Funeral Notices

Linda Culp January 21, 1947 ~ November 10, 2017

Memorial Service - November 13, 2017 - 4:00 pm

Peacefully at the West Parry Sound Health Centre on Friday November 10, 2017 at the age of 70. Loving wife of the late Stan Culp. Cherished mother of Ron (Sue), Char (late Stephen), Stan (Angie). Fondly remembered by her many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Also remembered by her sister Betty Lunn and family. Friends will be received at the Torrance Funeral Home (89 Bowes St.) on Monday November 13, 2017 from 3 – 4 PM. The Funeral Service will follow at 4 PM. Cremation to follow. If desired, donations to the Salvation Army – Rainbow Country Church would be appreciated by the family.

Walter Buschlen July 10, 1937 ~ November 10, 2017

At home with his family by his side on Friday November 10, 2017 after a courageous fight with cancer in his 81st year. Predeceased by his wife Judy and his first wife Ruth. Loving father of Laura Kerr (Wayne). Missed by grandchildren Amanda Gold (Josh), and Melissa Randell (Derek). Dear great grandfather of Zachary, Ruby, Wyatt and Hayden. Predeceased by his sister Joan Butler. Special friend of Susan Bushey. Cremation arrangements entrusted to the Torrance Funeral Home (89 Bowes St.).   If desired, donations to Boxer Rescue Ontario would be appreciated by the family

Douglas Arthur ARMSTRONG March 5, 1926 ~ November 04, 2017

Memorial Service - November 10, 2017 - 12:30 pm

It is with sadness that the family of Doug announces his passing on November 4th, 2017 at the West Parry Sound Health Centre in his 91st year. Doug was born in Peterborough, Ontario to Lucy and Thomas Armstrong in 1926. He was the loving father of Mark and big brother to his sister Nancy Lawrence (Bill) and was predeceased by his daughter Jayne, his wife June Michaelis, and his daughter-in-law Laurie. Doug’s family wishes to thank his special friends Erika Johnson and Steve Raney and their families who helped him in so many ways over the years.

Doug worked several years for the Firestone Tire Company in Burlington then moved to Ottawa where he used his accounting and managerial talents in the Government of Canada. His last government posting was to Parry Sound where he worked for the Canadian Coast Guard. His retirement in 1992 marked the end of a hard-working career where he met so many friends.

Doug enjoyed music and played the clarinet in high school. He was very knowledgeable and keen to teach others in the worlds of big-band and jazz. He volunteered for the Royal Canadian Airforce in 1944 and maintained a life-long interest in military and aviation history.

A kind, thoughtful and generous man who will be sorrowfully missed. Private burial has taken place. A Memorial visitation will be held on Friday November 10, 2017 from 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM at the Torrance Funeral Home (89 Bowes St. Parry Sound).  If desired, donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.


Doug Rettie January 28, 1946 ~ November 02, 2017

Memorial Service - November 9, 2017 - 12:00 pm


Ernest (Red) Coulter February 22, 1934 ~ October 21, 2017

At the West Parry Sound Health Centre on Saturday, October 21, 2017 in his 84th year. Beloved husband of Marilyn. Loving father of Patti. Remembered by his sister Mary Fraser (late Don). Predeceased by his brother Robert Coulter. Fondly remembered by his nieces. Cremation has taken place. Memorial Visitation will be held at the Torrance Funeral Home (89 Bowes St. Parry Sound) on Saturday October 28, 2017 from 1 – 3 PM. The Masonic Memorial Service will begin at 1 PM. If desired, donations to the West Parry Sound Health Centre Foundation or a Charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

James Ereaux October 9, 1928 ~ October 19, 2017

Jim Ereaux died suddenly on Thursday, October 19, 2017 in his 90th year. Jim’s family meant the world to him. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Diane, his four children Beth (Jim), Jane (Derek), John (Susan), Trish (Tim) and his six grandchildren, Kyle, Lee, Graham, Adrian, Taylor and Lindsay. He’s received a special welcome to heaven by his beloved granddaughter Carly. A gathering of family and friends will be held at a later date to celebrate his time with us. Some significant times in Jim’s life included his military service in the Tank Corp in Korea, his vast career in retail in numerous Canadian cities, his huge devotion to golf (he played nine holes with Diane the day before his passing), extensive travels during his retirement years, and his love of Georgian Bay. He was fiercely loyal to family and friends.

