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The Beacon Obituaries
February 2006

The Beacon
is a community newspaper for Gander.

Filed chronologically as published for the Month of February 2006

 

BROWN, Nellie -
Passed peacefully away at Bonnews Lodge, Badger's Quay on February 1, 2006, Nellie Brown of Hare Bay, age 89 years. Predeceased by her parents, Samuel and Jane Collins; husband, Maxwell Brown; son, Wilburn; granddaughter, Debbie; brothers, Wilfred, Martin and George; sisters, Myrtle and Millicent. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are her sons, Clifford (Eve), Lorne (Joan), Cluney (Sandra), Keith (Eileen); daughter, Frances (Martin); 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; brothers, Kitchener and Stewart; sister, Muriel; and a large circle of relatives and friends. Funeral service was held on February 4th at Salvation Army Citadel, Hare Bay with Captains Austin and Lillian Randell officiating. Interment followed at the Salvation Army Cemetery, Hare Bay. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Oram's Funeral Home, Dover.

ORAM, Myrtle Blanche (Cross) -
Passed peacefully away at Oram's Birchview Manor, Glovertown on February 3, 2006, Myrtle Blanche Oram (nee Cross) of Gambo, aged 93 years. Predeceased by her husband, William Cross; son, Gordon; brothers, Jesse, Richard and Israel; and sister, Suzanna. Left to mourn are her husband, Raymond; sons, Jim (Clara), Allister (Dulcie), Austin (Lorraine), Hughie (Maisie), Winston, Raymond, Randy (Jean), Melvin (Verna); daughters, Ann (Eric), Cecily (Sis); stepsons, Claude (Bernice), Steven (Molly), Azzie (Sharon), Dick (Arlene), Keith (Jeannie); stepdaughters, Joan (Earl), Patsy (Fred), Josie (Fraser), Lillian (Jim); stepbrother, Ben Eastman; stepsister, Violet Pardy; 31 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and many relatives and friends. Funeral service was held on February 6th at the Salvation Army Citadel, Gambo. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Pritchett's Funeral Home, Gambo.

EASTMAN, Amelia -
Passed peacefully away at the James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander on February 5, 2006, Mrs. Amelia Eastman, age 93 years. Predeceased by husbands, Harvey Pomeroy and Dan Eastman; parents, James and Victoria White; brothers, William, Wesley and Leo White; sisters, Nora, Ada, Blanche, Jean and Susie. Left with fond and loving memories are her sons, Roy Pomeroy and wife, Netta of Lewisporte, Ernie Pomeroy of Vancouver, BC; stepson, Wayne Eastman and wife, Karen of Corner Brook; daughters, Margaret Grimes and husband, Ronald of Little Bay Islands, Molly Janes and husband, Frank of Fort McMurray, AB, Glenys Northcott and husband, Ted of Appleton, Barbara Pomeroy and Bob Miller of St. John's; step-daughter, Marion Wicks and husband Ben Wicks of Appleton; Florence Stonehouse and husband, Al of Kamloops, BC; 14 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; nine step-grandchildren; 13 step-great-grandchildren; and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Rested at the 1st United Church in Glenwood. Funeral service was held on February 7th at the 1st United Church in Glenwood. Interment at the United Church Cemetery, Glenwood. Donations may be made to the 1st United Church, TCH, Glenwood, NL. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. Please go to www.staceysfuneralhome.com to sign our online guest book.

HOSKINS, Myrtle E.-
Passed peacefully away at Brookfield Hospital on Tuesday, February 7, 2006, Myrtle E. Hoskins of Greenspond, age 72 years. Predeceased by her husband, Martin Winsor; parents, Darius and Gladys Parsons; brother, Malcolm; sisters, Stella, Mary, Elizabeth, Mavis; son-in-law, Vaughan Janes. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories is her husband, Cluney; daughters, Judy Winsor of Toronto, Holly Crocker (Fred) of Greenspond, Mavis Nichol (Ross) of St. John's, Vida Janes of Wesley Ville; sisters, Lorraine Genève of Montreal, Sophie Welshman of Pool's Island; brother, Gideon Parsons of St. John's; grandchildren, Wally, Angela, Karen, Tina, Jeffrey, Daniel; great-grandchildren, Matthew, Abigal, Alexander; and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service took place at St. Stephen's Anglican Church, Greenspond on Thursday, February 9, 2006 with Rev. Vernon Reid officiating. Interment following at the Interfaith Cemetery, Greenspond. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove-Musgrave Harbour.

