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The Beacon Obituaries

The Beacon
is a community newspaper for Gander.

Filed chronologically as published for the Month of July 2001

 

 

PARSONS, Josephine
Passed peacefully away on July 1, 2001, at Brookfield Hospital, Josephine Parsons of Wesleyville, age 80 years. Predeceased by parents John and Clementine Parsons; husband, Raymond; brothers, John and William; sisters, Clara and Bessie. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are one son Raymond (Joy), of St. John's; four daughters, Marguerite Best (Albert) of Wesleyville, Minnie Hoyles (Earl) of Mount Pearl, Clemmie King (Samuel) of Badger's Quay and Donna Hoyles (Jerry) of Bonavista; one brother, Baxter (Julia) of Badger's Quay; one sister, Mary Carter of Greenspond; sisters-in-law, Mabel Fry (Arthur) of Montreal, Elsie Bragg of Greenspond, Lena Bartlett of Bell Island, Edna Parsons of Greenspond; 12 grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service was held on July 4 at St. Alban's Anglican Church, Badger's Quay with Rev. John Watton officiating. Interment followed at the Anglican Cemetery, Badger's Quay. Donations in her memory may be made to the Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of the Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove.

HOUNSELL, Lester
Passed peacefully away on July 3, 2001, at Brookfield Hospital, Lester Hounsell of Pound cove, age 83 years. Predeceased by wife Vida; son, William Moss; brother Japheth; two sisters, Myrtle Kean and Carrie Gulliver; three stepsisters, Debbie Stanford, Ethel Stanford and Leah Gulliver. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are sister-in-law, Pearl Hounsell of Glovertown; special nephew Maxwell Kean of Pound Cove, as well as other nephews and nieces; and a large circle of friends. Funeral service was held on July 6 at Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove with Rev. J. Watton officiating, assisted by Rev. P. Thoms. Interment followed at the Anglican Cemetery, Glovertown. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove.

BURSEY, Shirley
Passed peacefully away on July 4, 2001, at Headwaters Health Care Center, Orangeville, ON, Shirley Hodder in her 57th year. Beloved wife of Philip; loved mother of Lorna King of Orangeville, and Travis and Joy of Acton; dear grandmother of Jordan, Jessica and Alisha; also sadly missed by her brothers, sisters and many other relatives in Newfoundland. Funeral services were held in the chapel on July 7. Interment at Forest Lawn Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy donations to the Headwaters Health Care Centre would be appreciated. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of Dos & McNair Funeral Home & Chapel, Orangeville, ON.

HICKS, Madeline W.
Passed peacefully away on July 4, 2001 at Salvation Army Lakeview Manor in Riverview, NB, Madeline W. Hicks of Riverview, at the age of 92 years. Besides her parents, she is predeceased by her husband Cluny M. Hicks in 1998; sisters, Georgina, Alice, Winnifred, Edna, Dorothy, Jean and Isobel; and two brothers, Augustus and Rupert. Born in St. John's, she was the daughter of the late Charles F. and Emma (Windsor) Lester. She was a member of St. Paul's United Church and a member of the UCW. She is survived by one daughter, Roberta "Robbie" Hicks of St. John's and by several nieces and nephews. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. In keeping with Madeline's wishes there was no viewing or visitation. A memorial service was held on July 7 at Riverview Home Chapel with Rev. Shawn Redden officiating. Interment was at Fairhaven Memorial Gardens. If so desired, donations may be made to Salvation Army Lakeview Manor, Alzheimer's Society or to the memorial of the donor's choice. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Riverview Funeral Home, Riverview, NB.

WHITEWAY, Eva
Passed peacefully away on July 5, 2001 at the James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander, Mrs. Eva Whiteway of Hillcrest Manor in Musgrave Harbour in her 85th year. Predeceased by her husband, Stanley; three brothers, Joseph, George and Harold; and one sister Edith. Left with fond and loving memories are her daughter Reta Whiteway of Hillcrest Manor in Musgrave Harbour; two sisters-in-law, Evelyn West of Musgrave Harbour and Blanche Pope of Musgrave Harbour; one brother-in-law Hayward Mouland of Musgrave Harbour; and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service took place on July 7th at St. Luke's United church in Musgrave Harbour. Interment at St. Luke's United Church Cemetery, Musgrave Harbour. Donations may be made in her memory to St. Luke's United Church Memorial Fund in Musgrave Harbour. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Musgrave Harbour-Wesleyville.

