Marion Marguerite Lynch (nee Yantha)
April 9, 1944 – December 30, 2019
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our sister, Marion Lynch, who died peacefully at Huntsville Hospital on the morning of December 30, 2019. Now she will be reunited with her departed parents Frank and Stella Yantha of Whitney as well as her dear sisters Gladys Dubreuil, Rita Groomes and Vivian Fleetham. It is with deep sadness that her sister Alice MacKay, and brothers Patrick and Frank now mourn the loss of a devoted and caring sister. Marion will also be fondly remembered for her kindnesses and lively sense of humour by an extended family of many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Cremation has taken place and a funeral service for Marion will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 12 Centre Street North, Huntsville on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 12 noon, followed by a reception in the church hall. If desired, memorial donations to the Huntsville Hospital Foundation or a charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated by the family. www.mitchellfuneralhome.ca
Aug 9/1963 to Dec 23/2019
Parents Tom and Barb Searle were saddened to announce the passing of their 56-year-old son Glen at Algonquin Grace Hospice in Huntsville on December 23, 2019. Glen fought Cancer for 3 months but lost the battle a few days before Christmas and 7 days before his daughter Katherine turned 16. Glen had four children: Dylan, Cody, Jonathan and Katherine. He also had a step daughter Shannon. He had 3 siblings, Sharon, Stephen and Shelley. The Searle family have lived in Huntsville for 43 years on property on beautiful Skeleton Lake. Glen is predeceased by his oldest son Dylan who passed away in February 2019 in PEI. Glen graduated from Huntsville High School and went on to achieve a college degree from Canadore College in North Bay in the construction field. He suffered many physical injuries over the years in his chosen field but continued to work hard to support his children. The Huntsville Hospice is an amazing facility and should be supported to continue the care and personal touch of the staff. The Searle family want to extend their warmest appreciation to Glen’s doctors and the entire staff at Hospice for caring for our son. Algonquin Grace Hospice in Huntsville are deserving of any donations.
May 10, 1936 ~ December 25, 2019
“It sounds simple that’s what you’re thinkin’
But love can walk through fire without blinkin’
It doesn’t take much when you get enough
Livin’ on love”
-Alan Jackson, Livin’ On Love
On Christmas morning in his 83rd year Douglas Kennedy came to the end of his earthly journey. He had a life well spent in love of his family, Canadian War History, the outdoors, and the Muskoka area. The last few years as his body weakened, his mind did not, and he recalled the great moments of his life with those who loved him. He enjoyed being told stories in person, through film (especially War Movies and Westerns), and Music (especially Country Music). He cared passionately about his local community, especially his birthplace of Bracebridge, where he proudly attended the annual fall fair of, well into his 80s.
He leaves behind his wife of forty-six years Margret (nee Wilson), his children April and Sherri, grandchildren McAyla, Ayden, and Caitlin, his sister Barbra, and his sisters and brothers-in-law Lillian and her husband Gerald, Fern, Sandra, Robert, and Cathy (Kate), and many nieces and nephews especially Debbie and Dale. Gone before him and awaiting him on another shore are his parents Clarence and Alice, his sisters Margaret and Lois, and his brothers and sisters-in-law George, Francis, and Fred.
A celebration of his life will be held in January at a date and time to be announced.
In lieu of Flowers and to honour his memory donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of your choice would be appreciated. www.mitchellfuneralhome.ca
It is with sorrow the family of Bill Dodds announce that he passed away on Monday, December 23, 2019 at Fairvern Nursing Home with family at his side in his 79th year. Beloved husband of Arlene Dodds (nee Sturgess) of 49 years. Loving father of Scott Dodds (Jennifer White) and Sharlene (Steven) Borden. Cherished grandfather of Taylor and Tori Dodds, Carys White, Ashley and Owen Bosker, Paul and Emily Borden. Predeceased by his dear grandaughter Carly Dodds. Survived by his brother Wayne (Theresa) Dodds. Predeceased by his parents Owen and Irene Dodds of Ailsa Craig, Ontario & his sister Dorothy & brother Carl.
Bill spent the first few years of his adult life in the US & Canadian Navy, which he spent travelling by ship to many countries, which he really enjoyed. Anyone who spent time with Bill knew how interesting & intelligent he was. A lot of his knowledge came from stamp collecting. Bill married Arlene in 1970 in Ontario & started their life together in Alberta, where they had 2 children. Bill spent most of his working life in the pipeline, driving a side boom, which had him travelling all across Canada & the States. They moved from Calgary to Emsdale, Ontario in 1985, where he found his next love….the bush. He loved spending time up in the bush cutting wood for their winters heat. He always told mom; “it’s so peaceful up in the bush”, & that’s where he wanted to be. He loved to take people on tours of his animals. He kept all kinds of birds on his 100 acre farm….. all kinds of pheasants, peacocks, ducks, quail, chickens, etc plus he had a stocked trout pond, which he loved to feed & show people.
He loved playing cards, Bingo, Nevada tickets & every lottery you could think of (to mom’s dislike LOL).
Bill spent the last 5 years in Nursing Homes, FairVern was his home for the last 3 years. The nurses & staff there treated him like family & showed nothing but love for him. We are so very thankful for them. His final hours, I think every staff member came in to say their goodbyes, even some not on shift.
In keeping with Bill’s wishes, cremation has taken place. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations can be made to Friends of Fairvern or Parkinson Canada. Messages of condolence can be left at www.billingsleyfuneralhome.com
Sonja Young, died peacefully December 26, 2019. She was extremely well cared for by the staff of Fairvern Nursing Home where she had been a resident for about 18 months. Words of gratitude can only scratch the surface in offering appreciation for the warmth, kindness, and care she received at Fairvern.
Born in Germany in 1929, she found her way to Scotland in 1946 and met her future husband there. Sonja married John G. Young in 1948, brought John Peter Young into the world in 1952, and the family immigrated to Canada in 1954 to begin a new life, with all its twists and turns, ups and downs.
In November 2019, Sonja celebrated her 90th birthday, and at that point, a significant decline in her health began … it was as if that milestone invited her to turn a corner.
Grateful for her peaceful passing are her son, John P. (Sue) and grandchildren Katherine (Marco) and Jonathan (Sarah). Placement of her ashes will take place in the spring. Many thanks to Cheryl at Billingsley Funeral Home for her kindness and help. Messages of condolence can be left at www.billingsleyfuneralhome.com
Erika Rung, age 93, passed away at Huntsville District Memorial Hospital on Wednesday December 18 2019.
Erika’s husband, Kurt Rung, passed away in Huntsville Ontario in 2013.
Born September 14, 1926, in Kaiserslautern, Germany, Erika lived in Toronto, Ontario prior to retirement. She enjoyed weekends and summers at their Muskoka, Ontario cottage with family and friends for many decades. Prior to and after retirement Erika happily travelled with Kurt to Europe, the Caribbean and Florida. After retirement Erika moved with Kurt to Huntsville, Ontario. Erika took great pleasure viewing her beautiful garden and receiving visits from family, friends and neighbours in her retirement years at her Huntsville home.
Survivors include her son, Klaus Rung, her daughter-in-law, Linda Rung, and her nephew, Fred Kallenbach.
Sincere gratitude is extended to staffs and associated resource personnel of: Huntsville District Memorial Hospital, Huntsville Palliative Care Team, Huntsville Geriatric Team, North Simcoe Muskoka Local Health Integration Network, Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital, Paramed Nursing, The Friends, and Closing the Gap for the comfort and care provided to Erika. Thank you to her Huntsville Family Physician, Dr. S. P. Varieur for Erika’s ongoing, supportive medical care. This collective, compassionate, collaborative care, coordinated with Linda and Klaus Rung, enabled Erika to live independently and successfully in her Huntsville home until December 13, 2019. Erika was active baking her famous apple torte December 12, 2019!
At Erika’s direction, there is no public service.
Memorial donations are welcome to the charity of your choice.
Ann Elizabeth Wilson
March 12, 1927 – Dec 14, 2019
We pay tribute to Ann Elizabeth Wilson, who passed away peacefully in Huntsville, Ontario, on December 14, 2019, at the age of 92.Ann was predeceased by her parents George and Gertrude Wilson, and elder brother, George, and sister-in-law, Verna Wilson. She was deeply loved and will be missed by her nieces and nephews Rick, Jim, Lorraine and Joanne (and their partners), by her great nieces and nephews, great-great nieces and nephews, cousins, and by dear family friends, neighbours and colleagues.
Ann began working as a stenographer for the Canadian National Railways in Montreal, where she grew up. She was proud to have worked her way up to being the Executive Secretary/Assistant to six CNR Vice-Presidents.
When she transferred to work at Toronto Union Station, she also became an important member of her brother’s family in Burlington, Ontario. She later moved to Oakville, midway between her Burlington friends and the family who had moved to Toronto. After retirement, she purchased her first house, in Huntsville, Ontario where she lived for over 35 years.
Ann cared deeply for her family and friends, visiting regularly, taking trips, hosting, hugging, and being a good friend to young and old. Her trip to Japan with her Aunt Nell, her camping trips with childhood friends, and her walking vacations in the UK and Eastern Canada were highlights in her life. In Ann’s retirement, she welcomed her Aunt Anne into her home when Anne became unable to live alone.
Ann’s garden was her delight in these later years and she proudly took visitors on tours. In addition to growing flowers and vegetables, her home-grown, home-made raspberry jam was a widespread Christmas favourite! The local deer and an occasional bear would make their way into her yard to eat her berries, too.
She was an accomplished crocheter, knitter, keen reader and enjoyed eating out. She was a long-time supporter of foster children, and contributed to numerous charities.
Huge and heartfelt thanks to Aunt Ann, for having been a cherished correspondent, a strong and important role model, a dear friend and a very beloved aunt.
Cremation has taken place and, following Ann’s wishes, there is no public service.
Memorial donations are welcome to the charity of your choice.
MELVIN DONALD JOSEPH STEVENSON was born on September 8th, 1927 in Jordan, Ontario to Elizabeth Hannah Nickason & Donald James Stevenson. He had 4 older sisters – Eleanor Orr, Luella Orr, Evelyn Orr and Mildred Stevenson. Then came 4 more siblings Helen, Hilda, Bertrum and Bernard Stevenson. That made him a middle child and aren’t they supposed to be perfect? His father then became James Andrew Jones and he and Doreen Lee gave him 3 more siblings, Victor, Gloria and Julia Jones.
Mel’s family moved back up to Muskoka when he was just a toddler and they lived around Port Sydney close to his mother’s parents. His father left when Mel was in grade 2 and so Mel quit school to become the man of the house.
Melvin started a job in a fruit nursery one summer’s day and met Gertrude Farrell who was working there. About 6 months later – January 8th, 1949 – he married that young lady. They set up housekeeping in Beamsville, and before the year ended they were proud parents of a baby girl – Dale Ann.
Ten years after Dale was born, along came a little surprise named Marie Catherine Stella. That was so nice that they deliberately tried again, and produced Kenneth Albert Melvin.
In 1965, Mel dragged Gert “kicking and screaming” up to the north country with him. They moved to Burk’s Falls, and it didn’t take long before Gert loved living up north so much that she refused to move back to Beamsville when the opportunity arose!
On the first day of hunting season in 1969, Mel started clearing their lot “out the Sideroad” – now properly called Bonnie Lake Road – and started building their home in December. By March, they moved into the barely framed house, where Marie says they could hear the winds and wolves howl through the walls. It was pretty rugged for the first year, but there were quite a few helping hands, and they enjoyed a lot of years in that home that was lovingly hand crafted for their family.
Gert passed away on Nov 7, 2015. As life became more difficult, Mel moved to Muskoka Shores in June 2018. His family appreciated the wonderful care he received at the nursing home, where he passed away on Thursday December 19th, 2019. Mel leaves behind his three children: Dale (Glen Card); Marie; Ken (Janine); his grandchildren: Dawn (Norm Lockhart); Lesley Ann (Todd Grainger); Brent Card (Ashley); Emily Rose; and his great-grandchildren: Jordan; Joshua; Ally; Brooklyn; Jacob; Jailyn; Carson.
Mel started his working life very early. When he left school, he hired on with a logging crew to help support his mom and his siblings. In about 1944 he went west with Bert French, where he worked on a farm (being still too young to join the army).
Back in Southern Ontario, Mel worked for quite some time on the Ball’s Farm, which is now part of the Ball’s Falls Conservation Area. He was really appreciated by Mrs. Ball who kept him on after the harvest and had him help with all the chores.
After he was married, he also worked on the railroad for a while, then settled into a job in the garage in Campden. He enjoyed being a volunteer firefighter in the village as well.
When they moved to Burk’s Falls, Mel worked for the Thompson Highland veneer plant, and then the South River branch of Thompson’s as well as running their farm. Later, he worked for the the Muskoka Charcoal Company in Huntsville, which is now the Fanotech plant on Old North Road. His last several working years were spent with Ontario Hydro. Working or playing, Mel loved to laugh and liked to stir up a little trouble when the opportunity arose. Mel and Gert liked to dance – square dancing and polkas were favourites- and they had memorable card parties where the men cheated outrageously to beat the women. “Think we’ll need a spade to get that yard work done tomorrow?”
The kids recall lots of summer holidays “up north”. Camping included a pop-up tent trailer and lots of extended family. Mel bought the odd pony -for the kids of course! – and even trained “Thunder” to pull a sleigh.
Mel also enjoyed being a part of the Stephenson District Lions Club in Port Sydney.
In the summer of 2011, Mel’s life took on a new light. That summer he accepted Christ as his saviour and was baptized that fall. Mel fully enjoyed his fellowship in the Deer Lake Gospel Hall. It is good for our hearts to know that Mel passed from this life into eternal happiness with his Lord.
Whenever we picture Mel, it will be with his mischievous grin and the way his face lit up when he said hello. He will be remembered always with love.
The family invite friends to visit on Sunday, December 22, 2019 from 7-9 pm at Billingsley Funeral Home, Huntsville. The celebration of life will be held on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at the Port Sydney Community Centre, 607 Muskoka Road 10 from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Alzheimer Society of Muskoka or Muskoka Shores in Gravenhurst.. Messages of condolence can be left at www.billingsleyfuneralhome.com.
It is with great sadness we announce the peaceful passing of Jennifer with her family by her side on Sunday December 15, 2019.
Jen will be forever loved and missed by father Bart (Brenda), brother Corey (Ashley), step brothers and sister Allan (Jennifer), David (Jessica), Jenna (Dave), Grandma Betty West (the late Stanley) and all of her Aunts, Uncles and cousins. Predeceased by her Mother Linda West.
A celebration of life will be held at Billingsley Funeral Home on Friday, December 20, 2019 from 1 – 4 p.m. All family and friends are welcome.
Donations to The Huntington Society of Canada would be sincerely appreciated by the family.
The family of Glenn McCabe sadly and with broken hearts announce his passing on Nov. 26, 2019 after a long and courageous battle with cancer.
Glenn will be lovingly remembered and never forgotten by his partner and soul mate of 38 years, Kelly, their children Keith and Alana (Lucas) and precious granddaughter Paisley.
Along with his “little family” Glenn’s memory will be cherished by his siblings Max(Vera), Linda(Ches), Phyllis(Len), Ron(Pat), George(Jeanette), Irene(Jack), Dave(Debbie), Judy(Jamie), Dee(Morgan). Brothers-in-law Ken(Jacqueline), Steve(Laura), Dan(Patricia), Step father-in-law George as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews.
Glenn is predeceased by parents Willis and Audrey McCabe, brother Clyde and sister Shirley, Father and Mother-in-Law Roland and Shirley Fleck.
We would like to thank all of our family and friends for the phone calls, messages, meals, flowers, visits and loving support over the past year. A very special thank-you to Lucas and Jamie-Lea for your endless generosity, help, love and support. We would also like to express our gratitude to all the doctors, nurses and medical staff at The Huntsville District Memorial Hospital who provided kind, compassionate and dignified care. RVH Cancer Centre, Muskoka Paramedic Services, and Billingsley Funeral Chapel.
To honour Glenn his final wish to his friends and family was that we would not be sad or cry but remember and cherish all the fun times we shared.
A Celebration of Life Service will take place in St. Catharines “where our story began”, on January 18, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at George Darte Funeral Chapel 565 Carlton St. Followed by a gathering of friends and family at the Merritton Legion between 1:00 and 4:00.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Huntsville Hospice.
In keeping with Dennis’s wishes, cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
In our hearts he will always stay
Loved and remembered
Van Buskirk, Jane E. (nee Briggs)
July 14, 1936 ~ November 30, 2019
Retired Registered Nurse
Jane Van Buskirk died peacefully at Algonquin Grace Hospice, Huntsville on Saturday, November 30, 2019.
Jane will be missed by her husband, Peter of 55 years, sons Jon and Andrew (Kim Sears), sister Martha Watson, sister in law Ann Jones, five nephews, family and friends.
Jane requested no public service.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Algonquin Grace Hospice or a charity of your choice and appreciated by the family.
Our memories will have Jane ever present. Thank you and God Bless.
Vera Nunn passed away at Fairvern Nursing Home, Huntsville on Saturday, November 30, 2019 at the age of 84.
Vera has left us to rejoin her late husband Vern and granddaughter Gerri-Lee Nunn. Cherished mother of David his wife Nancy and his late wife Yvonne and Debbie and her husband Carl. Loving grandmother of Diana, Patrick and Crystal. Great grandmother of Cheyenne, Cody, Emma, Savannah and Abby. Vera leaves behind her sister Marguerite, her late husband Ernie and her brothers John, his wife Delcie and Donald and his wife Bev.
Vera was very passionate in tending her gardens. Many people received homemade jams, pickles and baked goods. Vera always put everyone else’s needs before her own. She will be sadly missed by family and friends.
A special thanks to the amazing staff at Fairvern. They are truly caring and compassionate.
Visitation at the Mitchell Funeral Home, 15 High Street, Huntsville on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 from 6-8 p.m. Complete service in the chapel on Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 1 p.m. Reception to follow at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family would be grateful for donations to Fairvern Nursing home or The Alzheimer Society.
“Struggle no more, be at peace”
It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of our dear Arva who has left us to be reunited with her beloved husband Murray. Arva left us peacefully from her residence at Granite Ridge in Gravenhurst with family and friends at her side.
A Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, December 4, 2019 1:30 pm at All Saints Anglican Church, 30 High Street, Huntsville. There will be no prior visitation. Cremation will follow with interment at Ilfracombe Cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations to either Christ Church, Ilfracombe or All Saints’ Anglican Church, would be appreciated.
“Thank-you to all the Staff at Granite Ridge in Gravenhurst for everything they have done for Arva during her stay.”
Larry Lupton of Huntsville, Ontario passed away on Thursday, November 28th, 2019 at the age of 73. After months of failing health, Larry died peacefully at Huntsville District Memorial Hospital with his beloved wife Sharon, son Darren and his wife Kim and grandchildren Cole and Alex by his side.
He was born on October 1, 1946 to Donald and Lillian Lupton (nee Hayes). He married his soul mate Sharon Edith Oke on July 11, 1970. Dear brother and brothers-in-law to Don, Betty (Tim), Sharon (Brian), Pat (Roger), Shirley and Ann. Predeceased by his brothers and sister-in-law Paul, Carl, Dave (Caroline) and Edna. Larry leaves behind many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
Larry worked at Panolam for many years and took great pride in his work. He loved the outdoors and spending time at the Hunt Camp. Hunting, fishing and playing crokinole was always a past time spent with family and friends. He adored country and western music, it was this music he loved to play on his guitar with friends at local nursing and retirement homes. He will be deeply missed.
The family invite friends to celebrate Larry’s life at Billingsley Funeral Home on Saturday, November 30, 2019 from 1:00 p.m until 4:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to a charity of choice.
Passed away at home on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at the age of 79.
Beloved wife of Daniel for 60 years. Cherished mother to Debbie Louise, Sharon Elizabeth (Ian Mason), Daniel Scott (Grace) Willows and Terry William (Michelle) Willows. Loving grandma of 10 wonderful grandchildren. She will be dearly missed by her many family and friends.
