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The Beacon Obituaries
June 2004

The Beacon
is a community newspaper for Gander.

Filed chronologically as published for the Month of June 2004


PARSONS, Elaine Daphne -
Passed peacefully away at Brookfield Hospital on June 1, 2004, Elaine Daphne Parsons, of Badger's Quay, age 48 years. Predeceased by her parents, Joseph and Minnie Parsons. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are her daughter, Angela Winters (Shaun) of Valleyfield; grandson, Jonah; ex-husband, Scott Hoyles of Badger's Quay; and mother-in-law, Margaret Hoyles of Pound cove; five brothers, Wayne (Rosalind) of Labrador City, Guy (Ida) of Valleyfield, Gary of Badger's Quay, Tony (Beverley) of Mount Pearl, Earl (Doreen) of New Brunswick; two sisters, Wanda Felix (Mark) of Stephenville and Linda Lalonde (Michael) of Nova Scotia; and a large circle of nieces, nephews and many friends. Funeral service was held on June 4th from St. Alban's Anglican Church with Rev. John Watton officiating, assisted by Rev. Tony Cole. Interment followed from the United Church Cemetery, Valleyfield. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove-Musgrave Harbour.

RICKETTS, Felix Joseph -
Peacefully entered into rest, Tuesday, June 1, 2004, following a short illness, Felix was 73 years old and the beloved husband of Judy (Day) Ricketts for 39 years. Loving father to Carol (Bill Burroughs), North Carolina, Bridget (Douglas Ballam), St. John's, Brian (Ginette), Gander. Cherished Poppie to Katie, Brianna and Andrew. Dear son-in-law to Lucy Day. Fondly thought of by his aunt, Catherine Aylward and his cousins, Matt Aylward, Grace Stapleton, Dorothy Robbins, Marie Babcock and their families. Felix will be remembered as the owner/operator of Parkway Esso and Restaurant, Trans Canada Highway, Glovertown, where he shared many cups of tea with friends and patrons. He will be sadly missed by his friends at Masonic Park in Mount Pearl and those in Gander, Glovertown, Marystown and Stock Cove. Predeceased by his mother Dorothy Ricketts, January, 2003. Funeral Mass was held June 4th from St. Joseph's Church, Gander.
Do not stand at my grave and weep;
I am not there, I do not sleep,
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn's rain.
When you awake in the morning's hush,
I am the swift uplifting hush of quiet birds in circled flight
I am the stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there, I did not die. Robert Hepburn

HEFFERN, Kevin -
Passed away at the James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander, June 5, 2004, Kevin Heffern of Sandringham in his 59th year. Leaving to mourn his wife, Emily; two sons, Dwight (Tracey), Barrie, ON, Troy (Laura), Petawawa, ON; two daughters, Beth-Ann & Judy, Sandringham; mother, Constance Heffern, Gander; six brothers, Clyde (Mae), Torbay, Winston, St. John's, Franklyn (Margaret), Sudbury, ON, Carl (Francis), Moncton, NB, Reginald (Sue), Quebec; sister, Sheila (Wayne Rideout), Corner Brook; five granddaughters and a large circle of family and friends.

HICKS, Myrtle -
Passed peacefully away at Brookfield Hospital, on Monday, June 7th, 2004, Mrs. Myrtle Hicks of Musgrave Harbour in her 95th year. Predeceased by her husband, Ray; son, Hector; daughter, Patsy and sister, Alma. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are her son, Thomas and wife, Syretha (with whom she resided with for 11 years) of Musgrave Harbour, one brother, Harry Hicks (Louise) of Musgrave Harbour, four grandchildren, Dianne Hicks of Musgrave Harbour, Brad Hicks of Musgrave Harbour, Theresa Pelley (Brad) of Lloydminister, AB, and Anita Hicks of Musgrave Harbour; one great-grandchild, Aston Pelley of Lloydminister, AB; one nephew, Dave Hicks (Dianne) of Mount Pearl; four nieces, Bessie Lockyer of Lewisporte, Daphne Evely (John) of Richmond Hill, Ont., Josie Williams (Heber) of Brigus, and Hazel Tulk (Melvin) of Aspen Cove and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service took place on June 9th from St. Luke's United Church in Musgrave Harbour. Interment Hicks Family Cemetery in Musgrave Harbour. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove-Musgrave Harbour.

