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Funeral Notices

Irene Peats July 8, 1944 ~ February 12, 2020

Memorial Service - February 17, 2020 - 11:00 am

Passed peacefully at the West Parry Sound Health Centre on Wednesday February 12, 2020 in her 76th year. Beloved wife of the late Donald. Loving mother of Stuart and Bradley (Melinda), and cherished grandmother of Zachary, Jacob, and Alexis.  Dear sister of Bill Kalyn (Jane), Mary Blocka, Cecil Kalyn (Anita), Iris Kiryk (Harry), Orest Kalyn (Donna).  Predeceased by Sisters Annie Kowalchuk, Sophie Gulka, Staffy Hayduke, and brothers John Kalyn and Mike Kalyn.   Friends and family will be received at the Torrance Funeral Home (89 Bowes St., Parry Sound) on Sunday February 16, 2020 from 4 – 6 PM. The Funeral Mass will be held at St. Peter the Apostle Church on Monday February 17, 2020 at 11 AM. Spring interment Carling Memorial Cemetery. If desired, donations to the West Parry Sound Health Centre Foundation – Palliative Care, would be appreciated by the family.   http://wpshcf.com

Mary “Vida” Louise Pye January 31, 1919 ~ February 08, 2020

It is with sad hearts that we announce the passing of our mom; Vida Pye (Nee Wright).  Peacefully at the West Parry Sound Health Centre on February 8, 2020 with her family by her side.  Vida had just celebrated the amazing milestone of her 101st birthday.  She shaped the characters of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren through her incredible strength, courage and perseverance.  She inspired them to always do their best.  Beloved wife of the late James Pye.  Loving mother of Wanda (Bob) and Eric (Linda).  Cherished grandmother of Deanna (Paul), Ryan (Raquel), Brendan and James.  Great grandmother of Maija, and Emilija.  She will be missed by her furry friends Molly and Ollie.  Lovingly remembered by her nieces and nephews.  Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to Torrance Funeral Home (89 Bowes St. Parry Sound).  Spring interment Hillcrest Cemetery.  The family sends our sincere thanks to all those who helped to comfort Vida at the end of her journey.  There is another angel in heaven tonight.  God has been waiting a long time to welcome this amazing, inspirational woman home.  If desired, donations to the West Parry Sound Centre Foundation or the charity of your choice would appreciated by the family.

Captain William “Bill” Beatty December 10, 1950 ~ February 02, 2020

Peacefully passed away at Health Sciences North Sudbury after a sudden illness on February 2, 2020 at the age of 69.  He will be missed by his siblings Barb (late Brian) Thompson, Joan (late Nelson) Ward, Paul (late Valarie) Beatty, late Don (Janet) Beatty, Brenda (Pete) Hillman, Bruce (Carol) Beatty and Barry Beatty.   His daughters Jennifer, Melanie and Shannon.  Proud grandfather to 6 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.  He will be missed by friends and extended family here and abroad.  Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to Torrance Funeral Home (89 Bowes St. Parry Sound).  If desired, donations to the Charity of your choice would appreciated by the family.

Ed Holmes May 31, 1948 ~ February 01, 2020

Edward Holmes, passed away at age 71, surrounded by his family and friends at the West Parry Sound Health Centre on Saturday February 1, 2020.

Ed is survived by his sons, Dean Sage (Anne), and Greg Young (Olivia), along with his cherished grandchildren, Desiree, Dylan, Jessica, Dawson, Michael and great grandchildren Oliver and Kate, his beloved nephews Philip Holmes (Robin), Robert Holmes (Jen) and brother Raymond and sister Linda.  Ed is preceded in death by his first wife Kathryn and late wife Carole. Ed was a social man who enjoyed spending time with family and friends and will always be remembered as hard working and full of life. Ed will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to Torrance Funeral Home (89 Bowes St. Parry Sound).  If desired, donations may be made to the West Parry Sound Health Centre Foundation – Dialysis Unit.  http://www.wpshc.com

 

 

Steven Nichol March 5, 1976 ~ January 28, 2020

Steven passed away peacefully at the West Parry Sound Health Centre on Tuesday January 28th, 2020, at the age of 43.  Beloved son of Rita (Peter), and stepson of Neil Nichol.  Adoring partner of Mathew Cooke.  Proud father to Connor.  He will be dearly missed by his sister Jules, and brother Frank (Sharon), his nephews Asivak, Mahiigan, Tapwewin and Pawaken.  Steven will be missed for his kind heart,  happy outgoing personality, his sense of fashion and style and the love of a night out.  He loved cooking and taking care of those he loved.  He will be sorely missed by many friends, and extended family. Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to Torrance Funeral Home (89 Bowes St. Parry Sound). A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.   If desired, donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or The Northern Cancer Association appreciated by the family.

 

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 jw.org 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.