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The Beacon Obituaries
February 2016

The Beacon
is a community newspaper for Gander.

 

HAMLYN, Frederick
Passed away peacefully, with his family by his side at Lakeside Homes, Gander on Thursday, February 11th, 2016, Frederick Cyrus Hamlyn in his 82nd year. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories is his wife of 56 years, Clementine (nee Newman); two sons: David (Margot), Paul (Heather); grandchildren: Kurt, Jayne, Noah and Madison; brother: Walter (Margaret); as well as a large circle of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his parents: Emily and Cyrus Hamlyn; brothers: George, Howard, Tom, Richard, Albert, Calvin and Bob; sisters: Pearl, Carrie, Lola, Edna and Gladys. The funeral service was held Monday, February 15th at 2:00 p.m. from Fraser Road United Church, with Reverend Kathy Brett officiating followed by interment at All Saints Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. The family guest book may be signed or a memorial donation may be made through our website www.staceysfuneralhome.ca

HANN, Mildred
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our loved one, Mrs. Mildred Hann, age 89 yrs of Musgrave Harbour. Mrs. Hann passed away at Dr. Y. K. Jeon Brookfield Health Centre on Monday, February 1, 2016. Predeceased by her husband Jethro, son Roger, brothers Harvey Mouland, Leslie Mouland, George Chaulk, sisters Mary Pearl Goodyear, Yvonne Mouland, Minnie Drover and Martha Abbott. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are her four sons George (Mona), James (Olive), Harry (Kay), Wade (Sharon) all of Musgrave Harbour, five daughters Margaret Tippett (Harry) of C.B.S., Judy Martin (Felix) of Gander, Vonnie Henneberry (Paul) of Dartmouth, N.S., Brenda Porter (Rick) of Falmouth, N.S., Paula Hopkins (Gary) of Musgrave Harbour, daughter-in-law Hayley Abbott of Musgrave Harbour, two brothers Naaman Mouland (Doris) of Mt. Pearl, Carman Mouland (Margaret) of Carmanville, sister-in-law Iona Mouland of Musgrave Harbour, 18 grandchildren Brad, Greg, Blair, Harry, Laurel, Sheldon, Mitchell, Charlene, Niki, John, Paulette, Gavin, Meaghan, Liam, Mandy, Jonathan, Josh, Tyler, 17 great-grandchildren. Also, a large number of other relatives and friends. Funeral service took place on Thursday, February 4th from St. Luke's United Church in Musgrave Harbour with Rev. Lorne and Roberta Bungay officiating. Internment followed from St. Luke's United Church Cemetery in Musgrave Harbour. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Musgrave Harbour-Pound Cove. To send messages of condolence please visit www.kittiwakefuneralhomes.ca

HOLLOWAY, Les
July 5, 1962- February 17, 2016
Holloway, Leslie (Les)
(formerly of Centreville, Newfoundland). It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Les on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at the age of 53. He leaves behind his daughters Alexis and Taylor Holloway, their mother Tina, granddaughter Chloe Evans, his mother Madeline, sisters Trudy Collins (Martin-predeceased), Gwen Cutler (Joe), Sheila Stuart (Stephen) and Sue Ann Gorassi (Rob), his special friend Elizabeth Stroud, and his in-laws Roland and Diane Rogers, his brothers-in-law Cory (Joanne) and Darren (Tammy), his many nieces and nephews, extended family and friends. Visitation was held at the Oshawa Funeral Home on February 23. Funeral Service was held in the chapel on Wednesday, February 24, at 2:30 pm with Rev. Stephanie Douglas Bowman officiating and a large number of family and friends in attendance.
Les was a friendly man with a ready smile, a great sense of humor and was always ready to lend a helping hand to those in need. He will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by those whose lives he touched. Rest in peace Les. You will always be alive in our hearts.

HOWELL, Clara
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our loved one Clara Howell at her St. John's residence on Tuesday, February 2, 2016. Predeceased by her husband Charles; parents Joseph and Violet Jones; sister Marion Spurrell (Esau). Left with fond and loving memories are her son Fraser (Pam) of St. John's; daughter Cheryl of C.B.S.; brother William Jones (Myrtle) of Brookfield; sister Minnie (John Russell) of Bonavista; grandchildren Natasha(Brian), Ryan(Penny) and Kayla(Chris); great-grandchild Carlie; sisters-in-law Emma Howell and Alfreda Cooze; close friends Susie Wilkins, Yvonne Greening, Kay Norris and The Malloy Family; a large number of nephews, nieces, cousins and friends. Funeral service took place at St. Mark's United Church, Templeman on Friday, February 5, 2016 with Rev. Larry Noseworthy officiating. Interment followed at The United Cemetery, Templeman. As an expression of sympathy donations in Clara's memory may be made to St. Mark's United Church, Templeman or The Diabetes Association of Canada. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove. To send messages of condolence please visit www.kittiwakefuneralhomes.ca

