Share/Save/Bookmark

Presented by the
Newfoundland's Grand Banks Site
to assist you in researching your Family History

Click on the graphic below to return to the NGB Home Page
Newfoundland's Grand Banks

To contribute to this site, see above menu item "About".

These transcriptions may contain human errors.
As always, confirm these, as you would any other source material.

The Beacon Obituaries
June 2014

The Beacon
is a community newspaper for Gander.

 

ARBOUR (nee THISTLE), Verna Kay Marie
Our family is sad to announce the passing of our beloved sister and aunt. Kay passed peacefully away on Tuesday, June 5, 2014, at Chancellor Park at the age of 73 years. Predeceased by her parents, Bruce and Hilda Thistle, of Glenwood, NL and her husband, Paul Arbour, of Sault Ste. Marie, ON. Left to mourn three sisters: Shirley (Ed) Jenkins, Mount Pearl, NL; Joyce (John) Downing, Clarenville, NL; Diane (Bernard) Keating, Corner Brook, NL. Three brothers: Billie (Lucie) Thistle, Ottawa, ON; Wallace (JoAnne) Thistle, Sudbury, ON; Gordon (Barb) Thistle, Keswick, ON. Nieces and nephews: Rob, Lisa, David, Pamela, Karen, Doug, Jill, Jan, Pat, Bruce, Mary Ann and Greg. Sister-in- law, Joan Fazi; brother-in law, Brian (Ann) Arbour; and life-long friend, Ruth Brown, of Glenwood. Also left to mourn are other relatives and friends as well as colleagues from Manitou Park School in Sault Ste. Marie, ON. Cremation has taken place. The family will receive friends and relatives at St. Andrew's Anglican Church, Glenwood on Saturday, June 8 from 2-4 and 7-9. Funeral was at St. Andrew's Anglican Church on Sunday, June 9 at 2 p.m. Interment followed at the Anglican Cemetery. The family would like to extend their appreciation to the staff at Chancellor Park for their kindness and compassion shown to Kay. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Society, St. Andrew's Cemetery Fund or a charity of one's choice. Arrangements entrusted through Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander, NL. To sign our online memorial guest book, please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca

CLEVETT, Denise
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our loved one on Saturday, June 14, 2014 at Western Memorial Hospital, Corner Brook, Denise (King) Clevett R.N. age 50 years formerly of Wesleyville. Predeceased by her grandparents Mildred King, Madeline Foley and Alphonsus Foley; uncle Albert Kenney. Left with fond and loving memories are her parents Horace Jr. and Bernadette King of Wesleyville; brother Darrin King of Hamilton, ON., several aunts, uncles, cousins, and extended relatives and friends. A Service of Remembrance took place at Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove on Thursday, June 19, 2014 with Father Tom Duffenais officiating. Inurnment followed at the Jubilee United Church Cemetery, Wesleyville. As an expression of sympathy donations in Denise's memory may be made to The Kidney Foundation. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound cove - Musgrave Harbour. To send messages of condolence please visit www.kittiwakefuneralhomes.ca

COLLINS, Royburn
After a brief illness Royburn (Roy) William Collins of Carmanville, aged 83, passed away peacefully at Brookfield/Bonnews Health Centre. Roy was predeceased by his parents Anslum and Janet Collins. Left to mourn his passing are his wife Audrey (nee Collins), sons Ross (Mary) and Garry, daughter Jean (Barry) LeDrew; grandchildren Philip, Christopher, Janet, Keith, Katharine, Daniel, Paul, Jonathan, and Jarrod; great grandchildren Sophie, Sarah, Jacob, Sean, Allie, Drew, Megan, and Emma, and a large network of family and friends around the province and country. A raconteur, Roy was well known in the area. His jokes, stories, his sense of humor, and his unforgettable personality will be remembered and missed by all who knew him. Rested at Stacey's Funeral Home in Carmanville. Funeral service was held at Emmanuel United Church in Carmanville on Saturday, June 14 at 2:00 P.M. Interment Carmanville United Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted through Stacey's Funeral Home, Carmanville. Donations in Roy's memory may be made to Emmanuel United Church Carmanville. To leave a message of condolence please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca
Published June 19, 2014

