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The Beacon Obituaries
February 2007

The Beacon
is a community newspaper for Gander.

Filed chronologically as published for the Month of February 2007

 

WAY, Thomas Harold -
Passed away peacefully of the Brookfield Hospital on Thursday, February 1, 2007, Thomas Harold Way of Sea View, PEI, age 66 years. Husband of the late Winnifred "Tim" (Brander) Way, who died October 17th, 2006 and father of the late T.J. Way. Born in Newtown, Bonavista Bay on October 19th, 1940, son of the late Cluny and Sophia (Barbour) Way, son-in-law of the late Bud and Mary (MacRae) Brander. He is survived by three sisters and one brother; Patricia (John) Boland of Newtown, Cheryl Perry (Dwayne) of Wesleyville, Trudi Dennis of Ottawa, ON, Cluny (Pamela) Way of St. John's; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Jean (Jerry) Ronahan of French River, Bud (Anne) Brander of Summerside, Winston Perry of Newtown; as well as a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Tom traveled home in mid-December to his other "Beloved Island" to spend his final days with his sisters and brother. Family and friends are comforted by the great memories of tom and "Tim" who are now reunited with their son, T.J. A family memorial service took place Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound on February 3rd. Funeral service and inurnment will be held on a later date at PEI , Tom's other "Beloved Island". Donations in Tom's memory can be made to the International Children's Memorial Place or Prince County Hospital Foundation, PE. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove, NL and Davison Funeral Home, Kensington, PEI.

AYERS, Gerald -
Passed peacefully away on February 7, 2007 at the James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander, Gerald Ayers, age 68. Mr. Ayers, formerly of Fortune, NL, was working in Brantford, ON area for over 37 years. Retired here in Newfoundland at Victoria Cove for the past six years. Left with loving memories are his wife, Barbara of Victoria Cove; son, Harold (Jean) of Brantford, ON; daughter, Kimberly (Robert) of Brantford, ON; sisters, Meta Wareham of Glace Bay, NS, Ethel Vermish of Brantford, ON, Maria Collier of Burgeo, NL, Vera Smith (Wayne) of Brantford, ON; grandchildren, Megan, Danielle, Scottie, Letitia, Jason Erie, Sarah Jean; also a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service was held on February 9th at the Kingdom Hall, Aspen Cove, NL. Interment at Kingdom Hall Cemetery, Aspen Cove. Arrangements through Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander/Carmanville. To sign our online guestbook, please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca

BAKER, James Stephen -
Passed peacefully away at home in Gambo, Newfoundland, surrounded by his family on February 11, 2007, James Stephen Baker at the age of 75 years. Left with loving memories is his wife of 51 years, Margaret (Norman) and daughters, Marilyn (Don Maddeaux) of Barrie, Ontario; Glenda (John Bickerton) of Gambo, Newfoundland, Barbie (Bronko Subic) of Wasage Beach, Ontario, Jenny (Kevin Batchelor) of Orilla, Ontario, Trisha Gravelle of Gambo, Newfoundland and Lorie (Daniel McEvoy) of Hamilton, Ontario. Survived by his brother, Bob of Etobicoke, Ontario; 12 grandchildren; one great-grandson; as well as a large number of nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral service was held on February 15th at Pritchett's Funeral Home in Gambo, Newfoundland. Donations in Jim's memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. (Cremation).

