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The Beacon Obituaries
May 2006

The Beacon
is a community newspaper for Gander.

Filed chronologically as published for the Month of May 2006

 

COLLINS, Emily –
Passed peacefully away on May 4, 2006 at the James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander, Emily Collins in her 84th year. Predeceased by her husband, Philip. Left to mourn in their sad loss are her sons, Seymour (Beatrice), Cluney (Linda), Jesse (Gladys), Derrick (Donna); daughters, Frances (Harrison), Beaulah (Howard), Glenda (Pat); sisters-in-law, Ann, Katherine and Louise; also a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Funeral service was held on May 7th at the Salvation Army Citadel, Hare Bay.

FIRMAGE, Kenneth M. –
Passed peacefully away on May 5, 2006 at Brookfield Hospital, Kenneth M. Firmage, age 93 years. Predeceased by his parents, Arthur and Sarah Firmage; first wife, Mary Jane Tucker; second wife, Maggie Cutler; sons, Clarence and Frank; daughters, Margaret and Sarah Priscella; brothers, Gilbert and Samuel; sister, Josephine Green. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are his wife, Sarah; sons, Arthur (Margaret) of Wareham, Herman (Mary) of Wareham, Pat (Clara) of Labrador City, Gilbert (Carrie) of Wareham, Clayton (Beulah) of Centreville, Wallace (Betty-Joe) of Brampton, ON, Kenneth (Bessie) of Wareham, Maxwell (Violet) of Marystown, Dwight (Christine) of Wesleyville, Andy (Tanya) of Wareham; daughters, Mae (Mark Button) of Wareham, Shirley (Tom Perry) of Houston, BC, Marlene of Wareham; brother, Robert (Millie) of Wareham; 31 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service was held on May 8th at St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, Wareham with Rev. Wayne short officiating. Interment followed at the Anglican Cemetery, Wareham. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove-Musgrave Harbour.

DWYER, Joseph M. –
Passed peacefully away on May 9, 2006 at the Health Science Centre, Joseph M. Dwyer, formerly of Gander, Newfoundland, age 80. Predeceased by his wife, Marjorie (Earle) Dwyer, 1981. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are three daughters, Saundra (and Wayne) Russell, Marjorie Dwyer of Gander, Sherry (and Larry) Drover of Mount Pearl with whom he resided, one son, Rocky (and Florence) Dwyer of Ottawa; five grandchildren, Shelly and Sheldon Russell, Courtney and Adam Drover, Doreen Dwyer; and a large circle of relatives and friends. Funeral service was held on May 12th at St. Joseph 's Roman Catholic Church. Burial to follow at All Saints Cemetery. Funeral Arrangements entrusted to the care of Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander-Carmanville. To sign our online guest book, please visit www. Staceysfuneralhome.com

DAVIS, Lillian –
Passed peacefully away at Hoyles Escasoni Complex, St. John's, Lillian Davis of Wesleyville, age 80 years. Predeceased by her parents, Thomas and Hannah Hillier; husband, Augustus; son, Wayne; sisters, Sylvia, Florence; brothers, Donald and Herbert; and brother-in-law, Leonard Coates. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are her sons, Levi (Gwneth) of Wesleyville, Bruce (Ollie) of Wesleyville, Geoff (Monica) of Vancouver, BC, Dennis of St. John's; daughters, Frances (Freeman Matthews) of St. John's, Linda (Pat Mullaly) of Northern Bay, Sharron (Wayne Kean) of Labrador City; brother, Francis Hillier of New Waterford, NS; brother-in-law, James Davis (Winnie) of Wesleyville; sister, Blanche Coates of Stephenville; sisters-in-law, Zida Hillier of St. Anthony, grace Hillier of Main Brook, Marcie Howell (Clifton) of Pound Cove, Lily Reid of Gander; 21 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service was held on May 9th at Jubilee United Church, Wesleyville with Rev. Heather Sandford officiating. Interment followed at the United Church Cemetery, Wesleyville. Donations in her memory may be made to Jubilee United Church, Wesleyville. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove-Musgrave Harbour.

SAMSON, Katie Pauline (nee Saunders) –
Passed peacefully away at Valley Vista Seniors Complex in Springdale on May 9, 2006, age 73 years. Katie was formerly from Eastport, Bonavista Bay, NL. She was predeceased by her husband, Bert in 1994. In Eastport, she was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Society of United fishermen, Lioness, Anglican church Woman and Boy Scouts/Girl Guides of Canada. Katie never missed an opportunity to take part in community activities. She loved to laugh and to make others laugh – either at home or on the stage, and that never changed. She was “sister” to Same (Marie) and Dave (Sally), Glovertown; she was “Mom” to Gail (Nigel) Turner, Springdale, Janice (Fred Stuckless, Port aux Basques, Kent (Teresa) Samson, Eastport and Crystal Samson (Rob Miles), Toronto. She was “Nan Kate” to Dawn (Mark), Helen (Jerry) Melanie (Chris), Jay (Holly and Sara (Earl); and to her great-grandchildren, Julianne and Gavin. Katie brightened the lives of all who knew her and she will be missed.

