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The Beacon Obituaries
October 2006

The Beacon
is a community newspaper for Gander.

Filed chronologically as published for the Month of October 2006

 

PIKE, EUGENE -
Passed away suddenly on October 1, 2006 at the James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander, Eugene Pike, age 58 years. Predeceased by his parents, Mildred and Herbert John. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are his wife, Florence; daughter, Carla Eugenia of Gander; brothers, Leslie ( Helena ) of Gander, Roy (Elaine) of Appleton and Fred (Joan) of Gander; as well as many nieces, nephews, family and friends. Funeral service was held on October 4th at Fraser Road United church, followed by interment at All Saints Cemetery. Donations in Mr. Pike's memory may be made to the Gander and Area Food Bank. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. Please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca to sign the online guestbook.

SHEPPARD, Daisy Loretta -
Passed peacefully away at her home in gander in the presence of her loving family on October 1, 2006, Mrs. Daisy Sheppard, age 59 years. Predeceased by her mother, Mary Adeline (Smith) Parrott; brother, Robert John Parrott and sister-in-law, Paula. Left with fond and loving memories are her husband, Bruce; son, Robert; daughters, Tina (Wilf Maloney) of Gander, Kim (Paul Parsons) of Beaver Dam, NB, Lori (Dean O'Keefe) of Elmsdale, NS; father, Samuel Parrott of Hickman's Harbour; brothers, Calvin (Jean) of Grand Falls, NL, Melvin (Ann) of Glenwood, NL, Wilfred (Gertie) of Gander, NL, David (Theresa) of Churchill Falls, NL, Steven of Gander, Gary (Lisa) of Gander, Gerald (Oleen) of Trail, BC, Walter (Sylvia) of Hanover, BC, Albert (Kim) of Gander, William (Tammy) of Greenwood, NS, Wayne (Mary) of Gander; sisters, Linda (Neil Parsons) of Gander, Kathleen (Max Milley) of Gander, Barbara (George Crewe) of Gander, Annie Parrott of Grand Falls, NL, Heather (Don Burchill) of Gander; grandchildren, Matthew and Amy Maloney, Rebecca and Samantha Parsons; and a large circle of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Funeral service was held on October 5 th at St. Martin 's Anglican Church, Gander . Donations may be made to the Children's Wish Foundation, Box 13791, Station A, St. John's, NL, A1B 4G3. Interment at All Saints Anglican Cemetery, Gander. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. To sign the online guestbook, please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca

HATCHER, Marjorie -
Passed peacefully away on October 6, 2006 at Bonnews Lodge, Badger's Quay, New-Wes-Valley, Marjorie Hatcher of Lumsden, age 84 years. Predeceased by her husband, Reginald Hatcher; baby daughter, Norma Joyce; parents, Solomon and Theresa Smith; sisters, Grace Smith and Melinda Gibbons. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are her daughter, Geraldine Stagg (Scott) of Lumsden; granddaughters, Norma Lynn Ride out (Terry) of Newtown and Pamela Stagg of St. John's; two great-grandchildren, Brady and Cameron; sisters, Mina Blackmore of Gander, Zeta Clarke (Mac) of St. John's and Bertha Scott (tom) of St. John, NB; also a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service was held on October 11th at Wesley United Church , Lumsden with Reverend Boyce Parsons officiating. Interment followed at United Church Cemetery, Lumsden. Donations may be made in her memory to Bonnews Lodge, Badger's Quay or Wesley United Church, Lumsden. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove-Musgrave Harbour.

