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The Beacon Obituaries
May 2012

The Beacon
is a community newspaper for Gander.

Filed chronologically as published for the Month of May 2012

 

COUGHLIN, STEPHEN ANDREW
August 10, 1973 - May 1, 2012

It is with heavy hearts we announce the sudden passing of Stephen Andrew Coughlin on Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at the age of 38 years. He leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories his wife Renee (nee Tucker); darling son Noah; parents Philip and Margaret Coughlin, Glenwood; parents-in-law Malcolm and Muriel Tucker, Meadows; sisters-in-law: Glynis (Alan) Ellsworth, Natalie (Dale) Merry and Tina Pittman; brother-in-law Blair Tucker; nieces and nephews: Natasha (Jason) Merry, Derrica Merry, Melanie and Matthew Ellsworth, Alexander Pittman, Christina and Casey Joyce; great-niece Jaida Merry; aunts and uncles: Rose Mary (Gene) Gray, Theresa (Wayne) Anstey, Elsie Hammond, Lindsay, Baxter and Wesley Reid; as well as a large circle of cousins, other relatives, co-workers at the Halifax Airport and many, many friends. He was predeceased by his grandparents Netta M. (Coughlin) Crowell, Phillip B. Coughlin, Edith Howse, Austin Reid, step-grandfather Kenneth Crowell, grandparents-in-law Frank and Evelyn Tucker. Friends visited Fillatre's Funeral Home, 4 St. Mark's Avenue on Thursday from the hours of 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Visitation continued on Friday beginning 2:00 p.m. from First United Church in Glenwood from where the funeral service was held on Saturday, May 5 at 2:00 p.m. interment followed at the church cemetery. As expressions of sympathy flowers graciously accepted or donations may be made to the Canadian Mental Health or a charity of one's choice. The family guest book may be signed or a memorial donation may be made through our website www.fillatre.ca

ATTWOOD, Annie
Passed peacefully away at Bonnews Lodge, Badger's Quay on Wednesday, May 2, 2012 Annie Eliza Attwood (nee King) age 83 years. Predeceased by her parents John and Ruth King; husband Peter; brothers William and Ralph; sister Mabel Burry; brother-in-law Eric Burry. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are her sons Harry (Avril) of Badger's Quay, Phillip (Debra) of Badger's Quay, Dennis (Jackie) of Ottawa and Curtis (Tonya) of Badger's Quay; daughters Peggy Hoyles (Ken) of Brookfield, Elsie Spurrell (Lloyd) of Badger's Quay and Carol Attwood of Ottawa; brother Melvin King (Genevieve) of Templeman; sisters-in-law Phyllis King of Pool's Island and Susie King of Pool's Island; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren; and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service took place at St. Alban's Anglican Church, Badger's Quay with Rev. John Nicolle officiating. Interment followed at The Anglican Cemetery, Badger's Quay. Donations in her memory may be made to The Canadian Diabetes Association. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove - Musgrave Harbour. To send messages of condolence please visit www.kittiwakefuneralhomes.ca

BRENTON, Clifford
May 9, 1939- May 3, 2012
Passed peacefully away at James Paton Memorial Hospital on May 3rd, 2012, Clifford D. Brenton of Glovertown in his 77 year. Leaving with a lifetime of memories; his wife of 54 years, Betty (nee Day), children; Diane Bishop of St. John's, Clifford Jr. and Ulla of Doha, The Rev. Canon Jean Brenton-Hickman & Robert Hickman of Cow Head, Bruce and Sharon of St John's. Grandchildren; Adam Bishop (Katherine), Christopher Brenton (Moya), Anthony Brenton (Nicole), Andrew Bishop (Meagan), Tim Slade (Ashley), Ben Slade, Josh Slade, Dylan Brenton, Jordan Brenton, Ethan Bishop, Brandon Bishop, Mike Hickman (Raina) & Matt Hickman. Great Grandchildren; Henry-Lee Brenton, Alexia & Sophia Bishop, Harlow Brenton & Reid Hickman. Siblings: Clyde Brenton, Geraldine Button(Len), Elsie Hiscock, Bill Keats (Olive), Albert Keats. In-Laws: Gerald Day (Shirley), Eric Day (Marion), Cecil Day(Margaret), Jean Pynn (Gerry), Alma Day, Dorothy Brenton and large number of special nieces and nephews and extended family. Cliff will also be missed by his large circle of good friends. Cliff was predeceased by his parents; Charles and Annie Brenton, step-father James Keats; son-in-law Glynn Bishop, siblings George, Harvey, and Effie; brothers-in-law Ebe Hiscock, Hugh Day (Mabel), and Duke Day. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the care of Oram's Funeral Home, Glovertown. The funeral service took place on May 8th from St. Edward's Anglican Church in Glovertown and was officiated by Rev. Betty Harbin.

