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The Beacon Obituaries
December 2013

The Beacon
is a community newspaper for Gander.


BAKER, David Joseph
September 1, 1943- December 15, 2013
Age 70 years

Passed peacefully away surrounded by his family and friends at James Paton Memorial Hospital on December 15, 2013 after a long fought battle with cancer. Predeceased by his father, Silas. Left to mourn are his loving wife, Joy; her daughter, Robin; his 3 daughters, Cathy, Barbara, and Karyn; his two Granddaughters, Sarah and Saba; his mother, Gladys; his brothers, Cyril, Ivan and Don; his sisters, Patsy (Ray), Irene (George), Shirley (Wayne), and Joan, as well as a large number of nephews, nieces, and in-laws. Funeral service for family and close friends was held at Oram's Funeral Home in Glovertown on Wednesday, December 18th, 2013.
"Fondly remembered, forever missed"

BURT, Paul
Passed peacefully away at the Health Sciences Center on December 9th 2013 Paul Burt age 44 years. Left with loving memories are his wife Paula, daughter Alexandria (Lexii) of Gander, parents Winslow and Nellie Burt of Gander, parents-in-law Larry and Bernice Reid of Gander, grandmother Mildred (Pat) Clarke of Grand Falls-Windsor, grandfather Harry (Melva) Wareham of Gander. Also a large circle of Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Co-workers and friends. Rested at Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. Funeral Services was held on Saturday December 14th from The Salvation Army Church, Gander. Cremation to follow. Donations in Paul's memory may be made to Eastern Health. Arrangements entrusted through Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. To leave a message of condolence please visit

BURT, Winslow
Passed peacefully away with his family by his side at the James Paton Memorial Health Center, Gander on December 22nd 2013 Winslow R. Burt age 64 years. Predeceased by his son Paul, father Hedley, brother Clyde, sister Jackie, mother in law Daisy Wareham. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are his wife Nellie of Gander, daughter in law Paula Burt of Gander, granddaughter Alexandria Burt of Gander, Mother Mildred (Burt) and Pat Clarke of Grand Falls-Windsor, brothers Irvin (Roslaind) of Grand Falls-Windsor, Keith (Barbara) of Gander, sisters Marjorie (Jerry) Barker of Grand Falls-Windsor, Beulah (Jerome) Barker of Grand Falls-Windsor, sisters and brothers in law, family and friends. Rested at Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. Funeral service was held on Thursday December 26th at 2:00 P.M. from the Salvation Army Citadel, Gander. Internment followed at All Saints Cemetery. Donations in Winslow's memory may be made to a charity of one's choice. To leave a message of condolence or to sign the guest book please visit
Always in our Hearts

DALTON, Bertram
The death occurred at the Prince County Hospital, Summerside, Prince Edward Island, on Tuesday, December 24, 2013, of Bertram "Bert" Dalton, of Summerside, aged 78 years. Born in Little Catalina, Newfoundland, he was the son of the late Edward and Mary Ann (Blackwood) Dalton. Survived by his wife Edith (Reid) Dalton; children Keith (Kim) Dalton, Amherst, NS and Morgantown, West Virginia; Gary (Suzanne), Weston, Florida; Hughie (Mary-Jo), Summerside; grandchildren Kyle, Wilmington, Delaware; Braden, South Korea; James and Maria, Summerside; brothers Bill (Mary), Harry (Mina); brother-in-law Don Blackmore; and by numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by infant grandson Brock Dalton and by a sister Barbara Blackmore. Rested at the Moase Funeral Home, Summerside, and also Trinity United Church, Summerside, for funeral service held Sunday, December 29, 2013. Interment later in Peoples Cemetery, Summerside. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

DAWE, Annie
Passed peacefully away at Lakeside Homes, Gander, Annie A. Dawe (nee French) (December 09, 1924 - December 25, 2013). Predeceased by her husband, Richard W. Dawe (2003). Leaving to mourn daughter, Daphne Jerrett (Frazer), son, Fraser Dawe (Donna), grandson, Bryan Jerrett (Carolyn Laidley), grandaughter, Deanne Dawe (Justin Parsons), brother-in-law, Scott Dawe (Mildred), nephews and nieces, Frank French (Brenda), Gary Dawe (Anne), Elaine Dawe (Eugene Collins), Karen Lane (Wayne), other relatives and many friends. Rested at Oram's Funeral Home in Dover on Friday, December 27th. Funeral was held from St. Augustine's Anglican Church in Hare Bay on Saturday, December 28th with interment in the Anglican Cemetery. Donations in her memory can be made to Lakeside Homes, Gander or St. Augustine's Anglican Church, Hare Bay.

