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COUGAR Helicopter Crash - March 12, 2009
March 2009

 

 

Cougar helicopter down off east coast Newfoundland
with 18 people onboard

A Cougar helicopter offshore shuttle with 18 people onboard has gone down in the Atlantic Ocean about 90 nautical miles southeast of St. John's. A Provincial Airlines plane circling overhead reports seeing a liferaft and two people in the water. The helicopter cannot be seen, nor can they see if anyone is in the liferaft. Four helicopters and two vessels are just about on the scene. The Coast Guard vessel Cape Roger is 90 minutes away and a supply ship will be on scene at 11:30 a.m. The mayday came in at 9:18 a.m. Police officers have arrived at Cougar Helicopters base at St. John's International Airport to keep members of the media at bay. The winds at the crash scene are said to be high with seas two-to-three metres and the visibility is 10 nautical miles.

Update

Recovery crews have retrieved sixteen bodies from the deep-sea wreckage of a helicopter that crashed off the coast of Newfoundland Thursday, March 12, 2009, killing 17 people. The bodies were brought back to port in St. John's on the Atlantic Osprey, an offshore supply vessel that had been helping with the recovery effort. A total of 17 bodies have now been recovered from the Atlantic Ocean, including that of oilfield worker Allison Maher, 26, whose body was recovered shortly after Thursday's crash. The crash killed 17 of the 18 people on board the Sikorsky S-92 helicopter, which had been heading to two offshore oil platforms when it crashed Thursday morning after reporting mechanical problems.

The sole survivor, Robert Decker, remains in critical but stable condition in hospital in St. John's. Tributes are attached to the fencing outside Cougar Helicopters at the airport in St. John's. Search crews on Saturday found the fuselage of the Sikorsky S-92 and decided to make recovery of the bodies a top priority, partly because of damage to the aircraft.

"The fuselage, it turns out, has been quite compromised by the impact with the water. It's been broken up somewhat. It's cracked up quite a bit. The cockpit area in particular has been quite damaged. The tail boom has been broken off, but the main fuselage or cabin structure is somewhat together, with the main door off."

To raise the aircraft, the Transportation Safety Board will use a crane capable of carrying 50 tonnes. The helicopter is estimated to weigh about 10 tonnes. Nonetheless, the work of bringing it to the surface will require careful engineering and execution, and it's expected to take all week to finish the task.

On Saturday, the Roman Catholic Basilica of St. John the Baptist opened its doors in St. John's to all who wanted to grieve, regardless of their religion. "We want to be there with the people and to cry with them in their time of need as well," Archbishop Martin Currie told CBC News. "These kinds of tragedies, when we hear about it there's a certain kind of numbness comes into our body," he said. "We gather as a people to discuss it and ask the whys in search for meaning in all this. Some people find there's meaning in faith, and others may search in other ways."

Meanwhile, flights remain suspended to and from the platforms working at the three offshore oilfields southeast of St. John's. Crews are being transported instead by vessel.

Prayer service underway in honour
of the passengers and crew of Flight 491

Prime Minister Stephen Harper, along with other officials and hundreds of members of the public, have arrived at St. John the Baptist Basilica in St. John's. It's standing room only in the large Catholic church, which is hosting an ecumenical prayer service this evening (March 18, 2009) in honour of the 17 people killed and one survivor of the crash of flight 491, which ditched into the Atlantic Ocean last week. Every seat in the church is full this evening as people crowd tightly into the church, leaning against walls and seated on the stairs to the balconies.

Officials representing the City of St. John's, fire and police services, have all arrived, as have federal and provincial officials.
The service started at 7 p.m.
Police and security have a heavy presence inside and outside the church, and members of the media - local and national - have gathered for the service. Television cameras seem everywhere and there are no parking signs place along Military Road.

“It's a service that we hope will offer people an opportunity to support one another in the beauty of that building and in the presence of God,” said Rev. Edison Wiltshire, director of the EZRA Chaplaincy. “It's a public service for anybody in the community who wishes to come.”