HOYLES, Allison
Passed away at Hare Bay on July 8, 2001, Mr. Allison Hoyles of Gander in his 83rd year. Predeceased by wife, Effie in 1996 and sister, Susie Penny in 1969. Left with loving memories are sons, Eric (Edy) of Gander, Wilson of Gander, Terry (Pauline) of St. John's; daughter, Christine Hoyles of Gander; six grandchildren, Susan, Sara, Samantha, Jason, Jody and Joshua; special friend, Lydia Wells and her family; and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Donations in his memory can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Arrangements entrusted to Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander/Carmanville.

TILLER, Carrie
Passed peacefully away on July 8, 2001 at Bonnews Lodge, Badger's Quay, Carrie Tiller of Wesleyville, age 87 years. Predeceased by husband, John C. Tiller; sons, George and John Jr.; parents, Martin and Matilda Barbour; brothers, Nathan, Hubert and Lewis; sisters, Alfreda and Beatrice; sisters-in-law, Jane Harvey and Hattie Lane. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are three sons, Martin (Nina) of Corner Brook, George (Stella) of Lewisporte, Gary (Sonya) of Wesleyville; six daughters, Louise Wells (Edward) of Hare Bay, Mae Vivian (Boyce) of Hare Bay, Susie Sturge (Gus) of Wesleyville, Sheila Butler (Denis) of Ontario, Rosalie Vincent (Carl) of Wesleyville, Jeanette Norris (Bruce) of Wesleyville; brothers-in-law, Carman Barbour of Toronto, Dorman Lane of Mount Pearl; sisters-in-law, Lottie Hill of Wesleyville, Vera Barbour of Wesleyville, Gertie Lodge of Bonavista, Carrie Tulk (Arthur) of Mount Pearl, Molly Harnum (Clayton) of Bishop Falls, Amelia Mullett of Wesleyville, Gwen Kean (Oliver) of Pound Cove; daughter-in-law, Nellie of St. John's; 20 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service was held on July 10 at Jubilee United Church, Wesleyville with Capt. Terry Hopkins officiating. Interment followed at the Salvation Army Cemetery, Wesleyville. Donations in her memory may be made to the Salvation Army Building Fund, Wesleyville. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove.

COLLINS, Alma
Passed peacefully away on July 10, 2001 at the James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander, Mrs. Alma Collins in her 61st year. Predeceased by mother, Ida. Left with fond and loving memories is husband, Patrick of Benton; father, Edward of Davidson, Sask; sons, Derek and wife Patsy of Ottawa, Patrick J. and wife Judy of Victoria Cove; grandchildren Ashton, David, Aaron; special friend, Maisie Humby of Benton; as well as a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service was held on July 13th at Benton Anglican Church. Interment at Benton Anglican Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Newfoundland Treatment and Research Foundation. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander.

PARSONS, Joy
Passed peacefully away on July 10, 2001 at the James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander, Mrs. Joy Parsons of Carmanville in her 71st year. Predeceased by her husband, Ivanhoe and sister, Beryl. Left with fond and loving memories are two sons, Woodrow (Carol) of Fort McMurray, and Melvin (Myra) of Carmanville; three daughters, Beryl Brown (Gordon) of Summerford, Pamela Reeder (Larry) of Mississauga, ON and Kimberley Hayward (Arnold) of Etibicoke, ON; five brothers, Selby Clarke (Myrtle) of Woodstock ON, Woodrow Clarke (Jean) of St. Catherines, ON, Bert Clarke of Deer Lake, Eric Clarke (Mary) of Howley and Frank Clarke (Norma) of Botwood; seven grandchildren, Woodie, Lee Ann, Nickie, Melissa, Mark, Michel and Zachery; our other brother, Boyd Parsons; brother and sister-in-law, Dick and Mary Parsons; sister-in-law, Willow; special friend, Chrissie Parsons; and also a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service took place on July 13 at the United Church in Carmanville. Interment at the United Church Cemetery in Carmanville. Donations may be made to the Newfoundland and Labrador Cancer Research Foundation. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander/Carmanville. Special thanks to Dr. Cox and the Nursing staff of the Surgery East at the James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander.

