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The Beacon Obituaries
August 2007

The Beacon
is a community newspaper for Gander.

Filed chronologically as published for the Month of August 2007

 

PICKET, Abi G.
Passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 2, 2007 at the Dr. Hugh Twomey Health Care Centre, Botwood, Abi G. Pickett of Centreville, age 81 years. Predeceased by his wife, Amelia Pickett (Anstey); daughter, Elsie; parents, Gladys and Samuel; sisters, Lucy Matthews and Ella Mae; and brothers, William and Martin. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are his son, Boyce (Annie); daughters, Joan (Harry Ackerman) and Joy (Calvin Ackerman); stepson, Patrick Anstey (Marie); sisters, Delilah Cutler, Ella Mae (Llewellyn Hunt) and Irene; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and a wide circle of relatives and friends. Funeral took place on Saturday, August 4th from St. Barnabas Anglican Church, Centreville with Rev. W. Short officiating. Interment followed from the Anglican Cemetery, Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove/Musgrave Harbour.

STARKES, Gladys
Passed peacefully away on August 6, 2007 at Bonnews Lodge, Badger’s Quay, Gladys Starkes of Valleyfield, age 95 years. Predeceased by her husband, Wilfred Starkes; daughter, Carrie Quinlan; and a number of brothers, brothers-in-law, sisters and sisters-in-laws. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are daughters, Myrtle (Eli King) of Valleyfield, Blanch (Joseph Sturge) of Ontario, Marjorie (Pleman King) of Valleyfield, Bernice (William Knee) of Lewisporte; son-in-law, Gordon Quinlan of Birchy Bay; brother, Richard Hunt (Lilly) of Clarkes Beach; sisters-in-law, Myrtle Starkes of Ontario, Grace Hunt of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Letsie Hunt of St. John’s; 14 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral took place on Thursday, August 9th at the Grace Pentecostal Tabernacle, Valleyfield with Pastor Dwayne Mews officiating. Interment followed at the Grace Pentecostal Cemetery, Valleyfield. Donations may be made in her memory to the Pentecostal Cemetery Fund Valleyfield. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove/Musgrave Harbour. The family guestbook can be signed or donations made by visiting our website at www.kittiwakefuneralhomes.ca

GENGE, Preston A.
Passed peacefully away in the presence of his family on Friday, August 10, 2007 at the James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander, Preston A. Genge, age 81 years. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are his wife, Leonie (Smith); daughters, Patricia (Rod) Pritchett, Gander, NL, Debra (Glenn) Cooper, Richmond, BC, and son, Timothy (Trudy) Genge, Gander, NL; four grandchildren, Andrew, Danielle, Shannon, Joshua; two sisters, Selma Hedge, Hertha (Fred) Blackwood; one brother, Ralph (Elvie) Genge; as well as a large number of family and friends and Masonic Brethren. Funeral service was held on August 13, 2007 at St. Martin’s Anglican Church with interment at All Saints Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation. Arrangements entrusted to the professional care of Stacey’s Funeral Home, Gander. To sign our memorial online guestbook, please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca

COLLINS, Morris
(June 3, 1966 August 15, 2007)

Leaving us and moving on to a better place, Morris Collins, age 41 years. There, he will be reunited with his brother, Floyd and sister, Nancy. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are his son, Austin (his mother, Roseann Limeux, Hearst, ON); parents, Lawrence and Ella Collins of Hare Bay; brothers, Ira (Beverley), Job (Mary), Jeff (Cynthia), Austin, Tony (Helen), Sterling, Duke and Ivan (Paulette, sister-in-law, and nearest and dearest friend); sisters, Juanita (Cliff Stockley), Gale (Rheal Quinnville), Lillian (Don Welcher) and Jill (Jeff Glover); a large number of nephews and nieces, including Nicholas, Tyler and Tyson, with whom he was very close; also a large number of extended family and friends. Rested at Oram’s Funeral Home, Dover. Funeral service at the Salvation Army, Hare Bay.

