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With love and sadness, we announce the peaceful passing of Ann surrounded by the love of her family on January 15, 2023. Cherished mother of Moira Macleod (John Dunn). Much loved “Grammie” to Catriona, Callum and Mackenzie. For 53 years, she was the best friend and adoring wife of Roderick who predeceased her in 2008. Elsann was the youngest child of Albert and Katie Reid, born in Fort Frances, Ontario on November 2nd, 1927. She was the youngest sister to Christine Edworthy (Jack), Geraldine “Mac” Chase (Norm) and Robert Reid (Jean), all deceased. She is survived by many nieces and nephews and grandnieces and grandnephews who experienced her warmth and kindness first-hand. She took great pride in being “a girl from the farm”. She spoke often of the firm but gentle guidance of her parents, who valued both hard work and fun. Elsann embraced her childhood farm chores, schoolwork and music lessons with enthusiasm. She could often be heard singing across the fields on her way to and from the one-room schoolhouse she attended in Pinewood, ON.
Ann was a natural born teacher. Following high school in Fort Frances, she attended the North Bay Normal School for teachers training. She made life-long friendships through her teaching career and regarded every teaching position as an adventure. She loved children and was gifted in bringing out the hidden talents and abilities of all her students. Ahead of her time, Ann resisted the tendency to “label” her young charges, instead using the same firm and gentle approach to build a child’s confidence, making sure than no one was left behind. Her favourite memory was teaching on Amherst Island in the elementary schoolhouse where she was loved for her school play creations complete with simple, homemade costumes and props and lots of music.
Some of her happiest years were living in Ottawa where she and Rod raised their two children James and Moira. Ann was always busy, driving her children to various interests, helping in her neighbourhood and church communities and singing in the Ottawa Choral Society and church choir. Ann was passionate about gardening and was well known for her beautiful flower and vegetable gardens. She made life beautiful by showing great kindness in sharing her interests and care with all whom she met. Love and kindness were evident in her radiant smile. She loved connecting with people and was blessed with many friendships which thrived in her warm, generous and kind spirit. Her home in Ottawa was a hub for neighbourhood parties, visiting guests of the Clan Macleod Society and many a casual drop-in for a cup of tea and Scottish baking. Ann’s role as a teacher never faded even after she left the classroom for she was always quick to lend a hand with advice, teaching family genealogy, a Scottish Country dance step or a favourite recipe.
Her final years were spent in Bracebridge, ON, with Rod until his passing, delighting in their three grandchildren and teaching them how to have fun and find their own special gifts in life. Ann received great care and support at James Street Retirement Residence before her move to the Pines LTC Residence. The family extends its heartfelt thanks to nursing, dietary and physio staff, PSWs, activity aides and volunteers who took special care to get to know Ann and celebrate her life story, passions and interests. We are grateful that she was cared for in the ways that honoured how she lived her life with kindness, openness, and compassion. We are especially grateful to dear family friend, Marion Jones, for her unfailing love and devotion to Ann’s care and comfort and to Nancy Knox and Nancy Telfer who both provided sustenance for Ann’s soul through their shared love of faith, music and nature.
As per Elsann’s wishes cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will occur in the Spring when the gardens begin to bloom. For those who wish, donations in Elsann’s memory can be made to the Manna Food Bank, Bracebridge, ON https://mannafoodbank.ca/donate/ or charity of choice.
It is with sadness we announce the passing of Ted Boon on January 19, 2023 at Muskoka Shores Long Term Care home in Gravenhurst at the age of 91. Left to mourn his passing are Linda, his loving wife of 53 years, daughter Laurelle (Rich), son Graeme (Sarah), daughter-in-law Nancy, grandchildren Audrey, Malcolm, Ellie, Lara, Neil and Sarah and seven great grandsons. Ted was sadly predeceased by his son Ted Jr in 2011.
