Funeral Notices

Reilly “Mark” Bowes September 28, 1969 ~ January 14, 2019

Memorial Service - February 23, 2019 - 2:00 pm

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Reilly Bowes on Monday January 14th, 2019 at the age of 49 at the West Parry Sound Health Centre.  Beloved adopted son of the Late Thelma Bowes.  Loving life partner of Rodney.  Cherished Dad to Catlin Bowes, and Step dad to Jesse and Ocean Snache.  Survived by his brothers Rodney Bowes, Randy Bowes and Jason Bowes.  Remembered by his adopted Sister Nicole Moran and his God Sons Leeland MacDonald and Reilly James MacDonald.  He will be missed by many nieces, nephews, friends and extended family. Mark was a very honest and caring person, and “would have given the shirt off his back” to help someone in need.  He will be dearly missed for his straight shooting outspokenness by all those who knew him.  Cremation has taken place.  A Celebration of Mark’s life will be held at the Mactier Arena (upstairs hall) on Saturday February 23, 2019 from 2 – 6 PM.

Jeffrey (Jeff) George Pallett October 16, 1946 ~ February 13, 2019

Peacefully at Lakeland Long Term Care on Wednesday February 13, 2019.  Jeffrey G. Pallett of McKellar ON, in his 73rd year.  Beloved husband of Helen (nee Hicks).  Dear father of Lindsay (Rob) and Adam (Shannon).  Loving grandfather to Finn, Ronan and Naomi.  Dear brother of Dick.  Cremation has taken place.  A Memorial Visitation will be held on Saturday March 2, 2019 from 1 – 3 PM at The Torrance Funeral Home (89 Bowes St. Parry Sound). There will not be a formal service.  As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to Lakeland Long Term Care  http://www.wsphcf.com or the Alzheimer Society of Muskoka. https://alzheimer.ca/en/muskoka.


Edward Harold Geddes December 27, 1948 ~ February 07, 2019

As a result of a recent illness and health complications, Ed passed away peacefully at the West Parry Sound Health Centre on Thursday February 7, 2019 at the age of 70.  Loving brother to Joanne Farrow (Lee Farrow), Ron Geddes (Adrienne Scully-Krupa), Dave Geddes and Cathy Geddes (Dale Christensen).  Beloved dear friend and partner to Leslie Geddes for many years.  Loving Uncle to Laurie Farrow Reviol (Jan Reviol),  David Farrow (Sarah Matheson) Georgina and Ned.  Fondly remembered by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends from Port Credit and Parry Sound.

A Celebration of Ed’s life will be held at a later date in the spring.

Ed will be remembered for his kindness and gentle soul, and will be missed by all who knew him.

 

“Pudgy” Ellen MacQuarrie April 4, 1936 ~ February 04, 2019

 Peacefully at the West Parry Sound Health Centre on Monday February 4, 2019 at the age of 82.    Beloved wife of Martin.  Predeceased by her parents Violet and George, as well as her brother Jack Downes.  She will be remembered by her good friends Pat (late Bert) Gimera, Steve Gimera, Ann and Paul Neff.  Cremation arrangements entrusted to the Torrance Funeral Home.   The Celebration of life will be held later in the spring.  As an expressions of sympathy, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. https://www.heartandstroke.ca/

Wes Glass April 30, 1946 ~ January 18, 2019

Memorial Service - February 2, 2019 - 1:00 pm

Peacefully took his last train ride on Friday January 18, 2019, with friends and family by his side.    Predeceased by his wife Elina.  Loving father of Samantha and Paula.  Cherished by his grand cats Mokka and Fazer.  He will be missed by his adoptive Finnish family, the gang at Richard’s, and his many friends.  A very special thank you to the kind and caring staff at the West Parry Sound Health Centre.  Cremation has taken place.   Celebration of Life will be held at the Torrance Funeral Home (89 Bowes St. Parry Sound) on Saturday February 2, 2019 at 1 PM.  As an expressions of sympathy, donations to the Toronto Finlandia Lions Children’s Summer Camp, or any Canadian Railroad Preservation Association would be appreciated by the family. 

 “see you on the other side of the tracks”

Amanda Chisholm September 9, 1982 ~ January 19, 2019

Memorial Visitaton

Saturday January 26th, 2019 from 1 – 4 PM.

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Amanda at Health Sciences North Sudbury on Saturday January 19, 2019 at the age of 36.  Beloved and precious daughter of Marilyn and the late John Chisholm.  Loving wife to Rob.  Fun and loving mother to Christopher, Colby, Lily and Grace.  Step mom to Riley.  Treasured sister to Debbie, and Peggy (Patrick) and the late Tammy (Kelly).  She will be greatly missed by many nieces, nephews as the fun and loving aunt Amanda.   

