Eagles, Sister Elizabeth Therese
EAGLES, Sister Elizabeth Therese (Constance Violet) entered Eternal Life on Saturday, January 12, 2013 in Chatham, Ontario. Born in Toronto, Ontario in 1921, the daughter of the late Harry and Constance (Cummings) Eagles.
She entered the Ursulines of the Chatham Union in 1939. During those years she served the Ursuline Community as a music teacher in Chatham, Calgary, Bradford, Blenheim, Head of the Music Department at St. Ursula’s, Windsor and during her last year of teaching she lived at “The Pines”. Along with her teaching career in music, she also studied art and pottery and has many beautiful paintings. She is survived by one sister Eileen and several nieces and their families.
Relatives and friends are invited to join the Ursuline Community at a prayer service to be held on Monday, January 14, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. in the Kiva at Villa Angela, 20 Merici Way, Chatham. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. in the Kiva at Villa Angela, Chatham. Interment will be in St. Anthony’s Cemetery.
Donations in memory of Sister Elizabeth Therese may be made to “Chatham Ursuline Charities” or to the charity of your choice.
Hazel Victoria Blandford
Blandford, Hazel Victoria. Born in Toronto December 16, 1917. Peacefully passed away at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie on Monday February 23rd 2004. Victoria was predeceased by her beloved husband Bruce in 1988. Survived by her son David Blandford (and his wife Kathryn) and daughter Barbara Nuttall. Dear grandmother of Christina, Michelle, Victoria, Julia and Kimberley and great grandmother of Olivia, Quincy, Danielle, Connor, Parker, Liam and Tyler. Victoria was a true lady, a wonderful mom and grandmother who will be fondly remembered by her family. Cremation took place in Barrie on February 25th. A remembrance service will be held Friday April 2nd 2004 at STECKLEY-GOODERHAM Funeral Home (30 Worsley St.), Barrie at 3:00 p.m. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or your favourite charity would be appreciated by the family.
SMITH Ruby W. (nee Hill)
At the Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie, on Friday March 26, 2004. Ruby Smith of Barrie, in her 88th year. Beloved wife of the late W. Fred Smith and Tom Tattersall. Loving mother of Carol Pratt of London, and Douglas Smith and his wife Verna of Hawkestone. Loving grandmother of 6 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by 7 brothers and 3 sisters. Friends may call at the STECKLEY-GOODERHAM FUNERAL HOME, Clapperton and Worsley Streets, Barrie, on Tuesday March 30th, from 2:00 p.m. until time of service on Tuesday, at 3:00 p.m. Cremation. Memorial donations to the charity of one’s choice would be appreciated by the family.
JOHNSTON W. Ross
Suddenly while on a ski vacation in Quebec City on Thursday, March 25, 2004. Ross Johnston of Horseshoe Valley, in his 71st year. Predeceased by his beloved wife Gean (nee McKenney) Johnston. Dear father to Elizabeth Cornish and her husband Dan of Horseshoe Valley, and John Johnston and his wife Sara McEwen of Rugby. Loving grandpa of Emily and Grant Cornish, Fiona and Samantha Johnston. Cherished companion of Lorrie Smelko of Wyevale. Dear brother of Anne Miles of Toronto and Ethelyn Hardwick of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Ross was an avid skier and sailor who shared his love of the outdoors with his family and friends. Friends may call at the STECKLEY-GOODERHAM Funeral Home (Clapperton and Worsley Streets), Barrie on Monday from 2:00 – 4:00 and 7:00 – 9:00pm. A Funeral Service will be held in the chapel on Tuesday, March 30th, 2004 at 11:00am. Cremation.
DAVIES, Myrtle Gertrude (nee Coutts)
Long-time Sunday School teacher at Midhurst United Church. Passed away suddenly at home in Midhurst on Sunday, March 28, 2004. Myrtle Davies, in her 78th year. Beloved wife of the late John Davies. Dear mother of Larry Miller (Ellen), Marlene Nicholson (John Ward), Dale Miller (Cathy), Karen Catling (Paul) and Pamela McKee (David). Loving grandmother of Bart, Sandy (Gerry), Erin, Ashley, Marnie, Kaitlin, Mallory (Mike), Christopher, Devon, Nicholas, Whitney, Lindsay and Geordie. Cherished great-grandmother of Morgan, Tyler and David. She will be sadly missed by her sisters Marie, Beryl, Mavis and Lois and brother Ron Coutts. Predeceased by her brother Walter Coutts. Friends may call at the STECKLEY-GOODERHAM Funeral Home (Clapperton and Worsley Streets) Barrie, on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the chapel on Thursday, April 1, 2004 at 1:00 p.m. Spring interment at Midhurst Union Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated by the family.
