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The Beacon Obituaries
March 2011

The Beacon
is a community newspaper for Gander.

Filed chronologically as published for the Month of March 2011

 

BISHOP, Madeline -
Passed peacefully away at the James Paton Memorial Health Center on March 1, 2011, Madeline Bishop, age 81 years. Predeceased by husband, Charlie, son-in-law, Des Milley. Left with loving memories are son, Norman (Andine), daughters, Rosalind (Thomas) Stack of Gander, Dianne Milley of Gander; grandchildren, Tony Stack (Dana), Heather Hefford (Brad), Aaron Milley (Kathryn), Charlie Bishop; great-grandchildren, Thomas and Lewis Hefford. Also a large circle of cherished friends at Lakeside Homes in Gander. Rested at Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. Funeral Service was held Friday March 5th at 2:00 P.M. from St. Martins Anglican Cathedral. Interment All Saints Cemetery. Donations in Madeline's memory may be made to Lakeside Homes, Gander. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Stacey's Funeral , Gander To sign the memorial on-line guest book please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca

HICKS, Cyril -
Passed away at his residence in Wesleyville on Tuesday, March 1, 2011, Mr. Cyril Hicks, formerly of Musgrave Harbour, in his 73rd year. Predeceased by his parents, Geneva and Levi Hicks, and granddaughters, Krista and Karen Hart, 2002. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are his wife Marie Stokes, four daughters, Penny Burton (Gord) of Massey Drive, Nadine Hunt (Winston) of Goulds, Susan Winters (Barry) of Montgue, P.E.I., Jennifer Hart (Nelson) of Gander, step-son, Percey Stokes of Wesleyville, and stepdaughter, Melinda Stokes of Edmonton, AB, 11 grandchildren, Jason Burton (Tonya), Perry Burton (Sarah), Shawn Burton, Olive, Tracey, BJ, Hannah Winters, Kayla Lundrigan, Elizabeth and Stephen Hunt and Bradley Stokes, one great-grandson, Ethan Stokes and also a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service took place on Saturday, March 5th, from the Salvation Army Citadel in Musgrave Harbour with Majors Barry and Donna Anstey officiating. Interment followed from the Salvation Army Cemetery in Musgrave Harbour. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home in Musgrave Harbour - Wesleyville. To sign our on-line guest book, please visit www.kittiwakefuneralhomes.ca

MALONEY, Agnes -
Passed peacefully away at the James Paton Memorial Health Center on March 1, 2011, Agnes Kathleen Maloney, age 80 years. Predeceased by parents, Bernard and Bridget Keough, brothers, Patrick, Douglas, Joseph and Richard, sister, Mary Philpott. Left with loving memories are her husband, Joe, sons, Joey (Evelyn) of Gander, John (Patty Ann) of Gander, daughters, Cathy (Dennis) Squires of Clarenville, Bernie (Ed) Feener of Bay Roberts, Anne Marie (Jerry) Pretty of Quispamsis, NB., Joan (Denis) Fitzpatrick of Moncton, NB, Mary (Chris) Barnes of Gander, brothers, Brendan and Peter Keough of Plate Cove East, sister, Bernadette (Wilfred) Maloney of Gander, grandchildren, Alvin and Christopher Maloney, Michelle Parsons, Daniel Fitzpatrick, Edwin and Heather Feener, Cody and Dylan Hollohan, Joseph Maloney, Maria Maloney, Anna Barnes, great grandchildren, Will, Jax and Nate Parsons, Abigail and Maggie - Kate Fitzpatrick. Funeral Mass was held Friday March 4th at 2:00 P.M. from St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Gander. Interment All Saints Cemetery. Donations in Agnes' memory may be made to the Gander Breakfast Program. Arrangements entrusted through Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. To sign the memorial on-line guest book please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca

WHITE, Edgar -
Passed peacefully away at The James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander on Wednesday, March 2, 2011, Edgar White, age 96. Predeceased by his wife Josephine, daughters, Madeline, Genevieve, brother, Ambrose, sisters, Monica, Rosie, Elizabeth. Left to mourn with loving memories are his sons, Edgar (Leone) of Foxtrap, David (Norma) of Leading Tickles, Glenn (Tina) of Mt. Pearl, daughters, Agnes (Joseph) Breen of Gander, Theresa (Euart) Tibbo of Gander, Rose (William) Ward of Leading Tickles, Pauline of Ft. McMurray, AB; Regina of St. John's, Judy (Wayne) Coady of St. John's, 17 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Rested at Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. Funeral Mass was held on Saturday, March 5th from St. Gabriel's Roman Catholic Church, St. Brendan's. Internment followed at the Catholic Cemetery. Donations in Edgar'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

HOUSE, Edward Lawrence -
Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 2 at James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander, age 62. Author of lyrics, poetry and prose, he was the youngest son of the late Annie and Gladstone House of Glovertown and St. John's, dear brother of Ruby, Hope, Blanche, Cator and their spouses, beloved uncle of five nephew and four nieces. A memorial service was held at Oram's Funeral Home, Glovertown, on Monday March 7th. In keeping with Ed's wishes, cremation has taken place. Inurnment will follow at a later date. Memorial donations to Parkinson's Society, the Canadian Mental Health Association or the charity of your choice. Special thanks to his many caregivers at home and to the many caring staff members and friends at James Paton Memorial Hospital.
"To know him was to love him".

SHAW Janet Marion [nee Byers] -
25th, June, 1938 - 3rd March, 2011
Passed peacefully away after a courageous struggle with pancreatic cancer, Janet Marion Shaw, aged 72. Predeceased by parents Russell and Ardie Byers, Sister Joan and Brother James. Mourning her loss are her husband Dave of 52 years, sons Patrick and Malcolm and daughter Teresa Dominie [Andrew], and her pride and joy, grandchildren Sarah and Jeremy of Pasadena, NL. Brothers Russell [Alice] and Paul and sister Jean, nieces and nephews [with whom she shared many adventures] and a large number of other relatives and friends. A former member of the RCAF, Scouts Canada [31 years], Glenwood Town Council [Mayor and Councillor], CWL., U.S. Navy Wives Club and many other community and charitable organizations and, until recently, an active member of the Glenwood/Appleton Women's Institute. Rested at Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. Funeral Service was held Monday March 7th at 11:00 A.M. from St. Anne's Roman Catholic Church, Glenwood. Interment at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Account #08797103, Gander Branch, Newfoundland & Labrador Credit Union, Box 13o, Gander, NL A1V 1W5 to establish a scholarship fund in Janet's name. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Stacey's Funeral Home. To sign the memorial on-line guest book please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca
The world has lost a kind and gentle soul whose love of life and sense of humour was never diminished by the insidious disease that took her from us. She loved and was loved in return. We will miss her

ANDREWS, Baxter Carl -
Passed peacefully away at St. Clare's Mercy Hospital, St. John's on Friday, March 4, 2011, Baxter Carl Andrews, age 80 years of Lumsden. Predeceased by his parents, Garfield and Flora Andrews; sisters, Ella, Josie, Marcella and Doris; brothers, Zebedee and Chesley. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are his wife, Bernice; son, Paul (Gina) of Gander; daughters, Betty Howell (Cyril) of Paradise and Debbie Goodyear (Barry) of Lumsden; grandchildren, Mitchell, Joshua, Allison and Claire; and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service took place at Wesley United Church, Lumsden on Monday, March 7, 2011 at 2 p.m. Interment followed at The United Cemetery, Cape Freels. Donations in his memory may be made to The United Church Cemetery Fund, Cape Freels. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove - Musgrave Harbour. To send messages of condolence please visit www.kittiwakefuneralhomes.ca