A service to celebrate the life of Marguerite will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, November 30, 2019 at Faith Baptist Church.
Memorial contributions in memory of Marguerite may be made to a charity of your choice.
Douglas L. Tideman – October 30, 2019
Doug, the bush pilot, slipped the surly bonds of earth and danced the skies on laughter- silvered wings. Sunward he climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth of sun-split clouds – and done a hundred things you have not dreamed of. (High Flight by John G. Magee)
Flying his float planes, be it the Taylor Craft, Super Cub or his Cessna 180, to such places as Yellowknife, Dawson City, James Bay, or, in his opinion, the most beautiful place in the world, the Torngat Mountains in Labrador, was a joy for him and enabled his reputation as a “story teller.” He could even make “hydro” sound interesting, said one friend.
Through “Copa for Kids,” he gave plane rides to 8-17year olds. As a teen-ager he began his career as a lineman with Ontario Hydro, delighted to be transferred to Huntsville in his third year. As the Senior Industrial Marketing Supervisor in Toronto’s Central Region, he retired in 1988, after 35 years with Hydro. With a partner, he then founded ECAM, a high tech. energy management company, whose mandate throughout North America, was to advise large companies how to reduce their power consumption. Following his move to Muskoka, Re-Energy was started and as a Power Management Consultant, he worked with companies throughout northern Ontario. Often flying his plane to destinations such as Thunder Bay. Until the age of 75, he considered this, the most satisfying of his work choices.
Doug could be described as analytical, creative, practical, with a sense of humour, who enjoyed people, particularly the young. Marriage contract with Catherine, included a 56 year “codicil.” Thus, permitting an annual canoe trip to Algonquin Park, or duck hunting in Cuba, fishing for Arctic Char in Hudson Bay, or salmon in the Haida Gwaii Islands, shark snaring in the Caribbean Islands or hunting at Loon Lake Camp, naming a few. Advisory board member for start-up of Durham College in 1965. Founding Director of the Bella Lake Antioch Conservation Area in 1967, and was its last surviving member. With 5 friends, started “The Czars of Industry,” an increasing bastion of male friendship that met annually prior to Xmas.
Designed and built the “Cairn of Peace.” A tribute to the International & World Plowing Match. This stone and brass cairn has remained at the entrance to the Whitby Courthouse for 45 years.
Doug enjoyed his motorcycle, jeep, tractor, snowmobiles, and in 2012, drove the BMW, top down, from coast to coast. Designing, building, wood carving, and stone masonry numbered just a few his abilities. The hobby that gave him the most pleasure was the carving of a field stone, that fit well, culminating in his construction of 3 field stone fireplaces.
With Catherine, trips were enjoyed sailing on a friend’s catamaran, from Jamaica to the San Blas Islands, Honduras, and Guatemala. And later, sailing with his Greek cousins throughout the Dodecanese, while staying at two of his ancestral homes on Patmos Island.
After 25 years of commuting twice annually to their home in Victoria, the decision was made to settle at Bella Lake.
Resolute and indefatigable, two weeks before his death, and accompanied by his children, he made his way to Huntsville Hospital. He wanted to personally express his gratitude to his team of Chemo. Nurses, Dr Jindal, Dr Kirkpatrick, and Dr Ng, Oncologist. Then, over Bella Lake, a fly past salutation and touch down by friends in their float planes, was very much appreciated by Doug. He wrote: After a life well lived, when is it time to say goodbye? His choice was not to have visitation or a funeral but to have a “gathering” at the family home in the spring.
Loving remembered: Catherine, Jane & Scott, John & Nicola, Caitlin, Jack, Olivia, James and Ella
Kindly consider the Hope/Hospice Palliative Care Organization.
Donna passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 24, 2019 with her family by her side. Donna was born on January 17, 1940 in Novar Ontario, to Westley and Alma Nunn. She was the second youngest of seven children. She married Jack Harley (pre-deceased May 17, 2009) on October 3, 1959. Together they had three children Sandi, Chris and Sherry (pre-deceased by infant son Kevin).
Donna and Jack lived in Toronto for 24 years where she was a key punch operator, then a crossing-guard. When they retired Jack and Donna returned to Donna’s hometown of Novar. While back in Novar, Donna and Jack organized a local craft sale for 24 years raising and donating to many charities; the Novar fire department, the Canadian Cancer Society and the Huntsville Hospital Foundation. Donna and Jack drove for the Cancer Society, she continued to do both even after Jack’s passing.
A few years after Jack’s passing Donna met good friend Norm Ruttan. Donna and Norm delivered the local newspapers to give them extra spending money and to keep them busy. They continued to do this until a month before Donna’s passing.
Donna is survived by her children Sandi, Chris (Cheryl), Sherry (Geno) her eight grandchildren and six great grand children. Donna will be greatly missed my many niece, nephews and friends, her sister Joy Webster, her dear friend Norm Ruttan and his family. Survived by sister in law Marg Bennison, brother in law Percy Harley, Vera Nunn, and Nadean Harley.
Donna was pre-deceased by siblings Noel Nunn, Clyde Nunn, Vern Nunn, Lererth Watkinson, Mary Draper and in-laws Carl Webster, Norma Snow, Edward Harley, Gary Harley, Anne Bennet, May Harley, Bev Haley, Pearl Schamehorn and Dot Black.
We will love and miss you forever.
The family would like to thank all our family and friends for their support at this very difficult time. We would also like to thank the doctors, nurses of Huntsville hospital. All the home care workers who have been helping with Donna’s care for the last couple of months.
Visitation for Mrs. Donna Harley will be held at the Mitchell Funeral Home, 15 High Street, Huntsville on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 from 6 – 8 p.m. Service in the chapel on Thursday, November 28, 2019 at 1 p.m. with a reception following in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Huntsville Hospital Foundation or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.
The Rev. S. Derek Shelly passed away in his home in Huntsville on Monday, November 11, 2019, where he had retired in 2018 after serving for many years as pastor at Trinity United Church. Previously, he had ministered to various congregations in Southwestern Ontario, Eastern Ontario, and on the South Shore of Nova Scotia. Before being called to the ministry he had been a schoolteacher.
Being a pastor is a 24/7 calling, but Rev. Shelly still found time to immerse himself in community theatre and improv groups, and to enjoy the outdoors on skis and snowshoes in the winter and with a fishing rod or golf clubs or in his kayak in the warmer weather.
In recent years he had also pursued a greater understanding of death and dying and end-of-life care. He cared deeply about Hospice Huntsville, and in 2014 published his first book, Dying to Live, a novella about a man coming to terms with his own mortality.
While he sought better understanding of death and grief, he lived his life to the fullest. Whether acting on stage, whitewater rafting, or heading out to hear the wolves howl in his beloved Algonquin Park, he was always on the go, sharing his love of life with so many, especially his grandchildren.
He was a graduate of the London Teachers’ College and University of Western Ontario in London and Queen’s University in Kingston, and an honorary fellow of Huntington University in Sudbury.
He lives in the loving memories of his children Derek (Ruth Dunley), Aaron (Amanda Van Bommel), and Keri-Lynn; his grandchildren Olivia, Regin, Grace, Rose, Mekenna, and Maura; his lifelong friend and mother of his children, Heather Fraser; and his siblings Ted, Marie, John, and Fred and their families. He is predeceased by his parents Sidney and Kathleen (Mathias), and his brother Brian.
A Memorial Service will be held at Trinity United Church, 33 Main Street East, Huntsville on Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 1 p.m. A reception will follow in Trinity Hall.
In lieu of flowers, the family would be grateful for donations to Hospice Huntsville or the Aspen Valley Wildlife Sanctuary. In Derek’s memory, his family also encourages everyone to support local community theatre. Please go to see a play (or several) and think of him.
The family would like to take this time to say thank you to the following people and organizations for their support, patience and compassion: North Muskoka Nurse Practitioner Clinic – Abby, Erin and Jane, Closing the Gap – Jennifer Bennett for setting things up for care giving at home, VON – Claudia, Hilary and all, Friends of Muskoka – Cathy, Huntsville District Memorial Hospital E Wing Nursing Team, Palliative Care Team, Dr. Erven, Dr. Kent and Norma. Thanks to Independent Pharmacy and Shoppers Drug Mart for making his coming home possible, RNR Ambulance Service – Jason and Jamie for getting him home. Many thanks to his nephews Gil, Robert and friends Elmer, Gene & Jack. Thanks to all the first responders – Police – Sam & Rick, Billingsley Funeral Home and our dear friend and neighbour Betty Semple, we couldn’t have done it without you.
In keeping with Art’s wishes, cremation has taken place and celebration of life will be held at a later date. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations can be made to the Lung Association or Heart & Stroke Foundation.
Audrey Mae Crawford (nee Young), 1938 – 2019
Audrey was born in Orillia on August 5th 1938 to the late Wilson Young & Violet Dunn. She married Alvin Crawford June 15th 1957 and moved into the “little green house” at Prices Corners in 1964. The family moved to 90 Muskoka Road in Bracebridge Oct 31st, 1966.
Her life will be forever remembered by her children: Matthew Crawford (Louise) of Bracebridge, Raymond Crawford (Colleen) of Burks Falls, Nancy Warner (Greg) of Montreal, Kimberly Bullock (Ken) of Huntsville. Loved grandmother of Brodie (Julie), Kyle (Dianna), Emily (Will), Janet (Richard), Jessica (Kevin), Brian (Keely), Grady (Amy), Justine (Chris), Kenny (Jasmine), Rachael, Michael and 13 Great Grandchildren. Audrey is survived by her sister Margy Campbell (Dave) and had two deceased brothers Ernie Young (Dorothy) and Herb Young (Barb).
Audrey was a full time mom to her 4 children until she entered the workforce, managing operations at CBS Kitchens, as a cashier at McNaughton’s Home Hardware, and worked along side Alvin in many construction jobs and crafty ventures. She was never afraid to try something new, lift a hammer or a paint brush. Audrey enjoyed reading, knitting, family camping, and watching her favourite television shows.
She “loved” her time at Roger’s Cove. Her days were always full, chatting with staff and residents, playing UNO, Rummy Cube, knitting for family, staff, or a cause, building puzzles, or spending time on the phone staying in touch with friends and family.
A service in her memory will be held at Roger’s Cove in Huntsville. Please visit www.billingsleyfuneralhome.com in the near future for service details.
Donations to the Huntsville Hospice would be appreciated.
Passed away peacefully at Algonquin Grace Residential Hospice in Huntsville Monday November 11, 2019, after a short but courageous battle with cancer in his 76th year, surrounded by his loving wife and kids.
Although his illness was short, he always lit up when his grandkids would visit, and always had a joke to tell to make us laugh. His strength and courage through it all was inspiring, good days and bad his first worry was always to make sure his family was going to be ok.
James leaves behind his beloved wife Donna, loving dad to Karrie ( Cory ) Jamie ( Harry ) Allison ( Shane ) and Angie. Cherished Poppa to Emma-Grace, Olivia-Maree, Nate, Ty, Karlie, Leo, Pierce, Lincoln, Jeffrey, Jessica and Otto. Great Poppa to Lexi, he will be missed by many nieces nephews friends & co workers.
James was born in Huntsville Ontario January 9, 1943. It was his love for all things with wheels and shinny things that started at a young age leading him to owning his own trucking company that he never looked at as a job – it was his passion. It was through that love and passion for trucking that he met many friends that have a special place in his heart.
James loved camping with his family, shinning his truck for truck shows, going to NASCAR and being a huge part of his grandkids’ racing. He loved get togethers, having drinks with his girls and never said no to a good party.
James was a family man, and now our family chain has been broken. But we will be strong like he was for us. We will miss you everyday and keep your memories alive. At get togethers we will always raise a glass to you. We love you so very much.
On behalf of Jim’s family we would like to thank Dr. Harrold, the many nurses and PSW’s, as well as the staff and volunteers, for all the excellent care, compassion and support they showed Jim and his family and for making Jim happy and feel at home during his final months at Algonquin Grace.
A visitation will take place on Friday, November 15, 2019 at Billingsley Funeral Home from 2-4 p.m. & 7-9 p.m. A celebration of life will take place on January 18, 2020 at the Royal Canadian Legion Huntsville – upper level, from 1-5 p.m., to celebrate Jim’s life with fond memories and funny stories from over the years. Memorial donations can be made to Hospice Huntsville.
Passed away suddenly yet peacefully on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at Muskoka Shores in Gravenhurst in her 91st year.
Beloved wife of the late Rom Knobelsdorf who predeceased Nina in 1990. Loving mother of Ted and his wife Darian, Chris and his wife Debbie and Michelle and her husband Robert. Proud Babcia of Amy (Joel), Matthew, Justin, Meghan, Ivy, Kaleb and the late Kyle who predeceased his Babcia in 2007. Great-grandmother of Wren.
In keeping with Nina’s wishes, cremation has taken place. The funeral mass will be said on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at St. Mary’s of the Assumption at 10 a.m. Reception to follow in the church hall. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made in Nina’s memory to a fund entrusted through Billingsley Funeral Home.
Passed away after his courageous battle with cancer on October 28 at home with his wife, Amy by his side.
Born on December 1, 1932 Elmer is predeceased by his mother Louella Ferguson and father Cecile Fisher. He is survived by his wife Amy Fisher, his six children, Nina (Tom Donaldson), Lula (Jimmy Ballantine), Donna (Jack West), Harvey, Nolan (Betty Joe) and Mark, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Youngest of seven,
Elmer was a hard working and humble man born in the depression to hard working parents. His mother passed away before he was a year old which lead to him being passed from one relative to another as a young boy. He started working at age twelve with his father and older siblings in the bush. Later he worked in the Woodstock and area. He married Amy Appleyard on February 7, 1958. Elmer then began his business, Fisher Firewood, where he continued working well into his golden years. He enjoyed spending time with his wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. We know he will be greatly missed by his family and trust that the Lord will grant him a home in heaven where he will be content and pain free.
Visitation will be held at the Billingsley Funeral Home, 430 Ravenscliffe Road, Huntsville at 11 a.m. on Friday, November 1, 2019 with the funeral service to follow at 12 p.m. in the chapel. Burial will take place at Hutcheson Memorial Cemetery.
For those who wish, memorial contributions in Elmer’s memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
After a short illness Shelby peacefully left this world surrounded by the love of her family on October 28, 2019 in her 62nd year. Shelby was born in Sudbury, Ontario and was the daughter of Neil and Alice (Armstrong) Hornby.
Pre-deceased by her loving husband, Bill van Stygeren. Shelby was the beloved mother of Ian (Brittney). Shelby, Bill and Ian successfully ran Gryffin Lodge, creating memories together and for others for more than 30 years.
Shelby will be deeply missed by her siblings Kim and her husband Darryl, Jeff and his wife Laura, Tom and his wife Darlene, Kimmie, nieces, nephews and extended family. The loss of friendship will be deeply felt by “The Girls” – but the memories will last forever.
Shelby will be remembered for her kind, gentle and loving nature. She was supportive to all and always optimistic. She loved her garden, feeding the chickadees and enjoyed everything that nature had to offer.
The family would like to thank the Huntsville Palliative Care Team, Closing the Gap, Dr. Allison Small and Jaunita.
A celebration of life will be held on November 23, 2019 from 1 – 4 p.m. Location to be disclosed by RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
In memory of Shelby her family asks that in lieu of flowers please pay it forward – love more, pray more, talk more, learn more, live more.
Left to mourn his death is Cathy McFarland, his wife of 14 years, his cherished son Colby Johannesson, his mother Pilar Vasconez, niece and nephew Rio and Marina Vasconez, sister-in-law Dianne Laughlin and her husband Bob and their children Courtney and Travis Laughlin. The loss of friendship will be deeply felt by Jim Hill and his wife Deborah and their son Owen, Mike Heidgress
and his wife Heather and their son Sean and the entire Benton family.
A celebration of Dave’s life will be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at Billingsley Funeral Home, 430 Ravenscliffe Road from 1 – 5 p.m. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations can be made to the Mental Health Research Canada or to Muskoka Landing.
Born in Kingston ON March 29,1946 Barry spent his childhood years in Picton ON. where he enjoyed lots of time on his uncle’s farm developing his love for animals, gardening and the great outdoors. In 1960 his Dad was transferred to Ottawa where Barry attended Ridgemont HS, Carleton University, and Ottawa Teachers’ College, where he met his wife, Wendy. After their marriage in 1967, Barry and Wendy taught in native communities in northern Ontario with the ON Dept of Education’s Northern Corps, moving to Muskoka in 1971 to raise their growing family. He earned his B.A. , M.A. and M.Ed degrees through Ottawa, Laurentian, Trent and Southwestern Oklahoma State universities, taking courses throughout his teaching career, which took him to several Muskoka schools and, for a time, to the board office in Bracebridge as Co-ordinator of Student Services. He retired in 1999 and he and Wendy embarked on 11 winters of travelling with their 5th wheel, meeting new friends along the way as they discovered our amazing, scenic Canada, the southern US and Mexico. Over the past 10 years they enjoyed vacations to Newfoundland, Ireland and Alaska, making new memories, but always appreciating coming home to Huntsville….to family and friends, and to the unique beauty that is Muskoka. In recent years, Barry has greatly enjoyed volunteering as a porter with the Huntsville Hospital Auxiliary.
“A hundred years from now, it won’t matter what my bank account was,
what kind of car I drove, or what sort of house I lived in.
But the world may be a little better place because I was important in the life of a child.”
Barry was proud and privileged to have had the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of many children over his 32 years in education, and as a proud Dad of 3.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Wendy, daughter Karyn, son Britt (Nicole), his sister Janice (Mike) and their family, and aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by a son, Brad and by his parents Sherman and Orpha, and second Mom, Ethel. At Barry’s request, there will be no funeral, and cremation has taken place. A celebration of his life will take place on Saturday, Nov.16 at the Royal Canadian Legion , Veteran’s Way, in Huntsville, between 1 and 3 p.m. If desired, memorial donations to Algonquin Grace Huntsville Hospice, or to the Huntsville Hospital Auxiliary would be greatly appreciated by his family.
Death leaves a heartache that no one can heal
But Love leaves a memory that no one can steal.
…from a headstone in Ireland
Jean Louise Parrott (nee Morphet) passed away in her 95th year, at Huntsville District Memorial Hospital, on October 23, 2019 with family at her side. On August 23, while at home, Jean suffered a stroke and was admitted to hospital. Jean’s strong desire to return home led her to valiantly attempt the rehab program. However, she could not overcome a severe, stroke induced, swallowing impairment. Throughout her time at the hospital, Jean became known for her “beautiful smiles” that endeared her to her caregivers and helped sustain the family. To the end, the kindness and professionalism of the staff who cared for and supported Jean on her final journey, was of immeasurable value to Jean and her family.
Jean was born on December 7, 1924 in Toronto, Ontario. She was the youngest of three children born to John and Mary Louise (nee Fawcett). Jean fondly remembered summers spent in Port Sydney with family and friends during her teens and the early days of her working career. It was here at a Community Hall dance that she met her future husband Frank. The newlyweds initially settled in Toronto. However, changes in Frank’s career brought Jean and young family back to Huntsville, where together they raised their family and built a successful business.
Over the years as a busy mother of four, Jean found outlets for her creative juices in writing, painting, and drawing house plans (some of which were turned into family homes!). She was an exceptional seamstress, tai chi enthusiast and, until her first stroke at age 92, an accomplished bridge player.
Jean was predeceased by her husband Frank, sister Mary Stockton (Ray) and brother Winstone Morphet (Alma). She is survived by children Stephen (Madrie), Louise (Ken), Janice (Robin) and Leslie (Michael). Jean will be missed by her grandchildren Michael, Lauren, Stephanie, Christopher, Alexandre, Katerina, Emma, Holly and by great-grandchildren Violet and Bodhi. News of Jean’s passing saddened her 25 nieces and nephews in the Morphet and Parrott families. She will be mourned by her many friends at Chartwell Traditions which had been Jean’s home for the past 6 years. Her true-blue friend of 80 years, May Harding, is especially feeling the loss.
Following her wishes, a commemoration of Jean’s life will be held at a later date. Donations in Jean’s memory may be made to the Huntsville Hospital Foundation, World Animal Protection Canada or a charity of your choice.
