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The Beacon Obituaries
October 2014

The Beacon
is a community newspaper for Gander.

 

ABBOTT, Wilson
Passed peacefully away on Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at Lakeside Homes in Gander, Wilson Abbott in his 93rd year. Predeceased by his wife Martha, daughter Doreen Foster, brothers Warren Abbott, Lemuel Abbott, Halley Abbott, and sister Laura Chaulk. Left with fond memories are his sons Wilbert Abbott (Bertha) of St. John's, Neil Abbott (Lynn) of Rockwood, Ont, three daughters Louise Smith (Gerald) of Gander, Bonita Wellon (Philip) of Gander and Sharon Hurtubise (Mike) of Winnepeg, Man, brother Perry Abbott (Marion) of Mount Pearl, 17 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. Funeral service took place on Saturday, October 18th, 2014, from Salvation Army Citadel in Musgrave Harbour with Major Betty-Lou Topping officiating. Interment followed from Salvation Army Cemetery in Musgrave Harbour. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home in Musgrave Harbour-Wesleyville. To sign our online guest book, please visit www.kittiwakefuneralhomes.ca

BURRY, Ronald
Passed peacefully away at James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander on Saturday, October 11, 2014 Ronald Robert Burry age 93 years of Gander (formerly of Greenspond). Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are his wife Nellie; daughters Audrey Burry of St. John's and Edna Over(Irving) of Mississauga, ON; step-daughter Patsy Blake(Wilson) of Gander; grandchildren Alliah, Sean, step-grandchildren; Suzanne and Paul; great-grandchildren Olivia, Noah and Nicholas; sisters Alma Carter of St. John's, Mary Eveleigh of Botwood and Ida Winter of Gander; and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service took place at The United Church, Greenspond on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 with Rev. Brian Hannon officiating. Interment followed at The United Cemetery, Greenspond. As an expression of sympathy donations in Ronald's memory may be made to The United Church Cemetery Fund, Greenspond or to a charity of one's choice. Arrangement entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove - Musgrave Harbour. To send messages of condolence please visit www.kittiwakefuneralhomes.ca

CRAMM, Shirley
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear loved one at St. Clare's Mercy Hospital, St. John's, NL on October 14, 2014, Shirley Cramm age 68 years of Wareham, NL. Predeceased by her parents Samuel and Maude Button; husband Augustus Cramm; sister Elizabeth Bursey. Left with fond and loving memories are her sons Vincent (Sheila) of Torbay, Cory (Elizabeth) of Flatrock, Shannon (Kelly) of Grand Prairie, AB. brothers; Ralph (Betty), Winston (Lorna), Lawrence, Earl (Sheila), Joseph (Faye) David (Leslie), Dean (Judy), sisters; Margaret (Bill), Phyllis (John), loving and cherished grandchildren Nicole, Travis, Vanessa, Chantal and Alexis, and a large circle of other relatives and friends and special friend Shirley Jordan, of North Pond Manor, Torbay. Funeral was held at St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, Wareham on Saturday, October 18, 2014 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 message of condolence please visit www.kittiwakefuneralhomes.ca/
"Deep sorrow upon our faces, but loving memories held dear to our heart".

DAVIS, Claude
Passed peacefully away in the presence of his family at James Paton Memorial Hospital on October 13, 2014, Claude Wilberforce Davis, 87 years of age of Trinity. Predeceased by his parents; Chesley Samuel and Minnie Florence (nee Pye) Davis, daughter; Minnie Florence, brother; Allister. Left to mourn with loving memories are his wife Minnie Rachel, his children Christine (Derek) Hillier, Claude Jr. (Sheri), Cynthia (Eric) Yetman, and Judy (Jim) Lambert; grandchildren Jason (Lori) Hillier, Chad (Kerri-Ann) Hillier, Melanie (Allan) Day, Brent Hillier, Sherry (Patrick) Mallet, Jodie (Joseph) Randell, and Andrew (Cassandra) Davis; great-grandchildren Atticus, Ocean, Zachary, Annabelle, Parker, Erin, Joshua, and Kathryn; brothers Carl and Chesley and sisters Marion, Marguerite, Gertrude, Josephine, Joyce and a large circle of family and friends. Funeral service was held on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at St. Alban's Anglican Church, Trinity with Rev. David Coffin officiating. Interment followed at St. Alban’s Anglican Church Cemetery, Trinity. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove. To send messages of condolence please visit www.kittiwakefuneralhomes.ca

