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    Sylvia Julia Smith

September 24, 1927 ~ December 14, 2014    

 

 

Peacefully at Lakeland Long Term Care in her 88th year.  Beloved wife of the late Gordon Smith.  Loving mother of Jerry, Randy, Donald, Heather, Holly, Kelly, Angela, and Mark.  Predeceased by her children; Darwin, Jim, Rick, and Shelly.  Remembered by her brother Theodore.  She will be missed by her 20 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren.  Cremation arrangements entrusted to the Torrance Funeral Home and Chapel (89 Bowes St. Parry Sound).  As expressions of sympathy, the family would appreciate donations to the Northern Cancer Foundation.

 

                                

 

 

 

       Edward Greffel

November 24, 1930 ~ December 8, 2014      

 

 

Peacefully at the West Parry Sound Health Centre on Monday December 8, 2014 in his 85th year.  Beloved Husband of the late Erna.  Cherished Father of Rosemarie Howe, Bernhard Greffel, Caroline Lamoureux and Howard Greffel.  Fondly remembered by many Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren.  Also remembered by his extended family overseas.  Cremation has taken place. As expressions of sympathy, the family would appreciate donations to the West Parry Sound Health Centre Foundation ~ Dialysis Unit.  

 

                              

 

 

     

                                              

 

        Marie Isabelle Keown

     May 27, 1925 ~ December 8, 2014       

 

 

Passing peacefully at Lakeland Long Term Care in her 90th year.  Beloved Wife of the late Edward Keown of 63 years.  Loving mother of the late Ken Keown and his wife Betty, Royce Keown and his wife Barb, Wanda Nickerson and her late husband Ron and Carolyn Gougeon.  Cherished by her 6 grandchildren and 11 Great-grandchildren.  Survived by her sisters Joyce and her husband George Rigby and Kathleen Kyle.  The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Lakeland Long Term Care for their wonderful care and support over the last few months.    The Memorial Service will be held at the Torrance Funeral Home and Chapel (89 Bowes St. Parry Sound) on Thursday December 11, 2014 at 11 AM.  Visitation to begin at 10 AM.  Cremation has taken place. As expressions of sympathy, the family would appreciate Donations to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada.

 

                                  

 

 

     James “Jim”  Stevenson

    May 11 1955 – November 28, 2014

        

Loving Husband, Father, Son, Brother, Uncle and Friend.  James  “Jim” Stevenson, 59, passed away November 27, 2014 at the West Parry Sound Health Centre after a courageous battle with cancer.  Jim leaves behind his beloved wife of 28 years Carla; His daughters Cassandra and Kira; His Son-in-Law Craig; His cherished Granddaughters Selah and Eva; Brother Jeff; Sister Julie and many close friends.  The family wishes to extend their gratitude to all the family and friends who have been of great comfort and support throughout this difficult time and to let you know that your kind support has been a huge comfort to us all.  Jim would be overwhelmed with emotion to realize just how many lives he had truly touched in his life and his memory will forever live on in the hearts of all of us.  Please join family and friends for a celebration of Jim's life Saturday December 6, 2014 at the Log Cabin Inn, 9 Little Beaver Blvd. Seguin ON.  12:30 PM to 3:30 PM.  As expressions of sympathy, donations to the West Parry Sound Health Centre Foundation would be appreciated by the family. 

 

                                                                 

                              

 

 

 

      

 

                                         

       Howard Earl Schneider

      July 18, 1934 ~ October 27, 2014

        

Peacefully surrounded by his family at the West Parry Sound Health Centre in his 81st year.  Devoted Husband of Gert of 59 years.   Beloved father to Tim (Rhonda), LeeAnn (Andree), Larry (Krissy).  Howard is predeceased by his eldest son Dan in 1992.  Cherished Papa to Ashley, Amber, Sarah, Emily, Lindsey, Brody and Hailey.  Adoring Great GG to Carmen.  Howard will be missed dearly by Wayne, Elton, Frank, and Jessie.  He will be lovingly missed by many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.  The Funeral Service will be held at the Torrance Funeral Home (89 Bowes St. Parry Sound) on Thursday October 30, 2014 at 1 PM.  Visitation will begin at 12 PM.  Interment at Hillcrest Cemetery at a later date. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Children’s Aid Society of Parry Sound would be appreciated by the family.

