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The Beacon Obituaries
January 2017

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is a community newspaper for Gander.

 

BARKER, REVEREND FATHER JAMES KEVIN
July 22, 1928-January 12 2017

Passed peacefully away in the presence of his loving family, on Thursday January 12th 2017 at St. Patrick's Mercy Home, St. John's; Father Kevin Barker in his 89th year. Father Kevin as he was known, was born and raised in Open Hall, Bonavista Bay. He was predeceased by his parents James and Sarah, brothers Robert, John, Jeremiah and Michael, sister-in-law Lillian, nephews Jerry, Paul and Pius and niece Peggy. Father Kevin left to mourn sisters-in-law Bridget, Alfreda and Anne, twenty nieces and nephews, as well a large number of great and great-great nieces and nephews and many friends.Father Kevin celebrated 50 years in the priesthood last year. During that time he served in many parishes in the RC Diocese of Grand Falls, including Grand Falls, Windsor, Fogo Island, Gambo-St. Brendans, Clarenville, Bonavista-Port Union, Northern Bay, Harbour Grace and Gander. On his retirement he stayed in Gander, often assisting at St. Joseph's and other parishes throughout the diocese. For the past two years he resided at St. Patrick's Mercy Home. A special thank you is extended to the staff of the Fourth Floor, St. Patrick's Mercy Home, for their outstanding care and compassion to Father Kevin.Father Kevin will be resting at Caul's Funeral Home, LeMarchant Road with visitation on Saturday January 14th from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm, then at Sacred Heart RC Church, Open Hall, on Sunday January 15th from 2-9 pm. Funeral mass will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Church on Monday January 16th at 11 am with interment to follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Father Kevin's memory may be made to Sacred Heart Church maintenance fund.

BROOMFIELD, Anne Elizabeth
October 31, 1947 - January 3, 2017

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Anne Broomfield announce her passing at the James Paton Memorial Health Centre after her lengthy battle with cancer on Tuesday January 3, 2017 at the age of 69 years. She was predeceased by her husband Francis Broomfield; parents Martin & Mary Anne Bridgeman; and brothers Michael & Gerard Bridgeman. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memoires her spouse Stewart Stacey; son Gary (Melanie) of Gatineau, Quebec; brothers: Bill (Bernadette) of Pickering, Ontario, Pat (Sharlene) of Ajax, Ontario; sisters: Margaret (Dennis Hynes) of St. Brendan's, NL, Stella (Ronald Byrne) of St. Brendan's, NL and a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In keeping with her wishes, cremation has taken place. Funeral service was held at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church on Friday January 6, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. officiated by Father William Hearn, with interment to take place at a later date. As expressions of sympathy no flowers by request, donation in Anne's memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. To leave an online condolence please visit our website at www.staceysfuneralhome.ca

BROWN, Ferne Nellie
(December 3, 1939 - January 12, 2017)

Passed peacefully away January 12, 2017, Ferne Nellie Brown of Gambo. Leaving to mourn with fond memories are her Mother Theresa Ford, husband Donald (Sr.); Sons Donald (Jr) (Janice ) of Gambo; Wilburn (Mabel) of Gambo; Daughters Judy Stagg of Cape Freels, Shelley Boyde (Terry) of Gander, Paula Sturge (William) of Valleyfield, Gaye Philpott (Tony) of Gander, Robin Peckford (Keith) of Gambo. In-laws - Murray Wells of Gambo, Frances Ford of Gander, Hazel Stokes (Frank) of Cape Freels, Olive Saunders of Gambo, and George Brown of Gambo. Born to Henry and Theresa Ford on Dec 3, 1939. She married Donald Brown of Gambo on Dec 21, 1960. They raised seven children and were the proud grandparents to 16 grandchildren ( Dawn, Tara, Joy, Kayla, Jacinda, Tyler, Joshua, David, Janel, Darren, Travis, Genessa, Jordon, Kaleb, Amy and Ashley. Great-Grandchildren - Charles, Colby, Alyssa, Jason, Rachel, Chloe. Pre-deceased by her father Henry, Sister Joyce, Brother Martin, Son-in-Law Larry Stagg, Niece Debbie Rideout, Brother in law Melvin Saunders, Mother in law Minnie and father in law Stewart. Rested at Pritchett's Funeral Home. Funeral Service was held at the Salvation Army Sunday January 15 at 2 PM. Interment followed. No flowers by request. Donations may be made to the Cancer Clinic at Central Health