FANCEY, Beatrice
Beatrice Fancy
- 81 years of Wareham passed away peacefully on December 13, 2013 at James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander. Predeceased by her parents; Benjamin and Winnifred Brown, husband; Wilfred Fancy, son; Harvey Fancy, daughters; Bonnie and Christine Fancy, sisters; Alice Button, Josephine Brown and Ella Anstey and brother; Johnny Michael Brown, brothers-in-law; Douglas Anstey, John Button, Edgar Boland, Victor Brown and Harvey Ingram and sister-in-law; Dorothy Brown. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories are her sons; Ewert Fancy (Maisie) of Wabush and Max Fancy (Joanne) of Wareham, daughter; Geraldine Glover (Arthur) of Wareham, daughter-in-law; Donna Fancy of St. John's, sisters; Minnie Boland of Trinity and Joan Ingram of Burgeo, 10 grandchildren; Wanda Fancy, Alvin Fancy, Shevon Fancy, Zane Fancy, Craig Glover, Stephen Fancy, Robbie Glover, Melissa Fancy, Tiffany Fancy and Trevor Fancy, 11 great grandchildren; Tiber, Rowan, Bradley Ackerman, Victoria Ackerman, Tyler Fancy, Kennedy Fancy, Vanessa Glover, Valerie Glover, Cooper Fancy, Alexis Glover and Addison Ballard and one great great granddaughter; Alia Glover and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service took place on December 15 at St. Alban's Anglican Church, Trinity with Rev. Betty Harbin officiating. Interment followed from St. John The Baptist Anglican cemetery, Wareham. Donations in her memory may be made to St. John The Baptist Anglican Cemetery Fund, Wareham. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove/Musgrave Harbour. To send messages of condolence, please visit

Kailey Megan Goodyear
was born on October 26th, 2013 to Justin and Jessica Goodyear. She passed suddenly away on Dec 6th 2013 in her own home. Predeceased by Grandpa Easton (Stanley Easton), Grandpa Mouland (Jesse Mouland), Grandma Mouland (Stacie Mouland), Cousin (Jarrod Hicks) Left to Mourn: Mommy and Daddy (Justin and Jessica Goodyear), Big Brother Kayden, Big Sister Kendal, Nannies and Poppies (Bobby and Sheila Goodyear, Kenneth and Wanda Mouland) Grandpa's and Grandma's (Clarence and Susie Goodyear, Harvey and Viola Torraville, Shirley Easton) Aunt Jen and Uncle Drew, Uncle Glenn and Aunt Krista, Aunt Stacie and Uncle John, Uncle Boyd and Aunt Joanne, Aunt Jeanette and Uncle Bill. Cousins; Emily, Aden, Megan, Baxter, Kyle and Noah, as well as a Very Large circle of family and close friends. Rested at the Pentecostal Church, Carmanville. Funeral service was held on Monday, December 9th at 2:00 P.M. Interment followed at the Pentecostal Cemetery, Carmanville. Arrangements entrusted through Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander - Carmanville. To sign our online memorial guest book, please visit

Passed away suddenly in Carbonear on Saturday, December 21st, 2013, Fraser Hiscock, age 61. Predeceased by his parents Hubert and Joyce Hiscock and sister Elizabeth. Left to mourn with loving memories are his cherished daughter Amanda Hiscock and her mother Maureen, brothers Gerald (Jeanette) of Spaniard's Bay, Gary (Donna) of Gander, sister Colleen Hiscock of Gander. He leaves behind beloved nephews Robert, Scott and Andrew Hiscock, niece Katie Hiscock and great niece Annalise Hiscock and many special friends and extended family. Rested at Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. Funeral service was held on Friday, December 27th at 11:00 A.M. From St. Martin's Anglican Cathedral. Cremation has taken place. Burial at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in Fraser's memory may be made to Cara Transition House, Gander. Arrangements entrusted through Stacey's Funeral Home. To sign our online memorial guest book, please visit

