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The Beacon Obituaries
December 2003

The Beacon
is a community newspaper for Gander.

Filed chronologically as published for the Month of December 2003

 

ROACH, Sean Michael -
Passed away suddenly on December 2, 2003, in Toronto, Sean Michael Roach, age 38 years. Sean is predeceased by his father, Frank G. Roach. Left to mourn and celebrate his life are his mother, Violet (Vi) Roach of Gander; brothers, Frank (Jane) of Calgary, Noel (Sharon) of St. John's; niece, Megan; nephews, Christoper and Sean (Calgary). Loved dearly by Angelo (Toronto) as well as a large circle of other friends and relatives. Funeral Mass was held on December 8th at St. Joseph's Parish, Gander. Interment at all Saints Roman Catholic Cemetery, Gander. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the SPCA, Gander. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Stacey's Funeral Home Limited, Gander.

CHAULK, Irene -
Passed peacefully away on December 2, 2003, at the Lakeside Homes, Gander, Irene Chaulk of Charlottetown, Bonavista Bay, in her 80th year. Predeceased by her husband, Douglas; daughter, Louise, and grandson, Jerry Left with fond and loving memories are her sons, Sterling (Carmel) of Gander and Vincent (Lillian) of Dover, Bonavista Bay; six grandsons, seven great-grandchildren; son-in-law, Llewellyn Osmond; brothers, Hedley Drover of St. John's, Moses Drover (Stella) of Charlottetown and Lockyer Drover (Ena) of Charlottetown; and special niece, Donna Noseworthy. Rested at the United Church, Charlottetown, from where the funeral service, officiated by Rev. Rideout, took place on Friday, December 5, 2003. No flowers by request. Donations in her memory may be made to the United Church or Salvation Army, Charlottetown. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Vardy's Funeral Home, Random Island.
Family caring for family. She lives with us in memory and will forever more.

DYKE, Harry G. -
Passed peacefully away on December 4, 2003 at the James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander, Harry G. Dyke of Eastport, age 76 years. Predeceased by his son, William; his parents, John and Hannah; and his sister, Annie Sarah Ralph. Left to mourn his loving wife of 55 years, Susie; eight sons, Garfield (Mary), Northwest River, Gordon (Madonna), C.B.S., Lindsay, Calgary, Terrance (Ronalda), C.B.S., Guy (Debra), Calgary, Ivan (Mary), Eastport, Winston (Alex), Calgary, Stephen, Calgary; two daughters, Donna (Jack), Calgary, and Margaret (Daniel) of Traytown; 12 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two sisters, Catherine Brown, Salvage and Mary Etta Dyke, Eastport; and a large number of nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral service was held on December 7th at Holy Cross Anglican Church, Eastport with Rev. P. Thoms officiating. Interment followed at the Anglican Church Cemetery. Funeral Arrangements entrusted to the care of Squires' Funeral Home.

GOODYEAR, Louise -
Passed away on December 5, 2003 at the James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander, Mrs. Louise Goodyear of Carmanville in her 77th year. Predeceased by her brother, William Davis, brothers-in-law, Albert Blackwood and Dorman Foster. Left with fond and loving memories are her husband, Gordon of Nightingale Manor in Gander; four sons, Boy (Valery) of St. John's, David (Linda) of Carmanville, Ted (Betty) of Carmanville, Brad (Anglea) of Calgary, two daughters, Glena Burry (Eric) and Hazel Collins (Larry), both of St. John's; two brothers, George Davis (Doris) of Phoenix, Arizona and Edgar Davis (Ivy) of St. John's; two sisters, Nina Blackwood and Clara Foster, both of St. John's, 15 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service was held on December 7th at the United Church in Carmanville. Interment at United Church Cemetery, Carmanville. Donations in her memory may be made to the Newfoundland and Labrador Children's Wish Foundation. Funeral Arrangements entrusted to the care of Stacey's Funeral Home Limited, Gander.
"There are angels walking among us."

