Funeral Notices

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.

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.