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The Beacon Obituaries
July 2013

The Beacon
is a community newspaper for Gander.

 

BARBOUR, Samuel Bragg
(Died July 28, 2013)
59th Heavy Artillery WWII Veteran
of Valleyfield, Bonavista North. Passed peacefully away at his daughter's residence in Conception Harbour on July 28th, 2013, at the age of 93, surrounded by his loving family. Son of the late Stewart and Bessie (Bragg) Barbour. Left to mourn the loss are his devoted wife Margaret of 64 years, daughters: Judy (Donald) Snook in Conception Hr, Robyn (David) Beaudry in Portugal Cove - St.Philips, sons: David (Christine) Barbour in Portugal Cove-St Philips, and James (Alwyn) Kean in Harbour Grace; grandchildren Erica (Michiel), Deirdre (Glenn), Dayna (Kyle), Michael (Lisa), Valerie (Steven), Donna (Robert) and Michelle (Tony); 10 great-grandchildren, sister Lurley (Brown) and brother Joseph. Predeceased by parents-in-law Jacob and Margaret (Burry) Attwood, sisters Evelyn, Jean, Vivien, and brother Clayton. Sam was born in Safe Harbour and grew up following the traditions of logging and fishing. After Service, he would be involved with the seal fishery, or on his own long-liner 'James and Kathleen', or on experimental fishing vessels such as 'The Investigator'. He was employed by the Federal and Provincial Fishery Departments as 'Skipper' on trawlers such as the 'Straight Shore', 'Sand Lance', 'Blue Hake' and 'Oderin'. After retirement he lived a quiet and contented life with his wife, and imparted life skills to his grandchildren - always setting an example for others, and being a well-respected person in the community. At his request, cremation has taken place. Visitation will take place at Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove between 2-4pm and 7-9pm on Thursday, Aug 1st; and between 10-12am on Friday, Aug 2nd. To celebrate his life, a service will be held at Memorial United Church, Valleyfield, on Friday, August 2, 2013, at 2pm with Rev. Brian Hannon officiating. No flowers by request. Donations in his memory may be made to Memorial UC Cemetery Fund, Valleyfield or 2910 Lion's Army Cadet Corps, Badger's Quay (New-Wes-Valley). To send a message of condolence or to sign the memorial guest book, please visit www.kittiwakefuneralhome.ca
Our Quiet Hero

BUNGAY, Melina Elizabeth (nee Brown)
October 21, 1922 - June 30, 2013

Melina, of St. John's, formally of Trinity, Bonavista Bay, passed peacefully away after a lengthy illness at St. Clare's Mercy Hospital in her 91st year. Left with fond and loving memories are her husband of 67 years Nathan; daughters Gloria Newhook (Don), Linda Mitchell (Randy), and Melissa Mullen (Garry); sons Jeff (Janet), and Karl (Sherry); thirteen Grandchildren Vicki, Kirk, Tami, Michael, Bryan, Dean, Adam, Scott, Jeanine, Joshua, Jasmine, Jordan, and Julia; eleven great-grandchildren. Survived by her sisters-in-law Dorothy Brenton and Jessie Rogers; brother-in-law Art (Kitty) and a number of nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. At Melina's request, cremation has taken place and no visitation will be held. The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the staff of 7 East at St. Clare's Mercy Hospital for their care and kindness

DWYER, Karen Joan
(February 11, 1957 - July 29, 2013)

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a dear and loving wife, mother, daughter and sister at James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander on July 29, 2013, Karen Joan Dwyer age 56 years of Musgrave Harbour. Predeceased by her father; Alex Pearce, son; Jerry B. Bown. Leaving to mourn with loving memories are her husband; Jim, son; Jimmy of Musgrave Harbour, daughter; Linda of Musgrave Harbour, mother; Josie Pearce residing at Bonnews Lodge, Badger's Quay, brothers; Wilson (Catherine) of Ontario, Brooklyn (Elaine) of Musgrave Harbour, sisters; Linda (James Attwood) of Valleyfield, Valerie Gillingham of New Brunswick and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service was held on Saturday, August 3rd at 2 P.M.at Kittiwake Funeral Home, Musgrave Harbour with Pastor Willie Wheaton officiating. Inurnment to take place at a later date. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Musgrave Harbour - Pound Cove. To send messages of condolence please visit www.kittiwakefuneralhomes.ca