The service has been organized by the EZRA Chaplaincy Services and the St. John's area Council of Churches. The service will include readings from scripture, prayers and hymns. Martin Currie, the Roman Catholic Archbishop of St. John's, will deliver the sermon.

COUGAR Helicopter Crash - March 12, 2009
RCMP Release Names of Crash Victims

Police have released the names of the people on board the downed Cougar Helicopter. The victims who have been identified are:

  1. Thomas Anyll, 46, of Langley, B.C.
  2. Peter Breen, 55, of St. John’s
  3. Gary Corbett, 46, of Conception Bay South, N.L.
  4. Captain Matthew Davis, 34 of Torbay, NL
  5. Wade Drake, 42, of Fortune, N.L
  6. Wade Duggan, 32, of Witless Bay, N.L
  7. Corey Eddy, 32, of Paradise, N.L.
  8. Keith Escott, 39, of St. John’s
  9. Colin Henley, 38, of St. John’s
  10. First Officer Tim Lanouette, 48, of Comox, B.C.
  11. Ken MacRae, 47, of Greenwood, N.S.
  12. Allison Maher, 26, of Mount Pearl, N.L.
  13. Gregory Morris, 40, of Outer Cove, N.L.
  14. Derrick Mullowney, 51, of Bay Bulls, N.L.
  15. Corey Eddy, 32, of Paradise, N.L.
  16. Burch Nash, 44, of Fortune, N.L.
  17. Paul Pike, 49, of Spaniard’s Bay, N.L.

Condolences to the families of those who were killed in the crash

ANWYLL, Thomas - Of Langley, B.C. Taken from us suddenly on March 12, 2009, on Cougar Flight 491. Leaving to mourn his loss is loving wife Brenda (Peters); parents: Thomas and Muriel; sister Janet (Mark) Funk; nephews: Michael and Jonathan; sister Susan (Anwyll); in-laws: Elmer and Sharon Peters; sister-in-law Roberta (Tony); nieces and nephew: Tabitha (Morgan), Matthew (Peters), Hillary (Renauld); sister-in-law Tammy (Andrew) Miller; nephews: Aharon and Jude; brothers-in-law: Rick Renaud and John Peters; and many close friends. Tom, 46, a loving and devoted husband, son, brother, uncle and friend will be truly missed by all that knew him. Tom loved Newfoundland and the people here. He did not like to be away from home, but considered Newfoundland his home away from home. Our prayers to the other families that lost loved ones that tragic day. Sentiments can be sent to: 24046 70th Ave., Langley, B.C., V1M 3K7 or anwylls@shaw.ca    Much thanks and gratitude to all involved in bringing our loved ones home to us.

BREEN, Peter Joseph - (November 25th, 1953 - March 12th, 2009). Died tragically as a result of a helicopter accident on the Grand Banks on March 12th, 2009. Predeceased by his father Peter Breen Sr. and father-in-law Cyril Myler. Leaving to mourn loving wife and best friend of 34 years Janet; children: Shannon (Cindy), Janet Marie (Mike), Noelle (Scott) and Andrew (Lola); mother Catherine Breen; brothers: Kevin, John, Noel and Danny; sisters: Judy and Mary and their families; mother-in-law Mona Myler; sister-in-law Barbara Bradbury (George); uncle Joe Gallivan; along with many nieces, nephews and friends; also leaving behind his family away from home, the crew of the FPSO Searose and his co-workers at the East Coast Catering. Resting at Caul's Funeral Home, LeMarchant Rd. Visitation on Thursday 2 p.m. - 9 p.m., Friday 10 a.m. - 9 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m. - 12 noon. Mass of Christian Burial to take place on Saturday, March 21st, 2009 at 1 p.m. from The Basilica of St. John the Baptist. Interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Flowers gratefully accepted or donations may be made in his memory to St. Bonaventure's College Bursary Fund.

