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Burin Peninsula Obituaries
May 2011

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.

 

BEST, Roy
(December 5, 1947 - May 31, 2011)

Passed away at the Burin Peninsula Health Care Center on Tuesday, May 31, 2011 Roy Best of Marystown, age 63 years. Predeceased by father, Ray Best. Leaving to mourn: mother, Pearl Best; 3 children, Jason (Sandra), Colin and Paula; 5 grandchildren; sister, Shirley (Carl) Rose of Grand Bank. Also a circle of other relatives and friends. Remains resting at Warren's Funeral Home, Grand Bank, on Tuesday from 7pm - 9pm, and Wednesday 10am - 12pm; 2pm - 4pm; 7pm - 9pm. Funeral Service will take place on Thursday at 2pm from St. Albans Anglican Church, Grand Bank. Interment to follow at St. Albans Anglican Cemetery, Grand Bank. Donations in his memory may be made to St. Albans Church Memorial Fund. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care of Warren's Funeral Home, Grand Bank.

BLANCHARD, Patrick W.
(March 17, 1947 - May 26, 2011)
Passed away at the Blue Crest Nursing Home, Grand Bank, on Thursday, May 26, 2011, Patrick W. Blanchard of Fortune, age 64 years. Predeceased by daughter Kim, Parents, Michael & Melissa Blanchard, Brothers Michael & Myles. Leaving to mourn: Wife Dinah, daughter Melissa (John) Peddle of Mount Pearl, sons Marcel of Fortune and Patrick(Noreen) of Edmonton; 6 grandchildren; sisters Janet (John) Robinson of Cox's Cove, Ethel (Dave) Earle of Pasadena, Eva (John) Hynes of Ontario; brothers Tony (Rita) of Irish Town and Brian (Christine) of Cox's Cove; sisters-in-law Susan (Alvin) Carter of Whitbourne, Juanita (Bill) Skinner of Fortune; brothers-in-law John (Rita) Durnford of Burgeo, Arch (Theresa) Durnford of Burgeo, Hubert (Joanne) Durnford of Francois and George (Connie) Durnford of Fortune. Also a circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral Service was conducted by Rev. Neal Buffett and Rev. Lochleigh Fiander from All Saints Anglican Church Fortune at 2pm, on Sunday, May 29th. Interment followed at All Saints Anglican Cemetery, Fortune. Organist was Henrietta Pope. Pall Bearers were: George Durnford, Tony Blanchard, Brian Blanchard, John Durnford, Bill Skinner and David Earle.

HALEY, Mercedes Rose
(April 2, 1938 - May 3, 2011)
Passed peacefully away at the Grand Bank Health Centre on May 3, 2011, Mercedes R. Haley, aged 73 years. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories are her husband of 52 years, William, 9 children, Annie (Don), Bridget (Stephen), Bernard (Jackie), Gerard (Charlotte), Theresa (Jerry), Bill (Darlene), Joe (Collette), Mary (Gerry) and Angela (Bill), 20 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, brother Cecil (Caroline) Lockyer, sisters, Melinda (Clem) Benteau, Rita (Peter) Parsons and Evelina Fitzpatrick, as well as a large number of other relatives and friends. Predeceased by her parents Bridget and Joseph Lockyer, brothers George, Peter James and sister Philomena Stacey. Resting at her late residence in Lamaline after 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 4. Funeral Mass will be held from St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Lamaline on Saturday, May 7th at a time to be announced. Flowers gratefully accepted in Mrs. Haley's memory. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Warren's Funeral Home, Grand Bank.

HANDRIGAN, Mabel
(August 21, 1914 - May 29, 2011)

Passed away at the Blue Crest Nursing Home, Grand Bank on Sunday, May 29, 2011, Mabel Handrigan of Grand Bank, age 96 years. Predeceased by husband Clarence, son Lloyd and sister Janet Penwell. Leaving to mourn: son Clayton (June) of CBS Manuels, daughter Eileen (Arch) Evans of Grand Bank, 8 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, brother Howard (Thornhill) Sylvia of St. John's. Also a circle of other relatives and friends. Remains Resting at Warren's Funeral Home, Grand Bank on Monday and Tuesday from 10am - 12pm; 2pm - 4pm; 7pm - 9pm. Funeral service will take place on Wednesday at 2pm from Grand Bank United Church. Interment to follow at United Church Cemetery, Grand Bank. Donations in her memory may be made to the United Church Cemetery Fund, Grand Bank. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care of Warren's Funeral Home, Grand Bank.