The family will receive guests for visitation on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at Billingsley Funeral Home. The visitation will be held from 11:30 a.m. until the time of the memorial service in the chapel at 1:00 p.m. Reception to follow the service in the downstairs facility. Cremation will follow the service. Burial to be commenced at the Aspdin St. Mary’s Anglican Cemetary at a later date. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations can be made to the Muskoka Literacy Council, 60 King William Street, Huntsville, or to the charity of your choice.’
Born October 21, 1943 in Scarborough, ON. – she passed away peacefully surrounded by her children in her home on Bay Lake, on October 17, 2019 at the age of 75. Ruth was a local resident in Bay Lake, but spend many years in Lethbridge, and Carmangay Alberta, and before that was a resident on Locke’s Road, Novar.
Our mother was a big supporter of her church, where she sang in the choir and volunteered her time in support of her church, Harmony United Church in Kearney. She was also a lifelong supporter of people with special needs, and ran a group home where she supported many people that needed love and care. In fact, her legacy is one of advocacy to obtain the rights of people who would otherwise be unsupported in our society.
Her husband, Don Healey of Bay Lake, predeceased her. She will be missed by her children, Anna Cope, Maureen Cope (James), Calvin Cope, and Jill Cope (Brent)., and Keith Northpeigan. She will also be missed by her brother Kenneth Deer (Lila) as well as many grandchildren,, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews. She will also missed by her many friends and family who knew her.
Funeral service for Mrs. Ruth Cope-Healey will be held on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at Harmony United Church 11 King William Street, Kearney, ON at 1 pm. Donations can be made in support of Harmony United Church in lieu of flowers.
The sudden death of Irwin Field occurred on Sunday, October 13, 2019.
Predeceased by his parents Robert and Olive Field, Irwin is survived by his loving family; his wife Bernadette, his daughters Marilyn (Dave) and Michelle and his son Thomas (Alexis), stepdaughter Caroline (Kevin) and stepson Ron. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Calvin, Andrea, Olivia, Stephanie and Logan.
Irwin was born on September 1, 1940, grew up in Huntsville with 4 sisters, Evelyn, Roberta, Shirly and Pauline. As a child he would spend his summers in Algonquin Park helping his parents at Camp Minnesing and later at Fieldale Lodge. In his teens he was always going to the Saturday night Dance in his Model T. After high school while getting his haircut it was suggested that he should become a barber because he had the personality to talk to anyone and became the local barber for many years, eventually owning M+M Meats in Huntsville and Bracebridge.
Irwin loved to work with wood and would spend his evenings after 40 winks in the big chair making paddles and axe handles. Other passions were his gardens, feeding the “wildlife” in his backyard, making toboggan runs in the back bush for the kids and grandchildren and spending time with family and friends.
He was a proud man and would give anyone what he thought they might need, from an ear to listen, to advice or a pair of new work gloves to help in the garden. Irwin will be missed dearly by his family and friends. He was taken too soon from us but was needed somewhere else. He was the most wonderful Husband, Father, Stepfather, Uncle and Pa Pere that anyone could ask for.
Graveside Service will be held at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at Hutcheson Memorial Cemetery followed by a reception at the Billingsley Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Irwin’s name may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada.
Born in Hanover, Germany, and raised in London, Ontario—passed away in Huntsville on October 12, 2019 at the age of 75. Bernd was a 50-year resident of Wallaceburg, recent resident of Huntsville, husband, brother, brother-in-law, father, grandfather, teacher, coach, and friend.
He was the loving husband of Gayle, and strong supporter and father of four children, Lisa (Geoff), Brent (Kristi), Lara, and Marcus (Angeline). Bernd was passionate about travelling, football, and politics. He adored his twelve grandchildren, ages 25 to 7—Alexandra, Maxwell, Osborne, Alexa, Coleman, Nia, Kirsten, Isaac, Rowan, Marcus, Quinn, and Nadia—who kept him busy with sports, milestones, and visits throughout North America. Bernd was a dedicated brother to Gerd (Betty), Helmut (Muriel), and Heinz (predeceased), as well as devoted brother-in-law to Greg (Michelle), Bruce (Joan), Mark (Jocelyn), and Kirk (Marilyn) Sinclair. He was a loyal friend to all who knew him.
A celebration of life will be held on October 26 at the Kingsmen Community Centre, (1416 Dufferin Ave) in Wallaceburg from 1 to 5 p.m. In lieu of flowers and donations, please cheer for the Michigan Wolverines this college football season in Bernd’s honour.
Rick was born in Valleyfield, the second of five (5) sons of Hilliard Lloyd Fulford and his wife, Andree Payette Fulford. His brothers were Bob, Gerry, Lloyd (all deceased) and Paul. Rick and Nina have two children: Lianne (Dennis Patterson) and Dean (Maria Monteduro Fulford). They were blessed with 3 grandchildren: Emma, Luka and Maddie. Rick is survived, too, by nephews, nieces, and cousins in Canada, England and the United States and by brother Paul (Barbara) and brother-in-law, Barry Arnold. There are nephews and nieces and cousins in California, England and Canada.
The family moved often since his dad worked for Bell and Rick attended many different schools and graduating in St. Lambert.
Rick then followed his father and joined Bell Canada working in St. Agathe and Montreal, moving through installation and repair to central office work where he was promoted. He left Bell on good terms to live out a dream of being in business with his brother, Bob, and another man but after about 3 years returned to Bell. He then worked in Orangeville, Hamilton and lastly Huntsville. The last few years he worked out of the Engineering department surveying the needs of cottages on islands and in the bush using snow machines in winter and boats in summer.
He met Nina at the Fri-Y club in St. Laurent. This was an offshoot of the YMCA that held dances in a local school gym. Nina was part of the planning group of about 15 and Rick soon joined them. They dated for three years before their wedding in August 1960. When Rick and Nina dated they alternated between worship at the Roman Catholic and United Churches. They married in his church. Rick had several years being relatively “unchurched” but when the family moved to Huntsville he responded to the warm invitations to join the Fortnightly Club at Trinity. In the company of those friends he became involved, re-affirmed his faith and became an elder. He chaired the Administration Committee and held other roles.
In those days, Fortnightly took on the job of repainting the sanctuary. A couple of dozen of them were wielding brushes or rollers on walls or trim when they heard a crash. Rick, as an experienced Bell man, was on a 30-foot ladder when it slid down. He rode the ladder down and jumped off when it neared the floor and was unhurt. Unfortunately the can of pain tipped and, while the organ was protected, the slatted pedals got splashed with paint.
For most of his life, Rick was very healthy and I don’t remember him missing a day of work. But in 1993 he was diagnosed with lung cancer and had surgery and chemotherapy. He had been a smoker for several decades. It was during this difficult time that Nina accepted a long suppressed call to ministry. Rick was shaken by this but quickly became a strong supporter looking after their home and taking over the bread baking. He cheerfully accompanied her to Powell River BC for internship and became involved in the church there especially in the kitchen for fundraising dinners.
Once he recovered his strength after his Cancer operation, he drove for the Cancer Society, able to share his journey with those he transported. He was a Meals-on-Wheels driver for many years; an Elder and Board member at Trinity and on the Huntsville Public Library Board; Trinity geared to income housing project. He also spent many years operating the lights for the Rotary musicals and offered that skill to Stina Nyquist and to John McTavish for plays at Trinity. He was very keen on drama and with Hall and Mary Jane Seely had summer season tickets to King’s Wharf in Penetanguishene. Rick and Nina alternated Friday night bridge with the Seelys (this continued even when Nina was settled as minister at Wyevale-Waverly United Churches.) All four annually had a spring break in Myrtle Beach. For several years he helped offer a pancake breakfast at Fairvern. His family also relished his pancakes at home!
For a number of years, with Hall and later with his son-in-law, Dennis, he made his own wine… even the years living in the church manse at Wyevale! He was pleased to be able to share his product with many. He also worked as a volunteer marshal at Deerhurst Golf Club several summers.
He helped start dinner theatre in Waverley and in Kearney. He also shared his kitchen skills in church-sponsored dinners.
Rick had a strong drive for excellence. He was an expert bowler, golfer and bridge player. In fact he became rather testy if he did not live up to his own expectations and that meant a rehash of the bridge play noting where he or his partner had made a poor decision.
He was an excellent driver (sent to driving school by Bell, as soon as he was hired). At one point he took part in a car rodeo where he was timed as he looped through obstacles and he was deemed Bell Ontario champion. Though not a member, in 1997, the Rotary Club named him a Paul Harris fellow. He carried the torch for the 1988 Olympics (we still have the red and white snow suit he was given). He was a Telephone Pioneer and received an award for his Library Board service.
Above all, Rick was a family man. He loved his children and taught them his love of cards and games. He was patient with them but firm about their responsibilities. He revelled in their activities and successes. He was just as caring about his grandchildren and always looked forward to visits. He loved to play games with them. Just as he had done for his son, he keenly followed grandson, Luka’s hockey progress.
Rick was a loving husband…. more likely to bring Nina coffee than roses. Not good about SAYING sorry when they had an argument but living it by offering a backrub or a hug. As the years passed he learned to open up about things while it was easy to discuss and sort out differences. His inborn shyness and introversion diminished remarkably when he was receiving cancer treatment.
His cancer was found and treated early largely because he developed LEMS (Lambert Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome) which affects the motor nerves. LEMS improved somewhat with the cancer treatment but gradually worsened over the decades diminishing his mobility. We obtained a wonderful folding power wheelchair. At first, when used intermittently it was a blessing but later, when he needed it all the time, he developed sores on his rump. We were served by wonderful nurses from the LHIN and received excellent care from Dr. Stewart… who even made house calls! He also received wonderful care in that final week from the HDMH doctor and nurses. As Rick became gradually weaker he showered us with words of love and gratitude and we had opportunities to tell him of our love, too. On his final day when his pain and breathing were very troubling, he was with family – some in person and others by telephone.
We’ve truly appreciated the many words of remembrance and condolence that have been shared. There are tears but there is much gratitude that we had so much time with him. He will be missed by many. Thank you God, he is at peace now.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at Trinity United Church, 33 Main Street, East Huntsville on Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 2:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Trinity United Church or to the charity of your choice. www.mitchellfuneralhome.ca
Passed away peacefully at his home in Huntsville on Sunday, October 6, 2019 in his 86th year. Beloved husband of Iona Shakespeare (nee MacDonald) of 67 years. Proud father of Gary (Kathy) Shakespeare, Terry (Andrea Meehan) Shakespeare, Troy (Sharon Fowler) Shakespeare and Shannon (Rob) Durnan. Cherished grandfather of Christopher (Carmen), Elizabeth (Bill), Byron, Vanessa, Terry Jr., Colin, Matthew, Emily, Carter and Jackson. Great-grandfather of 11.
In keeping with Ted’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A family gathering will take place at a later date. 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.
The sudden death of Glenn McLachlan occurred on Sunday, October 6, 2019.
Predeceased by his parents Fred and Beatrice McLachlan, Glenn is survived by his loving family; his wife Sandy, his daughter Sara (Dinger), and his son Matty (Claire). He is also survived by his brothers Douglas and David and many nieces and nephews.
Glenn grew up in Toronto and he and his family spent summers at their cottage on Three Mile Lake until he finally moved to Huntsville to live the Muskoka dream in 1989. He then spent the next three decades boating, waterskiing and snowmobiling on Lake Vernon. Summer was his favourite time of the year and being at the lake brought out the best in him. Lakeside with an ice-cold beer in hand surrounded by friends and family was his happy place.
Glenn was a talented carpenter and musician. His passion was the drums. He loved the little things in life, especially Friday night jam sessions in the bunkie.
He had a love for cars, too, and it was his dream to rebuild his 1967 Camaro.
Glenn loved to laugh, and making other people laugh was one of his greatest gifts. He had the best sense of humour.
As a skilled carpenter, he had just started a new job at Tamarack and it was one that he loved and excelled at.
Gone but not forgotten. Glenn will be forever missed by his family and friends.
The funeral will be held at Billingsley Funeral Home on Thursday, October 10. There will be a viewing from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., with the service starting at 1 p.m. in the chapel. A light lunch and refreshments will be served at the funeral home after the service. downstairs. A reception will follow at the McLachlan residence. A cremation will also take place.
Anyone wishing to make a donation in Glenn’s memory can do so to a charity of their choice.
On the afternoon of September 26th, 2019, Jill Garland Wilson (Dearlove) of Huntsville, Ontario (recently relocated to Peterborough), passed away at the age of 65 after a challenging battle with Multiple Sclerosis and Leukemia.
Jill was born in Scarborough, Ontario in 1954 to Jack and Patricia Dearlove. She attended college in Toronto and graduated as a Medical Laboratory Technologist where she embarked on a promising career, earning positions at Peel Memorial Hospital and Canadian Medical Laboratories. In 1974 she married a man who would become her lifelong companion, confidant, husband, and loving care provider, Jamie Wilson. Together Jill and Jamie started their family in Brampton, raising their two sons Christopher and Kevin. It was then, with two young boys at home, that Jill made the difficult decision to abandon her expanding career prospects for the challenging and selfless position of Stay At Home Mom, dedicating 100% of her time, focus, and wisdom into raising her sons and keeping a household running.
In 1989 Jill and Jamie uprooted their young family and embarked on a life-changing entrepreneurial adventure in Huntsville as co-owners of Ox-Bow Lodge, alongside Jill’s brother David Dearlove, his wife Dianne and their young family. This is where Jill’s sons spent most of their formative years, embarking on adventures in the woods, fishing off the point, and shoveling Olympic sized hockey rinks on the lake. For all the challenges faced and sacrifices made, together Jill and Jamie provided an amazing landscape and unbelievably stable foundation for their family, and it’s a place they continue to hold in their hearts as home.
In 1998 Jill was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and has fought every day since to maintain as much of her independence and mobility as possible. Through the years of battling, she has given everyone in her family and close circle of friends a praiseworthy example of how courageous, strong, and resilient one woman can be. An unwavering moral compass, a voice of reason, an ear to vent to, and an unmistakable laugh were some of the traits and uniquely genuine qualities Jill brought into the lives of everyone who got to know her.
What Jill enjoyed most was just to be surrounded by all her grandchildren. The laughter, stories, excitement… and occasional tears… are what filled her heart and kept her fighting so tenaciously for so long, all the while staying technologically aware and ‘hip’ enough to video chat with her grandkids, to use her phone handsfree in the car (even though she didn’t need to!), or to call upon Alexa to deliver the latest news and weather forecasts.
Jill was preceded in death by her father, Jack Dearlove, and her mother, Patricia. She is survived by her husband Jamie, their sons Christopher (Sarah) and Kevin (Allison), her brother David (Dianne), her six beautiful grandchildren Ava, Paige, Liam, Sadie, Hannah, and Piper, as well as a close-knit network of in-laws, her dear nieces and nephews, and several beloved cousins.
Visitation will be held at the Ashburnham Funeral Home 840 Armour Road, Peterborough on Sunday, October 20, 2019 from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:30 p.m. in the Chapel. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the MS Society of Canada in Memory of Jill.
April 26, 1925 – Sept 21, 2019
Mansfield transferred to the Huntsville office of the DHO (MTO) in 1959. He was an active community member with the Muskoka Music Men since its inception in 1969, the Trinity United Church Choir, The Huntsville Legion and Air Cadets.
Mansfield is survived by his wife Betty Lou Rogers, their children Mark, Randy, Karen and Deborah, and their grandchildren Tyler and Cameron Rogers, Kailie, Heather and Jocelyn Sykes, Ryanne and Michael Bohonos. He also enjoyed his great grandchildren Soraya and Kian(Toronto) and Ava Marie and Jaxon(Calgary).
Special thanks to the paramedics, police and Mitchell Funeral Home for their professional kindness on Saturday.
Dad was seen by many out and about on his big red scooter last Thursday. He died peacefully in his favourite chair dreaming of his next adventure (to Walmart). You will be missed by your loving family and many dear friends
In keeping with his wishes there will be no funeral service. If desired please make a donation to the Harmonize for Speech Fund, or a charity of your choice.
Mansfield loved to sing!
Dear wife of Gerald Alldred. Loving mother of Geraldine (Bruce) Morgan, Dianne (dec. John) Hoyle, Alvin, Kevin (Irene) Rick, Randy (Helen) and Timothy (Edith). Cherished grandmother of Craig (Cheryl), Lisa (Roger), Amy (Roger), Jamie, Jeremy (Rob), Justin (Leslie), Allison, Lindsay (Terry), Alex, Andrea, Tyler, Tara (Ryan), Tracy (Alec) and Tess (Ryan). Proud great grandmother of 14. Predeceased by her parents Allan and Martha and siblings Charlie, Thelma, Sherwood and Daniel. She is survived by her sister Mae and her brother Ernie.
Visitation will be held at Billingsley Funeral Home from 6 -9 p.m. on Friday, September 27, 2019. Funeral Service will take place at 12 p.m. on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at Riverside Baptist Church, 11 Riverside Drive, Huntsville. Memorial contributions in Doretta’s name may be made to Friends of Fairvern.
Passed away peacefully Saturday, September 21st, 2019 at the Huntsville District Memorial Hospital.
Born in Coventry, England on October 26th, 1933, Chris immigrated to Canada in 1969 where he lived in Scarborough, Ontario for 29 years before moving to Oxtongue Lake where he enjoyed 21 years of retirement.
He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Barbara and twin daughters, Karen and Julie and predeceased by his sister, Pam and brother, Brian.
Chris, a true gentleman, lived a full life filled with humour and energy and will be dearly missed by all. In lieu of flowers,donations can be made in his name to the Muskoka Alzheimer Society or the Huntsville District Memorial Hospital. Messages of condolences can be made through Billingsley Funeral Home.
Born in England, but raised in Toronto with her Aunt and Uncle she was originally a ‘city girl’. But after her marriage to Arthur Hulcoop they moved to the country and lived in a rural setting from then on . She had four children, Marilyn (Larry), Tim (Linda), Wendy (Ben) & Tom (Kathryn) and taught them all about God and God’s creation. She was glad when they all chose partners in life with the same values and loved her extended family too, especially when the grandchildren; Rebecca (Mike), Phebe (Ian), Garth (Jody), Chad (Danielle), Phillip (Melissa), Mary (Darren) and Rose and great-grandchildren; Trixie, Duncan, Daphne, Nikia, Haylee, Garrett, Aidan, Kylar, Monica, Seth, Marcus, Anna, Chloe and Simeon came along!
Although her formal schooling ended at grade eight she was intensely interested in medicine, horticulture and animal care, reading many magazines and articles on those subjects. Although she never had a driver’s license she managed to get around, visiting her sibs in England three times, once by ship and twice by plane. As soon as Art retired they were off with the camper-east coast, west coast, USA., Ontario Parks, etc. Her love of animals was an intrinsic part of her being. In the last year of her life she grieved over the absence of a furry friend by her side. The squirrels and chipmunks outside the retirement home benefited greatly from this, however! We will miss her greatly, but rejoice in knowing how happy she is now!
Passed away peacefully in her 91st year at the Algonquin Grace Residential Hospice with her family by her side. Loving wife of 68 years to the late Ernie. Dear Mother of Ron (Mary), Larry (Debbie), Paul (Gloria). Cherished Grama of Theresa, Michael (Stephanie), Terry (Adrianne), Lisa (Tim) White, Kevin (Kayla), Carine (Jamie) Corbeil, Katie (Denver) Dick, Alison (Jeremy) Wouda. Great Grama of 14 and Great Great Grama of 1.
Predeceased by her parents Wesley and Mary Leith, sisters Minnie Smith and Irma Wreggitt and brother Gord Leith. Verna will be missed by her many family and friends and all who knew her as “Aunt Verna”.
Visitation will be held at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church on Friday, September 20, 2019 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.
Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church. Interment to follow at Hutcheson Memorial Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Hospice Huntsville, Canadian National Institute for the Blind , or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
WHEELER, Stanley August
The death occurred at the Pines, Bracebridge on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 of Stan Wheeler.