CORBETT, Gary Francis - Passed away suddenly as a result of a tragic helicopter crash on Thursday, March 12, 2009, Gary Corbett, age 46 years, of Conception Bay South. Predeceased by his father Francis Corbett. Treasuring his love and memories forever are his loving wife of 22 years Cecilia (nee Myers); his three precious children: Stacey, Chad and Chelsea; his mother Marion Corbett; brother Roger (Paula) and sisters: Debbie Kearley (Gerry), Linda (Gary Earle), Sharon Gutz (Steve). Also left to mourn mother and father-in-law Marion and Vincent Myers; sisters and brothers-in-law: Bernie (Linda), Rosey (Pat Veitch), Tony (Mary), Gary (Janice), Vince (Betty), Bob (Sherry) and Linus (Jodi). Also a large circle of extended family and friends, especially his co-workers at Hyflodraulic Limited, Mount Pearl. Visitation in the James J. Hickey Memorial Funeral Home, Kelligrews on Wednesday 10-9 p.m. Funeral Mass in St. Edward's R.C. Church, Kelligrews on Thursday, March 19, 2009 at 1:30 p.m. Cremation to follow. Inurnment at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Gary's memory to a charity of one's choice. To sign the guest registry, or to send a message of condolence, please visit www.hickeysfuneralhome.ca
"Forever In Our Hearts"

DAVIS, Matthew William - As a result of a helicopter crash, Captain Matthew Davis, age 34 of Torbay, NL (formerly of Holyrood), died tragically on March 12, 2009. Predeceased by his grandparents, Matthew and Hilda Davis, Harry and Ethel Ruby, father William Davis, aunt Peggy Lewis, cousin Chad Lewis. Leaving to mourn his loving wife Marsha (Bragg); precious children: Shannon and William; mother Jeane Davis (Brian); sisters: PJ (David), Amanda (Kevin), Amy (Curtis), nephew Cole, nieces Haley and Alyssa, father-in-law Ricky Bragg (Fay); mother-in-law Nora Elson (Edgar); sisters-in-law: Janis (Bernardo), Rebecca (Brent), Mackenzie, Samantha; brother-in-law Jonathon; special grandparents Donald and Ruby Bragg; special uncle Paul Ruby (Jackie), and a large circle of aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and colleagues. Captain Matthew Davis was very proud of his profession as a helicopter pilot since 1994 with the Canadian Helicopters, Great Slave Helicopters and Cougar Helicopters. He dearly loved his wife and children and was an avid outdoorsman. There will be no visitation. Funeral Mass in Holy Cross Church, Holyrood on Friday, March 20, 2009 at 1 p.m. Interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, Holyrood. Donations in his memory may be made to the Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Research and/or the Elaine Dobbin Centre for Autism. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Hickey's Funeral Home, Holyrood. To sign the guest registry, or to send a message of condolence, please visit www.hickeysfuneralhome.ca

DRAKE, Wade John - 1967-2009 - Passed tragically away at sea on Thursday March 12, 2009, Wade John Drake of Fortune in his 42nd year. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories his wife Wanda; daughters Taylor and Jenna-Wade; 4 sisters Evelina (Jerry) Strickland of Point May, Wanda (Luke) Edwards of Lawn, Gertie (John) Hillier of CBS, and Lucille Drake of Lord's Cove; 4 brothers Peter Drake of Grand Bank, Derrick (Donna) Drake of Gander, Ronald Drake of St. John's and Ken (Mary) Drake of Lewisporte; parents-in-law Rita & Peter Parsons of Point May; brothers-in-law Keith (Doris) Parsons of Middle Cove and Bradley Parsons of St. John's; 14 nieces and nephews; plus a large circle of relatives and friends. Pre-deceased by parents Peter & Adelaide Drake. Resting and Visitation to take place from White Dove Funeral Home in Fortune on Wednesday March 18, 2009 2pm - 5pm and 7pm - 9pm; and Thursday March 19, 2009 10am - 12pm, 2pm - 5pm and 7pm - 9pm. Funeral Mass to take place at the All Saints Anglican Church in Fortune on Friday March 20, 2009 at 2:00pm. Internment to follow at the Roman Catholic Cemetery in Fortune.

