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The Beacon Obituaries
August 2012

The Beacon
is a community newspaper for Gander.

Filed chronologically as published for the Month of August 2012

 

GALLAHUE, Thomas (Tom)
December 18, 1954 - August 3, 2012

He will live in our hearts forever as a calm, kind, and deeply spiritual man. He was an amazing father to Jayson who brought joy and pride into his heart and best friend to his wife of 30 years, Kathleen. His sense of humor, hard work ethic, love of music and nature made up the exceptional man that he was. Predeceased by his father and mother, Alphonus formerly of Stock Cove, NL and Bernadette (Power) formerly of Duntara, NL and in more recent years of Gander, NL. A little brother to Gus (Rosalind), Vera (Wayne) and Sadie (Glen), Tom leaves behind many loving relatives and friends. Cremation has taken place, as well as a Funeral Mass & Burial Service in Ottawa, Ontario. God Bless you gentle man. Rest in Peace.

DRAYCOTT, Deborah I. (nee Smith)
Passed suddenly away, following a tragic vehicle accident on August 4, 2012, Deborah Draycott of Calgary, AB (formerly of Gander) aged 60 years. Predeceased by her parents Jean and Gerald Smith, and brother Gerry. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories, son: Thomas; sisters: Gillian Hatcher (Gary), and Layle Kaarsgard; brother: Andrew (Mary); sister-in-law: Stephanie Smith; nieces: Suzanne Howse (Chris), Heather Smith-Pollard (Pernell), and Angela Kaarsgard; nephews: Jason Hatcher (Stacey), and Stephen Hatcher; as well as other family and friends. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held from Barrett's Funeral Home, 328 Hamilton Avenue, on Tuesday, August 7, 2012, from 7-9pm. A celebration of Debbie's life will be held in Calgary at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in Debbie's memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. To sign the online memorial guest book, please visit www.barretts.ca

HICKS, Eugene
Passed peacefully away at the James Paton Memorial Health Centre, Gander on Sunday, August 5th, 2012 Eugene Hicks, age 78. Predeceased by his parents Frederick and Patience ( nee Quinlan), brother Bert, sister Belle Mac Donald. Left to mourn with loving memories are his loving wife of 61 years Maisie (nee Collins), son Derek (Renee) of Carmanville, daughter Trudy (Carson) Wheaton of Frederickton, grandchildren Shannon, Sheryl, Kristin, Gerard, great grandchildren Jessica, and Jacob. A large circle of extended family and friends. Resting at Stacey's Funeral Home, Carmanville. Funeral service was held on Wednesday, August 8th from the Emanuel United Church. Interment followed at the United Cemetery. Donations in Eugene's memory may be made to Emanuel United Church. Arrangements entrusted through Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander-Carmanville. To sign our online memorial guestbook, please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca

HANN, Sadie
Passed peacefully away at Bonnews Lodge, Badger's Quay on Thursday, August 9, 2012 Sadie Myrtle Hann age 92 years of Wesleyville. Predeceased by her parents Ellen and Jonas Humphries; husband Andrew Hann; sons Calvin, Clyde, John and Boyde; daughter-in-law Rosalie Hann; brothers Cyril Humphries, Albert Noseworthy (Lucy), Elias Noseworthy (Florence) and Joseph Noseworthy. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are her sons Wesley Hann of Pound Cove, John Hann (Zelda) of Wesleyville and Clyde Hann (Sheila) of Iqaluit; daughter Ruby Dyke (Cyril) of Wesleyville; brother Nathan Humphries (Melina) of Badger's Quay; sister-in-law Doris Humphries of Wesleyville; 7 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service took place at Jubilee United Church, Wesleyville on Saturday, August 11, 2012 with Rev. Lorne Bungay officiating, assisted by Majors Cassie and Robert Kean. Interment followed at The United Cemetery, Cape Freels. Donations in her memory may be made to The United Cemetery, Cape Freels. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove - Musgrave Harbour. To send messages of condolence please visit www.kittiwakefuneralhomes.ca

