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The Beacon Obituaries
August 2008

The Beacon
is a community newspaper for Gander.

Filed chronologically as published for the Month of August 2008

 

HOWELL, Jabez Ammon
Passed peacefully away on Saturday, August 2, 2008 at the Health Science Centre, St. John's, Jabez Ammon Howell, aged 72 years. Predeceased by his parents, Aubrey & Delilah, sisters, Theresa Annie and Theresa Helen. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are his wife, Pearl of 48 years; son, Gary of Halifax, NS; daughter, Maria (Bert)Frampton of Massey Drive, NL; brothers, Walter (Josephine) of Mount Pearl, NL, William (Stella-deceased) of Templeman, NL as well as a large number of other family and friends. Donations in his memory can be made to the Children’s Wish Foundation or Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements through Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. Please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca to sign our online guestbook.

POWER, Des
Passed suddenly on Saturday, August 2, 2008 at James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander, Des Power, aged 49 years. Predeceased by his mother, Gladys Power. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are his wife, Brenda; father, Robert and wife, Marion Power of Paradise, NL; daughter, Stephanie (Zane Tucker) of Gander; brothers, Ed (Dora) of Dartmouth, NS; Keith (Ellen) of Hooksett, New Hampshire; Joseph (Gloria) of St. Catherine's, NL; sisters, Karen (Bruce Puddister) of Perth, Australia; Kelly of St. John's; Tina (Danny Purcell) of Gander, NL. Funeral mass was held on Tuesday, August 5, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. from St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, Gander, followed by inurnment at All Saints Cemetery, Gander. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Des Power can be made to the Central Northeast Health Foundation. Please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca to sign our online guestbook.

EISAN, IAN
Passed suddenly away on Sunday, August 3, 2008 at his residence in Gander, Ian Eisan, aged 58 years. Predeceased by his parents, Alfred and Marie (MacLennan) Eisan. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are his daughters, Krista (Paul Cunningham) of Brazil, Melanie of Halifax, NS and Renee (Jason Forney) of Harrisburg, Penn; grandchildren, Aiden and Addisyn of Pennsylvania, and Natasha; brothers, Terry (Bernadette) of Gander, NL and Roy (Ruth) of Gander, NL; three special nephews, Christopher (Jillian), Craig (Nancy) and Bradley; special friend, Loretta Hart, as well as a large circle of extended relatives and friends. Funeral service was held on Friday, August 8, 2008 from St. Martin's Anglican Cathedral, Gander with interment following at All Saints Cemetery, Gander. Donations in Mr. Eisan's memory can be made to Mental Health Unit, Western Memorial Hospital Foundation, P. O. Box 2005, Corner Brook, NL, A2H 6J7.Please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca to sign our online guestbook

WALSH, Matthew Patrick
Passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 3, 2008, in the presence of his family at Lakeside Homes, Gander, NL, Matthew Patrick Walsh, aged 86 years. Predeceased by his parents and four (4) younger brothers, Albert ( Lena), Cyril (Edna), Kenneth, and Michael. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are his wife, Dorothy (Genge) of 61 years; two sons, Donald (Bonnie) of Gander, NL, and Gerald of Sudbury, ON; four daughters, Mary (Robert) Griffiths, Marie (Frank) James, Margaret (Wilson) Beaton, each of Gander, NL, and Donna (Paul) Porter of St. John's, NL; nine grandchildren, Michael, Nagille, Melanie, Patrick, Alex, Adam, Daniel, Jeremy and Matthew; three brothers, Leonard (Ann), Walter (Geraldine), Joseph, all of Holyrood, NL; Corey of Sudbury, ON; as well as a large number of other family and friends. Mass took place at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Wednesday, August 6, 2008, at 11:00 a.m. with internment at All Saints Cemetery. Matthew worked as a Department of Transport fireman at the Gander Airport from 1945 to 1982 and also volunteered as a fireman with the Town of Gander Fire Department. He was an avid woodsman and dearly loved hunting and fishing. Donations can be made to the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation. Arrangements entrusted to the professional care of Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander NL. Please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca to sign our online guestbook.