CLOUTER, WALLACE
Passed peacefully at his residence in Gander on January 27th 2017 Wallace Clouter age 81 years. Predeceased by his wife Bernice , brothers Gil, Bob and Emerson Clouter, parents Lemuel and Nora May Clouter. Left to morn with loving memories are son Craig (Wanda) of Halifax, NS., daughter Edwina (Allan) Osmond of Fort McMurray, AB., Rosalyn (Ernest) Leyte of Rocky Mountain House, AB., brothers Ralph Wheaton of Gander, NL., Baden (Bonnie) Clouter of NS., sister Gwen Blackwood of Carmanville, NL.Grandchildren Amy, Courtney, Shakira, Christopher, Chad, Chelsea, Stephen, Cassidy. Great grandchildren Brady, Nevaeh, Grace, Jayden, Rylan, Keyaira, Kate, Julie, Lily, Kegan, Jayda. Also a large circle of family and friends. Rested at Stacey's Funeral Home Gander. Funeral service was held Wednesday February 1st 2:00 pm at Fraser Road United Church. Interment followed at All Saints Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations in Wallace's memory can be made to the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Clinic 300 Price Philip Dr. St. John's NL A1B 3V6. Arrangements entrusted through Stacey's Funeral Home Gander. To leave a message of condolence for the family please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca

COLLINS, Maude Ellen
Born: May 30th, 1929
Passed on: January 22nd, 2017
May 30, 1929 - January 22, 2017
Maude Ellen Collins (nee Gale)
passed away, her daughter Gail by her side, in the early hours of January 22, 2017, at Lakeside Homes in Gander, after a decade-long struggle with the illness known as "the long good-bye." Maude was born to Elizabeth (Gavin) and Alexander Gale in her beloved (now resettled) Pomley Cove, White Bay. She is predeceased by her husband Willis, her sisters Mariah and Margaret (Clarence) Rice, her brother Arthur (surviving wife Doreen), her great-niece Kira Ricketts, her mother- and father-in-law Naomi and Robert Collins, her sister-in-law Alice (George) Way and brother-in-law Pearce (Winnie) Collins. Maude was a loving mother to Gail Collins and Elizabeth Lewis and aunt to many nieces and nephews, their children and grandchildren. She was also a good friend to many people in many places throughout her lifetime. Maude was also a teacher and mentor to generations of children. A passionate educator, she began her teaching career just out of high school herself - as a 17-year-old in a sole-charge, multi-grade school in Newport, Bonavista Bay. She went on to complete a year at the then Memorial College and finished her degree while raising a family, teaching full-time and serving as a volunteer on many committees in her church and her community. She also taught in St. Anthony, Hare Bay and Dover - where she was the principal of the elementary school and vice-principal of the new combined high school and elementary, William Mercer Academy.After retiring from the regular school system, Maude missed teaching so she went back to work for the Central Newfoundland Community College (now part of the College of the North Atlantic), ending her career teaching adults involved in the fishery in Eastport. Maude was an enthusiastic, kind, fun-loving individual who brightened the lives of those around her and tried to help whoever and whenever she could. The family would like to thank the staff of Lakeside for the care and kindness they've shown Maude over her long stay. Their jobs are difficult and they perform them with compassion and grace.

JANES, Brenda
Passed peacefully away at the James Paton Memorial Heath Center on January 7th 2017 Brenda J. Janes age 64 years. Predeceased by her parents Beatrice (Ford) and Clarence Davis. Left with to mourn with loving memories are her partner Earl Stokes, daughters Robin (Brad), Amanda (Scot) and their father Baxter Janes, grandchildren Billy, Benjamin, Isaac, Jonah, Willow, Parker, Reese, Bethany, Kyle, Lydia, stepchildren Trudy (Dan), Todd (Deanne), brothers Carl, Heber (Rose), Clarence (Joy), Hardy (Sandra), sisters Rose (William), Patricia (Junior) . Also a large circle of nieces, nephews, family and friends. Cremation has taken place. Rested at Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander . Funeral service was held Wednesday January 11th at 1:00 at Fraser Road United Church, Gander. Interment at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations in Brenda's memory can be made to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation 230 Brownlow Ave Suite 240 Dartmouth NS B3B 0G5 Arrangements entrusted through Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. To leave a message of condolence please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca

JANES, Ernest
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our loved one at James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander on Friday, January 27, 2017 Ernest Walter Janes age 70 years of Badger's Quay. Predeceased by his beloved wife Mary Hiscock Janes; parents Charles and Elizabeth Janes; grandson Andrew Burry; brother Vaughan Janes; sisters Frances Trask (William) and Jean Parsons (Thomas); sister-in-law Jane Janes. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories are his son Ernie (Janice) of Badger's Quay; daughters Connie (Shawn Burry) of Pool's Island, Lorrieann (Terry Street) of Paradise, Angela (Gregory Burry) of Foxtrap and Sharon (Floyd Murphy) of Wesleyville; brothers Charlie (Daphne) of Badger's Quay, Tom (Marie) of Badger's Quay, Terry (Annette) of Glovertown, Fred (Sylvia) of Badger's Quay and Aubrey of Badger's Quay; sisters Olive (Junior Whidden) of Corner Brook and Helena (Gerald Fifield) of Corner Brook; sister-in-law Vida Janes of Wesleyville; grandchildren Charlene Burry, Scott Burry (Erica), Bradley Janes (Kayla), Jessica Janes (Brandon), Brandon Street, Chloe Street, Sara Burry, Alexis Burry, Dawson Gill and Claire Gill; great-grandchildren Gavin Hoyles, Blake Noseworthy, Tierra Burry and Isaac Janes; and a large circle of other relatives and many friends. Funeral Service took place at The Salvation Army Citadel, New-Wes-Valley on Sunday, January 29, 2017 with Captains Roxanne and Osbourne Randell officiating. Interment followed at The Salvation Army Cemetery, New-Wes-Valley. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove. To send messages of condolence please visit www.kittiwakefuneralhomes.ca

JONES, HOWELL
Passed away peacefully at the James Paton Memorial Health Center, Gander on January 29th 2017. Howell Jones age 91 years. Predeceased by his wife Marilyn, brother David and parents George and Hilda Jones. Left with to mourn to loving memories are sons Nicholas (Paula Bradbury) of Halifax, Matthew (Darlene) Jones of Gander, sister Gwyneth Evans of Hay-On-Wye, Wales UK., grandchildren Markus and Kirsten Jones. Also a large circle of family and friends. In keeping with Howell's wishes cremation has taken place. Rested at Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. In lieu of flowers donations in Howell's memory can be made to the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation 300 Prince Philip Drive St John's NL A1B 3V6 or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of NL 1037 Topsail Road Mount Peal NL A1N 5E9 .Arrangements entrusted to Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander . To leave a message of condolence for the family please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca

KEAN, OLIVER
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our loved one at Bonnews Lodge, Badger's Quay on Sunday, January 15, 2017, Oliver Kean age 89 years of Pound Cove. Predeceased by parents; John and Louiela Kean, wife; Gwendolyn, brothers; Sam, Cluney and sister-in-law Megan, Elden, sister; Dorothy and brother-in-law; Baxter Perry and daughter Olga Sheppard. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories are sons; Eric of Pound Cove, John (Shirley) of Badger's Quay, Guy (Nancy) of Wesleyville, Rodney of Pound Cove, daughters; Linda (Harry Bishop) of Wesleyville, Elsie (Gary Boland) of St. John's, brother; Russell (Marina) of Pound Cove, sister; Nellie (Glenn Hann) of Templeman, sisters-in-law; Jane Kean of Badger's Quay , Sophie Kean of Gander,14 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren, 3 great-great grandchildren and a large circle of other relatives and many friends. Funeral service was held on January 18, 2017 at St. Mary's Anglican Church, Pound Cove with Rev. Cindy Graham officiating. Interment followed at St. Mary's Anglican Church Cemetery, Pound Cove. As an expression of sympathy donations in his memory may be made to St. Mary's Anglican Church Cemetery Fund, Pound Cove. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove / Musgrave Harbour. To send messages of condolence please visit www.kittiwakefuneralhomes.ca