FIANDER, Doris Annie –
Passed peacefully away at the James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander on May 10, 2006, Mrs. Doris Fiander, age 90 years. Predeceased by her husband, Everett (2004). Left with warm and loving memories is her sister, Jean and husband, Stanley Walker of Charlottetown, PEI; special God child, Bill Bradbury; special niece, Joan Guy; and a large number of nephews and nieces. Funeral service was held May 12th at Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. Interment at All Saints Cemetery, Gander. Donations may be made to a charity of one's choice. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. To sign our online guest book, please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.com

ROBBINS, Marjorie Joan (nee Parsons), 1944 -2006 –
Passed peacefully away at North York General Hospital, Ontario, Thursday, May 11, 2006, after a short but courageous battle with cancer. Marjorie's last days were like her life, worrying about the well being of her family. She was a caring person and anybody's problem was her cause. Marjorie's presence will be sadly missed by her loving family and all who knew her. Predeceased by her son, Ted, 1980 and parents, Pearl, 1997 and Melvin, 2004. Left to mourn her husband and friend of 44 years, Gordon, Hatchett Cove; sons, Gregory (Carolann), Scarborough, ON, Geoffrey (Lynn ), Comox , BC, Glenn (Cheryl), Greenwood, NS; and daughter, Debbie (Davie), St. John's. Marjorie also leaves sisters, Ruby (Colin), North, ON, and Norma (Paul), Toronto, ON; brothers, Wade (Linda) of Gander and Neil (Linda) of Gander; sisters-in-law, Belinda (Edgar), St. Jones Within and Ella (Don) of Scarborough, ON; and brother-in-law, Ted (Kay) of Vancouver, BC. Marjorie also leaves to mourn her cherished grandchildren, Melanie, Cory, Steven, Nicholas, Daniel, Shawnie, Chelsea and Shelby as well as a large circle of relatives and close friends. Cremation took place at Cardinal Funeral Home, Toronto, ON. A memorial service and interment will be held at a later date in Carmanville, NL. Donations may be made in Marjorie's memory to the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation.
“Peace Perfect Peace.”

LOVEY'S, Doris Marie (nee LeGrow) –
Passed peacefully away at the Health Sciences Centre in St. John's on May 15, 2006, Doris Loveys of Mount Pearl, age 81 years. Predeceased by her husband, Boyd; parents, Eugene and Lucy LeGrow; brothers, Tom and Wilson LeGrow; and sister-in-law, Joy Loveys. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are her daughter, Marie (Emerson Barbour) of Gander; sons, Wilson (Doreen) of Corner Brook and Wayne (Susan) of Mount Pearl; eight grandchildren, Karyn, Annabeth, Grant, Fraser, Janice, Joshua, Bobby and Meredith; sister-in-law, Jennie Northcott; brother-in-law, Roy Loveys; special aunt, Jessie Fagner; other relatives and friends. Rested at Barrett's Funeral Home, 328 Hamilton Ave., St. John's, NL. Funeral service was held at Wesley United Church, St. John's. Interment followed at the General Protestant Cemetery, St. John's. Donations in her memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Please visit www.barretts.ca to sign the memorial guest book.

CARTER, Edward –
Passed peacefully away at Brookfield Hospital on May 16, 2006, Edward Carter of Badger's Quay, age 88 years. Predeceased by his parents, James and Eliza Carter; his wife, Alfreda; and brother, Frank. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are his sons, Winston (Donna) of Gander, Barry (Gerry) of Badger's Quay; daughters, Shirley (Gerald Batstone) of Valleyfield, Ruby (Joe Fifield) of Valleyfield; brothers, Claude (Margaret) of Badger's Quay, Donald (Barbara) of Badger's Quay; sister, Stella Johnson of Ontario; 14 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service was held on May 19th at St. Alban's Anglican Church, Badger's Quay with Rev. Robin Trevors officiating. Interment followed at the Anglican Cemetery, Badger's Quay. Donations in his memory may be made to St. Alban's Anglican Church, Badger's Quay. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove-Musgrave Harbour.

MOULAND, Newman C. –
Passed away at the James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander on May 16, 2006, Mr. Newman C. Mouland, of Gander, formerly of Musgrave Harbour, in his 85th year. Predeceased by his parents, Andrew and Elizabeth; brothers, Baxter and Howard; and sisters, Hettie Hicks and Aribelle Butcher. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are his wife, Olive; son, Barry (Dianne) of Musgrave Harbour; four daughters, Maxine Vatcher (Arthur) of Twillingate, Sandra Cuff of Fort McMurray, AB, Pauline Landry (Denis) of Fort McMurray, AB and Susan Mouland (Duke) of Gander; 12 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; also a large circle of other relatives and friends. Mr. Mouland was a Second World Ware Veteran who served overseas with the Royal Navy from 1940-1945. Funeral service was held on May 19th at St. Luke's United Church, Musgrave Harbour, Musgrave Harbour. Donations in his memory may be made to the St. Luke's United Church , Musgrave Harbour. Funeral Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove-Musgrave Harbour.

MALONEY, Frederick M. –
Passed peacefully away at his residence in Gander on May 17, 2006, Frederick M. Maloney, age 77 years. Predeceased by his parents, Daniel and Blanche and brothers, Cyril and Leo. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are his wife, Sadie; sons, Wayne (Geraldine) of Lower Sackville, NS, Jerry (Ela) of Milford, NS, Brian (Karen) of Gander, NL, Paul (Melita) of Gander, NL, Sean (Amy) of Bridgetown, NS, Leo of Toronto, ON and Freddie (Karen) of Gander, NL; brothers, Nish (Angela) of Gander, NL, Daniel (Louise) of Sweet Bay, NL and Matthew (Agnes) of Sweet Bay, NL; sisters, Nellie Maloney of Sweet Bay, NL and Marie (Clarence Halleran) of Seal Cove, NL; sisters-in-law, Cecilia Maloney of Gander, NL and Dorothy Maloney of Sweet Bay, NL; grandchildren, Sonya, Christopher, Timmy, Brittany, Jordan, Megan, Alison, Katelyn, Brendan, Ryan and Emily; extended family, Tina and Joan; and a large number of relatives and friends. Funeral mass was held on May 19th at St. Joseph 's Roman Catholic Church, Gander. Interment followed at All Saints Cemetery, Gander. Donations in Mr. Maloney's memory can be made to the Central Northeast Health Foundation (Respiratory Unit). Funeral Arrangements entrusted to the care of Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. Please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.com to sign our online guest book.

BEMISTER, Sybil –
Passed away at her residence in Musgrave Harbour on May 18, 2006, Mrs. Sybil Bemister in her 74th year. Predeceased by her parents, Nehemiah and Jessie Chaulk; stepdaughter, Blanche Bemister; three brothers, Carl Chaulk, Carman Chaulk and Freeman Chaulk. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are her husband, Lindsay; son, Linsay, Jr. (Susan) of Musgrave Harbour; five daughters, Gertrude Mouland (Ronald) of Musgrave Harbour, Ruby Galway (Joe) of Kitchener, ON, Jessie Traynor (Howard) of Kitchner, ON, Norma Abbott (Enos) of Fort McMurray, AB and Peggy Goodyear (Brian) of Lumsden; two stepsons, Barry Bemister of Wesleyville and George Stokes (Florrie) of Wesleyville; two brothers, Cyril Chaulk (Martha) of Musgravetown and Jack Chaulk (Janet) of Lumsden; five sisters, Ethel Stokes of Deadman's Bay, Ruby Stokes (Elmore) of Deadman's Bay, Yvonne Pardy (Edgar) of Musgrave Harbour, Beulah Abbott (Beaton) of Musgrave Harbour and Jane Goodyear (Maxwell) of Deadman's Bay; eleven grandchildren, Andrew, Amy, Calvin, Kevin, Brenda, Sharon, Candy, Ted, Cory, Jocelyn, and Ashley; six great-grandchildren, Jacob, Caleb, Celia, Megan, Harley and Dakota; one sister-in-law, Winnie Chaulk of Deadman's Bay; also a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service was held on May 21st at the Kittiwake Funeral Home in Musgrave Harbour with Majors Barry and Donna Anstey officiating. Interment followed at the Salvation Army Cemetery in Ragged Harbour. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove-Musgrave Harbour.

KING, Drucilla (Boland) –
Passed peacefully away at Bonnews Lodge, Badger's Quay on Thursday, May 25, 2006 , Drucillia King (Boland), age 93 years. Predeceased by her husband, Gaston; son, Jack; daughter-in-law, Florence. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are her daughter, Betty Hiscock (John) of Paradise; sons, Eli (Myrtle), Nat (Breta), Junior (Nellie), Samuel (Clemmie), all of Badger's Quay; 20 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service took place at Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove on Saturday, May 27th with Rev. George Kean officiating. Interment followed at the United Cemetery, Valleyfield. Donations in her memory may be made to the Cancer Society. Funeral Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove-Musgrave Harbour.

