeral Home in Huntsville. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to Hospice Huntsville, or the family asks for any assistance that can be made to help cover the funeral costs.
It is with great sadness that her family announces the passing of Pat on Thursday November 22, 2018, at Muskoka Landing, Huntsville Ontario.
Predeceased on March 7, 2014 by her beloved husband and best friend Roy.
Born March 4, 1941 in Halifax, Nova Scotia she was adopted at a young age into the loving family of John and Dorian Standing, Toronto, Ontario, along with adopted brother Peter Standing of Uxbridge, Ontario.
She graduated from Ontario Agriculture College in Guelph Ontario in 1964. Pat married Roy shortly after and together they raised 2 boys on a horse and dairy farm near Fergus, Ontario. She later worked as a Laboratory Technician in farm animal disease control for Agriculture Canada.
Her love of her dogs, all animals and nature, was ever apparent, but her horses were her life long passion.
Upon retirement to Baysville she became actively involved in the community through the senior’s group and St Ambrose Anglican Church.
Pat will be dearly missed by her sons Scott and Mark (Mary Ann) and her adored grandchildren Taylor, Graham and Claire, her extended family, as well as her many cherished friends.
Cremation will take place and a graveside service for both Pat and Roy will be held at a later date, to be announced. Please visit www.mitchellfuneralhome.ca as details are arranged.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to St Ambrose Anglican Church, Baysville would be greatly appreciated.
The death of Gennaline Dianne Kuiack of Huntsville, Ontario occurred in her 81st year on November 17, 2018, peacefully at Huntsville District Memorial Hospital, with her family by her side.
Gennaline was born June 27, 1938 in Whitney, Ontario. Predeceased by her mother Genevieve, her father Edward, and her brothers Donald, Douglas and Charles.
Left to grieve is her Husband of 62 years, John (Jack) Kuiack, her sons Robert (Patricia) and James. She will be sadly missed by her granddaughter, Tasha (Bradley) and countless nieces and nephews.
Gennaline was a homemaker, devoted to her loving family, friends and the pillar of strength on which they relied. She especially loved a visit with her granddaughter, she loved her unconditionally and was the inspiration to Tasha throughout her life.
Gennaline was a devoted member of St. Mary’s of Assumption Church, in Huntsville, Ontario. Gennaline was an avid knitter, volunteering her talent for numerous charities and of course the first to make an original sweater for all the children in her life.
Funeral Mass and Service was held at St. Martin of Tours Roman Catholic Church in Whitney, Ontario on Wednesday November 21, 2018, officiated by Father Malachy Ekezie, followed by an interment at the St. Martin of Tours New Roman Catholic Cemetery under the direction of Billingsley Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were Grandson Bradley, nephews Milton, Curtis, Avery, Troy and Keenan. Honorary pallbearers were her devoted sons, Robert and James. She will be remembered by her family as Nana.
Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to your favourite charity in her memory. Messages of condolence can be left at www.billingsleyfuneralhome.com
The Bible reminds us, that a gracious wife is more precious than corals.
Peacefully surrounded by her family on November 12, 2018 at Algonquin Grace Hospice. Catherine was the beloved wife of the late Keith Buckerfield (September 16, 1992). Loving mother to Elizabeth Gordaneer and her husband Glen, and Russ Buckerfield and his wife Cheryl. Devoted grandmother to Brandon (Leanne), Tarah (Thomas) and Kaitlyn (Jonathan). Cherished great-grandmother to Megan, Emma, Weston, Noah and Elias.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday November 14, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Billingsley Funeral Home, 430 Ravenscliffe Road, Huntsville with the funeral service following in the funeral home chapel at 2:00 p.m. A reception will follow the service. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to Hospice Huntsville. Message of condolence may be left at www.billingsleyfuneralhome.com
The death occurred at South Muskoka Memorial Hospital on Saturday, November 10, 2018 of Donald Draper.
Son of the late Raymond and Mary Draper. Brother of Allen Draper (deceased), William (Bill) Draper, Dennis Draper and Marjorie Carswell.
At Donald’s direction, there will be no service. Donald will be interred beside his parents in the spring of 2019. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, would be appreciated.
Florence “Flo” May Osmond
May 11, 1961 to November 1, 2018
Florence passed away at Algonquin Grace Hospice, Huntsville on Thursday, November 1, 2018 in her 58th year.
Daughter of the late Gerald and Osta Osmond. Loving sister of Mary and her husband Glenn Watson of Utterson, Dwight Osmond of Huntsville and Sheldon Osmond of Toronto. Dear aunt to Kurtis and Benjamin.
We would like to extend our sincere gratitude to all of Florence’s friends and family members for their unfailing support and also to the incredibly compassionate and caring team at Algonquin Grace Hospice. She left this world knowing she was well loved.
We’d like to share a section from Florence’s “Dignity Questionnaire” which she composed at the Hospice a few days before her passing.
“I grew up in Huntsville and was born in the old hospital which is now Fairvern. I went to school here including Georgian College in Bracebridge for the PSW course. I was also in Moosejaw, Sask. from about age 22 to 26 at a little Bible College there; I loved it. The advantage was I got a BA degree which allowed me to work at Camp Tawingo since they favour degrees there.
How did I end up in Moosejaw? Well, we were brought up in the Free Methodist Church and at a gathering, a couple of girls and I decided to go out to the the Bible College. From there, I was the Food Service Director at Camp Tawingo and was there for 17 years – it was a very big job with long hours and a lot of responsibility. I lived there, had room and board, I never wasted my money, so I was able to save money. I owned my own home.
One day I’d had enough of camp. I went to work doing private home care for a couple in their 90’s who lived on an island. Money was never the end-all and be-all for me. I did the PSW course at Georgian in Bracebridge and started with Muskoka Landing in 2001, part-time and eventually full-time.
What I’ve found meaningful is my work there. The staff and the residents were just the best to work with. The residents, you can’t not just love them, some of the things they come up with! I would try and stick with the ones who had no-one, it’s not fair for people to be alone – it’s an important part of the job.
People wondered if I’d go get more education to be an RPN or RN, but no, I wanted to have free time. I was happy doing what I did. And I wanted time to do other things, to have my life be more mine. I was in the Community Choir right from the beginning; I love singing. I was in the Huntsville Community Policing for several years; I’d heard about it and thought “that looks different” and joined up. We worked along side the OPP doing safety things, like bike rodeos, the Kids’ Tri in Port Sydney, reminding them about helmets and so on. I also volunteered at the Restore.
It seems my life has been cut short. I was diagnosed with cancer in 2004, and had 3 recurrences – I always hoped it wouldn’t come back and this time, it’s the worst. But I have enjoyed myself, I’m not a big hero. It wasn’t in the cards to have a partner. I’m basically just a happy, good-natured person. I would never hurt anyone.
The most important thing is family – I have an older sister (Mary) and brother (Dwight), a younger brother (Sheldon), 2 nephews (Kurtis and Benjamin) and a brother-in-law (Glenn). We take care of each other. Mary especially always took care of me, even before I was sick.
My advice to others – boy, life is so difficult for young people, sometimes they don’t have gumption. I’d say to them to have the courage just to do things.
I’m still religious – I know God is there and wants to protect me.”
Visitation for Flo Osmond will be held at the Mitchell Funeral Home, 15 High Street, Huntsville on Monday, November 5, 2018 from 6-8 p.m. A Graveside service will be held on Tuesday, November 6th at 2:30p.m. in Hutcheson Memorial Cemetery, Muskoka Rd 3 North (the grave is in the back section of the cemetery). Following the graveside service, a reception will be held at Faith Baptist Church, 169 West Road, Huntsville (commencing at approximately 3pm). In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Algonquin Grace Hospice, would be appreciated.
Passed away peacefully surrounded by her loved ones on October 29th, 2018 at Huntsville Hospital. Beloved wife of Desmond Kerr for 68 years. Loving and devoted mother of Cathy (Eric) Paszat, Linda (John) Kerr/Cordts, Paul (Lynn) Kerr, Dianne (Jim) Young, Dave (Michelle) Kerr, Janet Kerr, Joe (Deceased) (Nadine) Kerr.
Proud Grandmother of Adam (Kim) Young, Chris Young, Amy-Lynn (Joel) Duffield, Jonathon Kerr, Nicholas Kerr, Daniel Kerr, Meagan Kerr, Gabriel Kerr, Nathan Kerr, Priscilla Kerr, Madisyn Kerr and great-grandchildren Annaliese, Violet, Joshua, Hannah, Samuel, Benjamin Duffield.
Service was held at Faith Baptist Church on November 3rd. In lieu of flowers please donate in her name to Muskoka Christian School, Box 150 Utterson ON P0B 1M0, or any of the following: any food bank, Christine’s Place, Sleeping Children Around the World, or Smiles. Messages of condolence can be left at www.billingsleyfuneralhome.com
A special thank-you to the amazing staff of Huntsville Hospital and Palliative Care Unit of Huntsville Hospice, for the tender loving care provided for our precious loved one and our family. We would also like to thank our family and friend for their love and support during this time.
With Gratitude from the family of Adelaide Kerr.
“All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.” Psalm 139:16
Passed away peacefully on Friday, October 26, 2018 at Brampton Civic Hospital at the age of 84. Beloved wife of the late Rolf Oehl who predeceased Marianne in 2011. Mother of Ilona Webster and her husband Joe, and Christine and her husband Patrick Duff. Cherished Oma of Steve (Tania), Jamie, Michael (Ashley), Amanda, Andrew (Christina) and Kristen (Jessie). Great Oma of Kyla, Nathan, Hailey, Charlotte and Miranda.
In keeping with Marianne’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A service will be held at a later date. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Diabetes Canada. Messages of condolence can be left at www.billingsleyfuneralhome.com
Born in Sinclair Township on December 22, 1942.
Met her husband Albert in “Square Dance Heaven” on October 26, 2018.
Beloved mother of Anna-Marie and Son-in-Law Emile Kunes, cherished grandmother of Scott.
Jean will be greatly missed by her many friends and family.
Messages of condolence can be left at www.billingsleyfuneralhome.com
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father and grandfather Robert Edwin Bowyer. He went peacefully on October 24th 2018.
Deeply loved and cherished by his wife Patricia, daughters Whitney, Kim, Jessica and son Darryl; and grandchildren Skye, T.J., Kailey Harmony and Erika. Predeceased by his first wife Elizabeth and sister Betty Marie and her husband Len. He will be deeply missed by his nephew Larry and his wife Marquetta and his cousin Phillip Collins and his family in England.
A private Celebration of Life will be held by the Family in the near future. Donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association in loving memory of Bob.
Messages of condolence can be left at www.billingsleyfuneralhome.com
Born in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia in 1935. He was predeceased by his parents Lottie and Letson and by his brother Charles (Audrey) and his sister Vivian (Lauchlin MacDonald). Paul left home at an early age and traveled west to Alberta before settling in Toronto where he worked for 7 years at the Downsview Air Force Depot. He met his wife Rene (Holinshead) while she was in Toronto attending business school, they were married October 1, 1955.
Paul leaves his wife of 63 years Rene, daughters Patti (Richard Keay), Donna (Barry Hineman) and Kate (John Shaw) along with 7 grandchildren, Kristopher (Nancy Grant) and Shannan (Don McEachern) Boothby, Jessica, Daniel and Sara Hineman, Miles (Chantal Crawford) and Shalena (Donald Malloy) Brush. He will also be missed by 7 great grandchildren, Travis, Savannah, Kolton, Ethan, Emily, Dax and Miles Jr.