DENTY, Joyce
Born In: Eastport, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Born: May 21st, 1933
Passed in: Gander, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Passed on: June 2nd, 2014

The family of the late Joyce Denty would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all those who demonstrated their care by providing food, donations, cards, presence and phone calls, Your thoughts, prayers and support are so appreciated during this challenging life event and time of grief. Joyce was known for her deep love of family and especially for her grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She had a great sense of humour, a wonderful cook and loved the outdoors. Joyce passed away June 2nd, 2014 and is sadly missed by her six children, fourteen grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. She leaves one sister Clara (Kevin) Donahue of Gander, and one brother Lorne (Verna) Moss of Eastport and a large circle of family and friends. Joyce was predeceased by her husband, Herbert Denty, sisters Florella Calder and Jean Stroud; brothers Joe Moss and Don; and grand-children Kimberley Bradley Denty and Christopher Glover. The family would like to say a special thank-you to the staff, nurses,and Drs. of the James Paton Memorial Regional Health Center for making her stay comfortable and as personable as possible. To her dedicated care-givers, you enriched her life over the past several years, Thank You! All donations received will be sent to the United Church Cemetary Fund.
Sincerely, The Denty Family.

GILL, Hedley
Passed peacefully away at the James Paton Memorial Health Centre, Gander, on Saturday, June 28th, 2014, Hedley Gill, age 85. Predeceased by his parents Eric and Martha Gill, wife Daisie, brother Lester and sister Dorcas White. Left to mourn with loving memories are his sons Walt (Ginny), Claude (Lynn), Eric (Penny), daughters Belinda Davis (Harold), Rose Lush (Chris) all of Gander, sister Madge of Topsail, grandchildren Chris, Jason, Crystal, Samantha, Krista, Lea, Stephen, Colin, great-grandchildren Ben, Isabelle, Colby, Cameron, Dreygen, Quinne, Scarlett, Jenna, Tyler, Xavier, Cassius, Versailles, Peyton and a large circle of relatives and friends. Rested at Stacey's Funeral Home. Funeral service has taken place on Tuesday, July 1st from St. Martin's Anglican Cathedral, Gander. Interment followed at All Saints Cemetery. Donations in Hedley's memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society (Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Clinic or Daffodil Place). Arrangements entrusted through Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. To sign our online memorial guest book, please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca

KEAN, Josephine M.
January 28, 1926 - June 10, 2014
Josephine Kean (nee Stratton)
at the age of 88 passed peacefully & quietly in the arms of her son Bob on Tuesday evening, June 10th, 2014 at Bonnews Lodge. Josie was a beloved wife to George Kean who was taken tragically within their first year, then remarried Lester Kean whom she showed incredible devotion to for sixty five years, staying by his side until his death. Josephine is also predeceased by her parents Violet & Elotus Stratton, step-mother Amelia; brothers Roland & Frederick & sister Elizabeth. Left to cherish her memory are sons; George (Gail), Kevin (Jan), William (Trixie), Robert (Cassie), Tony (Sheila), Glenn (Jackie), daughters; Marie (Cyril) Parsons, Nellie King, Roselyn (Wayne) Parsons, Judy (Everett) Blackwood, Fern (Garry) Penney, Pamela Allen (Randy), Peggie (Derek) Brace; 36 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren & 1 great-great-grandchild. Josephine will be missed by in-laws; Abram (Mable) Kean, Victor (Hazel) Kean, Anne (Raymond) White, Myra (Stratton) Hounsell and a large circle of nieces, nephews, other family members, friends and especially the staff & residents at Bonnews Lodge. Visitations were held at Sincerely Yours Funeral Home on June 11- June 13, 2014. Majors Bill & Bob Kean officiated the Funeral service at Salvation Army Corps on Saturday June 14th, 2014 at 2:00 pm, followed by Interment at the Salvation Army Cemetery in Wesleyville. For online condolences please visit www.Sincerely yours funeral home.com