HODDER, ALBERT (BERT) ROBERT
(1946-2011)
Passed peacefully away at the Burin Peninsula Health Care Centre, Burin, on May 31, 2011, ALBERT (BERT) ROBERT HODDER, of Creston North, NL, in his 65th year. Leaving to mourn his loving wife Betty, sons David (Lee), Roger (Sherry), Mark (Felicia); Granddaughters Kayla & Abbie, Grandsons Joshua & Benjamin, Great Grandson Zareck; mother Eunice, brothers Stan (Maud), Fred (Karen), Sisters Judy (Jim Furlong), Mary, Michelle (Bob Fizzard), Uncle Gary Wiscombe (Rita), and Aunt Betty Wiscombe; and a large circle of relatives and friends. Predeceased by his father Byron, Father and Mother in law, Rendall & Ada Joyce, and brother in law Perry Joyce. Resting at Peninsula Funeral Home on Wednesday, June 01 (7:00 - 9:00 pm), Thursday, (10am - noon), (2 - 4:30 pm) & (7 - 9pm), Friday, (10 am - noon) (Family only). The funeral Service will be held at Creston North United Church, Creston North, on Friday, June 03, 2011 at 2:00 PM. Interment will be at the United Church Cemetery in Creston North. Flowers will be gratefully accepted or in Bert's memory, donations may be made to the Creston North United Church Cemetery Fund, Creston North. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of Peninsula Funeral Home, Creston South. "Serving Families With Dignity and Compassion" www.peninsulafuneralhome.ca

HYNES, CLAYTON JOSEPH
1929-2011
It is with great sadness that the family of the late CLAYTON JOSEPH HYNES of St. Bernard's announces his passing at The Burin Peninsula Health Care Centre in Burin on Sunday May 29, 2011 at the age of 81. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories are Wife Mary of 57 years; Sons Gerard (Donna) of Bakers Lake, Carl (Margaret) of Marystown, and Patrick (Jean) of Winterland; Daughters Louise (Freeman) Wall of Bakers Lake, Bernetta (Barry) Brinston of Marystown, Romena (Ken) Hickey of St. Bernard's, and Rita (Carl) Pardy of Marystown; Sisters Alice Dunphy of Parkers Cove, and Martha Hynes of St. John's; Brothers Patrick Hynes of Burin, and Joseph (Myrtle) Hynes of Rushoon; 9 Grandchildren; 7 Great-Grandchildren; plus a large circle of family and friends. Predeceased by Parents Stephen & Sarah Hynes, Brother Leo Hynes, and Sister Rita Hynes. Resting and visitation to take place from Sacred Heart R.C. Church in St. Bernard's on Monday May 30th beginning at 3pm; and Tuesday May 31st all day. Funeral Mass will take place on a date and time to be announced from Sacred Heart R.C. Church in St. Bernard's. Interment to follow at the Sacred Heart R.C. Cemetery in St. Bernard's. In Clayton's memory, donations may be made to the The Hynes Family. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of Wiseman's Funeral Homes. "Our Family Serving Your Family" www.wisemansfuneralhomes.ca

JOYCE, WILLIAM HENRY
(1932-2011)
Passed peacefully away at the Blue Crest Interfaith Home, Grand Bank, NL, on Monday, May 30, 2011, William Henry Joyce, formerly of Burin Bay Arm, NL, at the age of 78. Leaving to mourn his loving wife Jean, daughters Kay Riggs (Basil), Red Harbour, Cindy Joyce, Fort McMurray, Tammy Keats (Willie), Paradise; grandchildren Kelly, Aimee, Christopher and Samantha, great grandchildren Rielly, Kasey, Meagan, and Patrick; Sister Ida Wiscombe, Creston South; and a large circle of relatives and friends. Bill was predeceased by his brothers Kenneth, Richard and Maxwell Joyce and his sister Della Wiscombe. Resting at Peninsula Funeral Home, Creston South, on Tuesday, May 31st (2 pm - 4 pm & 7 - 9 pm), Wednesday, June 01st, (10 am - noon). A Family memorial service will be held at Peninsula Funeral Home, Creston South, on Wednesday, June 01st , 2011 at 2 pm. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers donations in Bill's memory may be made to the Blue Crest Caring Program Residents Fund. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of Peninsula Funeral Home, Creston South. "Serving Families With Dignity and Compassion" www.peninsulafuneralhome.ca