WISEMAN, HARRY
Passed peacefully away on July 16, 2001, at Lakeside Homes, Harry Wiseman, age 74. Predeceased by father Sidney, mother Ethel and brother, Jack. Left with loving memories are wife, Jean of Gander; son, Harry of Houston, Texas; brothers, Thomas (Phyllis) and Ronald (Nell) of Springdale; sisters, Marion of Halifax and Grace (Walter) Penney of Lewisporte. He will also be missed by several nephews, niece and a large circle of friends. Funeral service was held July 19th at the United Church, Gander. Interment at All Saint's Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted through Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander.

WICKS, Eric G.
Passed away suddenly on July 20, 2001, Eric G. Wicks of Gander, age 79. Predeceased by wife Marie (McDonald); youngest daughter Patsy; father Lewis; mother Alice and brother Gordon. Left to mourn are son Dennis (Lisa) of Gander, daughters, Maxine (Bob Briggs) of Gander, Jackie (Peter Curnew) of Gander, Shirley (Fred Sweetland) of Corner Brook; son-in-law Larry Menchion of Gander; grandchildren, Corey, Christopher, Mark and Alicia; brother Judge Lloyd Wicks (Eileen) of St. John's, sisters, Annie Knee of St. John's, Pearl Blackwood of St. John's and Patsy (Fred Nicholl) of Ottawa, and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Eric was very active in the Lion's Club, The North Atlantic Aviation Museum and the Amateur Radio Club (VO1FA). Funeral service was held July 23 at St. Martin's Anglican Cathedral, Gander. Interment followed at All Saints Cemetery, Gander. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander.

SNOW, Violet
Passed away on July 21, 2001 at the Health Sciences Centre, St. John's, Violet Snow in her 73rd year. Left with fond and loving memories are husband Sidney of Wing's Point; sons, Harold and wife Lena of Wing's Point, Tony and wife Joyce of Wing's Point, daughter Aleen and husband David Torraville of Tumbler Ridge, BC; brothers, Hayward Bursey and wife Elsie of Victoria Cove, Ralph Bursey and wife May of Davidsville; sisters, Lillian and husband Elias Tulk of Carmanville, Deana Torraville of Gander, Elsie Vivian of George's Point, Rowie of Botwood, Edith of Botwood; seven grandchildren; and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Rested at the Anglican Church, Wing's Point. Funeral service was held on July 24 at the Anglican Church in Wing's Point. Interment at Wing's Point Anglican Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander/Carmanville.

ANDREWS, Rexton C.
Passed peacefully away on July 21, 2001 at Brookfield Hospital, Rexton C. Andrews, age 78 years. Predeceased by parents (Martha and Duncan Andrews) and sister Vera Winsor. Left with fond and loving memories are his wife Amelia of Wesleyville; daughters, Christine (Dwayne) of Wesleyville and Lynn of Labrador City; granddaughters, Julie, Marthea and Tessa; one brother, David Andrews of St. John's; one sister, Triffie Dunn of St. John's and a wide circle of friends and relatives. Funeral service took place on July 24 at Jubilee United Church, Wesleyvllle, officiated by Rev. SungMin Jung. Interment followed at Jubilee United Church Cemetery, Wesleyville.

PENTON, Patrick
(1957-2001)

Passed away on July 23, 2001 following a short but courageous fight with cancer, Patrick Francis Penton of Gander. Predeceased by father Kevin and brother Frederick. He will be sadly missed by his loving friends and relatives whom he acquired in his short but productive life. Paddy will be especially missed by his wife Agnes and daughters, Claire and Sarah. As well, left with fond memories is his mother Elizabeth; brother Tony; and sisters, Rita, Beverley, Jacqueline and Paula. He made his final voyage to Fogo Island where Patrick was laid to rest in his hometown of Joe Batt's Arm. The funeral mass was held July 25 at St. Joseph's Parish.

