Funeral Notices

Gary Moore June 13, 1953 ~ June 11, 2008

Suddenly at the West Parry Sound Health Centre on Wednesday June 11, 2008 just before his 55th birthday. Dear son of Blythe and his wife Lois. Beloved husband of Arlene. Loving father of Mike and Rob. Survived by his sisters: Debbie Jackson, Rhonda Zardo her husband Ken, and his little brother Tom and his wife Faye. Cherished by his god-children Shawna and Leah. Fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews and the seasonals of Trailside Park. Friends were received at the Torrance Funeral Home (89 Bowes St., Parry Sound) on Friday June 13, 2008 from 2 – 4, and 7 – 9 PM. Funeral Service was held in the Chapel on Saturday June 14, 2008 at 2 PM. Interment Foley Memorial Cemetery. If desired, donations to the West Parry Sound Health Centre (ICU) or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family.

Mr. Kari J. Kokko June 26, 1949 ~ June 02, 2008

Passed away at 58. Cremation to follow.

George Ducker May 22, 1925 ~ May 31, 2008

Passed away at Belvedere Heights Home for the Aged on Saturday May 31, 2008 in his 84th year. Beloved husband of the late Marjorie. Loving father of Leslie Cavender and her husband Al, Robin Ducker Chudy and her husband Richard, and Colin Ducker. Cherished grandfather of Jodi Rouse and her husband Jake, Valerie Smith and her husband Scott. Proud great grandfather of Kailyn, Sophie, and Ashley. Dear brother of Mabel Taylor and her husband Bob, David and his wife Angela, and brother-in-law Norm Jones. Predeceased by his sister Betty. Cremation has taken place. A Legion Memorial Service will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #117 (30 Mary St., Parry Sound) on Sunday July 13, 2008 at 1:30 PM. Arrangements entrusted to the Torrance Funeral Home (89 Bowes St., Parry Sound, P2A 2L8, 705-746-4664). If desired, donations to the Alzheimer’s Society or Belvedere Heights Home for the Aged would be appreciated by the family.

Debra Lee Agnew November 10, 1961 ~ May 26, 2008

Peacefully at the West Parry Sound Health Centre on Monday May 26, 2008 in her 47th year. Dear and loving companion of Charlie. Dear daughter of Robert Prout (Marg) and the late Grace. Cherished by her sister Heather Collier (Vern) and by her brother Dave Prout (Anita). Friends were received at the Torrance Funeral Home (89 Bowes St., Parry Sound) on Saturday May 31, 2008 from 1 – 2 PM, the service followed at 2 PM. Cremation has taken place. If desired, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the West Parry Sound Health Centre would be appreciated by the family.

Eric Spragg January 2, 1915 ~ May 25, 2008

Peacefully on Sunday May 25th 2008 in his 94th year. Beloved Husband of the late Alvina. Loving Father of Dianne Bates and her husband Roy, Robert and his wife. Cherished by his grandson Christopher. Cremation has taken place. A Graveside Service will be held at the Holy Family Church Cemetery (Britt) on Saturday, June 14, 2008 at 2 PM. Arrangements entrusted to the Torrance Funeral Home (89 Bowes St., Parry Sound). If desired, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Britt Nursing Station would be appreciated by the family.

Norman Henry Avis July 4, 1922 ~ May 02, 2008

Peacefully at Belvedere Heights Home for the Aged (Parry Sound) on Friday May 2, 2008 in his 86th year. Beloved husband of Esme Avis. Loving father of John and his wife Barbara, Russell and his wife Martine, Pamela Avis Pollock and her husband Gordon. Cherished by his grandchildren Alex and his wife Lorna, Ian, and Fushia. Great Grandfather to Kayleigh. Survived by his brothers Victor, Fred, Jim and sisters Daphne and Kathy. Predeceased by his sister Mabel. Fondly remembered by his many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at Torrance Funeral Home (89 Bowes St. Parry Sound P2A 2L8 705-746-4664) on Wednesday May 7, 2008 from 1 – 2 PM. The Memorial service will follow at 2 PM. Cremation has taken place. If desired, donations to the Belvedere Heights Home for the Aged would be appreciated by the family.

Ruth Newton April 28, 1931 ~ April 25, 2008

Suddenly at the West Parry Sound Health Centre on Friday April 25, 2008, 3 days before her 77th birthday. Loving wife of the late Bill Newton. Dear mother of Bill and his wife Karen, Rick and his wife Pierrette, Blaine and his wife Paula, Terry and Barb, Faye and Rob, Joedy and his wife Alison. Cherished grandmother of Debby, Derek, Jason, Kristin, Tyler, Casi, Adam, Kyle, Norma, B.J., Alex, and Emily. Great Grandmother to Jessica, Trenton, Jacob, Sara, Amanda, Ashley. Sadly missed by all her Sisters, brothers, nieces, nephews and extended family. Friends called at Torrance Funeral Home (89 Bowes St. Parry Sound) on Sunday April 27, 2008 from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 p.m.. The Funeral Mass was Celebrated at St. Peters Roman Catholic Church on Monday April 28, 2008 at 11:00 am. Burial at Sylvan Acres Cemetery will take place at a later date. If desired, donations to the Lupus Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

Florence Kirkbride May 16, 1932 ~ April 19, 2008

Peacefully on Saturday April 19, 2008 at the North Bay General Hospital at the age of 75, with her loving sister and best friend Marguerite at her side, she left this world to be with her Lord and Saviour. Beloved wife of the late A.J.. Dear Daughter of the late George and Elizabeth Dion. Filling our lives with love, kindness, humour, and gentle manner. Many were blessed to have known her with her loving smile and caring eyes. She leaves behind her sisters; Zoe Honsberger of Vineland, Sarah Marion of Hanmer, Juliet Pearault of Lavinge, Alexcina Clement of Capreol, and Marguerite of Parry Sound. Predeceased by her brothers Arthur and Noel. Loved dearly by Denys Thompson and Richard Monks. Fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews.

Florence was born in Hanmer and has lived at “The Friends” for the disabled for the last 17 years. Florence was a woman with a strong constitution of courage and strength. Her generousity and kind heartedness was an inspiration to everyone that knew her. Peace of mind and eternal rest are yours now, you deserve the best. Friends may call at Torrance Funeral Home (89 Bowes St. Parry Sound) on Tuesday April 22, 2008 from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 p.m.. The funeral Mass will be Celebrated at St. Peters Roman Catholic Church on Wednesday April 23, 2008 at 1:00 pm. Cremation to follow. If desired, donations to the Arthritis Society or the West Parry Sound Health Centre would be appreciated by the family.

Heather Jean Milligan April 28, 1955 ~ April 15, 2008

Passed away peacefully at home Tuesday April 15, 2008, at the age of 52. Survived by her parents Harold & Ethel Mawson, Audrey & Ken Thayer, her husband of 28 years Roy Milligan, her stepchildren Sherry (Glen Dixon), Debbie (Carston Brandt), and her siblings Pat (Jim Campbell), Eunice James, Phyllis Mawson (Ernie Putman), Nancy (Brent Paddison), Scott (Kelly) Mawson. Predeceased by her siblings Steve Mawson and Brenda Jennison. Her many grandchildren, her great-grandchild, nieces and nephews will miss this loving and generous person. Friends may call at Torrance Funeral Home (89 Bowes St. Parry Sound) on Thursday April 17, 2008 from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 p.m.. The funeral service will be held in the chapel on Friday April 18, 2008 at 11:00 am. If desired, donations to the Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family.