Funeral Notices

Kerry Michael (Monk) Buttineau December 30, 1958 ~ May 18, 2018

Memorial Service - July 21, 2018 - 1:00 pm

With great sadness, we announce that Kerry passed away suddenly, (fishing), on May 18, 2018, at the age of 59.  Loving son of the late Peter and Faye Buttineau.  Eternal husband of Valerie.  Father to Selynn Newton (Matt), Lyndsay Showers Pearce (Mike).  Brother to Perry (Nina), Richard (Laurie), Sheldon and Yvette (Alvin).  Grandpa to Sierra, Skyler, Caleb, Caitlin, Asher and Korbain.  Uncle to Autumn, Jade, Isaiah, Elijah, Magdalene and Gabrelle.  Mourned by many relatives, colleagues and friends.  If you knew him, you will miss him.  Kerry lived life hard – he worked hard, played hard, laughed hard and loved very hard.  Cremation arrangements entrusted to Torrance Funeral Home. (89 Bowes St. Parry Sound).  Please join us for a Celebration of Life on July 21st  at 1 pm at 198 Nobel Rd, Nobel, ON.  As an expression of sympathy, 1st count your blessings,  2nd hug your family and friends, and 3rd  go fishing.

Edith Fleetham November 29, 1929 ~ June 22, 2018

Memorial Service - July 4, 2018 - 2:00 pm

Peacefully passed away on Friday June 22, 2018 at Lakeland Long Term Care.  Predeceased by her husband Glenn.  Loving mother of Larry (Suzy), Carol (late Stan) Bird and Sherri (Martin) Averhoff.  Beloved grandmother of Chris, Trevor, Michael, Shannon, Stan, Ryan and Vanessa.  Cherished by her 8 great grandchildren.  Survived by her sisters Ruth and Jean.  Fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews.  Cremation has taken place.  A celebration of Edith’s life will be held at  Torrance Funeral Home on Wednesday July 4, 2018 at 2 PM.   As an expression of sympathy donations to The West Parry Sound Health Centre Foundation or to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

Margaret “Lois” Milligan June 22, 1935 ~ June 13, 2018

Memorial Service - June 27, 2018 - 1:00 pm

Peacefully at the West Parry Sound Health Centre on Wednesday June 13, 2018 in her 83rd year.  Beloved wife of Earl.  Loving mother of Erin Smith (Jon), and Kevin Milligan (Alice).  Cherished by her grandchildren Jacob, Hanna, Mary Kate, Robert, Melissa, Melanie, and Kimberly.  Also remembered by her 9 great grandchildren.  Predeceased by her brother Roy Crockford.  Cremation has taken place.  The Memorial Service will be held at the Torrance Funeral Home (89 Bowes St. Parry Sound) on Wednesday June 27, 2018 at 1 PM.  Visitation will begin at noon.  The Milligan family would like to express a heartfelt thank you to the nursing staff on the palliative unit for their dedication and compassion in their care of Lois during her stay.  As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Lung Association would be appreciated by the family.

Lorraine Warren June 9, 1942 ~ June 25, 2018

Peacefully with her family by her side at the West Parry Sound Health Centre on Monday June 25, 2018 at the age of 76.  Loving mother of Jamie (Wendy), Anthony (Susan) and John (Beth).  Cherished by her grandchildren Michael, Mark, Matthew, Andrew and by her great grandchildren Thomas, Lillian and Brook.  Cremation arrangements entrusted to Torrance Funeral Home (89 Bowes Street, Parry Sound).   

Todd Breason Jackson January 27, 1964 ~ June 21, 2018

Passed away at home on Thursday June 21, 2018 in his 55th year.  Beloved father of Hunter and Emmy Jackson of Parry Sound.  Brother to Terri Jackson of London, ON.  Predeceased by his parents Ted and Dawna Jackson of Parry Sound.  Remembered by Dawna’s partner Barry Smith of Parry Sound.  Cremation arrangements entrusted to Torrance Funeral Home (89 Bowes Street Parry Sound). A celebration of Todd’s life will be held at a later date this summer.  As an expression of sympathy donations to the charity of your choice, would be appreciated by the family.

 

Joan Weeks January 11, 1944 ~ June 16, 2018

At her home on Saturday June 16, 2018 at the age of 74.  Loving wife of the late Allen Weeks.  Loving mother of Allen (Caroline) and Will.  Cherished grandmother of Lauren and Keira Weeks.  Survived by her siblings Jack (Joan) Richmond, George (Bev) Richmond, Jamie (Judy) Richmond and David (Nancy) Kennedy.  She will be fondly missed and remembered by her nieces and nephews, extended family.  Friends will be received at the Torrance Funeral Home (89 Bowes Street, Parry Sound) on Wednesday June 20, 2018 from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 PM.  The Funeral Service will be held on Thursday June 21, 2018 at 11 AM in the Torrance Funeral Home Chapel.   Interment to follow at Hillcrest Cemetery.   If desired as an expression of sympathy donations to the Canadian Diabetes Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

