Funeral Notices

Joseph Lornie Errol Lamore September 11, 1939 ~ November 20, 2018

Memorial Service - November 23, 2018 - 11:00 am

Peacefully at the West Parry Sound Health Centre on Tuesday November 20, 2018 at the age of 79.  Loving son of the late Hector and Alice Lamore.  Wholeheartedly missed by his girlfriend of 6 years Theresa.   Survived by his siblings Edith Crete, Helen Rilling, Dorothy Parnis . Predeceased by brothers and sisters, John (Clara), George, Rita Lamondin, Edna Garon and Leo.  Proud father of Pauline, Bryan (Rita), and Sherry (Todd).  Cherished Grampa to Ricky, Rodney, Andrew, Desiree, Marylynn, B.J., Jessica (“Smitty”) and Tracy (David). Great grandfather to Ryan, Josh, Addison, Aiden, Justin, Brittney, Kaitlyn, Chelsea, Kaden, Jazzmen, Cooper and Bryce.  He will be especially missed by Jessica and Tracy whom he adored.  Lornie was born and raised in Byng Inlet and had a deep love for his home and his beloved Georgian Bay.  He was dedicated to his career with the MTO for many years.  He will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews friends and extended family.  Friends and Family will be received at the Torrance Funeral Home on Thursday November 22, 2018 from 7 – 9 PM.  Funeral Mass will be Celebrated on Friday November 23, 2018 at 11 AM at St. Peters Roman Catholic Church.  Spring interment Sylvan Acres Cemetery.   If desired as an expression of sympathy donations to the West Parry Sound Health Centre Foundation – Palliative unit or to the Hospice West Parry Sound – Palliative Massage Fund would be appreciated by the family.



Wendy Theresa Dadswell January 26, 1955 ~ November 17, 2018


Wendy Theresa Dadswell, 63, of Ardbeg, Ontario passed away peacefully at home on November 17, 2018, after a short battle with cancer, her family by her side.  She was the beloved wife of Glen Dadswell, and cherished mother of Chris (Elaine) Dadswell and Rick (Sheniese) Dadswell. Fondly known as ‘The Best Grandma in the World’ to Brianna and Richard. Beloved sister of Gwen (Allen) Lemay, Judy (Bud) Wilken, Gordon (Kim) Murdoch, Mike Hill, Louise (Patrick) McFadden, and Jackie (Dave) Vandenbraak. Loving Aunt to many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents, Marie Hill and Glen Murdoch, step-father Thomas Hill, and sisters Rosemary Jones and Cindy Evans.

Wendy was born January 26, 1955, in Palmerston, Ontario, and grew up around Formosa, Ontario. She attended Conestoga College in Waterloo. Wendy met Glen, the love of her life, in 1977 and they were married on December 23, 1980. They settled in Port Elgin, Ontario and had two sons. In 2005, Wendy and Glen built their dream retirement home on Lake DeBois, located just north-east of Parry Sound.

Wendy is fondly remembered for her sincere, exuberant personality and her witty expressions. Home was Wendy’s favourite place to be and she was the heart of our family’s home holding us together with her support, encouragement and honest realistic perspectives.  Her boys, Glen Chris and Rick were and the centre of her universe and everything she did revolved around them.  Mom was always involved in Glens activities, She was his number one fan, just as she was for her sons. She welcomed her daughter in laws Elaine and Sheniese into her home and heart and treated them as her own without hesitation.

Wendy loved to spend time in the company of others and always welcomed others to join her around the kitchen table for a cup of tea, card game, or to catch up on the latest news.  The kitchen in Wendy’s house was truly the heart of her home.   All who found themselves around the table were treated like family and it wouldn’t be long before stories were being swapped and laughter filled the air.

Wendy was a remarkable cook, spending much of her career managing kitchens at local dining establishments. She was well-known for her speed and efficiency in the kitchen and enjoyed sharing her recipes and techniques with her anyone who joined her in the kitchen. Wendy’s favourite meals were those she prepared for family and friends and she was always quick to welcome last-minute dinner guests.

Cremation arrangements entrusted to Torrance Funeral Home & Chapel (89 Bowes St. Parry Sound).  As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada would be appreciated by the family.