Beloved husband of the late Doris Wheeler. Dear father of Roy, his wife Roxanne and their children; Jason and his daughter Skyler, Andrew his wife Nicole and their children; Henry and Symon, Linda and her husband Brian and their children; Joshua, Robin, Ashley and their children; Taylor, Paydon and Brynn, Don and his wife Wendy and their children; Adam and Alex and Sandy and her husband Todd and their children; Lane, Kailey and daughter Mia.
A Memorial Service will be held in the chapel of the Mitchell Funeral Home, 15 High Street, Huntsville on Monday, September 16, 2019 at 1 p.m., friends will be received from 12:30 p.m.. A reception will follow at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Pines, Bracebridge, would be appreciated. www.mitchellfuneralhome.ca
BOOTHBY, Elizabeth “Betty” Peacock (nee Wilson)
Passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 8, 2019 at Fairvern Nursing Home in her 95th year. Beloved wife of the late Nelson Boothby. Loving mother of Janice (Ted) Mastaler and Edward Boothby. Cherished grandmother of Nigel (Kelly) and Cole. Step-great-grandmother of Hannah. The family wish to thank the doctors, nurses, PSWs and all the staff at Fairvern for the care Betty received.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at Billingsley Funeral Home from 6 – 8 p.m. and on Thursday, September 12, 2019 from 12 – 1 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the chapel on Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 1 p.m. Reception to follow the funeral service. Betty will be laid to rest beside her husband following the reception at Hutcheson Memorial Cemetery. 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
We are saddened to announce the passing of Beverly Bennett, suddenly on Thursday August 29, 2019. His family was at his side when he died, at the farm where he and Marlene lived for years.
Loving husband to Marlene, devoted father to Michael( Diane), and Sherri (Lyle) Bullen. He was the second oldest of six children in his family. His parents were Marjorie and Walter Bennett (predeceased). Dear brother to Revis (deceased) /Arvina, Clebert (deceased)/Stella, Sheldon/Helen, Diane Hawker, Blaine/Elizabeth.
His grandchildren loved their “gramps”. He was also a favourite uncle to many nieces and nephews and he did develop a special bond with Gavin the past few years. Sadly he’ll be missed by Kyle( Breanne), Marlee (Corey Moore), Brett. Brandon, Crystal, Cassandra (Kyle Lawrence). He was also a special great “gramps” to Blake and would have loved to be able to teach him how to fish and hunt.
Dad was an avid outdoorsman, hunter, fisherman and lover of all wildlife. He was an amazing woodworker and his paintings could parallel many Muskoka artists as he captured the landscapes around Muskoka and its history.
By his request, there will be no funeral. Interment Friday September 20, 2019, 2:00 pm at Hutcheson Memorial Cemetery.
Donations if desired would be welcomed to MAHC chemotherapy clinic or Wildlife Federation of Ontario.
Linn; James Robert Louis, a beloved brother, father and grandfather passed away peacefully at his home in Huntsville on Wednesday August 28, 2019, at the age of 90.
Known as Lou to many, he was born and raised in Campbellford, Ontario as one of nine children. After spending almost 40 years working for the hydro, Lou retired and moved to a farm in Stayner, Ontario. For most of his life he did what he loved most, farming. Lou had a passion for Black Angus Cattle and successfully showed at many fairs in Ontario including The Royal Winter Fair.
His children, grandchildren, family and members of the Stayner farming community will miss him deeply.
Lou’s family would like to thank the Doctors, Nurses and other staff at the South Muskoka Hospital (Rehabilitation Team) and the Huntsville District Memorial Hospital for the care given to him during his time there.
We are heartbroken to announce the passing of Arthur Gustav Hubert suddenly on Friday, August 30th, 2019.
Art is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Irene (née Kausch), his daughter Karen (Roméo) & grand-daughter Melissa, his brother-in-laws Arnold (Pat), Erich, Harvie (Andra) Kausch, niece Christine (Kyle) Wheeler, nephews Art “Little Art” (Nicola) Kamp and Gerald Klingenberg, in addition to many cousins, great-nieces and nephews.
In death he joins his beloved son, Richard Arthur Hubert, his parents, Wilhelm & Adeline (née Budnik) Hubert, his sisters, Ada (Otto) von Ayx and Frieda (Louis) Klingenberg, his son-in-law Kevin Owen, niece Catherine Schmuki (née Kausch) and other loved ones.
He will be fondly remembered by Kathie Bowler, Peter & Bev Van Iersel and many life-long friends.
Art was born in Strasdinnen, Lithuania, the youngest child and only surviving son of a farming miller & his wife. At a young age, due to the onset of WWII, Art and his family fled their home in Lithuania, traveling across Poland until they settled in Gotesdorf, Germany. His oldest sister Frieda was away at school, but thankfully was later reunited with her family in Germany.
Sponsored by the Lutheran Church, the Hubert family made the long trip by boat to Canada in search of a new life.
After working off his indenture on an Oakville-area farm and a brief stint at a paper mill, Art landed a job at Fraser’s Hardware in Oakville, ON. A hardworking young man, Art met Irene on a double-date, fell in love and proposed. Soon after he purchased land and built the first of many matrimonial homes prior to their marriage August 31st, 1957. With his formal education cut short by the war, Art went to night school, took mechanical drafting and secured a position working for the B.D. Wait Company where he oversaw the construction of their corporate offices on Wyecroft Road and eventually led their Commercial HVAC division. When opportunities for advancement there failed to materialise, Art & Irene, now parents to 2 young children, in 1977 took a leap of faith and went into business for themselves as Canadian HVAC Sales Reps, primarily REZNOR Heating, and A.G. Hubert & Associates Inc. was born. The company has new owners but is still operating under Art’s name today – 43 years later.
Art coached & enjoyed watching soccer, loved music of all sorts, excelled in architectural design, construction and woodworking, liked learning about wildlife and enjoyed good food, wine, laughter and company.
More than anything, Art was a devout Christian with an unwavering faith in God’s promises, forgiveness and abiding love. He was a man who loved God and his family above all else, and wanted only the best for them.
Visitation to take place at noon at the Mitchell Funeral Home, 15 High Street, Huntsville, ON on Friday, September 6th, 2019, followed by 1pm Funeral Service.
Donations can be made to the Salvation Army or the charity of your choice.
Beloved husband of Lynda Nadrofsky (nee McFadden). Loving father of Susan (Kevin) Smith, Steven (Heather Garrod) Nadrofsky and Samantha (Ryan Green) Nadrofsky. Cherished grandfather of Kody, Brandon, Mitchell and Wynter. Great-grandfather of Declyn and Avery. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Eileen (Clebert), Tony (Wanda), Sherry (Jergen), Terry (Betty) and Bruce. Pre-deceased by his parents Leo & Dorothy Nadrofsky, his brother Howard and his wife Linda, and sister Patsy.
The family will receive guests on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 from 2 – 4 p.m. and 7 – 9 p.m. at Billingsley Funeral Home. The funeral mass will be held on Thursday, September 5, 2019 at St. Mary’s of the Assumption Roman Catholic Church at 11 a.m. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations can be made to Huntsville District Hospital Foundation or Hospice Huntsville.
Douglas Carlyle Petch
Born January 7, 1946 in Toronto, Doug passed away peacefully at Fairvern Nursing Home in Huntsville on Monday August 19, 2019.
Beloved husband of Sheila for 52 years. Loving father of Samantha and Jason (Margaret). Much loved Poppa of Bronwen Petch and Marley (Simon Gottschalk) and Sydney Barton-Petch (Shane Trumble).
Predeceased by parents Bruce and Helen and sister Beth. He will be missed by sisters Lynne (Ken Lytle) and Juli (Ted Goldhawk) and brother Bob (Lynne d. 2015). Greatly missed by sisters-in-law Lynda (Dave Willard) and Gayle (Vic Fairthorne) and brother-in-law James Edgar (Sandrine Exibard-Edgar) and many nieces and nephews.
In keeping with his wishes, Doug’s brain has been donated to the Movement Disorder Clinic at Toronto
Western Hospital for research purposes into early-onset Parkinson’s Disease.
The family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to the nurses, PSWs and support staff at Fairvern
for their loving care and support during Doug’s time there. Special thanks to Dr. R. Munhoz at Toronto
Western Hospital and Drs Caroline Correia and Lindsay MacMillan in Huntsville.
A celebration of Doug’s life will take place September 8th at Fairvern Nursing Home, 14 Mill St., Huntsville from 2-4. As an expression of sympathy donations can be made to Fairvern Nursing Home Building Fund or Parkinson’s Canada.
Condolences may be left at www.aftercare.org.
Cathy was predeceased by her (mother) Aleata May (born Redfern) and (father) Bill May.
Cathy is sadly mourned by her daughter Ashlea Smith (Jason Klenot) of Edmonton, by son TJ Smith (Missy Gora) of Edmonton, by sister Karen May (Kevin Moyse) of Owen Sound, by grandsons Wesley, Cameron, and Elliot Klenot, and nephews Tom Snell and Dan Snell.
Cathy’s ashes will be dispersed at the lake of her beloved childhood cottage. There will be a Celebration of Life at a later date.
Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at home with her family by her side.
Grace was born on January 31, 1936 to Robert and Mahalah Rickward of South Porcupine and raised in Kearney, Ontario. Left to mourn her passing is her beloved husband Norman Newman of 65 years. Loving mother of Brenda Greer, Karen (Chris) Woroch and Dale (Susan) Newman. Cherished grandmother of Bethany, Jamie (Christina), Karissa (James), Carly (Paul) and Jordan. Great-grandmother of Alyssa, Jacob, Brooklynn, Issac and Lucas. Dear sister of Harvey (Verna) Rickward. Pre-deceased by her remaining siblings Robert (Irene) Rickward, Mildred (Edward) Watts, Kay (Loren) Woodruff and Helen (Carroll) Gilchrist. Grace will be sadly missed by close family friends Lori Gray, Andrea and Scott Chatterson.
The family will receive friends on Friday, August 23, 2019 at Billingsley Funeral Home from 7-9 p.m. The memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 24, 2019 at Faith Baptist Church at 1:30 p.m. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations can be made to The Friends of Fairvern or The Huntsville Table Soup Kitchen.
JONES, Kelly Lea
Dear wife of Ross Middleton and step-mom to the late Richard Middleton. Daughter to Marilyn and the late George Lowcock. Sister to Karen Hinze (Kim), Ted Lowcock (Kym). Sister-in-law to Sharon Gillespie, many nieces, nephews and cousins. Aunt and uncle to Arlene and Stan Jnanke.
We would like to thank Dr. Rea, Dr. Kirkpatrick, Norma Connolly and the palliative team for all their support. We would also like to thank Susan, Leslie and Geraldine Jones for all their help and support. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of life to be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations to Hospice Huntsville or SPCA would be appreciated.
K. Scott Lillow
It is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to Scott. Scott passed away peacefully at the age of 55 on Sunday, August 18, 2019 surrounded by loving family and friends at Hospice Simcoe in Barrie. Beloved husband of Melanie, cherished father of Claire, dearly loved son of Gladys Lillow and Don Lillow (Betty), devoted brother of Lindsey (Greg) and Jonathan (Jillian), and fun loving uncle of Eric, Devin, Morgan and Benjamin.
Scott lived his life to the fullest and was always up for an adventure. We were blessed to learn many lessons from Scott including the secret to great hair and how to do 100 runs in one day at Blue Mountain. He was always meticulously prepared for whatever the job, trip or event. He will be remembered for his creativity, generosity, inclusivity and the numerous causes he supported. His impact on those who crossed his path will live on; from work colleagues who got their big break at success through Scott’s insight on their talent, to those who endured his practical jokes with a mix of frustration and laughter. He was impossible to say no to with unfathomable powers of persuasion for all things fun! A love of music accompanied him throughout his life, a joy he passed on to his daughter. He fulfilled a dream to live in Muskoka where family roots are deep, while keeping a piece of his heart in Collingwood, where he grew up. His unconditional love for his wife Melanie and his daughter Claire was Scott’s biggest joy.
Throughout his battle, Scott inspired many with his positive attitude and tenacity. He did this with incredible wit and determination. His ability to reach out to others with kindness and love motivated and encouraged others to do the same. He led by example.
The family would like to thank Dr. Shiva Jayaraman and Dr. Lindsay MacMillan for their tireless and compassionate care of Scott. Thank-you to Hospice Simcoe for exceptional support to Scott and his family; the staff and volunteers were outstanding and greatly appreciated.
He will continue to remain in our hearts and to quote Scott, he will be remembered as, “Keith Scott Lillow, MBA, Husband, Father, Son, Brother, Uncle, Friend, Volunteer, Skier, Kappa Alpha Alumnus, Music Lover, Sipper of Stout”.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to Hospice Simcoe.
A private ceremony was held at Hospice Simcoe. A celebration of life will be held at the Toronto Ski Club on Saturday, October 12, 2019, further details to follow. Condolences may be forwarded to the family through adamsfuneralhome.ca
Bernice was the cherished wife of the late Vince Tomlinson. Loving mother of Joy Yvonne Tomlinson, Judith Bernice Tomlinson-Ross (Ernie) and Vivian Jewell Clarke (Alan). Beloved grandmother of Kimberly Joy Gauweiller (David), Christopher Alan Vincent Clarke (Jacquie) and James Matthew Clarke. Proud great-grandmother of Charlotte Lynne and Mary Jane Clarke. Predeceased by her infant son.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at Billingsley Funeral Home from 1 – 3 p.m. A graveside service will take place on Thursday, August 22, 2019 at Park Lawn Cemetery, 2845 Bloor Street West, Toronto at 11 a.m.
As an expression of sympathy memorial donations can be made to Christine’s Place, in her memory.
Born in Lancelot, Ontario on June 3, 1928. Passed away in Huntsville, Ontario on August 12, 2019.
Predeceased by his beloved wife of 56 years, Gloria, in 2006. Dearly loved father of Nancy (Tom) LeBlanc; Linda (Murray) Martin; Cathy (John) Mitchell; Karen (Gerald) LeBlanc; Wendy (Wayne) Stahls; Melissa (Chris) Payne. Adored grandfather of Marni (Ian), Jolene (Adam); Donny (Val), Kristen (Jeff); Dawne (Steven), Lisa, Kristin, Lindsay, Ryan (Pamela); Alyssa (Chris), Patrick (Kacie), Kaitlyn (Korby); Joshua (Amanda), Jillian, Jacob; Bailey (Shawn), Jaime, Alex, Matt. Special great-grandfather of many great-grandchildren
Predeceased by brothers Dalt and Wray. Dear brother-in-law of June Jones; La’Nor Lovegrove; Dennis & Bernice Lovegrove; Carol Lovegrove; Sharron Lovegrove; Garry Lovegrove.
A Celebration of Life was held at Royal Canadian Legion, Huntsville Branch on Friday, August 16.
In lieu of floral tributes, donations can be made in Dad’s memory to the Huntsville Hospital Foundation or Hospice Huntsville (Algonquin Grace)
The family wishes to thank Dr. Andy MacMillan, Dr. John Simpson, Dr. Rebecca Kent and Dr. Hailey Moore for their care. Special thanks to Nurses, Norma Connolly and Debbie Elliott for their compassion and guidance as we cared for and supported our Dad.
Martha passed away into the arms of Jesus on Wednesday, August 14, 2019, at Huntsville District Memorial Hospital. She was 83. She is pre-deceased by her husband Pastor Herschel Forcey, her parents, and her sister Esther Johnson.
She is cherished and remembered by her family, brother Paul and wife Annette (McLendon), her son Stephen and wife Olene (Forcey), her daughter Julie and husband Glen (Nelson), her 7 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.
Martha was a generous, caring person and a great ”help-mate” to her husband in all of their various ministries and endeavors. She always had a Bible verse or wisdom to share to those around her. She loved God and lived her life to honor Him. She will be greatly missed.
A celebration of life will take place on Saturday, August 24 at 1 p.m. at Sprucedale Faith Chapel, followed with a time of refreshments and reminiscing.
In lieu of flowers, the family would be grateful for donations to the Gideon bibles.
John Francis Maria Aben
1936 – 2019
John Aben Sr., 83, passed away peacefully at Hospice Huntsville on Monday, August 12th 2019 in Huntsville, Ontario.
Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00pm Thursday, August 15th at Mitchell Funeral Home (15 High Street, Huntsville).
Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00am on Friday, August 16th at Saint Mary’s Catholic Church (12 Centre St. North, Huntsville) with Father Paul Hogan officiating. Interment will follow. Reception will be held at Saint Mary’s Catholic Church.
John was born in Voorburg, Netherlands on June 18th, 1936, one of six children. In 1960, he immigrated to Canada where he met the love of his life, Wilhelmina Vanderkooy formerly of Den Haag, Netherlands. They were married on November 24th, 1962 in Toronto, Ontario and have been dedicated to each other since. He worked in Toronto as a Supervisor for the United Way in the IT department for six years before moving with his family to Dwight, Ontario in 1976. He purchased Muskoka Printing and Duplicating, later renamed Aben Graphics, establishing a family business that has been operating for over 40 years. He was involved in the Rotary Club where he was awarded the Paul Harris Fellowship Award, and was later a member of Probus. His favourite pastimes included playing cards, golfing, and fishing at his cottages in Ardoch and Kipawa. But perhaps his most favourite pastimes were the times he spent with his grandchildren.
John is survived by and sadly missed by: his wife Wilhelmina (Helmy); his four sons Mike (Deb), John (Natasha), Paul (Cyndi) and Mark (Heather); his sisters Riet, Townny, and Jeanet; and grandchildren Kate, Michael, Matthew, Sean, Nicholas, Christopher, Cameron, Joshua, Benjamin, Jessica and Nolan.
The family of John and Helmy Aben wish to extend their sincere gratitude to Dr. Harrold and Dr. Kent, the Palliative Care team, and the staff and volunteers at our outstanding Hospice Huntsville. The care and comfort he received helped to ensure John’s peaceful passing.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Hospice Huntsville are appreciated.
Passed peacefully into the arms of Jesus on August 9th, 2019, in his 90th year with his loving wife Norma by his side. Norma and their six children: James (Paula), David (Yvonne), Mary (Eric), Rosanne (Doug), Tammy (Russell), and Paula, 16 grandchildren, (pre-deceased by one), and 10 great-grandchildren rest in the assurance that they will see him again in eternity. He was brother to Ellen (Dennis), Catherine (Jim) and Judy (Elgin) and predeceased by brothers Jack (Helen) and Paul.
Jim was a devoted follower of Jesus, serving some years as a Pastor for Calvary Associated Gospel Church in Blind River, Wilson Avenue Baptist Church in Toronto and Calvary Baptist Church in Desbarats Ontario. He then moved back to Toronto with his family where he worked as an electrician and dedicated his life to Christian ministry. He was the long time Organist and Choir Director (and later Visitation Pastor) at Wishing Well Acres Baptist Church in Agincourt (now GracePoint). After retirement he and Norma moved to their Muskoka waterfront home where Jim served at Riverside Baptist Church in Huntsville as Organist, pianist, church worker, and DVBS volunteer.
Jim loved all things musical, and all things Muskoka. He drove his boat on Mary Lake until the day his earthly body would not allow him to do so. He was known for playing all instruments from the organ to the accordion and everything in between. He had a zest for life: boating, waterskiing, photography, videography, and so much more. He mastered his interests and shared them with the world.
His never-ending love for his wife of 62 years Norma, his family, his work ethic, love for life and passion for Christ will be his legacy. Painfully missed but thankfully and gratefully appreciative of God’s gift of Jim McGregor to us, we remember him today and every day.
A Celebration of Life will be held at Riverside Baptist Church in Huntsville Ontario on Saturday August 31st with visitation from 1pm-3pm and service at 3pm with light refreshments to follow.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Bible League of Canada or a charity of choice. Messages of condolences may be left at Billingsley Funeral Home.
It is with a great deal of sadness that we announce the passing of K. Peter Jacob on Friday August 9th at the Algonquin Grace Hospice in Huntsville, Ontario.
Born September 23, 1940, Peter was raised in Pointe Au Baril, Ontario, where his family operated a general store and restaurant. After graduating from Parry Sound High School, he attended the University of Toronto. It was while studying there that he met Lynda, who would become his wife of 56 years.
