Funeral Notices

Gord Butler April 19, 1963 ~ December 17, 2016

Memorial Service - June 10, 2017 - 11:00 am

Suddenly at home on Saturday December 17, 2016 in his 54th year. Beloved son of Bert and Joyce. Loving brother of Steve (Toni). Remembered by niece Haley and nephew Kurtis. Cherished by Granny Lena McCrae of New Brunswick. Also remembered by his many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Cremation arrangements entrusted to the Torrance Funeral Home (89 Bowes St. Parry Sound). The Celebration of Life will be held at the Torrance Funeral Home on Saturday June 10, 2017 at 11 AM. As expression of sympathy, donations to the West Parry Sound Health Centre Foundation- Dialysis Unit would be appreciated by the family.

Grace Wright December 12, 1915 ~ May 20, 2017

Passed peacefully at the West Parry Sound Health Centre on Saturday May 20, 2017 in her 102nd year. Beloved wife of the late Art. Loving mother of Mary Wright, Judy Snider (David), and John Wright (Iona). Cherished grandmother of Wendy (Randy), Christy (Carey), Derek (Anna), Marianne (Dana) and Jason (Isabelle). Fondly remembered by her 7 great grandchildren. Dear sister of Winnie, and Barb. Predeceased by her sisters Marg and Florence and her brother Bill. Remembered by her many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. A private interment at Foley Cemetery has taken place. The Celebration of Life will be held at the Torrance Funeral Home (89 Bowes St., Parry Sound) on Saturday June 24, 2017 from 2 – 4 PM with Memory sharing at 3 PM. If desired, donations to the West Parry Sound Health Centre Foundation, The Pointe au baril Nursing Station or the Florence Universal Church, would be appreciated by the family.

Donald Peats August 26, 1938 ~ May 15, 2017

Memorial Service - May 19, 2017 - 10:00 am

Passed peacefully at the West Parry Sound Health Centre on Monday the 15th of May in his 79th year. Beloved husband to Irene, loving father of Stuart (Suzanne) and Bradley (Melinda), and cherished grandfather of Zachary, Jacob, and Alexis. He was predeceased by three brothers and four sisters. Friends and family will be received at the Torrance Funeral Home (89 Bowes St., Parry Sound) on Thursday May 18th 2017 from 7 – 9 PM. The Funeral Mass will be held at St. Peter the Apostle Church on Friday May 19th 2017 at 10 AM with the internment to follow at the Carling Memorial Cemetery on Hwy 559. If desired, donations to the West Parry Sound Health Centre Foundation – Palliative Care, would be appreciated by the family.

Reymund Knighton CPA,CA April 24, 1937 ~ February 05, 2017

Memorial Service - May 6, 2017 - 3:00 pm

Rey Knighton passed away peacefully on Sunday February 5, 2017 at the West Parry Sound Health Centre (WPSHC) just shy of his 80th birthday. A stalwart member of the business community in Strathroy for 40 years, from a sole-practioner to a partner in BDO (Strathroy), and in the volunteer community in Parry Sound after his retirement. A member of Kiwanis, the Beaver Lodge, Order of the Eastern Star and Shriners meant his circle of friends was very large.

Most currently he was a past member of the Boards of the McKellar Public Library and the WPSHC Foundation and a volunteer at WPSHC information desk. He will be missed by the people whose lives he touched even if only recognized by his actions.

He has gone to join Shirley, who he missed greatly when she predeceased him in 2014. His children and their spouses, Leslie and James, Bentley and Lynda, Andrew and Susan wish to thank all the medical professionals, especially Dr. Woodhouse and his associates, for their many years of kindness and support.  Rey spent his last holiday season with his children and grandchildren, Reyden, Dante, Emilie and Dominic and we will have that memory forever.

