Obituaries

MACDONALD, CAMILLA IRENE (nee MACDONALD) - Passed away peacefully on July 3, 2018. Irene MacDonald of Wasaga Beach formerly of Elmvale in her 86th year. Beloved wife of the late George MacDonald (2003). Dear mother of Wayne and Marlene MacDonald and Diane and Stephen Miller. Loved grandma of Rebecca MacDonald (Chad Townsend) and Daniel MacDonald. Proud great grandma of Caleb. Sister of Fran (late Gerard) Moran, Mary O'Neill (late Walter Hall), Shirlie (late Verle) Priest, late Christopher (Brenda) MacDonald, late Joseph (Mary Lou) MacDonald, late Basil (Cheryl) MacDonald, Mercedes (late Doug) Bannerman, Margaret Russell and Ursula (Grant) Davidson. Sister-in-law of late Mary Cambray, Allister (late Violet) MacDonald, Donald (Grace) MacDonald, Earl (Lorraine) MacDonald, and the late Dennis, Robert MacDonald and Florence Martin. Irene will be missed by her many nieces, nephews and family. Visitation was held at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home in Elmvale from 2-4 and 7-9 on Thursday, July 5, 2018. Funeral mass at the St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Phelpston on Friday, July 6, 2018 at 11 am. Interment St. Patrick's Cemetery in Phelpston. Donations may be made to Campbell House Hospice in Collingwood, Collingwood General and Marine Hospital, or St. Patrick's Church in Phelpston. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com.

Frank Strong July 07, 1938 – July 06, 2018 Passed away suddenly in his Phelpston home on July 06, 2018. Beloved husband of Doreen. Dear father of Steve (Nyla), Christine (Mark), Deneen (David), Jeffery (Julie). Proud grandpa of Kayla (Josh), Sarah, Madelaine, Benjamin and Cole, adoptive grandpa of Luke. Great grandpa of Jessica and Alexander. He will always be loved and remembered by family and friends. Frank was a valued member of his community, he actively participated in volunteering in ACCS and numerous church activities, fundraisers and other events over the years. A celebration of life will be held at the Alliston Pentecostal Church (7810 Hwy 89, Alliston) at 1pm on July 14, 2018. In Lieu of flowers, donations in Frank’s memory may be made to Frank’s widow home completion fund at https://www.gofundme.com/frank039s-widow-home-completion-fund&rcid=r01-153110317172-02a2ea6406ec4356&pc=ot_co_campmgmt_w and are greatly appreciated by the family.   

Jacobs, Donald - who passed away July 19, 2002
We think of you in silence,
We often speak your name,
But all we have are memories,
And your picture in a frame.
Your resting place we visit,
And put flowers there with care,
But no one knows the heartache,
As we turn and leave you there.
Always remembered by Muriel,
your sons, daughters and all their families

Pat Stone  July 13th 2017
Though your smile has gone forever,
 And your hand we cannot touch.
We have so many memories,
Of the one we loved so much.
Your memory is our keepsake,
With which we'll never part.
God has you in His keeping,
We have you in our hearts
Love , Mary, Wendy, Cindy, Heather, Gerald and families

In Memory of Pat Stone  
It's been a year since you left us Pat.
We miss you but do cherish the memories.
Art & Lois

Wayne Thompson April 29, 1946 - July 20, 2004
As time unfolds another year
Memories keep you ever near
Silent thoughts of time together
Hold memories that will last forever
Gone but not forgotten, Marie

FRANKCOM, Ronald Francis - Ron passed away suddenly, but peacefully, with family, on Monday, July 9th 2018, in his 80th year. Ron leaves behind his loving wife and best friend Faye. Dear father of Steve (Gameba) and Murray (Krista) Frankcom, as well as step-father and friend to Ric (Darlene), Mark (Ann) and Jeff (Kelly) Archer. Beloved Papa to Dylan, Wendel, Zoe, Alexa, Jenn (Steve), Christie (Mitch), Stefanie (Chad), Ricky, Jazmin, Taylor (Shawna), Hannah and Maitlin. Cherished Grand Papa to Quinn, Jack, Bree, Bryson and Zaylia. Brother of Elvie (Sharon) and Del (Joyann) Frankcom. Pre-deceased by his parents Percy and Elsie Frankcom. Ron was a staunch community supporter. He, among others, helped to carve Heritage Park out of the bush. Both he and Faye were proud supporters of the United Church, and if Ron wasn't home, chances are he was using his finely honed building skills to improve the church property. A good Samaritan, he was always willing to help where help was needed. He was also an avid athlete, excelling at curling and golf, as well as hockey and baseball, in his younger years. Pictures of championship teams adorn the walls of his home. More than anything, Ron was a decent, caring, hard-working and thoughtful man, who loved his family. Rest in peace Ron. You will always be in our hearts.  Visitation will be held at Lynn-Stone Funeral Home, Elmvale on Friday, July 20th, from 6 – 8 pm. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, July 21st, at St. John's United Church at 11 am with a reception following. Memorial donations to St. John's United Church or the Elmvale Curling Club would be greatly appreciated by the family. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to lynnstonefuneralhome.com

The family of Garry Turner
would like to thank everyone for attending Garry’s Celebration of Life. Thank you to the coffee girls who arranged the lovely luncheon. Thank you for all the generous donations to the Elmvale Curling Club on Garry’s behalf. It was his favourite place. Special thanks to Mike and the staff at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home for all your guidance. Wendy Turner

DOWNER, Edward 'Ted' Cecil - It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Edward Downer at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, Barrie on June 24, 2018 in his 90th year. Ted Downer of Springwater, formerly of Bluewater Beach, beloved husband of Frances (nee Parkinson), treasured father of Jim, Wendy and her husband Mel, Barb and her husband Glenn. Much loved grandfather of Kari and her husband Kevin, Steven, Edward and Deanna. And proud great grandfather of Reagan and Carter. Fondly remembered by many extended family members.
Cremation has taken place and interment will be held at a later date. A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, June 29th from 1 to 4 pm at Lynn-Stone Funeral Home, Elmvale.  If desired, memorial donations made to the Elmvale Food Bank would be greatly appreciated by the family. Messages of sympathy may be sent to
www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

KENDALL, Nancy A. - Passed away peacefully at Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket, on Monday, June 11, 2018 in her 80th year. Nancy Kendall (nee Selkirk) of Newmarket, formerly of Emvale, beloved wife of the late William 'Bill' Kendall. Treasured mother of Judy Selkirk and Todd Selkirk. Much loved mother-in-law of Carl Marson and Kim Selkirk and proud grandmother of Samantha, Nicholas and Zachary. Will be missed by her granddog Christina and her Elmvale friends. There will be no visitation or service.
Should you wish to make a memorial donation in Nancy's memory please consider Flos Elmvale Firefighers Association, Southlake Regional Health Centre Foundation, Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation, or O.S.P.C.A. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

Murray; Bruce Robert - Passed away  peacefully on  Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at the Georgian Bay General  Hospital, Midland at the age of 91. Bruce of Tiny, beloved husband of Audrey.  Loving father of Lorri Watson and Gregory Murray. Caring grandfather of Logan Watson. Dear brother of Ian (Grace) Murray and Jeanne (Ernest) Bradley.  Bruce will also be missed by many friends.  Cremation has taken place. Arrangements under the care of Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home.  If desired, donations to the Kidney Foundation would be greatly appreciated by Bruce’s family.

VAN VUGT, JANNIE (nee Ploeg) - Passed away at her residence, Phelpston, on Sunday, June 24, 2018 in her 63rd year. Dear wife of Hank Van Vugt. Loving mother to Julie Van Vugt, Michael and his wife Tammy and Lisa Van Vugt. Lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Jackson, Kylie, Payton, Makayla and Janneke. Sister of Butch Ploeg and Tom Ploeg and predeceased by her parents Herman and Bertha Ploeg. Cremation has taken place. Respecting Jannie’s wishes there will be no service. If desired, donations to Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

BENNETT, Theodore John (Jack) - Entered into rest at the Georgian Bay General Hospital on May 31, 2018 in his 97th year.  Pre-deceased by his wife, Margaret (Neen) and his daughter-in-law, Nancy. He will be sadly missed by his long time partner and companion, Linda Morton, and her family; sons Richard (Dale) and Charles; grandchildren, Cameron, Stacey, Rob and Valerie, and great-grandchildren, Tristan and Keaton. Jack was a proud member of the Royal Canadian Legion and a recipient of the prestigious Legion of Honor award.  He enjoyed painting, spending many hours before his easel with paintbrush in hand. Special thanks to his family physician of many years, Dr. Bruno Golisky, and his personal care workers, Christine Johnson and Molly Wadge who provided care and support during the past 5 years. Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Expressions of sympathy may be sent through www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

CASPARY, Sinaida - Of Tiny, passed away at Georgian Bay General Hospital, Midland, on Monday, May 21, 2018. Beloved wife of the late Gustav Caspary. Dear mother of Victor and Paula Scott. Will be lovingly remembered by grandchildren Anton, Christina, Alexander and great grandchildren Caleb, Ivy and Carly. Respecting her wishes there will be no visitation or service. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

McCormack, Lois (nee McConnell) - Passed away suddenly at Ross Memorial Hospital, Lindsay, on Monday, June 4, 2018 in her 81st year. Lois McCormack of Bobcaygeon, dear wife of Stan McCormack. Loved mother of Ken (Gail), Greg (Sandra), Wayne (Michele) and Michelle (Greg) Snoddon. Lovingly remembered by 6 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Will be missed by her sister Joyce (Tom) Kidd and brother Ted (Trish) McConnell. Predeceased by son Jeff and siblings Alan McConnell (survived by Vi), Margaret McConnell and Bob McConnell. Cremation has taken place. The Celebration of Life for Lois McCormack (McConnell) will take place at Celebrations Hall, (Mackey Funeral Home) 35 Lindsay Street North, Lindsay ON. Celebration will begin at 11 a.m. and continue until 1 p.m. on June 22nd, 2018. Family, and any who wish, will then travel to the Groveside Cemetery, 5155 Baldwin St. South, Whitby, ON where Lois' Ashes will be placed adjacent her son Jeffrey. Memorial donations to Cancer Society would be appreciated. Expressions of sympathy to the family may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

Wilson, Dorothy Jean (nee Thompson) - Passed away with peace unexpectedly at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre on Wednesday, June 6th, 2018. Dorothy Wilson in her 92nd year, beloved wife of the late Laddie Wilson. Loving mother of Allan (Eileen), Charles (Marie), Wayne (Cathy), Gordon (Patricia) and Edward (Steacy). Adored grandmother of 17 and great grandmother of 19. Dorothy will be fondly remembered by her brother Alvin (the late Marion) Thompson, her many nieces, nephews, cousins, neighbours and friends. Dorothy was respected for her love of life and music, her sense of humour and also her devotion to family and community. Friends were received at ADAMS FUNERAL HOME, 445 St. Vincent St. Barrie (just north of Cundles Rd.) on Tuesday from 2 – 4 and 6 – 9 p.m. Funeral Service was held in the Chapel at 1 o’clock Wednesday, June 13th, 2018 with visitation from 12 p.m. Interment Minesing Union Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through adamsfuneralhome.ca

The family of Mae Tubman would like to thank all the wonderful people who joined us to pay tribute to Mom and express our appreciation to relatives, friends and neighbours for their expressions of sympathy, hugs, flowers, cards and food.  We are humbled and comforted by the overwhelming generosity from the community in memory of Mom’s favourite charities.  Thank you to Rev. Paul Sakasov for visiting Mom over the past years, his support during her recent illness and for a beautiful service.  We appreciate the personal and professional support of Debbie Craddock and the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home during this difficult time.  Our heartfelt thanks to Dr. Ben McNaull and the nurses of the 4th Floor Harvie Wing at Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital for their excellent medical care and compassion.  Sincere thanks also to James and Tina and the staff at King Place, Midland for making Mom’s last six months such happy ones and to her good friends there, Mary Wilson and Krystal Duncan.  We will always be grateful for being part of such a caring and supportive community. With our sincere appreciation, Eric, Elaine and Jean and families.

The family of the late Victor Edward “Ted” Hall of Wyevale, wishes to acknowledge the many expressions of sympathy and gestures of kindness shown to us following our sad loss.   We offer our heartfelt thanks to the many family members, friends, neighbours and wellwishers who visited our home, attended the burial and celebration and who provided emotional and practical support for us during this difficult time. For those who telephoned, travelled great distances, sent floral tributes, cards, food and messages of condolences, as well as those who made charitable donations, we are truly grateful.  A special word of thanks to the Tiny Township Station 2 Fire Fighters, Simcoe County Paramedics & GBGH Staff for their timely response, professionalism, compassion and respect shown at all times. Debbie Craddock, Mike Stone and staff at Lynn Stone Funeral Home for their sensitive and professional handling of arrangements. The Wyevale Church and its many faithful workers for the lunch they provided. Finally, the Tiny Township Fire Department for their proud, guard of honor at the graveside service that truly left us speechless. To those who helped in any way, your contribution made our loss more bearable. As it would be impossible to thank everyone individually, please accept this acknowledgement as an expression of our deepest gratitude.   Judy Hall & Family  

Thank you to anyone who sent plants, flowers, food and cards at the time of my brother’s (Ted Hall) sudden passing. Your thoughtfulness was greatly appreciated. Linda Rowntree

CASPARY, Sinaida - Of Tiny, passed away at Georgian Bay General Hospital, Midland, on Monday, May 21, 2018. Beloved wife of the late Gustav Caspary. Dear mother of Victor and Paula. Will be lovingly remembered by grandchildren Anton, Christina, Alexander and great grandchildren Caleb, Ivy and Carly. Respecting her wishes there will be no visitation or service. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

Fay, Sheumas Joseph (Owner of Hardship Acres Landscaping and Lumber) - Passed away peacefully at his home in Wyevale surrounded by family on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. Sheumas Fay of Wyevale in his 77th year. Loving husband and best friend of Catherine Fay (nee Moran) for 55 years. Dear father of Steve (Brenda) Fay, Shannon (Dennis) Kuglin, Mary Fay, Lori Branton, Colleen (Jeff) Ewart, Corinne (Keith) Norwood, Kevin (Shannon) Fay, Kent (Leyla) Fay, Cullen (Andrea) Fay, and Patti (Tyler) McComb. Beloved grandpa of 27 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Brother of Rosaleen (late Howard) Engel, late Betty (Paul) Wojcik, and Sheila (Ken) Jones. Brother-in-law of late Lorena (Wayne) Batterman, Francis (Brenda) Moran, Helen (Frank) Beirnes, Pat (Bill) Scott, late Camilla Silverthorn, John (Brenda) Moran, and Jerome Moran. Pre-deceased by his parents Joseph and Annie Fay. Sheumas will be dearly missed by many nieces, nephews, and friends.
Visitation was held at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home in Elmvale from 7-9 pm Saturday, May 26 and from 2-4 and 7-9 on Sunday, May 27.
A funeral mass was held at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Elmvale on Monday, May 28 at 11 am. Interment St. Patrick's Cemetery in Phelpston. Everyone is welcome to join the family for an Irish wake after the funeral at the Elmvale Curling Club from 1pm -7 pm. Memorial donations to Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Elmvale, St. Patrick's Church in Phelpston, the St. Stanislaus Church Building Fund in Chatsworth, or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

FEIR, Donald Hedley - Ret'd Corporal O.P.P. - 30 yrs. Passed away at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 in his 83rd year. Don Feir of Wyevale, dear husband of Ann (nee Davidson). Lovingly remembered by his children Debra (Andrew) Heerschap, Stephen, Scott (Janet) and stepchildren Kimberly (Jodi) Hill, Tricia (Bradley) Fenn and Michael Blair. Proud grandfather of 13 and great grandfather of 5. Don will be missed by his sister Joyce (the late William) Farrell and many extended family members. Predeceased by sister Gwendolyn (survived by Vaughn) Simpson. To Celebrate Don's life, please join his family on Saturday, June 16th from 2 pm until 5 pm at the Tiny Township Community Centre, 91 concession Rd 8 E, Tiny, ON. Eulogies will begin at 2:30 pm.
If desired memorial donations to the Salvation Army, Midland or Arthritis Society would be appreciated by the family. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to
www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

