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The Beacon Obituaries
August 2010

The Beacon
is a community newspaper for Gander.

Filed chronologically as published for the Month of August 2010

 

SIMMS, Frank -
Passed peacefully away at Lakeside Homes, Gander on August 3, 2010, Frank Simms, age 77 years. Predeceased by his parents, Allan and Blanche Simms, sister, Juanita Barnes, brothers, Everett and William and grandson, Andrew Fellows. Left with loving memories are his wife, Joy, sons, Neil (Lynn), Irving of Fall River, N.S., Winston (Nancy) of St. John's, Christopher (Arlene) of California, daughters, Doreen (Fred) of Fall River, NS, Goldie of Corner Brook, Joan (Patrick) of St. John's, Carol (Craig) of Fall River, NS, Cathy (Kirk) of Gander, brothers, Eric (Ruby) of Main Point, Wilson (Mercedes) of Gander, Malcolm of Davidsville, Peter of ON: sisters, Sadie of Gander, Ruby of ON, Margaret (Ingwald) of Gambo, Isabel (Ross) of Port Albert; 20 grandchildren; also a large circle of family and friends. Rested at the Gospel Hall, Main Point. Funeral Service was held Friday August 6th at 2:00 P.M.. Interment Gospel Hall Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations in Frank's memory may be made to Lakeside Homes Wheelchair Bus Fund. A special thank you to the staff of the Nursing Care Unit at Lakeside Homes, Gander. Arrangements entrusted through Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. To sign our memorial online guestbook, please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca

HUNT, Ella Mae (nee Pickett) -
Passed away at James Paton Memorial Hospital on Thursday, August 5th, 2010, Ella Mae Hunt, aged 76 of Centreville. During the last 11 ½ years, Ella fought a courageous battle with cancer and finally passed away in the loving presence of her family. Ella lived everyday to the fullest with great hope and strength despite her illness. Her desire and pleasure came from spending time on Silver Fox Island with family and friends. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories, her husband, Llewellyn of 57 years; daughters, Gail Grimes (Harvey), Wareham. Lisa Fraser (Harold), Truro, NS; sons, Roy (Christine, her guardian angel), Shediac, NB, Job (Cathy), Wareham, Carl (Neta), Wareham, Calvin (Beverly), Labrador City; sisters, Deliah Cutler, Centreville and Irene Paul, Port-Aux - Basque; 14 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and a large circle of extended family and friends. A special thanks to Dr. Adams and staff at the Health Science Center as well as Dr. St. Croix and staff at James Paton Memorial Hospital. Funeral service took place at St. Barnabas Anglican Church, Centreville on Sunday, August 8, 2010 with Rev. Shaun O'Connor officiating. Interment followed at The Anglican Cemetery, Centreville. Donations in her memory may be made to The Canadian Blood Services. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove - Musgrave Harbour. To send messages of condolence please visit www.kittiwakefuneralhomes.ca

ABBOTT, Weldon -
Passed away at the James Paton Memorial Hospital in Gander on Friday, August 7, 2010, Mr. Weldon Abbott of Musgrave Harbour in his 64th year. Predeceased by his parents, Fred and Maude Abbott, three brothers, Selby, Clifford and James, and sister-in-law, Vida. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are his three daughters, Sarah Abbott of Montreal, Que, Angela Abbott of Montreal, Que, and Wendy Abbott (Arvish Sood) of Montreal, Que, three brothers, Tobias (Susie) of Musgrave Harbour, Maxwell (Barbara) of Dawson Creek, BC, and Boyce (Sheila) of Gander; two sisters, Joy Foley (Fred) of New Liskeard, Ont and Beulah Oakley (Lewis) of Wesleyville, one granddaughter, Lily-Maude Thibodeau of Montreal, Que; two sisters-in-law, Dorothy Abbott of Musgrave Harbour and Nita Abbott of Musgrave Harbour and also a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service took place on Monday, August 9th from the Salvation Army Citadel in Musgrave Harbour. Interment followed from the Salvation Army Cemetry in Musgrave Harbour with Majors Barry and Donna Anstey officiating. Donations in his memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home in Musgrave Harbour - Wesleyville. To sign our on-line guest book, please visit www.kittiwakefuneralhomes.ca

