Funeral Notices

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.

Beverley Langford “Bevy” May 2, 1954 ~ November 06, 2019

Memorial Service - November 11, 2019 - 2:00 pm

Peacefully with her family and friends by her side at the West Parry Sound Health Centre on Wednesday November 6, 2019.  Dear Daughter of Doug and Geraldine. Loving sister of Stephen (Beth) and Bruce (Barb).  Extra special Aunt to Justin (Ashley), Crystal (Dennis), Bradley (Kellie), Clayton (Sydney), Lyndsay (Ben).  Great aunt to Dominic, Taylor, Issac, Madisyn, Maxx and Blake.  She will be dearly missed by her church family and many friends.  A very special thank you to the West Parry Sound Health Centre Palliative care unit and the acute rehab. Cremation arrangements entrusted to Torrance Funeral Home (89 Bowes St. Parry Sound). Friends and Family will be received at Bayside Family Church (4 Parry Sound Dr. Parry Sound) for visitation on Sunday November 10, 2019 from 6 – 8 PM.  The Funeral Service will be at Bayside Family Church on Monday November 11, 2019 at 2 PM.   If desired donations to the West Parry Sound Health Centre Foundation – Auxiliary would be appreciated by the family. www.wpshc.com

 

 

Bill Fraser October 31, 1948 ~ October 27, 2019

Memorial Service - November 9, 2019 - 11:00 am

Suddenly at the West Parry Sound Health Centre on Sunday October 27, 2019 in his 71st year.  Dear son of the late William and Vera.  Father of Jeremy, Debbie, Jason, and Nadine.  Missed by his grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  Remembered by his siblings June Darlow (Ronald) and Alfred Fraser (Marlene).  Predeceased by his sisters Loreena Pyle and Linda Pearson.  Missed by his long-time friend Pete Smith.   Cremation arrangements entrusted to the Torrance Funeral Home (89 Bowes St, Parry Sound).  Memorial Service will be held at the Sprucedale Faith Chapel on Saturday November 9, 2019 at 11 AM.  If desired, donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family.  https://www.diabetes.ca

 

Walter “Wally” Bernas August 6, 1926 ~ October 04, 2019

Memorial Service - November 2, 2019 - 2:00 pm

Wally passed away peacefully at the West Parry Sound Health Centre on Friday, October 4th, 2019 in his 94th year. Loving partner of Ruth Francis for the past 19 years. Predeceased in 1999 by his wife Phyllis. Dear father of Michael (Kathryn), Gavin and the late Arlene. Wally will be affectionately remembered by Ruth’s family and Joe and Betty Bernas’ family. Sadly missed by his grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other family members and friends. Wally was a retired veteran of the Canadian Forces having served as a Sergeant in the Royal Canadian Air Force. A Memorial Service will be held at Torrance Funeral Home, 89 Bowes Street, Parry Sound on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 2:00 pm. Friends will be received prior to the service from 1:00-2:00. Luncheon to follow. Cremation has taken place and a private graveside service will be arranged at Memorial Gardens, Kitchener in the Spring of 2020. If desired, donations to the West Parry Sound Health Centre would be appreciated

Jack Vanderlugt December 19, 1945 ~ October 30, 2019

Finally at peace on Wednesday October 30, 2019 at the age of 73 with his loving wife Karen at his side.  He will be fondly remembered by his children, grandchildren, sisters, nieces, nephews and friends.  Cremation arrangements entrusted to the Torrance Funeral Home (89 Bowes St, Parry Sound).   If desired, donations Alzheimer’s society of Muskoka would be appreciated by the family.  https://alzheimer.ca/en/muskoka/Get-involved/Donate/Donate-online

 

Gladys Lillian Anderson October 16, 1925 ~ October 11, 2019

Memorial Service - October 30, 2019 - 11:00 am

Gladys passed away peacefully on Friday October 11, 2019 with family by her side at Lakeland Long term Care. She was predeceased by her husband, Rudy Anderson. Born in Parry Sound on October 16, 1925. She was the daughter of the late Robert and Etta (Morrison) McKeown. She is the last surviving relative of her immediate family. She was predeceased by brother George (Lyla), sisters Phyllis (James Weir) and Faye. She is survived by brother-in-law Harley Croswell. Gladys is survived by her beloved children Janet (Marc Flinn), Robert (Nancy), Douglas (Donna) and Stuart (Jackie) as well as her niece Marylyn Woolner who she loved as her daughter. Mom was proud of her seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Cremation arrangements entrusted to the Torrance Funeral Home.

The family would like to thank Dr. Leigh Davis and the staff on the Snug Harbour Unit for their wonderful, kind and professional care.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday October 30th, 2019 at 1100 am at Saint Andrew’s Presbyterian Church with a reception and luncheon to follow.  Family flowers only please.  If desired, donations to West Parry Sound Health Centre Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

Irene E. Ruggles May 8, 1931 ~ October 08, 2019

Memorial Service - October 21, 2019 - 12:00 pm

Irene passed away peacefully on Tuesday October 8, 2019, at Belvedere Heights Home for the Aged in her 89th year.  Loving mother of Todd (Petra), Lauri (Doug) and Mark (Sandra).  Cherished grandmother of Lindsay, Jessica, Rylan, Hayley, Jacob, Zachary, Jordan and Kyra.  Great grandma to Joani, Leia, Harrison and Birdie.  She will be dearly missed by her brothers Arthur and John.  A special thank you to all the staff at Belvedere Heights Home for the aged for their kindness and caring during Irene’s time there. The Funeral Service will be held on Monday October 21, 2019 at 12 noon in the Torrance Chapel.  Cremation has taken place.  Interment to follow at Hillcrest Cemetery.  If desired, donations to Belvedere Heights Home for the aged or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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