Funeral Notices

Robert Brian Phillips April 12, 1945 ~ May 14, 2018

Passed away peacefully at the West Parry Sound Health Centre – Palliative Care in his 73rd year.  Dear husband and lifelong friend of Joyce Wickman.  Loving father of (Dad, Daddy, Daddio) to Sue, Kathy, Karen (Steve), Robert Jr. and Bryanne (Nick).  Loving grandfather (papa) to Nicole (Jamie), Jesse, Morgan, Jayni (Mitch), Jenna (Kirk), Ashtyn, Michael and Mathew, Brandon, Brooklyn, Ryne, and baby Elaine.  Great Papa to Jack, Finnley, Ryder and Connor.  Loving brother of Doreen and Brenda (Frank).  Predeceased by his parents Ernie and Gaynal Phillips, his sister Margaret, and brother Dan.  Sadly missed by the Wickman family and many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.  Cremation arrangements entrusted to the Torrance Funeral Home (89 Bowes St. Parry Sound).  Family and friends are invited to a Celebration of Life at the Parry Sound Legion – Branch 117 on Monday May 28, 2018 at 12 Noon.  All are welcome to share their memories with a luncheon to follow.  As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Parry Sound Food Bank would be appreciated by the family.

 

 

Stephen Jones July 22, 1958 ~ May 13, 2018

Steve passed away peacefully at the West Parry Sound Health Centre on Sunday May 13, 2018 at the age of 59.  Soulmate and beloved husband of Debbie (Michaud) for 39 years.  Loving father of Rola and her husband Lorne Fraser, Dean and Becky Jones.  Proud grandpa to Zack Fraser.  Brother to Bill and his wife Brenda and Phillip Jones.  Predeceased by his sisters Helen (Ron Morrow), Joyce (Sam Watkinson) and Carolyn (Ron Harris).  Steve will be fondly remembered by all his nieces, nephews, extended family and many friends.

A very special thank you to the staff at The Friends and the many doctors, nurses and PSWs that work on the ALC unit of the Health Centre.  Your support, care and kindness made Steve’s life a better one as he dealt with the effects of Multiple Sclerosis.

As per Steve’s wishes: Cremation has taken place and were entrusted to the Torrance Funeral Home and there will be no funeral service.   As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, Parry Sound Rotary Club, The West Parry Sound Health Centre Foundation – Auxiliary or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

Sandra Kalbe (Cosby) January 17, 1945 ~ May 06, 2018

Memorial Service - May 12, 2018 - 1:00 pm

Peacefully with her family by her side at the North Bay Regional Health Centre on Sunday May 6, 2018 at the age of 73.  Beloved wife of Dieter of 53 years.  Loving mother of Richard, Colleen Kalbe-Currie (Marvin), and Jason (Monique).  Much loved Grandmother of Stephan, Benjamin, Michael, Brad, Jared, Tyler, Emily, and Justine.  Beloved great grandmother of Serenity and Sebastian.  Baby sister of Don Cosby (Sue), Marlene Henry (late Gord), and Wayne Cosby (Lianne).  Remembered by her best friend Shirley Oost (Saunders).  Also remembered by her many nieces, nephews, card and shuffle board playing friends.  Cremation arrangements entrusted to the Torrance Funeral Home.   Friends and family will be received at the Humphrey Arena (upstairs) on Saturday May 12 from 1 – 4 PM with sharing of memories at 3 PM.    As an expression of sympathy donations to the Salvation Army would be appreciated by the family.

Guy Forget July 23, 1941 ~ May 11, 2018

Peacefully at Lakeland Long Term Care on Friday May 11, 2018 in his 77th year.  Dear son of the late Wilfrid Forget and Alice (Cartier) Forget.   Loving father of Chantal, Eric, Andre, and John.  He prized his 4 grandchildren Jacob, Annabelle, Amelia and Mirielle.  Always remembered by his brothers Marc Forget (Liliane), and Richard Forget.  Fondly remembered by his nephews.  Graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Degree in Chartered Accounting from Queen’s U. in 1966; He worked as a Field Auditor for Chrysler Corporation, a Zone Manager for American Motors then as a Charted Accountant in Sudbury for many years.  Family will receive friends at the Torrance Funeral Home on Monday May 14, 2018 from 2 – 4 PM.  Second visitation will be held at the Co-operative Funeral Home Sudbury on Wednesday May 16, 2018 from 6 – 9 PM. The Funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady of Hope Church, Sudbury on Thursday May 17, 2018 at 10:30 AM.   Cremation to follow.   As an expression of sympathy donations to the Parkinson’s Foundation, Heart and Stroke Foundation, Autism Ontario, or Soldier On would be appreciated by the family.