CREWE , Mary J. (Swain) -
Passed peacefully away at the James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander with her son and special friends at her bedside, Mary J. Crewe, age 77 years. Predeceased by her husband, Eric J. Crewe (1986), loving daughter, Shirley (2004), her parents, Eli and Effie Swain; sisters, Florence King and Phyllis Dominix, brothers, Thomas Swain and Richard (Boyd) Swain; brothers-in-law, Wilson King and Wallace Dominx; her parents-in-law, William and Dulcie Crewe; sister-in-law, Evelyn Crewe and brothers-in-law, Wallace Crewe, Harold Crewe and Roger Healey. Left to mourn are son, Melvin (Lorna) and special grandson, Stephen of St. John's; sister, Ellie King (Eliot) of Carbonear; brothers, Bill (Alda) of Sydney, NS, Everett (Ed) (Stella) of Carbonear; sister-in-law, Phyllis Swain of Sudbury, ON; sisters-in-law, Mildred and Doris Crewe of Glovertown, Eileen Healey of St. John's; also a large circle of other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Mary was an avid bowler and gained notoriety as Hall of Famer inducted in the Gander Sports Hall of Fame and the Newfoundland and Labrador 5 Pin Bowling Hall of Fame. She also served in numerous executive positions both locally and provincially. Bowling was her life, Mary also an active volunteer and fundraiser for the Canadian Cancer Society and the Newfoundland Cancer Treatment foundation (H. Bliss Murphy Center). When her time wasn't spend bowling, she could be found knitting or crocheting crafts, tablecloths, doilies, etc. for the next fundraising project. Special thanks to the medical staff at the H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Center, nurses and doctors at St. Clare's Mercy Hospital, 6 th floor east, nurses and doctors at the James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander. Heartfelt thanks to her special and loving long-time friends, Pat Oake, Frances Tizzard, Eileen Carter and Geraldine (Crewe) Blackmore who remained at her bedside in the last days of her life. Thanks also to long-time friend, Joyce Saunders. Funeral service was held on February 15th at Fraser Road United Church, Gander. Interment at All Saints Cemetery, Gander. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Newfoundland and Labrador Cancer Treatment Foundation (H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Center), St. John's or Gander Unit or a charity of one's choice. Arrangements through Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. To sign our online guestbook, please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca

CROCKER, Mae Ethel -
Passed peacefully away on Monday, February 12, 2007 at Bonnews Lodge, Badger's Quay, where she resided, Mae Ethel Crocker, formerly of Greenspond, age 82. Predeceased by her husband, Albert; parents, James and Mary Hawkins; brothers, George, William, Owen and Lloyd; sister, Hazel Hawkins. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are daughter, Barbara Burry (Winston) of Greenspond; sons, Fred Crocker (Holly) of Greenspond; brother, Charles Hawkins (Patricia) of Devon, Alberta; four grandchildren, Teresa, Tracy, Tammy and Wally; six great-grandchildren, Alexander, Matthew, Damian, Kristian, Makayla and Kiley; and a large circle of other family and friends. Funeral service was held on February 15th from St. Stephen's Anglican Church, Greenspond with Rev. R. Trevors officiating, assisted by Captain Teresa Decker and Captain Paul Rideout. Interment followed from the Interfaith Cemetery, Shambler's Cove. Donations in her memory may be made to the Interfaith Cemetery, Shambler's Cove. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove-Musgrave Harbour.

PERREAULT, Catherine Julia (White) -
Passed peacefully away at Lakeside Homes, Gander, NL on February 13, 2007, Catherine Julia (White) Perreault, age 80. Born in Gambo 1926, daughter of Michael and Julia White who predeceased her. Also predeceased by her husband, Gaston Perreault of Montreal and her brother, Ambrose White of Gambo. Left to mourn are her children, Michael, Dianne and Robert, all of Montreal; sisters, Elizabeth Gillingham Rose Dooley; brother, Michael White (Theresa) Gambo; and a large number of nieces and nephews. Funeral service was held on February 16th at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Gambo. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Pritchett's Funeral Home, Gambo.

FRENCH, Mary -
Passed peacefully away on February 16, 2007 at the James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander, Mary French, age 83. Predeceased by husband, Wilfred; sons, Allan, Nat; brother, Rick Roach; sister, Joe O'Rourke. Left with loving memories are her son, March (Chris) of Gander; daughters, Linda French of London, ON, Donna Lee French of St. John's; sisters, Madeline Waddon of Ottawa, ON, Peg Davis of Alberta; 10 grandchildren, Sean, Natasha, Melanie, Michael, Kim, Tara, Chad, Dylan, Stephanie and Gavin; six great-grandchildren; also a large circle of other relatives and friends. Rested at Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. Funeral service was held on February 19th at St. Joseph 's Roman Catholic Church, Gander. Interment at Commonwealth Cemetery, TCH, Gander. Donations in her memory may be made to the Central Northeast Health Foundation (Volunteer Committee), P.O. Box 222 , Gander, NL, A1V 1W6. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. To sign our online guestbook, please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca

PARSONS, Luke Glen -
Passed peacefully away at the IWK Hospital, Halifax, NS on February 17, 2007 at 4½ years old. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are his mommy, Vicki Collins and daddy, Randy Parsons; grandparents, Kevin and Betty Collins and Richard and Ruby Parsons; and a large circle of family and friends. Funeral service was held on February 23rd at St. Mary the Virgin Anglican Church, Indian Bay with Rev'd Wayne Short officiating, assisted by Rev'd Harry Spurrell. Interment followed at the Anglican Church Cemetery, Indian Bay. Lunch following the service was provided by the ACW of Indian Bay at the town hall. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home in Pound Cove-Musgrave Harbour. Luke was a real fighter and will always be remembered as our little tiger-man. Donations in his name may be made to the Kidney Foundation. To sign our online guestbook, please visit www.nfinteractive.com/luke