HOLLOHAN, Violet Ruby
After a brief illness, Violet passed peacefully away at James Paton Memorial Hospital on December 14th, 2013 at the age of 86. Predeceased and reunited with her husband, John Leo and daughter, Marion. Loving mother of Doreen, John (Alice), Lillian, Philip, Leo (Gail), Catherine, Lewis, Marion, James (Jackie) and Cynthia (Doug). Grandmother to 24 and Great Grandmother to 6.

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our loved one Caleb Franklin Hounsell age 67 years of Pool's Island on Saturday, December 21, 2013 at Brookfield Hospital. "Keil" as he was fondly known is predeceased by his parents Wilhelmina and Clifton Hounsell; sister Joan Vincent; brother Lewis Hounsell; mother and father-in-law Frederick and Pearl Hoyles; sisters-in-law Edie Hounsell, Annie Hoyles and Carrie Hoyles; brothers-in-law Cyril Vincent, Clyde Stagg, Jethro Stokes and Hayward Hoyles. Keil leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories his wife Shirley; son Shawn of Woodstock, ON; daughters Joanne Humphries (Lionel) of Valleyfield and Lisa Hounsell (Neil Stagg) of Wesleyville; grandchildren Courtney Humphries, Christopher Humphries and Joshua Hounsell; sisters Beatrice Stagg of Lumsden and Reta Stokes of Deadman's Bay; brothers Clifton (Bessie) of St. Mary's, ON, Clyde (Linda) of Pound Cove and Glenn (Cathy of Pound Cove; sister-in-law Eileen Hounsell of Grande Prairie, AB.; brother-in-law Edward Hoyles of Pool's Island; several nieces and nephews and a large circle of other relatives and many friends. Funeral service took place at Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove on Thursday, December 26, 2013 with Rev. Cindy Graham officiating, assisted by Major Sandra Stokes. Interment followed at St. James Anglican Cemetery, Pool's Island. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove. To send messages of condolence please visit

Lloyd Hounsell
- 79 years of Valleyfield passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 25, 2013 at Brookfield Hospital. Predeceased by his parents; Edgar and Gwendolyn Hounsell, wife; June (Best), brothers; Aaron, Allan and Herbert and sister; Fanny Best: Brother in Laws: Gordon Miller, Martin Stokes, and Sam Goodyear. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories are his wife; Myra (Goodyear), sons; Terrance (Roxanne) of Mount Pearl and Glenn (Roxane) of Greenspond, step-daughters; Beulah Brown (Charlie) of Wesleyville, Sheila McCarthy (Paul) of Valleyfield and Glenda Burry (Arthur) of Badger's Quay, brother; Ronald (Marie) of Brampton, Ontario, sister; Daisy Dowding (Bill) of Mount Pearl, grandchildren; Shannon, Chad, Veronica and Morgan, step-grandchildren; Terry, Angelica and Nikita; Sister In Laws: Irene Burry (Otto), Rita Hounsell, Emma Hounsell, Melina Humphries (Lloyd), Maxine Miller, Edith Stokes, and Iola Goodyear; Brother In Laws: Joseph Best (Violet), Beaton Best (Muriel), Stewart Best (Neta), Charlie Goodyear (Mellie) and a large circle of other family and friends. Funeral service took place on December 28, 2013 at The Grace Pentecostal Church, Valleyfield with Pastor William Burton officiating. Interment followed from the Anglican cemetery, Pound Cove. In his memory, donations may be made to The Heart and Stroke Foundation or Ronald McDonald House, Newfoundland and Labrador. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove/Musgrave Harbour. To send messages of condolence, please visit