HALL, Victor Edward 'Ted' - Passed away suddenly at his home in Wyevale on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 in his 77th year. Husband and best friend of Judy (nee Storey). Cherished father of Debby Hall Rowell of Elmvale, Stephen (Elaine) of Wyevale and Michael (Maggie) of Lafontaine. Proud grandfather of Robert (Paula), Emily (Ken), Kory and Shelby. Dear brother of Lila (Al) Beardsall, Linda (Joe) Rowntree and the late Terry (survived by Ed) Cox. Ted will be missed by his in-laws Bob (Marie) Storey and Nancy (Steve) Quaife, his nieces and nephews and many friends at home and at the Roadrunner Lake Resort, Scottsdale, AZ. He enjoyed many years involved with coaching baseball, 35 + years on the Tiny Fire Department, and was an avid card player, gardener and farmer. At Ted's request there will be no visitation. A Graveside Service was held at the Wyevale Cemetery on Sunday, May 27, 2018 at 1:30 pm. All are welcome to attend. Memorial donations to your favorite charity would be appreciated by the family. Expressions of condolence may be sent to the family at www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

HAMELIN, Gayle  (nee Cameron) - Gayle Hamelin of Calvin Township passed away at the Mattawa Hospital on Thursday May 17, 2018, one week after her 81st birthday. Beloved wife of Remi. Dearest mom of Cathay (Mike) Moreau of Elmvale, Darcy (Aggie) Duquette of Barrie, Kerry Duquette of Utopia and Jamie (Shelly) Duquette of Orono. Proud grandma of Chad (Candice) Moreau, Chris (Nikki) Moreau, Todd (Candy) Moreau, Brett (Amanda) Moreau, Jennifer (Jon) Steininger, Frances Duquette, Amber Duquette and Scott Duquette. Special great-grandma of Ethan, Colton, Mason, Lincoln, Tristan, Rhys, Mya, Ava and Hailey. Beloved sister of Fay (Bill) Sterne of Courtenay, B.C. and Wayne (Ella) Cameron of Mattawa. Gayle will be missed by her fur baby Abbey. Friends called at the MARTYN & SLOAN ‘Mattawa Chapel’  on Tuesday May 22nd from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service was held at the funeral home on Wednesday at 1 p.m. Interment followed at the Calvin Township Cemetery. If desired donations to the Mattawa Hospital or the charity of your choice would be appreciated. Condolences may be offered online at  www.martynfh.com

HERBOWY, Bronis - Passed away at Georgian Bay General Hospital, Midland, on Monday, May 21, 2018 in her 92nd year. Bronis Herbowy of Tiny, dear wife of Robert Griffin and predeceased by her first husband Alfred Herbowy. Friends called at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home, Elmvale, from 7 to 9 pm on Thursday, May 24, 2018 and from 9:30 to 10:30 am on Friday. Funeral Mass at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Elmvale, on Friday at 11 am. If desired memorial donations may be sent to Heart and Stroke Foundation. Messages of sympathy may be sent to ww.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

Smith, S. Ronald (Ron) - On Tuesday, May 22nd 2018 in his 81st year, Ron passed away peacefully in his sleep. He had been tucked into his favourite chair by his loving and caring wife of 63 years. Ron will be fondly remembered by his beloved wife Ruth (nee Smith). Ron is also survived by his treasured mother Ethel Smith of Creemore, father (the late Stuart Smith) and his loving sister Helen Oliver; sister in law Evelyn (Sissy) Edwards (the late Bev). Predeceased by his in-laws Russell and Evelyn Smith. Loving father of Helen (Rick) Jermey of Severn, Linda Wellwood (Lyle MacArthur) of St. George, and Jeffrey (Michelle) Smith of Barrie. Proud grandfather of Michael (Lila) Jermey, Nicole Wellwood, Cory Stuart (Sarah) Jermey, Christopher, Kailey, and Kaiden David Stuart Smith. Loving Great-Grandfather of Logan, Evan & Tyson; Sydney; Sadie and Morgan. He will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews; long standing close family friends Robert Anderson (Uncle Bobbi), Bill Philpott, Roy and Millie Keller, Norma and Ed Sayles and the late Bob and Dee Kemp of New Smyrna Beach, Florida. Special thanks to the doctors and nurses at the RVH Heart Function Clinic. Proudly, for 39 years, Ron was a Sales Agent for the Prudential Insurance Company of America. Following his retirement from Prudential he continued to work for an additional 6 years as a “retired agent” for London Life. Brother Ron Smith was a Master Mason within the Kempenfeldt Lodge #673. He was also a Member of the Barrie Valley Scottish Rite 32nd Degree. In November 2017, he was the Reunion Honoree at the 40th Anniversary of the Barrie Consistory (Charter Member).  Ron was also a member of the Rameses Shrine (Toronto) and Sheba Shrine Club (Barrie); New Smyrna Beach (Florida) Lodge #149, New Smyrna Beach Shrine Club and the New Smyrna Beach Scottish Rite Club. Family and friends will be received at COLLIER STREET UNITED CHURCH (112 Collier Street, Barrie) on Saturday, June 2, 2018 for a Masonic Service beginning at 11 o’clock a.m. followed by the funeral service. A celebration of life will follow at 12:30 p.m. in the church hall. In lieu of flowers, Memorial donations to RVH Heart Function Clinic or the Children’s Shrine Hospital would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through adamsfuneralhome.ca

TUBMAN, Dorothy 'Mae' - Passed away at Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 in her 99th year. Mae Tubman, formerly of Elmvale, beloved wife of the late Harry Tubman (1999). Dear mother of Eric and his wife Patricia Tubman, Elaine and her husband Brian McInnis and Jean and her husband Marc Laurin. Loving grandmother of James (Alyssa), Carolyn (Andrew), Scott, Brent, Danielle and Krista (Jeremy). Daughter of the late James and Margaret Strath. Predeceased by sisters May and Marion. Sadly missed by family and friends, including those at King Place, Midland. Mae was a member of Knox Flos Presbyterian Church, Crossland and a member of the former Saurin Women's Institute. Friends called at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home, Elmvale, from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm, Thursday, May 24th. Funeral Service was in the chapel on Friday at 1 pm. Interment Elmvale Presbyterian Cemetery following the service. Donations in Mae's memory may be made to The Kidney Foundation, Knox Flos Presbyterian Church or the charity of your choice. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

WHITFIELD, MARY JEAN - Mary passed away in her 95th year at the Sara Vista Long Term Care Home in Elmvale on Saturday, May 26, 2018.She shared a remarkable love story for almost 80 years with her best friend and adored husband, Jack. Mother of Joanne (Tom) Hards, Catherine (the late Bob) Caville, Don (Karen) Whitfield, Peter Whitfield (Johanna Columbus) and Tracey Whitfield (Tom Stoddart), she was the cherished grandmother of Michael Hards, Gillian Hards (Crispin Smith), Gregory Whitfield (Sarah Townes) and Janessa and Julia Whitfield. The family deeply appreciates the staff at the Sara Vista Long Term Care Home for their wonderful care. Mary was an accomplished student winning many awards both in her hometown of Whitby and the University of Toronto where she majored in languages learning to speak Spanish, French and German. Moving with their family to Elmvale in 1953, Mary and Jack built Whitfield Drugs into a highly respected business. The Woodland beach Store was entirely Mary’s operation and a remarkable success. She was the perfect example of an astute business manager and mentor. So many of her staff remember her example with admiration, gratitude and fondness. From an early age, she had boundless curiosity marked with a sense of fun in discovering the world’s grandeur. Above all, Mary was caring, principled and lived her faith in all she did. Jack, her children and grandchildren were at the centre of her life. In Mary’s memory, friends are asked to donate to St. John’s United Church, Elmvale or the Georgian Bay General Hospital Foundation, Midland.
Visitation was on Wednesday, May 30th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home, 15 Yonge St. S., Elmvale. Service Thursday, May 31st 11:00 St. John’s United Church, Elmvale

The family of Keith French would like to thank everybody for attending Keith's funeral and Celebration of Life.  Thanks to all the ladies who prepared the luncheon and to his visitors during his illness and his excellent nursing staff.  Special thanks to the two Bob's, Mark, and Brian, for all their kindness to Keith and me during this long journey.  Special thanks to Mike and the staff at they Lynn-Stone Funeral Home.   Cindy Robinson

Baker, Gerald Edward 'Gerry' -
Passed away peacefully at Campbell House Hospice, Collingwood, on Monday, February 19, 2018 in his 76th year. To Celebrate Gerry's life please join his family at 2123 Tiny Beaches Rd. S., Tiny, on Saturday, June 2nd from noon until 4 pm.

BEARDSALL, Marjorie Lenore  1925-2018  It is with sadness we announce the passing of Marjorie Beardsall peacefully at Amica Nursing Home in Barrie on May 6, 2018 at the age of 92. Beloved wife of 66 years to the late Gilbert Beardsall (2000). Loving Mom to Jane Anne Sullivan of Barrie, Nancy Beardsall of Barrie, David Beardsall and his wife Anne of Oro-Medonte. Devoted Grandma to Jennie Olafson, Amy Sullivan, David Sullivan, Kaitlyn Beardsall and Mike Beardsall. Amazing Great Grandma to Gunnar and Odin Olafson of Whitehorse. Visitation was held at Lynn-Stone Funeral Home, 15 Yonge St. S., Elmvale, on Friday, May 11, 2018 from 11 am until 1 pm followed by a Celebration of Life Service at 1 pm. Interment Elmvale Cemetery. Donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

TRUAX, Raymond Harold Sr. - Passed away at his residence, Elmvale, on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 in his 63rd year. Much loved husband of Carolyn (nee Hiltz). Cherished father of Michael (Andrea), Joanne (Patrick) and Raymond Jr. (Alana). Proud grandfather of Mackenzie, Riley, Sawyer, Emmett and Emily. Lovingly remembered by his brothers and sisters, Ken, Donna, Bernice, Morley and their families as well as his in-laws, nieces and nephews. Raymond will be missed by his four-legged baby, Tiger. Predeceased by his parents Garnet and Gloria Truax. To celebrate Raymond's life please join his family on Saturday, May 26th, from 1 – 3 pm, at the Elmvale Lion's Club Hall, 1979 Flos Rd 7 West, Elmvale. If you would like to make a donation in Raymond's memory please consider the Diabetes Association or Autism Ontario. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

TURNER, Garry Kenneth - Huronia Regional Centre Employee, 30 + yrs - Passed away at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, Barrie, on Saturday, May 12, 2018 in his 71st year. Garry Turner of Elmvale, lovingly remembered by his son Tyler (Christina Titterson) and daughter Lauren Turner (Chris Stanich) and their mother Wendy. Proud grandfather of Ashton, Samara and Mya. Will be missed by his siblings Muriel (the late Harold) Townes, Marlene (Cecil) Tinney and Lou (Doreen). Predeceased by brothers Dennis (survived by Ellen), and Stan and his parents Clarence and Laura Turner. Forever remembered by his in-laws, extended family and generations of nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life will take place at the Elmvale Curling Club on Sunday, June 3, 2018 from 1-4 pm. If you wish to make a donations in Garry's memory please consider The Elmvale Curling Club. Messages of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

Theresa Marie Sullivan November 9, 1960 - March 30, 2018 - It is with a profound sadness that we announce the passing of Theresa Sullivan on March 20, 2018 after a hard fought battle with cancer. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband Hugo Bergen; children, Rebecca and Ryan; parents, Patrick and Bernadette Sullivan; brothers, Michael (Lesley) and Kevin, and her sister Mary (Peter). Also left to mourn her passing are the many members of her extended family.
Theresa was born in Port Credit, Ontario, and at the age of seven moved to Mount St. Louis, the place she called home. It remained special to her the rest of her days. After high school, she attended the University of Western Ontario and graduated as an occupational therapist. Once you got to know Theresa, you could see that therapy was in her DNA. She began her OT career in Vancouver where she ended up meeting the love of her life, Hugo (how lucky was he!!!). They became engaged in Vancouver and started their wonderful life together in New York City in Jan. 1989. It was an exciting three year adventure that gave their relationship a solid foundation of love and support for the years to come. While experiencing the excitement of NYC, Theresa dedicated herself to starting a career in education (teaching was also in her DNA, as many can tell you). She worked hard during the day and in her 'spare time' worked even harder to complete a Masters Degree in Health Education at Columbia University. It was during this time that her role in treating a young patient was featured in Readers Digest. In Jan. 1992, Theresa and Hugo started their life in Winnipeg. She initially worked at the HSC in the Occupational Therapy Dept. until the birth of their darling daughter Rebecca in 1993. Four years later, her family was completed when Ryan arrived. In 1994 she began teaching in the Dept. of Occupational Therapy within the School of Medical Rehabilitation. She truly took great pleasure in combining her love of OT with her love of teaching, which allowed her to pass on her knowledge, enthusiasm, and energy for the profession to future generations. This dynamism would lead to numerous teaching awards over the years, including the Saunderson Award for Excellence in Teaching (the top award for teaching at the U of M). She was also recently recognized  by  the Manitoba Society of OTs as the 'Most Inspiring Professor' for her dedication to the OT profession. Even as she entered her fifties, her enthusiasm for the profession continued unabated as she enrolled in a PhD program to further her research interests in therapy. It was with great sadness that she withdrew from her PhD program due to her declining health. Her career was marked with achievements both great and small and she helped the careers of countless students  as they progressed  through  the  program.  Her students appreciated her for her empathy, understanding, support, thoughtfulness, wisdom, and 'shoulder to cry on' as cited by her numerous nominations for teaching awards. Hers was a truly distinguished and remarkable career. Her dedication to her career paled in comparison to the love and dedication she had for her family. She supported Rebecca and Ryan throughout their academic and sports endeavours.  Throughout the years, Theresa was a constant source of strength, encouragement, and boundless love to Hugo, and their relationship grew stronger with each year. They simply loved each other and loved spending time together. Road trips were always a favorite time together. The summers were a time of travelling (both east and west) to see friends and family. Her love for her family was truly paramount.
As the children grew older and more independent, she found more time to devote to her hobbies of gardening and knitting. During warm spring days she loved nothing more than planting flowers and shrubs within her beloved garden. It was a real joy to walk in the yard and admire her efforts. During the winter months, the evenings became a time of knitting. Her sweaters and scarves (did she love scarves!) were works of art to be worn and enjoyed. Theresa was an incredibly warm, thoughtful, selfless, and caring partner, mother, daughter, sister, and friend. She will be missed. Thank you to the Gyne-Oncology team and chemo nurses at CancerCare. A burial service will be held at St. Louis Cemetery (Mount St. Louis Road West) at 1:00 pm on Saturday, May 26, 2018, with a reception to follow.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to establish a student award in Theresa’s name at the College of Rehab Sciences at the University of Manitoba. Donations can be sent  payable to the University of Manitoba c/o   Susan  Vanstone,  College of Rehabilitation Sciences, R106-771 McDermot Ave. Winnipeg, MB R3E 0T6.

In Loving Memory of Bob Lambie
April 25, 1931 – May 17, 2012
Partings come and hearts are broken
Loved ones go, with words unspoken.
Deep in our hearts, there’s a memory kept
For a husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.
we will never forget.
Love always,
Doreen, Pat & Dennis & Families

FRENCH, Keith Albert - A Graveside Service will be held at 1 pm on Saturday, May 12 at the Wyevale Cemetery followed by a reception at the Elmvale Lion's Club Hall from 1:30 pm - 4 pm.  Memorial Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

Margaret Carol Ritchie, age 89, of Hazel Park, Michigan, died peacefully on April 24, 2018 with her children by her side.  She was born on December 24, 1928 in Sudbury to the late Willis and Mary (Rowat) Moon. Margaret made her home in Michigan when she married the late John Alexander Ross Ritchie in Ottawa in 1952. Margaret was retired from the Hazel Park School District, was a member of Maple Leaf Post 84, Royal Canadian Legion in Royal Oak and Greenfield Presbyterian Church.  She was a frequent visitor to Hillsdale throughout her lifetime. Margaret is survived by her children, Mary of Hazel Park and John of West Bloomfield Twp.; nephews and nieces, William (Laura) Moon of Ottawa, Sandra (Nigel) Lidiard of Traverse City, James (Pamela) Ritchie of Mason and Nancy (Daryl) Keyser of Traverse City.  She was preceded in death by her husband, John and her brother, William Moon. Services and burial were on Saturday, April 28, 2018 in Michigan.  www.kinsey-garrett.com

SOMMERVILLE, Lois Marie (nee Harmsworth) - Passed away peacefully in her 85th year on April 23, 2018 at Lakeridge Health Bowmanville, surrounded by her loving family following an unwavering, courageous battle. Forever missed by her husband of 61 years, Jim Sommerville and her 3 children; Sharon (Alan Nielsen), Colleen (John Shiels) and Glenn (Sonya). Fondly remembered by her 8 grandchildren; Allison and Eric Nielsen, Matthew, Lauren and Nicholas Shiels, and Sabrina, Julia and Rebecca Sommerville. Cremation has taken place. The family will welcome visitors at a memorial gathering at St. John's United Church, 27 Yonge St. South, Elmvale, Ontario L0L1P0, on Saturday, May 5th from 1-3 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. John's United Church or a charity of your choice made in Lois' name would be appreciated. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com “... Set me free to find my calling and I'll return to you somehow.” (from Homeward Bound by Marta Keen)

Leo Francis Stone passed away November 30, 2017 in Red Deer, Alberta. Beloved husband of Mary, proud father of Amy (Kelly), stepfather of Selena, loved grandfather of Cloey, Tyme, Skye and Haven. Leo will also be missed by his sisters Barbara and Mary Rose, friends and neighbours. Leo is predeceased by  his parents Emmett and Mary Stone of Phelpston and his brothers Don and Phonse Stone. Condolences may be shared by parklandfuneralhome.ca.  Memorials of choice may be made.