FRAIL, Mark Alexander
Mark Alexander Frail
- 65, of Falmouth, Hants County, NS, formerly of Gander, NL, passed away unexpectedly, Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at home. Born in Halifax, he was a son of George Frail, Centreville and the late Marion (Moses) Frail. He had been employed as an air traffic controller with Transport Canada and Nav Canada in Gander retiring after 30 years as Manager of I.F.R. Training. Mark was very passionate about his community, selflessly giving of his time by volunteering to many groups and organizations. In addition to his father, he is survived by his wife, Gini (Hunter) Frail; a daughter, Kimberly Frail (Geoff Harder), Edmonton, AB; a son, Zachary (Amanda Roy), Moncton, NB; three sisters, Particia Maxwell, Toronto; Eleanor (Arnold) Melanson, Truro; Pamela Frail (Brian Steeves), Wolfville; two grandchildren, Sophie and Simon Harder. There will be no visitation, by request. The funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Sunday, October 19, 2014 in the White Family Funeral Home, Kentville, Reverend David Hunter officiating. Donations in memory may be made to the charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville. On-line inquiries may be directed to www.whitefamilyfuneralhome.com

HUMPHRIES, Oliver W.
October 26, 1923- October 23, 2014

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Oliver Humphries at the golden age of 90 years. He was one of eleven children: seven boys & four girls, born to Rosanna (nee Tiller) & Walter Humphries. He is predeceased by his beloved wife Grace, son-in-law Robert Green; brothers, Lacey and Rueben; sisters, Essie, Daisy, Millicent and Louise. Left to celebrate his life with happy memories are his sons, Wayne (Kathleen), Hayward (Dorothy), Warrick, Peter, Woodrow (Kathy), Todd; daughters, Linda Green and Shawna (Brian) Melindy; brothers, Gordon (Laura), Percy (Masie), Walter (Triffie), Lloyd (Melina); grandchildren, Grant, Curtis, Catherine, Tara, Brittany, Scottie, Geoffrey, Timothy, Jessica, Christopher, Berdina, Deanne and Shanna; great grandchildren, Sarah, Christan, David, Hunter, Lacey, Ethan and Zoe. Oliver was well loved and will be forever remembered by family and friends. Rev George Kean officiated the Funeral service at the Valleyfield Memorial United Church on Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 11:00 am. Interment was at the United Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Jennifer Pender of Sincerely Yours Funeral Home. All donations given to the Humphries family as an expression of sympathy will be donated to a local cause In the Memory of Oliver. For online condolences please visit www.Sincerelyyoursfuneral home.com

O'BRIEN, Margaret
Passed peacefully away in the presence of her family at James Paton Memorial Hospital on Monday, October 6, 2014, Margaret (Walsh) O'Brien, 81 years of age. Margaret was born to Mary and PJ Walsh in Riverhead, Harbour Grace on Feb 14, 1933. She moved to Gander as a young lady to work, where she meet and fell in love with Pat O'Brien of Carbonear. They married on Sept 27, 1952 and settled in Gander where they raised their family. Predeceased by parents Mary and PJ Walsh, brother Tom Walsh, and husband Pat O'Brien. Left to mourn with loving memories are her children Mary (Bruce) Chaffey, James (Anne), Tom (Christine), Clare (Ted Feltham), and Patty with whom she resided. Her beloved grandchildren Melissa and TJ Feltham, Stephanie(O'Brien) Durston and Natasha O'Brien, Pat O'Brien, and special granddaughter Lori (Chaffey) Anstey. Her beloved great grandchildren Anna, Nora, Brooklyn, Cash and love of her life, Reagan. Also mourning her loss are sister-in-law Ruth Walsh, nieces, special family friends Ann Cull, Bryan White, and her beloved furry friend, Mrs. Beasley. Cremation has taken place. Visitation was held at Stacey's Funeral Homes in Gander on Tuesday October 7th from 2:00 - 4:00 P.M. and 7:00 - 9:00 p.m., Wednesday October 8th 10:00 A.M. - 12 Noon. Funeral Service was held on Wednesday at 2:00 at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Gander SPCA. Arrangements entrusted through Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. To leave a message of condolence, please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca

PARSONS, Edith Joyce
Passed in: St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Passed on: October 11th, 2014

Passed peacefully away at the Health Sciences Centre, St. John's on Saturday, October 11, 2014, Edith Joyce Parsons of Harbour Grace, age 82 years. Predeceased by husband: Freeman; parents: James and May Powell; brothers: Wilfred, Eric and Gord Powell; sisters: Doris (Earl) Ryan and Beatrice (Max) Powell; sister-in-law: Carrie Gruber. Leaving to mourn, two daughters: Rhonda Parsons, Toronto, ON and Annette Parsons (Chris Jackman), Etobicoke, ON; two sons: Carl (Mary), Ottawa and Chad, Gander; eight grandchildren: Caitlin, Cory, Nicklaus, Raymond, Julian, Jason, Brad and Michael; six great-grandchildren: Aspen, Lucas, Hunter, Amelia, Quinton and Alainah; one brother: Lloyd (Gladys) Powell, Bonavista; brother-in-law: Wilfred Parsons, Harbour Grace; sisters-in-law: Margaret Powell and Edith Powell, both of Bonavista; also a large number of other relatives and friends. Rested at Noel's Funeral Home, Harbour Grace. Funeral service took place on Wednesday, October 15 at Noel's Memorial Chapel, Harbour Grace. Interment followed in the United Church Cemetery, Harbour Grace. Donations in her memory may be made to the Edith Joyce Parsons Memorial Fund c/o Noel's Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1001, Harbour Grace, NL, A0A 2M0. Please visit www.noelsfuneralhome.com to sign the memorial guest book.