MATCHEM, GEORGE
1920-2011
It is with great sadness that the family of the late GEORGE MATCHEM of Fortune announces his passing at The Blue Crest Home in Grand Bank on Friday May 20, 2011 at the age of 91. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories are Wife Alvena of 20 years; Sons Winston (Shirley) of Fortune and Robert of Fortune; Daughter Alice Matchem (Felix Robere) of Fortune; Stepsons Rodney (Una) of Jeffrey's, Isaac (Cavelle) of Jeffrey's, and Danny (Joyce) of Fort McMurray; Stepdaughters Kathy (Johnny) of Jeffrey's, Donica (Brian) of Jeffrey's, and Myra (Richard) of Jeffrey's; Sisters Gladys Gillam of Stephenville and Elizabeth Harvey of Corner Brook; 6 Grandchildren; 9 Great-Grandchildren; plus a large circle of family and friends. Predeceased by First Wife Elizabeth Jane. Resting and visitation to take place from Wiseman's Funeral Homes in Fortune on Saturday May 21st from 7pm - 9pm; and Sunday May 22nd from 2pm - 4pm and 7pm - 9pm. Funeral Service will take place on Monday May 23, 2011 at 2:00pm from The Salvation Army Church in Fortune. Interment to follow at the Salvation Army Cemetery in Fortune. In George's memory, donations may be made to a charity of one's choice or flowers gratefully accepted. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of Wiseman's Funeral Homes. "Our Family Serving Your Family" www.wisemansfuneralhomes.ca

MATTHEWS, Clyde
(July 4, 1927 - May 12, 2011)
Passed peacefully away at the Blue Crest Nursing Home on Thursday, May 12, 2011, Clyde Matthews of Grand Bank, age 83 years. Predeceased by parents, Harry and Elizabeth Matthews, and brother Norman. Leaving to mourn: wife Lorna; son Kenneth (Roberta), and daughter Brenda Lee Menzies (Scott), grandchildren, Eric, Adam and Brittany, all of Brampton, Ontario; brothers Fred (Betty), Eli (Margaret) of Grand Bank; sisters-in-law Florence Matthews of Grand Bank and Shirley Baker (Don)of Caledonia, Nova Scotia. Also a circle of other relatives and friends. Remains resting at Warren's Funeral Home, Grand Bank on Thursday from 7pm - 9pm (FAMILY ONLY); and on Friday from 10am - 12pm; 2pm - 4pm; 7pm - 9pm. Funeral Service will take place on Saturday at 2pm from Grand Bank United Church. Interment to follow at the United Church Cemetery, Grand Bank. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care of Warren's Funeral Home, Grand Bank.

MATTHEWS, Ruth
Passed peacefully away at the Blue Crest Nursing Home, Grand Bank on May 13, 2011 Ruth Matthews of Burin age 78 years. Predeceased by sister Audrey Banfield. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories husband Ephraim; son Thomas of Burin, sisters Lorraine Billard (Josh) of ON, Ella Cheeseman of Burin; Marguerite Kizer (Don) of BC and Barbara Warenchuk (Paul) of Edmonton; brother Rodney Banfield (Alice) of Burgeo plus many other family and friends. Rev. Robert Peddle officiated Memorial Service from Serenity Chapel Wednesday, May 25th. To offer online condolences please visit www.serenityfh.com

MURPHY, GENEVIEVE R.
1925-2011
It is with great sadness that the family of the late GENEVIEVE R. MURPHY of Parker's Cove announces her passing at The Burin Peninsula Health Care Centre in Burin on Sunday May 22, 2011 at the age of 85. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories are Sons John (Florence) of Brantford, ON., Patrick (Thomasina) of St. Lawrence, and Gerard (Magdalene) of St. John's; Daughters Annie (Clarence) of North Harbour, Rhoda (Ralph) of Mount Pearl, Magdalene (Patrick) of Terrenceville, Pearl (Wylie) of Boat Harbour, Catherine (Garfield) of Boat Harbour, Florence (Randy) of Boat Harbour, Sadie (Calvin) of Parker's Cove, Dolorosa (Denis) of Parker's Cove, and Regina (Richard) of Parker's Cove; 26 Grandchildren; 18 Great-Grandchildren; plus a large circle of family and friends. Pre-deceased by Husband Patrick, Parents John & Annie Murphy, sister Mary, and brother Albert. Resting and visitation to take place from Our Lady of Lourdes RC Church in Parker's Cove on Monday May 23rd from 3pm - 10pm; Tuesday May 24th from 11am - 10pm; and Wednesday May 25th from 11am - 12:30pm, where Funeral Mass will take place on Wednesday May 25, 2011 at 2:00pm. Interment to follow at Our Lady of Lourdes RC Cemetery in Parker's Cove. In Genevieve's memory, donations may be made to the Burin Peninsula Health Care Centre or flowers gratefully accepted. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of Wiseman's Funeral Homes. "Our Family Serving Your Family" www.wisemansfuneralhomes.ca

NURSE, Pearl Frances
(July 24, 1926 - May 1, 2011)
Passed peacefully away at the Burin Health Care Centre on May 1, 2011, Pearl Francis Nurse, of Grand Bank, aged 84 years. Predeceased by mother, Clara Herritt, father, Phillip Herritt, both of Harbour Breton, husband, Rudell, daughter Catherine, 2 brothers and 3 sisters. Leaving to mourn sister Bertha Strickland of St. John's, NL two special nieces Joyce (Wendell) and family of Bickerton, NS and Mary (Lorne) and family of Lumsden,NL, as well as a number of other nieces and nephews, special cousin Meta Bugular of Harbour Breton and a number of in laws, three special caregivers, Patsy Cox, Marilyn Mavin and Shirley Monk and two special people Nadine and Kaitlyn and a large number of special friends.Resting at Warren's Funeral Home on Monday, May 2, Tuesday, May 3, and Wednesday May 4, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. -9 p.m. daily. Funeral service will be held on Thursday May 5 at 2 p.m. from Grand Bank United Church with interment at the United Church Cemetery,Grand Bank. Donations in Mrs. Nurse's memory can be made to a charity of one's choice. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of Warren's Funeral Home.

PEARSON, Loretta
Passed peacefully away at the Burin Peninsula Health Care Center on May 18, 2011, Loretta Pearson of Lewin's Cove age 64 years. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories husband Bernard Sr.; son Bernard Jr. of Lewin's Cove; sisters Mary Murphy of St. John's, Gertie Pearson (Arthur) of Burin, Kathleen Power of Burin, Theresa Jackman (Calvin) of Burin and Bernadette Mullett of Burin; brothers Raymond Mullet (Jacqueline) of Burin, Arch Mullett (Wanda) of Burin and Larry Mullett (Jackie) of Burin; sisters-in-law Martha Fitzgerald of St. John's, Maude O'Toole of Halifax, Mary Ducey (Peter) of Marystown, Joan Whiffen (Bruce) of Mount Pearl and Geraldine MacDonald (Pat) of St. John's; brothers-in-law Gerald Pearson (Rose) of Creston South and Paul Pearson (Margie) of Corner Brook plus a large circle of other family and friends. Predeceased by parents Veronica and Archibald Mullett. Father Ben Raze officiated Funeral Service from St. Patrick's RC Parish Church, Burin May 21st with cremation following. Pall Bearers were Bernard Pearson Jr., Gordon Lake, Mary Murphy, Bernadette Mullett, Theresa Jackman and Gertie Pearson. Cross Bearer was Kathleen Mullett.