GINGELL, Ruth
Passed away June 11 at Lakeside Homes; Gander NL. Ruth Mills (Gingell) (Cobb) Age 87. Ruth was preceded in death by her husband Austin Mills, son Richard and second husband Jack Gingell; Father and Mother Ted and Effie Cobb and brother Roger. She is survived by her sons Dennis (Debbie); Ron (Ruth), grandchildren Beverley (Hugo), Kenny (Sherry) and Rebecca, great grandchildren Jasmine and Brandon.and her sister Joan Irish.
Mom was a witness to history as she grew up helping her mother Effie Cobb run The Transatlantic Inn in Botwood. The inn with 26 rooms catered to passengers on transatlantic flights who had to stop over at Botwood before crossing the ocean. Mom would play guitar and piano to entertain the guests during their meal. Some of those who visited were Douglas Fairbanks, Merle Oberon, Bob Hope, Gracie Fields, Edward G. Robinson, Prince John of the Netherlands, Sir Anthony Eden, Lord Mountbatten, and Winston Churchill. As well Mom worked at B.O.A.C for one summer checking in passengers. Many of the guests would write postcards to family and friends back home and request that Mom or her sister Joan post them after they left.
She will be missed.
A special thank you to the staff at Lakeside Homes who took care of her in the last few weeks and to those at Nightengale Manor where she lived for several years. Rested at Staceys Funeral Home, Roe Avenue. A Private family service was held at Staceys at 3:00 pm June 13th.Interment to follow at All Saints Cemetary. Donations in Ruth's memory may be made to the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Center. Arrangements entrusted through Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. To leave a message of condolence please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca

GOODYEAR, Elvina
Passed peacefully away at Brookfield Hospital on Sunday, June 1, 2014 Elvina Mae Goodyear (nee Gibbons) age 63 years of Lumsden. Predeceased by her parents Albert and Alice Gibbons; and sister Shirley Case. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are her husband Wallace; daughter Joanne (Donald Goodyear) of Lumsden; sons Jamie (Diane) of Lumsden and Jay (Jennifer) of Gander; sisters Dale Gibbons of Clarenville and Sandra(Clarence Earle) of Pasadena; brother-in-law Elwood Case of Paradise; grandchildren Amanda, Andrew, Kelsei, Gillian, Kasie and Kylie; and a large circle of other relatives and many friends. Funeral service took place at Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 with Rev. Boyce Parsons officiating. Interment followed at The United Church Cemetery, Lumsden. As an expression of sympathy, donations in her memory may be made to The Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Clinic, St. John's or to The Mennonite House, Edmonton, AB. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove - Musgrave Harbour. To send messages of condolence please visit www.kittiwakefuneralhomes.ca

KEAN, Josephine M.
January 28, 1926 - June 10, 2014
Josephine Kean (nee Stratton)
at the age of 88 passed peacefully & quietly in the arms of her son Bob on Tuesday evening, June 10th, 2014 at Bonnews Lodge. Josie was a beloved wife to George Kean who was taken tragically within their first year, then remarried Lester Kean whom she showed incredible devotion to for sixty five years, staying by his side until his death. Josephine is also predeceased by her parents Violet & Elotus Stratton, step-mother Amelia; brothers Roland & Frederick & sister Elizabeth. Left to cherish her memory are sons; George (Gail), Kevin (Jan), William (Trixie), Robert (Cassie), Tony (Sheila), Glenn (Jackie), daughters; Marie (Cyril) Parsons, Nellie King, Roselyn (Wayne) Parsons, Judy (Everett) Blackwood, Fern (Garry) Penney, Pamela Allen (Randy), Peggie (Derek) Brace; 36 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren & 1 great-great-grandchild. Josephine will be missed by in-laws; Abram (Mable) Kean, Victor (Hazel) Kean, Anne (Raymond) White, Myra (Stratton) Hounsell and a large circle of nieces, nephews, other family members, friends and especially the staff & residents at Bonnews Lodge. Visitations were held at Sincerely Yours Funeral Home on June 11- June 13, 2014. Majors Bill & Bob Kean officiated the Funeral service at Salvation Army Corps on Saturday June 14th, 2014 at 2:00 pm, followed by Interment at the Salvation Army Cemetery in Wesleyville. For online condolences please visit www.Sincerely yours funeral home.com

