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The Beacon Obituaries
September 2002

The Beacon
is a community newspaper for Gander.

Filed chronologically as published for the Month of September 2002

 

KEEPING, Lucy -
Passed away on September 7, 2002 at the James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander, Lucy Keeping of Gander. Predeceased by sister Mabel (January 2002). Left to mourn husband, Hiram; three daughters, Karen (Peter) Noel of St. John's, Heather (Keith) Gosling of St. John's, Pamela of Toronto; John (Lisa) of Gander; five grandchildren, Katherine, Kiersten, Kala, Julia and Claire; one brother John (Julia) Anstey of Twillingate; five sisters, Amy Peyton, Flora Broderick; Rose (Aiden) Walsh of Gander, Marjorie (Bill) Haynes of Happy Valley, Goose Bay and Daphne (John) Chafe of Twillingate; also a large number of relatives and friends. Funeral service was held on September 9 at St. Martin's Anglican Cathedral. Interment all All Saints Cemetery, Gander

ROBERTS, Stella Jane (Blackwood) -
Passed peacefully away on September 8, 2002, after a short illness, at St. Clare's Mercy Hospital, Stella Jane Roberts, (Blackwood) of Wesleyville, B.B., age 83 years. Predeceased by husband, Ronald, 1979; and five brothers, Ross, Peter, Joe, Gus and Eleazor. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are son, Carl (Sharon); grandchildren, Paul and Andrea, St. John's; sisters, Neta Burry of Greenspond, Sadie Barefoot (Carl) of Manuels, Maude Janes of St. John's; brother, Robert Blackwood (Eleanor) of Sydney, NS; sisters-in-law, Maude Roberts, Alma Stratton, Gertie Blackwood, Evelyn Blackwood and Cherry Blackwood; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends; also special friend Irene (Inie) Andrews of Wesleyville. Funeral service was held on September 11th at Jubilee United Church, Wesleyville with Rev. Tony Cole officiating. Interment followed at the United Cemetery, Wesleyville. Donations may be made to a charity of one's choice. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove.

BOYD, W. Thomas -
With deep sadness, the family announces the passing of W. Thomas Boyd on September 10, 2002 in his 76th year. Retired from The Royal Bank of Canada in 1987; member of Confederation Masonic Lodge (Toronto District No. 3); and a member of Cathedral Bluffs Yacht Club. Beloved husband of Audrey (nee Forsey) and dear father of Shelley; brother of Jean, Ray and the late Gwendolyn and Joe; son of the late William Thomas, Sr. and Nellie Boyd; also survived by his many nephews, nieces and other family members and circle of friends. A memorial service to celebrate his life was held on September 18th at St. Peter's Anglican Church, 776 Brimley Road (south of Lawrence), Scarborough, Ontario. If desired, a donation may be made in memory of W. Thomas Boyd to the Department of Ophthalmology through St. Michael's Hospital Foundation, 30 Bond Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5B 1W8.

HICKS, Zena -
Passed peacefully away on September 10, 2002 at the James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander, Mrs. Zena Hicks of Musgrave Harbour in her 86th year. Predeceased by her parents, Mark and Minnie, Cuff; husband, Douglas; daughter, Joan Hicks; grandchildren, Nena Hicks and Jeffrey Hicks; son-in-law, George Snow; and brother-in-law, Pearcy Pike. Left with fond and loving memories are her three sons, Wallace (Linda) of Ajax, ON, Paul (Judy) of Bradford, ON, Winston (Shirley) of Carmanville; two daughters, Marina Snow of Noggin Cove and Olive Kelloway (Hubert) of Wesleyville; one sister Olive Pike of Kitchener, ON; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and also a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service took place on September 14th at the Salvation Army Citadel at Musgrave Harbour. Interment at Salvation Army Cemetery, Musgrave Harbour. Donations may be made in her memory to the Cancer Society. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home at Musgrave Harbour/Pound Cove.