HUSSEY, Maxwell
Passed away suddenly on February 15th 2016 Maxwell Scott Hussey age 67 years. Predeceased by father Mackenzie Hussey, step-father Lloyd Renwick, father-in-law Randolph Wellon, Aunt Mona Granter, Uncle Malcolm Hussey, Cousin Barry Granter, Grand-parents Alfreda and Scott Coles and Max and Bessie Hussey. Left with fond and loving memories are his wife Grace Hussey (nee Wellon), mother Dorothy Renwick, mother-in-law Marie Wellon, sisters Linda (John) Landry of Gander, NL, Betty (Rick) Miller of Heidleberg, ON, Pam Renwick of Kitchener, ON, brother-in-law Randy and sister-in-law and Sylvia Wellon of Ladle Cove, NL, nieces Jennifer, Kelly, Felicia, Yolanda and son Lukas, Angie (Corey) and their children Abbey, Alex, and Gabe, nephew Byron. Rested at Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. Funeral service was held on February 19th, 2016 from the St. Martin's Anglican Cathedral, Gander at 2:00 P.M. Interment followed the funeral service at the United Church Cemetery, Ladle Cove. Donations in Max's memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of NL. Arrangements entrusted through Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. To sign our online memorial guest book, please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.com

HYNES, Wayne
Passed away peacefully at the James Paton Memorial Health Centre, Gander on Wednesday, February 24th, 2016, Wayne Hynes, age 65. Predeceased by his parents Gerald and Jessie Hynes (Canning). Left to mourn with loving memories are his wife Loretta Osmond, son Bill, daughters Arlene (Perry Oldford) of Grande Prairie, AB; Jennifer (Terry Martin) of Grande Prairie, AB; Michelle of Gander, Valerie (Kenny Cleveland) of Hackett's Cove, NS; Danielle (Greg Stevens) of Indian Harbour, NS; brother Terry (Donna Canning) of Benton, sister Cathy of South Korea, grandchildren Sarah, Daniel, Skye, Damian, Christopher, Ben, great-grandchildren Fayth, Jace and a large circle of relatives and friends. Rested at Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. A small funeral service was held at Stacey's Funeral Home on Saturday, February 28th at 2:00 P.M. Interment followed at All Saints Cemetery. Donations in Wayne's memory may be made to the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation, 300 Prince Philip Drive, St. John's, NL. A1B 3V6. Arrangements entrusted through Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. To leave a message of condolence, please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca

KING, Gladys Beatrice of Victoria Cove
February 7th, 2016
Gladys Beatrice King (nee Oake)
in her 72nd year, passed away peacefully surrounded by the love of her family, after a valiant fight with cancer. Predeceased by her dear husband Marshall, grandson Nicholas, brother's Stan, Eddie, Brett and Ross and her parent's Leslie and Frederica Oake. Left with many cherished and loving memories are her children Paula (Allan) Lafleur and Paul (Nic) King; grandchildren Damien, Marshall, Michael and Kaitlyn; sisters Naomi (Jerry) Parsons, Linda (Scott) Gillingham and Irene (Addison) Bown; brother-in-law Gordon King (Ivy) and sister-in-laws Hilda, Evelyn, Gertie and Sue; and her many nieces and nephews. Gladys was an active member of her church parish taking part in various committees but it was her 50 plus years of being an organist to many congregations within the parish that endeared her to so many. She met many wonderful friends over the years and will be sorely missed. Cremation has taken place. Funeral service had taken place on Thursday February 11th from the Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Wing's Point. If desired, flowers or donations to a charity of your choice are welcome. Arrangements entrusted through Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. To leave a message of condolence, please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca

McNIVEN, Martina
Passed away peacefully at St. Clare's Mercy Hospital, St. John's on February 16th 2016 Martina (Tina or Tean) McNiven age 89 years. Predeceased by her husband Bill, brothers James, Lou and Frank Samson and sister Josephine White. Left with loving memories are sons Michael (Lee) of Sandringham, NL, Wayne (Joe) of Vancouver, BC., Pat ( Lillian) of Dartmouth, NS., Bill Jr. (Jocelyn) of Mount Pearl, NL daughters Shirley (Aidan) Beresford of Gander, NL, Helen (Roy) Burton of Sandy Cove, NL, brother Michael (April) Samson of Gander, sisters Bride (Jack) Aylward of Kilbride, NL., Ann (Jim) Baggs of Red Deer, AB., Bessie (Tom) Mason of Gander, NL, grandchildren Craig, Dean, Caiti, Diana, Lalena, Bob, Michelle, Sean, Patricia, William, Tyson, Matthew. Great grandchildren Ella, Claire, Chantelle, Dylan, Hayley, Martina, Andrea, Lulu, Wren, Neveah and Faith. Our Mom will forever be remembered for her generosity to others. Whether it be family or friends she made everyone welcome in her home. There was always homemade bread, a pot of soup, or a cooked dinner. Anyone who knew mom knew her love of Bingo, rip-offs and Benson and Hedges. She had the most wonderful sense of humor. She adored her family and would do anything for them. She was also good at puzzles and I bet she did hundreds. She knit, sewed, baked and loved to sit on her patio day dreaming. How will we ever forget all her ways? We never will. Rested at Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. Funeral Mass was held Friday February 19th at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Gander. Cremation followed. Donations in Martina's memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of NL or the Lung Association of NL. Arrangements entrusted to Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. To leave a message of condolence please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca

PARSONS, Melvin W.
(June 14, 1924 - February 13, 2016)
Dr. Melvin Leon Parsons
died peacefully at the age of 91 years at his home in Glovertown, Newfoundland on Saturday, February 13, 2016. Predeceased by his parents Roland and Mary (Pomeroy) Parsons, his first wife Elizabeth (Betty) Corkum, his son Leon, brother Vernon (Melvie), Irving (Gerri), Austin (Marie), and sister Eileen (Sven Svensson). He is survived by his loving wife Eva, his children Melanie and Gerard (Suzanne Crocker), his grandchildren Elizabeth Leanne, Sam, Kate, Tess, and Seeka (Jesse Terry), his great-grandchildren Tevai and Miali, and brothers and sisters-in law David Parsons, Joan Smeltzer, and June (Arnold) Landers. He leaves behind a large number of family and friends. Melvin lived a long and fulfilling life and was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. Dr. Parsons was the first full-time, dedicated family physician to serve the people of Glovertown, Traytown, Cull's Harbour, Terra Nova, Charlottetown and St. Brendan's from 1956-1989. He was a life-long contributor to the community, volunteered and served on a number of organizations and always strived to make positive change. He was particularly passionate about education for the youth and served as Chairman of the Terra Nova Regional School Board for many, many years. His dedication, integrity, passion for knowledge, love of nature, the sea and animals remain an inspiration for all who knew him. In celebration of his life, the family received visitors at Oram's Funeral Home in Glovertown from 7:00pm-9:00pm on Monday, February 15, and from 1:00pm-4:00pm on Tuesday, February 16. Cremation to follow. The funeral took place on Wednesday, February 17 at 2:00pm at Faith United Church, Glovertown with internment to follow at Glovertown Central Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in honor of Dr. Melvin Leon Parsons to Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), Faith United Church, Glovertown or a charity of choice.

POND, Peter
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our loved one at James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 Peter Pond age 82 years of Trinity. Predeceased by his parents; Nathan and Annie Pond, wife; Minnie, son; Wilfred and son-in-law; Lorne Wells. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories are his son; Ivan (Claudette) of Gander, daughters; Janet (James Feltham ) of Trinity, Josephine of Gander, Mary Jane (Tony Wells) of Ontario and Mildred (Allister Collins) of Trinity, brother; Zaccheaus (Lynn) of Gander, grandchildren; Pamela Ballot, Shawn Wells, Wilfred Feltham, Amanda Brown, Jennifer Pond, Sheila Pond, Becca Pond, Samantha Wells, Taylor Wells, Felicia Collins and Ivan Collins, 11 great grandchildren and a large circle of other family and friends. Funeral service took place at St. Alban's Anglican Church, Trinity on Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Daphne Parsons officiating. Interment followed at The Anglican Cemetery, Trinity. As an expression of sympathy donations in his memory may be made to The Cancer Clinic, Gander. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove/Musgrave Harbour. To send messages of condolence, please visit www.kittiwakefuneralhomes.ca

SELKIRK, Eric
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our loved one at Dr. Y. K. Jeon Kittiwake Health Centre, Brookfield on Saturday, February 20, 2016, Eric Barclay Selkirk age 80 years of Greenspond. Predeceased by his parents John & Lillian. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories are his wife Annie; sons David (Brenda), John (Christine) and Andrew (Caroline); daughters Alison (Jason) and Carol (Leonard); step-daughters; Deanne (Mark) and Karen (Steven); brother Bruce (Audrey); sisters Marlene, Gail (Robert) and Heather (Chuck); grandchildren; Rachel, Roxanne, Markus, Emma, Natalie, Jonathan, Rebecca, Simon, Thomas, Calvin, Joshua, Benjamin, & Eve. An Inurnment service took place on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at the Interfaith Cemetery, Shambler's Cove. Donations in his memory may be made to the Cancer Society. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove/Musgrave Harbour. To send messages of condolence, please visit www.kittiwakefuneralhomes.ca