PLOUGHMAN, Reuben
Passed peacefully away on Tuesday, August 5, 2008, at Lakeside Homes, Gander, Reuben Ploughman, aged 84 years. Predeceased by his brothers, Walter, John, Frank, Harry, sisters, Alvina and Mary. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are his wife, Myrtle of 59 years, sisters, Florence (Arthur-deceased) White of Trinity NL, Lizzie (Eric-deceased) Hiscock of Bonavista, NL; sisters-in law, Lucy Lush (Walter Lush-deceased), Adelaide (Hiram) Elliott of Gander NL, Margaret (Robert) White of Brantford, ON, as well a large circle of family and friends. Rested at Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. Funeral Service was held at St. Martins Cathedral followed with interment at All Saints Cemetery. Donations in Mr. Ploughman’s memory can be made to charity of one’s choice. Arrangements through Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. To sign our on-line Guest book please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca

STANLEY, Robert
Passed peacefully away on Friday, August 8, 2008 at the James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander, Robert Stanley, aged 80 years. Predeceased by his wife, Jessie; parents, Gordon and Violet. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are his sons, Dwight (Donna), David of Gander; brother, Winston of Toronto; sister, Gloria (Jim) Mulley of USA; grandchildren, Steven and Leslie; great-grandchild, Hannah. Arrangements entrusted to Stacey’s Funeral Home, Gander. Please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca to sign our online guestbook.

HICKEY, Ida Mae (nee Squire) –
Passed peacefully away on August 11, 2008 at St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital, St. John’s, Ida Mae Hickey of Happy Adventure, aged 63 years. Predeceased by her husband, Jim and parents, Daymond and Helen. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are her children, Bessie O’Grady (Mike), Norman Squire, Leon Hickey; grandchildren, Samantha, Stephen, Raymond, Jarvis, Jaydon; great-granddaughter, Morgan; brother, Nathan (Triff); sisters, Kathleen, Mary (Fred), Gertie (Al); nieces and nephews, and a large circle of family and friends. The funeral service was held on August 15th at Holy Cross Church, Eastport with Reverend Thoms officiating. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Squire’s Funeral Home, Eastport.

SKEFFINGTON, Allister John
Passed peacefully away on August 17, 2008 at Lakeside Home, Gander, Allister John Skeffington, aged 76 years after a long and courageous battle with cancer and Parkinson’s disease. Predeceased by his brothers, Eugene, Maxwell and Alonzo. Left to mourn his loving wife, Norm (Saunders); daughter, Tracey (Alex Quinonez); granddaughter, Mackenzie; devoted sister, Irene; sisters-in-law, Flossie, Wynne, Mary, Effie, Faye, Joy (Dave), Donna (Pat); brothers-in-law, Vincent (Charlotte), John (Beth), surrogate brother, Lonze (Betty) and a large circle of family and friends. Burial took place on August 20th at the United Church in Glovertown. To leave condolences with the family, please visit the guestbook on our website www.kittiwakefuneralhomes.ca

SMITH, Mona Coriene
Passed peacefully away on August 16th, 2008 at Lakeside Homes, Gander, Mona Coriene Smith, age 84 years. Predeceased by her husband, Cecil; son, Wayne; parents, Oliver and Lela Duncan; sister, Eva Lewis; brothers, Ormond, Thorton, Robert, Raymond and Wendel Duncan; great-grandchild, Emma. Left with loving memories her son, Weyman (Mabel) of Calgary, AB; daughter, Myrna (Calvin) of Gander; brothers, Delbert of Port Elgin, NB; Walter (Verda) of Kelowna BC; Roy (Emily) of Edmonton, AB; sisters, Freda of Antigonish NS; Martha of Rexton, NB; grandchildren, Darryl (Esther), Anthony (Kristy), Melissa (Justin), Paul, Heather (Sukie), Mark, Peter; great-grandchildren, Darryl Jr., Amber, Conner, Alexander, Jadea, Maxwell, Evan. Devon Alliance Church, Devon AB., and Gander International Church, Gander. Also a large circle of nieces, nephews and friends. Resting at Carnell's Funeral Home, St. John's. Funeral Service was held on Tuesday, August 19th. from Carnell's Funeral Home, Chapel followed by interment at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, St. John's. Donations in her memory may be made to 100 Huntley Street, Crossroads Family of Ministries, P.O. Box 5100, 1295 North Service Road, Burlington, ON, L7R 4M2. Arrangements entrusted through Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander and Carnell's Funeral Home, St. John's. To sign our memorial on-line guest book please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca

REID, Eli
Passed peacefully away on Sunday, August 17, 2008 at the Notre Dame Memorial Health Centre, Twillingate, Eli Reid of Durrell, NL, aged 90 years. Predeceased by his first wife, Edna Burton and parents, Lewis and Thurza Reid. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are his wife, Annie; sons, Larry (Bernice) of Gander and Everett (Sandy) of Toronto; grandchildren, Paula (Paul), Denise, Sean,(Dayna), Ryan (Ashley) and Debby (Vince); great-grandchildren, Alexandria, Michael, Matthew, Caitlyn, Nicole and Brittany; brother-in-law, Gordon (Ruby) Burton and his sisters-in-law, Margaret and Ruth Burton. Also remembered by his extended Lewis family, Bert (Marie), Howard (Roseann), Calvin (Goldie), Jim (Joan), Phoebe ( Norman), Norma (Raymond), Donna (Roland) and their families. He will be fondly remembered by his nephews and nieces, especially the “travelling lady" Mazie and by many other relatives and friends. Funeral service took place on Wednesday, August 20th from Central United Church, Twillingate,. Interment followed at the United Church Cemetery, Durrell, NL. Donations may be made to the Central United Church, Twillingate.

BOLAND, Dora Jane
Passed peacefully away on August 19, 2008 at Brookfield Hospital, Dora Jane Boland, aged 78 years of Indian Bay. Predeceased by her parents, Llewellyn and Sadie Parsons; brother, Eric Parsons; great-grandson, Luke Glen Parsons. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are her husband, Harry; four sons, Llewellyn (Marie) of Pool’s Island, Scott (Barbara) of Goulds, Albert (Karen) of Sunnyside, Deon (Elizabeth) of St. John’s; two daughters, Joan (Raymond Pearce) of Mount Pearl, Betty (Kevin Collins) of Indian Bay; one sister, Olive (Ralph Yetman) of Centreville; 15 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service was held on August 22nd at St. Mary’s Anglican Church, Indian Bay with Rev. Wayne Short officiating. Interment followed at the Anglican Cemetery, Indian Bay. Donations in her memory may be made to St. Mary’s Anglican Church, Indian Bay. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove/Musgrave Harbour.

SHEPPARD, Annie Maud
Passed peacefully away on August 20, 2008 at her residence in Badger’s Quay, Annie Maud Sheppard, Predeceased by her parents, Percy and Ethel Knee; husband, Oliver and sisters, Nellie Knee and Megan Knee. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are her sons, Harry (Karen), St. John’s and Edric (Linda), Badger’s Quay; brother, Job Knee (Viola), St. John’s; sisters, Lucy Knee, St. John’s and Mae Andrews (Charles), Wesleyville; two grandchildren, Darren and Leann and a large circle of other family and friends. Funeral service took place on August 22nd from Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove with Rev. C. Andrews officiating, assisted by Rev. R. Trevors. Internment followed from St. Alban’s Anglican Cemetery, Badger’s Quay. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove/Musgrave Harbour. To sign our online guestbook, please visit www.kittiwakefuneralhomes.ca

