Funeral Notices

James Bisson “Senior” April 3, 1939 ~ January 24, 2018

Memorial Service - February 17, 2018 - 3:00 pm

Unexpectedly with his family by his side at the West Parry Sound Health Centre in his 79th year.  Soul mate and husband of Sue for 50 adventurous years.  Proud and loving father to Lance (Janet) and James (Jackie).  Bestest grampa ever to Emily and Jackson.  Survived by his siblings Sandra (late Hugh) Menzies and Danny (Shirley), Brother in law Howard (Linda) Mowbray and his many nieces and nephews.

Jim will be missed dearly by his Poker, Radio controlled Air Plane, Curling and Golf families.  With too many close friends to mention in each.

Senior was a spontaneous person; taking Sue on many adventures through their lives together.  He had an immeasurable flare for life and fun, yet he cared deeply for all those around him.  His outgoing personality, smart wit and deep knowledge of B.S. was what made Jim captivating to be around.

A Celebration of Life “Senior Style” will be held at the Torrance Funeral Home on Saturday February 17th, 2018 from 3 PM till all the chips are in the middle (10 or 11 PM).  Bring your Dancing shoes and poker faces as we remember Jim how he wanted to be remembered.

If desired as an expression of sympathy,  donations to the Heart and Stroke foundation or charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.  

“Senior always had the Poker Gods on his side…now he is one”


Frank (Francis) Wager November 17, 1928 ~ February 11, 2018

Memorial Service - February 16, 2018 - 11:00 am

Passed away at home on Sunday February 11, 2018. Beloved husband of Joyce.  Dear son of the late Wesley and Mabel Wager.  Loved by his daughter Linda (Butch); Step-father of Trudy Hubacheck (Ron); Adopted father of Kelly Todd; father of Joan Frank, and Sandra.  Remembered by his granddaughter Robin and grandfather and great grandfather to many.  Predeceased by his sister Margaret Crawford.  Cherished by 5 generations of nieces and nephews.  Loving companion of Tux.  Friends will be received at the Torrance Funeral Home (89 Bowes Street, Parry Sound) on Friday February 16, 2018 from 10 – 11 AM.  The Celebration of Life will follow at 11 AM.  Spring interment Hillcrest Cemetery.   If desired as an expression of sympathy donations to the House of Kin – Sudbury, Care Partners, or the West Parry Sound Health Centre Foundation – ICU would be appreciated by the family.

Rose-Marie Beaulieu october 23, 1954 ~ February 09, 2018

Memorial Service - February 15, 2018 - 1:00 pm

Suddenly at home on February 9, 2018 in her 64th year.  Beloved mother of Cherish (Rael).  Proud and loving Nannie to Emma.  Loving Aunt to Lisa and Rob.  Rosemarie will be dearly missed by many extended family, friend’s nieces and nephews.  Cremation arrangements entrusted to Torrance Funeral Home (89 Bowes St. Parry Sound). A Celebration of life will be held at the Bayside Family Church on Thursday February 15th 2018 at 1PM.  As an expression of sympathy donations to Aspen Wildlife sanctuary or the family to assist with expenses.

Gordon McIntyre March 20, 1927 ~ February 04, 2018

Memorial Service - February 10, 2018 - 3:00 pm


Passed away peacefully in his sleep at Sunset Manor, Collingwood on February 4, 2018 in his 91st year.  Beloved Husband of the late Alice.  Loving father of Carol (David), Leanne, Robert (Glenda), Heather (Chris).  Cherished grandfather of Heather, Carrie, Robyn, Alex, Ethan, Jordie and Great grandfather of Fleetwood, Lawson, and Stirling.  Predeceased by his brothers; Bill, Dave, Hugh and sister Belle.  Survived by his sister Jean.  He will be dearly missed by his many nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Gordon had an exciting career with CIL after which he started up his own engineering firm until 2010.  He enjoyed time curling, golfing, hunting and shooting.  He was a proud and dedicated volunteer with the building committee of the Stockey Centre, the museum on Tower hill, and the Anglican Church Bell Tower.

Friends will be received at the Torrance Funeral Home (89 Bowes Street, Parry Sound) on Saturday February 10, 2018 from 2 – 3 PM.  Celebration of Life will follow at 3PM.  Cremation has taken place.   If desired as an expression of sympathy, donations to the Alzheimer’s Society would be appreciated by the family.

Barbara Sebben March 13, 1928 ~ February 08, 2018

It is with deep sadness the Sebben family announces their Mom passed away on February 08, 2018 in Parry Sound ON in her 90th year Beloved wife of the late Richard Whyte. Dear daughter of the late Charlie and Olive Clarke.   Dearly loved Mother to Richard (deceased), John (Beth), Stephen (Karen), Allan (Rebecca) & Christopher (Lily). Very loving grandmother to Jeffrey, Jeremy, Michael, Daniel, Nash, Patrick, Samantha, Makena & Great Grandmother to Austin.   Sister to Robert (Gwen, deceased), and Bruce, deceased (Marlene).   Born in Toronto, Barbara attended Earl Haig SS, she then worked as a Junior Secretary to Mr. White (President of Imperial Oil). Married to Richard on June 11, 1949 and resided in Willowdale ON for 40+ years. She dedicated volunteer time to St. John’s Church auxiliary, PC party of ON, the CARD program for riders with disabilities. The other love of her life was visiting and then living in her Muskoka home-cottage for the last 25 years. She enjoyed swimming, boating, golf & family gatherings. Many of her ham-operator friends will remember her “VE3 ZVG” handle. She loved her travels across Canada, down south to the Carolina’s (golf) & Florida, and her many car trips with brother Bruce. Barb lived a great long active-life with pride & joy, and will be missed dearly. A special thank you to the staff at The Gardens of Parry Sound for their wonderful care & support over the past couple of years. A private service will be held.

