Holgate, Harry James
Date of Death: September 17th 2001
HOLGATE, Harry James Peacefully at York Central Hospital , Toronto on Monday, September 17th, 2001 . Loving son of John Sr. and Lucy Holgate, father of Christopher and brother of Peter and John. Harry is survived by his companion Patricia and Christopher's mother Denise. He will remembered by many friends, nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the STECKLEY-GOODERHAM FUNERAL HOME, Hwy. #11 & Minet's Pt. Rd., Barrie on Wednesday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass from St. John Vianney Catholic Church, Barrie on Thursday, September 20th at 10,00 a.m. Interment St. Mary's Cemetery, Barrie. Memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family.
Kovacs, Gladys Evelyn
Date of Death: September 11th 2001
KOVACS, Gladys Evelyn Peacefully on Tuesday, September 11th, 2001 at the I.O.O.F. Home, Barrie . Evelyn Kovacs of Barrie in her 88th year. Beloved wife of the late George (1959). Loving mother of Carol Riethmacher, Ilona Kovacs, Jean Kovacs, Shirley Thomlison, Keith Kovacs and Ian Kovacs. Nana will be sadly missed by her eight grandchildren, three great grandchildren and by her nieces Catherine, Ruth and Claire. Friends may call at the STECKLEY-GOODERHAM FUNERAL HOME, Clapperton & Worsley Streets, Barrie on Friday after 10,00 a.m. Service will be held in the Chapel on Friday, September 14th at 11,00 a.m. Interment later at Huxley's Cemetery, Hillsburgh.
LeGear, R. George
Date of Death: September 13th 2001
LeGear, R. George (Retired Letter Carrier) Peacefully at Woods Park Care Centre, Barrie on Thursday September 13th, 2001 . George LeGear of Barrie in his 85th year. Beloved husband of the late Olive Huculak. Loved father of Rick LeGear and his wife Deda of Dawson Creek, B.C., Anne Sanquins and her husband Geoff of Orillia, Mary Patterson and her husband Dave of Kitchener. Loving grandfather of Bob, Terri, Sarah, Alex, Joshua, Jessie and Jenelle. Dear brother of Sid LeGear of Orillia, Vic LeGear of Nanimo, B.C., Evelyn Janz of Brandon, Manitoba and the late Stanley LeGear. George will be greatly missed by many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the STECKLEY-GOODERHAM Funeral Homes, Clapperton and Worsley Streets, Barrie on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service in the Chapel on Monday September 17th at 11,00 a.m. Interment Barrie Union Cemetery . If so desired Memorial Donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated.
McFarlane, Myra B.K.
Date of Death: September 10th 2001
McFARLANE, Myra B.K. (retired RN from the Royal Victoria Hospital , Barrie ) suddenly at the Royal Victoria Hospital , Barrie , on Monday, September 10th, 2001 . Myra Hemphill in her 71st year. Beloved wife of Duncan McFarlane of Barrie . Cherished mother of Elizabeth McFarlane and Donna Reist of Toronto , Janice McFarlane and Kevin Bruce, Sheila Martin, Duncan McFarlane, all of Ottawa . Loving grandma of Daniel, Rebecca, Stephane, Kalia, Olin, and Kirstyn. Dear sister of Beth Miller of Scotland , and Constance McCreery of London , Ontario . Will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Friends may call at the Steckley-Gooderham Funeral Home, Clapperton and Worsley Streets, Barrie, on Thursday from 2,00 to 4,00 and 7,00 to 9,00 p.m. Service of Remembrance from St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Barrie, on Friday, September 14th at 2,00 p.m. Cremation. Myra was a loyal servant and dedicated worker for the Women’s Missionary Society and her community. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Women’s Missionary Society, St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Barrie , or a charity of your choice.
Mitchell, Herbert Kenneth
Date of Death: September 15th 2001
MITCHELL Herbert Kenneth (Squadron Leader, Retired, Royal Air Force) At the Royal Victoria Hospital , on Saturday, September 15th, 2001 . Ken Mitchell of Barrie , in his 81st year. Beloved husband of Patricia (nee Caldwell ) Jones, and first marriage late Phyllis Gertrude (nee Leavitt). Loving father of Peter Roy Mitchell of Winnipeg , David John Mitchell (wife Cathy) of Barrie , and the late Kenneth Leonard Reid Mitchell. Dear grandfather of Darrin of Winnipeg, Paul of Toronto and Theresa of Sudbury. Great-grandfather of Devon . Dear brother of Frank Mitchell (wife Gertrude) of England . Forty-eight year member of Branch 147 R.C.L. Life member of RAF Association, and Air Force Association of Canada. President 441 (Huronia) Wing for 8 years and board member for over 35 years. Member of St. Giles Anglican Church, Barrie, serving as Peoples’ and Rectors’ Warden, Advisory Board, Scout Master, and Sidesman. Friends may call at the Steckley-Gooderham Funeral Home, Clapperton and Worsley Streets, Barrie , on Tuesday from 2,00 to 4,00 and 7,00 to 9,00 p.m. Service of Remembrance in the Chapel on Wednesday, September 19th, 2001 at 11,00 a.m. Cremation. Memorial donations to the R.C.A.F. #441 (Huronia) Wing Air Force Association of Canada Building Fund would be appreciated by the family.