McCARTHY, Elsie –
Passed peacefully away after a brief illness on May 25, 2006, Elsie McCarthy of St. John's, formerly of Gander, in her 88th year. Left with fond memories are her husband of 61 years, Edward (Ned); and children, Gerard, Fletcher's Lake, NS, Marie Parsons and husband, Don of St. John's, Paul and wife, Karen of Gander, Phil and wife, Kathy of St. John's, Kevin and wife, Yvonne of St. John's; grandchildren, Mark, Matthew, Joanna, Alison, Jill, Bradley, Melissa, Nichole, Julie-Beth, Adam, Evan, Logan, Brendan, Taylor; two sisters, Mary Healy and Jean Pearcey of Gander; as well as many other relatives and friends, especially her bridge club friends. The family express their thanks to Dr. Lisa Dawson and the staff of 5 North A, HSC for their care. Funeral mass was celebrated on Saturday, May 27th from Mary Queen of Peace Church . Elsie was interred at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, St. John's. Donations may be made to a charity of one's choice. Elsie was born in Saint John, NB in 1918 to Edward and Ellen Myrick. One of our children, she was predeceased by her brother, Robert and her parents, Edward and Ellen Myrick. Sisters, Mary and Jean reside in Gander. Her family moved to Cape Ray, Fogo and eventually St. John's. Mr. Myrick worked as a telegraph operator with Marconi. Elsie worked as a telegrapher while in Fogo and as a stenographer with Ayre and Sons. Elsie married Edward (Ned) McCarthy in 1945 and they raised their children in Gander, Gerard, Marie, Paul, Philip and Kevin. While in Gander, Elsie had the distinction of being the first female member of the Gander Co-Op. After almost five decades, Elsie and Ned retired to St. John's. They enjoyed socializing, playing cards and music. Elsie was an excellent bridge player and was an active participant in clubs in both Gander and St. John's. She enjoyed reading, doing crossword puzzles and being with family and friends. Elsie's energies were mainly directed to her children and grandchildren. She took great joy from all their accomplishments and endeavors. She exemplified strength, courage, patience, poise, goodness and dignity.
“A loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. Your strength inspired us all.”

PARDY, Mrs. Daisy –
Passed away at Bonnews Lodge in Badger's Quay on May 27, 2006, Mrs. Daisy Pardy of Musgrave Harbour in her 88th year. Predeceased by her husband, Cecil in 1988; two brothers, Herbert Stokes and Peter Stokes; and three sisters, Liza Faulkner, Melissa Cuff and Carrie Chaulk. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are her one son, Edgar (Yvonne) of Musgrave Harbour; three daughters, Marie White of Hare Bay, Bernice Guy (Sterling) of St. John's and Christine Burton (Colin) of Musgrave Harbour; one brother, Cecil Stokes (Blanche) of Deadman's Bay; two sisters, Vera Stokes (James) of Deadman's Bay and Martha Chaulk (Cyril) of Musgravetown; two sisters-in-law, Gladys Stokes of Musgrave Harbour and Ethel Stokes of Deadman's Bay; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and also a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service was held on May 30th at the Salvation Army Citadel in Musgrave Harbour with Majors Barry and Donna Anstey officiating. Interment followed at the Salvation Army Cemetery in Musgrave Harbour. Donations in her memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Funeral Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove-Musgrave Harbour.

HUNT, Trevor Matthew –
Passed away tragically at St. John's on May 30, 2006, Trevor Matthew Hunt of Wareham, aged 24 years. Predeceased by his brother, Vincent; grandparents, Richard and Eula Hunt and Olive Cutler. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are his parents, Stanley and Myrtle Hunt; his common-law wife, Deanene Rogers; brothers, Marcel (Juanita) of St. John's, Lorenzo (Rose) of Wareham; sisters, Loretta of Ontario, Melissa (Brian Moloney) of Ontario; grandfather, George Cutler of Wareham; nephews, Tyrone, Ethan, Liam; niece, Madison; and a large circle of other relatives and many, many friends. Funeral service was held on June 3rd at St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, Wareham with Rev. Wayne Short officiating. Interment followed at the Anglican Cemetery, Wareham. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove-Musgrave Harbour.

FELTHAM, Bessie –
Passed peacefully away on May 31, 2006 at the James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander, Bessie Winnifred Feltham, aged 86. Predeceased by her husband, Boyd Feltham. Left to mourn her only son, Carl, daughter-in-law, Linda and beloved granddaughter, Leia; sister, Elfreda Paul (Lakeside Homes, Gander); brothers, Peter Felltham (Toronto) and Bert Feltham (Gambo). Special thank you to Oram's Birchview Manor (Glovertown) and Emergency staff and CCU staff of the James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander. Donations in her memory may be made to a charity of one's choice.

 

 

Page contributed by: Carol Walsh

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

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