Jim’s grandchildren adored their Grandpa Ereaux and have fond memories of their cribbage games together, boat rides on Georgian Bay, golf games, walks on local trails and discussions about political topics and books. He inspired his family to do the best they could in life and for that he will always be fondly remembered and loved.

Reg Armbrust August 26, 1917 ~ October 13, 2017

Passed away peacefully, with family at his side, at the West Parry Sound Health Centre on October 13th, 2017 in his 101st year.  Beloved husband of the late Reta. Proud Father of Earl (Marilyn Breen) and Ed (Donna Besman). Loving Grandfather of Scott (Trish), Cyrus, Chloe, Monique, and Dylan. Beloved great grandfather to Miranda.  Reg was a humble, gentle man. His unwavering kindness was evident to everyone who met him. His steadfast and unconditional love was the sustaining force in our family, and we will carry him in our hearts forever.  He will be sadly missed by his friends and the Staff at Serenity Seniors Residence.  Reg enjoyed his own Celebration of Life Party on the occasion of his 100th birthday at Serenity Seniors Residence on August 26th, 2017. At his request there will no visitation or funeral services. Interment will take place at Holy Cross Cemetery in Toronto.  If desired, the family would appreciate donations to The West Parry Sound Health Centre Foundation, Hospice West Parry Sound or a charity of your choice.  The family would like to say a special thank you to the Staff at Serenity Seniors Residence and the Palliative Care Nurses at the West Parry Sound Health Centre.

Peter Kozluk January 26, 1938 ~ September 06, 2017

Memorial Service - October 7, 2017 - 11:00 am


After a courageous 6 month battle with cancer Peter passed away at the West Parry Sound Health Centre at the age of 79. Beloved husband of the late Wilma, whom he shared 50 wonderful years of marriage with. Proud father to Barry (Anne), Tim (Kim), Terri and the late Brian. He is survived by his siblings Bill and Millie. Loving grandfather to Amanda, Michael, Daniel, Austin, Autumn, Alyssa and William.

Peter was born in Kenora, but grew up in Thunder Bay. He had a career as a police officer starting in Sioux Lookout and ending with the OPP here in Parry Sound.

He enjoyed hunting and fishing with his friends and family. He loved his pickerel. He had a passion for vintage cars, especially his 1966 Dodge Polara convertible. Peter’s culinary talents were revealed in his retirement, cooking perogies, potato pancakes and baking. He used to distribute his butter tarts and muffins to the Hospital staff and pay for haircuts with perogies. Peter was a meticulous gardener and took much pride in it. He was handy with carpentry and working on his cars.   He enjoyed sports especially umping men’s fastball, coaching his sons hockey team, golfing and bowling on a regular basis.

The family would like to say a special thank you to all their neighbors and the community for their support and love during this time. Friends will be received at the Torrance Funeral Home (89 Bowes Street, Parry Sound) on Friday October 6th, 2017 from 2 – 4 PM & 7 – 9 PM. The Funeral service will be at the St. James United Church (24 Mary St.) on Saturday October 7th, 2017 at 11AM. If desired, the family would appreciate donations to The West Parry Sound Health Centre Foundation or the Northern Cancer foundation.

Wendall “Wink” Fisher May 6, 1946 ~ October 01, 2017

Memorial Service - October 5, 2017 - 1:00 pm


Now that I am no longer on this planet please consider this – I have been lavishly blessed during my 71 years of life and I leave with no regrets.

“I have been blessed in many ways: by having been born in this country; in growing up in MacTier under the loving care of my parents Ben and Eileen, along with my brother Jim and sister Cathy Emes, and having the pleasure of knowing their spouses Dahna and Harold; in marrying my bride, Barbara – she has been the best for the 47 years that we were married. I have been gifted with two wonderful sons, Andrew and Scott, who married equally wonderful partners in Heather and Cindy. I’ve been a Grandpa and Wink to the best grandchildren in the world; Ben, Rory, Mack, and Colin. I’ve had the love, loyalty, & companionship of our dear friends and relatives, and in being a member of my church family here at St. James United Church; I’ve had the rewards of being a member of the teaching profession, and the care and professionalism of the medical people whom I have met over the past two years. I have had a great run and am truly thankful for this journey of life that I have enjoyed. Any memorial donation is your choice, but if you wish to do something for the planet and yourself please consider going for a walk, riding a bike, and taking the train.” – Wink

The Funeral Service will be held at St James United Church on Thursday October 5, 2017 at 1 PM. Interment Sylvan Acres Cemetery.

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