DYKE, Alastair -
Passed peacefully away at the James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander on February 12, 2006, Alastair Dyke of Eastport, age the age of 94 years. Predeceased by his wife, Catherine (Turner) Dyke; infant son; brother, Edward Dyke; sister, Catherine Mary Brown; and Stepbrother, Randell Babstock. Left with fond and loving memories are special friend, Lillian Hunter and family; sister-in-law, Mary Ellen Dyke; three generations of nephews and nieces; cousins; and a large circle of friends. Funeral service was held on February 14, 2006 at Holy Cross Anglican Church, Eastport. Interment followed at Holy Cross Cemetery, Eastport. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the care of Squire's Funeral Home, Eastport.

BEMISTER, Marie -
Passed peacefully away on Wednesday, February 15, 2006 with family by her side at Scarborough General Hospital in Toronto, Ontario, Marie Bemister in her 61st year. Formerly of Musgrave Harbour, Newfoundland, Marie was predeceased by her father, Simeon Bemister, her mother, Pearl Bemister Tulk, sister, Florence Hayward, brother-in-law, Boy Hayward and sister-in-law, Irene Bemister. Left to mourn with precious memories are her loving husband, Aubrey and five children, Tony (Barb) of Toronto, Ford of Toronto, Rocky (Judy) of St. John's, Newfoundland, Lee of Toronto and Jenny of England; also lovingly remembered by her seven brothers, Elmore Bemister of Musgrave Harbour, Ronald Bemister (Emily) of Musgrave Harbour, Eldon Bemister (Hazel) of Musgrave Harbour, Wilbert Bemister (Jill) of Musgrave Harbour, Clarence Bemister (Dulcie) of Stratford, Ont., Terry Bemister (Carol) of St. John's and Aubrey Bemister of St. John's, her four sisters, Maisie Hammond (Richard) of Mt. Pearl, Beulah Metiz (Mark) of Alberta, Maunda Skinner (Dave) of Carmanville and Goldie Baird of St. John's. She will be eternally missed and loved her 11 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews. Also cherished by her many loving friends in Newfoundland and Ontario by request and donations can be made to the family. Sincere and special thanks got to Dr. Richards and the nursing staff at Scarbourgh General Hospital. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of McDougal and Brown Funeral Home Scarbourgh Chapel, 2900 Kingston road, East of St. Clair. Funeral service was held on February 20th at 1 p.m. Mailing address: 2040 Don Mills Road, Apartment 1008, North York, Ontario, M3A 3R7.

BURT, Vera -
Passed peacefully away on February 16, 2006 at Lakeside Homes, Gander, Vera Burt, aged 82 years. Predeceased by her husband, Garland; parents, Henry (Harry) and Mary Jane Critch; brothers, Herbert, Douglas and Hedley; and a sisters, Maisie, Doris and Georgina. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are her sons, James (Cavelle) of Bishop's Falls, NL and Tony (Joanne) of Botwood, NL; daughters, Madonna (David Langdon) of Botwood, Janice (Alan Timberlake) of Prince George, BC, Lorraine (Doug Smith) of Grand Falls-Windsor, NL, Connie of Gander, NL, and Peggy (Edward Langdon) of Metairie, Louisiana; sister, Madeline (George Sweeney, Sr.) of Grand Falls-Windsor; 12 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; also a large number of other relatives and friends. At Mrs. Burt's request cremation has taken place. Mrs. Burt's memorial service was held on February 21st. Donations in her memory can be made to the Canadian Diabetic Association. Please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.com to sign our online guest book.