After completing a second degree in Physical Education at McMaster University, Peter began a long and successful career as a high school teacher. A northern boy at heart, Peter and Lynda moved from Toronto to Huntsville in 1966, shortly after the birth of their first daughter Casey. Their second daughter Erin was welcomed in 1968. They purchased the former Rowanwood Lodge waterfront property on Mary Lake in 1970 which became their family home for many happy years.
Peter was a respected teacher and coach at Huntsville High School for 30 years. As Head of the Physical Education Department, Peter taught hundreds of students the joys of sport, but even more importantly the value and importance of leadership. His trademark calm but assertive coaching presence behind the bench on the basketball court or on the soccer field was legendary. For the last ten years of his career, Peter was the Head of the HHS Guidance Department, where he was instrumental in developing the highly successful co-operative education program.
In addition to his teaching career, Peter was very active within the Town of Huntsville’s Recreation Department. As a long time volunteer, he chaired numerous committees and worked tirelessly behind the scenes to secure grants and funding, and improve the facilities and access to recreational opportunities for all Huntsville citizens. This dedication resulted in Peter recently being named to the Huntsville Sports Hall of Fame in the Builder category, and a room named in his honour at the Huntsville Summit Centre.
A voracious reader, card player and trivia buff, Peter also enjoyed playing many sports including basketball, hockey, golf and in particular, tennis. He was an avid sports fan, patiently waiting all year for March Madness so he could cheer on his beloved Duke Blue Devils.
Peter was a dedicated and patient ‘Pops’ to his two grandchildren Matthew and Jamie Schouten who were an immense source of pride and joy in his life. His memory will be forever lovingly cherished by Lynda, Casey and her husband Bruce Schouten and Erin and her wife Gerilee Barton.
In the tradition of the HHS teachers social gatherings, an “After 4” reception will be held at the Huntsville Active Living Centre on Thursday August 15 from 4 – 6 pm. Please join Peter’s family to share in fond memories of an exceptional man and a life well lived.
In lieu of flowers, a donation in Peter’s memory to the Children’s Foundation of Muskoka or a charity of your choice would be welcomed.
Cherished grandmother of Danny (Laura), Krista, Rob ( Melanie), Charles, Melanie, Monica and Robin. Great-grandmother of Owen, Nathan, Alissa, Brinley, Jeremy and Christopher.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, August 15, 2019 at Salvation Army, 4 Mary Street East, Huntsville from 12:00 p.m. until time of service at 2:00 p.m. Following the funeral service the burial will take place at Hutcheson Memorial Cemetery. Reception to follow at Salvation Army.
As an expression of sympathy memorial donations can be made to Salvation Army in Huntsville. Messages of condolence may be left at Billingsley Funeral Home.
Chris often said, “I’m the luckiest person alive”. No matter what part of her life she reflected upon, memories brought smiles. She never said no to an invitation to travel, to the theatre, to a party. She embraced life – her vibrant and positive outlook were inspirational.
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Chris Karn. Chris died peacefully in Huntsville ON, surrounded by family on August 8, 2019 at the age of 96.
Growing up on Cluny Drive in Toronto, Chris and her sister Pam Biggs attended Branksome Hall from kindergarten to graduation. She went on to attend McDonald College at McGill and graduated with a B.Sc. in 1945. She worked briefly as a dietitian at the Halifax General Hospital and taught adult night school home economics classes for the Montreal School Board. She later completed a B.A. in Library Science at Concordia University and worked part-time running a library program for the Montreal School Board.
Chris met Gordon Karn, the love of her life, while at university. She and Gordon married in June 1945 and shared 36 wonderful years together in Montreal until his death in 1981. Gordon was a graduate and faculty member at McGill University and pediatric surgeon at the Montreal Children’s Hospital.
Above all, Chris was the ultimate wife and mother, homemaker and family manager. She was a committed volunteer with the Montreal Junior League and managed the Opportunity Shop for many years. She was also Chair of the Anglican Church Home in Montreal. She was a brilliant bridge player and Life Master, skier, lifelong learner, active community member, avid reader, excellent cook, skilled seamstress, quilter, knitter and gardener.
Chris was the beloved matriarch and mentor for her three children, Jinty (Jim Stewart), Kathy (Michael Pearce) and Ian (Sue Barker). She was fiercely proud of her family and loved her sons-in-law and daughter-in-law like her own. She delighted in and took full credit for her extended family which includes 6 grandchildren Andrew Stewart (Susanna), Robin Allison (Zach), Roger Leavens (Claudia) Sarah Leavens (Bryce), David Pearce (Rachelle) and Michelle Pearce; and 10 great grandchildren who were thrilled to have such a special ‘GG’.
Montreal and Stuart Florida were both favourite spots that held countless fond memories, but Treetops — her childhood cottage on Glenmount Road on Lake of Bays — was Chris’ special happy place. She introduced Gordon to the lake on their honeymoon and has since shared Treetops with the next three generations. Nothing made her happier than knowing family and friends were enjoying the cottage.
An army of people will remember Chris for her thoughtfulness, wisdom, generosity and kindness. She was a small person who made a big impact. To her children and family, she leaves a legacy of the value of hard work, an open mind and the power of kindness. She had a great wit and many sayings that the family has integrated into the lexicon of “Grammy Wisdom”: “Get on with it”, “You’ll be okay,” “Things always work out in the end.” The family is fiercely proud of her and trust that her enduring spirit will comfort them in this time of their very deep loss.
Chris enjoyed 8 years at Chartwell Traditions in Huntsville. She loved the community and was very grateful for the wonderful care and attention she received from the entire staff there, particularly over the past several months.
Many thanks to the doctors and nurses at Huntsville Memorial District Hospital, for their kind and compassionate care in Chris’ final days. Special thanks to Dr. Mathies, her family doctor, to Dr. Bryan Knappett her naturopath and counsellor, and to Dr. Small and the entire palliative team who provided such exceptional personal and professional care.
A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday August 28, at Mitchell Funeral Home, 15 High St, Huntsville ON P1H 1N9. There will be a reception following until 4 p.m. Donations may be made in honour of Chris to The Lake of Bays Heritage Foundation, or to the charity of your choice.
Gloria passed peacefully into her next life on Wednesday August 7th at Algonquin Grace hospice in Huntsville. Gloria had just celebrated her 87th birthday. She is pre-deceased by her beloved husband Don, and her parents Granville and Irene Snaire.
Gloria loved her family dearly, especially her 3 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. She cherished her many long and special friendships. Gloria is survived by her two children and their loving families. She was the proud mother of Karen (Rogers) and her husband Rick, their children Tyler (Lane), his wife Samantha and their sons Lincoln and Denver; and Kaila (Hill) and husband Howie, and their children Annabelle and Gerrit. Gloria was a caring and proud mom to her son Darryl, his wife Pat and their son Corbin.
Gloria’s special gift was her kindness, compassion and caring about the well-being of others. She had a passion for life’s simple pleasures: laughter, playing cards and board games, a good meal, loyal friendship, service to the community, and shopping for new clothes.
She volunteered with countless organizations in the community including the Huntsville Skating Club, Lionesses, Red Hatters, Algonquin Theatre, and the Algonquin Grace Hospice. She was a fixture at Trinity United Church serving as its secretary-treasurer for 40 years before her retirement.
A celebration of love and laughter for Gloria Hartwick will take place on Saturday August 17, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Trinity United Church followed by a reception. In lieu of flowers, the family would be grateful for donations to the Algonquin Grace hospice.
Born in Welland January 28, 1938. Peacefully died early Sunday, August 4, 2019 at the Algonquin Grace Hospice.
Joy was predeceased by her husband Andrew in 1992. Survived by her son Jonathan, daughter Alina and beloved grandson Andrew. She will be missed by her brother Alan Salmon, sister Sam Ion, nieces, nephew and many good friends.
Joy loved her early work as a children’s book editor at Oxford University Press.
She was influential in getting car seat legislation approved in the early 1970’s, and was a devoted long-distance track coach for many years, forming many lifelong friendships and founding the Tom Longboat Club, whose initials held great meaning for her…TLC. Joy committed many hours to causes that were dear to her throughout her life: public school track and field, chess and lunch hour supervision. Joy was instrumental in raising money for shoes, uniforms and travel expenses to give inner city kids the chance to join the track team. It is a joy to hear from these kids what an influence she had on them. Her retirement was spent at Lake of Bays writing, reading and doing genealogy research.
Cremation has occurred and a memorial service will be held at a later date to be announced. Donations to the Aspen Valley Wildlife Sanctuary would be appreciated
Brian was predeceased by his parents, Gordon and Freda Wilson of Haileybury, Ontario and his twin sons, Kristopher and Geoffrey. Brian is survived by his loving wife Norah (nee Eckensviller) of 43 years, his children, Andrea (Kyle) Shirtliff, Gregory (Lindsay) Wilson, and Ashleigh (Braden) Hill, and his grandchildren; Keegan, Ethan, Sawyer, Myer and Layla. As a father and grandfather, Brian was patient, he mentored and encouraged them to only be the best version of themselves.
Brian had a great love for his family, sports, and the outdoors. He could often be found around a fire with cigar, puttering in his gardens or playing ProLine. Brian always looked forward to his annual football trip to Buffalo with his son and friends.
Brian worked as a Probation and Parole Officer for 44 years. Brian’s dedication, passion with support from his co-workers allowed him to continue working up until three weeks before his passing.
A special thank you to the palliative care team of doctors, nurses with the staff at Closing the Gap for providing dedicated and compassionate care during his journey. The family would like to extend their sincerest gratitude towards the staff and volunteers at Algonquin Grace Hospice for their loving care and support during his final days.
A celebration of life will be held on Thursday August 8th, 2019 at the Grandview Golf Club in the Mark O’Meara Ball Room. Family and friends are invited to drop in between the hours of 1:00-6:00pm. Light refreshments will be served. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations can be made to lieu of flowers to Hospice Huntsville.
In keeping with Ruth’s wishes, cremation has taken place. The family will receive friends on August 10, 2019 at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church from 2-3 p.m. followed by the memorial service at 3 p.m. Reception to follow. The burial will take place at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations can be made to the Lung Association or Heart & Stroke Foundation.
Messages of condolence can be left at www.billingsleyfuneralhome.com
Predeceased on October 4th, 2017 by his cherished wife Violet. They were married on December 24th, 1958. He is survived by his children Randy (Wendy) Brown, Steve (Julie) Brown, Sherry (Joe) Middleton and Debbie Brown (Rocky Earl). Loving grandfather of Amanda (Ryan), Danielle (Shiv), Kristen (Randy), Ryan, Nicole (Jordan), Andrew (Erin), Adam, Brendan (Ashley), Matt, Nate, Emily (Eric), Jenna (Brett) and Jon. Great grandfather of Darius, Nandani, Ariya, Xander, Nylah, Easton, Nolan and Nash.
Celebration of Life to take place Saturday July 27th, from 1-3 pm at Billingsley Funeral Home. Memorial donations to Hospice Huntsville would be appreciated by the family in lieu of flowers. Messages of condolence can be left at www.billingsleyfuneralhome.com
On Wednesday, July 17, 2019 Bob was reunited with the love of his life, Gerry (predeceased February 6, 2019).
He was born in Macaulay Township on September 9, 1937 to Ann (now Zona) and Bill Nicholson (both predeceased) From the age of 5, he was raised by his grandparents, Lena and Albert Jackson, in Bracebridge. After marrying Gerry Maynard on September 2, 1960, they moved to Huntsville, where Bob worked for Lands and Forest, then water control for the Ministry of Natural Resources.
Bob’s loving, kind, gentle and humorous spirit lives on in his 2 children, Steve Nicholson (Ana Harcourt) of Toronto, Lori Nicholson (Dave Mortimer) of Huntsville, and his 3 grandchildren, Kailey Fisher (Calvin Connor) of Nanaimo, British Columbia, Carissa Fisher (Jamie Proulx) of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, and Jay Tarrant of Beaumont, Alberta. He was the older brother to Sharon West (Rob, predeceased) and Fred Zona (Patti). Uncle to Wayne, Brandi, Rick, Sandy, Bobbi-Lane, and Joey. Extended family to Jim, Vina, Dave, Lori and Andy Sinclair, Bob and Reggie Paris (both predeceased) “Bobby Baby” to Barry (predeceased) and Deulynn Eeles, Kelly Dunklee, Bryan Eeles and Monique Eeles-Cumming.
Bob loved the outdoors and spending time with family/friends.
In keeping with his wishes, he will be cremated and there will be no service. In lieu of flowers, donations to Fairvern Nursing Home would be sincerely appreciated.
Special thanks to all the wonderful family at Fairvern … I am forever grateful for all your love and support. Xoxo- Daddy’s girl.
P.S. I know everyone says it, but, he really was the best Dad and Grad ever! Xoxo
McFaul, Patricia ‘Tricia’ Ann (nee Mark)
September 25th, 1947 – July 18th, 2019
It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of Patricia, surrounded by family, on Thursday, July 18th, 2019 at Huntsville District Memorial Hospital. Beloved wife of Jim McFaul, loving mother of Lisa Duffield (John), Chris McFaul (Paula). Treasured grandmother of Karli Cowden (Jeff), Alana Marshall (Xavier), Jace McFaul and Taylor Godfrey. Great Grandmother of Isla and Onalee Cowden. Dear sister-inlaw of Judy (Bill) and June (George). Lovingly remembered by Ron Godfrey. Patricia will be remembered by nieces: Krystle, Sarah, Erin and Holly and their families.
Patricia (Tricia as she liked to be called), was a deeply caring person. She loved horses, animals (rescuing many stay cats), nature, history, and Petula Clark. She was funny, beautiful, and well-read. She was a person who was hard to forget, as she did everything in life her way. She passed her ‘sass’ down to her daughter, granddaughters, and great granddaughters. There won’t be a day that goes by that we don’t miss her unbounded personality, and feel the emptiness she has left in her absence. We were lucky to have been loved by her.
Our family would like to thank the nurses in South Wing, Dr. Deb Harrold, Dr. Lindsay MacMillan, Dr. Brandy Strelec and Bryan Knappett for their wonderful care.
As per Patricia’s wishes, there will be no service. If desired, memorial donations can be made to the Huntsville District Memorial Hospital Foundation, to the SPCA (Muskoka Animal Centre) of Bracebridge, or to a charity of your choice.
The family will receive guests on Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019 at Billingsley Funeral Home from 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, July 24th, 2019 at Billingsley Funeral Home at 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Hutcheson Cemetery. Reception to follow burial at the funeral home.
As an expression of sympathy memorial donations can be made to Hospice Huntsville. Messages of condolence can be left at www.billingsleyfuneralhome.com
The death occurred at Algonquin Grace Hospice, Huntsville on Saturday, July 20, 2019.
Fay MacDonald (nee Cooper) beloved wife of the late Harry MacDonald. Dear mother of Paul and Craig and his wife Rebecca and loving grandmother of Ian, Lia, Kendall and Harrison. Sister of Bruce Cooper, Larry Cooper and his wife Joan and the late Robert Cooper.
Visitation for Mrs. Fay MacDonald will be held at the Mitchell Funeral Home, 15 High Street, Huntsville on Wednesday, July 24 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held in the Mitchell Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 11 a.m.
Interment at Hutcheson Memorial Cemetery, Huntsville with a reception to follow at the Funeral Home.
In Lieu of flowers, donations to either Algonquin Grace Hospice, the Canadian Cancer Society or the Huntsville Hospital Foundation, would be appreciated by the family. www.mitchellfuneralhome.ca
Murray Clive Lovegrove
(August 14, 1936 – July 18, 2019)
CELEBRATION OF LIFE
Active Living Centre, 7 Camp Kitchen Rd, Huntsville
Saturday, July 20th
Doors Open: 2:30 p.m.
Celebration of Life Service: 3:00 p.m.
Reception to follow
Murray Lovegrove passed away peacefully at Huntsville Hospice, after a wonderful life of 82 years. He was blessed by being able to say goodbye to all his loving family and caring friends.
Murray is survived by his childhood sweetheart and wife of 62 years, La’Nor (Lee), his devoted children Debbie (deceased), Jackie and her spouse Kelly, and David and his wife Danielle. He adored his 3 grandchildren, Jade, Justin (wife Lynne) and Mark, and his adorable great grandson Harlow.
Murray is also survived by his siblings June (and her deceased husband Ken), Dennis and his wife Bernice, Garry (and his deceased wife Sandy). He was predeceased by Lyle and his wife Gala, Gloria (deceased) and her husband Don, Gerald (deceased) and his wife Sharon and Ron (deceased) and his wife Carol.
Murray was a devoted husband, loving father, caring brother and incredible friend. He was happiest when surrounded by all these people with much love and laughter involved.
Favorite “things” in his life included his many red Dodge pickups with Cummins Diesel engines, driving for endless hours around the many highways and byways he knew so well, and going further afield with his wife and fellow travelers. They were able to experience, in Canada and the United States, cities and countrysides, coast to coast and north to south.
He will be sorely missed by everyone who knew him and we wish him happy travels as he greets his Lord and Saviour.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Huntsville Hospice would be appreciated.
Gord Long, aged 63, passed away suddenly at his home on July 15, 2019.
He will be forever in the hearts of his children, Dennis Long and Jessica Jordan, his partner, Elizabeth Playford, and his siblings, Bill Long and Cathy Fortin.
Gord was known for his willingness to step up and help anyone in need, his quick smile, and humble attitude. He will be sorely missed.
A celebration of life will be held at Hidden Valley Ski Hill on Sunday, July 21st, 2019 from 4-7 pm. All are welcome to join us in celebrating and remembering all the joy and love Gord spread.
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Conrad Dubois at his home on Saturday July 13th, 2019. He was born on December 30th, 1990 and lived his life in Huntsville. Conrad was dearly loved by his parents, Jean-Marc and Shari (Richards) Dubois, his brother Alex Dubois, his niece Melody Dubois and her mom, Haily Fetterly. He will be sadly missed by his grandparents, Hilary and Judith Richards of Kingston, Margot Dubois (predeceased by Dr. Jacques Dubois) of Welland, as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins. It is only now, after losing Conrad, that we realize how many lives he truly touched.
Conrad excelled at snowboarding, wake boarding, drumming and drawing. Conrad loved music and his family. One of his favorite things was having family dinners with friends.
A private family remembrance will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The Hospital for Sick Children or Huntsville District Memorial Hospital.
Simon loved much and was equally loved in return. He will be remembered by many for his quiet acts of service to others. Above all his faithful care of his wife Corrie over many years was a witness to all who knew him.
On July 15, 2019, Simon let go of his earthly cares. During his extended illness he was lovingly cared for by his children Ken and Jacqui; by his sisters Hannie, Elsie and Lena; and by his grandson Nathan. More family and his church community St. Andrew’s Presbyterian in Huntsville surrounded him with love and prayers. He left his earthly home in the knowledge of how dear he was to so many and in the confidence of the even greater love of his Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.
Predeceased by his beloved wife Corrie. He is survived by his children, Ken, Jacqui, Lorraine and Glenna. Lovingly remembered by his son-in-law John Eisen, grandchildren, Kate (David) Hagen, Nathan, Simeon (Michelle), Tessa (Andrew) Talat and Caleb (Lauren Wall). His great-grandchildren, Elly, Charlotte, Hans, Nineveh, Oliver, Marten, Willa and Bram brought him much joy. His and Corrie’s brothers and sisters will miss him dearly.
The family will receive friends on Saturday, July 20, 2019 at Billingsley Funeral Home from 6-8 p.m. The family will again receive friends at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church on Sunday, July 21, 2019 from 2 p.m. until time of service at 3 p.m. The burial will follow at St. Andrews Presbyterian Cemetery. Reception to follow the burial back at the church hall. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations can be made to Hospice Huntsville. Messages of condolence can be left at www.billingsleyfuneralhome.com
Jacqueline Fern Timbers
December 8, 1991- June 28, 2019
Jacqueline “Jaci” Fern Timbers passed away suddenly in Gravenhurst on June 28, 2019 at the young age of 27. Jaci will forever be in the hearts of her son Izaac and his father Cory, Jaci’s mother Alice, father Rob (Hester), sister Libby (Benny), step siblings Sam and Bill, as well as her many loving family and friends.
