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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. 


MCKENZIE, Gary Russell (G.R.)

MCKENZIE, Gary Russell (G.R.)

Passed away peacefully in his home on Saturday, May 7, 2016, surrounded by his loving family. Gary in his 79th year leaves behind the love of his life Joan, his beloved wife and soul mate of almost 55 years.
COCHRAN, Ronald

COCHRAN, Ronald

Passed away at Hospice Simcoe in Barrie on Friday, May 6th, 2016. Ron Cochran in his 87th year was the beloved husband of Trudy Cochran of Barrie. Dear father of Diane Grasmeyer (Ralph) of Alliston and Bruce (Jackie) of Barrie.
MARKOU, Triantafillia "Phyllis

MARKOU, Triantafillia "Phyllis

Passed away peacefully at Hospice Simcoe on Friday, May 6, 2016 at the age of 69. Loving wife of the late Lazaros Markou. Beloved mother of Christina, John, and Vicky (Joey). Cherished Yiayia of Nicholas, Tate and Tye.
VAN CASTERAN, Carolyn (nee Reynolds)

VAN CASTERAN, Carolyn (nee Reynolds)

Passed away suddenly at Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital on Friday, May 6, 2016 at the age of 55. Beloved wife of Terry Van Casteren. Loving mother of Jamie (Krysta) Van Casteren and Nicole (James) Thayer.
POTTER, Sydney

POTTER, Sydney

Passed away peacefully surrounded by his family, in Barrie Ontario on May 2, 2016. Sydney (Sid) Potter, was born in Stockport, England, on December 17, 1924.
BLIGHT, Gregory Allen

BLIGHT, Gregory Allen

Passed away suddenly at his home in Oro on Monday, May 2nd, 2016. Greg Blight in his 52nd year was the beloved husband of Josée (nee Lessard).
ELLIOTT, William 'Bill'

ELLIOTT, William 'Bill'

(Retired Port Dover Composite School) – Passed away at the Grove Park Home, Barrie on Sunday, May 1, 2016 at the age of 89. Beloved husband of the late Alice Elliott (2014). Loved father of Carolyn Foreshew (Charles).
Reynolds, Mary E. (Hanchuk)

Reynolds, Mary E. (Hanchuk)

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our beautiful mother, Mary, at the young age of 71. She passed away peacefully at Hospice Simcoe, Barrie on Saturday, April 30, following an afternoon of warm sunshine and live music with family
FRANKLAND, Elva Elizabeth

FRANKLAND, Elva Elizabeth

Peacefully at the Millcreek Care Centre on April 28, 2016 in her 104th year. Elva, loving wife of the late Ernest Cyril Frankland. Will be sadly missed by her son Donald (Tubby). Predeceased by her son George.
MacMILLAN, Douglas J.

MacMILLAN, Douglas J.

Passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 with his close friend Igor Rynkov at his side. Douglas MacMillan in his 61st year beloved son of Beverley and the late John MacMillan.