Ted was born in Toronto and raised by his maternal grandparents in Ingersoll, Ontario. Following a few other short lived jobs, Ted commenced his 33 year career with the Ontario Provincial Police in 1958. During his career he served in Victoria Harbour, Wasaga Beach, Elmvale, Bala and then to Barrie where he became a familiar face in Public Service announcements on radio and television. He was then posted to Sombra, Thunder Bay and finally Bracebridge in 1984 as Detachment Commander where he retired in 1990. In Bracebridge, he began a secondary career as Santa Claus and brought much joy to youngsters now adults who will remember fondly his authentic “HO, HO, HO’s!” Ted’s retirement years included working for Muskoka Containerized Services and house painting.
His life cannot pass without recognizing his association with Muskoka and Golden Rule Lodges and Muskoka Shrine Club. They were an inspiration in his life since joining in Barrie in 1974. Old timer hockey was his favourite sport and he coached many games for Port Carling and Humphrey teams. Ted will be remembered for his love of family and friends, his willingness to always lend a helping hand and his enjoyment of social gatherings no matter the occasion.
Linda, Laurelle and Graeme would like to acknowledge the kindness and devotion of the dedicated team of care givers who looked after Ted over the past 4 years at Muskoka Shores especially during the difficult years of the pandemic. We are truly grateful for these unsung heroes.
A Masonic Funeral Service will be held at 1:00pm at the Bracebridge Legion Branch 161, 168 Muskoka Rd., Bracebridge on Thursday, February 2nd, 2023 followed at 1:30pm by a Celebration of Life.
In lieu of flowers and in memory of Ted, donations made to the South Muskoka Hospital Foundation at http://www.healthmuskoka.ca would be greatly appreciated.
Passed away suddenly in Bracebridge on Thursday, January 12, 2023 at the age of 67. Steve was the loving father of Derek and his wife Jessica, and Ryan and his wife Jamie. Cherished grandfather of Audrey, Connor, Noelle, and Owen. Dear son of Ruth and the late Walter McDonald and brother of Nancy and the late Bonnie.
Visitation will be at the Cavill – Turner funeral home, 215 Bay St. on Saturday, January 28 from 11 AM until memorial service in the chapel at 1 PM.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters would be greatly appreciated by the family.
Constance Violet Goheen passed away peacefully at The Pines Retirement home in Bracebridge on Friday January 13th, 2023, just days after her 97th birthday.
Connie, as she liked to be called was a middle child born in England on January 4th, 1926, to Edward and Amelia Marshall, her brothers Eddy and Wally both deceased.
She attended school in Woking Surrey, England and at a young age went out to work in Domestic Services. During WW2 she signed up for the Woman’s Land Army where she served in the South Lodge Hostel. During this time, she met up with two soldiers who requested they borrow her bicycle to make it to a store before closing, while one soldier rode off, she enjoyed a long walk with the other soldier that eventually led to happily being married to Leonard Goheen on June 16th, 1945, in England.
Connie braved leaving her husband and home to board the hospital ship Letitia with other war brides and met by her husband’s family to begin her life in Canada, when Len arrived home after the war, they settled in Bracebridge and started a family.
A quiet woman, she faithfully enjoyed her work being a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother and keeping the house a home throughout.
Should you visit, there was always coffee and something sweet to enjoy from Friday’s baking day. When you joined the family, you would be prepared for some hand-knit item of love being either a sweater, hat, mittens, etc.
And though she was quiet, anyone who met Connie acquired an instant fondness toward her.
Later in life, and after her husband had passed Connie was blessed with a new friend, Doug Park, and in their senior years enjoyed wonderful companionship as she joined him at his home in Innisfil, they were able to enjoy a few travels together, Florida and British Columbia which she truly enjoyed.
After Doug passed away, she returned home to Bracebridge and reconnected with a dear friend Georgina Fyfe (d) they spent much time together enjoying tea, conversations and many very long walks that amazed their children.
Connie moved into James Street Retirement Residence where she enjoyed outings with new friends before entering The Pines.
Connie was predeceased by her; husband of 50 years Leonard Francis Goheen (1995) and also predeceased by her second love Douglas Park.
