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The Beacon Obituaries

The Beacon
is a community newspaper for Gander.

Filed chronologically as published for the Month of March 2002

 

 

ANDERSON, Margaret -
Passed peacefully away on March 2, 2002, at the James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander, Mrs. Margaret Anderson in her 73rd year. Mrs. Anderson is predeceased by her husband, Douglas (1991) and daughter, Frances (1991). Left with fond and loving memories are sons - Michael and wife Alice of Corner Brook, Douglas of Alberta; daughter, Valerie and husband Michael Joehanson of Goose Bay; sister, Joan of Leeds, England, six grandchildren; as well as a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service was held on March 4th, 2002 at the Anglican Church in Gander. Interment at All Saints Cemetery, Gander. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Stacey's Funeral Home, Carmanville/Gander.

FIFIELD, Joseph -
Passed peacefully away at the Hoyles Escasoni Complex, St. John's on March 4, 2002, in the presence of his family, Joseph Fifield of Wesleyville, age 81. Predeceased by parents, William and Maude; and brother Howard. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are wife, May (nee Burry); sons - Bill (Barbara), Wayne (Gert), all of Grand Falls-Windsor, Peter (Pamela) of Mt. Pearl, Cecil (Brenda) of Deadman's Bay and Watson (Valerie) of St. John's; daughters - Myrthle (Paul Drake) of Mt. Pearl and Gwen (Wayne Humphries) of St. John's; nine grandchildren - Paulett, Rodney, Dion, Stephen, Kelli, Micheal, Justin, Phillip and Erica; two great-grandchildren - Clarissa and Deanna; sisters - Minnie Bishop and Selma Corbett, both of St. John's; Pearl Parsons (Woodrow) of Nova Scotia, Olive Andrews (George) of Point Leamington and Myrtle Goodyear of Wesleyville; sister-in-law Ada Fifield of Wesleyville; and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service took place on March 6th, 2002 at the United Church, Wesleyville with Rev. Jung officiating. Interment followed at the United Church Cemetery, Wesleyville. Donations may be made to the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Centre. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Wesleyville-Musgrave Harbour.

WALSH, Carol -
Passed peacefully away on March 5, 2002, at the Health Sciences Complex, Carol Walsh, aged 35. Left to mourn her best friend Albert; son Matthew; daughter Samantha; parents Joseph and Leonce; brothers - Kevin (Tina) of Flatrock, Greg of St. Brendan's, Aloysius (Carol) of Glenwood, Steven (Patricia) of Topsail; Dion (Tara) of Ontario; sisters - Sharon (Ron) of St. Brendan's and Margaret of Goose Bay; grandmother Bertha at Fleur de Lys; and a large number of relatives and friends at St. Brendan's, Fleur de Lys and Port Hardy, BC. Cremation has taken place.

POWER, Gertrude Agnes (nee Dwyer) -
Passed peacefully away on March 10, 2001, at Lakeside Homes, Gander, Mrs. Gertrude Agnes Power (nee Dwyer) in her 81st year. Predeceased by her brothers, sisters and special granddaughter Thais Dawn Power. Left with fond and loving memories are her husband, Edward J. Power; sons - George (Theresa) of Gander, Mike (Janet) of Gander, Edward (Leslie) of Gander, James (Natalie) of Gander, John (Cathy) of Nova Scotia, Maurice (Donna) of British Columbia, Darryl of Gander, Thomas of Gander; daughters - Sheila (Roger Toupin) of Quebec, Patricia (Leo Brazil) of Gander, Bridget (the late Chuck MacDonald) of Gander, Joan (Barry Granter) of Nova Scotia, Mary (Rod MacDonald) of Gander, Gertrude (Murray Strickland) of Gander; brother, Joe Dwyer of Mount Pearl; sisters - Isabelle of North Adams, Mass., Agnes of U.S.A.; 28 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service was held on March 13th at the Roman Catholic Church in Gander. Donations can be made to the Lion's Club (trust fund for Kidney Dialysis Unit, Gander). Arrangements entrusted to Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander.

SHEA, Clara - March 20, 1914 - March 10, 2002
On behalf of Clara Shea, the following is an expression of sincere thanks and appreciation for the participation of everyone involved in the celebration of our mom's life of 88 years. The flowers, donations and expression of warm, friendly and loving thoughts through cards and telephone calls will stay with each of us forever. We also send a thank you to the staff of Musgrave Harbour Personal Care Home, James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander, and Lakeside Homes, Gander, for all the love and tender care you gave our mom. Predeceased by our dad, Scott, September 19, 1990, our mom, Clara, leaves behind one sister, 98 year old Susie Hoffe, presently residing at the Carmelite Home, Grand Falls-Windsor; eleven sons and one daughter and their spouses; Austin and Majorie of Fernie, BC, Rankin and Dulcie Shea of Appelton, Brian and Peggy Shea of Appleton, Joe and Joan Shea of Appleton, Bill and Louise Shea of Appleton, Scott and Hughina Shea of Edmonton, AB, Audrey and Ken Barter of St. John's, John and Pearl Shea of Fernie, BC, Barry Shea of Glenwood, Terry Paul Shea of Vancouver, BC, Jim and Geraldine Shea of Penticton, BC and David and Michele Shea of Sparwood, BC. Also left behind with wonderful memories are 31 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren. Finally our special thanks to Stacey's Funeral Home, Rev. Ron Lee, organist Ruth Brown, pallbearers, Roderick Shea, grandson, Joe Shea, Jr., grandson, Clayton Shea, grandson, Roscoe Shea, nephew, Beverley Shea, nephew, and Jason Shea, nephew; readers, Doreen Sharpe, niece, Tina Shea, granddaughter and Shelley Barter, granddaughter, eulogy, Dr. Ken Barter, son-in-law; ushers, Karen Shea Wheaton, niece, Bonnie Shea Genge, niece and dear friend and niece, Beryl Shea Randell.

PENNEY, Eldon George -
Passed peacefully away at the Central Newfoundland Regional Health Centre March 14, 2002, Eldon G. Penney in his 79th year. Leaving to mourn wife, Nora (need Lane); son, Ron of St. John's; daughter, Judy (husband, Junior Gosse) and grandson, Ryan of Dartmouth, N.S. Also leaving to mourn brothers - Abner of Lakeside Homes, Gander and Rex of Baywatch Manor, Glovertown; 15 nieces and nephews and their families; and a large circle of friends. Rev. Paul Thoms conducted funeral services at Holy Cross Anglican Church in Eastport, March 17, 2002. Rev. David Russell of Corner Brook, a close friend, gave the eulogy. Interment was at Holy Cross Cemetery, Eastport. Pallbearers were nephews, Harvey Penny, Harry Penny, John Penny, Ray Penny, Roy Babstock and great-nephew, Ben Pritchett. Funeral arrangements were by Squires Funeral Home, Eastport.

HAYTER, Alex -
Passed away on March 15, 2002 at the James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander, Mr. Alex Hayter in his 67th year. Left with warm and loving memories are his wife, Bernice, son, Craig and wife Kim of Calgary; sisters - Amy and Vicky of New York City; stepbrother Eli of Shoal Harbour; as well as a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral Service was held on March 17th at the Anglican Church, Gander. Interment at All Saints Cemetery, Gander. Donations may be made to the Newfoundland and Labrador Cancer Research Foundation. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Stacey's Funeral Home, Carmanville/Gander.

WAY, Ethel -
Passed peacefully away on March 15, 2001, at her residence at Brookfield, Ethel Way, formerly of Newtown, age 82 years. Predeceased by her husband, Boyd. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are her daughters - Betty Way, St. John's, Louise Way, Badger's Quay, Donna Norris (Eli) Brookfield; son, Kevin (Elizabeth), Wesleyville; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Pauline Way, Valleyfield; sisters - Sadie Parsons, Minnie Norris, both of Ottawa, ON., Frances Kean, Pound Cove, Mary Kean, St. John's; brother, Samuel Parsons (Levetia) Lumdsen; brothers-in-law, Cluny Way, Topsail, Frank Way (Hazel), Newtown; sisters-in-law - Sadie Barbour (Albert), Paradise, Doris Barbour (Calvin), Newtown; several nieces and nephews; and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service took place on March 19th at Trinity United Church, Newtown with Rev. Sung Min Jung officiating, assisted by Rev. Miriam Bowlby. Interment followed at the United Church Cemetery, Newtown. Donations may be made to The Gideons or a charity of one's choice. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove.

