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Burin Peninsula Obituaries
June 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.

 

COX, Bertha F.
(October 1, 1924 - June 15, 2010)

Passed peacefully away at the US Memorial Health Care, St. Lawrence on Tuesday, June 15th, Bertha F. Cox of Grand Bank, formerly of Great Harbour, age 85 years. Predeceased by father and mother William and Charlotte Rose, loving son Randy, granddaughter Judy and daughter-in-law Bella Cox. Leaving to mourn, her loving family: Husband Garfield, sons William (Phoebe), Garfield (Lillian), Robert (Maisie), Melvin (Patsy) all of Grand Bank; daughters Evelyn Snook (Arthur) of Wreck Cove, Linda Bennett (Otto) Grand Bank and daughter-in-law Cindy Cox of Petawawa, Ont. 15 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, sister Joyce Skinner of Halifax, brother-in-law Norman (Bessie) of Wreck Cove, sisters-in-law Bessie Lawrence of Grand Bank, Sarah Cumben of Grand Bank, Joyce Keeping of Wreck Cove, and Hilda Cox of St Jacques. Also a large circle of other relatives and friends. Remains resting at Warren's Funeral Home on Wednesday from 2pm - 4pm (FAMILY ONLY); 7pm - 9pm; Thursday from 10am - 12pm; 2pm - 4pm; 7pm - 9pm. Funeral Service will take place on Friday at 2pm from St. Alban's Anglican Church, Grand Bank. Interment to follow at St. Alban's Anglican Cemetery, Grand Bank. Donations in her memory may be made to Parkinson Society. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care of Warren's Funeral Home, Grand Bank.

DICKS, William H.
(May 2, 1955 - June 14, 2010)

Passed peacefully away at the Blue Crest Nursing Home, Grand Bank on Monday, June 14, 2010, William H. Dicks of Grand Bank, age 55 years. Predeceased by brother Edgar, grandparents William and Louisa Peach and Hubert and Lillian Dicks. Leaving to mourn, wife Daisy of 33 years, daughters Denica Foote (Chris), and Kimberly Barber (William), Special Granddaughters Abigail Foote and Emily Barber. Special Grandsons Liam and Bryce Barber, Parents Cecil and Evelyn Dicks, sisters Brenda (Wayne) of Grand Bank, Flora (Glen) of Bay Roberts, and Joan (Dave) of Grimbsy, Ontario. Also leaving to mourn Mother and Father-in-law Kenneth and Ida Pierce, sisters-in-law Donna Newport (Jim), Kathy Pierce (Chris), Diane Butt (Danny), and brother-in-law Perry Pierce (Joanne). Also a large circle of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Remains resting at Warren's Funeral Home, Grand Bank on Monday from 2pm - 4pm (FAMILY ONLY), 7pm - 9pm. Tuesday from 10am - 12pm; 2pm - 4pm; 7pm - 9pm. Funeral service will take place on Wednesday at 2pm from the Salvation Army Grand Bank. Interment to follow at the Salvation Army Cemetery, Fortune. Donations in his memory may be made to the Family. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care of Warren's Funeral Home, Grand Bank.

HARDING, DAVID
Date of Birth: November 09, 1959

Passed suddenly away at Greenland on June 10, 2010 David Harding of Burin Bay Arm age 50 years. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories sons Matthew and Mark; father Howard Harding; sister Glennys and husband Conroy; niece Sabrina; nephew Justin all of Burin plus a large circle of other family and friends. Predeceased by mother Jean; grandparents Sam and Susie Harding and Dinah and Augustus Hillier. Rev. Mary Harris officiated Funeral Service place from Bethany United Church, Burin Bay on Tuesday at 2pm with Cremation following. Pall Bearers were Matthew Harding, Mark Harding, Murray Harding, Shawn Harding, Justin Harding and Gary Warren. Donations may be made to family or flowers gratefully accepted. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Serenity Funeral Home, Burin.

HARRIS, BESSIE
Date of Birth: July 01, 1918

Passed peacefully away at the L.A. Miller Centre, St. John's on June 26, 2010 Bessie Harris of Garnish aged 92 years. Predeceased by husband George and sisters Ettie Day and Flossie Grandy. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories daughters Norma and husband Jacob Barnes of Garnish and Colleen and husband Bruce Clarke of St. John's; 7 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren plus a large circle of other family and friends. Resting at St. Giles Anglican Church, Garnish at 10am Tuesday. Funeral service to take place from St. Giles Anglican Church, Garnish on Wednesday, June 30th at 2pm with interment following at Anglican Cemetery, Garnish. Donations in her memory may be made to St. Giles Anglican Church or flowers gratefully accepted.

