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The Beacon Obituaries
September 2016

The Beacon
is a community newspaper for Gander.


BURRY, William
It is with heavy hearts that the family of devoted father, grandfather and educator William "Bill" Burry announces his sudden passing on September 24, 2016. Bill was born in Newtown, Bonavista Bay in 1933 to Laura and Clarence later becoming brother to Bonnie. It was there that he developed his great appreciation of nature and the water, which continued throughout his life. He became an educator and his love of teaching and his dedicated, calm and patient nature earned him the respect of countless colleagues and students alike. His wide circle of friends, both old and new, were always welcomed for a visit, whether at his home in Gander, or the family summer home in Newtown. He leaves behind the love of his life, his wife of 53 years, Jean, his daughter Denise, son-in-law Terry, his son Dean and daughter-in-law Julia. His grandchildren held a special place in his heart and Bailey, Mark, Blythe and Maeve will certainly miss their Poppy. Also mourning his loss are his brother-in-law Alfred (late sister Bonnie) Marsh and brother- and sister-in-law Roy and Alma Bailey, along with a large, much-loved group of extended family and friends. Funeral service took place on Friday, September 30th at 2:00 P.M. from the Fraser Road United Church. Interment followed at All Saints Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cancer Society, the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Fraser Road United Church Memorial Fund or a charity of one's choice. Arrangements entrusted through Stacey's Funeral Home. To leave a message of condolence, please visit

Born In: Twillingate, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Born: May 7th, 1943
Passed in: Winchester, Ontario, Canada
Passed on: September 11th, 2016

Surrounded by her loving family, Evelyn Hopkins, nee Greenham, passed away September 11, 2016, at Dundas Manor in Winchester, Ontario. She was predeceased by her parents Walter and Winnie Greenham, her nephew Paul Greenham, and her brother-in-law George Whitehorne. Born in Twillingate, Newfoundland on May 7, 1943 she married Hardy Hopkins on December 4, 1963. They settled in Gander where they raised two daughters, Suzette (Michael Bruer) and Sonya (Jason Carter). Her pride and joy were her two beautiful grandchildren, Jake and Jenna Bruer, who they moved to Russell, Ontario in 2014 to be near. Also left to mourn are her brother, Lloyd Greenham (Iris), her sisters, Edna Whitehorne and Mona Card, as well as many uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, cousins and friends. She was loved for her quick wit and her laughter, and the most important thing in her life was her family. A private ceremony took place in Ontario on September 13th, followed by cremation and her family will be taking her home to Newfoundland next summer to be laid to rest near her parents.

HUNT, Pearl
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our loved one at her residence on Friday, September 23, 2016 Pearl Hunt age 82 years of Wareham. Predeceased by her husband Samuel Jacob Hunt; parents Delilah and Percy Rogers; granddaughters Christina Hunt and Suzanne Brown; and brother Walter John; sisters Marie Hunt, Hilda and Leah Rogers. Left with fond and loving memories are her sons Clayton (Ivy) of Valleyfield, David (Eileen) of Centreville, Norman (Sandra) of Zephyr, ON, and Watson (Germaine) of Wareham; daughters Alma (Wayne Brown) of Badger's Quay, Mary (Whytie Horlick) of Bloomfield, Eileen (David Rogers) of Centreville, Doris (Randy Pickett) of Paradise, Janet (Keith Randell) of Clarenville and Ruby (Craig Stratton) of Mt. Pearl; brothers Walter (Susie) of Wareham and Joseph (Mona) of Wareham; sisters Marion (Edwin Button - deceased) of Hare Bay, Eva (Jerry Gillingham) of Wareham, Daisy (Enos Brown) of Centreville and Leah (Louis Noble) of Wareham; 20 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren and a large circle of other relatives and many friends. Funeral service took place at St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, Wareham on Monday, September 26, 2016 with Rev. David Coffin officiating. Interment followed at The Anglican Church Cemetery, Wareham. As an expression of sympathy donations in her memory may be made to the Canadian Diabetic Association. We would like to thank Dr. Cutler and all the staff at the Dr. Y.K. Jeon Kittiwake Health Centre, Brookfield, the palliative care team and community health staff; many family and friends for their visits; special thanks to Bishop John Watton and Rev. David Coffin; A.C.W of Wareham; and the staff of Kittiwake Funeral Home. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove. To send messages of condolence please visit

Passed peacefully away at Bonnews Lodge, Badger's Quay, on Tuesday, Sept 13, 2016; Iona Norman age 93years of Newtown. Predeceased by her late husband William, parents Frank and Fanny Leyte, brothers Edward and Hubert Leyte. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories are daughters Betty (Stanley ) Carberry and Ruth (Edward) Joy and son Frank (Daphne), grandchildren Brian (Corrina) Carberry, Jerry (Jocelyn) Carberry; Matthew, Katherine and Michael Joy; and David (Fonda), Krista (Corey Hennessey) and Geoffrey (Angela) Norman. Also leaving to mourn are nine great grandchildren, three great great grandchildren and a large circle of friends. Funeral service took place Wednesday, Sept 21, 2016 at St. Luke's Anglican Church, Newtown with Rev. Cindy Graham officiating. Interment followed at St. Luke's Anglican cemetery, Newtown. Donations in her memory may be made to St. Luke's Anglican Church, Newtown. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove/Musgrave Harbour. To send messages of condolence please visit



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