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Obituaries

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RIPLEY, Patricia Jean 'Pat'

RIPLEY, Patricia Jean 'Pat'

Patricia (Pat) Jean Ripley (nee Brown) age 79, after a short fight with cancer, passed peacefully at Soldiers Memorial Hospital in Orillia on Thursday, January 21, 2021
PERIGO, Kenneth James

PERIGO, Kenneth James

The flags flew at half-mast on Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Cold Lake, on Monday January 11, 2021, in honour of retired Sergeant, Kenneth James Perigo who died after a short battle with pancreatic cancer at the age of 47.
MIDDLETON, Melville Mars ‘Mel’

MIDDLETON, Melville Mars ‘Mel’

It is with great sadness that I announce the sudden loss of my husband and best friend Mel, on Monday January 18th 2021.
MILLS, Victor Robert

MILLS, Victor Robert

(Local business owner for 38 years; Fondly known as "The Greenhouse Man") Passed away at the Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital on Monday, January 18, 2021 in his 88th year.
COWIE, James Lawrence 'Jim'

COWIE, James Lawrence 'Jim'

Passed away peacefully at Orillia Soldiers Memorial Hospital on January 18th 2021 in his 77th year. Beloved husband of Susan (nee Smith) for 52 years. Much loved father to Denise Robb (Tyler) and Jeff Cowie (Kim Froats).
ELLIS, Delbert Henry

ELLIS, Delbert Henry

It is with saddened hearts that we announce Del’s passing, peacefully at his Christian Horizons Home, Orillia on Monday January 18th, 2021 at the age of 74. He was a former resident of the Huronia Regional Centre.
SHELLSWELL, Vivian Mae

SHELLSWELL, Vivian Mae

(February 26, 1933 - January 18, 2021) Celebrating her life throughout the decades. Born February 1933, Vivian Mae Van Valkenburg in Orillia Ontario. She had 2 sisters and 2 brothers. She met Gerald Shelswell and got married March 1951.
RANSON, Robert

RANSON, Robert

52, passed away on January 11, 2021 in Kentville, Nova Scotia. Beloved father to Samantha Murray (Chris) and Lindsay Ranson (Cameron Trace). #1 Papa to Koltan, Lincoln, Adrian and Oaklynn.
RACHAR, H.W. (Bert) Sr.

RACHAR, H.W. (Bert) Sr.

Passed away on Thursday January 14, 2021 with his wife Lillian and loving son Terry by his side at the age of 91. Retired C.P.R. Roadmaster. Bert and Lillian retired to Orillia from Parry Sound.

MacKENZIE, Linda

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Linda Mackenzie on Thursday, January 14, 2021 in her 71st year. After an extended illness, she passed away peacefully at home with her loving husband Ralph at her side.