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The Beacon Obituaries
March 2003

The Beacon
is a community newspaper for Gander.

Filed chronologically as published for the Month of March 2003

 

COKES, John -
Passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 2, 2003 at the L.A. Miller Centre, St. John's, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was in his 87th year. Predeceased by his wife, Meta on October 2, 1982; infant son, Norman in 1955; and son-in-law, Albert in 1994. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories are five sons, John (Frances) of Appleton, Edward (Shirley), Lloyd (Betty) of Head Bay d'Espoir, George (Ivy) of Rose Blanche and Adolph (France) of Calgary; seven daughters, Margaret of Head Bay d'Espoir, Harriett (Mike) of St. Alban's, Myrtle (Harold) of Glenwood, Amelia (Roland) Glenwood, Amelia (Roland) of Isle-aux-Morts, Alice (Jim) of Head Bay d'Espoir, Cora (Derrick) of Glenwood and Secina (Allan) of St. John's; friend, Rita Stone of St. John's; 29 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Audrey Ingram; and foster sister, Harriett Fudge of Morrisville, also a great circle of friends and relatives. Rested at Christ Church, Head Bay d'Espoir. Church service was held March 5, 2003 at 2 p.m. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Gordon Woolfrey's Funeral Home, Lewisporte.

PIKE, Susan -
Passed away on March 3, 2003 at the Health Sciences Centre, St. John's, Mrs. Susan Pike of Musgrave Harbour in her 40th year. Predeceased by her parents, Scott and Doris. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are her husband, Forrest; one son, Christopher of Musgrave Harbour; one brother, Alec (Darlene) of Musgrave Harbour; two sisters, Peggy Wellon (Doug) of Musgrave Harbour and Jennifer Abbot of Seattle, Washington; father and mother-in-law, Douglas and Una Pike of Harbour Grace; two brothers-in-law, Gary Pike (Betty) of Carbonear and Todd Pike (Wanda) of Toronto, ON; two sisters-in-law, Mae Crane (Nathan) of Upper Island Cove and Beveryly Smith of Spaniards Bay; five nephews and nieces, Kerwin, Kylie, Marina, Matthew and Summer; also a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service was held on March 8that Kittiwake Funeral Home, Musgrave Harbour. Interment to follow at a later date at the Salvation Army Cemetery in Musgrave Harbour. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home at Musgrave Harbour-Wesleyville.

FOLLET, Maxwell David -
Passed peacefully away on March 4, 2003, after struggling for years with complications related to diabetes, Maxwell David Follett, at the age of 42 years. Our dearly loved son, brother, uncle, grandson, nephew and friend. Left to mourn his dedicated and devoted parents, Clayton and Virtue (nee Duffett); brothers and sisters, Jeff (Bev), Jackie (friend Dave), John (friend Dale), Joanne (Lloyd); his nieces and nephews, who he loved dearly, Becky and Andrew Follett, Amanda and Amy Burton (their dad, Jim), Jillian and Katie Follett (their mom Cindy May), Thomas and Emily Burt; grandmother, Naomi Duffett (Port Union); dear caregivers, Yvonne, Lisa, Pansy, Anne, Rita and Phyllis; many aunts, uncles, relatives and friends. Rested at Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. Funeral service was held on March 7th at St. Martin's Anglican Church, Gander. Donations in his memory to the Central North East Health Foundation, James Paton Memorial Hospital, Diabetic Care Program. Always in our hearts, we love you.

WICKS, Frederick -
Passed peacefully away on March 5, 2003, at Brookfield Hospital, Mr. Frederick Wicks of Pool's Island in his 87th year. Predeceased by his wife, Effie, four brothers and one sister. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are his nieces and nephews; Don Hoyles (Joyce), Jane Halfyard (Terry), both of Corner Brook, Garland Hoyles (Amy) of Forresters Point, Marguerite Hoyles (Percy) of St. John's, Estelle Davis (John) of Meadows, sister-in-law, Leah Wicks of St. John's and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service took place on March 8th, 2003 at St. James Anglican Church, Pool's Island with Rev. John Watton officiating. Interment followed at the Anglican Cemetery, Pool's Island. Donations in his memory may be made to St. James Anglican Church, Pool's Island. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Musgrave Harbour-Pound Cove.

MERCER, Gladys Ida (nee Parsons) -
Passed peacefully away on March 6, 2003 at the James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander, Gladys Mercer of Dover, NL., aged 78 years. Left to mourn Clifford, husband of 54 years; sons, John (Gloria) of Mount Pearl; daughters, Joy, Brenda (Barry Pippy) and Judy (Shawn White) all of Gander; grandchildren, Christa, Andrea and Susan Mercer, Jonathan and Jessica Pippy, Bradley and Sauna White; sister, Winnie Collins; brothers, Hector and Almore (Nancy); sister-in-law, Verna Mercer; as well as other family and friends. Funeral service was held on March 9th at Salvation Army Citadel, Dover. Arrangements entrusted to Oram's Funeral Home, Dover.

DAWE, Richard W. -
Passed suddenly away on March 7, 2003, Richard W. Dawe of Hare Bay, age 77 years. Left with fond and loving memories are his wife of 53 years; Annie French; daughter, Daphne (Frazer) Jerrett of Labrador City; son, Frazer (Donna) of Labrador City; grandchildren, Bryan, Jerrett and Deanne Dawe; brother, Scott (Mildred) of Seldom; two nieces; two nephews; and many other relatives and friends. Funeral service was held at St. Augustine church, Hare Bay, with interment at the Anglican Cemetery, Hare Bay. Donations in his memory can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of Oram's Funeral Home, Dover.

ROGERS, John -
Passed peacefully away on March 7, 2003 at the James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander, John Rogers, age 78 years. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are his wife of 60 years, Stella; 12 children, Wilson (Jane), Clyde (Margaret), May (Mac), Oliver (Sheila), Wilmore (Sharon), Jackie (Harris), Roy (Jackie), Penny (Ivan), Rhonda (Eldred), Hank (Ginny), Colleen (Gary) and Cordell (Shari); 29 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Rhoda and Anastasia (Malcolm); also a large circle of nephews and nieces and friends. Funeral service was held on March 10th at the Pentecostal Church, Gander. Interment at All Saints Cemetery, Gander. Donations in Mr. Rogers' memory can be made to the Gideons. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander.

MULLETT, Maurice -
Passed peacefully away on March 10, 2003 at St. Clare's Mercy Hospital, St. John's, Mr. Maurice Mullett of Wesleyville, a United Church Minister from 1975-1991, age 68 years. Predeceased by his parents, Sadie and Carmen Mullett; sisters, baby Isabelle, Lottie, Tarrant, mother-in-law Frances Gaulton. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are his wife, Elizabeth; two sons, Peter(Darlene) of Musgrave Harbour, Jeff (Sonia) of Wesleyville; two daughters, Beverly (Boyd Wright) of Pasadena, Cheryl (Rod Burt) of Grand Falls-Windsor; eight grandchildren, Penny, Patricia, Patti Joy, Whitney, Andrew, Evan, Nicholas and Adam; one great-grandchild, Dominic; two sisters, Sarah (William Nichols) and Susan (George Hutchings), both of Harbour Grace; father-in-law, Roland Gaulton of Brookfield; four sisters-in-law, Gerry (Ken Spry) of Sterling Heights, Michigan, Millie (Tom Higgins) of Barre, Vermont, Jane (Stan Winter) of Brookfield , Gail (David Stagg) of St. John's; two brothers-in-law, Alfred Gaulton (Judy) of Brookfield, Walter Tarrant of Dildo; and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service was held on March 13th at Ebenezer United Church, Brookfield, with Rev. Tony Cole officiating, also representing West District Newfoundland and Labrador Conference, Rev. Roscoe Cole. Interment followed at the United Cemetery, Brookfield. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Musgrave Harbour-Pound Cove.

MOULAND, Gwendolyn -
Passed peacefully away on March 11, 2003 at Bonnews Lodge, Badger's Quay, Mrs. Gwendolyn Mouland, of Musgrave Harbour in her 88th year. Predeceased by her first husband, Mark Flynn; parents, Thomas and Lillian Mouland; three brothers, Wallace, Clayton and Duke; one sister, Doris Mouland; son-in-law, Maxwell Way; and brother-in-law, Isaac Hicks. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are her husband, Harold of Bonnews Lodge, Badger's Quay, two daughters, Laura Way of Musgrave Harbour and Susie Hicks (Willie) of Musgrave Harbour; one sister, Florrie Hicks of Musgrave Harbour; four grandchildren, Curtis, David, Brenda and John; eight great-grandchildren, Derek, Nadine, Velma, Deanne, Darlene, Time, Stephen, Shawn and Jason; two great-great-grandchildren, Reain and Selena; also a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service took place on March 13th at the Salvation Army Citadel in Musgrave Harbour. Interment at Salvation Army Cemetery in Musgrave Harbour. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home in Musgrave Harbour-Pound Cove.

ROBERTS, Bessie J. -
Passed peacefully away into the presence of the Lord on March 12, 2003 at the James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander, Bessie J. Roberts, aged 87 years. Predeceased by her husband, Harvey on January 16, 2000 and son, Hubert on November 19, 1980. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are her four daughters and two sons, Jean (Cator Brown), Gander, Albert (Lorraine), Twillingate, Laurie (Anne), Ontario, Louise (Herbert Barnes), Twillingate, Betty (Clarence Watkins), Gander, with whom she resided, Donna (Bruce Clarke), Brampton, Ontario; daughter-in-law, Geraldine Roberts, Twillingate; 17 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; a very dear friend and caregiver, Vera; sister-in-law, Mabel Hancock, Botwood; sister-in-law, Gloria Horwood, Botwood; also a large number of relatives and friends. Rested at Isle's Funeral Home, Twillingate. Funeral service was held at the Salvation Army, Twillingate on March 15th by Majors William and Trixie Kean, Major Gerald Lacey of Gander and grandson Pastor Tony Roberts of Swift Current. Always in our hearts, we love you.

ABBOTT, Edna -
Passed peacefully away on March 13, 2003 at Bonnews Lodge, Badger's Quay, Mrs. Edna Abbott of Musgrave Harbour in her 88th year. Predeceased by her parents, Phoebe and Joseph Dyke; husband, Winthrop - 1981; one brother, Cecil Dyke; and two sisters, Flora Prince and Hilda Dyke. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are her son, Naaman Abbott (Marcie) of Musgrave Harbour; one daughter, Loretta Tulk (Thomas) of Cottrell's Cove, one sister, Audrey Parsons of St. John's; six grandchildren, Danny, Toxanne, Marlene, Pauline, Dwayne and Sharon; three great-grandchildren, Amanda, Callum and Faith; also a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service was held on March 16th at St. Luke's United Church in Musgrave Harbour. Interment at St. Luke's United Church Cemetery in Musgrave Harbour. Donations in her memory may be made to the St. Luke's United Church Memorial Fund in Musgrave Harbour. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home in Musgrave Harbour-Pound Cove.

MURLEY, Rebecca (Rae) (nee Collins) -
Passed peacefully away on March 15, 2003 at the James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander, after a courageous battle with illness, Rebecca (Rae) Murley (nee Collins), aged 62 years. Predeceased by loving parents, Samuel and Rosie Collins; sisters, Mary Bartlett, Edith Shugarue and Queena Foley. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are husband, Clarence; sons, Todd (Donna) of Gander and Chris (Barbara) of Gander; brother, Newton (Betty) Collins of Scarborough, Ontario; grandchildren, Jennifer and Michael Murley; and a number of relatives and friends. Funeral service was held on March 17th at St. Martin's Anglican Church, Gander. Interment at All Saints Cemetery, Gander. Donations in Mrs. Murley's memory can be made to the Canadian Diabetic Association. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander.

