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The Beacon Obituaries
January 2006

The Beacon
is a community newspaper for Gander.

Filed chronologically as published for the Month of January 2006

 

BABSTOCK, Beryl Margaret (nee Davis ) -
Passed peacefully away on Sunday, January 1, 2006 at the James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander, age 57. Predeceased by parents, Ivy and Bill Davis; mother-in-law, Hannah (Samuel); sister, Hazel (Vern); brother, Maxwell (May); sister-in-law, Adelaide (Vic) and brother-in-law, Dawson (Mona). Left to mourn loving husband, Raymond, son, Cory (Darlene) of St. John's; daughter, Cindy (Robert) of Port Rowan, Ontario; sisters, Mona and Rosemary (Kevin); brothers, Joseph (Carol), Vince (Dorothy), Calvin (Queen), William, Jack (Adam), Gilbert (Aldene); brother-in-law, Glenn (Heather); sisters-in-law, Olive (Maxwell), Irene (Hubert), Louise (Ed) and Amy (John); three grandchildren who were her pride and joy; Xavier, Nicholas (Cindy and Rob) and Gabriel (Cory and Darlene); and many other loving relatives and friends. Donations may be made in her name to the Faith United Church Building Fund, Glovertown.
“Her charming ways and smiling face, are a pleasure to recall. She had a kindly word for each, and died beloved of all. The depths of our sorrow we cannot tell, of the loss of one we loved so well. While she sleeps a peaceful sleep, her memory we shall always keep.”

BANFIELD, Phyllis -
Passed peacefully away at the James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander on January 2, 2006, Phyllis Banfield, age 81 years. Predeceased by her husband, Robert B. Banfield; parents, Josiah and Elizabeth Goodyear of Norris Arm and sisters, Orella, Nance, Ede and Olive. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are her son, Brian (Reed Weir) of Robinsons, NL; daughter, Lori (Rainer Robias) of Fort Saskatchewan, AB; brothers, Calvin of Toronto, ON and Frank (Bernie) of Toronto, ON; sister, Muriel of Toronto, ON; as well as a large number of other relatives and friends. At Mrs. Banfield's request, cremation has taken place with inurnment taking place at a later date. Donations in Mrs. Banfield's memory can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Funeral Arrangements entrusted to the care of Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. Please go to www.staceysfuneralhome.com to sign our online guest book.

DOYLE, Mary -
Passed peacefully away at the James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander on January 3, 2006, Mrs. Mary F. Doyle, age 83 years. Predeceased by son, Frederick Doyle - 1984, brothers, Joseph, James, Francis and Leo, sister, Lucy. Left with fond and loving memories are husband, Benny Doyle of Gander; son, Gary of St. John's, daughter, Peggy (David) Vernall of Palmerston, ON; sister, Dorothy Holloway of St. John's, Eileen Reynolds of Harbour Grace, Rose Bishop of Keene, New Hampshire. Also a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral Mass was held January 6th from St. Joseph 's Roman Catholic Church, Gander. Interment All Saints Cemetery. Flowers are gratefully accepted. Arrangements through Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander.

BRINSON, Josephine -
Passed peacefully away at the James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander on January 5, 2006, Mrs. Josephine Brinson, age 77 years. Predeceased by her husband, Morley - 2002, brother, Frederick Ezekiel. Left with loving memories are sons, Fred (Cindy) of Glenwood, Peter (Karen) of Langley, B.C, Michael (Lisa) of Halifax, N.S; Eileen (John) Suley of Gander, Bridget (Mark) Bennett of St. George's, NL, Maureen (Harvey) Hunter of Campbell River B.C., sisters, Margaret Curran of St. John's, Mary Butler of Mt. Pearl and Phyllis (Kevin) Lynch of Connecticut, USA, sister-in-law, Alice Ezekiel of Gander. Grandchildren David, Juanita, Andrea, Jennifer, Stephen, Todd, Nicki, Tracey, Morgan, Lindsey, Devon, Scott, and their mother, Judy Power, Abagale, Maya, great-grandchildren, Alexandra and Hali; special neighbors, Jennifer and Lloyd; also a large circle of other relatives and friends. Rested at Stacey's Funeral Home with funeral mass held on January 7th from St. Joseph 's Roman Catholic Church, Gander. Interment All Saints Cemetery. Donations in her memory may be made to The Central Northeast Health Foundation (Dialysis Unit), PO Box 222, Gander, NL A1V 1W6. Arrangements through Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. To sign our online guestbook, please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.com

