Funeral Notices

Frank H. Kirk March 6, 1918 ~ August 18, 2008

Frank Kirk passed away peacefully at the West Parry Sound Health Centre on August 18th 2008 in his 90th year of life. A veteran of WW II, Frank served his country with the Royal Canadian Artillery in England, the Perth Regiment in Italy, France, Belgium and Holland and with the Auxiliary Services in Germany (1945-1947). During the past sixty-one years he served his community with Scouts Canada, St. James Centennial United Church, Granite Masonic Lodge, Seguin Chapter of Royal Arch Masons and Waubuno Shrine Club.

Loving husband of Helen Kirk of Parry Sound. Dear father of Malcolm and his wife Deborah of Parry Sound, Brenda of Toronto, Bonny and her husband Don Hobson of Guelph, and the late Charles Kirk. Sadly missed by grandchildren Joel and his partner Hanna Ulrichsen of Parry Sound, Meghan and her husband Remington Steele of Rosseau, Sarah and David Hobson of Guelph. At Frank’s request cremation has taken place. A private family Celebration of Life will take place at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to the Torrance Funeral Home and Chapel (89 Bowes St., Parry Sound, 746-4664). If desired, donations to the West Parry Sound Health Centre or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

John Gavin Laurie July 10, 1924 ~ August 12, 2008

Passed away at 84. Cremation to follow.

Margaret Elizabeth Bird December 1, 1916 ~ August 10, 2008

Peacefully at Belvedere Heights Home for the Aged on Sunday August 10, 2008 in her 92nd year. Dear daughter of the late Robert and Alice Rogers. Predeceased by her husband Robert (1975). Dear friend of Bruce. Loving mother of Barbara Jackson and her husband Tom of Parry Sound, William Bird and his wife Kate of the U.K. Cherished by her grandchildren; Aubrey, Laura and her husband Jim, Tom, Camilla, and Henry. Predeceased by her brothers Jack and Ross and her sister Phyllis. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements entrusted to the Torrance Funeral Home & Chapel (89 Bowes St., Parry Sound 746-4664). If desired, donations to Belvedere Heights Home for the Aged would be appreciated by the family.

Jack Foley November 5, 1921 ~ July 31, 2008

Peacefully on Thursday July 31, 2008 at the West Parry Sound Health Centre in his 87th year. Beloved husband of the late Doris. Loving father of Heather Smith and her husband Roger Ewin, Pete Foley and his wife Mary, Kathy Braet and her husband Mark, Janet Rosentreter and her husband Roy. Cherished by his 12 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. A Private Family Service was held at the Torrance Funeral Home & Chapel (89 Bowes St., Parry Sound 746-4664) Cremation followed. If desired, donations to the Multiple Sclerosis Society would be appreciated by the family.

Marion Bobby Plowman November 8, 1922 ~ July 30, 2008

Passed away peacefully after a battle with cancer on July 30, 2008 at West Parry Sound Health Centre. She was 85 years old and will be greatly missed by her family, neighbours and friends. At Marion’s request cremation has taken place and a Celebration of her Life will follow at a later date.

Doris Gougeon March 4, 1936 ~ July 26, 2008

Peacefully, in her daughters arms, at Belvedere Heights Home for the Aged in her 73rd year. Beloved wife of the late Bill. Loving mother of Kathy Evoy and her husband Kirk, Andy Gougeon and his wife Anna, Gloria Stevenson and her husband Al. Cherished by her grandsons; Wade and Lisa, Jason and Leigh–Ann, Scott and Micheline, Andy and Kaila, Adam, Corry, Angie. Fondly remembered by her brother, sisters, nieces, nephews, and friends.  Friends were received at the Torrance Funeral Home (89 Bowes St., Parry Sound) on Tuesday July 29, 2008 from 12 – 2 PM. The Funeral Service followed at 2 PM in the Chapel. Cremation to follow. If desired, donations to the Canadian Cancer society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

Ivy Ethel Worboys (Stevie) September 3, 1929 ~ July 23, 2008

Peacefully at the West Parry Sound Health Centre on Wednesday July 23rd, 2008 in her 79th year. Beloved wife of the late Roy Worboys. Loving mother of Dennise Worboys, Steven Worboys and his wife Heather, Roger Worboys and his wife Doris, Rusty Worboys and his wife Peg, and Rory Worboys and his wife Sue. Cherished by her 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Survived by her sister Rose Ebbans. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday August 9th, 2008 at the Torrance Funeral Home and Chapel (89 Bowes, Parry Sound, ON, P2A 2L8, 746-4664) at 11AM. If desired donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

Hans J. Warner March 9, 1924 ~ July 04, 2008

Passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday July 1, 2008 in his 85th year. Forever in our hearts: wife Magdalene; daughter Angelika with sons Gregory and Nicholas; daughter Chris; daughter Dorothea with husband Jason and sons Jason and Lucas, and daughter Emma; son John with wife Karin; sister Marianne Nies; brother Wolfgang with wife Trudel; and all of his other relatives and friends in Germany and Canada. Funeral Services were held on Friday July 4, 2008 at the Church of the Christian Community in Vaughan where he was a life long member, followed by cremation.

Timo Vartija December 31, 1987 ~ June 30, 2008

Suddenly with his family by his side on Monday June 30, 2008 in his 21st year. Loving partner of Connie VanKoughnett. Proud father of Hannah. Dear son of Vesa and Helen. Dear brother of Dane (Kendra), Lindsay (Lou), Chris, and Amy. Fondly remembered by his extended family and friends. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held at the Torrance Funeral Home (89 Bowes St., Parry Sound) on Saturday July 5, 2008 at 11:00 AM. If desired, donations to the Hannah Vartija Trust Fund would be appreciated by the family.

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