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The Beacon Obituaries
January 2003

The Beacon
is a community newspaper for Gander.

Filed chronologically as published for the Month of January 2003

 

BEST, Robert -
Passed peacefully away on January 1, 2003 at Brookfield Hospital, Robert Best, age 82 years. Predeceased by his parents Robert and Annie, daughter Minnie Pearl and granddaughter, Kelly. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are his wife, Minnie; son, Job (Bernice) of Wesleyville; daughters, Ann (Walter Scott) of Frankville, NS., Goldie (Ernest Stagg), Marilyn (Max Goodyear), both of Lumsden, Kim (granddaughter) (Brent Abbott) of Pound Cove; grandchildren, Miranda (Edward), Claudia (Tyler), Justin, Karen (Steve), Bob (Lori), Sonia (Jeff), Tammy, Rochelle, Jenna, Jenelle; great-grandchildren, Nicholas, Zachary, Ethan, Madisan, Holly, Ashley, Billy, Curtis, Chelsea, Russell, Andrew; sister-in-law, Jessie Feltham of Badger's Quay; and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service took place on January 4th at Jubilee United Church, Wesleyville with Rev. Tony Cole officiating, assisted by Mr. Maurice Mullett. Interment followed at The United Cemetery, Wesleyville. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove.

WHEATON, Ina J. (Oct. 10, 1918 - Jan. 02, 2003)
Passed peacefully away at North Haven Manor, Lewisporte, Ina J. Wheaton in her 84th year. Ina is predeceased by her husband Garfield; daughter Muriel; parents Bertha and Aquilla Hicks; brothers, Beaton, Claude, Arthur and Jackson; two sisters, Ivy and Blanche; one great-granddaughter, Shelly-Lynn Dawe; and son-in-law, James Bown. Left with fond and loving memories are two daughters, Marjorie Bown and Monnie Wheaton; two sons, Woodrow and Eugene (Edwina) Wheaton; sister Jean Ricketts; 16 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; along with a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service was held on January 5th at Frederickton United Church. Interment followed at Frederickton United Church Cemetery. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of Gordon Woolfrey's Funeral Home, Lewisporte.

CUTLER, Lucy -
Passed peacefully away on January 5, 2003 at the Health Science Centre, St. John's, Lucy Cutler of Centreville, age 76 years. Predeceased by son Lawrence; parents Percy and Lily Pickett; brother Clarence; and brother-in-law, Aaron Feltham. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are her husband David; two daughters, Donna (Wayne Snook) of Harbour Breton, Paulette (Ivan Collins) of Scarborough, ON; brother, Gavrock Pickett (Marion) of Centreville; sister, Emma Feltham of Centreville; seven grandchildren, Laura-Lee (Brad), Myra, Scottie, Lacey, Nicholas, Tyler and Tyson; and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service was held on January 8th at St. Barnabas Anglican Church, Centreville with Rev. R. Osmond officiating. Interment followed at the Anglican Cemetery, Centreville. Donations in her memory may be made to the Leukemia Research Fund. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove/Musgrave Harbour.

CAVE, Annie (Cookie) -
Passed peacefully away on January 8, 2003 at the James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander, Annie (Cookie) Cave, of Ladle Cove, age 72 years. Predeceased by her husband Hubert; daughter Maisie; sister Pearl; son-in-law, Roland Parsons; and brother-in-law, Douglas Fancey. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are her daughters, Rosie Parsons of Frederickton, Elizabeth Hart (George) of Davidsville, Phyllis Cave (Woodrow) of Oakville, ON; sister Goldie Fancey of Aspen Cove; grandchildren, Rick (Tina) of Aspen Cove, Rhonda (Fred) of Glenwood, Roderick (Gladys) of Ladle Cove; great-grandchildren, A.J., Alex, Kendra, Colby, Charity and Samantha; and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service was held on January 11th at the United Church, Ladle Cove with Rev. Roberta Bungay officiating. Interment followed at the United Cemetery, Ladle Cove. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Musgrave Harbour/Pound Cove.