PRIOR, Elsie Winnifred
(November 27, 1927 - May 7, 2011)
Passed peacefully away at the Blue Crest Nursing Home, Grand Bank, on Saturday, May 7, 2011, Elsie Winnifred (Winnie) Prior of Grand Bank, age 83 years. Predeceased by her husband, Isaac, in 1989. Leaving to mourn, sons John (Denise) of St. John's, Donald of Balirmore, Alberta, Reginald (Daisy) and Robert (Marlene) both of Grand Bank, and daughter Nancy (Gerry Fairfax) of Calgary, Alberta; ten grandchildren: Clayton, Tyson, Shannon, Joshua. Erica, Jessica, Christopher, Victoria, Mitchell, and Kyle; and four great-grandchildren as well as a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral Service was conducted by Rev. Tim Graham from St. Albans Anglican Church Grand Bank at 2pm on Monday, May 9th. Interment followed at St. Albans Anglican Cemetery, Grand Bank. Organist was Velma Stewart. Pall Bearers were: Sidney Stoodley, Wayne Stoodley, Claude Roberge, William Thornhill, Glenn Vokey and Donald Rose.

ROSE, Evelyn
Passed peacefully away May 16, 2011, at Woodford's Comfort Manor, Holyrood cherished mother and Nan, Evelyn Rose of Burin age 84 years. Leaving to mourn and celebrate her wonderful life Sons Robert (Brenda), Sean (Brenda) and Max (Joann); Daughters Maureen Brenton (Onslow), Anne Battcock (Garry), Paula and Della; Beloved grandchildren Carla Pella (Derek), Nadia (fiancé' Eddie Hynes), Ceara Brenton, Mark Battcock, Sarah Battcock (fiancé Mutema Pittman), Heather Rose, Gina Rose and Kiana Rose; many nieces and nephews; sister Imelda White of Oakville, ON and Mary Power (Martin) of St. John's; her dear friend Elsie Rennie, Burin; her friends and neighbours in Burin and the loving caregivers at Woodford's Comfort Manor, Holyrood. Predeceased by her beloved husband Eugene; parents Patrick and Mary Ellen Power; sisters Anne, Isabelle, Hannah, Mary, Catherine, Theresa and Marion; brothers Martin, Douglas and Patrick. Pall Bearers were Robert Rose, Paula Rose, Max Rose, Maureen Brenton, Sean Rose and Anne Battcock. Cross Bearer Nadia Brenton. Father Ben Raze officiated Funeral Mass from St. Patrick's RC Parish Church with interment following at RC Cemetery, Penney's Road.

SENIOR, Jack
Passed peacefully away at the Burin Peninsula Health Care Center on May 4, 2011, Jack Senior of Red Harbour age 75 years. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories Cora; sons Rick and wife Elaine, Spence and wife Karen and Stewart all of Red Harbour; daughter Cindy Butler and husband Merril of Red Harbour; grandchildren Keith Senior, Bradley Senior, Tyler Senior, Duane Butler, Kathy Senior and Cameron Butler; brothers Robert Senior of CBS plus a large circle of other family and friends. Hubert Tucker officiated Funeral Services from Wesley United Church, Red Harbour at 2 PM Friday, May 6th with cremation following. Pall Bearers were Bradley Senior, Albert Smith, Ken Butler, Bill Jarvis, Fred Butler and Gary Green. To leave on-line condolences please visit www.serenityfh.com

SYMES JR., JOHN FRANCIS
1970-2011
It is with great sadness that the family of the late JOHN FRANCIS SYMES JR. of Little Bay announces his passing at his home in Little Bay on Sunday May 22, 2011 at the age of 41. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories are Wife Barbara Ann of 11 years; Sons Dylan and Johnathan of Little Bay; Parents John & Susanna Symes of Marystown; Mother-in-law Evelyn Farrell of Little Bay; Brothers Glen (Jodi) of New Brunswick and Blaine (Alicia) of St. John's; plus a large circle of family and friends. Predeceased by Father-in-law Martin Farrell and Grandparents Ernest & Sarah Kelly. Resting and visitation to take place from Wiseman's Funeral Homes in Marystown on Tuesday May 24th from 2pm - 9pm; and Wednesday May 25th from 10am - 9pm. Funeral Mass will take place on Thursday May 26, 2011 at 10:00am from Sacred Heart R.C. Church in Marystown. Interment to follow at the Sacred Heart R.C. Cemetery in Little Bay. In John's memory, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or flowers gratefully accepted. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of Wiseman's Funeral Homes. "Our Family Serving Your Family" www.wisemansfuneralhomes.ca

 

 

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