NIPPARD, Heber -
Passed peacefully away on December 8, 2003 at the James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander, Mr. Heber Nippard, age 79 years. Predeceased by parents, Kenneth and Netta Nippard; daughter, Edna; sister, Violet; brothers, Harvey, Morley, Bert, Harry; and sister-in-law, Shirley. Left with loving memories are wife, Pearl; sons, Willis (Louise) of Main Point, Everett (Mary) of Labrador City, Boyde, Ted and Perry of Main Point; daughters, Audrey (Carl) of Gander Bay South, Marion (Fred) of Clarkes Head, Faith (Elvis) of Fort McMurray, Marilyn (Alvin) of Gander Bay South, Lorna (Norman) of Main Point, Kelly (Lance) of Fort McMurray, Kim (Dave) of Labrador City; brothers, Wallace (Gladys) of Clarkes Head, Ureil (Mercedes) of Gander, Calvin (Fannie) of Davidsville, Donald of Mount Pearl; sisters, Evelyn (Scott), Bessie (Gordon), of Halifax; 23 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; also a large circle of relatives and friends. Funeral service was held on December 11th at the Anglican Church, Davidsville. Interment at the Anglican Cemetery, Davidsville. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Stacey's Funeral Home Limited, Gander/Carmanville.

HILLIER, Jacob -
Passed peacefully away on December 9, 2003 at Brookfield Hospital, Jacob Hillier of Otterbury Manor, Wesleyville, formerly of Brookfield, age 87 years. Predeceased by his parents, Susannah and Jonah Hillier; six sisters, Laura Bulock, Mamie Kean, Sarah Mullett, Daisy Kean, Alberta Hurley, Mary Hounsell; two brothers, William and Benjamin. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are his sister, Ruby White of Valleyfield; sister-in-law, Gertrude Hillier of Valleyfield, several nieces and nephews; and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service was held on December 11th at Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove with Captain Paul Rideout officiating. Interment followed at the Salvation Army Cemetery, Wesleyville. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove - Musgrave Harbour.

TIPPETT, Scott -
Passed away on December 11, 2003 at Brookfield Hospital, Mr. Scott Tippett of Musgrave Harbour in his 63rd year. Predeceased by his father, Isaac Tippett. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are his wife, Joan; son, Jim (Donna) of Brampton, ON; two daughters, Edna Mouland (Lloyd) of Musgrave Harbour and Sheila Tippett of Musgrave Harbour; his mother, Flossie Tippett of Musgrave Harbour; three brothers, George of St. John's, Ross of Toronto, ON, and Earl of Nova Scotia; six sisters, Grace Abbott (Harrison) of Musgrave Harbour, Maisie Pinsent (Cecil) of Musgrave Harbour, Juanita Tulk (Jim of St. John's, Olive Stratton (Bernard) of Labrador, Jocelyn Tippett of Musgrave Harbour and Pamela Tippett of Yellowknife, NWT; four grandchildren, Bradley, Nicole, Nicholas and Alexandra; and also a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service was held on December 14th from Kittiwake Funeral Home, Musgrave Harbour. Interment at the Salvation Army Cemetery in Musgrave Harbour. Donations in his memory may be made to the Cancer Society. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Musgrave Harbour/Wesleyville.

HOSKINS, Janie -
Passed peacefully away on December 13, 2003 at Brookfield Hospital, Janie Hoskins of Greenspond, age 83 years. Predeceased by husband, Edgar Hoskins and brother-in-law, Stanley Blackwood. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are one son, Thomas Hoskins (Mary) of Greenspond; one daughter, Margaret Burry (Lloyd) of Greenspond; one sister, Maggie Blackwood of Greenspond; one brother-in-law, James Hoskins of Toronto, grandchildren, Neil Hoskins (Ashley), Nancy Hoskins, David and Darren Burry; eight nieces, eight nephews; and a large circle of other relatives and many friends. Funeral service was held on December 16th at St. Stephen's Anglican Church, Greenspond with Rev. V. Reid officiating. Interment followed at the Anglican Cemetery, Greenspond. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove/Musgrave Harbour.

HUSSEY, Maxwell -
Passed peacefully away on December 15, 2003 at Lakeside Homes, Gander, Maxwell Hussey of Ladle Cove, aged 101 years. Predeceased by wife, Bessie; son, Mackenzie; grandchild, Julian Hussey; son-in-law, Randolph Wellon; and brother-in-law, Clifford Dicks. Left with fond and loving memories are one son, Malcolm (Margaret) of Ladle Cove; three daughters, Marie Wellon of Ladle Cove, Mona Granter (Chesley) of Gander, Madeline Wellon (Joseph) of Ladle Cove; one sister, Dorothy Dicks of St. John's; 16 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service was held on December 17th at the United Church, Ladle Cove with Rev. Scott Parsons officiating. Interment followed at the United Church Cemetery, Ladle Cove. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove/Musgrave Harbour.

SPURRELL, Eric -
Passed peacefully away on December 17, 2003, Eric Spurrell of Bonnews Lodge, Badger's Quay, age 76. Predeceased by parents, Edith and Sandy; wife, Florence; son, Buster (Eric); brothers, Lawrence, Herbert, Jack, William and Jacob; sisters, Drucella, Maisie and Lydia. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are his wife, Harriet of Badger's Quay; stepsons, Llewellyn (Joan) and Wade (Tanya), all of Badger's Quay; daughters, Beverly (Eric Winsor) and Trudy (James Harvey), all of Brookfield, stepdaughters, Sylvia (Fred Janes) and Elaine Oram, all of Badger's Quay; brother, Esau (Mary) of Valleyfield; sisters, Irene Humphries of Bonnews Lodge, Badger's Quay, and Hilda (Alex Winsor) of Ottawa, 14 grandchildren, Christopher, Florence, Beverley, Michael, April, Mitchell, Hayward, Travis, Julie Ann, Jeffery, Kaylee, John, Ashley and Kimberly; one great-grandchild, Toni; and a large circle of family and friends. Funeral service was held on December 19th at the Anglican Church, Badger's Quay with Rev. J. Watton officiating. Interment followed at the Anglican Cemetery, Badger's Quay. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove/Musgrave Harbour.

BALL, Bert -
Passed peacefully away at the James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander on December 22, 2003, Mr. Bert Ball, long-time resident of Glenwood, in his 85th year. Left to mourn are his wife of 62 years, Margaret; sons, Bob (Trudy), Glen (Trudy), Bert (Glenda), Dave (Dellie), Bill (Ruby); daughters, Ruth (Eugene), Verna (Lloyd), Lynn (Eric), Sandra (Dave), Cheryl (Lloyd); also 22 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Howard and Wallace; sister, Clara Keeping, and a large number of other relatives and friends. Funeral service was conducted at Riverside Pentecostal church by Pastor Tilley on December 24th. Interment was at the Pentecostal Cemetery, Glenwood. Donations in his memory may be made to the Gideons International.

FRY, Grace -
Passed away on December 23, 2003 at the James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander, Grace Fry. Grace was 80 years old and a resident of Traytown. Left with fond and loving memories are her husband of 60 years, Harry; her children, Geraldine, Patricia (Ross), Jeanette (Bob), Lorretta, Emily (Harold), Marilyn (Charlie), George (Dorothy), May (Stewart), Gerald, Melvinia (Bernie), Colleen (Lorne); brother, Randolph Osborne; 26 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren and their families, nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral service was conducted by the Rev. Ralph Moss at St. Edward's Church, Glovertown with interment taking place at the Anglican Cemetery, Traytown.