SAMSON, Madge (nee Simms) -
Passed away at the Health Science Center on Monday, June 7, 2004 , Madge Samson, aged 72 years. Predeceased by her parents, John and Lillie Simms and brother, George. Left to mourn her loving husband, Gerald; daughter, Kathy (Leo) Doe; Brian and Jeff; sister, Kate Russell; and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service took place on Friday, June 11, 2004 from St. Martin's Anglican Cathedral. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made in her memory to a charity of one's choice.

HORLICK, Robert Noble -
Passed peacefully away at the James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander on June 9, 2004, Mr. Robert Noble Horlick, age 80 years. Predeceased by wife, Myra; sisters, Mary Pickett and Emma George. Left with loving memories are sons, Dennis (Gaye), Edmonton, AB; Robert of Gander; Oliver (Loretta) of Gambo; daughters, Irene Norris (Maurice) of Trinity; Barbra Collins of Summerford; brother, Elazor Horlick of Gander; 15 grandchildren; and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service was held on June 12th from the Anglican Church, Centreville. Interment Anglican Cemetery, Centreville. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Stacey's Funeral Home Limited, Gander

NOSEWORTHY, Eric Lorenzo
(11/11/1914 - 06/11/2004)
Surrounded by loving family and friends, Eric passed away on June 11, 2004 at Lakeside Homes in Gander. Eric was in his 89th year. He had a long career in law enforcement, beginning with the Newfoundland Rangers in 1937 and on August 1, 1950, following confederation, he became a member of the RCMP. After his retirement from the RCMP, he served the province in Corner Brook as Registrar of Motor Vehicles until he fully retired at age 65 and was also Justice of the Peace. Eric was avid sportsman who loved to fish and hunt. He was a lifetime member of Branch #013 of the Royal Canadian Legion in Corner Brook, an active member of the Corner Brook Lions Club; member of the Corner Brook Lions Club, member of the Newfoundland Range Force Association, and lifetime member of the RCMP Veterans Association. Prior to living in Gander for the past twenty years, he resided at Masonic Park in St. John's and volunteered much of his time providing transport to cancer patients. Eric also loved a good game of Crib! Eric is predeceased by his parents, Lorenzo Noseworthy and Mary Olivia Tucker; his wife, Margaret; brothers, Frederick and Gordon, and sisters, Annie, Gertrude, Gwendolyn, Muriel and Bertha, and many nieces and nephews in the U.S. He is survived by his wife, Lenora; sons, Colonel Frederick Noseworthy (wife, Margaret Joyce Scott), London, England; and James Noseworthy of Hughes Brook; sister, Nina Delmar of Santa Barbara, California, grandchildren, Natalie Noseworthy, daughter of James, Benjamin Noseworthy, son of Frederick. Eric will be greatly missed by a loving stepfamily, Jack and Frances Fox, Gander; Marie and Russell Israel, Comox, BC; Laura Fox, Gander; Jim and Kay Fox, Bonavista; Barbara Bedard, Trenton, ON; and his many step-grandchildren; especially Jackie and Gary Dalley and step-great-grandchildren, David and Ashley Dalley of Gander. Funeral will take place at St. Martin's Anglican Cathedral on July 3 at 2 p.m. following Colonel Noseworthy's repatriation from seven years of overseas service. Interment will be at All Saint's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Martin's Anglican Cathedral or a charity of choice.

BUTT, Clyde -
Passed peacefully away at the James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander on June 18, 2004 in his 88th year, Clyde Butt of Glovertown, formerly of North Island, Bonavista Bay. Left with fond and loving memories are his wife of 65 years, Gertie (Ralph); daughters, Edith (Bill) Feltham and Linda (Bill) Layden; sons, Gus (Ann) and Tom (Daphne); 9 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren, lifelong friend, Harry (Joyce) Pike; sisters-in-law, Vera Samson and Jean Abbott and a large circle of close friends. Funeral service was held on June 21st at Faith United with interment at Hillside Memorial Garden. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Oram's Funeral Home.

