Funeral Notices

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.

Aubree Butler April 10, 2011 ~ June 04, 2018

Memorial Service - June 8, 2018 - 4:00 pm

Peacefully at home with her family by her side on Monday June 4, 2018 at the age of 7.  Cherished daughter of Kyle Butler & Cassandra Shelley.  Loving sister of Lonnie, Cheyenne, Braydyn, Jesahlyn and Arrabella.  Precious granddaughter to Lory & Kirby Butler and Angela Shelley.  Loving niece of Samantha & Shawn Fraser and Keith Fisher & Mary Heichert.  Great granddaughter of Agnes Fisher.  Fondly remembered by her cousins and extended family and many friends.  Friends and family will be received at the Torrance Funeral Home (89 Bowes St. Parry Sound) on Thursday June 7th, 2018 from 2 – 4 PM, and 7 – 9 PM.  The Funeral will be held on Friday June 8th, 2018 at 4 PM in the Chapel.  As an expression of sympathy donations to the family would be appreciated. Please call Torrance Funeral Home to make a donation.

The family would appreciate that you respect their privacy until the visiting and funeral times.

 

Ruth Klein March 7, 1930 ~ March 26, 2018

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

Ruth Klein,  passed away peacefully at Lakeland Long Term Care on Monday March 26, 2018, at the age of 88. Beloved wife of the late Anton for almost 62 years. Dear mother of Leo, Diane (Andreas). Predeceased by her daughter Leni. Proud and loving Oma of Lara (Scott), Dylan and Tristan. Cherished great-grandmother of Owen. Will be sadly missed by her brothers and sisters. Fondly remembered by her many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. A special thank you from our family to Dr. Woodhouse, Dr. Davis, the nursing staff, caregivers and all the rest of the Lakeland Long Term Care Team who provided care and support for Ruth. Friends and Family will be received at the Torrance Funeral Home on Monday June 4, 2018 from 1 – 2 PM. The Funeral Service will follow at 2 PM. Cremation has taken place.  As an expression of sympathy donations to Lakeland Long Term Care or to The Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.  http://www.heartandstroke.ca

 

 

Joan Ellen Smith ( nee May) April 14, 1932 ~ May 28, 2018

It is with great sadness that the family of Joan Ellen Smith ( nee May) announces her passing comfortably, in her sleep close to her beloved Georgian Bay, in Parry Sound on Monday May 28th, 2018.  Nanna Joan is lovingly remembered by her children, Peter Robb (Rosalie), Sandy Robb (Lee), and Donnie Smith (Jill), grandchildren, Scott Armbrust (Trish), Sheena Magnotta (David), Caitlin Mous (Jeremy), Samantha Robb, Alex Robb, Ethan Wylie, Brody Smith, as well as five great grandchildren. Joan is survived by siblings Judy McNulty, Ricky May, Cindy McLeish and being predeceased by siblings Donald May and John May.   The family would like to extend their sincere appreciation to the staff of Belvedere Heights Home for the Aged for their kindness and compassion over the years.  Cremation arrangements entrusted to Torrance Funeral Home, 89 Bowes St. Parry Sound.  There will be a celebration of life to be determined at a future date.  In lieu of flowers or donations, please “Pay It Forward” to someone someday, as you think of our Mom, Sister, Aunt and Nana.

Jacqueline Burford October 24, 1927 ~ May 28, 2018

Peacefully at Belvedere Heights Home for the Aged in her 91st year.  Predeceased by her husband Grant.  Loving mother of Stephen and his wife Beatrice, and Garth. Cherished by her grandchildren Stephanie (Scott) Allen, Amie (Charles) Guarino, Tanya Burford (Jake), Bryan, Erika and her 4 great grandchildren. Cremation has taken place.  Cremation arrangements entrusted to the Torrance Funeral Home (89 Bowes St, 746-4664). If desired, as an expression of sympathy, the family would appreciate donations to Belvedere Heights Home for the Aged or the West Parry Sound Health Centre Foundation.

Grace Doreen Hughson January 20, 1930 ~ May 23, 2018

Passed away peacefully at the West Parry Sound Health Centre in her 89th year.  Loving wife of the late Don.  Beloved mother of Anne Hughson-Campbell, and Gwen Keenliside.  Proud grandmother to Leeanne and Kevin Keenliside.  Grace is predeceased by her siblings May, Helen, Eugene, Claude, Elwood, and Alan.  She will be dearly missed by many nieces,nephews and friends.  Cremation arrangements entrusted to the Torrance Funeral Home (89 Bowes St. Parry Sound).  As an expression of sympathy, donations to the West Parry Sound Health Centre Foundation or the Hospice West Parry Sound would be appreciated by the family.

Barb Hamer July 3, 1947 ~ May 19, 2018

It is with great sadness that the Hamer family said goodbye to Barb at the West Parry Sound Health Centre on Saturday May 19, 2018 at the age of 70.  Beloved wife of Bill.  Loving mother of Jeff and his wife Kathy, Darren and his wife Trish.  Loving Grammy of Kendra.  Predeceased by her sister Janis Gray.  Remembered by her nieces and nephews.  Over the years Barb enjoyed snowmobiling, fishing, and the occasional motorcycle ride.  She was well known within the Classic Car Club community and will be missed by many.  Cremation has taken place.  The Memorial visitation will be held at the Torrance Funeral Home (89 Bowes St. Parry Sound) on Friday May 25, 2018 from 2 – 6 PM.   As an expression of sympathy, donations to the West Parry Sound Health Centre Foundation or Hospice West Parry Sound would be appreciated by the family.