Obituaries & Death Notices


Barry Douglas Shortill

Shortill, Barry Douglas, peacefully on Monday July 2nd, 2018 at his home in Huntsville. Barry, in his 69th year, formerly of Georgetown. Loving father of Jodi (Wayne) Rowley, Stacey (Leighton) Hennings and Ryan (Carolyn) Shortill. Loved grandfather of Jessie, Taylar, Cody, Brady and Liliana and great-grandfather of Travis. Dear brother of Karen Travis (Jack) and Blake Shortill (Melanie).

Friends will be received at the J.S. Jones & Son Funeral Home, 11582 Trafalgar Rd., north of Maple Ave., Georgetown on Friday from 7-9 pm. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Saturday July 7th at 11:00 am. Reception to follow in the Trafalgar Room. Interment Greenwood Cemetery, Georgetown.

In memory, contributions to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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K. Hope
Posted: 7/10/2018 5:48:00 PM
We're so sorry to hear about your father's passing. I hope your family receives much support and love during this time. May God grant you strength as you reflect on the future hope he's given us. Revelation 21:3,4. Our thoughts are with your family.
Teresa K. Child
Posted: 7/5/2018 11:51:00 PM
I know Barry as we both live in the same apt. Building. Our conversations always had a touch of humor and somehow ended with the Toronto Maple Leafs or Blue Jays. He was kind hearted and would do anything for you. But most of all Barry was a real true gentleman. Not many of them left. I’ll miss his personality, his honesty and his ability to make one laugh. Goodbye dear soul .. your journey on earth is complete. And you are now back Home. My condolences to his family and friends. Teresa

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Few Muskoka businesses are as entrenched in the community as Mitchell Funeral Home. Ould Funeral Home was first established in the early 1900s, with Larry Mitchell’s family taking over in the 1930s. Larry is proud of this tradition and the fact that theirs is the only funeral home in Muskoka, from Sundridge down to Orillia, that is still family-owned and operated. “I think that’s what makes us so unique,” Larry explains. “You’re dealing directly with our family when you come to us and that creates a special kind of familiarity at a pivotal time.”
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Published: Saturday, June 09, 2018

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