Funeral Notices

Chris Steele April 9, 1985 ~ March 16, 2017

Passed away doing what he loved on March 16, 2017. Dear son of Peter and Luise.   Lovingly adored by his fiancée Allison Dixon and her parents Kim and Elaine Dixon. Beloved brother of Matthew (Jo-Anne), Nicholas (Dinah) and Stefanie (Mark). Fondly remembered by his extended family and many friends. Cremation has taken place.   Private family service to take place at a later date. If desired, donations to the six star snow riders would be appreciated by the family.  www.pssd.ca/clubs/showclub/sssr

 

Keith Page May 23, 1931 ~ March 04, 2017

Keith died peacefully on Saturday March 4, 2017 at the West Parry Sound Health Centre at the age of 85. He leaves behind his beloved wife Gladys Page. He is survived by his Sister Norma (Steve). Keith will be dearly missed by his good friends Gary, Evelyn, Peter, Sue, Dan and Judy. He will be sadly missed by his 8 nieces, 8 nephews and many friends. He is predeceased by his dear son Warren Page and brother Rae.

Keith studied at the University of AB. and St. Stephens College in AB. He completed Pre-Doctoral work at Drew University of Madison N.J. He was a United Church Minister for 7 years, his last position was as assistant minister at Lawrence Park Community Church Toronto. In addition, Keith did Pastoral counseling for some years prior to becoming a teacher in the Social Services department at George Brown College in Toronto. After a full career he retired to his cottage on Horseshoe Lake in Seguin Township and followed his passion of gardening and the love of the outdoors.

Family and friends will be received at the Torrance Funeral Home (89 Bowes St.) on Saturday March 18, 2017 from 11AM – 1 PM. The Funeral Service will follow at 1PM. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of life will be held on the lake in the spring. Time and date will be posted at a later date. Interment Prospect Cemetery in the spring. If desired donations to the Stephen Lewis foundation www.show-love.ca or the West Parry Sound Health Centre Foundation www.WPSHCF.ca would be appreciated by the family.

“May the Universe accept and absorb the essence of this Man”

 

 

 

 

David Ross May 19, 1931 ~ March 03, 2017

David Ross, namesake & co-founder of Ross Windows and Doors died peacefully with his loved ones by his side on Friday March 3, 2017. Beloved husband and life partner of Jane for over 30 years. Father of Dianne, Cynthia (Tim) & Linda (Gilbert). Very Special step-Father & friend to Kathy (Steve), Mark (Karen) and the late Derek. Father figure & friend to Peter (Donna). Beloved Grandfather to 9 and Great grandfather to 4. David will be greatly missed by extended family and many friends. A time of reminiscing and to remember David will be held by the family at Torrance Funeral Home (89 Bowes St. Parry Sound) on Wednesday March 15th from 3PM to 8PM. If desired donations to the Shriners Hospital for Children www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org would be appreciated by the family.

 

 

Every picture that we’ve taken,

Every memory that we’ve shared,

Reminds us of your smile and life

And brightens all our days.

 

Carol Chechock April 28, 1953 ~ February 21, 2017

After a courageous battle with cancer Carol passed away on February 21, 2017. Loving Mother to Casey (Matt) and Kris. Proud Nan to Nwaahtin, Ethan, Lelend, Carley Rae, Dallas and Tavia. Survived by her sister Joan Hendricks (Larry).   Predeceased by her siblings Ralph King, Adrienne Reynolds and Sandra King. Carol will be missed by her dear friends Cindy and Anita. Carol will be missed by many nieces, nephews, extended family and many friends.   Family and friends are invited to a celebration of life on Sunday March 12, 2017, 1 PM at the Moose Deer Point Recreation center. If desired donations to the Northern Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

