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The Beacon Obituaries
October 2010

The Beacon
is a community newspaper for Gander.

Filed chronologically as published for the Month of October 2010

 

WOODFORD, MERCEDES
Passed peacefully away at Lakeside Homes, Gander on Friday, October 8th, 2010 Mercedes Woodford, age 87. Predeceased by husband, George Woodford; brothers, Thomas, Peter, George, Ron, Michael; sisters, Mary, Winnifred, and Pauline. Left to mourn with loving memories are her sons, Leonard (Dianne) of Mt. Pearl; Rex (Anne) of Mt. Pearl; daughters ,Joan Casey of St. John's, Rosemary (Richard) Hearn of Bay Bulls, Elaine (Roy) Pike of Appleton, Caroline (Vincent) Reid of Winnipeg, Barbara (Neil) Anthony of Ottawa; sisters, Irene Duggan of Duncan, B.C., Geraldine (Gerard) Martin of Topsail; grandchildren, Jenny Hughes, Paige Woodford, Ashley Powell, Andy, Rebecca and Aaron Woodford, Darlene and Christopher Neil; great-grandson, Brayden Powell and a large circle of relatives and friends. Funeral service was held on Monday, October 11, 2010 from the Roman Catholic Church followed by interment at All Saints Cemetery. Donations in Mercedes's memory may be made to the Gander and Area Food Bank or the Alzheimer's Society of Newfoundland and Labrador. Arrangements entrusted through Stacey's funeral Home. To sign our online memorial guestbook, please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca

BISHOP, MARTIN GERALD -
Passed away on October 12, 2010 at JPM Hospital, Gander, at the age of 68 years, Martin Gerald Bishop, of Hare Bay. He leaves to mourn his loving wife, Fannie, sister, Shirley (Melvin) Mouland; brother-in-law, Clifford Mouland; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and a large circle of friends. Rested at Oram's Funeral Home, Dover. Majors Bert and Joan Harbin conducted his Funeral on Friday, Oct 15th at The Salvation Army assisted by Rev Karl Arnold and Major Barry Anstey. Interment was at the Salvation Army Cemetery, Hare Bay.

GRANTER, Barry Samuel - 3 AUG 1950 - 13 OCT 2010 - Born in Gander, NL August 3, 1950 passed away peacefully at South Shore Regional Hospital in Bridgewater, October 13, 2010 with his loving family by his side. Barry is survived by his loving wife Joan of 40 years, of which he always said was his "perfect 10"; daughter, Karen (Billy Lunn); granddaughters, Bronwyn, Chantelle and Mattingly, Beaverbank; son, Adrian (Jennifer); grandson Dylan, Lower Sackville; son, Nicholas (Lindsay) Qatar; parents Mona and Chesley of Gander NL; brother, Bryne (Anne Marie), Fox Trap, NL and a wide circle of extended family, friends and co-workers. Not one for dwelling on sadness, Barry would like to be remembered to those lives he touched as loving, funny and ever witty. His brief but fierce battle with cancer didn't waiver his zest for making everyone laugh. He was full of life until the end, often saying "it is what it is". Barry worked with various airlines starting in 1970 with EPA, Canadian Pacific, CP Air and Air Nova. In 2001 he began a new chapter in his career with the Health Care District in Saskatchewan, then as Administrator of Villa St. Joseph, Yarmouth and most recently Administrator of Harbour View Haven, Lunenburg. As well, he served as a trustee for the NSAHO and was extremely dedicated to the continuing care community. Barry was proud of his colleagues that worked well together as a team to help provide the best care possible to the residents while he strived to make every day enjoyable for both the residents and the staff. He was known as an avid reader of all genres from mystery and non-fiction to watches and motorcycles which he said made him full of "useless information," although he never did lose a game of Trivial Pursuit. During the holidays, the kid in Barry would come out. Walking around the house wearing rabbit ears or antlers and if he got the chance, he would think nothing of throwing a cold bucket of water on you over the shower curtain. He loved spending time with his grandchildren, often taking them to feed the ducks in Bridgwater during their frequent sleepovers at Nana's and Papa's. His favourite time of the day was snuggling by the fire with his soul mate Joan. He always welcomed a crowd in the house and gave a hearty wave good-bye when they left. Barry's true roots lye in Newfoundland, which he referred to as "Gods Country." There will be a celebration of his life on Friday October 15th, 2010 at 2PM at the Cornerstone Wesleyan Church, 1215 Hammonds Plains Road, Hammonds Plains, NS with a reception to follow. The help of family, neighbours, coworkers and friends over the past 6 months has been immeasurable. We would like to give a heartfelt thank you to our long time family doctor, Dr. Killeen and his wife Linda, Dr. Morzycki, Dr. Bethune, Dr. Holenhurst.and the VG Nurses. A special thanks to Dr. Robertson, Dr.Abriel and the Palliative care team, especially Heather Cameron, ambulance staff, nurses and all other staff at South Shore Regional Hospital, the VON Nurses-Home Care, as well as Sweeny's Funeral Home, Bridgewater NS. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to DASC Industries, 10 Akerley Blvd, Dartmouth, NS B3B 1J4 email www.dasc-ns.ca a not for profit agency for adults with intellectual disabilities where his daughter, Karen is employed as a supervisor and who is just as dedicated to her profession as her father was to his. Of note, Barry's brother in law, Joan's brother, Darryl lives with an intellectual disability and has had a better quality of life as a result of such organizations as Karen works for. Online condolences can be made at www.sweenysfuneralhome.com