DUFFITT, Jean -
Passed peacefully away on February 18, 2007 at the James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander, Jean Duffitt, age 81 years. Predeceased by her parents and sisters, Neta, Maisie and Ida. Left with loving memories are her daughters, Marion of Gander, Deanie (Wayne Oates) of Gander, Jeannine of Kingston, ON; grandchildren, Christina, Jackie, Kathryn, Leslie and Erin; nephews, Tolson Parsons (Pat) and Terry Parsons (Sheila); also a large circle of relatives and friends. Funeral service was held on February 20th at Fraser Road United Church, Gander. Inurnment to follow in the spring at the United Cemetery, Newtown. Donations in her memory may be made to the Fight for Blindness (Retinitis Pigmentosa), 12th Floor, 890 Younge Street, Toronto, ON, M4W 3P4. Arrangements through Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. To sign our online guestbook, please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca

STRATTON, Frederick Raymond -
Passed away after a brief battle with cancer on Tuesday, February 20, 2007 at Dr. Georges L. Dumont Hospital, Moncton, NB, Fred Stratton, formerly of Greenspond, age 61years. Predeceased by his parents, Minnie and Fred Stratton. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are daughter, Becky Cox (Kevin); grandchildren, Madison and Zachery Cox of Ontario; sister, Jean Burry (Don) of Glovertown; niece, Debbie Blackwood (John) and their children April and Curtis Blackwood of St. John's; nephew, Craig Burry of Glovertown; and a large circle of friends. A memorial service took place at Tuttle Brothers Funeral Home at Moncton, NB on February 24th. Cremation has taken place.

COOZE, Ralph -
Passed peacefully away at Brookfield Hospital after a short illness, Ralph Cooze of Templeman, age 74 years. Predeceased by his parents, James and Annie Cooze; stepmother, Mary Cooze; step-brother, Cecil; step-sister, Trixie; brothers-in-law, Eric Abbott, Robert White. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are his wife, Alfreda (nee Howell); daughter, Genevieve King (Melvin) of Templeman; granddaughters, Tracey Templeman (Gerald) of Gander, Tanya Stockley (Jody) of Kilbride; three precious great-grandchildren, Matthew, Emily, Emma; brother, Charles Cooze (Mildred) of St. John's; step-brothers, James Cooze (Sandra) of Brookfield, Gordon Cooze (Madonna) of Halifax, Chesley Cooze of Ontario; sister, Genevieve Abbott of St. John's; step-sister, Annie White of Elmira, ON and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service was held on February 23rd at St. Mark's United Church, Templeman with Rev. Boyce Parsons officiating. Interment followed at the United Cemetery, Templeman. Donations in his memory may be made to the Cancer Society. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cover-Musgrave Harbour.

THOMPSON, Scott -
Passed peacefully away surrounded by his family on February 21, 2007 at the James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander, Scott Thompson of Glenwood, age 73 years. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories his wife, Evelyn of 50 years; daughters, Lorraine (Barry MacDonald and son, Daniel), Nina (Bill Escott and daughters, Jourda and Jenelle), Trudy (Kevin Parsons and children, Lee and Jill), Darlene (Shawn O'Brien and children, Nicholas, Aaron and Holly; sons, Robert (Valerlie and children Bradley and Stephine), Jim (Diane and son, Ryan), Kevin (Jean-Ann and children, Mitchell and Bethany), Darrin (Lisa). Rested at First United Church, Glenwood. Funeral and internment was on February 26th. Arrangements entrusted to Gordon Woolfrey's Funeral Home, Lewisporte.

