Douglas (Doug) Lee Saunders
Obituary for Douglas (Doug) Lee Saunders
1948 - December 1, 2017

Doug Saunders of Toronto, passed away on December 1st, 2017 age 69. Doug was the loving son of Do and the late Les Saunders (2003). He was the cherished brother of Dennis (Sylvie), Dale (Dorothy) , Patti (Bob), Lesley, and Ali (Bradley). Doug was the Director of Music at St Johnís Anglican Church for over 30 years and retired elementary teacher in the GTA. He had a strong personal faith in God.

Doug was a calm and caring person who gave of himself to all. A gentle man with a giant presence, he had a kind and magnanimous heart and great love of people. Doug expressed his spiritualism and love by sharing his music through choir, organ and musical direction. His spiritual home included the parishes of Saint John's Anglican Willowdale, Saint Thomas's Anglican, The Church of Saint Mary Magdalene, and Saint Metthias and Saint Chad's. He saw beauty in all things - art, nature, architecture and the performing arts. He valued many things from the simple to grand pageantry. A man of education (including Masters of Divinity UofT) and lifelong learner, he was insatiably curious about all things. He was generous with gifts, his time, and capacity to listen. Nobody who knew him wondered if they were loved. He was very proud of past experiences that included jobs like trainman, labourer, and beekeeper (with Uncle Charlie). Doug was a wonderful friend, counselor, brother and adviser who showed his love until his last days.

Doug had many nieces and nephews and God Children; Darryl (Sarah), Gavan and Kristi Saunders, Stevey, Riley and Damon McLeod, Craig, Rikki, Jamie and Will Banks, Jacob, Kyron and Cayden Saunders, Mike Pallister, Alex Murray, Grace Lee, Rachel Read, Lawrence, and Adrien Ang.

Visitation was held on Friday December 8th, 2017 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home, 6150 Yonge Street. The Funeral Service was held on Saturday December 9th, 2017 at 1:00 p.m at St. Johnís Anglican Church Willowdale, 1087 Lillian St, North York with reception to follow. Interment will take place at a later date.

For condolences, donations and further information visit the R.S.Kane Funeral Home


Kay L. Brown
Obituary for Kay L. Brown
July 6, 1952 - November 25, 2017

Kay Brown, beloved wife of Rev. Michael Peterson, peacefully passed away Saturday morning, November 25th, at home. Kay was known to friends and family for her compassion, creativity, humour, and for her love of animals and nature. She was a person of unshakeable faith, fierce intelligence and strong moral compass, a wise and kind friend to many. She fought cancer unflinchingly for two and half years, and even when tired and hurting was gracious and considerate to everyone she met.

Gifts in her memory can be made to either Ovarian Cancer Canada or to the parish building fund at St. Margaretís. Donation envelopes will be available at the church. Funeral arrangements prepared by Adams Funeral Home, 445 St. Vincent Street, Barrie, ON L4M 6T5.
Funeral Service was held at St. Margaret's to celebrate the life of Kay L. Brown on Sunday, December 3rd, at 4:00 p.m.


Mrs. Janet Snow
Obituary for Mrs. Janet Snow
- August 20, 2017

Mrs. Janet Snow died suddenly yet peacefully at home surrounded by her family. Beloved wife and best friend of Bill for 70 years. Dear mother of Tom Snow (Patsy), and Sally Marina Gillespie (Donald). Proud and loving grandma of John Snow (Chris), Major Robert Snow (Laura), McEwen Gillespie, William Gillespie (Susan) and great grandma of Madeleine, Vivian, and Byron. Predeceased by grandson Duncan Gillespie. Loving sister of Fraser Earle (Theresa), Bruce Earle (Barbara), and Doreen Mountford (Doug). Predeceased by brothers Gerald and Reuben Earle and sister Sally Moore. Sadly missed and always loved by many other dear family members and friends. Janet was a proud and dedicated member of St. Giles Altar Guild for many years.

Online condolences may be forwarded to the family at Steckley-Gooderham Obituaries.