BUTTON, Mary
Passed peacefully away on August 11th. 2012 at the Agnes Pratt Nursing Home, just one month short of her 100th birthday. Predeceased by her husband Peter, son Jacob, and grandson Wayne. Left with fond and loving memories is her son, Jesse (Myrtle); two daughters, Trixie (Percy Hunt) and Lillian (Nathan Dyke); daughter-in-law Shirley; eleven grandchildren, Roger (Caroline), Diane, Gail (Dave), Rita (Bruce), Harry (Daphne), Vicki, Ralph (Sandra), Linda (Fred), Ralph (Jennifer), Tracy (Neal); fifteen great grandchildren; nine great great grandchildren; as well as special friends, Violet Hodder and Theresa Casey. Funeral Service was held at St. Alban's Anglican Church, Badger's Quay on Tuesday, August 14th, 2012 at 11am with Rev. John Nicolle officiating. Interment followed from St. Alban's Anglican Cemetery, Badger's Quay. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home- Pound Cove/Musgrave Harbour. To send a message of condolence or to sign the memorial guestbook, please visit www.kittiwakefuneralhomes.ca

POND, Walter John (Jack)
Walter John (Jack) Pond
, aged 71 years, of Paradise (formerly of Centreville) passed peacefully away on August 14, 2012 at Hoyles Home, St. John's surrounded by his family. Predeceased by his parents: James and Jane Pond; son: Micheal; sisters: Ada, Barbara and Alma. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories are his wife: Vera; son: Morgan (Miranda); grandchildren: Noah and Isabella; brothers: Hector (Josephine) of Gambo, Earl (Florence) of St. John's, Wayne (Janet) of Clarenville; sisters: Nita of Gambo, Marie (Patrick) of Centreville, Mary (Arthur) of Centreville; and a large circle of other relatives and many friends. Funeral service took place on August 17, 2012 at St. Barnabas Anglican Church, Centreville with Rev. David Coffin officiating. Interment followed at St. Barnabas Anglican Church Cemetery, Centreville. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to The Alzheimer Society of NL, 167 Water Street, P.O. Box 37013, St. John's, NL A1E 1C2. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove - Musgrave Harbour. To send messages of condolence please visit www.kittiwakefuneralhomes.ca     Jack was born and resided on a small island in Bonavista Bay North, Sidney Cove, until his family resettled in Wareham in 1957. He completed High School at Wareham, enrolled at Memorial University, St. John's and graduated with a B.A. Degree and a B.A. (Ed.) Degree. His 30-year teaching career included time in several communities including Isle Aux Morts, Wareham, Green Island Cove, Gambo, Badger's Quay, Lumsden, and Trinity (Bonavista Bay). He was an active member of the Indian Bay Lions Club for over 40 years and served as District Governor, District 41-S2 in 1995-96.

TURNER, Christine
Passed peacefully away at the James Paton Memorial Health Center, Gander on August 16th 2012 Christine (Teen) Turner age 78 years. Teen or Tina as she was later known as, lived for her famly and friends. Steadfast and independent she accepted life as it was, responding to both the good iand the bad with equanimity. She especially loved her grand and great grandkids; each held a special place in her heart. We will all sorely miss her.
Be at peace
May the angels lead you into paradise

Predeceased by parents Charlie and Julia Moss, brother's Leslie and Douglas, sister Nettie Squires and son Perry. Left with loving memories are her long time partner Jack Parsons, sons Pat (Joy) of Edmonton, AB., Doug of Coehill, ON., daughters Glenys Moss (Larry Hann) of St. John's, Valerie (Ron) Byrne of Gander, Pam (Cyril) Abbott of Gander, step son Raymond Parsons (Laurie) of Whitby, ON. sister Betty (Wilbur) Moss of Gander, grandchildren Joshua, Daniel, Julie, Stephanie, Jill, Kelly, Shayna, Sheldon, Shannon, Bob, Rylee, and 10 great grandchildren. Also a large circle of nieces, nephews, and friends. A special thank you to Dr. Bhrambhatt, the nurses and staff of the James Paton Memorial Health Center, Medical Floor and ICU. Rested at Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. Funeral Service was held Saturday, August 18th 2:00 p.m. at St. Martins Anglican Cathedral, Gander. Cremation followed. Donations in Teen's memory may be made 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

