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The Beacon Obituaries
March 2016

The Beacon
is a community newspaper for Gander.

 

COLLINS, Edward
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our father Edward George Collins on March 29th 2016 in his 72nd year. Born February 23, 1944 in Twillingate, NL, Ed was the son of the late Gladys and George Collins of Durrell, NL. He was predeceased by his sister Kathleen (Paul) Szekeres of Toronto. Left to mourn are his two daughters Sherry (Tony) Gabriel of Gander and Joanne (David) Hall of Fall River, NS, and his three grandchildren whom he loved dearly, Ellen Gabriel and Andrew and Mark Hall; sister Marie (Calvin) Anstey of Toronto; brother Ernest (Minie) Collins of St. John's; special friend Marie as well as a large circle of friends. As a young man, he worked in Toronto before returning to Gander in 1975 to work for Eatons. In 1981, he opened Serv-All Ltd. where he worked until he retired. He was well known in the community as the appliance repairman and spent many hours fixing appliances for people in Gander and around the Loop. Ed grew up with a love for the ocean and he always enjoyed spending his spare time at his boyhood home in Twillingate. He was the happiest and most content cruising the waters in his boat and often included a stop at his favorite spot - Spillar's Rock. He always made sure that his daughters had their catch of fish for the winter and in recent summers was proud to take his grandchildren out in the boat to show them how to jig a codfish. He had a large circle of friends. In early retirement he loved riding his motorcycle and always enjoyed morning coffee with "the boys" at Tim Hortons. There was always a joke or two to tell and he's been known to tell the same one more than once or twice. Visitation was be held at Stacey's Funeral Home, 60 Roe Avenue, Gander. Internment will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association. Visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca to leave a message of condolence.

HARVEY, Stewart
Passed peacefully away at the Dr. Y. K. Jeon Kittiwake Health Centre, Brookfield on Friday, March 18, 2016, after a courageous battle with cancer, Mr. Stewart Harvey of Musgrave Harbour in his 80th year. Predeceased by his parents James and Abbie Harvey, step-father Andrew Mouland, brother Abraham, sister Lily, brothers-in-law Ralph Hicks and Harry Abbott. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are his wife Josie of 56 years, five sons Tony (Barbara), James (Cathy), Chesley (Brenda), Rex (Lisa), Craig, three daughters Christine West (Lloyd), Judy Russell (Dale), Susan Briggs (James), sister Alicia Abbott, 14 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren. Also, a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service took place on Tuesday, March 22nd from the Salvation Army Citadel in Musgrave Harbour with Majors Bill and Barb Pearce officiating. Internment followed from the Salvation Army Cemetery in Musgrave Harbour. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Musgrave Harbour-Pound Cove. To send messages of condolence please visit www.kittiwakefuneralhomes.ca

LeFEUVRE, J. Matthew
Died accidentally, near his home in Fort McMurray, on 21 March 2016, J. Matthew LeFeuvre (Matt), age 38, beloved husband of Wendy nee Hiltz and devoted father of daughters Sophie and Ella. Matt was predeceased by grandparents Raymond and Dorothy LeFeuvre and W. Le Roy and Edythe and Alison Goodwin. Left to mourn with Wendy, Sophie and Ella are his parents Phil and Elizabeth; sister Patricia, her husband John Guzzwell and their children Emily and Eric; sister Katherine, her husband Jeff Shaw and their children Ben, Sarah, Will and Jack; brother Phil and his partner Andrea Butt; parents-in-law Rick and Judy Hiltz; brother-in-law Kirk, his wife Swathi and their children Diya, Parker, and Ethan; and Aunt Margaret Goodwin, her husband Vernon Whetter; Uncle Donald Goodwin, his wife Ingrid Wiede; and Uncle Ian Goodwin. Matt was so well loved and will sorely be missed by his family and devoted friends. A celebration of life service was held in Fort McMurray on March 29. In memoriam donations may be made to an education fund for Sophie and Ella. Please message Matt's brother, Phil, at SophieEllaEducation@gmail.com to get the details on how to contribute.

LITTLE, Lewis Clement
Passed on: March 30th, 2016

Passed peacefully away at JPMH, Gander on March 30, 2016, Lewis Clement Little, age 87, of Appleton. Born in Bonavista in 1928. Leaving to mourn his wife of 64 years, Marion, and a large circle of relatives and friends. Cremation has taken place and a private family celebration of Lewis's life will take place at a later date.