Paul and Rene moved to Huntsville in 1960 where they built a home and raised their family on a family hobby farm. Paul worked for a number of years as Assistant Manager at the Empire Hotel before moving on to Huntsville Timber where he worked until it closed. Rene and Paul owned and operated Leisure Time Pools until they retired. In the 1980’s Paul could be seen flying about in his J3 Cub flying out of the Emsdale Airfield and Borden Boothby’s airstrip in Dwight. He and his flying buddy Alfred Montpetit had some great adventures and he loved to take his grandson Kris flying with him.
In recent years his health had taken a turn and he has spent the last few months at Muskoka Landing.
Although he was not able to go back to Lunenburg for one last trip his granddaughter Shannan and her family made the trip this past summer and she was able to show him the town via a computer at Muskoka Landing. Great grandsons Travis and Ethan were able to visit the Academy where Great Grandpa went to school.
Paul’s grandchildren and great grandchildren brought him much joy and even when he was feeling a bit confused the sight of the little ones brought a smile to his face.
Rene would like to thank niece Lorrie McCall and good friend Mary Ann Lupton for their support during the last few difficult months.
At his request cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will take place on Saturday, November 17 from 11am to 1pm at the Billingsley Funeral Home in Huntsville. Messages of condolence can be left at www.billingsleyfuneralhome.com
In keeping with Carol’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a celebration of life will take place at a later date. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations can be made to Hospice Huntsville. Messages of condolence can be left at www.billingsleyfuneralhome.com
Dennis William Toms
On the morning of October 5, 2018, Dennis William Toms died peacefully at the Huntsville Hospital at the age of 73.
Devoted husband of 30 years to Linda Parm-Toms. Beloved father to Jason and Jeff Toms, Sarah and Amanda Rogers and Molly Dog. Loving grandfather to Chase Rogers Randall. Brother to Norma-Jean Nelson (David), Joanne Freeborn (Eric predeceased), Dawn Charity (Gord), Dwight Toms (Elsa) and Karen Heise (Lenny). Cherished brother in law to Ron and Laurie Robinson. Uncle to many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents.
Dennis was a man of many stories. He always had something interesting to talk about with the people in his life. Please drop by and bring a fond or funny story to share about Dennis Toms at his informal Celebration of Life being held at the Huntsville Train Station at 26 Burrow Pit Lane, on Saturday October 27, 2018 from 1 – 3 pm.
Elsie May LeDrew passed away peacefully at Lakeland Long Term Care, Parry Sound, Ontario on Friday, October 12, 2018 at the age of 92 years. She is predeceased by her husband Hayward LeDrew, parents Arthur and Maude Squires and six siblings, Maxfield Squires, Roy Squires, Susan Moyles, Don Squires, Pearl Jones and Wally Squires.
She is sadly missed by her children, Melvin LeDrew (Beverley), Donald LeDrew (Lesley), and Linda Forsythe (Jon); four grandchildren Lori Knoblauch (Mike), Jeffrey Forsythe (Keshia), Kyle LeDrew (Amy), and Kirsten Baker (Joel); 10 great grandchildren as well as her sister Stella Greenslade.
Elsie was born and raised in Newfoundland until she moved to Brampton, Ontario in 1950. She raised her three children and worked in retail in Brampton. After Elsie retired she moved to several places in Ontario including Humphrey, Peterborough, Huntsville and most recently to Parry Sound. She also moved to Lewisporte, Newfoundland from 1986 to 1989 at which time she moved back to Huntsville, Ontario.
Elsie was greatly involved in the United Church and the United Church Women’s group. Many hours were spent volunteering at the church throughout her lifetime.
A Funeral Service will be held at the Mitchell Funeral Home, 15 High Street, Huntsville, ON P1H 1N9, 705 789-5252 on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 11 a.m., visitation will be from 10-11 a.m.
A reception will follow at Trinity United Church. In lieu of flowers, donations to Lakeland Long Term Care Centre or the charity of your choice would be appreciated. www.mitchellfuneralhome.ca.
In loving memory of Mary Scheer-Hennings. Mary was born in North Bay, Ontario on November 25th, 1955, and passed away at the Algonquin Grace Huntsville Hospice on October 10th, 2018, surrounded by family.
She was the beloved wife of Micky Scheer-Hennings, precious mother to Lauren, Martin, and Keith Jenkinson, teacher and friend to many. She will be remembered for her vibrant and fun-loving personality. Her compassion and willingness to help others knew no boundaries, and her strength was an inspiration to all who knew her.
The family will receive friends on Monday, October 15, 2018 at Billingsley Funeral Home, 430 Ravenscliffe Road, Huntsville from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.
The funeral mass will be held at St. Mary of the Assumption Parish, 12 Centre Street, Huntsville on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 2 p.m.
Memorial donations to Huntsville Hospice would be greatly appreciated. Messages of condolence can be left at www.billingsleyfuneralhome.com
Amy Mildrith Harrower (nee Beckett)
Amy passed very peacefully into God’s eternal care on Friday, August 10, 2018 at The Pines Nursing Home in Bracebridge, Ontario, surrounded by family.
She is survived by two daughters Karen Acton (John) and Janice Billett (Jerome) and two sons Joel (Carla, deceased) and Michael (Fiona). She was a loving gentle “Nana” to 14 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister Shirley Holden of Sudbury, Ontario.
Amy was predeceased by husband Peter Henry Harrower and sisters Margaret McCormick, Flora Passmore, Bernice McLaren, Elsie Jelbert, Eva Paquette, Helen Irving and Ruth Monette.
The daughter of Mathew and Edith Beckett, Amy was born April 20,1925 in Uxbridge, Ontario and later moved to Timmins, Ontario with her family. After high school, Amy started her first career in photography at Royal Studio in Timmins. She then married Pete, her war time “dance partner”, in a candle light service on December 26, 1946 and started her own family in 1949.
She was a proud, capable and loving stay-at-home Mom throughout her children’s’ school years. Amy was the silent partner in her husband’s illustrious business career and in 1971 she and her sister Flo stared their own successful small business, The Art Mart. In her business years she also became a Toast Mistress, taught Smoke Enders courses throughout Northern Ontario and continued her participation in local charities.
Amy loved reading, card games, skiing and waterskiing, archery, swimming, became a late-in-life golfer and was simply unbeatable at Crossword. She had a beautiful singing voice and sang with the Dorothea Mascioli Choir in Timmins and The Sweet Adelines in Florida. She and Pete decided to retire and live on a boat in Florida for ten winters starting in the late 1980’s. They spent their retirement summers in Kingston until moving to Huntsville in 1999. Her home and Barbers Bay cottage were always welcoming and open to her large extended family, many friends and the wide variety of characters her kids called friends.
Always “game”, Amy went parasailing at the age of 80. Her “never complain, just get on with it attitude” was simply awe inspiring and her quick and lovely smile and razor-sharp wit remained with her to the end.
The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at Muskoka Traditions where Amy lived for 10 years, and to The Venerable Dawn Henderson for her ministry there , the calm and caring staff at The Pines where she spent the last 6 months and a very special thank you to Val Forbes and her team of “companions”, who gently and lovingly tended to Amy’s every need for the last two years.
Amy was a lifelong member of the Anglican Church, where she served in the Altar Guild at Saint Matthews in Timmins and later attended All Saints in Huntsville, where a memorial service will be held at 2 P.M. on Sunday, October 14, 2018.
Should you wish to make a donation in her memory at this time please consider the CNIB, All Saints Church in Huntsville or a charity of your choice.
Passed away peacefully on Monday, October 8, 2018 at Muskoka Landing Care Centre at the age of 79. Beloved wife of the late Raymond Frankum who predeceased Elaine in 2001. Loving mother of Raymond and his wife Kirsten, Cindy and her husband Paul Walters and Donna and her husband Ramie Robbins. Cherished grandmother of Tyler, Natasha (Corey), McKenzie, Kyleigh, Hunter, Ryan and Brianna. Dear auntie to Kenneth and his wife Lori Frankum.
The family will receive friends on Friday, October 12, 2018 from 12 – 1 p.m. at Billingsley Funeral Home, 430 Ravenscliffe Road, Huntsville. The memorial service will be held in the funeral home chapel at 1 p.m. Burial at St. Mary’s Anglican Church Cemetery, Utterson, Ontario. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations can be made to the Salvation Army, 4 Mary Street East, Huntsville, ON P1H 1W4. Messages of condolence can be left at www.billingsleyfuneralhome.com
December 27, 1922 – September 18, 2018
Austin Boucher passed away peacefully at Muskoka Landing on September 18, 2018 in his 96th year.
Predeceased by his loving wife of 54 years, Marion (nee Peters) in 2007.
Devoted father of Elizabeth (Blaine) Bennett, David (Karen), Brent (Edith), Doug (Cathi), Barbara (Georges) Lagasse, and Roger (Libby). “Knocky” to his 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren whom he loved and adored all so much.
Survived by brother Don (Marj) and predeceased by brothers Robert and Bud. He will be sadly missed by his extended family, nieces and nephews living near and far.
Austin lived a long and full life. Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, his family later moved to Mowat, Algonquin Park where he attended school for five years.
As a young man, Austin enlisted and served through the entire WWII; returning and building a successful business in our community. Family was always #1. With his family and close friends, Dad enjoyed fishing, hunting, cottage life on Rebecca Lake, curling, golfing, and in retirement was able to travel and enjoy many years wintering at their home in Florida.
The family would like to extend our sincere appreciation and gratitude to Dr. McLinden, Huntsville Hospital; staff and caregivers at Muskoka Traditions and Muskoka Landing for their friendship and care over the past 8 years to Dad and our families.
Cremation has taken place.
A celebration of life will be held for family and friends on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at Chartwell Muskoka Traditions, 16 Legacy Lane, Huntsville from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to Toronto Hospital for Sick Kids Foundation or a charity of one’s choice would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence can be left at www.billingsleyfuneralhome.com
Died peacefully surrounded by his family at Algonquin Grace Hospice. John was married to his loving wife Gail for 40 years.
Beloved and devoted Father and Father in Law to John and Jean.
Cherished Grandfather to Irene Carol Seitz.
He will be lovingly remembered by his Brothers and Sister Carol and The Late Phillip MacInnis, Robbie and Karen, Peter Seitz and Esther Martin, and Paul and Barbara Plunkett.
John will be missed by his many nieces, nephews and all of his other cherished family members.
The family asks that if you would like to make a donation in John’s memory to please do so to the Huntsville Hospital Foundation or to the Algonquin Grace Hospice.
Mom was the last remaining grandchild of C.O. and Jennie Shaw who were associated with Bigwin Inn, the Anglo-Canadian Leather Band and tannery and the steamships that sailed the lakes in the early days. Mom was born and grew up in Huntsville with a vivid appreciation of the woods and lakes, and could identify the calls of all the birds. She would often talk about her favourite activities, tennis, skiing, and the summers at Norway Point, Lake of Bays in the days of steamships and the portage railway. Those now distant times wove through the depression and into the war, and after studying Fine Arts at Trinity College, U of T she joined the WRCNS and was stationed in Halifax. She had many stories from her time in the navy as a signaller sending messages to ships in the harbour. She had the advantage that old friends arriving in port could contact her directly from their ships to make plans for a party that evening. The Halifax riot at the end of the war was a most memorable experience. After the war, she married our father, John, had children and we eventually returned to live in Huntsville for some years. She was a wonderful and energetic mother who loved children, along with writing, painting, silversmithing, reading and horses which she effortlessly did all at once.