PARSONS, Stanley
Passed peacefully away at Brookfield Hospital on Saturday, June 7, 2014 Stanley Roland Parsons age 87 years of Indian Bay. Stanley was born on November 4, 1926 to the late Caroline and Charles Parsons. He is predeceased by his wife Alma and brother William; sisters-in-law Nita Parsons and Vera Parsons. He leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories his sons Raymond (Judy), Roland (Velma), Roger, Guy (Mary) and Stanley (Deanne) all of Indian Bay; daughters Marjorie (Robert Walsh) of Corner Brook, Carrie (William Cook) of Indian Bay, Isobel (Ellis Green) of Dover, Neta (John Matthews) of Centreville, Annie (Rod Collins) of Indian Bay, Roma (Glenn Collins) of Dover, Colleen (Glenn Anstey) of Centreville and Lisa (Gregory Collins) of Indian Bay; brothers Raymond (Nona), Martin, and Richard (Ruby) all of Indian Bay; sister Grace (Spencer Cutler) of Indian Bay; 27 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service took place at St. Mary's Anglican Church, Indian Bay on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 with Rev. David Coffin officiating. Interment followed at The Anglican Cemetery, Indian Bay. As an expression of sympathy donations in Stanley's memory may be made to St. Mary's Anglican Church, Indian Bay or to Brookfield Health Care Centre, Brookfield. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove - Musgrave Harbour. To send messages of condolence please visit www.kittiwakefuneralhomes.ca

PICKETT, Kathleen
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear loved one on June 29, 2014 at Brookfield Hospital, Brookfield, Kathleen Pickett age 76 years of Centreville. Predeceased by her husband, Edrick, parents; Eldon and Annie Pickett, sisters; Bernice, Clara Anne, Ariana, Margaret and twin sister to Kathleen; Audrey, brothers, Percy, Ephraim and James, son-in-law; Kevin Hunt. Leaving to mourn with beautiful and loving memories are her sons; Calvin (Lorraine) of Centreville, Ellison of Centreville, daughters; Marcella (Barry Bemister) of Wesleyville, Annie (Roland Hounsell) of Wareham, Margaret of Centreville, brothers; Matthias (Eliza Jane) of Centreville, Lindsay (Linda) of Centreville, David (Eileen) of Centreville, sister; Violet Brown, residing at Lakeside Homes, Gander, grandchildren, Owen, Emily, Melissa, Jessica, Kevin, Truman, Ryan, Justin, Lloyd, Scott and Stephanie, great-grandchildren; Nitka, Jason, Madison, Brooklyn, Nicole, Kamron, Leelan, twin girls; Lyla and Lexie, Austin, Aaron, Ayden, Landon, Cole, Gabe and Bethany; and a large circle of other relatives and many friends. Funeral service was held on July 2, 2014 at St. Barnabas Anglican Church, Centreville with Rev. David Coffin officiating. Interment followed at St. Barnabas Anglican Church Cemetery, Centreville. Funeral Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove - Musgrave Harbour. To send messages of condolence please visit www.kittiwakefuneralhomes.ca

POLLETT, Phyllis
Passed peacefully away at the James Paton Memorial Health Center, Gander on Wednesday, June 18th, 2014, Phyllis Pollett, age 81. Predeceased by her parents Allan and Clara Sharpe, husband Frank Pollett and brother Gordon Sharpe. Left to mourn with loving memories are her sons Phillip (Bertha) of Gander; Bob (Tara) of Gander; daughter Cathy Earle (Eddie) of Glenwood; grandchildren, Julia Earle, Amanda Pollett, Laura Chatman, Robyn Pollett, Alex Pollett, and a large circle of family and friends. Rested at Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander Funeral service was held on Saturday, June 21st at 2:00 P.M. from the Fraser Road United Church, Gander. Interment will take place at All Saints Cemetery. Donations in Phyllis's memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Arrangements entrusted through Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. To sign our online memorial guest book, please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca

SLANEY Sr., Cornelius
Passed peacefully away at the James Paton Memorial Health Centre, Gander on Sunday, June 29th, 2014, Cornelius (Con) Slaney Sr., age 88 years. Predeceased by his parents John and Elizabeth Slaney, wife Barney, brothers Bill, Jack, Kitchener, sisters Theresa, Kathleen, grandson Andrew and daughter-in-law Lori. Left to mourn with loving memories are his sons Pat (Joan) of Gander, Tony (Donna) of Springdale, Con Jr. (Fiance, Sandra Forward) of Gander, daughters Sandra (Harold) of Gander, Valda (Ross) of Lewisporte, Joan (Wayne) of Gambo Pond, Carol Ann (Laurie) of Paradise, 13 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and a large circle of relatives and friends. Rested at Stacey's Funeral Home. Funeral service had taken place on Tuesday, July 1st from the St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church. Cremation has taken place. No burial at this time. Donations in Con's memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Society of Newfoundland and Labrador. Arrangements entrusted through Stacey's Funeral Home. To sign our online memorial guest book, please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca

STOYLES, Trixie
Passed peacefully away at the James Paton Memorial Health Centre, Gander on Thursday, April 24th, 2014, Trixie Stoyles, age 88 of Gander. Predeceased by her parents James and Hughina Calder of Scotland, five siblings, and son Max. Left to mourn her loving and devoted husband of 68 years, Lester, daughters Glennis, Wendy Ross (Wayne), son Scott, dear grandsons, Cameron and Keegan, sisters-in-law Leonie Hollett, Marguerite Reynolds, Ruth Foshee (Charles), brother-in-law Ray Stoyles (Lillian), several nieces and nephews and special life long friend Betty LeFresne. A special thank you to Dr. Casey, Dr. Cora, Dr. Greenland, and all the other doctors, nurses and paramedics at the James Paton Memorial Health Centre, who took such good care of her during her illness. Rested at Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander on Sunday and Monday. Funeral service was held on Tuesday, April 29th at 2:00 P.M. from Fraser Road United Church, Gander. Cremation has taken place. Interment will take place at a later date. Donations may be made to the Gander and Area Food Bank, Gander and Area SPCA, or a Charity of One's Choice. Arrangements entrusted through Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. To sign our online memorial guest book, please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca
"Forever in our hearts"

STURGE, Albert
Passed peacefully away at Brookfield Hospital on Friday, June 6, 2014 Albert Raymond Sturge age 87 years of Wesleyville. Predeceased by his parents Samuel and Honor Sturge; wife Dottie Stokes Sturge; brother Reginald Sturge (Mabel) and Jack Sturge (Letsie); and sister Jessie Best (Gordon). Left with fond and loving memories are his wife Wilhelmina; sons Wayne (Kim) of Paradise and Leonard (Judy) of Paradise; grandchildren Allison (Keith), Kelly, Kristy and Adam (Candice); great-grandchildren Devin, Blake and Benjamin; and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service took place at The Salvation Army Citadel, New-Wes-Valley on Monday, June 9, 2014 with Lieut. Randy and Anne Holden officiating. Interment followed at The Salvation Army Cemetery, New-Wes-Valley. As an expression of sympathy donations in Albert's memory may be made to Daffodil Place, St. John's, NL. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove - Musgrave Harbour. To send messages of condolence please visit www.kittiwakefuneralhomes.ca

WILLIAMS, Newman
Passed peacefully away at the James Paton Memorial Health Center, Gander on June 2nd 2014 Newman Williams age 92 years. Predeceased by parents Charles and Daisy Williams, Wife Margaret, brothers Douglas and Victor. Left with loving memories are daughter Paula (Ian) Locke of Gander, sister Muriel Marshall of Clarkes Beach. Grandchildren Bryan (Danielle) and Jennifer (Daniel) Eisenhauer. Also a large circle of family and friends. Rested at Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. A private family service was held Friday June 6th. Interment followed at All Saints Cemetery. Donations in Newman's memory may be made to Central Northeast Health Foundation. Arrangements entrusted through Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. To leave a message of condolence please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca

 

 

Page Contributed by: Ivy F. Benoit

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Monday September 15, 2014)

Newfoundland's Grand Banks is a non-profit endeavor.
No part of this project may be reproduced in any form
for any purpose other than personal use.

JavaScript DHTML Menu Powered by Milonic

© Newfoundland's Grand Banks (1999-2018)

Hosted by
Chebucto Community Net

Your Community, Online!

NOTE:
You can search the entire NGB site
by using the [Google] search below.

Search through the whole site
[Recent] [Contacts] [Home]