Mary Catherine Burns February 25, 1940 ~ November 11, 2018

Known to many as “Mary from the Royal Bank”


Mary passed peacefully in her own home after a long battle with heart disease, her daughter and her niece were by her side.  She was the much loved wife of 50 years of the late Jim Burns.  Beloved Mom to the late Cathy (Curtis) Outram, Jim (Tish) Burns, Tom (Michele) Burns, and Bonnie (John) Fincham.  Treasured Nanny to 18 grandchildren and Great Nan to 8 great grandchildren.  Dear sister to both Jim Patchett and Robert Patchett and the late Betty Burns and sister-in-law to Gerry Magee and Gale Carruthers.  “Auntie” will be greatly missed by Valerie Burns (Bruce Dayboll) and many other nieces and nephews.  Cremation has taken place.  A Celebration of Life will be held at the Torrance Funeral Home (89 Bowes Street, Parry Sound). On Friday November 16, 2018 from 7 – 9 PM.  Donations to Camp Ooch (cancer camp for kids) or the Hospital for Sick Children be appreciated by the family.

Sheila Campeau January 1, 1935 ~ November 05, 2018

Memorial Service - November 10, 2018 - 11:00 am

Suddenly at home on Monday November 5, 2018 at the age of 83.  Loving wife of the late James (Jim) Campeau.  Loving mother of Mary Campeau, Glenn Campeau and his wife Mary Lou, Beryl Larose and her husband Robert, Heather Neale and her late husband Mike, Jacquelyn Schulz and her husband Jim, Jocelyn Paradise and her late husband Alden, Joan Rae and her husband Shawn, Ian Campeau and his wife Dana.  Devoted and loving Grandmother of Lindsay, Craig, Adam, Ashley, Melissa, Paul, Jason, Justin, Jocelyn, Michael, Eric, Jordan, Danielle, Andrew, Jenna, Laura, Chloe and Ty.  Cherished Great grandmother to Ryan, Grace, Alexander, Jeremie, Colton, Gabrielle, Kaleb, Hendrix, Charlie, Brinley, Alden and Carson.  Sheila is survived by her sister Karen, and brothers Charlie, Jimmy, Albert, David Kenny, Myles and Rob.  Predeceased by her brother Basil, and sisters Isabel, Sylvia Judy and Debbie.  She will be fondly missed and remembered by her nieces and nephews, many friends and extended family.  Friends will be received at the Holy Family Church (949 Riverside Dr. Britt, ON.) on Friday November 9, 2018 from 7 – 9 PM.  Mass will Celebrated on Saturday November 10, 2018 at 11 AM in the Holy Family Church.   Interment to follow at the Britt and area Community Cemetery.   If desired as an expression of sympathy donations to the Britt Holy Family Parish, Canadian Diabetes Association  or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

Olavi (Olli) Laukkanen January 4, 1939 ~ November 05, 2018

Olé the Spanish Bullfighter left the bullring on November 5th, 2018 due to complications from a decades-ago stroke.

Olli immigrated to Canada in 1960 and quickly found his way to the rugged wilderness of Georgian Bay, where he spent weekends camping, fishing and hunting.  In 1967 he purchased an old fishing camp and 400 acres of land on Moon River Bay. It was during these early days that Olli established himself in local lore- larger than life, ‘strong like bull’, and always quick with a joke. Those who could interpret his thick accent and rapid speech, were regaled with wild stories and unintended Finnish vocabulary lessons.

Many will remember the days of Olli’s barge trips, full moon bareback horse rides, beer boat deliveries and tractor portages- followed by pig roasts and his inevitable performance of ‘playing his nose’ alongside the guitars and banjos.

Olli built Sunset Point and his aluminum siding business, making lifelong friends of customers along the way. He welcomed any good soul for a sauna and would give you the shirt off his back. Very few men have had the combination of strength, work ethic, humour, humility and compassion that Olli was known for.

The family is grateful to all of the staff and medical professionals who have supported Olli’s care over the past decades. And a special thank you to the lovely home care workers who treated him (and us) like family.

