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The Beacon Obituaries
September 2017

The Beacon
is a community newspaper for Gander.


It is with great sadness we announce that Pearl Feltham passed away September 2, 2017 at Brampton Civic Hospital. Born on October 9, 1927 on Gooseberry Islands, Newfoundland. She will be missed by her sons Merle, Eugene (Lillian) and Chesley (Debbie), her grandchildren Ada, Pearl, Sandra, Victoria, Phill, Mark and Jennifer, as well as her great-grandchildren Nathan, Brennan, Jaiyde, Malakhi, Natalyah, Scarlette and Zoey.She is survived by her sister Daisy Campbell (Scott). She was predeceased by her husband Fred and parents Joseph and Gladys Wells, as well her brothers Edrick (Flossie) and William (Emma) and sisters Lydia Brown (Belah), Margaret Glavine (Steve), Florrie Parsons (Doug) and Shirley Brown (Harvey). Funeral Services and Burial took place at the Brampton Funeral Home & Cemetery on Thursday, September 7, 2017 with Major Gordon Armstrong officiating. To honour Pearl's memory, donations to Alzheimer Society of Canada or a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.

IRISH, Olga Joan
August 2, 1925 - September 12, 2017

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Olga Joan Irish announce her passing at the Carmelite House, Grand Falls-Windsor, NL on Tuesday September 12, 2017 at the age of 92 years. She was predeceased by her parents Theodore and Effie Cobb; husband Gordon; brother Roger and sister Ruth. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories are her daughter Ann (Robert) Dean, granddaughter Kerry of Centreville; nephews: Dennis (Debbie) Mills, Ron (Ruth) Mills of Gander, NL., Paul Irish in Thompson, MB., Peter (rev. Eileen) Irish of Rothesay, NB.; nieces: Lynne (Burt) Olford of Bonavista, NL., Kerry (Don) Davis of Pickering, ONT., also other relatives and friends. Visitation has taken place at Stacey's Funeral Home, 60 Roe Avenue, Gander on Thursday September 14, 2017 between the hours of 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral service took place on Friday September 15, 2017 at 2 p.m. from St. Martins Anglican Cathedral, Gander with interment to follow at All Saints Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy flowers are graciously accepted or donations may be made in Joan's memory as she dearly loved children to the Janeway Children's Hospital Foundation. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander/Carmanville. To leave an online condolence please visit our website at
"One smile for all, one heart of gold
One of the best this world could hold
Never selfish, always kind
What beautiful memories she has left behind."

Passed in: St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Passed on: September 18th, 2017
Howard Job Saunders
of Traytown - Passed peacefully away at the Caribou Veteran's Pavilion, St. John's, on Monday, September 18, 2017, at the age of 92. The family would first like to thank the beautiful people who cared for our father at the Pavilion. Words cannot express our gratitude for his care during his time as a resident of the Pavilion, especially after the loss of the love of his life, Phyllis, last year. Howard was predeceased by Phyllis, adventure partner of 70 years, baby daughter Marguerite, also much loved parents Robert and Ethel, and siblings Kathleen, Elsie and Albert. He leaves in sorrow his five loving children and families: Jacqueline (Brian); Barbara (Edgar), Alex and Ben; Sharon (Lorne), Christopher (Robyn), great-grandson Orion, and Patrick (Rebecca); Howard Robert; and Kimberley. Also sadly missed by his sisters and their families: Phyllis (George); Ethel (Bruce); Betty (Val); sister-in-law Clarice (Albert). Howard also leaves behind the great friends whom he and Phyllis came to know and cherish in Gander where they raised their family, volunteered and served their community well. He will be especially missed by friends and family in Glovertown, Traytown, and Gambo where he and Phyllis had deep roots. They enjoyed a rich family life, an active faith, unquenchable curiosity and many summers of freedom on the Terra Nova River in their log cabin alongside the Riggs family. Many's the yarn spun, friends made, a scoff shared, card games won and happy songs sung with friends wherever they wandered together. The family welcomes all to a simple funeral service at their much beloved house of worship: St. Edward's Anglican Church, Glovertown on Friday, September 29, 2017 at 2 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Edward's Anglican Church or the Ken Diamond Park, Glovertown, as both were dear to his heart.

Nina Genevia Smeaton (nee Mullett)
- It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother and grandmother. Passed with peace and grace on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at the age of 89 years at Lakeside Seniors Home in Gander Newfoundland. Predeceased by her loving husband of 65 years, Frederick Francis Smeaton, sons Freddie and David, parents Stanley and Mary Elizabeth Mullett, brothers Frank, Chesley and Peter, sisters Emily, Alice and Hazil. Left with loving memories are sons: Randy (Yvonne), Don (Sharon), Harry, John, George, Rick (Rhonda), Phil, Bill (Rhonda), Stan (Rennie), Dennis (Brenda), and Rob (Kelly); Daughters: Cathy (Ed Slade), April (Mike Samson), Tammy (Leigh Puddester), and Elizabeth (Serge Dussault) with 26 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren. Rested at Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. Funeral Mass was held Saturday 1:00 pm at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church. Interment All Saints Cemetery. Donation graciously accepted for the Alzheimer's Society. Funeral arrangements entrusted through Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. To sign our online memorial guestbook please visit



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