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Burin Peninsula Obituaries
April 2010

The area includes from Terrenceville on down to Grand Bank, over to Lamaline, St. Lawrence, Burin, Marystown and down the Peninsula again to Boat Harbour. All the communities are not named but serves the whole of the Peninsula.

 

BRAKE, DOMINIC (DON)
1929-2010
It is with great sadness that the family of the late DOMINIC (DON) BRAKE of Marystown announce his passing at the Burin Peninsula Health Care Centre on Wednesday April 21, 2010 at the age of 80. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories son Dominic Jr. of Edmonton, AB; daughters Deborah (Bill) Brushett of Oakville, ON, Delores (Mike) Gervais of Toronto, ON, and DeAnne (Richard) Hawkes of Newport, North Carolina; grandchildren Stephen, Cameron and Cailin; sisters Theresa Ward and Edith Hodder; many nieces and nephews; plus a large circle of family and friends. Predeceased by wife Bridget and brothers Derm and Patrick. Resting and Visitation to take place from Wiseman's Funeral Homes in Marystown on Thursday April 22nd from 7pm - 9pm; Friday April 23rd from 10am - 9pm; and Saturday April 24th from 9am - 12noon. Prayer vigil will be held on Friday April 23rd from Wiseman's Funeral Homes at 8:00pm. Funeral Mass to take place at the Sacred Heart R.C. Church in Marystown on Saturday April 24th at 1:00pm. Interment to follow at the Sacred Heart R.C. Cemetery in Marystown. In Don's memory donations may be made to The Canadian Cancer Society Research or flowers gratefully accepted. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of Wiseman's Funeral Homes. "Our Family Serving Your Family" www.wisemansfuneralhomes.ca

BROCKERVILLE, DORIS
1955-2010
It is with great sadness that the family of the late DORIS BROCKERVILLE of Lawn announce her passing at the Burin Peninsula Health Care Centre on Thursday April 8, 2010 at the age of 54. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories husband Wayne of 34 years; son Wayne Joseph (Irene) of St. John's; daughter Gayle of St. John's; grandson Landon; sisters Valerie Edwards of Lawn, Colette (Adrian) Fleming of Mt. Pearl, Elizabeth (Michael) Drake of Lawn, Jacinta (Ron) Dalton of St. John's, Ruth (James) Bennett of Lawn and Judy (Guy) Tarrant of Lawn; brothers Leo Edwards of St. John's, Charles (Carmelita) Edwards of Lawn and Colin (Glenda) Edwards of Lawn; sisters-in-law Valerie (Louis) Gallant of Houston, B.C., and Molly (Leo) Wall of Mt. Pearl; brothers-in-law Thomas (Carm) Brockerville of Houston, B.C., John (Jackie) Brockerville of Mt. Pearl, Leon Brockerville of St. John's, Allan (Vera) Brockerville of Paradise, Fred Brockerville of Mt. Pearl, Vincent Brockerville of St. John's, Guy Brockerville of Marystown, Kelly (Allison) Brockerville of Portugal Cove, and Nicholas (Heather) Hynes of St. John's; special nieces Sheila and Maddie; special nephew Gavin; special sisters Shirley (James) Grant of Lawn and Mercedes Weir of Mt. Pearl. Predeceased by parents Leo & Loretta Edwards, sister Ellen Mary Drake, brother Joseph Edwards, sister-in-law Alfreda Brockerville. Resting and Visitation to take place from Holy Name of Jesus R.C. Church in Lawn on Thursday April 8th beginning at 7pm; Friday April 9th all day; and Saturday April 10th until 3pm. Funeral Mass to take place at Holy Name of Jesus R.C. Church in Lawn on Saturday April 10th at 4:00pm. Interment to follow at the Roman Catholic Cemetery in Lawn. Donations may be made to The Brockerville Family or flowers gratefully accepted.

