Funeral Notices

Maurice Joseph Daignault March 1, 1937 ~ July 07, 2019

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

Passed away peacefully at his cottage with family present.  Son of Herve & Charlotte (DuMouchelle) Daignault.  Survived by his wife of 53 years, Barbara (Briggs) and his daughters Lisette Hart, Michele Daignault and Nicole Daignault.  He loved his grandchildren Wilson & Leonie Hart, Gaia & Avian Daignault and Layla & Sasha Daignault Zeff.  He will missed by his brother Paul & sister-in-law, Alana and by devoted in-laws Sue & Bill Hardy, John & Sandy Briggs , extended family, Jamie Zeff and much loved nieces & nephews Renee, Alan, Mark, Fraser, Gordon, Dan, Al, Anne & Jordan & their families as well as many cousins, loved ones & friends.

His career was dedicated to children’s mental health & well-being. In the 1960’s, Maurice returned to his hometown and became Chief Psychologist at the Windsor Catholic School Board after serving as the first Registered Psychologist at the Toronto Separate School Board for four years where he met Barb.  His Master’s Degree is from Assumption College University.  He volunteered as a board member for Windsor Catholic Family Services and The Childrens’ Achievement Center.   Moe enjoyed basketball, baseball & golf, admired classic cars & was an enduring fan of Elvis, Cohen & Orbison. 🎶

A Celebration of Moe’s life will be held Thursday July 11th from 2-5pm at the Ambassador Golf Club 1025 Sprucewood Ave. Windsor, ON.   Cremation arrangements entrusted to The Torrance Funeral Home (89 Bowes St. Parry Sound)   If desired, donations to the Maryvale Adolescent and Family Services (3640 Wells Street, Windsor ON N9C 1T9) would be appreciated by the family.

Moe will be remembered for his engaging personality. He was loved and will never be forgotten.


Rick Anderson July 12, 1952 ~ July 01, 2019

Memorial Service - July 5, 2019 - 2:00 pm

Suddenly at the West Parry Sound Health Centre on Monday July 1, 2019 in his 67th year. Beloved husband of Gail. Loving father of Jason (Sarah), Joel (Christina), Jon (Amy). Loving grandfather of Natalie, Charlotte, Liam, and Egan. Cherished brother of Judy (Al), Lyn (Jim), and Dennis (Linda). Son of Nonie and the late Jim Anderson. Remembered by many nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. Friends will be received at the Torrance Funeral Home (89 Bowes St. Parry Sound) on Friday July 5, 2019 from 1 – 2 PM. The Funeral Service will follow at 2 PM. If desired, donation to the West Parry Sound Health Centre or Harvest Share would be appreciated by the family.

Rena Dixon nee Leishman October 1, 1931 ~ June 23, 2019

Peacefully with her family by her side on Sunday June 23, 2019 at Belvedere Heights Home for the Aged at the age of 87. Beloved wife of the late Rick. Loving mother of Bill, Grace, Tim, Joe, Bert, Karen, Dale, Shelly, Kelly, Pat, Kim, late Ted and their spouses. Greatly missed by her many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. Predeceased by her brothers Herman, Frank, Reg, Ted, Roy and sisters Doris and Esther. She will be dearly missed by her brother in – law Clarence Hogan.  Cremation arrangements entrusted to the Torrance Funeral Home (89 Bowes St. Parry Sound).  A private graveside service will be held at a later date.  If desired, donations to Belvedere Heights Home for the Aged or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

Donald Scott Edington February 9, 1938 ~ June 17, 2019

It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Don on June 17, 2019 at the age of 81 at the West Parry Sound Health Centre.  Loving husband of Sandy.  Sadly missed by his sons, Ron (Lorie), Scott (Kathy), Mark (Lisa), and Mick (Christine).  (Predeceased by their mother Marjory.) Loving step father of Murray, Cheri (Troy) and Melanie (Rob).  Grandfather of Brad, Tonya, Elizabeth, Noah, Tyler, Christopher, Mason, Dalton, Alisha, Zachary, Sydney, Bailey and Reiley.  Great grandpa of Georgia, Mackenzie and Piper.  Survived by his sister Jean and brother Bob (Betty).  Remembered by his nieces and nephews.  Cremation arrangements entrusted to the Torrance Funeral Home (89 Bowes St. Parry Sound). A private family celebration will be held at a later date. Passing a good deed forward or making a donation to the West Parry Sound Health Centre – Palliative Unit would be appreciated by the family.

