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The Beacon Obituaries
April 2012

The Beacon
is a community newspaper for Gander.

Filed chronologically as published for the Month of April 2012

 

POWER, John
1929-2012
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear father John "Jack" Power, on April 2, 2012, in his 83rd year, to be reunited with his beloved wife Maud (Stroud). Born in Carbonear, NL, he was the son of the late Maurice and Agnes (George) Power. Formerly of Traytown, NL, John most recently resided in Saint John at Loch Lomond Villa. John served as a Sapper with the Royal Canadian Engineers with NATO forces in Europe before returning to Canada to begin a family with Maud. He made a life-long career as a Stationary Engineer before retiring in 1991. Survived by his children Debbie (Richard), Cathy (Eric), Valerie (Kevin), John, Wanda (Todd) and Peter (Kathleen). He will be greatly missed by his adoring grandchildren Cynthia, Tara (Chris), Ryan, Kathryn, Laura, Shannon, Renee, Gaby, Adam, Raegan, Killian and Delaney. John is also survived by sisters Agnes Geange (Bill), Kathleen Warren (Calvin) and Rose Dewer. He was predeceased by sisters Dorothy, Anna, Gertrude and Genevieve; as well as brothers Tom and Maurice. A beautiful service was held at Kennebecasis Community Funeral Home, 152 Pettingill Road, Quispamsis, (506) 849-2119, on Thursday, April 5th, 2012, and was immediately followed by a funeral service. Donations may be made to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. Online donations and condolences may be made at: www.kennebecasisfh.com

HOBBS, Allan
Is with profound regret that the family of Allan Walter Hobbs announce his sudden passing on Thursday 05 April 2012 just days after celebrating his 79th birthday with a large circle of family and friends stopping into his home in Gander, Newfoundland to wish him well! Well known for his ever-calm and friendly disposition, when he wasn't telling a good story or reciting a ballad, he was singing under his breath … always! And in spite of a litany of health issues of late, the ever positive, good natured, humorous Allan always showed up … smiling. Predeceased by his parents Hannah (Trask) and Caleb Hobbs of Elliston, Newfoundland, infant son Brian, brother Raymond, sister Jean, brother-in-law Victor (Melina) and daughter-in-law Margaret. Devoted and loving husband to his wife and best friend of 56 years Beulah (Johnson); loving Dad of Cheryl, Marilyn, Rod (Eileen) and Corey (Janique); proud pop of Scott, Eva, Terri-Lynn, and Brittany. Also leaving with fond and loving memories; sister Shirley Robar (Wayne) and brothers Karl (Phyllis), Arthur (Ruby), Wince (Elsie); brothers-in-law Ivany Dalton, Larry Johnson (Joy Maddigan), sisters-in-law Grace Baker (Alvin), Myrtle Dalton (Lloyd), a long list of nieces, nephews, cousins, family, angelic neighbors and countless friends including special friends Jim Wiseman, Kitt Dwyer and Bill Blackmore. Special thanks to Raquel Rogers for her heartfelt care and devotion. Remains rested at Stacey's Funeral Home with services from Fraser Road United Church in Gander, Newfoundland at 2:00pm Monday 10 April 2012. Arrangements entrusted through Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. To sign the memorial on-line guest book please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca

BURKE, Leo
Passed peacefully away, surrounded by family and friends on Saturday morning, April 7, 2012. Leo was born in Tilting, Fogo Island, NL, on October 22, 1937, the first child of Ronald and Rose (Foley) Burke. He attended Memorial University and moved to Glenwood in 1961, where he met his loving wife of 49 years, Lillian (Ford). They were married in 1962. Leo taught high school in Gander until he retired in 1992. He enjoyed 20 years of retirement in Gander, fishing, fly-tying, hunting, travelling and spending time with his great friends. Leo was especially proud of his achievements with the Knights of Columbus, rising to the highest order in the province, "State Deputy". Along with Lillian, Leo leaves behind his daughters, Michele (Cam) Driscoll of Calgary and Denise (Ted) Cooke of St. John's. He was predeceased by his infant son, Ian, in 1964. He will be sadly missed by his two grandchildren, Hannah and Josh Cooke, along with his grand-dog, Maggie. Leo also leaves his devoted sister Angela (Joe) Kinsella of St. John's, and her family. Leo's commitment to friendship and community gave him many dear friends who will miss his companionship and joy of life. To sign the memorial on-line guest book please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca

KING, Marjorie
Passed peacefully away on April 7, 2012 at James Paton Memorial Hospital, gander, in her 76th year. Predeceased by husband George King, son-in-law Stephen Samson, daughter-in-law Doris King, 2 brothers and 3 sisters. Left with fond and loving memories are her four sons, three daughters, numerous grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, brother Edgar Napier (June), and a large circle of family and friends. Funeral service took place April 10, 2012 at Holy Cross Church in Eastport. We would like to thank all who helped in so many ways. We appreciate the many cards, telephone calls, messages, the many visits, and food preparations. A sincere thank you to Rev. Paul Thoms, organist Gertie Oldford, to the pallbearers, Oram's Funeral Home, and other people who took part in the service. Although it's impossible to thank each person individually, please be assured that your kindness and support will always be remembered.
"Forever in our mind and always in our heart."
The King and Napier Families

ROGERS, Flora
Passed peacefully away at Bonnews Lodge, Badger's Quay on Saturday, April 7, 2012 Flora May Rogers age 87 years of Wareham. Predeceased by her husband Reginald; son Samuel; 3 infant sons and an infant daughter. Left with fond and loving memories are her sons Norman (Brenda) of St. John's, Reginald (Doris) of Scarborough, ON., George (Doreen) of Wareham, Bill (Margaret) of Wareham, Elvis (Eileen) of Wareham, Freeman (Margaret) of Centreville, Austin (Georgina) of Wareham and Chesley (Kelly) of Gander; daughters Susie (Chesley-deceased) of Centreville, Cassie (Aubrey) of Trinity, Wanda (Joe) of Ft. McMurray, AB, Daisy (Bob) of Ft. McMurray, AB, and Doreen (Dennis) of Ft. McMurray, AB.; 26 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service took place on April 9, 2012 at St. John The Baptist Anglican Church, Wareham with Rev. David Coffin officiating, assisted by Rev. Harry Spurrell. Interment followed at the Anglican Church Cemetery, Wareham. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove-Musgrave Harbour To send messages of condolence please visit www.kittiwakefuneralhomes.ca

BRADLEY, Patrick
The family of Patrick Bradley sadly announce his passing at the age of 74 on April 8, 2012 at Bonavista Hospital. Egbert Patrick James Bradley was born on June 12, 1937, in Eastport, NL. He is predeceased by his parents, Kenneth and Irene Bradley, brothers Ray and Ken, sisters Phyllis and Marjorie as well as spouses Genevieve White, Marjorie Norris and Melva Bradley (Mathers). He is survived by siblings Lorna Stuckless (Gord), Helene Osmond (Jim), Bill (Sandra) and 6 children: Patrica Hewitt (Keith), Michael, Sandra Bradley-Whitter (Greg), Gordon (Shannon), Ken (Jo-Anne) & Robert (Linda); grandchildren Matthew, Jamye, Ryan, Jacob, Sam, Kaitlyn, Rachel, Sarah, Joshua, Noah & Isabelle and great-grandchildren Chloe & Ethan. He will be missed by fellow residents and staff of Bonavista Retirement Center, especially Eva. A proud member of the Royal Canadian Air Force, where he served for 14 years, he later became known best for his self-taught watch repair and clock craftsmanship. While living in Eastport he was an active member of the Lions Club, the Town Council and the Royal Canadian Legion. Family and friends will remember his enjoyment of fishing, boxing, painting, and horses, his love of North Side Beach and especially his fond memories of his time on motorcycles. A heartfelt thank-you goes out to the nursing staff at Bonavista Hospital who cared for him with compassion and an appreciation of his sense of humour. They made his last home as warm and comfortable as possible. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Kidney Foundation.

