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The Beacon Obituaries
July 2011

The Beacon
is a community newspaper for Gander.

Filed chronologically as published for the Month of July 2011

 

DUNPHY, Mary Elizabeth -
Passed away at Eventide Home in Niagara Falls, Ontario on Monday July 4, 2011 at the age of 88. Beloved wife of 65 years to John Patrick Dunphy. Dearly loved mother of Ron (Norma) Dunphy, Maureen (John) Young, John (Carol) Dunphy, Ray (Debbie) Dunphy, Fred (Andrea) Dunphy, Margaret (Jim) Lambert and Janet (Craig) Carter. Lovingly remembered by her fourteen grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Mrs. Dunphy was born in St. John's, Newfoundland and lived in Gander, Newfoundland for fifty five years before moving to Niagara Falls in 2001. Friends are invited to call at the PATTERSON FUNERAL HOME, 6062 Main St. Niagara Falls, Ontario visiting Tuesday 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church. The Rite of Committal will follow at Fairview Cemetery. In memory of Mrs. Dunphy donations to St. Joseph's Parish Church in Gander, Newfoundland would be appreciated by her family. On-line condolences at www.pattersonfuneralhome.com

ABBOTT, Eugene -
Passed away at Brookfield Hospital on Tuesday, July 5, 2011, Mr. Eugene Abbott of Musgrave Harbour in his 84th year. Predeceased by his parents Allan and Sophie Abbott and brother Albert Abbott. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are his wife Jean of 65 years, town sons Allan (Margaret) of Ottawa, ON, and Fred (Lynn) of Musgrave Harbour, four daughters Joyce Mouland (Winston) of Musgrave Harbour, Myra Mouland (Raymond) of Musgrave Harbour, Lillian Decker (Jeremy) of Gander, and Sophie Wright (Kevin) of Gander, one brother Newman Abbott (Annie) of Musgrave Harbour, two sisters-in-law Marjorie Abbott of Lumsden and Gertrude King of Toronto, ON, 12 grandchildren, 5 step-grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, 3 step-great-grandchildren, two uncles R.W. Abbott of Musgrave Harbour and Stewart Abbott of Gander, and also a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service took place on Thursday, July 7, 2011 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

GUY, Laura L. -
Passed away at Bonnew's Lodge in Badger's Quay on Tuesday, July 5, 2011 Mrs. Laura L. Guy of Musgrave Harbour in her 96th year. Predeceased by her husband John B. Guy and step-son Harry Guy and sister Sadie Abbott. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are her two step-daughters Jacqueline Cuff (Wallace) of Musgrave Harbour and Hazel Whiteway of Musgrave Harbour, two sisters Alberta Abbott of Ontario and Beryl Hoddinott of St. John's, close family Derrick Abbott (Elaine) and children D.J. and Cassandra of Musgrave Harbour (with whom she resided with for 20 years) and Karen Abbott (Graham) and child Shannon of Ontario, for nephews Jim Abbott (Pearl) of Musgrave Harbour, Paul Hoddinott (Donna) of St. John's, Terry Hoddinott (Rene) of Ontario, and Roland Hoddinott (Angus) of New Glasgow, one niece Sharon Grainger (Chris) of Ottawa and also a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service took place on Friday, July 8th from the United Church in Musgrave Harbour with Rev. Harry Templeman officiating. Interment followed 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

PENNELL, Ewart -
Passed peacefully away at the James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander on Saturday, July 9th, 2011 Ewart L. Pennell, age 74. Predeceased by his parents Althea (Hicks) and Leslie Pennell. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are his wife Levetia Pennell (Chaulk), sons Colin (Betty), Weldon (Cavelle), Keith (Kathy), Brian (Julie), Roger (Tracy), daughters Nadine (David) Froude, Kathy (Rod) Ellsworth, brother Roy (Helen), sisters Marie (Reg) Tulk, Betty (Clarence) Hodder, Louise (Gordon) Brinson, grandchildren Jaden, Chelsea, Trinty, McKenzie, Tamara, Taylore, Ashley, Dillon, Drew, Lucas, Matt, Brandon, Sheridan, Holly, great-grandchildren Tyrese, Mariah, Aiden, and a large circle of family and friends. Resting at Stacey's Funeral Home, Carmanville. Funeral service Wednesday July 13th at 2:00 P.M. from the United Church Carmanville. Interment to follow at the Noggin Cove United Cemetery. Flowers gratefully accepted or donations in Ewart's memory may be made to the family to divide between organizations locally. Arrangements entrusted through Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander-Carmanville. To sign our online memorial guest book, please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca

WINDSOR, Ruby -
Passed away on July 12, 2011 at the Leonard A. Miller Centre, St. John's after a short battle with cancer, Ruby Winsor of Wesleyville age 76 years. Predeceased by her husband; Harold, sisters; Frances McGowan and Genevieve Prise and brother; Benjamin Ford. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories are; daughter; Shirley (Henry Andrews) of Mount Pearl, sons; Sam (Isabelle) of Carmanville, Alex (Imelda) of St. John's, Glen (Angela) of Glovertown, 9 grandchildren; Jennifer, Heather (Michael Vickers) & Stephen Andrews, Jeffrey (Cayla), David (Allison) Winsor, Mark, Sarah, Janine and Alex Winsor, 3 great-grandchildren; Ewan & Stella Vickers and Jack Winsor, sisters-in-law; Marie Winsor, Audrey (Bruce Gibbons), many nieces, nephews and cousins as well as a large circle of neighbours and friends especially her United Church Women family. Special thanks to the Staff of the Miller Centre Palliative Care Unit for their care and compassion during her last few days. Funeral service took place on Friday, July 15 at 2 P.M. from the Jubilee United Church, Wesleyville with Rev. Brian Hannon officiating. Interment followed at the Jubilee United Church Cemetery, Wesleyville. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Jubilee United Church Wesleyville or to the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation. Arrangements entrusted to the care of kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove - Musgrave Harbour. To send messages of condolence please visit www.kittiwakefuneralhomes.ca

GEANGE, Alexander Stanley -
Passed away suddenly as a result of a tragic motor vehicle accident on July 13, 2011, age 71 years. Alex was predeceased by his parents, Samuel and Laura (Vardy) Geange, father-in-law, William Raymond, brother-in-law Howard Strickland. Alex will be deeply missed and lovingly remembered by wife Brenda, daughters Natalie Falk of St. John's, and Kim (Gordon) MacKinnon of Medicine Hat, AB; sons Ken (Gloria) of Appleton; and Doug (Heather) of Slave Lake, AB, as well as mother-in-law Eileen Raymond of Gander. Poppy will be sadly missed by precious grandchildren Matthew Matthews, Charles Falk (and his dad Charlie), Mathew and Alexandra MacKinnon, Brooklyn and Taeya Coesel-Geange, Jacob and Cole Geange, and great-granddaughter Leah Matthews. Also leaving to mourn are twin brother Bill (Agnes), brother, Maurice (Winnie), sisters, Genevieve Strickland and Hilda Gallant, brother-in-law, Jack Raymond, sister-in-law, Jean (Bill) Peckford, and brother-in-law, Ken (Ann) Raymond, as well as many other relatives and friends. Born in Glovertown, Alex grew up in Gander. He began his airline career with Eastern Provincial Airways in Gander, transferring to Nova Scotia from 1986 to 1989 and retiring from Air Canada in Vancouver in 1995. Upon his return to Newfoundland in 1997, he taught his sheet metal trade in the Aircraft Maintenance Program at the College of the North Atlantic in Gander for five years. Alex enjoyed his retirement to the fullest spending time with his family as well as golfing, fishing, hunting, reading, and sports. A Celebration of Life in Alex's honour took place at Fraser Road United Church on Tuesday, July 19, 2011 at 2pm. In lieu of flowers, the family appreciates any donations in Alex's memory to be made to the Cancer Clinic at the James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander. Arrangements entrusted through Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. To sign the memorial on-line guest book please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca
"We will love you always, for love never ends."