HAMILTON, Margaret (Lawlor) -
Passed peacefully away in the presence of her family on June 18, 2004 at St. John's, Margaret (Lawlor) Hamilton, formerly of Gander. Predeceased by her parents, Thomas and Elizabeth Lawlor, sisters, Mary, Katherine and Joan, brothers, Thomas, John Walter and Cyril. Leaving to mourn her loving husband, Frank, two daughters, Patricia (Bill), Dartmouth, NS, Mary (Bob), St. John's, three sons, Brian (Elaine) Fredericton, NB, Paul (Lynn) Toronto, ON and Sean (Linda), St. John's, and her thirteen beautiful grandchildren, Michael and Anne; Marie, John, Janet, and Christine; Stefan and Gina; and Catherine and Sean. Also leaving to mourn are her sisters, Sister Elizabeth, Gertrude, Alice and Madeline; relatives and friends. Funeral mass took place on Monday, June 21st at St. Pius X Catholic church, St. John's. Interment was at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, St. John's. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Arthritis society or a charity of one's choice.

PARSONS, Melvin -
Passed peacefully away at the Carbonear General Hospital on Wednesday, June 23, 2004, Melvin Parsons, age 84 years. Predeceased by his wife, Pearl. Leaving to mourn his children; Marjorie (Gord) Robbins, Ruby, Norma, Wade (Linda) and Neil (Linda); 15 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and a large circle of relatives and friends. His funeral was held at Emmanuel United Church, Carmanville, June 26th, with interment at the Noggin Cove United Church Cemetery. Many thanks for the words of encouragement showed to us, the cards, messages and special and unique expressions of sympathy. To Rev. Bowlby who officiated at the service, to the choir, the ladies who provided a wonderful tea after the funeral and to all who helped in any way. Your kindness will always be remembered. The Robbins, Parsons Families.

REEVES, Donald Patrick "Donnie" -
Oshawa, ON (formerly of Baie Verte, NL)

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Donald Patrick "Donnie" Reeves, age 33, announce the passing at St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Ontario on Thursday, June 24, 2004. Left with fond and loving memories are his parents, Philip and Anne Reeves; siblings, Jerry (Margaret Ann), Chetwynd, BC, Eddie, Timmons, ON, Monicia Holloway (Sidney), Toni Rowsell (Charlie), Maureen Schwartz (Julius), all of Gander, NL, Betty Ann Symour (Jerome), David (Juanita), all of Baie Verte, NL, Brian (Josepha), Fort McMurray, AB, Regina Power (Patrick), Springdale, NL, Theresa Reeves (Pat Connors), St. John's, NL, Jimmy (Mary) Houston, BC, Joanne Grubb (David), Salt Lake City, Utah, Philomena Connolly (Kevin), Elmira, ON, Philip (Allison Peake), Brooklyn, ON, Gemma Gillard (Mike), St. John's, NL, Judy Hajnal (Steve), Kitchener-Waterloo, ON; 41 nieces and nephews; 15 great-nieces and nephews and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Father Tom Duffenais conducted the funeral services at St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church and Cemetery, Baie Verte on Tuesday, June 29th. Pallbears were his brothers, Jerry Reeves, Eddie Reeves, David Reeves, Brian Reeves, Jim Reeves, Philip Reeves and the crossbearer was his sister, Philomena Connolly. Funeral Arrangements entrusted to the care of Wimbleton's - Baie Verte Peninsula Funeral Home.

EASTON, Stanley -
Passed away at the James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander on Saturday, June 26, 2004, Mr. Stanley Easton of Aspen Cove in his 76th year. Predeceased by his five brothers; Jack, James, Garland, Cecil and John and three sisters, Olive, Jean and Mary. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are his wife, Shirley, three sons, Wilson (Kathryn), Aspen Cove, Wenzel (Madonna), Ladle Cove, and Warren (Lesa), Gander, three daughters, Wilhelmina Peddle (Jesse), Clarenville, Wanda Mouland (Kenneth), Aspen Cove, and Wendy Wellon (Junior), Aspen Cove, 16 grandchildren and 2 grand-grandchildren, one sister, Alma Hicks of Musgrave Harbour and also a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service took place on Monday, June 28th from the Kingdom Hall, Aspen Cove. Interment Jehovah's Witnesses Cemetery, Ladle Cove. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Musgrave Harbour-Pound Cove.



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