 

 

                                        

 

 

      

 

 

                                       

         Deb Hargrave

February 12, 1956 ~ October 20, 2014

 

After a courageous battle with cancer, it is with the deepest sadness that the family announce the passing of Deborah Hargrave.  Beloved wife of Steve.  Proud and Adoring mother to Shane and Steph.  Cherished daughter of Shirley and the late Ken Wright.  Loving sister of David (Chris), Kenny, Donny (Una) and Kevin (Judy).  Dear daughter in law to Darlene and Russ Hargrave and Betty Smith (of Burlington).  Deb will be missed by many nieces, nephews, friends and extended family.  Friends and family will be received at Torrance Funeral Home (89 Bowes St. Parry Sound) on Thursday October 23, 2014 from       2 – 4 PM and 7 – 9 PM.  The Funeral service will be held at the St. James United Church on Friday October 24, 2014 at 1 PM.  Interment to follow at Christie Memorial Cemetery.  If desired, donations to the West Parry Sound Health Centre Foundation or to the Cancer Society (Sudbury) would be appreciated by the family. 

 

 

                              

 

 

  

 

 

    Karen Canning

June 11, 1960 ~ October 14, 2014

 

It is with great sadness that the family announce the passing of Karen Canning.  Beloved wife of Brian.  Proud and adoring Mom of Crystal.  Cherished daughter of Winnifred (Winn) and the late Alfred Hardie.  Beloved Nana Kerry to Kieran.  Loving sister of Donald and Cindy. Karen will be dearly missed by “her boy” Tobias (Toby).  The Funeral Service will be held at Torrance Funeral Home and Chapel (89 Bowes St. Parry Sound) on Saturday October 18, 2014 at 1 PM.  Visitation to begin at 12 noon.  Interment at Hillcrest cemetery at a later date.  If desired, donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. 

                       

 

                                  

 

 

 

 

                      

                          

                                          

       Albert “Ed” Martin

September 22, 1931 ~ September 30, 2014

 

It is with great sadness that the family announces the peaceful passing of Albert "Ed" at the West Parry Sound Health Centre in his 84th year.  He will be dearly missed by his loving companion Marjorie Ryerse and her daughters Madeline Andrews (Ryerse) and Lauren Hoshoian (Ryerse).  Cherished brother of Jean Field.  Proud Uncle to Arthur Field.  Ed will be missed by all his family and friends at Belvedere Heights Home for the Aged.  Cremation arrangements entrusted to Torrance Funeral Home & Chapel (89 Bowes St. Parry Sound.)  A Celebration of Albert’s Life will be held at Belvedere Heights Home for the Aged on Wednesday October 8, 2014 at 2:30 PM.  As expressions of sympathy, donations to Belvedere Heights Home for the Aged or the Canadian Lung Association would be appreciated by the family.

 

 

                                

 

      

 

      

 

                                      

 

     Toivo Louko

   November 20, 1936 ~  September  28, 2014

 

Passing peacefully at the West Parry Sound Health Centre with his beloved Wife Eila by his side in his 78th year.  Cherished "Topi" to David, Ralph and his wife Susan.  Toivo will be missed by many friends and family here in Canada and in his homeland of  Finland.   Cremation arrangements entrusted to Torrance Funeral Home & Chapel (89 Bowes St. Parry Sound.)  A Celebration of Toivo’s Life will be held at a later date.  As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.   

 

                                  

 

 

          

 

 

 

                                      

                 

     Edward Carl “Teddy” Beagan

   October 28, 1944 ~ September 17, 2014

          

 

Suddenly at Health Science North Sudbury in his 70th year.  Beloved Husband of Claire.  Proud Father of  Teddianne, Kimberly (Kyle) and Trevor.  Devoted Grandfather of Sueanne, Tyler and Timmy.  Cherished big brother to Maureen (George), Kelly (Sheila), John (Michelle), Ward (Joan), Paul (Cathy) and Neil (Cheryl).  Teddy will dearly be missed by all who knew him.  Cremation arrangements entrusted to Torrance Funeral Home & Chapel (89 Bowes St. Parry Sound.)  A Celebration of Teddy’s Life will be held at a later date.  As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family.

