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The Beacon Obituaries
June 2012

The Beacon
is a community newspaper for Gander.

Filed chronologically as published for the Month of June 2012

 

FREAKE, Randy
Passed peacefully away at Brookfield Hospital, Brookfield on June 3, 2012, Randy Paul Freake age 50 years of Wesleyville. Predeceased by his father; William Freake, grand parents; George and Ethel Winters, Malcolm and Jessie Hewitt and step-grandfather; Maxwell Pike. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories are his 3 daughters; Jessica (Daune), Pamela (Jesse), Patricia (Steven), 2 grandchildren; Danielle and Jacob. Mother; Jessie, sister; Beverley (Rick) and a large circle of other relatives and many friends. Memorial service was held on June 9, 2012 at 2 P.M. at Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove with Rev. Brian Hannon officiating assisted by Rev. George Kean. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove - Musgrave Harbour. To send messages of condolence please visit www.kittiwakefuneralhomes.ca

PRITCHETT, Harold
Passed peacefully away at James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander; on Sunday June 3rd, 2012 in his 83rd year. Predeceased by his wife Marion, mother Fanny, father Gilbert and sister Marjorie. Left to mourn are his daughter Mary Dawe (Harry) and son Almond (Roxanne); grand-daughters Kelly (Dwight), Tonya and Stephanie (Jamie); brother Ross (Sadie), sister Emma Jerrett, sisters in law Evelyn Pritchett, Bessie Elliot, Shirley Warren (Ken) and brother in law Morgan Pritchett. Also leaving to mourn many loving nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, other relatives and many, many friends. Arrangements entrusted to Pritchett's Funeral Home in Gambo. Visitation to be held on Tuesday June 5th from 2pm-9pm, Wednesday June 6th from 10am-9pm and on Thursday June 7th from 10am-Noon. Funeral service to be held at St George's Anglican Church in Gambo on Thursday June 7th at 2pm. Interment to follow at the Anglican Cemetery in Gambo. Flowers gratefully accepted or donations in his memory can be made to The St George's Anglican Church Memorial Fund. To leave a message for the family, visit our website at www.pritchettsfuneralhome.com
"The good that men do lives after them. May the work I've done speak for me."

McNIVEN, William
Dad left this world peacefully just like his quiet and gentle manner on June 3rd, 2012. Predeceased by parents John and Madeline, brother-in-laws Johnny DeCarle, Norm Petrie, Jimmy Rotz, great grandchild Robin. Dad leaves his wife of 63 years Martina (Tina or Tean) with fond memories; his daughters Shirley (Aidan), Helen (Roy), and sons Mike (Lee), Wayne (Joe), Pat (Lillian), Billy (Jocelyn) will miss their dad terribly. Poppy leaves behind 11 grand children Craig (Janet), Dean (Kathryn), Caiti, Bobby (Cindy), Michelle (Paul), Diana (Darren), Lalena (Dave), Sean, Patricia, Matthew, William, and Tyson, as well as 10 great grandchildren Ella, Claire, Chantelle, Dylan, Hayley, Andrea, Lulu, Wren, Neveah, and Faith. Bill will be missed by his siblings including his brother Alex (Marg) his 3 sisters Mary De Carle, Rose Petrie, and Shirley Rotz. Bills in-laws will miss him as well: Anne (Jim) Baggs, Bess (Tom) Mason, Bride (Jack) Alyward, Mike (April) Samson. People of Gander will remember Dad as a plumber, supervisor of maintenance at ATC building and one who was a jack of all trades and an exceptionally hard worker. Fellow parishioners will remember Dad's tirelessness in early mornings as he was constantly attending to the church's furnace needs before Sunday Mass and often throughout the week. Knights Of Columbus will remember his selling tickets and other volunteer work. Legion members will remember his beautiful voice and the great dancer that he was. Many others will remember his dry sense of humor and his constant teasing, especially our Mom, his joy of gardening and caring for his tulips, roses, and all his plants. His devotion to the Miraculous Medal was an inspiration to all his family. Others will remember him from the pubs- which he enjoyed at times. Rested at Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. We celebrated Dad's life with the Mass of Resurrection at St Joseph's Church, Gander, on Wednesday June 6th. Cremation followed. Donations in Bill's memory may be made to the Gander Cancer Clinic, and our Dad loved flowers. Arrangements entrusted through Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. To sign our on-line memorial guest book, please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca

LAWTON, David
David Yuill Lawton
passed peacefully away at James Paton Memorial Regional Health Centre, at the age of 76 years young, on June 3rd 2012. David was born on November 18th 1935, in Belloram Newfoundland to Rev. Sidney and Helen Lawton. He spent his childhood in New Brunswick and attended Rothesay Boarding School. He started his career with the American Air Force in Goose Bay and moved to Gander working with CBC for 28 years as a radio broadcaster before retiring. David was very active in the community giving to others as a member of the Masonic, the Shriners Club and was a life member of the Lions Club. He also served on the executive of the Thomas Howe Demonstration Forest and hosted many Kiwanis Stars of the Festival shows. He was predeceased by sister Laura and grandson Bradley. Left with loving memories is his wife Phyllis, and his five sons, Donald (Dorothy), Steven (Andrea Maclellan), Darryl (Rose), Benj (Madonna), Jeff (Hope), and his sister Pauline. He also leaves six grandchildren and three great grandchildren. His commitment to family, friendship and community gave him many dear friends who will miss his companionship and joy of life, and he will certainly be missed by his daily coffee mates at Giovanni's. Rested at Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. Funeral Service was held Wednesday, June 6th, 2:00 p.m. at St. Martins Anglican Cathedral, Gander. Cremation to follow. A committal service was held at All Saints Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations in Dave's memory may be made to the Central Northeast Health Foundation. Arrangements entrusted through Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. To sign the memorial on-line guest book please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca

SHEA, Bruce
Passed peacefully away at the James Paton Memorial Heath Center on June 5th 2012 Bruce Shea age 96 years. Predeceased by his parents, 7 brothers and 2 sisters. Left with loving memories are his sister-in-law Jean Shea. Also, a large circle of nephews, nieces, family and friends. Rested at St. Ann's Roman Catholic Church, Glenwood Funeral Mass was held , Thursday, June 7th at 2:00 P.M.. Interment Roman Catholic Cemetery, Glenwood. In lieu of flowers donations in Bruce's memory may be made to the Children's Wish Foundation. Arrangements entrusted through Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. To sign the memorial on-line guest book please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca

PICKETT, Lucy
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a dear loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister; Lucy Elizabeth Pickett age 79 years at Brookfield Hospital, Brookfield on June 6, 2012. Predeceased by her parents; Murdock and Maria Rogers, sisters; 3 Hazel Miller, Trixie and Winnifred, 1 brother-in-law; Harold Miller. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories are her husband; Roland Straff Pickett, 1 son; Ivan (Bernadette) of Pouch Cove, 3 daughters; Rosalind Hunt (Gord) of Wareham, Ann Glover (Clayton) of Trinity, Joan Rogers (Craig) of Hamilton, Ont, 4 sisters; Anastatia Feltham (John) of Trinity, Trixie Brown (Job) of Centreville, Grace Hynes (Lester) of Trinity, Lillian Hancock (Tom) of Sandy Point, 10 grandchildren; Amy Cutler, Debbie Keats, Curtis Glover, Christina Pickett, JANETTA Rogers, Andrew Pickett, Gregory Hunt, Patrick Hunt, Jolissa Rogers, John Rogers, 7 great-grandchildren; Lucas Keats, Dawson Cutler, Paris Keats, Logan Cutler, Jasmine Easton, Ian Cutler, Skyler Glover and a large circle of other relatives and many friends. Funeral service was held on June 9, 2012 at The St. Barnabas Anglican Church, Centreville with Rev. David Coffin officiating. Interment followed at The Anglican Church cemetery, Centreville. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove - Musgrave Harbour. To send messages of condolence please visit www.kittiwakefuneralhomes.ca

YETMAN, Ralph
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of a dear and loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather; Ralph Yetman age 80 years of Centreville at James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander on June 11, 2012. Predeceased by his parents; Jacob and Mary Yetman, Step-mother; Christine Yetman, 2 sisters; Pearl Anthony, Merida Dawe and son; Ralph. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories are his wife; Olive, 2 sons; Eric (Cynthia), Bruce (Phyllis), 1 daughter; Ann Marie McKay (Trevor) all of Fort McMurray, 10 grandchildren; Melanie (Allan),Sherry (Patrick), Vanessa (Joe), Jason (Tiffany), Sasha (Charlie), Jenni , Alisha, Nikki, Robyn, T.J. 13 great-grandchildren; Jayden, Jake, Rylan, Ocean, Zachary, Avery, Adriana, Alana, Austin, Eva, Verina, Blake, Lincoln, daughter-in-law; Heather and a large circle of other relatives and many friends. Funeral service was held at St. Barnabas Anglican Church, Centreville on June 14, 2012 with Rev. David Coffin officiating. Interment followed at St. Mary's Anglican Church Cemetery, Indian Bay. Donations in his memory may be made to The Heart and Stroke Foundation or to The Gander Cancer Clinic. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove - Musgrave Harbour. To send messages of condolence please visit www.kittiwakefuneralhomes.ca

DUMARESQUE, Myrtle
Passed away at James Paton Memorial Hospital on June 13, 2012 Myrtle May Dumaresque of Lanse Au Clair (Capstan Island) in her 83rd year. Pre deceased by daughter Betty, father Gardner, mother Ursula, brother Clarus, and sister Hattie. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are husband Elias, sons and daughters Stanford (Barbara), Edward (Cozette), Joyce (Bart), Grace (Rocky), Andrew (Marcella), Bruce (Kimberly), Vernice (Greg) as well as grandkids and great grandkids Jennifer (Logan, Rider) Jeremy, (Joshua, Tyler, Mya), Shannon, Shane, Nicole, Carolyn, Damien, Carolyn, Sarah, Ursula, and Cecilie. Funeral services took place from St. Andrew's Anglican Church Lance Au Clair on June 16, 2012 and were conducted by Rev. Norman Cutler.
Today and always our memories of you will
bring us strength, pride and happiness.
You were a gift to the world
and we will miss you dearly.

REID, Joan
Joan Marie Reid
60 years of age, passed peacefully away at her home in Glovertown June 13th, 2012. Predeceased by her parents Chesley and Edna Pittman, Brother Lester. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories Husband Alton Reid, Sons Shaun (Amanda) and Trevor (Ashley), Sister Verna (Lloyd) Sister in law Joan, Brothers Roy (Donna), Gary (Chantel), Paul (Janet), and Glen (Donna). Also left to mourn a large number of other relatives and friends. Funeral was held at St. Edwards Anglian Church Glovertown, on June 16th, 2012.
She will truly be missed and will always remain in the hearts of those who loved her.
Miss Me - But Let Me Go
When I come to the end of the road,
And the sun has set for me,
I want no rites in a gloom filled room..
Why cry for a soul set free?
Miss me a little, but not too long,
And not with your head bowed low;
Remember the love that we once shared…
Miss me - but let me go!
For this is a journey we all must take,
And each must go alone.
It's all part of the Master's plan…
A step on the road to home.
When you are lonely and sick at heart,
Go to the friends we know,
And bury your sorrows in doing good deeds…
Miss me - but let me go!

NORRIS, Gordon
68 years of Newtown passed away peacefully on Friday, June 15, 2012 at James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories are his parents; Reginald and Ethel Norris of Newtown, brothers; Leslie (Marilyn) of St. John's and Reg (Lisa) of Paradise, sister; Mildred Vincent (Thomas) of Newtown, sister-in-law; Valerie Hewitt, nieces; Laurie, Angie, Tammy, Megan, Jennifer, Amy, Jessica and Jacey, nephews; Tony, Douglas, Ian, Andrew and Ryan and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service to take place on Saturday, June 23, 2012 at 2 PM from St. Luke's Anglican Church, Newtown with Rev. S. O'Connor officiating. Inurnment to take place at a later date. In his memory, donations may be made to St. Luke's Anglican Cemetery Fund, Newtown. To send messages of condolence, please visit www.kittiwakefuneralhomes.ca Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove/Musgrave Harbour.

FREAKE, Ivy R.
Passed in: Newfoundland, Canada
Passed on: June 19th, 2012

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a dear loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister; Ivy Freake, age 86 years at James Paton Hospital, Gander, NL, June 19, 2012. Leaving to mourn with fond and very loving memories are her devoted husband Gordon, sons Roy, Reginald (Ruth) and Eric (Sylvia), two daughters Phyllis (Bart) and Doris (John), sister Ruby, brother Eric, stepsister Ina (David), 12 grandchildren, Dwayne, Michael, Eddie, Tracy, Vicky, Matthew, Jessica, Shayne, Kayla, Mark, Lindsay, Cody, eight great-grandchildren Christopher, Natalie, Jacob, Matthew, Evan, Cora, Cameryn and Ryan, brother Eric, sister Ruby, stepsister Ina (Dave), brother-in-law Don, sisters-in-law Mary and Joyce and so many other relatives and friends. Predeceased by her parents Minnie and Stanley Waterman, son Stanley, sister Vera and brothers-in-law Harvey and Jim, sisters-in-law Charlotte, Rita, Ina and Stella. Funeral service was held at St. George's Anglican Church, Boyd's Cove on June 22.

HILLIER, Manuel
Passed peacefully away at his residence on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 Manuel William Hillier age 67 years of Cape Freels. Predeceased by his parents Wilfred and Bessie Hillier; brother Sandy; sister Estelle; mother and father-in-law Malcolm and Statia Matthews. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are his wife Priscilla; sons Darren(Carolyn) of Cape Freels and Jason(Darlene) of Cape Freels; grandchildren Sandy, Zachary, Alex and Devon; brothers Jake(Lillian) of Wabush and Stewart(Margaret) of Calgary, AB; sisters Minnie(Forward) of Coley's Point, Verna(Seymore) of Cape Freels, Joan of Nanaimo, BC and Blanche(Wayne) of Coley's Point; brothers and sisters-in-law Charlotte(Rex), Blanche(Melvin), Absalom(Margaret), Lillian(Nathan), Rose(Stanley), Gary(Shirley), Peter(Susan), Jesse(Sheila), Malcolm(Ann), Maggie(Clayton), Millie(Percy), John(Neta), Sheila, Job Leon and a large circle of other relatives and many friends. Funeral service took place at Trinity United Church, Newtown on Friday, June 22, 2012 with Reverends Lorne and Roberta Bungay officiating. Interment followed at The United Cemetery, Cape Freels. Donations in his memory may be made to Daffodil Place, St. John's. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove - Musgrave Harbour. To send messages of condolence please visit www.kittiwakefuneralhomes.ca

RIDEOUT, Martha
Passed peacefully away at her residence on June 21st, 2012 Martha Rideout, age 85. Predeceased by her parents Fred and Annie Manuel, husband Eric Rideout, sisters Maggie, Violet and Doris. Left to mourn with loving memories are her sister Rita Hapgood, large number of nieces, nephews and friends. Rested at Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. Private family service was held on Saturday, June 23rd at 2:00 P.M. Interment followed at the Pentecostal Cemetery, Embree. Martha was born to Annie and Fred Manuel of Campbellton on January 12th, 1927 and moved to Exploits in March 1927 where she grew up and married there in December 1946 and lived there until 1961, then moved to Lewisporte where she lived with her mother and father and husband Eric for 16 months then bought a house in Embree and lived there until 1988 then moved to Gander. Arrangements entrusted through Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. To sign our online memorial guestbook, please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca

CASHIN, Theresa Marie (Dempsey)
July 4, 1933 - June 21, 2012

Passed peacefully away on June 21, at James Peyton Memorial Hospital in Gander, Theresa Marie Cashin (Dempsey) at age 78. Leaving to mourn, with fond and loving memories, are children; Trudy (Bill) Broderick, Jim (Kathy), Bill, Philomena (Dwight) Lane, Jerry (Denise), Susan (Kevin) Goulding, thirteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Also leaving to mourn are sisters; Bridget Kelly, Ellen Swan and Jose Agustino, brother Donald Dempsey, and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Theresa was pre-deceased by husband William, sisters; Monica Howard, Annie Reeves and brother David Dempsey. Funeral service to take place on Sunday, June 24, 2012 at 2 pm from Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Gambo, followed by internment at Gambo RC Cemetery. Service officiated by Father Tom Duffenais and Deacon Mike Timmons. In her memory, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Society, the Gambo R.C. Parish Cemetery Fund or flowers are graciously accepted. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Pritchett's Funeral Home, Gambo. To send messages of condolence please visit www.pritchettsfuneralhome.com. Visitation to take place on Saturday, June 23 from 10 am to 9 pm and Sunday, June 24 from 10 am to 1 pm.
My task is done - the gates are pass'd and heaven is won.

HILLIER, Abel
Passed peacefully away at Brookfield Hospital on Friday, June 22, 2012 Abel Hillier age 90 years of Newtown. Predeceased by his parents Jesse and Susan Hillier; brothers Carl and William. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are his wife Mildred; son Michael (Annie); daughters Rosalind (Rex) and Myra (Harold); brother Leo (Jean); sisters Martha, Daisy (Harold) and Doris; grandchildren Daryl, Duane, Justin, Jason, Autumn, Joshua, Michael and Shannon; great-grandchildren Ryan, Amy, Tyler, Abby, Graydon, Eva and Brody; great-great-granddaughter Jacey; and a large circle of other relatives and many friends. Funeral service took place at Trinity United Church, Newtown on Monday, June 25, 2012 with Reverend Lorne Bungay officiating. Interment followed at the United Church Cemetery, Newtown. Donations in his memory may be made to Trinity United Church Building Fund, Newtown. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove. To send messages of condolence please visit www.kittiwakefuneralhomes.ca

DOWNER, Gordon
Passed peacefully away at the James Paton Memorial Health Centre, Gander on Wednesday, June 27th, 2012 Gordon Downer, age 75. Predeceased by his parents Mathias and Ethel Downer, brother Joseph Downer, sister Kathleen Downer. Left to mourn with loving memories are his wife Bessie, sons Kerry (Joanne) of Main Point, Barry (Margaret) of Torbay, daughter Dana (Sean) Hynes of Slave Lake, AB; brother Alvin (Elaine) of Main Point, sisters Hazel Johnston (Les Dominey) of Hampton, NB; Daphne Blake of Main Point, Linda Goodyear (David) of Clarenville, grandchildren Lucas Downer, Erica Downer, Caitlin Downer, Megan Hynes, Mitchell Downer and a large circle of family and friends. Rested at Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. Funeral service was held on Saturday, June 30th at 2:00 P.M. from St. Martin's Anglican Cathedral. Cremation followed. Interment will take place at a later date. Donations in Gordon's memory may be made to the Gander Cancer Clinic. Arrangements entrusted through Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. To sign our online memorial guestbook, please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca

GRIMES, Harvey
It is with great sadness that we announce the tragic passing of our loved one Harvey Grimes age 59 years of Centreville on Friday, June 29, 2012 at Blanc - Sablon, QC. Predeceased by his parents Orison and Olive Grimes; brother-in-law Roy Locke. Left with fond and loving memories are is wife Gail; son Todd (Jolynn) of Oshawa, ON; daughter Tanya (Lloyd Parsons) of Paradise; grandchildren Marcus Grimes, Joshua Grimes, Aaron Grimes, Riley Parsons, Brady Parsons, Ryder Grimes and Gage Grimes; brothers Ted (Beatrice) of Little Bay Islands, Claude (Bonnie) of Springdale and Alvin (Mary) of Little Bay Islands; sisters Jeanette (Eric Fowlow) of Springdale, Cedille (Irven Manuel) of Valleyfield and Margaret Locke of Little Bay Islands; and a large circle of other relatives and many friends. Funeral service took place at St. Barnabas Anglican Church, Centreville on Tuesday, July 10, 2012 with Rev. Daphne Parsons officiating. Interment followed at The Anglican Cemetery, Centreville. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove. To send messages of condolence please visit www.kittiwakefuneralhomes.ca

RAYMOND, Albert William John (Jack)
July 5, 1947 - June 29, 2012

On June 29, 2012, after a lengthy illness, Jack was called to his heavenly home, to be reunited with his parents William (Bill) and Eileen Raymond of Gander, and brother-in-law Alex Geange of St. John's. Loving memories of our brother will be held in the hearts of Brenda Geange, St. John's; Jean (Bill)Peckford, Elmsdale, NS; and Ken(Ann) Raymond, Appleton. Jack leaves behind a large circle of relatives and friends who loved him. Funeral service was held on Monday, July 2nd at 2:00 P.M. from St. Martin's Anglican Cathedral, Gander. Interment followed at All Saints Cemetery. Donations in Jack's memory may be made to the Gander Cancer Centre. Arrangements entrusted through Stacey's Funeral Home. To sign our online memorial guestbook, please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca

BEMISTER, Sadie
Passed peacefully away at Aspen Cove on Saturday, June 30, 2012 Sadie Bemister age 99 years of Aspen Cove. Predeceased by her parents Arthur and Mary Coles; husbands Max Pardy and Bertram Bemister; son-in-law Abraham Goodyear; sisters Eva Brinson (Jesse), Effie Morgan (Edward), Edith Tulk (Wilson) and Flossie West (Maxwell); brothers Roland Coles and Joseph Coles(Ina); sister-in-law Annie. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are her daughter Jean Goodyear of Musgrave Harbour; brother Wilfred Coles of Gander; 6 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; 15 great-great-grandchildren; and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service took place at The Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Lumsden on Tuesday, July 3, 2012 with Mr. Roy Watton officiating. Interment followed at The Jehovah's Witness Cemetery, Lumsden. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound cove - Musgrave Harbour. To send messages of condolence please visit www.kittiwakefuneralhomes.ca

 

 

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