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The Beacon Obituaries
January 2008

The Beacon
is a community newspaper for Gander.

Filed chronologically as published for the Month of January 2008

 

PARSONS, Baxter
Passed away peacefully at Brookfield Hospital on Tuesday, January 2, 2008, Baxter Parsons, age 82 years of Badger’s Quay. Predeceased by his wife, Julia; parents, John and Clementine Parsons; brothers, John and William; sisters, Mary Carter, Bessie Burry and Josephine Parsons. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are his sons, Reginald (Shirley) of Valleyfield and Gary (Jackie) of Mt. Pearl; daughters, Doreen Coward (George) of Greenspond and Bessie Froude (Raymond) of New Brunswick; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-granddaughter; and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service took place on Saturday, January 5th at St. Alban’s Anglican Church, Badger’s Quay with Rev. Robin Trevors officiating. Interment followed at the Interfaith Cemetery, Greenspond. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home in Wesleyville/Musgrave Harbour. To sing our online guestbook, please visit www.kittiwakefuneralhomes.ca

WEST, Myrtice
Passed peacefully away on January 2, 2008 at Lakeside Homes, Gander, Myrtice West, age 80 years. Predeceased by parents, Bessie & Wilfred Wellon, brother, Jack Wellon. Left with loving memories are her husband, Garfield (residing at Riverview Retirement Home, Gander Bay); son, Norman (Dianne) of Carmanville; daughters, Linda (David) Clarke of Gander, Evelyn (Cecil) LeBlanc of North Bay, ON., Penny (Eric) Gill of Gander; brother, Harvey (Violet) Wellon of Ladle Cove; sister, Phyllis Ross (Aubrey deceased) of Wolfville, NS; granddaughter, Carrie Lee West of Carmanville; special friend, Neta Davis of Lakeside Homes, Gander; also a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service, Saturday, January 5th from Ladle Cove United Church. Interment Ladle Cove United Cemetery. Donations in her memory may be made to the Gander and Area SPCA. Arrangement through Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander-Carmanville. To Sign our online memorial guest book please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca

BURRY, Mabel (King)
Passed peacefully away on Thursday, January 3, 2008 at Bonnews Lodge in the presence of her Lord and loving family, Mabel Burry (King) age 81 years. Predeceased by her husband, Eric (Dec. 16, 2007); great-grandson, Jackson Phillips (March 2007); also her parents, John and Ruth King (Dyke); brother, William King. Left to cherish her memory is her family; son, Clayton and Eva (Lisa and Jason) of St. John’s; son, Clifford and Jeanette (Philip, Jonathan, Paul and Jennifer) of Sask; daughter, Patricia Loder and Boyd (Thurman, Tyson and Melissa) of Mt. Pearl; son, George and Sheila (Sherry, Trevor, Trina and Sonya) of Goulds, son, John and May (Amanda and Alison) of Goulds, son, Wilfred of Valleyfield, daughter, Caroline and Ali Syed of St. John’s, eight great-grandchildren; sister, Eliza (Peter Attwood) of Badger’s Quay; brothers, Ralph (Phyllis) King of Pool’s Island, Melvin (Jenny) King of Templeman; sister-in-law, Susie King of Pool’s Island and a large circle of relatives and friends. Funeral service was held on Saturday, January 5th at 11 a.m. at St. Alban’s Anglican Church, Badger’s Quay with Rev. Robin Trevors officiating. Interment followed at the Anglican Church Cemetery, Badger’s Quay. Donations may be made in her memory to Bonnews Lodge Nursing Home, Badger’s Quay or St. Alban’s Anglican Church, Badger’s Quay. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home in Wesleyville/Musgrave Harbour. To sign our online guestbook, please visit www.kittiwakefuneralhomes.ca

BRIFFETT, Josephine
Passed peacefully away on January 12, 2008 at Lakeside Homes, Gander, Josephine Briffett of Glovertown in her 99th year. Her funeral took place at Faith United Church, Glovertown on January 15th. She is predeceased by her husband, John; three sisters, four brothers; and one great-grandchild. She leaves to mourn daughters, Betty (Wilf) Parsons of Bloomfield, May (Ray) Babstock of Happy Adventure; son, Robert (Judy) of Glovertown; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. Donations may be made in her memory to Faith United Building Fund.

