Dock Talk

The "Dock Talk" is the official publication of the Healey Lake Property Owners Association, the publication is published 4 times/year (winter, spring, summer and fall). In here you can find interesting information about a variety of cottage related topics and cottage life on Healey Lake. If you would like to submit something for the dock talk, please Contact Us.

In Memoriam

James (Jim) Edward Hynes, 74, died at his home in St Catherines on Thursday, May 18, 2017.

Born April 21, 1943 in Montreal, Quebec, he was the son of the late Margaret Jean Hynes and Edward James Hynes. He is survived by his sister, Judith Hebert; his two sons, Jeff Hynes (Shannon) and John Hynes (Trudie) and their mother, Marilyn Courtney; and his four grandchildren Emily, William, Matthew, and Henry.

Jim was a thoughtful and kind-hearted man. When his boys were growing up, Jim enjoyed time at Healey Lake, expanding and puttering around the family cottage, visiting with friends and reading for long stretches while lounging in the boat. He was an entrepreneur with fashion and menswear retail properties in Parry Sound and the Niagara region during the 1970s and 1980s. More recently he favoured time at the Loyal Order of Moose, where he was happy nursing a beer, chatting about the ball game or the latest news.

Family and friends whose lives Jim touched are invited to a celebration of his life at his son Jeff's home (105 Sandringham Drive, Barrie, ON) on Friday, June 2 from 6:00 to 8:00pm.

Carol Anne Cherepa Award

The Carol Anne Cherepa Award is awarded to the volunteer of the year.

2015 Bruce Philips
2014 No award - no regatta
2013 Barb Jones
2012 Bob Barrett
2011 Eunice MacLeod
2010 Charlie Smith


The HLPOA is pleased to introduce membership due payment via PayPal. Annual membership is $40 per cottage.

Membership Form

Please select from one of the two options to complete your HLPOA Membership Form. If you choose the offline method please submit the completed form to

Online HLPOA Membership Form

Offline HLPOA Membership Form

Our membership database is only shared with members of the HLPOA Executive for recreational planning purposes or communicating with Members in relation to programs, services and events of the HLPOA. We will not share this information with any other individual or organization.

Membership Dues

To pay your yearly Membership Fees, please select the appropriate payment tier and select the pay now button below. You will be transferred to PayPal for membership processing.

Associate Membership is open to adult children or relatives (and their families) of a Full Member, or those who are sponsored by/associated with a property owned by a Full Member.

Ice Out Dates

Below are the dates by year that the ice 'went out' down near Lakeshore Marina. Thanks to Susan Arnold for this compilation:

2017   Apr 10
2016   Apr 17
2015   Apr 20
2014   Apr 29
2013   Apr 23
2012   Mar 22
2011   Apr 16

2010   Mar 25
2009   Apr 18
2008   Apr 20
2007   Apr 2
2006   Apr 15
2005   Apr 15
2004   Apr 17
2003   Apr 20
2002   Apr 17
2001   Apr 17
2000   Mar 31
1999   ???
1998 April 7
1997   Apr 28
1996   Apr 28
1995   ???
1994   ???
1993   Apr 22

HLPOA Executive

Listed below are the members of the Healey Lake Property Owners Association and their roles within the committee.

President - David Latter

HLPOA Website - Dave Duggan

Treasurer - VACANT

Secretary - Debbie Latter

Membership - Sharon Tosswill

Archivist / Auditor - VACANT

Cottage Watch - Richard Martin

Councillor - Grant Walker

Past President - Dan MacLeod

1st Vice President - Stefanie Joiner

2nd Vice President - Richard Nagy

Fire & Safety - Peter Morley

Dock Talk - Ron Hutzul

Advertising - Stefanie Joiner

Regatta Co-ordinator - Kelly Moore & Stephen Hayley


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