MARTIN, Norah
Passed peacefully away at the James Paton Memorial Health Center on August 18th 2012 Norah Martin (nee Hayes) age 89 years. Predeceased by parents Michael and Edith, husband William, son Michael, twin sister Eileen, sister Kathleen and brother Michael. Left with loving memories her son Roy of Vancouver, B.C., daughters Eileen (Roger) Andrews of Corner Brook, NL, Kathleen (Bill) Simpson of Brampton, ON, Edith (Carson) Lawrence of Gander, NL and Deborah of St John's, NL, daughter-in-law Lucy Martin of Brampton, ON, and son-in-law Raymond Ryan of Fort McMurray, AB, 12 grandchildren David, Deirdre, Erin, Andrew, Simon, Laura, Joe, Kelsey, Jordan, Adam, Kristen, Mark, 6 great grandchildren Maya, Sophia, Hunter, Seamus, Charlotte, and Rylan. Rested at Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. Funeral Service was held Tuesday, August 21st at 2:00 p.m. from St. Martins Anglican Cathedral, Gander. Arrangements entrusted through Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. To sign the memorial on-line guest book please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca

JAMES, Gerald (Gerry)
Passed peacefully away at the James Paton Memorial Health Center on August 18th 2012 Gerald (Gerry) James age 79 years. Predeceased by parents Roland and Caroline James. Left with loving memories are his wife Marie, Sons Jerry (Barbara) of Mount Pearl, Shawn (Shyrl) of Whitby, ON., Derrick (Rita) of Mount Pearl, daughter Dianne (Bill) Trainor of Cavendish, grandchildren Sheldon, Nerissa, Sharmaine, Shane, Shantel, Shandon, Zack, Nick, great grandchildren Jonathan, Landen, Tamara, Nathan, Sophia, and Sawyer, brothers Woodrow (Irene) James of Sarnia, ON., Alonzo (Betty) James of Corner Brook. Also a large circle of family and friends. Rested at Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. Funeral Service was held Tuesday, August 21st at 2:00 p.m. from the Salvation Army Citadel, Gander. Interment All Saints Cemetery. Donations in Gerry's memory may be made to the James Paton Memorial Health Foundation, Gander. Arrangements entrusted through Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. To sign the memorial on-line guest book please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca

MANUEL, Elizabeth
Passed peacefully away on August 18, 2012, Elizabeth Elphena Manuel born October 8, 1928, at Braggs Island, NL to the late Benjamin and Providence Feltham. On December 29, 1953, she married Jack S. Manuel of Norris Arm. Together they shared 45 years of marriage and raised two children. Predeceased by husband Jack, son Vincent and loving grandson Mitchell McDonald. Brothers Jonathan Feltham - Scotland (Newfoundland Forestry Unit) and Leslie Feltham, Scarborough, Ontario. Left to Mourn Daughter Debbie, son in law Cyril and granddaughter Sarah McDonald. Her beloved Yorkshire terrier Izzy. Sisters Ivy Levoy at Pembroke, ON, Ann Perry at Coburg, ON and brother Guy Feltham at Scarborough, ON. Many cousins in Glovertown and Gambo and a large number of relatives and friends in Norris Arm and Glovertown. Also cousins Diane, Irene and Ronald Feltham in Scotland. The service of Celebration for the life of Elizabeth(Lizzie) Elphena Feltham was held at the Salvation Army Citadel, Norris Arm. Officiating Major Marie Hollett. The church was filled by family and friends to say Goodbye to Lizzie.
Though I must leave you for a little while
Please do not grieve and shed a tear
Reach out your hand in comfort and in cheer
And I in turn will comfort and hold you near
And never, never be afraid to die
For I am waiting for you in the sky.

SMITH, Roy
Passed peacefully away at James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander on August 21, 2012, Roy Smith Sainsbury age 77 years of Newtown, Bonavista Bay. Predeceased by his parents; John and Gertrude Sainsbury, son; Glenn, brother; George, sisters; Verna, Hilda, 3 infant brothers and 1 infant sister, brothers-in-law; Arthur Murphy and Baxter Hall. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories are his wife; Eleanor, son; Brian (Patricia) of Newtown, brother; Job (Rosetta) of Cartwright, NL, sister; Dinah Murphy of St. Petes, Florida, grandsons; Steven (Carolyn), Jonathan (Lisa) and a circle of other relatives and many friends. Funeral service was held on August 24, 2012 at St. Luke`s Anglican Church, Newtown with Rev. Jeffrey Blackwood officiating. Interment followed at St. Luke`s Anglican Church Cemetery. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home Pound Cove - Musgrave Harbour. To send messages of condolence please visit www.kittiwakefuneralhomes.ca