Kathy Wade
Obituary for Kathryn Anne Wade
May 31, 1944 - September 29, 2016

Kathy passed away peacefully on September 29, 2016 at the age of 72 years. Beloved wife of Gerald for 52 years. Loving mother of Tanya Wade-Vargas (Casio) and grandmother of C.J. and Jessica. Kathryn will also be missed by her brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews. Friends were received at the Steckley - Gooderham Funeral Homes, 201 Minet's Point Road on Wednesday, October 5, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Service of Remembrance was held in the Chapel on Thursday, October 6 at 11:00 a.m.

Online condolences may be forwarded to the family at Steckley-Gooderham Obituaries.
A letter of gratitude by sister Sandra
A few kind words for Kathy from co-worker and dear friend, Janette


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Obituary for Gail Barbara Saunoris
December 1, 1961 - June 23, 2013

Gail Barbara Saunoris peacefully slipped away to be with the Lord and her husband Alex on Sunday June 23rd, 2013. Gail (nee Freeman) of Barrie was in her 52nd year. Gail is survived by her father Ken Freeman (Joanna) of Cobourg Ontario, sister Margaret Freeman (Jim) of Georgetown, brother Gary Freeman of Truro, Nova Scotia., her nieces and nephews Ryan, Jennifer, Kimberly, Josh and Adam. Gail will also be missed by her loving friends at St. Margaret's. Friends visited family at St. Margaret's on Thursday, June 27th, from 10:00 am until time of memorial service at 11:00 am. Private interment of the cremated remains will take place in Cobourg.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Margaret's Anglican Church or to the Canadian Mental Health Association. or through the Jennett Chapel of the McClelland & SlessorR Funeral Home, in Barrie. Condolences may be forwarded to the family through .
Service Eulogy by Margaret Paradis


Harry Winkle
Obituary for Harry George Winkle
March 27, 1928 - October 1, 2012

Harry Winkle passed away on October 1, 2012 at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, Barrie. Harry is survived by his loving wife Barbara and daughters Diane and Carolyn. He will always be remembered by his nephew David (Shelly) and niece Lisa Kelly (Terry). Missed by great nephews and nieces, Jason, Paige Laura, Grant (Sarah), Bridget and great great niece Scarlet. Predeceased by his parents Fred and Mae Winkle and brothers Fred (Jane) and Jack (Joan). Harry was a proud member of the A.N.A.F. 365 and will be missed by all those who knew him.

A service to celebrate Harry's life was held on Thursday, October 4, 2012, at St. Margaret's Anglican Church. Donations may be made to St. Margaret's, the Kidney Foundation and the Diabetes Foundation. Cremation was entrusted to Peaceful Transition Inc. and interment has taken place.


The Rev. Canon John Edward Speers
The Rev. Canon John Edward Speers
September 29, 1916 - March 29, 2012

Canon John E. Speers passed away peacefully at Hospice Simcoe on Thursday, March 29, 2012, in his 96th year. Born September 29, 1916, in Aneroid, Saskatchewan, son of the late Harry Speers and Florence McLauchlin. Predeceased by his beloved wife of 57 years, Gwyneth (Smith), in 2008 and their dear son Kevin in 1962. Loving father of Shelagh Speers of Cold Spring, NY, Maureen Doherty of Rankin Inlet, and Michael Speers of Barrie. Dear father-in-law of Gregory Gunder and Bryon Doherty, and loving Papa to Sean, Brendan and Liam Doherty and Laura Gunder. Beloved brother of Dorothy Pearson, Millie Rowlinson, and George Speers and his wife Ethelwyn. Dearly loved by his nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by his brother Clarence (Curly) in 1944. A prairie boy, John graduated from Moose Jaw Central Collegiate and taught school in Lloydminster, SK, before coming east to attend the University of Toronto, graduating from Victoria College in 1945 with an Honours BA and Gold Medal in English. As a grad student he lectured in English at U of T and United College, Winnipeg, where he was also Dean of Men. In 1950 John was called to the Anglican ministry and left academia for the church, graduating from Trinity College with four prizes in theology. Ordained May 3, 1953, John embraced parish ministry and served with Gwyn at St. James, Sutton and St. George's, Sibbald Point; Trinity, Aurora; St. Stephen-in- the-Fields, Toronto; and Trinity, Barrie. After retirement in 1985 John assisted at St. Giles and St. Margaret's, Barrie, and taught numerous workshops, most notably on Celtic Spirituality. Apart from holidays, John preached steadily from age 18 to 95, and led ten parish missions. For many years he was Speaker at Camp Koinonia, tour host with Gwyn on pilgrimages to Israel and the Bible lands, the Oberammergau Passion Play and Great Britain, and Prophet-in- Residence at Willowbank, Bermuda. A lifelong avid gardener, John was known for the beauty of his award- winning rectory gardens and for his monthly horticultural column. A natural musician, John played piano until his final weeks. He was a poet, genealogist, and author, publishing his last book, Florrie, in 2011. In his own words, he ''never wasted much time''. He was a member of the World McLauchlin Society, a Life Member of the Barrie Garden Club, a member of the Irish Club of Barrie, and an Oblate member of the SSJE. A gifted preacher, compelling teacher, compassionate pastor and devoted friend, John touched the lives of thousands in his lifetime. Visitation was held at the Steckley-Gooderham Funeral Home, Tuesday April 3, 2012 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service was held at Trinity Anglican Church, 24 Collier Street, Barrie, on Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Donations may be made in John's memory to Hospice Simcoe or the Leprosy Mission International.
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Obituary for Violet Mary Donnelly (nee Unwin)
Loving Mother of Laura Johnston of Our Parish
1922 - March 27, 2012

