Blue Moutains Bruce Trail Obituaries

Jill Christine DOBLE


We are sad to announce the death of Jill Doble on February 12, 2020.
Jill moved to Collingwood in 2010 and quickly became an active member of the Blue Mountains Section and in the Collingwood community.
She participated as a hike leader, edited the Blue Print newsletter and organized the October Peninsula hikes for several years to name a few of her contributions.
We are heartbroken and will miss Jill's presence in our club and our community.

Jill's obituary can be found at!/Obituary

Herman OHRT


Gathering to Remember and Celebrate the Life of Herman Ohrt
You are invited to join us for an informal Gathering to remember and celebrate Herman Ohrt's life.
It will be held on Friday, October 19, 2018 at 12:00 pm at
First Presbyterian Church,   (200 Maple Street, Collingwood, L9Y 2R2) in the Lower Hall.
We will share a potluck lunch, please bring a plate of either sandwiches, squares, cut vegetables or cut fruit to share.
There will be a few songs and eulogies shared, and everyone is welcome to share their memories of Herman.
Obituary is attached here:
Thank you all,
Heather and Sandra Jean

Beloved husband of Sandra Jean Ohrt (nee Williams), married 45 beautiful years, suddenly and unexpectedly passed away on August 17, 2018 at the age of 77. Proud and beloved father of Russell (Elizabeth Garrett) and Heather. Beloved Grandad to cherished grandchildren: Finnegan, Elias, Beatrix, and Juniper Ohrt. He is survived by his brothers Jürgen and Rudolf and predeceased by his father Heinrich, his mother Margaretha and his brothers Klaus, Hans and Timm. He was born in Germany and immigrated to Canada at 26. He worked in Toronto at Lurgi, at Peabody in Mississauga and for 27 years at Dofasco in Hamilton as a mechanical engineer. With his family, he lived in Hamilton, Burlington and Collingwood. Herman’s attention, skill and energy for designing, repairing and building his surroundings were generous and constant. He loved hiking, camping and cottaging on the Bruce Peninsula, Georgian Bay and in Algonquin and Killarney. He was an active member of the Bruce Trail Association, clearing trails, leading hikes and served as President of the Blue Mountain chapter for a number of years. He enjoyed travelling with loved ones extensively. Visitation will be held on Wednesday September 12th from 7-9 p.m. and Celebration of Life on September 13th at 1:00 p.m., both held at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 104 Hughson Street North, Hamilton. Time will be made for sharing fond memories of Herman in the latter portion of his Celebration of Life service. In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated towards: The Bruce Trail Association at or New Hope Community Bikes at Herman will be deeply missed.

Sharon Mary Jeanne EMERSON

Peacefully passed away at Hospice Simcoe in Barrie, Ontario on July 23, 2018
Sharon was the beloved mother of Kathryn (Rob) and Kelly (Charles) and cherished grandmother of five: Benjamin, Kayla, Nicholas, Marie-Eve, and Lauren. Predeceased by her sisters Anne, Jean, Lucille, Ruth, and Denise and her brothers Leo and Ted. Sharon spent her working life as a teacher in York Region before retiring and eventually moving to Collingwood.
Sharon was very active and enjoyed many outdoor activities such as pickle ball, tennis, hiking, snowshoeing, and skiing. More than that she loved travelling and spending time with friends and family.
Sharon was loved by many. Her gracious nature, her generosity, her good humour, and her kindness will be missed by all who knew her.
Sharon's family hosted a Celebration of Life on July 29, 2018 in Collingwood. Sharon supported many organizations including the Bruce Trail, Habitat for Humanity, TVO, Heart and Stroke, and her local hospital.