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The Beacon Obituaries
June 2011

The Beacon
is a community newspaper for Gander.

Filed chronologically as published for the Month of June 2011

 

WHITE, Sarah -
Passed peacefully away on June 1, 2011 at her residence, Sarah White, age 76 of Centreville. Predeceased by her parents, Othniel and Mary Janes, husband, Norman, brothers, Clarence and Raymond Janes, brothers-in-law, Lacie Humphries, Eleazor Blackwood, sister-in-law, Delilah Janes. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories are sons, Rocco (Rose) of Centreville, Barry (Laura) of Centreville, Raymond (Ted), Kirk (Rick), Lorne (Joan) all of Fort McMurray, AB, Paul (Denise) of Gander, brothers, Frank Janes (Elizabeth) of Corner Brook, Harold Janes of Devon, AB , sisters, Hellen Humphries of Hare Bay, Evelyn Blackwood of Hare Bay, sister-in-law; Maude Janes of St. John's, 12 grandchildren; Gina, Nicholas, Mitchell, Jessica, Claudia, Malorie, Ashley, Tyler, Samantha, Cheyenne, Madison and Callie, 11 great-grandchildren; Spencer, Connor, Anna, Lincoln, Harrison, Grace, Madeline, Vance, Hadley, Tommy, Benjamin and a large circle of other relatives and many friends. Funeral service was held on June 4, 2011 at St. Barnabas Anglican Church, Centreville with Rev. David Coffin officiating. Interment followed at the Anglican Church Cemetery, Centreville. Donations may be made in her memory to St. Barnabas Anglican Church Cemetery Fund, Centreville. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove - Musgrave Harbour. To send messages of condolences please visit www.kittiwakefuneralhomes.ca

BURTON, Les -
Passed peacefully away at the Health Science Centre, St. John's on Thursday, June 2, 2011 Les Burton, age 54. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are his parents, Edgar and Margaret Burton, wife, Debbie, sons, Shawn (Heather) of Devon, AB; Eric of Gander, daughter, Jennifer (Austin) Haines of Leduc, AB; sister, Gail (Gerald) Noseworthy of Gander, grandchildren, Issac and Tyler Haines and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Rested at Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. Funeral service was held Monday, June 6th at 2:00 P.M. from the Fraser Road United Church. Inurnment will follow at All Saints Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Les's memory may be made to Gander and Area SPCA. Arrangements entrusted through Stacey's Funeral Home. To sign our online memorial guest book, please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca

PARSONS, Caleb -
It is with great sadness that the family announces his passing. Caleb passed away at Lakeside Home in Gander, on June 9, 2011, at the age of 78. Predeceased by his parents Thomas & Mary Parsons, sister Josephine Easton. Left with fond and loving memories is his wife Emily, sons; Robert (Una), Barry (Joan), Deon (Darlene), daughters; Ruth (Dennis) Brown, Cynthia (Paul Geange) , Patti (Terry) Hunt. Also leaving to mourn are his brothers; Thomas (Jean), Winston (Annie), sisters; Madeline Holloway, Shirley Parsons, Rebecca (Stanley) Fancey, grandchildren: Amanda, Deanne, Robbie, Graham, Micheal, Matthew, Yvonne, Janette, Serena, Sarah & Andrew, great-grandchildren; Ashley, Alexander, Candace, Landon, Zachery, Nikita, Coby, Cole, Toby and Isaac. Caleb will also be missed by a large circle of family and friends. A special thank-you to the nursing staff at Brookfield Hospital, Hoyles Ambulance, all the staff at Lakeside Homes, Rev David Coffin & Sincerely Yours Funeral Home. Also, special thanks to our family & friends for all their support through words of encouragement and condolences, phone calls, food, flowers, etc. Your thoughtfulness will always be remembered. For condolences please visit www.sincerelyyoursfuneralhome.com

GILLINGHAM, Betty - April 15th 1953 - June 10th, 2011
Passed peacefully away at home in the presence of her loving family Betty Melinda Gillingham at age 58 years. Predeceased by her father Lester Hillier; daughter Deanne. Left with loving memories are her mother Irene Hillier; husband Ron; daughters Janice (Paul) Nippard of Gander, NL; Sherri (Dwight) Rudolph of Gander NL; brothers Lloyd (Marilyn) of Hammond Plains, NS; Phillip (Marina) Main Point, NL; Terry (Heather) of Gander Bay NL; Jamie (Colleen) of Gander Bay NL; sisters Pansy (Bernard) of Gander Bay NL; Sharon (Glen) of Gander Bay NL; Peggy (Ron) of Grand Falls-Windsor NL; grandchildren Bradley and Alaina; also a large circle of family and friends.