Violet Mary Donnelly (nee Unwin) passed away peacefully in her sleep on Tuesday, March 27, 2012 in her 90th year; predeceased by her beloved husband George Henry Donnelly. Violet was the cherished mother of Ila Donnelly, Dan Donnelly, Reina Donnelly (Dale Simpson) and Laura Johnston (Bruce).

She is lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Andrea Hryciw (Paul), Shawn Donnelly (Dana), Megan Donnelly (James), Evan Allary (Karen), Kristen Andrews (Lee, Lindsay Murphy (Darryl), Jordan Johnston (Candace). Also, remembered by Corby Simpson (Connie) and Dyson Simpson; and fondly remembered by her great grandchildren Mackenzie, Sydney, Kayla and Hunter.

Violet is fondly remembered by cousins Jim Twinning, Cheltenham, England, Brian Davies (Jean) Clitheroe, England, Dawn Grey (Colin), Rob (Natalie), Lauren, Gail Barnes (Heath), Olivia, Ross, Cheltenham, England and her numerous Unwin relatives in Canada and the United States. She will be missed by her many friends who knew and loved her.

Violet was an avid gardener, a life-long birder and an involved member of the Anglican Church her entire her life.

Violet cherished her time with family and friends with whom she created a lifetime of memories for her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren through her love of theatre, reading, canoeing, and camping. Violet was active in the Barrie Brereton Field Naturalists, the British Club, the Red Hats, Parkview and Allandale Seniors Centres, Barrie Horticultural Society and the ACW. Mom enjoyed a vitality and quality of life that was remarkable and was thrilled to travel to many far off destinations that caught her interest.

While we mourn our loss, we celebrate the devotion and integrity with which Violet lived her life.

Visitation were held at St. Margaret's Anglican Church, 161 Hanmer St. W., Barrie, from 9:00-11:00 a.m. followed by funeral service at 11:00 a.m., internment at St. John's Anglican Cemetary, Cookstown. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Barrie SPCA or the Alzheimer's Society of Ontario are appreciated.
Service Eulogy by Granddaughter Kristen Andrews
Service Eulogy by the Rev. Stephen Pessah


Obituary for Colleen Hamann's Mother
1929 - March 4, 2012

Shirley Lavonne Waite (nee Troyer) - passed away suddenly but peacefully in her 83rd year on Sunday March 4, 2012. Dearly beloved wife of the late Lloyd Waite. Loving mother of Shaun, Colleen (Rob), Owen (Brenda) and Brian (Patty). Sadly missed by her grandchildren: Cameron (Sarah), Danielle, Stephanie, Taylor, Kevin, Holly, Scott and Trevor. Friends were able to call at the Roadhouse & Rose Funeral Home, 157 Main St. South, Newmarket for visitation on Wednesday March 7th from 6-9 p.m and Funeral Mass was held at St. John Chrysostom R.C. Church, 432 Ontario St., Newmarket on Thursday March 8th at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Online condolences may be made at the Roadhouse & Rose Funeral Home


