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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. 


BROWN, Kay Leslie

BROWN, Kay Leslie

Passed away peacefully at home in Barrie on Saturday, November 25, 2017 in her sixty-fifth year. Kay was known to friends and family for her compassion, creativity, humour, and for her love of animals and nature.
WILSON, Joan Elizabeth (nee Hinschberger)

WILSON, Joan Elizabeth (nee Hinschberger)

Passed away peacefully at Hospice Simcoe on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at the age of 56. Loving wife of Andy Wilson. Loving mom of Casey (Graham McNabb), Garrett Wilson (Nikki) and Brett Wilson. Cherished daughter of Dan and Geralda Hinschberger.
SHERIDAN, James ‘Jim’

SHERIDAN, James ‘Jim’

Passed away November 20, 2017 at the age of 75. Beloved husband of Barbara. Jim lived in Dunoon, Scotland with his mother and Uncle Jimmy before he moved to Canada in 1964 and married Barbara.

GILBERT, Shirley Josephine

Shirley passed away peacefully at home after a year long struggle with heart and lung disease on November 15, 2017 at the age of 83 years.
BENOIT, Richard ‘Benny’

BENOIT, Richard ‘Benny’

28 year veteran of the Lord Stathcona Horse Regiment of the Canadian Armed Forces. Peacefully passed away with his wife by his side on November 20, 2017 at the age of 71. Beloved husband of Adele and love of her life for 51 years.
BEGLEY, Paul

BEGLEY, Paul

(May 21, 1949 – November 20, 2017) - With great sorrow, the family of Dr. Paul Thomas Begley announces his passing on November 20th at the age of 68, following a six-month battle with brain cancer.
LeBLANC, Roland Joseph

LeBLANC, Roland Joseph

It is with sorrow yet a deep sense of peace that we announce the passing of Roland LeBlanc on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at the age of 82 years. Born on April 9, 1935 in Sydney, Nova Scotia, Roland lived a full and compassionate life.
BLACQUIERE, David Alan

BLACQUIERE, David Alan

(June 5, 1963 - November 14, 2017) - Passed away in Toronto, Ontario at the age of 54. He leaves behind his children, Elissa, Shanna, Emma, and Dawson Blacquiere; their mother Charlene Furey-Blacquiere; his parents, Herbert and Joan Blacquiere
HOBBS, Suzanne

HOBBS, Suzanne

Passed away at Owen Hill Care Community, Barrie on Monday, November 20, 2017 at the age of 81. Beloved wife of the late Gordon Hobbs Sr. Loved step-mother to Brenda Bradbury (Roger), Joline McLean (Stuart) and the late Gordon Hobbs Jr. (Dora).
JOHNSON, William "Bill"

JOHNSON, William "Bill"

Passed away peacefully at Hospice Simcoe on November 17, 2017 in his 69th year. Loving husband to Patricia for 41 years. Loving father of Rodney and the late Brenda. Cherished grandfather of Samantha Glenney and Robert Johnson. He will be sadly missed by