Hewitt, Elias -
Passed peacefully away at Lakeside Homes, Gander, on February 16, 2006, surrounded by his loving family, Elias Hewitt, age 82 years. Predeceased by his brother, Uriah, Ralph and James; and sisters, Lucy and Phyllis. Left with warm and loving memories, his devoted wife of 56 years, Florence; daughter, Maxine (Maxwell) Saunders; sons, Clarence (Linda), Roger (Roxanne); grandchildren, Gregory (Karen), Amanda, Andrea, Renee and Wade; brothers, Archibald, Ronald (Rebecca), Andrew (Ruby); sisters, Mary (Leslie) Harris, Elsie (Stephen)m Coffin, Trixie (Raymond) Heath, Joyce (Nehemiah) Cobb; sisters-in-laws, Violet Landy, Jean Rowsell, Winnie (Norman) Squires, Betty (Willard)Head; also a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service was held on February 18th at St. Martin 's Anglican Church, Gander. Interment at All Saints Cemetery, Gander. Donations in his memory may be made to The Parkinson Foundation of Canada, P.O. Box 2568 , Station "C", St. John's, NL A1C 6K1. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. To sign our online guestbook, please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.com

GOULDING, Ida Maude -
Passed peacefully away on February 16, 2006 at Lakeside Homes, Gander, Ida Maude Goulding, age 83 years, 11 months. Predeceased by parents, John and Emma (Oldford) Bursey; daughter, Marie (1944); sons, Bramwell (1961) and Clarence (2003); brothers and sisters. Left to mourn her husband, of 66 years, Cornelius; children, Gwennie (Jordan) Sturge, Wilfred (Katie), Milton (Lily), Barbara (James) Slaney and Gloria (David) Stokes; 15 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Rested at Pritchett's Funeral Home, Gambo. Funeral service was held February 27th at the Salvation Army Citadel, Gambo. Interment at the Salvation Army Cemetery, Gambo. Donations in her memory may be made to the Salvation Army corps, Gambo or to Lakeside Homes, Gander.

WELLS, Marion May (nee Samson) -
Passed peacefully away on February 18, 2006 at the James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander, Marion May Wells (nee Samson), formally of Flat Islands, Bonavista Bay, NL, age 80 years. Left to mourn her husband, William Sr., son, William Jr. (Dora); two grandsons, Kenneth (Helene) and Stephen; great-grandson, Matthew; as well as a large number of relatives and friends. Funeral service was held on February 20th at St. Martin 's Anglican Church, Gander with interment at Burnside at a later date. Donations in Mrs. Wells' memory can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, P.O. Box 5819 , St. John's, NL, A1V 5X3. Please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.com to sign our online guest book.

Kean, Maggie Laura Blanche (nee Spurrell) -
Passed peacefully away at her home on February 19, 2006, Maggie Laura Blanche Kean (nee Spurrell) of Valleyfield, age 66 years. Predeceased by her parents, Reginald and Jane Spurrell. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are her husband, Cator; sons, Tony (Darlene) of Badger's Quay, Kirk (Darlene) of Valleyfield, Larry (Emma) of Wareham, Barry (Claudette) of Wareham, Harvey (Tina) of Badger's Quay, Darren (Gail) of Grande Cache, Alberta; daughters, Kim of Valleyfield, Karen (Mike Parsons) of Indian Bay; one sister, Louise Wicks (Hector) of Badger's Quay; 21 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; mother-in-law, Maisie Kean of Brookfield; and a large circle of other relatives and many, many friends. Funeral service was held on February 22nd at St. Alban's Anglican Church, Badger's Quay with Rev. Robin Trevors officiating. Interment followed at St. Alban's Anglican Church Cemetery, Badger's Quay. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove-Musgrave Harbour.

