The family announces with great sorrow her passing on July 20, 2015, 65 years at Health Sciences North after a courageous battle with cancer surrounded by her loving family. Born on October 22, 1949 in the Town of Creighton Mine, ON, Arlene was the eldest child of Leonard and Marie Pretz (predeceased). Loving mother of Denise Simonds (Macumber) (Brad McCandless) of Lively, Shelley Macumber of North Bay, Robert Macumber of Copper Cliff and Eric Switzer (Sylvie Bacon) of Capreol. Cherished grandmother of Keenan and Devon Simonds, Harlee Niemi, Charlie Macumber, Josh and Kayla Solomon, Sawyer Penney, Daniel Switzer, Ella Macumber and great grandmother of Izabelle Roy-Solomon. Dear sister of Patricia Price (Dorman) of Sudbury, Jean Paul Pretz (Debbie) of Garson, Charlene Lewis of Capreol and Terry Pretz of Sudbury and predeceased by her brother Larry. She will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Family get-togethers won't be the same without her cooking, her laughter and her smile. At Mom's request there will be no funeral service. There will be a celebration of her life on Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 166 Third Avenue, Lively, ON at 3:00 pm where all family and friends are welcome.