Donations to the West Parry Sound Health Centre would be appreciated by the family.   A memorial service for Rey will be held at the Torrance Funeral Home on Saturday May 6, 2017 at 3 PM.  Cremation arrangements entrusted to Torrance Funeral Home (89 Bowes St.) To send and online condolence please go to torrancefuneralhome.com

 

Ernie Dicks July 12, 1932 ~ April 19, 2017

Memorial Service - April 24, 2017 - 1:00 pm

Suddenly at Royal Victoria Hospital on Wednesday April 19, 2017 in his 85th year. Son of the late Ernest and Amy. Beloved husband of the late Jean and special friend of Glenna Hoddy. Loving father of Judi (Terry) Campbell and step father of Michael Rate (Robyn), and Pat Beek (Wayne). Cherished grandfather of Scott (Aimee), Bobbi Jo (Brian), Phil (Melissa) and Adam. Loving Poppa of Trayvon, Kiara, Isobel, and Alex.   Predeceased by his brothers James, Ronald (late Shirley), George and Sister Amelia (late Frank). Remembered by sister in laws Pat and Dianne. He will be missed by his many nieces, nephews and extended family. Cremation has taken place. The Memorial Service will be held at The Torrance Funeral Home Chapel on Monday April 24, 2017 at 1 PM. Visitation will begin at Noon. If desired, donations to the West Parry Sound Health Centre Foundation ~ E. R. ~  www.WPSHCF.com or Lakeland Long Term Care would be appreciated by the family.

Suzanne Twiss October 8, 1948 ~ April 09, 2017

Memorial Service - April 22, 2017 - 11:00 am

Peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer on Sunday April 9, 2017 at the age of 68. Loving mother of Ken Anderson. Proud Grama of Eden. Suzanne is survived by her brother Wesley Twiss. She will be dearly missed by her good friend Christine Lake. Predeceased by her parents Kenneth and Malvina. Suzanne’s dream was to live at the cottage, she fulfilled that dream 3 years ago when she moved to Seguin twp. Suzanne was passionate of her gardening, nature and the outdoors. She will be missed by many friends and extended family. The Funeral service will be held in The Torrance Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday April 22, 2017 at 11AM. Cremation has taken place.   If desired, donations to the West Parry Sound Health Centre Foundation ~ Palliative Care ~ would be appreciated by the family. www.WPSHCF.com

Betty Boden March 4, 1946 ~ April 06, 2017

Peacefully on Thursday April 6, 2017 with her family by her side at the age of 71. Dear wife of the late Roy. Loving mother of Roy, Steven, (Willy), Debra, Kelvin (Kayla), Kelly, (Teena). Cherished by her many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. Survived by her brother Hugh (Nancy) Bailey, and sister Mildred Rivers. Predeceased by her 4 brothers and 5 sisters. Family and Friends will be received at The Torrance Funeral Home (89 Bowes St. Parry Sound) on Sunday April 9, 2017 from 7 PM – 9 PM. The Funeral service will be held in the Chapel on Monday April 10, 2017 at 11 AM. Spring interment Sylvan Acres cemetery. If desired, donations to the West Parry Sound Health Centre Foundation would be appreciated by the family. www.WPSHCF.com

Fred Adamcryck April 21, 1944 ~ March 25, 2017

Fred passed away peacefully at home with his loving family by his side at the age of 72. Leaving behind his beloved wife Joan of 54 years. Proud father of Fred and Mark (Sandra). Cherished Grampa to Kristen, Emily, Aaron, Gillian, Hannah, Graham and Charlotte. Great Grampa to Nora, Marlee, Blake and Gwenyth. He will be dearly missed by many friends and extended family. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Cremation arrangements entrusted to Torrance Funeral Home. (89 Bowes St. Parry Sound) If desired donations to West Parry Sound Health Centre Foundation (www.WPSHCF.com) or Hospice West Parry Sound would be appreciated by the family.

John Gilbert August 11, 1961 ~ March 24, 2017

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of John Victor (Grieve) Gilbert on Friday March 24, 2017. John was born in Toronto, August 11, 1961. From Toronto the family moved to the Niagara area, and was residing on his step father’s property at Bear Lake, about fifteen minutes west of Sprucedale. He has been predeceased by sister Cathie (Grieve) Henniger, Brother Bob Mitchell, and youngest brother Roly Gilbert Jr. He has another sister Bonnie (Mitchell) Adair. He also has other step siblings on Peter’s (biological) side of the family. There are a number of aunts, Uncles, and cousins, all relatives of Roly Gilbert. He will be in the thoughts and memories of Roly Gilbert and Linda Smith, his step parents, as well as numerous friends, relatives and work mates, especially his employer Cindy Panton. God must have needed an excellent “grill master” on high, so John got the call. Cremation arrangements entrusted to the Torrance Funeral Home. Friends and family are cordially invited to help celebrate his life at the Sprucedale Seniors Friendship Club (2609 Highway 518 West, Sprucedale) on Saturday April 15, 2017 from 2 PM.  If desired donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family.

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