DUGGAN, Wade - Passed away suddenly March 12, 2009, as a result of the tragic accident on Cougar Flight 491 en route to the Grand Banks, Wade Duggan, of Witless Bay (originally Brigus South), age 32 years. Predeceased by his grandparents George and Angela Gregory, William and Maude Duggan, and his uncles Martin, Gregory, Peter Duggan, aunt Mildred Gregory, cousin Howie Jones and other deceased members of the Gregory and Duggan families. Forever and lovingly remembered by his wife Melinda (nee Aspell); parents Kevin and Mary (Goretta); brother Gregory (Gertie); father and mother-in-law, Francis and Shirley Aspell; brothers-in-law: Jeff and Aaron Aspel; sister-in-law Kayla Aspell; grandmother-in-law Mary Aspell and many aunts, uncles, cousins and a large circle of friends. Also leaving with fond memories his coworkers and friends at Hyflodraulics Ltd., lifelong friend Terry Kavanagh and his special little buddy Brady. Resting at Ryan's Funeral Home, Bay Bulls, Thursday, March 19 and Friday, March 20 from 2 p.m. - 9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial from Immaculate Conception Church, Cape Broyle on Saturday, March 21st at 11 a.m. Interment to follow at Our Lady of the Cape R.C. Cemetery, Cape Broyle.
"You still live in me, I feel you in the wind, you guide me constantly"

EDDY, Corey Stephen - Passed away suddenly on Cougar Flight 491 on March 12, 2009, Corey Eddy, 32, of Paradise (formerly of Sibley's Cove). He leaves to mourn, his wife, Karen (nee Cooper) and precious son Lucas; parents: Stephen and Carol Eddy; brother, Rodney (Michelle) and grandparents: Sterling & Elizabeth Hopkins. Also leaving to mourn, parents-in-law: Howard & Christine Cooper; sisters-in-law: Joanne (Shawn) Kelly and Julie (Rodney) Marsh; grandmother-in-law, Nina Cooper and nephews: Matthew, Andrew and Owen. In addition, Corey leaves a large circle of extended family and friends. Resting at Hopkins Funeral Home, Old Perlican with visitation on Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 12 noon, 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service will take place on Saturday, March 21, 2009 at 2 p.m. from Bethel United Church and Cemetery, Sibley's Cove. In lieu of flowers, as an expression of sympathy, donations in his memory may be made towards the Lucas Eddy Trust Fund. Please visit www.hopkinsfuneralhome.ca to sign the memorial guest book.

ESCOTT, Keith E. - Passed away in a tragic helicopter accident on March 12, 2009, Keith Escott of St. John's, age 39 years. Leaving to mourn his loving wife and soul mate Janet (nee Roberts); his precious children: son Tyler and daughter Melanie. Predeceased by his brother Derrick. Also leaving to mourn his father George, mother Kathleen, sister Valerie (Mark) and brother Paul; mother-in-law Marion Roberts; sisters-in-law: Bev, Carm (Wayne) and Winnie; brothers-in-law: Walter (Maxine), Bill (Maureen), Floyd (Gayle) and Fabian (Anita). Also a number of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Resting at Caul's Funeral Home, LeMarchant Road. Visitation on Wednesday, March 18 from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. and Thursday, March 19 from 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Funeral Mass will take place on Friday, March 20, 2009 at 11 a.m. from St. Kevin's Church, Goulds. Flowers gratefully accepted or donations in Keith's memory may be made to the Daffodil Place.