BAREFOOT, Ewart -
Passed peacefully away on December 25, 2003 at Bonnews Lodge, Badger's Quay, Ewart Barefoot of Pool's Island, age 94 years. Predeceased by his wife, Minnie; parents, Ezra and Esther Barefoot; daughters, Alma and Cora; son, Barry; son-in-law, Snowden White; three grandchildren, Blaine, Carl and Lisa. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are four sons, Carl (Sadie) of St. John's, Leo (Sophie) of Pool's Island, Claude (Ada) of Glovertown, Eric of Thompson, Manitoba; four daughters, Elsie (Arthur Howell) of St. John's, Margaret (Roland Carter) of Pool's Island, Nina (Mike Cahill) of Manuels, Barbara (Terry Lomax) of New Brunswick; one brother, Jake (Triffie) of St. John's, one sister, Clarice Spurrell of Wesleyville; 27 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service was held on December 27th at St. James Anglican Church, Pool's Island with Rev. John Watton officiating. Interment followed from the Anglican Cemetery, Pool's Island. Donations in his memory may be made to the Children's Wish Foundation. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove/Musgrave Harbour.

COLLINS, Arthur William -
Passed peacefully away on December 25, 2003 at his residence in Hare Bay, Arthur William Collins, age 56. Left with fond and loving memories are his wife, Mary of 30 years, two daughters, Sylvia (Blair) and Sonya (Glenn); three grandchildren, Cynthia, Charmaine and Raymond; seven brothers, Herbert (Olive), Randolph (Yvonne), Lou (Effie), Wesley, Ronald, Gordon (Louise), and Adam; three sisters, Trixie (Gordon Feltham), Florence (John Button) and Jessie (Clifford Hunt); 19 nephews and 17 nieces; and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service was held on December 27th at the Salvation Army Church, Hare Bay with Majors Burry and Donna Anstey officiating. Interment followed at the Salvation Army Cemetery, Hare Bay.

MOULAND, Beatrice -
Passed away on December 26, 2003 at Bonnews Lodge, Badger's Quay, Mrs. Beatrice Mouland of Musgrave Harbour in her 85th year. Predeceased by her husband, Hector (1988) and daughter, Jean (1972). Left with fond and loving memories are her son, Weldon (Grace) of Musgrave Harbour; one brother, Edgar Hicks (Gertrude) of Musgrave Harbour; one sister, Blanche Garf (Bert) of St. John's; four grandchildren, Paul Mouland (Theresa) of Gander, Paulette Stokes (Todd) of Lumsden, Joanne Mouland (Tom) of Gander and Roxanne Mouland Pereira (Walter) of Cambridge, Ontario; four great-grandchildren, Ashley, Amanda, Ryan and Adam; and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service was held on December 28th from St. Luke's United Church in Musgrave Harbour. Interment St. Luke's United Church Cemetery in Musgrave Harbour. Donations in her memory may be made to the United Church Memorial Fund in Musgrave Harbour. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove/Musgrave Harbour.

SMITH, Emma Jane (Thorne) -
Passed peacefully away on December 27, 2003 at the Carbonear General Hospital, Emma Jane (Thorne) Smith, formerly of Gander and Whitbourne, age 86 years. Predeceased by parents, Allen and Agnes Thorne, step-parents, Ben and Martha Newhook; and husband, Charlie (2000). Left to mourn are five sons, Eric (Shirley) of Ottawa, Morley (Rolla) of Dunstaffnage, PEI, Kevin (Kay) of St. John's, NL, Alphonsus of Ottawa, Tony (Lorraine) of Labrador City; one daughter, Grace of Whitbourne, step family, Martha (Charlie) Peddle, Alvina (Roy) Smith, Ben (Selma) Newhook, Charity (Howard) Mercer; 15 grandchildren; 17 great-children; sister-in-law, Elsie Newhook and many other relatives and friends. Funeral service was held on December 30th at St. John the Bapist Anglican Church, Whitbourne. Donations may be made to St. John the Baptist Church, Whitbourne. Funeral arrangements by Holloway's Funeral Home Ltd., Whitbourne.

KNEE, Lucretia -
Passed peacefully away on December 28, 2003 at Bonnews Lodge, Badger's Quay, Lucretia Knee of Badger's Quay, age 71. Predeceased by parents, Job and Nellie Best; brother, Lewis Best and sister-in-law, Fannie Best. Left with fond and loving memories are husband, Samuel of Badger's Quay; sons, Terrance (June), Wilson (Janet), all of Badger's Quay and Paul (Della) of Brookfield; daughters, Patricia (David Downton) of Chamberlains; sister, Shirley (Ed Spurrell) of St. John's; nine grandchildren, one great-grandchild; and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service was held on December 31st at the Anglican Church, Badger's Quay with Rev. J. Watton officiating. Interment followed at the Anglican Cemetery, Badger's Quay. Donations may be made to St. Alban's Anglican Cemetery Fund, Badger's Quay. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove/Musgrave Harbour.