BROWN, Gerald -
It is with great sadness that we the Family of Gerald Eugene Brown of Hare Bay announce his passing at James Paton Memorial Hospital on June 11, 2011 at the age of 65yrs, following a brief illness. Gerald was born on August 4th, 1945 and is predeceased by his father William, mother Marjorie, brother Howard, sister Viola and loving wife Ruby. Left with fond and loving memories are his two sons Greg (Lisa), Shane (Cindy), brother Cecil (Linda) and grandchildren Ashley, Megan, Tyler and Courtney. Gerald is resting at Oram's Funeral Home, Dover with visitation Monday June 13th at 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral to take place on Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Salvation Army, Hare Bay with interment in the Salvation Army Cemetery, Lockyer's Bay.

FELTHAM, Susie -
Born In: Bragg's Island, Newfoundland, Canada
Born On: 06/06/1916
Passed Away In: Gander, Newfoundland, Canada
Passed Away On: 11/06/2011

Passed peacefully away at Lakeside Homes, Gander, on Saturday, June 11, 2011, Susie Feltham (nee Oram) of Glovertown, at age 95. Predeceased by husband Ephriam (1990), son, Winston (1995), brother-in-law, Caleb (1992) and sister-in-law Daisy (2009). Leaving to mourn, sons Earl (Jeannette), Don (Helen), daughter-in-law Marion, 13 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren, three great-great grandchildren and a wide circle of family and friends. Special thanks to nephew Derek Ryan for his many visits. The family extends sincere appreciation to the staff of Lakeside Homes for their kindness and special care. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Oram's Funeral Home, with visitation Monday, June 13, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral at Faith United Church, Glovertown, Tuesday, June 14 at 2 p.m. Donations may be made to the Faith United Church Building Fund.

GILLINGHAM, Melvin -
Passed away suddenly on June 10, 2011 Melvin Gillingham, age 53 years. Predeceased by mother Rose. Left with loving memories are his father Raymond, common-law partner Catherine Aylward of Gander, step sons Brad and Brian, step daughters Karen and Cindy, brothers Marvin (Bernice), Raymond (Vivian), Bruce (Susanne), sisters Jeanette (Leonard), Brada (Gary), Bonnie (David), Donna (Calvin), Donella (Clyde), special friend Victoria Fitzgerald (who was like a daughter). Also a large circle of family and friends. Funeral Service Wednesday, June 15th at 2:00 P.M. from St. Michael's & All Angels Anglican Church, Pollards Point. Interment Anglican Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers donations in Melvin's memory may be made to the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Clinic, Gander Unit. Melvin was an Orthopedic Technologist at the James Paton Memorial Health Center for 33 years. He enjoyed fishing (real outdoor lover), Music was a new love (DJ & playing Guitar), He was known for his great love for children, sense of humor and his smile. Melvin loved having fun and laughing. He will be greatly missed. Arrangements entrusted through the care of Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. To sign our memorial on-line guest book please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca

PARDY, Peyton Randi -
On Saturday, June 11, 2011 Peyton Randi Pardy, precious infant daughter of Pauline Pardy and Jerry Sheehan passed away at Western Memorial Hospital, Corner Brook. Peyton will be lovingly missed by her grandparents Winnie Pardy; Michael and Luella Sheehan all of Beniot's Cove. She was a special sister to Alex, Ashley and Alana of Calgary, AB. Peyton's aunts, uncles, cousins and special cousins Tara and Alexandra MacDonald will miss her greatly; she holds a special place in their hearts. Peyton is predeceased by her grandfather Dolph Pardy and aunt Peggy Sheehan. Funeral service took place at Kittiwake Funeral Home, Musgrave Harbour on Thursday, June 16, 2011 with Majors Donna and Barry Anstey officiating. Interment followed at The Salvation Army Cemetery, Ragged Harbour. To send messages of condolence please visit www.kittiwakefuneralhomes.ca

