Funeral Notices

Betty Evelyn Schembri November 15, 1935 ~ January 14, 2020

Beloved wife of the late Dan Schembri.  Mother of Sandra (Craig) Cameron, Danny (Nancy) Schembri, and June (Warren) Gaber.  Grandmother to Rick, Krystal, David, Derek, Laura, and Kaleb.  Proud great grandmother of eight.  Following her wishes, cremation has already taken place.  A private gathering will be held at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the West Parry Sound Palliative Care Unit.

Keith Adams May 11, 1922 ~ January 07, 2020

Peacefully, on Tuesday January 7, 2020 at Lakeland Long Term Care in his 98th year.  Loving husband of the late Jean McVittie Adams (Haileybury ON).  Dedicated parent, and proud father of Peter (Ingrid) and Susan Wauro (Wayne).  Beloved ‘Gramps’ to Perrin, Lauren, Terese (Kyle), and Brendan (Faith). He is predeceased by his brother, Grant (Lorraine). Deep appreciation for his nephew and wife, Bill and Paula Adams.

Keith was a man of his times.  Raised during the Depression, he was a hard worker even at a young age.  Born in Guelph and raised in Toronto, he attended Central Technical School where he found his passion – Aviation.  He loved the education in Aircraft Mechanics that he received there, and after graduation was immediately able to apply his knowledge/skills when he joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1943. He spent 33 months working in aircraft maintenance in PEI, NL, and NS, ending his career with the RCAF as Leading Air Craftsman.

After the war, he worked primarily with AVRO in Malton and Leavens Aviation in Toronto for several years.  During this time, one of his chums who was a teacher at Central Technical School, mentioned that he would do well in teaching.  With the help and support of his wife, Keith began teaching aircraft maintenance at ‘Tech’, where he eventually became the Head of the Aircraft Department. During his time as Department Head, the program was considered one of the pre-eminent places of learning in Canada for students wanting to pursue a career in Aircraft Maintenance.

He married Jean McVittie in 1954 and was married for almost 52 years, having two children he loved dearly.  He was very proud of his accomplishments, and his family. In his later years he often stated that, “I’ve had a good life, and have lived well”.   He will be dearly missed by many friends, extended family, former students & co-workers, and the staff at Lakeland. Cremation arrangements entrusted to Torrance Funeral Home (89 Bowes St. Parry Sound).  If desired, donations to the Canadian Red Cross or your local Food Bank would be appreciated by the family.

Carola Penrose September 27, 1926 ~ January 07, 2020

Peacefully at Belvedere Heights Home for the Aged on Tuesday January 7, 2020 at the age of 93. Beloved wife of Clare.  Loving mother of Stephen Penrose (Annabelle) and Brian Penrose (Judith).  Cherished grandmother of Michaela (Ari) Aronsons, Kristine Cole (Richard), Michael Penrose (Stephanie), Matthew Penrose, Katherine Torrens (Jeff).  Fondly remembered by her great grandchildren Henry, Clare, Ezra, Arlo, Jackson and Gigi.    Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to Torrance Funeral Home (89 Bowes St. Parry Sound). A Celebration of Life will be held in the spring.  If desired, donations to Belvedere Heights Home for the Aged – Residence would be appreciated by the family.

Ole Pedersen November 19, 1940 ~ December 31, 2019

Suddenly at home on Tuesday December 31, 2019 at the age of 79.  Beloved husband of Susan Long.  Dear father of Pia Hudtloff, Kirsten, Erik, Bobbi (Joe) Kegel, and Walter Griffin Jr.   Cherished grandchildren Anna Cecilie, Skye, Hayden, Harrison, Isaac, Callum, Jacob and Julia.  Survived by his brother Torben (Jeannie).  Fondly remembered by his many friends and extended family.  Cremation arrangements entrusted to Torrance Funeral Home (89 Bowes St. Parry Sound.  If desired, donations to the Sail Parry Sound Sailing School would be appreciated by the family.

Brian Howe February 16, 1939 ~ December 24, 2019

Passed away on Tuesday December 24th, 2019 in his 81st year at Health Sciences North Sudbury.  Cremation has taken place.

Donald Butcher July 9, 1926 ~ December 12, 2019

Passed peacefully at the West Parry Sound Health Centre on Thursday December 12, 2019 in his 93rd year.  Cremation has taken place.

Nelson Fadden May 27, 1929 ~ December 09, 2019

Nelson passed away peacefully at the West Parry Sound Health Centre on Monday December 9, 2019.  He is survived by his three daughters, Debra (Del), Sharon and Jeannie.  Loving grandpa to 6 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.  Nelson loved the Parry Sound area.  The people, rocks, trees and water.  Cremation arrangements entrusted to Torrance Funeral Home (89 Bowes St. Parry Sound).  If desired, donations to the O.S.P.C.A would be appreciated by the family.  https://ontariospca.ca/

Edmund Ashley March 21, 1929 ~ November 30, 2019

On the last day of November 2019, Edmund Ashley left peacefully, with his loving family and special friends by his side.  He is survived by his one true love, Marian, and their three precious children Brenda, Brent (Clare), Alison (Terry) and grandchildren Britt, James (Jillian), Jasmine, Rachel and Kyle.  Edmund studied at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver and was graduated with a degree in Electrical Engineering in 1952.  Edmund and Marian were world travelers and enjoyed sailing on Georgian Bay as well as wilderness canoeing.  He will be sorely missed beyond measure. The family extends heartfelt gratitude to the nurses on the palliative care unit. Cremation arrangements entrusted to Torrance Funeral Home (89 Bowes St. Parry Sound).  Private family celebration of life to be held at a later date.  Donations would be appreciated, in “Edmunds memory”, to the Palliative Care Unit at the West Parry Sound Health Centre. Contact information 1-705-746-4540 ext. 3348. Online donations may be made at www.wpshcf.com.

(Katherine) June Kingissepp June 1, 1925 ~ November 15, 2019

Memorial Service - November 26, 2019 - 1:00 pm

June passed away peacefully at Belvedere Heights Home for the Aged on Friday November 15, 2019 at the age of 94.  Most loving mother of Susan (late Wayne) Ferguson, and the late David Townsend (Pat).  Cherished nana of Pam (Mike Andonovski), Missy (Rick Graziotto) and Neil (Angela) Townsend.  Great grandmother to Matt, Graydon, Cameron, Chase, Cole, Nick and Alyssa.  June will be dearly missed by her brothers Ross (Joan) Robertson and Bob (Grace) Robertson, many friends and extended family.  Predeceased by her sister Jean Bishop.  Cremation arrangements entrusted to the Torrance Funeral Home (89 Bowes Street).  Friends and family are welcome to attend the Memorial Service for June on Tuesday November 26th, 2019 at 1pm at Belvedere Heights Home for the Aged.   If desired donations to the Hospice West Parry Sound or Belvedere Heights Home for the Aged would be appreciated by the family.

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