BULL, John W.D. -
Passed peacefully away on October 11, 2006 in the presence of family and friends, John Walter Dyke Bull (RN), 85 years of age. Predeceased by his parents, Christopher and Adelaide ; his brothers, Neil and Cyril; and sisters, Clara, Julia and Stella. Left to mourn his loving wife of 52 years, Madeline (King), son, Gary (Cheryl), daughters, Gail (Jake) and Brenda (Ira), grandchildren, Joanne, Rebekah, Christopher, Justin, Russell, and Bradley. Also left to mourn, his sister, Liza Ann (Nance) Martin. Also, it is noted that mourning his passing are all his nephews, nieces, in-laws, and a vast circle of friends and acquaintances. Johnny, or as some fondly remember him, Johnny Walter, was born in Ricky cove in 1921. In 1941 he joined the Royal Navy and served with distinction until 1946. He spent the next 15 years working as a cable splicer, seaman, lumberman and farmer. He was an incorporating member of the Eastport consumers Co-op and served as its manager from 1961 until his retirement in 1981. John was a life member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 41, an honorary member of the Society of United fisherman and charter member of both the Eastport Lions Club and the Eastport Peninsula fire Brigade. John had a long and enjoyable retirement doing what he always loved, farming. Financial gain was never his objective, but rather seeing things grow under his tender loving care and sharing the toils of his labour with whomever came into his garden. Unquestionably he will be missed. Funeral services took place on Saturday, October 14th. Interment followed at Holy Cross Cemetery . Donations in John's honour may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Holy Cross Cemetery Fund.
Lest we forget.

GENGE, Vernon F.
(August 16, 1931 - October 12, 2006) -
Passed peacefully away at his home in Glovertown in the presence of his family at the age of 75. He will be fondly remembered and sadly missed by his loving wife, Maude (Pike); daughter, Sherry (Bruce Bussey); son, Ron; granddaughter, Sarah Lynn Bussey; sisters, Winnie (Bruce Clarke), June (Garth Brown), Marjorie (Elmore Tulk); brothers, Norman (Joyce), Melvin (Sharon), Roland (Karolyn); and a large circle of family and friends. He is predeceased by his mother and father, Maud and Alfred Genge. The funeral service was held on Sunday, October 15th at Faith United church in Glovertown with Rev. Paul Vardy officiating. Funeral arrangements by Oram's Funeral Home. Memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association.

BUTT, Dorman John (Jack) -
Passed peacefully away on October 13, 2006 at Lakeside Homes, Gander, Dorman John (Jack) Butt, aged 80 years. Predeceased by brother, Len and sister, Louise. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are his wife, Ruby; sons, Jack (Sandra) of Ottawa, ON, Terry (Sandra) of St. John's NL, and Craig (Paula) of St. John's, NL; daughters, Florence (Jim Paterson) of Moncton, NB and Lori (Con Slaney) of Gander, NL; grandchildren, Rodney, Douglas, Jason, Brad, Justin, Andrew and Brian; great-grandchildren; Marcus and Olivia; sisters, Dorothy Abbott of St. John's, NL and Wynn Follow of Gander, NL; as well as a large circle of family and friends. Funeral service was held on October 16th at St. Martin 's Anglican Church, Gander with interment to follow at All Saints Cemetery, Gander. Donations in Mr. Butt's memory can be made to the Alzheimer Society of Newfoundland and Labrador, 687 Water Street, St. John's, NL, A1E 1C2. Funeral Arrangements entrusted to the care of Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. Please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca to sign our online guestbook.

SMALL, Vera Jane -
Passed peacefully away on October 14, 2006 at the James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander, Vera Jane Small, aged 84 years. Predeceased by her husband, P.G. Small (Joe). Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are her son, Fred (Beryl White) of Gander, NL; daughter, Sandra (Barry Slade) of Gander, NL; grandchildren, Dean (Kerri), Darlene (Glen) and Shannon; great-grandchildren, Victor and Lucas; brothers, Hardy (Melvina) of Gander, NL and Raymond (Marion) of Moreton's Harbour, NL; sister, Audrey (Don) of Gander, NL; as well as a large number of family and friends. Funeral service was held on October 16th at Fraser Road United Church, Gander, followed by inurnment at All Saints Cemetery, Gander. Donations in Mrs. Small's memory can be made to the Lung Association, 15 Pippy Place, 2nd Floor, Carnell Building, P.O. Box 13457, Station A, St. John's, NL, A1B 4B8. Funeral Arrangements entrusted to the care of Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. Please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca to sign the online guestbook.

ABBOTT, Nellie P. -
Passed away on October 15, 2006 at the James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander, Mrs. Nellie P. Abbott of Musgrave Harbour in her 87th year. Predeceased by her husband, Samson (1996). Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are her son, Don (Donna) of Deer Lake; daughter, Linda of St. John's; sister, Gertrude Hicks (Edgar) of Musgrave Harbour; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and also a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service was held on October 17th at St. Luke's United Church, Musgrave Harbour. Interment followed at St. Luke's United Church Cemetery, Musgrave Harbour with Rev. Scott Parsons officiating. Donations in her memory may be made to the Heart and Stoke, Foundation. Funeral Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove-Musgrave Harbour.