Martha Keir - April 25, 1942 - May 1, 2004
As time unfolds another year
Memories keep you ever near
Silent thoughts of times together
Hold memories that will last forever.
Gone but not forgotten.  Gord

Muriel Jacobs - May 19 1921 to May 2 2017
We miss you Mom/Nana!!!
Vivien, Michael, Gloria and Glenna, Sheila, Charles, David, their families and friends

Thank you  Vida May ( Bridges ) Tremblay
We wish to thank friends and family for their expressions of sympathy during the recent loss of our mother Vida (Bridges) Tremblay.
Your messages, cards, flowers,    visits, food and donations to Georgian Bay General Hospital and Hospice Huronia were greatly appreciated. To Edith Szinegh and staff of Nicholls Funeral Home thank you for your compassion and guidance during a sad and difficult time. Reverend Martin Giebel of St. Mark's Anglican Lutheran Church thank you for a beautiful and spiritual Funeral Service of music, tributes and scriptures. Thank you to Phil's Catering for an abundant and delicious lunch during our time of fellowship and memories. We also wish to thank again the staff of Georgian Village Residences for the love and wonderful care given to Mom these past five years and to the CCAC Support Staff for their personal help as Mom's days became more difficult. Donna Todd • Carol Dubeau • John Bridges

Man and a Fork
There was a young man who had been diagnosed with a terminal illness and had been given three months to live. So as he was getting his things 'in order,' he contacted his Priest and had him come to his house to discuss certain aspects of his final wishes.
He told him which songs he wanted sung at the service, what scriptures he would like read, and what outfit he wanted to be buried in. Everything was in order and the Priest was preparing to leave when the young man suddenly remembered something very important to him.
'There's one more thing,' he said excitedly..
'What's that?' came the Priest's reply.
'This is very important,' the young man continued.
'I want to be buried with a fork in my right hand.'
The Priest stood looking at the young man, not knowing quite what to say.             
That surprises you, doesn't it?' the young man asked.
'Well, to be honest, I'm puzzled by the request,' said the Priest.
The young man explained. 'My grandmother once told me this story, and from that time on I have always tried to pass along its message to those I love and those who are in need of encouragement. In all my years of attending socials and dinners, I always remember that when the dishes of the main course were being cleared, someone would inevitably lean over and say,
'Keep your fork.' It was my favorite part because I knew that something better was coming .... like velvety chocolate cake or deep-dish apple pie. Something wonderful, and with substance!'
So, I just want people to see me there in that casket with a fork in my hand and I want them to wonder 'What's with the fork?'
Then I want you to tell them: 'Keep your fork .. the best is yet to come.' The Priest's eyes welled up with tears of joy as he hugged the young man good-bye. He knew this would be one of  the last times he would see him before his death.
But he also knew that the young man had a better grasp of heaven than he did. He had a better grasp of what heaven would be like than many people twice his age, with twice as much experience and knowledge.
He KNEW that something better was coming.
At the funeral people were walking by the young man's casket and they saw the suit he was wearing and the fork placed in his right hand. Over and over, the Priest heard the question, 'What's with the fork?' And over and over he smiled.
During his message, the Priest told the people of the conversation he had with the young man shortly before he died. He also told them about the fork and about what it symbolized to him.
He told the people how he could not stop thinking about the fork and told them that they probably would not be able to stop thinking about it either.
He was right. So the next time you reach down for your  fork let it remind you, ever so gently, that the best is yet to come.

ENGLISH, Harvey - Passed away peacefully with family at his side on Tuesday, April 3, 2018, at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, Barrie. Harvey English of Elmvale, dear husband of the late Regene Wiese. Loved father of Karen (Robert) Caesar, Kathryn (Brent) Scott, Brian (Sheila) and Kaylene Mitchell. Grandpa will be remembered with love by Joshua, Heather (Chris), Katie (Matt), Jake (Nicole), Matthew, Tyler (McKenna) and Samantha. Brother of Bill, Norm and predeceased by Harold. At his 'old as dirt' age Harvey accumulated many extended family and friends from coast to coast. He will be missed. At Harvey's request there will be no visitation or service. If you wish to make a donation in his memory, please consider a Cardiac Care Unit at your local hospital. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

FRENCH – Keith A.- Passed away peacefully at his Residence, Elmvale on Monday, April 9, 2018. Keith French of Elmvale, In his 71st year. Beloved husband of Cindy. Dear father of the late Christine and her husband Fred Schleicher. Loved grandfather of Alexandra and Andrew. Son of the late Mel & Velma French. Brother of the late Sharon, Francis, Marvin & Ross French and Don Hocken. A Graveside Service will be held in the Spring at Wyevale Cemetery. Notice will be posted in the Springwater News. Memorial Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

FRENCH-SCHLEICHER
Christine Marie of Richmond Hill
May 8, 1967…. April 7, 2018
Beloved wife of Fred
Loving mother of Alexandra and Andrew
Cherished daughter of Marg Hope of Barrie
and Keith French of Elmvale
Daughter-in-law of Anton and Marianne Schleicher
of Willowdale
Lovingly remembered by extended family
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Sunnybrook
Hospital Brain Tumor Research Foundation of Canada
or a Palliative Care Unit of your choice.

IRVINE, Rodney Clarke August 16, 1936- April 6, 2018 - Passed away peacefully on Friday, April 6, 2018 at the Villa Care Centre in Midland in his 82nd year. Rod was the Past Master of Sunnylea Masonic Lodge (1991) Etobicoke and Coronation Lodge Elmvale (1993). Past President, deputy zone E-4 commander district sports officer and lifetime member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 262 Elmvale. Former employee for over 30 years of CNR and Via Rail. Husband for 44 years of Margaret (nee Simpson) of Elmvale. Father of Karen (John Harty), and Kelly (Randy Willson). Grandfather of Stephanie Harty (Michael Weckwerth), Brittney and Brandon Willson. Survived by his sisters Sidney (Jim Sim), Lynda Payne, Janice McComb, Suzanne (George Szypka) and Sisters – in – law Carol Irvine and Grace Irvine. Pre-deceased by his brothers Reo, Stanley, John, sister-in-law Joan, brothers-in-law Jack Payne and Robert McComb and his parents Samuel and Margaret Irvine. Friends called at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home, 15 Yonge St S, Elmvale from 11:30 am – 1 pm on Thursday, April 12, 2018. Funeral Service was in the chapel on Thursday at 1 pm. Cremation to follow. If desired memorial donations may be made to the Royal Canadian Legion Elmvale, Masonic Lodge Elmvale, the Alzheimer’s Society or the charity of your choice.

WALKER, Shirley Doris - Passed away suddenly at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, Barrie, on Saturday, April 7, 2018 in her 84th year. Shirley Walker of Elmvale, dear wife of the late Bruce Walker and the late Gary Phillips. Loved mother of Joe (Ann) Phillips, Debbie (Joe) Berry, Jim (Estelle) Phillips, Dave Phillips (Ralph Giangualano) and the late Douglas Phillips. Lovingly remembered by her grandchildren David (Lori) Phillips, Mike (Amy) Phillips, Joe (Kirsten) Phillips, Sandra Berry (predeceased), Jeff Berry & Julie, Lynn-Marie (David) Bottis and Craig (Keshia) Phillips and great grandchildren Ethan, Luke, Cali, Brooke, Thomas, Emma, McKenzie, Jaimie, Josh, Dean and Calvin Cherished sister of Velma (George) Newkirk and aunt of Jason (Kari) Newkirk and Leanne (Chris) Cousins. Great aunt of Averie Cousins & Kassidy Newkirk. Predeceased by her parents Earl and Doris Faulkner. Shirley will be missed by her many great friends at Wasaga Pines who she cherished and looked out for her and her friends at the Elmvale Wednesday Ladies Bowling League who she enjoyed time with every week. The Family wants to thank all those who were so very thoughtful to her in the past couple of years. Friends called at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home, Elmvale, on Thursday, April 12 from 7 to 9 pm. Funeral Service was in the chapel on Friday, April 13 at 11 am. followed by a reception at the Funeral Home. Interment Barrie Union Cemetery. Memorial donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Messages of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

In loving memory of Douglas Giffen who passed away April 29, 2015.
There will always be a heartache
And many a silent tear.
But precious are our memories
Of the days that you were here.
Your wife Dorothy and Family.

The family of the late Bernadette Grenier wish to extend our sincere thanks for your many kindnesses and support following the loss of our dear Mother. Special appreciation to all who sent flowers, made donations and requested Masses. We especially wish to thank Fr. John, Fr. Peter, Lynn-Stone Funeral Home and the ladies of St. Louis for the lovely lunch they served after our Mother’s funeral. The Grenier Family.

GRENIER, Bernadette Julian Marie - Passed away peacefully on Monday, March 26, 2018 at Georgian Bay General Hospital, Midland, in her 94th year. Beloved wife of the late Francis Grenier and predeceased by son Kenny. Much loved mother of Paul (Carol), Richard (Karen), Annette (Michael) Leduc, Joan Robitaille, Yvette (predeceased by Howard) Stacey, Herbert (Annette), Bonnie, David (Sandra), Michael (Jennifer), Michelle (Bill) Johnston, Peter and Nicole. Lovingly remembered by 28 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren. Friends called at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home, Elmvale, on Monday April 2, 2018 from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm. Funeral Mass was on Tuesday at 11 am, Mount St. Louis Catholic Church. Spring interment Mount St. Louis Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family respectfully asks for donations to the Cancer Society or your favourite charity. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to family at www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

Joan Loretta Spence (nee Fagan) - May 9, 1931 - February 26, 2018 passed away suddenly at her residence on Monday Feb 26, 2018 in her 78th year. Daughter of Sadie and George Fagan. Beloved wife of Preston Spence.  Survived by Larry Robinson (Gail) of Victoria Harbour and Ken Robinson (Christine) of Wyevale.  Joan will be missed by her friends and neighbours at Bowling Green Estates.  She loved ballroom dancing, listening to music, playing euchre and feeding the birds and bunnies in the harsh winter months.  The visitation and funeral were previously held at Nicholls Funeral Home on Friday March 2nd, 2018.  A spring interment at Waverly United Cemetery.  The full obituary can be seen at www.nichollsfuneral.ca

The Last Prayer
In Memory of Alicja Rozanska Story by Danny Beaton www.dannybeaton.ca
   Woke up at midnight last month after sleeping four hours and was not sure if I had a vision or if I was thinking in my sleep or what, but I was having all these thoughts about my elders and who was praying with them and if they had said their last prayer.
   We all need to share, communicate, work, create and heal to survive; if we find love we are lucky and if we learn to pray, then we can give thanks like all the old cultures did in the old days. Of course we are an extension of our ancestors, we are an extension of our elders and loved ones. We are the past, present and future generations; we are the light, darkness, the sun, earth, air and water. My old uncle Robertjohn says it is the old elders who have taught us as children how to give thanksgiving, how to honor life and Mother Earth; our elders teach us everything has a spirit. Roberytjohn says everything is alive; if you are sitting on the moon looking down at Mother Earth, he says “alive or dead”.
   When our old elders gathered up and we all stood in a circle around the sacred fire every year, our prayers got stronger and our love got stronger, but our people were getting weak from the negativity around us and we tried to keep our way of life alive, but everything was out of balance in the world, from losing our natural diets to forgetting to maintain physical, mental, spiritual indigenous lifestyle.
   Robertjohn said the highest form of prayer is song. In the song is the melody, the harmony and the thought, the prayer. All the songs in the world have given so much love, joy, peace to the peoples of the world and their very spirit. Some songs are so healing we need to hear them over and over and over again. Some songs are sung every day, they are sung by the entire community, entire families, entire nations for respect, for peace, for harmony, maybe even for healing. Some songs are so powerful they are used for birth and crossing over. Some songs can be used for purification, cleaning of the mind, body and spirit. Some songs are for making happy, in giving thanks to Creation and Life and Life-giving forces. Rabbit Dance Song, Eagle Song, Fish Dance Song, songs that honor fish, birds, insects and animals bring us closer to our relations and our relatives. The songs are old, the songs are new, but they are songs that bring harmony, peace, humility, justice and unity. The song is a form of prayer, a form of respect, a form of healing. A song is from the heart, the song is from the spirit, the song can be with tears and laughter, peace and pain. Some of the most beautiful songs come from birds, animals, fish and insects, we just cannot hear some. The universe can be a place of prayer and song at times in Tibet, Mongolia, China, Africa, Greece, Turkey, Australia, Poland, Russia, America and the world. The world can be a breeding ground for peace, harmony, prayer, song and dance.
   When I woke from my dream, I thought who was praying with our elders. I thought of Leon Shenandoah, one of our most gentle Onondaga chiefs, who was chief of the chiefs, Tadodaho, a leader of his people and culture, someone raised in peace, power, righteousness, respect and harmony. Then I thought who was praying with Austin and Hilba Two Moons when they were dissidence of his grandfather who fought in Little Big Horn and Austin always treated me like a son, the way most of our elders treated us when we attended sacred gatherings and councils. Every year our Traditional Circle of Indian Elders and Youth/American Indian Institute would sponsor and organize our sacred councils somewhere in Canada or US, where a native community was in need of traditional native elders to help bring back their native ways and ceremonies with our help. Then I started thinking who is praying for my mom and is her apartment getting smudged and purified. I know Marcus and Priscilla Vigel had a strong community of Pueblo Culture and that their ceremonial life was strong among the families and people of New Mexico. They had two daughters, Margret and Vicky, who were like clan mothers keeping the family and community positive with prayers and good energy. Also I knew Tom Porter, our spiritual leader of the Mohawk people, was being looked after because he was always out in the community boosting people’s spirit with his wisdom and teachings of The Good Mind, of the respect needed for any family or community to find tranquillity, harmony, equality, justice and peace. When I think of the love and gentleness from Ann Jock for all Indian people and all people of the world and her own family with her husband Corn Planter, I realize there is hope in the world if such love can exist on the planet! Who taught us how to pray, who taught us how to give thanksgiving, who taught us how to purify ourselves. Priscilla used to say to me, Danny you pray for me and I will pray for you in the most beautiful way. It was like a blessing just to be talked to in that gentleness and peaceful manner.
   Our circle is still going, but it is not what it used to be. Our elders are being replaced by their children and it’s a new generation and not that it’s not a strong generation, but the ones who carried their fathers’ and grandfathers’ Sacred Pipes are a different breed, because you had to see the open space, freedom and cleanness of Mother Earth to know that power and quietness of 100 years ago, even the stories that were told two hundred years ago by their elders. I remember teachings twenty-five years ago: our elders said prepare yourself for what’s coming because everything is falling apart. Even when my partner/wife was diagnosed with cancer and I tried to save her, I learned that the trees were a nation to themselves and that the plants were a nation too, a part of Mother Earth and I prayed to them to help Alicja and I prayed to the Grandmother Moon to help Alicja, but then in the end I learned I had to give thanksgiving for all the years we had together and not ask for more.
   All of this stuff happening tells me how Sacred Life is, how beautiful life is all around us. Sure we can see destruction and the rape of Mother Earth by negative people and corporations, but there is natural beauty all around us, even gardens, forests, mountains and lakes to heal in and energize ourselves. Like Janice Longboat says, our teachers are all around us ready to teach, but we as people have to want to see, hear and feel the gifts that the Universe, our Great Creator has blessed us all with. Like Mac McCloud says, what Mac says has to be said, what Mac says is the truth. The way I see things is we need to give Thanksgiving ourselves, we need to be mindful of Creation and be thanksgiving people.
   When I was coming home from work the other day, I thought what if all the electricity shut down, what if all the hot water stopped getting hot, where would our energy come from, what's going to power the cities if things collapse. What happens if the oil and gas run out. This world or society is built on security and refreshments and we are forgetting the Sacredness of it all. Even though my wife is gone and even though my mom is so far away, I love them more than anything I know or can see or feel; only the moon and my grandchildren can take their place now. We are living in a fragile time with our oceans being destroyed so fast; with machinery nothing seems to be sacred any more in this world, but it all is. I am honored to be sitting here at my computer with all these memories and thoughts and I pray that we all find time to bring back the Sacred and Respect for Mother Earth and Creation and I give thanks for all those who have forgotten to be thankful.
   One of my best friends and elders crossed over not long ago: Wilmer Nadjiwon was 97 years old, a chief of his people for fourteen years. When we spent time together it was like hearing the legends of the past. Wilmer was a hunter and fisherman, he could feed his family and people and he did. Wilmer went to war for Canada like many other native people when we were at war. Our ancestors are as noble as the old days but wounded and broken from residential school like my uncle Wilmer. As long as I live I will smoke my pipe for Wilmer and my wife because we were happy all together, we did ceremony together, we worked for Mother Earth together and we ate together. We were the truest extended family. Wilmer was an Ojibway hero and leader. We cannot forget our elders! Wilmer was angry but he was gentle like many native people, he was gifted and blessed to be a Sacred Artist carving, writing and painting.   Chief Oren Lyons said our Sacred Pipes belong to the Creator. We pray for all people and give thanks to Creator and Mother Earth for all the gifts from The Great Mystery.