LAYTE, Kathleen -
Passed away suddenly on January 9, 2006, Kathleen Layte, age 60. Predeceased by her father, Roland Boyde. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are her loving husband & best friend, Milton; her mother, Bernice and mother-in-law, Florence; adored daughters, Darlene (Sylvain) Roy, Arleen (Jim) Scharpegge, Charlene (Don) Shugarue; grandchildren, Rob, Mike, Tiffany, Kennedi, Danielle, Darryl, Madison and Colin; brothers, Woodrow (Maxine), Wilson, Claude (Alvina), Edward (Susie), Calvin (Irene) and Terry (Shelley); sisters, Emma (Melvin) Boyd, Juanita, Yvonne (Hardy) Sharpe, Madge (Don) Jennings and Irene (Ken) Bridger; also a large number of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Rested at Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. Funeral Service was held January 13th from the Salvation Army Citadel, Gander. Interment All Saints Cemetery. Donations in her memory may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation. To sign our online guestbook, please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.com

GIBBONS, Pearce -
Passed away at his residence in Lumsden on January 11, 2006, Pearce Gibbons, aged 78 years. Predeceased by his parents, Gideon and Sophie Gibbons; his wife, Clara; brother, Douglas and sister, Marjorie. Left to mourn with fond and beautiful memories are his special friend, Flossie Goodyear; sons, Varick &Yvonne), Wayde (Eileen), Danny (Ruth), Dean (Dena), all of Lumsden; daughters, Mavis (Randy Norris) of Lumsden, Ollie (Mike Becigneul) of Timberlea, NS, Norma (Marvin Robbins) of Lumsden, Sheila (Kevin Howell) of Templeman, Sherry (Wayne Button) of Badger's Quay, Gail (Kevin Robbins) of Lumsden; 21 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a large circle of other relatives and many friends. Funeral service was held on January 14th at the Wesley United Church, Lumsden with Rev. Miriam Bowlby officiating. Interment followed at the United Church Cemetery, Lumsden. Arrangements entrusted to the Care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove/Musgrave Harbour.

PARSONS, Mary Josephine, Carmanville
October 11, 1930 - January 11, 2006
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It is with great sorrow that the family of the late Mary Josephine Parsons (nee Robinson ), formerly of Cox's Cove, NL, announce her passing on Wednesday, January 11, 2006 at the age of 75, surrounded by her loving family at the James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are her husband, Richard Parsons; their loyal companion (Pekingese dog), Mindy of Carmanville; son, Jerry (Ruby) Tulk; daughter, Marie (Gilbert) Blanchard, all of Kitchener, ON; sisters, Vera (George) Brown, Leona (Lesley) Crew, special nephew, Glendon (Marion) Robinson, all of Corner Brook, NL. Beloved Nanny to Lisa, Trevor, Gail, Tennille, Jill - we love you, Nan. Great-grandmother to Holly-Anne, Amber, Jacob, Amanda, Nicholas, Justin; and cherished sister-in-law to Roland Park, Helen Robinson, Ivy Park, Edward and Willow Webb. Loved by many nephews, nieces, extended family and friends. She was predeceased by her first husband, Norman Tulk; parents, George and Selina Robinson; brothers, Alexander, William Henry, Abby and Carl; sister, Sylvia Park; sister-in-law, Millicent Robinson, Ivan and Joy Parsons, Eric Parsons, Clarence and Pearl Dyke, Garfield and Isabelle Collins, Harry and Vangaline Parsons, Edward and Darling Angell and Betty Butt. “To live in the hearts we leave behind is not to die.” Funeral service took place on Saturday, January 14th from the Emmanuel United Church in Carmanville. Interment followed from the Emmanuel United Church Cemetery in Carmanville. As expressions of sympathy, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Lung Association. Funeral Arrangements entrusted to the care of Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander-Carmanville.