LITTLE, Irene Dorothy
Peacefully, at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie Ontario, on Tuesday, March 30th, 2004. Irene Dorothy Little (nee Cain) of Barrie in her 87th year. Beloved wife of the late Royce “Bud” Little. Dearly loved mother of Bill Royce Little of Tofino, B.C., Penny Harding and her husband Glenn of Charlotte, North Carolina, Laurie Hewings-Little and her husband Jack of Chicago. Loving grandmother of Jade Harding. Dear friend of Gary and Joanne Grant. Remembered with affection by her neices and nephews and will be sadly missed by all her good friends from Thetford Mines, Quebec where she spent many wonderful years. Irene was a multi-talented lady with diverse interests. She was a Red Cross Volunteer during WWII, a school board commissioner, newspaper columnist, award real estate agent as well as a gifted craftsperson and gardener. Special thanks to the staff at Woods Park Care Centre and the Nursing Staff at the Royal Victoria Hospital for their care and attention. A Family Service was held. Memorial donations to the Royal Victoria Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family and may be made through THE STECKLEY-GOODERHAM FUNERAL HOME, 30 Worsley Street, Barrie, On, L4M 1L4. (705) 721-9921.
HIGHTOWER (Luna) Ruth
At the Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie, on Tuesday, March 30th, 2004, after a courageous battle with cancer. Ruth, in her 78th year, wife of the late Neil Edward Hightower, is survived by her daughter Edwina Douglas and her husband Mike Douglas, and two grandchildren Jenna and Nathan. She is survived by her brothers Lewis Reuben Thompson of San Diego, California, and Luther Thompson of Wala Wala, Washington. Predeceased by her mother Luna Mae Leach, born in Russellville, Arkansas, her father, Lewis Sullivan Thompson, born in Hector, Arkansas, her brother Jack Thompson, and three sisters, Helen Lee Hawkins, Jean Manon, and Mary Lou Anderson. Friends may call at the STECKLEY-GOODERHAM FUNERAL HOME, Clapperton and Worsley Streets, Barrie, on Thursday, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Funeral Service will be held from Maple Grove Church of the Nazarene (St. Vincent and Grove Streets), Barrie, on Friday, April 2nd, 2004, at 2:00 p.m. Spring interment Barrie Union Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Royal Victoria Hospital Regional Cancer Care Centre would be appreciated.
LePAGE Sgt. Gary Beard
(Retired) [Korean War Veteran and career soldier who proudly served the Provost Corps and Military Police of the Canadian Armed Forces for 30 years.] After a long illness at the Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto, on Thursday, May 27th, 2004, at the age of 71. Loyal husband of 50 years to Liesbeth Ida (nee Rozenberg). Dedicated dad to Carol, Rita, Rick and his wife Susan, John, and Kevin and his wife Stacey. Grandpa to Leah and Jeffrey, Justin and Cameron, Rachel, Rebecca and Carrie Lynn, Benjamin, Katya and David. Son of Edwin and the late Winnifred (nee Beard). Brother of Arlene and Eddie. Friends may call at the STECKLEY-GOODERAHM FUNERAL HOME, 201 Minet’s Point Road, at Yonge St., Barrie, on Monday, May 31st after 10:00 a.m. until time of Service in the Chapel at 11:00 a.m. Interment White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Hamilton. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Toronto General and Western Hospital Foundation Neuroscience Fund would be appreciated.
VRIEZEMA, Anje (Lameyer)
Peacefully in her sleep at the Sara Vista Nursing Home, Elmvale on Friday May 28th, 2004. Anje Vriezema of Barrie and formerly of Holland in her 89th year. Beloved wife of the late Pieter Vriezema. Dear mother of Peter John Vriezema and his wife Janice of Midhurst. Loving grandmother of Krista Haapalainen and her husband Janne, Matthew Vriezema and his wife Laura all of Midhurst. Loving great grandmother Jenna and Ryan Vriezema and the late Jamie Haapalainen. Predeceased by sisters Annie and Albertje and brothers Lammert, Willem and Anjo all of Holland. Friends may call at the First Christian Reformed Church, 33 Shirley Avenue, Barrie on Monday May 31st, 2004 from 10:00 a.m. until time of Service at First Christian Reformed Church at 11:00 a.m. Interment Barrie Union Cemetery, Barrie. Memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated and may be made through the STECKLEY-GOODERHAM Funeral Homes.