In her eighties she wrote and illustrated two books based on her memories of her early life in Muskoka. These are sold in most bookstores in the Muskoka area. So here’s to a life well lived. She was a true-heart and someone who loved a project. A special thank you to the staff at Balmoral Club who patiently provided care and support as her mobility became difficult. A celebration of her life has taken place in Toronto. Interment in Huntsville at a later date.
Joyce was predeceased by her beloved husband George Law and is survived by her children; Dana Law, George Law and Amy Law and her husband Rob Rand. Joyce was the proud grandmother of of Aislyn and Jacie Law.
Joyce will be greatly missed. She was a kind and loving soul who touched many lives. In those 74 years we were blessed to have her.
At Joyce’s request, she will be resting with her loving husband George at All Saints Anglican Cemetery.
The family will be holding a Celebration of Life at Joyce’s home, Wednesday, September 26th from 3 – 6 pm for anyone wishing to share in the memory of Joyce Law.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated by the family.
Peacefully with family at Hospice in Huntsville Sharon Lee Waldriff (Smith) passed away from an aggressive bout of cancer on September 14th.
Survived by her husband Herb of Burks Falls, daughters Sondra, (Ken Waddell) of Huntsville, Tanya (Mike Buchanan) of Port Loring, grandchildren Jordyn, Garrett, Braeden, Andrew, Megan, brother Paul, predeceased by her mother Dorothy, father Clarence and sister Gayle
To honor Sharon’s wishes there will be no service or visitation. Memorial donations can be made in her name to Hospice Huntsville.
Passed away peacefully at Huntsville District Memorial Hospital on September 14, 2018, at 90 years of age. Born to Alva and Hubert MacLeod on March 9, 1928 at Ravenscliffe, Ontario. She was the eldest of 10 children.
On August 11, 1948 she married W.J. “Jack” MacDonald. She had a great love of life, people and loved to travel.
She taught skiing at Tally-Ho Winter Park for about 30 years and taught swimming for 10 years. Chris was hostess with the moistest for many years at the family restaurant, MacDonald Family Restaurant and was a social butterfly EXTRORDINAIRE!
She will be sadly missed by her children: Dan (Gail), Christie (Roy – deceased) & Kerri (Mike). Grandchildren: Ryan (Amy), Nathan (Wanda), Amber (Luis), Luke (Monica), Brittany (Sam), Megan (Kayne). Great-Grandchildren: Jackson, Ellah Grace, Sofia, Isaiah, Finley & Aria. Sisters: Belva (Bob), Betty (Marvin), Lenore (Kenny) Brothers: Ron (Marg) & Wayne. Sister-in-laws: Joan & Madelaine. Predeceased by Brothers: Jerry, Max & Ross and Sister: Ruby. Missed by many, many nieces and nephews whom she loved so dearly.
Peacefully at Wiarton Hospital, on Friday September 14, 2018. Erma was the Beloved wife of the Late Floyd Ripper. Cherished and devoted mother and mother – in – law of Shelley and Bill, Brian and Yvonne, and John and Claudette. Loving Grandmother of Jason, Darryl, Lisa, Michael, Eric, Nathan, Adam, Bethany and Mary. She has a special spot in her heart for her 9 Great-Grandchildren.
Erma was predeceased by her brothers and sisters Lillian, Harold, Lorraine, Helen and Roland. Lovingly remembered by her many nieces and nephews. The family invites friends to share stories of Erma during a memorial visitation at Billingsley Funeral Home, 430 Ravenscliffe Road, Huntsville from 12:00pm until 1:00pm, when a memorial service to celebrate Erma’s life will take place at 1:00pm. A reception will follow at the funeral home following the service. If you would like to make a memorial contribution in Erma’s memory the family requests that you give to the Canadian Cancer Society or to The Heart and Stroke Foundation. Messages of condolence can be left at www.billingsleyfuneralhome.com
Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at Fairvern Nursing Home in Huntsville at the age of 83. Beloved mother of Bill (Jennifer), Wendy (Bill) and Greg (Melody). Cherished grandmother of Adrienne (Grant), Grant (Josée), Victoria (Mike), Catherine (Bevan), Lindsey and Krystyna. Great-grandmother of Elizabeth, James, Evelyn and Téya. Dear sister of Tom Woods. Sandra will be missed by her former husband, Donald Davis. Pre-deceased by her parents Walter and Frances Woods.
In keeping with Sandra’s wishes cremation has taken place. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
As an expression of sympathy memorial donations can be made to Fairvern Nursing Home, 14 Mill Street, Huntsville, Ontario P1H 2A4. Messages of condolence can be left at www.billingsleyfuneralhome.com
Peacefully and surrounded by the love of his family, Jim passed on to eternal life on Tuesday September 11, 2018 at the age of 83. Beloved husband of Helen (Olds) for 62 years. Predeceased by his parents John and Agnes Woodcroft. Cherished and devoted father and Father in Law of John and Jo Anne, Bud and Heather, Warren and Santa, Christopher and Nilufer, The late Gregory and Bobbi, and Patrick and Serena. Jim was beloved “Grandpa Woody” to Laura and Jason Clark, Katy Woodcroft and Brad Skillen, Dr. Mark Woodcroft and Dr. Heather Ritter, Jimmy, Ryan, Matthew, Sean, Amanda, Nikki, Jessica, Joey and Lilah. He was also Great Grandpa Woody to Maeve and Leo.
Jim was a cherished brother in law of Tommy, Father Fred, Gary and Cathy. Jim will be missed by his many nieces and nephews. Jim was an employee at Procter and Gamble Hamilton and Toronto for 39 years. Jim was witty and had a wonderful sense of humour and was an avid sportsman, especially golf. Jim and Helen were active parishioners at St. Eugene’s R.C. Church in Hamilton for 51 years until they moved to their cottage in Port Sydney in 2007. The Family will receive friends at Billingsley Funeral Home, 430 Ravenscliffe Road, Huntsville on Friday, September, 14, 2018, from 6:00p.m. until 8:00p.m. A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 12 Centre Street N. , Huntsville at 11:00a.m. The family invites you to share stories at a reception to follow at Billingsley Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Diabetes Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Helen and her children would like to thank the wonderful staff at Muskoka Landing Nursing Home for their excellent care of Jim for the past 2 and a half years. Online tributes may be left at www.billingsleyfuneralhome.com
Gail passed away peacefully at Algonquin Grace Hospice Tuesday, September 11, 2018, following a short battle with cancer.
Gail is predeceased by her spouse Peter Sproat and survived by her children, Jamie Sproat and Staci Webb (Clint Fabricius) as well as the light of her heart, her grandchildren Peter Webb, Courtney Fabricius and Jackson Fabricius . Gail is predeceased by her parents Elmer and Mildred (Smith) Burton of Huntsville, her brother Patrick Burton (Huntsville), sister and brother in law Launa and Charles Clarke (Huntsville). Survived by her brother Wayne Burton (Kathy) of Huntsville and sister and brother in law Linda and Allan Plummer, as well as her uncle, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Although born in Huntsville, as an “army brat”, Gail traveled with her family, as far away as Germany, following her father as he was stationed with the Canadian Engineer Corp. Always having love and devotion in her heart for those who serve our country.
Gail returned home to Huntsville where she met the love of her life, Peter Sproat. Though their time together was cut short following his death in 1979, Gail held the love that they shared for almost 40 years.
Gail can be remembered by many as the ” electronics lady” at Zellers for many, many years. Her extended work family touched her life as she touched theirs. The family is thankful to those special girls.
Gail was a fiercely strong and independent woman who was loved by all she met and who was able to return that love 10 fold. She will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew her.
“TILL WE MEET AGAIN”… that time is now here, go and be together again.
In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to Algonquin Grace Hospice . Their dedication is astonishing. Thank you to all whom we encountered.
Private arrangements will be held for family and friends at a later date.
Arrangements with Mitchell Funeral Home www.mitchellfuneralhome.ca
After a brief illness Mabel passed away peacefully surrounded by her loved ones at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, on September 4, 2018. Mabel was the beloved wife of the late Edward. Predeceased by her parents William and Mabel. Cherished mother and mother in law of Les and Jackie, Kathleen and Bruce. Devoted Nana of Eric and Kayla, Stephanie, Emily, and Janey, and “GG” to Hunter. Mabel will be missed by her brother and sisters Alvin and Martha, Eva Joiner, the late Faith and Gary, Sharon and Fred, and Sheila Cowdell and Al, as well as her many nieces and nephews. The family invites you to gather with them on Wednesday September 12, 2018 at 10:00am until 12:00pm at Billingsley Funeral Home, 430 Ravenscliffe Road, Huntsville to share your stories of Mabel with them prior to a Memorial Service at 12:00pm in the Funeral Home, with a reception to follow. Mabel requested that in lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Kidney Foundation.
Passed away peacefully at Algonquin Grace Hospice, on September 2, 2018. Joyce was the devoted wife of George. Predeceased by her parents Spurgeon and Christine MacDonald. Dear mother and mother in law of Christine and George , Georgina and Barry, the late Debby MacDonald and Ron Fellows. Loving Grandmother of Ryan and Kim, Patrick, David, Alex, Thomas and Tabitha, and Courtland. Great-Grandmother of Madison, Zoe, Damien, Pagen, Annabelle, and Avery.
The Family would like to thank the loving and caring staff at the Algonquin Grace Hospice for their care of Joyce.
With our hearts filled with sorrow, we announce the passing of the greatest man we have ever known. Carl passed away peacefully on Tuesday August 28th with his beloved wife Brenda and his cherished daughters Jennifer and Julie at his side.
Carl was born on February 14, 1953 in Huntsville to parents Jack and Edith Stenabaugh. Carl owned Acme Planing Mills for 43 years. He had several staff members who were employed at Acme for decades which speaks to Carl’s character as a boss and as a leader. Carl’s generosity helped so many people with building their homes in the Muskoka area.
Carl was the adored Grandpa of Caden, Caledon, Everley and Emerson. His Grandchildren were the light of his life. He taught them so much over the last 10 years. This is such a loss for all of us. Carl will be missed by his mother-in-law Kathleen Harrell and brother-in-law Brian Harrell and his wife Paula and their sons Jason and Jordan.
Carl was an accomplished businessman, pilot, traveller, scuba diver, gun collector, hunter, fisherman, camper, who loved the outdoors and loved his family so much.
Visitation for Carl Stenabaugh will be held at the Mitchell Funeral Home, 15 High Street, Huntsville, ON on Thursday August 30th from 2-4pm and 6-8pm. The funeral service will take place August 31st at 1pm at Mitchell Funeral Home in Huntsville. Interment to follow at Hutcheson Memorial Cemetery. Reception to follow at Royal Canadian Legion Branch 232.
Passed away peacefully on August 26, 2018 in Ingersoll On in his 91st year. Beloved Husband to the late Mabel White (2005), Loving father to the late Ted White (2014) and his wife Pam, Steve White, the late Jeff White (2017), Donna (James) Richardson, Jeanette (Rob) Davis. Loving grandfather to Melodie, Meagan, Jonathan, Hannah, Eden, Robert, George and Ben, and loving great grandfather of 5.
“ED” absolutely believed in the return of Christ and was a member of the Dawn Christadelphians since 1955. He loved his family and lived to serve God.