PARSONS, Thomas -
October 9, 1936- July 14, 2011.
Thomas Parsons
of Badger's Quay passed peacefully away at Brookfield Hospital on Thursday July 14th, 2011 at the age of 74 years. He was the son of Thomas and Mary Parsons of Indian Bay. In December, 1957 he became a Lay Reader. Thomas worked with Lundrigan's for 29 years as a concrete foreman, he worked in Churchill Falls and help build the GBS Hibernia structure. He is predeceased by brothers Caleb, sister Josie, brother-in-law George. He leaves to mourn his wife (Jean), children; Roger (Sharon) Parsons, Zora (Cliff) Stagg, Roy (Bonnie) Parsons, Brian Parsons, and Tracey (Monty) Norris, grandchildren; Lee (Tracy), Kevin (Reena), Keith (Lisa Marie), Bradley (Natasha), Ryan (Katelyn), Skylair, Sheldon, Nowell, brother Winston, sisters; Shirley and Madeline predeceased by her husband Wilbur, Rebecca (Stanley), father in law- Charlie Janes, Sr. predeceased by wife Elizabeth and a large circle of nieces and nephews. Thomas will be greatly missed by a large circle of family and friends. Visitation was held at Sincerely Yours Funeral Home in New-Wes-Valley on Friday July 15, 2:00 to 4:00, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., and Saturday, July 16 10:00 to 12:00, 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Rev. John E. K. Nicolle officiated the Funeral service at St. Alban's Anglican Church Sunday, July 17 at 2:00 p.m. Followed by internment at the St. Alban's Anglican Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Jennifer Pender of Sincerely Yours Funeral Home.

AYLWARD, William L. (Bill) -
Passed peacefully away at the Agnes Pratt Home on Saturday July 16, 2011. Bill Hayward aged 97 years. Retired Air Canada- Gander employee and long time member of Knights of Columbus. Predeceased by his loving wife of 50 years, Marie Isabelle and sister, Kathleen Simon. Leaving to mourn with precious memories, son Joe of St. John's, NL: daughters; Doreen (Reg) Bowering of Mt. Pearl, NL; Betty (Andy) Gover of Lower Sackville, N.S.; Linda (Ken)Ryan of Mt. Pearl, NL.; Ann (Derek)Wells of Calgary, AB.; Susan (Don) McNeil of Red Island, N.S.; Helen (Larry) Marsh of Gander, NL. Also leaving with cherished memories his beloved grandchildren: Karen, David and Daniel Bowering, Stephen, Christopher and Jessica Gover, Kevin and Matthew Ryan, Lindsey and Tracey Wells, Joanna and Joseph McNeil, Gregory and Julia Marsh; three great grand children whom he adored; Morgan and Rachael Reynolds and Brooklynn Budden . Along with other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Resting at Carnell's Funeral Home 329 Freshwater Rd on Monday July 18, 2011 from 2-5 p.m. & 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will take place on Tuesday July 19, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Donations in Bill's memory may be made to The Waterford Hospital Foundation or flowers gratefully accepted. To send a message of condolence or to sign the memorial guestbook please visit www.carnells.com

WELCHER, Ivan -
May 21, 1961- July 17, 2011.
Ivan Welcher
of Valleyfield passed away on Sunday July 17, 2011 in Slave Lake, Alberta at the age of 50 years. Ivan Dean Welcher was born to Elizabeth and Peter Welcher on May 21st, 1961, he was the youngest of nine children. Ivan is predeceased by his loving mother & father and sister Bonnie. He leaves to mourn his wife Wanda, daughter Sheena, two granddaughters; Brianna and Jasmine, four brothers; Stanley predeceased by his wife Betty, Herb (Rita), Ralph (Loretta), Hayward (Carmel), three sisters; Violet (Joe), Mildred predeceased by her husband Richard, and Joan. Ivan will be greatly missed by a large number of nieces and nephews and many friends. Visitation was held at Sincerely Yours Funeral Home in New-Wes-Valley on Friday July 22, 2:00 to 5:00, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., and Saturday, July 23, 1:00 to 5:00 and 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Rev. Brian Hannon officiated the Funeral service at the Memorial United Church Sunday, July 24 at 2:00 p.m. Followed by internment at the United Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Jennifer Pender of Sincerely Yours Funeral Home.

HOWELL, Dean -
Passed peacefully away at his residence in Wesleyville on July 24, 2011, Dean Calvin Howell age 50 years. Leaving to mourn with loving memories are his wife; Mary, Parents; Calvin and Beryl Howell of Wesleyville, Stepson; Jamie Hounsell (Deanne) of St. John's, Stepdaughter; Gloria Lynn Hounsell (Stephan Caza) of Grand Prairie, Alberta, Brother; Darrin (Tina) of St. John's, Sisters; Brenda (Norm) of Musgrave Harbour, Lynn (Jim) of Hare Bay, Karen (Gerald) of Manuals, Debbie (Tony) of Clarenville, Step Grandchildren; Cloe, Caelan, Celton, Molly Anne, Nicholas, Brothers-in-law; Aloysius of St. Brides, Dermot (Margie) of St. Brides, Martin (Gloria) of St. Brides, Sisters-in-law; Lucy (Bert) of Upper Gullies, Bern (Cec) of Labrador City, Patricia of Mirimishi, NB, Catherine of P.E.I. and a large number of nieces, nephews and other relatives and many friends. Funeral service was held on July 26, 2011 at Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove with Rev. Brian Hannon officiating. Inurnment will follow at a later date. To send messages of condolence please visit www.kittiwakefuneralhomes.ca