KELLY, JAMES W.
1922-2010

It is with great sadness that the family of the late JAMES W. KELLY of Mooring Cove announces his passing at the Burin Peninsula Health Care Centre in Burin on Tuesday June 29, 2010 at the age of 87. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories wife Ernestine of 53 years; sons Kevin (Belinda) Kelly of Mooring Cove, Ambrose (Lillian) Kelly of Houston, BC, James Kelly of Fort McMurray, Bill Kelly of Mooring Cove, Anthony Kelly of Fort McMurray, Dave (Melissa) Kelly of Fort McMurray, and Glen (Wanda) Kelly of Mooring Cove; daughters Gloria (James) Hanrahan of Little Bay, Alice Kelly (Alonzo Brake) of Mooring Cove, and Mary Kelly (James Brake) of Little Bay; special niece Mary Hannam; special friend Bridie Jenkinson; 18 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; plus a large circle of family and friends. Pre-deceased by parents Ambrose & Mary Kelly; brothers Charlie and Johnny Kelly, and step brother Emmanual Hannam. Resting and Visitation to take place from Wiseman's Funeral Homes in Marystown on Wednesday June 30th from 2pm to 4pm family only and 7pm to 9pm for the public; Thursday July 1st from 10am to 9pm; and Friday July 2nd from 10am to 9pm. Prayer Vigil to take at Wiseman's Funeral Homes in Marystown on Friday July 2, 2010 at 8pm. Funeral Mass to take place at Sacred Heart R.C. Church in Marystown on Saturday July 3, 2010 at 10:30am. Interment to follow at Sacred Heart R.C. Cemetery in Marystown. In James' memory, donations may be made to The Janeway Children's Hospital or flowers gratefully accepted. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of Wiseman's Funeral Homes.

KETTLE, ALBERT J.
1930-2010
It is with great sadness that the family of the late ALBERT J. KETTLE of St. Lawrence announce his passing at the U.S Memorial Health Care Centre in St. Lawrence on Wednesday June 9, 2010 at the age of 79. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories; sons Max (Bernice) Kettle of St. Lawrence, Albert (Cheryl) Kettle of British Columbia, Tyrone(Victoria) Kettle of British Columbia, Dion (Paula) Kettle of British Columbia, Blaine (Peggy) Kettle of St. Lawrence; daughters Carol (Stan)Reeves of Ontario, Veronica (Keith) Whyett of PEI, Relda (Lawrence) Briggs of Nova Scotia, Janice (Noel) Isaacs of Nova Scotia, Loretta (Renaud) Vigneaux of British Columbia, and Michelle Kettle of St. Lawrence; sister Beth (Gordon) Stoodley of Nova Scotia; 29 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; plus a large circle of family and friends. Predeceased by wife Emily; son Leon; parents Arthur & Sarah Kettle and brother Art. Resting and Visitation to take place from his residence in St. Lawrence on Wednesday June 9th beginning at 7pm; and Thursday June 10th all day. Funeral Mass to take place at St. Thomas Aquinas R. C. Church in St. Lawrence on Friday June 11th, 2010 at 2:00pm. Interment to follow at Mt. Cecilia R.C. Cemetery in St. Lawrence. In Albert's memory, donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation or flowers gratefully accepted. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of Wiseman's Funeral Homes.

LUNDRIGAN, ROBERT M.
1923-2010

It is with great sadness that the family of the late ROBERT M. LUNDRIGAN of Burin announce his passing at the Burin Peninsula Health Care Centre in Burin on Friday June 4, 2010 at the age of 87. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories sons Dennis Lundrigan (Sandra Martin) and George (Eleanor) Lundrigan, both of Burin; daughters Marie (Winston) Boyd of St. Augustine, Florida, Margaret (Daniel) Teed of Sackville, NS., Matilda Hollett of Lewin's Cove, Isabelle Lundrigan (Frank Brinston) of Burin; daughter-in-law Barbara Lundrigan of Burin; sisters Vicki Sober of Salmonier, Marion Lundrigan of Burin, Kay Bond and Rose Lundrigan, both of Nova Scotia; brothers Eric Lundrigan of Black Duck Cove, and Bill Lundrigan of Nova Scotia; 12 grandchildren and 11 great grandchilren; Plus a large circle of family and friends. Predeceased by wife Martha; parents Michael & Victoria Lundrigan; son Levi Lundrigan; daughters Carolanne Mayo and Christine Lundrigan; sister Rita Hodder; brothers Mike Lundrigan and Leonard Lundrigan; grandchildren Crystal Lundrigan and Sandra Lundrigan; and great grandchild Stefan Spencer. Resting and Visitation to take place from Wiseman's Funeral Homes in Salt Pond-Burin on Saturday June 5 from 10:00am to 9:00 pm; and Sunday June 6 from 2:00pm to 9:00pm. Funeral Mass to take place at St. Patrick's R.C. Church in Burin on Monday June 7, 2010 at 10:30am. Interment to follow at Sacred Heart R.C. Cemetery in Marystown. 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