THOMPSON, Marion
Passed peacefully away on August 20, 2008 at the James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander, Marion Thompson, age 56 years. Predeceased by her daughter, Terri-Lee; parents, Chesley & Mabel Boone, granddaughter, Madison Wheaton. Left with loving memories are her husband, Ron Thompson of Gander; son, Trevor (Tara) Thompson of Gander, Trena (Shannon) Wheaton of Grand Falls – Windsor; sisters, Judy (Leo) Kelly of Gander, Hope (Herb) Burton of Gander, Alma (Newton) Norman of Baie Verte; grandchildren, Shawn, Sara, Natalie and Timothy; mother-in-law, Marie Thompson of Point Leamington; sisters-in-law, Sheila (George) Rowe of Tumbler Ridge, BC, Debbie (Stan) Higdon of Happy Valley, Goose Bay, Cavell (Wayne) Loveless of Bermuda, Brenda (Wilfred) Stuckless of Happy Valley, Goose Bay; brothers-in-law, Junior (Eva) Thompson, Murray (Donna) Thompson, Lyndon Thompson - all of Point Leamington. Also a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral Service was held Saturday, August 23rd from Evangel Pentecostal Church, Gander. Interment All Saints Cemetery. Donations in Marion's memory can be made to Gander House “Village of Hope” Malawi, Africa, c/o Evangel Pentecostal Church, 57 Elizabeth Dr, Gander, NL, A1V 1G4. Arrangements entrusted through Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. To sign our memorial on-line guest book please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca

WHEATON, Ruby C.
It is with heavy hearts that we, the family of Ruby Wheaton announce her passing on August 23, 2008 after a long and courageous battle with diabetes. Born February 8, 1925, in Frederickton, NL, a daughter of the late George & Bertha Wheaton. Predeceased by her sister, Vera and her brother, Overton. Left with fond and loving memories are her sister, Wavey (Mike) Curry; sister-in-law, Jeanette Wheaton of Frederickton; nephew and nieces, George (Marion) Wheaton, Marguarite (Bert) Collins, Judy (late John) Rudolph, of Frederickton, Wendy (Terry) Campbell, Michelle (Chris) Jensen of Halifax. She will be fondly remembered by a circle of close relatives and friends.
Now peacefully she sleeps, resting at last The world's weary trouble and trials are past In silence she suffered, in patience she bore Till God called her home to suffer no more We will miss you deeply but you will be in our hearts forever.
Funeral service was held Tuesday, August 26, 2008 from The United Church in Frederickton. Interment was at United Cemetery Frederickton. Donation in Ruby's memory can be made to the Gander and Area SPCA. Arrangements entrusted through Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. To sign our memorial online guestbook, please visit www.staceyfuneralhome.ca

POWELL, James (Mac)
It is with great sadness that the family of James (Mac) Powell, aged 63 years, announce his passing on Sunday, August 24, 2008. Predeceased by his daughter, Mary Jacqueline; parents, Annie Elizabeth and Arthur James Powell; brother-in-law, Raymond Broderick. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are his daughter, Kelly of Calgary, AB; son, Trevor of Gander, NL; two brothers, Clarence (Dinah) Powell, Chesley Powell of fort McMurray, AB; four sisters, Elizabeth (Terry) Hoskins of Oshawa, ON, Beulah Broderick of Grand Falls-Windsor, NL; Marie (Walter) Joyce of Wintersville, Ohio, Jean (Charlie) of Catalina, as well as a large circle of relatives and friends. He will be greatly missed by all. Memorial service was held on Friday, August 29, 2008 from Good Sheppard United Church, Happy Adventure. Arrangements entrusted through Stacey’s Funeral Home, Gander. NL.

