Funeral Notices

Dora Anne Muise (Slaney) September 17, 1952 ~ May 09, 2018

Peacefully passed with her family and friends by her side on Wednesday May 9, 2018 at the West Parry Sound Health Centre at the age of 65. Cherished wife of Clarence. Dear mother of Jamie (Wendy). Adoring grandmother of Holden and Inara. Beloved baby sister of Vincent, Ignatius (Jeanette), Eric (Marguerite), Michael (Darlene), and Terrance (Margaret). Predeceased by sisters Sheila (late Charles) and Caroline (Raphael). Remembered by her many friends and colleagues. Cremation arrangements entrusted to the Torrance Funeral Home. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the West Parry Sound Health Centre – Palliative Care Unit would be appreciated by the family.

Bruce Alvin Miller January 18, 1927 ~ May 02, 2018

Memorial Service - May 7, 2018 - 11:00 am

Bruce passed away peacefully on Wednesday May 2, 2018 at Belvedere Heights Home for the Aged at the age of 91.  Beloved husband of the late Estella (nee Hall) Miller.  Proud father of Alice Rae and her husband Vernon, Grace Miller, Paul Miller and his wife Cathy.  Grandfather of Carolyn and her husband Scott de Koning.  Survived by his brother Allan and his wife Jill Miller, Sister in law Marie (Late Ralph) Miller.  Bruce will be missed by his nieces, nephews, friends and extended family.  A special thank you to Dr. M. Thompson and the nurses and staff at Belvedere Heights Home for the Aged for their care and support of Bruce.  Your kindness is truly appreciated.   Friends and family will be received at the Torrance Funeral Home (89 Bowes St. Parry Sound) on Sunday May 6th, 2018 from 2 – 4 PM, and 7 – 9 PM.  The Funeral will be held on Monday May 7, 2018 at 11 AM in the Chapel.  Interment to follow Chapman community cemetery.  As an expression of sympathy donations to Mission of Mercy Canada would be appreciated by the family.

Dawn Marie Smith (Levi) February 9, 1963 ~ April 24, 2018

Memorial Service - May 5, 2018 - 2:30 pm

Passed away at West Parry Sound Heath Centre on April 24th, 2018 at the age of 55.  Survived by her loving sister Denise and brother-in-law Brian Cuthbertson.  Husband, Lee Smith and daughter Amber Smith.   Dawn was the daughter of the late Carol Cascanette, and Stepfather Joseph (Lou) Cascanette.  She also leaves behind the many friends and care giving persons of Belvedere Heights, where she made lasting friendships over the last nine years.   She will be missed by all.  Dawn‘s cremation has taken place, and she will travel home with her sister and brother-in-law, to Sarnia, Ontario. A very special thanks to Teri, Carol, Sarah, Anna, Brenda, Connie, Andrea and Maryann who were her physical leaders, advocators, organizers, spiritual leaders, and great friends, as were many others.  The Memorial Service will take place at Belvedere Heights Home for the Aged (21 Belvedere Ave. Parry Sound) on Saturday May 5, 2018 at 2:30 PM in the cafeteria. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to Belvedere Heights Home for the Aged or the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

William “Bill” Harrison October 6, 1933 ~ December 31, 2017

Memorial Service - April 28, 2018 - 2:00 pm

At The West Parry Sound Health Centre, at the age of 84, after a long and courageous battle with lung disease and bladder cancer. Son of the late William and Jane (Emery) Harrison. Beloved husband of Ellen (Jacobsen). Proud Father of Leona (Paul) Singleton, Douglas, Kenneth and Karen (Douglas) Burleigh.  Brother of Shirley (Joe) Fedeson, Norma (Buss) Notto, Margaret (Lou) Nisbet and Pauline (Jack) Bonifice Predeceased by his siblings Ruth (Tom) Brooks, Audrey (infant), Edward, Linda (Wayne) Clark. A Celebration of Williams Life will be held at Torrance Funeral Home  (89 Bowes St., Parry Sound) on Saturday April 28, 2018 at 2 PM.  If desired, donations to the West Parry Sound Health Centre Foundation Urology Department – equipment fund would be appreciated by the family.

Glen Barkley September 10, 1939 ~ April 23, 2018

Glen passed away peacefully with his family by his side at the West Parry Sound Health Centre in his 79th year.  He will be Sadly missed by daughters Glenna Barkley and Barb Watkinson, His Son in law Jamie Watkinson.  Proud grandfather to “JJ” Jamie JR Watkinson.  He is survived by his brothers Paul and Miles Barkley.  Glen will be missed by many friends and extended family.  He will always be Forever in our hearts.