Baker, Gerald Edward ‘Gerry’ – Passed away peacefully at Campbell House Hospice, Collingwood, on Monday, February 19, 2018 in his 76th year. Gerry Baker of Tiny, beloved husband of Sandy (nee Crooker). Loved father of Char, Sean (Kris), Steven (Lisa) and Bradley (Peter) and grandfather of six. Lovingly remembered by his sister Joanne McKinnell (Jerry) and his nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Anne and Horry Baker. Gerry owned Baker & Robb Electric LTD and was a member of I.B.E.W. Local Union 105 for 55 years. He was a Scout Leader, and a long time member of Lion’s Clubs of Dundas, Freelton and Wasaga Beach.
The family wishes to thank Jenn, Cheryl, Pat and members of CCAC who ALL were such a great help to Gerry. We cannot say enough about the wonderful staff at Campbell House Hospice who showed us compassion and love at this difficult time. To Celebrate Gerry’s life please join his family at 2123 Tiny Beaches Rd. S., Tiny on Saturday, June 2nd from noon until 4 pm. Cremation has taken place. Memorial donations to Campbell House Hospice (cheques payable to The Hospice Georgian Triangle Foundation) or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Messages of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

BROWN, Eva Robena - Passed away peacefully at the IOOF Home in Barrie on Saturday, March 17, 2018. Eva Brown (nee Barr) of Barrie in her 96th year. Beloved wife of the late Orton Brown (1987). Dear mother of Dennis (Sheila) Brown of Barrie, Wanda Brown of Waterloo, and the late Glen (Silvana) Brown of Barrie. Loving grandmother of Kealey, Adam, Stephanie, and the late Ashley (1987) and Teresa (1995). Great grandmother of Ashleigh, Hannah, Landon, and Leland. Sister of the late, Jim (Beulah) Barr, Jack (Marion) Barr, Annie (Howard) Johnstone, Helen (Ken) Adams, and Flora (Don) Kenwell. Sister-in-law of Della Lewis of Orillia and the late Vera McLaughlin and Paul Brown. Eva will be fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home in Elmvale from 10 am – 11 am on Friday, March 23.  A celebration of Eva's life will be at 11 am in the funeral home chapel. Cremation with interment in Waverley United Cemetery. Memorial donations in Eva's memory may be made to the Grace United Church in Barrie, the Waverley United Cemetery, the I.O.O.F Home, or the charity of your choice. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

Bertram, Robert James “Jim”– Passed away at his home in Midland on Wednesday March 14, 2018 in his 82nd year. Loving husband of Margaret for 57 years. Dear father of Jim Jr. (Joanne) and Stephen (Peter Bogle) and the late Robert John and Lisa Jane Bertram. Dear Pappa of Matthew (Laura) and Andrew (Carolyn). Great-Pappa of Owen and Liam. Jim is also survived by his brothers Ron, Bill and Peter (Marilyn). Friends may call at ADAMS FUNERAL HOME (445 St. Vincent Street, Barrie) on Sunday, March 25, 2018 from 1-4 p.m. Spring Interment Midhurst Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations to Hospice Simcoe would be appreciated. Messages of condolence may be forwarded through adamsfuneralhome.ca

HASTINGS, Patricia Anne - Passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 11, 2018 at Georgian Bay General Hospital, Midland. Pat Hastings of Wyevale, dear wife of Ross Hastings. Cherished mother of Cindy (Shayne Large) and Kirk (Penny Brake) all of Wyevale. Lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Alexis and Jonathan and step grandchildren Kaitlyn and Cole. Predeceased by parents Meryle and Homer Spring. Pat will be missed by her brother Barry (Brenda) Spring of Balm Beach and many friends near and far. Despite suffering from many serious illnesses, Pat lived her life to the absolute fullest. She always volunteered her time and put her friends and family first. She travelled to many parts of the world including Russia, Greece, Wales, Ireland, Holland and Tuscany. She took her grandchildren to Paris and Spain for their grade 8 graduation gifts. She fulfilled her goal of hiking the entire Bruce Trail. She was accompanied by many great friends while camping, hiking, biking and kayaking both at home, in Florida and abroad. Pat and Ross enjoyed snowmobiling and the annual trip to the cottage with their good friends was infamous.  Everyone who knew Pat knew that she liked to have a plan. She has requested that there be no funeral. Her family will honour her wishes and host a Celebration of Life at the Tiny Township Community Centre, 91 Concession Rd 8 E, Tiny, on April 12th from 4 to 7 pm. A short service celebrating her life will start at 4 pm followed by food, refreshments and friendship. All are welcome to come and share their memories of Pat. The Georgian Bay Cancer Support Centre was a huge part of Pat’s life and provided her with great support and many friendships. Donations to the GBCSC would be greatly appreciated by the family. www.gbcancersupportcentre.ca The family wishes to thank the wonderful staff at Georgian Bay General Hospital during the difficult time before Pat’s passing.  Everyone did their best to advocate for Pat and provide comfort and support to her and her family over the last few weeks. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com.

Payne, Lillian Winnifred -  Passed away peacefully at Roberta Place, Barrie on Friday, March 9, 2018 at the age of 94. Loved mother of Colleen Hancock (Tom) and the late Rod Payne. Sister of the late Doris Ray, the late Marjorie Ray, the late Audrey Hagar (Al) and Madelaine Jordan (Art). An early summer internment will be held at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto. In lieu of a service a meal will follow for family and friends at a nearby restaurant. Memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through adamsfuneralhome.ca

The family of the late Barbara Spence would like to express their sincere appreciation to family and friends for their kindness and generosity of food, flowers and charitable donations. Thank you to the staff of Lynn-Stone Funeral Home for your compassion and guidance. Thank you to Rev. Paul Sakasov for his support and lovely service and to the ladies of the Presbyterian Church for the luncheon provided. A special thanks to Mom’s support workers and the Sara Vista for the compassion and care given to Mom. The family of Barbara Spence.

In loving memory of Clara (Graham) Ritchie a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother who passed away 7 years ago on March 21st, 2011.
May The Winds Of Love Blow Softly
And Whisper So You’ll Hear
We Will Always Love And Miss You
And Wish That You Were Here
Always in her hearts
Bob, Allan, Sherry, Anne & Penny and families.

Baker, Gerald Edward ‘Gerry’ – Passed away peacefully at Campbell House Hospice, Collingwood, on Monday, February 19, 2018 in his 76th year. Gerry Baker of Tiny, beloved husband of Sandy (nee Crooker). Loved father of Char, Sean (Kris), Steven (Lorie) and Bradley (Peter) and grandfather of six. Lovingly remembered by his sister Joanne McKinnell (Jerry) and his nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Anne and Horry Baker. Gerry owned Baker & Robb Electric LTD and was a member of I.B.E.W. Local Union 105 for 55 years. He was a Scout Leader, and a long time member of Lion’s Clubs of Dundas, Freelton and Wasaga Beach. The family wishes to thank Jenn, Cheryl, Pat and members of CCAC who ALL were such a great help to Gerry. We cannot say enough about the wonderful staff at Campbell House Hospice who showed us compassion and love at this difficult time. To Celebrate Gerry’s life please join his family at 2123 Tiny Beaches Rd. S., Tiny on Saturday, June 2nd from noon until 4 pm. Cremation has taken place. Memorial donations to Campbell House Hospice (cheques payable to The Hospice Georgian Triangle Foundation) or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Messages of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

Lalonde, Myrna Elaine (nee Carr) - Passed away peacefully at Hospice Simcoe, Barrie on Sunday March 4th, 2018 at the age of 79. Beloved wife of Cleo Lalonde for 60 years. Loving mother of Lewis (Barbara), Katherine Lalonde, Richard (Debbie), Robert (Sheila), Arthur (Wendy), and Debbie Lalonde. Cherished grandmother of 11 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren.  Dear sister of Donna (Ralph); predeceased by Allister, Shirley (Harry), Fraser (Betty Lou-survived). Myrna will be lovingly remembered by many family and friends. Cremation has taken place. At Myrna’s request no visitation or services will be held. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to Hospice Simcoe through the Simcoe Funeral Home, 38 James St. E Orillia Messages of condolence are welcomed at www.simcoefuneralhome.ca

MILLER, NOREEN ELOIS (nee PADDISON) - Passed away peacefully surrounded by family at the Georgian Bay General Hospital in Midland on Sunday, March 4, 2018. Noreen Miller (nee Paddison) of Perkinsfield in her 86th year. Beloved wife of the late Dave Miller. Loving mother of Wayne (Noy) of Edmonton, Jim of Perkinsfield, and Teresa (Rob) of Astorville. Loving and devoted grandmother of Ian of Calgary, Joel (Lenny) of Barrie, Tomas (Rosey) of Edmonton and Greg (Calli) of Angus. Sister of the late Russell (late Mae) Paddison, and the late Marguerieta (late Gordon) Dawson. Sister-in-law of the late Peggy (Bill) Pergio of Collingwood, June (late John) Key of Barrie, Elsie (late Lawrence) Wood of Wyebridge, Emily (John) Kelly of Hawkestone and Juanita (John) Koole of Shanty Bay. Noreen will be sadly missed by her many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home in Elmvale from 6-8 pm on Thursday, March 8 and from 11-1 pm on Friday, March 9. Funeral Service in the chapel on Friday, March 9 at 1 pm. Spring interment Allenwood United Cemetery.  Memorial donations to the St. John's United Church in Elmvale would be appreciated by the family.

SMITHAM, OWEN FRANCIS - Owen died peacefully at his home near Vasey, Ontario on February 20th, 2018. Owen was the beloved husband of 42 years to Anne (McKnight) and loving father of Jessie (Jason) and Ira (Catherine). He will be sadly missed by his brothers Dale, Doug (Jane) and Keith (MaryAnne), sister-in-law Thelma and many nieces and nephews. Owen will also be missed by many wonderful friends. Owen was predeceased by his brother Paul and parents Frank and Irene. Owen was born in Vasey, Ontario and attended elementary school in Moonstone and High school at Midland Secondary. After marrying in 1975, Owen and Anne spent several years living in Sparwood, British Columbia where Owen worked as an equipment operator and trainer at the Fording Coal Mine. After moving back to Vasey in 1981, Owen and Anne built a log home and started a family. Owen worked side by side with his brother Doug to establish a successful business and together they operated Smitham Brother’s Construction for many years. Owen lived a wonderful life full of happiness and adventure. He loved to travel by car, plane, boat, snowmobile and especially by motorcycle. He spent many hours curling at the Elmvale Curling Club and in his younger years played fastball in Vasey and hockey in Coldwater. Owen also spent time coaching hockey and fastball and served as a scout leader. Owen touched the lives of so many people whether they were life-long friends, family or just acquaintances. He always made people smile and we hope that you will smile when you think of him today. Family will be receiving friends on March 17th at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home in Elmvale, Ontario from 1-2pm with service to follow at 2pm. All are welcome. Visiting and refreshments will follow the service. Donations in memory of Owen can be made to the Elmvale Curling club where he enjoyed so much of his time.

AMOS, Donald Miller - August 2, 1944 – February 8, 2018
Passed away peacefully at the Sheridan Villa in Mississauga on Thursday February 8, 2018 surrounded by his family. Loving husband of JoAnne and much loved father of Darren and Laura and son-in-law Jason. Sadly missed by his grandchildren Siena and Hayden, and his sister Dianne Rogers (Ken) of Port Carling.
Born and raised in Barrie, Ontario, Don was well known for his athletic ability. In his younger days, he played tennis, soccer, baseball, and football  and golf. He was a member of Barrie Country Club for several years. An avid competitor, his favourite sport was hockey which he played continuously from a young boy into his golden years in the Old Timer's League. Don was a graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University in Honours Business Administration (1968). He had a long and distinguished career beginning at Bell Canada and transitioning to the Ontario Jockey Club as Vice President of Woodbine Sales where he led the thoroughbred horse sales program. He joined Magna International in 1984 progressing through various executive positions. He was later appointed as Chief Operating Officer of Magna Entertainment before retiring in 2006. Don was able to fulfil his lifelong dream by becoming an owner and breeder of standardbred and thoroughbred horses garnering wins across Canada and the United States. His family wishes to extend their heartfelt thanks to the caring staff of the 4th floor at Sheridan Villa for their support and special care provided to Don. Private funeral and celebration of life will be held at a later date. Memorial donations to Sheridan Villa on Truscott Rd. (Mississauga), the Long Run Thoroughbred Adoption Society, or the Alzheimer's Society would be appreciated. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

Baker, Gerald Edward ‘Gerry’ –  Passed away peacefully at Campbell House Hospice, Collingwood, on Monday, February 19, 2018 in his 76th year. Gerry Baker of Tiny, beloved husband of Sandy (nee Crooker). Loved father of Char, Sean (Kris), Steven (Lorie) and Bradley (Peter) and grandfather of six. Lovingly remembered by his sister Joanne McKinnell (Jerry) and his nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Anne and Horry Baker. Gerry owned Baker & Robb Electric LTD and was a member of I.B.E.W. Local Union 105 for 55 years. He was a Scout Leader, and a long time member of Lion’s Clubs of Dundas, Freelton and Wasaga Beach.  The family wishes to thank Jenn, Cheryl, Pat and members of CCAC who ALL were such a great help to Gerry. We cannot say enough about the wonderful staff at Campbell House Hospice who showed us compassion and love at this difficult time. To Celebrate Gerry’s life please join his family at 2123 Tiny Beaches Rd. S., Tiny on Saturday, June 2nd from noon until 4 pm. Cremation has taken place. Memorial donations to Campbell House Hospice (cheques payable to The Hospice Georgian Triangle Foundation) or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Messages of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

BINNIE, June - Passed peacefully at Grove Park Home on Thursday, February 15th, 2018 in her 90th year.  Beloved wife of the late Elwood Binnie.  Dear mother of the late Gord (Joan), Barry (Michele), and Gary (Cari).  Loving grandmother of Amanda (Dave), Jeffrey (Marci), Ryan, Kristen, Jason, Tyler, Courtney and great-grandmother of Alysha, Kayla, Wesley and Jaylen.  Dear sister of Doris (the late Garfield) and predeceased by her brothers Howard, Jack and Eldon McQueen.  Visitation will be held at the Steckley-Gooderham Funeral Home, 30 Worsley St., Barrie on Thursday, February 22nd, 2018 from 7-9 pm and on Friday, February 23rd from 11 am until the time we celebrate June’s life in the Chapel at 1 pm.  Following the service, guests are invited to remain for a reception luncheon in the Lounge.  Interment to follow in the Spring at Minesing Union Cemetery.  The family would like to take this opportunity to extend their heartfelt thanks to Dr. McTurk and to all the staff at Grove Park Home (especially the Aspen unit) for the exceptional care provided to June and her family.  Memorial donations to the Alzheimer’s Society or Grove Park Home would be greatly appreciated.  Online memories and condolences may be forwarded via www.steckleygooderham.com

CLEMENT,  BETTY ARLENE  peacefully surrounded by family  at the Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, February 13th, 2018; in her 91st year.  Betty Clement (nee: Edwards) of Orillia beloved wife of the late William Morley Clement.  Loving mother of  Perry  & wife Lynn and Lynn & husband Robert Stevenson all of Oro Medonte, Larry & wife Shelly of Orkney Beach, Sherry and husband Brian Clements of Port Dover & Kevin of Orillia. Cherished grandmother of  Tara & husband Dwayne Brissette, Brooke & husband Ian Nickson, Gage Clement, Ryan Stevenson & wife Tristyn, Andrew Stevenson, Kaylee, Kole & Kai Clement, Jillian & Peter Clements and great grandmother of Kaden, Tegan, Kyra, Sloane, Waylon, Leigha, Avary, & Elias. Sister of Roy, Pearl & Orval all predeceased. Sister-in-law of Mrs. Mae Clement of Elmvale and  Mrs. Madeline Edwards of Midland. Lovingly remembered by many nieces and nephews. The late Mrs. Betty Clement was at the Mundell Funeral Home, 79 West St., N., Orillia on Saturday, February 17th from  2 - 4 and 7 - 9 P.M. Funeral Service was in the chapel on Sunday afternoon, February 18th at 2 o'clock.  Interment: St. Andrew's - St. James' Cemetery, Orillia, Ontario.  If desired, Memorial Donations to the charity of your choice would be gratefully appreciated. Messages of condolence are welcome at www.mundellfuneralhome.com

Jean Paterson Crosson (nee Munnoch) April 28, 1919 – February 12, 2018 Passed into God’s care surrounded by love in her home. Mom shared compassion, love and the joy of living with all her family and friends. Her loving spirit drew people to her. She had the profound gift of listening. Predeceased by her husband John Crosson, parents, Rebecca Paterson Chirry and Andrew Munnoch, her brothers Andrew (Drew) and William (Bill) and her son William (Bill). Lovingly remembered by her son Richard (Bonnie) and daughter Cathy (Rheal), daughter-in-law Laurie, grandchildren Tori (Chris), Tammie (Steve), Jeff (Monica), Ted, Aline (Mark), Jeremy (Meaghan), JT and Will, great-grandchildren Liam, Lucas, Robert, Jacqueline, Kailen, Briley, Emerie, Tessa, Arnica, Andrew, Aaron, Austin and Avery and her dear nieces, nephew and families. Special Nana to Sarah, Virginia, Emily and Jaclyn. Special life-long friend of Muriel Wolf, who lovingly shared laughs and cared selflessly for Jean. Grenfel United Church congregation and all those who thought of her as Mom have memories to treasure. A memorial service and reception were held at Steckley Gooderham Funeral Home, 30 Worsley St., Barrie, on Sunday February 18. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Grenfel United Church or the charity of your choice and are greatly appreciated.