MOULAND, Walter E. -
Passed peacefully away on January 9, 2003 at the James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander, Mr. Walter E. Mouland of Musgrave Harbour, in his 73rd year. Predeceased by his parents Hedley and Hettie; two sisters, Beatrice Guy and Myrtle Smith. Left with fond and loving memories are his wife Reta; two sons, David (Beverly) of Fort McMurray, Alta. and Andy (Kimberley) of Musgrave Harbour; two daughters, Shirley Coles (Wallace) of Aspen Cove and Faye Faulkner (Glen) of Aspen Cove; one sister, Ida Hicks of Musgrave Harbour; nine grandchildren, Stephen, Suzanne, Craig, Keith, Arlene, Andrew, Kirby, Charlene and Sheldon; seven great-grandchildren, C.J. Candace, Lance Keesha, J.D., Jeffrey and Kaitlyn; and also a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service took place on January 12th at the Salvation Army Citadel in Musgrave Harbour. Interment at the Salvation Army Cemetery in Musgrave Harbour. Donations in his memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Society. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home in Musgrave Harbour/Pound Cove.

HAYWARD, Robert M. -
Passed away suddenly on January 11, 2003 at the James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander, Robert M. Hayward, aged 49 years. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are wife, Roberta; sons, Tim (Jill) of Mount Pearl and Ryan of Gander; daughter, Sue-Ann (Ryan Manzer) of Paradise; sisters, Ann-Jeanette (Brian Holland) of Gander, Danita (Monty Thomas) of Gander; parents, Norman and Irene Hayward of Musgrave Harbour; mother-in-law, Vera Goodyear of Lumsden; brother-in-law, Dave (Gwen) Goodyear of Salmonier Line; sisters-in-law, Diane (Max Perry) of Clarenville and Maxine (Ross White) of Labrador City; also a large circle of family and friends. Funeral service was held on January 14th at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness, Gander. Interment at Jehovah's Witness Cemetery, Musgrave Harbour. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander.

JANES, Violet -
Passed peacefully away on January 11, 2003 at Brookfield Hospital, Violet Janes of Badger's Quay, age 83 years. Predeceased by her husband Baxter Janes; parents Eliphalet and Sarah Jane Taylor; daughter Beverley Elaine Janes; brothers, Archable, Richard, Lewis and Allan Taylor; sister Ethel Taylor. Left with fond and loving memories are three sons, Ross (Pamela) of Badger's Quay, Thomas (Pearl) of Musgravetown, Baxter (Brenda) of Labrador City; two daughters, Pearl (Rayfield Churchill) of Wesleyville, Lillian (Maxwell White) of Labrador City; brother-in-law, Charles Janes of Badger's Quay; sister, Grace (Frank Locke) of Southern California; sisters-in-law, Maisie Bourne of Wesleyville, Bessie Taylor of Griquet; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service was held on January 13th with Rev. M. Bowlby officiating from the United Church, Valleyfield. Interment followed at the United Church Cemetery, Valleyfield. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove/Musgrave Harbour.

HARDING, Renora -
Entered into Eternal Rest on January 12, 2003 at Lakeside Homes, in the presence of her two daughters, Renora Harding of Gambo (formally of Greenspond). Predeceased by husband Fred, grandson Freddie, and son-in-law Jack Bragg. Left with fond and loving memories are her daughters, Violet Bragg and Mary Burry (Edgar); six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Rest at Pritchett's Funeral Home. Funeral service was held on January 15th at the Salvation Army, Gambo Corps. Interment followed at the Salvation Army Cemetery, Gambo. Donations in her memory may be made to the Salvation Army Gambo Corps. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Pritchett's Funeral Home, Gambo.