WELCHER, Stella -
Passed peacefully away at Bonnews Lodge on August 9, 2010, Stella Welcher, age 81 years of Valleyfield. Predeceased by her husband, Joseph Welcher (1982), parents, Stanley and Jersha Knee, two Sons, Earl and Wilson Welcher. Leaving to mourn with loving memories are her sons, Robert (Hazel) of Valleyfield, Earl (Judy) of Valleyfield, Elvis (Jeanette) of Brookfield, Joey (Grace) of Gander, Stanley of Valleyfield; daughters, Marie (David Burry) of Valleyfield, Christine (Wes Sturge) of Badger's Quay, Diane (Darren Spurrell) of Badger's Quay, 20 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and a large circle of other relatives and many friends. Funeral service was held on August 11th at The United Church, Valleyfield with Rev. George Kean officiating. Interment followed at the United Church Cemetery, Valleyfield. Donations in her memory may be made to the Daffodil Place, St. John's. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove - Musgrave Harbour. To send a message of Condolence please visit www.kittiwakefuneralhomes.ca

GOODYEAR, Delilah Jane -
Delilah Jane Goodyear
age 69 years of Deadman's Bay passed peacefully away at James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander on August 10, 2010. Predeceased by her husband, John Goodyear, father; Absalom Saunders. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories are her two sons, Mervin (Regina) of Halifax, NS, Jason (Shawna) of Courtice, ON, two daughters, Valda (Raymond Nunley) of Canyon Lake, Texas, Cindy Goodyear (Bruce Allen) of Ile Perrot, Quebec, mother, Annie Saunders of Hare Bay, sisters, Stella Lambert of Hare Bay, Julia (Victor Duffett) of Scarborough, ON, Shirley (Sidney Goodyear) of Hare Bay, Merdina Barron of Hare Bay, brother-in-law; Nathan Goodyear (Minnie) of Bishop Falls; grandchildren, Krista McGrath (Mark), Tarrah Pittman (Todd), Emily Allen, Lauren and Stephen Goodyear, Tyler and Brianna Goodyear; great-grandchildren, Nash McGrath, Bailey and Nicholas Pittman and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service was held on August 14, 2010 at the United Church, Deadman's Bay with Rev. Lorne Bungay officiating. Interment followed at the United Church Cemetery, Deadman's Day. Donations may be made in her memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove - Musgrave Harbour. To send a message of condolence, please visit www.kittiwakefuneralhomes.ca

STOCKLEY, Judy -
Passed peacefully away at the James Paton Memorial Health Center, Gander on August 10th 2010, Judy Stockley, age 64 years. Predeceased by her parents, Kenneth and Bertha Dyke, brother, Winston. Left with loving memories are her husband, Wayne, son Blair (Teri) of St. John's, brother, Nathan (Ethel) Dyke of Gander, also a large circle of family and friends. Rested at Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. Funeral Service was held Friday, August 13th at 2:00 P.M. from St. Martins Anglican Cathedral, Gander. Interment All Saints Cemetery, Gander. In lieu of flowers donations in Judy's memory may be made to the Gander and Area SPCA or a charity of one's choice. Arrangements entrusted through Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. To sign our online guestbook please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca

BLUNDON, Phyllis -
Passed peacefully away at Lakeside Home Gander on August 13, 2010, Phyllis Blundon, age 82 years. Phyllis was born September 08, 1927 in Everett, Massachusetts. Predeceased by her husband, Heber Ronald; parents, Benoni and Elizabeth (King) Robbins; brothers, Ray, Everett, and brother-in-law, Edger Whalen. Left with loving memories are her sons, David (Queen), Gordon (Susan) of Gander, NL; daughters, Carol (Dave Graham) of Bedford, NS, Noreen (Charlie Ralph) of Gander, NL; brother, Ron (Lorraine) Robbins of St. John's, NL; sister, June Whalen of Caplin Cove, Trinity Bay; sister-in-law, Sharon Robbins of Marystown, NL; grandchildren, Christine, (Byron Blackmore ), Gordie (Becky Harris), Joshua, Jeffrey, great-grandchild, Zachary, and a large circle of family and friends. Rested at Stacey's Funeral Home Gander. Funeral service took place Monday, August 16th at 2:00 P.M. from Fraser Road United Church, Gander followed by interment at All Saint Cemetery. Donations can be made in memory of Phyllis to a charity of one's choice. Arrangement entrusted through Stacey's Funeral Home Gander. To sign our online memorial guestbook please visit www.staceyfuneralhome.ca