HODDER, Blanche
Passed peacefully away at Lakeside Homes, Gander on Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012 Blanche Hodder age 92. Predeceased by parents Kenneth and Elizabeth Hodder, husband Herbert, sons Clyde, Ford, Peter, grandson Christopher Wheaton, brothers Ryburn, Chesley, George, sisters Shirley, Christine, son-in-law Erwin. Left with loving memories are her son David (Olive), daughters Margaret (Otto), Geraldine (Cyril), Betty, grandchildren Lindo, Wade, Clarence, Enos, Terry, Paul, Joan, Sylvia, Betty, Shirley, Joan, Melinda, Kurt, Ann, Louise, Rosalind, Kevin, Susan, Colleen, Kevin, Rosemary, great grandchildren blessed by many, daughter-in-law Iona, sister Lucy (John), and sister-in-law Phyillis. Rested at the Gospel Hall, Main Point. Funeral Service was held Friday, August 24th at 2:00 p.m. from the Gospel Hall, Main Point. Interment at the Anglican Cemetery, Davidsville. Donations in Blanche's memory may be made to a charity of one's choice. Arrangements entrusted through Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander/Carmanville. To sign the memorial on-line guest book please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca The family would like to say a special thank you to the staff of the Nursing Care Unit, Lakeside Homes, Gander

GRANVILLE, Harold
Passed peacefully away at James Paton Memorial Hospital in Gander on August 22, 2012 in the presence of his family, Harold Leonard Wilson Granville age 70 years. Harold is predeceased by his father Leonard (1969), his Mother Minnie (1990), his brother Lloyd (1936), his sister Elva (1960) his brother Gerald (2011) and his brother-in-law Woodrow (2001). Leaving to mourn, his wife Shirley, daughter Thelma, Granddaughter Kaleigh, brother Bob (Marg) of Gander, sisters Myrtice (John) of Omaha, Nebraska, Bernice of Salmon Cove, Verna (Terry) of Petawawa, Carol of Gander, sisters-in-law Doreen of Twillingate, Gladys Tickle ( Bob) of South Carolina, Hettie ( Ernie) of Twillingate, Sandra (Stephen) of Nova Scotia, brothers-in-law, Roy (Betty), Wilson ( Thelma) of Twillingate, Earl (Ina) of Gander, and Fred ( Mary) London, On. and a large circle of nieces, nephews and extended family and friends. Funeral Service was held at Fraser Road United Church, Saturday August 25, 2012 at 2 P.M.. Donations to the family are gratefully accepted. Arrangements entrusted through Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. To sign the memorial on-line guest book please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca

BUCHANAN, Jean
Passed peacefully away at the James Paton Memorial Health Center on August 24th 2012 Jean Buchanan age 68 years. Predeceased by parents Edward and Susie Dwyer, infant son, brother George Dwyer, sister Kay Sheppard and brother-in-law Jim Scharpegge. Left with loving memories are her husband Doug Buchanan, only daughter Kerrie (Gary) Anderson of Halifax, NS, grammie's angel Ethan, brothers Gord (Joan) of Brampton, ON, Eddie (Cheryl) of Gander, NL, Jack (Linda) of Gambo, NL, Phil (Joanne) of Brampton, ON, Terry (Connie) of Qualicum Beach, BC, sisters Doris Scharpegge of Gander, NL, Ruth Dwyer (Dave) Park of Gander, NL, Pat (Terry) Oake of Gander, NL, Susan (Joe) Howell of Mount Pearl, NL, many nieces and nephews. Also a large circle of friends from Halifax and Gander. Rested at Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander Funeral Mass was held Monday August 27th at 2:00 P.M. from St Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Gander. Interment to follow from All Saints Cemetery. In lieu of flowers. Donations may be made in Jean's memory to the James Paton Memorial Health Foundation, Gander. Arrangements entrusted through Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. To sign the memorial on-line guest book please visit www.staceysfuneralhoome.ca