GOODYEAR, Captain Douglas E. -
Passed peacefully away on January 13, 2003 at the James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander, Captain Douglas E. Goodyear of Carmanville, age 78 years. Predeceased by his father, John, mother, Merah Pittman, brothers, John (Jr.) and William, father-in-law, Jesse West and mother-in-law, Bertha. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are his wife, Phyllis; one son, Ross (Peggy) Carmanville; three daughters, Leone (Allan Chubbs) St. John's, Bonnie (Gary Gabriel) Stephenville Crossing and Peggy (Gus Hermandez) Menifee, California; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one brother Maxwell (Tryphena) Gander; one sister Jessie (Rev. Neil Newbury) St. John's; one sister-in-law Janet, Carmanville; and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service was held on January 16th at Emmanuel United Church, Carmanville with Rev. Neil Newbury officiating. Interment followed at United Church Cemetery, Carmanville South. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Gordon Woolfrey's Funeral Home, Lewisporte.

PRITCHETT, Gerald Benjamin (Gerry) 1947-2003 -
Passed away suddenly January 14, 2003 in Sarasota, Florida, Gerald Pritchett, at the age of 55. Predeceased by his father, Benjamin James Pritchett. He will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife Connie Pritchett; children, Christopher and Christina; mother Elsie Pritchett; sister Gaye Pritchett; nephew, Benjamin Pritchett; mother and father-in-law, Edward and Lucy Collins; and a large circle of nieces, nephews, other relatives, numerous friends, employees and business associates. Funeral service was held on Monday, January 20th at 2 p.m. at St. Martin's Cathedral, Gander, with Reverend John Meade officiating, followed by the interment at All Saints Anglican Cemetery Receiving Vault. As expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 354 Street, Suite 217, St. John's, NL, A1C 1C4. The family guest book may be signed or memorial donations may be made on-line at www.fillatre.ca

HODDER, Brett -
Passed peacefully away on January 17, 2003, Brett Hodder of Davidsville, age 75 years. Retired from Guiding (Hunting and Fishing) in 1988. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are his wife Emma; son, Clifford (wife Phyllis) of Main Point; daughters, Joan (husband Bill Ramsay) of Trenton, ON, Daphne (husband Brian Gillingham) of Davidsville, Gloria (husband Adam McKechnie) of Main Point, Jean (husband Bernard Jackman) of Main Point, Diane of Thunder Bay, ON; 12 grandchildren; and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service was held on January 20th at St. David's Church, Davidsville with Rev. thistle officiating. Interment followed at the Anglican Cemetery, Davidsville. Pallbearers were Clifford Hodder, Bern Jackman, Mike Gillingham, Rod Gillingham, Adam McKechnie, Bill Ramsay and Brian Gillingham. Funeral arrangements by David Chaulk, Lewisporte Funeral Home.

STRATTON, Charles B.
Passed peacefully away on January 17, 2003 at Brookfield Hospital, Charles B. Stratton of Valleyfield, age 74 years. Predeceased by his parents Alexander and Caroline; brother Llewellyn. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are his wife Nita; sons, Peter (Patsy) of Brookfield, Andy of Valleyfield; daughter, Phyllis (Lloyd Stagg) of Valleyfield; brother, Eldon Stratton of Valleyfield; sister, Emma Spurrell of Valleyfield; five grandchildren; and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service was held on January 19th at the United Church, Valleyfield, with Rev. Tony Cole officiating. Interment followed at the United Church Cemetery, Valleyfield. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove/Musgrave Harbour.

GOODYEAR, Charlotte (Lottie) -
Passed peacefully away on January 18, 2003 at Bonnews Lodge, Badger's Quay, Charlotte (Lottie) Goodyear of Lumsden, age 83 years. Predeceased by her husband, Westbury Barbour and husband, Raymond Goodyear; son, Ivor Barbour; brothers, William White, Carmen White and Cyril White. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are her son, William Barbour (Patsy) of Lumsden; daughter, Elaine Bailey (Winston) of Arnold's Cove; step-son, Curtis Goodyear (Christine) of Lumsden; step-daughters, Betty Gibbons (Lorenzo) of Lumsden, Patsy Fern (Larry) of Saskatchewan; sister, Myrtle Goodyear of Halifax, NS; sisters-in-law, Nellie White of St. John's, Joyce White of Bonnews Lodge, Badger's Quay; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service was held on January 21st at Wesley United Church, Lumsden with Rev. Miriam Bowlby officiating. Interment followed at the United Cemetery, Newtown. Donations in her memory may be made to the United Church Cemetery Fund, Newtown. Arrangements entrust to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Wesleyville-Musgrave Harbour.

