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The Beacon Obituaries
January 2013

The Beacon
is a community newspaper for Gander.

 

BAKER, Howard - 99, Port Hawkesbury/Mulgrave and formerly of Newfoundland, passed away on Wednesday, January 30, 2013, in the Port Hawkesbury Nursing Home. Born in Elliston, NL, he was a son of the late William and Elizabeth (Cole) Baker. Howard taught school up until 1939, when he went as a radio operator with the Ferry Command during World War II. He retired from Transport Canada after 35 years of service as an Electronics Technician. Surviving are daughter, Dorothy O'Leary (Robert Welsh), Mulgrave; sons, Lorne (late Beryl), Etobicoke, Ont; William (Shirley), Gander NL; Howard (Ramona), Halifax; James (Shirley), Edmonton, AB; and Keith (Janice), Mississauga, Ont; grandchildren, Sean O'Leary, Andrew O'Leary, Daniel O'Leary, Roland Baker, Robin Baker, Richard Baker, Roxanna Baker, Dean Baker, Yvonne Churchill, Lori Skinner, Leanna Spencer and Lisa Baker; 19 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild. He was predeceased by his wife, Edna (Martin) Baker; son, Douglas. Special thanks to the staff at the Port Hawkesbury Nursing Home for all their care and kindness to our dad. Cremation has taken place. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 11th at 10:00 A.M. from the Fraser Road United Church Gander, NL. Interment will follow at All Saints Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Fraser Road United Church in Gander, NL. Arrangements under the care of Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury and Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander, NL. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at: www.haverstocks.com

EDWARDS, Betty
Betty Mary Edwards
, a beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away peacefully but unexpectedly in hospital in Gander on Saturday, January 5. She was 91 and would have celebrated her 92nd birthday on February 5. Mom was a war bride from Swansea, Wales, who first came to Gander with her husband, Martin (Max) in 1946. Mom and Dad were true pioneers of the town of Gander and it was their home for life. Predeceased by Martin, who passed away in 2007, she is survived by her daughter Jean (Peter Stacey) of St. John's; Paul (Jeannie Bennett and daughter Alyssa), Gander; Peter, Kamloops, B.C. and Kenny (So Qi), Shanghai, China. Also grandchildren David Stacey (Wilson), Toronto; Robyn Stacey, St. Catharines; Chris Stacey (So Won), Pusan, South Korea; Scott Edwards, Fort McMurray, Alberta, and great grandson Martin Stacey in Pusan, as well as relatives in British Columbia, England and Wales. Visitation took place at Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. Funeral service was held on Tuesday, January 7th at 11:00 A.M from the Fraser Road United Church, Gander. Please give a donation in Mom's name to a charity of your choice.

FRANCIS, Bernice
Passed peacefully away at the James Paton Memorial Health Center on January 28th 2013 Bernice Francis age 79 years. Predeceased by husband Joseph, daughter Laura, granddaughter Shea, parents William and Edith Bursey, brothers Gordon, Eldred, sister Fanny and baby brother. Left with loving memories are sons Norman (Jean) of Gander Bay, Gary (Marina) of Gander Bay, Woodrow of St. John's, daughters Betty (Ray) of Gander Bay, Kim (Wayne) of Gander, brothers Nelson (Letta) of Lewing Cove, Roland (Bernadine) of Winnipeg, Glen (Betty) of Gander Bay, sisters Laura (Frank) of Red Deer, Josephine (Bill) of Gander Bay, Effie (Clayton) of Gander Bay, Stella (Mike) of Prescott, ON., Son-in-law Bill of St. John's . Grandchildren Lori, Rocky, Tina, Pam, Joey, Tara, Norma, Lee, Jonathan, Jill, Kendra, Dylan, James, Landon, Gavin. Great grandchildren Tyler, Gracie, Ben, William, Ian, Laurissa, Nora, Alysha, Ellie, Maggie, Ryder, Kate, Anna and Riley. Also a large circle of family and friends. Resting at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Wings Point, Tuesday, January 29th at 7:00 p.m, Wednesday, January 30th. Funeral Service, Thursday January 31st at 2:00 p.m.. Interment Anglican Cemetery Clarkes Head. Flowers are gratefully accepted or donations in Bernice's memory may be made to the Clarkes Head Anglican Cemetery Fund. Arrangements entrusted through Stacey's Funeral Home Gander/Carmanville. To sign the online guest book please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca

GAULTON, Luke
Gaulton, Luke
- age 92 years. Passed peacefully away at the Agnes Pratt Home on January 6, 2013 (on their wedding anniversary date) surrounded by his devoted family. Loving father, father-in-law, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, brother-in-law, Uncle and Newfoundland step dancer. Predeceased by wife, Vera (1995), son, Rennie (2009), brothers Samuel and Gerald. Leaving to mourn with cherished memories, son Barrie (Anne Marie), daughters Joyce (Bud Jenkins), Jean (Fred Thompson, Truro, NS), June (Tolson Stockwood), daughter-in-law Sylvia Gaulton, his eight beautiful grandchildren: Tina (Corey Chiasson), Trevor Gaulton, Michelle Jenkins, Mark Jenkins (Jennifer), Giselle (John Corcoran), Nicole (Michael McDonald), Jenesta (Todd Dove, Baker Lake, NU), Jenelle (Ronnie Donaldson, Kingston, NS), ten great-grandchildren, Luke and Lacey Chiasson, Nicholas Gaulton-Manning, Olivia McDonald, Taylor and Scott Dove, Parker and Tyler Donaldson, Sawyer and Jovi Jenkins. He also leaves to mourn, brother Bill, brother-in-law Hayward Howell (Pound Cove), sister-in-law Nerissa (Percey Winsor, Bonnews Lodge, Badger's Quay), sisters-in-law, Anita Gaulton, Stephenville, Hazel Gaulton, Fort McMurray, special care giving niece, Doris Barbour, lifelong friend Jacob Winsor, as well as a large circle of nieces, nephews and friends. Resting at Barrett's Funeral Home, Hamilton Avenue, with visitation on Wednesday, January 9th, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Service to be held on Thursday, January 10th, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. from St. James United Church, Elizabeth Avenue, Interment to follow at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. No flowers by request. Donations kindly accepted to the Agnes Pratt Foundation or charity of one's choice. A very special thank you to the staff of the Agnes Pratt Home, especially Pratt Place, for all your tender loving care over the past 2 ½ years.
No matter where we're going
No matter what we do,
There always comes a moment
We stop and think of you.

HOUNSELL, Aaron
Passed peacefully away at Bonnews Lodge, Badger's Quay on January 3, 2013, Aaron Lester Hounsell age 83 years of Pound Cove. Predeceased by his parents; Edgar and Gwendolyn Hounsell, sister; Fannie, brothers; Herbert and Allan Hounsell. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories are his wife; Emma (nee Bungay), 4 sons; Fraser (Karin) of Tumbler Ridge, BC, Dennis (Irene) of Labrador City, Kirk (Charlotte) of Slave Lake, AB, Larry (Paula) of Brookfield., 2 brothers; Lloyd (Myra) of Valleyfield, Ron (Marie) of Brampton, ON, 1 sister; Daisy (William) of Mount Pearl, 7 grandchildren; Julie, Kirk, Michael, Mark, Janna, Deidre, and Jordan, 3 great grandchildren; Logan, Natasha, Avery and a large circle of other relatives and many friends. Funeral service was held on January 6, 2013 at St. Mary's Anglican Church, Pound Cove with Rev. Roy Martin officiating assisted by Rev. John Nicolle. Interment followed at St. Mary's Anglican Church Cemetery, Pound Cove. Donations in his memory may be made to The Arthritis Society or The Heart And Stroke Foundation. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove - Musgrave Harbour. To send messages of condolence please visit www.kittiwakefuneralhomes.ca

HUNT, Marie
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our loved one Marie Hunt (nee Rogers) of Centreville on Saturday, January 12, 2013. Predeceased by her parents Percy and Deliah Rogers; son Randy Hunt; brothers-in-law Jacob Hunt and Edwin Button. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are her husband; Joseph Hunt, sons Carl (Heather) of Scarborough, ON. and Terry of Centreville; daughters Dianne of Mount Pearl, Joyce Blackwood (Larry) of Brookfield and Lisa of Centreville; brothers Walter Rogers (Susie) of Wareham and Joseph Rogers (Mona) of Wareham; sisters Pearl Hunt of Wareham, Marion Button of Hare Bay, Eva Gillingham (Jerry) of Wareham, Daisy Brown (Enos) of Centreville and Leah Noble (Louis) of Wareham; grandchildren Stephanie, Nicole, Johnathon, Hilary, Melanie and Christian; and a large circle of other relatives and many friends. Funeral service took place at St. Barnabas Anglican Church, Centreville on January 15, 2013 with Rev. David Coffin officiating, assisted by Rev. Harry Spurrell. Interment followed at The Anglican Cemetery, Centreville. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove - Musgrave Harbour. To send messages of condolence please visit www.kittiwakefuneralhomes.ca