BOWE, Donald -
Passed peacefully away at the James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander on February 20th, 2006, Mr. Donald Bowe, age 71 years. Predeceased by his parents, Francis & Nellie Bowe, brother, Gerald. Left with loving memories are his wife, Valda, daughters, Sandee (Gregory) Mosher of Truro, NS, Mickie Bowe of Halifax, NS; brothers, Douglas (Sharon) of Ottawa, ON, Raymond (Joan) of St. John's, Daniel (Ann) of Hanover, ON; sisters, Joan (Bill) Gilchrist of Indiana, Frances (Arthur) of Gander, Helen (Claude) Curwin of Riverview, NB, Carmel Mader of Kitchener, ON, Barbara (Irving) Way of Kitchener, ON, Pauline Bowe of Kitchener, ON, 14 nieces, 18 nephews. Special family, Djoboulian in USA, Gregory Sr, Gregory Jr, Mitchell and Valda, sister-in-law, Patricia Siller (Dr. Ted) and sons, Paul, Teddy and Peter. Also a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral Mass was held on February 23rd at St. Joseph 's Roman Catholic Church, Gander. Interment All Saints Cemetery. Donations in his memory may be made to the H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation, Central East Center, 300 Prince Philip Drive, St. John's, NL, A1B 3V6. Please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.com to sign our online guest book.

GOSSE, Doris (nee Ash) -
Passed peacefully away on February 25, 2006 at the G. B. Cross Memorial Hospital in Clarenville, Doris Gosse of Gander in her 85th year. Pre-deceased by her husband, Gordon in 1997; parents, Lewellyn and Jenny Ash and her brother, Hedley Ash. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are her daughters, Helen (Glen Goobie) of Gander and Patsy (Leonard Stratton) of Clarenville; grandchildren, Heather Fowlow (Robert), Chad Goobie (Meghan Carew), Allan Smith, and Brian Smith; step-grandchildren, Alison Stratton and Christopher Stratton; sister Hazel (Willis Regular), brother, Walter Ash and sister-in-law, Beatrice Ash and other relatives and friends. Funeral service was held at St. Martin 's Anglican Cathedral, Gander. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander and Fewer's Funeral Home, Clarenville. Please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.com to sign our online guest book.

SINGBEIL, Bernice (nee Pinsent) -
Went to be with the Lord on February 26, 2006. She is survived by her loving husband, Irvin Singbeil; daughter, Lori Massey of Westbank; two sons, Terry (Jamie) of Aldergrove, BC, Daren (Dana) of Langley, BC; five grandchildren, Justen, Tyler, Aaron, Jamie-Mark, Ryan; one great-granddaughter, Nichole Katherine; two sisters, Betty (Willoughby (Walter) of California, Beverly Williment (Donald) of Vernon; as well as nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her mother Ella Maud Pinsent; her father, Roland George Pinsent; brother, David Bruce Pinsent; sister, Bonnie Madeline Rideout; two nephews, Dwayne Williment, Brad Pinsent and niece, Barbara Pinsent. Funeral service was held on March 2nd at the Chapel of Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be sent to the Canadian Cancer Society, 1633 Pandosy Street, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 1P6. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com Arrangements by Springfield Funeral Home Ltd. 250-860-7077.

BRADLEY, Melva Lorraine (nee Mathers) -
It is with sadness and sorrow the children of Melva Lorraine Bradley announce her death after a long and arduous battle with cancer. Born in Swalwell, Alberta on October 28, 1938, she was the youngest child of the late William and Rose Mathers. After raising six children, she attended and graduated from Memorial University of Newfoundland with a Bachelor of Education. In the pioneering spirit of her ancestors, she taught as far north as Arctic Bay, Nunavut and as far south as Sierra Vista, Arizona. Upon retirement she settled in Bonavista to be close to her family. Predeceased by sisters, Mae and Evelyn; and brother, William. She leaves to mourn brothers, Ben and Merv and sister, Muriel; children, Patricia Hewitt (Keith), Mike, Sandra Hewitt (Keith), Gordon (Shannon), Ken (Tanya) and Robert (Linda); grandchildren, Matthew, Jamye, Ryan, Jacob, Sam, Kaitlyn, Rachel, Sarah, Joshua, Noah and Isabelle, along with numerous other relatives and friends. As expressions of sympathy, donations in her memory may be made to the H. Bliss Murphy Cancer, Centre, St. John's, NL.

 

 

Page contributed by: Carol Walsh

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)

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