CROSS, Bruce -
Passed peacefully away on January 21, 2003 at the Health Sciences Centre, St. John's, Bruce Cross of Badger's Quay, age 59 years. Predeceased by his loving mother and father, Sophie and Eli Cross; mom, Katherine Spurrell and husband Kenneth; sister, Blanche (Obediah Spurrell) and Mary Stratton. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are his wife Rhoda; sons, Claude (Joanne) of Torbay, Lloyd (Krista) of Bedford, NS; Jason (Vicki) of Logy Bay, Geoff (Jodi) of Timberlea, NS; Andrew of Badger's Quay; daughters, Paul (Derrick Humphries) of Newtown, Bonnie (Roy Parsons) of Badger's Quay, Susan (Randy Bragg) of St. John's, Wanda-Lee of Halifax; brothers, William Cross (Alita), George Cross (Joan); sister, Margaret (Claude Carter), all of Badger's Quay; brother-in-law, Eldon Stratton of Valleyfield, 10 grandchildren, Jeanelle, Brittany, Bradley, Ryan, Jordan, Chantel, Josie, Nicholas, Nathan, Adam; extended family - brothers, Lloyd Spurrell (Elsie), Earl Spurrell (Christine), Barry Spurrell (Ena), Brian Spurrell (Jackie); sisters, Joan (Carl Norris), Florence (Junior Piercey), Christine (Robert Kean), Jean (Wayne Best), Joy (Paul Oldford); several nieces and nephews; and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service was held on January 23rd at St. Alban's Anglican Church, Badger's Quay with Rev. John Watton officiating. Interment followed at the Anglican Cemetery, Badger's Quay. Donations in his memory may be made to The Cancer Society. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove-Musgrave Harbour.

FORD, Maxwell -
Mr. Maxwell "Max" Ford
, beloved husband of Mrs. Hazel Ford of Red Deer, Alberta, passed away on January 22, 2003 at the age of 50 years. Max was born on March 29, 1952 at Fogo Island, Newfoundland. Max worked for Pipe Wranglers Canada Inc. He was a devoted and loving husband, father, son and friend to all. His loss is a tragedy but Max will be forever loved and fondly remembered by all who loved and knew him. Max was predeceased by his father, Gordon and sister, Shirley. Max leaves to mourn his loss, his adoring and beloved wife Hazel; daughter, Lynn Ford and Calvin Freake of Drayton Valley, Alberta; son Gordon Ford and Tina Paddle of Red Deer; and a very special granddaughter, Toni Freake also of Drayton Valley. He is also survived by his mother, Myrtle Ford of Fogo Island, Newfoundland, as well as a large extended family in Newfoundland and numerous other relatives and friends. A celebration of Max's life was held January 27th at St. Paul's Anglican Church, Island Harbour, Fogo Island, Newfoundland. Interment followed at Island Harbour Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded to the family at www.eventidefuneralchapels.com Arrangements entrusted to Eventide Funeral Chapels, 4820 - 45th Street, Red Deer, phone 403-347-222.

RICKETTS, Dorothy (April 23, 1913 - January 27, 2003) -
Passed peacefully away on January 27, 2003 at the Health Sciences Centre, St. John's, Dorothy Mary Ricketts, age 89 years, 9 months, a resident of Pearlhouse Seniors' Home, Mount Pearl. Formerly of Stock Cove, Bonavista Bay, she resided at Gander for many years where she was employed at Gander Airport. Predeceased by her brothers, Walter and William. Left to mourn are her son, Felix and his wife Judy of Mount Pearl; three grandchildren, Carol (Bill) of North Carolina, Bridget (Douglas), St. John's, Brian (Ginette), Gander; three great-grandchildren, Katie-Marie, Brianna and Andrew; one sister, Catherine Aylward, Gander; nieces and nephews, cousins and many friends from a long lifetime as a kind and giving person. Funeral Mass was held January 30th at St. Joseph's Church, Gander. Donations in her memory may be made to the charity of one's choice. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander.
Whosoever believeth in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. (John 3:15).