KNEE, E. Blanche
September 8, 1926 - January 11, 2013

It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Blanche Knee on January 11, 2013, at the age of 86 years. Blanche is predeceased by her husband Peter Knee; sons, Albert Knee and Barry Knee; parents, Edward & Priscilla (Stagg) Attwood; son-in-law, Daniel Tulk; sisters, Ada Rendell and Maggie Pinsent. She leaves to mourn her sons; George (Joan) Knee, Andrew (Bernice) Knee, Harvey (Judy) Knee; daughters; Pamela (Michael) Mills and Yvonne Tulk; brother, Albert Attwood; Daughter-in-law Beatrice Knee. Blanche was known as "Nanners" to most of her grandchildren, Sandra, Lorne, April, Tammy, Trevor, Shawn, Shauna, LeeAnn, Patrick, Crystal, Jay, Bailey, Penny, and Jeremy; great-grandchildren, Jessica, Luke, Hannah, Alex, Ali, Amanda, Aidan, Jaymes, Tara, Brooklyn, Kevin, Liam, Alexa, Oliver, Chase. Blanche was well loved and will be forever remembered by family and friends. Rev. John E. K. Nicolle officiated the Funeral service at St. Alban's Anglican Church Sunday, January 13 at 2:00 p.m. Followed by interment at the St. Alban's Anglican Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Jennifer Pender of Sincerely Yours Funeral Home. For anyone that would like to make a donation in Blanche's memory the family has requested Brookfield Bonnews Heath Centre.

MOSS, Donald
Passed away suddenly at his residence in Gander, Donald William Moss age 71 years. Predeceased by parents Wilfrid and Bertille, brothers Aidan and Lawrence, sister Diane O'Reilly, brothers-in-law Frederick Daniels and Michael Patrick Keough. Left with loving memories are his wife Joan Moss (Russell), sons Donny (Leslie) of Mississauga, Dale of Halifax and daughter Lee (Eric Worth) of Ottawa. He will be dearly missed by sisters Sylvia Daniels of Ottawa and Geraldine Keough of Plate Cove East and the O'Reilly family of Bishop's Falls. He was a proud grandfather to Abigail and Conor Moss, and beloved uncle to nieces Catherine Peters (John), Pauline Eells (John), Patricia Penton (Tom), Lisa Simpson (Roy), Lori Marcantonio (Peter) and Wendy Daniels. He leaves behind a large circle of family, friends and neighbors. Rested at Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. Funeral Mass, was held Saturday, February 2nd, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. from St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Gander. Interment All Saints Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Don's memory may be made to St. Joseph's Parish, Gander or The Janeway Children's Hospital Foundation. Arrangements entrusted through Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. To sign the on-line memorial guest book please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca

RALPH, Gordon F
Passed on: January 6th, 2013

Passed peacefully away after a short but courageous battle with cancer on January 6, 2013, at James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander. Predeceased by his father, Fred Ralph (1978) and his mother, Olive Mae Ralph (January 2, 2013) and his sister, Marie. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories his wife of 43 years, Stella (Patten) of Traytown. His daughters, Tara (Kevin Watkins) of Happy-Valley - Goose Bay, and Stephanie (Brad Canning) of Edmonton. His precious granddaughter, "Poppy's little angel", Alyssa of Edmonton. His sisters, Rita Gillingham (Upper Gullies) and Delilah Upshall (St. John's). His brother Truman (Joan) Ralph (Bishop Falls). His brother-in-law Bob (Karen) Patten (Corner Brook) and sisters-in-law, Katie McLean (PEI) & Millie Kennedy (Connecticut) , as well as a large circle of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Cremation has taken place as per Gordon's request. As expressions of sympathy, donations can be made to Daffodil Place, Box 8921, St. John's, NL, A1B 3R9

