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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. 


Bishop, Conway

Bishop, Conway

(Retired from Barrie Welding and Machine after 43 years) Peacefully surrounded by his family at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, Barrie, on January 28th, 2016 in his 69th year. Beloved husband of Jennifer.
Marino, Josephine (nee Bemister)

Marino, Josephine (nee Bemister)

On January 28, 2016, Josephine loving wife of the late Tony. Mother of John (Judy), Paul (Tracey). Grandmother of Brittney, Kiana, Rachel and Megan. Sister of Emma and Chesley.
Doyle, Fred McDonald

Doyle, Fred McDonald

Peacefully at home in Barrie surrounded by family, on January 27, 2016. Fred McDonald Doyle, in his 62nd year, loved and respected by Jane Carberry. Loving father of Jason (Angela) and Brandon. Proud granddad of Aydan, Jaxon and Essence.
Dianna Caldwell

Dianna Caldwell

Dianna Caldwell December 13, 1945 - January 25, 2016 Passed away peacefully at Hospice Simcoe, Barrie, on Monday, January 25th, 2016 at the age of 70. Dianna joins her belated husband Douglas Caldwell, married 49 years.

CONTOIS, Theresa Mary

Peacefully at home in Barrie surrounded by her family on Monday January 25, 2016, in her 85th year. Beloved wife of the late Jimmy Contois. Sadly missed by all of her children, and their spouses. Always missed by her dear sisters.
LOCKHART, Caroline

LOCKHART, Caroline

Passed away suddenly at home, on Sunday January 24, 2016 in her 54th year. Predeceased by her father Wilfred Blackier, husband Scott Lockhart, and brother Barry.

Catling, Michael Stephen

Passed away suddenly on January 22, 2016 in his 54th year. Loving father to Matthew (Kassandra) and Brittany (Jeff) of Barrie. Son of Mary, of England and pre-deceased by his father John. Sadly missed by brothers Paul and Tim (Lee Ann) of Barrie.
Stepanovs, Juris 'George'

Stepanovs, Juris 'George'

Passed away peacefully at Spencer House, Orillia, on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 in his 91st year. Cherished husband of Eileen. Loving father of Dzintra (Jim) Gamble, Janis (Gary) Hause, Craig (Susan) Goodman, Kirk (Allison) Goodman, and Kevin Goodman.
OLIVIER, Anthony (Tony)

OLIVIER, Anthony (Tony)

Gone to be with his Lord & Saviour after a courageous battle with cancer at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre in Barrie on Sunday, January 24th, 2016. Tony Olivier of Barrie in his 78th year. Beloved husband of Jo-Anne Yoneyama-Olivier. Dear

Smitten, Raleigh

Born sleeping at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre on Friday, January 22, 2016. Raleigh will be forever loved and remembered by his heart broken parents Nicole and Darryl, and his brother Tayven. Left to mourn are grandparents Patricia and Gary