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The Beacon Obituaries
May 2004

The Beacon
is a community newspaper for Gander.

Filed chronologically as published for the Month of May 2004

 

GILL, Emily Myrtle -
Passed peacefully away on May 1, 2004 at Bonnews Lodge, Badger's Quay, Emily Myrtle Gill in her 90th year. Predeceased by husbands, Naboth Boland in 1954 and Walter Gill in 1975; daughter, Celie Boland in 1947; brothers, Jim Norris, Jack Norris, Bertram Norris; sister, Cassie Hann; and parents, Wilfred and Matilida Norris. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are daughter, Maudie MacPherson (Dan) of Dartmouth, NS; sons, Harry Boland (Kathleen) of Newtown, NL, John Boland (Patricia) of Newtown, NL; daughters, Cassie Saulter (Paul) of California, Emily Griffitts (Clifford) of Ontario, Ollie Hawthorne of St. John's, Mona Perry (Wilfred) of St. John's; son, James Gill (Lillian) of Newtown; 22 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; sister, Elsie White (Job) of Middle Arm, Green Bay, NL; brother, Clarence Norris (Ethel) of Newtown, NL. Rested at Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove-Musgrave Harbour. Funeral service was held on May 4th at Trinity United Church, Newtown. Donations may be made in her memory to the United Church Cemetery Fund, Newtown. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove-Musgrave Harbour.

STRATTON, Emily -
Passed peacefully away on May 2, 2004 at Bonnews Complex Apartments, Badger's Quay, Emily Stratton, formerly of Valleyfield, age 80 years. Predeceased by her parents, Cecil and Clara Spurrell; husband, Llewellyn; sister, Mary Granter, two brothers, Obediah and Martin; sister-in-law, Blanch Spurrell; brother-in-law, James Granter. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are three sons, Edwin (Winnie) of Valleyfield, Wilbur (Lucy) of Valleyfield, Colin (Viola) of Musgrave Harbour; one daughter, Daphne Ackerman (Abe) of Centreville, sister, Charity Pinsent (Clarence) of St. John's; sister-in-law, Dorothy Spurrell of St. John's, Emma Spurrell of Valleyfield, Nita Stratton of Valleyfield; brother-in-law, Eldon Stratton of Badger's Quay; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service was held on May 5th at the United church, Valleyfield with Rev. Tony Cole officiating. Interment followed at the United Church Cemetery, Valleyfield. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove-Musgrave Harbour.

PELLEY, Violet Jane -
Passed suddenly and peacefully away into the presence of her Lord, at home in Glenwood on May 7, 2004, Violet Jane Pelley, age 90. She was predeceased by her only daughter, Yvonne (age 2), Hayward (age 2), sister, Naomi, brother, George, and husbands, Cecil, Olendo and Gerald. Left to mourn with loving memories are three sons, Roy (Lorna), Embree, Cyril (Shirley), Glenwood, Harold (Myrtle), Glenwood; nine grandchildren, Judy, David, Daryl, Debbie, Rick, Shawn, Roy, Jr., Lisa, Nancy; 10 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and a large circle of friends and relatives. Going home service took place on May 10th, 2004 at Riverside Pentecostal Church, Glenwood. Arrangements entrusted to Gordon Woolfrey funeral Home, Lewisporte.

CREWE, E. Shirley -
Passed peacefully away on May 9, 2004 at the James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander, E. Shirley Crewe, formerly of Goose Bay, in her 56th year after a courageous battle with cancer. Predeceased by her father, Eric J. Crewe (1986). Left to mourn are her mother, Mary Crewe; brother, Melvin (Lorna); and nephew, Stephen. Also left to mourn are special friends, Carole Moore, Judy Lutes of Goose Bay, Myra King of Placentia, Pat Oake and Elsie Johnson of Gander. Also survived by a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service was held on May 12th at Fraser Road United Church. Interment at All Saints Cemetery, Gander. Donations in her memory can be made to the Newfoundland Cancer Treatment Centre. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the care of Stacey's Funeral Home Ltd., Gander.

KEAN, Emma -
Passed peacefully away on May 9, 2004 at Bonnews Lodge, Badger's Quay, Emma Kean, formerly of Pound Cove, age 75 years. Predeceased by her husband, Martin; sister, Lily Perry; and parents, Darius and Evelyn Perry. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are her son, Calvin (Angela) of Pound Cove; her daughters, Nine White (Kevin) and Lily Kean (Tony), all of Newtown; seven grandchildren, Tammy, Michael, Tommy, Terri, Travis, Martin and Tiffany; nephews, Morris Kean (Marion) of Pound Cove, Garland Kean (Helen) of Badger's Quay; cousins, Rita Norris of Newtown and Lily Critch (Jake) of Steady Brook; and a large circle of family and friends. Funeral service was held on May 12th at the Anglican Church, Pound Cove with Rev. V. Reid officiating. Interment followed at the Anglican Cemetery, Pound Cove. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove-Musgrave Harbour.