COISH, Hilda Mae -
Passed peacefully away on January 29, 2003 at Lakeside Homes, Gander, Hilda Mae Coish (nee Collins) in her 93rd year. Predeceased by husband, Andrew; sons, Lloyd, Clarence and Herbert; sisters, Pearl Hall and Ida Dawe; and great-grandson, Douglas Watts. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are sons, Alec, Alvin (Blanche), Lloyd Clifford (Olive) and Wilbert (Mary); daughters, Geraldine Carruthers (Wayne), Bernice Penney (Cyril), Maisie Brych; daughter-in-law, Ella Coish; brothers, Richard, George (Pearl), Lorenzo (Vi) and Marshall (Frances); sisters, Gwendolyn Kinden, Mary Perry; stepsister, Verlie Coish; 13 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; also a large circle of relatives and friends. Funeral service was held on January 31st at Fraser Road United Church, Gander. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander.

SHEPPARD, Wesley L. -
Passed away on January 30, 2003 at the James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander, after a courageous struggle, Wesley L. Sheppard of Stag Harbour, Fogo Island, in his 81st year. Predeceased by his sister, Dorothy Collins and brother, Watson. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are his wife of 61 years, Edith; five sons, Manson (Sadie) of Indian Arm Pond, Wesley (Ann) of Curling, Eddison (Ann) of Stag Harbour, Frank (Hilda) of Clarenville, Fred (Martha) of Lewisporte; four daughters, Margaret Rose Hodder (Bryce) of St. John's, Dorcas Freake (Calvin) of Fogo, Cavell Skanes (Bob) of Gander, Maxine Donahue (Larry) of Joe Batt's Arm; 20 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service was held on February 2nd at Fogo Island United Church. Interment followed at the United Church Cemetery, Stag Harbour. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Fogo Island Funeral Home. Donations in his memory may be made to the United Church choir Gown Fund, Fogo Island.

PENNY, Rex H. -
Passed peacefully away on Saturday, January 25, 2003, Rex H. Penny, age 91. Predeceased by his wife, Josie; and brothers, Hedley and Eldon; and sister, Rita Babstock. Leaving to mourn sons, Harry (Yvonne) of Mount Pearl, and John (Shirley) of Marystown; grandchildren, Damian, David, Melanie and Ryan; brother, Abner of Lakeside Manor, Gander; sister-in-law, Nora; brother-in-law, Mackenzie Babstock; nieces and nephews. Funeral service was held Monday, January 27th at Holy Cross Church, Eastport. Donations may be made to Holy Cross Cemetery Fund.

DYKE, Silas F. -
Passed peacefully away on January 27, 2003 at the James Paton Memorial Hospital, Silas F. Dyke of Eastport, age 93 years. Left to mourn his wife Violet of 71 years; three daughters, Emma Cross (Eastport), Edna Dyke (Eastport), and Verna Oldford (Ontario); one son, Arthur Dyke (Ontario); 21 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren; and a large circle of other relatives and friends.

WATERMAN, Arthur -
Passed peacefully away on January 31, 2003 at the James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander, Arthur Waterman in his 77th year. Predeceased by wife, Gertrude and daughter, Annette. Left with loving memories are sons, Arthur, Jr. (Mary) of Gander and Barry (Carol Ann) of Abbottsford, BC; daughters, Valerie (John Smeaton) of Windsor, ON and Pauline (Aaron Campbell); six grandchildren; also a large circle of relatives and friends. Funeral service was held on February 2nd at St. Martin's Anglican Church, Gander. Cremation to follow. Donations in Mr. Waterman's memory can be made to the Canadian Lung Association. Funeral arrangements entrusted through Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander.

 

 

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

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