MEGER, Margaret “Betty” Roberta
Peacefully passed away with her family by her side on Thursday, May 27th, 2004. Beloved wife of Paul Carl Meger. Cherished mother of Gary (Debra) Meger of Barrie, Debbie Scott of Newmarket and Sue (Vic) Weidmark of Oshawa. Loving grandmother of Heather and Jamie Meger; Melanie, Rory, Natalie, and Ashley, Scott; Jodi, Jermey and Paul Weidmark; Elizabeth and Danielle Cawley. Great grandmother of Mariah, Braedon and Alana. Daughter of the late Howard and Ena Chantler. Treasured sister of Jean (Chester) Wilcox of Midhurst, Elaine (Brian) Hambley of Abbotsford, B.C. and Ruth (Jack) Clemmens of Georgetown. Betty was a majorette with the Barrie Central Band and an avid sportswoman who loved swimming in Kempenfelt Bay. As a long-time member of the Barrie Country Club, she served as Lady’s Captain, President (1983) and as a Director. Betty loved playing the game with her family, friends and competitors. She played the game competitively within her club and throughout Simcoe County. Throughout her business career as District Sales Manager with Sears Canada, she earned the respect of her peers. She also spent countless hours volunteering with Barrie Minor Hockey and as a provincial board member for the Multiple Sclerosis Society. She also was instrumental in developing the local chapter with her popular “Sears Fashion Show”. Betty was a long-time member (56 years) of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church. Her involvement included teaching Sunday School and membership in the Women’s Missionary Society. A Celebration of Betty’s Life will be held at the Steckley-Gooderham Funeral Home, Clapperton & Worsley Streets, Barrie on Monday with visitation from 2:00 until time of Service in the chapel on Monday, May 31st, 2004 at 3:00 p.m. Cremation. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the A.L.S. Research or the Royal Victoria Hospital Foundation. Footprints One night a man had a dream. He dreamed he was walking along the beach with the Lord. Across the sky flashed scenes from his life. For each scene, he noticed two sets of footprints in the sand; one belonged to him, and the other the Lord. When the last scene of his life flashed before him, he looked back at the footprints in the sand. He noticed that many times along the path of his life there was only one set of footprints. He also noticed that it happened at the very lowest and saddest times in his life. This really bothered him and he questioned the Lord about it. “Lord, you said that once I decided to follow you, you’d walk with me all the way. But I have noticed that during the most troublesome times in my life, there is only one set of footprints. I don’t understand why when I needed you the most you would leave me.” The Lord replied, “ My precious, precious child, I love you and I would never leave you. During those times of trial and suffering, when you see only one set of Footprints, it was then that I carried you.”
McLean, John Edward (Ed)
Passed away suddenly at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie on Friday, May 28th, 2004. Edward (Ed) McLean, in his 86th year, of Barrie, beloved husband of the late Ruth (Rupert) and the late Marjorie Pilon. Loving father of Donna and her husband Ken Acker, Jack and his wife Linda, and Glenn all of Barrie and Allan and his wife Cheryl of Parry Sound, and the late Gordon and Nancy McLean. Father-in-law of Gwen. Lovingly remembered by 12 grandchildren Lisa, Scott, Kelly, Wade, James, John, Chrystal, Samantha, Michael, Heather, Colleen, Sarah and 13 great grandchildren. Brother of the late Murray McLean. Friends may call at the Steckley-Gooderham Funeral Home, Clapperton and Worsley St., Barrie on Monday from 2:00pm until 4:00pm and from 7:00pm until 9:00pm. Service in the chapel on Tuesday, June 1st at 11:00am. Interment Minesing Union Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Seadon, Florence Loretta
Peacefully at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie on Sunday, May 30, 2004. Florence Seadon in her 93rd year of Barrie, survived by sister Aleda Coughlin of Barrie, Hugh Seadon and family Monique, Kathryn (Todd) Dignan, David and the loves of her life, great grandchildren Andrew and Eric Dignan all of Vancouver. Also survived by first cousins Mike and Mary Collins, Pat Collins all of Barrie and nieces and nephews Charlie Seadon Jr. of Toronto and family Diane, Kerri, Ron Seadon of Barrie and family Joyce, Todd, Shane, Amy and Stephanie. Elizabeth O’Flynn of Chicago and family Patrick, Rhonda, Stephen and Lauren. Mary Jane Banke of Vancouver and family Erik, Natasha and Andrias. The Murphy Family Stephen, Gerry, Joanne, Frankie, Mary Anne, Mathew, Mark, Hugh and their respective families. Predeceased by sisters Pheobe Hughes (Toronto), Eva Murphy and brother Charlie Seadon. Friends may call at the Steckley-Gooderham Funeral Home, Clapperton and Worsley St., Barrie on Wednesday from 2:00pm until 4:00pm and from 7:00pm until 9:00pm. Funeral Mass from St. Mary’s Church on Thursday, June 3rd at 10:00am. Interment St. Mary’s Cemetery, Barrie. An Irish Blessing May the Road Rise Up to Meet You May the Wind Be Always At Your Back May the Sun Shine Upon Your Face The Rain Fall Soft Upon Your Fields And Until We Meet Again May God Hold You in the Palm Of His Hand.
