It is with heavy hearts that the family of Wilma Mae Poytress (née Plumbtree) announces her passing at Lakeland Long Term Care, on October 28, 2023. Age 96 years.

Dear mother of Ralph (Belinda); Lora-Lynn (Leigh); Joy (Rob); and Wendy (Richard). Much loved Gramma “Gma Willy” of Justin (Teresa), Erin (Jody), Amanda (Zac), Brittany, Isaac (Kaitlynn), Glynis, Benjamin (Lacey), Nathan (Adriana), Noah, and Avra (Jet). Adored Great Gramma “GG” of Sylas, Joey (Aaron), Regan, Xavier, Sienna, Hudson, Zoey, Olivina, and Rueben. Wilma will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by Adele Campbell, her brother-in-law Ron Greer and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

As was Wilma’s request, cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Parry Sound Legion Branch #117 at a later date.

As expressions of sympathy, donations to Lakeland Long Term Care would be appreciated.


Wilma was a warm, loving woman.

-Teresa Aitken

We are so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Please accept our deepest condolences 💕

-Bill and Joan Hunt

I’m so sorry Lora-Lynn. Big hugs.

-Margo leduc

Our deepest condolences to the Poytress Family! Sorry to hear about your Mom! ❤️❤️😥😥😥🙏🙏🙏

-Madeline & Les Rivard

Joy... my deepest sympathy to you and your family and extended family.

-Anne Taylor

My heart goes out to everyone. I have known Wilma since I was under 10 years old. She and my aunt Gail worked together and were good friends. Always loved spending time with Wilma at the music jams and wherever we happened to see each other. I will watch for the date for the celebration of life. May your memories take some of the pain. Holly

-Holly Fawcett Brown

I send my sincere condolences during this time of sorrow. The Bible promises that your loved one will live again on a beautiful paradise earth when death will be no more. (John 5:28, 29; Revelation 21:4)

-Gale Floyd

Joy and family, so sorry for your loss. May she RIP.

-Vivian Moore

My heartfelt condolences to Wilma’s loved ones. My mother was a resident of Lakeland with Wilma, and Glynis is a friend of mine. I would always say hello to Wilma and she would grab my hand and smile. You could always find her in her “spot” in memory lane. She will be missed by all.

-Trudy Higgins

Going to miss you. Thank you for all our talks and time you spent with me going over old times about my Granny, and your sister Orlene, and coming out to hear me sing at the legion. May you rest in peace my dear Wilma.

-Wendy Oickle