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The Beacon Obituaries
February 2004

The Beacon
is a community newspaper for Gander.

Filed chronologically as published for the Month of February 2004

 

BUTT, Peter Lawrence
(Jan. 18, 1955 - Feb. 01, 2004)
-
Died suddenly at Toronto, Peter Butt. Peter spent 23 years working at Fort McMurray, AB and last fall moved to Toronto. Left with many beautiful memories are his parents, Edgar and Patricia; four brothers, Joe (Anne, Andrew and Suzanne) of Burlington, ON, Jeffrey (Paula, Caitlin and Kristina) of St. Catherine's, ON, Eddie (Joanne, Eric and Stephanie) of Fort McMurray, AB, Lindahl (Denise, Julia and Charlotte) of Glovertown, NL; Uncle Jack Butt of Glovertown; Aunt Doris Howse of Peterborough, ON, their families and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service was held at Faith United Church, Glovertown with Rev. Paul Vardy officiating. Inurnment at U.C. Hillside Memorial Garden. Donations in his memory may be made to the Diabetes Association, 29-31 Pippy Place, Suite 2007, St. John's, NL, A1B 3X2.

FREAKE, Geraldine Mary -
Passed peacefully away at the James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander, on February 5, 2004, Geraldine Mary Freake in her 68th year. Left with loving memories are husband James (Jim); daughter Beverley (Brian) Burt of Gander; grandchildren: Michael, Max; mother May Batson of Gander; sisters: Delores Burt of Britannia, T.B., Doreen (Lorne) Green of Brighton, Ont; nieces, nephews: Tony (Kim), Toronto, Derek (Nancy), Clarenville, Wendy (Steve) of St. John`s, Andrew of Ottawa, Cheri (Steve), Bellville, Ont.; brothers-in-law: Lester (Josie) Curlew, Mark (Effie) Curlew of Botwood; sister-in-law, Edna Curlew of Gander; also a large circle of other relatives and friends. Resting at Stacey`s Funeral Home, Gander with visitation Thursday evening 7-9 p.m.; Friday 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service Saturday, February 7th at 2 p.m. from Fraser Road United Church, Gander. Interment All Saints Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the NL Cancer Treatment Research Foundation (H. Bliss Murphy Center). Arrangements through Stacey`s Funeral Home, Gander.

HODDER, Aubrey -
Passed away on February 5, 2004, Aubrey Hodder of Clarke's Head, Gander Bay, age 58. Leaving to mourn his wife, Patricia Hodder; daughters, Janice Bath (Dale), Joanne Wellon (Chris), Renee Hodder (Mike) and Amanda Hodder; treasured granddaughters, April Bath and Carly Gillingham; brothers, Lester Hodder (Elsie), Lawrence Hodder (Phyllis), Pearce Hodder (Yvonne); sisters, Flora Peckford, Fanny Nippard (Calvin), Melvina Blackwood (Eugene), Adelaide Leyte and Laura Lane (Steve), Aubrey was predeceased by his mother, Myrtle Hodder (Bursey); father, Llewellyn Hodder; brothers, Scott and Roland Hodder. Funeral service was held on February 8th at Holy Trinity Anglican church in Wing's Point. Donations in memory of Aubrey Hodder may be made to the Holy Trinity Anglican Church. Funeral arrangements were entrusted by Gordon Woolfrey Funeral Home. Aubrey will be sadly missed by his family and friends.

ATTWOOD, Carson -
Passed peacefully away on February 6, 2004 at Brookfield Hospital, Brookfield, Carson Attwood of Valleyfield, age 88. Predeceased by parents, James and Alfreda Attwood, son-in-law, Lester Burry, brother, Stewart Attwood, nephew, Derek Attwood and sister-in-law, Cora Attwood. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are his wife, Mary; sons, James (Linda) of Valleyfield and Leslie (Cathy) of Laurenceton; daughters, Annie Burry (Wallace Hounsell), Emma (Ken Penton), all of Valleyfield and Shirley (Bruce Hutchings) of Laurencton; 16 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren; and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service was held on February 8th at the Pentecostal Church, Valleyfield with Pastor Pittman officiating. Interment followed at the Pentecostal Cemetery, Valleyfield. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove-Musgrave Harbour.

DYKE, Gertie -
Gertie Dyke
of Eastport passed peacefully away on Sunday, February 8, 2004, at the age of 87. She was buried at Eastport on February 11th. She leaves to mourn her children, Wilfred in Gander, Roy in Edmonton, Diane Elliott in Corner Brook, Gloria in California, and Marilyn Issavian in Vancouver; and four grandchildren. The family extends their sincere thanks to the caregivers and many friends who played such a strong role in making Mom's life a full and happy one.