HARVEY, JAMES ANDREW -  James (Jim) Andrew Harvey, age 76, died peacefully at his home in Oro-Medonte. He left this earth to reunite with his dear parents Andrew and Gladys Harvey. Jim is survived by his loving sister Lorna Shaw, his 4 children, 10 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Jim had a true entrepreneurial spirit. He owned several businesses, but most enjoyed his years as a Tennis Court Contractor, working all across Ontario. Jim had many skills, most self-taught. He truly enjoyed sharing his knowledge and experience with others. He thrived on helping people, and fixing things. Jim always saw potential where others did not. He was a true outdoorsman – he loved cutting firewood and maintaining his farm.  His Massey Ferguson tractor was an extension of himself, and operating it was one of his greatest joys. Always with a joke or a memory at the ready, Jim was an exceptional story teller. He loved life, and had fun. Jim lived fearlessly, and stood up for what he believed. As an environmental activist, and determined protester of Site 41, he devoted much time advocating for the protection of our most precious resource; clean water.  Jim was one of a kind. He was well known in the Elmvale area as “Mr. Greenpeace”, and was easy to spot driving his truck that was customized with environmental and polar bear decals. Jim’s most significant accomplishment is the legacy he’s left his family, one of selflessness, resilience, a strong work ethic, and a true zest for life. Jim will be dearly missed by the many friends and family members who were blessed to have known and loved him. His memory will be cherished always by the light of his life, his great granddaughter Journey – a.k.a. “Stormy”. Cremation has taken place. Memorial donations to Greenpeace or Scouts Canada would be greatly appreciated. Messages of condolence may be sent to family at www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

KELLY, ISABELLA - Passed peacefully at home while surrounded by her family on Wednesday, February 14th, 2018 at the age of 93.  Isabel is predeceased by her husband Delmar Kelly, as well as her sons Ronald Kelly and Kerry Kelly, and is survived by her daughter Sharron Hicks(Kelly), her 8 Grandchildern and 19 Great Grandchildren, as well as many nieces, nephews and friends. She will be deeply missed by all.  Arrangements have been entrusted to the Steckley-Gooderham Funeral Home, 30 Worsley St., Barrie. In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Grieving Children or The Canadian Cancer Society.  
Online memories and condolences may be forwarded via www.steckleygooderham.com

KIDD, Gordon Wayne - Passed away suddenly at his residence on Monday, February 12, 2018. Gord Kidd of Elmvale, cherished husband of Judy (nee French). Loved father of Trevor of Lethbridge, AB and Amanda of Barrie. Lovingly remembered by his granddaughter Mackenzie. Gord will be missed by his brother Tom (Joyce) Kidd, his sister Marie (Bob) Storey, his in laws Brad (Wendy) French, Cathy (Dan) Snell and Helen French and his many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents Cephas and Effie Kidd and sister Joan Kidd.
Friends called at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home, Elmvale, on Saturday, February 17th from 11 am until the time of a Memorial Service in the chapel at 1 pm.
Cremation with interment at a later date, Elmvale Cemetery. Memorial donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to family at www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

Jean Oostrom– The Voice for the Brain Injured Person CADUE OOSTROM, Jean Agnes – Passed away suddenly at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, Barrie on Monday February 12th, 2018 in her 61st year. Beloved wife of Cornelius Oostrom of Midhurst. Loving mother of Adrian Mabee of Iowa. Survived by her mother Agnes Cadue, Sisters Ann, Mary, Bernadette, Pauline, Rita Maureen and Teresa and brother Gerard. Cremation has taken place. Services will be held in Gananoque in the spring. Arrangements entrusted to the JENNETT FUNERAL & CREMATION CENTRE, 152 Bradford Street in Barrie. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.funeralhome.on.ca

Van Den Oetelaar, Wilhelmina and Gerardus - In memory of our mother and father who passed away February 19, 1993 and January 26, 2017.
Those we love remain with us for love itself lives on, And cherished memories never fade because a loved one is gone.
Those we love can never be more than a thought apart, For as long as there is a memory they'll always live in our hearts.
Lovingly remembered by Cathalina, Sandy, Mike, Annette, Geraldine and families

The Turner family would like to thank everyone who attended the ‘Celebration of Life’ for Den. Also, thanks for all the generous donations to the ice plant at the Elmvale Curling Club. Special thanks to Mike Stone and the staff at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home. Ellen, Jan, Trent and Kim

SPENCE, BARBARA ELLEN - Passed away peacefully at the Sara Vista Nursing Centre, Elmvale on Wednesday, January 24, 2018, in her 85th year. Beloved wife of the late Alex Spence. Dear mother of Nona (Rob) McClung, Max Spence, Roger (Janice) Spence, Roy (Suzanne) and Doug (Lana). Lovingly remembered by 15 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Sister of Madeline (the late Orval) Edwards, Clair (Jan) Whetham, the late Lloyd (and his wife Phyllis) Whetham, the late Ross (and his wife Irene) Whetham and the late Arlington and Elma Whetham. Friends called at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home, Elmvale from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Friday. Funeral Service was at Elmvale Presbyterian Church on Saturday, January 27 at 1 p.m. with visitation at the Church from 12 to 1 p.m. followed by a reception at the Church. Spring interment Allenwood United Cemetery. Memorial Donations to the Elmvale Presbyterian Church or the Charity of your choice would be appreciated.

TURNER, Dennis Marshall - Passed away suddenly at Elmvale on Friday, February 2, 2018 in his 79th year. Beloved husband of Ellen (nee Coe). Dear father of Jan (Jon) Clark, Trent and Kim Bouzis. Loved grandfather of Jessie, Jennifer, Mikaela and Alexander. Brother of Muriel Townes (late Harold), Marlene (Cecil) Tinney, Louis (Doreen), Garry and predeceased by Stan. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Elmvale Lion Hall, on Saturday, February 17th from 1 to 4 pm. Cremation has taken place. Donations to Ice Plant at Elmvale Curling Club would be appreciated by the family and can be made through Lynn-Stone Funeral Home. Messages of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

In Memoriam
ARCHER, Leonard who passed away February 1, 2008
Dear God, will you a message take to him?
Tell him, without him all our days are empty
since he left us so suddenly.
We will keep him in our hearts forever.
Irma, your daughters and Patrick.

Thank you!
The family of the late Del Bertram of Bracebridge wishes to express a very sincere thank you to its extended family, neighbours, many friends, and his Ontario Power Generation family for the kindness, support, and prayers at this most painful and difficult time.  Thank you for the generous donations in Del’s name to All Sports All People and RVH Hearts and Minds Campaign, for the beautiful flowers, heartfelt cards, gifts of food, emails, and telephone calls of encouragement.  
A special thank you to 911 dispatch, Muskoka Paramedic Services, Bracebridge OPP, South Muskoka Memorial Hospital, Rev. Kathleen Greidanus, and Adams Funeral Home for their professionalism, compassion and care. The kindness received from all is deeply appreciated and will always be remembered.
With gratitude, Lori, Natalie, Cassandra, Cody, Paul and Lois, Ken, Glenda, Peggy and their families.

The family of the late Grace Lyons would like to express their sincere appreciation to family and friends for their kindness and generosity for food, flowers and charitable donations. Thank you to the staff of Lynn-Stone Funeral Home for your compassion and guidance and to Rev. Paul Sakasov for his support and wonderful service and to the ladies of the Presbyterian Church for the luncheon provided. A special thanks to the dialysis unit, to Mom’s driver Keith, to her support workers Patsy and Kate, and to Sara Vista for the compassion and care given to Mom.  
Thank you. Grace Lynons’ Family

Bertram, Delbert W. (Del) - Recently Retired Ontario Power Generation - Passed away suddenly on Friday, January 12, 2018 in Bracebridge at the age of 59. Del Bertram, best friend of Lori Robertson, the love of his life. Admired father of Natalie (Dan) Bognar and Cassandra Bertram (Chris Kadonoff) and proud grandfather of Mason Bognar and step-father of Cody Robertson. Son of Paul and Lois Bertram and brother of Ken (Debbie) Bertram, Glenda Geloso and Peggy (John) Bosanac. Del will be remembered by his nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends. Friends and family were received at ADAMS FUNERAL HOME, 445 St. Vincent St. Barrie (just north of Cundles Rd.) on Thursday from 6  – 9 p.m. Memorial donations to Right To Play Canada would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through adamsfuneralhome.ca

JAMIESON, STEWART WALTER, Passed away peacefully at the Sara Vista Nursing Centre on Sunday, January 14, 2018. Stewart Jamieson of Elmvale in his 91st year. Beloved husband of Myrtle Jamieson (nee Fralick). Dear father of Patsy (Wayne) Wilson of Saskatoon, Paul (Tanya) Jamieson of Elmvale, and Peggy Jamieson of Barrie. Step-father of Ken (Rosanne) Graham of Barrie. Loved grandfather of Gregory, Michael (Rebeka), Laura, Pierce, Preston, Garnet and Emma. Brother of Lois (Ed) Cooper and late Murray (surviving wife Marlene) Jamieson. Brother-in-law of Bernice (late Ed) Martin, Marion (Tom) Beauchamp, and Glenn (Cindy) Fralick.
Visitation was held at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home in Elmvale from 2-4 and 7-9 pm Tuesday and 12 noon – 1 pm on Wednesday at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Hillsdale. Funeral Service was on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 1 pm at the St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church. Spring interment Elmvale Cemetery.
Memorial donations to the St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Hillsdale would be appreciated by the family. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

MACKENZIE, James Alan – Owner of Springwater Coffee Service - Passed away suddenly at his residence, Wasaga Beach, on Saturday, January 20, 2018. Jim MacKenzie, formerly of Elmvale, in his 67th year. Loved son of Helen of Elmvale, and the late Stewart Mackenzie. Brother of Steve (Marg) of Elmvale. Will be remembered by Steve (Jenn), Kelly (Matt), John, Janice, Kameron, Quinn, Makala and Bree. If desired, donations to a charity of your choice in Jim's memory would be appreciated by the family. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

TOWNES, Harold - In loving memory of my husband, Dad and Grandpa who passed away on January 28, 2012.
Sadly missed along life’s way
I quietly remember you every day.
You are no longer in my life to share,
But in my heart you are always there.
Sadly missed and loved by Muriel, Mike & Sandy, Marc & Lori, Steve & Melissa & families.

The family of the late Patricia Craddock would like to express our sincere appreciation to family, friends and neighbours for your prayers, loving kindness, and continued support during this difficult time. Our thanks for the donations to St. Patrick’s Church and Sara Vista, for the beautiful flowers, cards and phone calls.
A special thank you to Fr .Jim, Luke Belanger, Sebastian and Quinton Carter, Henri Linde and The St. Patrick’s Choir  for the beautiful funeral mass.
We also would like to express our gratitude to the staff of the Sara Vista for providing such good care, Lynn Stone Funeral home for their wonderful service, and the ladies of St. Patrick’s CWL for the delicious  luncheon and continued  kindness.  You  will always be remembered and never forgotten.
God Bless you all.

The family of the late Stewart Jamieson would like to express our sincere appreciation to family, friends and neighbours for your prayers, loving kindness and continued support during this difficult time. Our thanks for donations to St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Hillsdale , for the food, phone calls and cards so generously given. A special thank you to our Minister Carl Wright, Dr. Zahir Poonja, staff at Sara Vista Long Term Care Centre and Lynn Stone Funeral Home for their care and compassionate assistance. A special thank you to Sharon and Gordon Miles that sang, and Lynn Wright providing the music and to the ladies of the church and friends for the lovely lunch.
Myrtle & Family

CAMPBELL, John Victor (Vic) - Passed away peacefully at the Lakeridge Seniors Residence, Penetanguishene on Friday, December 29, 2017. Victor Campbell of Wyevale, in his 88th year. (Co-founder of Wyevale Concrete Products and Volunteer with the Boy Scouts and Habitat for Humanity). Pre-deceased by his wife Mary (nee Jones), his daughter Judy and his parents Edgar & Hazel Campbell. He is survived by his daughter Jean Campbell Priest (Gary) and son Brian Campbell (Gina), his grandchildren Erin Gibson (Shawn), Cameron Archer (Lyssa), Elissa Campbell (Keith) and Levi Campbell (Sarah) and his great grandchildren Lucky, Elliot, Hudson & Sidney. Survived by his sister Lorna Webb and pre-deceased by his brother Bert Campbell. Special thanks to long-time employee Karen Parent for her consistent weekly visits that were really appreciated. He will be fondly remembered by his extended family Brian Jones (Diane) and Jack Jones (Jane), Elaine Jones, Marion Jones and his many Nieces and Nephews. Special thanks to the Lakeridge Retirement Home for their wonderful care for our dad, especially those on the 4th floor. We really appreciate your ongoing support. Friends called at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home, Elmvale from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral Service was at Wyevale United Church on Wednesday January 3 at 2 pm. with visitation from 12 to 2 at the Church. A reception will follow at the Church. Spring Interment Wyevale Cemetery. Memorial Donations to Wyevale United Church or the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated.

CRADDOCK, Patricia (nee Kenney) - Passed away peacefully at the Sara Vista Nursing Centre, Elmvale on Thursday, December 28, 2017. Pat Craddock of Phelpston, In her 99th year. Beloved wife of the late Adrian Craddock. Beloved mother of Daniel & Carla of Barrie, the late Michael (Josephine), Frank & Sandy of Barrie, Allan & Ann of Barrie, Mary Anne (the late Peter Kestle) of Ingersol, Ralph (the late Dale) and Bernadette & Mike Park all of Phelpston, Theresa (the late Bill Ritchie) of Minesing and Dennis of Phelpston. Lovingly remembered by 63 grandchildren and great grandchildren. Sister of the late Anna Dorion.  Friends called at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home, Elmvale from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Monday January 1, 2018. Funeral Mass was at St. Patrick's Church, Phelpston on Tuesday, January 2 at 11 a.m. followed by a reception at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Elmvale. Spring Interment St. Patrick's Cemetery, Phelpston. Memorial Donations to St. Patrick's Church or the Friends of Sara Vista would be appreciated.