Edna Moulton
Obituary for Edna Moulton
July 14, 1926 - December 21, 2011

Edna May MOULTON (Nee Turrall) - was a resident of the I.O.O.F. Heritage Place, Barrie. and a valued member of St. Margaret's Anglican Church. Edna passed peacefully away at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie, on Wednesday Dec. 21st, 2011. She was the beloved wife of the late George Moulton and treasured mother of Joyce (David) Hunter of Barrie and Allen (Donna) Moulton of Newmarket. Devoted Grandma of Daryll (Jen), Shawn (Amy), Alanna (Rob), Drew (Michelle), Errin (Jeff). Adored Great- Grandmother to Brodie, Paige, Sheridan, Nicholas, Nevaeh, & Raegan. She will be sadly missed by extended families and many, many friends.

A service of celebration was held on Saturday, January 21st at 1:00 p.m. at St. Margaret's Anglican Church. Donations to St. Margaret's Anglican Church or RVH Cancer Care Centre would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements and cremation entrusted to Peaceful Transition.


Clifford James Macey
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Obituary for Jim Macey
March 17, 1927 - September 21, 2011

Clifford James Macey passed away peacefully with "his girls" by his side on Wednesday September 21, 2011 at the age of 84. He was the loving husband to Jacqueline "Jackie" and special father, dad, grandpa, and great grampa to a wonderful multitude of people. He was Broker and Distributor of Peak Frean Cookies.

A Memorial Service celebrating Jim's life took place on Monday September 26, 2011 at St. Margaret's Church (161 Hanmer Street West, Barrie, Ontario) Visitation from 3:00 pm until the time of the service at 4:00 pm.

The family wish to thank all Jim's friends and caregivers at Mill Creek and Rev. Stephen Pessah, Rev. Janet Mitchell, and Rev. Elizabeth Morley for all their loving support and care.

In lieu of flowers donations to St Margaret's Church would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be forwarded through
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Louise Kelly

Obituary for Louise Kelly
1918 - September 1st, 2011

Louise Kelly passed away at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie on Thursday, September 1, 2011, at the age of 93. She was the beloved wife of the late Ernest, loving mother of Joseph (Susan), Barbara Green (Tim) and Karen Malesevich (Milan), cherished grandmother to John (Cristen Carson), Andra (Sean Bilmer), Patrick (Jen Law), Katie Green (Adam Garnsworthy), Stephen Malesevich, Milana Malesevich, Sean Green (Sherry), Sarah Pinkerton (Jamie) and great grandmother to Simon and Lucy Bilmer, Jake and Sam Pinkerton and Evan Green. She is survived by her sister Dorothy Assad and predeceased by brothers Earl, Sam, Charlie and sister Selma. Friends may visited at Adams Funeral Home, 445 St. Vincent Street, Barrie, on Saturday from 7-9 p.m. and Sunday from 1-2 p.m. A funeral service was held in the chapel on Sunday, September 4, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. Cremation followed. Louise contributed to many causes and charities of which, if so desired, memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, St. Margaret's Anglican Church or a charity of choice would be appreciated. A graveside Memorial Service will be held at Espanola Cemetery at a later date. Condolences may be forwarded through


Joanni Maddock

Obituary for Joan Margaret Maddock (nee Cansfield)
June 4, 1934 - March 12, 2011

Joanni Maddock passed away peacefully at her home, Woodland Beach on Saturday, March 12, 2011, in her 77th year. Beloved wife of the Rev. Sid Maddock. Loving mother of Sandi (Curly) Brissette of Burlington, Jamie (Tammy) Maddock of Brampton, Jan (Blaise) Gillis of Barrie and Steve (Siri) Maddock of Burnaby, B.C. Cherished grandmother of Nic (Tania), Katie (Dave), Connor, Sarah, Meghan, Aubrey and Kai and great grandmother of Ayla. Sister of Bob (Marina) Cansfield and the late Ron (Charity) Cansfield.

Friends called at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home, Elmvale, Wednesday, March 16 and Thursday March 17 at St. Margaret's prior to the Service on Thursday, March 17, 2011.

