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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. 


BARRETT (de Melo), Elizabeth ‘Liz’

BARRETT (de Melo), Elizabeth ‘Liz’

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Elizabeth DeMelo-Barrett on October 31, 2016 at the age of 53. Liz lost her battle with stage 4 brain cancer, although her battle was brief she fought with courage and dignity.
LEON, Salma

LEON, Salma

Passed away peacefully at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre on Sunday, October 30, 2016 at the age of 70. Loving wife of Juan Francisco Leon.
NORMAN, Frances

NORMAN, Frances

Peacefully, while surrounded by family, at IOOF on Friday October 28, 2016, in her 87th year. Loving wife of George for 61 years. Honoured mother of Stuart, Alan, Jim and Beth. Cherished grandmother of Lynn, Annie, Conor, Keara, Matthew and Christopher.
REID, Jantje (Jane)

REID, Jantje (Jane)

Passed away peacefully at the Mill Creek Care Centre in Barrie on Wednesday, October 26th 2016 in her 92nd year. Beloved wife of the late William (Jim). Loving mother of Milt (Carol), Al (Frances) and Jim (Janice).

RUGMAN, George Earl

Passed away peacefully at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre in Barrie on Wednesday, October 26th, 2016 in his 93rd year. Beloved husband of the late Gladys. Dear father of Elgin and his wife Carol.
NAVARRETTA, Roberto

NAVARRETTA, Roberto

Dedicated to IWA/Steel Workers Union for many years Peacefully passed away on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 in his 72nd year. Loved by his family Alfina, Sergio (Alessandra), Jessica (Steve) and Raffaella. Proud Nonno of 4.
MANN, Julie Dawn

MANN, Julie Dawn

Julie Dawn Mann (Weaver), 58, of Barrie, Ontario, passed peacefully at Coleman Care Centre, Barrie, on October 24, 2016.

ATEFI-RAFI, Parvaneh (Pari)

Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre. Pari Atefi-Rafi in her 86th year beloved wife of the late Mostafa Atefi.
SMYTH, Jennifer Elaine

SMYTH, Jennifer Elaine

Passed away unexpectedly at her home on Sunday, October 23, 2016 at the age of 35. Beloved wife of Andrew Boyce. Cherished daughter of Peter (Eileen) Smyth and Deborah (Donald) MacDougall.
LeDREW, Douglas Ralph

LeDREW, Douglas Ralph

Passed away peacefully at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at the age 81. Loving father of Jean (John), Janet (the late Michael), Joan (Micheal), and Karen (Steve).