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The Beacon Obituaries
June 2006

The Beacon
is a community newspaper for Gander.

Filed chronologically as published for the Month of June 2006

 

SHARPE, Dr. George Levi, M.D. -
George Levi Sharpe, age 62, passed away peacefully at home on June 2, 2006 in Austin, Texas. He was born on May 4, 1944 in Channel/Port aux Basques to George Thomas and Irene Walker Sharpe. He grew up in Burgeo, Whitbourne and, from about age 4 following his father’s passing, in Mount Pearl, Newfoundland. Until he left for Medical School in Nova Scotia, he was an active member of the Mount Pearl Church of the Ascension congregation and was very involved in the Anglican Young People’s Association and the Church Lad’s Brigade. He attended Pre-Med at Memorial University of Newfoundland and, in 1969, graduated from Dalhousie Medical School, Halifax, Nova Scotia where he met his wife and soulmate, Diana Finch, R.N. They were married on October 11, 1969 in Halifax and moved to St. John’s that year where he interned at the Janeway Children’s Hospital. He also spent a year at the Placentia Cottage Hospital before moving to Halifax for Residency at the Isaac Walton Kilam Children’s Hospital.
A Neonatology fellowship took the family to Sweden a couple of years later. He returned to Canada and later to the U.S. where he joined the medical faculty of Oklahoma University. Recruited in 1977 to build a neonatology practice in Austin, Texas he was Director of Brackenridge Hospital Neonatal program. As one of the city’s two neonatologists at that that time, he worked closely to continue developing services for premature and sick babies in Austin and the surrounding area. He also held clinical academic appointments at the UT School of Nursing, UT School of Pharmacy and at the UTMB Medical Branch, Galveston. His wife, Diana, and George were dedicated volunteers for the March of Dimes, and were long time patrons of the St. Edward’s University Theatre. They also sponsored the annual Sharpe Lectureship in Perinatology at the UT School of Nursing. George held the chair of the Pediatric Ethics Committee for 18 years, participated in the Parent2Parent Delivery of Chronic Care Committee and was a co-founder and, up to his passing, an active Board Member of the Mother’s Milk Bank at Austin.
In the evitable course of his illness over the past year, George’s focus was on the well-being of others. He was a caring, thoughtful and inspirational man, well-known physician and an outstanding father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. His healing hands and kind heart touched the lives of many during his lifetime. His hobbies included travel, scuba diving, gardening, reading and mastering computer technology.
Predeceased by his loving wife, Diana on October 29, 2004, George is survived by his sister, Patrician Murrin and brother-in-law, Michael Conant of Illinois; brothers, Donald Walker of Victoria, BC and John Walker of Gander, NL and, in Austin; his daughter, Lara (Gerry) Deming and grandchildren, Hunter and Rylie; daughter, Jana (Bret) Sanders and granddaughter, Kira; in addition to many nieces, nephews, friends and colleagues who will miss him deeply. The family wishes to thank the staff of MD Anderson Cancer Centre of Houston, TX, Seton Medical Center of Austin, and St. David’s Rehabilitation Hospital for their skilled and caring hands during his illness. The love and support of his many friends during his illness and during his wife’s illness in 2004, was truly appreciated by both George and his family. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be sent to the Mother’s Milk Bank at Austin (www.mmbaustin.org). Please join in honoring our loved one by visiting our Memorial at www.mem.com. Though this site we invite you to share your thoughts and fond memories with our family.