JAMES, Bernice
Passed peacefully away at the James Paton Memorial Health Centre, Gander on Saturday, December 21st, 2013 Bernice James (nee-Hamilton), age 67. Predeceased by her parents Walter and Mabel Hamilton, brothers Fred, Edward and Dennis. Left to mourn with loving memories are her husband Bud (John) James, sons John (Naomi) and Chris (Liz) of Gander, brothers Bill (Pansy), Greg (Judy), half brother Clayton Rice (Ruth) of St. John's, sisters Jean Dalley (Keith), Lorraine Thomas, Sandra Joy (Walter) all of Springdale, Dianne Hazlett (Doug) of Edmonton, AB; Half brothers Clayton Rice (Ruth) of St. John's, Wilson Oxford (Lucy) of Springdale and a large circle of nieces, nephews, family and friends. Rested at Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. Cremation has taken place. Donations in Bernice's memory may be made to the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Centre, Gander. To sign our online memorial guest book, please visit

JANES, Josephine
Passed peacefully away at Bonnews Lodge, Badger's Quay on Monday, December 9, 2013 Josephine Louise Janes age 84 years of Greenspond. Predeceased by her husband; Gordon, parents; Llewellyn and Elizabeth Burry, brothers; Raymond and Lewis Burry, sisters; Marion Snelgrove and Cathleen Burry and great-granddaughter; Faith Janes. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories are her son; Roger (Pauline) of Corner Brook, daughter; Eileen (Ernest Boyde) of New World Island, sisters; Verna (Baxter Parsons) of Bloomfield and Jeanette White of St. John's, 5 grandchildren; Trevor, Theresa, Sheldon, Jason and Lori, 4 great grandchildren; Belle, Avery, Mia and Maci and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service took place at the United Church, Greenspond on Thursday, December 12, 2013 with Rev. Brian Hannon officiating, assisted by Captains Elsie and Ken Brown. Interment followed at the Interfaith Cemetery, Shamblers Cove, Greenspond. Donations in her memory may be made to The Janeway Children's Hospital Foundation. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove - Musgrave Harbour. To send messages of condolence please visit

Passed peacefully away in the presence of his loving family at James Paton Memorial Hospital, Roy Maxwell Jenkins age 75. Predeceased by his parents Herbert and Louise Jenkins, Parents-in-law Frederick and Clara Bishop, special friend and brother-in-law Robert Stares. Leaving to celebrate his life, his loving wife Jean (Bishop), their children Brent (Judy), and their children Whitney (Matt) Jenna, Son Craig (Maureen), Darling Daughter Susan (Dan Corkery) and their children, Christian and Kyle. His devoted siblings Bernice, Louise, Herbert (Loretta) Helen (Donald). Sister-in-law Iris Stares, many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Many thanks to family physician, Dr. Tony Gabriel and staff Mary Bloomfield, Dr. Eileen St. Croix and Staff of the Gander Cancer Clinic, Community Health Staff and Gregory Banfield R.N. Palliative Care. Roy had a wonderful and very enjoyable life due to his family, his siblings, his many friends and his Fraser Road United Church Family. Rested at Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. Funeral Service, Monday December 2nd 2013 at 2 P.M. at Fraser Road United Church, Gander. Donations in Roy's memory may be made to Fraser Road United Church or Mazol Shriners Patient Transportation Fund. Arrangements entrusted through Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. To sign our online memorial guest book, please visit
(Published December 5, 2013)

KING, Vivian
It is with great sadness that the family of the late Vivian Elaine King announce her passing on Friday, December 27, 2013 at Lakeside Homes, Gander, Formerly of Change Islands, NL in her 77th year. Predeceased by husband Sidney, parents George and Nellie Peckford, brother Joseph, sisters Annie Brushett (James) and Barbara Murphy. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories, daughter Kristy Slaney (Frank), grandchildren Jared, Courtney (Josh Stoyles), Heidi Hefford (Chris), Angie (Ryan Raymond), great grandchildren Sarah, Peyton and Raya, brothers Bert (Shirley) and Franklin (Linda), sisters Sandra Primmer (John), Kathleen Gray (William) and Ruby Wells (Ken), brother in law Dennis Murphy and a large circle of nephews, nieces, cousins and friends. Rested at Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander on December 28th and Sunday, December 29th, 2013. Funeral service was held Monday, December 30th, 2013 from St. Martin's Anglican Church, Gander. Interment followed at the All Saints Cemetery, Gander. Donations in Vivian's honor may be made to The Alzheimer's Society or St. Martin's Cathedral. If you would like to leave a message of condolence please visit
Always in our Hearts