GILL, Alice Marie
Passed peacefully away on January 12, 2008, Mrs. Alice Marie Gill of Biggar, Saskatchewan, formerly of Myrnam, at the age of 72 years. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 53 years, Gerry; five daughters and one son, Debra Gill, Heather Gill and Cherri (Ron) Delmage, all of Yellowknife, NWT, Pat (Mitch) Chychul of Myrnam, Barb (Russell) Smereka of St. Paul and John (Christine) Gill of Edmonton; seven grandchildren, Aaron, Christa, Brandie, Corey, Jordan, Travis and Briana; three sisters and one brother, Lillian Gilbert, Gertrude Banfield, Frances Toms and Ralph Angel; also numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents, Walter and Blanche Angel; three brothers, Ernest, Edward and Ashmore Angel; and grandson, Shane Chychul. A Celebration of Alice’s life was held Thursday, January 17th at Yewchin’s Funeral Chapel, St. Paul. Reverend Keith Marsh officiated and cremation followed. If desired, donations may be made to Canadian Diabetes Association, Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation or St. Jude’s Cathedral Rebuilding Fund, c/o Box 425, St. Paul, AB T0A 3A0.

Shelley, Garfield
Passed away at Lakeside Homes, Gander on Monday, January 14, 2008, Garfield Shelley, age 76 years of Aspen Cove. Predeceased by his parents Hiram and Lucy and sister, Mary Mouland. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are his wife, Alice of 57 years; sons, Chris (Phyllis) of Conception Bay and Morley (Cathy) of Aspen Cove; one daughter, Lesa Easton (Warren) of Gander; 8 grandchildren, Christa, Nancy, Matthew, Sarah, Marissa, Shayla, Rebecca, Nathan and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service was held on Thursday, January 17th at the Jehovah’s Witness Kingdom Hall, Aspen Cove Interment followed at the Jehovah’s Witness Cemetery, Ladle Cove with Mr. Roy Watton officiating. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Musgrave Harbour - Pound Cove. To visit our online guestbook, please visit www.kittiwakefuneralhomes.ca

GOULDING, Eric
The family of Eric Goulding are saddened to announce Eric’s passing on January 15, 2008. Surrounded by his family, Eric passed away in palliative care at the L.A. Miller Centre after a courageous battle with cancer. He was 61 years old. Eric is predeceased by his son, Carl (September 25, 2006); his father, Roland Goulding and his brother, Carl. Eric’s passing is mourned by his wife, Bonnie and his daughter, Kelly (Danny) Scaplen and two grandsons, Tyler and Ryan. Eric also leaves to mourn his mother, Florrie and his brothers and sisters, Maude Kelloway, Doreen (Max) Ryan, Ray (Lynn) Goulding, Marjorie (Winston) Carter, June (Tony) Hunt, Lorne (Brenda) Goulding, Janice (Doug) Lush, Cheryl (Cameron) Kelly and Alvin Goulding. Also mourning Eric’s passing are his brothers and sisters-in-law, frank (Bridget) Kelly, Pat Kelly, Bill (Karm) Kelly, Kevin (Elva) Kelly, Gordon ( Enid) Kelly, Don (Fran) Kelly, Kay Carter, Loretta (David) Perry, Rita (George) Kinden and Marie (Rick) Goldrup. Also mourning Eric’s passing is a large contingent of cousins, other relatives, many close friends and all members of the Gambo Fire Department. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Caul’s Funeral Home at 84 LeMarchant Road in St. John’s and Pritchett’s Funeral Home in Gambo. In recognition of his 40 years of dedicated service to the Gambo Fire Department, Eric also rested at the Fire Hall in Gambo. Funeral services were held in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Gambo on Friday, January 18th with interment to follow in the Roman Catholic Cemetery.