ABBOTT, Alice D. -
Passed peacefully away on February 10, 2004, Alice D. Abbott at her home in Clarenville. Mrs. Abbott was 79 years of age. Predeceased by her husband, Norman; and son, Robert. Left to mourn are her sons, Ray (Rita) of Burin, David (Marion) of Grand Falls-Windsor, Barry (Vera) of Moncton, Paul (Monique) of St. John's; daughters, May (Max Keats) of Gander, Nola (Robert Holloway) of Clarenville, Grace (Lee Strickland) of Burgeo; daughters-in-law, Donna Abbott of St. John's, Lorraine Abbot of Pool's Cove. Also leaving to mourn are sisters, Grace Inder, Judy Humphries, Muriel Starkes, and brothers, Robert Humphries and Alfred Humphries; 19 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Rev. William Colbourne conducted funeral services at Faith United Church, Northern Arm on Friday, February 13th at 2 p.m. Interment at the United Church Cemetery, Northern Arm. Funeral Arrangements entrusted to the care of Winston Green of Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, Grand Falls-Windsor. Donations may be made in her memory to Faith United church, Northern Arm. Condolences may be expressed on line at www.sunsetmemorialfuneralhome.com

CROCKER, Albert -
Passed peacefully away on February 10, 2004 at the Health Sciences Centre, St. John's, Albert Crocker of Greenspond, aged 84 years. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are his wife Mae; son, Fred (Holly); daughter, Barbara (Winston Burry), all of Greenspond; two sisters, Olive Pelley of George's Brook, Pearl (Frank Carter) of South West Island, Badger's Quay; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service was held on February 13th at the Anglican Church, Greenspond with Rev. Vernon Reid officiating. Interment followed at the Interfaith Cemetery, Shambler's Cove, Greenspond. Donations in his memory may be made to the Anglican Church Fund, Greenspond. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove-Musgrave Harbour.

GOODYEAR, Bramwell -
Passed peacefully away on February 10, 2004 at Brookfield Hospital, Bramwell Goodyear of Lumsden, age 87 years. Predeceased by his wife, Gladys and sisters, Irene Melendy, Eva Goodyear, Violet Goodyear and Vida Goodyear. Left with fond and loving memories are four sons, Lewis (Linda) of Chezzetcook, NS, Maxwell (Marilyn), Chesley (Beryl), Rocky (Sharon), all of Lumsden; two daughters, Eva (Robert Parsons) of Lumsden, Marie (Noah Gill) of Pound Cove; 17 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service was held on February 12th at Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove with Rev. T. Cole officiating and Rev. V. Reid assisting. Interment followed at the United Church Cemetery, Lumsden. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove-Musgrave Harbour.

HEALEY, Patrick J. -
Passed suddenly away on February 10, 2004, Patrick J. Healey at the Central Newfoundland Regional Health Centre, Grand Falls-Windsor. He was 77 years of age. Mr. Healey was a long time volunteer of the Grand Falls Volunteer Fire Department. Left mourn his loving wife and companion of 48 years, Evelyn (Rice); sons, Paddy, Bob (Kathryn), Glen, Connor, Paige, David (Kim), Sarah, Lauren; daughters, Brenda (Murray), Justin, Amy Bryant, Linda, Stephen Dunn, Barb (Alan), Colin Fitzpatrick, Nancy (Kevin), Aaron Dove. Also leaving to mourn with cherished memories are his sisters, Beth, Mary (Pat) and brothers, Peter (Louise, deceased), Gerald (Teresa), Francis (Nell) and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Father David Joy conducted funeral mass at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church on Friday, February 13th. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Winston Green of Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, Grand Falls-Windsor. Donations may be made in his memory to the Parkinson Society of Newfoundland and Labrador or a charity of one's choice. Cremation followed. Condolences may be expressed online at www.sunsetmemorialfuneralhome.com

ABBOTT, Ina M. -
Passed away on February 11, 2004 at her residence in Musgrave Harbour, Mrs. Ina M. Abbott in her 97th year. Predeceased by her husband, Jesse (1973); four brothers, Max Mouland, Joseph Mouland, Allan Mouland and Charlie Mouland. Left with fond and loving memories are her two sons, Tony (Donna) of Dunnville, Harvey (Ruby) of Musgrave Harbour; one daughter, Maunda (Roy) Winsor of Triton; eight grandchildren, Maunda, Tracy, Debbie, Jesse, Jeannie, Dwayne, Michael and Darrell; nine great-grandchildren, Courtney, Sage, Gabriel, Felix, Devan, Johnny, Shelby, Spencer and Logan; also a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service was held on February 14th at the Salvation Army Citadel, Musgrave Harbour. Interment at the Salvation Army Cemetery, Musgrave Harbour. Donations in her memory may be made to the Salvation Army Citadel in Musgrave Harbour. Funeral Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove-Musgrave Harbour.