HENLEY, Colin Patrick - It is with great sadness and regret that we announce the sudden passing of Colin Patrick Henley, 38, St. John's, NL. Leaving to mourn this tremendous loss are his best friend and life partner Susan; cherished daughters: Sarah and Isabel, who lit up his world, along with stepdaughter Alexa March; parents Frank and Jeanette Henley; sister Michelle Henley (Antony Card); brother Michael Henley (Nicole Lake); nephews: Mitchell Henley and Alexander and Benjamin Card; aunts Lorna Hackett and Paula Allen (Gilbert), Red Deer, AB; cousins: Terry and Tanya Allen; mother and father-in-law Vernita and Raye Vey; sisters-in-law: Anna (Dean) Clarke, Rose Heath (Art Power), Karen Marche (Brian Derry), Nancy Marche (Jason Dalton); brothers-in-law: Rick (Ruth Ann) March, Don (Carolyn) Marche and an extended family, friends and well-wishers. Resting at Barrett's Funeral Home, 328 Hamilton Avenue on Wednesday from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. on Thursday from 12 noon - 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Funeral Mass 11 a.m. on Friday, March 20, 2009, from St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church. Cremation to follow. Flowers gratefully accepted or donations may be made to the S.P.C.A. If you knew Colin like we knew Colin, you know that he had a fierce love of family, a lust for life, a passion for adventure and a spirit that could never be quelled. It is this spirit that will continue to live on in the lives of everyone he touched. He will always be missed and never be forgotten. Please visit www.barretts.ca to sign the memorial guest book.

LANOUETTE, Tim - Timothy Ross Lanouette of Comox, BC, aged 47 years, passed away tragically on 12 March, 2009 over the Grand Banks. Born 01 May, 1961 in Nova Scotia. Survived by his mother Marlene Ross Lanouette, father Gerard Lanouette, brother Jeff Lanouette (Andrea Darling); sons: Shane (16), Justin (15), Chase (9) and daughter Courtney (14); cherished friend Sabrina Nowlan and her daughter Danielle, as well as many nieces and nephews and an ocean of close friends. Tim has an undisputed love of flying and a passion for life which he gladly expressed to one and all, with a simple flash of his infectious smile and good humour. With his talent for music and art, he was a natural born communicator. It did not take long for anyone to get to know Tim as you would a lifelong friend. He will be sorely missed. A memorial service will be held on Friday, March 20th, 2009 at the 1st Baptist Church, #1 Ambassador Place, Mount Pearl, NL at 10:00 a.m. A Funeral Service will be held at a later date at the Courtenay Fellowship Baptist Church in Courtenay, BC. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Children's Wish Foundation.

MACRAE, Kenneth Paul - 47, Kingston, passed away suddenly Thursday March 12, 2009. A visitation will be held from 7-9 p.m. Friday March 20 with a vigil service at 8 p.m. in H.C. Lindsay Funeral Home 192 Commercial St., Berwick, N.S. B0P 1E0 (902-538-9900). A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday March 21 in Queen of Heaven Chapel, Church St., 14 Wing Greenwood. Father Timothy Nelligan officiating. A reception will follow the service in the church annex. In lieu of flowers donations in Ken's memory may be made to Nova Scotia Fish & Games Association. Private condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.hclindsayfuneralhome.ca

MAHER, Allison - Died tragically as the result of a helicopter crash on March 12, 2009 at the age of 26 from Mt. Pearl (formerly Aquaforte). Leaving to mourn parents Richard and Marjorie Maher, brother Brian (Melissa), grandmother Madeline Maher, boyfriend Greg Matthews and many aunts and uncles and her co-workers on The Sea Rose and many friends and relatives. Resting at Fahey's Funeral Home, Fermeuse. Visitation on Saturday and Sunday from 2-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial on Monday, March 16th at 11 a.m. from St. Charles Borromeo Church, Fermeuse. Cremation to follow. Flowers gratefully accepted or donations in her memory may be made to the Janeway Hospital or The Elaine Dobbin Centre for Autism. To sign the memorial guest book visit www.faheysfuneralhome.ca

