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The Beacon Obituaries
November 2010

The Beacon
is a community newspaper for Gander.

Filed chronologically as published for the Month of November 2010

 

FIRMAGE, Pemela -
Passed peacefully away at Brookfield Hospital on Wednesday, November 3, 2010 Pemela (Millie) Firmage, age 90 years of Wareham. Predeceased by her parents, James and Caroline Cutler; sons, Samuel Firmage and Maxwell Firmage; brothers, Jonas Cutler and Jabez Cutler; son-in-law, Eleazor Cutler; sisters-in-law, Annie Cutler, Myrtle Cutler and Jessie Cutler. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are her husband Robert; son, Allan (Emma) of Wareham; daughters, Esther Cutler of Trinity, Rose Cutler(Don) of Centreville, Sarah Rogers(Malcolm) of Trinity, Josephine Rogers(Peter) of Labrador City and Phyllis Rogers(Wilson) of Wareham; brothers, Gerald Cutler (Gladys) of Centreville and James Cutler of Wareham; grandchildren, Jason (Trudy), Kelly (Ray), Sandra (Ron), Sheldon (Juanita), Glenn (Robyn), Doreen (Tony), Maureen (Colin), Angela (Eddy), Shawn (Nicole), Byron (Heather), Todd (Pansy) and Velda (Andy); great-grandchildren, Krystan, Patrick, Susanna, Jesse, Nicole, Robert, Jonathon, Jennifer, Jessica, Kelby, Ashton, Desiree, Andrew and Jonah; and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service took place at St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, Wareham on Saturday, November 6, 2010 with Rev. David Coffin officiating. Interment followed at the 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.kittiwakefuneralhome.ca

CHAULK, HARRY -
Passed peacefully away at the James Paton Memorial Health Center, Gander on November 4, 2010, Harry G. Chaulk, age 75 years. Predeceased by parents, Baxter and Jane Chaulk; sister, Phyllis Martin; grandson, Kyle Head; father-in-law, Edward West. Left with loving memories are his wife Margaret (nee West); daughters, Angela Chaulk (Kelly) of Summerside, PEI; Marlene (Wallace) Way of Gander, Karen (Shawn) Faulkner of Aspen Cove, Michele (Paul) Clouter of Gander, Allison (Gordon) Head of Lewisporte; brothers, Mark (Vera) of Ladle Cove, Ron (Patsy) of Gander; sisters, Marion Small , Audrey (Bill) Martin of Gander; grandchildren, Blair (Jessica) and David (Brianne) Whiteway, Mark (Ashley) and Sheri (William) Way , Heather (Jamie) and Jodi (Stephen) Faulkner, Ryan and Jane Clouter, Andrew and Mollie Head; great-grandchildren, Lindsay Whiteway, Brooklyn and Zoey Whiteway, Madison Faulkner; mother-in-law, Mollie West, also a large circle of family and friends. Donations in Harry's memory may be made to St. Stephen's United Church, Ladle Cove or a charity of one's choice. Funeral Service was held Sunday, November 7th at 2:00 P.M. Interment United Cemetery Ladle Cove. Arrangements entrusted through Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander - Carmanville. To sign our on-line guest book please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca

RIDEOUT, Shakira - July 1, 1987 to November 4, 2010
Shakira Rideout
was granted her angel wings on November 4, 2010 at the age of 23. Shakira's life would seem too short to many, but those who were touched by her understood that the quality of her existence far exceeded the quantity of time in which she lived. Shakira fought against Cystinosis her whole life with a brave and bold attitude. She tackled every obstacle life put in her path and touched the hearts of everyone she met. Special thanks to Dr. John Crocker, Dr. Phil Acott, Dr. Andrew Wade and the health care team at the IWK, Halifax, NS. Shakira thought of you as family and she received the very best care always at the IWK. Dr. Farshad Sepandj, Dr. Julian Midgely and the health care team at the Foothill Medical Center Dialysis unit / Alberta Children's Hospital, Calgary, AB who have cared for Shakira over the last 18 months of her life. Hundreds of health care professionals, that are too numerous to mention. Your dedication and care will always be remember and appreciated. Shakira is survived by her loving parents, Michele (Shane) Fraser, Strathmore, Alberta; Bert (Elizabeth) Rideout, Trenton, Ontario; brother, Adam Rideout & sister, Jade Fraser, Strathmore, Alberta; grandparents, Larry & Ella Philpott and Wycliffe & Margaret Rideout, Cottlesville, Newfoundland; Aunt and Uncles, Angela (Owen) Hodder, Kerry Philpott (Roxanne Warr), Denika Philpott (Dwayne Lewis); Jason (Carmen) Rideout, Mervin Rideout, Greg Rideout, Darlene Rideout (Sam Persaud), Donna (Otto) Cooper. Shakira was laid to rest at the Pentecostal Cemetery in Cottlesville, Newfoundland on Wednesday, November 10th. Donations can be made in Shakira's honor to the Children's Wish Foundation www.childernswish.ca , Kidney Foundation www.kidney.ca , IWK Health Care Foundation www.iwkfoundation.org , Cystinosis Awareness & Research www.cystinosis.ca or any charity of your choice

COWARD, Audrey Rayma (nee Briffett) -
Audrey passed away at St. Joseph's Hospital in Toronto at the age of 66 on November 6, 2010 from infection - related complications. She is survived by her husband, William (Bill) J. Coward, son, Neil, father, Eric Briffett age (94), father-in law, Joshua Coward (age 96), sister, Eliza and brothers, Philip and Derek. Predeceased by her mother, Blanche Marie Briffett (nee Butt). A Celebration of her Life will be held at Faith United Church on Saturday, November 20, 2010 at 11 a.m. Donations in Audrey's honour may be made to the Canadian Mental Health Association or its local branches. www.oramsfuneralhomes.ca

FRY- Vera (Veronica) Fry -
Passed peacefully away at Lakeside Homes, Gander on Sunday, November 7, 2010, Vera Fry, age 83. Predeceased by her husband, Uriah Fry, she was the daughter of the late Joshua and Annie (Grandy) Osborne. Left with loving memories are her daughter, Marilyn (Stephen) Vallis, grandchildren, Aaron, Ariel, Evan, Spencer and Joshua who lived with her until she became a resident of Lakeside Homes; brother, John (Bernie) Osborne, also two sisters, Dora Taylor, Del Freeborn of Halifax, NS; She was also predeceased by her step-father, Michael Osborne and two brothers, Charlie and George Osborne and a sister, Tryphenia Pelletier and her little daughter, Michelle. She was a member of Fraser Road United Church and taught Sunday School there for 41 years. She was also a foster parent to several children through world vision. Special thanks to her nieces, Alma and Lillis for their visits and kindness while she was still at home and while she was a resident at Lakeside. Also for the many Tim's tea and donuts that was brought to her at Lakeside which she enjoyed very much. Special thanks to the nursing staff and volunteers of Lakeside. Also to the ladies of Fraser Road United Church for their visit and prayers. Also to Rhoda for her many visits and compassion she showed Vera over the past year. Funeral service was held from the Fraser Road United Church, Gander. Followed by Inurnment at All Saints Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted through Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. To sign our on line memorial guest book please visit www.staceyfuneralhome.ca

GRANTER, Maxwell -
Passed peacefully away on November 13, 2010 at Lakeside Homes in Gander after a short illness Maxwell Granter, aged 95 years, of Gambo. Predeceased by grandson, Darren, granddaughter, Claudette and son-in-law, Robert Feltham. Leaving to mourn his wife, Hettie of 74 years; his 4 sons, Henry (Beatrice), Nelson (Ena), Charles (Elizabeth), Ivan (Lorraine) and daughters, Violet and Linda (John Green) along with 15 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral took place at the Salvation Army Citadel in Gambo at 2 pm on Tuesday, November 16th. Arrangements entrusted to Pritchett's Funeral Home in Gambo. Donations in Mr. Granter's memory can be made to the Salvation Army Cemetery Fund in Gambo or to the charity of one's choice. To leave a message of condolence to the family, please visit our website at www.pritchettsfuneralhome.com

