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Funeral Notices

Jerome Dumont May 7, 1940 ~ May 12, 2020

Passed away peacefully at the West Parry Sound Health Centre on Tuesday May 12, 2020 at the age of 80.  Loving husband of Gail for 53 years.  Proud father of Eva (Richard) and Gerald.  Cherished grandfather to Alex (Yvonne), Richard (Keeta) and Justin.  Great grandfather to Emery, Xander, Kiara, Hayden, Ashton, Soriya and Dnaatese.  He will be missed by many nieces and nephews, friends and extended family.  Cremation has taken place.  Friends and family will be received at the Torrance Funeral Home (89 Bowes St., Parry Sound) for a private funeral service. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Diabetes association or the Heart and Stroke foundation of Canada would be appreciated by the family.  http://www.diabetes.ca http://www.heartandstroke.ca

 

 

Bryon Calow September 29, 1950 ~ April 28, 2020

Passed away after a short illness at the West Parry Sound Health Centre on Tuesday April 28, 2020 at the age of 69.  Dear brother of Wayne (Allice), Brenda, Terry (Sharon) and Chuck (Karen).  Cremation has taken place.  A private family gathering will be held at a later date.  Special thank you to the acute care and palliative care units.  As expressions of sympathy, donations to the West Parry Sound Health Centre Foundation would be appreciated by the family.     http://www.wpshcf.com

David Gregory February 28, 1938 ~ April 22, 2020

David Gregory (Dave) passed away peacefully at home on April 22, 2020 in Parry Sound at the age of 82.

David is survived by his wife Lynne (nee Slater), children, Deirdre, Andrew (Michelle), Peter (Haley), Steven (Darren) and grandchildren Lauren, Allie, Evan, and Greyson.

Born Feb. 28, 1938 in Port of Spain, Trinidad, he eventually moved to Canada to complete his education. He went on to obtain a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, MSc and a PhD in entomology at the University of Guelph.  Guelph was also where he met and married his wife, Lynne.

Family was paramount for Dave, and he made a point of keeping in touch with the many branches and roots of relatives. Actively uniting family members from all corners of the world through his keen interest in genealogy. Recording much of it through one of his other interests and gifts photography. Each year, without fail, composing the annual family Christmas letter lovingly read and eagerly anticipated by all.

Dave was an advocate of sport and dedicated many years volunteering in several roles for the local soccer club.  If not cheering on his own children from the sidelines, he could be found organizing teams, equipment, and fields.

Dave was renowned for his green thumb, a uniquely beautiful gift among his many. He loved spending many hours in his gardens creating parklike and immaculate landscapes, even winning several local horticultural awards. It brought him great joy whether he was trying to propagate new lilacs, bring hibiscus cuttings to life or just answering the odd botanical question.

His career as a veterinarian was more than his calling; his way with animals was amazing. Both the friendliest and unruliest of creatures seeking him out for attention was a pleasure to watch. In his tenure with government, his contributions in creating programs to eradicate rabies from Ontario went on to be another interest that resulted in a book published in his last days.

He was a fountain of knowledge, which he was always willing to share. Happy to be available to answer gardening or veterinary questions from friends, family and strangers alike.

In retirement Dave enjoyed pastimes old and new; spending time with grand-children, travelling, co- authoring a book, working on an extensive family tree, weekly bridge games, volunteering in the development of the lilac gardens at the Tower Hill Heritage Garden in Parry Sound.

He will be greatly missed by us all, but we know that wherever he is he will continue to care for all creatures’ great and small, creating more beautiful gardens and landscapes along the way.  Cremation has taken place.  A Celebration of life will be held at a later date.  If desired, donations to the Canadian Wildlife Federation would be appreciated by the family.  https://cwf-fcf.org/en/donate/

 

Kenneth Alleway June 10, 1923 ~ April 20, 2020

Passed away peacefully at The West Parry Sound Health Centre on Monday April 20, 2020 at the age of 96. Beloved husband of Seija Alleway.  He will be fondly missed by Seija’s daughter’s, Sinikka (Norman) and Ritva (Peter) and her grandchildren Chris (Allison), Daniel (Leanna), Tanya, Erika (Ryan) and Andrew (Chantel).  Ken will be dearly missed by many friends, neighbours and extended family.  A special thank you to all of The West Parry Sound Hospital Palliative Care nurses and doctors; Dr. Brennan, With love and respect, thank you for your kindness and compassion.  A Celebration of Life will take place at a later date.   If desired, donations to Aspen Wildlife Sanctuary or the West Parry Sound Health Centre Foundation would be appreciated by the family.   http://aspenvalley.ca

 

 

Esme Avis August 16, 1924 ~ April 07, 2020

Passed away peacefully at Belvedere Heights Home for the Aged on Tuesday April 7, 2020 at the age of 95. Beloved wife of the late Norman. Loving mother to Russell (Martine). Predeceased by her son John (Barbara) and daughter Pam (Gordon Pollock).  Cherished grandmother to Alexander (Lorna), Ian (Germaine) and Fushia.  Great grandmother to Kayleigh, Avery and  Allyson.  She will be dearly missed by many friends and extended family.  A Celebration of Life will take place at a later date.   If desired, donations to Canadian Cancer Society or The Canadian Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

Jean Brown (nee Mitchell) November 30, 1921 ~ March 13, 2020

At 98, known to most as Jeannie B, bid her loved ones farewell. The avid euchre shark and cribbage countess, turkey bowler and party hostess passed away peacefully at Belvedere Heights Home for the Aged in Parry Sound. Beloved wife of the late Harry. Loving mother to Steven (Dinah) and cherished grandmother to Alex and Max. Survived by her sister, Sam.  An adoring aunt to the Tate, Junker and Eyre families.  Predeceased by her sisters Grace and Norma. A Celebration of Life will take place at a later date.  Cremation arrangements entrusted to Torrance Funeral Home (89 Bowes Street, Parry Sound).  If desired, donations to Harvest Share – https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/harvest-share-community-food-programs/ – would be appreciated by the family.

Wilfred Petten March 6, 1936 ~ March 28, 2020

Passed peacefully on Saturday March 28, 2020 at the West Parry Sound Health Centre in his 85th year. Predeceased by his true loves, his first wife Mary Fields and second wife Maureen Fuller.  Wilf is survived by his son Christopher and his daughter in law Kathleen Petten, his granddaughters Nicole and Lindsay.  He is predeceased by his son Larry.  Wilf was a loving, humble family man. His greatest joys in life were his family, being a proud fire fighter at the York Fire Department for over 30 years and helping people every day; his friends and sunsets at home on the Bay with his dogs Max and Jetta.   He will be sorely missed by so many friends, extended family and all who knew him.

Sandra Gostick March 25, 1942 ~ March 19, 2020

Peacefully at the South Muskoka Memorial Hospital on Thursday March 19, 2020 in her 78th year.  Beloved wife of the late Errol.  Loving mother of Albert, Bruce (Melinda), Janet (Ian), Dawn (Darrell), Johanna (Darrell).  Cherished by her many grandchildren, great grandchildren and extended family.  Dear sister of Matthew, June and Heather.  Predeceased by her sister Nancy.  Cremation arrangements entrusted to the Torrance Funeral Home (89 Bowes St. Parry Sound).  A Celebration of Life will take place at a later date.   If desired, donations to the First Muskoka Congregational Christian Church would be appreciated by the family.

 

Michael Miller April 30, 1982 ~ March 12, 2020

Passed away at the West Parry Sound Health Centre on Thursday March 12, 2020 at the age of 37.  Cremation has taken place.