Passed peacefully away at the James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander on Monday, December 23rd, Edmund LeValliant, age 86. Predeceased by his wife Ida LeValliant (nee-Osmond). Left to mourn are a circle of family and friends. Rested at Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander on Monday from 2:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. and 7:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. Interment followed on Tuesday, December 24th at All Saints Cemetery. Donations in Edmund's memory may be made to a Charity of One's Choice. Arrangements entrusted through Stacey's Funeral Home. To sign our online memorial guest book, please visit

LEWIS, Theresa (Gardiner)
It is with saddened hearts that we announce the passing of Theresa Lewis age 67 on December 31st, 2013 at Palliative Care. Resident of Sandringham, formally of Conche predeceased by her husband Bill 1998 and her parents Jack and Effie Gardiner (Conche). Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories are Sons; Jerome (Heather) Lewis and grandson Rieley, Paradise. Jason Lewis (Lora) , Sandringham. Sisters; Mildred (Francis) Joy, St. Patrick's. Agnes (Adlore) Hughes, Corner Brook. Bernetta Flynn, Fox Trap. Evelyn (Frank) Carroll, Paradise. Marie (Harvey) Tibbo, Mount Pearl. Maryann Conway, St. John's. Brothers; John (Della) Gardiner, Alberta. Tony (Theresa) Gardiner, CBS. Dennis (Maxine) Gardiner, Goulds. Jerome (Christina) Gardiner, Conche. Special Brother in Law; Leonard (Margaret) Wiseman, Conche. Johnny Lewis, and many special friends. Resting at Oram's Funeral Home Eastport with visitation Thursday and Friday 2-4pm and 7-9pm. Funeral to take place on Saturday January 4th at 11am from the Roman Catholic church Culls Harbour with interment in the Roman Catholic cemetery.

REID, Beryl
Passed away peacefully in her 79th year, on Saturday, December 21, 2013 in the presence of her loving family, Beryl Louisa Reid (nee Stone) of Windsor Junction, Nova Scotia. Formerly of Gander, Newfoundland. Left with wonderful memories, her husband of 55 years, The Rev. James Reid; daughter, Kathryn (Andy) St. John's, sons: John (June), Plantation, Florida, and Douglas (Jill), Windsor Junction. Grandchildren: Cletus, Shane, James, Stephanie, Lauren, Megan & Evan. She is also survived by her sisters Jean Donnelly (Doug), Gertrude Snow (John) and Shirley Greene. She also leaves a large circle of nieces, nephews and friends. Beryl was predeceased by her parents, Henry and Helen Stone, as well as brothers Gerald, Bill and Robert.
Beryl worked tirelessly alongside her husband in the Parishes that they ministered, starting on Fogo Island in 1958, followed by seven years in the Parish of Bay of Islands. In 1970 they moved to Gander, where they resided for the next 27 years. Beryl worked as the Director of Volunteer Services, James Paton Memorial Hospital in Gander for 18 years. A community leader, Beryl was involved in all aspects of the Anglican Church Women, both in her Parish of St. Martin's, as well as at the Diocesan level and at the National Church. She was also involved nationally with the Women's Inter-Church Council of Canada, serving as its National President from 1990 - 1992. As a member of the ACW, she was an active member of St. Martin's Scouts Group Committee, helping to organize fundraising, which enabled the Group to have an active and successful program for the youth. Her work in the Parish included being the director of both St. Martin's Senior and Juniors Choirs; she was also the Camp Director for the Intermediate Girls Church Camp at Killdevil Anglican Church Camp for 23 years. She was the director of St. Martin's Old Fashioned Concert, which ran for several years in Gander; Within the community, Beryl was active in the IODE, the local Home & School Committee, and other community projects. Beryl was recognized many times for her community volunteerism. In 1992 she was presented with the Anglican Award of Merit, the Anglican Church of Canada's highest honour, given to lay people who have contributed to the life and work of the church at a national and/or international level. Beryl also earned her Long Service Award and Medal of Merit from Scouts Canada and in 1996, was named Citizen of the year for Gander. Following a debilitating stroke in 1998, Beryl focused her life on her family, friends and her faith. She was especially devoted to her children and grandchildren and supported and encouraged them in all of their pursuits. Cremation has taken place and a service celebrating Beryl's life will be held on Friday, December 27th, 10:30 am at St. Thomas Anglican Church, 3514 Highway 2, Fall River, Nova Scotia; Interment to take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Thomas Anglican Church. The family would like to thank the nurses and staff of QE II, 7.2 South for their professionalism and dedication in looking after Mom over the past several weeks. Online condolences may be made by visiting the website
When you feel sorrow start to steal upon you, Be still Close your eyes.
Listen for my footfall in your heart.
I am not gone,
But merely walk within you

SAUNDERS, Catherine Andrews (nee Pike)
October 10, 1929 - December 20, 2013

Catherine met her husband Calvin in St. John's and they were married on June 2, 1955. She is predeceased by her brother Eric, sister Jessie and daughter in law Jane (Derek). Left to mourn her loving husband, Calvin, her five children, Derek, Heather (Larry), Pam (Colin), Jeff (Brenda) and Christopher. Also: grandchildren Johanna (Dane), Michael (Jessica), Alexander, Geoffrey, Stephan, Nicola, Ryan, and great grandchild, Aria. Catherine loved and was devoted to her family and friends. She loved playing 120's and 500's and their life - long friends played together for over 50 years. Catherine was an avid reader and supporter of the library. She was faithful to her church and an active volunteer in the community. She had a love of travel, and with Calvin travelled extensively throughout North America and Europe often with their daughter Pamela. In the summer, they would "travel to every nook and cranny in Newfoundland". Family and friends will remember her as loving, caring, kind to all and always finding the good in everyone. Catherine loved many and was loved by many in return.

Douglas Beatty Sheppard
age 86, born December 20th, 1927 Indian Islands, Notre Dame Bay, passed away peacefully at James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander, NL, December 25, 2013. Doug loved to spend his relaxing time reading, playing cards, picking berries, talking politics, and visiting his family and his wife's large Irish family around the world. He was a passionate Newfoundlander and a proud Canadian, a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, friend, and gentleman who made a difference in this world and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Doug grew up on Indian Islands in Notre Dame Bay, and graduated from Memorial University in 1948 to begin a teaching career. After a few years of teaching and as school principal in Bonne Bay, an opportunity to work as a manager with the T. Eaton Co. in Gander presented itself, and he took it. Although he left the Eaton Company a number of years later, he spent his entire career in a variety of business pursuits. Doug met and fell in love with his future wife, an Irish nurse Rose Gallagher McGettigan at the Queen's Coronation Ball in Gander in 1953. They were married in Halifax on December 28th, 1955 and came back to Gander to live and raise their family. Gander was a growing town of mostly young people. There were numerous challenges involved in obtaining medical, educational, recreational, and spiritual services for its residents. Doug volunteered extensively to obtain these services for the town. His community involvement included:
Elected official for 22 years with the town of Gander as Town Councilor, Deputy Mayor & Mayor from 1981 to 1993.
President, Gander Chamber of Commerce
Newfoundland Director, Canadian Chamber of Commerce
Chairman of the Board, Lakeside Senior Citizens Home
Founding Director, Gander Area Development Corporation
Chairman, Enterprise Newfoundland Corporation
Chairman, Gander Area Community Futures Program
Regional Vice-President for Newfoundland and Labrador on the F.C. M. National Board of Directors
Central Vice President of for Newfoundland and Labrador Federations of Municipalities
Chairperson of the Employment Insurance board of referees
Dedicated parishioner and warden of St. Martin's Cathedral
Member of the Board of the Gander Airport Authority
Director -Seabright Corporation- Memorial University
Longtime member of Gander Masonic Lodge 16
Spearheaded a campaign to obtain a coat of arms for the town of Gander
As a result of his extensive volunteer efforts he was awarded:
Gander's Citizen of the Year in 1984
The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador presented Doug in 2003 with the Lifetime Achievement Award that acknowledges an individual whose work made a lasting contribution to the economic development of a community and who consistently empowered people to foster economic growth at a community level
Awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal by the Governor General of Canada for dedicated service to his peers, community and Canada 2012
Survived by
Best friend and loving wife of 57 years Rose (Gallagher McGettigan)
Son: Paul (Lori)
Daughters: Judy Ash (Sean), Mary Rose Blackmore (Brian), Ethna Richters (Fred)
Grandchildren: Adam Blackmore (Danielle), Seamus Blackmore (Ann), Taylor Anne Sheppard, Evan Sheppard, Madison Sheppard
Brothers: Cyril Sheppard (Millicent) Corner Brook, Sherman and Blanche Hoddinott, Sackville, NS
Loving nieces & nephews
Mrs. Bridget Cheeks and Family
Loving goddaughter Gertie & husband Murray Strickland
Predeceased by parents;
Pierce and Eliza Sheppard (Penney)
Brothers: William Sheppard, Frank Sheppard,
Sisters: Jessie Vincent, Eva Sheppard
Rested at Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander on December 28th, 2013. Funeral service was held on Sunday, December 29th at 2:00 P.M. from St. Martin's Anglican Cathedral. Interment followed at All Saints Cemetery. Donations in Douglas' memory may be made to St. Martin's Anglican Cathedral, Gander or to Cobbs Pond Park Rotary Foundation. Special thanks to Dr. Dicks, Dr. Douglas, Dr. Boctor, Greg Banfield (Palliative Care Coordinator), Daphne Burt (Social Worker), Reverend John Watton, Reverend Brian Candow, Reverend Harvey Bullen, and all the staff of the General Surgery Ward for their wonderful care and support. Arrangements entrusted to Stacey's Funeral Home. To leave a message of condolence please visit

