Funeral Notices

Eileen Poulin April 25, 1940 ~ March 18, 2019

Memorial Service - March 30, 2019 - 10:30 am

It is with great sadness that the family of Eileen Poulin announces her passing on March 18, 2019, at the age of 78. Eileen peacefully passed away in her sleep at Serenity Residence in Parry Sound. Loving Mother of Linda Henderson (Steve) of Burks Falls, Brenda Lee Mayer, Predeceased (Wayne) of Sudbury, Rick Poulin (Tammy) of Parry Sound, and dear “Lucy”. Dear Grandmother of Yanik Mayer (Sarah), Zackary Mayer (Cynthia), Bryan Henderson (Jennifer), Curtis Henderson (Carly), Casey Poulin (Cody), and Avery Poulin.  Dear daughter of the late Walter and Louise Riley. Loving sister of Sheila Ouellette and Claire Corrigan.  Eileen lived most of her life in Azilda, Ontario and will be remembered fondly from her summer employment at the Chelmsford Golf Course. (Halfway House).  Eileen enjoyed her time volunteering at L’Arche in Sudbury, and donated Christmas baskets to the Genevra House Women’s Shelter. Cremation arrangements entrusted to Torrance Funeral Home. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Alexanders Church, 100 Gaudette St, in Chelmsford,  Saturday March 30th 2019 at 10:30 AM.  As an expression of sympathy donations to L’Arche in Sudbury would be appreciated by the family. 

George Sopher September 3, 1956 ~ March 19, 2019

Memorial Service - March 24, 2019 - 2:00 pm

Peacefully at the West Parry Sound Health Centre on Tuesday March 19, 2019 at the age of 62.  Loving father of Brandy (Ryan) and Austin.  Cherished grandfather to Grace and Gavin.  Proud brother to Jessie (Dan), Lorna, Alberta (Randy), Ruth (Lyle), Brenda, Ramona (Marty), Jane and Chrissy (Late Joe).  He will be dearly missed by many nieces nephews friends and extended family.  Friends and family will be received at the Torrance Funeral Home on Sunday March 24, 2019 from 12 – 2 PM.  The Funeral Service will be held in the Torrance Chapel at 2 PM.  Cremation to follow.  As an expression of sympathy donations to the Avery Seca Youth in Sports Foundation.

Mary Cecile Spence (nee John-George) February 26, 1947 ~ March 13, 2019

Memorial Service - March 18, 2019 - 2:00 pm

Mary passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Wednesday March 13, 2019 at Lakeland Long Term Care at the age of 72.  Loving daughter of the late John and Agnes John-George.  Loving wife to the late Joe “Nabetch” Spence.  Devoted caring mother to Jackie, Louise (Wael), Robert (Donna), Bernard (Virginia), Madeline (Doug), Pauline (Jason), Alexandra, Johnny, Charles and the late Larry.  Cherished Kokum to 37 grandchildren and many great grandchildren. Survived by her brother Gerry John-George.  Predeceased by her sibling Susan, Rita, Robert Gabriel and Louis.  She will be dearly missed by her good friends at Lakeland long term care Viv Whitaker, Sharon Moore, Helen Brooke, Wanda Caruk and Millie, as well as many nieces’ nephews’ friends and extended family.  Friends and Family will be received at the Fournier Funeral Home (715 Edward St. Hearst, ON.) on Monday March 18, 2019 from 11- 2 Pm for visitation.  The funeral service will take place at 2 PM at Cathédrale Notre-Dame-De-l’Assomption (815 Kitchener St.) Interment to follow at the Constance Lake First Nation Burial Grounds.  As an expression of sympathy donations to the Heart & Stroke Association, Canadian Diabetes, Lakeland Long Term care or to the Extendicare Kapuskasing would be appreciated by the family.

Bill McLean May 20, 1950 ~ March 16, 2019

At health Sciences North on Saturday March 16, 2019 at the age of 68.  Beloved husband of Sandy.  Loving father of Debby (Terry), Chris (Laura), and Danielle.  Cherished grandfather of Emma, Devan, Alice, Lucy, Harleigh and Breckett.   A private family service has taken place.  Spring interment Hurdville Cemetery.  Arrangements entrusted to the Torrance Funeral Home (89 Bowes St. Parry Sound).