 

 

                              

 

 

 

 

     Edward (Ted) Thurston

October 4, 1924 – September 15, 2014

 

It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Edward (Ted) Thurston on September 15 at the Parry Sound Health Center with his family by his side. Age 89. Beloved husband of Orla for 67 years. Loving father of Michael (Deanne) and Mary Stevens (Richard). Very proud grandfather of Rebekah, Sarah, and Nathan Stevens and Bianca Hutchinson. Also survived by loving extended family including many nieces and nephews.

 

Ted was born in Burnham, England in 1924 and came to Canada in 1939. He married Orla in 1947 and has lived in Parry Sound ever since.  Many people knew him for his true avocation, which was woodworking. He was a founding member and an active exhibitor in Art in the Park. He loved gardening, woodworking and volunteered in many community and church activities.

 

He will be greatly missed by all. Visitation of the family will be at Trinity Anglican Church from 1 to 2 pm on Sunday September 21, 2014 with services immediately following at 2 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Trinity Anglican Church or the West Parry Sound Health Centre - Auxiliary would be appreciated.

 

                              

 

 

    

 

                            

           Stan Forbes     

October 29, 1944 ~ September 14, 2014

        

Stan passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Sunday September 14, 2014 at the age of 69.  He leaves behind his loving wife Beverly and guard dog Chester.  His strength and determination will carry on with his children, Christopher and Pamela. He was a proud and loving grandfather of Abigail, Luke, Morley and Charlotte.  He will be missed by his son in law Kirt Nelson.  His former wife Patty and his dearest friends Len and Darlene. Stepfather to Beth Matthews (Rodney) and David Gorham(Michelle).   He leaves behind brothers Brian and Michael. He is Predeceased by his parents Harry and Helen and siblings Doreen and Bruce.  Stan will be missed by his nieces and nephews, the crew at Hall Construction and many other family and friends.  Friends will be received at the Torrance Funeral Home & Chapel on Thursday September 18, 2014 from 7 – 9PM.  The Funeral Service will be on Friday September 19, 2014 at 11 AM in the Chapel.  As expressions of sympathy, donations to the West Parry Sound Health Centre Foundation (kidney dialysis unit),or the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated by the family.

 

                            

 

 

     Oscar Standish (WWII Veteran)

         January 3, 1922 ~  August 30, 2014    

 

Peacefully with his family by his side at the West Parry Sound Health Centre on Saturday August 30, 2014 in his 93rd year.  Beloved Husband of the late Doris.  Loving Father of Margaret and her Husband Brent Lockhart and Paul Standish and his wife Lisa.  Cherished Grandfather of Joannah.  Predeceased by his 3 sisters. Friends will be received at The Torrance Funeral Home on Monday September 1, 2014 from 2 – 4, and  7 – 9 PM.  Funeral Service on Tuesday September 2nd 2014, at 2 PM in the Chapel.  Donations to the Hospice West Parry Sound or to the West Parry Sound Health Centre Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

 

                              

 

 

 

 

     Kenneth Keown

        

 

After a lengthy battle, at the West Parry Sound Health Centre on Friday August 29, 2014 in his 69th year.  Dear son of Marie and the late Ed Keown.  Beloved husband of Betty.  Loving father of Tina (John Edgar), and Kenny.  Proud Papa of Hayley and Madison.  Survived by his brother Royce (Barb), and sisters Wanda Nickerson (Late Ronald) and Carolyn Gougeon.  Fondly remembered by his Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, Nephews and all of his extended family.  Also dearly missed by his special buddy Dakota.  The Funeral Service will be held at the Torrance Funeral Home on Monday September 1, 2014 at 11 AM.  Visitation will begin at 10 AM.  Cremation to follow. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Hospital for Sick Children would be appreciated by the family.

 

                                

 

 

       Calvert Wayne Songer

       December 16, 1953 ~ August 11, 2014

   

With his loving family by his side at the West Parry Sound Health Centre on Monday August 11, 2014 in his 61st year.  Beloved husband of Ayleen.  Loving father of Jesse (Krista), Chris (Kayla).  Cherished brother of Sharon Duerden (Tony).  Fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews, cousins and all of his closest and dearest friends.  Cremation has taken place.  The Memorial Service will be held at the Torrance Funeral Home on Saturday August 16, 2014 at 2 PM.  Visitation will begin at 1 PM.  Interment Parklawn Cemetery Toronto at a later date. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the West Parry Sound Health Centre Foundation (ICU) would be appreciated by the family.   

                             

 

                              

 

 


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