CARTER, JOSEPH (JOE)
1950-2010
It is with great sadness that the family of the late JOE CARTER of Lord's Cove announce his passing at Lord's Cove on Monday April 5, 2010 at the age of 59. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories wife Marion of 36 years; sons Jonathan Carter of Fort St. John, B.C.and Matthew Carter of Halifax, NS; daughters Zelda Carter (Paul Smith) of Halifax, NS, and Jolene Carter (Brent & Jessica Armstrong) of Fort St. John, B.C.; grandchildren Austin Carter and Gage Smith; sisters Mary McDonald of Fortune, Alice (Tom) Breen of Toronto, ON, and Joyce (Hubert) Hennebury of Lord's Cove; sister-in-law Ester Carter of McCallum; plus a large circle of family and friends. Predeceased by son Joseph, daughter Jocelyn, parents Reuben & Violet Carter, parents-in-law Thomas & Louisa Hodge, and brother Thomas. Visitation to take place from St. Elizabeth's R.C. Church in Lord's Cove on Wednesday April 7th beginning at 7pm; and Thursday April 8th all day. Prayer vigil to be held on Thursday April 7th at 7:00pm. Funeral Mass to take place at St. Elizabeth's R.C. Church in Lord's Cove on Friday April 9th at 10:30am. Inurnment to follow at the R.C. Cemetery in Lord's Cove.

HARNETT, DON J.
1951-2010
It is with great sadness that the family of the late DON JOSEPH HARNETT of St. Lawrence announce his passing at the Health Science Centre in St. John's on Firday April 16, 2010 at the age of 59. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories wife Florence of 38 years; son Don (Louise) of Cambridge, ON; daughter Vanessa (Nick) Cantwell of Ottawa, ON; 3 grandchildren Meagan, Clarke and Sarah; sisters Thelma (Clyde) Roul, Anita (Jerry) Stacey, Beth (Paul) Morre, Anna (Phonse) Smith, Bernice (Max) Kettle, Angela (Tim) Robson, Linda Flynn, and Lucy (Rusty) Pope; brothers Cornelious (Mabel) Harnett, Maurice (Sue) Harnett and Ted Harnett; plus a large circle of family and friends. Pre-deceased by parents Casimir and Emma Harnett. Resting and Visitation to take place from St. Thomas Aquinas R.C. Church in St. Lawrence on Saturday April 17th for Family Only; Sunday April 18th from 2pm - 4pm and 7pm - 9pm; and Monday April 19th for Family Only. Prayer vigil to be held on Sunday April 18th at 8pm. Funeral Mass to take place at St. Thomas Aquinas R.C. Church in St. Lawrence on Monday April 19th at 2:00pm. Cremation to follow. In Don's memory donations may be made to Kidney Cancer Canada or flowers gratefully accepted. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of Wiseman's Funeral Homes. "Our Family Serving Your Family" www.wisemansfuneralhomes.ca

HICKS, RUBY
1930-2010
It is with great sadness that the family of the late RUBY HICKS of Fortune, announce her passing at the Blue Crest Home in Grand Bank on Tuesday April 13, 2010 at the age of 80. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories sisters Major Carrie Brinson, Tot Piercey, Daisy (Roland) Spencer; Janet (Bernard) Buckle, June (Albert) Snook, and Grace (Lloyd) Thornhill; plus a large circle of family and friends. Pre-deceased by husband Wilfred, parents Charles & Elsie Thornhill, and brother Cecil Thornhill. Resting and Visitation to take place from Wiseman's Funeral Homes in Fortune on Wednesday April 14th from 2pm - 4pm and 7pm - 9pm; and Thursday April 15th from 2pm - 4pm and 7pm - 9pm. Funeral Service to be held on Friday April 16th at 10:00am from the Salvation Army Citadel in Fortune. Interment to follow at the Salvation Army Cemetery in Fortune. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the Salvation Army Cemetery Fund. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of Wiseman's Funeral Homes. "Our Family Serving Your Family" www.wisemansfuneralhomes.ca

HUSSEY, JAMES H.
1914-2010
It is with great sadness that the family of the late JAMES H. HUSSEY of Mortier announce his passing at the U.S. Memorial Health Care Centre in St. Lawrence on Thursday April 22, 2010 at the age of 95. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories nieces Marie (Edward) Corcoran of Mortier, Helen Rogers (Marcel Stacey) of Creston North, Lorraine (Baxter) Saunders of Marystown, Maude (Charlie) Pike of Winterland Rd., Iona Bowles of St. John's, and Millie McKinnon of Wisconsin; plus a large circle of family and friends. Pre-deceased by parents Sydney & Jessie Hussey, sisters Beatrice Bowles, and Elizabeth McKinnon; nephews Harold and Max Bowles; niece Betty Gordon. Resting and Visitation to take place from Wiseman's Funeral Homes in Salt Pond on Friday April 23rd from 7pm - 9pm; Saturday April 24th from 2pm - 4pm & 7pm - 9pm; Sunday April 25th from 2pm - 4pm & 7pm - 9pm; Monday April 26th from 10am - 12noon. Funeral Service to take place at Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Burin on Monday April 26, 2010 at 2:30pm. Interment to follow at Holy Trinity Anglican Cemetery - Hodder's Point. Donations may be made to The Hussey Family or flowers gratefully accepted. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of Wiseman's Funeral Homes. "Our Family Serving Your Family" www.wisemansfuneralhomes.ca

KELLY, FRANCIS F.
1931-2010
It is with great sadness that the family of the late FRANCIS F. KELLY of St. Lawrence announce his passing at the U.S. Memorial Health Care Centre in St. Lawrence on Thursday April 22, 2010 at the age of 78. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories sons Frank (Marla) of Vernon, BC, Leo (Paula) of St. Lawrence, Valentine (Theresa) of Moncton, NB, and Rupert (Debbie) of Rimbey, AB; daughters Ann (Lloyd) Hillier of St. Lawrence, Mary (Bill) Quirke of St. Lawrence, Lucy (Fred) Burke of St. John's, Toots (Rodney) Squibb of St. Lawrence; 23 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and a large circle of family and friends. Pre-deceased by wife Beatrice, and sons Richard and Gerard. Resting and Visitation to take place at St. Thomas Aquinas R.C. Church in St. Lawrence on Saturday April 24th from 10am - 10pm and Sunday April 25th from 10am - 10pm. Funeral Mass to take place at St. Thomas Aquinas R.C. Church on Monday April 26, 2010 at 9:30am. Cremation to follow. In his memory donations may be made to the Kelly Family or flowers gratefully accepted. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of Wiseman's Funeral Homes.

LAKE, ARCHIBALD J.
1932-2010
It is with great sadness that the family of the late ARCHIBALD J. LAKE of Marystown formerly of O'Derin announce his passing at the Burin Peninsula Health Care Centre on Friday April 23, 2010 at the age of 77. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories sister Margaret Boocock of Boston, MA; brothers Matthew Lake of Marystown, and Francis (Ellen) Lake of Marystown; nephews Charlie (Elizabeth) Lake of Baine Harbour, Gerry Lake of Marystown, Charlie (Kim) Coady of St. John's, and Mike Coady (Nicole Hart) of East Port; plus a large circle of family and friends. Pre-deceased by parents Thomas and Ellen Lake; brothers Mike, Henry and Thomas Lake; and sister Betty Tibbott. Resting and Visitation to take place from Wiseman's Fuenral Homes in Marystown on Friday April 23rd from 7pm - 9pm; Saturday April 24th from 10am - 9pm; and Sunday April 25th from 2pm - 9pm. Prayer Vigil to be held on Sunday April 25th at 8:00pm. Funeral Mass to take place at Sacred Heart R.C. Church in Marystown on Monday April 26th at 12 noon. Interment to follow at the Sacred Heart R.C. Cemetery in Marystown. In his memory donations may be made to the Sacred Heart R.C. Church or flowers gratefully accepted. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of Wiseman's Funeral Homes. "Our Family Serving Your Family" www.wisemansfuneralhomes.ca

