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The Beacon Obituaries
July 2009

The Beacon
is a community newspaper for Gander.

Filed chronologically as published for the Month of July 2009

 

STAGG, Jerry Loyal -
Passed away suddenly at Brookfield Hospital on July 2, 2009, Jerry Loyal Stagg, age 83 years, of Valleyfield. Predeceased by his parents, Thomas and Emma Stagg; two sisters, Ena Whalen and Jane Gibbons; and brother, Jack Stagg. Leaving to mourn with beautiful and loving memories are his wif,e Viola; four daughters, Judy (Len Sturge) of Paradise , Janice (Ray Mason) of Valleyfield, Christine (Dave Welcher) also of Valleyfield, and Cathy (Steve Lear) of Mount Pearl; one sister-in-law, Betty Butt of Gander; nine grandchildren, Kelly and Kristy Sturge, Alex Mason, Jennifer Lonergan, Josh, Katherine and Jordan Welcher, and Allison and Adrianna Lear; one great-grandson, Devin Sturge; and also several nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. Funeral service was held on July 4, 2009, at the United Church, Valleyfield, with Rev. Heather Sandford officiating. Interment followed at the United Church cemetery, Valleyfield. Donations in his memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove/Musgrave Harbour. To sign our online guestbook, please visit www.kittiwakefuneralhomes.ca
Ever Remember-Ever Loved.

FELTHAM, Konrad Alec -
With great sadness and beautiful memories the family of Konrad Feltham, 17, of Sandy Point announce his sudden passing on Friday, July 3, 2009. Konrad was a care-free, kind and fun-loving young man who will be missed immensely by countless loving family and friends. A recent graduate of Lewisporte Collegiate, Konrad loved to race his dirt bike. Born with "grease on his hands", he had a fondness for taking apart anything that moved. With a quiet and easy going nature, Konrad made life richer for everyone who had shared in his wonderful but short life. Leaving with heavy hearts and cherished memories are his parents, Kellie (Hancock) and Alec Feltham of Sandy Point: beloved sister, Kristina Feltham and brother, Shane Peddle. Deeply missed by grandparents, Gordon and Trixie Feltham (Collins) of Gambo; aunts and uncles, Joyce (Gerald Howse and family, Hare Bay), Bride (Dominic Collins and family, Gambo), Beulah (Gary Winters and family, Gambo), Denise (Joe Nadon and family, North Gower, ON), Linda (Mike Glover and family, Trinity), Kenneth (Corrina and family, Gambo). Also deeply missed by grandparents, Thomas and Lillian Hancock (Rogers) of Sandy Point; aunts and uncles, Catherine (daughter, Sierra, Grande Prairie, AB), Shannon (Gina and family, Grande Praireie, AB), Pennie (Marcel LeDrew and family, Goulds), and Jodean (Roland Marsh and family, Churchill Falls). Never to be forgotten by special brother, Steven Higgins; grand-friends, Olive and Roy Leyte, and countless loving friends and family. Rev. Charles Harris conducted funeral services at the Salvation Army Citadel, Bishop’s Falls on July 8, 2009. Cremation to follow with a family service at a later date. Pallbearers were Steven Higgins, Jordan Freake, Jeff Best, Richard Pittman, Leonard Ellis, Nathan Feltham. Honorary pallbearers are Justin Russell, Jeff Leyte, Chris Jerrett, Conrad Saunders and Stephen Kirby. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Konrad Feltham Memorial Scholarship. If wishes were stairs, we’d climb up to heaven and bring you back to us. Condolences may be expressed online at www.hoskinsfuneralhomes.ca

ABBOTT, Mamie -
Passed away at James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander on Monday, July 6, 2009, Mrs. Mamie Abbott of Musgrave Harbour in her 91st year. Predeceased by her husband, Dalton- 1997; granddaughter, Debbie Abbott; sister, Louise Hicks; and 3 brothers, Roland Cuff, Harold Cuff and Gordon Hicks and son-in-law, George Brinson. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are her two sons, Larry Abbott (Ruby) of Musgrave Harbour, and Enos Abbott of Musgrave Harbour; 4 daughters, Syretha Hicks (Tommy) of Musgrave Harbour, Shirley Jones (Clarence) of Musgrave Harbour, Joan Abbott (Leo Goodyear) of Deadman’s Bay, and Gloria Guy (Hedley) of Musgrave Harbour; 2 brothers, Jimmy Cuff (Joy) of Musgrave Harbour, and Donald Cuff (Ivy) of Toronto; two sisters, Elsie Mouland of Musgrave Harbour, and Jean Hicks (Cecil) of Musgrave Harbour; 2 sisters-in-law, Triphenia Cuff of Gander; 16 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral services took place on Wednesday, July 8th from the Salvation Army Citadel in Musgrave Harbour. Interment followed from the Salvation Army Cemetery in Musgrave Harbour with Mrs. Bernice Smithline (CSM) officiating. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home in Musgrave Harbour-Wesleyville.