HOUNSELL, SARAH GRACE -
Passed peacefully away at Bonnews Lodge, Badger's Quay on Wednesday, October 13, 2010, Sarah Grace Hounsell, age 104 years. Predeceased by her husband, Alexander Hounsell; daughter, Eileen Green; son, Roderick Hounsell; granddaughter, Isabel Troke; great-grandson, Darrell Troke; brothers, Donald Gill, William Gill, George Gill and Howard Gill. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are her grandson-in-law, Willis Troke of Newtown; several nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends. Funeral service took place at Carnell's Funeral Chapel, Freshwater Road on Friday, October 15, 2010 with Rev. Sam Rose officiating. Interment followed at St. Michael's Anglican Cemetery, St. John's. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove - Musgrave Harbour and Carnell's Funeral Home, St. John's.

CROCKER, MERIDA -
Passed away unexpectedly at her residence on Saturday, 0ctober 16, 2010, Merida Crocker, age 79 years of Pool's Island. Predeceased by her parents, Willis and Susannah Pickett; husband, Edward Maxwell Crocker; brothers, Arthur and Richard; sisters, Robina, Jessie, Dinah Mae and Phoebe Ann. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are her sons, Frank (Linda), Edward (Danette), Arthur( Maxine), David (Daphne) and Stephen - all of Pool's Island; daughters, Laura Sheppard (Joseph) and Julia Collins (Lawrence)- all of Pool's Island; sister, Sarah Firmage of Wareham; sister-in-law, Elizabeth Osmond of Gambo; grandchildren, Leonard, Blaine, Cory, Kevin, Tracy, Angie, E.J., Laura-Lynn, Stephen, Scott, Dylan and Deon; great-grandchildren, Madison, Morgan, Matthew and Kayla; and a large circle of other relatives and many friends. Funeral service took place at St. James Anglican Church, Pool's Island on Monday, October 18, 2010 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Shaun O'Connor officiating. Interment followed at The Anglican Cemetery, Pool's Island. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove - Musgrave Harbour. To send messages of condolence please visit www.kittiwakefuneralhomes.ca

SHUGARUE, GENEVIEVE -
Passed peacefully away at Lakeside Homes, Gander on October 16th, 2010, Genevieve (Genny) Shugarue, age 85 years. Predeceased by husband, Jim; daughter, Margaret; son-in-law, Paul Hansen; brothers, Reg, Jerome, Jimmy, and Kevin Reynolds. Left with loving memories is her son, Jimmy (Dot) Shugarue and daughters, Ruth (Roy) Eisan, Doreen (Jerome) White - all of Gander, Betty Hansen of Cornwall, ON, Linda Shugarue of Halifax, NS, Sharon (Barrie) Braithwaite, Anne Marie (Jim) Nippard - both of Rockland, ON; brother, Pat (Sandra) Reynolds and sisters, Sadie Manslip of Mississauga, ON, Betty Starkes of Abilene, Texas, Mamie Yetman of Harbour Grace; 13 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, and 1 great- great- grandchild. Also a large circle of relatives and friends. Rested at Stacey's Funeral Home. Funeral Mass was held Wednesday, October 20th from St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Gander, followed by inurnment at All Saints Cemetery. Donations in Genny's memory may be made to a charity of one's choice. A special thank you to the staff of Lakeside Homes and the James Paton Memorial Health Care Centre for their care and support. Arrangements entrusted through the care of Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. To sign our on-line guest book please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca

FOSTER, FLORENCE - October 2, 1926 - October 20, 2010
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our beloved mother, grandmother and sister at St. Clare's Mercy Hospital, St. John's. Predeceased by first husband, Sam, second husband, Clayton, son, Sydney, John, brothers, Sam and Bruno. She leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories, children, Roland (Sylvia), Murdoch (Catherine), Sam (Elaine), Wallace, Ted (Marilyn), Randell (Mabel), Dorothy (Joan), David (Marvin), also leaving to mourn 18 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren; sisters, Dorothy, Grace, Sue, Helen, Bell; brother, Jim and a very special and loving friend, Dorothy Cousins. Rested at Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander . Funeral service was held from the Fraser Road United Church. Interment will follow at All Saints Cemetery. Donations in Florence's memory may be made to the Kidney Foundation Of Newfoundland. Arrangements entrusted through Stacey's Funeral Home. To sign our online memorial guestbook, please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca

SHEPPARD, MARION -
Passed away at the James Paton Memorial Hospital in Gander on Wednesday, October 20, 2010, Mrs. Marion Sheppard of Carmanville in her 89th year. Predeceased by her husband, Eric; parents, Abel and Beatrice, two sisters, Pearl Sheppard and Netta Gwen Tulk, one brother, Lloyd Tulk and one sister-in-law, Hazel Tulk, and one brother-in-law, Harvey Sheppard. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are her two sons, Wallace Sheppard (Mary) of Carmanville and Scott Sheppard (Clarice) of Gander; two grandchildren, Christopher and Stephen and also a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service took place on Saturday, October 23rd from the United Church in Carmanville with Rev. Clouter officiating. Interment followed from the United Church Cemetry in Carmanville. Donations in her memory may be made to the United Church in Carmanville. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of Stacey's Funeral Home in Carmanville - Gander. To sign our on-line guest book, please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca

HUMPHRIES, MARGARET -
Passed peacefully away at the James Paton Memorial Health Center on October 21st 2010, Margaret Humphries, age 52 years. Predeceased by father, Ralph Sturge; brother, parents-in-law, Carmen and Joan Humphries, sister-in-law, Anne Knight. Left with fond and loving memories are her husband, Lindsay; daughter, Jennifer (Ryan) Bradbury of Gander; mother, Gwendolyn, brothers, Hayward (Frances), Dan (Paulette), Lloyd (Stephanie), sister, Rose (Jess) - all of Wesleyville; grandchildren, Dakota-Anne, Brook and Isabella and special person, Chelsea Elliott of Gander; sisters in-law, Marg Mitchell (Irvan) of Gander , Emma Humphries (Don) of St. John's, brothers-in-law, Jake (Ada) of Wesleyville, Ray (Joyce) of Lumsden, Martin (Liz) of Wesleyville; also a large circle of nieces, nephews, family and friends. Rested at Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. Funeral Service was held Sunday October 24th at 2:00 P.M. from St. Martin's Anglican Cathedral, Gander. Interment All Saints Cemetery. Donations in Margaret's memory may be made to the H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Clinic, Gander Unit. Arrangements entrusted through Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. To sign our on-line guest book please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca

HUNT, EFFIE -
Effie Pearl Hunt
- 92 of Centreville passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 23, 2010 at Brookfield Hospital. Predeceased by husband, Louis, parents: Alfred and Susannah; brothers and sisters, sons-in-law, Wesley Parsons and Alfred Decker; granddaughter, Sandra Decker; great-grandsons, Chad O'Quinn and Zachary Lane. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories are son, Cyril (Ruby) of Centreville, with whom she resided, daughters, Dorcas Jane of New Brunswick, Margaret (Seymore Parsons) of Indian Bay and Grace (Clayton Rogers) of Centreville, 14 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, 5 great-great-grandchildren and a large circle of family and friends. Funeral service took place on Monday, October 25 at St. Barnabas Anglican Church, Centreville with Rev. D. Coffin officiating. Interment followed at the Anglican cemetery, Centreville. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove/Musgrave Harbour.

DUKE, PHYLLIS -
Passed peacefully away at the Health Science Centre St. John's on October 26th 2010, Phyllis Duke age 78 years. Predeceased by husband, James, parents, Walter and Carrie Mesh, sister, Daisy and brother, Ivan. Left with loving memories are her son, Jim (Cathy) of Calgary, AB; daughters, Barbara (Jim) of Calgary, AB, Patty (Don) of Paradise, Maureen (Terry) of Mount Pearl, Annette (Paul) of Dubai; brother, Walter (Avis) of Paradise; sister, Maisie of Louisiana; grandchildren, Jamie and Skye Lawrence, Lucas Hillier, Matthew Boland, Julie-Beth, Adam, Evan McCarthy, Philip and Patrick Duke. also a large circle of relatives and friends. Resting at Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. Funeral Service, Saturday, October 30th 3:30 P.M. at Stacey's Funeral Home. Interment All Saints Cemetery. Donations in Phyllis' memory may be made to the Parkinson's Society Of NL. Arrangements entrusted through Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. To sign our on-line guest book please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca

KEAN, MEGAN -
Megan Kean
- 81 of Badger's Quay passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 at Brookfield Hospital. Predeceased by husband, Cluney, daughter, Olive and grandson, Reginald. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories are sons, Reg (Gloria) of Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Craig (Darlene) of Badger's Quay, Brad (Sandra) of Badger's Quay and Darrell (Wendy) of Gatineau, P.Q; brothers, Jack Sheppard of Sault Ste. Marie, ON and Noah Sheppard (Mary) of Goobies; sisters, Daisy Dyke of Badger's Quay and Maude Romaine of Romaines Brook; grandchildren, Christopher, Crystal, Megan, Brandon, Jack, Callan, Julia, Malcolm and Bernie; great-grandchildren, Tyler, Isaiah, Leshaun and Skylar and a large circle of other family and friends. Funeral service took place on October 29 from St. Alban's Anglican Church, Badger's Quay with Rev. H. Spurrell officiating, assisted by Rev. G. Kean. Interment followed from the Anglican cemetery, Badger's Quay. To send a message of condolence, please visit www.kittiwakefuneralhomes.ca     Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove/Musgrave Harbour.

LEARNING, WILLIAM -
Learning, William J (F/O RAF-WWII)
- Passed peacefully away at home on Tuesday, October 26th, 2010, William James (Bill) Learning, age 88 years. Predeceased by his wife, Phyllis (Jan 2008), parents, Ronald and Maude, brother, Don and Doug, sister, Valda Williams. Left with fond and loving memories are his three children, Jim (Joan), Denise (Wayne Smith), Derek (Susan); eight grandchildren, Tina, Amy, Derek (Leslie), Jeff and Andrea Learning, Jennifer, Marc (Bonita) and Pearl Learning, Sheila Lane and Joyce Lane. Long-time friends, Olga Fardy, Noble and Ida Baird (Gander), Rev. Ray and Shirley Cole (Grand Falls); as well as a number of family and friends. Resting at Barrett's Funeral Home, 328 Hamilton Avenue. Funeral service October 29th, 2010 from Barrett's Chapel. Interment to follow at The Field Of Honour, Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Bill was a longstanding member of the Royal Canadian Legion in Gander and St. John's, 150th RCAF (North Atlantic) Wing, 125th (Nfld Squadron) and Allied Air Force RAF, Commercial Travelers Association and the Masonic Lodge (Gander) Branch #16. As expressions of sympathy donations in his memory may be made to the 150 Wing Memorial Scholarship or charity of one's choice. Please visit www.barretts.ca to sign the memorial guest book.

BLACKMORE. WINSTON -
Passed peacefully away at Brookfield Hospital on Wednesday, October 27, 2010, Winston Blackmore, age 75 years of Newtown. Predeceased by his parents, James and May Blackmore; and baby boy, Blackmore. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are his wife, Amelia Blackmore (nee Green); sons, Gordon (Rhonda) of Labrador City, Colin (Donna) of Labrador City and Dennis (Ellen) of Badger's Quay; brothers, Calvin(Wanda) of Mt. Pearl, Carmen (Marie) of Outer Cove and Joe (Leona) of Grand Falls; sister, Florence Perry (Randolph) of Newtown; grandchildren, Bradley, Jennifer, Marlowe, Miranda, Rhianna; great-grandchildren, Hunter and Haleigh; and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service took place at St. Luke's Anglican Church, Newtown on Friday, October 29, 2010 with Rev. Roy Martin officiating. Inurnment followed at The Anglican Cemetery, Newtown. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove - Musgrave Harbour. To send messages of condolence please visit www.kittiwakefuneralhomes.ca

FARLARDEAU, MIKE -
Passed peacefully away at the James Paton memorial Health Center on October 27, 2010, Mike Falardeau, age 61 years. Predeceased by father, Alphonsus and father-in-law, Everett Johnson. Left with loving memories are his wife, Lorriane nee (Johnson) sons, Keith of Gander, David (Mandy), daughter, Lisa of Ajax, ON, mother, Georgette Falardeau, mother-in-law, Edith Johnson, brother, Daniel of St. Omer, QC, sisters, Suzanne of Edmonton, NB, Maryline of St. Omer, QC, grandson, Sawyer Falardeau, also a large circle of family and friends. Rested at Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. Funeral Service was held Saturday October 30th at 2:00 P.M. from St. Martins Anglican Cathedral, Gander. Interment All Saints Cemetery. Donations in Mike's memory may be made to H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Clinic, Gander or Canadian Cancer Society, Daffodil Place. Arrangements entrusted through Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. To sign our memorial on-line guest book please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca

HISCOCK, SYLVESTER -
Passed peacefully away at the James Paton Memorial Hospital on October 29, 2010, Sylvester Hiscock, age 91 of St. Chad's. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are his wife, Ruth, sons, Albert (Gloria), Dennis (Verna), daughter, Ruby (Henry), Le-Verne (Woodrow), brother, George, 10 grandchildren, 16 Great grandchildren, 1 great-great-grandchild and a circle of family and friends. Funeral service took place on October 31st from the Holy Cross Anglican Church Eastport with Rev. Paul Thoms, Don Winsor, Royal Canadian Legion and the Fire brigade. Interment followed from the Anglican Cemetery, Eastport,. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Oram's Funeral Home Glovertown.

STRATTON, EDNA -
Passed peacefully away at her residence in Gander on October 30th, 2010 Edna Stratton, age 84 years. Predeceased by husband, Dorman, daughter, Blanche, son, Junior, parents, Selby and Sarah Bixby, brothers, Chesley, Beaton, and Walter, sister, Dorothy. Left with loving memories are her sons, Garland (Louise) of Aspen Cove, Clayton (Beverley) Gander, Lester (Maxine) of Aspen Cove, Wesley (Natalie) of Aspen Cove; daughters, Emma of Aspen Cove, Chloe (Guy) of Gander; sisters, Rita (Herbert) of Lewisporte, Juanita (Clarence) of Carmanville. 17 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild; also a large circle of family and friends. Greatly Loved and Forever Missed. Funeral Service was held 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010 from United Church, Aspen Cove . Interment United Cemetery. Donations in Edna's memory may be made to the Canadian Red Cross. Arrangements entrusted through Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander to sign on our line guest book please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca

TARRANT, MARY ANN -
Passed away at the James Paton Memorial Hospital in Gander on Sunday, October 31, 2010, Mrs. Mary Ann Tarrant of Musgrave Harbour in her 61st year. Predeceased by her parents, Abram and Eva Brown, husband, Lindsay and grandson, Jonathan. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are her three sons, Abram (Lisa) of Musgrave Harbour, Peter (Joan) of Brampton, Ont. and Craig (Heather) of Gander, one daughter, Eva Howlett of Gander, three brothers, Tim Brown (Ann) of Coley's Point, Gonzo Brown (Sheila) of Paradise and Duke Brown (Janet) of St. John's; three sisters, Grace Gillingham (Chesley) of Noggin Cove, Jean Pearce (Wallace) of Barrie, On and Maxine Hancott (Melvin) of Frederickton, 9 grandchildren, Samantha, Cody, Tyler, Sarah, Jackson, Jordan, Logan, Anthony and Kaden, and also a large circle of other relative and friends. Funeral service took place on Wednesday, November 3rd from the Pentecostal Church in Musgrave Harbour with Pastor Rex Boone officiating. Interment followed from the Pentecostal 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.kittiwakefuneralhome.ca

 

 

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