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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. 


ATKINS, Albert Edward

ATKINS, Albert Edward

Passed away at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre in Barrie on Saturday February 6, 2016. Albert Atkins of Barrie in his 89th year was the beloved husband of the late Nina (nee Brunelle).
TURNER, John (W.W.II Veteran)

TURNER, John (W.W.II Veteran)

Passed away peacefully at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre in Barrie on Saturday February 6, 2016. John Turner of Barrie in his 96th year was the beloved husband of Rita Turner of Barrie.
BERMAN, Saul

BERMAN, Saul

Passed away at the Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital on Sunday, February 7, 2016 at the age of 81. Beloved husband of the late Theresa for 58 years. Loving father of Tim (Evelyn) and Terry (Maria). Cherished Zayda of Sean and Theresa.
Bennett, Georgina “Weenie”

Bennett, Georgina “Weenie”

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Georgina “Weenie” Bennett, suddenly at her home on Wednesday February 3rd, 2016. Wife of the late Colin Bennett. Loving mother of Nick (Lynda) and Leanna.

REID, Alexander Shand

Died peacefully, surrounded with love at the age of 88, on February 2, 2016 at Hospice Simcoe. Devoted husband of 62 years to Margaret. Cherished dad of Christine (Leigh), Sandy (Janet), Sheila (Louis) and David (Lori).
BOYKO, Nick (Nickolas) James

BOYKO, Nick (Nickolas) James

Nick (Nickolas) James, at the age of 78, passed away with family by his side on Tuesday February 2, 2016.
Vetter, Keith Anderson

Vetter, Keith Anderson

Keith Anderson Vetter passed away February 3rd, 2016. Keith was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend whose quick sense of humour and ever-present wit endeared him to everyone whose path crossed his.
Hawkins, Vern

Hawkins, Vern

(Former owner of Hawkins Garage and Oro Township’s first Volunteer Fire Chief) Peacefully at Grove Park Home, Barrie, on Monday February 1st, 2016 in his 88th year. Beloved husband of the late Marlene Hawkins.
MERRITT, Marjorie Marie

MERRITT, Marjorie Marie

Passed away peacefully at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre in Barrie on Friday, January 22nd, 2016. Marjorie Merritt in her 92nd year was the beloved wife of the late Arthur.
Hennessey, Rosemond Jacqueline (Jackie)

Hennessey, Rosemond Jacqueline (Jackie)

Passed away at the Bob Rumball Home For The Deaf in Barrie on Tuesday February 2nd 2016. Jackie Hennessey (Hickey) in her 80th year was the beloved wife of Eugene Hennessey of Barrie.