Funeral Notices

Avard Powers September 4, 1931 ~ January 23, 2017

Peacefully with his family by his side at the West Parry Sound Health Centre on Monday January 23, 2017 at the age of 85. Beloved husband of Laura.  Loving father of Susan, Brian, Kelly, Kim, April, Mark and step father of Judy, and Danny.  Predeceased by son Alden.  Remembered by his many grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Dear brother of Dorothy, Ray, and Marion.  Predeceased by brothers Norman and Lawrence. Cremation arrangements entrusted to the Torrance Funeral Home (89 Bowes St. Parry Sound).  A Memorial service will be held at the Britt Legion on Saturday February 11, 2017 from 2 – 5 PM.

David “Dave” Robb November 30, 1960 ~ January 16, 2017

Tragically on Monday January 16, 2017, Dave passed away at the age of 56. Beloved husband Laurie of 33 years. Proud father of Jonah, Kayla (Landyn), Sarah. Cherished grandpa to Rachel. Predeceased by his parents Russell and Hilda. Survived by his siblings; Sharon, John (Judy), Russ (Aimee), Gini, and Gary (Cynthia). He will be dearly missed by his nieces and nephews, Kevin, Kelly, Erin, Melanie, Johnathan, Tiffany, Justin, Chad, Jeff, Tanisha and Shelby. Dave will be sadly missed by his extended family, friends, co-workers and all who knew him. Public visitation will be held at the Torrance Funeral Home (89 Bowes St. Parry Sound) on Sunday January 22, 2017 from 10 AM – 12 Noon.

Brad Michael Campbell RSW, MSW July 18, 1963 ~ January 14, 2017

Brad Michael Campbell passed away at home on Saturday January 14th 2017 after a lengthy battle with cancer. Beloved Husband of Terri whom he loved very much. Loving father of Harley and Emily whom he loved very much. Stepfather to Sara and Wayne. Proud Grandfather to Pryce, Wayne and Julie whom he also loved very much.

Brad is survived by his loving parents Lorne & Diane Campbell, sister Cathie her husband Barry, His brother Bart and his wife Pina, his Brother in Law Randy (Late Erica). He will be missed by his nephews Noah, Carey, Aaron, Neil and Aidan and his niece Shaw.

Brad and his family would like to express their sincere gratitude to Dr. Warwick, Hospice, CCAC and the local VON nurses Leanne and Joy for their kindness and everything they have done for their family.

Brad will also be missed by his lifelong friends Rick Snow, Mike Johnstone and Kevin Taylor all of Barrie ON. Whom Brad flipped a coin to decide what order to place their names in this obituary. Brad appreciated all the help he received from his close friends Bob Gilman, Bill Nicholson, Maxine Scott and Wendy Hayes.

Brad was a Social worker, a musician a one-time volunteer firefighter and a community volunteer. Brad Graduated from Laurentian university in Sudbury with both a Bachelor of social work (BSW) as well as a Masters Degree of Social work (MSW). Brad was passionate in his career helping those with developmental disorders, mental health disorders and addictions. Much of the time he would volunteer his time to help those in need. He enjoyed giving free music lessons to children and was a founding member of the Seguin guitar club.

Brad was also a dear friend of Doctor Bob and the two had a close and on going relationship for a period of almost 20 years.

A memorial service will be held at Torrance Funeral Home (89 Bowes St. Parry Sound) on Saturday January 21, 2017. Visitation will begin at 10AM with a Memorial service to follow at 11AM. As an expression of sympathy Brad has asked that you perform a act of kindness for a stranger.

John “Jack” Lyons September 17, 1927 ~ January 10, 2017


Peacefully on Tuesday January, 10 2017 after a brief illness, Dad passed in his 90th year. Reunited with the love of his life, Ellen (Mary Ellen – 2011). Loving father of Patricia (Edward) and Kathleen (Cari).  He will be deeply missed by grandsons William and Jack and the woman he considered a daughter Kim Hennick (Mary Sist).  Lovingly remembered by brother Robert (Leone) in Northern Ireland and sister-in-law Barbara in Georgia (the late Samuel).  Fondly remembered by nieces and nephews in Canada, England, Scotland, the United States, and relations around the world. Cremation arrangements entrusted to Torrance Funeral Home (89 Bowes St. Parry Sound ON.)  Internment at North York Cemetery at a later date. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the West Parry Sound Health Centre Foundation or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

Pauline Didzuhn June 14, 1918 ~ December 15, 2016

Passed away at 98. Cremation to follow.

Martin Rympel November 7, 1936 ~ December 04, 2016

Passed away at 80.  Cremation to follow.

Ida Bryant April 27, 1930 ~ November 14, 2016

Ida peacefully passed away in Parry Sound (Formerly of Edmonton) on Monday November 14, 2016 in her 87th year. Beloved wife of the late Bob.(1969) Loving mother of James of Edmonton, and Sandra (Terry) of Parry Sound. Cherished grandmother of Sean (Erica), Stefan, Owen. Remembered by special family friend Mac Fleming. Predeceased by sisters Clara, Erna (Sam), and brothers Hilbert and Fred. Survived by sister in laws Alice and Bertha. Fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews. Cremation arrangements entrusted to the Torrance Funeral Home (89 Bowes St. Parry Sound). A Memorial service will be held at a later date.  As expression of sympathy, donations to Belvedere Heights Home for the Aged or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated.

Robin Keall May 27, 1950 ~ November 11, 2016

At the West Parry Sound Health Centre on Friday November 11, 2016 in his 67th year. Beloved Husband of Lorna. Loving father of Robyn (Frosty), Jenny (M.J.). Proud grandpa of Jake and Jack. Cherished Brother to Donna (Bernie). Predeceased by his brother Bev, mother Ina, father Ken. Sadly missed by his many nieces, nephews and other relatives. There will be a Celebration of Life for Robin held at the MacTier Royal Canadian Legion on Saturday November 26, 2016 at 1 PM. As per Robins wishes he would like it to be a casual affair, come wearing your comfy jeans and casual dress clothes…”He was a jeans kind of guy”. As expression of sympathy, donations to The West Parry Sound Health Centre Foundation would be greatly appreciated. send an online condolence to the family, please go to



Stewart Oickle August 29, 1932 ~ November 10, 2016

At Lakeland Long Term Care on Thursday November 10, 2016 at the age of 84. Beloved husband of Marie. Loving father of Jeff, Carolyn, Stephen (Nellie). Cherished grandfather of Steven, Jessica, Colin, Nathan, and Morgan. Dear brother of Hubert, Marg, and Kenneth. Predeceased by his brother Hector. Cremation has taken place. The Celebration of life will be held at the Torrance Funeral Home (89 Bowes St.) on Monday November 14, 2016 at 11 AM with visiting starting at 10 AM. As expression of sympathy, donations to Lakeland Long Term Care or the Alzheimer’s Society would be greatly appreciated.