Connie leaves behind her children; Linda Rankin (Dave), Clifford (Vicki), Donald (Carrie), Lorne (Roy), James (Sharon) of New Brunswick, Andrew (Denise) of Midland, and Cynthia Greer (Roger) of Kirkland Lake
Her Grandchildren; Douglas Rankin, Deanna Kiernan (Rob), Jeffrey Goheen (Jennifer), Daniel Goheen (Kelly), Leah Goheen (Martin Ferron), Thomas Goheen (Venessa), Alicia Seebach (Rob Welton), Marcella Forth (Darcy Langlois) and Marianna Charette (Chris)
She also leaves 16 Great-Grandchildren, numerous Nieces, and Nephews, and will also be missed by Kim and John Klonowski (Park), Jim and Joan Park and Sandra Fyfe and many friends of the family.
The family gives special thanks to all the wonderful staff at the Pines for their exceptional care of Connie.
Charitable donations in Connie’s memory can be made to the Pines Support Committee or to a charity of your choice. Service information can be found and online condolences can be made at www.reynoldsfuneral.com
Passed away at home on Saturday, December 31, 2022 at the age of 71. Barbara was the beloved wife of the late Christopher Holden. Loving mother of Angela Keating (Joe), and Andrew Holden (Keziah). Cherished grandmother of Emma, Alexis & Bradley Keating; Jocelyn & Kari Holden. Loved daughter of Bunny and the late Les Laing. Dear sister of David Laing (Michelle), Norma Laing and the late Carol-Louise Edgar.
A Visitation will be held on Monday, January 9, from 12 – 1:00 PM at Cavill Funeral Home, Gravenhurst, ON with Memorial Service to follow at 1:00. Reception to follow immediately after the service.
Memorial contributions to South Muskoka Memorial Hospital greatly appreciated.
Suddenly in Gravenhurst on Friday, January 6, 2023 at the age of 36. Dawn will be lovingly remembered by her mother Vanessa Zsadanyi-Brantnall and her husband Jeff McWade and her father Lorne Brantnall. Dear sister to Richard, Margaret “Maggie”, Carol, Mary, and Elizabeth. Cherished Granddaughter to Carol and the late Anthony “Tony” Zsadanyi and the late Helena and the late Lorne Levi Brantnall. Dawn will be sadly missed by her many aunts, uncles cousins and many friends.Visitation will be held at the Cavill-Turner Funeral Home, 215 Bay Street, Gravenhurst on Monday, January 16 2023 from 11AM until complete funeral service in our chapel at 1PM. Interment to follow at a later date.
Leila Cormier passed away at the age of 100 on January 8, 2023 at Muskoka Landing, Huntsville. She is predeceased by her dear husband Gerry Cormier. Dear mother of Paul (Pamela) and step daughter Frances Gaudet (late Mike). Cherished Nana to Justin and Lindsay Cormier (Hunter Foster) and great grandmother to Jaeda and Nora. Sister to the late Alda Ussher and the late Ronald Radcliffe. Sister in law to Vi Radcliffe. At Leila’s wishes, cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Manna Food Bank would be appreciated.
Jack Clark passed away peacefully with his family at his side in his 80th year on January 9, 2023 at South Muskoka Memorial Hospital. Jack was predeceased by his parents Art & Bunny Clark. Dear brother of Bonnie Borchardt, Diane Robinson and Lee Moore. Jack was a beloved uncle and a kind and loving friend. Cremation has taken place. A reception to celebrate Jack’s life will be held at the Milford Bay Community Centre on Saturday, January 21st from 2 pm to 4 pm with no formal service. An interment will be planned later this year. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Christian Blind Mission (cbm.org) would be appreciated.
Passed away at South Muskoka Memorial Hospital, on Tuesday, January 3, 2023 at the age of 84. Jean was the beloved wife of Colyn Alderman for over 61 years. Loving mother of Mark Alderman, and Frances Govey. Cherished grandmother of Mathew Alderman, Ryan Alderman (Leanne Ruston), Timothy Govey, and Jeremy Govey. Dear sister of Leonard Shore (Ann) of Wales and Aunt of Paul Shore (Janet).