Visitation will be at Billingsley Funeral Home on Wednesday, August 29, from 6-8 p.m. and his funeral will be Thursday at 1p.m. If desired donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated. Messages of condolence can be left at www.billingsleyfuneralhome.com
Passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 25, 2018 at Algonquin Grace Hospice in Huntsville at the age of 81. Loving father of Michael Hatkoski (Lorena Villa) and James Hatkoski (Cheryl Kelly). Cherished grandfather of Michael Hatkoski-Villa and Mitchell, Natasha and Zachary Hatkoski.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at the Dwight Community Centre, 1014 Dwight Beach Roach, Dwight from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations can be made to Hospice Huntsville.
Messages of condolence can be left at www.billingsleyfuneralhome.com
She passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family, on August 26, 2018. June was the devoted wife of Harvey. Predeceased by her parents Gordon and Nellie Godfrey. Dear mother and mother in law of Gordon and Darlene, Edward and Shirley, Brenda and Gary, Darlene and Mark, and Dwayne and Stephanie. Loving Grandmother of Christopher, Tammy, Benjamin, Tonya, Garrett, Nicole, Kayla, Riley and Josh. Great-Grandmother of Kevin, Jordan, Natalie, Britny and Hailey. Will be missed by her brother and sisters Marie, Joan, Harold and predeceased by Ralph, Janet, Bill and Don. The Family will receive friends at Billingsley Funeral Home, 430 Ravenscliffe Road, Huntsville on Wednesday August 29, 2018 from 10:00am until 12:00pm when a funeral service to celebrate June’s life will be held with a reception to follow in the funeral home. Those who wish to make a memorial donation have been asked to give to the Huntsville Hospital Foundation.
Elizabeth Ann Voth (nee Campbell), born on December 29th, 1935, passed away at Muskoka Landing on August 21st, 2018.
Beth will be greatly missed by her family: Peter (husband), Anne-Marie (daughter), Douglas (son), Leslie (son-in-law) and Sofia (granddaughter).
A Memorial Service will be held in the chapel of the Mitchell Funeral Home, 15 High Street, Huntsville, on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 1 p.m.
A reception will follow in the funeral home.
Flowers are gratefully declined by the family, but a donation to the Alzheimer Society of Muskoka, would be appreciated.
We would like to extend our sincere gratitude to all of our friends and family members for their unfailing support and also to the compassionate and caring team at Muskoka Landing.
June 11, 1926 to August 10, 2018, resident of Huntsville ON.
Wally passed away comfortably and peacefully on Friday August 10, 2018 at the age of 92 in Bracebridge Hospital, after a pleasant, nurturing seven-year stay at The Pines Long Term Care Home in Bracebridge. All of the wonderful staff and volunteers at The Pines provided Wally the best of care in his times of need. He battled kidney failure, COPD, Dementia and Alzheimer’s.
Wally was the eldest of four, born to his late parents Joe and Lillian Chappell on June 11, 1926 in Toronto. Wally bicycled to and from Weston Collegiate Institute every day as a teen and one fateful day he decided to enlist, February 1945, in the Royal Canadian Navy. After months of training, he was stationed in England where he patrolled the English and French coastlines until the end of hostilities. He was released from active duty in 1949. He served on the HMCS Cornwallis, HMCS York and HMCS Iroquois to name a few. In 1967, Wally married Janette ‘Jinny’ Bayford and they moved to Huntsville with Jinny’s daughter, Lynn Bayford.
Wally happily worked for Sterisystems Ltd., for 40 years and travelled between Huntsville and Bolton until his retirement in 1991. Soon thereafter, Wally became involved with the Huntsville chapter of the Muskoka Music Men choir and their classic barbershop music and the All Saints’ Anglican Church choir in Huntsville. Wally was also a brother of the Huntsville Masonic Unity Lodge No. 376 and a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Huntsville Branch 232. He really enjoyed being involved with these civic organizations.
Wally will be remembered for his quick wit and his trademark sense of humor that touched the lives of many people with his big smile all the way to the end. He loved listening to classical music and of course watching ”Bugs Bunny”, the “Carry On” films which were a long series of movies made with a diverse troupe of British comic actors from the 1950’s to the 1970’s. He had a great knowledge and interest in evolution, classical composers and history, especially Egyptian history.
Wally is survived by his daughter Lynn McIntyre, son-in-law Paul McIntyre and grand-daughter Sally McIntyre; brother Ronald Chappell; brother-in-law Frank Schedlowich; sister-in law Joyce Chappell; Barb Cooper; nieces Debbie Lamoreaux; Gail Mosher; nephews David Mosher, Randy and Paul Schedlowich; nephew-in-laws Jim Lamoreaux; Richard Davies; Don Bouwman; Brian White; Tony Reis; niece-in-laws Carmen Davies; Michelle Labine; Lesley Davies; Kim White; Sherri Cooper-Reis; Shelly Nicole; Jenny Cordaro; Margaret Ewald.
He is preceded in death by wife of over 31 years, Janette ‘Jinny’ Chappell; sisters Ivadell Mosher; Doreen Schedlowich; brother-in-laws Ken Mosher; Tony Davies; Armand Labine; Doug Cooper; sister-in-laws Marjorie Davies, Valerie Labine; Susan Villeneuve.
Wally was cremated Monday August 13, 2018 and his ashes will be laid to rest with Jinny in the All Saints’ Anglican cemetery in Huntsville. There will be no memorial. The Family is grateful for the condolences, but declines flowers and donations.
Evelyn Florence Rheubottom, passed suddenly on August 22, 2018 at Huntsville District Memorial Hospital, surrounded by her family after a long battle with COPD and emphysema. Evelyn was born on February 23, 1943 to Anthony and Ethel Carpenter in Pembroke, Ontario.
Beloved wife of the late Harold Rheubottom. Loving mother of 5, Grandmother of 7, great grandmother of 3.5 and aunt to many nieces and nephews. Evelyn was a beautiful soul loved by her family and friends. She will be forever missed by all that knew and loved her.
Family and friends will gather at the Mitchell Funeral Home, 15 High Street, Huntsville, ON, on Monday, August 27, 2018 for visitation from 12:00 to 1:00pm followed by the Funeral Service at 1:00pm. Interment will follow at Hutcheson Memorial Cemetery, Huntsville.
A reception will follow at the Royal Canadian Legion.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Georgian Bay Lung Association would be appreciated by the family.
Passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on Thursday, August 23, 2018 at Algonquin Grace Hospice in Huntsville at the age of 73. Beloved wife of Garry Lovegrove. Proud mother of Jeff Lovegrove (Ragan) and the late Tom Lovegrove (Bernadette). Cherished grandmother of Nick and Lyle Lovegrove. Loving sister of Art (Marg), Dave (Janet), Tim and Terry Jeffery. Sister-in-law of June (Ken dec.), Lyle dec. (Gaila dec.), Don (Gloria dec.), Murray (Lee), Dennis (Bernice), Gerald dec. (Sharon) and Ronnie dec. (Carol) Lovegrove. Sandy will be dearly missed by many nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends on Sunday, August 26, 2018 from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at Billingsley Funeral Home, 430 Ravenscliffe Road, Huntsville. The funeral service will be held on Monday, August 27, 2018 at 1 p.m. at Billingsley Funeral Home. Burial to follow at Locks Cemetery, Huntsville. Reception to be held at the family home, 1031 North Mary Lake Road. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations can be made to Hospice Huntsville. Messages of condolence can be left at www.billingsleyfuneralhome.com
Following a brief illness, Danielle passed away, surrounded by her family, at Mount Sinai Hospital on Monday August 13, 2018.
She was born May 18, 1988 to Ward and Beatrice Edmonds, survived by her sisters Nicole and Madeline. Pre-deceased by her Grandparents Arthur & Eileen Edmonds and Martin & Agatha Mislang.
Friends will be received at the Cavill-Turner Funeral Home in Gravenhurst on Thursday August 16, 2018 from 2 – 4pm and 7 – 9pm.
Funeral Mass will be held at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Gravenhurst on Friday August 17, 2018 at 11:00 am. Interment to follow at Lakeview – St. Paul’s Cemetery. Memorial donations made to support the OSPCA – Muskoka Branch, would be appreciated by her family. Messages of condolence can be offered to the family at www.cavillfuneralhome.com
LAWRENCE, Barbara Joan
March 20, 1929 – August 15, 2018
Passed away peacefully in her 90th year at Algonquin Grace Hospice in Huntsville, with family at her side, listening to her favourite music.
Barbara was predeceased by her loving husband of 67 years Bud Lawrence and her parents Florence Cary and Reginald Cary of Toronto, ON.
A loving Mom and Grandmom she will be very missed by daughter Wendi Barker (Steve Hancock) and Grandkids; Kevin Barker, Scott Barker, Julia Hancock, Stefanie Leblanc and Charlie Hancock. And by daughter Judi (Don Ferne), granddaughters Kim Hanson, Katie Kerrigan and families.
Barbara enjoyed her retirement years at Muskoka Traditions where she had wonderful friends and staff that she cared for deeply.
We cannot thank Algonquin Grace Hospice enough for all their incredible care and compassion in helping Mom make her final journey, and request that in lieu of flowers all donations be sent to Algonquin Grace.
At Mom’s request there will be no service. Messages of condolence can be left at www.billingsleyfuneralhome.com
Born on July 16, 1925 in Montreal, Quebec, died peacefully at her home on August 11, 2018. Preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Donald H.W. Bath (2001), and her sister Meredith Cargin (1997).
Don and Bev moved from Oakville to Huntsville in 1986. They enjoyed their retirement years and loved being with their children, grandchildren ad great-grandchildren.
For the last number of years, Bev had been homebound and received loving care from her family.
Bev’s joy was the many gatherings of family and community held at her home. She is survived by her children; Peter and Catherine Bath, Tom Bath, Mary and Larry Greenwood, Sue and Tim Grant, and Judy Bath.
Her grandchildren; Sarah and Jason Rhodes, Martha and Ray Velez, Gillian Bath, Heather and Jordan Barratt, Andrew and Sher Bath, Matthew Greenwood, Jennifer and Morgan McFayden, Laura and Kevin Francis, Fraser and Amanda Grant, Elizabeth and Jeremey Ulliac, and Rebecca Grant.
Her great-grandchildren; Noah, Annabelle and Caleb Rhodes, Emily and Reid Barratt, Hayden Bath, Liam, Callum and Brielle McFadyen, Blaire, Isla and Paige Francis.
Funeral services will be held at Pioneer Memorial United Church, 2370 Hwy. 60, Hillside, Ontario on August 25, 2018 at 11:00 am with Rev. Donna Woodall officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the following would be greatly appreciated: Save The Children Canada: (www.savethechildren.ca), The Killa Wasi Foundation: (www.killawasifoundation.org), The P.I.N.E. Project (www.pineproject.org).
Messages of condolence can be left at www.billingsleyfuneralhome.com
Beloved wife of the late Glen Yule and sister of the late Margaret Haliburton. Dear mother of Robin, Alix and the late Warren Yule. Loving grandmother of Christopher, Gregory, Jennifer, Emily, Garth and Amanda and proud great-grandmother of Avery, Chloe, Rachel, Vincent, Isaac, Gavin, Nathan, Kai, Sadeé, Eira and Astrid; and cherished Aunt Barb to many nieces, nephews and family friends. Long-time matriarch of the Fox Lake community, Barbara helped found the Fox Lake Association and the Annual Regatta and didn’t miss a regatta for 45 years.