HOUNSELL, Llewellyn "Lew", CD -
77, Cow Bay, Eastern Passage, passed away December 29, 2003, in Dartmouth General Hospital. Born February 9, 1926 in Pound Cove, Bonavista Bay, NL, he was a son of the late Richard Thomas and Mary Ann (Easton). In his younger years Lew worked in the woods with his horse "Jackson". He joined the Royal Canadian Navy as a steward in 1949. He served on numerous ships and was based on both coasts for 25 years. He retired from the Navy in 1974. On October 27, 1951, Lew married the love of his life, Dorothy Miller. In 1967 he received the Centennial Medal. He was a very active member in his church, St. Peter's, Eastern Passage, and Christ Church, Cow Bay, as a lay reader, warden and he was also a very recognized voice in the choir. He was a carpenter by trade, working on and building various projects. He also served as President of the Navy League and Sea Cadets of Canada. He enjoyed deep sea fishing or fishing on the bank. Lew took great pleasure in going to the beach just to watch the waves with his wife. He enjoyed singing whether it was an hymn or song and he was not shy about how loud he would sing. He would keep you up half the night playing his favorite games. He also enjoyed rowing out to the beach in his row boat or dory. He enjoyed spending time with his friends and family. He loved to travel to Newfoundland; he looked forward to these vacations. This was a time he could spend with his brothers, sisters, and the ones he loved.

Llewellyn is survived by his wife of 52 years, the former Dorothy Miller; daughters, Mary (Loman) Ayer, Shelburne; Eleanor (James) Crosier, Wilmot; stepson, Johnny (Wendy) Miller, River Hebert; sons, Thomas (Marilyn); David (Darlene), Wayne (Rose), Melvin (Darlene), all of Dartmouth; Edgar (Ron), Halifax; Alexander "Sandy" (Brenda), River Hebert; Garnet (Carole), Dartmouth; Walter "Max" (Raquel), Kingston, Ont. He is also survived by 23 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews; sisters, Minnie Janes, Newfoundland; Eleanor (Fred) Nichols, Ontario; brothers, Wilier (Agnes), Walton; Ellis (Blanche), Solomon (Vern), Edgar, Thomas "Tom", all of Newfoundland. He is predeceased by son, George; brothers, Baden Powel, Eli, Melvin; stepmother, Irene (Perry); brother-in-law, Wilberforce "Walter" Janes. Special thanks to Respite Care Angela and Gina, also to the nurses and staff of 4 West, 3 West, Dartmouth General Hospital. Funeral service was held January 3rd at St. Peter's, Eastern Passage with Rev. John Ferguson officiating. Burial to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia, St. Peter's Church, Eastern Passage or Dartmouth Navy League of Canada. On-line condolences may be sent to: 1065@alderwoods.com

BROWN, Leonard Fitzpatrick -
Passed peacefully away on December 31, 2003 at his residence in Trinity, Leonard Fitzpatrick Brown of Trinity, age 81. Predeceased by daughter, Beverly Catherine on August 9, 1979. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are his wife, Phoebe of Trinity; daughters, Joan (Harold Gillingham) of Gambo, Carole (Patrick Kelly) of Ontario and Beryl (Fred Small) of Gander; sons, George (Jean) and Donald (Sheila), all of Trinity; 16 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; step-brother, Bramwell Feltham (Molly) of Ontario; step-sister, Effie Brown of Lakeside Homes, Gander; and a large circle of family and friends. Funeral service was held on January 5th at the Anglican Church, Trinity with Rev. Rose officiating. Interment following at the Anglican Cemetery, Trinity. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove/Musgrave Harbour.

 

 

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