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The Beacon Obituaries
April 2015

The Beacon
is a community newspaper for Gander.

 

GOODYEAR, Nellie
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our loved one at Bonnews Lodge, Badger's Quay on April 26, 2015, Nellie Goodyear age 91 years of Lumsden. Predeceased by her parents; Herbert and Mary Walsh, brothers; Bill, Andrew and adopted brother; "Young" Bill, sisters-in-law; Phyllis Templeman, Doris Hounsell and Laura Walsh and brother-in-law; Carmen Hounsell. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories are her husband; Douglas Goodyear, son; Calvin Goodyear (Rose) of Gander, daughter; Beverly Gair (Ken) of Paradise, grandchildren; Aimee (Jon), Vicki (Morgan) and Jamie (Deanne), great grandchildren; Kate, Benjamin and Brooklyn, special neices; Gloria Spurrell and Christine Fisher, brother-in-law; Wesley Templeman of Gander, sister-in-law; Betty Walsh of Guelph, Ontario and a large circle of other relatives and friends, especially the Lumsden congregation. Funeral service took place on Wednesday, April 29 at The Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Lumsden with Mr. Leslie Stokes officiating. Interment followed at the Jehovah's Witnesses cemetery, Lumsden. As an expression of sympathy, flowers are gratefully accepted. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove/Musgrave Harbour. To send messages of condolence, please visit www.kittiwakefuneralhomes.ca

HOWELL, Marjorie
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our loved one at Moncton Hospital, Moncton, New Brunswick on April 1, 2015, Marjorie Howell age 78 years of Templeman. Predeceased by her parents; Ephraim and Elizabeth Jane Blackmore, husband; Baxter, sister; Marina Gordon and sister-in-law; Ina Blackmore. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories are her son; Glyn (Maxine) of Templeman, daughters; Avril Attwood (Harry) of Valleyfield, Wanda Norman (Leonard ) of Newtown and Wendy Howell (Brent) of Moncton, New Brunswick, brothers; Jesse of Musgrave Harbour, Harland Blackmore (Marion) of Lumsden, James Blackmore of St. John's and Taylor Blackmore (Maureen) of St. John's, sisters; Sue Stokes (Junior) of Lumsden and Linda Parsons (Wayne) of Edmonton, Alberta, grandchildren; Michael, Michelle, Nancy, Ryan, Angie and Sydney-Rae and great granddaughter; Madison and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service and inurnment are to take place at a later date. Donations in her memory may be made to The Cancer Society. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove/Musgrave Harbour and Tuttle Brothers and Riverview Funeral Home, Riverview, New Brunswick. To send messages of condolence, please visit www.kittiwakefuneralhomes.ca

MERCER, Corinne
E. Corinne Mercer (nee Rees),
95, passed peacefully away at Lakeside Homes on April 20, 2015. Born on Bell Island on November 6, 1919 of the late Arthur and Marria Rees. Corinne completed 2 years of Medical School at Memorial University College before moving to Gander in the early forties to work as an American Teletype Operator with the USAF. In Gander she met and married Gerald (Gerry) Mercer in 1947. Spent the remaining years in Gander raising her family and was an avid member of St. Martins ACW. Corinne is predeceased by her husband Gerry and brother Charles. Left to mourn is a large circle of family and friends including Sons Robin (Bernice Philpott) Gander, Arthur (Audrey Curtis) Twillingate, Lorne (Barb Snow) Appleton and Daughter Candy (William Holloway) of Gander. Grandchildren, Penney Mercer, Allison Mercer, Gerry Mercer (Julie), Michael Mercer, Dara Curle (Bobby), Nicholas Mercer and William Ford. Great grandchildren Carmen, Jessica, Jasmin, Adali, Max and Carmella. Rested at Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. Funeral service was held on Thursday, April 23rd at 2:00 P.M. from St. Martin's Anglican Cathedral. Interment followed at All Saints Cemetery. Donations in Corinne's memory may be made to St. Martin's Anglican Cathedral. Arrangements entrusted through Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. To leave a message of condolence, please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca

PENTON, Leonard
It is with great sadness that we announce the tragic passing of our dear loved one on April 14, 2014, Leonard Gordon Penton age 46 years of Valleyfield. Predeceased by his grandparents; Ambrose and Mary Penton, Walter Winters, Ralph King and Arthur White uncles; Aaron and Dwight Winters and aunt Brenda Bennett. Leaving to mourn with beautiful and loving memories are his wife; Sherry, sons; Joshua, Zachery, Kody, Dustin, daughter; Nanci-Alexis , Parents; Pearce and Eva Penton, brothers; Jodey (Michelle) of Leduc, Alberta, Jamie (Dawn) of Charlottown, PEI, parents-in-law; Arthur and Debbie White of Valleyfield, grandmothers; Ida Winters residing at Otterbury Manor, Wesleyville, Phyllis King of Pool‘s Island, Ruby White of Valleyfield, brothers-in-law; Shaun White of Valleyfield, Steven White (Tammy) of Valleyfield, nieces; Brittani Penton, Samantha Hobb, nephews; Tony Penton, Daniel Penton, Zachery Dunn, Logan White, and a large circle of other relatives and many friends. Funeral service was held on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at St. Alban's Anglican Church with Rev. Brian Hannon officiating. Interment followed at St. Alban's Anglican Church Cemetery, Badger's Quay. As an expression of sympathy flowers are greatly accepted or donations may be made in Leonard's memory to his family. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove / Musgrave Harbour. To send messages of condolence please visit www.kittiwakefuneralhomes.ca

PILLAR, Dr Paul Jan Peter
Passed peacefully away at James Paton memorial Health Care Center, Gander on April 11th 2015 Dr. Paul Jan Peter Pillar age 89 years. Predeceased by his parents Pawel and Elizabeth Pillar and 3 siblings. Left with loving memories are his wife Shirley of Gander, brothers-in-law Norman (Shirley) Warren of Cambridge, ON., Arthur (Helena) Warren of BC, sisters -in-law Kay (Mike) Savard of Kingston, ON., Joan (Clayton) Penney of Stoney Creek , ON. Also a large circle of friends. Rested at Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. Funeral Mass was held Tuesday, April 14th, 11:00 a.m. At St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Gander. Interment All Saints Cemetery. Donations in Paul's memory can be made to a charity of one's choice. Arrangements entrusted through Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander - Carmanville. To leave a message of condolence please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca

PINSENT, Raymond
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our loved one, Mr. Raymond Pinsent, age 71 years of Musgrave Harbour. Raymond passed away at The James Paton Memorial Hospital in Gander on Saturday, April 11, 2015. Predeceased by parents Bert and Gladys Pinsent. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are his wife Gloria, two sons Phonce (Brenda) of Gander, Chris (Jenna) of St. John's, five daughters Pam Rennie (Tony) of Musgrave Harbour, Diane of St. John's, Joanne of St. John's, Tammy (Dave) of St. John's, Roxanne of Ontario, four brothers Clifford (Pauline), Gerald (Phyllis), Bruce (Mona), Bob (Neta) all of Musgrave Harbour, one sister Yvonne (Joe) of Glovertown, 15 grandchildren Nikita, Cody, Karlie, Shelby, Cash, Andrew, Jacob, David, Shannon, Stephanie, Natasha, Carly, Sevan, Devon, Vanessa, one great grandchild Darcey, also a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service took place on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 from The Salvation Army Citadel in Musgrave Harbour. Interment followed from The Salvation Army Cemetery in Ragged Harbour with Majors Barry and Donna Anstey officiating. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Musgrave Harbour - Pound Cove. To send messages of condolence please visit www.kittiwakefuneralhomes.ca