STOCKLEY, Dorothy
Entered into God's eternal Kingdom on August 29, 2008, Dorothy Stockley, age 78 years. Predeceased by her husband, James; parents, Amy and William Bolton; sister, Joyce; brothers, Cyril and Bill; stepdaughter, Beatrice Pelley; stepson, Edward and wife, Edith; son-in-law, Elvin Dunfield. Left with fond and loving memories are sons, Richard (Angela) of Gander, Peter (Rhonda) of Gander, Michael (Lorraine) of Gander, stepsons, Clifford (Juanita) of Mount Pearl, Junior (Linda) of Burin; daughters, Maureen Dunfield of Beaverbank, NS, Christine (Mark) Stone of Barrie, ON, Wendy (Patrick) Reynolds of Timmins, ON; stepdaughters, Pearl (Jim) Blackwood of Glovertown, Goldie Stockley of Barrie, ON, Joyce (Russell) Rose of Midland ON; sister, Maureen Bolton of Worthing, England; 32 grandchildren, Jeff, Julie, Naomi, Andrew, Christopher, Kathryn, Melaine, Robert, Gary, Janet, Lisa, Sterling, Kevin, Sonya, Duane, Lawrence, Amanda, Krystal, Susan, Heather, Jennifer, Jonathan, Mark, Amy, John, Jeff, Chris, Lori, Bradley, Angela, Andrea, Astra and 22 great-grandchildren. Also a large circle of relatives and friends. Funeral service September 1st from St. Martin’s Anglican Cathedral, Gander. Interment All Saints Cemetery. Donations in Dorothy's memory can be made to St. Martins Anglican Cathedral Memorial Fund or the H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Clinic, Gander Unit. Arrangements entrusted through Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. To sign our memorial on-line guest book please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca

FIFIELD, Rayburn George
Passed peacefully away on Friday, August 29, 2008 at the Health Sciences Centre, St. John’s, Rayburn George Fifield of Sandringham (formerly of Wesleyville). Predeceased by his parents, Sarah Jane and James Fifield; brother, Clifford. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are his wife, Marilyn; son, Christopher (Stephanie) of Moncton, NB; daughter, Roby Boucher (Alexander Fifield and Nicholas Boucher; brothers, Peter (Marie) of St. John’s, Terry (Gertie) of Wesleyville, James (Jan) of Gander, Joseph (Ruby) of Valleyfield, Wade (Winnie) of Sackville, NS; Leslie (Pearl) of Cape Freels; sisters, Marilyn Rady (Ken) of Trenton, ON; Ena Brown (Job) of Gander, Ruby Squires (Edward) of Burlington, ON; Elizabeth Boyd (Victor) of Tizzard’s Harbour; and a large circle of other relatives and man friends. Funeral service took place at Jubilee United Church, Wesleyville on September 2nd with Rev. Tim Bowman officiating, assisted by Rev. Vardy. Inurnment followed at the United Church Cemetery, Wesleyville. Donations in his memory may be made to Jubilee United Church, Wesleyville or The Church of the Good Shepard, Happy Adventure. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home in Wesleyville/Musgrave Harbour. To sing our online guestbook, please visit www.kittiwakefuneralhomes.ca

CHIPMAN, Arthur
Passed peacefully away on August 30th, 2008 at the James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander, Arthur Chipman, age 74 years. Predeceased by his parents, Harvey and Emily Chipman (Baker); sister, Winnie, step-granddaughter. Allison Penny, sister-in-law Jessie Chipman. Left with fond and loving memories are his daughter, Cheryl (Ken) Penton of Grand Falls-Windsor; brother, Harvey Jr. of Harbour Grace; grandchildren, Adam and Kendra; girlfriend, Sonya, stepdaughter, Renee Pittman of Ontario; step-granddaughters, Daisy, Danielle and Dixie of Ontario; also a large circle of relatives and friends. Funeral service was held September 2nd at 2:00 P.M. from St. Martin’s Anglican Cathedral, Gander. Inurnment took place Wednesday at 2:30 P.M. from the Anglican Cemetery, Spaniard's Bay. In lieu of flowers donations in his memory can be made to Canadian Cancer Society, NL Division; The Shiners Children Hospital, or St. Martin’s Cathedral Memorial Fund. Arrangements entrusted through Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. To sign our memorial online guestbook, please visit www.staceysfuneralhome

 

 

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