NOBLE, Robert
Passed away on April 9, 2012 in his residence at Trinity, Bonavista Bay, Robert Noble age 59 years. Predeceased by his Mother; Amelia Noble and sister; Lena Brown. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories are his son; Jonathon of Halifax, father; Louis residing at Dr. Hugh Twomey Health Care Centre, Botwood, brother; Louis (Leah) of Wareham, sisters; Jane Davis (Ron) of Colorado Springs, Doris Miller (Darryl) of Trinity, Tina Hunt (John) of Calgary, AB, brother-in-law; Cecil Brown of Labrador City, 5 nieces, 7 nephews and a circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service was held on April 12, 2012 St. Alban's Anglican Church, Trinity with Rev. David Coffin officiating. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove - Musgrave Harbour. To send messages of condolence please visit www.kittiwakefuneralhomes.ca

JANES SENIOR, Captain Charles
Passed peacefully away at Bonnews Lodge, Badger's Quay on April 11, 2012, Captain Charles Janes (Senior) age 95 years of Badger's Quay. Predeceased by his wife: Elizabeth, 2001, 2 daughters; Jean Parsons 2012, Frances Trask 1988, son; Vaughan 2005, daughter-in-law; Jane Janes 2012, 2 sons-in- law; Tom Parsons 2012, Bill Trask 2001, 1 grandson; Tyson Janes, 1 great grandson; Tyson Trask, 1 brother; Baxter, 1 sister; Maisie Bourne, 7 brothers-in-law, 2 sisters-in-law. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories are 6 sons; Ernest (Mary) of badger's Quay, Charlie (Daphne) of Badger's Quay, Aubrey of Badger's Quay, Thomas (Marie) of Badger's Quay, Terry (Annette) of Fort McMurray, Frederick (Sylvia) of Badger's Quay, 2 daughters; Olive Whidden (Junior) of Ladle Cove, Ellie Fifield (Gerald) of Corner Brook, daughter-in-law; Vida of Wesleyville, 3 sisters-in-law; Helen Anderson, Olive Simms, Florie Keats, brother-in-law; Walter Cull (Lena), 36 grandchildren, 50 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great-grandchildren and a large number of nieces, nephews, many friends with one special friend; Irene Oldford. Funeral service was held on April 14, 2012 at the Salvation Army Citadel New-Wes-Valley with Lieuts. Brent & Melissa Haas officiating. Interment followed at the Salvation Army Cemetery, Wesleyville. Donations in his memory may be made to a charity of One's choice. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove - Musgrave Harbour. To send messages of condolence please visit www.kittiwakefuneralhomes.ca

HORLICK, Martha
It is with great sadness that our family announce the passing of our loved one Martha Horlick age 76 years of Trinity, Bonavista Bay, on Saturday, April 14, 2012. Predeceased by her parents Sidney and Blanche Poole; husband Ambrose Horlick and son Glenn Horlick. Left with fond and loving memories are her son Claude (Janet) of Mt. Pearl; daughters Joy Thompson (Bob) of Butts Pond and Kim Rowsell (Jim) of Gambo; partner John Cutler of Centreville; daughter-in-law Electa Horlick of Gander; brother William Poole (Marilyn) of Sherwood Park, AB; sisters Ester Rose (Gordon) of St. Catharine's, ON and Grace Beke (Hans) of St. Catharine's, ON; grandchildren Allison Horlick of Mt. Pearl, Joanne (Dave Samson) of Riverview, NB., Tim Horlick of Mt. Pearl, Matthew Rowsell of Gambo, Kierra Horlick of Gander and Hayley Horlick of St. Paul, AB; great-granddaughter Paige Samson of Riverview, NB; and many other relatives as well as a large circle of close friends and acquaintances. Funeral service took place at St. Alban's Anglican Church, Trinity on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 with Rev. David Coffin officiating. Interment followed at The Anglican Church Cemetery, Trinity. Donations in her memory may be made to The Heart and Stroke Foundation. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove - Musgrave Harbour. To send messages of condolences please visit www.kittiwakefuneralhomes.ca