Olli is survived by his devoted wife, Anja; dear brother Tapio (Pirkko); daughters Terhi (Pete) and Kirsi (Brian); brothers-in-law Taisto, Tenho (Monica) and Joukko; nephew Derekki (Jana); nieces Wendy (Wade), and Niina (Toni); grandchildren Jimmie, Mikko and Raili; and family and friends far and wide.

Cremation arrangements entrusted to the Torrance Funeral Home (89 Bowes Street, Parry Sound). A family gathering will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the West Parry Sound Hospital Foundation or the Aspen Valley Wildlife Sanctuary.

Raise your glass in remembrance and know that Olli is ‘still kicking’, somewhere out there- Kippis!

Douglas Arthur Harsch December 14, 1946 ~ October 28, 2018

Passed away Sunday, October 28, 2018 at West Parry Sound Health Centre, at the age of 71 with family by his side.  Son of the late John Oscar Harsch and Yvonne (nee Hodgson), beloved brother of Sandra Quail (Howard), Mary Faulkner (predeceased), Elizabeth Staszkow (Richard) and John Harsch (predeceased).  Born in Toronto, Doug moved to Parry Sound in his early 20s where he owned and operated Parry Sound Motors for many years.  It is with great sadness that we say goodbye. He will be lovingly remembered by family and many wonderful friends.  Cremation arrangements entrusted to the Torrance Funeral Home .  A Celebration of Life will be held at a future date.




David Scott Peters November 5, 1954 ~ October 26, 2018

Peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer at the West Parry Sound Health Centre on Friday October 26, 2018 at the age of 63.  Scott will be lovingly remembered by his wife Linda of 42 years.  Proud father to Jeffery (Kelli) and Jennifer.  Fondly remembered by his grandchildren Ashley and Alex and his nieces and nephews.  Loving son of Ronald and the late Margery.  Dear brother of Bradley and Sherry.  Predeceased by his sister Deborah Ann.  Cremation arrangements entrusted to Torrance Funeral Home (89 Bowes Street Parry Sound). A celebration of Scott’s life will be held at a later date. The family would like to thank the palliative care nurses at the West Parry Sound Health Centre for their compassionate care, Kelly, Alysha, Sarah, Kaitlyn, Karen, Lindsay, Carol, Melissa, Chloe and Natalie.  Thank you to the medical staff at Health Sciences North, Dr. Pearce, Dr. Mocanu and Dr. Knight.  Your kindness is truly appreciated.   As an expression of sympathy donations can be made to Hospice West Parry Sound or to Health Sciences North

Stephen Paul Horton January 2, 1959 ~ October 21, 2018


It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of our loving son/brother Steve on Sunday October 21, 2018 at the age of 59.  Steve was surrounded by family in his final hours.  Steve was the loving son of Mary and predeceased by the late Cyril Horton, He will be missed by his sisters Sandy (Wes) and Shirley (Miles). Lovingly remembered by his nephews and nieces Matthew (Margaret), Mike (Jessica), Sarah (Marco), Melissa, Brandon (Lacey), Kelly (Ryan). He will always be remembered as the Uncle that gave the Best Christmas presents. We would like to thank all the staff at the Hospice Huntsville and Hope Huntsville Palliative Care Team for their compassionate care.  A celebration of life will be held at a future date in Kearney, Ontario where Steve lived.  As an expression of sympathy donations can be made to Algonquin Grace Hospice Huntsville or the Canadian Cancer Society.

Wayne Heels April 25, 1940 ~ September 27, 2018

Memorial Service - October 1, 2018 - 11:00 am


Peacefully at the West Parry Sound Health Centre on Thursday September 27, 2018 at the age of 78.  Loving partner and friend of the late Naida. Dear Brother  of Frances (Pat) and Roger (June).  Predeceased by his brothers Harold, Doug and Murray.  Fondly remembered by his many nieces, nephews and step children.  Friends will be received at the Torrance Funeral Home (89 Bowes street, Parry Sound) on Sunday September 30, 2018 from  7 – 9 PM.  The Funeral Service will be held in the Torrance Chapel on Monday October 1, 2018 at 11AM.  Cremation to follow.  As an expression of sympathy donations to the West Parry Sound Health Center Foundation or The Canadian Cancer Society. To send an online condolence please visit