RISEBORO, Eleanor - Passed away peacefully at Southlake Regional Health Care Centre on Monday, December 25th, 2017 at the age of 84.  Beloved wife of the late Edwin Riseboro.  Loving mother of Brenda Greenwood (late Dennis) and Randy Willson (Kelly), and step-mother to John (Lisa) and Jenny (Shaw).  Cherished grandma of Cari-Ann (Brian), Ashley (Matt), Brittney, Brandon, Tyler, and great grandma of Hannah, Addison, Caleb and Hailey.  Eleanor will be sadly missed by many relatives and life-long friends.  “My First Christmas in Heaven.”  Visitation will take place at the Steckley-Gooderham Funeral Home, 201 Minet’s Point Rd., Barrie, on Saturday, December 30th, 2017 from 10 am until the time we celebrate Eleanor’s life in the chapel at 12 pm.  Following the service, guests are invited to remain for a reception luncheon in the Lounge.  In lieu of flowers, donations to Southlake Regional Health Care Cancer Centre would be greatly appreciated by the family.  Online memories and condolences may be shared via www.steckleygooderham.com

SHANAHAN, Jack (Owner of Shanahan of Phelpston Ltd) - Passed away peacefully at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie on Sunday, December 24, 2017. John Joseph (Jack) Shanahan of Phelpston in his 89th year. Beloved husband of the late Catharine Shanahan (nee Paterson). Dear father of Martin (Carol) Shanahan of Phelpston, Heather Stanley of Barrie, and Martha Shanahan of Phelpston. Loved grandpa of Darcy Stanley, and Jacob Shanahan. Brother of the late Mary O'Neill, Paul Shanahan, Rita Coulson, and Jim Shanahan. Pre-deceased by his parents Jerome and Edna. Visitation will be held at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home in Elmvale from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm Thursday, December 28. Funeral Mass at St. Patrick’s Church in Phelpston on Friday, December 29, 2017 at 11 am. Spring Interment St. Patrick's Cemetery, Phelpston. Memorial donations to the St. Patrick's Church in Phelpston or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

TOTMAN, Dorothy Margaret - Passed away peacefully at the Georgian Bay General Hospital in Midland on Wednesday, December 20, 2017. Dorothy Totman (nee Horsfall), wife of the late Bev Totman. Sister of Kitty Burnett (late Glenn) of Wyevale, and the late Frank, Jack, and Maurice Horsfall. Dorothy will be missed by cousins Pauline (Vince) Robitaille, Michael (Becky) Horsfall and nieces Jan Burnett (Jon), Lori Burnett (Dick) and her many other nieces and nephews in Sudbury and on Manitoulin Island. At Dorothy's request, there will be no service. If desired, memorial donations to the Georgian Bay General Hospital Foundation (purchase of new hospital beds) or the charity of your choice can be made through the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home, Elmvale. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to
www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com.

Wright, Gordon Ralph - Passed away peacefully in his 91st year at Sara Vista Long Term Care Centre Elmvale after a lengthy illness on Thursday, December 21, 2017. Beloved husband of Eleanor (Cowan) for 62 years.  Loving father of Melvin (Laine), Robert (Roberta), Carole (Andy) Crawford, Cathy (Colin) Curlew.  Cherished Papa of Natalie (Chris) Dance, Benjamin (Jenn) Wright, Bryanna (JD) Britney (Casey) McNutt, Tyler (Britney) Crawford, Eric, Owen, Megan Wright and Courtney Curlew.  Dear Great Papa to Brycen Crawford and Savannah Dance. Gordon was a faithful member of Bethel Community Church, Barrie and the Barrie Gideon Chapter.  Gordon founded Wrico Holsteins and he served on many agricultural boards during his farming life.  His greatest gift was passing on his values of integrity, hard work, compassion and loyalty.  Friends and family will be received at ADAMS FUNERAL HOME, 445 St. Vincent St. Barrie (just north of Cundles Rd.) on Thursday from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 p.m. A Celebration of Gordon’s life will be held at Bethel Community Church, 128 St. Vincent St., Barrie ON at 11 o’clock Friday, December 29, 2017. Spring interment, Midhurst Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Gordon’s memory to Bethel Community Church or Gideons International. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through adamsfuneralhome.ca The family would like to express their gratitude
for the exceptional care Gordon received from the nurses and PSWs at the Sara Vista Long Term Care Centre, Elmvale.

The family of the late William Wicklum
would like to express our sincere appreciation to family, friends and neighbours for your prayers, loving kindness and continued support during this difficult time. Our thanks for the donations to the Elmvale Food Bank and the High School, flowers, food, calls and cards so generously given. A special thanks to Rev. Meg Jordan, the First Responders, the doctors and nurses in the ER at RVH and Lynn-Stone Funeral Home for their care and compassionate assistance. Also thanks to the ladies of the United Church for the luncheon and a very special thank you and BIG HUGS to our Uncle Kip for everything. The Kindnesses everyone has shown will remain in our hearts forever.
The Wicklum Family.

In loving memory of
Luc Bernard Desroches who passed away January 7, 2015.
Three years have passed
since that sad day,
When the one we loved
was called away.
Good byes are not the end,
they simply mean
I will miss you until we meet again.
So if you have a loved one, cherish them with care
For you never know the heartache
when you see their vacant chair.
Lovingly remembered by wife Leona and Family.

LYONS, GRACE MCDONALD (nee MCKAY) - Passed away peacefully at the Georgian Bay General Hospital in Midland surrounded by family on Sunday, December 3, 2017. Grace Lyons (nee McKay) of Elmvale in her 90th year. Beloved wife of the late John Ord and Morley Lyons. Loving mother of Carol (Norm) Hales of Tiny, late Sharon Schepers (Harry and Donna of Phelpston), and Wendy Hunt (Cecil) of Toronto. Cherished grandma of Tammy Hales, Mike (Tara) Hales, Rick Hales (Alison Parnell), Ian Schepers (Laura MacPhee), Cory (Missy) Schepers, Steve Schepers, Colleen Mott (Steve), Adrienne Hunt (Justin), and John Hunt (Emily). Proud great grandma of 18. Sister of Alex (Marilyn) McKay of Scarborough and the late Helen (John) Turner. Visitations were held at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home Elmvale from 6-9 pm on Wednesday, December 6 and 12 -1 pm on Thursday, December 7 at the Elmvale Presbyterian Church. Funeral Service was at 1 pm on Thursday, December 7 at the Elmvale Presbyterian Church. Interment Elmvale Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Elmvale Presbyterian Church, Canadian Red Cross, or the Penetanguishene Dialysis Unit would be appreciated. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

In Memorims
Jensen, Ronald Ian
We still miss you as the days and years pass.
We still miss you as the pain of grief softens.
We still miss you as new memories are made.
We still miss you as I smile and laugh.
We still miss you today and everyday.
We still miss you!
Lovingly remembered by wife Pam, Erin, Jamie, Ava and Isla and Melissa and the Jensen and Belanger families.

We miss you mom and dad. It has been one long sad year.
Frances    Dec 11, 1936 – Dec 19, 2016 &
Kenneth Robinson    Aug 7, 1935 – Jan 13, 2017
We miss you in the morning and when the sunset fades away. The ache in our hearts just won’t go away.
Our hearts are full of love for you both. You’re with us every moment and the memories we have of you both will never leave our hearts.
Forever loved and cherished by son Stephen, daughter Deborah (Dennis) Juniper, Grandchildren Elyse Robinson, Amanda (James) Robertson, Melissa Gosney-Juniper (Jacob) Great Grandchildren Brenden & Paige Robertson, Andrew Gosney, Grayson Juniper Zablow, Wyatt Juniper Zablow (pre-deceased).

Grant Ball – December 31st, 2016  loving memory of my dear Husband, Father and Grandpa.  
Deep in my heart lies a picture
Of a dear loved one, laid to rest.
In memory’s frame we shall keep it
Because he was one of the best.
Loved and missed by wife Theresa and Family

PAUL THOMAS BEGLEY  - May 21, 1949  – November 20, 2017 - With great sorrow, the family of Dr. Paul Thomas Begley announces his passing on November 20th at the age of 68, following a six-month battle with brain cancer.  Beloved husband of more than 44 years to Marilyn and cherished father to Conor (Lyn), Jeffrey (Susan), and Laura (Jon).  Dear grandfather to Anne and Charlie.  Brother to Dan Begley (Kay) and Christine Wiggins (Doug) and brother-in-law to Sandra Johnston (Tom) and Rev. Robert Love.  Uncle to eight nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by his parents, Leo and Lucille Begley.  Paul will be missed by his colleagues and former students at the University of Toronto, Penn State University, and Nipissing University, and by his many friends around the world.  Paul will be remembered for his devotion as a husband, father, and grandfather, his leadership in the field of education, and his love of the outdoors.  His family thanks the staff at St. Michael’s Hospital, the Royal Victoria Hospital, Hospice Simcoe, and Paul’s family physicians, Dr. C. Gall and Dr. T. Stanford.  Visitation was held at Adams Funeral Home (445 St. Vincent Street, Barrie) on Saturday, November 25th, 2017 from 9:30am to 11:00am, followed by the celebration of life at 11:00am in the funeral home chapel.  Reception followed.  In lieu of flowers, donations to Hospice Simcoe or the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada would be appreciated.  

HORGAN – Francis (Frank) (Veteran of W.W. 2 R.A.F.) - Passed away peacefully at the Georgian Bay General Hospital, Midland on Tuesday, November 21, 2017. Frank Horgan of Wasaga Beach, in his 91st year. Beloved husband of Julie (nee Godin). Dear father of Francis (Cathy) Horgan and the late Sean Horgan. Father-in-law of Lisa Horgan-Pownall. Loving grandfather of MacKenzie, Hunter, Rachel, Ethan, Ben, Devon, Alex and Connor. Brother of Phillis Mullan and the late Mary McCartney, Bridget McAuliffe, Helen Cooney, Hilda Murphy, Jack & Jeramiha Horgan, Monica Goodman and Kathleen O'Sullivan. Friends called at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home, Elmvale from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Friday. Funeral Mass was on Saturday, November 25 at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church, Phelpston followed by a reception at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Elmvale. Spring interment St. Patrick's Cemetery. Memorial Donations to St. Patrick's Church. Condolences may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

LOFTUS, Kenneth - Passed away at Wasaga Beach on Tuesday, November 21, 2017. Ken Loftus of Barrie, In his 67th year. Pre-deceased his parents Terry and Mary Loftus and special uncle Jim Loftus. Dear father of Clayton (Elizabeth Silman) and grandfather of Braydon, Izsabella and Raquelle. Brother of Carol (Bob) Phillips, Francie (Gary) Kenny, Mary Rose Loftus, David (Jane) Loftus, Marcie (Paul) Ryther and Jackie (Bob) Suszter. Kenny will be fondly remembered by his many nieces and nephews. Friends called at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home, Elmvale from 12 Noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, November 25, 2017. Funeral Service was in the Chapel on Saturday November 25 at 3 p.m. Cremation with interment at St. Patrick's Cemetery, Phelpston. Memorial Donations to the RVH Cancer Centre or the Elmvale Food Bank would be appreciated. Condolences may be sent to wwwlynnstonefuneralhome.com

MCFADDEN, Carl L. - Passed away peacefully at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie on Sunday, November 19, 2017. Carl McFadden of Elmvale in his 75th year. Beloved son of the late Leonard and Joye McFadden. Dear brother of Lorne (Rose) McFadden and the late Donald and his wife Bev. Dear uncle of Brian, Shawn, Karole Anne and Kathryn. Great uncle of Shane, Alexander James, Katherine, Alexander Donald, Nathan and Carrie.Great great uncle of Alexander and Nathan. Friends called at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home, Elmvale from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral Service was at the Elmvale Presbyterian Church on Thursday, November 23 at 1:30 p.m. with reception to follow. Spring interment Allenwood United Cemetery. Memorial Donations to the Diabetes Association would be appreciated. Condolences may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

RICHARDSON, Doreen - Passed away peacefully at the Sara Vista Nursing Centre, Elmvale on Wednesday, November 15, 2017. Doreen Richardson of Elmvale in her 100th year. Beloved wife of the late Chester Richardson, Much loved mother of Fred (Dianne) Richardson, Susan (Paul) Desroches and the late Larry (Melodie). Mother-in-law of Sharon Crozier (Milt Walters). Beloved Nan and grandma of Jennifer (Peter) Baxter, Kirk (Leslie), Clay (Melissa), Scott (Lynn), Shawn (Rebecca), Kerry, Kristine and Michael. Great grandmother of Alanna, Alyssa, Aiden, Brodie, Gower and Tyler. Special Aunt and Godmother of Kim Richardson. Friends called at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home, Elmvale from 11 am to 2 pm Saturday, November 18, 2017. Funeral Service was in the Chapel on Saturday at 2 p.m. followed by a reception at the Funeral Home. Interment Barrie Union Cemetery. Memorial Donations to the Friends of Sara Vista or the Elmvale Legion would be appreciated. Condolences may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

WICKLUM, William George - Passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Thursday, November 23, 2017 at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre Barrie, in his 80th year. Bill Wicklum of Phelpston, predeceased by his wife Gladys (nee Ball). Loved father of Charlene Wicklum & Glen Kendall of Spanish, George & Teresa Wicklum of Innisfil and Susan & Perry Ritchie of Elmvale. Loving Poppy of Chrystal Wicklum, Kimberly (Shane) Rigg, Stephen and Jamie Ritchie and great grandchildren Peyton and Logan. Bill will be missed by his companion Pauline Woods, and his siblings Cliff & Eileen Wicklum, June Morrow, Paul & Frances Wicklum. Predeceased by sister Carol and brother Bob. Friends called at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home, Elmvale, Monday November 27th from 2-4 & 7-9 pm.
Funeral service was in the chapel on Tuesday at 11 am. Interment Elmvale Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family would greatly appreciate donations to Elmvale District High School or Elmvale Food Bank. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to family at www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

In Loving Memory of Lyn Hockin
It has been a long year,
Of shared laughter and tears,
Of grief so deep,
And memories so dear,
Not a day goes past,
That you are not held in our hearts,
Though we are no longer together,
We never shall part.
Forever grateful, her loving husband Tom.
Forever cherished, by her devoted children Terry, Tina, Jeff and Jessica
Forever missed by her beloved grandchildren Matthew, Julia, Nicolas, Jaclyn, Ashton

The Landry and Marley Families wish to thank all friends and neighbours for their expression of sympathy in the loss of our Brother, Dad, Bill Marley.
Special thanks to Lynn Stone Funeral Home, Rev. Father Jim Bussanich for the Mass and the Choir, the St. Patrick's CWL for the luncheon, the Royal Canadian Legion for the Service and Larry Simpson for his kind thoughts. As a Veteran Bill spent many years away from the families and retired from the RCAF in Ottawa.

COOK, Gladys Lucy (nee Willoughby) - Peacefully, in her 91st year, at Grove Park Home, Barrie on Saturday, November 11, 2017.  Beloved wife of the late Charles Cole and of the late Gordon Cook.  Loving mother of Georgina Scott, Cheryl Miller (Ross), Laurel Berard (John) and of the late Alice McArthur, Rodney Cole and David Cole.  Cherished grandma of Judy and Nancy McArthur, Andrew, Charles and Murray Dobson, Sheila Dunn, Rosslynn Miller Lee and Twyla Miller Mann, Paul Berard, Michelle Stewart, Shawn Cole, and many great grandchildren.  Predeceased by her parents George and Alice Willoughby and by her ten siblings.  Services will be held at the Steckley-Gooderham Funeral Home, 30 Worsley St., Barrie on Thursday, November 16th at 11 am, followed by a reception in the Lounge and interment at Grefel Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Alzheimer’s Society would be appreciated.  Online memories and condolences may be forwarded via www.steckleygooderham.com

MARLEY, Richard William 'Bill' - Ret'd Master Warrant Officer RCAF, Ottawa, ON - Passed away at Montfort Hospital, Ottawa, on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 in his 77th year. Bill Marley, loved father of Rhonda Marley, Tracey (Jules) Landry and Jason Marley. Will be remembered by their mother, Irene. Cherished Grandpa to Alexander, Zoë, William, Kyra, Emily, Amanda and Sarah. Fondly remembered by his siblings Mary Ellen, Bernadette (late Ken) Snider, Joe (late Deloris), Margaret (late Dave) Thomas, Pat (Heather), Jim (late Colleen), Paul (Cathy), Angela, and Phil. Brother-in-law of Liz Marley. Predeceased by his parents Francis and Bertille and brothers Edward, Michael (Goldie Turner), Leo and Peter. Bill will be missed by many nieces and nephews. Friends called at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home, 15 Yonge St. S., Elmvale, from 7 to 9 pm on Sunday November 12th. Funeral Mass was on Monday at 11 am, St. Patrick's Church, 1600 Flos Rd. Four W., Phelpston, followed by a luncheon and eulogies at O.L.O.L. Church Hall, 106 Yonge St. N., Elmvale. Spring interment, St. Patrick's Cemetery. If desired memorial donations to Heart & Stroke Foundation or a local Royal Canadian Legion would be appreciated by the family.
Expression of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

ROSS, James Robert - Passed away suddenly, with his family by his side at Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket, on Friday, November 3, 2017 in his 70th year. Jim Ross, Canadian Armed Forces veteran, of Port McNicoll formerly of Wyevale, dear husband of Nancy (Bosworth). Loved father of Edward (Ashley) and Gillian. Treasured grandfather of Maíre and Saoirse. Fondly remembered by his brothers Gary and Bruce, sisters-in-law Sylvia, Terry-Anne and Laurie and also by Stephanie Brady. Predeceased by his parents Felix and Alice Ross, brother-in-law Peter and father-in-law Ed Bosworth. A gathering to celebrate Jim's life will be held at a later date. If desired, memorial donations to O.S.P.C.A., Midland Branch, would be appreciated by the family.  Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