OLDFORD, Vivian Elsie
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our loved one at James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander on Friday, March 25, 2016 Vivian Elsie Oldford age 63 years of Badger's Quay. Predeceased by her parents Edgar and Ethel Gillingham; sister Mary Pittman; brother Ephraim; sister-in-law Alice Williams; brothers-in-law Edmund Pittman and Elijah Pittman. Left with fond and loving memories are her husband Alpheaus; son Craig (Sheila) of Valleyfield; daughter Sophie (Blake Whittle) of Ear Lake, ON; grandchildren McKayla, April Dawn, Rihanna, Ashley and Steven; sisters Winnifred Pittman of Bishop's Falls, Myrtle Pittman(Norman) of Sop's Arm, Joan Pittman (Ephraim) of Sop's Arm, Leatrice Gillingham (Stanley Gill) of Jackson's Arm and Eileen Gillingham (Max Pitcher) of St. John's; sister-in-law Jennifer Gillingham of Jackson's Arm; brother-in-law Rene Williams of Lark Harbour; and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service took place at Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 2 P.M. with Captain's Osborne and Roxanne Randell officiating, assisted by Rev. Tim Graham. Interment followed at The Anglican Church Cemetery, Badger's Quay. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove - Musgrave Harbour. To send messages of condolence please visit www.kittiwakefuneralhomes.ca

PERRY, Benjamin
On Thursday March 24, 2016 at 3 a.m. Benjamin C. Perry of Newtown passed peacefully away at his home in Badger's Quay, surrounded by his wife Julia (Osmond), his daughter Greta (Neal Vincent) and 4 sons Michael (Kimberly), Christopher (Krista), Mark (Carolyn), and Jonathan (Carolyn). Ben was predeceased by father Reginald and mother Martha, 1 brother Maxwell Perry (Cecilia) and 3 sisters Greta (Ed Leonard), Rose (Pearce Rideout), Carrie (Gordon Templeman) and a special niece Elizabeth. Also left with many fond memories are 12 grandchildren: Trevor and Rebecca Vincent; Alexa (Molly), Jack and Leah Perry; Jacob Haw; Olivia, Grace and Benjamin Perry; Amanda, Jessica and Summer Rose Perry; special nephews Randolph, Winston, Wayne and Max Perry; a special grand nephew Steven Perry; and a large circle of treasured family and friends. Funeral service took place on Sunday, March 27, 2016 at St. Luke's Anglican Church, Newtown with Rev. Cindy Graham officiating. Inurnment taking place at a later date. Donations in his memory may be made to Anglican Primates World Relief Fund (www.pwrdf.org). Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Homes, Pound Cove - Musgrave Harbour. To send messages of condolence please visit www.kittiwakefuneralhomes.ca

PICKETT, Kenneth
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our loved one at his residence on Saturday, March 19, 2016 Kenneth Pickett age 59 years of Indian Bay. Predeceased by his father; Richard Pickett, brother; Ammon James Pickett, brother-in-law; Daniel Whitten, mother-in-law; Mary Jane Hunt and father-in-law; Samuel Hunt. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are his loving wife Wanda; son Kevin (Candace) of Centreville; daughter Joni (Adrian Wells) of St. John's, mother; Mary Pickett of Indian Bay, brothers Joseph (Rosalind), Oliver (Joanne); sisters Christine (Dean Collins) all of Indian Bay, Beatrice (Fred Hunt), Lorraine (Clyde Hunt) all of Wareham, Pauline (Lorne Hunt), Emily (William Dyke), and Lucy (Whitten), grandchildren Alex Wells and Destiney Pickett, many nieces, nephews and a large circle of family and friends. Funeral service took place on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at St. Barnabas Anglican Church, Centreville with Rev. David Coffin officiating. Interment followed at the Anglican Cemetery, Indian Bay. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove - Musgrave Harbour. To send messages of condolence please visit www.kittiwakefuneralhomes.ca

PORTER, Lucas Christopher John
It is with great sadness that the family of the late Lucas Porter of Lewisporte announce his passing on Friday, March 25, 2016 at the age of 23 years. Predeceased by his cousin Daniel Porter. Left to mourn with cherished memories are his parents, Rodney and Joan; grandparents Mary and Vince, John and Marion, and Ron and May, great-grandmother Bessie Downton. Lucas also leaves a large circle of family and countless friends.
Lucas had a great zest for life and loved and lived each day to the fullest and beyond. His smile was contagious, his heart kind and soft and everyone he knew smiled with him. We loved you your whole life, we will miss you beyond words for the rest of ours.

SAUNDERS, Danny Ron
November 02, 1991 - March 8th, 2016
Danny Saunders
passed away at James Paton Memorial Health Center, in Gander NL, on March 8th 2016 from a tragic accident at the young age of 24 years. He is predeceased by his father Ron Saunders of Gander Bay, NL. He leaves to mourn with many memories his mother Joan Saunders (Nippard), his spouse Becky Hodder and daughter Claire, grandfather Don Saunders (Shirley) all from Gander Bay NL., sister Angie Parsons (Brian) of Deer Lake, NL, Janice Hodder (Steve) of Main Point, NL, and brother Dino Farrell (Nadine) of Harcourt, AB. Also many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, family and large circle of friends. Danny was born in Fort MC Murray, AB and is the youngest of his siblings. He adored his young family, and took pride in being a dad. Growing up in Gander Bay he enjoyed the outdoors much like his father. Danny was a lover of life, living on the edge with his outgoing personality and huge kind heart. He will be deeply missed. Rested at Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Wings Point, NL. Funeral service was held on March 11th, 2016 at 2 pm. Arrangements entrusted through Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander - Carmanville. To leave a message of condolence, please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca

SPURRELL, John Seaward
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of John (Jack) Spurrell on March 28, 2016, at his home after a battle with cancer in his 88th year. Predeceased by his parents Alex and Laura Spurrell; sisters Nita Winter, Stella Carter, Florence Barbour and Margaret Spurrell. He leaves to mourn his wife Myrtle (Bourne); sons Glenn (Karen) and David (Maureen); sisters Joan Young (Donald) and Minnie Gillingham; brother Harry Spurrell (Kay); grandchildren Jacqueline and Ryan; as well as many nieces, nephews and friends. Visitation will take place at Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove on Friday, October 21, 2016 from 7 - 9 p.m. Funeral service will take place at St. James Anglican Church, Pool's Island on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 2 p.m. with Bishop Donald Young officiating. Interment to follow at St. James Anglican Cemetery, Pool's Island. To send messages of condolence please visit www.kittiwakefuneralhomes.ca

STEELE, James
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our loved one, Mr. James Steele age 84 yrs of Musgrave Harbour. Mr. Steele passed away at James Paton Memorial Hospital in Gander on Wednesday, March 16, 2016. Predeceased by his parents Nathan and Amelia Steele, sister Miriam McCallum and grand nephew Nathanael Steele. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are his wife Gertrude of 63 years, son Lane (Norma) of Paradise, three daughters Sonia Parsons (Rex) of Musgrave Harbour, Anne Steele (Louie) of Pasadena, Carolyn Steele (Brian) of Mount Pearl, brother George (Mae) of Musgrave Harbour, sister Doreen Guy (Norman) of Musgrave Harbour, 8 grandchildren Kirk, Jillian, Mitchell, Annette, Matthew, Natalie, Stephanie, and Laurie, 4 great-grandchildren Krista, Sydney, Kinsley and Caleb. Also a large number of other relatives and friends. Funeral service took place on Saturday, March 19th from the Salvation Army Citadel in Musgrave Harbour with Majors Bill and Barb Pearce officiating. Internment followed from the Salvation Army Cemetery in Ragged Harbour. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Musgrave Harbour-Pound Cove. To send messages of condolence please visit www.kittiwakefuneralhomes.ca

THOMEY, Ronald
Born In: Hr. Grace , Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Born: October 15th, 1923
Passed in: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Passed on: March 27th, 2016
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Ronald Joseph Thomey on March 27th, 2016 at age 92 in RockyView Hospital in Calgary. Born on October 15, 1923 in Harbour Grace, NL, Ron was the son of the late Mary (nee Coady) and Arthur Thomey of Harbour Grace, NL. He leaves to mourn his wife of 67 years, Bride (nee Dawe of Kelligrews, Conception Bay South NL) along with two daughters - Susan [Allan] Petrella of Calgary and Brigid [Fred] Louvet of Paris, France, three sons - Ron [Catherine] Thomey of Maple Ridge, BC, Christopher Thomey of Duncan, BC and Peter [Valda] Thomey of Gibbons, AB along with eight grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his children David and Anne Marie. Thoughts and condolences can be expressed at the website link: http://www.eleganttributes.com/elegantmemory