Noland, George M.
Date of Death: September 22nd 2001
Noland, George M. At his residence in Barrie on Saturday, September 22nd, 2001 . George M. Noland in his 77th year, of Barrie . Dear son of the late John Henry and Mary MacLean Noland. Dear brother of Jean Baker of Oakville, Donalda Ayres of Scarborough, Phyllis Cowen of Sedalia, Missouri, James Noland of Mississauga, and Grant Noland of Barrie. Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Dearest friend of Robert & Eleanor Taylor of California . George was a musician, poet, thoroughbred horse enthusiast and avid baseball fan. A Service of Remembrance will be held at the STECKLEY-GOODERHAM FUNERAL HOME, Clapperton & Worsley Streets, Barrie on Saturday, September 29th at 11,00 a.m.
Date of Death: August 31st 2001
OMATSU, Den peacefully passed away at the Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto, on Friday, August 31st, 2001. Den Omatsu, at the age of 68 years. Beloved husband of Midori. Loving and caring father of Valerie and her husband C.J., and Michael. Dear and proud grandfather of Kyler. He will be missed dearly by all. Friends and family may call at the Steckley-Gooderham Funeral Home, Clapperton and Worsley Streets, Barrie, on Thursday, September 6th, from 2,00 p.m., until time of Memorial Service in the Chapel at 3,00 p.m. Memorial donations to the Princess Margaret Hospital would be appreciated. The family wish to thank friends, family members, and the nurses and doctors, at the Princess Margaret Hospital for their support during this difficult time.
Powell, Gary Leonard
Date of Death: September 14th 2001
POWELL, Gary Leonard At home on Friday, September 14th, 2001 . Gary Powell, of Barrie , in his 62nd year. Beloved husband of Patricia Ann Luck of Barrie . Dear son of Josephine Powell and the late Milton Powell of Barrie . Dear father of Darryl Powell and friend Emma, Alan Powell and Sandra, and Michael Powell, all of Barrie . Loving grandfather of Bryon, Bradley, Shane, and Amanda. Dear brother of the late John Powell. Also missed by many family members. A celebration of Gary ’s life will be held on Saturday, September 22nd from 2-4 p.m. at the I.B.E.W. Hall, 178 Tiffin Street , Barrie . Cremation. Memorial donations may be made to the Cancer Society or a charity of your choice.
Date of Death: September 20th 2001
SMIBERT, Charles (Charlie) Retired long time employee of Canadian Tire Corp., Willowdale. Peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on Thursday September 20th, 2001 . Charlie Smibert of Barrie was in his 73rd year. Beloved husband of Catherine. Loving father of Lynda, Dianne and Neil. Loving grandfather of seven and great grandfather of four. Friends may call at the STECKLEY-GOODERHAM Funeral Homes, Clapperton and Worsley Streets, Barrie on Monday September 24th from 2,00 p.m. until Service in the Chapel at 3,00 p.m. Cremation. In lieu of flowers donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.
Burton, Ernest j.
Date of Death: January 1st 2002
BURTON, Ernest J. at the I.O.O.F. Home, Barrie , on Tuesday, January 1st, 2002 . Ernest James Burton, born May 6th, 1910 , in Verdun , Quebec , and was educated at Normal Model School , Toronto . He played the carillon at Metropolitan Church in Toronto , and was an accomplished cellist. He came to Barrie , Ontario , in 1938 as an agent for Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., with his wife Evelyn. They have 3 children; Donald, Elaine, and David. Ernest enjoyed being Town Clerk of Barrie, owned and operated a bowling alley, Secretary/Treasurer of the Barrie High School Board, and a sitting Justice of the Peace in the new Court House. He was a member of Central United Church and served on the advisory board. He was a Life Member of the Masonic order having first joined Northgate Lodge #951 in 1932 in Toronto . He affiliated with Kempenfelt Lodge #481 in Barrie , and served as the Master in 1936. He affiliated and is a Life Member of Corinthian Lodge #96 in Barrie . Ernest is also a member of Signet Chapter #34 R.A.M. along with Scottish Rite of the Barrie Valley . Friends may call at the STECKLEY-GOODERHAM FUNERAL HOMES, Clapperton and Worsley Streets, Barrie , on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Masonic Service will be held Friday at 7,30 under the direction of Corinthian Lodge. Funeral service in the Chapel on Saturday, January 5th at 3,00 p.m. Cremation. Donations may be made to the Royal Victoria Hospital , Barrie , or the Epilepsy Association.