STURGE, Winnie Dorothy
Passed peacefully away on January 16, 2008 at Brookfield Hospital, Winnie Dorothy Sturge, age 87 years of Wesleyville. Predeceased by her husband, Job; parents, Edward and Amelia Winsor; brothers, George and Edward; brother-in-law, John Winsor (Jack); sons-in-law, Malcolm Parsons and Hubert Sturge; sister-in-law, Gladys Winsor. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are seven sons, Cluny (Winnie) of Wesleyville, George (Lillian) of Paradise, Edward (Margaret ) of Badger’s Quay, Lloyd of Oshawa, Ont, Brian (Beverly) of Torbay, Barry of Wesleyville, Randy (Rhonda) of Wesleyville, 5 daughters; Winnifred Sturge of Wesleyville, Joyce (Barry Donavan) of St. John’s, Mottie Parsons of Wesleyville, Geneva (Clyde Knee) of Badger’s Quay, Glenda Sturge (David) of Mount Pearl, one sister; Violet Winsor residing at Bonnews Lodge, Badger’s Quay; one sister-in-law; Whilemina Winsor of Cupids, 31 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-grandson, several nieces and nephews and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service was held on January 19th at the Salvation Army Citadel New-Wes-Valley with Captains Sheldon and Ashley Bungay officiating. Interment will follow at the Salvation Army Cemetery, Wesleyville. Donations in her memory may be made to the Salvation Army, New-Wes-Valley. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home in Wesleyville/Musgrave Harbour. To sign our online guestbook please visit www.kittiwakefuneralhomes.ca

PECKFORD, Wilbur G. –
Passed peacefully away at the James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander on Friday, January 18, 2008 at 2:45 am, Wilbur George Peckford, age 85 years of Clarke’s Head, Gander Bay. Predeceased by his parents, Arthur and Alice Peckford; brothers, Heber, Arthur, Leslie, and Andrew; sisters, Rita, Effie, Annie, Louise, Marjorie, Olive, Lucy; and granddaughter, Tammy Harbin-Hayes. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories are his devoted wife, Flora; sons, Evelyn (Maisie), David (Karen), Calvin, Clifford (Rosie); daughters, Yetta Vivian (Arthur), Annie Harbin (William), Ivy Francis (Junior), Verna and Renee; 21 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; brothers, Hubert (Tilley) and Gilbert (Violet); sister, Nellie Downer (Peter); other relatives and friends. Funeral service took place at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Wing’s Point on January 20th with Rev. Yvonne thistle officiating. Interment followed at the Anglican Cemetery, Clarke’s Head. Donations in his memory were gratefully accepted by the family. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of Gordon Woolfreys’s Funeral Home, Lewisporte.

FRANCIS, Claude
Passed peacefully away on Tuesday, January 22, 2008, at Lakeside Homes, Gander, Claude Francis, aged 82 years. Predeceased by his wife Rosabelle on April 12, 1965. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories are his sons, Eugene (Janet)of Seberingville, ON, Rayfield (Susan) of Stratford, ON, Eric of Stratford, ON, Brad (Sherry) of Fort McMurray, AB and Henry (Joanne) of Tavistock, ON; daughters, Mallisa (Glen Bath) of Gander Bay South, NL and Pansey (Gerald Blake) of Gander Bay South, NL; brother, Stanley of Holyrood, NL, 18 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren as well as a large number of family and friends. Funeral service was held on January 25th from Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Wing's Point followed by interment at the Anglican Cemetery at Clarke's Head. Donations in Mr. Francis' memory can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander-Carmanville. Please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca to sign our online guestbook.

