Death Notices and Obituaries

 

   

Catherine” Marguerite Buckerfield (nee Devries) 

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 

DRAPER, Donald Wesley

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.

Adelaide Roberta Kerr

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

OEHL, Marianne (nee Gabler)

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

In Loving Memory of Jean Beirness

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

Robert Edwin Bowyer

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

The death occurred on Sunday, October 21, 2018.
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
Passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on Monday, October 15, 2018 at Algonquin Grace Hospice at the age of 60.  Beloved wife of David Wight of Emsdale.  Loving mother of Alicia Schmitt and step-mother of James (Louise), Gene (Kate) and Ken (Nadine) Wight.  Cherished grandmother of Sarah, Cameron, Caron, Matthew, Cassidy, Dustin, and Jacob.  Dear sister of Marlene, Sandy and Mal, and sister-in-law of Lorne and Robert.
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

Joy-Anne Mootz

On October 13th 2018 at 10 p.m.,  Joy-Anne Mootz (nee Hill) lost her fight with post cancer complications in Huntsville at the age of 72.  Joy is the daughter of Lloyd and Zena Hill of Hillside.  Joy was born on July 25th 1946.  Beloved mother of Paul.  Loving wife of Bill Mootz.  Dear sister to Gay Swan and Hugh Hill and a loving friend to many.   Joy would always say how fortunate she is to have so many good friends. She was a graduate of the Huntsville High School and had a 38 year career at the CIBC.  Joy had an infectious laugh, passion for baseball and a passion for crafts.  She loved her family and her friends and was also a generous provider to her husband and son.  She will be missed by many. 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 (July 31, 1926 – October 12, 2018)

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.

Mary Scheer-Hennings (Moher)

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.

FRANKUM, Elaine Joyce (nee Kendall)

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

Clarence “Austin” Boucher

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

John Seitz

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.

Barbara Desiree Mills (nee Conway)
March 28, 1922 – September 8, 2018
Our dear mother passed away peacefully in her sleep in her 97th year, at home in her retirement residence. She had lived a full life, and after a pleasant evening with Judith watching Nadal play tennis (her favourite next to Federer), she slipped away in the wee hours of Saturday morning. She was predeceased by her husband of 53 years, John Mills, her brother Abbott Conway, sister Helen O’Connor, parents Jennie and Worrell Conway and her good friend Bill Macdonald. Barbara leaves her children: Jennifer, Judith, Terry and Megan; grandchildren: Alex Sayers, Michael Campbell, Mary Claire Mills and John Mills; and great-grandchildren: Elsie, Arlo, Lola, Judith and Lane.
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 Law (nee Clarke), born December 26, 1943 passed away suddenly at Fairvern Nursing Home, Huntsville on Thursday, September 20, 2018.
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.

 

Christina “Chris” Margurate MacDonald

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.

RIPPER, Erma

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

DAVIS, Sandra Jane (nee Woods)

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

WOODCROFT, James (Jim)

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 Francis Sproat (Burton)

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

DAULTREY, Mabel

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.

MALETA, Joyce

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.

Stenabaugh, Carl

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.

George Edwin White

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

HATKOSKI, Jimmy Walter Peter

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

Broadbent, June

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.

VOTH, Elizabeth Ann

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.

Wallace Raymond Chappell

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.

RHEUBOTTOM, Evelyn

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.

Sandra Lovegrove

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

Edmonds, Danielle, A. E.,

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

Grace Beverley Bath

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

Barbara Patricia (Los) Yule (March 17, 1920 – August 10, 2018)

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

Dolores Elizabeth Clarke

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.

WELCH, Elliott

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.

Edward John (Ted) Wood

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 Elizabeth McEachern (nee: Martin)

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.

SNYDER, Bonnie Ruby (nee Mattison)

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

Andrew MacLeod

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.

Marc Fortunato
Huntsville Ontario
March 23, 1989 – July 23, 2018

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, 20182 – 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.

BARKER, Orval Graham

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.

Frank Elliott COBB

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.

CHOCHLOWSKY, Robert “Bob”

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

ROY, Stephen Collin (Ripple)

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.

MALLOY, Allan Carl

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

Rodney Charles Mantle (1952-2018)

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

TAYLOR, Robert George (Bob)

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

JEFFREY, Florence “Faye” (nee Reid)

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

MacKENZIE, Sherry Ann (nee Hill)

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

MAW, Howard N.

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

MALLOY, Bertha May (nee White)

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

Shortill, Barry Douglas

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 

Charles “Chuck” Lamon

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.

Edith Amelia Flood

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.

ROBINSON, Laura Jean

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.

SILVESTER, Beverly Ann (nee MacLean)

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

McEACHERN, Morden Kelland

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

William (Bill) Frow (1923-2018)

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

MARTIN, Donald Gerald

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.

Dorothy Mae Nobes

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.

BROCKINGTON, Glen Campbell

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.

 

MOONEY, Elizabeth (nee Davidson)

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

HALL, Gayle Arlene (nee Nickason)

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.

 

OLMSTEAD, Jack Gordon

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

Smith, Florence Mary (nee Snyder)

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

 

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