Funeral Notices

Jean Bolton April 4, 1937 ~ June 04, 2017

Memorial Service - June 10, 2017 - 3:00 pm

Jean passed away peacefully with her loving family by her side. She is predeceased by her loving husband John of 48 years.

Amazing mother of Sandra (Joe) Dixon, and Ian (Donna) Bolton. Grandma to Kyle and Melissa, Snoopy grandma to Lorraine (James), Sue–Anne, Steve (Heather).  Great grandma to Hailey (Nick), Vicki (Andrew) and Cassie. Great great grandma to James and Lucas. Jean will be missed by her brothers Bill (late Grace) and Jack (Connie) Morrison, in laws Alex (Alan) and Marjorie (Andy). Lovingly remembered by nieces, nephews and many friends.

 

She had a great sense of humor, and brought sunshine into the lives she touched, so many people have commented on how easy it was to get to know her, and love her. Jean was a Leafs and Jays fan and a Huge Snoopy collector, we are sure she is up in Heaven talking to Charles Shultz about her love of Snoopy.

 

Jean was a long time Correctional officer with the Ontario Government, member of the Royal Canadian Legion, the Parry Sound Pipes, Drums Ladies Auxiliary and coached community living baseball. She was a loyal friend and respected member of the Parry Sound community whose friendship broke the generation gap from the very young to the very old.

 

This tough lady fought and beat cancer, to be 5 years cancer free, unfortunately, her cancer had returned, in the end, but she never gave up, and offered her strength to others combating the same disease.

 

Friends will be received at the Torrance Funeral Home (89 Bowes Street, Parry Sound) on Saturday June 10, 2017 from 1 – 3 PM. Funeral Service will be at 3 PM. Interment will be at Sylvan Acres cemetery on Monday June 12, 2017 at 12 PM.   If desired, donations to the Aspen Valley Wildlife Sanctuary would be appreciated by the family. http://www.aspenvalley.ca/

 

 

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.

Nancy McGrath June 11, 1978 ~ May 27, 2017

 

Memorial Visitation Monday 2 – 4 PM,  Tuesaday  2 4PM

Suddenly on Saturday May 27, 2017 at the age of 38. Dear daughter of Patricia Gooderham and Michael D. McGrath. Loving mother of Alex, MacKenzie, Lucas, and Chase. Sister of Michael J. McGrath. Fondly remembered by her many Aunts, Uncles, other relatives and friends. Cremation has taken place. Memorial Visitation will be held at the Torrance Funeral Home (89 Bowes St.) on Monday June 5, 2017 from 2 – 4 PM and on Tuesday June 6 from 2 – 4 PM.  There will not be a formal service. If desired, donations to the Salvation Army – Food Bank would be appreciated by the family.

Grace Wright December 12, 1915 ~ May 20, 2017

Memorial Service Saturday June 24, 2017.   2 – 4 PM

Memory sharing  3PM

 

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