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The Beacon Obituaries
January 2012

The Beacon
is a community newspaper for Gander.

Filed chronologically as published for the Month of January 2012

 

EASTMAN, MELVIN -
Passed peacefully away at the James Paton Memorial Health Center, Gander on January 2, 2012, Melvin Eastman, age 80 years. Predeceased by parents, Bennett and Gertrude Eastman. Left with loving memories are his wife Rosetta, sons, Derrick (Cora) of Glenwood, David (Ann) of Brampton, ON, Dwight (Sandy) of Brampton, ON., daughters, Dale Eastman of CBS, NL, Doreen (Scott) Graves of Brampton, ON, nephew, Sterling Hodder of Glenwood, sisters, Evelyn West of Musgrave Harbour, Viola Walsh of Glenwood, Marion (Ben) Wicks of Appleton, grandchildren, Sarah, Myles, Rhonda, Michael, Brent, Hollie, Alicia, LeeAnne, Brandon, Bradley, great-grandchildren, Jenelle and Joel. Also, a large circle of family and friends. Rested at First United Church, Glenwood. Funeral Service was held Thursday, January 5th. Interment United Cemetery, Glenwood. Donations in Melvin's memory can be made to the H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Clinic. Arrangements entrusted, through Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. To sign the on-line memorial guest book please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca

Howell, Betty Louise (nee Andrews) -
Passed peacefully away after a courageous battle with cancer at the L. A. Miller Centre, Palliative Care Unit, St. John's on January 9, 2012, Betty Louise Howell (nee Andrews) age 59 years of Paradise, formerly of Lumsden. Predeceased by her father; Baxter Andrews (2011). Leaving to mourn with loving memories are her devoted husband; Cyril Howell, mother; Bernice Andrews, sister; Debbie (Barry Goodyear), brother; Paul Andrews (Gina), much loved nephews and nieces; Mitch, Josh, Jared, Allison, Claire, Claralee, Vanessa, Ashley, Amanda, Katlyn and Meghan, mother-in-law; Emma Howell, sisters-in-law; Olive Templeman (Len), Faye Kelly (Chris), Jill Burry (Jeff), brothers-in-law; Kevin Howell (Sheila), Scott Howell (Christine), her best friend; Linda Abbott and a large circle of other relatives and many friends. Funeral service took place at Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove on January 11, 2012 with Reverends Lorne and Roberta Bungay officiating. Inurnment will take place at a later date. Donations in her memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. To send messages of condolence please visit www.kittiwakefuneralhomes.ca

GOODYEAR, Sidney Alexander -
Passed peacefully away at Brookfield Hospital on January 9, 2012, Sidney Alexander Goodyear, age 64 years of Lumsden. Predeceased by his father, Alexander, brother, Herbert, infant brothers, Hedley and Norman, parents-in-law, James and Lynette Splane, brother-in-law, Ernest Goodyear. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories are his wife; Paula, son, Michael of Churchill, Manitoba, daughter, Jennifer (Mario Boisvert) of Airdrie, Alberta, brother, Clarence (Wanda) of Lumsden, sisters, Winnie Goodyear (Tom Pinsent) of Bellevue, Maxine Howell (Glyn) of Templeman, Roma Goodyear (Paul) of Lumsden, mother, Trixie Goodyear of Lumsden, sister-in-law, Edna Goodyear of Main Point, numerous cousins, nephews, nieces, aunts, uncles and a large circle of friends. Cremation has taken place. Donations in his memory may be made to the Lumsden Volunteer Fire Department. To send messages of condolence please visit www.kittiwakefuneralhomes.ca

STUCKLESS, Clifford Otto -
Passed peacefully away at the James Paton Memorial Heath Center on January 11, 2012, Clifford Otto Stuckless, age 86 years. Predeceased by parents Tomas and Bessie Stuckless, first wife Edith, brother Botsford and Mark, son-in-law Rick Langille. Left with loving memories are his sons, Otto (Marilyn) of Glenwood, Terry of ON, Stephen (Phoebe) of Glenwood, Ricky (Michelle) of Glenwood, daughters, Ruth (Barry) Steel of Appleton, Ruby (Fredrick) Beau of Dartmouth, NS, Doris (Paul) Johns of Gander, Norma of Dartmouth, NS, Betty Langille of Dartmouth, NS, Linda (Brad) Granville of Gander, Goldie of Dartmouth, NS, Stella (Lloyd) Briand of Lake Echo, NS, Sherry (Ardele) of Dartmouth, NS, brothers, Wilson of Black Duck Cove, Warrick of Little Harbour, Ross (Emily) of ON, sisters, Olive Card of Herring Neck, Rose (Harry) Hopkins of Twillingate; grandchildren, Carole, Colleen, Tracey, Brian, Craig, April, Denise, Darrell, Suzanne, Gregory, Stephanie, Jeffery, Nikki, Scott, Randy, Dustin, Sheena, Vanessa, Candice, Heather, Lacy; great-grandchildren, Madison, Amy, Monique, Natalie, Stephanie, Sarah, Ryan, Ami-ee, Noah, Kyle, Mikila, Rachel. Also a large circle of family and friends. Rested at Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. Funeral Service was held Saturday, January 14th at 11:00 A.M. Interment United Cemetery, Little Harbour, Twillingate. Donations in Clifford's memory may be made to the Alzheimer Association. Arrangements entrusted through Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. To sign the memorial on-line guest book please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca

ABBOTT, Stewart -
Passed away at Lakeside Homes in Gander on Saturday, January 14, 2012, Mr. Stewart Abbott of Gander, formerly of Musgrave Harbour in his 89th year. Predeceased by his wife Helen, parents George and Dorcas, two grandchildren Robert Baggs and Baby Girl Abbott, six brother and three sisters. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are his wife Gladys, two sons Jerdon (Joan) of Gander, Dino (Cheryl) of CBS, three step-sons John (Yvonne) of Grand Bank, Alfred of Gander, Morry of Toronto, ON, four daughters, Ena (Reginald) of Musgrave Harbour, June (Maxwell) of Gander, Leona (Patrick) of Gander, Rhonda of Gander, two step-daughters, Elaine of Shelburne, ON and Darlene (Danny) of Shelburne, ON, brother Roland of Lakeside Home, Gander, eleven grandchildren, eleven step-grandchildren, five great-great grandchildren, five step-great-grandchildren and a large circle of relatives and friends. Funeral service took place on Monday, January 16th from the Salvation Army Citadel in Musgrave Harbour with Majors Barry and Donna Anstey officiating. Interment followed from the Salvation Army Cemetery in Musgrave Harbour. Donations in his memory may be made to the Autism Society of Newfoundland and Labrador, P.O. Box 14078, St. John's, NL A1B 4G8. 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

PARSONS, Daisy -
Passed away on Friday, January 20, 2012 at the James Paton Memorial Hospital in Gander, Mrs. Daisy Parsons of Indian Bay, age 94 years. She is predeceased by her parents, Albert and Miriam Rogers; husband Richard Parsons. Left to mourn her passing are her daughters, Charlotte (Clyde Vardy), Margaret (Gerald White), Marie (Lloyd Collins), Martha Parsons; sons, Norman (Sharon), Gordon (Verlie), Albert (Donna), Earl (Loretta); 25 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Reverend David Coffin conducted Funeral Service from the Anglican Church, Indian Bay on Sunday, January 22, 2012. Interment was at the Anglican Church Cemetery. Pallbearers were Gordon Parsons, Albert Parsons, Earl Parsons, Mark Parsons, Glen Vardy, Dean White and Nadine Parsons

SMEATON, Frederick Francis -
Passed peacefully away on his 90th birthday, Monday, January 16, 2012, at the James Paton Memorial Hospital in Gander. Formerly of St. John's, and Cape Broyle, Fred was a master mechanic at Eastern Provincial Airways for over 22 years and an avid photographer, videographer and local historian. Predeceased by his parents Fred and Catherine, brother Bill, sisters, Mary and Connie and sons, David and Freddie. Leaving to mourn his loving wife of 65 years, Nina; 11 sons: Randy (Yvonne), Don (Sharon), Harry, John, George, Rick (Rhonda), Phil, Bill (Rhonda), Stan (Rennie), Dennis (Brenda), and Rob (Kelly); Daughters: April (Mike Samson), Cathy (Ed Slade), Tammy (Leigh Puddester), and Elizabeth (Serge Dussault); sister Thelma along with many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Resting at Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. Funeral Mass was held Thursday January 19th from St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church. Interment All Saints Cemetery. Donations will be graciously accepted for the Canadian Diabetes Association and The Central Northeast Heath Foundation. Funeral arrangements entrusted through Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. To sign our online memorial guestbook please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca

ABBOTT, Roland -
Passed away at Lakeside Homes in Gander on Monday, January 16, 2012, Mr. Roland Winfield Abbott (Envoy Rtd) of Musgrave Harbour in his 98th year. He was predeceased by his wife Ina Hazel, son Murray Merrill, parents George D. and Dorcas P. Abbott, three sisters Daisy, Elsie, and Pearl, and 7 brothers Allan, Peter, Jasper, Walter, Maxwell, Charles, and Stewart and daughter-in-law Janet. Left with fond and loving memories to remember him are two sons Duke Charles (Sheila) of Bedford, N.S. and Roland Junior (Bonnie) of Port Anson, Notre Dame Bay, NL, four grandchildren Tommy, Mitchell, Melanie, and Murray, four great-grandchildren Kali, Chelsea, Catherine, and Brittany, one great-great-grandchild Brayden all of Halifax, N.S., sister-in-law Gladys Abbott of Gander as well as a large circle of relatives and friends far and near. Mr. Roland W. Abbott was a Member Past Master of ODD Fellows, Lodge Exploits #2, Grand Falls, Past Grand Master of Royal Black Grand Lodge, Member of the Gander Masonic Lodge, 6960 Gander, Past Grand Sect of Grand Orange Lodge of NL, and active in Gideons for years. Funeral service took place on Friday, January 20th from the Salvation Army Citadel in Musgrave Harbour with Majors Barry and Donna Anstey officiating. Interment followed from the Salvation Army 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

KEEFE, Stewart -
Passed peacefully away at The Health Sciences Centre, St. John's on Thursday, January 19, 2012, Stewart Bruce Mackenzie Keefe, age 77 of Noggin Cove. Predeceased by his wife Sadie in 1977, parents Stewart and Cora Keefe, brother-in-laws Reg Oake and Martin Bowe. Left to mourn are his wife Elizabeth (Matchem) Keefe, children James (Thersa), Beulah, Sharon, Trudy (Keith) Landry, Bruce (Tammy), Jason (Kym), Jeremy (Angela), brothers Garland (Beryl), Tom (Karen), sisters Shirley (Ernest) Coish, Geraldine, Gloria, 19 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and a large circle of relatives and friends. Rested at Stacey's Funeral Home, Carmanville on Sunday and Monday. Funeral service was held on Tuesday, January 24th at 2:00 P.M. from the Pentecostal Church, Carmanville. Interment followed at the Pentecostal Cemetery, Carmanville. Donations in Bruce's memory may be made to the Pentecostal Cemetery Fund. Arrangements entrusted through Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander-Carmanville. To sign our online memorial guest book, please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca

ROACH, Violet Mary (Stacey) -
Passed peacefully away at the Palliative Care Unit, The Leonard A. Miller Centre, on Saturday, January 21, 2012, at the age of 82, in the presence of her loving family . She was predeceased by her husband Frank; son Sean; parents James and Anne Stacey formerly of Point May; brothers: Jim, Pat, Clyde, Cecil; sisters: Shirley and Claire; and special friend Dick Corbett. Leaving to mourn: sons Frank and Noel (Sharon O"Neill); her wonderful grandchildren Megan (Jeremy) Christopher, and Sean; Jane Hurley; and one precious great grandson Matthew; her sister and best friend Dorothy Smith of Bay Bulls; sister Susan and brothers Ernest (June) and Stanley (Connie); many nieces (especially Anne Marie Stamp) and nephews; Jennifer Colford, and many other lifelong friends in Gander. Visitation will take place at Stacey's Funeral home, Gander, on Wednesday, January 25, from 7-9 pm and on Thursday, January 26, from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm. Funeral Mass to be held at St. Joseph's Church, Gander, on Friday January 27 at 11:00 am. Flowers gratefully accepted or donations may be made to the SPCA or to a charity of one's choice.

TUFF, Thomas -
Passed peacefully away surrounded by his family on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at Brookfield Hospital. Thomas Tuff age 88 years of Wesleyville. Predeceased by his parents; George and Julia Tuff, wife; Clara, Sons; Stephen and George, sister; Alfreda, brothers; Roland and Jabez, sisters-in-law; Elizabeth and Margaret, brothers-in-law; Obediah, Augustus and Charles. Leaving to mourn with loving memories are his son; Chesley (Gloria) of Vancouver, B.C., daughters; Elizabeth (Eli Parsons) of Indian Bay, Christine (Barry Kean) of Wesleyville, Alfreda (Garry Goodyear) of Templeman, Brenda (Craig Burry) of Wesleyville, daughters-in-law; Linda Tuff of Badger's Quay and Valerie Goodyear of St. John's, sisters-in-law; Alfreda Cooze, Emma Howell both of Templeman, Clara Howell of St. John's, grandchildren; Darlene, Tina, Scott, Shannon, Julieann, Justin, Johanna, Angela, Brittany and Myles, great-grandchildren; Katie, Peter, Marcus, Claire, Jack, Connor and a large circle of other relatives and many friends. Funeral service was held on January 27, 2012 at St. Mark's United Church, Templeman with Revs Lorne and Roberta Bungay officiating. Interment followed at The United Church Cemetery, Templeman. Donations in his memory may be made to The Canadian Lung Association or to St. Mark's United Church Cemetery Fund, Templeman. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove - Musgrave Harbour. To send messages of condolence please visit www.kittiwakefuneralhomes.ca

