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The Beacon Obituaries
August 2018

The Beacon
is a community newspaper for Gander.


FITZGERALD, David Edward
October 5, 1941 - August 13, 2018

On August 13, 2018 Mr. David (Dave) E. Fitzgerald of Glovertown, NL, formerly of Bell Island, NL and Fort McMurray, AB, closed his eyes for the last time. He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years Fay, son David (Paulette); two daughters Rosemary (Dion) Ford, and Deanna (Aaron) Blaquiere, and four grandchildren; Jordan Fitzgerald, Courtney (Jeremy) Wood, Kelsey Ford and Carter Blaquiere. Loving husband, father and grandfather, brother, uncle, friend and much more, Dave was always ready with a quick joke ,a good laugh and a cold beer. He was always ready to lend a hand or an ear if you needed one and had such a friendly, easy-going nature.
He was born and grew up on Bell Island with his mother, six sisters and three brothers. He lost his father to a boating accident at the tender age of 14. After serving in the Canadian military, he moved to Cambridge ON where he met Fay. They were married shortly after and began their life together, having three children and moving to Fort McMurray, AB where they laid down roots and raised their family. After retirement, and the kids were grown, they moved around a bit before they settled in Glovertown, NL.
17 months ago Dave was diagnosed with an aggressive cancer that landed him in the hospital for the last five months. He fought with all his might, with grace and dignity, and with Fay by his side. Not once did he complain, he always had his humour about him and never let us see if he was worried or scared. He was, as he always was, protecting us. He was the strongest, yet softest person and a friend and mentor to many.
Dave was predeceased by his parents David and Julia Fitzgerald, his sisters Lillian, Mary (Stoyles), Margaret (Fahey), brother Tom (Judy); nephew Big Tom, brothers-in-law George Cole, Myles O'Brien and Brian (Joanne) O'Brien. He leaves behind sisters Elsie (Frank) Layte, Rita Cole, Edna (Glenn) Spencer; and brothers Kevin (Carol) and Edward (Elaine); brother's-in-law Carl (Nancy) O'Brien, Bill (Sandra Conway) O'Brien, sisters-in-law Carmel (Wink) Power, Nellie Butler, Betty (Ron) Bickford, Sharon (Chris Saunders) O'Brien and Bernardine O'Brien; as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.
As per his wishes, cremation has already taken place. Services will be announced and held at a later date on Bell Island, NL and in Edmonton, AB. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to his Go Fund Me page,
God Speed Dave, Dad, Pop. Our love goes with you. Rest easy, we'll take it from here

FREAKE, Gilbert Charles

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Gilbert Charles Freake announce his passing at James Paton Memorial Health Care Centre on Saturday August 18th, 2018 at the age of 77 years. He was predeceased by his parents Gladstone and Pearl. He leaves to morn with fond and loving memories his wife Nellie, Sons Rick (Leona )of Appleton, and Dennis (Lisa ) of Glenwood, Daughters Cynthia ( Roger ) of Appleton, and Denise (Vince ) of Gander. Sister Sarah (Arthur ) of Hillgrade. Grandchildren Christopher, Matthew, Holly, Trevor, Mitchell and Sheldon. Also a large circle of family and friends. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Stacey's Funeral Home Gander/Carmanville, to leave a message of condolence please visit our website

JENKINS, Jean Elizabeth
August 3, 1938 - August 27, 2018

Passed peacefully away in the presence of her loving family at Lakeside Homes, Jean Elizabeth Jenkins at the age of 80 years. She is predeceased by her loving husband Roy Maxwell Jenkins, parents Frederick and Clara Bishop, parents-in-law Herbert & Louise Jenkins, brother-in-law Robert Stares. Leaving to celebrate her life Sons: Brent (Judy), Craig (Maureen), daughter Susan (Dan Corkery), grandchildren: Whitney (Matt), Jenna (Brett), Christian and Kyle, great grandchildren Griffin and Kacee, her devoted loving sister Iris Stares, brother-in-law Herbert (Loretta), sisters-in-law Bernice, Louise, Helen (Don), many nieces and nephews and a wide circle of friends. Many thanks to family physician, Dr. Tony Gabriel and the staff at Lakeside Homes for their care and attention these past few months. In keeping with Jean's wishes, cremation has taken place. Family will be receiving friends at Stacey's Funeral Home, 60 Roe Avenue, Gander on Tuesday August 28, 2018 from 7-9 p.m. and on Wednesday August 29, 2018 from 1-3 p.m. There will be a private family service held following visitation. As expressions of sympathy in lieu of flowers donations in Jean's memory may be made to the Arthritis Society or the Fraser Road United Church. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Stacey's Funeral Home Gander/Carmanville and to leave a message of condolence please visit our website at

