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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. 


KOVACS, Bernice Ann

KOVACS, Bernice Ann

Passed away suddenly at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre in Barrie on Sunday, April 24th, 2016. Bernice (nee Beausoleil) of Barrie in her 79th year. Beloved wife of Doug Davis.
WILSON, Digger

WILSON, Digger

Passed away peacefully at Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie on April 23, 2016 in his 88th year. Loving husband of Catharine for 42 years.
HAYES, Karen

HAYES, Karen

Peacefully with family by her side at Georgian Bay General Hospital on Saturday, April 23, 2016 in her 75th year. Beloved wife of the late Tom Hayes. Dear mother of Mike (Heather), Maurice (Cindy), Ian and Kelly Coward (Andrew).
SMOUT, Doreen

SMOUT, Doreen

Passed away peacefully at Hospice Simcoe on Saturday, April 23, 2016. Doreen Smout in her 86th year, loving wife of the late Gerald Smout. Cherished mother of Linda Hollins, Brian (Dorothy) Smout, Clinton (Catherine) Smout and Bev (Cam) Smiley.

MOORE, Duncan Willis

(May 19, 1925 – April 23, 2016) - Passed away at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, Barrie on Saturday April 23rd 2016.
McGOURTY, Elizabeth Anne

McGOURTY, Elizabeth Anne

Born April 10th, 1943, made her transition into the light and love of God surrounded by the love of her family and friends on Thursday, April 21st, 2016 at the age of 73.
HAY, Betty

HAY, Betty

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Betty N. Hay on April 22, 2016 with her family by her side. Beloved wife of Lorne for 63 years.
BAKER, Brian

BAKER, Brian

Volunteer with St. John Ambulance and the Therapy Dogs Program, past president of Simcoe Co., Innisfil and Essa Historical Societies, past scout leader with the First Churchill scouts, and a very active member of Burton Avenue United Church.
ZAK, Zygfryd “Fred”

ZAK, Zygfryd “Fred”

Peacefully passed away at Roberta Place in Barrie on Wednesday April 20, 2016, in his 97th year. Beloved companion of The Late Alice Dolly Elstub. Dear father of David Story (wife Mary) of Barrie.
LAROCQUE, Marie Jean

LAROCQUE, Marie Jean

It is with great sadness that Marie’s family announce her passing. A very loved mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She will be forever loved and treasured by many family, friends and all who knew her. A family celebration will be held.