MOULAND, Reta -
Passed away at Musgrave Harbour on February 22, 2007, Mrs. Reta Mouland of Musgrave Harbour in her 74th year. Predeceased by her parents, Fred and Irene Guy; husband, Walter - 2003; daughter, Shirley Coles - 2005; and two brothers, Walter Guy and Howard Guy. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are her sons, David (Beverly) of Musgrave Harbour, Andy (Kimberly) of Musgrave Harbour; daughter, Faye Faulkner (Glen) of Aspen Cove; son-in-law, Wallace Coles of Aspen Cove; two sisters-in-law, Joyce Guy and Violet Guy, both of Musgrave Harbour; nine grandchildren, Stephen, Suzanne, Craig, Keith, Arlene, Andrew, Kirby, Charlene and Sheldon; 10 great-grandchildren, J.D., Jeffrey, C.J., Candace, Lane, Kaitlyn, Julia, Charleigh, Keesha and Kennedy; extended family, Sarah, Sandy, Jessica and Adam Bemister of Musgrave Harbour; also a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service was held on February 25th at the Salvation Army Citadel in Musgrave Harbour with Majors Barry and Donna Anstey officiating. Interment followed at the Salvation Army Cemetery in Musgrave Harbour. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home in Musgrave Harbour-Weslyville.

TIPPETT, Merida -
Passed away at Bonnews Lodge in Badger's Quay on February 23, 2007, Mrs. Merida Tippett of Musgrave Harbour in her 82nd year. Predeceased by her husband, Beaton Tippett; sisters, Bettie Tizzard and Mildred Dyke and brother, George Purchase. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are her two sons, Tom Osmond (Yvonne) of St. John's, Randy Osmond of Main Point; stepson, Curtis Tippett (Sheila) of Ragged Harbour; six daughters, Loretta Harris (Ernest) of Gander Bay, Ruby Watkins (Wayne)of Labrador City, Shirley Wheaton (Randy) of Musgrave Harbour, Mable Abbott (Cyril) of Musgrave Harbour, Brenda Hall (Kevin) of Ontario, Jo-Anne Downer (Norm) of Gander Bay; one step-daughter, Phyllis Pinsent (Gerald) of Ragged Harbour; one sister, Stella Purchase of Toronto; 21 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; also a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service was held on February 26th at the Salvation Army Citadel in Musgrave Harbour with Majors Barry and Donna Anstey officiating. Interment followed at the Salvation Army Cemetery in Musgrave Harbour. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home in Musgrave Harbour-Wesleyville.

BLACKMORE, Gordon Alexander -
Passed peacefully away on February 26, 2007 at Bonnews Lodge, Badger's Quay, Gordon Alexander Blackmore of Templeman, age 87 years. Predeceased by his wife, Carrie; parents, Peter and Mary Blackmore; sister, Nathalie Sooley; son, John; great-grandson, Brandon Green; brothers-in-law, Maxwell Vincent, Harold Butler and Louis Garris. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are his three sons, Bill (Trixie) of Labrador City, Peter (Inez) of Labrador City, Kevin (Diana) of Toronto, ON; three daughters, Evelyn (Kevin Green) of Templeman, Gertrude (Terry Fifield) of Wesleyville, Janet (Boyde Fudge) of Portugal Cove; three sisters, Florence Vincent of Barrie, ON, Daphne Butler of Mount Pearl, Gertrude Garris of Missouri, US; 13 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service was held on March 1st at St. Mark's United Church, Templeman. Interment followed at the United Church Cemetery, Templeman. Donations in his memory may be made to St. Mark's United Church, Templeman. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove-Musgrave Harbour.

FLYNN, Ena Louise -
Passed away at Brookfield Hospital on February 28, 2007, Mrs. Ena Louise Flynn of Musgrave Harbour in her 76th year. Predeceased by her parents, Jean and Warrick Rideout; husband, Leamon Flynn and sister-in-law, Diane Rideout. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are her two sons, Warrick (Elaine) and Robin (Marion), both of Musgrave Harbour; two daughters, Cynthia Critchley (Junior) of Musgrave Harbour and Corinne Flynn of Gander; two brothers, Arthur Rideout (Barbara) of Montreal and Blaire Parker (Charmaine) of BC; six grandchildren, Stephen (Hillary) of Grand Prairie, AB, Kenny (Charlene) of Carmanville, Joshua and Ryan, both of Musgrave Harbour, James of Gander and Carol-ann of St. John's; two great-grandchildren, Keesha and Kennedy of Carmanville; a number of nephews and nieces; special friends, Jean and Clayton Cuff of Musgrave Harbour and Bessie and Eli Abbott of Ragged Harbour; also a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service was held on March 2nd at the Salvation Army Citadel in Musgrave Harbour with Majors Barry and Donna Anstey officiating. Interment followed at the Salvation Army Cemetery, Musgrave Harbour. Donations in her memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home in Musgrave Harbour-Wesleyville.

 

 

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