On Saturday August 10, 2019, we will be honouring Jaci’s life at the Royal Canadian Legion, 21 Veterans Way, Huntsville from 12 to 3pm.
All are welcome to join us to remember this greatly loved and forever missed young woman. www.mitchellfuneralhome.ca
June 17, 1933 to June 24, 2019
Long-time Huntsville resident Marge Denis passed away on June 24 after an extended illness. Marge was a nun and a teacher with the Sisters of Service before leaving the order to complete a PhD in Adult Education at the University of Toronto in 1979. She continued her career of service to others as an educator, facilitator, and active member of the Huntsville community.
Among her good works, and the one for which she was most proud, Marge was instrumental in the foundation and eventual operation of Hospice Huntsville, where she continued to volunteer as long as she was able. In 2017 she was featured on Doppler as one of the five most extraordinary people in Huntsville.
Margaret Mary Denis was born on June 17, 1933, the second child and only daughter of the late Herbert Augustine Denis and Madelaine Mary Okey. Marge is survived by her sister-in-law Helen Schulstad, nephews Paul Denis (Sherry), David Denis (Diane), and Mark Denis (Cynthia); nieces Maureen Denis, Joan Denis, and Barbara Ciechanowski (Dave); and seven grand-nephews and grand-nieces.
A celebration of life, particularly Marge’s extraordinary life, will be held at the Huntsville Active Living Centre, 20 Park Drive, Huntsville, Ontario P1H 1P5 on August 11, 2019 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
Marge’s family requests that donations in her honor be made to Hospice Huntsville.
In keeping with Alan’s wishes a private family burial has taken place at Hutcheson Memorial Cemetery.
As an expression of sympathy memorial donations can be made to Huntsville Hospice, or Huntsville Hospital Foundation. Messages of condolence can be left at www.billingsleyfuneralhome.com
Passed away peacefully, surrounded by the love of her family, on Friday, July 12, 2019 at Hospice Huntsville. Margaret will be deeply missed by her beloved husband and partner in life George Maw of 60 years. Family was a constant joy and pride to Margaret. Left to deeply grieve are her loving children; Leland (Donna) Maw, Roseanne (Dan) Alldred, Wendy (Randy) Brown, Kevin (Cindy) Maw, Ian (Melanie) Maw and Kim (Bill) Short. It was her grandchildren and great grandchildren who gave her the greatest joy, 19 and 18 respectively. Margaret will be missed by her siblings Allen (Shirley), Deanna (dec. Dave) and the late Don, brother-in-law and sister-in-law Brian, Sheila, Alice and the late Howard.
Margaret best described herself as a “plain, ordinary person who lived day by day.” On the contrary, Margaret has and will continue to leave a mark on those who she touched through her time spent working at the A&P, camping, fishing, cooking, volunteering, curling and socializing with George at their home in Novar. The family wish to thank the Doctor’s, Nurses and staff at Hospice Huntsville for the care Margaret received.
The family invites friends to a celebration of Margaret’s life on Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. with speeches beginning at 3 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
At 89, passed peacefully into the presence of his Lord on Saturday, July 6th, 2019 at the Huntsville District Memorial Hospital in Huntsville, Ontario.
Harry is survived by his daughters Ruth Warren and her husband Stephen of Huntsville, Ontario, Carolyn Lawson and her husband Dan of McKinney, Texas and his son-in-law, Bob Wilson of Warrenton, Virginia. Harry will always be loved and missed by his eight grandchildren, Rachel Guerra, Ben Wilson (Katie), Becky Hempel (Dave), Andra Perry (Christopher), Jordan Wilson (Shelby), Meredith Warren (Brett), Jared Lawson (Jessica), and Matthew Wilson (Taylor). Harry took great delight in his 14 great grandchildren and was looking forward to the birth of number 15.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Graham and Florence; his beloved wife Cathy, his dear daughter, Elisabeth (Wilson) and his brother, Donald, who died in infancy before Harry was born.
Harry was born on February 10, 1930 in Sarnia, Ontario. He graduated from the London Normal School in 1948 and launched his 36-year teaching career in the Sarnia and London, Ontario school systems. He had a lifelong thirst for learning as evidenced by his dedication to summer school and extension studies. In 1968, he graduated with a Masters Degree in Education from Florida Atlantic University.
Harry was a great Man of God who devoted himself to family and ministry. He married Florence Catherine Bodenham (Cathy) on December 26, 1954 and they served faithfully together until her death in 2014. Harry and Cathy were charter members of West Park Baptist Church in London, Ontario and served in camping and children’s ministries throughout the years. They were regular “summer members” at Riverside Baptist Church in Huntsville. Harry was a social man who had a gift for connecting with people. No one was a stranger and his joy was to share the gospel of Jesus to everyone he met.
In addition to a legacy of his devotion to Christ, his family and friends will cherish his gift to us of “Birchmere”. The Mary Lake cottage property was his “happy place”, but his true delight was to provide a “haven of rest” for family and friends. Harry and Cathy will long be remembered for their hospitality at “Birchmere”.
The family would like to extend their thanks for the care Harry received in his final time on earth, initially at Chartwell Muskoka Traditions Retirement Residence and then at the Huntsville District Memorial Hospital.
Harry will be laid to rest beside his dear wife Cathy at a private interment this week. A memorial service to celebrate Harry’s life will be scheduled for a later date. Donations in memory of Harry may be made to: Muskoka Bible Conference, Huntsville District Memorial Hospital, Foundation or Riverside Baptist Church.
Passed away on Friday, June 28, 2019 at South Muskoka Memorial Hospital, Bracebridge at the age of 82. Bob was predeceased by his parents Dr. Clarence E.A. Hassard and Beatrice Foex. He will be very sadly missed by his sister and best friend Marilynne Hayden (Jim- deceased). Cousins Liz Kinnon of Burlington and Caroline Pickard (Jerry) of Chatham. Long-time friends Bill and Joan Dowling of Huntsville, “adopted uncle” to Julia Dowling of Oshawa, Jane Held (Steve) of Penfield N.Y. and “great uncle” to Laney Held.
Bob’s career was in sales in the car industry with G.M., A.M.C./ Chrysler and Mazda. He enjoyed watching hockey, baseball and tennis. His hobbies were cars, snowmobiling (Lake Waseosa and area) and his greatest passion, boats and boating. Bob would spend as much time as possible at the “olde” family cottage on Lake Muskoka, cruising the 3 lakes. For many years he was a member of the Antique and Classic Boat Society.
Thanks to Muskoka Traditions and to the residents and staff at Rogers Cove. Bob spent several winter seasons at these Chartwell Retirement Homes in Huntsville. Bob spent the last 16 months at the Pines L.T.C., Bracebridge. A special thank you to every person on staff, volunteers and entertainers. You were all so kind, friendly and caring. Bob particularly enjoyed the music, singing and of course, his dancing. Thanks to the staff and especially 2N Rehab at SMMH, Bracebridge.
Over recent years, Bob was fortunate to have the support and friendship of Al Norton, Mike Dove, John McLean all of Huntsville and Dave Rice of Bracebridge.
In accordance with Bob’s wishes, there will be no funeral. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Bob’s life will take place at a later date. For those who wish, memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society of Canada (Research) or the Alzheimer Society of Muskoka, would be appreciated. www.mitchellfuneralhome.ca
Mary was the loving mother of Kevin, Jennifer, Jeff (Debbie Swinton), Cindy “Lou” (Andre) Leclerc and Andrew (Marney). Predeceased by her daughter Susan. Cherished grandmother of Gregory, Jessica, Austin, Owen, Curtis, Benjamen and Nicolas. Left to mourn but never forget is her dearest friend Madeliene Lapointe.
A celebration of life will be held at the Lake of Bays Mission Church, 1009 Seabreeze Road, Dwight on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 2 p.m., followed by a reception. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations can be made to the Alzheimer Society of Canada, Research. www.alzheimersociety.ca Messages of condolence can be left at www.billingsleyfuneralhome.com
Jim passed away at Health Sciences North, Sudbury, Ontario, on Monday, July 8, 2019 at age 82. Beloved husband of the late Marjorie, who died in 2012. Jim is survived by his dear companion Bev Drabick. He is the much loved father of Jim Jr. (Judy McDermid), Karrie (Darrell Burke) and Tim (Susan). Proud grandfather of Taylor, Abigail, Brooklyn & Emma. Brother of June Craig and the late Dorothy Derry, Lloyd Fawcett & Robert Fawcett. Survived by sister-in-law Ruby Fawcett. Predeceased by brothers-in-law Eldon Craig, Gerald Derry and sister-in-law Audrey Fawcett.
Visitation for Mr. Fawcett will be held at Billingsley Funeral Home, 430 Ravenscliffe Road, Huntsville, on Sunday, July 14, 2019 from 2-4 & 6-8. A memorial to celebrate his life will be held in the chapel on Monday, July 15, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. If desired, memorial donations made to the Huntsville Hospital Foundation or Shriner’s Hospital For Sick Children would be appreciate by his family. Messages of condolence can be offered to the family at www.billingsleyfuneralhome.com
Died peacefully at Fairvern Nursing Home in Huntsville, on Friday, July 5, 2019. Cliff was 85 years old.
He was the beloved husband of the late Muriel. Loving father to Paul (his partner Sandra), Norm and the late Miriam (her husband the late Pat Brown) & the late Rick. Proud Papa to Cameron, Johnathan, Kerrilyn, Sean, Kyle, Christine, Ian & Dana and great grandfather to Mira, Fynn, Carter, Bryson, Elliana & Aveline. Brother of the late Dave, Maudie & Mabel.
Cremation has taken place. A private interment will be held at the Chapman Valley Cemetery. A public celebration of Cliff’s life will be held at the Billingsley Funeral Home on Saturday, July 13, 2019 between 12:00 – 3:00 pm.
If desired, memorial donations can be directed to the Salvation Army. Messages of condolence can be offered to the family at www.billingsleyfuneralhome.com OR www.opatovskyfuneralhome.com
TURNER, Vera Doris
September 9, 1919 ~ July 3, 2019
The death occurred at the Huntsville District Memorial Hospital after a brief illness on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 months short of her 100th birthday celebration of Vera Turner.
Our family is deeply saddened to announce that after a brief illness, Vera “Nan” Turner has passed away peacefully surrounded by her family. For the last 99 years Vera has graced this earth with her strength, love and devotion to family. She is survived by her loving daughter Sandra, son-in-law Roy, grandchildren Richard (Laura), Ian (Sarah), Alyssa (Jeff) and her 5 great-grandchildren Ella, Bridget, Mia, Henry & Isla, and Mike and Pat Turner, their daughters Jane and Sarah and family in England
She will be remembered by all as the gracious matriarch of the family and a friend to all those in England, the US, Canada and Tanzania
A life so beautifully lived deserves to be beautifully remembered. Please join us as we celebrate the life of Vera on Friday July 12th, at 1 pm. at Mitchell Funeral Home, 15 High Street Huntsville, Ontario. P1H 1N9 Tel: 705 789 5252. A reception will follow in the funeral home’s reception centre.
Any donation you may wish to make in her memory please direct to Christine’s Place.
Dear brother of Larry (Pat) and Phyllis (dec. Don). Predeceased by his parents Christian and Agnes Sollman and his siblings Stan, Calvin and Myrtle Sollman.
The family would like to sincerely thank the Doctor’s, Nurses, Physiotherapists and Staff at Huntsville Hospital for the care Harvey received. A very special thank you to Jerry Demaine for his support and friendship through out the years and months given to Harvey and Barb.
In keeping with Harvey’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A graveside service will take place at Hutcheson Memorial Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations can be made to Huntsville Hospital Foundation. Messages of condolence can be left at www.billingsleyfuneralhome.com
MR. GRANT HAIGHT
of Burk’s Falls and formerly of Huntsville
Suddenly at his home in Burk’s Falls on Saturday June 22, 2019 in his 77th year.
Grant Haight, beloved husband and best friend of 56 years of Gail Haight (nee Sims).
Dear dad of Darcy Haight (Chris) and Jodi Groomes (Dennis).
Proud papa of Daryn, Madison, Justin and of step grandchildren Colby and Casey and their families.
Cherished brother of Francis Little (Conway) and brother-in-law of Jo-Ann Inglis (Buck) and Evelyn Suffern (Bruce). Predeceased by parents Victor and Ethel Haight and brother Dean Haight and sister-in-law Norma Hammond (late Wayne). Fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
A celebration of Grant’s life will be held at the Katrine Community Center on Saturday July 20, 2019 from 1-4 P.M.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Opatovsky Funeral Home – Dempster Chapel, 210 Ontario Street in Burk’s Falls.
If desired, memorial donations to the Ontario Brain Injury Association (www.obia.ca) would be sincerely appreciated by the family.
Online condolences may be made at www.opatovskyfuneralhome.com
Left us on Friday, April 26, 2019. She is predeceased by her husband Garth Rogers on May 13, 2015 and her older sister Norma Durber, as well as her husband Frank Durber just last year. She will be missed by her family very much. Daughter Janice Lehman and her three sons; Drew (Niki) Spencer and Cole (Gina ) and great grand daughter Hannah. Son Doug Rogers and his daughters Zoe and Kasey. Her sister Audrey Burjaw and her husband John. Many nieces and nephews. Brother and sister-in-law’s.
Barb had dementia for the last couple years so moved from Burlington to Huntsville to be near her daughter and was lovingly cared for at Fairvern Nursing Home where she passed away.
Barb has been cremated, arrangements by Mitchell Funeral Home. She will have a joint burial with her husband at Waterdown , Ont. in the Binkley family plot this summer. Any memorial donations we would appreciate being directed to Fairvern Nursing Home with our thanks. Mom received many cards the last couple years from friends and family which she appreciated so very much, thank you all, Love Jan
Passed away on June 19th at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Center at the age of 58. (Husband) of Cathy McEachern (nee Brockington). Father of Donovan McEachern and Michelle McEachern (Neville Samuell). Brother to George (Linda) McEachern and son to the late Margaret and Morden McEachern.
The family will receive friends at Billingsley Funeral Home, 430 Ravenscliffe Road, Huntsville on Tuesday June 25, 2019 from 12:00 p.m. until time of service at 1:00 p.m. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations can be made to the Huntsville District Memorial Hospital Foundation. Messages of condolence can be left at www.billingsleyfuneralhome.com
Passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by family on Monday, June 17, 2019 at the age of 82. Beloved husband of Edna Welch (nee Richards) of 62 years. Loving father of James (Michelle) Welch, the late Jeff (Nikki) Welch, Linda (Rick) Faulkner, Susan (Shawn) Nason and Jennifer Otterwell (Shawn). Cherished grandfather of Jeff (Amy), Lisa (T.J.), Wendy (Nick), Chrystal (Mickey), Shelby (Mike), Michelle (Jacob), Adam and Josh. Great-grandfather of Madison, Cobin, Taylor, Tryston, Emily, Ethan M., Sammy, Riley, Ethan E., Charlise, Ryann and Theo. Dear brother of the late Maureen, Glenda (dec. Darwin), Marlin (Al), Tony (Pat), Vaughan (Marcia) Donna (dec. Bob), Shelly (dec. Dale) and Doug (Nikki).
The funeral service will be held on Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 12 p.m. at Billingsley Funeral Home, 430 Ravenscliffe Road, Huntsville. Reception to follow. The family wishes to thank the nursing staff, Hospice Peterborough and Dr. Lauren Morelli for the wonderful care given to Boyd. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations can be made to Hospice Peterborough. Messages of condolence can be left at www.billingsleyfuneralhome.com
A veteran of the R.C.A.F. and Graduate of the University of Toronto (Engineering). Previous employee of Cyanamid of Canada and Domglas.
The death occurred at the Huntsville District Memorial Hospital on Saturday, June 15, 2019 of Bill Forest at the age of 94. Son of the late Gladys McKay and James Forrest of the Woodstock area of Ontario. Bill will be missed by his beloved wife of 71 years, Dorothy (nee Jelly). Father of Patricia and her husband Robert van Halm, Karen and her husband Henry Witkowski, and Sandra and her husband Dale Gordon. Grandfather of Ryan and wife Kayla, Kevin, and Megan and her partner Kyle, and his great grandson, Travis (son of Ryan) and by his late brother Murray and his wife Billie of Princeton, ON and by his sister Joan and her husband Donald Adamson of Tillsonburg, ON.
Bill and Dorothy were life- long supporters of the United Church. Bill was an ardent Genealogist.
Cremation has taken place and will be followed by a private family service. Bill’s remains will be interred in the Paint Lake Cemetery, Dorset, ON, near their beloved cottage. Memorial donations may be made to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society and would be appreciated as expressions of your sympathy. Arrangements by the Mitchell Funeral Home, 15 High Street, Huntsville.
A heartfelt thank you to the wonderful, caring and supportive staff at Rogers Cove Retirement Home in Huntsville. Words cannot express our appreciation to each and every one of you. Thank you to Dr. McLinden and the many doctors and nurses at the Bracebridge and Huntsville Hospitals. We are blessed to have this tremendous care in our community. www.mitchellfuneralhome.ca
The death occurred peacefully at Country Moments, Huntsville on Friday, June 14, 2019 of Aubrey Percival.
Aub will be greatly missed by his children, David and his partner, Michelle Scott, Susan and her husband Steve Baas, his grandchildren, Scott Baas (Stephanie), Ryan Baas (Teena), Michael Baas (Imani), Jonathan Percival, Brooke Percival and Samantha Percival. His siblings Inez (Len Watt), Iris (Len Bredin) and sister-in-law Lucy Percival along with many nieces and nephews. He will also be sadly missed by his best friend Sam Muzzi.
Aub was predeceased by his wife Marion, his father Thomas Percival, his mother Daisy Percival as well as his siblings, Charles and his wife Margaret, Roy, Norma Johnstone and her husband Doug, Ivan and his wife Karen, Linda Percival and Lorraine Percival.
He will also be greatly missed by the wonderful staff and residents of Country Moments Retirement Home.
Aub will be remembered as a straight shooter. He was an honest and moral man. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. Other than his family his greatest loves were the hunt camp on Clear Lake and sports. He was a huge volunteer in the community and was inducted into the Huntsville Sports Hall of Fame twice.
For many years he ran a power skating school and coached numerous children in hockey and baseball. He continued to be involved in sports into his senior years. He was an accomplished athlete, well known for his hockey and baseball exploits. He will be deeply missed by all.
Visitation for Mr. Aubrey Percival will be held at the Mitchell Funeral Home, 15 High Street, Huntsville on Thursday, June 20, 2019 from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held at All Saints’ Anglican Church, 30 High Street, Huntsville on Friday, June 21, 2019 at 11 a.m. Interment at Hutcheson Memorial Cemetery, Huntsville.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Huntsville Hospital Foundation or the Alzheimer Society of Muskoka, would be appreciated.
June 21, 1935 – June 1, 2019 at Huntsville, Ontario surrounded by his loving family.
Devoted husband of over 50 years to Mary Marilyn (nee Shea) who predeceased him in June of 2011. Loving Father of David, Shea, Caron, Holly and Martine. Proud Grandfather to 13 grandchildren: Ciara, Molly, Aila and Maeve Morin, Caitlin and Jonathan Bunston, Danielle and Hunter Zahnt, Savannah, Sophia and Duke Stone and Gabriel and Grace Peressini; Great Grandfather of Fallon and Koston Neufeld, Aiden King and Callan and Cole Gaudette. Father-in-law and friend to Sheena Branigan, Michael Bunston, Michael Zahnt, Gordon Stone and Marc Peressini.
The family expresses its heartfelt thanks to the doctors and nurses of Huntsville District Memorial Hospital and in particular, the nurses and PSWs at Hospice Huntsville for their empathetic and attentive care of Rusty. Special thanks to Dr. Dave McLinden and to Frs James Sercely and Paul Hogan. Grateful acknowledgement to The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, St. Mary of the Assumption, Huntsville for their ongoing support and friendship.