BRETT, Hardy
Passed peacefully away at the James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander on August 16, 2007, age 82 years. Predeceased by parents, Allan and Amelia Brett and sister, Vera Small. Left with loving memories are his wife, Melvina; sons, Terrence (Rosalyn) of St. John’s, Wayne (Angela) of Ottawa; brother, Raymond ( Marion) of Morton’s Harbour, sister, Audrey (Don)Curnew of Gander. Three grandchildren, April, Robert and Caden. Also a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral services Sunday, August 19th from Fraser Road United Church, Gander. Inurnment, All Saints Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations in his memory may be made to the H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Clinic, Gander Unit. The support and kindness of family and friends and neighbours have helped to relieve the pain during this difficult time. Special thanks to Rev. Stephanie McClellan and the staff at the James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander Loving you always, forgetting you never. Arrangements through Stacey’s Funeral Home, Gander. To sign our online memorial guestbook, please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca

BUNGAY, Colonel Roy
It is with great sadness that the family of Colonel Roy Bungay announces his passing on August 17, 2007 at James Paton Memorial Hospital in Gander, NL. Colonel Bungay was Promoted to Glory with his family at his side and is survived by his loving wife, Joy, sons Rodney (Paulette), Roger (Mary) and Raymond (Sheila), and five grand-children: Jonathan, Janaine, Kiri, Sara and Jenna. Also left to mourn are his parents, Kenneth and Elsie; brothers: Carl (Ethel), Merrill (Cecilia), Kevin (Jackie), Wayne (Deborah), and Lorne (Jackie); sisters: Blanche (Harry Harris), Joan (Barry Collier) and Lorriena (David Allison). Colonel's Roy and Joy Bungay served in overseas ministry and executive leadership in Canada, Singapore, Malaysia, South Africa, and Papua New Guinea. Visitations at Stacy's Funeral Home were held at Stacey’s Funeral Home, Gander. A service in celebration of his life was held at the Salvation Army Gander Citadel. Donations in his memory may be made to either the Salvation Army Gander Citadel Band or the Salvation Army Wesleyville Corps.

HODDER, Javis
Passed peacefully away at the James Paton Memorial Hospital , Gander on August 20, 2007, Mr. Javis Hodder, age 78 years. Predeceased by parents, Arthur and Agnes and brother, Wilson. Left with loving memories are his wife, Ivy; sons, Rodney (Kim) of Gander, Norman (Robin) of George’s Point, Robert of George’s Point; daughters, Joanne (Leon) Gillingham and Linda (Derek) Torraville of Rexdale, ON; brother, Roy of George’s Point and sister-in-law, Clara of George’s Point. Grandchildren, Micheal, Cody, Sammy Jo, Bobbie Lee, Briana and Brady. Great-grandchild, Tegan. Also a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service was held Wednesday, August 22nd from Holy Trinity Anglican Church. Interment Anglican Cemetery, Clarke’s Head. Donations in his memory may be made to the Holy Trinity Anglican Church. Arrangements through Stacey’s Funeral Home, Gander . To sign our online guestbook, please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca

EDWARDS, Martin (Max)
At Lakeside Home in Gander on Tuesday, August 21, 2007. Martin is survived by Betty, his wife of 63 years; daughter, Jean Edwards Stacey (Peter); sons, Paul (Susan), Peter and Kenny (Jung Ae); brother, Ken; grandchildren, David, Robyn and Chris (So Won) Stacey and Scott Edwards. Predeceased by sister-in-law, Ena Farrell Edwards and nephew, Shawn Edwards. Born in Lawn, Placentia Bay on October 11, 1917, Martin was the son of Martin and Mary (Molly Green) Edwards. Served overseas with the 125 (Newfoundland) Squadron, RAF during World War Two. He married Betty Kern of Swansea, Wales on April 18, 1944. Settled in Gander in 1946 where Betty still lives. Funeral service at St. Joseph 's RC Church in Gander August 25th at 12 noon. Arrangements through Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. To sign the online memorial guest book please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca

PENNEL, Doris
Passed away at the James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander on Tuesday, August 21, 2007, Mrs. Doris Pennel of Noggin Cove in her 91st year. Predeceased by her brother, Raymond Goodyear, sisters, Olive Wells, Pearl Angel (Ellsworth) and Reta Goodyear. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are her husband, Dorman Pennell of 67 years; three sons, Bruce Pennell (Daphne); Barry Pennel (Violet) and Terry Pennel (Marie), all of Noggin Cove; one sister, Jean Potter of Embree; six grandchildren, Tony (Rosalyn), Tina (Scott), Wanda (Rod), Jason (Deena), Christina (David) and Jerry (Arlene); seven great-grandchildren, Tyler, Jamie, Stephanie, Tiffany, Brandon, Mikayla and Jenica; and also a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service took place on Friday, August 24th from the United Church in Carmanville with Rev. Andrews officiating. Donations in her memory may be made to the United Church Memorial Fund in Carmanville. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of Stacey’s Funeral Home, Gander-Carmanville.