MARTIN, GARFIELD
Date of Birth: May 31, 1925

Passed peacefully away at the Burin Peninsula Health Care Center, Burin on June 7, 2010 Garfield Martin in his 85th year. Predeceased by Wife, Clara; Daughter Madonna; and Brother Joshua Martin. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories Sons; Ron Martin (Ann) of Black Duck Cove , John Martin (Cora) of Fortune, Leo Martin (Flora) of Fortune, Eleazer Martin (Grace) of Burin, and George William of Burin; daughter Mary Rose (Austin Lambe) of Fox Cove; Sisters Margurite Foote of Black Duck Cove, Lizze Ann Drake of Marystown, Shirley Beck (ches) of Bull's Cove; Brother Eleazer Martin (Lil) of Burin. 17 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren plus a large circle of other relatives and friends. Resting at Serenity Tuesday 4:00pm -10:00pm, Wednesday 10:00am - 10:00 pm. Funeral service to take place from the Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Ship Cove. Thursday 10:30pm with Interment to follow at R.C. Cemetery, Fox Cove. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Serenity Funeral Home, Burin.

MILLER, LEONARD G.
1930-2010
It is with great sadness that the family of the late LEONARD G. MILLER of Spanish Room announce his passing at Spanish Room on Saturday June 12, 2010 at the age of 79. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories; sister Marie Miller of Grand Bank; brother Clarence (Joan) Miller of Port Saunders; and nieces and nephews; Plus a large circle of relatives and friends. Predeceased by parents Oliver & Pearl Miller, grandparents and brother-in-law Noah Miller. Resting and Visitation to take place from Wiseman's Funeral Homes in Marystown on Monday June 14th from 2pm to 4pm; Tuesday June 15th from 2pm to 4pm and 7pm to 9 pm; and Wednesday June16th from 10am to 12pm. Funeral Service to take place at Wiseman's Funeral Homes in Marystown on Wednesday June 16, 2010 at 2:00pm. Interment to follow at the Roman Catholic Cemetery in Spanish Room. In Leonard's memory, donations may be made to the Miller Family. No flowers by request. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of Wiseman's Funeral Homes.

MURPHY, KEVIN
1963-2010
It is with great sadness that the family of the late KEVIN MURPHY of Rushoon announces his passing on Saturday June 26, 2010 at the age of 46. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories parents John and Laura Murphy of Rushoon; brothers Roy (Beth) Barron of Rushoon, Frank Murphy (Diane) of Boat Harbour, Ken Muprhy of St. John's, and Raymond Murphy of Rushoon; sisters Anne King (David) of Marystown, Rose Murphy (Merrick) of Grand Beach, Alice Murphy of Rushoon, Madonna Murphy (Greg) of Winterland, Deloris Wagg (Jamie) of Medicine Hat, AB, Tina Murphy of Marystown, and Martha Murphy (Dan) of Jacques Fontaine; 9 nephews; 5 nieces; 2 uncles; 2 aunts; plus a large circle of family and friends. Predeceased by grandparents Anne and Fergus Barron, and grandparents Martha and Arch Murphy; nephew Reggie Lake, aunt Alice Barron, uncle Arthur Barron, and cousin Carmel Payne. Resting and Visitation to take place from Christ The King R.C. Church in Rushoon. Prayer Vigil to be held on Thursday July 1st at 7:00pm. Funeral Mass to take place at Christ The King R.C. Church in Rushoon on Friday July 2, 2010 at 10:30am. Cremation to follow. In Kevin's memory, donations may be made to the Murphy Family. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of Wiseman's Funeral Homes.

PURCHASE, Freeman
(September 23, 1939 - June 18, 2010)

Passed away at the Grand Bank Health Centre on Friday, June 18th, Freeman Purchase of Lamaline, age 70 years. Predeceased by father and mother Albert and Bethina Purchase and brother George; leaving to mourn son Dion (Katrina) of Lamaline, grandson Shawn, granddaughter Brianna, Special friend Carmel Boland, brother Albert (Florence) of Halifax, sisters Jessie (Frank) Patten of Fortune and Dorothy Ross of Burin. Also a large circle of nieces, nephews and friends. Remains resting at St. Mary's Anglican Church, Lamaline on Friday at 6 pm, then on Saturday and Sunday. Funeral service will take place on Monday, June 21st, at 2 pm from St. Mary's Church, Lamaline. Interment to follow at St. Mary's Cemetery, Lamaline. Donations in his memory may be made to St. Mary's Anglican Cemetery Fund, Lamaline. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care of Warren's Funeral Home, Grand Bank.