STONES, Michelle (McCormick) -
Passed peacefully away on March 17, 2003 in Murchinson, New Zealand, Michelle Stones (McCormick), R.N. (General Hospital School of Nursing 1948??) formally of Gander, Newfoundland. Predeceased by her father, Louis, 1969. Leaving to mourn her husband, Michael; children, Sarah (12), Gavin (10) and Callie (7), Murchinson, New Zealand; mother, Mary McCormick, St. John's; sisters, Mary Lou Vokey (Wayne), Goulds, and Sharon Smith, St. John's; parents-in-law, Leo and Joyce Stones, England; sister-in-law, Trish Hart (Colin), England; nieces and nephews, Paul Vokey (Denise), Dana Power (Barry), Edmonton; Rebecca and Stephen Smith, St. John's; Gemma and Ian Hart, England; grand nephews and niece, Michael, Nicholas and Samantha Power, Edmonton; and a wide circle of other relatives and friends worldwide. A memorial service is to be held at a later date.

BLACKMORE, Patrick -
Passed peacefully away on March 20, 2003 at St. John's, Patrick Blackmore, age 26. Predeceased by grandfather, David Blackmore, uncle, Allan Norris and aunt, Ruby Gosse. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are parents, Patrick and Linda of Newtown; brothers, Travis (Rhonda Tiller) of Mount Pearl and Matthew (Laurie Melindy) of Newtown; grandparents, Charles and Olive Norris of Newtown and Mary Blackmore of Newtown; and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service took place on March 24th at the Anglican Church, Newtown, with Rev. V. Reid officiating. Interment followed at the Anglican Cemetery, Newtown. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove.

WHILEY, Ivy Minnie -
Passed peacefully away on March 20, 2003 at Bonnews Lodge, Badger's Quay, where she resided, Ivy Minnie Whiley, age 95 years. Predeceased by her husband, William Frank Whiley on February 22, 2001 and 12 siblings. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are her daughter, Gwyneth (Levi Davis) of Brookfield; four grandchildren, Elizabeth (Peter Gamwell) of Ottawa, Simon (Brent Simmons) of Yellowknife, Rebecca of Toronto; four great-grandchildren; Adam and Laura Gamwell, Allison and Sarah Davis, all of Ottawa; special niece, Olwen Spicer of West Sussex, England; as well as other relatives and friends in England and Canada. A memorial service was held at Bonnews Lodge on March 30, 2003 with Rev. Tony Cole and Rev. Vernon Reid officiating. Donations in her memory may be made to Bonnews Lodge, Badger's Quay. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove/Musgrave Harbour

PAUL, Edith -
Passed peacefully away on March 21, 2003 at Bonnews Lodge, Badger's Quay, Edith Paul of Gambo, age 91. Predeceased by husband, James (1975); three sons-in-law, Carl Davis (1999), Gordon Symon (2000) and Lloyd Handrigan(2001). Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are her six children, Minnie (Dick Compitello), Adan (Emma), Hazel Symon, Betty Davis, Muriel (Beaton Best), Rachel Handrigan; 23 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; three sisters, Sandra Feltham, Marcella Lane and Lillian Brown; and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Rested at Pritchett's Funeral Home, Gambo. Interment followed at the United Church Cemetery. Donations can be made to the United Church, Gambo. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Pritchett's Funeral Home, Gambo.

SLANEY, Greta (Pardy) -
The family regrets to announce the passing of Greta Slaney (Pardy) of Gambo, at the age of 54. Left to mourn are husband, Kevin; son, Todd; sisters, Maisie Cross and Olive Hann; also a large circle of family and friends. Funeral service was held on March 25th at the Roman Catholic Church, Gambo. Interment followed at the Roman Catholic Cemetery, Gambo. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Pritchett's Funeral Home, Gambo.

BROWN, Minnie -
Passed peacefully away on March 26, 2003 at Brookfield Hospital, Minnie Brown of Trinity, B.B., age 83 years. Predeceased by her husband, Llewllyn 2001. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are two sons, Aubrey (Cassie) of Fort McMurray, Roger (Joyce) of Ontario; daughter, Karen (David Kitchen) of Upper Ferry; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service was held on March 30th at St. Alban's Anglican Church, Trinity, with Rev. R. Osmond officiating. Interment followed at the Anglican Cemetery, Trinity. Donations may be made in her memory to the A.C.W. of Trinity. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove.

VINCENT, Donald Seymour -
Passed peacefully away on March 26, 2003 at the James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander, Donald Seymour Vincent, age 78 years. Predeceased by his parents, infant son, George, wife, Hannah Geraldine (nee Norris) and brother-in-law, Gerald. Donald was born on October 18, 1924 on Cape Island to Florence and George Vincent. He lived there until he moved to Cape Freels where he resided for 10 years and later moved to Newtown. He married Hannah Geraldine Norris on February 26, 1959. Together they have one daughter, Flora Woodland (Brian) of Winnipeg. During his life Donald worked as a fisherman, labourer in Corner Brook and a fish plant worker at Newtown until his retirement in 1971. Donald had a love for people and anything he could do to help, a hand was extended. He is survived by daughter, Flora Woodland (Brian) of Winnipeg; three grandchildren, Joshua, Chantelle, Adam; sisters-in-law, Ollie Davis (Bruce) of Brookfield, Emma Gill of Gander. He will be greatly missed by a huge circle of family and friends. Funeral service was held on March 29th, 2003 at the United Church, Newtown with Capt. Terry Hopkins officiating. Interment followed at the United Church Cemetery, Cape Freels. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove/Musgrave Harbour.

RODGERS, Chesley (August 4, 1913 - March 27, 2003) -
Passed peacefully in the presence of his family at Lakeside Homes, Gander, on March 27, 2003, Chesley Rodgers, age 89 years. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are his wife, Nellie; son, Gordon (Paula) of Mount Pearl; daughters, Marie (Charlie) of Gander, Olive of Corner Brook and Linda of Montreal, Que.; grandchildren, Julie and Jeanne Weaver, Heather, Andrea and David Burke; and David and Christopher Rodgers; grand-grandson Chase; sister-in-law, Bessie (Lawrence)Harris of New Chelsea; also a number of relatives and friends. Rested at Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. Funeral service was held on March 30th at St. Martin's Anglican Church, Gander, with interment at All Saints Cemetery, Gander. Donations in Mr. Rodgers memory can be made to a charity of one's choice. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander.

STARKS, Llewellyn -
Passed peacefully away on March 28, 2003 at Bonnews Lodge, Badger's Quay, Llewellyn Starks of Pool's Island, age 77 years. Predeceased by his parents, Albert and Jessie Starks. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are his brother, Gerald, of Pool's Island; cousins, Mary Lou Shaw (Roland) of California, Marjorie Burger (Robert) of New York, Evelyn Talefich of Toronto, Raleigh Starks (Paula) of Arizona; also a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service was held on March 31st at St. James Anglican Church, Pool's Island with Rev. V. Reid officiating. Interment followed at the Anglican Cemetery, Pool's Island. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove/Musgrave Harbour.

LILLY, Alfred -
Passed peacefully away on March 29, 2003 at the James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander, Alfred Lilly, age 78 years. Predeceased by parents, James and Martha Lilly; sisters, Isabella, Rita and Margaret. Left with loving memories are devoted wife of 50 years, Jane (Holloway); sons, Dennis (Joanne) of Carter's Cove, Douglas of Gander; stepbrothers, Burt of Bonavista, Noah and Bob Faulkner of Ontario; grandchildren, Wenda and Melvin Mills, Peter and Karen Lilly, Darren/Anita and Tony; two great-grandchildren, Claudia Lilly and Lauren Mills; mother-in-law, Flossie Smart; also a large circle of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Funeral service was held on April 1st at Pentecostal Church, Gander. Interment at Pentecostal Cemetery, Glovertown. Donations in his memory can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Arrangements through Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander.

 

 

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

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