Funeral Notices

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.

Mark Cole January 17, 1962 ~ April 14, 2008

Suddenly on Monday April 14, 2008 at the West Parry Sound Health Centre in his 47th year. Dear son of Jim and Catherine Cole. Loving brother of Jim Jr., Rick and his wife Mary, Terry and his wife Susan, Ron and his wife Reneé. Cherished by his son Nicholas and his mother Kearn McLaughlin. Fondly remembered by his many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at the St. Thomas Anglican Church Orrville on Saturday April 19th at 1 PM. Arrangements entrusted to the Torrance Funeral Home (89 Bowes St., Parry Sound). If desired, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

Margaret Mahon August 29, 1926 ~ April 04, 2008

Peacefully with her family by her side on Friday April 4, 2008 at the Huntsville Memorial Hospital in her 82nd year. Beloved wife of the late George. Loving mother of Blake(Carol), Bernice (Ken), Blaine (Paulette), Carol (Wayne), Linda (Wayne), Georgina (Craig), Arlene(John), Heather (Bob), Roger (Deb). Fondly remembered by Jim Downey (Carol), Dexter Nickerson (Brenda). Cherished by her 26 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren. Survived by her 2 brothers and 1 sister. Predeceased by 1 brother.   Also remembered by her many nieces, nephews and extended family. Friends were received at the Torrance Funeral Home (89 Bowes St., Parry Sound) on Tuesday April 8, 2008 from 2 – 4, and 7 – 9 PM. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Wednesday (Today) April 9, 2008 at 11 AM. Spring interment Humphrey Rosseau Cemetery.

James D. Udrow July 15, 1915 ~ April 02, 2008

Peacefully on Wednesday April 2, 2008 at the West Parry Sound Health Centre in his 93rd year. Beloved husband of Otty. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements entrusted to the Torrance Funeral Home (89 Bowes St., Parry Sound). If desired, donations to the Charity of your Choice would be appreciated by the family.

Donna Doig January 12, 1939 ~ March 31, 2008

Peacefully on Monday March 31, 2008 at the West Parry Sound Health Centre in her 70th year. Beloved wife of Don. Loving mother of Debbie Kempert and her husband Steve, Dianne Otto and her husband Randy, Dawn Marie Brooks and her husband Jamie, Darlene Doig, and Dennis Doig. Cherished by her 7 grandchildren, and 1 great-granddaughter. Survived by her brother Allan Doig and his wife Audrey. Predeceased by brothers Howard and Jack. Fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews and sisters-in-law. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements entrusted to the Torrance Funeral Home (89 Bowes St., Parry Sound). If desired, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

Gertrude Morden August 9, 1920 ~ March 28, 2008

Peacefully on Friday March 28, 2008 at Lakeland Long Term Care in her 88th year. Beloved wife of the late Dalton Morden. Loving mother of Eugene Dixon and his wife Florence, Theresa Buttineau and her husband Cliff, Evans Dixon and his wife Helen. Predeceased by her son Tom Dixon. Cherished by her 18 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren, and 4 great-great-grandchildren. Survived by her sister Mary Dixon. Friends will be received at the Torrance Funeral Home (89 Bowes St., Parry Sound) on Sunday March 30, 2008 from 7 – 9 PM. Funeral Service will be held on Monday March 31, 2008 at 10 AM in the chapel. Cremation to follow. If desired, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.