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Burin Peninsula Obituaries
May 2012

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.

 

CREWE, Verna
(January 27, 1949 - May 23, 2012)
Passed away suddenly at her residence in Fortune on May 23, 2012, Verna (Cake) Crewe in her 63rd year. Predeceased by her husband Curtis Crewe and her parents John & Rhoda Cake, brothers Roy & Johnny and sister Rita. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories is her daughter Cathy (Alex) Pickett of Calgary, AB, son John (Darcy) of Medicine Hat, AB and three grandchildren; Shayne, Jonathon and Makayla, brothers George (Irene) - Corner Brook, NL, Cecil (Joan) - Toronto, ON, Albert (Connie) - Toronto, ON, Wayne - Fortune, NL, Lester (Garnita) - Fortune, NL and Paul - Toronto, ON, sisters Eileen - Fortune, NL, Marie (Marvin) - Comox, BC, Lillian - Halifax, NS, Lottie (Johnny) - Toronto, ON, Audrey (Jim) - Fortune, NL and Beverly (Gord) - Grand Bank, NL. Cremation has taken place. Inurnment service will take place at the Anglican Church, Lamaline (more information to follow).

EDWARDS, CHRISTOPHER JOSEPH
1948-2012

It is with great sadness that the family of the late CHRISTOPHER JOSEPH EDWARDS of Lawn announces his passing in Lawn, NL on Tuesday May 29, 2012 at the age of 63. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories are wife Mary of 40 years; daughters Alexandria (Brad) Slaney of St. John's and Krista (Trent) Drake of St. John's; 3 granddaughters Mackenzie, Katie and Lily; grandson Riley; sisters Martha Edwards, Ellen M. Kearney and Blanche Billard; Brothers Michael and Andy Edwards; Plus a large circle of relatives and friends. Predeceased by Parents Sylvester and Ellen Mary Edwards; brothers Peter, Irvin and Sylvester; sisters Lena, Susanne and Evelyn. Resting and visitation to take place from Holy Name of Jesus RC Church in Lawn on Wednesday May 30th from 1 pm - closing, and Thursday May 31st all day. Funeral Mass will take place on Friday June 1, 2012 at 2:00 pm from the Holy Name of Jesus RC Church. Cremation to follow. Inurnment will take place at the R.C. Cemetery in Lawn at a time and date to be announced. As expressions of sympathy donations in Christopher's memory may be made to Lawn Cemetery Fund. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of Wiseman's Funeral Homes. "Our Family Serving Your Family" www.wisemansfuneralhomes.ca

FEWER, Shannon Joseph
1976-2012

It is with great sadness that the family of the late SHANNON JOSEPH FEWER of Marystown announces his passing in Medicine Hat, AB on Monday May 7, 2012 at the age of 35. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories are Sisters Madonna (Greg) Banfield of Marystown, Maryliyn Edwards of St. John's and Elaine (Ken) Stapleton at Marystown; Brothers Patrick of Marystown, Derrick (Caroline Fleming) of Ontario, Peter (Sonny) of Medicine Hat, AB., Sheldon of Toronto, ON and Chad (Patricia) of Halifax; Nieces Lynn Gooden, Melissa Banfield Hoadley, Shenna Banfield, Rhea Banfield, Samatha Fewer, Chantal Edwards, Jennifer Edward's, Brittany Edwards, Kelsea Stapleton; Great Niece Hannah Mary; Nephews Ashton Martin, Adam Bannister, Jordan Bannister, Zachary Bannister, Matthew Fewer, Peter Fewer and Jacob Stapleton; Plus a large circle of relatives and friends. Predeceased by his Parents Peter & Myrtle Fewer and Sister Mary Ann (Fewer) Bannister. Resting and visitation to take place from Wiseman's Funeral Homes in Marystown on Saturday May 12th from 10am - 9pm, and Sunday May 13th from 10am - 9:00pm. Funeral Mass will take place on Monday May 14, 2012 at 10:30am from Sacred Heart R.C. Church in Marystown. Interment to follow at the Sacred Heart R.C. Cemetery in Marystown. In Shannon's memory, donations may be made to the Fewer Family. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of Wiseman's Funeral Homes. "Our Family Serving Your Family" www.wisemansfuneralhomes.ca

FREEBORN, CAROLINE
1917-2012
It is with great sadness that the family of the late CAROLINE FREEBORN of Harbour Mille announces her passing at the Burin Peninsula Health Care Centre in Burin on Thursday May 31, 2012 at the age of 94. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories sons Robert (Irene) of Harbour Mille, Ward (Nina) of St. John's, Claude (Charlotte) of Dexter, Maine, Alvin (Darlene) of Dartmouth, NS, Leo (Gerri) of St. John's, Wayne (Faye) of Lab City; daughters Shirley (Eli) Skinner of Francois, Irene (Bill) Tucker of St. John's and Norma (Dave) Power of St. Bernard's with whom she resided; 18 grandchildren; 25 Great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren; plus a large circle of relatives and friends. Predeceased by husband Harold; parents Richard & Lydia Burnes; sisters Elsie Anderson, Edith Rideout and Annie Mae Evans; brothers Maurice and James Barnes. Resting and visitation to take place from St. Mary's Anglican Church in Harbour Mille on Saturday June 2nd all day, Sunday June 3rd all day and Monday June 4th from 10 am - 12 pm. Funeral Service will take place on Monday June 4, 2012 at 2:00 pm from St. Mary's Anglican Church in Harbour Mille. Interment to follow at the St. Mary's Anglican Cemetery in Harbour Mille. As expressions of sympathy donations in Caroline's memory 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

