Funeral Notices

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.

Jean Calibani August 7, 1931 ~ September 20, 2017

Memorial Service - September 26, 2017 - 11:00 am

Jean Foulsham Gordon Calibani

Succumbed to Lewy Body Dementia on Wednesday September 20, 2017. Survived by her 3 daughters; Sheena (Warren Dunk), Moira, and Catherine, her grandchildren Ben and Serena Chapin. Remembered by her nieces and nephews in Scotland, England, New Zealand, and Australia, and her many dear friends in Sault Ste. Marie. Special thanks to the staff at Lakeland Long Term Care; they truly exceed expectations. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St Peters Catholic Church on Tuesday September 26, 2017 at 11 AM. There will be a reception and lunch to follow the mass at the Knights of Columbus Hall. Cremation to follow. If desired, donations to Lakeland Long Term Care – Recreation Department would be appreciated by the family.



John Donald Stadnyk August 13, 1937 ~ August 22, 2017

Memorial Service - August 27, 2017 - 2:00 pm


Peacefully at the West Parry Sound Health Centre on August 22, 2017 at the age of 80. Beloved husband of Barbara. Lovingly remembered by his children Byron Stadnyk (Patti Freeman), Kim (Rob) Vandrish, Tricia Stadnyk (Matthew Falcone). Proud Grandfather to R.J., Tyler, Brandon, Alexa and Taylor. John is survived by his dear sister Nellie Werth. Predeceased by his parents Peter and Tekla “Kate” and his sister Mary Wojna (2015).

John and Barbara married in 1975 and enjoyed 42 years of raising a family together. They operated a sales business for 38 years. He was an avid hockey player and he enjoyed his passion for hockey till this February 2017! John and Barbara shared a passion for skiing and did so for more than 45 years. They spent many hours fishing…not necessarily catching but enjoying each other’s company. For the last 7 years they have enjoyed retirement at their home in Broadbent taking an interest in Tai Chi, golf, bowling and many of the community activities in the Parry Sound area with friends and neighbors.

The Family would like to say a special Thank you to LHIN/CCAC, VON, all the volunteers, neighbors and friends that helped and supported us through this time. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Family and friends will be received at the Torrance Funeral Home (89 Bowes Street, Parry Sound) on Sunday August 27, 2017 at 1 PM. Funeral Service will be at 2 PM. A second Memorial Service will be held later in the fall in Winnipeg.  If desired, donations to Hospice West Parry Sound ( or Prostate Cancer Canada ( would be appreciated by the family.



Paul Larmondin August 29, 1975 ~ July 24, 2017

Memorial Service - August 26, 2017 - 2:00 pm


Suddenly on Monday July 24, 2017.   Loving son of the late Ron and Betty Larmondin.   Brother to Ronald (Anne) Larmondin, Gwen, Late Debbie, Karen.  He will be dearly missed by aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends.   Cremation arrangements entrusted to the Torrance Funeral Home.  Celebration of life to be held at the Torrance Funeral Home on Saturday August 26, 2017 from 2 – 6 PM.  If desired, donations to the Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family.


John “Jack” Grant September 22, 1916 ~ August 16, 2017

Peacefully at the West Parry Sound Health Centre on August 16, 2017 at the age of 100. Beloved husband of the late Helen Grant of 61 years. Proud father of Bonnie Haill (Harold), Joanne Grant, and the late Bob Andrew Grant. Cherished grandfather of Richard, David, and Kevin. Great grandfather of Alexis, Avery, and Jacob. He will be missed by many cousins, nieces, nephews and extended family in Scotland. Family and friends will be received at the Torrance Funeral Home (89 Bowes Street, Parry Sound) on Tuesday August 22, 2017 from 12 – 2 PM. Funeral Service will be at 2 PM. Interment will be at Resthaven Memorial Gardens Cemetery (2700 Kingston Rd.) Scarborough on Wednesday August 23, 2017 at 12 PM. If desired, donations to the Aspen Valley wildlife sanctuary or The Canadian Red Cross would be appreciated by the family.

Joachim (Jim) Maul August 26, 1943 ~ August 13, 2017

Passed away peacefully at the West Parry Sound Health Centre on Sunday August 13, 2017 at the age of 73. Beloved husband to Marion Maul. Loving father of Sabine Hurd and her husband Martin. Proud Grandfather of Ryan and Jamie of Cochrane.  Survived by his sister Marianne Hoffmann (Arnold) and their children Esther, Patricia, and Arnie from Ancaster. Cremation arrangements entrusted to The Torrance Funeral Home (89 Bowes St. Parry Sound. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Association would be appreciated by the family.

Glenda Todd April 5, 1966 ~ July 16, 2017

Glenda Kay Todd, age 51, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 16th, 2017 after a three and a half year cancer journey. She passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by her husband and children. She was born April 5th, 1966 in Goshen, IN to Glen and Katie Bontrager. She married Thomas Todd of Parry Sound, ON on September 20th, 1986. Beloved mother of Erica, Kirk (Jessica), Troy, and Tyler. Cherished sister to Brian, Sheri (Dave), and Lyle (Cami). Glenda will be forever remembered by all of her extended family and friends. She was a devoted Pastor’s wife and will be missed greatly by her church family. The Todd Family wishes to acknowledge and thank all of the dear friends, family, and health care team who supported Glenda through her journey with cancer. Friends will be received at the Torrance Funeral Home (89 Bowes Street, Parry Sound) on Tuesday July 18, 2017 from 4 – 8 PM. Visiting from 12-2 PM on Wednesday July 19, 2017, service starting at 2 PM at the Parry Sound Pentecostal Tabernacle (4 Parry Sound Dr., Parry Sound). The interment is taking place at the Foley Cemetery.  The family would appreciate you to “pay it forward” by doing a good deed for someone.

Laverne M. Watson (nee Martin) December 22, 1957 ~ April 27, 2017

Memorial Service - July 15, 2017 - 10:00 am

Suddenly at her home in Calgary on Thursday April 27, 2017. Beloved daughter of Isabel Martin and the late Laval. Cherished mother of Fallon. Loving sister of Susan and Ed Daley. Laverne will be dearly missed and remembered by many friends and extended family. Friends will be received at the Torrance Funeral Home (89 Bowes Street, Parry Sound) on Saturday July 15, 2017 at 9AM. Celebration of Life will follow at 10AM. Cremation has taken place.   If desired, donations to the Mustard Seed ~ 1010 Centre Street, Calgary, AB. T2G 0X5~ would be appreciated by the family. or go the