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Funeral Notices

Roger Lampman

Passed away suddenly in Parry Sound on July 1st, 2020 in his 87th year. Husband of 58 years to Janice, father of Laurie (Steve) Sieber, Laurie (Brian) Pye, and Marjory (Brian) Smith, and brother of Marilyn (Russell) James. Predeceased by his first wife, Margaret (Bodner) 1961, his son Edward (Cathy) Lampman 2003 and his parents Russell and Caroline (Bell) Lampman. Grandfather to 13 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Family always came first and he loved creating many adventures and building projects to involve them. Roger retired from Niagara Regional Police Service in 1988 as an Inspector. Always a hard worker, he also managed a family farm for many years in Port Colborne. He was blessed to have a long and healthy retirement after relocating to Dunchurch, Ontario. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed playing hockey until the age of 82. As an active member of the community wherever he lived, Roger will be missed by many. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of life will take place at a later date.

Dave Bishop

Suddenly at the West Parry Sound Health Centre on Saturday June 27, 2020 at the age of 79.  Beloved life partner of Mandy Paine.  Loving father of Anita (Mark), Lloyd (Laura).  Cherished Grandfather of Justin, Nicholas, Aidan, Cassandra, Ella and Alexis. Cremation has taken place.  As expressions of sympathy, donations to Canadian Guide dogs for the blind would be appreciated by the family.

Tory Ostertag November 23, 1987 ~ June 18, 2020

Memorial Service - July 11, 2020 - 10:00 am

Due to COVID-19, Please phone to register your name,  Masks are required for entry.  Please no gathering in the parking lot as social distancing rules apply. 

Passed away suddenly on Thursday June 18, 2020 at the age of 32.  Tory Ostertag, beloved father of Lily Ostertag. Son of Rick and Margaret Ostertag. Nephew, cousin, and amazing friend. Sometimes when we go through hardships it’s very hard to conjure up the words to say, but Tory could always be trusted to alleviate those hardships. He had an amazing personality and awesome smile and laugh that will never be forgotten. When we look at his beautiful daughter Lily that smile is forever encapsulated in her. Tory loved Lily unconditionally, she was always the most important person to him. Lily you will be forever loved. Your daddy was the best. He brought out the sunshine in all of us. Thank you, Rick and Margaret, for raising such a wonderful human being who always brought out the best in everybody. Tory, Mom and Dad miss you so much. Tory is remembered by nothing but positive memories in everyone he cared for, which was everybody. Thank you, Sarah, for being a mother who wants the same values instilled in Lily that Tory would have wanted. He truly appreciated that fact. Chad, Jacques, Jimmy, and Roman, know that your friend left an amazing impact on all of us. Go be that amazing friend that Tory always was, and now it is your job to take those hardships away for others. The way Tory would have wanted. Tory you are now the sunshine on a cloudy day, you are that happy feeling when we get the nibble on the end of our fishing line, but most of all, you are the love that we give to others in honour of you, who was always there for everyone in times of need. We are all hurting and grieve differently, but Tory wouldn’t want you to hurt for very long. As the old cliché goes, turn that frown upside down. Tory would have you laughing immediately, Be that infectious laugh for Tory now. Your legacy will never be forgotten, and Lily will always be cared for. God takes all his angels first, please remember that. We all love you Tory, it’s just goodbye for now, gone but never forgotten.  Cremation has taken place.  A Memorial Visitation will be held on Saturday July 11, 2020 from 10 AM – 2PM.  As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

Steve Gardner April 12, 1948 ~ June 22, 2020

Peacefully at home on Monday June 22, 2020 at the age of 72.  Beloved Husband, Father, Grandpa, Papa, Son-in-law and Friend.  Cremation arrangements entrusted to Torrance Funeral Home (89 Bowes St., Parry Sound).   As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Hospital for Sick Children would be appreciated by the family.

Brian Daniel Vankoughnett April 7, 1977 ~ June 16, 2020

Passed away on Tuesday June 16, 2020 at Health Sciences North – Sudbury at the age of 43.  Unconditionally loved son of Dan and Cindy Vankoughnett.  Loved brother of Christopher (Shondra) and Lisa Hill (Matt).  Cherished uncle to Izaiah, Ashlynn, Hannah, Caleb, Abbey, Evelea and Attlee.  Beloved grandson of the late Buck and Alice Ryman, and  Earl and Evelyn Vankoughnett.  Brian will be missed by many Aunts, Uncles, cousins and friends.  Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to Torrance Funeral Home. A private family Celebration of Life will take place at a later date.  Donations to the Aspen Valley Wildlife Sanctuary or the Salvation Army Christmas Toy Drive would be appreciated.


Brian David McKee October 3, 1944 ~ June 05, 2020

Passed in peace on June 5th at Lakeland Long Term Care at the age of 75. Preceded in death by his wife, Sharon. Survived by and loving father to Mathew McKee & Sarah McKee, proud grandfather of Collin & Charlotte. Brother of Kevin (Karine) McKee & Shane McKee and uncle to their children. 

Brian will be fondly remembered by family and friends as a loving father & brother, and his never-ending stories of his time as a driver with the TTC where he worked for over 23 years. Brian was afflicted by a number of health issues the last 2 years through which he never lost his smile or his immoveable position on things he felt strongly about. 

Brian will be deeply missed by his immediate and extended family and those whom had the pleasure of knowing him.

Bernadette McKee July 31, 1921 ~ June 05, 2020

Peacefully at Lakeland Long Term Care on Friday June 5, 2020 at the age of 98.  Beloved wife of the late Patrick.  Loving mother of Paul.  Dear friend of Jocelyn Barrows. Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to Torrance Funeral Home, Parry Sound.


Peter Melse June 7, 1943 ~ May 30, 2020

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Peter Melse at the West Parry Sound Health Centre on Saturday May 30, 2020 at the age of 76.  Loving husband of Elaine Melse.  Brother of Bert (Ditte) and David (Liz). Predeceased by his parents Peter and Janet Melse, his brother John (Marion).  He will be dearly missed by many nieces, nephews, friends and extended family.  Cremation arrangements entrusted to Torrance Funeral Home (89 Bowes St., Parry Sound).  The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff of the West Parry Sound Health Centre for there excellent care. A celebration of life to take place at a later date.  As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Friends of Belvedere would be appreciated by the family.

Edward De Jardine September1, 1933 ~ May 31, 2020

Edward De Jardine passed away peacefully on May 31, 2020 at the age of 86.  Beloved husband of Lee.  Father of Linda , Louis deceased (Cathy White) and John deceased (Donna), Don, Tammy Johnson (Chris) and Sean (Signe). Loving grandfather to Philippe, Emily, Pierre, Kelly, Christine, Adam (deceased), Aimi, Alex, Melissa, Pam, Michelle and Damon. Brother of Les deceased (Elva deceased). Uncle to Greg (Christine) and Carolle. Great Grandfather to many. Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to Torrance Funeral Home, Parry Sound.  If desired, donations to the West Parry Sound Health Care Centre would be appreciated.

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