BOWN, Effie Marie -
Passed peacefully away at Bonnews Lodge, Badger's Quay on Sunday, July 24, 2011 Effie Marie Bown age 77 years. Predeceased by her parents Llewellyn and Ethel Stratton; husband Benjamin Bown; brothers Llewellyn Stratton and Joseph Stratton; sister-in-law Addie Stratton; niece Heather Turcotte. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are her sister Mildred Stratton of St. John's; brother Walter Stratton(Myra) of Mt. Pearl; sisters-in-law Geraldine Stratton of St. John's and Irene Oldford of Valleyfield; several nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Funeral service took place at The Salvation Army Citadel, New-Wes-Valley on Tuesday, July 26, 2011 with Lieutenants Brent and Melissa Haas officiating. Interment followed at The Salvation Army Cemetery, Wesleyville. Donations in Marie's memory may be made to The Salvation Army Corps, New-Wes-Valley. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove - Musgrave Harbour. To send messages of condolence please visit www.kittiwakefuneralhomes.ca

WELLON, Dorothy -
Passed peacefully away at James Paton Memorial Hospital on July 28, 2011, Dorothy Wellon age 79 years of Ladle Cove. Predeceased by her husband; Everett and Granddaughter; Baby Doreen. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories are; son, Gough (Sheri) of Gander, daughters; Doreen (Ivan) of Aspen Cove, Glenys (Wayne) of Upper Gullies, Jessie of Foxtrap, Olive of Long Beach, brothers; Clifford (Wavy) of Long Beach, George (Beulah) of Long Beach, Everett of Long Beach, Kenmore (Doreen) of Little Hearts East, sisters; Minnie, Jean, Verely, Joan, Meleta, grandchildren; Chad Coles, Glen Coles, Dwayne Vey, Jarrod Vey, Ryan Whalen, Rebecca Whalen, Trevor Smith, Gough Smith, Charlotte Stratton, great- grandchildren; Carrie, Mackenzie, Layla, Ariana, Delilah, Mazie Jane and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service was held on July 30 at the United Church Ladle Cove with Rev. Harry Templeman officiating. Interment followed at the United Church Cemetery, Ladle Cove. Donations in her memory may be made to the united Church, Ladle Cove. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of kittiwake Funeral Home, Musgrave Harbour - Pound Cove.

BOYD, Edna -
Passed away at her residence in Musgrave Harbour on Friday, July 29, 2011, Mrs. Edna Boyd in her 79th year. Predeceased by her husband Cecil, parents Allan and Effie Smith, son Gary, brother Jim, sister Venice and baby sister Audrey. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are her son Bill (Karen) of Musgrave Harbour, daughter Marilyn (John) Heath of Gander, two sisters Erma Pinsent of Musgrave Harbour and Rosalind (Irving) Faulkner of St. John's. two grandchildren Tanya (Frank) Butler and Trena Chaulk, one great-grandchild Mia Butler, and also a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service took place on Monday, August 1st from the Salvation Army Citadel in Musgrave Harbour with Majors Barry and Donna Anstey officiating. Inurnment followed from the Salvation Army Cemetery in Ragged Harbour. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home in Musgrave Harbour - Wesleyville. To sign our online guest book, please visit www.kittiwakefuneralhomes.ca

HICKS, Lillian -
Passed away at Brookfield Hospital on Friday, July 29, 2011, Mrs. Lillian Hicks of Musgrave Harbour in her 87th year. Predeceased by her husband Ralph, parents James and Abbi Harvey, brothers Abraham and William. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are her two son Jim, Leo (Roma), daughter Marnie (Wayne) Abbott all of Musgrave Harbour, brother Stewart (Josie) Harvey of Musgrave Harbour, sister Alicia Abbott of Musgrave Harbour, four grandchildren Julie, Mark (Natasha), Grant (Karla), Liza (Michael), 2 great-grandchildren Samuel and Ellajean, 2 step-great-grandchildren Kasey and Sean and also a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service took place on Tuesday, August 2nd 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

 

 

Page contributed by: Carol Walsh

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

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