ANGELL, David -
Passed peacefully away at his residence in Carmanville on Sunday, June 12 2011, David Angell, age 59. Predeceased by his parents, Jethro and Gladys Angell, sister, Lorraine. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are his wife Gloria, son Dion (Lorna) of Carmanville, daughter Wanda-Lee (Randy) of Davidsville, brother Chesley (Betty) of Noggin Cove, sister Yvonne (Newman) of Frederickton, grandchildren Brianna, Nathan, Hunter, Hayden and a large circle of family and friends. Rested at the Salvation Army Church in Carmanville. Funeral service Friday at 2:00 P.M. Internment followed at The Salvation Army Cemetery. Donations may be made to a charity of one's choice. Arrangements entrusted through Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander-Carmanville. To sign our online memorial, visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca

O'BRIEN, Laurence -
Passed peacefully away at the James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander on Wednesday, June 15, 2011 Laurence O'Brien, age 60. Left with fond and loving memories are his loving and devoted wife Diane, daughters Erin (Peter) Werner of Boston, USA; Shannon (Bradley) Morgan of Corner Brook, grandson Keegan Morgan, brother Wilfred of Stephenville, sisters Marie (Steve) White of Hillview, Catherine (Greg) Gaudon of Mackenzie, B.C.; Bridget (John) Beaulieu of Eganville, ON; Lorraine (Ed) Schweigert of Arnprior, ON. Also a large circle of family and friends. Rested at Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander . Funeral service was held Friday, June 17th at 11:00 A.M. From Gander Victory Church. Interment will follow at All Saints Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Laurence's memory may be made to Gander Ride For Dad, Prostate Cancer. Arrangements entrusted through Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. To sign our online memorial guestbook, please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca

BOULOS, Ruby -
It is with great sadness that the family of the late Ruby Boulos announce her passing at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital, Fredericton, New Brunswick on June 17, 2011 at the age of 87 years. She will be sadly missed by her sons: Paul (Ann) Boulos of Stephenville, NL, Dominic (Florence) Boulos of Kippens, NL, daughters: Barbara (Robert) Luttrell of Oak Ridge, TN, Theresa (Ashley) Sleep of Nasonworth, NB, Pauline (John) Lannon of St. John's, NL, 18 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and a large circle of relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her husband Paul Boulos, son Joseph Boulos and her parents Sydney and Anne (Burt) Burt. Visitation took place at Russell's Funeral Home, 57 Prince Rupert Drive, Stephenville on Thursday, June 23rd from 2-4 p.m. & 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service took place on Friday, June 24th at 3 p.m. at St. Stephen's Parish, West Street, Stephenville with Interment in the Hillside Interfaith Cemetery, Hansen Highway, Stephenville. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or Heart and Stroke Foundation or St. Stephen's Parish Memorial Fund would be greatly appreciated.

GREEN, Adelphia -
Passed peacefully away at Bonnews Lodge, Badger's Quay on Wednesday, June 22, 2011, Carrie Adelphia (Delphie) Green, age 85 years of Pound Cove. Predeceased by her parents John and Caroline Decker; 8 sisters and 6 brothers. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are her husband Ammon; daughter Gloria Smith(Robert) of St. John's; sons Clifford(Jeannine) of Pound Cove, Baxter(Florence) of Newtown, Lorne(Jan) of St. John's, Gerald(Betty) of Gander, Cyril(Shelly) of Pound Cove, Perry(Tammy) of Gander and Dean of Pound Cove; sister Evelyn Rose of Flower's Cove; 18 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and a large circle of extended family and many friends. Funeral service took place at St. Mary's Anglican Church, Pound Cove on Saturday, June 25, 2011 with Rev. Shaun O'Connor officiating. Interment followed at St. Mary's Anglican Cemetery, Pound Cove. Donations in her memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove - Musgrave Harbour. To send messages of condolence please visit www.kittiwakefuneralhomes.ca

BROWN, Macolm -
Passed peacefully away at Peterborough Regional Health Centre, Peterborough, Ontario on Wednesday, June 22, 2011 Malcolm Brown age 82 years of Trinity, Bonavista Bay. Malcolm was born to Kenneth and Frances Brown of Trinity, Bonavista Bay on September 21, 1928. On May 18, 1948 he married Stella Ricketts of Valleyfield and together they raised three daughters. He was employed for several years as Postmaster both at Trinity and again in Tilt Cove, before he moved with his family to Scarborough, Ontario in 1960. They have lived in Peterborough since 1991. Malcolm is predeceased by his parents Kenneth Brown born at Fair Island and Frances Brown (nee Wells) born at Gooseberry Island; sisters Martha Bungay (Alphaeus), Susanna Preston (Jabez) and Annie Pond; brothers Robert, Caleb Marshall (Dulcie) and Alfred George. He leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories his wife Stella; daughters Shirley Smith (Les), Marjorie Grant (Jim) and Yvonne Taylor (Don); grandchildren Solveig, Tania, Jaime, Julie, Kristy, John, Robert and Jeff; great-grandchildren Christina, Christopher, Jonathon, Janissa, Brandon and Riley; great-great-granddaughter Charlie; and a large circle of other loving family and friends. Funeral service took place at St. Alban's Anglican Church, Trinity on Monday, June 27, 2011 with Rev. Harry Spurrell officiating. Interment followed at The Anglican Church Cemetery, Trinity, Bonavista Bay. Donations in Malcolm's memory may be made to St. Alban's Anglican Church Maintenance Fund, Trinity, Bonavista Bay, A0G 4L0. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove - Musgrave Harbour. To send messages of condolence please visit www.kittiwakefuneralhomes.ca

COLLINS, Hannah -
Passed peacefully away at Lakeside Home, Thursday, June 23, 2011, Hannah (Rogers) Collins, age 93 yrs. Predeceased by her husband Fred in 2006; children Edna Pearl, Joseph Lorne and Minnie Marie; brother Nelson Roger; sisters-in-law Jane Rogers and Julia Holloway; brothers-in-law Herbert Winters and Arthur Holloway, great-granddaughter Sarah Mackey and sons-in-law George Best and David Friday. Left with fond and loving memories are her children: Jane (Cecil Reid), Marina Friday, Stephen (Neta), Shirley (Peter Byrne), Dorothy (Henry Glover), Linda (Byron Collins), Nelson (Theresa), Clarence (Lotus), Hedley (Lorraine), Ivan (Mary), and Deborah (Larry Hapgood); thirty-four grandchildren; sixty great-grandchildren; seventeen great-great-grandchildren; sisters Minnie Winters and Dorothy (Jack Ackerman) and brother Felix Rogers (Frances) and a number of relatives and friends. Funeral took place at Faith United Church, Glovertown on Monday, June 27, 2011 with Rev. Paul Vardy officiating. Interment followed at the United Church cemetery. Arrangements were entrusted to the care of Oram's Funeral Home, Glovertown

HOYLES, Margaret -
Passed peacefully away at Bonnews Lodge, Badger's Quay on Saturday, June 25, 2011 Margaret Hoyles age 92 years of Pound Cove. Predeceased by her parents Kenneth and Maggie Perry; step-mother Alice Perry; husband Baxter Hoyles; sister Eleanor Bishop; brothers Aubrey, Baxter and Maurice; sons-in-law Calvin Blagdon and Allan Hounsell; daughter-in-law Elaine Parsons; great-grandson Nicholas Blagdon; sister-in-law Dorothy Perry. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are her sons Ken (Peggy) of Brookfield, John (Sadie) of Mt. Pearl, Eric (Jeannine) of Valleyfield, Scott of Badger's Quay and Grant (Darlene) of Pound Cove; daughters Jane Blagdon of Mt. Pearl, Marina Kean(Russell) of Pound Cove, Irene Burry(Otto) of Valleyfield and Marilyn Johnson (Tom) of St. John's; sister Susie Tulk (Lloyd) of Appleton; sister-in-law Alice Perry of Torbay; 21 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service took place at St. Mary's Anglican Church, Pound Cove on Monday, June 27, 2011 with Rev. Shaun O'Connor officiating. Interment followed at The Anglican Church Cemetery, Pound Cove. Donations in her memory may be made to St. Mary's Anglican Church, Pound Cove. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove - Musgrave Harbour. To send messages of condolence please visit www.kittiwakefuneralhomes.ca

RIDEOUT, Motee -
Passed away at Lakeside Homes in Gander on Tuesday, June 28, 2011, Mrs. Motee Rideout of Gander formerly of Musgrave Harbour in her 80th year. Predeceased by her two husbands Fred Abbott and George Rideout, parents Stanley and Linda Hicks, brother Lloyd and sisters Verna and Phyllis. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are her two sons Bill (Joy) Abbott of Gander and Glen Abbott of Musgrave Harbour, one daughter Judy Abbott of Musgrave Harbour, one brother Rex Hicks (Emily) of Musgrave Harbour, one sister Marie Abbott of Lakeside Homes in Gander, one sister-in-law Marie Hicks of Musgrave Harbour, 5 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren and also a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service took place on Thursday, June 30th from the Kittiwake Funeral Home in Musgrave Harbour with Mr. Calvin Goodyear officiating. Interment followed from the Jehovah's Witnesses Cemetery in Musgrave Harbour. Donations in her memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Society. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home in Musgrave Harbour - Wesleyville. To sign our on-line guest book, please visit www.kittiwakefuneralhomes.ca

SMITH, Mervin -
(October 31, 1943 - June 29, 2011)

Passed peacefully away on June 29, 2011 at the Masonic Park Nursing Home in the presence of his family, Mervin C. Smith age 67 years. Predeceased by his father Gordon A. Smith; father-in-law Samuel N. Higdon; brother-in-law Clifford Higdon; and nephew Glen Day. Leaving to mourn with warm and loving memories are his wife Sheila (Higdon); son Craig Smith and wife Kathy of Kitchener, ON; daughters: Carol Ann Sweeney and husband Terry of Porter's Lake, NS; and Janet Smith-Medeiros and husband Tony of Oshawa, ON; also 8 grandchildren: Mason, Chayse, and Jackson Smith, Sierra and Brett Sweeney, and Ethan, Kyle, and Annabella Medeiros; mother Florence Smith; brothers: Lon Smith (Vernie) of Dildo, Terry Smith of Seal Cove; sisters: Marjorie (Floyd) Day, Sheila (Byron) Winsor of Welland, ON, Verna (Robert) Elford of Dildo, Beryl (Terry) Small of CBS, Linda (Eugene) Delaney of Salmon Cove; mother-in-law Ethel Higdon of Mount Pearl; brother-in-law Verdon (Iris) Higdon of Long Cove; sisters-in-law Elva Legge of St. John's, Nettie (Eric) Williams of Portage La Prairie , MB, Louise (Sam) Newhook of Mount Pearl, and Rosalind Bailey of Mount Pearl; also a large circle of other relatives and friends. A very heartfelt thank you to the special staff of Hoyles Nursing Home and the Masonic Park Nursing Home for their wonderful care and support to Mervin and our family. Resting at Barrett's Funeral Home, 73 Commonwealth Avenue, Mount Pearl with visitation from 2:00pm-4:00pm and 7:00pm-9:00pm on Saturday and Sunday, July 2nd and July 3rd. Funeral Service will take place from Barrett's Funeral Home Chapel on Monday, July 4, 2011 at 1:00 pm, with interment to follow at the Anglican Cemetery, Kenmount Road. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mervin's memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Society or a Charity of One's Choice. Please visit www.barretts.ca to sign the memorial guest book

SAUNDERS, Eleanor Joyce (Arnold) -
Passed away at James Paton Memorial Hospital on June 29th, 2011 - Eleanor Joyce (Arnold) Saunders. Predeceased by her parents, Harry & Alfreda Arnold, son - Arnold Brian Saunders, husband, William James Saunders, brothers Chesley, Herbert & Raymond Arnold; sisters Velma Mesh & Dorothy White as well as many other family members & friends. Left with many happy memories are daughter Dianne & son in law Lynn Wentzell (Gander, NL), grandson Jeremy Wentzell (Karen) (Newmarket, ON), & grand-daughter Jessica Wentzell (Tony) (Halifax, NS), plus a large circle of relatives and friends. Committal service took place on July 6, 2011 at Olivet United Church Cemetery, Traytown, NL. Donations in her memory may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of NL or the Canadian National Institute for the Blind. Cremation entrusted to Stacey's Funeral Home Ltd., Gander, NL.

 

 

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