Clifford Elwood Reynolds of Barrie passed away peacefully Monday, October 23, 2017 at Roberta Place in Barrie at the age of 86. Predeceased by his partner Virginia McNiven. Loved forever by his children Saundra, Douglas, (Anita), Paul, (Heather), Ken (Susan), Christopher, (Cindy), Cheryle Keddy and their mother the late Helen Trzecak (Marchildon). Loving Papa Cliff to Paul Zuwerkalow, Christina Udoh (Dave), Katherine Pleasance (Shawn), Kira Wannamaker (Jay), Jessica Reynolds (James Savage), Laura Campeau (Blake), Sabrina Reynolds (Brad Philpott), Lindsay Reynolds, Scott Reynolds, Christopher Reynolds, Kyle Reynolds, Helen Reynolds (Ben Shipman), and Courtney Reynolds. Loving Great Grandfather Papa Cliff to Destiny, Hailey, Lyla, Peyton, Max, Jesse, William, Jordan R, Lucy, Olivia, Jordan P, Zachary, and Jaxson. Uncle and Great, Great Uncle to many nieces and nephews. Remembered by Cindy and Larry Giffen, Ryan Giffen (Kate), Colin Giffen (Jen), Ashley Birnie (John), Sherie Britnell and Joe Cannon, Kristen Thomson (Dave), Kayla Duerden (Zac), Austin and Allis Giffen, Harrison Birnie, Holden Thomson, Lylah and Quinn Duerden. Cliff will be missed by his friends Horst and Marolyn Trzecak. Cliff was born at home in Orr Lake and spent his early years in Elmvale. He is predeceased by his parents, William and Jean Reynolds (nee Drinkell), his brothers Fred, Frank, Walter, Percy, John, Arthur, Gerald, and his sisters Zelda, Verna, Lucy, Edith, Bertha and Dorothy.It is with much gratitude that we would like to thank the staff of Roberta Place Long Term Care Facility for their unbelievable support and compassion given to our father and family at this difficult time.Donations may be made to The Ontario Diabetes Association and to Roberta Place Long Term Care Facility. Resting at Steckley Gooderham Funeral Home Minet’s Point Road Barrie Friday, October 27, 2017 2 pm - 4 pm and 7 pm - 9 pm  Funeral Mass at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Essa Road, Barrie, Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 10:30 am. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The Ontario Diabetes Association and to Roberta Place Long Term Care Facility.

The family of Ross McLean wish to thank all who supported us during our recent time of sorrow. In particular special appreciation to Lynn Stone Funeral Home and staff for their guidance and compassion. To Father Bussanich and the choir for a meaningful Mass and the C.W.L. for providing lunch following the funeral. We are most grateful for the kindness of the ladies who prepared and served lunch during the visitation interval. Profound thanks and appreciation to Debbie, June and Joanie and other neighbours who provided dinner and brought food to our home. We are truly blessed to have such kind friends. Our appreciation to those who sent floral tributes and cards of sympathy. A big thank you to the pallbearers who honoured us by taking Ross to his final place of rest.

ARCHER  -  In loving memory of our parents,
Janet who passed away on October 19, 1984,
Alvin who passed away on June 7, 2001,
Our sisters Grace who passed away on May 16, 1955
Kay who passed away on April 5, 2008,
Our brothers Clare Oct. 31, 2011 and
Bert who passed away on June 18, 2016.
As time unfolds another year,
Memories keep them ever near.
Silent thoughts of time together
Hold memories that will last forever.
Always remembered by the rest of the family.

LOFTUS, Marjorie – October 30, 2007
We often think of bygone days
When we were all together.
The family chain is broken now,
But memories will live forever.
Sadly missed along life’s way
Quietly remembered every day.
No longer in our life to share
But in our hearts, she’s always there.
She sleeps in God’s beautiful garden,
In sunshine of perfect peace;
We miss her, oh how much,
But realize God knew best.
He let us have her many years,
Then gently bade her rest.
Lovingly remembered by the family.

Reynolds  -  In loving memory of a husband, father, grandfather Elden July 1928 - 2014
and son, Scott 1965 - October 2016
Another year has come and gone
And heartaches, tears and memory keep them near.
Those we have loved don’t go away.
They walk beside us everyday,
Unseen, unheard, still missed,
Still loved and very dear.
Sincerely Fran and children,
Barb, Russell, Dennis, Wanda and their families

The family of the late George Sibbald would like to thank all the relatives, friends, and neighbours for their support and expressions of sympathy over this time of sadness . Our gratitude and appreciation to all who donated food and to Cindy Graham, Nadia Graham, and Cindy Johnston for the lovely supper. We cannot thank the response team and the Lynn Funeral home staff  enough for their efforts and assistance. We realized during this time of need how wonderful this Elmvale community truly is.

In loving memory of a special husband, father and grandfather, Eric Buchanan who passed away October 21, 2016.
As I sit in heaven and watch you everyday, I
try to let you know with signs I never went away.
I hear you when you’re laughing and
watch you when you sleep.
I even place my arms around you t
o calm you as you weep.
I see you wish the day away, begging to have me home. So, I try to send you signs,
so you know you are not alone.
Don’t feel guilty that you have life t
hat was denied to me.
Heaven is truly beautiful just you wait and see.
So, love your life, laugh again, enjoy yourself, be free. Then I know every breath you take
you’ll be taking one for me.
You will always be in our hearts.
Your loving wife Clarine, children Karen, Kim and Brian, Chris and Corrine. Your precious grandchildren Spencer and Laura, Emily, Taylor, Brooke, Hannah and Evan, plus two furry friends Tucker and Diesel

Downey, Isabella Jean (nee Robertson) May 24, 1927 – October 6, 2017  Passed away peacefully at Hospice Simcoe, Barrie. Loving wife of the late Jack Downey (1951 – 1999) and the late Roy Downey (2006 – 2012). Dear mother of Rosanne (Wendell) White, Heather (Jerry) Smeding, Ross (Donna) Downey & Trish (Rob) Campbell. She will always be cherished by her eight grandchildren, Katie (Chris) Hammell & Trevor White; Tyler (Maureen) Smeding & Rachel Smeding; Jeff & Ryan Downey (Victoria);  Scott (Michelle) Campbell & Laura Jean Campbell; and by her great grandchildren, Isabel (Izzy) & Mckenna Hammell, Jack Smeding & Rafe Campbell. Isabel will be remembered by her brother Bill (Roberta) Robertson & sisters Edith (Jack) Bell & Anne (Larry) Jones. Predeceased by brothers Don (Faye) & Ed (Shirley) Robertson. She will also be remembered by her sister-in-law Mary Downey, her many nieces & nephews, & Roy’s family (‘The Alliston Downeys’).  Friends were received at ADAMS FUNERAL HOME, 445 St. Vincent St. Barrie (just north of Cundles Rd.) on Monday from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 p.m. Funeral Service was held in the Chapel at 11 o’clock Tuesday, October 10th, 2017 Interment Minesing Union Cemetery. Memorial donations to Minesing Union Cemetery or Hospice Simcoe would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through adamsfuneralhome.ca

HAYWARD, Roy Frederick, 9/16/28 - 10/12/17 - Passed away peacefully in his sleep at Hospice Simcoe in Barrie at the age of 89. Pre-deceased by parents Fred & Dorothy Hayward, wife Myrtle Hayward & brother Norman Hayward. Sadly missed by his loving wife & best friend, Margaret (Peggy) Hayward, his children, Dale Hayward-Gellatly of Guelph, Rick Hayward (John) of Toronto, Norm Hayward (Georgie) of Nanaimo, his step-children, Cyndy Daniels (Chris) of Elmvale, Kerry Dove of Dallas, Steven Dove (Deanna) of Beeton.  Remembered fondly by brother & sister-in-law Alex & Mary Campbell, sister-in-law Ella Hayward, 11 grandchildren & 9 great-grandchildren.  Also dearly remembered by cousins Helen Schock (Chuck) of Florida & Edward Bradley (Robin) of Kingston.  Cremation has been taken place and a Celebration of Life to honour Roy’s passing will be held at Barrie Country Club, 635 St. Vincent St N, Barrie, on Sunday, November 5th, from 2 – 5pm.  Shared tributes will begin at 2pm, followed by a reception.  All are welcome.  Donations to Leukemia Society, Alzheimer Society or Hospice Simcoe are thankfully accepted via Steckley-Gooderham Funeral Homes.  Online memories and condolences may be forwarded via www.steckleygooderham.com

MCLEAN, D. Ross - Passed away suddenly at his Residence, Minesing on Wednesday, October 11, 2017. Ross McLean, age 83. Beloved husband of Rita (Belcourt). Dear father of Jamie (Terry) McLean, Brent (Jane), Robert (Denise), Michele (Jim) Harris and Greg (Cheryl) McLean. Loved grandfather of Karley, Kelcey, Michael, Evan, Zachary, Emily, Nicole, Alex, Calden and Aislynne. Brother of Linda (Murray) Van Rassel, Helen (the late Bill) McEvoy and the late Ruth & George Lucas. Brother-in-law of Lou Belcourt (the late Annette), Leo (Bernice), Dan (Ruth Ann) and the late Ed Belcourt. Son of the late Harvey & Emma McLean.
Friends called at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home Elmvale from 1-4 & 7-9 p.m. Sunday. Funeral Mass was at St. Patrick's Church, Phelpston on Monday, October 16 at 11 a.m. Interment St. Patrick's Cemetery.
Memorial Donations to St. Patrick's Church or the charity of your choice would be appreciated. Condolences may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

THANK YOU TO:
• The Medical staff at G.B.G.H and Oncology Unit at RVH Barrie for their care.
• The Bayshore Nursing staff Cheryl, Susan, Blue, Mary Ellen, Megan, Laurie to mention a few. Thus enabling Allen to remain at home.
• The neighbours to mention a few whom either visited him at home or drove us to his many appointments in Toronto. The Hunts, Gredanus, Ogdens, Cathy Finlay, Donald McDonald, and brothers Doug and Pavl.
• The Parnells - THANK YOU!
• The Lynn-Stone Funeral home - MIKE AND STAFF for making a difficult time easier.   
• Our friends for the food, cards, flowers, condolences, and donations.
• Reverend Paul for the church service and the Presbyterian women for the delicious luncheon after the service.
• The ones who travelled and took time off work to show your support.
• Your kindness will be remembered. Please forgive me if I omitted anyone.
Allen will be missed. Rest in Peace. Ruth and Family   

FAIRBRASS, William James - (Veteran of WWII) Passed away at the Georgian Bay General Hospital, Midland, on Monday, September 4, 2017 in his 91st year. Beloved husband of the late Marjorie Passfield. Dear father of Brenda (Ralph, predeceased) Prendergast of Stayner, Brad (Karen) of Newmarket, Brian (Anne) of Ajax and Patti (Ron) Belcourt of Elmvale. Cherished Gramps and Papa to Sherri (Brian), Darrin (predeceased), Jenny, Brianna, Alisha, Adam, Andrew, Tyler, Katelyn, Brock, Tyler and his great grandchildren Kaylin, Kyla, Ansley, Hunter, Blythe and Alexis. A Celebration of Life was held on Friday, September 8th from 2 until 6 pm at the Royal Canadian Legion, 7 John St., Elmvale. Private interment at Elmvale Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Royal Canadian Legion, Br. 262, Elmvale would be greatly appreciated by the family. Messages of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

JOHNSTON, Josephine 'Joann' Ann - Passed away peacefully in the presence and love of her family at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, Barrie, Ontario on Wednesday, September 6, 2017. Joanne Johnston (Hartling) of Elmvale, in her 70th year, loved wife of Arnold. Dear mother of Maria (Shawn) Thibault of Fall River, NS and Robert (Carrie-Lynn) of Elmvale. Treasured Nan and Grandma of Riley, Nicholas, Brandon and Zackory. Will be missed by her siblings Thomas (Mel), James (Cathy), Malcolm (Leona), Carl (Darlene) and Violet (George) Mapplebeck and Arnolds siblings, Brian, Bruce, Bill, George, Lola, Linda and Glenda as well as nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents, Joseph and Mary Hartling, her sister mary and brother John Joe. Girl Guide and Beaver leader. Volunteer for the Cancer Society and endless volunteering at her children's schools. A Celebration of Life will be held in Nova Scotia at a later date. n lieu of flowers, donations in memory of “Joanne” to the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

MINNINGS, June Marie - Passed away at Hospice Simcoe, Barrie on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 in her 85th year. Beloved wife of the late Gene Minnings. June is survived by siblings Betty and Ted and pre-deceased by Dalt and Lewis Crowe. Loving mother of Paul (Cindy) son Darryn (Britney, Pete (Georgi) kids Michelle (John), Michelle (Shawn), Matt (Sandy), Aaron (Carla) and our beloved Darryk, Rick (Wanda), Kailey (Kervin) and Ashley, Lisa (Doug) Rick (Dale) and Robyne (Mike), Rob (deceased) (Alberta) and Gary & daughter Jenny (Brad). There are 15 great grandchildren and 1 great grandson on the way. Friends called at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home, Elmvale from 12 Noon to 3 p.m. Monday, September 18. 2017. Funeral Service was in the Chapel on Monday September 18 at 3 p.m. Interment St. Patrick's Cemetery, Elmvale. Memorial Donations to Hospice Simcoe would be appreciated. Condolences may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

SIBBALD,  George William  ( Oct. 6, 1935 – Sept. 15, 2017)
(Former Elmvale/Flos Firefighter) - Passe away suddenly at his Residence Elmvale on Friday, September 15, 2017. Married to his lovely wife Sally Dwinnell for 56 years. Dear father of Roslyn (Bruce) Eberlin and their children Matt (Mallory) & Melissa (Tyler), Lorrie (Kevin) Doyle and their children Amy (Kevin), Ashley (Shawn) & Courtney, Andy Sibbald and his children Paige, Hunter & Harrison, Susan Schepers (Joe) and their children Hayden, Mason, Rylan, Kaiden & Nolan and Greg Sibbald. George was the son of the late Arlie & Edith Sibbald. Brother of Marion Mallette (the late George), Elsie Keddy (Dominic Tassillo), Dianne Chase (Grant) and Marg & Doug Coulter both deceased. George will also be fondly remembered by his many nieces and nephews. Friends called at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home, Elmvale from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral Service was in the Chapel on Wednesday, September 20 at 1 p.m. Interment Elmvale Cemetery. Memorial Donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or St. John's United Church would be appreciated. Condolences may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

In Loving Memory: Jeff Colyn -(September 30, 2007)
It’s hard to believe 10 years have passed,
Since we were all together!
With the love in our hearts,
YOU are with us FOREVER!!
“Always with You” Mom, Dad, Jayson  Xo    Xo     Xo

HAMILL, Ralph Alan -After a long battle with cancer, Ralph passed away peacefully at Hospice Simcoe, in Barrie, ON. He is survived by wife of 54 years Jerri (nee Hugo), sons Wayne (Wendy), and Shawn (Leanne), and daughter Jodi Blaber (Adam). He will be missed by grandchildren Kynzee, Braden, Daeyten, Lindsay, Ethan, and Liam. Family is relieved that his suffering is over. In lieu of flowers, donations to Hospice Simcoe are gratefully appreciated. A celebration of life will follow soon. Memories and condolences may be forwarded to the family through www.peacefultransition.ca

LAMBIE, John Allan - (Past President of the Flos Agricultural Society and Simcoe County Plowman Member) - Passed away peacefully at his home with his family by his side on Saturday, September 2, 2017. Allan Lambie of Wyevale in his 69th year. Beloved husband of Ruth Carpenter. Dear father of Tracey (Gerry) Martin, Leanne (Trevor) Columbus, and the late Scott. Proud Poppy of Howard, Emma, Jacob, Aaron, Abby, and Eva. Brother of Doug (late Suzanne), Paul (Marlene), Brian (Marg), and the late Muriel Evelyn. Son of the late Jim and Bea Lambie. Brother-in-law of Mae (Ken) Macdonald. Visitation was at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home from 6-9 on Wednesday, September 6. Visitation from 1 -2 pm on Thursday, September 7 at the Elmvale Presbyterian Church with the Funeral Service at 2 pm.
Cremation with interment Elmvale Cemetery.
Donations to RVH Cancer Centre, Georgian Bay General Hospital, or the Simcoe County Plowman’s Association would be greatly appreciated.