Helen Marie Watkinson May 25, 1939 ~ June 08, 2018

Memorial Service - June 11, 2018 - 3:00 pm

Suddenly at the West Parry Sound Health Centre on Friday June 8th, 2018 at the age of 79.  Dear daughter of the late Guy and Viola Armstrong.  Beloved wife of Ronald Herman Watkinson Sr.  Loving mother of Ronnie (Laurie), Donnie (late Denise), Doug and Charlene (Ed).  Cherished grandmother to Raeleena (Tyler), Candace, Hunter, Graham, R.T., Mellissa, Amanda, Donald Jr., Dawson, Ryan and Jessica.  Also remembered by her great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and extended family. Helen will be greatly missed by her special niece Mieke.  Dear sister to Floyd (Shirley), Mervin, Don (Karen), Wilma (Jim), Marlene (late Ross), Larry (Roxanne), Darrell (Holly) and Bruce (Daniel).  Fondly remembered by her C.T. friends. Friends and family will be received at the Torrance Funeral Home (89 Bowes St. Parry Sound) on Monday June 11, 2018 from 1 – 3 PM.  The Funeral will follow in the Chapel at 3 PM.  As an expression of sympathy donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

Almas, Irene Mary (Dollie) nee Szaloczi May 2, 1946 ~ June 10, 2018

Irene Mary Almas (Dollie) nee Szaloczi born May 2, 1946  passed away peacefully on June 10th, 2018 at the age of 72 at Lakeland Long Term Care Parry Sound, ON.

Dollie is dearly missed by her husband of 53 years, Ivan, her daughter Lisa (Uwe) Weber and son Clinton (Wardia).  She is survived by her step-grandchildren, Jessie-Lee (James Erik), Grigat, Nathan (Anneliese) Schwartz, Lindsay Schwartz (Nick Fuendling), Jared Schwartz (Sara Penney) and  Sargis Oushana Almas (Nina Toma) and predeceased by her step granddaughter Jael Schwartz.  She is also survived by her Aunt Nancy Beres, cousins and beloved friends, Darlene,  Maryanne and families.

Dollie was born in Brantford Ontario to Irene and Alec Szaloczi (Beres) and raised in the Mount Pleasant area with her Mama and Niapa Beres and later with Aunt Elizabeth (Kott).  She attended Brantford Business College, receiving her Diploma in Business Administration.  Dollie and Ivan met in 1965 on a double date that turned into a lifelong love.  Dollie worked for a few years outside of the home and became a stay at home Mom until her children reached High School age, when she returned to working at Sears as a Switchboard Operator.  In 2008 after 24 years, she retired and moved to Parry Sound from their home in St. George.  Dollie enjoyed traveling and the many camping adventures her and Ivan went on as a family and then together as a couple.  Known for her love of animals and nature, Dollie was a supporter of many foundations that focused on the preservation of all living things, reminiscent of her love and care of the animals on the farm as a child, and her will to give to others in need.

Dollie was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2010 and walked through each phase of the disease with her beloved husband by her side.  In 2015, Dollie went to live at Lakeland Long Term Care, and it is there at the Snug Harbour and Rosseau Units, she was loved and cared for by the many Nurses, PSW’s and Staff.  Much appreciation and respect to the staff that loved Dollie beyond her disease and put a smile on her face and laughter in her heart over the three years she was in their care.  Special mention goes out to Nurse Val, for her compassion for Dollie and her family, and to PSW Paula, who was with Dollie at her passing.  Cremation arrangements entrusted to the Torrance Funeral Home (89 Bowes Street Parry Sound).

As per Dollies wishes, cremation has taken place and she will be taken to the place she loved most and where many treasured memories remain.  As an expression of sympathy, Dollie wishes you to “pay it forward” to the people around you.  Help those in need, and lovingly take care of the gifts around you.

“If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain; If I can ease one life the aching, Or cool one pain, Or help one fainting robin,   Unto his nest again, I shall not live in vain.”                                         Emily Dickinson

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dawna Jackson (Breadner) May 14, 1942 ~ June 05, 2018

Memorial Service - June 9, 2018 - 1:00 pm

It is with heavy heart that the family of Dawna Jackson announce her passing at the West Parry Sound Health Centre, on Tuesday June 5th, 2018 at the age of 76.  Loving daughter of the late Cecil and Laura Breadner.  Predeceased by her husband Ted Jackson.  Loving partner of Barry Smith.  Dear sister of Ken Breadner (Heather).  Loving mother of Terri Jackson and Todd Jackson.  Cherished grandmother of Hunter and Emmy Jackson.  Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews and extended family members.  Dawna retired after a fulfilling career with the Parry Sound High School.  Dawna also enjoyed her work with the CWL.  Cremation has taken place.   Friends and family will be received at the Torrance Funeral Home on Saturday June 9, 2018 from 12 – 1 PM with  a Memorial Service at 1 PM.    As an expression of sympathy donations to Hospice West Parry Sound or West Parry Sound Health Centre Foundation.-  I.C.U., would be appreciated by the family.