In accordance with Russill’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A private family funeral mass will be held for Russill at a later date. A Book of Condolences is available on the website of the Billingsley Funeral Home in Huntsville. If desired, the family requests donations be sent to Algonquin Grace Residential Hospice, 100 Frank Miller Drive, Huntsville, Ontario P1H 1H7, (705) 789-6878.
It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Bob Warden at Huntsville District Memorial Hospital on Thursday, May 30, 2019, in his 74th year, with his loving family at his side, Bob lost his brave battle with cancer.
Cherished husband of Charmaine, devoted father to Denise Sharp and Janice Markle, friend and father-in-law to Gord and Craig and proud Grampa to Emily S., Emily M., Cameron, Nathan, Spencer, and Jared. Bob will be fondly remembered by his faithful younger brother Dave and sister-in-law Eileen, sister-in-law Betty Warne, brother-in-law Barry Catlin and many friends, nieces and nephews.
Bob was happiest when he was busy … he was a workaholic! He was a mechanic, a mentor, an angler, a hunter, a collector, educator, nature lover, Leafs fan and storyteller. If anyone needed help with something, they just called Bob. He will be greatly missed by all who were fortunate to be a part of his life and they, a huge part of his.
Heartfelt thanks to the wonderful nurses and caring staff on East Wing of Huntsville District Memorial Hospital, KT and Stacey with ParaMed, Dr. DeRoode, family physician and to Dr. Harrold, Dr. Erven, Dr. Kent and Norma Connolly of Huntsville Hospice, who were always there to listen and provide Bob and his family with whatever they needed.
Bob was blessed to have so many great friends, who called often and came by to visit him throughout this challenging time. To all of them, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
At Bob’s request there will be no service and cremation has taken place. In memory, donations to Huntsville District Memorial Hospital or Algonquin Grace Hospice Huntsville would be greatly appreciated. Messages of condolence can be left at www.billingsleyfuneralhome.com
Jessie Elizabeth Austin (nee Stewart), born January 24, 1931, known to all Family and Friends as Betty passed away peacefully in her sleep at Fairvern Nursing Home, Huntsville on Sunday, June 2, 2019 at 88 years of age.
Beloved wife of Lloyd Maxwell Austin. Loving mother of Susan (Mike), Glenda (Peter) and Neil whom was her very special child who died before his time.
Cherished grandmother to Jennifer (Nick), Christine (Keith) and Jason and great grandmother to Aidan, Alyssa and Ava. Betty will be missed by many Family and Friends.
She had wished there be no service. In her memory, donations may be made to Fairvern Nursing Home, Huntsville, ON. www.mitchellfuneralhome.ca
Sue Spencer, age 79 passed away peacefully in Bracebridge Hospital at 5 AM on June 1, 2019. For 60 years the loving wife of Frank Spencer.
Left to mourn Sue are daughter Laurie and son Christopher – also grandson Josh plus Amelia along with a lot of close friends. We all will miss her greatly. Sue loved to read and we’re sure she is already checking out the best books in Heaven’s library.
A Memorial Service will be held in the chapel of the Mitchell Funeral Home, 15 High Street, Huntsville on Wednesday June 5, 2019 at 11 a.m. A reception will follow at the Funeral Home.
The Family is grateful for the palliative care provided by the nurses of Bracebridge Hospital
In lieu of flowers, donations in Sue’s memory to the Bracebridge Hospital or the Cancer Society would be appreciated.
Peacefully, in his 82nd year, Darcy Turner Dingle of Huntsville, Ontario died of cancer at Algonquin Grace Hospice on May 30, 2019.
Born in Toronto to Darcy and Isabel (Turner) Dingle in 1938, retired faculty of UTS and alumnus of U of T Engineering and Harvard Divinity. Active member of Huntsville Probus and Muskoka Music Men.
Survived and beloved of wife Carol Rhodes (Reynolds), daughter Trish (Wendell; Peter, Corbin, Ellie), stepson Jim (Rhodes; Renée, Ashley), brother James (Dingle; Allison, Sarah, Monica, Kathryn), and predeceased by daughter Eleanor Rae Dingle.
Celebration of Life to be at Billingsley Funeral Home in Huntsville on Saturday September 7, 2-4 pm. In lieu of flowers, we invite donations in his name to Algonquin Grace Hospice.
FLETCHER, Marilyn Margaret “Lynn”
June 7, 1929 – May 29, 2019
“To live in hearts we leave behind, is not to die”.
Our loving mother Marilyn (Lynn) Margaret Fletcher, a long-time resident of Huntsville has passed away peacefully with her family by her side, just shy of her 90th birthday at Fairvern Nursing Home in Huntsville. Born in 1929 in Toronto to Ken and Bea Bays, Lynn went on to study nursing and became a dental assistant. She was married to our father, Robert J. K. Edwards in 1954 who passed away in 1980. Lynn is lovingly remembered by her husband of 45 years, Patrick Walter Fletcher and her children, Sharon (Peter), Susan (Steven) and Grant (Marie) and her step-children, Angela (Tom), Patricia (Doug), Tim, and Rob (Joanne). Lynn will be fondly remembered by her nine grandchildren that she was extremely proud of, Christine (Adam), Sarah, Stephen (Donni), Jennifer (Jason), Jason (Cara), Shannon (Nick), Charlene, Brock (Michelle), and Victoria and her seven great grandchildren.
In 1973 Pat purchased the Big East River Motel and invited his fiancée Lynn to move from Toronto to Huntsville to get married and run the business. After 7 successful years, the motel was sold and the couple took on their next entrepreneurial adventure, by moving to town and purchasing a property on Brunel Road, for their business, Heritage House (Antiques & Gifts). After running this business successfully for the next 12 years, Pat and Lynn semi-retirement but still pursued their passion for antiques, travel and summers at the family cottage. They were both very active in the community with Rotary, Probus Club, Club 55, and the duplicate bridge club. Mom especially loved doing makeup and sewing costumes for the Rotary plays, as well as, crocheting, garage sailing, baking, gardening and being with her many friends. She was a volunteer with the hospital auxiliary at the Huntsville Memorial Hospital for over 35 years.
Family and friends were Mom and Pat’s passion and delight. She loved to host and entertain and held countless family gatherings to our ever growing family. Mom and Pat loved to travel, taking cruises and going to Florida every winter. They made wonderful memories and lifelong friends there.
We will all truly miss her.
“In life, we loved you dearly, in death we love you still. In our hearts you hold a place, no one else will ever fill.”
Cremation has taken place and it was our Mom’s wish that there be no service. Donations can be made in her name to the Fairvern Nursing Home. We would like to thank the staff at Fairvern and Chartwell for their kindness. Messages of condolence can be left at www.billingsleyfuneralhome.com
The death occurred at Fairvern Nursing Home, Huntsville on Saturday, May 25, 2019 of Earla Lawrence of Dwight.
Beloved wife of the late Roger Lawrence. Dear mother of Michael and his wife Monica, Steven and his wife Mary Lou and Mark and his girlfriend Sandra. Grandmother of Tony, Matthew, Travis, Rachel and Dylan, great grandmother of Wyatt. Survived by her sister Phyllis Mattice and missed by all of her family.
A Commital of Ashes will take place at Stewart Memorial Cemetery, Dwight on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 1p.m.
Following will be a Celebration of Life at the Dwight Seniors from 2-4 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, would be appreciated.
The death occurred in Huntsville on Friday, May 24, 2019 of Jason Clarke.
Loving son of Dave and Linda Clarke of Huntsville. Brother of Scott Clarke (Micheline) and uncle of Megan and Brenden.
Jordan will be missed by many family and friends.
There will be no public service.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.
Lorne Henry Guest
March 31, 1920 ~ January 9, 2019
A Memorial Service will take place at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 232, Huntsville on Sunday, June 2, 2019 from 1-5 p.m.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Royal Canadian Legion or charity of choice.
“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” (Maya Angelou)
Dennis (Den) Gower, 75, of Huntsville Ontario. Died May 25th, 2019. Den was the son of Ivy and Alfred Gower, and loving husband of Jean Gower. With courage and dignity he succumbed to cancer after 2 years. He is survived by his wife Jean, his 2 daughters, Shawna and Denise (Bill). He was adored by Jean’s children, Michael (Laura Jean), Shirley (Tec), Gary (Charlotte). Also survived by his sister Myrna (Cotterchio).
Den was a very skilled mechanic and was known as the guy who could fix anything and everything. He also worked at Kimberly Clark for many years.
Den’s passions were his family and many awesome friends. He loved his motorcycles, cars, his garage, and his many fishing trips to McCraney Lake. He was a skilled outdoorsman, and guide. With his good friends, he rode his bike from Huntsville to Western Canada to the U.S. south and everywhere in between. Den loved getting together with family and friends and was always entertaining company and helping out someone. He really enjoyed his “meetings” in his garage with his buds. Wise and kind, he was a mentor.
He and Jean took many trips to Eastern Canada and especially loved PEI and Gaspe. Den’s passion for life and his friends and family was infectious.
In accordance with Den’s wishes, there will not be any service. Remember the many good times spent together. Donations in Den’s honour may be made to The Algonquin Grace Hospice Huntsville.
It is with great sadness and sorrow that Diana and John Snowden announce the sudden passing of their son Samuel James Joel Snowden on May 22, 2019.
At the time of his death Joel was working as a welder in Sorel-Tracy just north of Montreal. A lot was happening in his life recently; perhaps too much. He had just successfully completed a two-year course in Thunder Bay as an Aero-space Technologist and had also recently passed his certification as a Red Seal Welder. This welding certification had been a tough grueling accomplishment that made us so proud of him. In spite of this welding success, he was preparing to return to Thunder Bay in September to complete a third year at Confederation College, to become further qualified, a significant challenge since he was 35 and out of school for many years. Joel had faced a number of personal challenges in his life. He seemed to be overcoming these demons but who knows what forces cause a person to decide that death is preferable to life. Our faith is such that we trust and believe our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ when He said He would never leave us or forsake us, even till the end of time.
We have many fond and lasting memories of this wonderful fine baby; child; boy; man. Joel was smart, as indicated by his recent success; although only 5 ft 6 in he was an athlete skilled in basketball, baseball, track and field, hockey, soccer, and golf; his musical talents showed in guitars and drums; he loved the outdoors, especially riding his motorcycle. Joel was also an intellectual having many discussions on various topics both spiritual and secular. He had a soft, gentle and loving side to him as well as a sharp dry sense of humour
Joel will be sadly missed by his sister Candia Cope (George); her brother Jean-Andre; Grandparents, Rebecca and Sam Muzzi; all the many Aunts, Uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and co-workers.
Visitation for Joel will be held at Mitchell Funeral Home on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 from 6-8pm. Catholic Prayer will be held at 7:30pm during visitation.
Funeral mass will be held at Saint Mary of the Assumption Parish, Huntsville on Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 11 am.
Passed peacefully on Friday, May 24, 2019 at Huntsville District Memorial Hospital at the age of 91.
Beloved spouse of Edith Cook and the late June Fletcher (nee Kay). Loving father of Robert, Gord and Edward (Debbie) Fletcher, stepchildren, Lauri (Alex) Kostik, Jody (James) Dring and Cory Cook.
Edward will be dearly missed by his many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and extended family. Pre-deceased by his daughter Diane.
In keeping with Edward’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A graveside service with immediate family will take place in the near future at Hutcheson Memorial Cemetery with a reception to follow at Billingsley Funeral Home. Please check back for details.
Memorial donations can be made to a charity of choice in Edward’s memory. Messages of condolence can be left at www.billingsleyfuneralhome.com
The death occurred at Muskoka Shores Care Community, Gravenhurst on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 of Bob Stupka.
Bob was born in Toronto on March 25, 1939. From the age of 4 he was raised by George and Myrtle Bell of Kleinburg.
On October 7, 1972 he married Gail Elaine Hines of Stisted Township (Huntsville). After living in Toronto for two years, they moved to the home he built in Northern Shores (Stisted Township). Bob worked for several local contractors and worked on numerous building projects in the Huntsville area, including several additions to the Kimberly-Clark plant, the O.P.P. station, and the expansion of Highway 11 to four lanes. In 1986 he secured a position with Hutcheson Sand and Gravel, where he worked until his retirement in 2003.
Bob is survived by his wife Gail, daughters Patricia (Craig MacKenzie) and Christina (Michael Hill), and two grandchildren Jacob and Margaret Hill. Bob is also survived and remembered by many members of the Bell family.
Bob had a love of learning and spent many years compiling and collecting Government Election statistics. He also liked to work in his many flower gardens around his home, day lilies were his favourite.
A Memorial Service will be held in the Mitchell Funeral Home on Friday, May 31, 2019 at 1 p.m., visitation from 12-1 p.m.
Interment of ashes at Hutcheson Memorial Cemetery, Huntsville.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Parkinson Foundation or the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.
Please revisit this website for further information as it becomes confirmed.
The family would like to thank the staff of Muskoka Shores Community Care, especially those on two south.
Born August 3, 1926, passed away peacefully in his sleep at Hospice Huntsville on May 20, 2019 at 92 years of age. Beloved husband of the late Emma Mary Campbell (nee Costo) who passed away September 1, 2014. Loving father of Lynne Winterfield and her husband Ted Winterfield and Cathie Stoliker. Cherished grandfather to Sean, Julie, Candice and Devon. Great grandfather to Mason.
Leslie enrolled in the Canadian Army in September 1944 where he met his wife Emma and they were happily married for 67 years. In 1973, Leslie, Emma, Lynne and Ted moved to Huntsville. Together they owned and operated the Valley Inn Restaurant and Motel on Highway 11 North. After many successful years of operation, the business sold in 1989 allowing Leslie and Emma to retire and enjoy their winters in Florida. In 2009 Leslie and Emma moved to Chartwell Traditions Muskoka to enjoy a very luxurious lifestyle in their senior years.
A celebration of life will take place on Thursday, May 30, 2019 from 2 – 4 p.m. at Chartwell Muskoka Traditions, 16 Legacy Lane, Huntsville. Leslie’s family wishes to thank all his friends for their kindness and well wishes. And a very special thank you to all the doctors and nurses at the Huntsville Hospital and also a very special thank you to everyone at Hospice Huntsville. We are so lucky to have these wonderful caregivers in our town.
Messages of condolence can be left at www.billingsleyfuneralhome.com
Alan leaves behind three daughters, Barbara, Susan (Bill) and Andrea (George). He was a loving grandfather to Lauren, Lindsay, Alexa, Elizabeth, Andrea, Sarah, Katie (Quintin) and Jessica. He was also a wonderful great grandfather to Jason.
Alan had a close knit group of friends throughout his life and he always looked forward to their annual fishing trip adventures. On these adventures, pranks were a common occurrence. It was not unusual for him to take a quick nap and wake up thinking he had a fish on the end of his line only to find a pop bottle placed there by a friend while he slept. He was an avid fisherman and hunter and enjoyed sharing this passion with his family and friends.
We all love you pops and you will be greatly missed, but your memory will always live on. A heartfelt thank you goes to the staff of Fairvern. No words can express the appreciation that we feel for the love and care that you have provided. Messages of condolence can be left at www.billingsleyfuneralhome.coWe will be best friends until we are old and senile, then we will be new friends.
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…
A Celebration of Life is being held for Jack on Friday June 14th at Pine Lodge Muskoka, 484 Muskoka Road #10, Port Sydney Ontario.. 705 385 2271..from 2pm to 5pm… please bring all your memories, stories and pictures of Jack for all to share…
Donations to Alzheimer Society Muskoka would be appreciated.Please revisit www.mitchellfuneralhome.ca as details are confirmed.
On Monday, April 15th, 2019, Carolyn Rushton, loving daughter, mother, sister and friend, passed away peacefully at the age of 74, holding her daughter’s hand, at Muskoka Landing in Huntsville, Ontario.
Carolyn was born on September 14th, 1944, in Truro, Nova Scotia, to Lloyd and Dorothy (nee Millen) Rushton. She was the second of five children. At a young age, the family moved from Truro to Brantford, Ontario where Carolyn helped raise her two younger sisters and brother.
After graduating from Pauline Johnson High School in Brantford, Carolyn worked for a couple years in Ottawa, Ontario before moving to Frobisher Bay, Northwest Territories where she gave birth to her daughter, Michelline. She returned to Ontario in 1975 and settled in Huntsville, where she started her career working for the Ministry of Natural Resources a few years later. She worked for the MNR for over 25 years, in the Huntsville, Pembroke and North Bay office. She retired in 2006. Unfortunately, her retirement was plagued by poor health and she was not able to fully enjoy the free time she so richly deserved.
Those who met Carolyn all agree she was one who would put others’ needs before her own. There is not one specific thing she would do; she would help each person as their needs arose and do what she could. Each person has their own story of how Carolyn touched their life.
In 2009, due to declining health, Carolyn required more one-on-one care and moved from her home in North Bay to Muskoka Landing in Huntsville. This did not stop her from looking out for others. She actively participated in resident councils at Muskoka Landing, advocating for other residents. She also kept herself busy by volunteering at the home, greeting guests and helping at events. She most enjoyed attending classes when crafts or baking were done. She created many friends during her time there and they will miss her greatly.
Carolyn was preceded in death by her father (Lloyd) and her mother (Dorothy). She is survived by her daughter Michelline (William), her two brothers Arnold (Carol) and Brian (Shirley) and two sisters Brenda and Marilyn, along with five nephews and one niece.
As per Carolyn’s wishes, cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held on Saturday, May 25th, 2019 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Billingsley Funeral Home, 430 Ravenscliffe Road, Huntsville. A memorial service will take place at 1:00 p.m. with a reception to follow.
John passed away after a long battle with cancer on May 4, 2019 at Algonquin Grace Residential Hospice, surrounded by family. John is survived by his wife of 52 1/2 years, Martha Fabricius (Friesen) of Huntsville, son Clint Fabricius (Staci Webb), grandchildren: Peter, Courtney and Jackson all of Huntsville, daughter Carey Fabricius (Mike Crewson of Huntsville, brother Per Fabricius (Jane) of British Columbia, sisters Joan (Fred) Nitsch and Annette Fabricius of British Columbia. Predeceased by his parents Knud and Grete Fabricius, laid to rest in British Columbia.
John was born in Horsens, Denmark and in 1957 he immigrated to Canada with his parents, sister Joan and brother Per. His sister Annette was later born in Canada. The family settled in Hamilton and from that moment on John was a Canadian and he never looked back to Denmark, other than to hold on to some ideals of the old Norse traditions.
John met the love of his life, Martha, in Hamilton in 1965 and they married in 1967. John’s Viking nature made him always look for adventure, so in 1976, with two young children in tow, he and Martha moved to Otter Lake Road, Huntsville, an unmaintained road that led to the lot on the lake that they would build their life on. He had a great love of the outdoors and adventure. He loved to camp, canoe and fish and he shared his love of those things with his family.
John worked through the years at Dynes Electric in Hamilton, RED-D-ARC in Hamilton and once in Huntsville – Domtar, now Panolam, where he retired from as a millwright.
The family would like to thank the dedicated team that was there with him throughout his journey. Notably, his home care nurse Sue Colavecchia (a very special lady), KT Thompson, Dr. Stacey Ervin and Dr. Rebecca Kent, Dr. Deb Harrold, palliative care nurses Susan McGee and Norma Connolly, Dr. K. Russell at RVH and all the beautiful staff at Algonquin Grace Hospice – THANK YOU.
In lieu of flowers, the family would like all donations to go to Hospice Huntsville. Messages of condolence can be left at www.billingsleyfuneralhome.com
“JOHN YOU ARE A VIKING WARRIOR AND MAY YOU FIND YOUR SEAT IN VALHALLA”
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Garry Hazelton on May 5, 2019 after a courageous battle with cancer. Predeceased by parents Mona (Ken) Macdonald and Earl (Marji) Hazelton. Loving husband of Debbie Hazelton of 43 years of life spent together. Proud and doting father and grandfather of Clinton (Stephanie) Hazelton, Nicholas Hazelton and Leah Rose. Brother to Dianne (Brian) Mckee and Ron Hazelton.
