Funeral Notices

Gordon Buchan March 10, 1942 ~ January 23, 2020

Passed away on January 23, 2020 in his 78th year at Health Sciences North, Sudbury after a battle with Cancer.  He is survived by his loving wife Madaline and their 3 children; Kim, Scot (Julie), Heather (Darryl).  Cherished by his 4 granddaughters.  Survived by his brother Ted (Bonnie), Don (Kay), Bob (Lynda). Cremation has taken place.  A private family Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.  Donations to would appreciated by the family.


William “Bill” Anderson July 3, 1923 ~ January 20, 2020

The Anderson family is sad to announce the passing of Bill Anderson  July 3, 1923 – January 20, 2020, husband of Elizabeth (Leech) Anderson; son of William Anderson and Helena (Wighton) Anderson; brother of Shirley Anderson-Kay; father of George and David Anderson (Lindsay), John Rivière-Anderson (Christine), and grandfather of Bill Anderson (Melissa), Chris Anderson (Kate), Lisa Riverin-Thomas, James Anderson (Sara), Nick Anderson, Cameron Anderson, Taliesine Rivière-Anderson (Pim), and Maxime Rivière-Anderson; great-grandfather of Sophie and River. In his youth, Bill attended Normal Model School and enjoyed summer work on Roy Robertson’s farm, Dunsford, Ontario. Later he spent summers as a camper, then sailing instructor, Kilcoo camp, Minden, Ontario. His high school days were interrupted by the declaration of war. Bill joined the Canadian Air Force, 1942, and served as Gunnery Instructor at Gander, Newfoundland. After the war he studied at the University of Toronto. Bill graduated with a B. Sc. Mechanical Engineering and married Beth in 1949. A Freemason, Bill’s varied career included Plant Superintendent, Canada Gypsum; Works Manager, Pilkington Glass; delegate to the Duke of Edinburgh Commonwealth Study Conference; Project Manager, Federal Business Development Bank. Bill immensely enjoyed his summer vacations at the cottage on Blue Chalk Lake, near Dorset, and inspired in his children his life-long love of sailing, swimming, canoeing, fishing, woodcutting and wildlife photography. He travelled with Beth to the USA, Jamaica, the Bahamas, St. Lucia, Barbados, the UK and Arizona. In retirement, Bill enjoyed volunteering at St. John’s Convalescent Hospital and for the WWII POW association. Bill and Beth moved from Willowdale to Gravenhurst, Ontario, first to a new house, subsequently to James Street Place, Bracebridge, then upon Beth’s infirmity to Granite Ridge, Gravenhurst. After her passing Bill moved to the fine care of Roger’s Cove, Huntsville, and finally to The Pines, Bracebridge. Bill’s family and friends will remember him gratefully for his dedication and support, precise design ingenuity, good-humoured dances, and his remarkable perseverance and adaptability. Bill’s last months were graced by the deep kindness, patience, care and affection of the staff at The Pines, for which his family will always be grateful.

Betty Evelyn Schembri November 15, 1935 ~ January 14, 2020

Beloved wife of the late Dan Schembri.  Mother of Sandra (Craig) Cameron, Danny (Nancy) Schembri, and June (Warren) Gaber.  Grandmother to Rick, Krystal, David, Derek, Laura, and Kaleb.  Proud great grandmother of eight.  Following her wishes, cremation has already taken place.  A private gathering will be held at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the West Parry Sound Palliative Care Unit.

Carola Penrose September 27, 1926 ~ January 07, 2020

Peacefully at Belvedere Heights Home for the Aged on Tuesday January 7, 2020 at the age of 93. Beloved wife of Clare.  Loving mother of Stephen Penrose (Annabelle) and Brian Penrose (Judith).  Cherished grandmother of Michaela (Ari) Aronsons, Kristine Cole (Richard), Michael Penrose (Stephanie), Matthew Penrose, Katherine Torrens (Jeff).  Fondly remembered by her great grandchildren Henry, Clare, Ezra, Arlo, Jackson and Gigi.    Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to Torrance Funeral Home (89 Bowes St. Parry Sound). A Celebration of Life will be held in the spring.  If desired, donations to Belvedere Heights Home for the Aged – Residence would be appreciated by the family.

Keith Adams May 11, 1922 ~ January 07, 2020

Peacefully, on Tuesday January 7, 2020 at Lakeland Long Term Care in his 98th year.  Loving husband of the late Jean McVittie Adams (Haileybury ON).  Dedicated parent, and proud father of Peter (Ingrid) and Susan Wauro (Wayne).  Beloved ‘Gramps’ to Perrin, Lauren, Terese (Kyle), and Brendan (Faith). He is predeceased by his brother, Grant (Lorraine). Deep appreciation for his nephew and wife, Bill and Paula Adams.

Keith was a man of his times.  Raised during the Depression, he was a hard worker even at a young age.  Born in Guelph and raised in Toronto, he attended Central Technical School where he found his passion – Aviation.  He loved the education in Aircraft Mechanics that he received there, and after graduation was immediately able to apply his knowledge/skills when he joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1943. He spent 33 months working in aircraft maintenance in PEI, NL, and NS, ending his career with the RCAF as Leading Air Craftsman.

After the war, he worked primarily with AVRO in Malton and Leavens Aviation in Toronto for several years.  During this time, one of his chums who was a teacher at Central Technical School, mentioned that he would do well in teaching.  With the help and support of his wife, Keith began teaching aircraft maintenance at ‘Tech’, where he eventually became the Head of the Aircraft Department. During his time as Department Head, the program was considered one of the pre-eminent places of learning in Canada for students wanting to pursue a career in Aircraft Maintenance.

He married Jean McVittie in 1954 and was married for almost 52 years, having two children he loved dearly.  He was very proud of his accomplishments, and his family. In his later years he often stated that, “I’ve had a good life, and have lived well”.   He will be dearly missed by many friends, extended family, former students & co-workers, and the staff at Lakeland. Cremation arrangements entrusted to Torrance Funeral Home (89 Bowes St. Parry Sound).  If desired, donations to the Canadian Red Cross or your local Food Bank would be appreciated by the family.

Ole Pedersen November 19, 1940 ~ December 31, 2019

Suddenly at home on Tuesday December 31, 2019 at the age of 79.  Beloved husband of Susan Long.  Dear father of Pia Hudtloff, Kirsten, Erik, Bobbi (Joe) Kegel, and Walter Griffin Jr.   Cherished grandchildren Anna Cecilie, Skye, Hayden, Harrison, Isaac, Callum, Jacob and Julia.  Survived by his brother Torben (Jeannie).  Fondly remembered by his many friends and extended family.  Cremation arrangements entrusted to Torrance Funeral Home (89 Bowes St. Parry Sound.  If desired, donations to the Sail Parry Sound Sailing School would be appreciated by the family.

Brian Howe February 16, 1939 ~ December 24, 2019

Passed away on Tuesday December 24th, 2019 in his 81st year at Health Sciences North Sudbury.  Cremation has taken place.

Patricia Forth

Passed away at home on December 18, 2019 in her 73rd year.  Cremation has taken place.

Donald Butcher July 9, 1926 ~ December 12, 2019

Passed peacefully at the West Parry Sound Health Centre on Thursday December 12, 2019 in his 93rd year.  Cremation has taken place.