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The Beacon Obituaries
October 2004

The Beacon
is a community newspaper for Gander.

Filed chronologically as published for the Month of October 2004

 

FISHER, Grace Elizabeth –Passed peacefully away on October 2, 2004 at the James Paton Memorial Hospital , Gander, Grace Elizabeth Fisher, age four months. Predeceased by grandparents, Charles and Anita Vincent and grandmother, Doris Fisher. Left with loving memories are parents, Elsie (Vincent) and Terry Fisher; Poppy Clarence Fisher; uncles, Paul (Sheila) Fisher of Lantz, NS, Boyd Vincent (Rose) of Valleyfield, Calvin Vincent (Kelly) of Gander, John Vincent of Mount Pearl; aunts, Patricia Dillon (Brian) of Paradise, Brenda Norris (Scott) of Templeman, Elizabeth Green (Gerald) of Gander, Roma Kean (Charles) of Badger's Quay, Cynthia Vincent of Valleyfield, Glenda Vincent of Gander; 13 cousins; and a large circle of relatives and friends. Funeral service took place on October 5th at Fraser Road United Church, Gander with Rev. Stephanie McClellan officiating. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander .

TAYLOR, Ralph James – Passed peacefully away on October 2, 2004 at the James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander, Ralph James Taylor, age 65. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are his wife, Muriel; daughters, Kimberly of Calgary, Alberta and Deborah of Etobicoke, Ontario; sons, John (Paula) of Labrador City and Jason of Wabush; two stepdaughters, Gaye (Glen Elliott) of Gander and Marcella (Bruno Blanchard) of Bathurst, New Brunswick; stepson, Shawn Kelly of Ottawa, Ontario; two grandchildren, James and Chloe; two sisters, Anna (Lester Feltham) of Glovertown and Mildred (Douglas Pilgrim) of British Columbia; and two brothers, Gerald (Myrtle) Taylor of Glovertown and Galphine (Mae) Taylor of Glovertown. Always remembered by a large number of relatives and friends. Funeral service was held on October 4th at St. Andrews Anglican Church, Glovertown. Donations in Mr. Taylor's memory can be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Oram's Funeral Home, Glovertown.

GOODYEAR, Maisie Viola – Passed peacefully away on October 4, 2004 at Brookfield Hospital, Maisie Viola Goodyear of Lumsden, age 67 years. Predecease by her parents, Jesse and Pheobe Abbott; brothers, Sampson, Carson, Harry, Ernie and Hector; sisters, Pearl, Loretta, Jean and Meeta. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are her husband, Nathaniel; three sons, Edison (Debbie) of Lumsden, Richard (Michelle) of Grand Falls-Windsor, Timothy (Arlene) of Gander; four sisters, Sadie Penny of Toronto, ON, Barbara Pinsent of Musgrave Harbour, Joyce Pardy (Walter) of Musgrave Harbour, Mereida Abbott (Gershon) of Musgrave Harbour; six granddaughters, Sally, Pamela, Cassandra, Chante, Katelyn and Rebecca; and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service took place on October 6th at Wesley United Church , Lumsden with Rev. Miriam Bowlby officiating. Interment followed at the United Church Cemetery, Lumsden. Donations in her memory may be made to the Wesley United Church Cemetery Fund. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Musgrave Harbour-Pound Cove.

ROWSELL, Cyril R. – Passed peacefully away on October 5, 2004 at the Dr. Hugh Twomey Health Care Centre, Cyril R. Rowsell, DFC, aged 81 years. Predeceased by his wife, Isobel (nee Woolley), brother, Augustus and sister, Annette Snow. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are his daughter, Jane (Maxwell Bussey) of Gander, NL; grandchildren, Christina (Glen) Oake of Botwood, NL and Heather (Jason) Evans of St. John's, NL; and sister, Marjorie (Leslie) Hiltz of Ottawa, ON. Funeral service took place on October 7th at St. Martin 's Anglican Church, Gander with interment at All Saints Cemetery, Gander . Donations in Mr. Rowsell's memory can be made to the Dialysis Fund of the Central Northeast Health Foundation, Gander . Funeral Arrangements entrusted to the care of Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander.