MORRIS, Gregory Wayne - Taken from us suddenly on March 12, 2009, Gregory Wayne Morris in his 40th year. Loving husband to Heather (Warren) and adoring father to his two beautiful children, Erin and Ian. Cherished son of Wayne and Marie; and brother of Rick (Jackie) Morris. Also leaving behind with cherished memories grandmother Anastacia Carrigan; in-laws Lloyd and Ruby Warren, Craig (Maria) Warren, Bev (Frank) Denine and Janet (Andy) Peters; nieces and nephews Madison and Michael Morris, Cynthia and Graeme Peters and Stephen and Kyle Denine; as well as a large circle of extended family and friends. Though your time with us was all too short, you have touched so many so deeply. We miss you and will love and cherish you always. Please also keep the 17 other families and communities affected by this tragedy in your thoughts and prayers. Resting at Caul's Funeral Home, Torbay. Visitation on Wednesday and Thursday from 12 noon - 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Funeral service to take place on Friday, March 20, 2009 at 11 a.m. from St. Mark's Anglican Church, Logy Bay Road. Cremation to follow. Inurnment at St. Francis of Assisi Cemetery, Outer Cove. In lieu of flowers, donations in Gregory's memory may be made to the St. Francis of Assisi Cemetery Fund or to the charity of one's choice.

MULLOWNEY, Derrick F. - Passed away in a tragic helicopter accident on the Grand Banks on March 12, 2009, Derrick Mullowney of Bay Bulls, age 51 years. Leaving to mourn his absence from their lives are his wife Roxanne (nee Cronin) and his pride and joy, his daughter Jillian; his brothers: Harold (Sharon), Wade (Mary), Frankie; sisters: Karen Denine (Bobby) and Ramona Tobin (Bren); along with twelve nieces and Have Obit Have Obit nephews. Predeceased by his parents Bernard and Dorothy and brother Bernie; also leaving to mourn are his mother-in-law Clemmie Cronin; sisters-in-law: Patricia Cronin, Carolanne (Paul Turpin) and brother-in-law Tom Cronin. He leaves his buddies on the Sea Rose and on other Rigs on which he worked and the staff of East Coast Catering; also leaving with good memories are his friends: Trevor, Bill, Bobby, Paddy, Walter and Donald. Resting at Ryan's Funeral Home, Bay Bulls.

NASH, Burch - July 29, 1964 - March 12, 2009. Passed tragically away at sea on Thursday, March 12, 2009, Burch Nash of Fortune in his 44th year. Leaving to mourn his loving wife Marilyn; 3 beautiful children: Alicia (Mitchell), Allison and Alexandria; loving parents Marjorie and Harold Nash; sister Glenda (Claude); niece Danielle (Darren); special cousins Roberta (Deon), Pamela (Lester); parents-in-law William and Mary Walsh; brother-in-law Mike Walsh (Nicole) and nieces Marissa and Melanie; sister-in-law Lisa Walsh (Dwayne) plus a large circle other family and special close friends. Rev. Neal Buffett officiated. Funeral service from Sacred Heart Parish, Marystown on Thursday, March 19, 2009 with interment to follow at All Saint's Anglican Cemetery, Fortune. Pallbearers were Claude Rose, Tony Pottle, Mike Walsh, Greg Keating, Brian Harding and Darryl Hodder. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Serenity Funeral Home, Burin "WE CARE." To offer online condolences please visit www.serenityfh.com
Burch Nash was an amazing husband, father, son, brother and friend. He was a devoted worker and always put his family first and foremost. He was a great athlete and sportsman. He enjoyed long bike rides with his buddies in his off-time and talked very highly of the family that he had at sea and especially on a hockey Saturday night and around the card table. He lived each day to its fullest, and looked forward to the next. Burch will be remembered by his devious smile, and his famous quote, "If you can't convince them, confuse them." "He achieved success here because he lived well, laughed often and loved much. We'll forever miss you."