WASS, John Walter
After a lengthy illness on Sunday, May 30th, 2004. John Wass of Wasaga Beach in his 47th year. Beloved son of Bud and Jean (nee Taylor) Wass of Stroud. Loving husband of Deborah Clyne. Step-father of Ryan and Christopher. Dear brother of David Wass (wife Joanne) of Montana, U.S.A., Cathie Frees (husband Rene) of Vancouver, B.C., Mary Jane Wass of Toronto, and Owen Wass (wife Andrea Michael) of Barrie. Special uncle of Kim, Marc, Gwen, Angela, Lisa, Roxanne, Joel, Carey and their families. Nephew of Bill W. and his family. Special friend of Marilyn Price-Parrell, Mike Monohan, Rev. David Clark, Kevin Brigss, Dan Celovski, Ted Shaw, and the Gang at Barrie Harley. Friends may call at the Steckley-Gooderham Funeral Home, (201 Minet’s Point Road & Yonge Street) Barrie, on Wednesday, June 2nd, 2004, from 2:00 p.m. until time of service in the Chapel at 3:00 p.m. Cremation. In memory of John, donations to the Princess Margaret Hospital or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.
BEESLEY, Paul Philip
Suddenly at his home in Barrie, on Monday, May 31st, 2004. Paul Beesley of Barrie, in his 60th year. Loving father of Jody Millette (Don) of Calgary, Robyn Sutherland (Bryan) of Calgary, Kim Vicente (Lou) of Brampton, and Tony Beesley and family. Cherished grandfather of Jayden, Neesha, Jessica, Dax, Iain, Matthew, and Andrew. Missed by his best friend Jay. By request, there will be no visitation or funeral service. Memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family and may be made through the Steckley-Gooderham Funeral Homes, Barrie.
MARTIN, Hereward Paul
Long time employee of Bell Canada Passed away at Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie on Monday, May 31, 2004 after a courageous battle with cancer. “Paul” Martin of Barrie in his 67th year. Beloved husband of Mavis (nee Evans).Loving dad of Brenna Martin and David Martin and his wife Keri. Dear grandpa of Kiah and Sloan. Son of the late Hereward and Anna Martin of Shanty Bay. Friends may call at the STECKLEY-GOODERHAM Funeral Home (Clapperton and Worsley Streets) Barrie, on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held from St. Giles Anglican Church, 95 Cook Street, Barrie, on Friday, June 4, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be greatly appreciated by the family.
JACKSON, Maude Victoria
To be with the Lord, peacefully in her sleep at the Simcoe Terrace Nursing Home, Barrie, on Friday, June 4th, 2004. Maude Jackson (Nee Tracy) of Minesing, in her 94th year. Beloved wife of the late Cyril Jackson. Loving mother of Victor (Alice) of Minesing, Nancy Klingbeil (the late Barry) of Barrie, and the late Florence Paget. She was a lovely grandmother to her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great great-grandaughter. Maude will also be remembered by many relatives and friends. Friends may call at the STECKLEY-GOODERHAM Funeral Home (Clapperton and Worsley Streets), Barrie, on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9pm. A Funeral Service will be held in the chapel on Monday, June 7th, 2004 at 11:00am. Interment Minesing Union Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Gideon’s Society or Emmanuel Baptist Church Building Fund “Share the Vision.”