PITTMAN, Carmen
Passed peacefully away at Lakeside Homes, Gander on Sunday, October 26th 2014, Carmen Pittman aged 100 years. Predeceased by mother and father Walter and Louise Patey, husband Edmund Pittman, 4 brothers and 2 sisters, 1 granddaughter. Left to mourn 2 daughters Ruby (Andy) Comeau of Calgary , Eileen (Donald) Parrish of New Brunswick, 2 sons Walter (Bud) (Dorothy) Pittman of Gander, and Edward (Trudy) Pittman of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, 19 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, 5 great great grandchildren. Resting at Stacey's Funeral Home with visitation Monday October 27th 2:00 -4:00 p.m. and 7:00 - 9:00 p.m., Tuesday October 28th 10:00 a.m. - 12 Noon. Funeral Service 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, at Stacey's Funeral Home. Interment All Saints Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations in Carmen's memory may be made to The Central Northeast Health Foundation (Lakeside Homes). Arrangements entrusted through Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. To leave a message of condolence please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca

TUCKER, Stafford
Passed away at Lakeside Homes, Gander on Thursday, October 23rd, 2014, Stafford Fredrick Tucker, age 87. Predeceased by his parents Bertram and Ivy Tucker, brothers Wilfred and Walter and sister Mamie. Left to mourn with loving memories are his wife Pearl, sons David, Jerome Jerry (Violet) of Gander, Alvin (Madeline) of Gander, Laurie (Kimberley) of Grand Falls-Windsor, Rodney (Elaine) of Gander, daughter Vivian (Robert Hunt) of Gander, brother Maxwell (Faye) of Gander, sisters Emma Laing of Gander, Louise (Harrison Robinson) of Lower Sackville, NS; 11 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and a large circle of relatives and friends. Rested at Evangel Pentecostal Church, Gander on Thursday, October 23rd and Friday, October 24th. Funeral service, Saturday, October 25th at 2:00 P.M. from Evangel Pentecostal Church. Interment followed at All Saints Cemetery. Donations in Stafford's memory may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, 10 Pippy Pl. St. John's, NL. A1B 3X3 or Alzheimer's Society of Newfoundland and Labrador, 687 Water St. P. O. Box 37013, St. John's, NL. A1E 1C2. Arrangements entrusted through Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. To leave a message of condolence, please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca

WELCHER, Elsie
June 1, 1945- October 23, 2014

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Elsie in the presence of her family in her 69th year. She is predeceased by her son Raymond Clyde Welcher; mother Bessie Mahaney; father Roy Mahaney and brother Fred Vaters. Leaving to cherish her memories are her husband Solomon; sons, Dwayne (Mona), Solomon (Tammy), and Derrick; daughters, Juanita (George) Sturge, Theresa Welcher and Wanda Lee (Tommy) Barbour; brothers, Leonard (Eileen) Mahaney, Silas (Florence) Mahaney, Tom Mahaney, Norman Mahaney, Philip (Joan) Mahaney, Garfield (Linda) Mahaney and Willis (Cindy) Mahaney; sisters, Margaret (David) Higdon, Marjorie (Joe) Oliver, Edith Mahaney and Bessie Hunt; grandchildren, Nicole Welcher (Mark), Jackie (Mitchell) Winter, Kayla (Mark) Powell, Gina-Rae (Trevor) Hicks, Johnathan Sturge, Matthew Sturge (Jenna), Noah and Rebecca Spurrell, Alisha, Raymond and Ocean Welcher, Marcus Welcher, Adison and Jake Barbour; great-Grandchildren, Aiden and Gracie Winter, Anna Hicks and Jackson Powell. Elsie was a kind hearted and free spirited woman. She enjoyed baking bread, preparing home cooked meals, doing puzzle books, and spending countless hours with her children and grandchildren. She will be remembered for her big smile and her ability to brighten everyone’s day. Sadly missed but never will be forgotten. "Those we love don’t go away; they walk beside us every day. Unseen unheard but always near, so loved, so missed, so very dear". Visitations were held at Sincerely Yours Funeral Home on October 25 & 26 2014. Rev. Tim Graham officiated the Funeral Service at the St. Alban’s Anglican Church on Monday October 27, 2014 at 2:00 pm. Interment was at the Anglican cemetery in Badger’s Quay. Flowers were graciously accepted, or as an expression of sympathy donations in her memory were made to the family. To sign the online memorial guest book or leave condolences for the family please visit www.sincerelyyoursfuneralhome.com

 

 

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