MELINDY, Gordon E. – Passed peacefully away on October 6, 2004 at the James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander, Gordon E. Melindy of Lumsden, age 73 years. Predeceased by his parents, Earl and Marie Melindy; brother, Jack Melindy, and nephew, Randy Norman. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are his wife, Dorcas; children, Donna Goodyear (Job), Derrick Melindy (Trudy), Gayle Whitt (Doyle), Gordie Melindy, all of Lumsden, Eugene Melindy (Cheryl) of Gander, Glen Melindy (Sharon) of Goulds; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brothers, Lloyd Melindy (Patricia) of Corner Brook, Fred Melindy (Norma) of Valleyfield; sisters, Elsie Norman (Wilfred), Juanita Hatcher (Erwin); sister-in-law, Marion Melindy, all of Lumsden and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service was held on October 8th at Wesley United Church with Rev. Miriam Bowlby officiating. Interment at the United Church Cemetery, Lumsden. Donations in his memory may be made to the Wesley United Church Memorial Fund. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Musgrave Harbour-Pound Cove.

PRITCHETT, (Brigadier) Abram S. – Promoted to Glory from his home at Gambo on October 6, 2004, Retired Salvation Army Officer Abram Pritchett of Gambo, age 91 years. Predeceased by his wife, Maisie (Reid) in 1999; brothers, Bela, Spencer, Curtis, Ira; and sister, Jessie (Jerrett). Left with fond memories are sisters, Nellie (Skiffington) and Irene (Payne); and a large number of relatives and friends. Rested at Pritchett's Funeral Home, Gambo. Funeral was held on October 10th at the Salvation Army Citadel, Gambo. Interment followed at the Salvation Army Cemetery, Gambo. Donations in his memory may be made to the Salvation Army Gambo Citadel Band.

LUNDRIGAN, Katie – Passed peacefully away on October 7, 2004 at Lakeside Homes, Gander, Katie Lundrigan, age 78 years. Predeceased by her husband, Michael in 1977, and brothers, William Brown and Samuel Cross. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are sons, Michael of Gander, NL and Wilfred (Betty) of St. John's, NL; daughter, Barbara (Winston Hicks) of Glovertown, NL; grandchildren, Kimberley, Tamara, Stephen and Sarah; great-grandchildren, Madison, Brooklyn, Mitchell, Gavin and Logan, special friends, Karen Martin and Sylvia West; as well as a large number of nieces, Nephews, other family and friends. Funeral service was held on October 9th at the Anglican church in Gambo, followed by interment at the Anglican Cemetery in Gambo. Donations in Mrs. Lundrigan's memory may be made to the Anglican Church Cemetery Fund in Gambo. Funeral Arrangements entrusted to the care of Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander

RIDEOUT, Mabel – Passed peacefully away at Bonnews Lodge, Badger's Quay on October 9, 2004, Mabel Rideout, age 89 years. Predeceased by her husband, Llewelyn; parents, Peter and Mary Best; brothers, Carman and Baxter; sister, Lillian Winters; brothers-in-law, Robert and Rexie; sisters-in-law, Laura and Marion. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are her sons, Winston (Helen) of Blaketown, James ( Alice ) of Newtown; daughter, Palma Fairweather (Brett) of Courtice, ON; sister, Leon Hann of St. John's; 14 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service took place on October 12th at Trinity United Church, Newtown with Rev. Miriam Bowlby officiating. Interment followed at the United Cemetery, Cape Freels. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Musgrave Harbour-Pound Cove.

CRISBY, Georgina (nee Turner)- Passed peacefully away at Lakeside Homes, Gander, on Sunday, Oct. 10, 2004, in her 87th year. Leaving to mourn is husband Kenneth, sons John (Carolyn) of Eastport, and Neville (Janice) of Eastport, daughters Linda (Bill Foote) of Gander, Karen (Gerry Dawe) of Port de Grave, and Ruth (Tom Cheeks) of Gander, grandchildren Dale (Laurie) of Gander, Greg (Lisa) of Gander, Vanessa (Mike Winsor) of Nova Scotia, Amy (Dane Gill) of Corner Brook, Andrea of St. John's, Pamela of Gander, Brent of Port de Grave, and Daniel of Eastport, great-grandchildren Aiden, Christopher and Cameron, all of Gander. She also leaves to mourn a large circle of nieces and nephews. Resting at Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander on Monday, Oct. 11, from 4-9 p.m., Squire's Funeral Home, Eastport, on Tuesday, October 12th from 2-9 p.m. and Wednesday, October 13th from 10 a.m.-noon. Funeral from Holy Cross Church, Eastport, on Wednesday, Oct. 13 at 2:30 p.m. Interment from Holy Cross Cemetery, Eastport. No flowers by request. However, in lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Central Northeast Health Foundation for Lakeside Homes.

SIMMS, Raymond G.- Passed peacefully away at the James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander, on October 10, 2004, Raymond G. Simms, age 62 years. Predeceased by his parents, William and Lizzie Simms. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are his wife, Catherine (Kay) Simms; son, Richard (fiancée, Paula Kean) of Gander, NL; daughter, Janet, (Tony Hiscock) of Gander, NL; special granddaughter, Alyssa Kean; brothers, William of St. John's, NL and Robert (Joan) of St. John's, NL; sisters, Bernice (Ed Woodrow) of Moncton, NB, Carole Penney of Moncton, NB, Linda (Bob Lamb) of Sarnia, ON and Bonnie (Derrick Cox) of St. John's, NL; nine nephews, nine nieces; and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service was held October 13th from St. Joseph 's Roman Catholic Church , Gander with interment following at All Saint's Cemetery, Gander . Donations in Mr. Simms' memory may be made to a charity of one's choice. Arrangements entrusted to Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander .

TULK, Alvin – Passed away at the James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander, on October 10, 2004, Alvin Tulk, of Aspen Cove, age 59 years. Predeceased by his mother and father-in-law, Olive and Walter Stratton, and infant nephew, Glenn. Left to mourn Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are his wife, Alice; three sons, Kirk (Corenna), Kent (Stephanie), Kirby (Robin), all of Aspen Cove; parents, Lloyd and Gertie Tulk of Aspen Cove,; five grandchildren, Gisella, Kayla, Keesha, Alyson and Daniel; eight nieces, one nephew; brothers-in-law, Bernard Stratton (Olive) of Labrador City, Junior Stratton (Ruth) of Aspen Cove; sisters-in-law, Alma (Larry Coles) of Aspen Cove; special friend and buddy, Bruce Torraville of Aspen Cove; and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service took place on October 13th at the Bethel United Church , Aspen Cove with Rev, Scott Parsons officiating. Interment followed at the United Church Cemetery, Aspen Cove. Donations in his memory may be made to the Bethel United Church Memorial Fund, Aspen Cove. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove-Musgrave Harbour.

MORROW, Horatio Earnest – Passed away at the James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander, on Sunday, October 10, 2004, Rache was born in Boylston, Nova Scotia, November 20, 1921 to Mary Caroline (Myers) and Benjamin Albert Morrow. Predeceased by his parents and brothers, Elmer, Hamilton and Elliott and sisters, Irene Pyle and Sophie Simpson and a sister in infancy. Lovingly remembered by wife, Kathy; two daughters, Phyllis Hynes of Boylston, Linda (Scott) Cook of Roachvale and son, Donald (Ann) of Boylston. Also left to mourn are one sister, Hazel Maude Hayden of Manchester, NS; brother-in-law, Eugene Simpson, Lower Sackville, NS; grandchildren, Fraser, Holly, Darlene, Stephen, Heather, Jamie, Sherry, Wanda and Shawn; 14 great-grandchildren; as well as many nephews and nieces and lifelong friends in Nova Scotia; members of the Walsh family and many friends in Newfoundland. Cremation has taken place by Rache's request with inurnment at a later date in Boylston.
And what it is to cease breathing but to free the breath from its restless tides, that it may rise and expand and seek God unencumbered? – Kahill Gibran.

KEATS, Beatrice – Passed peacefully away on October 11, 2004, Beatrice Keats, age 83 years. Predeceased by her husband, Ronald and son, Garland. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are sons, Allan (Caroline), Gambo, NL, Winston (Gloria), Ajax, ON, Tony (Donna), Dover, NL; daughters, Elsie (Steward), Dover, NL, Marguerite (Robert), Toronto, ON; sisters, Lucy, Dover, NL, Eliza, Topsail, NL, 20 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and a large circle of family and friends. Many thanks go out to the staff, especially the kitchen staff at Lakeside Homes. The special care and attention given to our Mom goes beyond your duties. Thanks to those who help relieve the sorrow, Lakeside Homes staff, Majors Fudge, Salvation Army Community Care, people who sent food, flowers and cards. Thanks to those who made donations to the S.A. Church Fund and to Lakeside Homes in our Mom's memory. Mom rested at Oram's Funeral Home, Dover . Funeral service was held on October 14th at the Salvation Army Church, Dover with interment at the S.A. Cemetery, Lockers Bay . Arrangements entrusted to the care of Oram's Funeral Home, Dover .