Wally Rundle September 9, 1941 ~ February 07, 2018


After a lengthy and courageous battle at the West Parry Sound Health Centre on Wednesday February 7, 2018 at the age of 76.  Beloved husband of Louise.  Loving father of Colleen, Janette, Tracy, Wayne, Craig.  Cherished by his grandchildren Steven, Brandy, Kyle, Amanda, Brad, Jesse, and Jake.  Predeceased by his granddaughter Shawny and his son in law Jeff.  Sadly missed by his brother, sisters, nieces, nephews and extended family.  Friends will be received at the Torrance Funeral Home (89 Bowes Street, Parry Sound) on Saturday April 14, 2018 from 3 – 6 PM with “Memory sharing” at 4 PM. If desired as an expression of sympathy donations to the West Parry Sound Health Centre Foundation – Cancer Treatment would be appreciated by the family

Andre Thorsen December 25, 1958 ~ February 03, 2018

Andre Scheffler Thorsen Esq. age 59 passed away from complications of cancer, surrounded by loved ones. A graduate of the University of Toronto and Osgoode Law School he was a respected Parry Sound Barrister and Solicitor and an international expert on Rule of Law. Prior to settling in Parry Sound he had contributed to developing the justice systems of Afghanistan, Nunavut, Bosnia and more.  He was appointed to the Ontario Civilian Police Commission as well as numerous UN and NATO expert’s rosters. His loss is keenly felt by his mother Barbara, brother Bart and his wife Jane, sister Isabel and her husband John, as well as his nieces Nicole, Samantha and Amanda and nephew Ryan, who were very dear to him.  He leaves his best friend Dr. Edward ”Sonny” Keatings and innumerable other friends all over the world whose lives he impacted. He is mourned by the love of his life, Dr. Wendy Wilson and her daughter Quinlan.


Andre was a citizen of the world. As a hyperpolyglot and sesquipedalian, he was a member of Mensa. An international man of mystery, he had lived and served with the British Armed Forces and as a civilian on six continents, but fell in love with Georgian Bay. With his eidetic memory he could always be counted on to correct people on song lyrics, jingles or quotes from TV and movies.  A champion of justice, he was generous with all; even in death donating his remains to Trillium Gift of Life to help those in need. He was “The most interesting man in the world”.


Cremation arrangements entrusted to Torrance Funeral Home (89 Bowes St. Parry Sound). A Celebration of life will be held in the spring.

Donna Greenwood July 17, 1940 ~ February 02, 2018

Donna Jean Greenwood (nee Wren) passed away Friday, February 2nd, surrounded by family at The West Parry Sound Health Centre, in her 78th year. Beloved wife of Clifford for 62 years, and loving mother of Ted (Karen) and Susan (Randy). Proud grandmother of Kyle, Clinton, Alison, and Bradley (Brittany). Survived by sister Joan Hewson (Martin) and Lawrence Wren (Eileen). Predeceased by her parents Christopher and Ena Wren (Farley), sisters Freida Hardy, Mary van Ry, Naida Reynolds & Audrey Hollard, brothers Rod, Norris, Doug and Lloyd Wren.

Donna was born at home on July 17, 1940, during a time when her father ran the General Store in Dunchurch. At age 4, the youngest of 11, her family moved to Bradford, where Donna eventually met and married Cliff, and together, built several homes in Holland Landing, before deciding to move and build a home in Dunchurch on Whitestone Lake. Donna enjoyed all the outdoors offered and loved to camp, fish, snowmobile and Atv with her children, grandchildren and many friends. She played Woman’s Softball in Parry Sound with her daughter Sue, and loved Curling with her friend and neighbour Agnes Brumpton. Besides acting as bookkeeper for Cliff’s construction business, Donna worked as an Education Assistant at the Whitestone Lake Central School; later as a Home Support Worker; and finally helping Cliff run the Ontario Teachers Federation Campgrounds on Quinn Lake. She enjoyed when her sisters Mary, Joan and Naida became neighbours and was most happy when surrounded by children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and of course good friends. She loved a good laugh, playing games at her kitchen table and sharing stories. Donna had a great heart and a strong resolve, and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

A Celebration of Life for family & friends, will be announced at a later date. Spring internment at Fairholme Cemetery. If desired, donations can be made to The West Parry Sound Hospital or the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.

David Owen Specht January 27, 1944 ~ January 30, 2018

Peacefully at The West Parry Sound Health Centre on January 30, 2018 at the age of 74.  Beloved husband of Mary.  Lovingly remembered by his extended family and many friends.  Cremation arrangements entrusted to Torrance Funeral Home (89 Bowes Street, Parry Sound).

A Celebration of David’s  Life will be held at the Jehovah’s Witnesses Kingdom Hall (103 Smith Cres. Parry Sound) on Saturday February 3, 2018 at 2 PM. If desired as an expression of sympathy donations to the Watch Tower Bible & Tract Society would be appreciated by the family.

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