Nancy Lois Downey, of Ayton, passed away at the Louise Marshall Hospital, Mount Forest on Friday, September 1st, 2017 in her 74th year.  Beloved wife of Terry Downey. Loving mother of Shawna and her husband David Grein and Brandie Beairsto.  Cherished grandmother of 4 grandchildren and 1 great-granddaughter. Dear sister of John Hubbard and his wife Karen, Dennis Hubbard and his wife Marie, Bill Hubbard and his wife Myrna, Peggy Pether and her husband Paul and Sheila Hubbard.  Fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Gordon and Lois Hubbard. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of Nancy’s life will be held at a later date. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the       England Funeral Home, Mount Forest
(519-323-2631 or www.englandfuneralhome.com)

BEACOCK, Gwen Judy - Passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Sunday, September 3, 2017 after a short battle with cancer. Gwen Beacock of Wyevale in her 61st year. Cherished wife of Peter Beacock, loving mother of Jeremy and Austin. Beloved daughter of the late Jack and Rae Robinson of Waverley. Loving sister to Donna Stuckey, Karen Hallyburton, Kim Marion, and the late Jackie Penninkhof and the late Murray Robinson. Gwen was a proud Ontario Horticulture Association Judge and a member of both the Elmvale and Oro-Medonte Horticulture Societies. She will be sadly missed by her many Family and Friends.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 7 from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home in Elmvale. Visitation from 10:30 – 11:30 am on Friday, September 8 at the St. John’s United Church in Elmvale with the Funeral Service beginning at 11:30 am. Reception at St. John’s United Church, followed by the interment at Wyevale Cemetery. Donations to Hospice Simcoe would be greatly appreciated. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

COULSON, Edyth Rose - Passed away peacefully at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, Barrie, on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 in her 93rd year. Predeceased by husband Norman John Coulson. Dear mother of Joanne (Syd) Small. Will be missed by her grandchildren and great grandchildren and her sister Jean Johns.  Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

Memoriam - Amy Johnston – Cobbett (15 years without you.)
They say there is a reason, They say that time will heal,
But neither time nor reason, Will change the way I feel,
For no-one knows the heartache, That lies behind our smiles,
No-one knows how many times, We have broken down and cried,
We want to tell you something, So there won't be any doubt,
You're so wonderful to think of, But so hard to be without.
Love Mom, Dad, Angie, Rick, Nan, Kevin, Angela, Greg, Ryan, Nicole and Melissa

Robertson, Elspeth Cameron (Elsie) passed away peacefully on Wednesday July 19, 2017. Elspeth Sampson Cameron Robertson (nee Flynn) in her 94th year beloved wife of the late Alex Cameron and the late James Robertson. Loving mother of Sandra Dunlop (Jerry), Heather Pratt (Bernie) and the late Leslie. Proud grandmother of Randy, Lonnie, Cindy, Heidi, Joe and Carrie and great grandmother of 14 great grandchildren. A celebration of Elsie's life will be held Saturday September 16 at Anten Mills Community Centre from 2 - 4 p.m.

SOANES, Sandra Anne- Passed away peacefully at her home on Orr Lake on Thursday, August 17, 2017 in her 77th year. Sandra Soanes of Orr Lake predeceased by her husband Alexander Soanes (December 21, 2009). Mother of Deborah, Janice, David and Susan. Grandmother of Michael, Nicole, Glenn, Eric, Jonathan, Stuart, Alex and Haylee. Sister to Bill Gard, Albert Gard and predeceased brother Gordon Gard. Daughter of the late Norman and Jessie Gard. Visitation was held at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home in Elmvale on Monday, August 21. In lieu of flowers memorial donations to the Georgian Bay General Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.
Expressions of sympathy can be sent through www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com.

TURRILL, Arthur George - Passed away suddenly at his residence on Tuesday, August 8, 2017. Arthur Turrill of Tiny in his 72nd year. Pre-deceased by his loving wife Sylvia Turrill (nee Sproule). Son of the late Erwin E Turrill and Muriel “Betty” Turrill. Brother of Barb Norman of Port Burwell, Mary and Dave Thompson of Delhi, Kathleen Hanley of Tillsonburg, and the late Robert Turill. Brother-in-law of Doris Fowler. Visitation was held at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home in Elmvale from 10 am – 12 pm on Saturday, August 12. Funeral Service in the chapel on Saturday, August 12 at 12 pm. Interment Waverley Anglican Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Calvary Road Baptist Church Building Fund. 1 Corinthians 10:31 Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com.

MAXIM, Etta Viola - Passed away suddenly at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie on Saturday, August 19, 2017, in her 81st year. Beloved wifr of John Maxim. Dear mother of Randall (Trish) Maxin of Oro, Doug Maxim of Orr Lake and Philip (Christine) Maxim of Midhurst. Loved grandmother of Kurtis, Karla, Jessica, Lauren and Claire and survived by 4 great grandchildren. Sister of Evelyn (Fred) Harpell, John (Sharon) Gilbert, Jim (Ruth) Gilbert, Sharon (Doug) Adamson, Valerie (Darl) Hebner, the late Gladys & her husband Kinnard Agar and the late Charles Gilbert. Daughter of the late Grant & Vera Gilbert.   Friends called at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home, Elmvale from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral Service at St. John's United Church, Elmvale on Thursday, August 24 at 1 p.m. Interment Elmvale Cemetery followed by a reception at St. John's UNited Church.   Memorial Donations to the R.V.H. Cardiac Unit would be appreciated.

In loving memory of the most amazing Mom, Nannie & Wife LINDA McLAREN Aug 24, 2012
We miss you now, Our hearts are sore:
As time goes by we miss you more.
Your loving smile, your gentle face,
No one can fill your vacant place.
Loved beyond words, missed beyond measure,
loving you always, forgetting you never.
Don, Jaret, Carlissa & families
(Pam, Brady, Aubree, Bryce, Chris, Callan & Caide)

Berry, Sandra-Lyn
February 12 1975- August 11 2012
You will always be with us
The flowers we place on your grave
May wither and decay
But the love for you who sleeps beneath
Will never fade away
All our love until we meet again
Mom and Dad
In Memory of
Bill Trace  1931 - Aug 30, 2011
Stephen Trace  1964 - Aug. 30, 1992
Sunshine passes,
Shadows fall.
Love’s Remembrances
Outlast All.
Forwvwe Sadly Missed by the Family Circle

Thank you from the family of the Late John Crowe - We would like to express or heartfelt thanks for the sympathy and support in the recent loss of our beloved husband/father/papa and great papa.  A special thanks to Carol O'Cain, the staff at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home  and Henry from Valley Farms. To everyone it was deeply appreciated and will always be remembered.  
Sincerely Irene, Lorraine, Shirley and Larry Crowe and Extended Families

CROWE, John William (Sept. 27, 1940 – July 30, 2017) - Passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 30, 2017 at the General and Marine Hospital, Collingwood. John Crowe of Waverley/Wasaga Beach. Beloved husband of Irene Brown-Crowe and the late Frances Ball. Dear father of Lorraine (Mark) St. Denis of Hillsdale, Shirley (Roman Rylski) of Barrie and Larry Crowe and pre-deceased by son-in-law Linton Keefer. Loved grandfather of Kenny St Denis, Ashley Keefer, Amber Craig, Jon and Michelle Crowe. Cherished Step-father of Larry (Tami) Bye, Mary (Jack) Hill, Bert Bye (Barb Tooley) and Bob (Birgit) Bye. Step-grandfather of Peter, Brandon & Amber Hill, Joe, Rob, Kyle, Koby, Kim, and Fairyn Bye. Also survived by 12 Great-grandchildren. Brother of Ann (Ralph) Edwards, Ken (Mary Lynn) Crowe, Mike (Brenda) Crowe and the late Maureen Pauze and Paul Crowe. Friends called at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home Elmvale from 11am Monday, August 7, 2017 until time of Service in the Chapel at 1 p.m. followed by a reception at the funeral home. Interment Allenwood United Cemetery. Memorial Donations to Hospice Simcoe or RVH Cardiac Care Unit. Condolences may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

Klein Gebbinck, Frank - Passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Wednesday July 26, 2017 in his 88th year. Frank Klein Gebbinck of Elmvale devoted husband of Gerarda (Gerry) of 58 years.  Loving father of Marlene (Wayne) MacDonald of Elmvale, Tom (Karen) of Elmvale, Sylvia (Rob) Priest of Minesing, Roger (Heather) of Elmvale, Debbie (Graham) of Belgium, Scott (Laurie) of Elmvale. Proud Opa of Rebecca (Chad), Dan, Bryan (Taylor), Christa (Alex), Mark (Jessica), Erin, Stacey, Lauren, Brock, Nadia, Owen, Isaac, Cole, Riley. Great-Opa of Caleb. Dear brother of Joseph (recently deceased Betty) of Elmvale, Tonie (Willy) Reyrink, Aloys (Lucy), brother-in-law of Annie Bleumink and Leis Klein Nyenhius of Holland. Predeceased by his parents, 2 sisters and 4 brothers. Uncle Frank will be forever remembered by his many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. Lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus. Friends called at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home, Elmvale from 1-4 pm and 7-9 pm Sunday, July 30, 2017.  Funeral mass was held at St. Patrick’s Church, Phelpston on Monday, July 31 at 11 am. Reception and celebration of Frank’s life to follow at Our Lady of Lourdes church hall, Elmvale. Memorial donations can be made to: Canadian Cancer Society or The Heart and Stroke Foundation.

ROSS, Albert Lorne, WWII Sgt. 1st & 3rd Division Canadian Armoured - Passed away at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, Barrie, on Tuesday, July 24, 2017. Lorne Ross of Wyevale, in his 92nd year, beloved husband of Marion Stott and the late Jane Ross. Dear father of David (Mockey) of Richmond Hill, Mary Gow of Wyevale and the late Craig (survived by Laura) of Bradford. Will be remembered by grandchildren Andy, Blake and Kary-Anne and great grandchildren Quinn, Ewan and Keira as well as Marion's children the late Arthur (survived by Paulette), Yvonne (Greg), Sherry (Doug) and Ken (Jackie) and their families.Lorne was an avid ham radio enthusiast and served as the secretery and treasurer of the South Georgian Bay Amateur Radio Club for many years. Friends called at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home, Elmvale, on Friday, July 28, 2017 from 1 until 2 pm.Funeral service in the chapel at 2 pm. Interment Wyevale Cemetery. Memorial donations to Canadian Cancer Society or Wyevale United Church would be appreciated by the family. Messages of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

The family of the late Betty Klein Gebbinck would like to thank their family, friends and neighbours for their kindness and support during the recent loss of our beloved wife, mother, Oma and Great Oma.  Thank you for the condolences, cards, charitable donations, Mass cards, flowers, food brought to our homes, the generosity of our Crossland neighbours and family friends for hosting and providing the meal between visitations, CWL for the honour guard and funeral reception, organist, choir, readers, staff of Georgian Bay Hospital, staff of Sara Vista Long Term Care Home, and Lynn-Stone Funeral Home.  Your expressions of love and acts of kindness will always be remembered. Sincerely, Joe, Marion and Dean, Ray and Donna, Larry and Joan, Rob and Jayne and their families.

Thank you from the family of the late Kaye (Kathleen) French.  We would like to express our heartfelt thanks for the sympathy and support that was extended to our family on the recent loss of our mother.  A special thank you to Reverend Heather Graham, the staff at Lynn Stone Funeral home ànd the wonderful ladies from Wyevale United Church.  To everyone,  it was deeply appreciated and will always be remembered. Debbie, Craig & Vanda and families.

Frank Klein Gebbinck's family would like to thank the family and friends for the support and thoughts throughout this difficult time. The contributions of food, flowers and monetary donation to the various foundations is heartwarming. A special thank you to all those who catered to us during this time it was greatly appreciated. At this time we would also like to thank the staff of the Royal Victoria Hospital for their care of Frank and the support they showed our family. The support of the Lynn Stone Funeral home and the CWL was greatly appreciated.  At times like this we are truly blessed to live in such a great community.  
Gerry Klein Gebbinck and families

FRENCH, MARY KATHLEEN (nee LIVINGSTONE) - Passed away peacefully at Hillcrest Village Care Centre, Midland on Wednesday, July 19, 2017. Kay French of Waverley, In her 85th year. Beloved wife of the late Royce French. Dear mother of Deborah (Bill) Bryant of Utopia, Craig French of Elmvale and Vanda Papadopoulous of Toronto. Loved grandmother of Erin, Leanna and Christina and great grandmother of Ellie. Friends called at the Waverley United Church, Waverley from 12 Noon Monday, July 24, 2017 until time of Service at 2 p.m. Cremation with interment at Waverley United Cemetery. Reception to follow at the Church. Memorial Donations to Hillcrest Village or the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated. Condolences may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

KLEIN GEBBINCK, Elisabeth 'Betty' Maria Theresia - 50+ year member of C.W.L., St. Patrick's, Phelpston; Longtime member of Crossland Women's Institute - Passed away peacefully, at Sara Vista Care Centre, Elmvale, with family by her side on Saturday, July 22, 2017 in her 89th year. Betty KleinGebbinck of Elmvale, cherished wife of 64 years to Joseph. Loved mother of Marion (Dean) Leifso of Elmwood, Ray (Donna) and Larry (Joan) of Elmvale and Rob (Jayne) of Wasaga Beach. Treasured Oma of Corwin, Deanne (Jeff), Jenna (Brian), Brett (Amber), Brooke, Trevor (Lindsay), Mike (Lindsay), Josh, Dayna (Hugh) and Gray. Great Oma of Peyton, Kolten, Mary-Beth and Nixon. Dear sister-in-law of Frank and Gerry KleinGebbinck, Elmvale, and others in Holland. She will be fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Betty is predeceased by her parents, one brother and four sisters. Friends called at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home, Elmvale, on Monday, July 24, 2017 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Funeral Mass was at St. Patrick's Church, Phelpston, on Tuesday at 11 am. Interment St. Patrick's Cemetery. If you wish to make a donation in Betty's memory, please consider Canadian Diabetes Association (Ontario Region) or Alzheimer Society of Ontario. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

STONE – Patrick Vincent (Life time member of the Elmvale farming community) - Passed away suddenly at his residence, Elmvale on Thursday, July 13, 2017. Pat Stone of Elmvale, age 83. Beloved husband of Mary (nee Ritchie). Dear father of Wendy (Kevin) Lingenfelter, Cindy (Marc) Schutt, Heather (Roger) Klein Gebbinck and Gerald (Christie) Stone. Loved grandfather of Trista, Brett, Hannah, Julia, Lauren, Brock, Nadia and Joshua. Son of the late Gerald and Birdetta Stone. Brother of Luella (Larry) Simpson and Lori Stone-Archer. Brother-in-law of Herb (June) Ritchie, Bob (Joanne) Ritchie, Sandra (Ray) McElwain, Bonnie (Rod) Marson, Bev (Herb) Farrell, Janice Ritchie and Cathy (Stu) Kerr. Friends called at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home, Elmvale from 12 – 4 and 7 – 9 pm Sunday. Funeral Mass was at Our Lady of Lourdes Church Elmvale on Monday, July 17 at 11 a.m. Interment Elmvale Cemetery. Memorial Donations to Lung Association would be appreciated. Condolences may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com

TINNEY, Lois Pearl - Passed away peacefully, after a brief illness, at Georgian Bay General Hospital, Midland, on Sunday, July 23, 2017. Lois Tinney of Elmvale, in her 91st year, beloved wife of the late Eldon. Dear mother of Gail Shewchuk of Grand Prairie, Alberta and Carol (Richard) Campbell of Newmarket, Ontario. Lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Terra and Evan Shewchuk and Riki and Noel Campbell and 5 great grand children. Lois will be missed by her brother Don (Audrey) Archer as well as her nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by brother Robert Archer and sisters Joan Barnard, Vivian Jones and Marion McKee and by son-in-law Terry Shewchuk. Friends may call at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home, Elmvale, from 1pm until time of a Celebration of Life at 2 pm, on Thursday, July 27th. Cremation with interment at Elmvale Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Condolence messages may be sent to the family at lynnstonefuneralhome.com

Wayne Thompson - April 29, 1946 - July 20, 2004
As time goes by another year
Memories keep you ever near
Silent thoughts of times together
Hold memories that will last forever
Gone but not forgotten, Marie

MORRISON, Mabel
We can’t have old days back
When we were all together.
But secret tears and loving thoughts
Will be with us forever.
In loving memory from the Mino and Morrison Families

MOREAU, Gilbert August 6th, 2016
Dear Dad and Poppy,
You walk with us
Down quiet paths
And speak through the wind and rain.
For the wonderful gift of memory
Gives you back to us again.
We love and miss you,
Andrew, Jenny, Teagan & Lochlyn
Shelley, Taylor, Matt & Danielle