Memorial Donations to Lupus Ontario or the Diabetes Association would be appreciated.
Cremation with interment at Allenwood United Cemetery.
Service Eulogy by Blaise Gillis
Service Homily by the Rev. Kathleen Greidanus


Wilfred Clarence DeGeer

Obituary for Wilfred Clarence DeGeer
February 26, 1939 - January 8, 2011

Wilf Degeer passed away suddenly on Saturday January 8th, 2011, at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie at the age of 71. Although Wilf was involved at several churches and church services he was a faithful member of St. Margaret's Wednesday morning prayer time and Holy Communion Service.

He was the son of the late Charles and Etta DeGeer, brother of Joan Carruthers and her husband John, Roger and his wife Eve, the late Percy and his wife, the late Maxine, and the late Joyce Richardson. He is also survived by nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews and remembered by Clifford Graham and Robert Richardson.

A memorial service was be held Saturday January 15th, at 3:00 p.m. at the Minesing United Church.

You can provide your condolences through the Scott Funeral Home in Barrie.

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Obituary for Josephine (MacDonald) Levangie (Monica deGier's Mother)
April 14, 1928 - August 30, 2010

Josephine (Jo) Levangie (MacDonald), age 82, died peacefully surrounded by family on August 30, 2010 in Melville Lodge, Halifax. It was with great sorrow and fond memories that our family announced her death. Jo was the daughter of the late "Red" John Angus and Catherine (MacDonald) MacDonald. Mom spent her early years in Inverness where she attended school and worked as a teller at the Royal Bank. She also worked at Eatons in Moncton. She met and married Dad, Paul, who became her best friend and companion for 57 years.

Besides Dad, she is survived by; her children, Judy (Dave) Smith, French Lake, NB; Monica (Kees) de Gier, Barrie, ON; Cindy (Archie) Morrison, Halifax, NS; Bill (Darlene), Halifax, NS; Mary Lou (John) O'Connor, Halifax NS and David (Margaret Anne Smith), Saint John NB; her grandchildren, Michelle (Reed) Rigney, Robb and Randy (Caitlyn) Smith, Michael de Gier, Trish (James) Brady, Paula (Daryl) MacPherson, Jennie, Teresa, Emma and Daniel Morrison, Maris and Jacquelyn Levangie, Katie, Patrick, Sean, Carolyn and Colin O'Connor, Kevin and Maureen Levangie; her step-grandchildren, Crystal (Richard Carty) Smith, Paula (Frank Adams) Smith and Tim Smith; her great grandchildren, Elora, Noah, Jada and Nate Rigney, and Jack Brady; her step-great grandchildren, Jane and Kathryn Carty and Sara Adams; her brother, Colin; and her in-laws, Duncan Graham, Jeanette Pertus, Cyril and Dolores Levangie, Anita MacDougall, Mary Levangie, Idella and John Gillis; and by many nieces and nephews. She was pre-deceased by twin daughters, Patricia and Paula and siblings Jennie (Norman) McInnis, Margaret (Don) MacKay, Allistar (Gert), Kay (Charlie) Gillis, Teresa (Jimmy) Gillis, Butch (Kaye), Monica Graham

Jo's greatest joy in life was her family. After dedicating many years to raising her 8 children, Mom continued to shine as Granny. Mom was proud of her Scottish and Cape Breton heritage and we enjoyed Gaelic and fiddle music at home over the years. Mom`s needlepoint, sewing and knitting are still appreciated by family. Granny`s mittens were the best. Outside of family, Mom always managed to find time for volunteer pursuits. Birthrite, Religious Education, Marriage Encounter, Cursillo and the Palliative Care Unit at the Halifax Infirmary were beneficiaries of Mom`s energy.

Special thank you to her caregivers at Melville Lodge who cared for her during her illness and offered tremendous support to her and her family in the last few days.

