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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. 


WALLACE, Douglas Robert, Major (Ret)

WALLACE, Douglas Robert, Major (Ret)

It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing on August 27, 2016, of Doug. He will be greatly missed by his wife Shirley (nee Thompson), daughter Cathy Brucki (Ted), sons David (Elaine) and Scott (David Koo).
TORRIE, Harold Kennedy

TORRIE, Harold Kennedy

Passed away at the the Hospice Simcoe in Barrie on Saturday August 27th 2016. Harold Torrie of Barrie in his 85th year was the beloved husband of Mabel Torrie. Dear father of Barbara Mitchell (Lee) of Lake Luzerne, N.Y.
GOSNEY, David Ian William

GOSNEY, David Ian William

Passed away suddenly at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre in Barrie on Saturday, August 27th, 2016. David Gosney in his 70th year was the beloved husband of Laureen Smith and her children Cheryl Stephenson (Ryan) and Shelley Pierce (Tim).

MacNEIL, Mildred 'Millie

Peacefully in Collingwood on August 25, 2016 in her 90th year. Beloved wife of the late Stanley Joseph MacNeil. Dear mother of Dan (Marilyn McKnight), Vince and Ferial, Bob (Heidi), Alisa, and many foster children. Predeceased by son Timothy.
DUNN, Thomas 'Art'

DUNN, Thomas 'Art'

Of Oro Station, passed peacefully, surrounded by family, at Barrie manor on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at the age of 93. Beloved husband of the late Marion Richardson. Predeceased by his sisters Frances Hodgson and Mildred Cairns.
LEONARD, Mary Jo

LEONARD, Mary Jo

Peacefully passed away in Barrie, on August 23, 2016 in her 76th year. Beloved wife of the late Harold Leonard. Dear mother of Brian Leonard (Donna Greenough).
BARTLEY, Gordon A.

BARTLEY, Gordon A.

(Elementary School Teacher in Toronto) Passed away peacefully at the IOOF Long-Term Care Home 10 Brooks Street, Barrie on Monday August 22, 2016. Gordon Bartley in his 92nd year, beloved husband of Alva (Rawding-Thompson) and the late Vera Bartley.
FRENCH, Kenneth

FRENCH, Kenneth

Passed peacefully at Hillsdale Terraces, Oshawa, on Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016 in his 82nd year. Beloved husband of the late Arlene (nee Meer). Loving father of Lloyd French of Peterborough and Diane Winston (Ken) of Newtonville.

TOICH, Carol Anne

Passed away peacefully at RVH with her beloved husband Joseph by her side. Mother of Elaine and Francine, grandmother of six and great grandmother of four. She is survived by her sister Betty (Jack) and brother Ted (Mary) predeceased by brother John
VANSICKLE, Barbara June (nee Allen)

VANSICKLE, Barbara June (nee Allen)

(Jan. 28, 1932 — Aug. 21, 2016) Died peacefully at home on Aug. 21 with her daughter Kim by her side. Barb is survived by her loving children, Rick (Maureen), Kim and Mark as well as her eight beautiful grandchildren and one great-grandson.