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Obituaries

Every life has a unique, special story. Our Obituary Section captures the biographical information, memories and special moment in lives lived in our community.

The Obituary Section is a channel for families and loved ones to share detailed information about funeral services and other arrangements. 

All obituaries must be submitted through your funeral home of choice. 


HART, Joseph Albert

HART, Joseph Albert

(July 17, 1931-October-12, 2017) - The Hart family is sad to announce the passing of Joe Hart in Barrie, Ontario. Born in Eriksdale, Manitoba, he relocated to England with his family as an infant and returned to Canada as a young man.

WEST, Robert 'Bob'

Passed suddenly at his home in Lefroy on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at the age of 69. Loving husband of Francine (nee Fortin). Honoured father of Christopher West and Denise Daramos.
EGAN, Noreen (nee Cahill)

EGAN, Noreen (nee Cahill)

Born on April 30, 1928, Noreen passed peacefully on October 14, 2017. Predeceased by her husband John Eagan. Noreen will be missed by her stepsons Andy, Mark and Charlie, her brother, J. Leo Cahill, and sister in law, Ruth.
TAPPER, Grace

TAPPER, Grace

Passed peacefully at the Royal Victoria Hospital on Saturday, October 14th, 2017 at the age of 93. Loving wife of 68 years of the late Harry (2014). Cherished mother of Donna Brown (late Michael), Allan, and Rob (Merna).
HAYWARD, Roy

HAYWARD, Roy

Passed away peacefully in his sleep at Hospice Simcoe in Barrie at the age of 89. Pre-deceased by parents Fred & Dorothy Hayward, wife Myrtle Hayward & brother Norman Hayward. Sadly missed by his loving wife & best friend, Margaret (Peggy) Hayward, his
KOUTROUMPIS, John

KOUTROUMPIS, John

Celebrating the life of John Koutroumpis John (Ioannis) Koutroumpis peacefully departed this life on Thursday, October 12th, 2017 in Barrie, Ontario with his wife Sophia at his side following a short battle with prostate cancer. In addition to being
LATENDRESSE, Shirley (nee Borrow)

LATENDRESSE, Shirley (nee Borrow)

Peacefully surrounded by her family at Grove Park Home Barrie on Wednesday October 11th, 2017 in her 90th year. Dear mother of Betty Read (Bruce), Brenda Lapointe (Gord), David Latendresse (Pam), Allan Latendresse (Pat), and Donna Latendresse (Mike).
PORRETTA, Maria

PORRETTA, Maria

Peacefully at Royal Victoria Regional Heath Care Centre in Barrie on Wednesday October 11, 2017 at the age of 88. Beloved wife of the late Loreto Porretta. Dear Mother of Antonio (Late Betty), Angelo, Loreto Jr., and Paul.

McNEIL, John W.

(June 18, 1939 - October 11, 2017) - Passed away peacefully with his family by his side at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre on Wednesday, October 11th, 2017. John McNeil in his 79th year loving husband of Mary McNeil.
YORK, Craig

YORK, Craig

Passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday October 10, 2017 at the age of 55. Predeceased by his loving parents Victor and Terry York. Cherished brother of Vicki. Beloved uncle of Samantha and Rosalind. Dear friend of Rick, Rob, Edward and Bob.