NOONAN, Michael E. – Passed peacefully away at Lakeside Homes, Gander on October 14th, 2004, Michael E. Noonan, aged 88 years. Predeceased by his parents, Edward and Mary Noonan of Northern Bay, NL; son Jimmy; brothers: Patrick, Vincent, John Thomas and sister Mary. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories are his wife Mary; sons: Raymond (Joan) of Stephenville, NL and Gregory (Debbie) of Stephenville, NL; grandchildren: Michael, Christopher, Anthony, Erica and Melissa; great-grandchild Dylan and sister-in-law Anne Noonan. Funeral service will take place on Saturday, October 16th, 2004 at 1:30 p.m. from St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Gander, with interment to follow at All Saints Cemetery, Gander. Donations in Mr. Noonan's memory can be made to the Newfoundland Cancer Treatment & Research Foundation. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander .

CARBERRY, Eric – Passed peacefully away at Lakeside Homes, Gander , on October 19, 2004, Eric Carberry, age 78 years. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are his wife, Audrey; sisters, Phoebe Steele of Appleton and Delphine Woodland of St. John's; nieces, nephews; and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service was held on October 21st at St. Andrew's Anglican Church, Glenwood. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to St. Andrew's Anglican Church Restoration Fund, Appleton, Glenwood. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander .

HUMPHRIES, Gideon – Passed peacefully away at Bonnews Lodge, Badger's Quay on October 19, 2004, Gideon Humphries, aged 87 years of Wesleyville. Predeceased by his parents, James and Elizabeth Humphries; his wife, Violet; daughter, Sybil Burry; granddaughter, Roma Burry. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are his son, Reginald (Bernice) of Wesleyville; daughter, Statie (Cyril Andrews) of Labrador City; son-in-law, Otto Burry of Valleyfield; two sisters, Josie (Walter Howell) of St. John's, Nina Abbott of St. John's; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service took place on October 21st at the Jubilee United Church, Wesleyville with Rev. Heather Sanford officiating. Interment followed at the United Church Cemetery, Wesleyville. Donations may be made in his memory to the Cancer Society. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Musgrave Harbour-Pound Cove.

PICKETT, Chesley – Passed peacefully away on October 21, 2004 at Brookfield Hospital, Chesley Pickett of Centreville, aged 85 years. Predeceased by his parents, Albert and Maggie Pickett; daughter, Hazel; brothers, Frederick, Gordon, Thomas and John. Left to mourn with fond and beautiful memories are his wife, Lucy, two sons, Wilson (Christine) of Ontario; Alonzo (Margaret) of Centreville; one daughter, Lorna (Winston Button) of Centreville; one sister, Mary Noble of Centreville; seven grandchildren, Crystal, Steven, Brandee, Haylee, Sheldon, Jennifer, Gregory; seven great-grandchildren, Danica, Andrea, Sabrina, Joshua, Alyssa, Madison and Mallory and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service was held on October 24th at St. Barnabas Anglican Church, Centreville with Rev. Sam Rose officiating. Interment followed at the Anglican Church Cemetery, Centreville. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Musgrave Harbour-Pound Cove.

ENNIS, Francis Joseph – Passed peacefully away at the James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander, on Friday, October 22, 2004, Frank Ennis, age 85 years. He is predeceased by his parents, Vincent John and Catherine Ennis of Mersheeen Island, two brothers and one sister. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are his beloved wife, Susie; six sons, Leonard (Mabel) of Hare Bay, Michael (Jane) of St. John's, Leo (Cathy) of Gander, Jesse (Judy) of Gander, Tony of Ontario, Ewan (Corinne) of Ontario; two daughters, Hannah (Jim Parsons) of Dover, Pearl (David Rogers) of Hare Bay; 19 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Joseph Rogers; one sister, Gertrude Grouchy; nieces, nephews, and a very large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service took place on Monday, October 25th at the Salvation Army Citadel, Hare Bay . Interment was at the Salvation Army Cemetery, Hare Bay .