COFFEY, Rosalita -
Passed away peacefully on March 16, 2002 at the James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander, Mrs. Rosalita Coffey in her 74th year. Predeceased by her husband, John, sisters - Marion Kelly, Joan Hunt and Jack Fitzgerald. Left with fond and loving memories are, son, Don (Dianne) of Gander; daughters - Diane (Bruce) Matthews of Gander, Debby (Charlie) Chant of Dartmouth, NS, Sherry (Dave) Brake of Gander; brothers - Edmund (Madge) of Ontario, Bill (Bride) of Ontario, Gordon (Elsie) of Ontario; sisters - Mary (Andy) Normore of Calgary, AB, Alice Nugent of Ontario, Florence (Jake) Churchill of Ontario; grandchildren - Sean and Greg Coffey, Krista and Paul Matthews, Charlene, Chris and Doug Chant, Zach and Jeremy Brake; and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service was held on March 19th at the Roman Catholic Church, Gander. Arrangements entrusted to Stacey's Funeral Home, Carmanville/Gander.

SAMSON, Albert Mac -
Passed peacefully away on March 16, 2002 at the James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander, Albert Mac Samson of Eastport, formerly of Flat Island, age 86 years. Predeceased by daughter, Sandra. Left to cherish his precious memory is his loving wife of 67 years, Reta; sons - Albert (Audrey), William (Debbie); daughters - Marion (Frank), Barbara (Bert), Della (Dean); son-in-law, Wilfred; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, sister, Agnes Vivian; also a large number of other relatives and friends. Rested at Squire's Funeral Home, Eastport. Funeral service took place on March 19th at the Holy Cross Anglican Church. Interment followed at Holy Cross Cemetery, Eastport. Donations in his memory may be made to the Children's Wish Foundation.

KELLY, Elizabeth -
Passed peacefully away on March 20, 2002, at the James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander, Mrs. Elizabeth Kelly in her 80th year. Mrs. Kelly is predeceased by her husband, Jack (John); daughters - Maureen and Barbara Anne; and son, James. Left with warm and loving memories are sons - John and wife Brenda of Gander; Mike and wife Marie of Gander, Leo and wife Judy of Gander, Leonard and wife Sharon of Bridgewater, NS, and Don and wife Donna of Gander, Ed and wife Marg of Gander, Ron and wife Trudy of Gander, daughter, Mary and husband Laurie Mutch of Sunny Corner, NB; 18 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral mass was held on March 23rd at St. Joseph's Parish, Gander. Interment at All Saints Roman Catholic Cemetery, Gander. Donations may be made to St. Joseph's Parish, Gander. Arrangements entrusted to Stacey's Funeral Home, Carmanville/Gander.

HISCOCK, Annie -
Passed peacefully away on March 21, 2002 at Lakeside Homes, Gander, Annie Hiscock in her 78th year. Predeceased by husband, Arthur - 1986 and brother, Alexander - 1984. Left with loving memories are son, Keith (Joy) of Appleton; brothers - Edward King (Linda) of Catalina, Douglas King (Genevieve) of Milton; sister - Harriet Clarke of St. John's; two grandchildren - Michael and Tony; sisters-in-law - Vera of Dunfield, Sally Ford of St. John's; brother-in-law, Lindsay (Jean) Hiscock of Trinity, T.B.; also a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service was held on March 23rd at St. Martin's Anglican Church, Gander. Interment at All Saints Cemetery. Donations in her memory can be made to a charity of one's choice. Arrangements entrusted to Stacey's Funeral Home, Carmanville/Gander.

PARSONS, Harold Douglas -
Passed peacefully away on March 21, 2002 at Health Sciences Centre, St. John's, Harold Douglas Parsons of Trinity, age 75 years. Predeceased by his parents Abram and Emily Parsons and brother Robert. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories his loving wife Florrie Mae of 53 years, and also survived by his sister Rhoda Howell of Badger's Quay; several nieces and nephews; and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service was held on March 25th at St. Alban's Anglican Church, Trinity with Rev. Russell Osmond officiating. Interment followed at the Anglican Cemetery, Trinity. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove.

BROWN, Myrtle -
Passed peacefully away on March 28, 2002 at the Dr. Hugh Twomey Health Care Centre, Botwood, Myrtle Brown of Trinity, age 86 years. Predeceased by her husband Sitnah; son, Henry Watson; parents, Mary and William Norris; brother Wilfred; brother-in-law Samuel. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are her son, William Jessie (Beryl) of La Scie; daughter-in-law, Pauline Brown of Trinity; brother Israel Norris (Hamutal) of Trinity; sister, Florence Wiseman of Gander; six grandchildren - Yvonne Bath (Carl), Denise Adams (Darryl), Michelle Burton (Murray), Kurk, Elaine and Boyd; five great grandchildren, Mark, Michael, Aaron, Nickie and Cory; and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service was held on March 31st at St. Alban's Anglican Church, Trinity, with Rev. Russell Osmond officiating. Interment followed at the Anglican Cemetery, Trinity. Donations in her memory may be made to the Alzheimer Society. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove.

COLLINS, Cecilia (nee Burton) -
Passed peacefully away on March 28, 2002 at the James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander, Cecilia Collins of Gambo, age 92. Predeceased by her husband, Daniel; children, Thomas and Mariah. Left with fond and loving memories are seven children; 40 grandchildren; 84 great-grandchildren, 28 great-great-grandchildren; four foster grandchildren and two brothers - Adam and Lester of Dover. Funeral service was held on March 30th at the Salvation Army Citadel, Dover. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the care of Pritchett's Funeral Home, Gambo.

IVANY, Mark -
Passed peacefully away on March 29, 2002 at the James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander, Mr. Mark Ivany in his 73rd year. Mr. Ivany is predeceased by brothers Bill and Tom. Left with fond and loving memories are his wife, Monica; son, Mark of Gander, sister, Kathleen Ryan of Knight's Cove, and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral mass was held on April 1st at St. Joseph's Parish, Gander. Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Interment at All Saints Roman Catholic Cemetery, Gander. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Stacey's Funeral Home, Carmanville/Gander.

LEDREW, Flora -
Passed away on March 29, 2002 at Lakeside Homes, Gander, Mrs. Flora LeDrew in her 82nd year. Mrs. LeDrew is predeceased by husband, Otto (1990), son, Rhylie (1992) and sister, Sylvia. Left with warm and loving memories are sons - Ross and wife Helen of Carbonear, Ralph and wife Netta of Change Islands, Randy and wife Verna of St. Phillips, Willie and wife Beverly of Gander, Walter and wife Marie of Flatrock, daughters - June and husband Harvey Rose of flowers Cove, Cynthia and Eugene Kings of Change Islands, Judy and husband Nathin Wells of Change Islands, Madge and Wayde Peckford of Change Islands, Debbie of St. John's; brothers - Leslie organ and wife Blanche of Change Islands, Ralph Morgan and wife Mildred of Change Islands; sisters - Bertha Diamond of Change Islands, Margaret Diamond of Change Islands; sister-in-law, Yetta and husband Rev. Cecil Hobbs of Carbonear; 26 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; several nephews and nieces; as well as a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service was held on March 31st at the United Church, Change Islands. Interment at Change Islands United Cemetery. Donations may be made to a charity of one's choice. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Stacey's Funeral Home, Carmanville/Gander

NORRIS, Adelaide -
Passed peacefully away on March 30, 2002 at Brookfield Hospital, Adelaide Norris of Trinity, age 82 years. Predeceased by her husband, Jacob; parents Abi and Mary Jane Tulk; sister Minnie; and brother-in-law, Arthur Sweetland. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are her daughter, Mary Gibbons (David) of Trinity; sons - Lorne (Ann) of Mount Pearl, Robert (Barbara) of Trinity, Arthur (Lucy) of Mount Pearl, Abbie (Sandra) of Trinity; sister Millie Sweetland of Shoal Harbour; 11 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service was held on April 2nd at St. Alban's Anglican Church, Trinity with Rev. Russell Osmond officiating. Interment followed at the Anglican Cemetery, Trinity. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove.

 

 

Page contributed by: Carol Walsh

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)

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