SPURRELL, Emma Alrita (Stratton)
(August 20, 1919 - February 26, 2016)
age 96 years of Valleyfield passed away very peacefully at Dr. Y. K. Jeon Kittiwake Health Centre, Brookfield on Friday, February 26, 2016. Predeceased by her parents; Caroline and Alexander Stratton, infant son; Alexander, husband; Laurence, three brothers; Llewellyn, Eldon and Charles, as well as a number of well-loved in-laws. She leaves to mourn her son; Laurence Jr. and her four daughters; Lydia, Margaret, Nita and Patricia. Also mourning her loss and remembering her with love, are a circle of in-laws, nieces and nephews. Funeral service took place on Monday, February 29, 2016 at St. Albans Anglican Church, Badger's Quay with Rev. Tim Graham officiating. Interment followed at the Anglican Cemetery, Badger's Quay. As an expression of sympathy flowers are gratefully accepted or donations in her memory may be made to the Cemetery Funds of St. Alban's Anglican Cemetery, Badger's Quay or Memorial United Church Cemetery, Valleyfield. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove/Musgrave Harbour. To send messages of condolence, please visit www.kittiwakefuneralhomes.ca

VAN ZYL, Paula
November 3, 1960 - February 19, 2016

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Paula van Zyl announce her passing at the James Paton Memorial Regional Health Center on Friday February 19, 2016 at the age of 55 years. In keeping with Paula's wishes cremation has taken place and services will take place at a later date. As expressions of sympathy in lieu of flowers donations may be made in Paula's memory to a charity of one's choice. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Stacey's Funeral Home, to leave an online condolence please visit our website at www.staceysfuneralhome.ca

VIVIAN, Yolande
Passed peacefully away after a courageous battle with ALS at the Dr. Y.K. Jeon Kittiwake Health Centre, Brookfield on February 22, 2016 Yolande Vivian (Howell) age 56 years. Predeceased by her brother Frederick Howell; grandparents Jesse and Melinda Hounsell, George and Josephine Howell; father and mother-in-law Randolph and Evelyn Vivian. Left with fond and loving memories are her husband Randolph; parents Frederick and Maggie Howell; son Leon (Cavelle) and grandchildren Brandon and Lily; son Brian and grandson Javed; special niece Phyllis Hart; sisters Eileen Hayward(Raymond) of Labrador City, Sheila King(Gaye) of Valleyfield, Corinne Singer(Douglas) of Halifax, NS., Denise Hann(Bill) of St. John's and Valerie Spurrell(Hubert) of Valleyfield; brother Derrick(Melanie) of Ajax, ON.; D.J. and Carrie Goulding who referred to her as nan; brothers and sisters-in-law; nieces; nephews; extended family and friends. Funeral service took place at The Salvation Army Citadel, New-Wes-Valley on Thursday, February 25, 2016 with Captains Roxanne and Osbourne Randell officiating. Interment followed at The Salvation Army Cemetery, Hare Bay. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove. To send messages of condolence please visit www.kittiwakefuneralhomes.ca

WATERMAN, Eric
Eric Waterman
passed peacefully away at James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander, on Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 80 years of age. Eric was born and raised in Boyd's Cove, Notre Dame Bay and moved to Gander with his family at age 14. On June 28, 1954 he married Viola Peckford from Gander Bay and they raised five children: Mona, Diane, Donna, Faye and David. He worked with Allied Aviation in Gander and in 1961 was transferred to Happy Valley-Goose Bay where he worked for the next 11 years. The family returned to Gander where he found employment with The Fortis Group at the Fraser Mall and was employed there for 38 years; he retired at age 75. He was a wonderful father, son, son-in-law, brother, uncle, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was a great song writer and singer and played in the bands Solitaires and The Northern Lights. Most of the songs he wrote were dedicated to family, his childhood home, and life in Newfoundland and Labrador. He left a legacy of music and CDs that we will cherish forever and we know he is performing in heaven in the loving arms of family and friends who have gone before him. He is predeceased by his wife Viola, daughters Donna and Mona, father Stanley Waterman, mother Minnie Waterman, sisters Vera Thoms and Ivy Freake. Left to mourn are his son David, daughters Diane and Faye, sisters Ruby Collins and Ina Coffin, the Peckford family, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and many, many friends. A huge thank you to everyone for their kind words of sympathy via telephone, messages, cards, and visits. A special thank you to the staff of James Paton Memorial Hospital who were so caring and available to us in our time of need, to Harry Martin, Rev. John Watton, Stacey's Funeral Home and the Nightingale Manor staff and residents for all your prayers, comfort and kind words during this sad time. You were all a blessing to our families and we appreciate each and every one of you.

 

 

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