John Richard Jason September 17, 1957 ~ June 16, 2019

On June 16, 2019, John passed away at the Algonquin Grace Hospice in Huntsville, peacefully in his wife’s arms, at the age of 61 after a valiant battle with cancer.  Beloved husband and best friend to Sarah (Boughen) and cherished superhero father to Emily,  Noah and Gabriel. Son-in-law of Elizabeth Boughen, brother-in-law to Shaun, Elissa, Brett.
Uncle to Sky, Kohana, Michael. John was predeceased by his parents Richard and Beatrice and brother Rob. Born in Montreal, John received his B.Comm from McGill University then moved on to achieve his MBA at Ohio University, followed by his LLB at Osgoode Hall. John was
widely regarded as a leader in regulatory law across all sectors of the financial services industry,acting for financial institutions, regulators and regulatory agencies and advising on many of the most significant developments affecting the financial services sector that spanned
over 30 years. John had an exceptional career in law and achieved the position of counsel or partner at some of Canada’s leading law firms. John’s interests took him outside the pure practice of law to become the Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and Chief Global Compliance Officer of the Bank of Montreal, while his entrepreneurial pursuits saw him become President and Founder of the Canada Compliance Group. John also had numerous public policy pursuits including Chief of Policy Development and Implementation for the legislative reform task force at the Canadian Department of Finance, and serving as a member of both the OSFI External Adviser Committee and the Department of Finance AML Advisory Committee. John authored many commentaries and blog posts on the financial services sector and has been quoted in articles appearing in the Globe & Mail, National Post, Canadian Lawyer and other leading legal and business publications. In addition, John was a frequent presenter at industry conferences and was a highly respected public speaker, known to bring clarity to complex issues. John also made time for guest lecturing at Osgoode Hall. The legal and regulatory community will miss John and feel his loss.  Outside of work, John’s greatest love was spending time with his family at their home on Lake of Bays. A lifelong skier, John went on to become a Level III CSIA instructor. John met his wife at Hidden Valley ski club and together they raised their family enjoying many days skiing at the club. John loved spending time with his family on the dock and on the water, bbq’ing and enjoying California reds and his favourite, the Bee Gees. Despite the pressures of his career, John chose to live his private life quietly away from the city. He revelled in the beauty of Muskoka and the peaceful sanctuary he and his wife created for themselves and their children.  He derived great pleasure from watching his kids at their skiing competitions, baseball, dirt biking and many other activities. He loved to travel to ski or escape to the tropics. In spite of his illness and treatment over the past 11 months, John continued to travel. A highlight was an incredible sailing trip in the Grenadines where he was the most relaxed and happiest his family had ever seen him. John was inspirational; a leader and mentor, impacting many lives through his professional associations and as a father. He was dedicated to his career, yet managed to achieve that rare work/life balance, making time to be fully involved in his children’s lives. John’s greatest sadness in being diagnosed with cancer was the knowledge he would not live to see his children grow into the amazing adults he was guiding them to become. In the past year, despite the challenges of living with cancer, he got on with living, never complaining and remaining incredibly optimistic. John leaves behind saddened colleagues and a heartbroken family. He was a good man and the gifts he gave his children will live on in them. He was so loved and he will be so incredibly deeply missed. A celebration of John’s life will be held at 2pm August 11th at the Grandview O’Meara Golf Club in Huntsville. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Algonquin Grace Hospice, Huntsville to support their compassionate work.