Born in Saskatchewan, Barbara lived in Fonthill, Toronto and Huntsville and cottaged for over 70 years on Fox Lake in Muskoka. In addition to homemaking, Barbara’s career included teaching school, working as a needle-worker and bookkeeper at the Anglican Diocesan Centre in Toronto and volunteering with the Anglican Church Women and various Hospital Auxiliaries – receiving a provincial award for 50 years of Volunteer service. Renowned for her optimism, enthusiasm, story-telling and homemade pies, Barbara was an avid bridge player, dancer, canoeist and world traveler. Together with Glen she made many trips throughout North America, Europe, Africa and Asia. She has inspired many and will be forever loved.
Celebration of Life at Billingsley Funeral Home in Huntsville on Saturday, August 18 with visitation from 12:00 noon and service at 1:30 p.m. followed by reception. Expressions of sympathy memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Messages of condolence can be left at www.billingsleyfuneralhome.com
Passed away quietly on August 9th, 2018 in her 89th year.
Dolores was born on December 21st, 1929 in Grey Township to Eva & Eddie Machan. Dolores was the cherished and beloved wife of Charles Clarke to whom she was married for 69 years. She was the loving mother to daughter Beverley Freel (David). The proud grandmother of Patrick Freel, Katriona Westacott (Jeremy) and Laura Freel. Dear sister to Rita (Don), Donald (Ruth), Lavar (David), Doug (Carolyn), and Margaret (Robert). Loving aunt to nieces, nephews and grand-nephews.
She grew up in a small rural community, and always described herself as a simple farm girl. Upon graduating high school, Dolores moved to Toronto to work. She met Charles at a church picnic on Toronto Island. They were married on May 28th, 1949. Most of their married life was spent in Scarborough, where Dolores loved to garden, bake and apply her beautiful seamstress skills. She was an avid reader of novels, and never lost her interest in poring through magazines for new recipe ideas.
A service will be held at St. Andrews’ Presbyterian Church in Huntsville on Saturday, September 8th, 2018 at 12 noon. Reception to follow.
In memory, donations may by made to the Algonquin Grace Hospice.
Elliott died on August 7, 2018, at 43, after a year long struggle with glioblastoma. He is survived by his parents, Pat and Anthony Welch, his brother, Aaron (Monica).
Elliott was born and raised in Huntsville, Ontario.
Elliott was a committed environmentalist. As a teenager he served on the Muskoka Round Table on the Environment and the Economy, compiled a green directory with the support of a provincial grant and wrote a feasibility study for a centralized compost system in Huntsville.
Graduating from high school at the top of his class, he won a President’s scholarship to the University of Guelph, where he studied Environmental Science. At university he won the Governor General’s Academic medal which he received from the Governor General at Rideau Hall in Ottawa.
After graduating with an Honours B.Sc. (Env.) with distinction, he joined the federal civil service, starting in Guelph, where he worked for Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. In 2001 he switched to Human Resources and Skills Development, where he worked in occupational health, safety and the environment, and moved to Toronto, a city that he loved.
Elliott was a passionate advocate for gay rights. One of his last accomplishments as a civil servant was co-founding the national Pride Network for his department.
Elliott was a gracious and generous host. His Pride parties were legendary. No one who attended will forget Elliott’s 30th birthday party when, in drag as Miranda Mimosa, Miranda had the entire audience singing along with her rendition of “Que sera, sera.”
In 2009, Elliott’s career took him to Ottawa. In 2016 he returned to Toronto so he could be closer to his parents and better able to support them as they aged. It was not to be.
A huge fan of streetcars and trains, he was about to embark on a holiday train trip to Halifax in July 2017, when, not feeling well, he went to the emergency department at Mount Sinai. Five days later he was in surgery.
He faced his diagnosis with strength, courage and grace, always caring for the comfort of others before his own. He was most concerned about the impact the disease had on his family. His parents, bravely and courageously, stood by his side for his entire journey, moving in with him to provide care and comfort and holding vigil at his beside. Pat, Anthony, Aaron and Elliott’s friend, Jeremy, were with him when he died.
His family would like to thank Dr. Bryson at Princess Margaret Palliative care for his kindness and Krysten and Fred at Bridgepoint for their excellent nursing care of Elliott. They would also like to thank Jeremy, Carol, Bob, Shelley, Eileen, Monica and Kirk for their kindness and support.
A service will be held in the chapel of the Mitchell Funeral Home, 15 High Street, Huntsville P1H 1N9 on Tuesday, August 14th, with visitation starting at noon and a service at 1 pm.
In lieu of flowers, Elliott requested that donations be made to the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation and be directed to the Gerry and Nancy Penner Brain Tumour Centre endowment. Donations may be made in Elliott’s name at 1-866-224-6560 or 416-946-6560 (option 1) or www.thepmcf.ca. www.mitchellfuneralhome.ca
Que sera, sera. Whatever will be, will be.
Passed away on August 1st in Huntsville Hospital. He is missed beyond belief by his wife Joan, his sons Shawn (Susan) and Tim (Laurie), his four granddaughters Madisen, Gillian, Mya and Georgia, his sister Barb and family, and many close friends and relatives.
A gathering will be held at Ted & Joan’s house on September 22 at 1 pm to honour and remember a wonderfully honest, kind and thoughtful man who played such a significant role in so many lives.
For those who wish, the family asks for donations to the Huntsville Hospital Emergency Department or the Heart and Stroke Foundation in lieu of flowers. A special thank you to Huntsville Hospital staff, (especially Dr. Megan Stephenson) who have been a tremendous source of care, strength, support and love for Ted and Joan.
Margaret, beloved wife of the late Myrell McEachern, passed away at Fairvern Nursing Home in Huntsville on Tuesday July 31, 2018 in her 89th year. Loving mother of Sharon Dalrymple, Glenna Cryderman, Terry McEachern, Wendy Gray (Stuart) and daughter-in-law Brenda. Proud grandmother of Bradley (Kayla), Kerri, Candice, Ryan (Heather), Matthew, Alannah (Kyle), Sarah, Erin and Shannon (Taryn). Cherished great-grandmother of Selena, Andrew, Maggie, Carter, Kale, Kashton, Kiannah, Karson, Kaci and Cadence. Dear sister of Ron Martin (Glenice), Gail Sawyer (Jack), Diane Brown (Gary). Predeceased by son-in-laws Doug Dalrymple and Keith Cryderman and siblings Joseph, Lloyd, Wilfred, Glen, Verlie, Sheila and Bill.
Margaret was a member of The Salvation Army Church. She will be fondly remembered by her many family and friends.
Family will receive visitors at Billingsley Funeral Home, 430 Ravensliffe Road, Huntsville on Wednesday August 1 from 7-9pm. A service to celebrate the life of Margaret will be conducted at the Salvation Army, 4 Mary Street, Huntsville on Thursday August 2 at 10am with Major Darren and Major Suzanne Wiseman officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Huntsville Salvation Army Band would be sincerely appreciated by the family.
Bonnie passed away, surrounded by love, on Friday, July 27, 2018 at Algonquin Grace Hospice at the age of 68. A wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend, Bonnie was known for her outgoing nature and would not hesitate to help others before herself. Bonnie married Terry Snyder on October 18, 1997. Along with her husband Terry, her children and grandchildren were paramount in her life. Her children Angie Sparling (Neil), Jeff Snell (Trisha), Cory Snyder (Julie) and Jamie Snyder (Tracy) are left to mourn her passing. It was her grandchildren however who became her passion; Landon, Declan, Beyka, Brice, Everlea, Jenna, Summer, Rayna, Chloe and Maebyn will miss her playfulness and unconditional love. Also left to grieve are her sister’s Anne (Murray) and Jan (Ken).
A Celebration of Bonnie’s life will be held at Billingsley Funeral Home, 430 Ravenscliffe Road, Huntsville on Saturday, August 11, 2018 from 2-4 p.m. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations can be made to Hospice Huntsville. Messages of condolence can be left at www.billingsleyfuneralhome.com
Peacefully on July 28, 2018 surrounded by his family, after a bravely fought battle with brain cancer.
Beloved husband of Marian (nee Jeffrey). Loving father of Gillian, Annie (Ian), and Heather (Dwayne). Dear Poppa of Oscar, Norah, Claire and Mabel. Sadly missed by his sister Mary, his niece Olivia, and by all the members of the Jeffrey family. He will be lovingly remembered by his extended family and many friends.
Andrew had a strong impact on his communities through his involvement with the Rotary Club of North York and Probus Club of Huntsville Lakes. His dedication and determination were evident in his running of 100 marathons. Andrew was committed to his family, loved by friends, and always brought a smile to the faces of those around him.
A celebration of his life will be held at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home on Thursday, August 2, 2018 at 1:30pm. If desired donations to Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.
It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Marc Fortunato. He passed away at Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie Ontario surrounded by family and loved ones.
Son of Robin Fortunato and John Fortunato, partner of Kelly Warren, brother to Norma and Frankie Fortunato, father to Jackson Purves and Ella Fortunato. Beloved grandson of Elizabeth Fortunato. Other loved ones include: step father Gerry Lantaigne, step mother Melissa Fortunato and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Beloved nephew and cousin to Ed, Tari, Maxine and Lukas Roosien and Jamie Dilks.
Marc loved his family, Jeff (his truck), hunting, fishing and anything that involved the outdoors. He worked hard on building his contracting business and was a trusted member of the community. He carved his own path and made his family proud. Marc left us too soon and he will be forever missed.
Please join us to celebrate Marc’s beautiful life: Saturday, August 4, 2018, 2 – 6 pm, Hidden Valley Ski Hill Chalet, 1655 Hidden Valley Road, Huntsville Ontario.
In lieu of flowers, please help to support Marc’s family by making a donation to a GoFundMe account set up to help Marc’s family. GoFundMe.com search Marc Fortunato.
Orval Barker died peacefully on July 23, 2018 at the wonderful age of 97. He served from 1941-1945 as a Flight Lieutenant and Wireless Air Gunner in the Royal Canadian Air Force.
His career in retailing brought Orval and his wife Norma (predeceased) and their two children Brian Barker of Calgary and Sue Barker (Ian Karn) of Baysville from Montreal to Sudbury and then to Gravenhurst in 1971 where he opened Crest Hardware and later operated Heritage Men’s Wear and Shoes.
A Rotarian and Paul Harris Fellow, Orval sat on many boards and committees as varied as Family and Children’s Services, the Gravenhurst Curling Club and Habitat for Humanity. Riverside Public School students will remember Orval and Norma baking and volunteering in their daughter’s (Ms. Barker) class. His thoughtful and optimistic nature and great sense of humour were with him to the end. If you wish, donations may be made to Fairvern Nursing Home where he was cared for so wonderfully.
Passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, July 14, 2018 in his 96th year. Beloved husband of Dorothy Leah and dear father of Kenneth (Myrna) Cobb and father-in-law of Brenda Cobb. Loving grandfather to Leah, Bradley, Blair (Amanda), Graham (Melissa), Martin and Natalie and six great grandchildren. Survived by brothers Jim and Phillip. Predeceased by his son Raymond Cobb (Brenda), sisters Hazel, Margaret, Beryl, Esther, Lily, Rose and brothers Richard and Fred. Left to mourn his loss are numerous family members and friends.