KELLY, Denis -
Passed away suddenly January 25, 2012, Denis Edward Kelly, age 85 years. Predeceased by his parents Edward and Mary Alice (Cook), wife Evelyn (Dawe), daughter Jean, sisters Mary Bouzane, Jane Kennedy, brothers Cyril, Jack, Richard, Alec, Jerome, Basil, and Edward. Left with loving memories are his daughters Denise (Philip) Small of Maple Ridge, B.C., Patricia (Dennis) Brothers of Grand Falls-Windsor, NL, Elizabeth (Richard) Murphy of Grand Falls- Windsor, NL, Catherine (Robert Bureaux) of Gander, NL; grandchildren Kelli (Kevin) Renwick, Matthew and Nicholas Larcombe, Sarah Lundrigan (Toddy), Noelle and Denis Bureaux and a large circle of other family and friends. Rested at Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. Funeral service was held Saturday, January 28th, at 2:00 P.M. at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Gander. Interment All Saints Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted through Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. To sign the memorial on-line guest book please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca.

GRAY, Harold -
Harold Gray
-92 of Lumsden passed away peacefully on January 25, 2012 at St. Clare's Mercy Hospital, St. John's. Predeceased by his parents; John and Clara Gray, wife; Audrey, daughters; Clara and infant daughter, son; Eugene, son-in-law; James Tiller and all 7 siblings; Eldon, Joseph, Ida, Chesley, Melissa, Hazel and John. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories are 3 daughters; Natalie (Derek Sparkes) of Mount Pearl, Patricia (Alan Leamon) of Richmond, B.C. and Doreen Tiller of Mackenzie, B.C., 7 grandchildren; Sean, Michelle, Tanya, Eugene, Jonathan, Jaime and Kathryn, 8 great grandchildren; Grace, Evan, Kate, Benjamin, Emily, Jorgia, Reegan and Simon, brother-in-law; Nathaniel Goodyear, sisters-in-law; Evelyn Goodyear and Viola Goodyear and a large circle of other family and friends including the residents and staff of Pearl House. Funeral service took place on Monday, January 30 from Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove with Rev. Lorne Bungay officiating. Interment followed from the United Church cemetery, Lumsden. In his memory, donations may be made to the United Church Cemetery Fund, Lumsden. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove/Musgrave Harbour. To send messages of condolence, please visit www.kittiwakefuneralhomes.ca

FOLEY, Richard -
Passed peacefully away at the James Paton Memorial Health Centre, Gander on Sunday, January 29th, 2012, Richard (Dick) Foley, age 82. Predeceased by his parent's George and Molly Foley, brothers, George, Fred, Bob, sisters, Ann Kenny, Mary Hulan. Left to mourn with loving memories are his wife Mae, sisters, Beatrice White, Catherine Foley, brother-in-law, Bill Pomeroy, sister-in-law, June Harrigan and a large circle of relatives and friends. Rested at Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander Interment, All Saints Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted through Stacey's Funeral Home. To sign our online memorial guest book, please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca

ABBOTT, Cyril -
Cyril Abbott
passed away peacefully with his family present on the January 31, 2012 in Gander after several months battling cancer. Through the process Dad maintained his humor and indomitable spirit. He was a fighter in life and showed what it meant to maintain dignity and grace in truly difficult circumstances. We thank all those who cared for Dad and who took the time to visit and constantly ask how he was doing. It was appreciated by him and us more than you could ever know. Thanks especially to Dr. Saad whose caring and respectful approach made the difficult times just a bit less troubling. Dad was predeceased by his wife, Elizabeth, daughter Madonna, brother Reuben, sons-in-law Everett and Gerald, parents Samuel and Blanche Abbott, and in-laws Hugh and Eva Mouland. He leaves behind to remember him daughter Marie, sons Cyril (Pam), Roger (Heather), Shawn (Gigi), son-in-law Reg, twelve grandchildren, one great grandchild, and one niece, as well as a host of friends and family. Dad was buried on Bonavista on 3 February 2012.
He will be dearly missed.

 

 

Page contributed by: Carol Walsh

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

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