July 22, 1952 - December 29, 2013

The world has lost a kind and gentle human being, Kevin Waterman of Gander, who had been dealing with several health issues for three years. Kevin is predeceased by his parents Gertie and Fred; sister, Margaret Rose; brother, Elmo; nephew, Kristofer Waterman; brothers-in-law, Ronnie Cull, Robert McClean, and Joseph Finch; sisters-in-law Hazel Waterman and Geraldine Waterman. Left to honor his memory are his wife and best friend of 38 years, Paula; his much loved and cherished daughter, Jillian; parents-in-law Walter and Helena Cull; brothers, Angus, Wayne (Margrit), and Dennis (Betty); sisters, Marion Evans (Angus), Maxine McClean, Jean Finch, and Deanna Smith (Bill); brothers-in-law Barry Cull (Barbara) and Dwayne Cull (Barbara); special sister-in-law Deneen Cull (Corrie Davis, Claire); and many close and caring friends from Gander, and also from across the province and the rest of Canada, who have provided support on so many levels during this difficult journey. Kevin also leaves behind a large extended circle of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, former colleagues, fellow Rotarians, and his devoted canine companion, Molly. Anyone who knew Kevin knew that he embraced all aspects of life fully, until ill health curtailed this. However, even this he accepted with his usual equanimity and sense of humor. His greatest passion was his love for family, followed by: sports, especially hockey, which he played twice weekly until 2 years ago, and his beloved Maple Leafs; travel (having visited 16 countries); the outdoors; and his hobby of photography. Kevin's career in municipal recreation spanned 37 years, beginning in Botwood before being employed for 30 years by the town of Gander. Wherever he travelled, he was a proud ambassador for his adopted community of Gander. He was a mentor to the many students employed to run Gander's summer recreation programs, and will be remembered by them for his positive outlook, creativity, and integrity. He also volunteered extensively on various committees at both the provincial and national levels, receiving many awards and accolades. He has been recognized by his peers as a "truly passionate, dedicated and sincere recreation leader". Kevin has been cremated, as was his wish. A funeral service to celebrate a life well-lived was held at Fraser Road United Church on January 2, 2014. Internment will be at a later date. Donations in Kevin's memory will be gratefully accepted for Gander Special Olympics and Gander S.P.C.A., or a charity of ones' choice. Arrangements entrusted to Stacey's funeral home. To sign our online memorial guestbook please visit
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