DOOLEY, Mary
Passed peacefully away on January 22, 2008 at the James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander, Mary Dooley, aged 88 years. Predeceased by her husband, Jack; parents, Albert and Elizabeth Burden; sister, Rhoda; brother-in-law, Ron Johnson; brother, Clifford; sister-in-law, Joan Burden; brother-in-law, Lloyd Wells. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are her son, John (Wanda) of Gander, NL; daughters, Margaret (Gordon Maher) of Gander, NL and Jean of Scramento, CA; grandchildren, Kevin (Wanda) Maher, Robert Deanna) Maher, Kim (victor) Vazquez, Sara and John C. Dooley; great-grandchildren, Brent and Melissa Maher and Crystall, Robin, Christian, Hannah and Cheyenne Maher; as well as a large number of other family and friends. Funeral mass was held on January 24 th from St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, Gander followed by interment at All Saint’s Cemetery, Gander. Donations in Mrs. Dooley’s memory can be made to a charity of one’s choice. Funeral arrangements entrust to Stacey’s Funeral Home, Gander. Please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca to sign our online guestbook.

HOYLES, Frederick Charles
Passed peacefully away on January 25, 2008 at Bonnews Lodge, Badger’s Quay, Frederick Charles Hoyles age 98 years of Pool’s Island. Predeceased by parents, Charles and Mary-Jane Hoyles; wives; Pearl and Ida; brothers, Walter, Garfield, Herbert, Obediah; sisters, Emma, Effie and Elsie. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories are sons, Hayward, Edward; daughter, Shirley Hounsell (Caleb), all of Pool’s Island; stepsons, Eugene Blackwood (Melvina) of Carmanville, Harold Blackwood of Gander Bay, Robert Blackwood (Edna) of Carmanville, Eleazar Blackwood of Musgrave Harbour; stepdaughters, Fannie Kennedy (Baxter) of Corner Brook, Mary White of Main Point, 5 grandchildren, Fred Hoyles (Barbara) of Pool’s Island, Michelle Humphries of St. John’s, Joanne Humphries (Lionel) of Valleyfield, Shawn Hounsell of Ontario, Lisa Hounsell (Neil) of Fort McMurray; 10 great-grandchildren, 4 great-great grandchildren; special friend, Joan Harvey of Carmanville and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service was held on January 27th at St. James Anglican Church, Pool’s Island with Rev. Robin Trevors officiating. Interment followed at the Anglican Church Cemetery, Pool’s Island. Donations in his memory may be made to St. James Anglican Church, Pool’s Island. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home in Wesleyville/Musgrave Harbour. To sign our online guestbook, please visit www.kittiwakefuneralhomes.ca

FITZPATRICK, Matthew Francis
Passed peacefully away on January 30, 2008 at Chancellor Park, St. John's, Matthew Francis Fitzpatrick, aged 85. Formerly a resident of Gander, retiree of Gander Aeradio after 34 years of service, member of the Knights of Columbus, Kiwanis Club, St. Joseph's Church Choir, the Six Pack Singers, and a longtime community volunteer. Predeceased by his wife, Julia (Dunphy) and son, Michael. Leaving to mourn his sons, Brian, Glen and Jamie; grandchildren, Morgain, Ann, Julia, Rachel, Laura, Matthew and James; daughters-in-law, Jackie and Danine; brother, William as well as many other relatives, friends, and retirees from “Signals.” Resting at Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. Funeral Mass was held Friday, February 1st, at 2:00 P.M. from St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Gander. Interment to follow at All Saints Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his memory to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind. Arrangements through Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. To sign our memorial on -line guest book please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca

STOKES, Audrey Louise
Passed peacefully away at Brookfield Hospital on Wednesday, January 30, 2008, Audrey Louise Stokes, age 66 years of Deadman’s Bay. Predeceased by her parents, Leonard and Lillian Skinner; infant children, Jeffery and Corrine; sisters, Phyllis and Muriel; brother-in-law, Freeman Chaulk. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories is her husband, Jesse; daughter, Angela (Derek) of Mt. Pearl; Rocky (Christine) of Deadman’s Bay, Neal (Patty) of Deadman’s Bay; brothers, Thomas(Joyce) of Gander Bay, Gordon (Bernice) of C.B.S.; sisters, Winnie Chaulk of Deadman’s Bay, Hazel Kinden (Eric) of Stag Harbour, Betty Briddle (Paul) of Carbonear; 10 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service took place at The United Church, Deadman’s Bay on Saturday, February 2, 2008 with Rev. Tim Bowman officiating. Interment followed at The United Church Cemetery, Deadman’s Bay. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home in Wesleyville/Musgrave Harbour. To sign our online guestbook, please visit www.kittiwakefuneralhomes.ca

POWELL, Eli
Passed peacefully away on Sunday, January 27, 2008 at the James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander, Eli Powell of Bay Watch Manor in Glovertown, formerly of Happy Adventure, aged 97 years. Predeceased by his brothers, Max, Harry, Emore and Prince. Left to mourn are his wife, Doris Powell (nee Reid); children, Joyce (Art Quinton), Audrey (Ralph Arnold), Doug (Blanche Elliott) and Billy. He also left to mourn seven grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. The service took place on January 30 th from the Good Shepherd United Church in Happy Adventure. Interment followed at Holy Cross, Good Shepherd Cemetery in Eastport. Donations may be made to the Good Shepherd United church or to the cemetery fund.

ORAM, Christopher Wade
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden and tragic passing of our dear loved one, Christopher Wade Oram, age 32 years of Badger’s Quay, on Thursday, January 31, 2008 at sea. Wade is predeceased by his father, Llewellyn, stepfather, Eric Spurrell Sr.(Skip). He leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories his wife, Tanya; daughters, Ocean and Tara; mother, Harriett Spurrell of Badger’s Quay; brother, Llewellyn (Joan); sisters, Elaine Oram (Clifford), Sylvia Janes (Fred) - all of Badger’s Quay; mother and father-in-law, Eileen and Woodrow Kelloway of Wesleyville; brothers-in-law, Sheldon Kelloway (Marlene), Desmond Kelloway (Jackie) - all of Ft. McMurray; sister-in-law, Amanda Kelloway (Brad) of Wesleyville; several aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces; and many other relatives and friends. Funeral service took place at The Salvation Army Citadel, New-Wes-Valley on February 5th with Captains Ashley and Sheldon Bungay officiating. Interment followed at The Salvation Army Cemetery, Wesleyville. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home in Wesleyville/Musgrave Harbour. To sign our online guestbook, please visit www.kittiwakefuneralhomes.ca.

PARSONS, Lawrence
69 of Lumsden passed away tragically at sea on Thursday, January 31, 2008. Predeceased by mother; Olive Parsons and father-in-law; Charles White. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are his wife, Elizabeth, sons, Glenn (Cyndy-Ann) of Mount Pearl, Merlin of Grande Prairie, AB., Adrian (Amanda) of Toronto, Ont., Wade (Carol Ann ) of Goose Bay, and Scott (Melanie) of Edmonton, AB; daughters, Laurie (Ed White) of San Diego, CA, USA, Ardella ( Dean Fowler) of Nanaimo, B.C., and Marquita (Dale Taylor) of Fort McMurray, AB; father, Wilson Parsons of Lumsden, mother- in-law; Myrtle White of Goose Bay, 12 grandchildren and a very large circle of family and friends. Funeral service took place from the United Church, Lumsden on February 4th with Rev. T. Bowman officiating. Interment followed from the United Church cemetery, Lumsden. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home in Wesleyville/Musgrave Harbour. www.kittiwakefuneralhomes.ca

 

 

Page contributed by: Carol Walsh

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

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