BROWN, Effie May
Passed peacefully away at Lakeside Homes, Gander, on June 5, 2006, Effie May Brown of Trinity, B. Bay, aged 90 years. Predeceased by her parents, John and Beatrice Feltham; husband, Lewis in 1986; daughter, Ada Mabel Brown in 1941; brothers, Gorman, Allan, John James; sisters, Millie Lane, Anastasia Dicks; stepbrother, Leonard Brown; stepsister, Sybil Brown. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are one son, Ralph (Sadie) of Trinity; three daughters, Doris (Robert Gardiner) of New York, Ada (Richard Robitaille) of Ottawa, ON, Nellie (Samuel Button) of Mt. Pearl; brother, Bramwell Feltham (Molly) of Ontario; two sisters-in-law, Anastasia Feltham of Trinity, Abbey (Fred Whey) of Trinity; 12 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service was held on June 8th at St. Alban’s Anglican Church, Trinity with Rev. Wayne Short officiating. Interment followed at the Anglican Cemetery, Trinity. Donations in her memory may be made to St. Alban’s Anglican Church, Trinity or to the Janeway Children’s Hospital. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove-Musgrave Harbour.

HANRAHAN, Kathleen (Kate) Elizabeth
Passed peacefully away at her residence in Gander on June 5, 2006,. Kathleen (Kate) Elizabeth Hanrahan, aged 100 years. Predeceased by her parents, Hedley and Elizabeth (Watkins) Powell; husband, Gerald Joseph (1958); son, Gerald Patrick; sons-in-law, Glen and Roger; sisters, Dorothy, Gertrude, Edith, Sue, Lulu and Jeanette; and brothers, Harry, Lester, Ivan and Cyril. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are her sons, David (Daphne) of Gander, NL and Donald (Barbara) of PEI; daughters, Joan of Oklahoma and Gertrude of Gander, NL; grandchildren, Debbie (John), Barbara (Ray), Cindi (Kurt), Gerald (Barbie), Cathy (Gene), Peggy, David, Heather (Bill), Jeff (Carole), Jennifer (Mike), Carolyn (Damian) and Kelli; great-grandchildren, Gregory, Elizabeth, Connor, Mac, Quinton, Sara, Meagan, Jesse, Kayla, Zack, Cheslea, Kathleen, David, Margaret, Stephanie and Michaela; sisters, Joyce of Grand Falls-Windsor, NL, Barbara of Colorado and Beverly of Colorado; as well as a large number of other relatives and friends. Funeral service was held on June 7th at Fraser road United church, Gander. Interment followed at All Saints Cemetery, Gander. Donations in Mrs. Hanrahan’s memory can be made to Fraser Road United Church, 1 Brochen Street, Gander, A1V 1T3. Funeral Arrangements entrusted to the care of Stacey’s Funeral Home, Gander. Please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.com to sign our online guest book.

LEWIS, James W. 1946-2006, Halifax, Nova Scotia
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a kind and gentle man. Born to Hezekiah and Annie Lewis on May 7, 1946 at Barr’d Islands, NL. After graduating from St. Alban’s in Windsor, Jim attended an Arts Program at Memorial University to prepare for teaching positions in Eastport and Bishop’s Falls. Following a Communications/Avionics course in Gander, he began employment with E.P.A. During his years in Gander, Jim treasured his involvement with the community theatre group, Avion Players, as a backstage technician, actor and director. Jim’s career in aviation continued over the years, with jobs at Provincial Airlines, Inter-Canadian, Canada 3000 and CanJet Airlines. Jim was highly regarded by all who knew him for his gentle, easygoing nature. He will be remembered for his sense of humour, love of books and music, and his gift at gardening. He is survived by his won, David; sister, Sarah Cantwell-Gough (Calvin); six nieces; one nephew; partner, Susan Hyndman and former wife, Mona Lewis. He was predeceased by his parents and daughters, Heather and Lisa. A memorial service will take place at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 24, 2006 at St. Alban’s Anglican Church, Grand Falls-Windsor. Interment to follow at the Anglican Cemetery. A memorial gathering will also be held in Halifax at a future date. Email condolences to www.hoskinsfuneralhomes.ca