RICHARDS, Roy Felix - June 24th 1952 - August 15th 2010
Passed peacefully away in the presence of his family at the James Paton Memorial Health Center, Gander on August 15th, 2010, Roy Richards, age 58 years. Predeceased by his mother, Alice (Hanlon) and sister, Sharon. Left with loving memories are his father, Charles Dawson Roy, brothers, Gary of Gander, Tony (Joanne) of Gander, sister, Brenda of Gander and special niece, Cordelia of Wabush, step-nieces, Hayley and Jill of Gander, step-nephew Gregory of Gander, also a large circle of family and friends. Cremation has taken place and no visitations by request as a private family memorial will be held. Those wishing to make donations in Roy memory may do so to the Central Northeast Health Foundation P.O. Box 222, Gander, NL, A1V 1W6 or visit online at www.cnehf.nl.ca . Arrangements entrusted through Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. To sign our line guestbook, please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca

BISHOP, Clarence W. Jr. -
Passed peacefully at away the James Paton Memorial Health Center on August 18th 2010, Clarence W. Bishop Jr., age 73. Predeceased by parents, Clarence and Lillian Bishop. Left with loving memories are his sons, Cameron and Aaron of Gander, daughter, Danine (Terry) Lapinski of Edmonton, AB., their mother Verna (Roze) Bishop, brothers, Clyde (April) of Trenton, ON., Brian (Mary) of Goose Bay, Derek of St. John's, sisters, Glenna (Alan) Parker of Sask., Laura (Frank) Blundell of Hickman's Hr., Georgina (Fraser) Collins of Kingston, ON., Donna (Ted) West of Vancouver, grandchildren, Ryan, Danny Roberts, April, Nicole, Cameron Jr., Gord Bishop and two great-grandchildren, also a large circle of family and friends. Rested at Stacey's Funeral Home. A private service will be held on Friday, July 20th, 2010. Inurnment All Saints Cemetery, Gander. In lieu of flowers donations in Clarence's memory may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association. Arrangements entrusted through Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. To sign our memorial online guestbook please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca

JACKMAN, Kelly Marie -
Passed away as a result of a tragic accident on August 19th 2010, Kelly Marie Jackman, age 21 years. Predeceased by father, Paul Jackman and grandfather, Martin Head. Left with loving memories are her son, Cody, partner, Shawn Milley of Gander, parents, Ivan and Sandra Nippard of Fogo Island, sisters, Stephanie and Megan (Joshua) of Fogo Island, grandmothers, Grace Head and Harriett Nippard, grandfather, Dermot Jackman of Gander, niece, Samara Head, also a large circle of family and friends. Rested at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Wings Point with funeral service Tuesday, August 24th at 2:00. Interment Wings Point Anglican Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations in Kelly's memory may be made to the family for Cody's Trust Fund. Arrangements entrusted through Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. To sign the online guestbook please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca

MOSS, Doris Elizabeth (nee Turner) -
Passed peacefully away at James Paton Memorial Heath Center on August 20th, 2010, Doris Elizabeth Moss (nee Turner), age 85 years. Predeceased by parents, Harold and Elizabeth Turner of Happy Adventure, brother, Shirley Turner. Left with warm and loving memories are her husband, William of Gander, sons, Wayne (Georgina) and Bill of Gander; daughters, Penny of Gander, Florence (Paul) Sullivan of Grand Falls-Windsor, Bonnie (Bill) Brown of Prince George, BC, brother, Brent (Rose) of ON; sisters, Pearl of ON, Winnie of Gander, June of Lewisporte; grandchildren, Tara, Mike, Chad, Steven, Robert, Michael; great-grandchildren, Manuelle, Olivia, Carter and Preston, also a large circle of family and friends. Rested at Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. Funeral Service was held Sunday at 2:00 P.M. from Stacey's Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers donations in Doris's memory maybe made to The Heart and Stroke Foundation of NL. Arrangements entrusted through Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. To sign our online guestbook please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca

BABSTOCK, Martha Turner (nee Handock) -
Passed peacefully away at her home at Birchview Manor, Glovertown, on August 21st, 2010, Martha Turner Babstock, (nee Handock) formerly of Happy Adventure, in her 82nd year. Predeceased by parents Norman and Isabelle Handcock of Eastport, and brothers, Lewis (Beatrice) and Arthur. Left with loving and abiding memories are her sons, James (Maryanne) and Ross (Vivian), Toronto, ON.; twin sister and faithful life-long companion, Catherine Emily "Katie" Babstock, Eastport; sister, Annie (Capt. Albert) Piercey, Mount Pearl, brothers, Alpheus (Josephine), Eastport and Gordon (Margaret Rose), Salvage; sister-in-law, Gertrude Handcock Trenton, ON; grandchildren, Candace, Adam, Jared, Aaron and Tracy (James) McAndrew; great-grandchildren, Miranda, Warren, Jayla, Justin and Cole; nieces and nephews, and many other relatives and friends. The family expresses sincere appreciation to Karen Oram, Pauline Perry and the caregivers of Birchview Manor for their attentive care over ten years and especially for their exceptional friendship, love and tenderness shown to Martha during her final weeks. The funeral service took place at the Church of the Good Shepherd, Happy Adventure, August 25th, 2010 with interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, Eastport. Donations in Martha's memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

PELLEY, Winifred (nee Penney) -
Passed peacefully away on August 22, 2010 at Chancellor Park Nursing Home, Winifred Pelley, aged 88 years. Predeceased by parents, Flora and Lockhart Penney, husbands, Jack Pike and Boyd Pelley, brother, Jack Penney. Leaving to mourn are her sisters, Bernice Bartlett and Ruth Penney as well as many nieces, nephews and friends. Rested at Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. Funeral service was held from Fraser Road United Church Wednesday, August 25th. Interment All Saints Cemetery, Gander. Donations may be made to Fraser Road United Church. Arrangements entrusted through Stacey's Funeral Home. To sign our online guestbook please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca

ROGERS, Sydney Ann -
Our little Angel Sydney Ann Rogers who was at Sick Kids Hospital, Toronto, Ontario went to heaven and joined other little Angels on August 24, 2010 at age 4 months. Predeceased by her great-grandfather, Garland Rogers and great-grandparents, Annie and George Russell. Leaving to mourn with beautiful memories are her parents, Troy and Jessica Rogers, sister, Kiersten of Whitby, Ontario, grandparents, Roy and Pearl Rogers, Ross and Trudy Firmage, great-grandparents, Jesse and Sarah Hunt, Marie Rogers, Clarence and Nellie Firmage, aunts, uncles, cousins and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service was held on August 29th at St. John The Baptist Anglican Church, Wareham with Rev. David Coffin officiating. Interment followed at the Anglican Church Cemetery, Wareham. Donations in her memory may be made to The Sydney Ann Memorial Fund. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove/Musgrave Harbour. To send a message of Condolences please visit www.kittiwakefuneralhomes.ca

HICKS, Macon -
It is with great sadness that we announced the passing of our baby boy on Thursday, August 26, 2010. Macon was born on May 10, 2010 to Shawn MacDonald and Kimberley Hicks who loved and cherished the short time they had with him. Predeceased by grandfather, Kenneth McDonald, great-grandfather ,Thomas Fry, great-grandmother, Annie Fry, brother, Myles Shawn McDonald. Left to mourn with loving memories are his parents, Shawn and Kimberley, brother, Victor, grandparents, Terry and Debbie Hicks, grandmother, Mary MacDonald, great-grandparents ,Weldon and Olga Hicks, Aunt Joanne Hicks, Uncle Kevin MacDonald, Aunts, Helen and Karen MacDonald, also a large circle of family and friends. Rested at Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. Funeral Service was held on Monday, August 30, 2010 from The Salvation Army in Gander, followed by interment at All Saint Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted through Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. To sign our online memorial guest book please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca

STOKES, Greta -
Passed away suddenly at her residence at Wesleyville on Tuesday, August 31, 2010, Greta Stokes, age 86 years of Deadman's Bay. Predeceased by her husband, Archibald; parents, Pearce and Eva Stokes; 3 infant sons; brothers, John and Baxter Stokes; sister, Adelaide Burton; brothers-in-law Harold Burton and Gerald Templeman; sisters-in-law Elizabeth Stokes, Daisy Stokes and Eliza Stokes. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are her son, Wesley (Rosalind) of Deadman's Bay; daughters, Marie (Cyril Hicks) of Pound Cove, Florrie (Boyd Stagg) of Cape Freels, Naida of Wesleyville; sister, Zeta Templeman of Lumsden; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service took place at The Salvation Army Citadel, New-Wes-Valley on Friday, September 3, 2010 with Lieut. Brent and Melissa Haas officiating. Interment followed at The Salvation Army Cemetery, Musgrave Harbour. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove - Musgrave Harbour. To send messages of condolence please visit www.kittiwakefuneralhomes.ca

 

 

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