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
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
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,
ABBOTT, Elizabeth (nee Mouland) –
Passed peacefully away on June 14, 2006 at Gander,
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
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.