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Obituary for Margaret Katherine Gillespie
January 7, 1926 - May 17, 2010

Margaret Katherine Gillespie passed away peacefully at Royal Victoria Hospital Barrie, on Monday May 17th 2010. Margaret Gillespie was in her 85th year, beloved wife of the late Gordon Gillespie, loving mother of George, Barb Guitard, Bob (Mary), John (Debbie), Mary (Julius) Kairys and Doug (Rachel) and the late David Gillespie. Margaret was a much loved grandmother and great grandmother. She is also survived by her brothers William (Donna) Mailer and Andrew (Helen) Mailer. Predeceased by her sister Christine (Vince) Lupa and brother James Mailer. Friends were invited to visitation at Adams Funeral Home, 445 St. Vincent Street (just north of Cundles Rd.) Barrie, on Monday May 24th from 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Service was be held at St. Margaret's Anglican Church 161 Hanmer Street West, Barrie on Tuesday May 25th, 2010 at 1 o'clock p.m. Interment is in Barrie Union Cemetery. Memorial donations to St. Margaret's Anglican Church or the Alzheimer's Society would be appreciated by the family.

Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family through Adams Funeral Home
Service Eulogy by Julius Kairys
Service Eulogy by Andrew Mailer
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Obituary for E. Blake Prentice
May 28, 1937 - April 20, 2010

Passed away peacefully at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie on Tuesday April 20th 2010 in his 73rd year. Beloved husband of Maggie. Loving father of Jim and his wife Faye, Kimberley and her husband Al, Kelly and her husband Jeff and loving father to A-J, Donna and her husband Martin, Rob and his wife Nat, Pete and his wife Chris. Dear grandfather of 26 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren. Brother of Eleanor (Steve) Coleman, Bill (Dede) Prentice, Jewell (late Jimmy) Hogg, and Clive (Brenda) Prentice. Remembered by many nieces and nephews. Blake will be greatly missed by many relatives and friends. A celebration of Blake's life was held at St. Margaret's Anglican Church 161 Hanmer St. W., Barrie on Monday April 26th 2010 at 11:00am. Memorial donations to the discretionary Fund at St. Margaret's would be appreciated by the family.

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Service Eulogy by brother Clive Prentice
Service Homily by Archdeacon Judy Walton

Nancy Moore

Obituary for Nancy Jane Moore (Bill Gray's Sister)
April 10, 1954 - February 13, 2010

NANCY JANE MOORE (nee GRAY) On Saturday, February 13, 2010, in Paris, France, the world lost an amazing woman. With courage, grace and dignity, Nancy battled the enemy within. It may have destroyed her body, but it never diminished her spirit. In her youth, Nancy travelled the world, making lifelong friends wherever she went. Her love of travel prompted her to earn a diploma in Travel and Tourism from Humber College and then a Bachelor of Arts Degree from York University. She had a phenomenal memory and her aptitude for finances led her to a 25 year career with the Bank of Nova Scotia. Then she found her 'dream job' as a Financial Consultant with Investors Group, where friends became clients and clients became friends. She had great common sense, never lost her cool under pressure and always had time to help anyone, anywhere with anything. Predeceased by her mom Bev Gray, she has always been her father, John's beloved 'Pooh'. She loved and was loved by husband Jim, daughter Alana 'Bird', step-children Ryan, James and Kathleen, brother Bill, wife Cathy and their children James and Sarah, brother Rob and sister Arlene, aunts, uncles, cousins and their families, and the many, many friends, who are too numerous to name - you know who you are and how Nancy felt about each and every one of you. She will live on in the memories of all those who loved her. Friends were invited to call at the Turner & Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., Toronto, at Windermere. Funeral Service were held at St. George's-on-the-Hill Church, 4600 Dundas St. W., Etobicoke on Saturday, February 27, 2010 at 1 p.m. Interment St. George's-on-the-Hill Churchyard Cemetery. If desired, donations in Nancy's memory to the Canadian Cancer Society - Women's Cancers would be appreciated.
Published in the Toronto Star on February 20, 2010

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Obituary for Len Crawford
September 20, 1919 - January 13, 2010

Len Crawford ( a W.W.II Veteran and long-time Member of the Barrie Lions Club) passed away suddenly at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie on Wednesday, January 13th, 2010. Len Crawford, of Barrie, was in his 91st year. Beloved husband of the late Josephine (nee Hawn). Greatly loved by his many nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews and by his friends. Visitation was at the Jennett Chapel of the McClelland & Slessor Funeral Home, 152 Bradford Street in Barrie on Sunday, January 17th. The funeral service was held at St. Margaret's Anglican Church, on Monday, January 18th at 11:00 a.m. Spring interment Barrie Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Royal Victoria Hospital Foundation. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family by visiting
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Service Eulogy by Don Coutts

