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The Beacon Obituaries
June 2016

The Beacon
is a community newspaper for Gander.

 

BEST, Mary
Passed away peacefully at the James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander June 28th 2016 Mary Anne (Annie) Best age 86 years. Predeceased by husband James (2004) parents William and Cecilia Hogan, brothers Jack and Greg, sister Elizabeth. Left with loving memories are sons Jim (Marcie) of Amherstburg, ON., Dave (Pam) of Gander, daughters Theresa (Gerry) Lyver of Bishops Falls, Jackie (Doug) Stiers of Essex, ON., Geraldine (William) Carroll of Ottawa, ON., 9 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Also a large number and family and friends. Rested at Stacey's Funeral home, Gander. Funeral Mass was held Saturday, July 2nd 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Gander. Interment Roman Catholic Cemetery, Gambo. In lieu of flowers donations in Annie's memory can be made to the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Clinic. To sign the memorial online guest book please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca

BUFFETT, Lillian E.
May 24, 1929 - June 3, 2016

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Lillian E. Buffett announce her passing at the Dr. Y. K. Jeon Kittiwake Health Centre, Brookfield on Friday June 3, 2016 at the age of 87 years. She leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories her sons: Harold (Linda) Moore of Glenwood, NL, Darren (Diane) Buffett of Fort McMurray, AB; daughters: Gloria Stuckless, Judy (Eugene) Kinden, Sharon (Kirk) Walsh all of Glenwood, NL; grandchildren: Paula (Perry), Megan (Russell), Crystal, Glen, Dean (Tina), Christopher (Monique), Justin, Jonathan (Crystal-Lee), Matthew (Jenna); great grandchildren: Aiden, Ava, Jaxon, Maverick, also a large circle of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her husband Jack; son-in-law Llewelyn Stuckless; brothers: Fred, Jack, Ward, Lloyd; sisters: Pearl and Margaret. Friends may visit The Salvation Army Citadel, Glenwood on Monday June 6, 2016 between 7-9 p.m., Tuesday June 7, 2016 between the hours of 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. and on Wednesday June 8, 2016 from 10 a.m. - noon from where the funeral service will take place at 2 p.m. officiated my Majors Wilson and Linda Janes with interment to follow at The Salvation Army cemetery. As expressions of sympathy no flowers by request, donation may be made in Lillian's memory to the Alzheimer's Society. To leave an online condolence please visit our website at www.staceysfuneralhome.ca

BURT, Gerald
Passed away peacefully at the James Paton Memorial Health Centre, Gander on Monday, June 20th, Gerald Burt, age 74. Predeceased by his parents William and Elizabeth, wife Cora, brothers Kevin, William, Ralph, and sister Priscilla. Left to mourn with loving memories are his sons Karl (Kelly), Dean (Tracy) of Appleton, daughters Cathy (John) of Glenwood, Karen (Blake) of Muskoka, ON; Diane (Wyman) of Fort McMurray, AB; brother Roy (Jean) of Glenwood, grandchildren Allison, Marcus, Cassandra, Mackenzie, Brandon, Kaileigh, Colby, Sarah, Jordyn, great-grandchildren Charlee, Olivia, Haylee and a large circle of relatives and friends. Rested at the United Church, Glenwood. Funeral service was held on Thursday, June 23rd at 2:00 P.M. Cremation followed. Interment, Friday, June 24th, at the United Cemetery, Glenwood. Donations in Gerald's memory may be made to the Central Northeast Health Foundation, Healing Garden, P. O. Box 222, Gander, NL. A1V 1W6. Arrangements entrusted through Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. To sign our online memorial guest book, please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca

BURTON, Ivy
Passed away peacefully at Lakeside Homes, Gander on Saturday, June 11th, 2016, Ivy Burton, age 92. Predeceased by her husband Samuel, brothers Cyril, Max, Wesley, Roland, sisters Dorothy and Vernie. Left to mourn with loving memories are her son Gerald (Elizabeth) of Stoney Plain, AB; daughter Doreen Stacey (Clifford) of Stewiacke, NS; brothers Wilfred Philpott (Florence) of Point au Bay, Ivy Philpott of Bay Roberts, sister Beulah Butt of Surrey, BC; grandchildren Gary, Donna, great-grandchildren Treasure, Travis, Taylor, Cody, Ashley and a circle of family and friends. Rested at Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander.. Funeral service was held on Tuesday, June 14th at 2:00 P.M. from Evangel Pentecostal Church, Gander. Interment followed at All Saints Cemetery. Donations in Ivy's memory may be made to the Tammy Parrott Van Fund, C/O Wilfred Parrott, 214 Elizabeth Drive, Gander, NL, A1V 1J2. Arrangements entrusted through Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander - Carmanville. To leave a message of condolence, please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca

HARVEY, Lindsay
Passed away peacefully at Lakeside Homes, Gander on Thursday, June 30th, 2016, Lindsay Harvey, age 95. Predeceased by his parents George and Matilda, wife Amelia "Lizzie", brothers John, Sandy, Wallace, and Sam. Left to mourn with loving memories are his son Stedman of Carmanville, daughters Joan, Marjorie (Dave Brett), Marie (Freeman Fry) all of Carmanville, Sheila (Gonzo Brown) of Paradise, brother Ewart of Mississauga, sisters Patsy (Cyril Abbott), Jane Abbott of Musgrave Harbour, Lena (Hayward Gillingham) of Glenwood, grandchildren Dana (Shelley), Toni (Lori), Carla, Jody, Nancy (Emile), Leslie (Phil), Leeann (Shane), Conway (Charlene), great-grandchildren Crystal, Trent, Joshua, Mathilda, Liam, Louis, Alexa, Isaac, Janelle, Seamus, Josiah and a large circle of relatives and friends. Rested at Stacey's Funeral Home, Carmanville. Funeral service was held at the Salvation Army Citadel, on Saturday, July 2nd at 11:00 A.M. Interment followed at the Salvation Army Cemetery, Carmanville South. Donations in Lindsays memory may be made to The Alzheimer's Society of Newfoundland and Labrador, 835 Topsail Road, Unit 107, Mount Pearl, NL. A1N 3J6. The family wishes to extend a big thank you to all the nursing staff at Lakeside Homes for the outstanding compassion and care for the father. Arrangements entrusted through Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander - Carmanville. To leave a message of condolence, please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca

HISCOCK, A Dawson
Sept 12, 1930 - June 5, 2016

It is with great sadness that we, the family of Dawson Hiscock, announce his passing following a short, but very courageous battle with a recent illness. Born on Flat Island, Bonavista Bay, Dawson was the youngest son of (the late) Thomas and Lydia (Ralph) Hiscock. Dawson is predeceased by his wife, Mary, her parents Llewellyn and Rachel Ralph, his brothers Mark (Nellie), and Jonas Hiscock, nephew Thomas Hiscock and grandson Andrew Dawson Brocanier. Leaving to mourn with broken hearts but loving memories, his sons David (Collinette, nee Tucker), Wade (Sandra, nee Brown), one daughter Valerie (Robin Brocanier), grandson David Hiscock (Kim, nee Duffett), granddaughters Julia Hiscock (Jon Lodge), Jennifer Hiscock (Brandon Feltham), and Taylor Brocanier (Sawyer Verstraten). Also leaving to mourn sister-in-law Trixie Hiscock, nieces/nephews Jeanette Organ (Melvin), Robert Hiscock (Marjorie), Judy Heffern (Gilbert-deceased), Lydia Deveau (Ivan-deceased), Harold Hiscock, and a large circle of great-nieces/nephews and friends. Visitation will be held at Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander, Tuesday, June 7, 2016 2-4pm and 7-9pm; Wednesday June 8, 2016 10am - 12 noon with the funeral service to follow at 2pm from St. Martin's Cathedral, Gander. As Dawson wished, cremation has already taken place. Interment to follow at a later date. As an expression of sympathy, flowers are gratefully accepted, or a donation may be made in Dawson's memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

HUNT, Mary
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our loved at Bonnews Lodge, Badger's Quay on Tuesday, June 21, 2016, Mary Hunt age 92 years of Greenspond. Predeceased by her parents; Noah and Victoria Hunt, sisters; Mildred, Phyllis, Marion, brother, Thomas and sister-in-law; Annie Louise. She leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories a number of cousins and a large circle of friends. Funeral service took place on Friday, June 24, 2016 with Rev. Tim Graham officiating. Interment followed at St. Stephen's Anglican Cemetery, Greenspond. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home Pound Cove / Musgrave Harbour. To send messages of condolence please visit www.kittiwakefuneralhomes.ca

KEAN, Kenneth
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our loved one on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at Bonnews Lodge, Badger's Quay, Kenneth George Kean age 86 years of Brookfield. Predeceased by his parents; James and Daisy Kean. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories are his wife; Eileen, sons; Jim (Wanda) of Valleyfield, Jerry (Bonnie) of Brookfield, George of Brookfield, Jeff (Gloria) of Centreville, NS, Greg (Sheryl) of Brookfield, daughters; Janet (Wils) of Badger's Quay, Janice (Duke) of Badger's Quay, Sharon (Wilmore) of Valleyfield, Eliza (Bruce) of Brookfield, brother; Gerald (Margie) of Gander, sisters; Mildred of St. John's, Laura (Gord) of Valleyfield, 19 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, daughter-in-law; Juanita of Gander and a large circle of other relatives and many friends. Funeral service took place on Friday, July 1, 2016 at 2 P.M. at Ebenezer United Church, Brookfield with Rev. Lorne and Roberta Bungay officiating. Interment followed at The United Church Cemetery, Brookfield. Funeral Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove / Musgrave Harbour. To send messages of condolence please visit www.kittiwakefuneralhomes.ca

MAHER, Gordon Douglas Joseph
Passed in: Gander, Canada
Passed on: June 26th, 2016

Passed away at the James Paton Memorial Health Centre, Gander on Sunday, June 26, 2016, Gordon Douglas Joseph Maher, age 78. Predeceased by his parents William and Jessie Maher, sister Anne Gardiner, brothers Patrick and William. Left to mourn with loving memories are his wife Margaret, sons Kevin (Irene), Saskatoon and Robert (Deanne), Lloydminster; brother Thomas (Lorraine), Grand Falls-Windsor; sister-in-law Joan, Red Cliff; grandchildren Brent, Crystal, Melissa, Robin, Christian, Hannah and Cheyenne; great-grandchildren Nadia, Destiny, Sidney, Sophie, Casper, Dane, Dustin, Cleo and Zoey also a large circle of other family and friends. Rested at Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. Funeral service was held 1 PM Wednesday, June 29 at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church. Interment followed at All Saints Cemetery. Donations in Gordon's memory may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Gordon had a passion for traveling and he also loved to bake breads and cakes. Arrangements entrusted through Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. To sign our online memorial guestbook, please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca

PARSONS, Raymond
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our loved one on June 23, 2016 at Dr. Y. K. Jeon Kittiwake Health Centre, Brookfield, Raymond Philip Parsons age 91 years of Indian Bay. Predeceased by his parents; Charles and Caroline Parsons, parents-in-law; Albert and Polly Parsons, brothers; Stanley (Alma), William (Vera), Martin (Neta), brother-in-law; Wilfred Hunt, son-in-law; Malcolm Collins and grandson; Jason Pickett. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories are his wife; Nona, son; Philip (Elvira) of Scarborough, ON., daughters; Sandra (Calvin Cutler) of King's Point, Irene (Jeff Locke) of Mount Pearl, Sadie (Alfred Pickett) of St. John's, Polly Collins of Enniskillen, ON., Rexine (Hedley Brown) of Indian Bay, brother; Richard (Ruby) of Indian Bay, sister; Grace (Spencer Cutler) Indian Bay, grandchildren; Christopher (Christine), Jennifer (Dave), Danielle (Navin), Sarah (Paul), Nicole (Mike), Jonathan (Nicole), Amanda (Wessam), Victoria (Eric), Shawn, Brianna, Kimberly, great-grandchildren; Colton, Eliot, Eve, Lily, Rebecca, Ewan, Brayden, Jackson, Mallory, Addison, Colin, Ben, Emma, sister-in-law; Maggie Hunt, brothers-in-law; Peter (Ada) Parsons, Harvey (Pauline) Parsons and a large circle of other relatives and many friends. Funeral service took place on Saturday, June 25, 2016 at St. Barnabas Anglican Church, Centreville with Rev. David Coffin officiating. Interment followed at St. Mary's Anglican Church Cemetery, Indian Bay. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove / Musgrave Harbour. To send messages of condolence please visit www.kittiwakefuneralhomes.ca

ROGERS, Ralph
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our loved one at Saint Luke's Homes, St. John's on Saturday, June 11, 2016, Ralph Rogers age 71 years of Wareham. Predeceased by his parents; Ethel and George Rogers, parents-in-law; Kenneth and Bertha Button and wife; Audrey. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories are his son; Ralph Rogers (Jeannette) of Conception Bay South, grandchildren; Nathan and Desiree, brothers; Bert Rogers of Wareham and Allan Rogers (Dianna) of Sudbury, Ontario, sister; Dallas Matthews (Clayton) of Wareham and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service took place on Monday, June 13, 2016 at St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, Wareham with Rev. Hannah Dicks officiating. Interment followed from St. John The Baptist Anglican cemetery, Wareham. As an expression of sympathy donations in his memory may be made to a charity of one's choice. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove/Musgrave Harbour. To send messages of condolence, please visit www.kittiwakefuneralhomes.ca

STURGE, Irene
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our loved one on Sunday, June 19, 2016 at Dr. Y.K. Jeon Kittiwake Health Centre, Brookfield, Irene Mereda Sturge age 81 years of Badger's Quay. Predeceased by her parents; Joseph and Eliza Feltham, husband; Samuel Sturge, brother; John Feltham, sisters; Pearl, Bertha, Vera and stepson; Cyril Sturge. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories are, Special friend; Wilson Simms, son; George Feltham (Rhoda) of Badger's Quay, stepson; Heber Sturge of Mount pearl, stepson; Harold Sturge of Toronto, stepdaughter; Breta King (Nat) of Badger's Quay, sister; Clara Stratton of Montreal, grandchildren; Cavelle Howell (Leon), Nadine Curnew (Shane), Steve Feltham (Amanda), Mona Welcher (Dwayne), Wanda King (Darrin), Gerry King (Tammy), Nathalie Collins (Junior), Sherri Lynn Hayward (Tim), Cheryl Dawn Brown (Adam), great grandchildren; Brandon, Lily, Sam, Katie, Abigal and a large circle of other relatives and many friends. Funeral service was held on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 2 P.M. at Memorial United Church, Valleyfield with Rev. Lorne Bungay officiating. Inurnment will take place at a later date. As an expression of sympathy flowers are gratefully accepted or donations in her memory may be made to Memorial United Church, Valleyfield. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove/ Musgrave Harbour. To send messages of condolence please visit www.kittiwakefuneralhomes.ca

WEST, Hardy Corbett
Passed peacefully away on Thursday, June 30, 2016, at James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander, Hardy Corbett West, aged 91. Born in Ladle Cove, Notre Dame Bay December 16, 1924, he is predeceased by parents Theophilus and Elaine West, and brothers Wilson and Ronald West (Doris), of Ladle Cove. Leaving to mourn with many fond memories, are wife Doris of Gander; daughter, Sandra Kelly (Ron) of Gander; daughter Sharon McCann (Alan) of Edmonton, Alberta; son, Eric (Claudia), of Ladle Cove; brother Clarence West (Ivy) of Gander; grandchildren, Ronald Kelly (Annie) of Cochrane, Alberta; Sean Kelly (Janet) of St. John's; Kevin McCann (Becky) of Edmonton, Alberta; great grandchildren Tayla, (Jordan), Kael, and Isabel Kelly, all of Cochrane Alberta; and a wide circle of extended family and friends. Hardy grew up in Ladle Cove, one of four brothers. As a young man, he spent time fishing, cutting wood and hunting. In 1942, he moved to Gander to work, eventually becoming a book keeper and office manager with Goodyear Humber Stores. In 1948, he married Doris Wellon, also from Ladle Cove. Together they built a new life, building one of the first houses on the new Gander townsite, and raising three children, Sandra, Sharon, and Eric. Hardy retired in 1984 and spent over 30 years enjoying the great outdoors, especially boating, fishing, and his true passion - gardening. Hardy often returned to Ladle Cove where he and his family spent many summers with family and friends. Hardy was an active, 'behind the scenes' volunteer with many charities, youth and community organizations. He donated his bookkeeping and tax accounting skills to the Church, the Boy Scouts, the Food Bank, and many of Gander's seniors. Hardy will be fondly remembered and sadly missed by all who knew him. Heartfelt thanks are extended to the devoted doctors and nursing staff of James Paton Memorial Hospital. The West family also wish to express their gratitude to the many family members, neighbors and friends who offered kindness and support throughout this difficult time. Funeral Services was held at Fraser Road United Church, interment followed at All Saints Cemetery on Saturday, July 2, at 3:00 P.M. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Central Northeast Health Foundation through Stacey's Funeral Home, or directly to the Foundation at the James Paton Memorial Hospital or by mail P.O. Box 222 Gander, NL, A1V 1W6. Arrangements entrusted to Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. To leave a message of condolence please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca

WILLIS, Rosalind
1926-2016
Rosalind Clarissa Lethbridge Willis (Burt)
of Dover, Bonavista Bay, NL, June 6, 1926, passed peacefully away at the James Paten Memorial Hospital on June 1, 2016. Predeceased by Brothers Avalon Pardy and Walter Pardy, sisters Margaret Parsons, Sadie Jones and 2 sons, Selby Willis- May 1972 and Allan (A.) Frank Willis February 2011. Leaving to morn husband William (Bill), Sons Marvin John, (Beatrice), Portugal Cove, NL, Newman, (Madeline), Cochrane, AB, Carson (Pamela), Clarenville, NL, Laurin, (Jane), Dover, NL and Daughters Juanita Button, (Harry), Gambo and Cynthia Rowlands, (Dave),Gander, Sisters Betty Winters, Jean Goodyear and Louise Stratton (Garland), Brother Eldred Pardy, 20 Grand Children and 19 Great grandchildren. She was laid to rest on Sunday, June 5/2016 at the Salvation Army Cemetery in Dover, NL.

 

 

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