Marilyn Gloria Campbell (nee Stewart) August 17, 1945 ~ June 02, 2019

Passed away peacefully on Sunday June 2, 2019 with her sister Karen by her side at the West Parry Sound Health Centre in her 74th year.  Best Friend and Life partner to Allan of 54 years.  The Best ever mom to Mark (Colleen) and Anthony (Sherry).  An amazing grama to Callum.  Marilyn is survived by her siblings Linda, John and Karen (Jim).  She will be missed dearly by her fur baby Libby as well as many friends and extended family.  Cremation arrangements entrusted to the Torrance Funeral Home (89 Bowes St. Parry Sound).  A private family interment will be held at a later date.  If desired, donations to Aspen Valley Wildlife Sanctuary would be appreciated by the family.


Zilpha Loraine Moore (nee Armstrong) April 6, 1928 ~ February 28, 2019

Memorial Service - June 1, 2019 - 1:00 pm

Zilpha Loraine Moore of Parry Sound passed away at Belvedere Heights Home for the Aged on Thursday February 28th, 2019 in her 91st year.  Loving wife of Howard for 69 years.  Cherished mother of Terry and Jim Bogdon of Walkerton, Kerry Moore of Parry Sound, and Randy and Doris Moore of Parry Sound.  Loving Gramma of Christopher Bogdon (Mohsan), Justin Bogdon (Julia), Jenna Moore (Jeff), Sarah Moore (Clayton), Katelyn Moore (Theo), and Jeremy Moore.  Great gramma to Rielly and Aubree Bogdon.  Beloved sister of Joan, Alvin and Gerald.  Predeceased by her parents Susan Chapman and Charles Armstrong, brothers and sisters, Evelyn, Francis, George, Charles, Russell, Vern, Leslie and grandchild Joey Bogdon.  Fondly remembered by many family and friends.  Cremation arrangements entrusted to Torrance Funeral Home.  Family and Friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Life service on Saturday June 1, 2019 at 1 PM at the St. James United Church (24 Mary Street, Parry Sound). There will be a reception and gathering until 4 PM following the service. All are welcome for a time of fellowship and to share stories and fond memories. The family would like to extend our heart felt thanks to the staff of Belvedere Heights for their kind and compassionate care.  As an expression of sympathy donations to the St. James United Church, Alzheimers Society of Canada, C.N.I.B. or charity of your choice.

Al Newton September 6, 1938 ~ May 30, 2019

Suddenly at home on Thursday May 30, 2019 at the age of 80.  Beloved husband of the late Shirley (2011). Proud father to Kenny (Norma), Russell, Marcel, Edmund (Monique), Charlene (Ray) and Rene. Loving Papa to Shannon and Shyla. Great grandfather to Savannah and Anderson. Survived by his brother Marty.  Predeceased by his siblings Annette, Randy, Harold and Elaine.  He will be dearly missed by many friends and extended family.  Al grew up on the Pickerel River in “Newton Town”. Playing music with his family and friends was his greatest joy. Al loved his fiddle, banjo and his guitar and played them right up to his final days. He was a long time trackman on CP Rail. Cremation arrangements entrusted to the Torrance Funeral Home (89 Bowes St. Parry Sound). A Celebration of Life will be held in the summer at the Pickerel River. If desired, donations to Saint Joseph’s Oratory in Montreal would be appreciated by the family.

Thomas Frederick Green March 24, 1921 ~ May 29, 2019

Passed away peacefully at Belvedere Heights Home for the Aged, on Wednesday May 29, 2019 in his 99th year.  Beloved husband of Dorothy Green (Crawford).  Cherished father of Pat Fleming (Russ), Carolyn Green (Peter Wallace), and Judy Green.  Loving grandfather of John (Farah), Jeremy (Bridgette), Melanie (Mike) and great grandfather of 5.  Tom was a war veteran, building contractor and welfare administrator who retired early to live near Georgian Bay and pursue his love of fishing.  He had a great sense of humour and loved being with family and friends.   Cremation arrangements entrusted to the Torrance Funeral Home (89 Bowes St. Parry Sound). A Memorial visitation will be held at the Torrance Funeral Home on Sunday June 2, 2019 from 2 – 4 PM. Family sharing will be at 3 PM.   If desired, donations to Belvedere Heights Home for the Aged or the West Parry Sound Health Centre would be appreciated by the family.