WHITE, Margaret
Passed away peacefully on Friday, May 4, 2012 at Bonnews Lodge, Badger's Quay, Margaret White (nee Wallace) age 92 years of Wesleyville. Margaret was born at Glasgow, Scotland on November 17, 1919 to the late John and Annie Wallace. At an early age she voluntarily joined The Auxiliary Territorial Service, Britain from 1942-1944. Shortly after she moved to Port Nelson, Newfoundland with she husband and daughter. Margaret was a faithful soldier of The salvation Army Corps, New-Wes-Valley for many years. She is predeceased by her husband; Martin White and sister; Marie Wallace. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories are her daughter; Ann (Gordon Sturge) of Wesleyville, sisters; Ann and Jean, grandchildren; Kimberly (Gordon) and Darrell (Melissa), great granddaughter; Kelly (Justin) and great-great granddaughter; Emily and a large circle of other family and friends. Funeral service took place on Monday, May 7, 2012 at The Salvation Army Citadel, New-Wes-Valley with Lieutenants Brent and Melissa Haas officiating. Interment followed at the Salvation Army cemetery, New-Wes-Valley. In her memory, donations may be made to The Salvation Army Building Fund or A Charity of One's Choice. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove - Musgrave Harbour. To send messages of condolence, please visit www.kittiwakefuneralhomes.ca

PRITCHETT, Mona
Passed peacefully away at the Captain William Jackman Memorial Hospital, Labrador City on Wednesday May 9th 2012 Mona (Bonnie) Pritchett age 91. Predeceased by husband Fred (Pobo), brothers Austin (Lizzy) Brake, Clayton (Win) Brake, sister Amelia (Ruben) Burden, son-in-law Lloyd Spencer and beloved cat Tom Puss. Left with loving memories are her son Gary (Bev) of Labrador City, daughters Kate Spencer of Mount Pearl and Judy (Eli) Loder of Labrador City, grandchildren Shawn (Darlene) Spencer, Kelly(Michelle) Spencer, Bob Pritchett, Nicky Spencer, Nancy Loder, Mark Pritchett, and Jill(Dave) Loder- George, great grandchildren Devyn, Kristen, Mackayla, Peyton, Jacob, Cameron, Ryan, Brady, Hayden, Emma-Grace, Luke, Nathaniel, Tyler and Brandon. Also a large circle of family and friends. Rested at St Andrew's Anglican Church, Glenwood. Funeral service was held from St Andrew's Anglican Church, Glenwood. Monday May 14th Interment to follow from Anglican Cemetery, Gambo. Donations in Mona's memory may be made to the St Andrew's Anglican Church. Arrangements entrusted through Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. To sign the memorial on-line guest book please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca

SKIFFINGTON, Phyllis
Passed peacefully away at her home in Glenwood with her three daughters, son, sister and brother by her side on May 15th 2012 Phyllis Skiffington age 81 years. Predeceased by husband George, daughter Annabella, son Donald, 3 grandchildren, parents Edward Philip Fahey and Winnifred (Brazil) Fahey, sister Irene Bishop, brothers Edward Thomas, Alphonsus and Donald Fahey, son-in-law Winston Burt, brothers-in-law James Hanlon, John Carroll, Owen Collier. Left with loving memories are son Edward (Doris) of Quebec, Thomas of Glenwood, Rodney (Danette) of Edmonton, daughters Ella (James Norris) of Sussex, NB., Christine Burt of Glenwood, Sharon (Roy) Skiffington, of Musgrave Town, Audrey (Patrick) Ellis of Glenwood, brother Phillip Fahey of Appleton, sisters Genevieve Hanlon of Glenwood, Marina Carroll of Pasadena, Florence (Guy) Freak of Glenwood, Patricia Collier of Appleton, 24 grandchildren. Also a large circle of family and friends. Rested at St. Ann's Roman Catholic Church, Glenwood. Funeral Mass, Friday May 18th at 10:00 A.M.. Interment United Cemetery, Gambo. Donations to a charity of one's choice. Arrangements entrusted through Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. To sign the memorial on-line guest book please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca

KEYES, VINCENT "VINCE"
of Barrie passed away peacefully at Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie, ON, on Thursday, May 17th 2012 in his 81st year. Beloved husband of Brenda. Loving father of Cyndy Donohue (Pat), Karen Keyes, Steven (Mira), Sheila Keyes-Cote (Al), Brock (Denise), Rich (Cindy) and Tracy Hartwick Oxby (Jason) Cherished Grand poppa of Mathieu (Paige), Alexandre, CC, Amy-J, Jody, Jacinda, Danica, Louisa, Mandy, Diane, Sarah, Jessica Shannon, Caleb, and Aurora Dear Great-Grand poppa of Cadence and Juliette. Sadly missed by his Sister Beth. Predeceased by his late wife Flo Keyes and his parents Dr. William and Amy-J Keyes. Vince will be sadly missed and always remembered by his many relatives and friends. Friends and family may pay their respects at THE GRENFEL UNITED CHURCH GRENFEL, ON, on Saturday, May 19th 2012 from 2:00pm until the time of Funeral Service at 3:00pm. Cremation immediately following. As expressions of sympathy, donations to The Humber Valley United Church Women's Auxiliary Pasadena, NL or the North Atlantic Aviation Museum, Gander NL or The Grenfel United Church Women's Auxiliary would be appreciated by the family. For more information, or to send a condolence, please visit our website at www.bridgefuneralhome.com

BEMISTER, Walter
Passed away at Bonnews Lodge in Badger's Quay on Thursday, May 17, 2012, Mr. Walter Bemister of Musgrave Harbour in his 90th year. Pre-deceased by his wife Evelyn, son Maxwell, daughter-in-law Venice and three brothers. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are his three sons Don (Jean), Harris (Ruth), Sandy (Sarah) all of Musgrave Harbour, three daughters Shirley Blahut (Carl) of Pwen Sound, Ont, Elsie West (Eric) of Musgrave Harbour, and Betty Chaulk (Dave) of Deadman's Bay, a number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren and also a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service took place on Sunday, May 20th from Kittiwake Funeral Home in Musgrave Harbour with Mr. Howard Roebotham officiating. Interment followed from the Jehovah's Witnesses 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

STARKES, Stephen
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather , great-grandfather, brother and uncle, Stephen Seward Starkes age 69 years of Pool's by infant son, his parents; Steward and Eliza Starkes, sisters; Jessie Cutler, Yvonne Gibbons, brother; Hayward Starkes, father-in-law; Frederick Green, mother-in-law; Josephine Firm Island formerly of Wareham, passed peacefully away at Brookfield Hospital on May 17, 2012. Predeceased age, brothers-in-law; Robert Green, Robert Winter, Joseph Gilly, Wendell McNeil, sister-in-law; Josephine Spurrey and special aunt; Annie Starkes . Leaving to mourn with loving memories are his wife; Ethel (nee Green), son; Darrin (Glenys Stokes), daughters; Connie (Neil Wakely), Stephanie (Jonathan Howell), mother-in-law; Maude Green, sisters; Lilly Gilly, Mae Starkes, Pearl McNeil, Edith (Arthur MacEachern), Christine (Eugene Collins), brothers; Jacob Starkes (Patricia), Cyril Starkes, Fred Starkes (Marilyn), Rocky Starkes, special aunt; Jessie (Starkes) Kelloway, 6 grandchildren; Megan (Lee Attwood), Kasie (Mackenzie King), Matthew (Leah Olsen), Trevor, Marcus, Samuel, 4 great- grandchildren; Jacob, Jamie-Lee, Isabella, Caleb, sisters-in-law; Josephine Winter, Gloria (Harry Dyke), Margo (Robert Brown), Rexine (Tom Rogers), June (Tom Mills ), Sylvia (Brian Sellon), Linda Green, brothers-in-law; Elisha Green (Yvonne), Hedley Green (Gloria), Randy Green (Viola), Rodney Green (Neta) and a large number of nephews, nieces, other relatives and many many friends. Funeral service was held on May 20 at St. James Anglican Church, Pool's Island with Rev. John Nicolle officiating assisted by Rev. David Coffin. Interment followed at St. John The Baptist Anglican Church Cemetery, Wareham. Donations in his memory may be made to St. James Anglican Church, Pool's Island or to St. John The Baptist Anglican Church Cemetery, Wareham. Arrangements entrusted to the care of kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove-Musgrave Harbour. To send messages of condolence please visit www.kittiwakefuneralhomes.ca

DAWSON, Paul
Passed away at the James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander on May 18, Paul Joseph Dawson of Gambo in his 79th year. Predeceased by his parents James and May Dawson, brothers Frank and Vincent, sisters Genevieve Dawson and Patricia Gillingham. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are his brother John Dawson of Gambo, sister Margaret Dawson of Mississauga, Ont, niece Michelle (Eli), nephew Paul (Lillian), Great nieces Terri-Lynn (Adam), Ashley (Michael), Jessica, Great Nephews E.J.. Maurice, Wilfred, great great nephews Blake, cousins John and Carmel Morrissey. Paul will also be missed by his large circle of good friends. Funeral service took place May 20th at 2:00 p.m. from Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Gambo and was officiated by Father Tom Duffenais and Deacon Mike Timmins. Arrangements entrusted to Pritchett's Funeral Home, Gambo. To sign the memorial on-line guest book please visit www.pritchettsfuneralhome.ca

ACREMAN, Benjamin
Passed peacefully away at the James Paton Memorial Health Centre, Gander on Sunday, May 20th, Benjamin Acreman, age 85. Predeceased by his parents Benjamin and Harriet Acreman, sister-in-law Bertha Styles, brother's-in-law Kenneth Styles, Ross Rowsell, niece Marion Styles. Left to mourn with loving memories are his wife Dorothy, brothers John (Dorothy) of St. John's, Jim of St. Anthony, nieces and nephews and a circle of family and friends. Rested at Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. Funeral service was held on Thursday, May 24th at 2:00 P.M. from the Fraser Road United Church. Interment followed at All Saints Cemetery. Donations in Benjamin's memory may be made to the Gander and Area SPCA or the Children's Wish Foundation (NL Chapter). Arrangements entrusted through Stacey's Funeral Home. To sign our online memorial guest book, please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca

FRANCIS, Maxine Beatrice
Born In: Clarkes Head, Gander Bay, Newfoundland, Canada
Born: February 4th, 1952
Passed in: Gander, Newfoundland, Canada
Passed on: May 26th, 2012

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of a beautiful mother, daughter, sister, sister-in-law, aunt, and friend Maxine Beatrice Francis, age 60, of Clarkes Head, Gander Bay. She passed peacefully away at the James Paton Memorial Health Centre, Gander on Saturday, May 26, after a battle with cancer. Predeceased by her father, Dominic and sister Andrea. Leaving to mourn with loving memories are her mother; Inez, son; Steve, granddaughter; Madison, brothers; Reg (Pauline), Dalton (Cathy), Ira (Gwen), and Philip, sisters; Marie, Joan (Fred), Selma (Cliff), Christine (Dick), Joanne (Larry), and Yvonne (Bob), and 12 nephews, 4 nieces, and other relatives and many friends. Rested at Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. Funeral Service was held on May 29, at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Wing's Point, creamation followed. To send messages of condolence please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca

BURRY, Douglas
Passed peacefully away at Brookfield Hospital, Brookfield on May 28, 2012, Major Douglas Burry age 74 years of Greenspond. Predeceased by his parents; Kenneth and Lucy Maud Burry, brother-in-law; Frederick Kelloway, nephew; Derrick Wayne Burry. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are his wife; Lorraine (Randell) Burry, 1 son; Darryl (Kimberley), 2 daughters; Angela Tan (Mark), Julie Mcintyre (Craig), 7 granddaughters; Sydney Burry, Emily Tan, Breanna McIntyre, Kenya Burry, Peyton Burry, Alyssa McIntyre, Ella Lorraine Tan, 4 grandsons; Nicholas (Cole) Burry, Nathan Tan, Jeremy Tan, Cameron Tan, 2 sisters; Ellen Fillier (Rene), Louise Kelloway, 3 brothers; Eric Burry (Edith), Roland Burry (Sarah), Malcolm Burry (Betty), brother-in-law; Gordon Randell (Nancy) and a circle of other relatives and many friends. Funeral service was held June 1, 2012 at The Salvation Army Citadel, New-Wes-Valley with Lieutenants Brent & Melissa Haas officiating. Interment followed at The Interfaith Cemetery, Shambler's Cove, Greenspond. Donations in his memory may be made to The Salvation Army Partners in Mission. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove – Musgrave Harbour. To send messages of condolence please visit www.kittiwakefuneralhomes.ca

TESSIER, Carl
Passed peacefully away at the James Paton Memorial Health Centre, Gander on Tuesday, May 29th, 2012 Carl Tessier, age 67. Carl David Tessier was born September 21, 1944 in Grand Bank, Newfoundland to parents Fred and Mary Tessier (nee Buffett). Carl's career began as an active member of the Navy. Following time served, Carl launched what would turn out to be a successful business and political life. Carl had a long list of community involvement including active participation with St. Martin's Anglican Church, the Kinsmen Club, Gander River Management, Kittiwake Coast Association, the Airport Authority, Municipal Town Council and many more. Carl was extremely proud of his work with the Progressive Conservative Party. Carl had a natural green thumb and was considered an expert hobbyist in both his crafts: Gardening and wine making. Above everything, family was always Carl's top priority. Carl was a loving, caring, and passionate family man. A devoted Husband, Father, and Grandfather, he took it on himself to ensure a quality standard of living for those around him. Carl's latest passion in life was his two Granddaughters, Jane and Kate. The friends and family of Mark and his wife Kelly are committed to ensuring Jane and Kate have long lasting memories of their Grampy Tessier. The passion and integrity Carl demonstrated during his career, his special interests, and in his family life was contagious. He led a life that others will strive to adopt and learn from. He will always be remembered for his contribution to improving the lives of those around him, including those who haven't had the pleasure of breaking bread with Carl Tessier. Predeceased by his parents Fred and Mary Tessier, father-in-law Fred Kirby, sister Eloise Tessier. Left to mourn with loving memories are his wife Anne Tessier, son Mark (Kelly) of Gander, brothers Jim (Anne) of Grand Bank, Bruce (Marilyn) of St. John's, Rick of St. John's, grandchildren Jane and Kate and a large circle of relatives and friends. Rested at Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. Funeral service was held on Friday, June 1st at 2:00 P.M. from St. Martin's Anglican Cathedral, Gander. Interment, All Saints Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Carl's memory may be made to St. Martin's Anglican Cathedral. Arrangements entrusted through Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. To sign our online memorial guest book, please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca

CHAULK, Stewart
Passed peacefully away at James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 Stewart Bruce Chaulk age 75 years of Aspen Cove. Predeceased by his parents Garland and Althea Chaulk; daughter Joan; sister Dorcas and brother Elmore. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are his wife Marjorie; sons Elmore(Judy) of Lewisporte, Lewis of Gander and Bruce(Florence Tulk) of Aspen Cove; daughter Maxine Stratton(Lester) of Aspen Cove; brother Donald Chaulk(Dorothy) of Aspen Cove; sisters Pearl Chaulk of Aspen Cove, Marion Wellon of Ladle Cove and Doris Tulk of Ladle Cove; son-in-law Morley Shelley of Aspen Cove; grandchildren Matthew, Sarah, Joanna, Andrew, Mark, Brendan, Brayden, Brooklyn, Angie and Arlene; great-grandchildren Hailey, Benjamin, Kelsey and Alexis; and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service took place at The Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Aspen Cove on Saturday, June 2, 2012 with Mr. Jeff Kessler officiating. Inurnment followed at The Jehovah's Witnesses Cemetery, Aspen Cove. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Musgrave Harbour - Pound Cove. To send messages of condolence please visit www.kittiwakefuneralhomes.ca

 

 

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