MOFFITT, FREDERICK
It is with heavy hearts and profound sadness that we announce the passing of Honourary Colonel Frederick James Moffitt, who passed away peacefully wrapped in his wife's arms on January 17, 2017. He died as he had lived, with grace, dignity and a loving heart. Fred was the beloved husband and soulmate of Anne (Manning); cherished father of Andrew (wife Deborah) of Warwickshire, England and Sarah of Bristol, England; adored grandad of Hannah, Alexander, Ellie and Rebecca; loving great-grandad of Oscar; dearly loved brother of Doreen Robson (husband George) of Yorkshire, England; loving son-in-law of Monica Manning (of St. John's; fun loving brother-in-law to Glenn Manning (wife Sylvie) of Courtice, Ontario, Todd Manning of Edmonton, George Robson and Michael Feeney; dear uncle to Tony, Pip, Fiona, Jill, Rachel and Olivia. As well as a wide circle of family and friends. Fred was predeceased by his parents Frederick Thomas Moffitt and Marie Elizabeth Moffitt (nee George), his father-in-law Gerard Manning, his sister Margaret Harrison and his nephew Tim Robson.
Fred was born during WWII in Bedlington, Northumberland, England. His childhood in the North of England contributed greatly to the man he became. Fred was raised in a loving, close family in which honesty, a strong work ethic and a good education were expected and promoted. Strong, hard working parents and two ever vigilant, loving, elder sisters nurtured Fred and helped shape his values and his character. From humble beginnings in Sutton Street, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England , Fred's family burst with pride as "our Freddie" graduated as a flying officer from the Royal Air Force's flight training academy at R.A.F Cranwell. In a decorated and rewarding 30 year career, Flight Lieutenant Fred Moffitt flew around the world in the mighty Hercules . His final overseas posting with the Royal Air Force was to Gander, NL where Fred was appointed Detachment Commander. It is here that he met the love of his life, married and settled into another chapter in his rich life. Upon retirement from the Royal Air Force Fred embarked upon another career, that of entrepreneur, when he opened, with a business partner, Jungle Jim's restaurant in Gander in 1996. In retirement, Fred served as a director and subsequently Chairman of the Board of the Gander International Airport Authority, Chairman of the Employment Insurance Appeals Board and Grand Master of the Gander Masonic Lodge. But by far, the roles that provided Fred with the greatest pride and sense of fulfillment were that of Honourary Colonel of Search and Rescue 103 Gander and Honourary Colonel of C.F.B. 9 Wing Gander. Fred was 'a soldier's soldier'. Fred truly epitomized the titles 'an officer and a gentleman". He saw the best in everyone and always looked on the positive side of life. Fred's life was rich with laughter, adventure, travel, friendships and most importantly, love. He was a devoted husband and partner to Anne for 28 loving and happy years, a proud father to his two children, a cool grandad to his grandchildren, an adored brother to his sisters and a steadfast friend to innumerable people, around the world, throughout his life. There was no one like him. Fred was always, resolutely, effortlessly, himself …. And that is exactly why we loved him so much. We are incredibly thankful we had him in our lives and we will forever have him in our hearts. Cremation has taken place. Visitation was held on Thursday, January 19th and Friday, January 20th at Stacey's Funeral Home from 2:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. and 7:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
Family and friends are invited to participate in a celebration of Fred's life at St. Martin's Anglican Cathedral on Saturday, January 21st at 2:00 P.M.
Flowers are gratefully accepted or donations in Fred's memory may be made to the Support Our Troops fund which is the official Canadian Armed Forces charity for members and their families www.supportourtroops.ca    To leave a message of condolence please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca

PARSONS, Rene Clifford
February 27, 1940 - January 14, 2017

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Rene C. Parsons announce his passing at his residence surrounded by his loving family on Saturday January 14, 2017 at the age of 76 years. He was predeceased by his parents harry & Beatrice Parsons. He leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories his wife Shirley Parsons (nee Whalen); son Gary (Esther) of London, Ontario; daughter Kerri of Keswick, Ontario; granddaughter Faith Neil and step grandson Quinn Bloomfield. Visitation has taken place at Stacey's Funeral Home, 60 Roe Avenue, Gander on Sunday January 15, 2017 from 7-9 p.m. The funeral service was held at the Kingdom Hall of the Jehovah's Witnesses, Gander on Monday January 16, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. with interment to follow at the Jehovah's Witness cemetery, Lumsden. As expressions of sympathy in lieu of flowers donations may be made in Rene's memory to the Kingdom Hall of the Jehovah's Witnesses, Gander. To leave an online condolence please visit our website at www.staceysfuneralhome.ca