The strongest man I ever knew
My heart is hurting
I love my dad
But everyday
He seems more sad
A burden he feels
That’s not so
I am here for him
But he wants to go
Strong and mighty
He once was
Cancers grip
He can not run
Over and over
They took it away
But there it was
The very next day
He now can rest
It’s over he’s free
To let his spirit
Fly Above the trees
Home he is
Once again
Family passed
Here to take his hand
The gentle man
Has lost his fight
At piece he is
Gone into the light
I will miss him
Everyday of my life
Daddy’s little girl
Saying good bye
My love will stand
The test of time
Forever he’ll be
In my heart and mind
Love you always
My dad my friend
Until the future
We will meet again.

 

As an expression of sympathy donations to the West Parry Sound Health Centre Foundation – Palliative unit.

To send an online condolence please visit www.torrancefuneralhome.com

Dorothy “Dot” Elliott October 6, 1924 ~ January 10, 2018

Memorial Service - April 21, 2018 - 2:00 pm

To our sadness, Dot Elliott died in the early hours of January 10, 2018 shortly after being admitted to West Parry Sound Health Centre.  She was a dapper, sharp-minded ninety-three year old with a real knack for making friends.

Born Dorothy Taylor in Welland, Ontario, the third of four daughters. Dot was always happiest outdoors helping her father build or fix something. She continued this preference when she married Leslie Elliott in 1944.  She and Les made homes in Stevensville, Fonthill, Welland and Elliot Lake, eventually settling in a cottage they built themselves on Wahwashkesh Lake near Parry Sound.   They were the best of neighbours’ wherever they went, they were always ready to help or make music or have fun.

Dot took pride in the happiness of her long marriage to Les, who died in 2013, and in her two sons, Tom and Jack, Tom’s wife, Shirley and Jack’s life partner, Jill Frayne. Dot has three grown grandchildren, Lesley McDonald, married to Brad, Rod Elliott and Graig Elliott, as well as four great-grandchildren, Leah, Brayden, Paige and Nathan.

Dot was beloved sister to Nan, Alice and Eileen, all deceased and she was a cherished aunt and friend to many, many others.

A memorial celebrating Dot’s life will be held on April 21, 2018 at 2 PM, at Torrance Funeral Home, 89 Bowes Street, Parry Sound, followed by a second celebration and interment of her ashes June 9, 2018 at 1 PM at St John’s Anglican Church in Stevensville, Ontario.

If desired, donations to the Trinity Anglican church (Parry Sound) or the St John’s Anglican church (Stevensville) would be appreciated by the family.

 

Walter “Wally” Rundle September 9, 1941 ~ February 07, 2018

Memorial Service - April 14, 2018 - 3:00 pm

 

After a lengthy and courageous battle at the West Parry Sound Health Centre on Wednesday February 7, 2018 at the age of 76.  Beloved husband of Louise.  Loving father of Colleen, Janette, Tracy, Wayne, Craig.  Cherished by his grandchildren Steven, Brandy, Kyle, Amanda, Brad, Jesse, and Jake.  Predeceased by his granddaughter Shawny and his son in law Jeff.  Sadly missed by his brother, sisters, nieces, nephews and extended family.  Friends will be received at the Torrance Funeral Home (89 Bowes Street, Parry Sound) on Saturday April 14, 2018 from 3 – 4 PM.  Memorial Service at 4 PM in the Chapel. If desired as an expression of sympathy donations to the West Parry Sound Health Centre Foundation – Cancer Treatment would be appreciated by the family  www.wpshf.com

Dorothy Williamson (nee Duncan) November 14, 1923 ~ April 11, 2018

Peacefully, with her family by her side a Belvedere Heights Home for the Aged.  Loving wife of the late Ross Williamson. She will be dearly missed by her sister Marg McNicoll.  Also fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews.  A special thank you to Dr. Thompson and the entire staff on Pinecrest.  Cremation arrangements entrusted to Torrance Funeral Home.  A Celebration of Dot’s life will be held on Wednesday April 18, 2018 from 12PM – 2PM at the Torrance Funeral Home (89 Bowes St. Parry Sound).  As an expression of sympathy donations to the Parkinson’s Foundation or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

Lorraine Scott December 3, 1930 ~ March 29, 2018

Memorial Service - April 4, 2018 - 11:00 am

 Passed away peacefully on March 29, 2018 at the age of 87. Predeceased by her husband, Donald Scott and her sister Audrey Brown. She will be greatly missed by her children David (Theresa) and Donald Jr. (Tanya), her sister Mary Hopper and brother Brian Murphy (Debbie). Lorraine was the proud grandmother to Jennifer, Matthew, Caroline (Telly) Sara, Riley, Connor and great-grandson Zachary and had many nieces and nephews. Lorraine was a happy and dedicated retired longtime employee of the Toronto General Hospital. The Funeral Mass will be held at St. Christopher’s Roman Catholic Church, 1171 Clarkson Rd. N., Mississauga on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Springcreek Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Ontario.