ROFF, JOHN JOSEPH
Date of Birth: May 24, 1932

Passed peacefully away the Health Science Centre, St. John's on June 26, 2010 John Roff of Mortier age 78 years. Predeceased by sisters Carmel, Hannah, Amelda and Mary. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories wife Margaret; daughter Jacqueline and husband Dominic Lambe of Burin Bay Arm; granddaughter Maggie; brother Thomas Roff and wife Madonna plus a large circle of other family and friends. Resting at Serenity Funeral Home on Monday from 2-4 and 7-10, Tuesday and Wednesday from 10am to 10pm. Funeral Mass to take place from St. Patrick's RC Church, Burin on Thursday at 11am with interment following at RC Cemetery, Fox Cove. Flower's gratefully accepted.

SPENCER, VINCENT JOSEPH
1948-2010
It is with great sadness that the family of the late VINCENT JOSEPH SPENCER of Marystown announce his passing at the Burin Peninsula Health Care Centre in Burin on Tuesday June 15, 2010 at the age of 61. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories sons Daniel (Peggy) Spencer of Bonavista, Glen (Suzann) Spencer of Merrickville, ON.; daughters Mary Spencer of Marystown and Connie Spencer of Marystown; partner and best friend Jean Power Philpott; sisters Sharon (Walter) Walsh, Joan Power, Sadie (Kevin) Kelly, Kate Collins, and Regina Dober all of Marystown; brothers Lee (Doreen) Spencer, and Arch (Margaret) Spencer all of Marystown; 5 grandchildren Danielle, Darren, Joshua, Danny and Sophie; plus a large circle of family and friends. Pre-deceased by wife Sheila; and parents Vincent & Mary Ann Spencer. Cremation has taken place. Funeral Mass to take place at Sacred Heart R.C. Church in Marystown on Friday June 18, 2010 at 10:30am. Inurnment to follow at the Sacred Heart R. C. Cemetery in Marystown. In Vincent`s memory, donations may be made to The Spencer Children. No flowers by request. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of Wiseman's Funeral Homes.

TOBIN, ANNIE
Date of Birth: January 23, 1939
Passed peacefully away at the Burin Peninsula Health Care Center on June 12, 2010 Annie Tobin of Burin in her 71st year. Predeceased by husband John Joseph. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories sons George (Marilyn), William (Beulah), Ignatius (Lisa), Walter, Sandy (Deana) and John (Nichole) all of Burin; daughters Theresa (Learo Inkpen), Elizabeth and Jacqueline (Derrick) all of Burin; 12 granchildren; 3 great grandchildren; sisters Lydia (Elam King), Theresa (Randell Pike) and Elizabeth Nolan; brothers Ignatius Mitchell and William Mitchell (Rhoda) plus a large circle of other family and friends. Father Theodore O'Connor officiated Funeral Mass from St. Patrick's RC Church on Tuesday at 1:30pm with interment following at RC Cemetery, Salt Pond. Pall Bearer's were William Tobin, Sandy Tobin, John Tobin, Walter Tobin, William Mitchell and Christopher Tobin. Cross Bearer was Stephen Mitchell. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Serenity Funeral Home, Burin.

TOBIN, GEORGINA
Date of Birth: April 19, 1967

Passed peacefully away at the US Memorial Hospital, St. Lawrence on June 18, 2010, Georgina Tobin of St. Lawrence age 43 years. Predeceased by father George Stewart; sister Linda Saunders; father-in-law George Tobin and sister-in-law Sandra Stewart. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories husband Brian; son Joshua both of St. Lawrence; mother Bridget Stewart of Marystown; sisters Carlann Stewart of Marystown and Joanne Malloy (Adrian) of Marystown; brothers Peter Stewart (Irene) of Marystown, John Stewart of Burin, Bill Stewart of Marystown, Demont Stewart of Marystown, Craig Stewart of Marystown and Kenneth Stewart (Joanie) of St. Bernard's; sister-in-laws Theresa Poole (Wayne) of Mount Pearl, Gladys Tobin (Ben) of St. Lawrence and Lisa Tobin of St. Lawrence; brother-in-law Eugene Stewart of Marystown, Tom Tobin (Selena) of St. Lawrence, George Tobin (Lynette) of Paradise, Phillip Tobin (Roberta) of St. Lawrence, Randy Tobin (Alice) of St. Lawrence and Graham Tobin (Ellen) of St. Lawrence; mother-in-law Marion Tobin of St. Lawrence; many nieces and nephews plus a large circle of other relatives and friends. Father Edward Raj officiated Funeral Mass from St. Thomas Aquinas RC Church on Monday at 10am with interment following at Mount Cecilia Cemetery, St. Lawrence. Pall Bearers were Peter Stewart, William Stewart, Kenneth Stewart, Randy Tobin, Philip Tobin and Wayne Poole. Cross Bearer was Christian Tobin. Flowers gratefully accepted or donations may be made to family.

 

 

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