PRICE, Priscilla
Passed away peacefully at Lakeside Homes, Gander on Monday, April 27th, 2015, Priscilla Price, age 96. Predeceased by her husband Clarence, sister Jessie and half sister Edith. Left to mourn with loving memories are her sons Austin of Gander, Clyde (Beulah) of Clarkes Head, Watson (Rose) of Riverview, NB; Melvin of Lantz, NS; daughters Florrie Moss (Bert) of Gander, Muriel LeBeau (Ray) of Rockland, ON; Doreen Hill (Jim) of Orleans, ON; Debbie Power (Bob) of Mt. Pearl, Pam of Dartmouth, NS; Beverly Stroud (Rob) of Orangeville, ON; 23 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and a large circle of family and friends. Rested at Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. A small family service was held on Friday, May 1st at 2:00 P.M. from Stacey's Funeral Home. Interment followed at All Saints Cemetery. Cremation has taken place. Donations in Priscilla's memory may be made to The Canadian Cancer Society (Daffodil Place), 70 Ropewalk Lane, P. O. Box 8921, St. John's, NL. A1B 3R9. Arrangements entrusted through Stacey's Funeral Home. To leave a message of condolence, please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca

REID, Phyllis
Passed away peacefully at the James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander on April 23rd 2015, after a courageous battle with ALS Phyllis Reid age 71 years. Left with loving memories are her husband John, sons Lewis (Sharon) Northcott of Fort McMurray, AB, Terry (Shelley) Northcott of Corner Brook, NL, daughter Jennifer (Kevin) Hiscock of Gander, NL, brother Ralph Beaton of Kitchener, ON, sisters Pansy Norris of Gander, NL, Bernice (Len) Parsons of Gander, NL, grandchildren Mark Northcott, Jacob, Rachel Hiscock, Also a large circle of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. Rested at Stacey's Funeral Home on Friday, April 24th, Rested at Fewers Funeral Home, Lethbridge, on Sunday, April 26th. Funeral service was on Monday, April 27th at 2:00 P.M. from the United Church, Portland. Interment will follow at Winterbrook United Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Phyllis' memory may be made to the ALS Society of Newfoundland and Labrador. Arrangements entrusted through Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander and Fewers Funeral Home Clarenville to leave a message of condolence please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca

STAGG, Stella
Passed peacefully away at Bonnews Lodge, Badger's Quay on April 19, 2015, Stella Stagg age 93 years of Wesleyville. Predeceased by her parents; Eugene and Barbara Vincent, husband Oswald Stagg, son Ted, brothers Harold and Job Vincent, sisters Mae Stokes, Matilda Tiller. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories are sons Harold (Shirley) of Wesleyville, Eugene (Sarah) of Wesleyville, Scott (Geraldine) of Lumsden, David (Gail) of St. John's, Terry (Judy) of Newtown, daughters Marjorie (Rex Gibbons) of St. John's, Gloria (Terry Wareham) of Wesleyville, brother Solomon Vincent (Marie) of Wesleyville, 19 grandchildren: Neil, Kimberley, Glenn, Mark, Tracey, Cory, Stephanie, Michelle, Norma Lynn, Emily, Penny, Vincent, Christopher, Pamela, Jordan, Jennifer, Jenna, Ossie, Joshua; 19 great-grandchildren: Shannon, Samantha, Katie, Tyler, Gregory, Kristen, Justin, Shannon, Chelsea, Charlotte, Chanté, Rebecca, Brady, Cameron, Peyton, Sophia, Cole, Jaxon, Emma; one great-great-grandson Zachary and a large circle of other relatives and many friends. Funeral service was held on April 24, 2015 at Jubilee United Church, Wesleyville with Rev. Brian Hannon officiating. Interment followed at Jubilee United Church cemetery, Wesleyville. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made in her memory to Jubilee United Church, Wesleyville. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove/ Musgrave Harbour. To send messages of condolence please visit www.kittiwakefuneralhomes.ca

TAITE, Audrey Marguerite (nee Feltham)
Born In: Deer Island, Bonavista Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Born: September 23rd, 1934
Passed in: Gander, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Passed on: April 1st, 2015