KENNY (Murphy), Elizabeth Mary - 89 -
of Dartmouth
-
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother at Ocean View Manor, Eastern Passage on March 6, 2011. Born in Colliers, NF on May 17th, 1921 to Martin & Rachael (Walsh) Murphy, she was truly the heart of our loving family. Her terrific sense of humour coupled with a great love of all that is Irish - we will miss her sweet smile & sparkling Irish eyes. Her deep faith, strength and devotion as a mother, grandmother, great-grandmother & mother-in-law was an inspiration to her family; Betty Stack, Anita (Ellery) Oicle, Shirley (Bill) Saunders, Ed (Trudy) Kenny, Matt (Gerry) Kenny, Marian Kenny, Joanne (Larry) Ghaney, Sandy (Dave) Giannou; grandchildren, Michael, Chris (Lori), Jill (Ray), Ronnie, Teddy, Shannon, Nicholas (Laine), Jessica, Gina (Graham), Jason(Angela), Lauren & Jennifer; great-Grandchildren, Liam, Reid. Predeceased by her husband, Edward (Ted) and son-in-law, Robert Stack. Her beautiful spirit touched many as she journeyed through her almost 90 years of life. We would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Claire Nowlan, the staff, volunteers and friends at Ocean View Manor for the exceptional care and love, especially in her last hours. This support was also extended to her family. The support of all of our dear friends has also been greatly appreciated during this time. A special thank you to Fr. Irek Bem, Elaine MacDougall, Atlantic Funeral Homes and the Pastoral Care Team at Ocean View Manor. Viewing took place at Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main Street, Dartmouth, Tuesday, March 8th, 2011, A celebration of her life took place at Blessed Pope John XXIII Church, 35 Colby Drive, Dartmouth, Wednesday, March 9th, 2011 Fr. Irek Bem officiating. Reception followed at Atlantic Funeral Home Reception Centre. Because of her love for them, flowers are welcome or donations may be made to Ocean View Manor, Eastern Passage. On-line condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.atlanticfuneralhome.com

TRAINOR, Margaret (Peg) (nee Alyward)
1933-2011 -

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Margaret (Peg) Doreen Trainor announce her passing at the Hoyles-Escasoni Complex in St. John's on the March 8, 2011 at the age of 77 while surrounded by her loving family. She was predeceased by her husband, Michael and leaves many fond and loving memories for her children, Deborah (Garrie), Michael Audrey), William (Dianne), Bridget (Don), Wayne (Lynn), Loretta and Stephen (Rhonda). Also left to mourn are 13 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren and brothers, Patrick Alyward (Theresa) and James Alyward (Phyllis). Rested at Caul's Funeral Home, LeMarchant Road and Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander on. Funeral took place 1:00 pm on Friday, March 11, 2011 from St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Gander with interment at the Gander Cemetery. No flowers by request, donations in her memory may be made to the Alzheimers Society, Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of one's choice.

GIBBONS, Nita Mildred (nee Vincent) -
Passed peacefully away at Agnes Pratt Home in the presence of her family at about 1:30 a.m., March 15, 2011, age 91 years 6 months, of Lumsden, Newfoundland; born September 15, 1919 at Cape Island, Newfoundland to Ezra and Elsie (Stratton) Vincent. Predeceased by her, Clayton Gibbons in 1999 and brothers, Hubert, Calvin, Earl, and Charles. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories, her four sons and three daughters and their families: Rex (Marge Stagg); Glenys (Nelson Harris); Calvin (Barbara Hutchings); Randy (Trixie Churchill); Boyd (Elaine Ivany); Cheryl (Don Sturge); and Lucy (Art Norris); plus 14 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Also, brothers Alfred and Frank, and sisters Millie Wheaton and Barbara Carter (Don); also, sisters-in-law, Annie Vincent and Mabel Goodyear, and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Visitation was held at Caul's Funeral Home, St. John's, at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 15, 2011, after which Nita will be taken to Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove, where visitation was held on Wednesday evening and Thursday, March 16 and 17. Her funeral service was held from Wesley United Church in Lumsden, Newfoundland, at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 18, 2011, followed by interment at the United Church Cemetery at Lumsden. No Flowers by request. Donations in her memory may be made to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation or to the Lumsden United Church Cemetery Fund or. Thank you to the staff of Agnes Pratt Home for their dedicated and loving care, especially the staff and friends at Stella Burry Place.

O'RIELLY, William Francis -
Passed peacefully away on March 17, 2011 at the James Paton Memorial Regional Health Centre, Gander in the presence of his loving family, William Francis O'Rielly in his 87th year. Predeceased by brothers Thomas, John, Gregory, Leo, sisters Bridget, Margaret, Katherine, Helen. Leaving to mourn with loving memories are his wife Mary (nee-Byrne), son Bill, daughters Annette, Maureen all of Gander, sisters-in-law Rita O'Rielly of St. John's, Rose (Nick) Furlong of St. John's, Anne Walsh of St. Brendan's, Marguerite Byrne of Glovertown as well as a large circle of relatives and friends. Rested at Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. Funeral Mass was held take Monday, March 21st at 11:00 A.M. from St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church. Interment will follow at All Saints Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mr. O'Rielly's memory to the Central Northeast Health Foundation 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

BERTRAND, Hazel -
Peacefully at home on March 21, 2011, Hazel Emeline (nee Hall) in her 91st year. She was the beloved wife of the late Raymond Bertrand. Many knew Hazel and Ray as the proprietors of Tee-Bo Camp on Hwy 11 North. Cherished mother of Viva Harrison (husband Ernie) of Callander, and of Dianne St.Croix (husband late Hugh) of Portugal Cove South, NL. She was predeceased by her parents, Archibald and Emily Hall of Newtown, Newfoundland. Dear grandmother of Richard Beilhartz (wife Karen) of Fergus, ON, Michelle Eagles (husband Brent) of St. John's, NL, Leigh St.Croix of Portugal Cove South, NL and Christian St.Croix (wife Sophie) of Halifax, NS; and great-grandchildren Emily & Jacob Eagles, and Alexandra, Natalie & Cameron Beilhartz. Dearly loved sister of Catherine Kluck of Wisconsin and Peter Hall (wife Esther) of Newtown, NL. Remembered by her sisters-in-law, Sophie and Lorraine , many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Predeceased by her siblings Jesse, Lillian, Howard, and Walter. A service in the Martyn Funeral Home for family and friends will be held on Friday April 1 at 2 pm. A Cremation will be followed by a summer Interment Service at St. Luke's Anglican Church, Newtown Bonavista Bay, NL Canada A0G 3L0. A donation to the St. Luke's Church Cemetery Fund would be gratefully acknowledged as expressions of sympathy. Online condolences at www.martynfh.com

KING, Ralph -
Passed away on Thursday, March 24, 2011 after a courageous battle with cancer surrounded by his family at Brookfield Hospital, Ralph Deward King, age 77 years of Pool's Island. Predeceased by his parents John and Ruth King; granddaughter, Crystal Gail; sister, Mabel Burry; brother-in-law, Eric Burry; brother, William; brother-in-law, Peter Attwood. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories are his wife of 52 years, Phyllis (nee Mullett); 2 sons, Kevin (Lorraine) of Mount Pearl, Deward (Sandra) of Mount Pearl; Daughter, Deborah (Art White) of Valleyfield; sister, Eliza Attwood of Badger's Quay; brother, Melvin (Genevieve) of Templeman; sister-in-law, Susie King of Pool's Island; grandchildren, Sherry Penton, Shaun White, Steven White, Alex King, Laura King and Brittany King; great-grandchildren, Kody, Dustin, Zack, Logan and a large circle of other relatives and many friends. Funeral service took place on Saturday, March 26, 2010 at St. James Anglican Church, Pool's Island with Rev. John Nicolle officiating. Interment followed at the St. James Anglican Church Cemetery, Pool's Island. Donations in his memory may be made to The Cancer Centre, James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove - Musgrave Harbour. To send messages of condolence please visit www.kittiwakefuneralhomes.ca
"Just Resting"

DYKE, Cyril -
Passed away peacefully on Friday, March 25, 2011 at James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander, Cyril Dyke, age 71 of Greenspond. Predeceased by parents, Frederick and Clara Dyke, sister; Elsie Parsons, brothers; Fred Jr. And Eric, and mother and father-in-law, James and Caroline Burry. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories are his wife; Pearl, sons; Perry (Lynn), Sheldon (Valarie) and Derrick (Cindy) all of Greenspond and Paul (Denise) of Fort St. John, B.C., brother; Donald (Mae) of Greenspond and grandchildren; Corey, Tyler, Mark, Danielle, Jazlynn, Alexa and Kyle, sisters-in-law; Audrey Etsell (Charles), Bessie Froude, Shirley Dyke and Maureen Burry, brothers-in-law; Reginald Burry (Maggie) and Lloyd Burry (Margaret) and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service took place on Tuesday, March 29 from the United Church, Greenspond with Rev. Brian Hannon officiating, assisted by Lieut. Brent & Melissa Haas. Interment followed from the Interfaith cemetery, Shambler's Cove. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove/Musgrave Harbour. To sign our online guestbook, please visit www.kittiwakefuneralhomes.ca

FORWARD, Beverly Ann -
Passed peacefully away at the Health Science Centre on Saturday, March 26, 2011, Beverly Ann Forward of Gambo, NL (formerly of Grand Falls-Windsor) after a short battle with cancer. Predeceased by her parents, Harold and Marion (Lane) Forward. Left to mourn, sisters Mary (Roy) Jeans of Bishop's Falls, Susan (David) Skinner of Hammonds Plains, NS, Judy of Vancouver, nephew Ryan Jeans, (Toronto), nieces Amy Jeans (Grand Falls-Windsor) and Rebecca (Darrel) Noseworthy (Fort Saskatchewan, AB) Lavinia Burden (Aunt Sis) (Grand Falls-Windsor), and her cat 'Rascal". Also a huge circle of family and friends, to whom she was known as the "Story Lady". Many thanks to the staff of HSC, the Oncology Department and for the out pouring of support from her friends. A special thanks to our sister, Mary, for the months of dedicated care and support she provided Beverly. Beverly touched the lives of many children during her teaching career, most of which she spent in the Hare Bay-Dover area. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service was held at St. George's Anglican Church in Gambo on Tuesday, March 29, 2011 followed by an internment at The Anglican Cemetery in Grand Falls-Windsor.
She will be missed by all including her cat, Rascal.

Wheeler, Edith Louise -
Passed peacefully away at Brookfield Bonnews Lodge on Monday, March 28, 2011. Edith Louise Wheeler, age 84 years of Greenspond, NL, Predeceased by her husband, Randolph Wheeler; parents Edgar and Frances Hoddinott; granddaughters, Marsha and Laura Wheeler and son-n-law Hughie Bath. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are four sons, Roland (Minnie) of Greenspond, Donald (Kathleen) of Badger's Quay, Karl (Pamela) of Greenspond, Brendan (L:inda) of Greenspond; four daughters Nellie Guillemaud (John) of Calgary, AB, Susie Spurrell (Herman) of Badger's Quay, Frances Bath of Gander, Donna (Wilmore) of Greenspond; grandchildren, Nicole Guillemaud, Michelle Guillemaud, Andrew Guillemaud, Karen Guillemaud, Colleen Bolby, Cameron Guillemaud and Shawn Guillemaud of Calgary, and Tanya Bath of St. John's, Johnathon Spurrell (Erica) of Musgrave Harbour, Desmond Wheeler (Rose) of St. John's, Paul Wheeler (Amy) of Gander, Keshia Wheeler of St. John's, Cody and Dylan Wheeler of Greenspond, Marsha and Stacey Wheeler of Greenspond; great-grandchildren, Brady, Claire, Evan, and Ty; sisters, Cinnie Button (Stewart) of Mt. Pearl, Susie Carter (Wilfred) of Greenspond; several nieces and a large circle of friends; and a very special friend Mrs. Helen Sheppard at Bonnew's Lodge. Funeral service took place at St. Stephen's Anglican Church, Greenspond, NL on Friday, April 1, 2011 at 2 p.m. officiated by Lieut. Brent and Melissa Haas. Interment service followed at the Interfaith Cemetery, Shambler's Cove, Greenspond. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral home, Pound Cove - Musgrave Harbour. To send a message of condolence please visit www.kittiwakefuneralhomes.ca

 

Daily News, Robinson Blackmore Newspapers and Evening Telegram/The Telegram newspaper articles
used with permission of The Telegram and Transcontinental Atlantic Media Group G.P.

 

 

Page contributed by: Carol Walsh

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

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