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The Beacon Obituaries
February 2018

The Beacon
is a community newspaper for Gander.


Passed peacefully away on Sunday, February 18, 2018 at Lakeside Homes, Gander, Mrs. Alva Loretta Abbott of Ragged Harbour in her 88th year. Pre-deceased by her parents John and Annie Pennell, cherished grandson Sterling Abbott, great-grandson Pacy Pinsent, great-grandson Lucas Winsor and nephew Bruce King. Left to mourn with a lifetime of loving memories her devoted husband of 71 years Joseph (Ned) Abbott, her children Lawrence (Joyce), Naboth (Brenda), Verna Dampier (William), Leslie (Dale), Pearce (Wendy), Homer (Linda), Ula Tulk (Roy), 20 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild, sister Eva Kudelka, nieces Bonnie Brostowitz (Dave), Tammy McKnight, Tina House, nephew Craig McKnight and their families. Also, a large circle of other relatives and friends. Our deepest gratitude to the nurses and staff of Lakeside Nursing Home for their compassionate care. Donations in her memory may be made to The Alzheimer's Society. Funeral service took place on Wednesday, February 21st from The Pentecostal Church in Musgrave Harbour with Pastor Rex Boone officiating. Interment followed from The Pentecostal Cemetery in Musgrave Harbour. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Musgrave Harbour-Pound Cove. To send messages of condolence please visit

BOONE, Louise
Passed away peacefully at Lakeside Homes, Gander on February 22nd, 2018 Louise Geraldine Boone age 89 years. Predeceased by her parents William and Susanna Yetman, brother Edward, sisters Florence and Joyce Yetman, grandson Todd Skinner and her fur baby Ambrosis. Left with loving memories are her children Dale, Fred (Annette), Florence (Dan), Jerri (Albert), Roy and (Mag), Curtis (Sylvie), Beverley (Gary), Sharon (Rod), James (Karen), Wanda (Cordell) Yvonne (Todd). 23 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild. Cremation has taken place. A private family service was held February 24th at Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. In lieu of flowers donations in Louise's memory may be made to the Gander and Area SPCA 36 McCurdy Drive Gander NL A1V 1A2To leave a message of condolence for the family please visit Arrangements entrusted to Stacey's Funeral Home Gander - Carmanville

DOOLEY, Phillip "Phil" Joseph
April 29, 1953 - February 7, 2018

Passed away after a short illness at the James Paton Memorial Hospital two months shy of his 65th birthday, Phillip "Phil" Dooley. Phil leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories his devoted mother Mary E., his father Gerald at Lakeside Homes; brothers Barry of Port Hardy, BC., Donald of St. John's, NL., Danny & Ron both of Gander, NL.; sister Ruby (Eric) of Enfield, NS., also a large extended circle of Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, Nephews, other relatives and friends.
Phil was devoted to his mom and dad. He visited his father every day at Lakeside Homes without fail. Phil, a fixture around this airport town will be known and remembered for riding on his Honda Goldwing, Phil was a regular at many businesses and was a common sight around town with his brother Danny. He attended many community events and often did odd jobs like mowing lawns, shoveling snow and had a flair for fixing things, especially electronics for many residents of Gander. Phil was a huge animal lover and his love for the furry friends will always be remembered. He knew a large number of people and his loss is being felt throughout the community. Family received friends at Stacey's Funeral Home, 60 Roe Avenue on Friday February 9, 2018. A celebration of Phil's life was held on Saturday February 10, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. from St. Josephs Roman Catholic Church, Gander. Interment will take place at a later date. Donations may be made to and accepted by the Dooley family. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Stacey's Funeral Home Gander/Carmanville and to leave a message of condolence please visit our website at
Phil was a big man, with a big heart who lived his life the way he wanted and doing the things he loved most. Taken from us too soon, you will be forever missed. Rest in peace Phil, you will never be forgotten.

GREEN, Wilfred Thomas
Passed peacefully away at University Hospital London, Ontario on Friday February 2, 2018, after a short courageous battle with leukemia. Wilfred was born in Grand Falls and grew up in Gander. After leaving High School, Wilfred joined the Royal Canadian Air Force, retiring after 20 years of service. Wilfred then attended The University of Western Ontario and graduated in 1974. He joined General Motors Diesel Division London, Ontario taking early retirement in 1988. Wilfred continued his studies, becoming a Financial Planner with Laurentian Services. In 2006, he decided golfing with his grandson Andrew and friends was much more fun and finally retired. Leaving with loving memories his wife Ethel, one daughter Cyndi, her husband Stephen McLellan. Two sons, Randy, his wife Anne and Rick, his wife Brenda. Four grandsons, Robert Green, wife Sara, Sean Green, Andrew McLellan, wife Caitlin, Ryan Green (Ashley), one granddaughter Stephanie McLellan (Trent). Two precious great-granddaughters Emily and Gwyneth McLellan. Two brothers Barton Green, wife Loretta (deceased Jan 2018), Stanley Green (deceased), two nieces, Lisa Green (Charles) and Nancy Luscombe, husband Graham. Very special in-laws Daphne and David Hanrahan, John and Darlene Kelloway, and many other supportive nieces, nephews and friends. Cremation has taken place in London, Ontario. Stacey's Funeral Home in-charge of private graveside service to be held at a later date. In Wilfred's memory donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or charity of one's choice.

It is with heavy hearts and great sadness that the family of Solomon Jestican announce his passing. Solomon was born June 17, 1930 in Lockston, Trinity Bay, NL and passed peacefully away February 28, 2018, at St. Claire's Hospital, St. John's, at the age of 87 surrounded by loving family. Solomon was predeceased by his parents Annie and Martin, his wife Cavelle, his sisters Esther Louise and Gladys, and his brothers Martin Jr., Samuel and William. He is survived by his sister Irene, his children Karen and Oral and his Grandchildren Jennifer, Emily, Oral Jr. and Cavelle. Solomon was born and raised in Lockston where he enjoyed fishing, walking and hunting. He then moved to Gander in the 50's where he met his wife Cavelle, who he married in June 15, 1967 in Gander Bay, and raised his family in Gander. In 2008, he moved to St. John's to be closer to his children and Grandchildren. He lived his final years at Agnes Pratt home where he always attended and enjoyed Sunday service and spoke highly of his love of the outdoors. His family would like to thank the staff at the home for the welcoming love he received in your care. Rested at Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. Funeral service was held Sunday March 4th at St. Martins Anglican Cathedral, Gander. Interment All Saints Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted through Stacey's Funeral Home Gander - Carmanville. Please visit to leave a message of condolence for the family.



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