MESH, Joan
Passed peacefully away at the James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander on Saturday, April 14th, 2012 Joan Mesh, age 79. Predeceased by her husband Ivan and brother Bill Squires. Left to mourn with loving memories are her son Greg (Michelle) of Appleton, daughters Kathy of Iqaluit, Nunavut; Vikki (Keith) Kelloway of North Battleford, Saskatchewan; brother Frank Squires of St. Philips, sister Lori Vanderzand of London, Ontario; grandchildren Suzy, Sandy, Jodi, Mark, Ben, great-granddaughter Jane and a large circle of relatives and friends. Rested at Stacey's Funeral Home. Funeral service for family only was held on Thursday, April 19th at 2:00 P.M. from St. Martin's Anglican Chapel. Interment will take place at a later date. Donations in Joan's memory may be made to A Charity Of One's Choice. Arrangements entrusted through Stacey's Funeral Home. To sign our online memorial guest book, please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca

SEABRIGHT, Frederick
passed peacefully away in the presence of his loving family on Tuesday April 17th, 2012 at James Paton Memorial Hospital. Frederick aged 90 years, was predeceased by his brother Gordon. Left with fond and loving memories his wife Edna of 62 years. Three sons Glenn (Roxanne), Gary (Joanne), Rodney (Karyn), and only daughter Judy (Gus) Foley. Six grandchildren Mike Foley, Michele Pittman, Katie, Lauryn, Jacob, and Carter Seabright. Four precious great grandchildren Victoria, Samuel, Lisa Marie, and Isabella. Also a large circle of relatives and friends. Rested at Stacey's Funeral Home Gander. Funeral service was held on Friday April 20th, from St Martin's Anglican Cathedral. Interment followed at All Saints Cemetery. Donations may be made in Fred's memory to a charity of one's choice. Arrangements entrusted through Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. To sign the memorial on-line guest book please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca

WHELAN, Doris
Passed away at James Paton Memorial Hospital on Thursday April 19, 2012 Doris Whelan (nee-Wellon) formerly of Deer Lake and St. John's, age 93 years. Pre deceased by her husband Bern Whelan in 1999. Left with loving memories are her daughter Bev(Bill) Bursey of Gander, grandson Tim(Renee), great granddaughter Gracie of Gander, granddaughter Paula(Sheldon) Cull, great grandson Oliver of Whitehorse. Cremation has taken place. Rested at Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander on Saturday, April 21st. Funeral service will be held on Sunday April 29th from Wesley United Church, St. John's. Interment will follow at the General Protestant Cemetery, Waterford Bridge Rd. St John's. Donations may be made in Doris's memory to War Amp Kids Champs Program or The Children's Wish Foundation. Arrangements entrusted through Stacey's Funeral Home Gander. To sign our on-line memorial guest book please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca

STAPLE, Lloyd
Passed peacefully away at the James Paton Memorial Health Centre, Gander on Friday, April 20th, 2012, Lloyd George Staple in his 94th year. Predeceased by his wife Annie, three brothers Corwin, Mark, Don; half-sister Myrtle, half-brother Otto. Left to mourn with loving memories are his son John (Jeanie) of St. John's, NL; daughters Elizabeth Smith (Gary) of Belleville, ON; Edith Blanchard (Richard) of Gainsville, FL; brother Douglas of Halifax, NS; sister Georgina of Ottawa, ON; grandchildren John, Daniel, Pamela, Adam, Carolyn, Paul, Andrew, great- grandchildren Dalton, Jessica, Samantha, Aaron, Mason, Blake, River, Willow, Samuel, Allison and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Rested at Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. Funeral service was held on Tuesday, April 24th at 2:00 P.M. from St. Martin's Anglican Cathedral. Interment followed at All Saints Cemetery. Donations in Mr. Staple's memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Arrangements entrusted through Stacey's Funeral Home. To sign our online memorial guest book, please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca

THORNHILL, Lloyd George
Royal Navy Veteran of World War II

Born May 11th, 1923 at Grand Bank. Passed away at St. Luke's Homes, St. John's, April 22nd, 2012. Predeceased by daughter Jane, son William, wife Patricia, sister Florence Parsons and brothers Maxwell and Percy. Giving thanks for his life are sons Jim (Linda), George, daughters Karen (Robert), Betty, daughter-in-law Debbie Ludlow, granddaughters Sarah and Amy Thornhill and their mother Linda, Katherine, Anne, Elizabeth and Victoria Tuck, grandsons David and George Thornhill, and Max and Will Parrell. Left with abundant joyful memories are his sisters-in-law Betty Brett and Lucy Freake and brother-in-law Arthur Ludlow. Also celebrating Uncle Lloyd's life a number of nieces and nephews. Lloyd had a successful career as a radio operator at Gander Aeradio (Signals) and could often be seen walking to work on Memorial Drive with his brown paper bag. Funeral service to take place at Fraser Road United Church, Gander, April 26th at 1:00 pm. Flowers gratefully accepted. Donations in memory may be made to Fraser Road United Church.

KING, Maggie
Passed peacefully away at Bonnews Lodge, Badger's Quay on Friday, April 27, 2012 Maggie King (nee White) age 96 years. Maggie was born at Greenspond on October 5, 1915 to the late Emma and Laban White. She is predeceased by her husband Walter; son Walter Jr.; daughter Pearl White; brothers Walter White, James White, Alexander White and Thomas White; sisters Pearl Feltham and Annie Woodford. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are her son Pleman (Marjorie) of Valleyfield; daughters Eliza White (Hubert) of Valleyfield, Thelma Bates( Chesley) of Bishop's Falls and Hilda Perry (Gerald) of Valleyfield; son-in-law Levi White of Valleyfield; special nieces Marie Haggett of Ontario and Lucy Stride of Bishop's Falls; 18 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; 9 great-great-grandchildren; and a large circle of other relatives and many friends. Funeral service took place at Grace Pentecostal Church, Valleyfield on Sunday, April 29, 2012 with Pastor Nathaniel Osmond officiating, assisted by Pastor Dwayne Mews. Interment followed at The Pentecostal Cemetery, Valleyfield. Donations in her memory may be made to The Grace Pentecostal Cemetery Fund, Valleyfield. To send messages of condolence please visit www.kittiwakefuneralhomes.ca    Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove - Musgrave Harbour.

WALSH, Rita
Passed away after a lengthy illness at the James Paton Memorial Health Center on April 29th 2012 Rita Walsh age 70 years. Predeceased by husband Robert, daughters Josephine, Lisa and Angela, brothers Frank, Loyola, Cyril and Raymond, son-in-law Melvin. Left with loving memories are her sons Robert (Kristina) of Calgary, Walter (Michelle) of Gander, Neil of Calgary, daughters Judy (Darren) of Edmonton, Catherine of Gander, Maureen (Trevor) of Edmonton, brothers Kevin (Monique) of St. Brendan's, Walter of Goulds, sisters Josephine (George) of Wisconsin, Loretta (Bob) of St. John's, Joan (Ron) of St. John's and 15 grandchildren. Rested at Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander and at St. Gabriel's Roman Catholic Church, St. Brendan's. Funeral Mass was held Thursday, May 3rd at 11:00 a.m.. Interment Roman Catholic Cemetery, St. Brendan's. Donations in Rita's memory may be made to the Crones and Colitis Foundation. A special thank you to the staff at the HSC Center of St. John's, and the staff at the JPMH Center for their continued care. Arrangements entrusted through Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. To sign the memorial on-line guest book please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca

 

 

Page Contributed by: Ivy F. Benoit

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Thursday October 18, 2012)

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