ELMS, Dr. Lorne
1931 - 2013
Dr. Lorne Elms

Passed away July 23, 2013 at JPM Hospital after a short illness, Dr. Lorne Rene Elms, at the age of 81, he was born in Bay Robert's NL. Predeceased by his parents, four brother's and one sister. Left with fond and loving memories are his wife Eileen (nee Chafe), son Andrew (Tammy), Ottawa, stepsons Brian (Renate), Ottawa, David (Kelli), Zephyrhills FL, and Bill Hayes (Carmen) Edmonton,sisters-in-law, Eileen Elms (Clem) Gander and Winnifred Elms ( Clarence) Harbour Grace, Nl. He will be sadly missed by his grandchildren Abigail, Christopher, and Lucas Elms, Karen, Audrey and Emily Hayes. He also leaves a large circle of in-laws, nephews, nieces and friends. He was a graduate of Dalhousie Dental School. Lorne practiced dentistry in Lewisporte and Gander for 35 years until his retirement in 1996. Visitation will be held at Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander, NL on Monday, August 5th , from 2:00-4:00pm and 7:00-9:00 pm. Cremation has taken place and the funeral will be held at Fraser Road United Church, Gander, on Aug. 6 at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow at All Saints Cemetery in Gander. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Salvation Army. Arrangements trusted to Stacey's Funeral Home.

GILLINGHAM, Effie I.
1925 - 2013

Passed peacefully away at the James Paton Memorial Health Center, Gander on July 27th 2013 Effie Gillingham age 88 years. Predeceased by parents Tom and Alice Gillingham, husband Charlie, sons Kevin and Nathan, great grandson Jack, sisters Dorothy, Stella and brother Rybert. Left with loving memories are her children Don (Barb) of Mississauga , Scott (Linda) of Victoria Cove, Bill of Kitchener, June (Harold) of George's Point, Gord (Marg) , Randy (Debbie), Joan (Norm) of Clarkes Head . 14 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren. Also a large circle of family and friends. Resting at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Wings Point with funeral service to be held Wednesday, July 31st at 2:00 P.M. Interment Anglican Cemetery, Clarkes Head. Flowers are accepted or donations in Effie's memory may be made to a charity of one's choice. Arrangements entrusted through Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. To leave a message of condolence please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca

HOLLOWAY, Alphonsus
Passed peacefully away at the Central Regional Health Centre, Grand Falls - Windsor, on Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013 Alphonsus Holloway, age 93. Predeceased by his parents William and Ellen, wife Theresa, sister Annie, brother John, grandson Denie Cardinail, son-in-law Raymond Cardinail. Left to mourn with loving memories are his sons Sidney (Monica) of Yellowknife, William (Candace) of Gander, Michael of Gander, daughters Mary of Morrisburg, ON; Barbara (Michael) of Gander, grandchildren Kim, Jason, Philip, Monique, Daniel, Jade, Adam, Spencer, Travis, Kyla, Christopher, Michelle, great-grandchildren Lauren, Emily, Colin, Alexander, Hannah, Devon, Rachelle, Grady, Gabe, Aiden, step great- grandchildren Hilary and Heather-Jenn and great-great step grandchild Colby. Rested at Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. Funeral service was held on Saturday, July 6th at 11:00 A.M. from St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church. Interment followed at All Saints Cemetery. Donations in Mr. Holloway's memory may be made to the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Centre. Arrangements entrusted through Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. To sign our online memorial guestbook, please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca

HOWSE, Beatrice Elizabeth
(July 19, 1938 - July 24, 2013)
Beatrice Howse
- 75 years of Greenspond passed away suddenly on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at Western Memorial Hospital, Corner Brook. Predeceased by her husband; Kenneth and other spouses and brothers; Hubert Kelloway, Elias Kelloway and Cluney Kelloway. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories are her husband; Elwood Parsons, sons; Hubert (Elaine) of Clarenville, Wilmore (Donna) of Greenspond, Kenneth (Valarie) of Brampton, Ontario and Keith of Bramforth, Ontario, daughter; Kathleen Egden (Peter) of Clarenville, brother; Chesley Kelloway (Gaye) of Calgary, Alberta, sister; Mary Cayce (David) of Winter Haven, Florida, granddaughters; Cynthia and Amanda; and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service took place on Sunday, July 28 from the United Church, Greenspond with Rev. Brian Hannon officiating. Interment followed from The Interfaith Cemetery, Shambler's Cove - Greenspond. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove - Musgrave Harbour. To send messages of condolence please visit www.kittiwakefuneralhomes.ca

PARSONS, Ethel Mae
(January 19, 1926 - July 16, 2013)