Amanda’s family meant the world to her.  She was a spirited and fun mom who’s laughter was infectious.  It was a distinct laugh that you could hear rooms away and it made you laugh just hearing it.  Amanda was an animal lover too.  Any and all animals, she would of rescued them all if she could. 

 Cremation has taken place.  A Celebration of Amanda’s life will be held at the Torrance Funeral Home (89 Bowes St. Parry Sound) on Saturday January 26th, 2019 from 1 – 4 PM.  As an expression of sympathy donations to Hands the family help network or the Muskoka SPCA would be appreciated.  A trust fund has been set up for donations for the children at the Scotiabank in Parry Sound. (etransfers to amandasmemorial@gmail.com). 

Pamela Avis – Pollock May 4, 1953 ~ January 17, 2019

Memorial Visitation

Celebration of Pam’s Life

Tuesday January 29th, 2019, from 2 – 5 PM

After a short but courageous battle with cancer, Pam passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family at the West Parry Sound Health Centre on Thursday January 17, 2019 at the age of 65.  Loving daughter of Esme and the late Norman Avis.  Loving partner (Soulmate) and best friend of Gordon of 44 wonderful years.  Beloved mother to Alexander and his wife Lorna, and Ian and his fiancée Germaine.  Cherished Nana to Kayleigh, Avery and Allyson.  Survived by her brothers John and his wife Barbara and Russell and his wife Martine. Cremation has taken place.   Friends and Family will be received at the Torrance Funeral Home (89 Bowes St. Parry Sound) on Tuesday January 29th, 2019, from 2 – 5 PM for a Celebration of Pam’s Life.

Pam started her career with the Ontario Medical Association as a Librarian in Toronto. After moving to Dryden and starting a family she decided to stay home and be a full-time mum.  Moving to Parry Sound in 1984 she began volunteering at the school library and Rainbow Theatre. She then began working for the West Parry Sound School Board as their Librarian until accepting a position at McDougall Public school as the Administrative assistant.  She was at McDougall school for over 20 years!  Encouraging the young minds of students to read and love literature.  Pam enjoyed teaching her granddaughters to read, sew and knit. Books were very near and dear to her heart along with knitting, family gatherings and the many vacations she and Gord enjoyed together around the globe.  She will be missed by many, many co-workers, students and friends and extended family.  As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Pancreatic Cancer Canada would be appreciated by the family.  http://donate.pancreaticcancercanada.ca/site/TR/Events/General?px=1168842&pg=personal&fr_id=1461

Garry Dowe March 14, 1954 ~ December 10, 2018

Memorial Service - January 13, 2019 - 1:00 pm

Garry Dowe, also known as “banjo” by many, passed away peacefully on December 10th at the West Parry Sound Health Centre at the age of 64. His partner Thirley Schell was by his side.  Loving father to Raymond and Brenda, step father to Brandy and Chassie, grandfather to Holden, Kennedy, Mitchell and Hannah. Remembered by his siblings Nancy, Bruce, Barb, Brian, Joe and Ian and many nieces and nephews.Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to Torrance Funeral Home (89 Bowes St. Parry Sound) as per Garry’s wishes.   A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday January 13th, 2019 at the Royal Canadian Legion Mactier Branch 507 beginning at 1pm. There is an open invitation to anyone who knew or played with Garry over the years, or who wishes to celebrate his musical life. It is requested to please bring your instruments.  If desired as an expression of sympathy, donations can be made to the West Parry Sound Health Centre Foundation – Palliative Unit.

June Taylor June 17, 1929 ~ December 25, 2018

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our mother, peacefully at West Parry Sound Health Centre on Tuesday December 25, 2018.  Beloved wife of the late Donald Taylor. Will be forever remembered by her children Bryanne (Martin), Peter, Joree, Scott, Rebecca, Evan. Fondly remembered by her grandchildren Brendan, Garrett, Rogan, Keelan.

A heartfelt thank you to the Drs. and staff at West Parry Sound Health Centre for their compassionate care.

Born in Port Arthur, Ont. (Thunder Bay) she moved to Parry Sound as a child. She was a long time English teacher in both elementary and secondary schools for the West Parry Sound District School Board. Education was important to her, and while raising 6 children and teaching full time, she pulled all-nighters to receive a Master’s Degree in Sociology. She was always happy to meet and talk with former students.

Mom loved solving crossword puzzles and even tried her hand at video games. She loved to read and watch her beloved Jeopardy nightly. She has gone, but we will always remain thankful that she was ours.

As was her wish, cremation arrangements are entrusted to Torrance Funeral Home and Chapel (89 Bowes St. Parry Sound) with a private family service at a later date.  As an expression of sympathy, donations to West Parry Sound Health Centre Foundation, Parry Sound Public Library (Donate a book in her memory) or our local food bank would be appreciated.

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