LeDREW, Eli
Passed peacefully away at the Fogo Island Health Center on August 24th, 2012 Eli John LeDrew of Change Islands. Age 70 years. Predeceased by father Sidney, wife Triffie, Daughter Pamela and brother Melvin. Left with loving memories are mother Dorcas, companion Madaline Leyte of Fogo, Daughters Angela LeDrew (Maurice Royal) of CBS, Roxanne(Jack) Hynes of Rodgers Cove. Son Melvin (Lorranda) of Bonnyville, Alberta. Grandchildren Kayla, Vincent, Ruby, Meghan, Lucas, Pamela, Christopher, Crystal and Jonathan. Great Grandchildren Dustan and Jayson. Sisters Phyllis Reid of Change Islands, Hilda (Nelson) Hale of Twillingate, Christine ( Ross) Hoffe of Change Islands, Neola (Everett) LeDrew of CBS. Brothers Garry (Isabel Hart) of Horwood, Larry (Jill Purcell) of Goulds, Sidney (Marilyn) of Change Islands, Anthony (Ellen) of Holyrood. Brother in law Hedley (Joyce) Hart of Botwood. Sister in Law Shirley (Wallace) Rowsell of Grand Falls-Windsor. Also a large circle of family and friends. Rested at Change Islands United Church. Funeral service was held on Monday, August 27th, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Interment United Church cemetery, Change Islands. Donations in John's Memory can be made to the United Church Cemetery Fund. Arrangements entrusted to Gordon Woolfrey funeral home, Lewisporte, NL. To sign the memorial on line guest book please visit www.gordonwoolfreyfuneralhome.com

BROWN, Edith
Passed peacefully away at the James Paton Memorial Health Center on August 24th 2012 Edith Blanche Brown age 78. Blanche was born February 7th 1934 in Round Harbour. She married Lindberg Brown July 20th 1957 in Winnipeg and lived for 40 years in Canada's North. Predeceased by her parents Gideon and Irene Rogers, son Randy, brothers Bela, and Maxwell, sister Marjorie. Left with loving memories her husband Lindberg Brown, daughters Jocelyn Brown of Gander, Joy (Bruce) Smith of Red Deer, Tanya Brown of Calgary, son Gary Brown of Gander, grandchildren Shandell Brown, Jason Olivi , Jonathon Brown, Tyler Brown, great grandson Shane, sisters Jane (Ern) Sweetland of Toronto, Mary Rogers of Catalina, Emily (John) of Little Catalina, brothers Bela (Olive) Rogers of Catalina, Clayton (Vivian) Rogers of Gander, sister-in-laws Anne (Murray) Goulding of Trinity, Patsy (Les) Rogers of Centreville, Kathleen Bowdery of Gander, Linda (Cal) Tonner of Barrie, Eileen (Don) Johnson of Calgary, and Anastatia (Bob) Jones of St. Lewis, also a large circle of family and friends. Rested at St Albans Anglican Church, Bonavista Bay Trinity. Funeral Service was held, Monday August 27th at 2:00 P.M. from the St. Albans Anglican Church, Bonavista Bay Trinity. Interment St. Albans Anglican Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted through Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. To sign the on-line memorial guest book please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca

KEAN, Sarah Ann (Sadie Ben)
- 90 years,formerly of Pound Cove passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, August 25, 2012 at Bonnews Lodge, Badger's Quay. Predeceased by her husband; Benjamin, parents; Thomas and Annie Bungay, 2 sisters; Aleshe Bungay and Jeanette Bungay, 2 brothers; Kenneth and Abi and 2 brothers-in-law; Cecil Sainsbury and Walter Winter. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories are her 3 sons; Tom (Sheila Condon), Wayne (Sharron) and Benjamin (Lorraine), 4 daughters; Madeline Cassell (Alex Young), Vera Strange (Sid Fry), Mabel Burry (Edgar) and Geraldine Vincent (Chester), 3 sisters; Alice Sainsbury, Ida Winter and Emma Hounsell (Aaron), 13 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren as well as a wide circle of family and friends. Funeral service took place on Monday, August 27, 2012 from St. Mary's Anglican Church, Pound Cove with Rev. J. Nicolle officiating. Interment followed from the Anglican cemetery, Pound Cove. In her memory, donations may be made to The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove-Musgrave Harbour. To send messages of condolence, please visit www.kittiwakefuneralhomes.ca

CUFF, Norma Yvonne
In memory of Norma Yvonne Cuff (R.N - P.H.N.)

The family of the late Mrs. Cuff (Nurse Cuff of Musgrave Hr.) would like to notify all the friends, relatives & professional associates of her recent death on the morning of Aug. 27, 2012 at the age of 81 years in Rotherham, England. Left to mourn her son Terry Cuff and grandchildren Dean, Allan, Mark, Randy, Karen & 2 great grandchildren Nathan & Edon who she loved dearly. Two step-daughters Olga Hicks & Juanita Mouland and their families. Her three sisters Glenda, Margaret, & Patricia and their families who reside in England. Extended family, friends and a great many acquaintances will be saddened by the loss of her presence but she was too well loved to be forgotten.

 

 

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