Frank proudly served in the Canadian Military during WW2. Soon after WW2 ended, Frank met Dorothy and they were married in 1951. Frank and Dorothy made their first home at Clappison Corners where their two sons Ray and Ken were born. In 1960, they built a new home on Arkell Road in Guelph where they lived until 1990 when they moved to Huntsville. After nineteen years in Huntsville, Frank and Dorothy returned to Guelph and shared a home with Ken and Myrna. For the past two years, Frank has required additional nursing care and moved into Wellington Terrace. There he received loving and compassionate care until the end. We are forever grateful to the wonderful staff at Wellington Terrace for all of their love, compassion and competent care.
Family and friends are invited to attend visitation at Memory Gardens Funeral Home, 2723 Victoria Street North, Breslau (226-366-9671) on Friday, July 20, 2018 from 6:00 p.m., to 9 p.m and on Saturday, July 21, 2018 from 12:00 p.m., to 2:00 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the chapel at 2:00 p.m. Internment will follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery.
Passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 19, 2018 at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre in Barrie at the age of 72. Beloved husband of the late Sandra Chochlowsky (nee Lipiec). Proud father of Tammy, Aaron & Sasha Chochlowsky (Jennifer Filippelli).
Devoted grandfather of Alexzander and Samantha Chochlowsky. Brother of Gunter Teetz (Irma) and the late Heinz Teetz. Bob will be missed by his sister-in-law Dawn Chamberlain (Dwayne), nieces, nephews and extended family.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at Billingsley Funeral Home, 430 Ravenscliffe Road, Huntsville from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm. The funeral service will be held in the chapel on Thursday, July 26, 2018 at 2 pm. Cremation to follow. The reception will be held at Bob’s home, 77 River House Lane, Huntsville following the service. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations can be made to Hospice Huntsville. Messages of condolence can be left at www.billingsleyfuneralhome.com
Steve passed away peacefully at his home in Dorset on Monday, July 16, 2018 after a short battle with cancer. He was the beloved husband of Valerie and loving father to Denise (Randy Deline), Sis (Johnathon), Collin (Andrea) and Les (Tanya). Proud grandfather of 12 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.
Also survived by his brother Bruce and predeceased by his parents Robert and Mary and his brother Bobby. Steve owned and operated Roy’s Auto Body in St. Catharines for 35 years.
Cremation has taken place. Friends and family are welcome to come and celebrate Steve’s life on Sunday, July 29, 2018 at their home in Dorset. An extended thank you to Steve Woolman and Wayne Black for all their help. As a expression of sympathy, memorial donations can be made to Lions Camp Dorset or Hospice Huntsville.
Passed away suddenly on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at Huntsville District Memorial Hospital at the age of 72. Beloved husband of Pat Malloy (nee White). Cherished father of Tracy (Kevin) and the late Cheryl. Proud grandfather of Matthew. Dear brother of Pauline (Lorne), David (Diane), Michael (Heather) and the late Linda.
Allan was deeply immersed in the community of Huntsville and surrounding areas as the past president of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 232, a Kinsmen, a volunteer firefighter for 15 years and a member of the Oxtongue River Hunt Club. Allan will be dearly missed by many who knew him here in Muskoka and beyond.
The family will receive friends on Friday, July 20, 2018 at Billingsley Funeral Home from 6-8 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Saturday at 2 p.m. Cremation to follow. The reception will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 232. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations can be made to Hospice Huntsville. Messages of condolence can be left at www.billingsleyfuneralhome.com
It is with heavy heart and great sadness that we share the passing of Rod Mantle. Rod passed away peacefully at the Huntsville Hospital on July 17, 2018. He is survived by his wife of 44 years Joanne and his three children Christine (Matt), Carrie (Greg) and Jamie (Jana). Rod was a devoted Grandfather and will be missed by his six Grandchildren Taylor, Paige, Jayden, Joshua, Landon and Oliver. He is also survived by his brothers Rick (Edythe) and Robert (Jackie) and his nieces and nephew Ashley, Kayla, Ryan and Danielle.
Rod had a great love for sports, especially swinging a club on the golf course, and he had a great way of telling a story or sharing a memory by giving each one his own personal stamp of humor so we would be sure to never forget them. He cherished the importance of family and stretched that beyond his own to include many friends and co-workers.
Rod’s family would like to invite family and friends to a visitation and service at Billingsley Funeral Home on Friday July 20th beginning at 12 pm starting with a visitation and a service following at 2 pm. All are invited to attend his burial at Hutcheson Cemetery following the service and a small reception will follow at Billingsley.
MARY EWING (CODE) JOHNSON
Passed away July 12, 2018, in Huntsville, Ontario, aged 102.
Mary was predeceased in 1994 by George Herbert Johnson, her husband of 53 years. Loving mother of John Edward (Sharon Vance) of Montreal and George Paul (Caroline Mackenzie) of Port Sydney. Devoted grandmother of Mollie Patricia (Edward Morgan) of Ottawa, Constance Mary (Michael Carmichael) of Toronto and Stephanie Pauline Alexandra, also of Montreal, and cherished great-grandmother of John, Marta, Mackenzie and Isabel.
Mary was born in Petrolia, Ontario, on June 22, 1916, the daughter of Abraham Silas Code and Isabel Evelina Gibson, and grew up in nearby Alvinston where she revelled in rural small town life and made several close life-long friends. She received her BA in English and History from University College at the University of Toronto in 1939, worked at London Life and in 1941 married George, then a Lieutenant in the Signal Corps. Following his return from overseas they began a family and moved to Port Credit, Ontario where she co-founded the Art Loan Society, served as President of the local University Women’s Club and wrote a regular column in the Port Credit Weekly. With her sons away at university, she taught high school English at St. Mildred’s Lightbourn School as well as at Lorne Park and T.L. Kennedy Secondary Schools. Following his retirement, she and George enjoyed winters at Vero Beach, summers at Port Sydney and travels in Italy. She lost her brothers, RCAF Pilot Officer John Edward Code in August 1944 and Richard Gibson Code to cancer of the brain in October 1971.
Throughout her long life, Mary put the accent on education, integrity, good manners, common sense and above all, (her mantra) “moderation in all things”. Her many friends and her family enjoyed her sparkling personality and her love of literature. And until she lost her sight in 2006, she was an energetic practioner of the gracious but lost art of the handwritten letter and thank-you note.
Her family wish to thank Lynda West of Time Together, the compassionate staff of Muskoka Landing and the devoted Huntsville Dr. Paul Bastedo for their commitment to Mary and her family in her final years.
Funeral service at Christ Church (Anglican), Port Sydney, Ontario P0B 1L0, on Monday, July 16 at 11:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Christ Church Port Sydney, the Huntsville Hospital Foundation or the charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to Mitchell Funeral Home, Huntsville, ON www.mitchellfuneralhome.ca, (705)789-5252
Robert George (Bob) Taylor passed from this world on July 12, 2018 just short of his 78th birthday. He was surrounded by his devoted wife and family. Bob was born in Oshawa, Ontario on August 4, 1940. Bob was a loving and much cherished husband, father, grandfather and brother. Bob was a devoted teacher, avid outdoorsman, historian, world traveler and adventurer.
Beloved husband of Jane Taylor (nee Wozny). Dedicated brother of Dean (Jannette). Cherished father of Robert (Shannon) Taylor, Nadine (Brett) Pickering and Matthew (Lori) Taylor. Proud Pipa/Grandpa/Papa of Madison, Dylan, Jackson, Sky, Jazz, River and Chloe. Loving Uncle to nieces and nephews; remembered fondly by his aunts, cousins and many ex-students.
Visitation for friends and family will be held at Mitchell Funeral Home on July 16, 2018 between 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Funeral service will be held in the chapel of Mitchell Funeral Home on July 17, 2018 at 1:00 pm. Following the funeral service Bob will be interned at Hutcheson Memorial Cemetery, Huntsville, Ontario.
In lieu of flowers, donations made to the Muskoka chapter of the Alzheimer’s Society or to the Fairvern Building Fund would be appreciated.
Thank you to Dr. G. Forestell, Doctors and Staff at the Huntsville District Memorial Hospital. The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Dr. M. Stephenson and the staff at Fairvern for their caring, compassionate and devoted care of Bob and support of his family.
Messages of condolence can be left at www.mitchellfuneralhome.ca
Passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 7, 2018 at Orillia Soldiers Memorial Hospital at the age of 89. Beloved wife of the late William Jeffrey, William Higgins and Colin Sharpe. Cherished mother of Richard Sharpe and Greg (Sandra) Sharpe. Proud grandmother of Shayna (Mike), Jackie (Dave), Dylan and Colin (Susan). Great grandmother of Luke, Caleb, Piper, Madeline, Sarah, David and Laura. Loving sister of Fern, Bill, Bob, Marie and Marlene. Pre-deceased by her siblings Dorothy, Doreen, John, Don, Jean, Joan and Glen.
In keeping with Faye’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A memorial service will take place on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at Billingsley Funeral Home in Huntsville at 12 pm. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations can be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or Canadian Cancer Society. Messages of condolence can be left at www.billingsleyfuneralhome.com
Passed away peacefully on July 10, 2018 at Hospice Huntsville in her 55th year.
Beloved wife of Hugh and cherished mother of Kyle and Samantha.
Sherry is survived by her brothers Bob David and Fred Hill, and is predeceased by her brother Norm David and sister Debbie David. She will be deeply missed by her niece Michelle Guitard, her sisters-in-law Cathy MacKenzie (Gary) and Heather Deith (Andy) and her brothers-in-law Harry MacKenzie (Judy) and Eric MacKenzie (Julie Jevetic), and her many other family and friends.
The family will receive friends on Saturday, July 14 at Billingsley Funeral Home 430 Ravenscliffe Road, Huntsville where a service will be held at 11:00 am. A reception with lunch to continue the celebration of Sherry’s life will be held at their family home 475 Hoodstown Road, Huntsville, following the service.
If desired, donations to the Huntsville Hospital Foundation or Hospice Huntsville would be sincerely appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence can be left at www.billingsleyfuneralhome.com
Howard passed suddenly in his home on July 9th, 2018, which would have been his 63rd wedding anniversary with his much missed “dearie”, Roma. Loving father of Shawnah Sturgeon, Byron Maw, Julie Maw (Wayne Shelly) and Brady Maw (Jaci). Cherished grandfather of Jesse (Janelle), Cody (Emily), Sean (Teri), Jay (Jen), Sarah (Bart), Brenna, and the late Ben. Proud great-grandfather of Olivia, Emma, Walter, William, Warren, Lochlan, David, Henry and Cecelia. Caring brother of Brian, George, Alice and the late Sheilah. Howard was the cherished patriarch of the Maw family and will be greatly missed by his immediate close knit family and extended family as well as his many friends of all ages.
He was very active in his community–always trying to help others. He was a long-time Emsdale Lions Club member and a familiar face in recent years at the Novar Foodland selling tickets. He taught all who had the special privilege of knowing him; many lessons were taught simply by how he lived his life: Give more than you have, respect everyone, work hard–but enjoy all the simple moments, have a sense of humour about everything and family is first.
He also had a simple way of judging if a person was good. If they loved children and animals, they were good. He will live on in us all.