LUNDRIGAN, BRIDGET
Date of Birth: October 07, 1941

Passed suddenly away at her residence on April 26, 2010, Bridget Lundrigan of Burin age 68 years. Predeceased by brothers William and Charles Courage and step brother Rudell Nurse. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories husband Eric; sons Danny and wife Sadie of Port au Bras and Eric Jr. of Black Duck Cove; daughters Eleanor and husband Ward Mayo of St. John's and Catherine and husband Calvin Drake of Mortier; grandchildren Michael, Riley, Nicholas, Loressa, Lydia and Lavelle; sisters Eleanor and husband George Lundrigan of Burin, Barbara Lundrigan of Salmonier and Nellie Drake of Long Cove; brothers Stephen Courage and wife Emmaline of Long Cove, Levi Courage and wife Una of Bull's Cove, Jacob Courage and wife Irene of Salmonier and Joseph Courage of Long Cove plus a large circle of other family and friends. Father Theodor O'Connor officiated Funeral Mass from St. Patrick's Parish Church, Burin at 10:30am Thursday with interment following at RC Cemetery, Fox Cove. Pall Bearers were Danny Lundrigan, George Lundrigan, Jacob Courage, Calvin Drake, Harvey Courage and Jody Hayse. Cross Bearers were daughter Eleanor Mayo and grandchildren Nicholas, Michael and Riley.

LUNDRIGAN, GERTRUDE W.
1935-2010
It is with great sadness that the family of the late GERTRUDE WINNIFRED LUNDRIGAN of Little Bay announce her passing at the Health Science Centre in St. John's on Thursday April 29, 2010 at the age of 76. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories sons Rupert Lundrigan of St. John's, and Ernest Jr. Lundrigan of Little Bay; daughters Laura (Glenn) Wonge of Calgary, AB, and Joanie (John) Farrell of Marystown; sister Margaret (Patrick) Rennie of Little Bay; brother Jerome Walsh of Little Bay; 8 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild; plus a large circle of family and friends. Pre-deceased by husband Ernest, daughter Sandra, sister Joanna Doody, and brothers Angus, William, George and Leo. Resting and visitation to take from Wiseman's Funeral Homes in Marystown on Saturday May 1, 2010 from 1pm - 9pm and Sunday May 2, 2010 from 1pm - 9pm. Prayer Vigil to be held on Sunday May 2, 2010 at 8:00pm. Funeral Mass to take place at Sacred Heart R.C. Church in Marystown on Monday May 3, 2010 at 10:30am. In Gertrude's memory donations may be made to a charity of ones choice or flowers gratefully accepted. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of Wiseman's Funeral Homes. "Our Family Serving Your Family" www.wisemansfuneralhomes.ca

MURPHY, ROSS ("MURF")
1947-2010
It is with great sadness that the family of the late ROSS I. MURPHY also known as "Murf" announce his passing in the comfort of his home and family at Pony's Pond Road on Tuesday April 6, 2010 at the age of 62. Ross was born at Parker's Cove on April 8, 1947 to Lillian Sweetapple and John Murphy. He was one of 9 children, living with his family in a modest 2-storey home in the cove. Ross married Donna Mitchell of Burin on July 25, 1974 and together built a wonderful loving home at Salmonier, Burin and raised 2 loving children Heidi and Mitchell. He made a living for his family as a Life Underwriter where he worked quite honestly and diligently for 25+ years. He retired in 2005 when he was diagnosed with cancer and since that time he put up a tremendous fight to remain with his family as long as possible. Ross, known lovingly by his wife Donna as "Murf" had such a Love for Life and a Love for those near and dear to him; that it makes us truly blessed to have been a part of his Life. This very passionate man will be dearly missed and always remembered by those who Loved Him and He in turn Loved back - His Family. Ross will be sadly missed by loving wife Donna of 35 years; son Mitchell Murphy (Kayla Cheeke) of Kelligrews; daughter Heidi (Gerard) Webb of Grand Falls-Windsor; sisters Ruby Hodder of St. Bernard's, and Daphne (George) Parsons of Fort McMurray, AB; brothers Douglas (Lillian) Murphy of Parker's Cove, Cecil Murphy of Parker's Cove, Gordon of St. John's, Frank (Ann) Murphy of Rushoon, and Gerald (Elizabeth) Murphy of Parker's Cove; mother-in-law Helen Mitchell of Burin Bay; brothers-in-law Elroy (Yvette) Mitchell of Revelstoke, B.C. and Edgar (Marina) Mitchell of Mt. Pearl; plus a large circle of family and friends. He was pre-deceased by parents John & Lillian Murphy, brother Alex Murphy, sister-in-law Judy Pike and father-in-law Benjamin Mitchell. Resting and Visitation will take place from Wiseman's Funeral Home in Marystown on Tuesday April 6th from 7pm - 9pm; and Wednesday April 7th from 2pm - 4pm and 7pm - 9pm. Prayer vigil to be held on Wednesday April 7th at 8:00pm from Wiseman's Funeral Homes in Marystown. Funeral Mass to take place at Sacred Heart R.C. Church in Marystown on Thursday April 8th at 10:30am. Cremation to follow. In his memory donations may be made to the Burin Peninsula Health Care Kemo Unit or flowers gratefully accepted. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of Wiseman's Funeral Homes. "Our Family Serving Your Family" www.wisemansfuneralhomes.ca

PIKE, BRADON
Date of Birth: May 02, 1988

Passed suddenly away at Fort McMurry, AB on April 23, 2010, at the age of 21years, Bradon James Pike. Left to mourn father James; mother Margaret; grandparents Howard and Pat Lake and Eli and Ella Pike; aunts and uncles Loretta and Auby Slaney, Sean and Lorna Lake, St. Lawrence, Glenda and Randy Keating, Burin, Barry and Tina Lake, Pasadena, Dean and Sue Lake, Fredericton, NB; cousins Garret and Gina Slaney, Darren and Trevor Keating, Courtney and Colin Lake, Nicholas and Madison Lake and Sophie Lake; girlfriend Lauren Johnson and the Johnson family of Fort McMurray; Grandma Gerda and th Rebkowich family of Wandering River, Sears family of Stony Plain and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Rev. Robert Peddle officiated from St. Matthew's Anglican Church, St. Lawrence at 2pm Saturday with interment following at St. Matthew's Anglican Cemetery, St. Lawrence. In lieu of flowers, all donations will be held in trust for a scholarship fund for Pilot Training. Pall Bearers were Auby Slaney, Barry Lake, Sean Lake, Alster Pike, Wilfred Pike and Darren Keating.

TAYLOR, BLANCHE
Date of Birth: February 15, 1951

Passed suddenly away at the Burin Peninsula Health Care Center on April 27, 2010, Blanche Taylor of Port au Bras age 59 years. Predeceased by father Charles. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories mother Rita Taylor; sisters Sylvia Keating of Burin, Florence and Tom Dodge of Ontario, Phyllis Taylor and Morley Inkpen of Lewin's Cove, Elaine and Joshua Brushett of Port au Bras and Trudy and Keith Goodyear of Corner Brook; brothers Bill Taylor and Patsy of Burin, Ernest Taylor and Rosalind of Burin, Jack Taylor and Janice of Burin, David Taylor and Daphne of Port au Bras, Wayne Taylor and Angela of Lewin's Cove and Hughie Taylor and Joanne of Alberta plus a large circle of other family and friends. Rev. Robert Peddle officiated Funeral Service from St. Andrew's Anglican Church, Port au Bras at 2pm, Friday with interment following at St. Andrew's Anglican Cemetery, Port au Bras. Pall Bearers were Blaine Taylor, Travis Hoben, Ernie Taylor, Trevor Taylor, Dion Brushett and Paul Keating.

VINCENT, Betty L.
(November 12, 1917 - April 8, 2010)
Passed peacefully away at Carbonear Hospital on Thursday, April 8th, 2010, Betty L. Vincent formerly of Grand Bank, age 92 years. Predeceased by parents Alice and Charl Hardiman, brother John Hardiman, sisters Jane Mitchell and Freda West, brothers-in-law George French, Joe West, and Lou Mitchell. Leaving to mourn: sons Robert Vincent (Marjorie), John Vincent (Mary), Gordon Vincent (Val), daughter Dorothy Kirkpatrick (Reg) sister Hazel French, 10 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and 9 great great grandchildren. Also a circle of other relatives and friends. Remains resting at Warren's Funeral Home, Grand Bank on Friday, April 9th from 2pm - 4pm, 7pm - 9pm. Funeral Service will take place on Saturday at 11am from the Salvation Army, Grand Bank. Interment to follow at the Salvation Army Cemetery, Grand Bank. Donations in her memory may be made to the Salvation Army Cemetery Fund, Grand Bank.

VINCENT, Charles
(November 18, 1929 - April 8, 2010)

Passed peacefully away at the Burin Peninsula Health Care Center on Thursday, April 8, 2010, Charles Vincent of Grand Bank, age 80 years. Predeceased by parents Thomas and Bessie Vincent and brother Clyde. Leaving to mourn: wife Margaret, 2 daughters Charlene Jenkins (Leo) of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Lisa Brooks (Roger) of Grand Bank, son Barry Vincent and Wendy of New Brunswick, 2 sisters Betty Vincent of St. John's, Phyllis Patten (Simeon) of Grand Bank, brother Keith Vincent of Grand Bank, 4 grandchildren Jennifer, Holly, Heather and Dylan. Also a circle of other relatives and friends. Remains resting at Warren's Funeral Home, Grand Bank on Thursday from 7pm - 9pm, and on Friday from 10am - 12noon; 2pm - 4pm; 7pm - 9pm. Funeral Service will take place on Saturday at 2pm from the Salvation Army, Grand Bank. Interment to follow at the Salvation Army Cemetery, Grand Bank. Donations in his memory may be made to the Salvation Army Cemetery Fund. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care of Warren's Funeral Home, Grand Bank.

WALSH, DION
1968-2010

It is with great sadness that the family of the late DION STANLEY WALSH of Langley, B.C. formerly of Marystown announce his passing after a lengthy illness at Whatcom County, WA, USA on Monday April 26, 2010 at the age of 41. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories wife Karen; sons Liam and Dewey; parents Dennis and Joan Walsh of Marystown; siblings Jonathan Walsh (Sandra Wall) of Lewins Cove and Jillian Walsh (Frank Lundrigan) of Burin; nieces and nephews Joshua, Isabella, Damien, Aurora and Olivia; father in law Mark MacFarlane; sister- in- law Erika (Shane) of Greenwood, NS; aunts Bridget, Cecilia, Adele, Kathy, Josephine (Ed), Winnie (Ray), Greta, and Jean; uncles Philip, Pat (Mary), Leo (Mary), Kevin (Geraldine), Clarence (Ruby), Melvin (Juanita), Lionel (Marina) and Keith (Wanda); plus a large circle of family and friends. Pre-deceased by grandparents Philip & Winnie Walsh and Lionel & Irene Hoben; uncle Narcissus Walsh; aunt Pauline Walsh; cousins Dale Walsh & Benjamin Hoben. Resting and Visitation to take place from Wiseman's Funeral Homes in Marystown on Thursday May 13, 2010 from 10am - 9pm. Prayer Vigil to be held on Thursday May 13 at 8:00pm. Funeral Mass to take place at Sacred Heart R.C. Church in Marystown on Friday May 14, 2010 at 1:00pm. Inurnment to follow at Sacred Heart R.C. Cemetery in Marystown. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The Royal Columbia Hospital Foundation - Sherbrooke Centre, 330 E. Columbia Street, New Westminister, BC V3L 3W7 or Trust Fund for Liam and Dewey Walsh.

 

 

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