Passed peacefully away at Bonnews Lodge, Badger's Quay on July 16, 2013, Ethel Mae Parsons age 87 years of Greenspond. Predeceased by her parents; William and Gladys Boone and son-in-law; James Coward. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories are her husband; William, son; Roger (Janet) of Mount Pearl, daughters; Linda Coward of Greenspond, Susan (Gordon Granter) of Greenspond, brother; George Boone (Adora) of Strathroy, Ontario, 8 grandchildren; Angie, Amanda, Alissa, Bradley, Kimberly, Ronnie, Tammy, Roger, 7 Great-grandchildren; Shania, Kierra, Dawson, Gavin, Adam, Kimberly, Hayley and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service was held on July 18, 2013 at St. Stephen's Anglican Church, Greenspond. Interment followed at the Interfaith Cemetery, Shambler's Cove, Greenspond. Donations in her memory may be made to St. Stephen's Anglican Church, Greenspond. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove / Musgrave Harbour. To send messages of condolence please visit www.kittiwakefuneralhomes.ca

PENNEY, Verna L.
1924 - 2013

Passed peacefully away at the James Paton Memorial Health Centre, Gander on Friday, July 19th, 2013 Verna L. Penney, age 88. Predeceased by her parents Thomas and Jessie Marshall, husband Kenneth Penney, son Percey Penney, brothers Allan and Rog, sister Gertie Rodway, son-in-law Harry Normore, brothers-in-law Gordon Rodway, Josiah Wareham, sister-in-law Florence Marshall. Left to mourn with loving memories are her daughter Phyllis Normore, brother's Fergus Marshall (Nina), Gordon Marshall (Jennie), sisters Elsie Wareham, Doreen Slade (Herman), sister-in-law Ruby Marshall, grandchildren Jerry and Bobbie Normore, Kathy and Kevin Bolger, Cora and Cluney Mercer, Vincent and Stephanie Normore, Paul Normore, Heather Normore, ten great-grandchildren and one Step great-granddaughter. Resting at Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander on Saturday from 2:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. and 7:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. Funeral service will take place on Sunday, July 21st from the Fraser Road United Church at 2:00 P.M. Interment will follow at All Saints Cemetery. Flowers gratefully accepted or donations in Verna's memory may be made to a Charity of one's choice. Arrangements entrusted through Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. To sign our memorial online guestbook, please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca

RICHARDSON, Rowena J.
1929 - 2013
Passed peacefully away on Saturday July 27,2013
Rowena J.Richardson(nee Pardy).Age 84.
Originlly from Woody Island Placentia Bay
.
Previously deceased by her father Benjamin, mother Florence, brother Max and sister Maud. Leaving to mourn; her husband and constant companion Gerald, son Tony (Eithne), daughters Donna (Wes Noseworthy) and Wanda (Larry Robinson), and grandson Tyler (girlfriend Charlotte). Also, niece and good friend Edna, brother-in-law Bernard (Florence) and sisters-in-law Patricia, Josephine and Dorothy,as well as a circle of family and friends. Special thanks to and our sincere appreciation of everyone working at Lakeside Nursing Home for their kindness and caring during Rowena's time with them and to Dr. Carmel Casey for her years of dedication and care. Resting at Staceys Funeral Home in Gander, on Sunday from 7:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M., Monday from 2:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. and 7:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. and Tuesday from 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. Funeral service will be held at Fraser Road United Church, Gander, on Tuesday July 30th at 2pm. Internment at All Saints Cemetery in Gander. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Gander and Area Food Bank. Arrangements entrusted through Stacey's Funeral Home.

ROGERS, Elvis
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our loved one Elvis Rogers, aged 56 years at his residence in Wareham on July 27, 2013. Predeceased by his parents; Florrie-Mae and Reginald Rogers, brother; Samuel Rogers and brother-in-law; Chesley Noble. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories are his wife; Eileen, son; Robert (Angie) of Brampton, Ontario, daughter; Crystal (Gregory Button) of St. John's, grandchildren; Keisha Firmage, Madison and Mallory Button and Jasmine and Colby Rogers, brothers; Norman (Brenda) of St. John's, Reginald (Doris) of Scarborough, Ontario, George (Doreen) of Wareham, Bill (Margaret) of Wareham, Freeman (Marg) of Centreville, Austin (Georgina) of Wareham and Chesley (Kelly) of Gander, sisters; Susie Noble of Centreville, Cassie (Aubrey Brown) of Trinity, Wanda (Joe Corbett) of Ft. McMurray, Alberta, Daisy Rogers of Ft. McMurray, Alberta and Dorren Best (Denis Mercer) of Ft. McMurray, Alberta and many other extended family and close friends. Funeral service took place on July 30, 2013 from St. John The Baptist Anglican Church, Wareham with Rev. David Coffin officiating. Interment followed from the Anglican cemetery, Wareham. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove - Musgrave Harbour. To send messages of condolence, please visit www.kittiwakefuneralhomes.ca

RUSSELL, Cecil
Cecil Russell,
age 71 years, passed away July 31, 2013 at G.B. Cross memorial Hospital in Clarenville. He was predeceased by his mother: Amelia Russell and father: John Russell. Left to mourn are: Wife- Ruby, Children- Joanne (Wayne) Perry, Pam (Paul) Perry, Cindy (Dwight) Feltham, Jeff (Jennifer) Russell, Grandchildren- Eddie, Trent and Tyler Perry, Meagan and Ryan Perry, Lindsey and Jenna Feltham, and Olivia Russell. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of Oram's Funeral Home. Funeral was held at Salvation Army Church in Glovertown on Friday, August 2, 2013. Donations can be made to the Salvation Army Cemetery fund.