OWENS, Malcolm (Mac) -
Passed peacefully away on January 12, 2006 at the James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander, Malcolm (Mac) Owens, aged 60 years. Predeceased by his parents, Titus and Nellie Owens and brother, Lloyd. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are his wife, May; son, Kevin (Deidre) Owens, Fort McMurray, AB; daughter, Cindy (Richard Paddock) of Deer Lake, NL; grandchildren, Richard Paddock, Jr., Rachael Paddock; brothers, Cecil (Kay) Owens, NB, Fred Owens, NS, Irving Manuel (Nancy), ON; sister, Daphne (Bert) Freake, Labrador City, NL; as well as a large number of other relatives and friends. Rested at Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. Funeral service was held on January 15th at the Pentecostal Church, Gander. Interment to follow at All Saints Cemetery, Gander. Donations can be made to The Gideons or H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation, 300 Prince Philip Drive, St. John's, NL, A1B 3V6. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. To sign our online guestbook, please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.com

WEST, Ronald Pearce -
Passed peacefully away on Thursday, January 19, 2006 at the James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander, Ronald Pearce West of Ladle Cove, age 84. Predeceased by his parents, Theophilus and Elaine West and brother, Wilson West. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories are his wife, Doris of Lakeside Homes, Gander; daughter, Rhonda (David Tulk) of Aspen Cove; brothers, Hardy West (Doris) of Gander and Clarence West (Ivy) of Gander; grandchildren, Jacinta and John-Charles Tulk; and a large circle of other family and friends. Ronald Pearce West served with The 59th Newfoundland Heavy Regiment and The 20th Battery Royal Newfoundland Artillery between 1939 and 1945. He held the rank of Lance Bombardier and saw action in France, Denmark, Holland and Germany. Funeral took place on Sunday, January 22nd from St. Stephen's United Church, Ladle Cove with Rev. S. Parsons officiating. Interment followed from the United Church Cemetery, Ladle Cove. Donations in his memory may be made to St. Stephen's United Church Memorial Fund, Ladle Cove. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove-Musgrave Harbour.

HOWSE, Wayne -
Passed away suddenly at the Health Science Center in St. John's on January 22, 2006, Mr. Wayne Howse of Gambo, age 60. Mr. Howse is predeceased by his parents, Hubert and Flossie. Left to cherish fond and loving memories are wife, Phyllis; son, Shawn and wife, Jennifer of Sylvan Lake, Alberta, Craig and wife, Jennifer of Gambo, NL; brother, Selby and wife, Edith of Mount Pearl, NL, Jacob and wife, Lillian of Hare, NL; grandchildren, Joshua, Jared, Lauren; and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Rested at Stacey's Funeral Home. Funeral service was held on January 25th at Gospel Hall, Gander. Interment at All Saints Cemetery, Gander. Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador, Provincial Office, P.O. Box 5819, St. John's, NL, A1C 5X3. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander.

GOODYEAR, Abram -
Passed peacefully away on January 22, 2006 at Brookfield Hospital, Abram Goodyear of Lumsden, age 68 years. Predeceased by his parents, George and Louise Goodyear; daughter, Natalie; son, Shaw; father-in-law, Maxwell Pardy; brother, James; sister, Leon; brother-in-law, Alexander Goodyear. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are his wife, Jean; sons, Tony of Lumsden, Perry (Natalie) of Lumsden, Jerry (Geraldine) of Oshawa, Franz (Lynn) of Lumsden; daughters, Laurie Goodyear (Bruce) of Lumsden, Julia Kelloway (Sam) of Wesleyville; brother, Mark (Irene) of Lumsden; sisters, Trixie Goodyear of Lumsden, Leo Stagg (Edgar) of Cape Freels, Julia Bown (Don) of Grand Falls-Windsor; mother-in-law, Sadie Bemister; sister-in-law, Mabel Goodyear; 18 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service was held on January 24th at Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove with representatives from the Kingdom Hall, Lumsden officiating. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove-Musgrave Harbour.