A Visitation will be held on January 21 from 12 – 1:00 pm at Cavill Funeral Home where the memorial service will be held in the chapel at 1:00 pm. Reception to follow.
Memorial contributions to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Canadian Heart & Stroke Foundation greatly appreciated.
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Danny. He passed away peacefully, at South Muskoka Memorial Hospital, on Monday, January 2, 2023 with family by his side.
Danny was the loving father of Daniel (Kristine), and Jonathan Barnes. Cherished grandfather of Lily, Danielle, Penni, Isabelle, Benjamin, and Kay-lee.
Danny will also be greatly missed by his mother Rita Barnes, his brothers Denis Barnes (Donna), and Gary Barnes (Stephanie) as well as uncles Dave Stothers (Edith), Mark Stothers (Debbie), and ,many nieces and nephews.
Cremation has taken place and a celebration of Danny’s life will be held at a later date.
Memorial contributions to the Canadian Diabetes Association greatly appreciated.
Passed away peacefully at home on January 1, 2023, at the age of 60.
Born on February 26, 1962 in Halifax, NS – Brad was a very proud and loving father, partner, son, brother and uncle and will be deeply missed by his partner of 23 years, Tracey Holmes; his mother, Elizabeth “Betty” Laidlaw of Gaetz Brook, NS (Ron Charlton); his sister, Darci O’Leary (Shamus); his brother, Greg Laidlaw (Kelsey Cunningham); his son, Justin Laidlaw and Justin’s mother, Lauren Schagen (Michael Thomas) and family; and also his many nieces and nephews. He was pre-deceased by his father, Wilfred “Junior” Laidlaw of Middle Musquodoboit, NS (Roseanne). He will be lovingly remember by Barb and Eric Holmes & family.
Growing up, Brad was a beloved member of the Dartmouth YM-YWCA Upward Bound group who provided day camp recreation experiences for children with varying challenges. Brad forged lifelong friendships with fellow leaders and was a mentor to many of the children – which he continued on with later in his career during his time at Camp Wenonah. Brad, gave service, enriched lives, was a friend with a mischievous twinkle in his eye and made everyone smile for which he will always be fondly remembered.
He was a Veteran of the Canadian Airborne Regiment and very supportive of the Royal Canadian Legion.
“Chef Brad” graduated from George Brown College and became a Red Seal Certified Chef in 1996 and had a prominent career working at Glen Abbey Golf Club, Chateau Lake Louise, Panorama Mountain Resort, The Windermere House and was the Executive Chef at The Georgian Peaks Ski Club and Camp Wenonah – winning many awards throughout his career.
Brad was an avid golfer who loved to snowboard & travel and became an avid hockey fan. Brad lived his life 100% truly and authentically himself, Always. His personality was larger than life.
Cremation will be taking place and a Celebration of Life will be planned for Ontario and Nova Scotia.
Memorial donations may be made to The Royal Canadian Legion Dominion Command Poppy Trust Fund.
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our mother Pauline Perrier (née Paquin), on Friday December 30, 2022, in her 88th year. Pauline passed away peacefully at home in Bracebridge with her family by her side.
Beloved wife of 62 years to Ron, who passed away in March 2022. Cherished mother of Carole (Stephen McArthur), Marc (Juli), and Martin (Betty MacDonald), and cherished grandmother of Adrien (Michelle McDonald), Michelle (Conor Fullan), Patrick (Charmaine Pereira), Mathieu, Elise, and Jocelyne. Beloved great-grandmother to Brighton. Pauline will be lovingly remembered by her sister Edith Lacasse (Donat), her brother Ernel Paquin (Idèle), her brother-in-law Lloyd Perrier (Mandy), and her sister-in-law Christina Breault. Pauline was also predeceased by her brothers and sisters Hughette, Denis, Jean-Guy, Léo-Paul, Gilles, and Bibiane.