 “ Buy a kid an ice cream ”

Geoffrey Robinson Decemeber 14,1931 ~ March 15, 2019

Geoff was a vet in the R.A.F.  owned the first veterinary ambulance service in Ontario. He had a passion for antique clocks and was well known around town as Expedier clocks. He will be missed and loved by everyone who knew him.  Cremation arrangements entrusted to the Torrance Funeral Home.

David John Howell September 5, 1953 ~ March 12, 2019


I’ve had a good run!”  

It is with sadness that I share the peaceful passing of my best friend and partner of 23 amazing years, who made each chapter of our journey exciting and special.

David enjoyed life to the fullest, traveling all over the world and enhancing so many lives with his humour, charm and generosity. Working early on with Liz Claiborne, YSL, Bally of Switzerland, and many more until enhancing his entrepreneurial spirit.  Owning several companies, the last of which brought him to Parry Sound where he enjoyed every aspect of the lifestyle.  David’s passions were traveling, deep sea fishing in Cabo, boating, race car driving and always the classic dresser!   He was a true gentleman.

Dearly missed by partner Karen and the rest of the Hodgkinson’s – Kathy (Walt Meiklejohn), John, Jennifer and niece Keira, who held a very special place in his heart.  Pre-deceased by parents Audrey and John Howell.  Survived by cousins John, Robert and Andrew MacCrae.

Special thanks to the nurses and doctors at West Parry Sound Health Centre, and nurses of Care Partners for their awesome support, compassion and dedication to care.   Cremation has taken place.  Private family service.

As expressions of sympathy, donations to the charity of your choice is appreciated.


Sarah Ida Lee (nee Stoneman) May 7, 1925 ~ March 02, 2019


Heaven gained another angel on Saturday March 2, 2019 at the West Parry Sound Health Centre.  Loving wife of the late Thomas John Lee (1994).  Cherished mother of Carol Matts (Stan) of Gravenhurst, Nancy Lee of MacTier, Susan Morton (Paul) of Orillia, Dan (late Elaine) of MacTier, Gary Lee of Hornepayne, Tim Lee (Jamie Lyn) of Moose Deer Point, and Ernie Lee of Wainright, AB.  Predeceased by her daughter Dianna.  Dear grandmother of 25, great Granny of 22 and great great Granny of 3.  She will be missed by her sister, brothers, and all her in laws, nieces, nephews and friends.  Cremation arrangements entrusted to the Torrance Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held at MacTier Union Cemetery on Saturday May 11, 2019 at 1 PM. Friends are invited to the MacTier Legion following the graveside service for a time of remembering.  As an expression of sympathy, donations to the West Parry Sound Health Centre or charity of your choice.

We will miss you so much…we love you.”


Helga Wetzel January 5, 1945 ~ February 24, 2019

Memorial Visitation Sunday March 3, 2019  1 – 3 PM

Peacefully at home on Sunday February 24, 2019 at the age of 74.  Beloved wife of the late Wolfgang Wetzel.  Loving mother of Thomas Wetzel, Christine Kerr and her husband Sandy.  Cherished Oma of Brittany (Devin), Bianca, Rebecca.  Loving Nana of Sylas, Sydney, Regan, Lincoln, and Charlotte.  Cremation has taken place.  Memorial visitation will be held on Sunday March 3, 2019 from 1 – 3 PM at The Torrance Funeral Home (89 Bowes St. Parry Sound). There will not be a formal service.  As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to Arthritis Society

Reilly “Mark” Bowes September 28, 1969 ~ January 14, 2019

Memorial Service - February 23, 2019 - 2:00 pm

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Reilly Bowes on Monday January 14th, 2019 at the age of 49 at the West Parry Sound Health Centre.  Beloved adopted son of the Late Thelma Bowes.  Loving life partner of Rodney.  Cherished Dad to Catlin Bowes, and Step dad to Jesse and Ocean Snache.  Survived by his brothers Rodney Bowes, Randy Bowes and Jason Bowes.  Remembered by his adopted Sister Nicole Moran and his God Sons Leeland MacDonald and Reilly James MacDonald.  He will be missed by many nieces, nephews, friends and extended family. Mark was a very honest and caring person, and “would have given the shirt off his back” to help someone in need.  He will be dearly missed for his straight shooting outspokenness by all those who knew him.  Cremation has taken place.  A Celebration of Mark’s life will be held at the Mactier Arena (upstairs hall) on Saturday February 23, 2019 from 2 – 6 PM.