TULK, Austin
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear loved one, surrounded by his family and friends at James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander on March 24, 2016 Austin Tulk age 62 years of Ladle Cove. Predeceased by his parents Douglas & Doris Tulk; and sister Frances Wiseman. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are his loving wife Rose; sons Gregory Tulk (Leanne) of Grand Prairie, AB, Dennis Tulk (Trena) of Conception Bay South, NL; brothers Roy Tulk (Ula), Stewart Tulk (Jacqueline) all of Ladle Cove, NL, Scott Tulk (Jean) of Conception Bay South, NL; sisters Beatrice (Calvin Banks), Sylvia (Randy Wellon) all of Ladle Cove, NL, Josephine (Frederick Gillingham) of Musgrave Harbour, NL; brother-in-law Frank Abbott (Cheryl) of High Level, AB; sister-in-law Alice Strangemore (Byron) of St. Anthony, NL; grandchildren Dustin, Ethan and Aiden, many nieces, nephews and a large circle of family and friends. Rested at St. Stephen's United Church, Ladle Cove from where the funeral took place on Monday, March 28, 2016 with Rev. George Kean officiating. Interment to followed at The United Church Cemetery, Ladle Cove. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Musgrave Harbour / Pound Cove. To send messages of condolence please visit www.kittiwakefuneralhomes.ca

WELLON, Douglas
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our loved one at his residence on Wednesday, March 16, 2016. Mr. Douglas Wellon in his 58th year. Predeceased by his father Arthur, brother Calvin, sister Irene Pinsent, parent-in-law Scott and Doris Abbott, brother-in-law Terry Chaulk, sister-in-law Susan Pike. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are his wife Peggy, mother Rosie Wellon of Ladle Cove, son Kerwin of St. John's, daughter Kylie Mouland (Clay) of Belnan, NS, two brothers Max (Alva) of Ladle Cove, Jim (Thelma) of Red Deer, AB, two sister Wilena Coles (Oliver) of Gander, Phyllis Chaulk of Aspen Cove, two brothers-in-law Boyce Pinsent and Alec Abbott (Darlene) both of Musgrave Harbour, two sisters-in-law Dulcie Wellon of Labrador City and Jennifer Abbott of Gander, five grandchildren Aiden, Ryan, Keri, Maryn and Will, a large number of nephews and nieces and extended family and friends. Funeral service took place on Saturday, March 19th from Salvation Army Citadel in Musgrave Harbour with Majors Bill and Barb Pearce officiating. Interment followed from the Salvation Army Cemetery in Musgrave Harbour. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Musgrave Harbour-Pound Cove. To send messages of condolence please visit www.kittiwakefuneralhomes.ca

WHEELER, Mary Anna
Passed peacefully away at Dr. Y.K. Jeon Kittiwake Health Centre, Brookfield on Saturday, March 12, 2016 Mary Anna Wheeler age 83 years of Greenspond. Predeceased by husband Frederick Wheeler Jr.; parents Hector and Lucy Manuel; son Donald Wheeler; granddaughter Valerie Burry. Leaving to mourn are her son Christopher Wheeler of Greenspond; daughters Judy (Bruce) Burry of Gander, NL and Shirley Wheeler- Latwaitis of Halifax, N.S.; sisters Jean Manuel of Sudbury, Ontario, Phyllis Comber of Toronto, Ontario and Louella ( Jim ) Ward of Wasaga Beach, Ontario; sisters-in-law Shirley Burry of Greenspond, NL, Ruby Hefferton of Newtown, NL and Sandra Pereira of Bath, PA; grandchildren Jeffery ( Linda ), Tanya (Keiran), Michelle, Justin(Leanne), Crystal and Amy; great-grandchildren Alexandria, Caelyn, Sean, Ryleigh, Poppy and William; and a large number of nieces, nephews, family and friends. Funeral service took place at St. Stephen's Anglican Church, Greenspond on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 with Rev. Cindy Graham officiating. Interment followed at The Interfaith Cemetery, Greenspond. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove - Musgrave Harbour. To send messages of condolence please visit www.kittiwakefuneralhomes.ca

 

 

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