THORNHILL, Elsie (Nee Saunders) -
Passed peacefully away at her residence surrounded by her loving family on July 12th, 2009, Elsie Thornhill of Gander, age 87 years. Predeceased by her husband, Max - July 2008, sister Violet, brother, Issac, sisters-in-law, Muriel Saunders, Audrey Saunders & Rhoda Saunders. Left with fond and loving memories are her brother, Hedley of Corner Brook, brother-in-law, Lloyd Thornhill (Patsy) of St. John’s, as well as 24 nieces and nephews and 43 grand-nieces and nephews, special friend, Abbie Adams. Also a large circle of other family members and friends. Funeral services was held Wednesday, July 15th at 2:00 P.M. from Fraser Road United Church, Gander. Interment All Saints Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations in Elsie’s memory may be made to the Central Northeast Health Foundation or Fraser Road United Church. Arrangements through Stacey’s Funeral Home, Gander. To sign our memorial on-line guest book, please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca

WARREN, Anna Geraldine "Kate" (Sweetapple) -
Passed away suddenly at the James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander, on July 13, 2009, surrounded by her loving family, Kate Warren of Glovertown, aged 83 years. Predeceased by her parents, Nelson and Winnifred Sweetapple; brother, Robert Sweetapple; sister, Maisie Sweetapple; sister-in-law, Daisy Sweetapple; and nephew, Alistair Sweetapple. Left to mourn with precious memories her husband of 65 years, RalphWarren; son, Ervin (Pat) Warren of Mount Pearl; daughters, Genevieve (Frank) Squire of Eastport, and Norma (Fred) Borden of Conception South. Also left to mourn their wonderful nan, nine grandchildren, Darrel (Gail), April (David), Pierre (Isabelle), Amanda (Jamie), Craig (Jennifer), Neal (Amanda), Jennifer (Austin), Elliott Warren and Christa Borden, also nine great-grandchildren, Parka Squire of Goose Bay, Rebekah, Hannah, Rachael, and Miriam McNeilly of Paris, France; Jessie and Sarah Ayles of Glovertown; and Samuel and Jacob Warren of Montreal. Also with many fond memories, two brothers, Leonard (Geraldine) Sweetapple and Donald (Louise) Sweetapple, and one very special sister, Genevieve Perry - all of Glovertown. Also a very large circle of nephews, nieces, relatives, and friends. Funeral services took place on July 17th, 2009 at the Salvation Army Citadel, Glovertown with interment following at the Salvation Army Cemetery, Glovertown. Donation on her behalf may be made to the Salvation Army, Glovertown.
She was a very special lady who will be sorely missed but will be forever in our hearts.

HODDER, Todd Sheldon -
Passed away as a result of a tragic accident in Northern Quebec on July 17, 2009, Todd Sheldon Hodder, age 35 years of Gander. Predeceased by his grandparents, Kenneth and Susie Hodder, Leslie and Althea Pennel; cousin, Stephen Pennell. Left to mourn the love of his life, Danielle Sogno Hodder; parents, Clarence and Betty Hodder of Gander; sisters, Monique Hodder of Gander, Tamara (Richard) Gibson of Wiota, Iowa; nieces, Hayley and Breanna; nephew, Grayson Gibson; father and mother-in-law, Ralph and Charlene Sogno; brothers-in-law, Roald (Gina) Sogno and Remo, all of South Africa. Also a large circle of aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends. Funeral service washeld Saturday, August st at 2 p.m. from the Fraser Road United Church, Gander. Interment All Saints Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy in Todd’s memory can be made to the NL Judo Association, Suite 112, Unit 50, Hamlyn Road Plaza, St. John’s, NL A1E 5X7 to help deserving childjren participate in the sport or to a charity of one’s choice. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Stacey’s Funeral Home. To sign our online memorial guestbook, please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca

SAMSON, Georgina-
Passed peacefully away at the James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander on July 18, 2009, Georgina Samson, age 87. Predeceased by her husband, Daniel R. Samson. Left to mourn with loving memories are her nephew, Charles of Gander, nieces, Margo(Jim) Mullett of Gander, Georgina (Kevin) March of Gander, sister, Marguerite (Reginald) Falk of Gander, sister-in-law, Jean (Gill) Samson, a large number of nieces and nephews, relatives and friends. Resting at Stacey’s Funeral Home, Gander. A small family service took place on Tuesday, July 21, at 11:00 A.M. at Stacey’s Funeral Home, Gander. Followed by internment at All Saints Cemetery. Donations in Georgina’s memory may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Arrangement’s entrusted through Stacey’s Funeral Home, Gander. To sign our online memorial guest book please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca

PINSENT, Millicent-
Passed peacefully away at her residence in Aspen Cove on July 19, 2009, Millicent Pinsent, age 84 years . Predeceased by her parents, Alexander and Viola Gibbons; husband, Raymond Pinsent (2002); sister, Greta Kean and brother-in-law, Charles Kean; sister-in-law; Marcella Gibbons; brothers-in-law; Lloyd Holloway, Samuel Parsons, Pierce Feltham and nephew; Lawrence Feltham. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are her daughter; Deanna Pinsent (Philip Kieley) of Gander, brothers, Lorenzo Gibbons (Betty) of Lumsden, Cluney Gibbons of Lumsden, Eric Gibbons (Lorna) of Traytown, sisters; Gertie Holloway of St. John’s, Levetia Parsons of Halifax, Marie Feltham of Glovertown, Gwen Wells (Tobias) of Traytown, sister-in-law; Louise Whalen of Lumsden, many nieces and nephews and close friends, Carson and Verna Peddle of Aspen Cove with whom she resided. Funeral service was held on July 22, 2009 at the Kingdom Hall in Aspen Cove. Interment followed at the Jehovah Witness Cemetery, Ladle Cove. Funeral Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove/Musgrave Harbour. To sign on line guest book please visit www.kittiwakefuneralhomes.ca

SIMMS, Wesley Ford-
Passed away at the James Paton Memorial Hospital on July 19, 2009, Wesley Simms of Gander, age 77 years. Predeceased by his parents, Mr. & Mrs Waldo Simms. Left with fond and loving memories are his wife, Rita of Gander, NL; daughter, Judy of Gander, brothers, Wilson of Badger’s Quay, Dave of Gambo NL, Eugene of Deer Lake NL, Les of Gander, Dennis of Appleton NL, Randy of St. John’s, NL, sisters, Mae of Lewisporte, Ruth of Ottawa ON, grandchildren, Ryan Branton, Angie McClouster , great-grandchildren, Cameron, Shelby and Samuel of Ottawa ON. Also a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral Service was held Tuesday, July 21 at 2:00 P.M. from Evangel Pentecostal Church, Gander. Interment took place at the All Saints Cemetery. In lieu of flowers as expressions of sympathy, donations in Mr. Simms memory may be made to The Gideon’s. Arrangements entrusted through Stacey’s Funeral Home, Gander. To sign our memorial on-line guest book, please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca

CUTLER, Howard Clayton -
Passed peacefully away at the Brookfield Hospital on July 21, 2009, Howard Clayton Cutler, age 86 years of Centreville. Predeceased by his parents, Horatio and Agnes Cutler; brother,Caleb, sisters, Frances and Rebecca, and granddaughter, Claudette. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are his wife, Annie Ethel, four sons, Eleazor (Esther) of Trinity, Earl (Natalie) of Centreville, Wilson (Josephine) of Fort McMurray, Ivan of Fort McMurray, two brothers, Spencer (Grace) of Indian Bay, Cyril (Linda) of Centreville, three sisters, Lillian (Malcolm Pickett) of Centreville, Selena (Gerald Brown) of Trinity, Eileen (Martin Brown) of Goose Bay, seven grandchildren, Sandra Dwyer (Ron) of Bell Island, Sheldon Cutler (Juanita) of Labrador City, Kevin Cutler of Fort McMurray, Lee Cutler (Tammy) of Fort McMurray, Tina Glover (Barry) of Wareham, Monty Cutler of Fort McMurray, Dale Cutler of Fort McMurray, eleven great-grandchildren, Nicole and Robert Regular - both of St. John’s, Shane and Shawn Cutler - both of Fort McMurray, Jonathan Cutler of Labrador City, Christopher Glover of Wareham, Chantel and Courtney Cutler - both of Fort McMurray, Jordan Glover of Wareham, Brandon and Easton Cutler - both of Fort McMurray and large circle of other relatives and many friends. Funeral service was held on July 24, 2009 at St. Barnabas Anglican Church, Centreville with Rev. Margaret Hall officiating. Interment followed at the Anglican Church Cemetery, Centreville. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove/Musgrave Harbour. To sign the on line guest book please visit www.kittiwakefuneralhomes.ca

BUFFETT, Harris Munden - 80
Passed away at the James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander, NL on July 22, 2009. Born October 20, 1928 in Belleoram, Newfoundland. Harris was the son of the late Cyril and Eleanor Buffett. He was also predeceased by his wife, Jean Helen Buffett; brother, Gerald and sister, Gladys. Left with loving memories are his son, David of Halifax; daughters, Agnes (John) Greer of Halifax, Donna (Jim) Johnston of Toronto, ON; grandchildren, Adam, David, Kathleen. He is also survived by his brothers, Rupert (Gladys) of Dartmouth, NS, Gordon (Verna), George (Brenda) of Corner Brook; sisters, Winnie Evans, Eleanor (Loyd Anstey), Joyce (Eric) Borden, Maxine (Ray) Gushue - all of Corner Brook, numerous nieces and nephews and his loving companion, Elsie Carter of Gander and her children, Don, Bob, Debbie and their families. A memorial service was held July 27th from Emmanuel Anglican Church, Halifax, NS. Inurnment at Oakridge Memory Gardens, Lower Sackville, NS. Donations in Harris’ memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. To sign our memorial online guestbook, please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca

 

 

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