HISCOCK, Benjamin
(November 14, 1926 - May 21, 2012)
Passed away at the Grand Bank Health Care Centre on Monday, May 21, 2012, Benjamin Hiscock of Fortune, age 85 years. Predeceased by parents John & Hannah Hiscock, wife Margaret, sister Mary; brothers, Hedley, Gordon, George, Sam & William. Leaving to mourn: special friend Blanche Strickland; sisters, Elizabeth Caines at Grand Bank, Gladys Mullins of Fortune, Jennie Bobbett (John) of Grand Bank, Gertie Langdon (Bill Barnes) of Harbour Breton. Also a large circle of nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends. Remains will be resting at All Saint's Anglican Church, Fortune on Tuesday and Wednesday. Funeral service will take place from All Saint's Anglican Church, Fortune at 2 pm on Thursday, May 24th. Interment to follow at All Saint's Anglican Cemetery, Fortune. Donations in his memory may be made to All Saint's Anglican Church, Fortune, or to Canadian Cancer Society.

HODDER, PHYLLIS MARIE
1934-2012
It is with great sadness that the family of the late PHYLLIS MARIE HODDER of St. Bernard's announces her passing at the St. Clare's Mercy Hospital in St. John's on Tuesday May 1, 2012 at the age of 77. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories are husband Clyde of 52 years; sons Frank (Bertha) of St. Bernard's, Tony (Kelly) of Ontario, and Wally (Kayla) of Paradise; daughters Viola (John) Hynes of Fort McMurray, AB., Jessica (Leo) Ryan of Ontario, Carmel (Ed) Hodder of Witless Bay and Hazel (Darrell) Reid of Fort McMurray AB.; sisters Sadie Corrigan of St. John's and Lucy Walsh of St. John's; brother Patrick (Bernice) Hynes of St. Bernard's; 11 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; plus a large circle of family and friends. Resting and visitation to take place from Sacred Heart RC Church in St. Bernard's on Thursday May 3rd beginning at 5 pm, and Friday May 4th all day. Funeral Mass will take place on Saturday May 5, 2012 at 11:00 am 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 Phyllis' 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

LABOUR, Gus
1940-2012
It is with great sadness that the family of the late GUS LABOUR of Little English Harbour East announces his passing at the Health Science Center in St. John's on Tuesday May 8, 2012 at the age of 71. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories are son Shawn (Lori) Labour of English Harbour East; brothers Aloysius (Doris) Labour of Nova Scotia and Peter (Lillian) Labour of St. Bernard's; 2 grandchildren, Courtney and Austin; plus a large circle of family and friends. Pre-deceased by his Wife Lucy. Resting and visitation to take place from St. Anne's RC Church in English Harbour on Thursday May 10th beginning at 2:00 pm; Friday May 11th all day and Saturday May 12th until 2 pm. Cremation to follow. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of Wiseman's Funeral Homes. "Our Family Serving Your Family" www.wisemansfuneralhomes.ca

LEGGE, JOHN JAMES
1922-2012

Passed peacefully away at the Burin Peninsula Health Care Centre, Burin, NL, on Saturday, May 5, 2012, JOHN JAMES LEGGE of Creston South, NL, in his 89th year. Leaving to mourn his loving sons Merle, Creston South, Kenneth, Creston South, daughters Ella White, Brampton, ON, Florence Cluett, (Frazer), Frenchman's Cove, Gloria Rideout, (Leonard), Frenchman's Cove, Daughter in law Karen Legge, Creston South, 12 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, brother Ivan Legge (Grace), Creston South; and a large circle of relatives and friends. John is predeceased by his wife Helen Beatrice, parents James and Margaret Legge, sons James and Gerald, daughter Evelyn, son in law Robert White, and sisters Bertha Mayo and Ella Farewell. Resting at the Peninsula Funeral Home, Creston South, on Sunday, May 6, 7 - 9 PM, Monday, May 7, 10 AM - 9 PM, and Tuesday, May 8, 10 AM - noon. The funeral service will be held at the St. Michael's Anglican Church, Creston South on a date and time to be announced. Interment will follow at the Anglican Cemetery in Creston South. No flowers by request. Donations in John's memory may be made to a charity of one's choice. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of Peninsula Funeral Home, Creston South. "Serving Families With Dignity and Compassion" www.peninsulafuneralhome.ca