BEMISTER, Irene -
Passed away at the James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander on January 23, 2006, Mrs. Irene Bemister of Musgrave Harbour in her 57th year. Predeceased by her parents, Eli and Marcella Carter, grandson, Ryley Bemister and mother-in-law, Pearl Tulk. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are her husband, Elmore; two sons, Wade (Sheryl) of Toronto, ON and Kevin (Pamela) of Musgrave Harbour; four brothers, Marshall Carter (Susan) of Mississauga, ON, Fred Carter of Mississauga, ON, Melvin Carter (Debbie) of Alberta and Woodrow Carter (Joan) of St. John's; one sister, Helen Hillier (Elvis) of North York, ON; seven grandchildren, Patrick, Jody, Ashley, Dustin, Tyler, Brandon and Natasha; also a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service was held on January 27th at the Salvation Army Citadel in Musgrave Harbour. Interment at the Salvation Army Cemetery in Musgrave Harbour. Funeral Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Wesleyville - Musgrave Harbour.

HODDER, Emma -
Passed away suddenly in the presence of her family at Lakeside Homes in Gander on January 23, 2006, Mrs. Emma Hodder of Davidsville, age 78 years. Mrs. Hodder is predeceased by her husband, Brett (2003). Left to mourn her passing are her son, Clifford and wife, Phyllis of Main Point; daughter, Joan and husband, Bill Ramsey of Ontario, Daphanie and husband, Brian Gillingham of Main Point, Gloria and husband, Adam Mckechine of Main Point, Jean and husband, Bernard Jackman of Main Point, Diane Hodder and Bob of Ontario; 12 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Rested at the Anglican Church in Davidsville. Funeral service was held on January 27th at the Davidsville Anglican Church. Interment at Davidsville Anglican Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander.

TULK, Pearl Bemister -
Passed peacefully away on January 23, 2006, Mrs. Pearl Bemister Tulk of St. John's, formerly of Musgrave Harbour, in her 81st year. Predeceased by her first husband, Simeon Bemister; second husband, Scott Tulk; daughter, Florence Hayward; son-in-law, Boyd Hayward; and daughter-in-law, Irene Bemister. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are her seven sons, 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 Toronto, ON, Terry Bemister (Carol) of St. John's and Aubrey Bemister of St. John's; five daughters, Marie Bemister (Aubrey) of Scarborough, ON, Maisie Hammond (Richard) of Mt. Pearl, Beulah Metiz (Mark) of Alberta, Maunda Skinner (Dave) of Carmanville and Goldie Baird of St. John's; two sisters, Lillian Angell (Cecil) of Gander and Vera Colbourn of St. Anthony; 36 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; special companion, Robert Faulkner and Robert Jr. of Glenwood; and also a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service was held on January 26th at the Salvation Army Citadel. Interment at Salvation Army Cemetery in Musgrave Harbour. A very special thanks goes out to the nurses and doctors at the Heal Sciences Centre and the Waterford Hospital Dialysis Units and also to the nursing staff at Agnes Pratt Nursing Home in St. John's. Funeral Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Wesleyville-Musgrave Harbour.

HUMPHRIES, Barry Lee -
Passed peacefully away on January 24, 2006 at Brookfield Hospital, Barry Lee Humphries of Lumsden, age 44 years. Predeceased by his mother, Flossie Humphries and grandfather, Percy Humphries. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are his wife, Cathy; sons, Lee (Ginny-Lee) of Lumsden and Andrew (Natasha) of Fort McMurray; granddaughter, Teagan; father, Kenneth of Lumsden; grandmother, Maggie Humphries of Lumsden; father and mother-in-law, Jack and Anne Way of Ottawa; brothers, Clayton (Suzanne) of Lumsden, Kendall (Janice) of Cape Freels; brothers-in-law, John Way (Cynthia) of Ottawa, Bernard Way (Christie) of Ottawa; Aunt Stella Moulton of Lumsden; and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service was held on January 27th at Wesley United Church, Lumsden with Rev. Miriam Bowlby officiating. Interment followed at the United Church Cemetery, Lumsden. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove-Musgrave Harbour.