Dora Anne Muise (Slaney) September 17, 1952 ~ May 09, 2018

Peacefully passed with her family and friends by her side on Wednesday May 9, 2018 at the West Parry Sound Health Centre at the age of 65. Cherished wife of Clarence. Dear mother of Jamie (Wendy). Adoring grandmother of Holden and Inara. Beloved baby sister of Vincent, Ignatius (Jeanette), Eric (Marguerite), Michael (Darlene), and Terrance (Margaret). Predeceased by sisters Sheila (late Charles) and Caroline (Raphael). Remembered by her many friends and colleagues. Cremation arrangements entrusted to the Torrance Funeral Home. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the West Parry Sound Health Centre – Palliative Care Unit would be appreciated by the family.

Bruce Alvin Miller January 18, 1927 ~ May 02, 2018

Memorial Service - May 7, 2018 - 11:00 am

Bruce passed away peacefully on Wednesday May 2, 2018 at Belvedere Heights Home for the Aged at the age of 91.  Beloved husband of the late Estella (nee Hall) Miller.  Proud father of Alice Rae and her husband Vernon, Grace Miller, Paul Miller and his wife Cathy.  Grandfather of Carolyn and her husband Scott de Koning.  Survived by his brother Allan and his wife Jill Miller, Sister in law Marie (Late Ralph) Miller.  Bruce will be missed by his nieces, nephews, friends and extended family.  A special thank you to Dr. M. Thompson and the nurses and staff at Belvedere Heights Home for the Aged for their care and support of Bruce.  Your kindness is truly appreciated.   Friends and family will be received at the Torrance Funeral Home (89 Bowes St. Parry Sound) on Sunday May 6th, 2018 from 2 – 4 PM, and 7 – 9 PM.  The Funeral will be held on Monday May 7, 2018 at 11 AM in the Chapel.  Interment to follow Chapman community cemetery.  As an expression of sympathy donations to Mission of Mercy Canada would be appreciated by the family.

Dawn Marie Smith (Levi) February 9, 1963 ~ April 24, 2018

Memorial Service - May 5, 2018 - 2:30 pm

Passed away at West Parry Sound Heath Centre on April 24th, 2018 at the age of 55.  Survived by her loving sister Denise and brother-in-law Brian Cuthbertson.  Husband, Lee Smith and daughter Amber Smith.   Dawn was the daughter of the late Carol Cascanette, and Stepfather Joseph (Lou) Cascanette.  She also leaves behind the many friends and care giving persons of Belvedere Heights, where she made lasting friendships over the last nine years.   She will be missed by all.  Dawn‘s cremation has taken place, and she will travel home with her sister and brother-in-law, to Sarnia, Ontario. A very special thanks to Teri, Carol, Sarah, Anna, Brenda, Connie, Andrea and Maryann who were her physical leaders, advocators, organizers, spiritual leaders, and great friends, as were many others.  The Memorial Service will take place at Belvedere Heights Home for the Aged (21 Belvedere Ave. Parry Sound) on Saturday May 5, 2018 at 2:30 PM in the cafeteria. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to Belvedere Heights Home for the Aged or the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

William “Bill” Harrison October 6, 1933 ~ December 31, 2017

Memorial Service - April 28, 2018 - 2:00 pm

At The West Parry Sound Health Centre, at the age of 84, after a long and courageous battle with lung disease and bladder cancer. Son of the late William and Jane (Emery) Harrison. Beloved husband of Ellen (Jacobsen). Proud Father of Leona (Paul) Singleton, Douglas, Kenneth and Karen (Douglas) Burleigh.  Brother of Shirley (Joe) Fedeson, Norma (Buss) Notto, Margaret (Lou) Nisbet and Pauline (Jack) Bonifice Predeceased by his siblings Ruth (Tom) Brooks, Audrey (infant), Edward, Linda (Wayne) Clark. A Celebration of Williams Life will be held at Torrance Funeral Home  (89 Bowes St., Parry Sound) on Saturday April 28, 2018 at 2 PM.  If desired, donations to the West Parry Sound Health Centre Foundation Urology Department – equipment fund would be appreciated by the family.

Glen Barkley September 10, 1939 ~ April 23, 2018

Glen passed away peacefully with his family by his side at the West Parry Sound Health Centre in his 79th year.  He will be Sadly missed by daughters Glenna Barkley and Barb Watkinson, His Son in law Jamie Watkinson.  Proud grandfather to “JJ” Jamie JR Watkinson.  He is survived by his brothers Paul and Miles Barkley.  Glen will be missed by many friends and extended family.  He will always be Forever in our hearts.

The strongest man I ever knew
My heart is hurting
I love my dad
But everyday
He seems more sad
A burden he feels
That’s not so
I am here for him
But he wants to go
Strong and mighty
He once was
Cancers grip
He can not run
Over and over
They took it away
But there it was
The very next day
He now can rest
It’s over he’s free
To let his spirit
Fly Above the trees
Home he is
Once again
Family passed
Here to take his hand
The gentle man
Has lost his fight
At piece he is
Gone into the light
I will miss him
Everyday of my life
Daddy’s little girl
Saying good bye
My love will stand
The test of time
Forever he’ll be
In my heart and mind
Love you always
My dad my friend
Until the future
We will meet again.

 

As an expression of sympathy donations to the West Parry Sound Health Centre Foundation – Palliative unit.

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