The family invites friends to a graveside service on Friday, July 13, 2018 at Hutcheson Memorial Cemetery at 2:30 p.m. The celebration of life will be held immediately following the burial at Chaffey Hall, 24 Chaffey Township Road, Huntsville. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations can be made to Hospice Huntsville. Messages of condolence can be left at www.billingsleyfuneralhome.com
Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 4, 2018 at Fairvern Nursing Home at the age of 89. Beloved wife of the late William Malloy who predeceased Bertha in 1989. Cherished mother of Jo-Anne Holmes (Richard), the late Betty-Anne Kelly (Robert), the late Rodney Malloy, Susanne Martin (Barry), Brian Malloy, Robert Malloy, John Malloy (Peggy), Barton Malloy (Nancy), Marna (Brian Massie) and Amanda Appleyard (James). Proud grandmother of 22 and great-grandmother of 19. Loving sister to Myrle, Gloria, Arthur and Ross. Pre-deceased by her siblings Lorne, Bonnie and Wayne.
In keeping with Bertha’s wishes, cremation has taken place. The interment will take place on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at Hutcheson Memorial Cemetery at 2 p.m, all are welcome. The celebration of life will take place following the interment at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 232. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations can be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Messages of condolence can be left at www.billingsleyfuneralhome.com
Peacefully on Monday July 2nd, 2018 at his home in Huntsville. Barry, in his 69th year, formerly of Georgetown. Loving father of Jodi (Wayne) Rowley, Stacey (Leighton) Hennings and Ryan (Carolyn) Shortill. Loved grandfather of Jessie, Taylar, Cody, Brady and Liliana and great-grandfather of Travis. Dear brother of Karen Travis (Jack) and Blake Shortill (Melanie).
Friends will be received at the J.S. Jones & Son Funeral Home, 11582 Trafalgar Rd., north of Maple Ave., Georgetown on Friday from 7-9 pm. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Saturday July 7th at 11:00 am. Reception to follow in the Trafalgar Room. Interment Greenwood Cemetery, Georgetown.
In memory, contributions to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.
To send expressions of sympathy visit: www.mitchellfuneralhome.ca or www.jsjonesandsonfuneralhome.com
Passed away peacefully at Fairvern Nursing Home on July 1st, 2018. He was in his 93rd year.
Chuck was born and raised in 1925 in Orangeville, Ontario where he lived what he considered to be an idyllic, rural childhood. He joined the Canadian Navy in 1944 at the age of 19 and served in Canada until the end of the war. He completed his medical degree at the University of Toronto in 1953 and worked as a radiologist at the Brantford General Hospital for 30 years. When he retired, he said he could count on the fingers of one hand the days he didn’t look forward to going to work.
Chuck married Pat Ewing, a Huntsville native, in 1957. They had 3 children, Stewart, Molly and Martha. Though they lived mainly in Brantford, they maintained a strong connection with Huntsville, and built a cottage on Pen Lake in 1964. They escaped to their northern home every summer and most holidays, and Pat and Chuck retired there in 1990.
Chuck and Pat enjoyed 40 happy years of marriage together before Pat’s passing in 1997.
Chuck found another opportunity for love and married Phyllis Avard in 2002. They very much enjoyed a variety of social activities together, and, in particular, competing in various local bridge clubs. Chuck and Phyllis spent 16 loving years of close friendship together in Huntsville before Chuck’s passing.
A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 12 noon in the Chapel of the Mitchell Funeral Home. A reception will follow in Partner’s Hall of the Algonquin Theatre, 37 Main Street, East Huntsville (across the street from the Funeral Home).
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Chuck can be made to the Huntsville Hospital Foundation.
Joanne Edith McLean (nee Currie), July 15, 1955 to July 2, 2018
Beloved wife, mother, sister, friend, coach.
It is with a heavy heart and profound sadness that we share the passing of Joanne McLean following a courageous four year battle with cancer. Joanne was born in Weston, Ontario the eldest daughter of Harvey and Vera Currie, both of whom are predeceased. After receiving an Honours B.Sc. in Kinesiology from the University of Waterloo, Joanne began a very successful career in the fitness and wellness business serving in both corporate and entrepreneurial roles with such organizations as Barbie Allen Dancercise, Nortel Networks and Astra Pharma. In 2003, Joanne began her own leadership and executive coaching practice, Soulzatwork, offering coaching services to both individuals and organizations. This work excited and fulfilled Joanne, and her success was a reflection of her exceptional skill and talent. She was soon invited to join the faculty at The Banff Centre for Leadership in Banff, Alberta to facilitate and coach in various leadership programs, a role she held for many years. Once diagnosed with cancer, Joanne recognized a need in Muskoka for a centre that would provide supports to cancer patients and their caregivers to help normalize their journey with the disease. Enliven Muskoka (www.enlivenmuskoka.ca) was co-created in 2016 by Joanne, and through the support of a dedicated board of directors and volunteers, is focused on fulfilling that vision. Joanne’s love for her work saw her continuing to coach and to stay involved with Enliven up to a month before she passed.
Joanne is survived by her husband, David, her son, Spencer, and her sisters Sharon Herrndorf (Chris), and Dale Porter (Richard).
A memorial gathering will take place at Joanne and David’s home at 612 Swallowdale on Saturday, July 7th at 11:00 am followed by refreshments until 4:00pm. Visitation will resume at 7pm until 9pm and again on Sunday from 2pm until 5pm.
A Celebration of Life, in the tradition of an Irish Wake, will be held at Joanne and David’s home at 612 Swallowdale on Saturday, August 25th starting at 5:00 p.m.
The family would like to extend their profound appreciation to Joanne’s care team over the years including Drs. Higgins, Cescon, Rask, Bedard and Selak. A special thank you to Dr. Lindsay Macmillan, Dr. Pam McDermott, Ms Norma Connolly and to each of the nurses from Bridging the Gap. Together, you each contributed to Joanne’s comfort over the last several months.
Rather than sending flowers, the family urges all to contribute to Enliven Muskoka through the donations tab on their webpage (www.enlivenmuskoka.ca) . Thank you.
Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 28, 2018 at Fairvern Nursing Home at the age of 103 years. Beloved wife of William Flood (dec.). Loving mother of the late Lloyd (Linda), Betty (Roland) and Barbara (Claude dec.). Cherished grandmother of Kerri Lee (Gary), Tracy (Tom), Cindy (Bill), Tami (Francois), Jamie (Kristen) Jennifer (Tim) and Lisa (Les). Great-grandmother of Elizabeth (Joseph), Ashley (Dan), Ali, Melissa, Dylan, Emily, Genevieve, Rachael, Connor, Adam, Peyton and Kinsley. Great-great-grandmother of Maddy, MacKenzie, Abby and Quincy. Aunt to many loving nieces and nephews and friend to all that knew her. Her family will miss her smile, her wit and the love she gave us all.
The service was held on June 29, 2018 at Billingsley Funeral Home with interment at Hutcheson Cemetery. Pallbearers were her grandchildren Tami, Jennifer, Ashley, Bill, Joseph and Dan.
Sincere thanks to all at Fairvern Nursing Home for the loving care they shown her.
Laura passed away suddenly on June 20, 2018 in a tragic vehicle accident at the age of 44.
Loving mother of Morgan and Matthew Sallmen. She also leaves behind her parents John and Marjorie Robinson of Huntsville and one brother Michael and family from Libertyville,Illinois.
Laura worked in the x-ray department of the Huntsville Hospital for the past twenty years, where there will be a flower garden constructed in her memory.
At Laura’s request she was cremated and there will be a private family gathering on July 12th, which would’ve been her 45th birthday. She was an avid swimmer and had planned to swim across Fairy Lake on this day, in hope to beat her old record time. Her love of adventure and passion for activity, guided her throughout her life.
She will be deeply missed by her family, friends and coworkers.
Following a courageous battle with cancer, Bev passed peacefully into the presence of her Lord at Algonquin Grace Hospice in Huntsville on Saturday, June 23rd, 2018 in her 77th year. She was the loving wife of Rev. Stuart Silvester for almost 58 years and faithful mother of Lois Fitter (Bruce), Dale Heywood (Todd) and Faye McKenzie (Ken). Bev deeply loved her 10 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren and is survived by her brother Keith MacLean.
Born in Montreal in 1941, Bev attended London Teacher’s college and also graduated with her B/A from Wilfrid Laurier in Waterloo. She taught school in Toronto and was a Librarian/Teacher in Bramalea and Bolton and taught ESL as well. Bev was a faithful pastor’s wife and impacted hundreds of lives by her love, faith, prayers and hospitality. Following retirement, Bev served on the Huntsville Hospital Auxiliary, the Muskoka Seniors and the Algonquin Theater. She was also a member of the Huntsville Racqueteers, enjoyed golf and was a member of Faith Baptist Church in Huntsville. In Florida, Bev enjoyed biking, running, tennis as well as leading ladies bible studies and ministering to those in need.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at Billingsley Funeral Home, 430 Ravenscliffe Road, Huntsville from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Bev Silvester’s Celebration of Life and tribute to her Lord was held at Faith Baptist Church in Huntsville on Wednesday, June 27th. followed by a reception at the Church. The interment was at Hutcheson Memorial Cemetery in Huntsville. The family would like to thank the palliative care workers, Dr. Gerry Forestell, the Nurses of Huntsville Hospital and the compassionate care of the staff of Algonquin Grace Hospice. In lieu of flowers, Bev requested donations be made to the Muskoka Christian School in Utterson and Algonquin Grace Hospice. Messages of condolence can be left at www.billingsleyfuneralhome.com
Passed away peacefully on Friday, June 22, 2018 at Huntsville District Memorial Hospital at the age of 91. Beloved husband of the late Margaret Jane McEachern (nee Russell). Loving father of Jeffrey McEachern and George (Linda) McEachern. Proud grandfather of 4 and great-grandfather of 7.
In keeping with Morden’s wishes cremation has taken place. The family will receive friends at Billingsley Funeral Home, 430 Ravenscliffe Road, Huntsville on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 from 12:00 p.m. until time of service in the chapel at 1 p.m. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations can be made to the Huntsville District Memorial Hospital. Messages of condolence can be left at www.billingsleyfuneralhome.com
Passed away peacefully on Wednesday June 20th at Fairvern Nursing Home. He is survived by his devoted wife, Beryl, his daughters Caryl Clark and Judy Frow, sons-in-law Will Clark, Gene Smith and grandchildren Douglas Clark, Emma House, Jenny Clark and Camilla Smith as well as nieces and nephews in Canada and abroad.
Born in Toronto, he served in the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals during WWII and was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion. After the war, he started Frow Construction. A carpenter by trade, he built many homes in and around Toronto and Niagara Falls. In 1989 he retired, and he and Beryl moved north to Huntsville, where they enjoyed canoeing and camping in the Muskoka area.
Everybody loved Bill. He was a generous and kind man who laughed often. He loved nature, his garden, opera, music, art and his grandchildren. He was very proud of the magic he created building award-winning sets for many community theatre groups in Toronto and Huntsville. He and Beryl spent many happy hours volunteering at the Huntsville Pioneer Village. But his first love was the Toronto Argonauts, with the Toronto Maple Leafs coming in second.
A memorial service will be held at All Saints Church, Huntsville on Monday June 25th at 11 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Fairvern Nursing Home or All Saints Anglican Church, Huntsville, Ontario. www.mitchellfuneralhome.ca
Passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 21, 2018 at Huntsville District Memorial Hospital at the age of 85. Beloved husband of Lee Martin (nee Werner) of 58 years. Cherished father of Rodney Martin (Heather), Steven Martin (Caridad), Michelle Martin (Barry Reid) and Susan Brown (Mark). Proud grandfather of Jennifer (Devon), Amanda (Sean), Kristen, Brianna and Vanessa. Great-grandfather of Lucas and Rhea. Loving brother of Rolf (Lorna) and Marvin (Betty). Pre-deceased by his siblings Velma Reynolds (Bill), Allan (Deanna) and Rick.