ABBOTT, William
Passed away at Brookfield Hospital on June 12, 2006, Mr. William Abbott of Musgrave Harbour in his 94th year. Predeceased by his parents, Pearce and Rhoda; wife, Alfreda; and granddaughter, Roseanne Mouland. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are his three sons, Harvey (Hannah) of Musgravetown, Wesley (Joan) of Musgrave Harbour and Bill (Sheila) of Musgrave Harbour; five daughters, Barbara Mouland (Harold) of Musgrave Harbour, Gaye Skiffington (Tom) of Paradise, Cynthia Goodyear (Wilson) of Gander, Margaret Ludee (Gerald) of Acton, ON and Eileen Moss (Randy) of Mount Pearl; four brothers, Eli (Bessie) of Musgrave Harbour, Ned (Alva) of Musgrave Harbour, Jim (Betty) of Musgrave Harbour and Chesley (June) of Musgrave Harbour; one sister, Margaret Langdon of Botwood; 19 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and also a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service was held on June 16th at the Salvation Army Citadel in Musgrave Harbour with Majors Barry and Donna Anstey officiating. Interment followed at the Salvation Army Cemetery in Ragged Harbour. Donations in his memory may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of the Kittiwake Funeral Home in Musgrave-Pound Cove.

FAHEY, Olive
Passed peacefully away on June 13, 2006 at the James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander, Olive Fahey, age 82. Predeceased by her husband, Alphonsus (1970), father, George Snow (1975), MOTHER, Clara Snow (1991); granddaughters, Olive (1969), Tracey (1972); grandson, Draper (2003), and sister, Jessie Thistle (2000). Left with fond and loving memories are her sons, Ronald (Effie) of Victoria, BC, Alphonsus (Judy) of Ragged Harbour; daughters, Gloria (Raymond) Pinsent of Ragged Harbour, Mildred (Walter) Hodder of Harris Point, Eileen (Don) Chaulk of Carmanville, Jacqueline (Willie) Goodyear of Carmanville, Phyllis (Ross) Weste of Carmanville, stepdaughter, Monica (Andrew) Higgins of Kitchener, ON, Stanley Sr. (Maize) of Wing’s Point; 14 grandchildren; two step grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; five step-great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson. Funeral service was held on June 16th at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Wing’s Point. Interment at Roman Catholic Cemetery, Glenwood. Donations in her memory may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Arrangements through Stacey’s Funeral Home, Gander-Carmanville.

LANGDON, Adeline (Ada)
Passed peacefully in the presence of her loving family at the Health Sciences Centre, St. John’s, NL, on June 13, 2006, Adeline (Ada) Marie Langdon (nee Woodford). Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are her husband, Edsel; children, Robert (Sharon) of Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL, Peggy of Vancouver, BC, David (Jackie) of Halifax, NS and Janet of Vancouver, BC; grandchildren, Robert, Kenneth, Marlow, Kristen and Renee; brothers, George (Mercedes), Pat (Eileen), Protease and Peter (Shirley); sister, Isabelle (Jack); as well as many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Rested at Stacey’s Funeral Home, Gander. Funeral Mass was held on Saturday, June 17th at St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, Gander. Interment to follow at All Saints Cemetery, Gander. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Stacey’s Funeral Home, Gander.

ABBOTT, Elizabeth (nee Mouland)
Passed peacefully away on June 14, 2006 at Gander, Newfoundland, Elizabeth Abbott (nee Mouland), age 80 years. Betty was a kind and generous woman whose goodness was felt by her family and many friends. Her wonderful sense of humour and her zest for life made the world a better and kinder place to be. She will be missed and loved forever. Predeceased by her father, Hugh Mouland and mother, Eva Mae Mouland. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are her husband, Cyril Abbott; sons, Cyril (Michelle) of High River, AB, Roger (Heather) of Airdrie, AB and Shawn (Gigi) of Gander, NL; daughters, Madonna (Reg King) of Mount Pearl, NL and Marie (Gerald White) of Calgary, AB: grandchildren, Jason, Krista, Jonathon, Thomas, Deborah, Jared, Matthew, Mikala, Liam, Sarah, Quinn and Aidan; as well as a large number of other relatives and friends. Funeral service was held on June 17th at the United Church, Bonavista. Interment to follow at the United Cemetery. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Stacey’s Funeral Home, Gander. Please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.com to sign our online guest book.