Age 80 of Glovertown, passed away at James Paton Memorial Hospital on April 1, 2015. Born on Deer Island, September 23, 1934, Audrey was predeceased by her husband, Elias; parents, Noah and Daisy; and brother, James in infancy. Audrey devoted her life to her family, friends, and church. She was a lifetime member of the United Church Women and spent many years involved in the church choir. She loved singing, sewing, knitting, making crafts, and baking. Left with precious memories are children: Eric (Linda) of Boyle, AB; Dianne (Bob) Green of Lower Sackville, NS; Janet Stroud (Denis Clarke) of Enfield, NS; Kim (Gord) White of Kingston, NS; and Keith (Tracey) of Prince George, BC; 11 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren and another expected. Also left to mourn are siblings: Bruce (Marcella d.) of Grand Bank, William (Edith), Ross (Agnes) and Stanley (Dorothy) of Glovertown, Katie (Guy d.) Bartlett of King's Point, Nancy (Harry) Gendron of Trenton, ON; brother- and sister-in-law Kater Taite (Louise d.) and Janet (David) Oram of Gambo. Special thanks to Dr. Najfi and the nursing staff on General Surgery at James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander. Donations may be made in her memory to Faith United Church Cemetery Fund, Glovertown. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Oram's Funeral Home.

WELLS, Walter
Passed peacefully away at Bonnews Lodge, Badger's Quay on Saturday, April 4, 2015 Walter Wells age 90 years of Brookfield. Predeceased by his parents Walter and Eliza (Wicks) Wells; wife Jane; son-in-law Thomas Jones; brothers Arthur (Evelyn) Wells, Hubert (Mable) Wells, George (Janet) Wells, Leonard Wells, Roland (Margaret) Wells; sisters Mable (Absalom Kelloway), Sarah (Redverse Fisher), and Annie (Henry Bentz). Left with fond and loving memories are his daughters Debbie Jones of Ridgeland, Mississippi, USA and Barbara (Clem Gigliotti) of Presto, Pennsylvania, USA; grandchildren Lillian Jones, Nichole Jones and Derek Hague; great-grandchild Oliver Jones; sister-in-law Elizabeth Wells; several nieces, nephews and their families; and close family friends Tony and Shirley Sturge. Funeral service took place at Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 with Rev. Brian Hannon officiating. Interment followed at The United Church Cemetery, Wesleyville. As an expression of sympathy donations in Walter's memory may be made to Bonnews Lodge, Badger's Quay. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove - Musgrave Harbour. To send messages of condolence please visit www.kittiwakefuneralhomes.ca

WHALEN, Francis
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear loved one at James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander on April 14, 2015, Francis Stewart Whalen age 82 years of Carmanville. Predeceased by his parents; John and Susanna Whalen. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories are his wife; Maisie, sons; Brian (Sandra) of Kitchener, Ont, Tony (Angelina) of Carmanville, Rodney of Fort McMurray, Alberta, Jeffery (Tammy) of Guelph, Ont, Norman (Lori) of Frederickton, Trevor (Krista) of Carmanville, daughter; Betty-Ann (Patrick) of Noggin Cove, brothers; Ralph (Effie) of Carmanville, Scott (Vivian) of Carmanville, sister; Ruth (Harris Bemister) of Musgrave Harbour, grandchildren; Stacey, Diana, Cody, Jessica, Brianna, Noah, James, Austin, Christine, Azeez, Khadijah, Aliyah, Hannah, Elijah, Rayna, Landon, great grandson; Hunter and a large circle of other relatives and many friends. Funeral service was held on April 17, 2015 at The Salvation Army Citadel, Carmanville with Major Topping officiating. Interment followed at The Salvation Army Cemetery, Carmanville. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove / Musgrave Harbour. To send messages of condolence please visit www.kittiwakefuneralhomes.ca

 

 

Page Contributed by: Ivy F. Benoit

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Monday May 18, 2015)

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