In keeping with Donald’s wishes, cremation has taken place and no services will be held. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations can be made to Hospice Huntsville. Messages of condolence can be left at www.billingsleyfuneralhome.com
A special thank you to Dr. Bastedo, Nurses and Staff at Huntsville District Memorial Hospital and the Homecare Nurses who provided care at home.
Richard “Dick” Eugene Bain
June 3, 1938 – June 5, 2018
Passed away peacefully at Huntsville Memorial Hospital with his family at his side, hand in hand with his granddaughter Katherine.
Pre-deceased by his parents Eugene & Laliah Bain. Will be dearly missed by his sister Cheryl Bain of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, his wife Anne, and children Rick Bain, Brook Bain & wife Ginny, Dana (nee Bain) & husband Chad. Deeply loved by step-children Mary Noble, David Noble & partner Rebecca. Dick treasured his grandchildren Ashley, Katherine, Ryan, Scott, Lindsay, Connor, Drew, Ally, Jenny, Caden, Scout, and Ganon.
Dick was an avid fisherman, hunter, entrepreneur and prospector, having travelled to Northern BC with his best friend Jeff Rhiness in 2010 in search of the elusive pot of gold. He was a member of Huntsville’s Club 55 and will be missed by all.
The family would like to express our heartfelt thanks for the care team at Huntsville Memorial. Not only did they keep him comfortable, but they provided support to the entire family.
As your expression of sympathy, memorial donations to support Huntsville Hospice would be appreciated.
With saddened hearts we announce the death of Dorothy Mae (Pitblado) Nobes on Thursday, June 14th at 4:58 pm at Huntsville Memorial Hospital with two nieces by her side, Delynne Patterson and Joanne Bennett. Dorothy was in her 92nd year. Dorothy was the proud mother of Carolyne (Jim) Cowan, and Lester Nobes, grandmother to Cindy (D’Arcy) Carlsen and Melissa (Owen Parkhill) Cowan and a great-grandmother to many. She is predeceased by her husband Melvin Nobes; brothers James and David Pitblado; sisters Wilma Yake and Kay MacIntosh; and brother-in-laws Clifford Bennett and Aubrey Harvey.
Dorothy will be hugely missed by her sisters Ada Harvey, Marion Patterson, Margaret Bennett and her many nieces and nephews.
A celebration of life will be held on Friday, June 22, 2018. Friends will be received at Billingsley Funeral Home, 430 Ravenscliffe Road, Hunstville, ON, from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm. Official funeral service will be conducted at the funeral home at 1:00 pm. A reception on site following the service.
Passed away peacefully Thursday, June 14, 2018 at Huntsville District Memorial Hospital at the age of 80. Beloved husband of Shirley Brockington (nee Gray). Cherished father of Brian (Kathie), Connie, Cathy, Bruce, Beverley (Rob) and Kenneth (Tracy). Proud grandfather of Joshua, Caleb, Zechariah, Samuel, Michelle, Donovan, Amber, Bradley, Robbie, Daniel, Claire and Miya. Great-grandfather of Brayden, Madison, Mackenzie and Kyra. Pre-deceased by his parents George and Margaret, sisters Joan and Nancy and brother Raymond.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Billingsley Funeral Home, 430 Ravenscliffe Road, Huntsville. The funeral service will on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at 1 p.m. in the chapel at Billingsley Funeral Home. Burial to follow at Hutcheson Memorial Cemetery.
As an expression of sympathy memorial donations can be made to World Vision. Messages of condolence can be left at www.billingsleyfuneralhome.com
Irving, Joyce Louise (Seymour)
July 30, 1933 to June 3, 2018
Joyce Irving of Huntsville passed away peacefully at Algonquin Grace Hospice just two months shy of her 85th birthday. Left to mourn her passing are her children and families: Brenda (Glen deceased) Hammond, Nancy & Roger Irving, Susan & Steve Low, Lorrie & Phillip Lamb, and Tom & Vikky Irving. Joyce had 12 grandchildren, Darrin (Doreen) Hammond, Sabrina (Jason O’Brien) Hammond, Mark (Melissa) Booth, Keith (Amanda) Watts, Ashley Watts, Jennifer (Chris) Low, Daniel (Jamie) Low, Jeremy (Sarah) Lamb, Jason (Fran) Lamb, David (Kelsey) Lamb, Matthew (Stephanie) Lamb, and Aurora Irving. Joyce had 16 great grandchildren: Taylor (Meagan) Hummel, Lily O’Brien, Kayla (Jordan) Beckett, Kelsey (Sam Julian) Smith, Chantal Watts, Alexander Watts, Melody Fotheringham, Jonathon Low, Lloyd Lamb, Sonya Lamb, Jason Lamb, Joel Lamb, Nate Lamb, Rebecca Lamb, Jack Lamb, Johnny Lamb and 4 great-great grandchildren: Avery and Jackson Hummel, Rivers & Eden Beckett. She is survived by her sister Freda (d. Keith) Kingshott and brother Michael (Joy) Seymour. Joyce was predeceased by her infant daughter Linda, her parents Fred and Elsie Seymour of Baysville and siblings Grace (d. Adrian) van Seters, Barbara (d. Donald) Hammond, and Betty-Ann (d. Ron) McQuaid.
Joyce was born and raised in Brunel Township at Newholm, where her dad had a sawmill. She married Thomas Irving Sr (d. 2000) and they raised their children across from the mill. Newholm was a thriving community in the early years, with a dance hall, a post office, and a church. Years later the mill property was sold to Roy Hewgill, the post office and the dance hall were closed, and Three Star Lumber Company opened just a little further down the road. Time marches on and it too has ceased operations. Mom was taken aback when the Anglican diocese decommissioned the Holy Trinity Newholm church and allowed it to be desecrated. That was a bee in her bonnet for sure. A lot of memories were made at that church.
Joyce had a strong work ethic and spent many years as a laundress at Huntsville Hospital. In her early years she worked at Boleys Bakery in Huntsville and Camp New Moon in Baysville. She loved to read and spent many hours knitting and crocheting, and she had a real passion for quilting and sewing. Many people have received the fruits of her labour, as she really enjoyed making quilts as wedding and baby gifts. She earned many ribbons for her quilts at the Stisted Fair. Joyce loved to bake, and her pecan pies were second to none and in season she loved to make jams, jellies, and salsa. She had fun every spring going to Peter Brooks’ Sugarbush to help him make maple syrup. She enjoyed belonging to the Community Seniors Group that meets every week at the Aspdin Hall. She relished the camaraderie with the rest of the group and helping them with their many charity endeavours.
Joyce was a hard-working woman, a loyal friend, a faithful companion and a loving mom. Her life was well-lived. She made the in-between years count, and was never shy to lend a hand to anyone who needed it. She will be sadly missed.
Joyce has been cremated and we invite friends to help celebrate her life on June 30th at Billingsley Funeral Home. We will have visitation at 1, followed by a memorial service at 2 p.m. with a luncheon and social time to follow. Reverend Peter Simmons will be officiating the service for us. In lieu of flowers donations would be appreciated to either Algonquin Grace Hospice or Huntsville Hospital Auxiliary. Messages of condolence can be left at www.billingsleyfuneralhome.com
Celebration of Life for Ronald Turner
July 14th, 2018
Aspdin Hall, 2625 Aspdin Road, Aspdin, ON.
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Luncheon and Refreshments
Everyone come out and join Ron’s family to celebrate his life, there will be a tribute to Ron at 2 pm for anyone wishing to share their stories and memories of him.
Passed peacefully on June 1, 2018 at her home in her 95 year.
Pre-deceased by her husband Sam of 70 years and her son James Mooney. Loving daughter-in-law of Barb Mooney. Proud grandmother of Bradley (Sarah), Blair and Brett (Brianna). Great grandmother of five. Survived by sister May Austin of Glasgow, Scotland.
In keeping with Elizabeth’s wishes, cremation has taken place. No services will be held. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations can be made to a charity of choice. Messages of condolence can be left at www.billingsleyfuneralhome.com
Tylee, Betty Elsie
April 23rd, 1924 to May 28th, 2018
Passed peacefully in Kitchener on May 28th, 2018 at the age of 94. She was born in Ottawa to the late John and Melvina Brown. Betty lived on Irene Street since the late 60’s and moved to Kitchener in 2011 to live with her eldest daughter. She was co-owner of Chaffey Caterers where she shared her many cooking and baking skills. Betty was known as “The Cake Lady of Huntsville” and was always delivering her cakes to the bank, drug and hardware stores, doctors offices and many other stores as well as her neighbors. She was a very kind, compassionate woman who cared deeply for her family. Survived by her daughters, Marlena Slaney, (Richard), Patricia Ryan, (Blair), Sharron MacDonald, and sons, Gerald Buller, (Lonnie), Barry Buller, (Marlene), David Buller and Robert Buller, (Mandy). Predeceased by her son Lamont (Monty) Reynolds 2010, son-in-law Emery MacDonald 2008, her first husband George Buller and her second husband Hilton Tylee. Cremation has taken place. Family will receive friends from 12 to 1:00 on Thursday June 21st at Billingsley Funeral Home. Service will be held in the chapel at 1:00 pm with reception to follow in the lounge. Messages of condolence can be left at www.billingsleyfuneralhome.com
Forever In Our Hearts. Please join us on June 24th from 2 – 4 pm, at the Active Living Centre, Huntsville, to remember and celebrate our Mom, Gayle Hall.
In expression of the exceptional care our Mom received at Algonquin Grace Hospice, there will be a Loonie jar at the door. Please donate if you can.
Passed away peacefully at Mill Creek Care Centre in Barrie on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at the age of 87. Beloved husband of the late Stella Olmstead (nee Compeau).
Loving father of Linda (Len) Welch, Gordon (Helen) Olmstead and Janet (Doug) McFadyen. Cherished grandfather of Jennifer, Elizabeth, Leanne (Kobie), Craig (Allison), Drew (Brigitte) and Nathan. Great-grandfather of Liam, Ethan, Alexa and Claire
The family will receive friends on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at Billingsley Funeral Home, 430 Ravenscliffe Road, Huntsville from 11-12:30 p.m. for a celebration of life. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Messages of condolence can be left at www.billingsleyfuneralhome.com
Passed away at Huntsville Hospice on June 1st in her 86th year. She will be sadly missed by her husband Robert H. “Bob” and three sons, Scott of Mudge Island B.C., Christopher (Jake) and wife Susanne of Baysville and Mark and his wife Patricia of Allensville, Ontario. Proud Grandmother of Rory (Sarah), Alex, Rebecca, Briar, Riley and Julia (Clayton), Christopher and Jesse (Heather) Bramer and great-grandmother of Tobias and Meghan. Predeceased by her parents Margaret and Douglas Snyder. She is also survived by her loving sister Edna Irwin and neices Carolyn and Nancy of North Bay, Ontario.
Florence will be remembered for her flower shop, Florence’s Flowers on Huntsville’s main street. She took a real interest in the lives of her family and friends.
Many thanks to the staff at Huntsville Hospital and Huntsville Hospice for their care and compassion. We would also like to give Stacey Lee a special thank you, Florence really appreciated your care and professionalism and had great respect for you.
There will be no funeral service, but a celebration of her life will be held at a later date. Interment in columbarium at Hutcheson Memorial Cemetery. Donations to your favourite charity would be appreciated. Messages of condolence can be left at www.billingsleyfuneralhome.com