CASEY, Reta May
After a brief illness, Reta May Casey passed away in her 90th year on Sunday, September 26, 2004 at Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie. Reta has joined her late husband William James (1992). She leaves behind her daughters Doreen (Albert) Gemmell of Ottawa and Ann (Garry) Cavanaugh of Barrie. Beloved Nannie of Richard (Domenica) Gemmell of Kanata, Lynn (Craig) Miln of Manotick, Natalie Cavanaugh of Barrie and Gord Cavanaugh of London. Great-grandmother of Stefania and Cristina Gemmell, Rob and Jenn Miln. Reta was the daughter of George A. Derousie and Alma Gertrude Baker of Long Sault, Ontario and was predeceased by her brother Garnet Earl Derousie (1990). Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service at STECKLEY-GOODERHAM Funeral Home 30 Worsley Street, Barrie. Visitation at 2 p.m. with service following at 3 pm. on Saturday October 9, 2004. Interment at St. Lawrence Valley Union Cemetery, Ingleside, Ontario on Friday, October 15, 2004 at 2 p.m. Donations to the Children’s Wish Foundation or charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.
ERSKINE, Donald Robertson
(WWII Veteran, long term employee of S.A. Armstrong) Peacefully at Bridgepoint Health, Toronto, on Tuesday, September 28th, 2004, at the age of 88. Beloved husband of 53 years of the late Evelyn Erskine. Loving father of Margaret, the late Douglas and the late Kenny. A family service will be held. Interment Innisvale Cemetery, Thornton. Thank you to all the staff at Bridgepoint Health, and a special thanks to the staff of 4 West. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Stroud Presbyterian Church may be made through the STECKLEY-GOODERHAM FUNERAL HOME, 201 Minet’s Point Road, Barrie, L4N 4C2.
LAYE, Daniel Edward
At the Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie, on Tuesday, September 28th, 2004. Dan Laye of Barrie, in his 58th year. Beloved husband of June Laye (nee Williams). Dear son of Elsie Laye (and the late Edward Laye). Loving father of Kim Leslie (husband Kevin), and Kevin Laye. Cherished granddad of Megan, Jeff, and Chris. Loving brother of Ronald, Robert, and Barbara. Friends may call at the STECKLEY-GOODERHAM FUNERAL HOME (201 Minet’s Point Road and Yonge Street) Barrie, on Saturday, October 16th, after 2:00 p.m., until time of service in the Chapel on Saturday, October 16th, at 3:00 p.m. Memorial donations to the Royal Victoria Hospital Regional Cancer Care Centre would be appreciated by the family.
Passed away peacefully at home at the age of 91, on Thursday, September 30, 2004. Beloved wife of the late Lawrence Fraser (1975) of Guthrie. Dear mother of Helen Bell and her husband Don of Coldwater, and Phyllis Core and her husband Charlie, of Barrie. Predeceased by her son Dale Fraser (1998). Also survived by her daughter -in-law Ann Fraser of Guthrie. Cherished grandmother of Calvin Bell, Gary Bell, Sharon Youell, Glenn Fraser, Brian Fraser, Tammy Core and Jodie Hollett. Great Grandmother of eleven. Friends may call at the STECKLEY-GOODERHAM Funeral Home (Clapperton and Worsley Streets), Barrie, on Saturday from 7-9 p.m. and on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.. A funeral service will be held in the Chapel on Monday October 4th, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. Interment St. Andrew’s / St. James Cemetery, Orillia. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Diabetes Association or the CNIB Simcoe-Muskoka Branch.
LOTT, Margaret Theresa
Peacefully, at the Roberta Place on Thursday, September 30th, 2004. Margaret Lott of Barrie, in her 84th year. Beloved wife of the late Donald Lott. Loving mother of Ann Marie Fritz and husband Allen of Barrie, Joseph Lott, Rose Ann Lott and fiance George Lekusz of Barrie, and Frances Flowers and husband Donald of Toronto. Cherished grandmother of Shannon, Chris and Nathan Fritz. Survived by sister Winnifred Vieira of Toronto and Rose Leonard of Scotland. Friends may call at the STECKLEY-GOODERHAM Funeral Home (Clapperton and Worsley Streets), Barrie, on Saturday from 7-9p.m. and Sunday from 2-4p.m. and 7–9p.m. A funeral mass will be held at St. Mary’s Church on Monday, October 4th, 2004 at 10a.m. Interment St. Mary’s Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation.