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The Beacon Obituaries
January 2011

The Beacon
is a community newspaper for Gander.

Filed chronologically as published for the Month of January 2011

 

MAHER, Maxwell -
Passed away suddenly at his residence on January 2, 2011, Maxwell Maher, age 78 years of Greenspond. Predeceased by his parents, Baxter and Lucy Maher, brothers, Horaito, John, Cluny and Jacob (Jr); sister, Abigail. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are his wife, Beatrice Howse, her sons, Hubert (Elaine) of Clarenville, Kenneth (Valerie) of Ontario, Keith of Ontario, Wilmore (Donna) of Greenspond; daughter, Kathleen (Peter Egden) of Clarenville, granddaughter, Cynthia; brother, Saul Rowena) of Greenspond, nephews, Randy (Cathy), David (Averil), Kirk (Denise), great- nephews, Brent and Cody, great-nieces, Brandee (Trevor), Katie (Lawrence), Brittney(Ryan); great-great-nephew, Austin and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service was held on January 5, 2011 at St. Stephen's Anglican Church, Greenspond with Rev. Shaun O'Connor officiating. Interment followed at the Interfaith Cemetery, Shambler's Cove, Greenspond. To send messages of condolence please visit www.kittiwakefuneralhomes.ca

HYNES, Raymond -
Passed away suddenly at the Dr. Hugh Twomey Health Care Center, Botwood on January 6, 2011, Raymond Michael Hynes, age 58 years. Predeceased by parents, Joe and Jane Hynes, brothers, Gregory, Leonard and Donald. Left with loving memories are his wife, Diane, sons, Joe (Patricia) of Gander, Corey of Gander, brothers, Edward of St. John's, Cliff (Margaret) of Wabush, Al (Joyce) of Wabush, Aiden (Geraldine) of Bonavista, sister, Agnes (Ray) Strang of Lawn, grandchildren, Samantha and Christopher. Also a large circle of relatives and friends. Cremation has taken place. A Funeral Mass was held on St. Brendan's this summer. Arrangements entrusted through Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. To send a message of condolence please sign our on-line guest book at www.staceysfuneralhome.ca

Stokes, Blanche Janet -
Passed peacefully away at St. Claire's General Hospital at St. John's on January 06, 2011. Blanche Stokes, age 73 of Deadman's Bay. Predeceased by her parents, George and Dorothy Goodyear; son, Jeffery; four brothers, Scott, Roland, Wilbert, and Ernest Goodyear; one sister, Triffie Goodyear, a large circle of sisters and brothers in-law; and granddaughter, Susan Burton. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are her husband, Cecil, sons, Beaton (Dawn) of Deadman's Bay, Anthony (Beverly) of Lower Trinity; daughters, Brenda Fifield (Cecil) of St. John's, Sylvia Stokes of St. John's, Rose Burton of Deadman's Bay and Patsy Chaulk (Marvin) of Deadman's Bay; 12 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Ronald (Maggie) of Valleyfield, Joseph (Marilyn) of Wesleyville and Glenn (Elaine) of Lumsden; five sisters, Margaret (John) Oldford of Ont. Barbara (Leonard) Auchinleck of St. John's, Anne (Fred) Chafe of Lumsden, Mae (Peter) Dackers of Lumsden and Paula (Guy) Battigte of Ont, five sisters-in-law, Myrtle and Winnie Goodyear, Ethel and Vera Stokes, Martha Chaulk and a large circle of other relatives and many friends. Funeral service took place at St. Andrews United Church Deadman's Bay on January 9, 2011. Majors Barry and Donna Anstey officiating. Interment followed at the Salvation Army Cemetery in Deadman's Bay. Donations in her memory may be made to the Janeway Children's Hospital Foundation St. John's, NL. To send a message of condolence please visit www.kitiiwakefuneralhomes.ca

GILL, Gwendolyn Phyllis (Taylor) (Nee Tucker) April 17, 1939 - Jan 8, 2011 -
Passed away peacefully on Saturday, January the 8th in St John's after a long, courageous battle with cancer. Born in St Anthony, NL, she lived in Ship Cove to the age of seven before moving to Newtown in Bonavista Bay. Recent years were spent between summers in Newtown and winters in St John's. Gwen was the loving mother of Ron, Steven, Lindsay, David, Pamela and Paula, grandmother of Kira, Mandi, Liam, Ryan, Callum and Cole, great-grandmother to Zackary and Carter; sister of the Tucker and Vincent clan; friend and confident to all. Lives are defined by how one lives; Gwen's life was defined by her children and the sacrifices she made to ensure their happiness, success, and well being. She was kind and compassionate, full of love, and generous to a fault. Never one to mince words, you always knew where you stood with her and she always called it as it was. Gwen had pride and confidence in her children, she always instilled a belief they could accomplish great things in their lives and careers, in the end they all made her proud. Gwen was full of life and enjoyed every moment with her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, family and friends. A huge fan of Elvis Presley, it was only befitting that she would pass away on the "Kings" birthday. Gwen had four sons while married to Jim Taylor. Her second marriage to Alpheaus Gill gave her much happiness and two sisters her boys never had. Although Gwen was predeceased by her husband, Alpheaus, the two families it brought together, created a bond which remains today. As per her wishes, Gwen was cremated in St John's on Jan 10th, a brief family memorial service was held by Captain Wade Budgell of the Salvation Army. A celebration of her life, a United Church service, and the internment of her ashes will take place in Newtown, Bonavista Bay later in the summer of 2011.
Gwen is sadly missed by all, but for those that knew and loved her, the wonderful memories that she left behind will remain forever.

SAUNDERS, Ettie -
It is with much sadness that we announce the passing of Ettie Saunders of Gambo, on January 8, 2011, aged 84 years. Predeceased by husband, Harrison, son, Wilson, sister, Dorothy and great-grandson, Kody. Leaving to mourn special friend, Germin Preston; son, Maxwell (Maxine) and daughter, Evelyn Cross; daughter-in-law, Jean Saunders; grandchildren, Sharon Cross (Earl); Dennis Saunders (Tina); Ben Cross and Gregory Saunders (Karen); great-grandchildren, Jenna Saunders; Dylan Coates and Dennis Saunders; sister, Classie Gillard (Bob); brother, Robert Abbott (Ann); sisters-in-law, Ida; Shirley Ryan (Clyde); Alma Stacey (Kevin); Delilah Snook (Robert) and Myrtle; brothers-in-law, Samuel Gregory and Raymond Gregory (Beulah); also a large circle of family and friends. Funeral took place on Tuesday, January 11th at 1 pm at St George's Anglican Church in Gambo. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Pritchett's Funeral Home in Gambo. Donations to her memory may be made to St George's Anglican Church, Gambo. To leave condolences to the family, visit our website at www.pritchettsfuneralhome.com

KINDEN, Charles Levi
It is with much sadness that we announce the passing of Charlie Kinden of Stag Harbour on January 9, 2011, aged 85 years. Predeceased by mother, Eliza Kinden, father, Alex Kinden, wife, Jessie Kinden (Sheppard), brother, Roland Kinden. Leaving to mourn daughters, Reta (Pat) Byrne and Ruby (Pierce) Rogers. Grandchildren, Patty (Steve) Carlos, Jennifer (Brent) Thompkins, Kimberley (Scott) George, Krista (Pat) Hulan and Christopher (Breanne) Hulan. Great-grandchildren, Jocelyn, Curtis, Patrick, Kate, Simon, Oliver, Brooklyn, and Cole. Special friend, Francis Collins, as well as a large circle of family and friends. Funeral took place on Wednesday, January 12th at the United Church, Fogo Island. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Fogo Island Funeral Home (Gary and Janice Keats). Donations in his memory to be made to the United Church Cemetery Fund, Stag Harbour. Special thanks to all the staff on the surgical floor at James Peyton Memorial Health Center, Dr. Douglas and Dr. Govender. Also thank you to Rev. George Stockley for officiating and supporting the family. We are truly blessed and forever grateful to have the support and love of many family and friends during this difficult time. For funeral service information, visit our website: www.pritchettsfuneralhome.com

SHEARING, Alberta -
Passed peacefully away at the James Paton Memorial Health Center on January 12, 2011, Alberta Shearing in her 68th year. Predeceased by parents, Harold and Irene Angell, son, Wendell Ross. Left with loving memories are her husband, Scott of Noggin Cove, daughter, Velda (Richard) Smith of Paisley, ON, grandson, Baden Ross, brothers, Gilbert (Verna) Angell of Noggin Cove, Woodrow (Carol) Angell of London, ON., Irving (Patricia) Angell of Glenwood, sister, Joan (Edgar) Goodyear of Carmanville. Also a large circle of family and friends. A memorial service was held from St. David's Anglican Church, Davidsville on Wednesday, January, 19th at 2:00 P.M. Donations in Alberta's memory may be made to the H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Centre, Gander. Arrangements entrusted through Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. To sign our online memorial guest book, please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca

BAKER, Margaret -
After a lengthy illness Marg passed away on Sunday, January 16, 2011 at her home in Gambo, Newfoundland, peacefully, with family by her side. Predeceased by husband James, Marg leaves behind her six daughters, Marilyn (Maddeaux), Glenda (John), Barbara (Bruncho), Jennifer (Kevin), Patricia and Lorie. She was a dearly loved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, sister and friend. Her spirit and vitality for life were remarkable, especially as she waged her final battle against cancer and cancer related disease. Marg was so very grateful for the love and compassion shown by family in friends through their visits and assistance as her health failed. Special thanks to the doctors and nurses that assisted during the final stages of our mother's illness. The expertise, kindness and support provided by Dr. Raj Brahmbhatt was exceptional and meant so much to all of us - Dr. Raj we just wish we could have found you sooner.

SHEPPARD, Douglas -
Passed peacefully away at Glenbrook Lodge in St. John's on Sunday, January 16, 2011. Douglas Sheppard of Carmanville in his 91st year. Predeceased by his wife, Phyllis, brother, Ronald Sheppard, sister, Flossie Parsons, daughter-in-law Jackie Sheppard, granddaughter, Charlie Sheppard. Left with loving memories his son, Carl of La Scie, daughters, Linda Gaultois of Kippens, NL, Marie (Peter) Fifield of Torbay, NL, Ruby (Ron) Connors of Burlington, ON, ten grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Rested at Stacey's Funeral Home in Carmanville. Funeral was held on Thursday, January 20th at 2:00 P.M from the United Church in Carmanville followed by interment at the united Cemetery. Donations in Douglas memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Stacey's funeral home Gander-Carmanville. To sign our on line guest book please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca

HICKS, Harry -
Passed away at the James Paton Memorial Hospital in Gander on Wednesday, January 19, 2011, Mr. Harry Hicks of Musgrave Harbour in his 90th year. Predeceased by his wife, Audrey and two sisters, Mrytle Hicks and Alma Hicks. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are his wife, Louise, son, David (Dianne) of Mt. Pearl, daughter, Hazel Tulk (Melvin) of Aspen Cove, stepson, Hedley Guy (Gloria) of Musgrave Harbor; four step-daughters Bernice Smithline (John), Deloris Hayward (Fred), Catherine Blackwood (Garry) and Doris Hallett (Jack) all of Musgrave Harbor; five grandchildren Sylvia Hicks, Coralee Hammond (Rick), Jerry Hicks, Sherry Hicks (Brent Pardy), and Trena Tulk (Dennis), 10 step-grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, Ujena, Mackalin, Jamielee, Danielle and Katie, 18 step-great-grandchildren, and also a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service took place on Saturday, January 22nd from the United Church Cemetery in Musgrave Harbour. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home in Musgrave Harbour - Wesleyville. To sign our on-line guest book, please visit www.kittiwakefuneralhomes.ca

SNOW, Sidney -
Passed peacefully away at the James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander on Tuesday, January 25th, 2011, Sidney Snow, age 89. Predeceased by his wife Violet. Left to mourn with loving memories are his sons, Harold Snow (Lena), Anthony Snow (Joyce) both of Wing's Point; daughter, Aleen Torraville (David) of Tumble Ridge, B.C.; and a circle of other family and friends. Rested at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Wing's Point on Thursday, January 27th and Friday, January 28th. Funeral service was held on Friday, January 28th at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Yvonne Thistle officiating. Internment followed at Holy Trinity Anglican Cemetery, Wing's Point. Arrangements entrusted through Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. To sign our online memorial guest book, please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca

KEAN, Roland -
Passed away at Brookfield Hospital, January 28, 2011, Roland Kean of Wesleyville, aged 94 years. Predeceased by his loving wife, Gertrude, parents, Laura and Nathaniel Kean; sisters, Emma Dowding, Elas Ann Simmonds and Madelaine Kean and brothers, Nathaniel Kean and Eli Kean. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories are daughter, Sarah and husband Eugene Stagg of Wesleyville, granddaughters, Tracey (Todd Kean) of Wesleyville and Michelle (Richard Goodyear) of Grand Falls-Windsor, great-granddaughters, Chelsea, Chante, Charlotte and Rebecca and a large circle of other family and friends. Funeral service took place on Monday, January 31 from Jubilee United Church, Wesleyville with Rev. B. Hannon officiating. Interment followed from the United Church cemetery, Wesleyville. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove-Musgrave Harbour. To send messages of condolence please visit www.kittiwakefuneralhomes.ca

KEAN, Lester -
Lester B. Kean
is predeceased by his parents, Abram and Elizabeth and six siblings. Leaving to mourn with fond memories are his loving wife, Josephine, sons, George (Gail), Kevin (Jan), William (Trixie), Robert (Cassie), Tony (Sheila), Glenn (Jackie); daughters, Marie (Cyril), Nellie (Junior), Roselyn (Wayne), Judy (Everett), Fern (Garry), Pamela, Peggie (Derek); brothers, Abram (Mabel), Victor (Hazel); sisters, Betty, Lucille, Anne (Raymond). Also leaving to mourn 35 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and a large circle of family and friends. Lieutenants Brent and Melissa Haas conducted the funeral service at the Salvation Army Corp, in Wesleyville on Jan 31, Internment was at the Salvation Army Cemetery. Arrangements were entrusted to Jennifer Pender of Sincerely Yours Funeral Home. Lester passed away peacefully at age 87 into the presence of his Lord and Master at 6:00 am, January 28, 2011 surrounded by his family in the house he built. He was no ordinary man.

HUNT, Mary Jane -
Passed peacefully away on January 30, 2011 at Brookfield Hospital, Mary Jane Hunt, age 89 of Indian Bay. Predeceased by her husband, Samuel, parents, Samuel and Eunice, son, Jesse; son-in-law, Percy; daughter-in-law, Geraldine, grandson, Brian, granddaughter, Paula, great-grandson, Luke, 6 brothers and 1 sister. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories are 7 sons; John, Jesse (Susie), Wilfred (Irene), Peter (Pauline), Terry, Clyde, all of Indian Bay, Tony (Chloe) of Wareham, 5 daughters; Eunice (Jack Cook) of Indian Bay, Ruby (Richard Parsons) of Indian Bay, Doris of Aspen Cove, Clara Bungay of Wareham, Wanda (Ken Pickett) of Indian Bay, 1 brother-in-law; Arthur, 19 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren, 4 great-great-grandchildren and a large circle of other relatives and many friends. Funeral service was held on February 2, 2011 from St. Mary's Anglican Church, Indian Bay with Rev. David Coffin officiating. Interment followed at the Anglican Church Cemetery, Indian Bay. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Homes- Pound Cove/Musgrave Harbour. To send messages of condolence please visit www.kittiwakefuneralhomes.ca

 

 

Page contributed by: Carol Walsh

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

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