Funeral Notices

James Allan Aiken December 20, 1938 ~ March 21, 2008

Passed away at 69. Cremation to follow.

Ronald Monson September 1, 1939 ~ March 21, 2008

Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free, I’m following the path God has laid you see. I took his hand when I heard his call I turned my back and left it all. I could not stay another day, to laugh, to love, to work or play. Tasks left undone must stay that way I found the peace at the close of day. If my parting has left a void, then fill it with remembered joys – a friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss; oh yes, these things I too will miss. Be not burdened with times of sorrow, I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow. My life’s been full I savoured much, good friends, good times, a loved one’s touch. Perhaps my time seemed all too brief; don’t lengthen it now with undue grief. Lift up your hearts and peace to thee – God wanted me now, he set me free. Cremation has taken place. Private family service was held on Lake Blackwater, Saturday March 29th 2008. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him. Arrangement entrusted to the Torrance Funeral Home (89 Bowes St., Parry Sound, P2A 2L8, 746-4664). If desired, donations to the Charity of Choice would be appreciated by the family.

Les Totman October 13, 1924 ~ March 14, 2008

Peacefully at Belvedere Heights Home for the Aged on Friday March 14, 2008 in his 84th year. Beloved husband of the late Annis. Loving father of Bart and Lil of Cambridge, Helen and Denny of Merlin. Cherished by his grandchildren Denise, Ronnie, Randy, Tammy, and Cindy. Fondly remembered by his 14 great grandchildren. Friends were received at the Torrance Funeral Home (89 Bowes St., Parry Sound) on Monday March 17, 2008 from 10 – 11 AM. The Legion Service began at 11 followed by the Funeral Service. Spring interment Hillcrest Cemetery. Donations to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 117 would be appreciated by the family.

Howard Moyer August 2, 1922 ~ March 12, 2008

Peacefully at the West Parry Sound Health Centre on Wednesday March 12, 2008 in his 86th year. Beloved husband of Marg. Loving father of Linda Konoval and her husband Mike of Carling, Maureen McEwen and her husband Ross of McDougall. Cherished by his granddaughter Meaghan Konoval. Fondly remembered by Tena (Duane and their son Nathan), Bill (Debbie), Chris (Brandy and their son Chase) and Tricia. Predeceased by Perry, Leona, Dave, Mabel and Merle. Also remembered by his many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Torrance Funeral Home (89 Bowes St., Parry Sound) on Friday March 14, 2008 from 2 – 4, and 7 – 9 PM. Funeral Service Saturday March 15, 2007 at 11 AM. Spring interment Hurdville Cemetery. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Gideons would be appreciated by the family.

Gerald Collison March 2, 1929 ~ March 10, 2008

Peacefully on Monday March 10, 2008 with his family by his side, at the Orillia Soldiers Memorial Hospital in his 79th year. Beloved husband of Erma (nee Adams). Loving father of Ivan (Carol), Ina (Carmen), Sandra (Jon), Anita (Brian), Bonnie (Bill), Tammy (Dave), and Linda (Martin). Cherished by his 17 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren. Survived by his brothers Lofty and Gord, and his sisters Vera, Honery, Myrtle, and Jean. Predeceased by brothers Clarence, Howard, Charles, and sister Eileen. Fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews and friends. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service will take place on Thursday March 13, 2008 at 11 AM at the Torrance Funeral Home (89 Bowes St., Parry Sound, P2A 2L8, 746-4664) with visiting from 10-11 AM. If desired, donations to the Alzheimer’s Society or the Hope United Church would be appreciated by the family.

Vera Stevenson June 13, 1919 ~ March 09, 2008

Dear Daughter of the late Albert and Eliza (Corry). Loving wife and soul mate for almost 50 years of the late Alfred Stevenson. Beloved mother of Wayne (Sandy), June (the late Roy), Anna Mae (Dale), Merna, Dennis (Carol), Allen (Gloria), Penny (Steve), Peggy, and the late James, Joan, Charles, and Sharon. Caring grandmother, great grandmother, and great great grandmother to many. Cremation has taken place. Arrangement entrusted to the Torrance Funeral Home (89 Bowes St., Parry Sound, P2A 2L8, 746-4664). If desired, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

Helen Smith (nee McHardy) October 6, 1911 ~ February 26, 2008

Peacefully at Belvedere Heights Home for the Aged on Tuesday February 26, 2008 in her 97th year. Dear daughter of the late George and Elizabeth McHardy. Beloved wife of the late Philip Smith. Loving mother of John and his wife Nancy, Carol and her husband Jim White, and Elizabeth Vinassac. Cherished by her grandchildren, Rob, Ian, and Vance White, Jacyn Wade, and Samantha Smith. Fondly remembered by her nine great-grandchildren. Survived by her brother Don and his wife Vera McHardy, and sister Dorothy and the late Vin Whitehead. Predeceased by her brothers Jack and Irving. Fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Torrance Funeral Home (89 Bowes St., Parry Sound) on Friday February 29, 2008 from 2 – 4, and 7 – 9 PM. The Funeral Service will be held at Seguin Pioneer (Otter Lake) United Church on Saturday March 1, 2008 at 1:30 PM. Spring interment Foley Memorial Cemetery. Donations to the Seguin Pioneer (Otter Lake) United Church or the West Parry Sound District Museum would be appreciated by the family.

Phyllis Federico December 4, 1935 ~ February 24, 2008

Peacefully after a brief illness on Sunday February 24, 2008 at the West Parry Sound Health Centre in her 73rd year. Beloved wife of Bert. Loving mother of Cathy and her husband David Ley, Michell-Anne Federico, Laurie and her husband Bill Stringer, Jamie and his wife Tammy Federico. Cherished by her grandchildren Kristan, Nicole, Robert, Kyle, Monica, Andrew, Kathleen. Survived by her brothers Alvin Barager and Dan Barager. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service will take place on Wednesday March 19, 2008 at 1 PM at St. James United Church. Arrangement entrusted to the Torrance Funeral Home (89 Bowes St., Parry Sound, P2A 2L8, 746-4664). If desired, donations to the Ontario Camp of the Deaf or the United Church Women would be appreciated by the family.

Irma Vartija December 9,1923 ~ February 19, 2008

Passed away at 84. Cremation to follow.