LEWINGTON, Sylvia -
Passed peacefully away at her home in Gander on January 24, 2006, Sylvia Lewington, age 82. Predeceased by her husband, Jim, her brother, Frank Morris of Harbour Grace and her sister, Dorothy Seymour of Gander. Left to mourn her sons, James and Geoffrey; sister-in-law, Gwen Morris; brother-in-law, Cliff Seymour; many nieces, nephews, grandchildren, good friends and kind neighbours. Funeral service with close family and friends was held on January 28th at Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. Donations in her honour may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Newfoundland.

THOMS, Clara Diane (nee Moss) -
Passed peacefully away at her residence in North Bay on Thursday, January 26, 2006, at the age of 49 years, after a courageous 10 year battle with cancer. Beloved wife of Gary; dear mother of Sheldon (wife, Dana Dupuis) of Westmeath, ON and Robert (Jen Vesterback) of North Bay. She will be fondly remembered by her five grandchildren, Alexander, Curtis, Jenna, Lauren and Kaylee. Dear sister of Joan, Donald, Janet, Jim, Robert, Garry, Jenneth and Sophie. Predeceased by her parents, Donald and Marjorie Moss and brother, Alexander. Funeral service was held on January 30 at St. Brice's Anglican Church, North Bay, ON. Interment at Forest Lawn Cemetery, North Bay. Donations to a charity of your choice in memory of Clara will be gratefully acknowledged by her family. Special thanks to Dr. Shaw, the Community Support Services and the V.O.N. for the exception care given to Clara. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Hillside Funeral Services, North, ON (705-474-7655).

CARTER, Stella -
Passed peacefully away at Bonnews Lodge, Badger's Quay on January 28, 2006, Stella Carter of Pool's Island, age 86 years. Predeceased by her parents, Alexander and Laura Spurrell; husband, Frederick William Carter; and sister, Nita Winter. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are her son, Cyril (Isabel) of Wabush; daughters, Josephine (Harold Smith) of Toronto, ON, Joyce (Cyril Sheppard) of Badger's Quay; brothers, Harry Spurrell (Kay) of St. John's, Jack Spurrell (Myrtle) of Toronto, ON; sisters, Margaret Spurrell of St. John's, Florence Barbour (Clayton) of St. John's, Minnie Gillingham of Toronto, ON, Jean Young (Donald) of Norris Arm North; grandchildren, Raymond Smith (Mary), Sheldon Sheppard, Philip Sheppard (Nicole), Dion Carter (Cindy), Dale Cummings (Andrew); great-grandchildren, Rachel Smith, Ethan Sheppard, Evan Cummings, Claire Cummings; and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service was held on February 1st at St. Alban's Anglican Church, Badger's Quay with Rev. Trevors officiating. Interment followed at the Anglican Cemetery, Badger's Quay. Donations in her memory may be made to St. Alban's Anglican Church, Badger's Quay. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove-Musgrave Harbour.

NEWELL, Joseph -
Passed peacefully away at the Health Sciences Centre, St. John's on January 29, 2006, Joseph Newell, age 86 years. Predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Bridget New; brothers, Peter, Felix and Robert; daughters, Theresa and Susan; and son, Joseph Gerald. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are his wife, Martha (nee Rideout); sons, Terrance (Val) of Halifax, NS, Joseph Patrick of Halifax, NS, Robert Lawrence of Edmonton, AB, Wayne Anthony (Sharon) of Halifax, NS and David Thomas G. of Calgary, AB; daughters, Patricia (Frank Parsons) of Enfield, NS, Marjorie (Paul Thompson) of Halifax, NS and Cheryl (Robert Duff) of Yarmouth, NS; grandchildren, Cheryl, Dale, Christopher, Bobby, Saphron, Matthew, Kyla, Ryan, Charley, Bennett and Katelyn; great-grandchildren, Julia and Sydney; brothers, Thomas (Patricia) of Creston, BC, Maurice of Clarenville, NL, and William J. (Blanche) of Canso, NS; and sisters, Marion Hollohan of Summerville, NL and Eileen (William Squires of Glovertown, NL; as well as a large number of relatives and friends. Funeral mass was held on February 2, 2006 at St. Joseph 's Roman Catholic Church, Gander followed by cremation. Donation's in Mr. Newell's memory can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador, P.O. Box 5819, St. John's, NL, A1C 5X3. Please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.com to sign our online guest book.

 

 

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