RICHARDS, Clement
Passed peacefully away at the James Paton Memorial Health Centre, Gander, on Friday, January 25th, 2013 Clement Richards, age 84. Predeceased by his parents William and Rhoda Richards, wife Florence Richards (Nee - Organ), brothers Arthur, Albert, William Richards, John Wyatt. Left to mourn with loving memories are his son Michael Richards (Sharon), grandson Johnathan (Krista), great-grandchildren Jack and Wyatt and a large circle of relatives and friends. Rested at St. Andrew's Anglican Church, Glenwood. Funeral service was held on Monday, January 28th at 2:00 P.M. Interment followed at the Anglican Cemetery, Glenwood. Donations in Clement's memory may be made to the Anglican Church, Glenwood. Arrangements entrusted through Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. To sign our online memorial guestbook, please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca

RIGGS, Neatha Pauline
October 30, 1918 - January 12, 2013

Passed peacefully away at her home on January 12, 2013 Neatha Pauline (Stroud) Riggs, age 94 Neatha was predeceased by baby Clarence, her parents Sarah Ann and Baxter, four sisters and six brothers. Left to mourn are husband Clarence, daughters Marguerite, Evelyn (Jeff), sons Thomas, Phil (Lyla), grandsons Andrew and Jonathan and three precious great grandchildren Mathew Olson, Lauren and Ethan Riggs. Also, left to mourn are sister Mamie (Gen) Legge and sister-in-law Mildred Stroud, a large circle of relatives and friends and her wonderful caregiver Patricia Arnold. Neatha was well known for her cheerful and generous spirit and her lifetime volunteering in many community and church organizations. Her motto was "Give generously of yourself and your kindness will come back tenfold." She was a RCAF World War ll vet, received a 30 year service Order of the Red Cross and was among other things a Quilter, Artisan and Card Shark Extraordinaire. Her favorite parting remark was, "See you in the funnies!"

SLANEY, Andrew
Passed away on January 1st 2013 Andrew Slaney age 26 years. Predeceased by Mom Lori, grandparents Ruby and Dorman (Jack) Butt. Left with loving memories are his father Con (Sandra) of Gander, brother Brian of St. John's, girlfriend Ashley and their son Hunter, grandparents Nan and Pop Slaney. Also a large circle of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Rested at Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. Cremation followed. Funeral service was held Saturday January 5th at 2:00 p.m. from St. Martins Anglican Cathedral, Gander. In lieu of flowers donations in Andrews's memory can be made to a trust fund, for his son Hunter. Arrangements entrusted through Stacey's Funeral Home Gander.

STAGG, Viola
Passed peacefully away surrounded by her loving family at the H.S.C. Emergency Department on Sunday, January 6, 2013, Viola Stagg (Butt) age 80 years, formerly of Valleyfield. Predeceased by her husband; Jerry, mother; Effie, father; Martin and brothers; Samuel and Freeman. Leaving to mourn with many treasured memories are her daughters; Judy (Len Sturge), Janice (Ray Mason), Christine (David Welcher) and Cathy (Stephen Lear). Grandchildren; Kelly and Kristy Sturge, Alex Mason, Joshua, Katherine and Jordon Welcher, Allison and Adrianna Lear and one great-grandson; Devin Sturge, sister-in-law; Betty Butt, special niece; Shirley Combden and many other nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Funeral service took place on Saturday, January 12, 2013 from The Memorial United Church, Valleyfield with Rev. B. Hannon officiating. Inurnment followed from the United Church cemetery, Valleyfield. Flowers are gratefully accepted or donations in her memory may be made to The Memorial United Church, Valleyfield or a charity of choice. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove/Musgrave Harbour. To send messages of condolence, please visit www.kittiwakefuneralhomes.ca
"A Mother's Love is a Blessing."

WEST, Eric
Passed away at his cabin at Gull Pond on Sunday, January 27, 2013, Mr. Eric West of Ragged Harbour in his 69th year. Predeceased by his father Charlie and brother Philip. Left to mourn with loving memories are his wife Elsie, two sons Philip (Vicky) of Guelph, ONT, Dwight (Trina) of Brampton, ONT, three daughters Marilyn (Randy) of Musgrave Harbour, Erica (Richard) of Lumsden, Sherry (Fred) of Musgrave Harbour, six grandchildren Natasha, Cody, Chelsie, Courtney, Owen and Charlie, three great grandchildren Stanley, Damion, and Amberlea. Also a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service took place on Wednesday, January 30th from the Kittiwake Funeral Home in Musgrave Harbour. Interment followed from the Salvation Army Cemetery in Ragged Harbour with Majors Barry and Donna Anstey officiating. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of the Kittiwake Funeral Home in Musgrave Harbour - Wesleyville. To sign our on-line guest books, please visit www.kittiwakefuneralhomes.ca