ANDREWS, Mary Madeline -
Passed peacefully away on February 11, 2004 at the James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander, Mary Madeline Andrews of Gambo, age 79 years. Left with fond and loving memories are her husband, Ronald; daughters, Joan (Terry), Doris (Walt), Margie (Leo); sisters, Connie, Linda, Kathleen, Sandra, Maime, Marina, Doris (deceased), Lorraine (deceased); brothers, Larry, Kevin, Terry, Harvey, Gordon, Jim, Ray (deceased); grandchildren, Dean (Michelle), Carolyn (Ted), Boyd, Paula (Craig), Darren (Tracy), Cory, April and Leanne; great-grandchildren, Haley, Brittany, Sarah, Jessica, Dakota, Alec, Joshua, and Alicia; and many relatives and friends. Funeral service was held on February 13th at Our Lady of Perpetual Help church, Gambo. Funeral Arrangements entrusted to the care of Pritchett's Funeral Home Limited, Gambo.

PARSONS, Christina -
Passed away on February 11, 2004 at the James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander, Mrs. Christina Parsons, of Carmanville in her 78th year. Predeceased by her husband, Willis John; son, Roy; parents, Victor and Elizabeth Hicks; and sister, Violet Parsons. Left with fond and loving memories are her son, Boyd (Eunice) of Carmanville; daughter, Juanita Chaytor (Wallace) of St. John's; brother-in-law, Max Parsons; two sisters, Vera Lodge (Albert) of Catalina and Annie Hicks of Bonavista; seven grandchildren, Lloyd, Shirley, Jason, Shelly, Jonathan, David and Daniel; two great-grandchildren, Laura and Alisha; and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service was held on February 14th at the United Church, Carmanville. Interment at the United Church Cemetery, Carmanville. Donations in her memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to the Diabetes Association. Funeral Arrangements entrusted to the care of Stacey's Funeral Home Limited, Gander-Carmanville.

RALPH, Primrose Inez -
Passed peacefully away on Wednesday, February 11, 2004 at the James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander, Primrose Inez Ralph of St. Chad's in her 82nd year. Left to mourn are her husband, Hedrick of 49 years, brother, Gideon Ralph and sister, Belle Sacrey of Gander, as well as other relatives and friends. Funeral service was held on February 13th at Holy Cross Church, Eastport with interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, Eastport.

THURLOW, Dr. William (Bill) Harrison IV, MD, FRCSC, FACS, 61, Halifax -
Died suddenly on Saturday, February 14, 2004 at home. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, he was the son of William Harrison Thurlow III and Elizabeth (Osborn) Thurlow. He was a graduate of the University of Maine and the University of Vermont Medical School from which he received his M.D. in 1969. Bill interned in St. John's, Newfoundland where he began his residency in General Surgery. He continued his residency in Hamilton, Ontario qualifying for his Fellowship in 1975. He practiced in Gander, Newfoundland, Digby, Nova Scotia and Summerside, P.E.I. He was a member of the Royal College of Surgeons (Canada) and he served on the board of the American College of Surgeons. Bill loved the outdoors in all aspects but he reserved a special love for astronomy. He was an active member of the Halifax Center of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada for many years. While in Summerside, he took an active role in the Athena Community Astronomy club. He was very interested in environmental issues and published a book on the dangers of aerial spraying while in Newfoundland. He was a member of the Society of Friends (Quakers) since 1965 and had a lifelong commitment to peace. Bill was an avid runner all of his life, running daily and in 1987, he completed his first marathon. Upon retirement in 2002, his last two years were spent pursuing his lifelong dream of studying astronomy. He was a student at Saint Mary's University in Halifax.
Bill dearly loved his family and spent as much time with them as he could spare from his busy practices. He leaves his loving wife, Dana (Fenner) and four children, Nell (Rey), Amy (Paul), Eva (Don), and Harry (Jennifer). He loved his grandson, Ryan and grandniece, Mirissa and enjoyed his time with them. He also loved his brothers and sisters, Bob, Betsy, Jack, Kathy, Jerry, Keith, Jesse and Nancy. He is predeceased by his mother and father. A Friends Memorial Service in celebration of his life, to which family and friends were invited, was held 2 p.m. Friday, February 20th at J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor Street, Halifax. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bill's name to the Halifax Center of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (Halifax Center RASC) or the Halifax Friends Meeting.