BROWN, Mary Louise -
Passed peacefully away on September 12, 2002 at Lakeside Homes, Mary Louise Brown of Trinity, B. Bay, age 68 years. Predeceased by her parents, Harold and Martha Gover; brothers Hubert, Gordon, Andrew; father and mother-in-law Robert John and Elizabeth Brown. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are her husband Emmanuel; eight sons, Andrew (Debbie) of Pickering, ON, Bobby (Margo) of Trinity, B. Bay, Kevin of Pickering, ON, Jamie of Trinity, B. Bay, Eric (Zena) of Ajax, ON, Harold (Belinda) of Pickering, ON, Ivan (Joy of Labrador City and Roger of Pickering, ON,; three daughters, Elizabeth Hiesl (Ben) of Scarborough, ON, Lorraine Rowley (Wayne) of Ajax, ON and Olive Lockett (John) of Scarborough, ON; 26 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three brothers, Claude Brown (Mildred) of Gander, Clarence (Miriam) of Gander Israel (Barbara) of Centreville; four sisters, Nita Wiseman (Richard) of Trinity, B. Bay, Stella Durling of Trinity, B. Bay, Beatrice Gover (Gaberial) of Gander, Annie Pickett (Boyce) of Wareham; sister-in-law, Daisy Rogers (Eric) of Gambo; and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service was held on September 15th at St. Alban's Anglican Church, Trinity, B. Bay with Rev. R. Osmond officiating. Interment followed from the Anglican Cemetery, Trinity. Donations in her memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove/Musgrave Harbour.

WINTER, Drucilla -
Passed peacefully away on September 16, 2002 at Brookfield Hospital, Drucilla Winter of Brookfield, age 71 years. Predeceased by parents John and Louise Newell; brother John; and sister Margaret. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are her husband Eric; one son Glenn (Amanda) of Brookfield; three daughters, Karen Martin of Eastern Passage, NS, Judi Barnes (Fred) of Fall River, NS, and Paul Cascio of Lumberton, Texas, USA; 13 grandchildren; three sisters, Catherine Buchanan (William) of St. Anthony, Marion Suley of Gander and Olive Norman of Gander; sister-in-law Muriel Newell of St. Anthony, and a large circle of other relatives and many, many friends. Funeral service was held on September 19th at St. Alban's Anglican Church, Badger's Quay with Rev. John Watton officiating. Interment followed at the Anglican Cemetery, Badger's Quay. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove/Musgrave Harbour.

GRANTER, Marshall -
Passed peacefully away on September 17, 2002 at Brookfield Hospital, Marshall Granter of Greenspond, age 75 years. Predeceased by parents James and Caroline Granter. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are his wife Annie; three sons, Robert (Hettie) of Greenspond, Gordon (Susan) of Greenspond and Donald of Greenspond; four daughters, Olive Rogers (Bela) of Catalina, Shirley Button (Lloyd) of St. John's, Judy Thistle (Robert) of Greenspond and Nancy Granter (Baxter) of Nova Scotia; three brothers, Job of Greenspond, Scott (Margaret) of New Brunswick and Harvey of Mount Pearl; tow sisters, Beulah Elm (Henery) of Buchans, Bernice Earl of Labrador City; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service was held on September 20th at the Anglican Church, Greenspond, with Rev. V. Reid officiating. Interment followed at the Interfaith Cemetery, Shambler's Cove. Donations in his memory may be made to the Interfaith Cemetery Fund or to the Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove/Musgrave Harbour.

MANKO, Karol -
Passed peacefully away in the early morning of September 18, 2002 surrounded by family, Karol Manko, to whom family was everything, age 84 of Gander. He was a loving husband to Kathleen and proud, devoted father to Diane (Gerald) Lomond, Elisabeth (Bill) Foster, Kathie (Doug Lutz) Manko and Carolyn (Jim) Benninger. He was the beloved Papa of Jennifer and Stephen Foster, Michael and Julia Lomond, Rachel Lutz and Logan Benninger. Born in Lachozwa, Poland, he was the youngest of eleven children. He served in the Polish army and RAF during WWII. After emigrating to Canada from England in 1952, he joined the RCAF, from which he retired in 1969. He continued working as a civilian at CFB Gander until he was 75. During his time, he also performed valuable translation services for the Immigration Department. Karol will be remembered as a most gentle man, whose kindness touched many. He loved nature and enjoyed sking, cycling and walking in the woods, often in search of wild mushrooms and berries in the summertime. Funeral service was held on September 21st at St. Martin's Anglican Cathedral. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made in Karol's memory to the Central Northeast Health Foundation, Box 222, Gander, NF, A1V 1W6. Arrangements entrusted to Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander.

CUTLER, Annie -
Passed peacefully away on September 21, 2002 at Bonnews Lodge, Badger's Quay, Annie Cutler of Wareham, age 80 years. Predeceased by husband Jonas; daughter Elizabeth; son Stanley; grandson Burnell; sisters, Lorraine, Alma and Isabelle; brothers, David and Robert; sister-in-law Sara; brothers-in-law, Alvin and Reginald. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are six sons, Jonas (Olive) of Arnprior, ON, Wilson of Wareham, Josiah (Gwen) of Sarnia, ON, Clarence (Sharon), Sterling (Bonnie) and Lionel (Marilyn), all of Fort McMurray; eight daughters, Marjorie Higdon (Harry) of Fort McMurray, Linda Norman (Ry) of Timmins, ON, Elizabeth Pickett (Claude) of Centreville, Theresa Parsons (Melvin) of Gander, Mary Rogers (Roy) of North Bay, ON, Trudy Rogers (Guy), Norman Bertrand (Dennis) and Sadie Cyrene (Mike), all of Fort McMurray; one brother, Jacob Winters of St. John's, five sisters, Florence of Wareham, Olive of Indian Bay, Louise Cutler (William) of Wareham, Neta Parsons (Martin) of Indian Bay and Marie Cook (Ralph) of Indian Bay; 32 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service was held on September 24th at St. John The Baptist Church, Wareham with Rev. R. Osmond officiating. Interment followed at the Anglican Cemetery, Wareham. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove/Musgrave Harbour.

