Funeral Notices

John James Wilfred Junck February 26, 1941 ~ April 12, 2019

Memorial Service - April 20, 2019 - 11:00 am

After a lengthy battle with cancer, John passed away peacefully at the West Parry Sound Health Centre on Friday April 12, 2019 at the age of 78.  Son of the late Amelia (Madigan) and Will Junck.  Loving husband of Muriel (Wonch) of over 52 years.  Dear father to Christopher (Marzia) and the late Steven.  Proud grandpa to Mickaela and Hunter.  Loving brother of Charlotte May Hodgkins (late Cal).  Dear brother in-law to June (Jack) Falls, Cameron (Moira) Wonch, Colin Wonch and Murray Wonch.

Friends will be received at the Torrance Funeral Home (89 Bowes St. Parry Sound) on Friday April 19, 2019 from 7 – 9 PM.  The Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Saturday April 20, 2019 at 11 AM.  Friends will be received prior to the service from 10:00 – 11:00 AM.  A luncheon will follow at the McKellar Community Centre.  Interment Lakeview Cemetery at a later date.  As an expression of sympathy donations to Royal Victoria Hospital Cancer Centre, Barrie or a Charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

 

Winifred Garside December 10, 1919 ~ April 12, 2019

Left us on Friday April 12th, 2019 at the age of 99.  Born in Halifax Yorkshire England on  December 10th, 1919.  Daughter of George Booth and Florence Robertshaw.  Predeceased by her parents, sisters Marjorie and Joyce.  Wife to the late John C N Kotzias-Shirley and the late Denis Garside.  Mother to David Garside (Gayle) and Susan Bowie (Alex), Grandmother to Michael (Aislynn) and Great Grandmother to Wyatt and Iris.  She will be missed by friends and family.  Cremation arrangements entrusted to the Torrance Funeral Home,  As were Winifred’s wishes a private family gathering will be held at a later date.  As an expression of sympathy donations to the O.S.P.C.A would be appreciated by the family.

 

Margaret McNicoll May 6, 1920 ~ March 26, 2019

Memorial Service - April 6, 2019 - 1:00 pm

Margaret McNicoll, passed peacefully at Belvedere Heights on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 in her 99th year. Beloved wife of the late John McNicoll.   Marg was an active member of the Mactier United Church.  Marg was involved in the Mactier Seniors Group, Life Long Member and Past Matron of the Eastern Star #256 and a volunteer with Meals on Wheels.  Marg also loved the bus trips such as the Grand Canyon and Branson she and John took with the Seniors Group.

Loving mother of Ross and his wife Georgia; Norma and her husband Larry Steele; and the late Joan.  Dear Grandmother of Darren (Patricia), Craig, Raina (Ryan), Sheri (Joe), Kelli (Bill), Carin (Adam) and great grandmother to Cody (Victoria), Patrick, Quinn, Nicolas and Braden.  Great great grandmother to Zoe and Isabella.   Also fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.

A special thank you to Alice and John Tracy for your love and support, Dr. Thompson, the entire staff on Pinecrest.  Also, thank you to the retired RPN’s Jackie & Liz, you both meant a lot to Marg.  Thank you to Anna Hurlburt and Marlene Bissonette for your time and compassion.

Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to Torrance Funeral Home.  A celebration of Marg’s life will be held on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 1:00pm at the Torrance Funeral Home (89 Bowes St. Parry Sound). Friends will be received prior to the service from 12:00 – 1:00pm.

As an expression of sympathy donations to Hospice West Parry Sound, Program Department at Belvedere Heights or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

Eileen Poulin April 25, 1940 ~ March 18, 2019

Memorial Service - March 30, 2019 - 10:30 am

It is with great sadness that the family of Eileen Poulin announces her passing on March 18, 2019, at the age of 78. Eileen peacefully passed away in her sleep at Serenity Residence in Parry Sound. Loving Mother of Linda Henderson (Steve) of Burks Falls, Brenda Lee Mayer, Predeceased (Wayne) of Sudbury, Rick Poulin (Tammy) of Parry Sound, and dear “Lucy”. Dear Grandmother of Yanik Mayer (Sarah), Zackary Mayer (Cynthia), Bryan Henderson (Jennifer), Curtis Henderson (Carly), Casey Poulin (Cody), and Avery Poulin.  Dear daughter of the late Walter and Louise Riley. Loving sister of Sheila Ouellette and Claire Corrigan.  Eileen lived most of her life in Azilda, Ontario and will be remembered fondly from her summer employment at the Chelmsford Golf Course. (Halfway House).  Eileen enjoyed her time volunteering at L’Arche in Sudbury, and donated Christmas baskets to the Genevra House Women’s Shelter. Cremation arrangements entrusted to Torrance Funeral Home. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Alexanders Church, 100 Gaudette St, in Chelmsford,  Saturday March 30th 2019 at 10:30 AM.  As an expression of sympathy donations to L’Arche in Sudbury would be appreciated by the family.  larchesudbury.org 