CUFF, Edward -
Passed away on February 15, 2004 at the James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander, Mr. Edward Cuff of Carmanville South in his 89th year. Predeceased by his parents, Edward St. and Beatrice, daughter, Viola and sister, Alecia. Left with fond and loving memories are his wife, Letta; three sons, Lionel (Barbara) of Northern Arm, Scott (Elaine) of Carmanville and Eddie (Roxanne) of Carmanville; four daughters, Shirley Hall (Roger) of Ottawa, Ont., Gloria Edwards (Kevin) of Mount Pearl, Mary Mullett (Ern) of Carmanville and Yvonne Samson (Jeff) of Lewisporte; one sister, Triffie Goodyear (Max) of Gander; eight grandchildren, Jeff, Lee, Lynsey, Krista, Tristan, Grant, Ryan and Miranda; two step-grandchildren, Joshua and Jennifer; and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service was held on February 17th at the Salvation Army church in Carmanville. Interment at Salvation Army Cemetery in Carmanville South. Donations in his memory may be made to the Cancer Society. Funeral Arrangements entrusted to the care of Stacey's Funeral Home Limited, Gander/Carmanville.

MATCHIM, Ethel May Aileen (Lane) -
Passed peacefully away on February 17, 2004 at the Victoria General in Halifax, Ethel May Aileen Matchim, age 80. Born December 14, 1923 at Eastport, Newfoundland. Daughter of the late William and Janet (Hancock) Lane. She was predeceased by her husband, Charles and granddaughter, Denise Wicks. She is survived by daughters, Annie Mildred (Thomas) Wicks of Eastport, NL., Rosalind (Richard) Hodges of Middle Sackville, NS; sons, Hubert (Rosemary) Matchim of Beaver Bank, NS; grandchildren, George, Janet, Charlie and David Wicks, Stephanie and Vanessa Hodges, Dana and JoAnne Matchim; great-grandchildren, Holly, Kelesy, Gregory, Bradley, Christopher and Jaden; sisters, Evelyn (Joseph) Dyke of Eastport, NL, Mildred (Charles) Wells, Glovertown, NL; also with a number of nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral service was held February 21st at Holy Cross Anglican Church with Rev. Paul Thoms officiating. Interment at the Anglican Cemetery, Eastport, NL.

SAMSON, Stephen M. (Bud) -
Passed away suddenly on February 21, 2004 with a tragedy on snowmobile, Stephen Samson (Bud), age 46. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are wife, Dana; daughter, Kaitlin; son, Kristopher; mother, Daisy; brothers, Jim (Marie), Harold (Rosemary), Joe (Mabel), Gander, NL; sisters, Rose, Delta, BC, Marie (Joe) and Marilyn; mother-in-law, Marjorie King and family; and a large circle of aunts, uncles, nephews and nieces and good friends. Funeral took place on April 12th, 2004 at the Holy Cross Church, Eastport. Interment at the Church of the Resurrection Cemetery, Sandringham. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of Squire's Funeral Home, Eastport.
"Forever In Our Hearts."
(This obituary is also included with the April obituaries)

DYKE, Lloyd -
Passed away at the James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander, on February 29, 2004, Mr. Lloyd Dyke of Musgrave Harbour in his 63rd year. Predeceased by his mother, Laura; mother and father-in-law, Fanny and Augustus Abbott. Left with fond and loving memories are his wife, Marjorie; father, Eli of Hillcrest Manor in Musgrave Harbour; two sons, Grant (June) of Musgrave Harbour and Kent (Sandi) of Barrie, Ont.; two daughters, Carole Ann Abbott (Paul) of Leamington, Ont., and Lisa Gill (Kevin) of Leamington, Ont., one brother, Gerald (Jean) of Musgrave Harbour; three sisters, Pearl Abbott (Jim) of Musgrave Harbour, Marie Mouland (Jim) of Musgrave Harbour and Joan Mouland (Reg) of Musgrave Harbour; eight grandchildren, Andrew, Tyler, Jenna, Cameron, Kendra, Terry, Austin and Ethan; and also a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service was held on March 3rd from St. Luke's United Church, Musgrave Harbour. Interment at St. Luke's United Church Cemetery, Musgrave Harbour. Funeral Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home in Musgrave Harbour/Pound Cove.

 

 

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