JONES, Joseph
Passed peacefully away on July 25, 2001 at Bonnews Lodge, Badger's Quay, Joseph Jones, age 91 years. Predeceased by his wife Violet and daughter Marion Spurrell. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are his son, William (Myrtle) of Wesleyville; two daughters, Clara (Charles Howell) of Gander, Minnie (John Russell) of Bonavista; sister Whilemena Chatman of Gander, son-in-law Esau Spurrell of Valleyfield; seven grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service took place on July 28 at St. Mark's United Church, Templeman with Rev. Miriam Bowlby officiating, assisted by Rev. SungMin Jung. Donations may be made to the United Church Cemetery Fund, Templeman. Interment followed at the United Cemetery, Templeman. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove.

YOUNG, Albert Osmond
Passed away suddenly at the James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander on July 27, 2001, Albert Osmond Young, age 92. Predeceased by loving wife Myrtle (Bartlett), brothers Trevor, Lewis and Gerald, and sister Phyllis. Left with loving memories are sons, Bruce of Alberta, David of Ontario, George (Florence) of St. John's, Robert (Vera) of Gander, and Roy (Regina) of Gander; daughter Sandra (Bill Anstey) of Gander; sisters, Florence Moore of St. John's and Olive Murdock of Grand Falls-Windsor; nine grandchildren; and eleven great grandchildren. Funeral service was held July 30 from Fraser Road United Church. Interment followed at All Saints Cemetery, Gander. Donations may be made to Shriners Children's Hospital. Arrangements entrusted to Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander.

TORRAVILLE, Bertha Jane
Passed away tragically on July 29, 2001, Bertha Jane Torraville (nee Chambers) of Victoria Cove, age 61 years. Predeceased by parents, John and Edna Chambers, and sisters, Minnie Sheppard, Mary Chambers, Ethel Gould, and Marion Gould. Left to mourn are sons, Curtis (Laurie) of Oakville, ON, Floyd (Una) of Labrador City, Glenn (Melissa) of Brampton, ON, Shawn of Brampton, ON, and Steven (Wendy) of Aurora, ON; daughters, Mary (Everett Nippard) of Labrador City; Gail (Darrell Hodder) of Labrador City, and Shelly of North Carolina. Also left to mourn are sisters, Mabel (Rendall) and Olga (Bob), and brother Curtis (Shelly); nine grandchildren; and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral services took place at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Wing's Point on August 2, with Rev. Yvonne Thistle officiating. Interment followed at the Anglican Cemetery, Rodger's Cove. Pallbearers were Mary Nippard, Curtis Torraville, Floyd Torraville, Glenn Torraville, Shawn Torraville, Gail Hodder, Steven Torraville and Shelly Nippard. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to White Dove Funeral Home, Lewisporte.

TORRAVILLE, Oswald Harry
Passed away tragically on July 29, 2001, Oswald Harry Torraville, age 68 years. Predeceased by his father, Harry, brothers, Harold and Arthur, and sisters, Ivy and Phyllis. Left to mourn are his mother, Mary; sons, Curtis (Laurie) of Oakville, ON, Floyd (Una) of Labrador City, Glenn (Melissa) of Brampton, ON, Shawn of Brampton, ON, and Steven (Wendy) of Aurora, ON; daughters, Mary (Everett Nippard) of Labrador City; Gail (Darrell Hodder) of Labrador City, and Shelly of North Carolina. Also left to mourn are sister, Bertha (Herman Francis); brothers, George (Glena) and Charlie (Vera); nine grandchildren; and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service took place at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Wing's Point on August 2, with Rev. Yvonne thistle officiating. Interment followed at the Anglican Cemetery, Rodger's Cove. Pallbearers were Mary Nippard, Curtis Torraville, Floyd Torraville, Glenn Torraville, Shawn Torraville, Gail Hodder, Steven Torraville and Shelly Nippard. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to White Dove Funeral Home, Lewisporte.

 

 

Page contributed by: Carol Walsh

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

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