MAY, Freda
(April 7, 1939 - May 12, 2012
)
Passed away at Blue Crest Nursing Home on Saturday, May 12, 2012, Freda May of Grand Bank, age 73 years. Predeceased by parents John R. & Jessie May; husband David, daughter Rosie; brothers Robert and Ralph. Leaving to mourn: Daughters Ivy at St. John's, Sheila (Dan) at Lower Sackville, N.S., Colleen (Scott) at Clairmont, AB, Marion (Paul) at Fortune, Joanne (Terry) at Fortune; Son Peter (Kellie) at Grand Prairie AB. 7 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild. Brother Gordon (Edith) at Grand Bank; sisters Verna at Halifax, Marjorie at Cavendish, NL. Also a large circle of other relatives and friends. Remains resting at Warren's Funeral Home, Grand Bank on Saturday from 7 pm - 9 pm (FAMILY ONLY) then on Sunday & Monday from 10 am - 12 pm; 2 pm - 4 pm; 7 pm - 9 pm. Funeral Service will take place on Tuesday, May 15th at 2 pm from St. Alban's Anglican Church, Grand Bank. Interment to follow at St. Alban's Anglican Cemetery, Grand Bank. Donations in her memory will be gratefully accepted towards funeral expenses. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of Warren's Funeral Home, Grand Bank.

McCARTHY, JOHN FRANCIS
1941-2012

It is with great sadness that the family of the late JOHN FRANCIS McCARTHY of Terrenceville announces his passing at the Burin Peninsula Health Care Centre in Burin on Saturday May 5, 2012 at the age of 70. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories are wife Frances McCarthy of 49 years; sons Clem McCarthy of Hastings, ON. and Rod (Ada) of Terrenceville; daughters Debbie (Robert) Pike of Bay Roberts, Lisa (Callistus) tenBroek of Conception Bay South and Beverley (Paul) Coombs of Terrenceville; sisters Theresa Clarke, Mary Alice Short (Gordon), Marion Hickey (Pierce), Rita Kearley (Randell) and Mary Jane Hickey; brothers Thomas McCarthy (Sheila) and Frank McCarthy (Bonnie). 9 grandchildren Sasha & Allyssa McCarthy, Joshua & Emily tenBroek, Robyn Lynn & Jessica Pike, Jonathon & Molly Coombs and Austin McCarthy; plus a large circle of relatives and friends. Predeceased by parents John and Janet McCarthy; brothers Patrick and Gary. Resting and visitation to take place from his home in Terrenceville on Sunday May 6th all day and Monday May 7th all day. Funeral Mass will take place on Tuesday May 8, 2012 at 11:00 am from St. Joseph's RC Church in Terrenceville. Interment to follow at the St. Joseph's R.C. Cemetery in Terrenceville. Flowers gratefully accepted. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of Wiseman's Funeral Homes. "Our Family Serving Your Family" www.wisemansfuneralhomes.ca

OSMOND, Ronald A
(June 23, 1931 - May 31, 2012)
Passed away at the Grand Bank Health Care Centre on Thursday, May 31, 2012, Ronald A Osmond of Grand Bank, age 80 years, surrounded by his loving family. Predeceased by parents Norman & Theresa Osmond, and sister Annie Skinner. Leaving to mourn, his wife of 58 years Violet (Keeping) Osmond, daughters Ruth (Kevin), Elaine (Jerry) of Grand Bank; sons David (Judy), Keith (Judy) of Grand Bank, and Trent (Connie) of Woodstock, NB; his 6 grandchildren & 8 great grandchildren, along with a large circle of other relatives and friends. A special thank you to the staff at the Cancer Clinic of the Health Science Centre & Grand Bank Health Care, especially Dr. Barbouti. Many thanks to his home care workers for their loving care, Kim Lockyer, Patsy Fleming, Marilyn Smith & Sheila Butler. Remains resting at Warren's Funeral Home on Friday from 2 pm - 4 pm for FAMILY ONLY. public visitation from 7 pm - 9 pm, and on Saturday from 2 pm - 4 pm, 7 pm - 8:30 PM. Funeral Service will take place from St. Alban's Anglican Church, Grand Bank, at 2 pm on Sunday. Interment to follow at St. Alban's Anglican Cemetery, Grand Bank. No flowers by request. Donations in his memory may be made to St. Alban's Anglican Church. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care of Warren's Funeral Home, Grand Bank.

STREET, ERIC
1911-2012
Passed peacefully away at Burin Peninsula Health Care Centre, Burin, NL, on Saturday, May 26, 2012, ERIC STREET, formerly of Epworth, NL, in his 101st year. Leaving to mourn his loving son Wallace (Peggy), Lewin's Cove, daughters Mae Lepow (Don), Massachusetts, Elizabeth Parsons, St. John's, Laura Hatcher, St. John's, Beverley Roberts (Barry), St. John's, daughter in law Anne Street, St. John's, 11 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, and a large circle of relatives and friends. Eric is predeceased by his wife Eva, son Maxwell, son in law William and Steve. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held in St. John's at a time and date to be announced. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of Peninsula Funeral Home, Creston South. "Serving Families With Dignity and Compassion" www.peninsulafuneralhome.ca

 

 

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