MESH, Ivan G. – Passed away on October 22, 2004 at the James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander, Ivan G. Mesh of Gander, age 70. Mr. Mesh is predeceased by parents, Walter and Caroline; sister, Daisie Gill and brother-in-law, James Duke. Left with fond and loving memories is his wife, Joan; son, Greg (Michelle) of Appleton; daughters, Kathy and (Robert Bertrand) of Iqaluit, Vikki and Keith Kelloway of Saskatchewan; brother, Walter (Avice) of Lower Sackville; sisters, Phyllis Duke of Gander; Maisie Williams of Louisiana, USA; brother-in-law, Headly Gill of Gander; grandchildren, Suzy, Sandy, Jodi, Mark, Ben; and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Memorial service was held on October 24th at Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. With respect to his wishes, the family will scatter his ashes on the Gander River where he spent many happy hours fishing and hunting, Donations in his memory may be made to The Newfoundland and Labrador Cancer Research Foundation. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander.

MULLINS, Mary Ann – Passed peacefully away at Brookfield Hospital on October 23, 2004, Mary Ann Mullins of Greenspond, age 86 years. Predeceased by her husband, Thomas. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are her sons, Ambrose (Gertrude) of St. John's, Thomas (Brenda) of Toronto, ON, William (Shirley) of Toronto, ON, Llewellyn (Toni) of Ajax, ON; daughters, Sarah Burry (Roland) of Greenspond, Gertrude Dunaway (Tom) of Newport News, Virginia, USA, Bonnie Peddle (Eugene) of Pool's Island, Winnifred Gray (Rocky) of Mt. Pearl, Martha Sheppard (Edwin) of Pool's Island; 17 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service was held on October 25th at the United Church, Valleyfield with Rev. Heather Sandford officiating. Interment followed at the United Cemetery, Valleyfield . Donations in her memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Society. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Musgrave Harbour-Pound Cove.

PARSONS, Wallace – Passed away on Sunday, October 24, 2004 at Brockville General Hospital, Wallace Parsons of Prescott, Ontario, formerly of Lumsden, NL., in his 74th year. Predeceased by his parents and sister, Doris Saunders. Blessed with beautiful memories are his wife, Noreen of Prescott; son, Alan (Connie) of Kwanglu, South Korea; daughters, Carmen (Anthony) and Lisa, all of Ottawa; brother, Rex (Sonia) of Musgrave Harbour, NL; as well as sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral took place on October 27th at the chapel, Chris Slater Funeral Home, Prescott, Ontario, with interment at Blue Church Cemetery. Donations in his memory may be made to “Touch a Rainbow Riding for the Disabled”, or to a charity of one's choice. Donations may be made on-line at www.chrisslaterfuneralhome.com

STAGG, Anastatia – Passed peacefully away on October 25, 2004 at Brookfield Hospital, Anastatia Stagg, age 92 years. Predeceased by her husband, Sidney; parents, Sarah and James Templeman; daughters, Linda Stagg and Jane Dawe; granddaughters, Kelly Stagg and Patsy Pye; sons-in-law, Frank Perry and Bill Gitzier; brother, Charles Templeman. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are her sons, Charlie of St. John's, Clyde (Beatrice) of Lumsden, Ernest (Goldie) of Lumsden; daughters, Mildred Dalton of Florida, Ada Gitzier of Florida, Betty McEntegart (Owen) of Lumsden, Edna Winter (Heber) of New Market, ON, Phyllis Holt (Doug) of North York, ON, Mai White of Gambo, Wandy Healey (Jim) of Surrey, BC; son-in-law, Robert Dawe of Bay Roberts; brother-in-law, Richard Stagg (Dorothy) of Bay Roberts; 36 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service took place on October 28th at The Jehovah Witness Kingdom Hall, Lumsden. Interment followed at The Jehovah Witness Cemetery; Lumsden. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Musgrave Harbour-Pound Cove.

SHERRING, Scott James – Passed peacefully away at the James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander, on October 27, 2004, Scott James Sherring in his 72nd year. Predeceased by his parents, Doug and Laura (McHugh); brothers, Doug Junior (Brud), Kevin, David; sister, Geraldine; brothers-in-law, Bob Custer and Vince Brazil. Left to mourn are sisters, Eileen (the late Bob) Custer of Erie, Penna, U.SA., Marjorie (the late Vince) of Gander; Lorne of Simco, ON; nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place by Scott's request.
The Lord is My Shepherd.

 

 

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