MULLINS, Raymond Pike, 80
Dartmouth
-
Passed peacefully away in Oakwood Terrace, Dartmouth, on October 18, 2006. He was born January 1, 1926 in Rencontre East, NL, the son of the late Abner and Ethel (Keeping) Mullins. Raymond was employed with Eastern Provincial Airways for many years and then with the Dept. of Transport (PSAC) Canadian Coast Guard Helicopter section as a licensed helicopter engineer until his retirement. Raymond had a great sense of humour. He is survived his loving wife, Beatrice (Bea),of Dartmouth;, son, Wayne (Candy), Mississauga, ON; daughter, Doreen Ann Mullins of Dartmouth; sisters, Jane (Fred) Guest, St. John's, NL, Elsie (Jerry) Hall, south Carolina, USA; brother, Jim (Sheila) of St. John's, NL; grandchildren, Lisa Danielle (Jim) Johnson; and Jared Coffin, both of Dartmouth; great-grandchildren, Camden and Sarah. Raymond was predeceased by sisters, Dora Lake of Milltown, NL and Julia Mullins of St. John's , NL. Funeral service was held on October 23, 2006 at A.L. Mattatall Funeral Home, 217 Portland St., Dartmouth. Michael Kelly of the Woodlawn Congregation of Jehovah Witnesses officiated. Burial in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens. Special thanks to nurses and staff and to caregivers Courtney and Renee at Oakewood Terrace, Unit B.

COLLINS, Gordon
(Oct. 8, 1923 - Oct. 19, 2006) -
Passed peacefully away at the James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander after a lengthy illness, Gordon Collins of Gambo in his 83rd year. Predeceased by sisters, Lillan M. Pritchett and Dorcas Lush; brother, Baxter Collins; as well as his parents. Left with loving memories are sisters, Daisy Hancock of St. John's and Maxine Fry of Gambo (with whom he resided); brother, Wilfred Blackmore of Glovertown; and a large number of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Funeral service was held on October 22nd at St. George's Anglican Church, Gambo, led by Rev. Betty Harbin and George Badcock, Lay Minister. Interment at St. George's Cemetery, Gambo. Donations may be made in his memory to the Kidney Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society.

EASTMAN, Sterling -
Passed peacefully away on October 25, 2006 at Lakeside Homes, Gander, Sterling Eastman, age 82 years. Predeceased by his wife, Annie; brother, Overton; sister, Nellie; parents, George and Druscilla. Left with loving memories are his sons, Winston (Evelyn) of George's Point, Willis (Betty) of Harris Point; daughter, Lorraine Vivian (Ernest) of Wing's Point; brother, Aubrey (Ada) of Harris Point; 14 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild, Liam. Funeral service was held on October 27th at the Pentecostal Church, Wing's Point. Interment at the Pentecostal Cemetery, Wing's Point. Arrangements through Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. To sign our online guest book, please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca

WINSOR, Annie -
Passed peacefully away on October 21, 2006 at Brookfield Hospital, Annie Winsor of Wesleyville, age 57. Predeceased by her parents, Ralph and Carrie (Brown) White; brother, Edgar; sister, Evelyn; father-in-law, Jack Winsor; brother-in-law, David Winsor. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are husband, Eric; son, Ralph; daughter, Jacqueline (Jim Spurrell) all of Wesleyville; sisters, Maggie (Ronald Goodyear) of Valleyfield, Blanch (Bob Burry) of Willowdale, ON, Nina (Cluney Burton) of Greenspond, Ivy (Clayton Hunt) of Valleyfield, Margaret (Bert Bown) of Victoria Cove, Bessie (Hubert Knee) of Fort McMurray, AB, Brenda (Ted Knee) of Fort McMurray, AB, Evelyn (Pat Webb) of Oshawa, ON, Kim (Darryl Burry) of Greenspond and Lisa (Ivan Parsons) of Indian Bay; grandchildren, Koran (Gorman Feltham) of Brampton, ON and Kerry of Fort McMurray, AB; great-grandson, Riley James of Brampton, ON; mother-in-law, Violet Winsor of Bonnews Lodge, Badger's Quay; sisters-in-law, Genny (Don Pond) of Badger's Quay, Kay (Marshall Hunt) of Trinity, Carrie (Gilbert Firmage ) of Centreville, Betty (Carl Potuer) of Red Deer, AB and Patricia Winsor of British Columbia; 32 nieces; 15 nephews; 26 great-nephews; 21 great-nieces; and a large circle of other family and friends. Funeral service was held on October 24th at the Salvation Army Citadel, New-Wes-Valley with Captain K. Rideout officiating. Interment followed at the United Church Cemetery, Valleyfield. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove-Musgrave Harbour.

LANE, Malcolm -
Passed peacefully away on October 25, 2006 at Lakeside Homes, Gander, Malcolm Lane of Trinity, Bonavista Bay, age 78 years. Predeceased by his parents, Stephen and Susannah Jane Lane; his wife, Josephine; daughter, Bernice; two brothers, Watson and Leo; and sister, Gladys Pickett. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are his two sons, Barry (Shirley) of St. John's, Stewart of Trinity; three daughters, Delores (Paul Thompson) of Hare Bay, Bernice Lane of Trinity, Margaret (Freeman Rogers) of Ontario; three brothers, Stephen Lane (Linda) of St. John's, Wilfred Lane (Ann) of St. John's and Eli Lane (Margaret) of Port Union; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service was held on October 28, 2006 at St. Alban's Anglican Church, Trinity with Rev. Wayne Short officiating. Interment followed at the Anglican Cemetery, Trinity. Arrangements entrust to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove-Musgrave Harbour.

SHEPPARD, Cyril Ralph -
Passed peacefully away on October 27, 2006 at Brookfield Hospital, Cyril Ralph Sheppard of Badger's Quay, age 62. Predeceased by father, Walter Sheppard. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are his wife, Joyce; sons, Sheldon (Angie Fraser) and Philip (Nicole) and grandson, Ethan, all of Whitby, ON; mother, Margaruite Sheppard of Labrador City; brother, Gerald (Peggy) of Badger's Quay; sisters, Alfreda (Colin Fudge) of Lantz, NS and Josephine (Junior Humphries) of Labrador City; and a large circle of other family and friends. Funeral service was held on October 30th at St. Alban's Anglican Church, Badger's Quay with Rev. R. Trevors officiating. Interment followed at St. Alban's Anglican Cemetery, Badger's Quay. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove-Musgrave Harbour.

BURRY, Noah -
Passed peacefully away on October 28, 2006 at Bonnews Lodge, New-Wes-Valley, Noah Burry. Age 94 years. Predeceased by his wife, Carrie (Blackwood); parents, Joseph and Harriett (Butt); brothers, Pearce, Eldon and Peter; sister, Mayetabell Kelloway. Left with loving memories are his sons, Henry (Mae), Pearce (Phyllis), Walter (Lydia), all of Bonavista, George (Debbie) of Oshawa, ON; daughters, Lorraine (Harry Faulkner) of Bonavista, Bessie (Roy Blackwood) of Greenspond, Edwina (Donald Wicks) of Greenspond, Shirley (Reg Parsons) of Valleyfield; 27 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Ena Burry of Glovertown; and a large circle of nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral service was held on October 30th at the Memorial United Church, Bonavista with Rev. Tony Coles and Lay Reader Margaret Hicks officiating. Interment followed at the United Church Cemetery, Bonavista. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Strathie's Funeral Home, Bonavista.

PRITCHETT, Baxter -
Born on November 24, 1931, passed away October 31, 2006, after a lengthy illness, Baxter Pritchett, age 74. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis of 53 years; his children, Roy (Anita), Clayton (Delphine) and Zita (Randall). He will be remember always and sadly missed by everyone including his grandchildren, Dodi (Maurice), Greg, Lorna, Carla, Marcella and Damian; great-grandchildren, Jami and Taylor; two brothers, four sisters, and a large circle of friends. Funeral service was held on October 31st at St. George's Church, Gambo, led by Rev. Betty Harbin, Rev. Paul Thoms, Sr. and Rev. Paul Thoms, Jr. Interment at St. George's Cemetery, Gambo.

 

 

Page contributed by: Carol Walsh

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

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