MOSS, Joan Marie (nee Buckle)
September 12, 1931 - August 7, 2018
Joan Moss
was a force. An unwavering source of love and kindness. She was a daughter, sister, mother, aunt, friend, and grandmother. Born in Corner Brook, on the west coast of Newfoundland she has touched the lives of everyone she met until peacefully passing yesterday in Gander with her son, Clane. Joan was a caregiver, a mother to all. It came naturally to her. From her siblings to grandchildren and everywhere in between, Joan shared her love of life and how beautiful an experience it could be. She loved the simple things like the flowers in her garden and trinkets at flea markets, while also cherishing the excitement of big city theater and glamorous shopping malls. She loved her family and her friends in the way love should be, non-judgmental and unconditional. Joan Moss was a force. She made waves in life and her kindness ripples on in us forever.
Joan was predeceased by husband, Clary Moss; infant daughter, Laura; parents, Wilfred and Laura Buckle and brother Llewelyn Buckle. She leaves with loving memories her children, Cheryl (Gary), Clane (Stephanie) and Duane (Tracy); her grandchildren, Stephen, Amanda, Lucas, William, Ashley, Kerri-Lynn, Brian, Patrick and new baby James; her loving siblings David, Lloyd, Rosalie and Edgar, as well as many in-laws, nephews, nieces, cousins, and friends.
Joan will have visitation hours at Stacey's Funeral home in Gander from 7-9 PM on Aug 8th and Fillatre's Funeral Home, 4 Mark Ave in Corner Brook, from 6-9 PM on August 9th. The service will be held at St. John the Evangelist Church, 25 Main Street in Corner Brook at 1:00 PM on Saturday, August 11th with internment to follow at Mount Patricia Cemetery. Finally, Joan wanted a celebration of life gathering which will be held at the Glynmill Inn at 3:30 PM following the internment. We invite friends and family to join together at these times to celebrate such a wonderful life.

MOULAND, Margaret Selina
February 3, 1943 - August 15, 2018

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Margaret Mouland announce her passing at James Paton Memorial Health Care Centre on Wednesday August 15, 2018 at the age of 75 years. She was predeceased by her husband David Wells, parents James & Maggie Dixon and son Edward. She leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories her husband Leo and children Cheryl-Ann and Paul, her son David Jr. (Louise) of Campbellton, NL., Danny (Marion) of Kamloops, BC., Derrick (Barb) of Kamloops, BC., Diane (Doug) of Whitehorse, YT., Denise (Stephen) of Calgary, AB., Douglas of Kamloops, BC., 11 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, the Wells family, brother Bill Dixon (Zelda) of Conception Bay South, NL., Bob (Nancy), Peggy (Mike), and numerous friends, extended family and all those who she touched throughout her life. Family will be receiving friends at Stacey's Funeral Home, 60 Roe Avenue, Gander on Saturday August 18, 2018 between the hours of 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. and on Sunday August 19, 2018 between the hours of 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will take place on Monday August 20, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. from The Salvation Army Citadel, Gander with interment to take place at the United Church cemetery, Campbellton. As expressions of sympathy, flowers are graciously accepted or donations may be made in Margaret's memory to The Salvation Army Gander Citadel Building Fund. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Stacey's Funeral Home Gander/Carmanville and to leave a message of condolence please visit our website at

WHITE, Dylan Leslie
Passed away suddenly in Edmonton, Alberta on Thursday, August 16th, 2018, Dylan Leslie White at the age of 26. Predeceased by his Grandfathers: Raymond Francis Hickey and Leslie Harvey White. Leaving to mourn him are his parents Terry and Raelene White, son Jesse Mitchell and his mother Robyn Mitchell of Clarenville, sisters Anastasia and Olivia, both of Gander, grandmothers Ann Hickey and Phyllis White, girlfriend Kristiana Klause and a large circle of aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family and friends. Resting at Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander with visitations Friday August 24th 2:00 - 4:00 pm and 7:00 - 9:00 . Saturday August 25th 10:00 am - 12 Noon. A private family service to follow. Donations in Dylan's memory may be made to his family for the benefit of Dylan's son, Jesse. Arrangements entrusted through Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. To leave a message of condolence, please visit



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