George Sopher September 3, 1956 ~ March 19, 2019

Memorial Service - March 24, 2019 - 2:00 pm

Peacefully at the West Parry Sound Health Centre on Tuesday March 19, 2019 at the age of 62.  Loving father of Brandy (Ryan) and Austin.  Cherished grandfather to Grace and Gavin.  Proud brother to Jessie (Dan), Lorna, Alberta (Randy), Ruth (Lyle), Brenda, Ramona (Marty), Jane and Chrissy (Late Joe).  He will be dearly missed by many nieces nephews friends and extended family.  Friends and family will be received at the Torrance Funeral Home on Sunday March 24, 2019 from 12 – 2 PM.  The Funeral Service will be held in the Torrance Chapel at 2 PM.  Cremation to follow.  As an expression of sympathy donations to the Avery Seca Youth in Sports Foundation.

Mary Cecile Spence (nee John-George) February 26, 1947 ~ March 13, 2019

Memorial Service - March 18, 2019 - 2:00 pm

Mary passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Wednesday March 13, 2019 at Lakeland Long Term Care at the age of 72.  Loving daughter of the late John and Agnes John-George.  Loving wife to the late Joe “Nabetch” Spence.  Devoted caring mother to Jackie, Louise (Wael), Robert (Donna), Bernard (Virginia), Madeline (Doug), Pauline (Jason), Alexandra, Johnny, Charles and the late Larry.  Cherished Kokum to 37 grandchildren and many great grandchildren. Survived by her brother Gerry John-George.  Predeceased by her sibling Susan, Rita, Robert Gabriel and Louis.  She will be dearly missed by her good friends at Lakeland long term care Viv Whitaker, Sharon Moore, Helen Brooke, Wanda Caruk and Millie, as well as many nieces’ nephews’ friends and extended family.  Friends and Family will be received at the Fournier Funeral Home (715 Edward St. Hearst, ON.) on Monday March 18, 2019 from 11- 2 Pm for visitation.  The funeral service will take place at 2 PM at Cathédrale Notre-Dame-De-l’Assomption (815 Kitchener St.) Interment to follow at the Constance Lake First Nation Burial Grounds.  As an expression of sympathy donations to the Heart & Stroke Association, Canadian Diabetes, Lakeland Long Term care or to the Extendicare Kapuskasing would be appreciated by the family.

Bill McLean May 20, 1950 ~ March 16, 2019

At health Sciences North on Saturday March 16, 2019 at the age of 68.  Beloved husband of Sandy.  Loving father of Debby (Terry), Chris (Laura), and Danielle.  Cherished grandfather of Emma, Devan, Alice, Lucy, Harleigh and Breckett.   A private family service has taken place.  Spring interment Hurdville Cemetery.  Arrangements entrusted to the Torrance Funeral Home (89 Bowes St. Parry Sound).

 “ Buy a kid an ice cream ”

Geoffrey Robinson Decemeber 14,1931 ~ March 15, 2019

Geoff was a vet in the R.A.F.  owned the first veterinary ambulance service in Ontario. He had a passion for antique clocks and was well known around town as Expedier clocks. He will be missed and loved by everyone who knew him.  Cremation arrangements entrusted to the Torrance Funeral Home.

David John Howell September 5, 1953 ~ March 12, 2019

 

I’ve had a good run!”  

It is with sadness that I share the peaceful passing of my best friend and partner of 23 amazing years, who made each chapter of our journey exciting and special.

David enjoyed life to the fullest, traveling all over the world and enhancing so many lives with his humour, charm and generosity. Working early on with Liz Claiborne, YSL, Bally of Switzerland, and many more until enhancing his entrepreneurial spirit.  Owning several companies, the last of which brought him to Parry Sound where he enjoyed every aspect of the lifestyle.  David’s passions were traveling, deep sea fishing in Cabo, boating, race car driving and always the classic dresser!   He was a true gentleman.

Dearly missed by partner Karen and the rest of the Hodgkinson’s – Kathy (Walt Meiklejohn), John, Jennifer and niece Keira, who held a very special place in his heart.  Pre-deceased by parents Audrey and John Howell.  Survived by cousins John, Robert and Andrew MacCrae.

Special thanks to the nurses and doctors at West Parry Sound Health Centre, and nurses of Care Partners for their awesome support, compassion and dedication to care.   Cremation has taken place.  Private family service.

As expressions of sympathy, donations to the charity of your choice is appreciated.

 

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