Pauline was from Belleterre, Quebec, where she met the love of her life, Ronald Perrier. After Pauline graduated from teachers’ college in Northern Quebec and became a grade-school teacher, she and Ron settled in Elliot Lake, Ontario, where they started their family. Later they lived in New Liskeard and Mississauga, where Pauline worked as a supply teacher and a special needs aide in French-language schools. Pauline and Ron retired early in Bracebridge, travelling between town and their beloved ‘Turtle Island’ cottage on Lake Muskoka. Pauline loved nothing more than entertaining family and friends at their cottage or their house, where she would cook and bake for a house full of guests. Golf and curling were Pauline’s other passions, and she and Ron were long-time members of the South Muskoka Curling and Golf Club. Pauline enjoyed travels to Europe on several occasions, including France and Italy with Ron and their adult children.
A special thanks to Dr. Lisa Tsugios for her professional and caring help. A special thanks also to Pauline’s professional team of caregivers, nurses, and therapists: Cindy, Tracy, Wendy, Treena, Caryn, Kelly, Jayme, Heidi, the kind team at the VON Adult Day Program, and the dedicated staff of the Alzheimer Society of Muskoka.
A Celebration of Life will take place in the spring, on a date to be announced later.
In lieu of flowers, and in memory of Pauline, we ask that you please donate to the Alzheimer Society of Ontario, https://alzheimer.ca/en/on or to the charity of your choosing. Donations may be arranged through Reynolds Funeral Home.
Peacefully at Orillia Soldiers Memorial Hospital on Saturday, December 31, 2022, in her 72nd year.
Survived by mother Margaret Sword of North Bay, brother Peter Sword of New Liskeard, and sister Jill Sword of Toronto.
Predeceased by her father Donald Sword.
As per Judy’s wishes cremation has taken place and an interment will occur in North Bay at a later date.
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Kathryn Fudge on December 26, 2022 at her residence at the age of 64. She leaves behind her dear son Jeff Pitre (Cara) and the late Darrell (Emma) and cherished grandchild Sierra. Loving daughter of Burton and Mae Fudge. Treasured sister of Bonnie, Burla, Paula, Anthony, Fred, the late Richard (died 2022). At Kathryn’s wishes cremation has taken place and a family gathering will take place in New Brunswick later this year. In lieu of flowers memorial donations to Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) or Arthritis Society would be appreciated.
Peacefully at Muskoka Shores on Friday, December 30, 2022 in her 88th year. Flora, loving wife to the late Eldon (Ted). Dear mother, to Tim and his wife, Jennifer and Kimberley. Grandma will be sadly missed by Hillary, Mitchell, Ethan, Griffin, and Draysonn. Dear sister, to Linda Hammar and the late Lyle Loshaw. Visitation will be at the Cavill Funeral Home, 215 Bay Street, Gravenhurst on Wednesday, January 4, 2023, from 11 AM until service in the chapel at 1 PM. Private interment to follow at Barkway Cemetery. If desired donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated by the family.
Passed away peacefully at Muskoka Shores Care Community, on Friday, December 23, 2022. She was in her 90th year. Caroline was a very loving and caring woman to all. A woman of small stature but of great faith who loved playing the organ at the Calvary Baptist Church and it became her mission for 34 years. She was the loving mother of Janis Fowler (late Rod), Carolee McKenzie (Warren), Holly Ibbitson (Bruce), Catherine Kenyon (Bill), Sharon Nickason (Clifford), and Stephen Harbridge (Sarah). Preceded by her 2 sisters Roberta Marlene Nicholson (late Derrick), and Karen Anne King. Survived by sisters Eleanor Kim Drouin (Gerald), Penny Amber King, Terri Lea Aube (Lucien), Laurie May (King) Drouin and brother Wayne King (Kelly). Caroline will be missed by her many Grand Children, Great Grand Children, Nieces, Nephews, Relatives and Friends.
Memorial visitation to be at Calvary Baptist, 185 Brock Street, Gravenhurst on Friday, January 6, 2023 from 10AM until Service in the sanctuary at 11AM.
If desired, donations to the Salvation Army would be appreciated by the family.