WHALEN, Edgar
Edgar Whalen
- 83 years of Lumsden passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 10, 2013 at Brookfield Hospital. Predeceased by mother; Asseneth Butcher, father; Harry Whalen, grandmother; Lucy Whalen, sister; Priscilla Stagg and nephew; Dwayne Goodyear. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories are his wife; Millie, sons; Dennis (Janice) of Lumsden and Kevin (Diane) of Bonavista, daughters; Asseneth Stockley(William) of Lumsden and Judy Whalen(Tony) of St. John's, brothers; Ford (Wanda), Bruce (Susan) all of Gander, Jack (Patsy), Gregory (Norma) and Morris (Lynn) all of Lumsden, brothers-in-law; Walter Goodyear (Linda), Samuel Goodyear (Elizabeth) and Gilbert Stagg all of Lumsden, sisters; Josephine (Howard Parsons), Emma (Manuel West) all of Lumsden and Shirley (Rene Parsons) of Gander, grandchildren; Elizabeth, Kristen (Peter), Dwayne, Gordon, Jessica and Courtney (Tim), great grandchildren; Aurora, Austin, Kacey, Randolph, Violet and Kinley, many nieces, nephews and a large circle of friends. Funeral service took place on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 from Wesley United Church, Lumsden with Rev. L. Bungay officiating. Interment followed from the United Church cemetery, Lumsden. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove - Musgrave Harbour. To send messages of condolence, please visit www.kittiwakefuneralhomes.ca

WHITE, Audrey
Passed peacefully away at Lakeside Homes, Gander on January 8th 2013 Audrey Jean White age 86 years. Predeceased by husband Harry White. Left with loving memories are her son Shawn (Kim) of Cole Harbour, daughter Linda (Reg) Watt of Kelvington, SK., sisters Marjorie (Reg) Pardy of GF-W, Ernestine, Peggy of Botwood, Barbara of Bishop Falls, Sheila of NB., grandchildren Alison, Sarah, Rebecca White, Dwayne (Gwen) Horvath, Nicole (Chris) Garner, Crystal Watt (Trevor), Jon Watt (Melanie), great grandchildren Mackenzie Horvath, Gavin and Addison Watt, Kara Audrey Garner. Also a large circle of relatives and friends. Cremation has taken place. Thank you to Lakeside homes staff and her best friend, Marie Yetman for unwavering support. Marie showed what best friends are all about. Arrangements entrusted through Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. To sign the memorial online guest please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca

WHITE, Ethel
Passed peacefully away at the James Paton Memorial Health Center, Gander on January 15th 2013 Ethel May White age 88 years. Predeceased by parents Douglas and Bertha Burden, husband George 2003, Brother Reginald Burden and sister Ruby Russell. Left with loving memories are her daughter Shirley (Noble) Bowes of Newmarket. ON., brother Gerald Burden of Carbonear, NL., grandchildren Christopher and Brian Bowes. Also a large circle of nieces, nephews, family and friends. Rested at First United Church, Glenwood. Funeral service was held on, Friday Jan 18th. Interment United Cemetery, Glenwood. In lieu of flowers donations in Ethel's memory may be made to First United Church, Glenwood. Arrangements entrusted through Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. To sign the memorial on-line guest book please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca

WINSOR, Elizabeth Anne
July 11, 1942 - January 8, 2013
Elizabeth Winsor,
70, of Gander, passed peacefully away at home on January 8, 2013. Predeceased by her parents Ernest and Violet Hyde and sister Lorraine (Ron). She is survived by her husband Gerald, son Kevin (Cari), grandchildren Jacob, Darcy, Hendrik and Desiree, dog Casey, sister Kay (Boyce), brother Brian, brother in-law Don (Ruth), sisters in law Myrtle (Bill), Shirley (Peter), Patsy, Joan (Gerald), Peggy (Gerald), Carol (Jeff), special friends Mabel Norris, Ilse Kemp, Gwen Hollett, Betty Forward, members of the ACW and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral service was held at St. Martin's Anglican Church in Gander at 2pm on Friday, January 11, 2013. Rested Stacey's Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Martin's Anglican Church, 132 Airport Blvd., Gander, NL A1V 2E7 or online at www.ourcommunion.org

 

 

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