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Obituary for Agnes Joyce Bertelsen
February 22 1937 - December 26 2009

Joyce Bertelsen passed away peacefully, after a lengthy courageous battle at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie on Saturday December 26th 2009. Joyce is survived by her husband Martin, son Stephen, daughter Shannon and Granddaughter Jordan. Predeceased by her brother James Chester. Retired teacher at Base Borden and several schools in Simcoe County as a class room teacher at the elementary and high school levels and special education resource teacher finishing her career at Barrie North.

Friends were able to call at the Steckley-Gooderham Funeral Home 201 Minet's Point Rd. at Yonge St. Barrie on Wednesday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. An Eastern Star Service under the auspices of Innisfil Chapter # 162 was held at 7:30p.m.

Funeral service were held at St. Margaret's on Thursday December 31st at 11:00a.m. Memorial donations to St. Margaret's Anglican Church or the Royal Victoria Hospital are appreciated by the family. Condolences may be forwarded through
Service Eulogy by the Rev. Warren Leibovitch
Service Homily by the Rev. Capt. Stephen Pessah


Obituary for David William Gillespie
1954 - 2009

In his 55th year, long term resident of Mississauga, passed away on the streets of Toronto, October 1, 2009.

His decline was precipitated by lung disease, his last year marked by oxygen deficient dementia. Funeral service took place at St. Margaret of Scotland Anglican Church, 161 Hanmer Street West, Barrie, ON at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, October 10, 2009. Interment is at Barrie Union Cemetery.

Dave or some would call him Gill was the middle child amongst the seven children of Margaret Mailer and Gordon Gillespie. He had four brothers, George of Mississauga, Bob (Mary) of Phoenix, John (Debbie) of Collingwood, and Douglas (Rachel of Barrie) as well as two sisters, Barbara Guitard of Barrie and Mary (Julius) Kairys of Toronto.

Thirteen nieces and nephews, Patricia of Kingston, Benjamin of Port Hope, Rachel of Phoenix, Kory and Vanessa of Collingwood, Diana, Sherry, Tina, Anne and Jim of Mississauga, Paul of Toronto, Jamie and Adam of Barrie will miss his stories.

Dave was ill most of his life with the last year his worst. In his last year his illness created many rifts amongst his friends and family as they did what they could to assist him.

David was very fortunate to have the love and support of Ben Duong and his wife and their children for many years. There are no words to express just how much of a difference your sacrifices made in David's life. He always thought of you as family.

The family has been humbled by the compassion provided to Dave by many people these past few months; especially, M.L. and the elderly gentleman on Bay Street who daily assisted Dave with food and money.

We will remember Dave as an intelligent and imaginative person. The voices he used and the stories he told brings smiles to our faces. The Dave we knew will be greatly missed.

Arrangements by Adams Funeral Home
445 St. Vincent Street
Barrie, ON L4M 6T5


Obituary for Alexander Louis Saunoris
1952 - 2009

Alexander Louis Saunoris passed away suddenly at home on Sunday September 6, 2009. Alex Saunoris of Barrie was in his 58th year. Beloved husband of Gail (nee Freeman), Alex is also survived by his parents Helen and Alex Sr., his brothers David & wife Patricia, Robert & wife Bernadette, and his sister Margaret Trask & husband Jim. Alex will also be sadly missed by several nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. He will be greatly missed by his four legged children Vaugner and Webber. A celebration of Alex's life was held at St. Margaret's on Wednesday September 16th at 1:00 pm. The Rev. Canon Richard Marples provided the eulogy and celebrated the Eucharist joined by the Rev. Capt. Stephen Pessah, who provided the sermon. In lieu of flowers memorial donations to St. Margaret's Anglican Church, the Diabetes Association or Furry Friends Animal Shelter are appreciated. Steckley Gooderham Funeral Home, 30 Worsley St., Barrie, officiated.