MAHER, Thomas -
Passed peacefully away on May 9, 2004 at the Health Science Complex, St. John's, Thomas Maher of Cull's Harbour, age 72 years. Predeceased by parents, James and Mary; brothers, Patrick, Gerald and Joseph and sister, Dorothy. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are wife, Elizabeth; daughters, Louise (Terry Gallant), Sharon (Kasper Saunders), Eileen (Brian Stuckless), Denise (Steve Dunne), Diane (Rod Norman), Geraldine (Wally Fry); sons, Kevin (Marina), Aiden (Hilda), Michael (Rhonda), grandchildren, Stephanie, Steven, Christopher, Jarrett, Ian, Chelsea, Brittany, Scott, Devin, Jordon, and a large circle of family and friends. Funeral service was held on May 13th at Sacred Heart Church, Cull's Harbour with Father Emmanuel Mochiah officiating. Interment at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Cull's Harbour. Funeral Arrangements entrusted to the care of Oram's Funeral Home, Glovertown.
"Our memories of you are priceless, they get us through the days. They never wear out and never get lost and we will never give them away."

MORRISSEY, Isobel (nee Weltch)
August 31, 1925 - May 9, 2004
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The Morrisey family would like to announce the celebration of life of Isobel Morrissey. Isobel always felt a deep attachment to her native England (Tyne-mouth) where she joined the Royal Naval Service in 1943. She married a handsome sailor of the Royal Navy, Gerald Morrissey from Bell Island and came to Newfoundland as a ware bride in 1946. Isobel and Gerry made their home in Gander where they raised two sons, Raymond and Terence. Marga joined the family as Ray's wife and Isobel shared her love with her two grandchildren, Kathryn and Paul. Isobel took great pride in her membership with the Royal Canadian Legion. After 53 years of marriage, Isobel was predeceased in 1998 by husband, Gerry. Her memory is cherished by her son, Ray, daughter-in-law, Marga; grandchildren, Kathryn and Paul of Barrie, Ontario, son, Terry of Toronto, Ontario, sister, Ethel Tailor of Toronto, Ontario and her many friends and neighbours. Funeral service was held on May 11th from St. Martin's Anglican Church, Gander. Donations would be gratefully accepted by oncology or palliative care units of the James Paton Memorial Hospital. Funeral Arrangements entrusted to the care of Stacey's Funeral Home Limited, Gander.

OLDFORD, Douglas Eugene -
Passed peacefully away on May 12, 2004 at the Health Science Center, St. John's, Douglas Eugene Oldford in his 54th year. Predeceased by his father, Harvey Douglas, 2003. Left with fond and loving memories is mother, Daisy; sisters, Greta Fennel (Len), Elaine, Bette (Rob); many nieces and nephews, and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service was held on May 15th at the Anglican Church, Sandringham, with Rev. Paul Thoms officiating. Interment followed at the Anglican Cemetery, Sandringham. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Squires' Funeral Home, Eastport.

BURTON, Susan Jane -
Passed away tragically on May 23, 2004 in Souris, P.E.I., Susan Jane Burton of Deadman's Bay, NL, age 20 years. Predeceased by her uncle, Jeffery Stokes and grandparents, Adelaide and Harold Burton. Left to mourn with broken hearts and loving memories are her mother, Rose Burton of Deadman's Bay; father, Pearcey Burton of Gander; sisters, Wanda-Lee and her son, Donavan of Wesleyville, and Pamela; brother, Donald, all of Deadman's Bay; grandparents, Cecil and Blanch Stokes; aunts, Brenda Fifield (Cecil), Sylvia Stokes, Patsy Chaulk (Marvin), all of Deadman's Bay, Esther Stagg (Clyde) of Cape Freels; uncle, Beaton Stokes (Dawn) of Deadman's Bay, Anthony Stokes (Beverly) of St. John's, Colin Burton (Christine) of Musgrave Harbour and John Burton of Deadman's Bay; cousins, Rodney Fifield (Tanya) and children, Clarissa and Deanna, Renee Stokes, Christopher Stokes, Deon Chaulk, Ashley Stokes, Sherri Chaulk, Seritha Stokes, Tyree Stokes and Rodney, Laura and Samantha Stagg and also a large circle of other family and friends. Funeral service took place on Friday, May 28th from the Lumsden School Complex with Captains Paul and Kelly Rideout officiating, support by Cadet Anthony Stokes and Captain Beverley Dart-Stokes, Rev. Miriam Bowlby, Captain Ernest Chaulk, Majors Dinzel and Kathleen Baggs, Captains Rex and Darlene Colbourne and Captain Sandra Stokes. Interment followed from the Salvation Army Cemetery, Deadman's Bay. Donations in her memory may be made to the Memorial Trust Fund, located at any branch of the Bank of Nova Scotia, (907530096385). Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove-Musgrave Harbour.

STOKES, Corey -
Passed suddenly away at Souris, P.E.I. on May 23, 2004, Corey Stokes, of Deadman's Bay, NL, age 21 years. Predeceased by his brother, Roger; sister, Melissa and grandfather, Peter Stokes. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are his parents, Terry and Velma; sister, Tanya; grandparents, James and Vera Stokes of Deadman's Bay; grandmother, Ethel Stokes of Deadman's Bay; aunts, Patti Desbiens (Marc) of Ontario; Elaine Stokes of Maddox Cove; Mildred Pye (Warrick) of Goose Bay; Marilyn Fifield (Raymond) of Sandringham; Neta Pinsent (Bob) of Ragged Harbour; Iona Mouland (Leslie) of Musgrave Harbour; Sarah Bemister (Sandy) of Ragged Harbour; Ada Mouland (Terry) of Musgrave Harbour and Fern Stokes (Melvin) of Deadman's Bay; uncles, Wayne Stokes (Patsy) of St. John's, Wilson Stokes (Melinda) of Gander, Danny Stokes (Cathy) of Mount Pearl, Ross Stokes (Mary) of Deadman's Bay, Donald Stokes (Denise) of Deadman's Bay and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service was held on Friday, May 28th at Lumsden School Complex, Lumsden with Captains Kelly and Paul Rideout officiating supported by Cadet Anthony Stokes and Captain Beverley Dart-Stokes, Rev. Miriam Bowlby, Captain Ernest Chaulk, Majors Dinzel and Kathleen Baggs, Captains Rex and Darlene Colbourne and Captain Sandra Stokes. Interment followed from the Salvation Army Cemetery, Deadman's Bay. Donations in his memory may be made to the Memorial Trust Fund, located at any branch of the Bank of Nova Scotia (907530096385). Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove-Musgrave Harbour.

KENNEDY, Mrs. Kathleen -
Passed away on May 25, 2004 at Norris Arm South, Mrs. Kathleen Kennedy, age 64 years. Left with loving memories are her husband, Kevin; sons, Shayne Kennedy (Charlene) of Peterborough, ON; Zane Kennedy (Roxanne Higgins) of Kitchener, ON; Jamie Kennedy of Bishop's Falls, daughter, Della Kelly (Tom) of Torbay; Brenda Hills (Corey Stevens) of Timberlea, NS; Trina Kennedy (Jacque Kean) of Ottawa, ON; brothers, Ron Fitzgerald (Phyllis), Kingston, ON; Wilf Ethridge of Harbour Grace; sister, Agnes Moriarity of Harbour Grace; grandson, Morgan; and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Memorial service was held Saturday, May 29th, from the Roman Catholic Church, Norris Arm South. Inurnment Roman Catholic Cemetery, Norris Arm South. Donations may be made in her memory to the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Roman Catholic Church Building Fund. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Stacey's Funeral Home Limited, Gander.

STURGE, Lydia -
Passed peacefully away at Brookfield Hospital, on May 27, 2004, Lydia Sturge, age 97 years. Predeceased by her husband, Clarence Ross Sturge; parents, Daniel and Celeste Best; two brothers, Percy and Stanley; infant daughter, sisters-in-law, Lucy Best, Ada Best, Violet Best, Maggie Best; brothers-in-law, Ray Shabina, Jack Turton. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are her daughter, Barbara Hopkins (Eric) of Wesleyville; brothers, Arthur Best of St. John's, Abram Best of St. John's, Gordon Best (Grace) of Badger's Quay; sisters, Gladys Shabin of Vancouver, BC, Emma Turton of Australia; granddaughter, Daphne Hopkins of Wesleyville and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service was held on May 29th from the Jubilee United Church, Wesleyville with Captain Kelly Rideout officiating. Interment followed from the Salvation Army Cemetery, Wesleyville. Donations in her memory may be made to the Terry Gill Fund. Funeral Arrangements entrusted to the care of the Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove-Musgrave Harbour.

 

 

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