PELLEY, John Michael - 15 Humber View Drive, Deer Lake, NL, August 14, 1967 - March 12, 2009. It is with great sadness that the family of John Michael Pelley announce his passing on Thursday, March 12, 2009, at Sea, in his 41st year. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories his wife Lori (nee Chynn); his mother and step-father Daphne (Ernest) Dureke of Corner Brook; his brother James Pelley (Arlene), Deer Lake; his nephew Michael Pelley, Deer Lake; his mother and father-in-law Regina and George Chynn, Deer Lake and his two cats Manny and Belley; his uncles and aunts: Albert (Cynthia) Lodge, Deer Lake, Gerald (Ruby) Lodge, Howley, Wayne (Phyllis) Lodge, Deer Lake, Jackie Young (Robert), Deer Lake, Carter (Lois) Pelley, St. John's and Susan (Kent) Watts, Victoria, B.C. His special family members: Mrs. Agnes Janes, Caroline Allan, Lorraine Janes, Tammy (Gavin) and Regan (Godchild) Cunningham, Jillian, Trevor, Isabelle, Juliette Lush and Jim Janes. John was predeceased by his father Johnson Pelley, his grandparents Violet and Adolphus Lodge and Patience and Elijah Pelley and his aunt Judy Lodge. Also leaving to mourn a large number of other relatives, special friends and his extended families. The family will be receiving family and friends from the hours of 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Friday, March 20, 2009 from Parsons Funeral Home and Chapel, 63 North Main Street, Deer Lake. The funeral service will take place on Saturday, March 21, 2009 at 11 a.m. from the Roman Catholic Church, Deer Lake with Father Aidan Devine officiating with cremation to follow. Donations can be made in John's memory to the Daffodil Place, c/o Canadian Cancer Society, P.O. Box 8921, St. John's, NL, A1B 3R9 or The Western Memorial Regional Hospital Foundation, Corner Brook, NL, would be gratefully appreciated by the family. The funeral arrangements are under the direction of Parsons Funeral Home and Chapel, 63 North Main Street, Deer Lake. To sign the guest book or send a message of condolence please visit our web page at www.parsonsfuneralhome.com
"In Memory, A Daily Thought. In Heart, A Silent Sorrow"

PIKE, Paul Randy - Passed tragically away on Thursday, March 12, 2009, Paul Randy Pike of Shearstown in his 49th year. Predeceased by parents David and Doris Pike; niece Tracy Pike and father-in-law Hadow Collins, all of Spaniard's Bay. Left with fond and loving memories his wife Sharon Pike of 24 years; daughter Andrea Stella; son Stephen Paul, both of Shearstown; sisters: Marilyn (Charles Snelgrove), Calgary, Alberta; Sharon Callahan, Spaniard's Bay; brothers: Norman (Florence), Shearstown, Ron (Elaine), Spaniard's Bay, David (Nancy), Spaniard's Bay; as well left to mourn his loving mother-in-law Annie Collins, Spaniard's Bay; sister-in-law Linda (Les Ori), Ontario; brother-in-law Gary (Mavis Collins), Ontario; special friends Gerald and Judy Pye, Tilton; aunts: Mae (Selby Hutchings), Spaniard's Bay, Mary (Leonard Hutchings, deceased), Tilton, Aunt Stella and Uncle Marcus, Ontario; nieces & nephews: Michael, Lynn, Kimberly, Pamela, Adam, Andrew, Aaron, Karen, Jill, David, Danny, Maggie, Katie, Jennifer, Ashley, Robert; and a large circle of relatives and friends. Resting at Young's Funeral Home, Spaniard's Bay. The Funeral Service will take place Thursday at 2 p.m., March 19th at Holy Redeemer Anglican Church with interment to follow at Maul Tree Hill Anglican Cemetery, Spaniard's Bay. In his memory flowers accepted or donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association.

 

 

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