SHEPPARD, Tasker (1910-2002) -
Passed peacefully away on September 24, 2002 at Brookfield Hospital, surrounded by family and friends, Tasker Sheppard of Badger's Quay, age 91 years. Predeceased by his parents, James and Martha Sheppard; wife Greta (Knee); twins, Jesse and Samuel; sisters, Clara Maude, Gertrude and Mabel; brothers, Samuel and Azariah; granddaughter Marion; and grandson Ambrose. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are his friend and companion Gladys Strickland; four sons, Herbert (Edith), James (Edith), Howard (Cynthia), Wilson (Joan); daughter Laura Hillier (Edward); 16 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service was held on September 27th at St. Alban's Anglican Church, Badger's Quay with Rev. John Watton officiating. Interment followed at the Anglican Cemetery, Badger's Quay. Donations in his memory may be made to the Anglican Cemetery Fund, Badger's Quay. Donations in his memory may be made to the Anglican Cemetery Fund, Badger's Quay. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove/Musgrave Harbour.

O'DONNELL,William (Bill) -
With deep sadness, the family announces the passing of Bill O'Donnell on September 20, 2002 in his 62nd year at the Palliative Care Unit, Miller Centre, St. John's, after a short courageous battle with cancer. Predeceased by his parents, Della and George O'Donnell of Debec, New Brunswick. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are his wife Betty of Eastport; son Harold (Linda) of Fort McMurray, son Chris (Gail) of Tacoma, Washington; daughter, Joanne (Paul) of Fort McMurray; seven grandsons and three granddaughters; one brother, Eugene (Lois) of Dartmouth, NS; one sister, Marguerite of Bradenton, Florida; other family members and friends. Bill's ashes were buried in Benton, NB, on September 25, 2002, with Rev. Jane Arnott officiating. Donations may be made in memory of Bill to The Palliative Care Unit, Miller Centre, St. John's, NF or to the Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Squires Funeral Home, Eastport.

ABBOTT, Martha -
Passed peacefully away on September 30, 2002 at her residence in Musgrave Harbour, Mrs. Martha Abbott in her 79th year. Predeceased by her daughter Doreen; sisters Mary Pearl and Minnie; and brother George. Left with fond and loving memories are her husband Wilson; two sons, Wilbert (Bertha) of Winnipeg, Man. And Neil (Lynne) of Rockwood, ON; three daughters, Louise Smith (Gerald) of Gander, Bonita Wellon (Philip) of Ladle Cove and Sharon Hurtubise (Mike) of Courtnay, BC; three brothers, Naaman Mouland (Doris) of Mt. Pearl, Carman Mouland (Margaret) of Carmanville and Leslie Mouland (Iona) of Musgrave Harbour; one sister Mildred Hann of Musgrave Harbour; 16 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; also a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service was held on October 3th at the Salvation Army Citadel, Musgrave Harbour. Interment of Salvation Army Cemetery, Musgrave Harbour. Donations in her memory may be made to World Vision. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Musgrave Harbour-Wesleyville.

WILSON, Teresa B. -
Passed peacefully away on September 30, 2002 at the James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander, Teresa B. Wilson in her 82nd year. Predeceased by husband Walter Patrick Wilson and two grandchildren. Left with fond and loving memories are sons Kevin (Cathie) of Vancouver, Paul of Corner Brook, Michael (Hayley) of St. John's; daughters, Maria (The late Denis) Keane of Gander, Christine (John) Clark of England, Margaret (Harry) Simpson of England, Barbara (John) Barron of Gander; brother Matt Ferris of Wales; 20 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and a large circle of other relatives and friends throughout Newfoundland and Labrador, Mainland Canada and the United Kingdom. Funeral service was held on October 2nd from the Roman Catholic church, Gander. Interment at All Saints Cemetery. Donations can be made to the Newfoundland Cancer Treatment and Research Foundation. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander.

 

 

Page contributed by: Carol Walsh

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

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