PARSONS, Janet -
Passed peacefully away on Sunday, November 14, 2010 at James Paton Memorial Hospital. Janet Melvina Parsons, aged 86 years. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are her husband of 19 years, Arthur Parsons, son, David Wells (Rosemary), brothers, Chesley Granter (Mona), Wilmore Granter (Dot) and Dom Granter (Mary), along with many loving step-children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and a large number of friends. Funeral service held on Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at the Salvation Army Citadel in Gambo, NL. Donations in Mrs. Parsons memory can be made to the Salvation Army Cemetery Fund in Gambo. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Pritchett's Funeral Home.

WARREN (Cooper), Vernie -
Passed peacefully away at James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander on Sunday, November 14, 2010 at age 82. Predeceased by her parents, Willis and Amelia Cooper of Ireland's Eye, sister, Rebecca Fifield (Len), brothers, Max (Dolly), Alan (Mildred), Dan (Shirley), Chester (Maude) and Victor; and daughter-in-law, Olive. Leaving to mourn with a lifetime of wonderful memories, her husband of 60 years, James, daughter, Millie (Mike), sons, Otis and Lorne (Adair) and granddaughters, Sharley Warren (Todd Pitre) and Suzanne, grandson, Steven Doyle (Beth) and great-grandsons, Caleb and Noah, sisters, Mildred Brown (Claude) and Miriam Gover (Clarence) and sister-in-law, Phyllis Cooper, and many nieces, nephews and special friends. Funeral services was held at St. Martin's Cathedral, Gander on Wednesday, November 17 at 2 p.m. Donations may be made to The Newfoundland and Labrador Retired Teachers' Foundation for Children's Charities. To send a message of condolence or to sign the online guest book, please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca

LAMBERT, Dorothy -
Passed peacefully away Lakeside Homes, Gander on November 15, 2010, Dorothy Louise Lambert, age 86 years. Predeceased by parents, Stewart and Bessie Froude, son, Glen, brothers, Frank, Ben, Ray and Hiriam, sisters, Olive Cooper, Hilda Boland. Left with fond and loving memories are her husband, William (Bill), sons, Robert (Patricia) of Fall Rivers, NS., daughter, Geraldine (Jean-Claude) Garneau of Quebec City, PQ, brother, Heber Froude of Twillingate, sisters, Mabel (Richard) Ashbourne of Stratford, ON, Gladys Boone of St. Catharine's, ON, Daisy Jenkins of Gander Bay, Joyce Grimes of Twillingate, grandchildren, Craig Lambert, Suzanne (Terry) Tiller, Matthew and Sarah Ready, great-grandchildren, Mathieu and Brooke Tiller. Also a large circle of family and friends. Rested at Stacey's Funeral Home. Interment at a later date. To send a message of condolence please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca     Arrangements entrusted through Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander - Carmanville

WEST, Harold -
Passed peacefully away at Lakeside Homes, Gander on November 15, 2010, Harold West, age 79 years. Predeceased by wife, Blanche, parents, Eli and Annie West. Left with fond and loving memories are his sons, Lloyd (Christine) and Glen of Ladle Cove, daughter, Daphne (Wayne) Gillingham of Port Albert, sisters, Myrtle (Elias) Ellsworth of Carmanville, Celma (Harvey) Goodyear of Deadman's Bay, grandchildren, Stephen (Marlene), Tony (Krystle), Jamie (Debra), Deon, Roger (Andrea), April, Keith, great-grandchildren, Hannah, Cole, Karla, Ethan, Myles. Also a large circle of family and friends. Funeral service was held Thursday , November 18th from Ladle Cove United Church. Interment Ladle United Cemetery. Donations in Harold's memory may be made the Ronald McDonald House, St. John's. Arrangements entrusted through Stacey's Funeral Home Gander - Carmanville. To send a message of condolence please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca

PHILPOTT, Sarah -
Passed peacefully away at the James Paton Memorial Health Center on November 16, 2010, Sarah Elizabeth Philpott, age 85 years. Predeceased by husband, James, son, Kevin, baby girl, Philpott, parents, William and Anne Philpott, granddaughter, Sarah Elizabeth, brothers, James, Robert, Jack and David, sister, Ellen Lynch. Left with fond and loving memories are her sons, Gerard (Mary) of Mount Pearl, Joe (Carol) of Gander, David (Corrinne) of Plate Cove, Fabian (Joanne) of St. John's, Jim (Mary) of Gander, daughters, Cecilia (Edward) Watton, Marina (Terry) Tibbs of Gander, sisters -in-law, Henrietta, Sister Cecilia, Sister Rosarii of St. John's, Monica Philpott of Gander, 10 Grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren. Also a large circle of family and friends. Funeral Service was held on Thursday November 18th 2010 from St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Gander. Interment All Saints Cemetery. Donations in Sarah's memory may be made to the Special Olympics, C/O Lilly Jones at Royal Bank, 7 Elizabeth Drive, Gander, NL, A1V 1J8. Arrangements entrusted through Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander - Carmanville. To send a message of condolence please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca

FIFIELD, Ada Madeline -
Passed away peacefully at the Health Science Centre, St. John's on Thursday, November 18, 2010, Ada Madeline Fifield (nee Howell) of Wesleyville aged 81 years. Predeceased by her husband, Howard, granddaughter, Sarah Elizabeth Philpott, sister, Elizabeth Dawe, brother, Raymond Howell and special friends, Maxwell Perry and Olga Sheppard. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories her three daughters, Pearl of St. John's, Carol (Joseph Philpott) of Gander, Kimberly (David Beckham) of North Carolina and her son, Claude of Wesleyville; grandchildren, Valerie Fifield of Rochester, N.Y., Patricia (Vince Balatbat) of Toronto, Michael and Daniel Philpott of Gander and Oliver Fifield - Beckham of North Carolina; great- grandchildren, Shaina Fifield, Gino Ercolamento and Kayleigh Balatbat; sisters, Dorothy Churchill of Wesleyville,Winnifred Daniels of St. John's, Kathleen Boland (Jessie Blackmore) of Newtown and Bonita Taylor (Ernest) of Grand Bank; brothers, Calvin (Beryl) of Wesleyville, John (Donna) of The Goulds and Lloyd (Edith) of Labrador City and a large circle of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Funeral service took place on Sunday, November 21 from the Jubilee United Church, Wesleyville with Rev. B. Hannon officiating. Interment followed at the Jubilee United Church cemetery, Wesleyville. Donations in her memory may be made to The Special Olympics, c/o Lilly Jones at Royal Bank, 7 Elizabeth Drive, Gander, NL, A1V 1J8 or envelopes may be obtained at Kittiwake Funeral Home. Arrangements were entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove/Musgrave Harbour. To send a message of condolence, please visit www.kittiwakefuneralhomes.ca

GRIMES, Nelson -
Passed away peacefully at Lakeside Homes, Gander Friday, November 19, 2010, Nelson Clifford Grimes at the age of 89. Predeceased by his parents, Timothy and Matilda, wife, Gwen (nee-Bussey), sister, Melvina and brother, Rex. Left with loving memories are his sons, Perry (Sandra) of Guelph, ON; Dave (Betty) of Gander, NL; daughter, Gail (Gordon) of Waverley, N.S.; brother-in-law, Ross (Daphne) of Port De Grave, NL; sister, Florence (Boyce) of Corner Brook, NL; grandchildren, Jake (Kim), Tim (Michelle), Saxon (Jackson), Sam (Sandra), Jason (Kim),Colin (Melissa), Margaret, great-grandchildren, Dixon, Jack, Henry, Atom, Keara, Lauren, Maddie, Charles and a large circle of nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral service was held Monday, November 22nd at 2:00 P.M. from St. Martin's Anglican Cathedral, Gander. Internment followed at All Saints Cemetery. Donations in Nelson's memory may be made to the Alzheimer Society or The Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements entrusted through Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. To sign our on line memorial guest book please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca

WEST, Gilbert -
Passed peacefully away at the Health Sciences Center, St. John's on November 22, 2010, Gilbert West, age 45 Years. Predeceased by his father Arthur West. Left with fond and loving memories are his wife, Joanne, mother, Rita of Carmanville, brother, Glen (Darlene) of Gander, sisters, Sheila (Dennis) Payne of Fogo Island, Diane West (Jeff) of Gander, Jeanie (John) Vail of Kitchener, ON., father and mother-in-law, Winston and Maude Reid of Gander, sisters-in-law, Sherry (Douglas) Paul of St. John's, Carla Reid of AB, nephews and nieces, Brent and Melissa Payne, Nick Vail, April Bath, Andrew and Laura Paul. Also a large circle of uncles, aunts, family and friends. Funeral Service was held Friday November 26th from Carmanville United Church. Interment United Cemetery. Donations in Gilbert's memory may be made to the Carmanville United Church. Arrangements entrusted through Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander - Carmanville. To send a message of condolence to the family please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca

CUFF, Watson -
Passed away at James Paton Memorial Hospital in Gander on Friday, November 26, 2010, Mr. Watson Cuff of Carmanville in his 87th year. Predeceased by his parents, Elias and Mabel Cuff, and three brothers, Dawson, Truman and Carl. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are his wife, Audrey (nee Tulk), two sons Gordon (Rose) of Carmanville and Boyde of Carmanville; three daughters, Linda Cuff of Carmanville, Trudy Ledrew (Gordon) of Gander and Iona Bellows (Tom) of Belleville, Ontario, six grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren and also a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service took place on Sunday, November 28th from the Salvation Army Citadel in Carmanville with Major Barry Anstey officiating. Interment followed from the Salvation Army Cemetery in Carmanville. Donations in his memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of Stacey's Funeral Home in Gander - Carmanville. To sign our on-line guest book, please visit www.staceyfuneralhome.ca

POPE, Effie -
Dearly beloved wife and mother, died peacefully on November 27, 2010 in Palliative Care Unit, Victoria Hospital, London. She was in her 97th year. Born June 4, 1914, in Greenspond, Newfoundland to Caroline Parsons and Thomas Harding, fisherman. Effie was raised in Greenspond and moved to St. John's at the age of 15. There she met Harry Pope, grocer and they were married on September 9th, 1936. The Popes gave birth to their first child, Emma Frances and a few years later, their son, Roger Harry. In 1993 the Popes moved to London, Ontario to be with their children - both of whom had taken residency in London. Effie was predeceased by her husband, Harry, sisters Muriel, Phyllis, and Nina and brother, Frank. She is survived by her children, Frances Toll and her husband Michael, Roger Pope and his wife Diane; grandson, Gregory Pope and his wife, Dora-Lee and great-grandsons, Harrison and Kennedy Pope from Oakville, ON; step-grandchildren, Lyndsay and Dawn, nieces, Caroline Manton of Pickering, ON and Phyllis Burry of Greenspond; nephews, Harry Harding of Badger's Quay, NL, Fraser Harding of Greenspond, and Rex Harding of Greenspond and numerous nieces and nephews from the Pope family. Effie will be sadly missed by her dear friends, Maureen Coleman and Marion Mills. The funeral service was conducted at St. Luke's Anglican Church, 1204 Richmond Street North, London on Tuesday, November 30 at 11:00 a.m. Interment Woodland Cemetery, London. Memorial contributions to the Access Fund at St. Luke's Anglican Church would be gratefully acknowledged.

 

 

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