Debra Duff (Nee Smith) July 14, 1953 ~ February 11, 2017

Departed for the Spirit World at the West Parry Sound Health Centre, following a stubborn battle with cancer. Beloved wife of Steven Duff and honourary Step-mother to Christine (Andrew) and Roberta (Ben).  Equally beloved sister to Gilma (Bob), and Adam (Louise). Dear aunt to Kimberley, Matthew, Heather, and their families. “Grand-Deb” to Olivia and Curtis. Deb and Steven had 36 years together and for that we are thankful. There will be an informal visitation for all friends of the Duff family at the Torrance Funeral Home (89 Bowes St. Parry Sound) on Sunday February 19, 2017 from 2 – 4 PM. Rather than flowers, donations to the West Parry Sound Health Centre Foundation would be very much appreciated, as the staff there have been so kind and caring.

There is a famous poem, starting with the lines:

“In Parry Sound did Deb and Steve

A stately pleasure dome decree.

Where the sacred river Seguin ran

Down to a sunlit sea…”

 

And there the sunlit sea remains.

 

 

Horst Ostermann February 12, 1931 ~ February 10, 2017

At home on Friday February 10, 2017 in his 86th year. Loving husband of Herta. Dear father of Karl (Wendy), Wolfgang, Elke (Robin). Cherished by grandchildren Tim (Vickie) and Jay (MacKenzie) and 4 great grandchildren. Remembered by his family and friends in Germany. Cremation arrangements entrusted to the Torrance Funeral Home (89 Bowes St. Parry Sound). The Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. If desired, donations to Belvedere Heights Home for the Aged would be appreciated by the family.

LeeAnn Bormann July 27, 1969 ~ February 01, 2017

Surrounded by her family and friends at the West Parry Sound Health Centre on Wednesday February 1, 2017 at the age of 47. Dear daughter of Gurneth and the late Howard Schneider. Loving wife of Andree. Cherished by her children Ashley, Amber, and Sarah. Fondly remembered by her grandchildren Carmen and Seth. Sister of Tim, Larry, Chantal, Brigitte, and Andree. Predeceased by her brother Danny. Also remembered by her many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Family and friends will be received at the Torrance Funeral Home (89 Bowes St.) on Saturday February 4, 2017 from 7 – 9 PM and on Sunday February 5, 2017 from 12 – 2 PM. The Funeral Service will follow at 2 PM.  Cremation to follow. If desired, donations to the West Parry Sound Health Centre Foundation – Palliative Care or Hospice West Parry Sound would be appreciated by the family.

Rodney Watt May 17, 1931 ~ January 27, 2017

Peacefully at the West Parry Sound Health Centre on Friday January 27, 2017 in his 86th year. Dear son of the late William and Katherine. Beloved husband of the late Marian. Cherished by his nieces and nephews Rosalie, Richard, Valerie, Stephen, Carol, Sandra, John Jr., Katherine, and Hans and special friends Pauline and Dan. Predeceased by his sister Katherine and brother John. Life long cottager on Rose Island, Georgian Bay and member of the Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons of Parry Sound. Friends will be received at the Torrance Funeral Home (89 Bowes St.) on Saturday February 4, 2017 from 1 – 3 PM. The Funeral Service will follow at 3 PM. Spring interment Carling Cemetery. If desired, donations to the West Parry Sound Health Centre would be appreciated by the family.

Robert James H.C. Hunt April 24, 1933 ~ January 27, 2017

Born in Parry Sound April 24, 1933, Peacefully passed away at the West Parry Sound Health Centre on January 27, 2017 with his family and amazing hospital staff by his side in his 84th year. Proud and Loving father to Bob, Betty (Dave), Roberta and Richard. Dear Brother to Judy (Don). Pre-deceased by Parents Florence and Clinton, His brother Jim and Sisters Claire and Barb. Grandfather, Great Grandfather and Uncle to many who will miss him dearly. A Celebration of life to take place at Torrance Funeral Home (89 Bowes St. Parry Sound) on Saturday February 18, 2017 at 1:00 pm. If desired, donations to the Salvation Army would be appreciated by the family.