OLDFORD, Florrie (Samson)
Passed peacefully away on August 21, 2007 at Lakeside Homes, Gander, Florrie Oldford of Burnside, Bonavista Bay in her 92nd year. Predeceased by husband, Manual and son-in-law, Fred. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are daughters, Malvina Moss of Glovertown, Irene (James) Moss of Gander; grandchildren, Marilyn, Tracey (Barry), Sherry (Owen) and Lenny; great-grandchildren, Natasha, Joshua, Tyler and Faith. Funeral service was held on August 24th at St. Alban’s Anglican Church, Burnside, Bonavista Bay. Arrangements by Squires Funeral Home, Eastport.

ABBOTT, Leo
Passed away at Brookfield Hospital on Thursday, August 23, 2007, Mr. Leo Abbott, of Musgrave Harbour in his 81st year. Predeceased by his parents, Baxter and Gertrude, brother, Maxwell and son-in-law, Douglas Abbott. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are his wife, Jean of 61 years; four daughters, Goldie Hill (Morgan) of Wesleyville, Velma Abbott (rick) of Aspen Cove, Betty Abbott (Dennis) of Musgrave Harbour and Cheryl Mouland (Martin) of Foxtrap; one brother, Gershon (Mereida) of Musgrave Harbour; one sister, Marie Sturge of Gander; nine grandchildren, Rodney, Dwight, Roxanne, Ryan, Travis, Shauna, Blair, Patrick, and Faron; four grandchildren, Mark, Douglas, Eva and Andrew; also a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service was held on August 26th at the Salvation Army Citadel in Musgrave Harbour with Majors Barry and Donna Anstey officiating. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home in Musgrave Harbour-Wesleyville.

HEFFERN, Clyde
Passed peacefully away in the presence of his loving family on August 24, 2007, Clyde Heffern. Predeceased by his father, Onias Heffern; brothers, Tom, Frank and Kevin. Left to mourn his living wife of 42 years, Mae (Lambert); sons, Derik (Danette) and Dion (April); daughter, Kelley McGrath (Phonse); grandchildren, Joshua, Dylon and Lillie-Mae; mother, Connie Heffern (Sampson); sister, Sheila Rideout (Wayne); brothers, Carl Heffern (Frances) and Reg Heffern; brother-in-law, Winston Lambert; sister-in-law, Marge Eastman; good friends, Cal and Queen Warren; and a large circle of family and friends.

PRITCHETT, Norman
Passed away suddenly and peacefully while on vacation in Halifax on August 25, 2007, Norman Pritchett, age 61 years. Predeceased by his father, Curtis Pritchett. Left with loving memories are his wife, Roberta Pritchett (Crews); mother, Classie Goulding; sons, Corey of St. John’s, Craig (Christine) of Lower Sackville, NS; daughters, Sherry (Neil) Kelly of Paradise, NL, Tammy (Barry) Hudson of St. John’s, NL; brothers, Bruce (Louise) of Gambo, NL, Wayne (Myra) of London, England, Ray (Don) (Linda) of Riverview, NB, Harvey (Adele) of Ottawa, ON, Garry (Liz) of Dartmouth, NS, Lorne (Barb) of St. John’s, NL, Brian (Donna) of Bishop’s Falls, NL; sisters, Vida (Leigh) Ryan of Hant’s Harbour, NL, Pauline (Paul) Manseau of Riverview, NB, Cathy (Gary)Feener of Charlottetown, PEI; sister-in-law, Audrey Pritchett, Toronto, ON; grandchildren, Erin and Leah Kelly, Meredith Hudson; also a large circle of other relatives and friends. Rested at Stacey’s Funeral Home, Gander. Funeral service was held on August 31st from the Salvation Army Citadel, Gander. Interment at All Saints Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations in his memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of the Canadian Diabetes Assoc. Arrangements through Stacey’s Funeral Home, Gander. To sign our online memorial guestbook, please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca

MOSS, Eldon
Passed peacefully away on Sunday, August 26, 2007 in ICU at the Health Sciences Centre in St. John’s, Mr. Eldon Moss of Salvage, aged 77 years. Predeceased by son, Lloyd; parents-in-law, Annie Jane and Edward Burden; sisters, Jessie, Olive, Annie and Stella; and brother, Jim. Left to mourn his loving and very devoted wife for almost 56 years, Delphine; his daughters, Judy Jewison (Rick) and Nita Feltham (Ephraim); sons, Winston (Pamela), Gregory (Michele) and Shawn (Lori); his 12 grandchildren; and his only sister, Ivy Brown (Frank). Also left to mourn are many other relatives and a huge circle of friends, all of whom loved and admired him dearly.

POWER, Gertrude F. (nee Wall)
Passed peacefully away after a courageous battle with cancer on August 28, 2007, surrounded by her loving family, Gertrude Frances Power, age 77 years. Gertrude battled her illness with courage, strength and dignity teaching all of us to keep our faith. Gertrude was predeceased by her loving husband, Alonzo; son, Jim; and granddaughter, Lisa Marie. She leaves to mourn with many fond and loving memories her four daughters, Jocelynne Hussey (Allister), Tina Power, Jacinta Rodgers (Fraser) and Marylou, Robertson (Scott; three sons, Alonzo (Doreen), Perry (Eunice) and Brendan; daughter-in-law, Pearl Power; brother, Leo Wall (Florence); two sisters, Mary Dwyer and Agnes Ford (Cyril); sisters-in-law, Bride (Mary) Glynn, Mary Wall, Madeline Ronayne and Joan Wall; also left to mourn are 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a large extended family and circle of friends. Rested at Caul’s Funeral Home, LeMarchant Road. Funeral service was held on Friday, August 31st at 11 am from Caul’s Chapel. Interment followed at Belvedere Cemetery. Donations in her memory may be made to the charity of one’s choice. Please visit www.cauls.ca to sign the online guestbook or leave a message of condolence for the family.

COOKE, Frances Fanny
Passed peacefully way on August 29, 2007 at the James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander, Frances Fanny Cooke. She was 65. Predeceased by her father, Moses Peddle; husband, Edmund Cooke. Left to mourn are daughters, Orilla (husband, Tony Pardy) of Gander, Cindy, Pauline (husband, Duane Michelin) of Corner Brook and Candace. Also leaving to mourn sister, Bernice Noseworthy and mother, Olive Peddle; brother, Wesley Peddle; son-in-law, Robert Sheppard; four grandchildren and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Reverend David Coffin conducted funeral services at St. Nicholas Anglican Church in Leading tickles on August 31st. Interment was at the Anglican Cemetery in Leading Tickles. Funeral arrangements were by Hoskins Funeral Homes, Botwood. Pallbearers were Wesley Peddle, Tony Pardy, Duane Michelin, Kyle Michelin, Phonse Cooke and Brandon Sheppard.

HARVEY, Nathan
Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 29, 2007 at Brookfield Hospital, Nathan Harvey of Cape Freels, age 93 years. Predeceased by his parents, Maggie and Darius Harvey; wife, Elizabeth; brothers, Edward and Willis; sister, Leah. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are his sons, Roland (Linda) of Toronto, ON, Raymond (Muriel) of Ft. McMurray, AB; daughters, Leah Stokes (William) of Cape Freels, Margaret Hunt (Percy) of St. John’s; sisters-in-law, Josie Kean (Lester) of Badger’s Quay, Myra Hounsell (Lloyd) of Valleyfield; 9 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service took place at Ebenezer United Church, Brookfield on September 1st with Rev. Tim Bowman officiating assisted by Rev. Heather Sandford. Interment followed at the United Church Cemetery, Brookfield. Donations in his memory can be made to a charity of one’s choice. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove-Musgrave Harbour.

 

 

Page contributed by: Carol Walsh

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)

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