Garry was born and raised in Huntsville, Ontario. He was happiest at home on his farm surrounded by his family and animals. He worked at Acme Planning Mills for 35 years and recently for Mark Lane Construction. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting, RV’ing, snowmobiling, fishing and tending to his animals on the farm.
There will forever be a piece missing in this world with Garry gone, he will be forever missed and fondly remembered. In keeping with Garry’s wishes no formal service will be held, instead there will be a celebration of life at a later date.
Donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the OSPCA. Messages of condolence can be left at www.billingsleyfuneralhome.com
Elizabeth (Betty) Dixon
Betty passed away peacefully with her family at her side on January 6, 2019 in her 94th year. She was predeceased by her loving husband of 59 years, Bob, in 2008, and is survived by her children Jamie (Judi), Anne, and Jane (Peter), and grandchildren Brian, Michael, Rebecca, Jennifer and Chris.
Betty lived a full life. Born in Walkerville, Ontario (now part of Windsor) in 1924 to Dr. E.F. and Florence Jamieson, she attended King George Public School and Walkerville Collegiate Institute. Upon graduation, she enlisted in the RCAF Women’s Division, serving proudly in the Filter Room at Eastern Command in Halifax during WW II. After the war, Betty attended the University of Toronto, graduating as a physiotherapist in 1947. She returned to Windsor, and began working at the Detroit Orthopedic Clinic. After meeting the love of her life, Bob Dixon, at Willistead Library, they wed in 1949. There followed a life of loving and devoted partnership and family.
A gifted athlete, Betty excelled at figure skating, hockey, skiing, swimming, golf, and especially curling. With her good friend, Dorothy Barber, they won many club championships, the Tam O’Shanter, and often represented the Windsor club at zone and provincial championships. She loved to knit, paint and play the piano. Summers were spent at the family cottage in Huntsville, and it was there that she and Bob moved after Bob’s retirement, spending many enjoyable years as a full-time resident of Mica Mine Road. Swimming in Fairy Lake remained a lifetime joy. She will be dearly missed for her quick wit and warm sense of humour. A special thanks to the great staff and volunteers at Mississauga Extendicare.
In memory of a wonderful life, send flowers to a loved one or donate to the charity of your choice.
WHEELER, Shirley May
Shirley Wheeler passed away peacefully on January 16, 2019 at Huntsville District Memorial Hospital at the age of 84. The interment will take place at Hutcheson Memorial Cemetery on Wednesday, May 5, 2019 at 11 a.m.
Messages of condolence can be left at www.billingsleyfuneralhome.com
Passed away peacefully at Fairvern Nursing Home, Huntsville on Thursday, April 18, 2019 in his 89th year. Winston was born in the town of Gaspe, Quebec on November 7, 1930.
He is survived by his brother, Floyd, of St. Tite, Quebec. Predeceased by his parents and four sisters.
Winston had a long and successful career with the Toronto-Dominion Bank for 40 years. After retirement he returned to Huntsville where he owned and operated a marina for several years. He was a member of the Masonic Hall in Gaspe and had many friends at the men’s breakfast club at All Saints Anglican Church in Huntsville and throughout the area.
Cremation has taken place and his remains will be returned to Gaspe, Quebec for burial in the Cabot family plot in St. Paul’s Anglican Church Cemetery. It was Winston’s wish that there be no visitation or service.
Donations may be made in his memory to Huntsville Hospital Foundation, Algonquin Grace Hospice, Fairvern Nursing Home or a charity of your choice. www.mitchellfuneralhome.ca
As an expression of sympathy memorial donations can be made to the Alzheimer Society of Muskoka or Canadian Cancer Society. Messages of condolence can be left at www.billingsleyfuneralhome.com
A visitation will be held on Sunday, April 21, 2019 from 1-3 p.m. at Billingsley Funeral Home, 430 Ravenscliffe Road, Huntsville. A graveside service will be held in the spring at Hutcheson Memorial Cemetery.
Memorial donations can be made to a charity of choice. Messages of condolence can be left at www.billingsleyfuneralhome.com
The death occurred peacefully at Fairvern Nursing Home, Huntsville on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 of Mr. Andrew (Andy) Jinkerson.
Beloved husband of Dora Jinkerson (nee Meldrum). Andy and Dora, the loving parents of Randa Doskas (Jim) and Joanne McKay (Larry), father of Sherill (Mark) and Foster father of Howard.
He was grandfather to seven; Kristen Doskas, Darlene Doskas, Joseph McKay, Ivan McKay, Stacey Faslette, Stephanie Faslette and Richard Faslette. Step-grandfather to Christopher Doskas and Jason Doskas. Great-grandfather to 20.
Funeral Service For Mr. Andy Jinkerson will be held at the Mitchell Funeral Home, Addison Chapel on Monday, April 22, 2019 at 1 pm. Visitation 1 hour prior to service. Reception to Follow.
Memorial donations may be made to Canadian Diabetes Association www.diabetes.ca
The death occurred at his home on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 of David Murdy.
Dear son of the late Ted and Ellen Murdy. Brother of Allan, Barb, Donna, Brenda, Carolin and the late Jerry.
Cremation has taken place as per his direction.
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Formerly of Bedfordshire, England, Brenda, Colin and James immigrated to the Algonquin Highlands area when they purchased the Parkway Cottage Resort & Store in 2005. Brenda cherished her family and loved to travel. As well as being a Scout leader in Biggleswade (UK), she taught kids to ride bicycles at schools and also did horse riding for the disabled.
In keeping with her wishes, cremation has taken place. A celebration of life will take place on Saturday, June 8, 2019 from 1-3 p.m. at Billingsley Funeral Home, 430 Ravenscliffe RoadHuntsville. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations can be made to Kidney Cancer Canada. Messages of condolence can be left at www.billingsleyfuneralhome.com
Elmer passed away peacefully at the Algonquin Grace Residental Hospice on Monday, April 8, 2019. Elmer was the loving father of Joseph (Helen) of North Bay, grandfather to David and Tracy and Sherry and friend Troy, five great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Elmer is predeceased by his wife Eileen, his parents Lloyd and Poly and three brothers Albert, Don and Richard “Dick”.
Elmer had a wonderful following of friends. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion and Club 55. He enjoyed playing cards, camping, fishing, social events and entertaining. He was a great cook and “he even did the dishes”. Elmer was a carpenter by trade, building some of the finer homes in Huntsville including their own home. Elmer’s family wishes to thank Dr. Rae for the care given to Elmer and keeping him comfortable, and special thanks to the staff and volunteers at Huntsville Hospice.
A celebration of life will take place on Sunday, April 28, 2019 at Club 55, 37 Main Street East, Huntsville from 2-4 p.m. Donations will be appreciated by his family to a charity of your choice. Messages of condolence can be left at www.billingsleyfunerahome.com
June 1, 1943 – April 10, 2019
Joe passed away peacefully surrounded by family at the North Bay Regional Health Centre (NBRHC) on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at the age of 75.
Joe is forever treasured by his beloved wife of 57 years, Lynne; daughters Carol (Shawn), Carla (Ori), Sandra (Ray), and Jody; grandchildren Joseph, Terry, Matt, Jeff, Vincenza (Vic), Patricia (Eric), Vitoria (Nick), Vito, Michelle, Marni (Scott), Marissa (Kevin), Mallory, Ginger and John Creagh; and great-grandchildren Scarlett, Joey, Logan, Easton, Lucas and Charlotte.
An Alumnus of the Ontario Agriculture College, University of Guelph, Joe could raise, cultivate or fix just about anything, whether at home in Caledon East or Emsdale. Joe will be remembered for his love of his family, farming and snowmobiling.
Friends and family are invited to honour Joe at the Mitchell Funeral Home, 15 High Street, Huntsville, ON P1H 1N9 on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 1 p.m. Visiting will be from 12 noon until service time. A reception will follow in the Funeral Home.
A special thanks to the staff at both NBRHC and Eastholme Home for the Aged, Powassan for their care in Joe’s final weeks. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in memory of Joe to the Cure PSP Foundation at at www.psp.org or The Children’s Wish Foundation.
Kaethe leaves behind her beloved children, Peter (Jodi) Scharlock and Eva (Ron) Pellatt. Cherished grandmother of Michelle, Suzanne, Ryan and Brandon. Pre-deceased by her siblings: Georg, Manfred, Ruth, Edeltraut, Gerda, Hannelore and Rosel. Kaethe will be missed by her extended family in Germany and friends on Pender Island, BC.
In keeping with Kaethe’s wishes, cremation has taken place. Kaethe was a unique individual and it is that uniqueness that was appreciated and will be celebrated at The Brogue Restaurant, 136 Lakeshore Road, Mississauga on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at 7 p.m. A celebration of life will be held on Pender Island, BC early summer, details will follow.
Messages of condolences can be left at www.billingsleyfuneralhome.com
Passed away peacefully on April 3, 2019, at The Pines LTC, Bracebridge, following a stroke on March 29. He was surrounded by several family members and much love.
Beloved father of Sharon (Steve) Bacon & Jon (Lois) Vardy. Loving grandfather of Andrew (Karoline), Jessica (Jesse), James (Lorelei), Heatheranne & Joshua. Proud great-grandfather to Grace, Avaleigh and Lillian. Predeceased by his former wife, Penelope Batcheler and his sisters Pamela and Lynette. Fondly remembered by Elisabeth, his long-time partner and dearest friend, his brother David, several brothers and sisters in law, Jenny, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Born November 28, 1926 in Yorkshire, England, William Michael Shakespeare Vardy assembled Lancaster Bombers served in the British Army with the Royal Engineers during the war. After the war, he represented the British motor industry in the Middle East and Africa. While studying Italian in Italy, he met his wife Penelope Batcheler and in September 1957 they were married. Sharon and Jonathan were born in 1959 and 1960 respectively, and in 1962 the Vardy family emigrated to Canada settling in the Toronto area.
Throughout his life, Michael has been known as one of the kindest, gentlest, most loving souls ever to live. He loved to give and receive hugs, and when people were with him they always felt loved and special. Michael had a cheerful disposition, a great sense of humour, and could do a wonderful Yorkshire recitation of “Albert and the Lion”. He loved to walk and ride his bicycle, and that is one of the reasons he got to know so many people in the Muskoka communities in which he lived.
“Gran’pa” Michael is dearly missed by his family and friends. He was so proud of his five grandchildren, and loved holding his three beautiful great-granddaughters born in 2018. They will come to know their great-grandpa through stories that will be told. Michael leaves behind a legacy of kindness, goodness and gentleness to all.
On March 29, 2019 Randy passed away peacefully at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, Barrie Ontario. Randy was born on March 28, 1923 in Brampton Ontario, son of Edward and Mary (Smith) Ellis.
Randy is survived by his loving wife Florence Otelia Coffin, sister Shirley Farmer, his five children Ron (Janis), Rodger (Sandra), Robin, Rosemary (Daryl), Randy (Michele) as well as twelve grand children and fifteen great grandchildren (with another on their way).Randy was predeceased by his first wife Helen Bernice Brown, his brothers John and Mac, and his sisters Gertrude, Audrey, and Anna.
Randy had a passion for hockey and at the age of eighteen was playing for the Toronto Marlboros. Enlisting during WWII he hung up his skates and put his hockey career on hold becoming a pilot in the Air Force. After the war Randy returned to playing hockey in Peterborough then professionally in both Scotland and the EHL in the United States.
Randy re-enlisted in the RCAF where he had a long and successful career as a pilot flying several different aircraft over his many years of service. Randy also was the proud owner of his much beloved resort Sandhurst on Sand Lake, Ontario.
The hockey team of your dreams is waiting for you to lace up your skates.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation would be appreciated by the family.
Visitation will be held at the Mackey Funeral Home 33 Peel Street, Lindsay, Ontario on Friday April 12th from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Funeral service will follow at 1:00 p.m. Interment will take place at the Riverside Cemetery, 347 Lindsay Street South, Lindsay, Ontario following the funeral. The family invites you to join them after the interment for a reception at the Lindsay Golf and Country Club, 282 Lindsay Street South, Lindsay Ontario.
Carrie was taken suddenly from her family and friends on Tuesday April 2nd, 2019.
Carrie was born on August 22nd, 1979 in Brampton, Ontario and spent most of her life growing up in Huntsville Ontario. She had an infectious personality and a passion for dance which she shared with others as a dance teacher. She met her husband Greg at her own sister’s wedding where they began to build their beautiful life together. She was her family’s loudest cheerleader, whether it was at the arena or the dance studio, and she documented every moment as she was always the proudest mom and/or wife in the room.
Carrie is survived by her husband Greg Oke and her two children Paige and Jayden (JJ). She also leaves behind her mother Joanne Mantle, sister Christine Mantle-Marnoch (Matt Marnoch) and her brother Jamie Mantle (Jana). She was a proud aunt to Ethan, Matthew, Taylor, Vickie, Hayley, Cameron, Joshua, Landon, Zachary and Oliver and she also leaves behind various aunts, uncles, cousins, and many friends. She is preceded in death by her father Rod Mantle.
Carrie lived every moment of life to the fullest. It was what her family and many friends loved most about her. She had an amazing way of seeing the world and making each day a new adventure that could be celebrated with her family, friends and co-workers.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, April 10th, 2019 at Billingsley Funeral Home from 4 – 8 p.m. and from 10 – 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 11th, 2019. The funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Thursday April 11th at 11am. Reception to follow. Memorial Donations can be made to Huntsville Hospital. Messages of condolence can be left at www.billingsleyfuneralhome.com
“Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes. Because for those who love with heart and soul there is no such thing as separation.” -Rumi
Bruce Alfred Hughes was born and raised in East York, the only child of Alfred and Constance. During high school he joined the East York Track Club and later also joined the University of Toronto track club, where he was enrolled in the Geology program. As a long distance and cross country track runner, Bruce missed out on participating in the British Empire games in Wales by two seconds. During his time at U of T, Fred Foote was the coach of both clubs and through his influence and example Bruce became a Christian. He started attending Bethel AGC and grew in his walk with the Lord and served there till 1964.
After graduating from U of T, Bruce first worked at Prudential Life as a Health and Life Underwriter, and started at Toronto Bible College Evening Courses. He graduated from TBC and went on to be the Alumni Chair for many years.
Bruce and Elizabeth McLaverty were married in 1964 and went to Calvary AGC where Bruce taught the College and Career class. Bruce was offered a job in London in 1969 where he was Vice President of an insurance company. We joined Glen Cairn Baptist where he taught a large Adult Class Sunday mornings. He was also Deacon of Missions and through his influence they began Short Term Missions where many youth and college young people went out for the summer with SPRINT Missions. When we moved to Calvary Oakville, he started the Short Term Missions program started and led a small group.
While in London Small Groups were being started, Bruce led both a church and neighbourhood small group for many years. He definitely had the gift of teaching and organizing.
After retiring to Port Sydney in the year 2000, Bruce went back to a hobby he had started years previously. He joined the Muskoka Stamp Club. After a few years, he became President of the club for many years and ran a large Stamp Show yearly in Bracebridge until he became ill.
After moving to Port Sydney Bruce was asked to join the Port Sydney Parks and Rec. This was an entirely different outlet for Bruce and one he enjoyed for many years. Bruce also enjoyed spending time with his four grandchildren (Kristen, Rachel, Noah and Jacob).
Bruce was a gentle, quiet man who had a wonderful dry humour and wit. During his time in the hospital, the nurses mentioned how they enjoyed his humour and I often heard them chuckle. Also, during his sickness and many months in the hospital and rehab, I never heard him complain or show that he felt sorry for himself. He was very accepting of his situation.
The family will receive friends on Monday, April 1, 2019 at Faith Baptist Church, Huntsville from 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. The funeral service will follow at 1:00 p.m. Reception to follow. Burial to take place in May. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations can be made to Camp Mini-Yo-We or Hospice Huntsville. Messages of condolence can be left at www.billingsleyfuneralhome.com
The family will receive friends on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at Billingsley Funeral Home, 430 Ravenscliffe Road, Huntsville from 12 – 1 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 1 p.m.
As an expression of sympathy memorial donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of Muskoka. Messages of condolence can be left at www.billingsleyfuneralhome.com
It is with great sadness, but grateful hearts that we announce the passing of our mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister on Friday, March 1, 2019 at Muskoka Shores Care Community in Gravenhurst, Ontario.
Born January 24, 1932 she was the eldest daughter to the late Roland Caldwell and lthe ate Ruth Burton of Hants County, Nova Scotia. Pre-deceased by her husband Lyall Haley, siblings: Roy, Melvin, Omar and Myra Caldwell. She is survived by daughters: Sonia Ferguson, Carol Haley, sons Wayne (Tracy) Haley, Richard (Wendy) Haley all of Huntsville, grandchildren: Erika (Danny) Morrison of Minett, Kate (Marc) Doyle of Sudbury, David (Anna) Haley of Dorset, Jessi (Ronald) Cortes of Huntsville, Matt Haley of Huntsville, Cody (Que Nell) Haley of Innisfil, great-grandchildren: Bailey, Blake, Harper, Matais, Myla, Nash, Isla, Koen and Kein and siblings: Helen Williams of British Columbia, Judi (Bev) Thornburn of Nova Scotia, Claire (Evelyn) Caldwell of Nova Scotia, Boyd (Nellie) Caldwell of Nova Scotia, Lloyd (Mona) Caldwell of Alberta, Dorothy Jefferies of Ontario, Alan (Ann) Caldwell of Ontario and many nieces and nephews.
Alice loved her visits from all her family especially the children. She was an avid bingo player, golf fan and always enjoyed a good laugh.
The family burial will take place in the Spring at Hutcheson Memorial Cemetery. A celebration of life will take place on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 363 Ravenscliffe Road in Huntsville 1 to 4 pm. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of Muskoka, Heart & Stroke Foundation or any charity of your choice.
As Roland Cilliers of the Forester wrote, in an article in 2018, ”to call Audlee Tredgett a local celebrity is a bit of an understatement.”
Audlee was from Toronto originally, grew up in Orillia at HRC, and came to Huntsville in 1987, but not without the concerns of his family and friends, that a community may take advantage of his gentle nature. Once he settled into his own apartment, group living was not his thing, and neither was a sheltered workshop, he found work in the community, and he began to thrive. And thrive, and thrive he did, until he became a local celebrity. He was passionate about people, he needed to be among them, greeting them and catching up. He loved his church, and all the people in the church, old and new, and participated in all activities going on. He was an active church member, and held honored roles in the church.
He loved sports, and the Otters, all the Otters, and was at all the games and practices, and cheered them on. He participated in Special Olympics, bowling, Rotary, he was on the Board of Directors for Community Living Huntsville, he played piano and drums at church any chance he could, contributed to church bulletins and services whenever he could, and became very familiar with the radio stations. He made friends wherever he went, and always remembered their names and birthdays. He attended all the activities in Huntsville, and was fully present and participating in music groups and dances, cheering on dance troupes, and artists, and visitors, concerts and parades.
As Grant Nickalls, friend of Audlee’s, said, “Audlee is a community-driven person, one of the people who makes you feel like he’s been waiting for you all day!”
We are all richer for having known him, and blessed to have called him friend.
Audlee is survived by his sister Lynda Davis, nephew Ralph Fish, and niece Patty Lynn. He died peacefully Saturday March 23, 2019 at Huntsville District Memorial Hospital.
The visitation will take place on March 31, 2019 at Billingsley Funeral Home, 430 Ravenscliffe Road, Huntsville from 2-4 p.m., 6-8 p.m. and on April 1, 2019 from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Salvation Army, 4 Mary Street, Huntsville followed by the funeral service at 1 p.m. Reception to follow. Audlee will be laid to rest at York Cemetery in Toronto with his parents. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations can be made to the Salvation Army. Messages of condolence can be left at www.billingsleyfuneralhome.com
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).
CZIRAK, Geza Sandor
Died unexpectedly in a house fire on March 16, 2019. He had a zest for life – if there was an adventure to be had, he was all in, all the time. He is mourned by all who knew him and who miss his characteristic “Howz it going?” and handsome, charming grin. He loved fishing, boating and Tina’s cooking.
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. 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.
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