WEST, Flossie
Passed away at the James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander on June 16, 2006, Flossie West of Carmanville in her 88th year. Predeceased by her husband, Maxwell; two sons, Chesley (Shirley) of Lewisporte and Arthur (Rita) of Carmanville. She leaves to mourn four sons, Gilbert (Joy) of Sparwood, BC, Ross (Phyllis) of Carmanville, Barry (Jane) of Carmanville, Lester (Roseanne) of Edmonton, AB; daughters, Shirley Dearing (Don) of Moreton’s Harbour, Lorraine Chaulk (Jack) of Aspen Cove, Kathleen Russell (Boyd) of Carmanville; 28 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and a large circle of friends.

HARTY, Raymond Joseph
Born February 28, 1931, passed away on June 23, 2006, Raymond Joseph Harty, at age 75, due to a lengthy battle with cancer. He is survived by his loving wife, Lucille of 48 years; his children, Rosemarie, Derrick (Beverly), Viola, Roxanne Jaques (Ivan), Sherry Caines (Hedley), Hazen (Joan) and Sheldon. Will be remembered always by his grandchildren, Sonya, Jonathon, Jennifer, Steven, Melissa, Cassandra, Rayna, Stephanie, Neilson, Desmond, Karlene, Trevor, Matthew, Jonathon, Michael; and his siblings, Thomas (Louise), James (Doreen), Theresa Hatch (Doyle) and Kathleen MacArthur (Raymond). Predeceased by his parents, James and Helen and sisters, Carmel Kelly (Louie), Rosemarie and Barbara. A very determined person when he got something in his head, it was often somewhat difficult to change his mind. It was this focus and determination that enabled Raymond to deal and live with cancer for so long before he finally succumbed to it. Family not only included just nieces and nephews but also extended to friends of sons and daughters who were also treated as such. Funeral service was held on June 26, 2006 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Gambo.

COLES, Simon
Passed away on June 24, 2006 at the James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander, Simon Coles in his 77th year. Predeceased by his parents, George and Elizabeth Coles and daughter, Goldie. Left to mourn with cherished and loving memories are his wife, Lucy; sons, Derek (Patsy), Wayne (Cathy), Ross (Lorna), Randy (Roxanne), Edward (Wavey) and Jeffrey (cindy); and daughters, Linda (ernest), Christine (Lindo) and Jessie (Brian). Along with his five brothers and three sisters, 14 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and a large circle of friends. Funeral services were held at the Salvation Army Church in Carmanville by Captains Cain and Cora-Lee Simms with invited clergy Pastor Ricardo durdle. Funeral arrangements entrust to the care of Stacey’s Funeral Home.

BURRY, Lucy
Passed peacefully away on June 30, 2006 at Bonnews Lodge, Badger’s Quay, Lucy Burry of Greenspond, age 94 years. Predeceased by her parents, George and Emma Carter; husband, Cecil; sister, Jean Bursey; brothers, Cecil (Lydia), Frank R. (Edna), Charles (Mary) and George. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are her sister, Gladys Dowden (Gordon) of Greenspond; brother, Llewellyn Carter (Alma) of St. John’s; brother-in-law, Wilfred Bursey of Mt. Pearl; several nieces, nephews and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service was held on July 3rd at St. Stephen’s Anglican Church, Greenspond with Rev. J.C. Deeded officiating. Interment followed at the Anglican Cemetery, Greenspond. Donations in her memory may be made to St. Stephen’s Anglican Church, Greenspond or Bonnews Lodge, Badger’s Quay. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove-Musgrave Harbour.

 

 

Page contributed by: Carol Walsh

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

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