SAINSBURY, MARINA
It is with great sadness that the family of the late Marina Sainsbury announces her passing in her 83rd year after a lengthy illness at the Lewisporte Health Centre (North Haven Manor) on January 28 2017. She was predeceased by her parents Edward B. Sainsbury and Ethel Dawe Sainsbury, and her brother Edward D. Sainsbury. She leaves to mourn her sister Annie Kelly (Bob) & niece Susan Kelly of London, ON., niece Maureen Collier (Dean) of Lower Sackville, NS., nephew David Sainsbury (Evelyn) of Wesleyville, NL., niece Kathryn Robertson (Fred) of Stephenville, NL., sister-in-law Hazel Sainsbury of Lakeside Homes, Gander, NL as well as a circle of relatives and friends. Marina was a graduate of the Grace Hospital School of Nursing, Class of 1962 and nursed in Burlington, ON. and a number of Hospitals in Newfoundland. Funeral service took place at Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove on January 31, 2017 at 10 A.M. with Rev. Lorne Bungay officiating. Interment followed at The Old united Church Cemetery, Wesleyville. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove / Musgrave Harbour. To send messages of condolence please visit www.kittiwakefuneralhomes.ca

WHITEHORN, Howard "Howie" Aldis Keith
January 20, 2017

Passed peacefully away in the presence of his loving family at the James Paton Memorial Health Care Centre on Friday January 20, 2017 Howard (Howie) Whitehorn at the age of 81 years. He leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories his sons: Wayne (Janet), Gord; daughters: Lynn Walsh (Randy), Lorna Budden (Gary), Gigi Abbott (Shawn); grandchildren: Laurie (Joe), Robyn (Brady), Mark, Kyle, Jeremy, Quinn, Aidan; great grandchildren: Alyson, Ryan, brothers: Wayne (Joyce), Murrary (Sally), special niece Gloria Penney and many other nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his wife Verdun (nee. Parrott); parents Ernie & Grace Whitehorn; brother Ken; sister Audrey; and his mother and father-in-law Gordon & Emeline Parrott. In keeping with Howard's wishes cremation has taken place. Family recieved friends at Stacey's Funeral Home, 60 Roe Avenue, Gander on Sunday January 22, 2017 between the hours of 2-4 & 7-9 p.m.. Funeral service was held at St. Martins Anglican Cathedral, Gander on Monday January 23, 2017 at 2 p.m., officiated by Reverend Brian Candow with interment to follow at the Commonwealth Cemetery, TCH. As expressions of sympathy flowers are graciously accepted or donations in Howard's memory may be made to a charity of one's choice. To leave an online condolence please visit our website at www.staceysfuneralhome.ca

WINSOR, Arthur Robert
November 19, 1947 - January 20, 2017

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Arthur Robert Winsor announce his passing at the James Paton Memorial Regional Health Centre on Friday January 20, 2017 at the age of 69 years. He leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories his loving wife Dale (nee. Ivany); sons: Tony (Susan) of Gander, Troy of Veteran, AB., his grandsons who are his pride and joy: Cole, Riley, Tanner; sisters: Mary Rogers of Badgers Quay, Millie Goodyear (Charles) of Lumsden; sisters-in-law: Marion Winsor of Nippard's Harbour, Joan Pearle (Sean Lahey) of Bell Island, Betty Janes of St. Johns; brothers-in-law: James Fox (Cindy) of Bell Island, Bill Fox (Jacinta) of Cambridge, ON., Douglas Fox (Frances) of Pouch Cove, also a large circle of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his parents Maggie & Emmanuel Winsor; mother and father-in-law Mae & James Fox; brother Gordon Winsor; sister Edith (Thomas, deceased) Ricketts; brothers-in-law: Edward Rogers and Stephen Pearle. Art was born in Wesleyville on November 19, 1947 to the late Maggie and Emmanuel Winsor. In 1965, he went to Glovertown and there he taught for one year. In 1966 he went to St. Johns and worked at the boys home. The following year, he married Dale Ivany, and they resided in St. John's until 1971. In September of that year, Art went to trade school and studied Power Engineering. He worked at Beothic Fisheries, Valleyfield from 1972 - 1974 and then moved to Gander and worked at Gander International Airport until his retirement in 2004. Art enjoyed spending time at the stadium watching his 3 grandsons practice and play hockey, reading, berry picking (especially bakeapples), walking and biking. The family wishes to express a sincere thank you to Majors Smith & Florence Rowsell, Dr. Carmel Casey, Dr. Nancy Culleton and the staff at the Gander Cancer Clinic. Family received friends at Stacey's Funeral Home, 60 Roe Avenue, Gander on Sunday January 22, 2017 between the hours of 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral service was held at the Salvation Army Citadel, Gander on Monday January 23, 2017 at 2 p.m. Officiated by Majors Smith & Florence Rowsell, with interment to follow at All Saints Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Art's memory may be made to purchase equipment for the Gander Cancer Center. To leave an online condolence, please visit our website at www.staceysfuneralhome.ca

 

 

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