SHEA, Rankin E.
1936 - 2013

Passed peacefully away at his residence, Appleton Rankin E. Shea age 76 years. Predeceased by parents Scott and Clara, brothers Austin and Johnny. Left with loving memories are his wife Dulcie, sons Tony (Nichole), Gary (Jennifer) of Glenwood, daughters Lisa (Dennis Crocker) of Gander, Colleen (Jack Collis) of Glenwood, Nancy (Dean Francis) of Brampton, Tina (Shayne Rowe) of Glenwood, grandchildren Stephen, Kirklin, Taylor, Ashley, Kyle, Troy, Liam, Nikita and Terri-Lynn, brothers Brian (Peg) of Appleton, Joe (Joan) of Pembroke, Bill (Louise) of Appleton, Scott (Hughina) of Sherwood Park, Barry (Teresa) of Dartmouth, Terry of Vancouver, Jim (Geraldine) of BC, David of Sparwood, sister Audrey (Brian Lawlor) of Appleton. Also a large circle of family and friends. Resting at St. Andrews Anglican Church Thursday, July 18th from 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m., Friday 10 a.m. - 12 noon. Funeral service Friday July 19th at 2:00 p.m.. Interment Anglican Cemetery, Glenwood. Flowers are accepted or donations in Rankin's memory can be made to the Central Northeast Heath Foundation. Arrangements entrusted through Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. To leave a message of condolence please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca

SLANEY, Ruby
Passed peacefully away at the James Paton Memorial Health Center, Gander on July 11th 2013 Ruby (Barney) M. Slaney age 87 years. Predeceased by parents Nathan and Hilda Barnes, sister Ada and Joyce, Brother Clifford, grandson Andrew and daughter-in-law Lori. Left with loving memories are her husband Con, sons Pat (Joan) of Gander, Tony (Donna) of Springdale, Con Jr., (Sandra) of Gander, daughters Sandra (Harold) of Gander, Valda (Ross) of Lewisporte, Joan (Wayne) of Gambo, Carl Ann (Laurie) of Paradise, brother Hector Barnes of Mount Pearl, sisters Mildred Carter of Petty Harbour, Shirley Critch of St. John's, Valda Boland of Ottawa. Grandchildren Heather, Michael, Steven, Jaime, Brian, Sean, Paul, Deanna, Craig, Christopher, Peter, Justin. Great Grandchildren Ada, Sara, Rhya, Luke, Emily, Rieley, Allie, Kelsey, Gracie, Julie, Ryan and Hunter. Also a large circle of relatives and friends. Cremation has taken place. Rested at Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. Funeral Service was held Saturday July 13th at 3:00 P.M. at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church. Donations in Barney's memory may be made to the Children's Wish Foundation. Arrangements entrusted through Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. To sign the memorial on-line guest book please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca

WHITE, Hubert
(September 9, 1924 - July 2, 2013)

Passed peacefully away at Brookfield Hospital, Brookfield on July 2, 2013 Hubert John White age 88 years of Pool's Island. Predeceased by his parents; Samuel and Ethel (nee Dyke) White-Dalton, step-father; John Dalton, 2 sisters; Jean White, Elsie Dyke, brother; Gerald White and step sister-in-law; Marjorie Dalton. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories are his wife; Annie, sons; Samuel (Rose) of Consecon, Ontario, Raymond (Anne) of St. John's, daughter; Shirley Knight (Douglas) of Pouch Cove, step-brother; Frederick Dalton of Toronto, Ontario, brother-in-law; Percy Hoyles (Marguerite) of St. John's , grandchildren; Paula (Rob), Penny (J.J), David (Crystal), Holly (Jonathan), Meghan (Shawn), Justin (Alison), Doug (Gina), great-grandchildren; Jonathan, David, Devan, Aliyah, Mya, Cole, Felicity, Patrick, Allison, Heather and a large circle of other relatives and many friends. Funeral service was held on July 5, 2013 at St. James Anglican Church, Pool's Island with Rev. Roy Martin officiating. Interment followed at St. James Anglican Church Cemetery, Pool's Island. Donations may be made in his memory to St. James Anglican Church, Pool's Island. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove- Musgrave Harbour. To send messages of condolence please visit www.kittiwakefuneralhomes.ca

 

 

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