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The Compass Obituaries
April 2008

The Compass is a community newspaper
for the Conception Bay North/Trinity Bay areas.
It is published weekly on Tuesday.

 

ANDERSON, John W. F. - Passed peacefully away at the Carbonear General Hospital on Saturday, April 26, 2008, John W. F. Anderson of Harbour Grace, age 83 years; a sixty-year member of the Orange Lodge and Royal Black Preceptory. Predeceased by wife: Myrtle, son-in-law: Eric Chubbs, parents: Frederick and Winnifred and sister: Martha Crewe. Left to mourn five daughters: Marie Chubbs, Carbonear, Linda (Wayne) Somerville, Ajax, ON, Iris (Roland) Carter, Harbour Grace, Joanne (William) Haire, Ajax, ON and Janine (Brian) Smith, Ottawa, ON; six sons: Jim (Johanna), Ottawa, ON, Douglas (Peggy), Grand Falls-Windsor, Leeland (Eileen), Carbonear, John (Bride), Harbour Grace, Terry (Lisa), Carbonear and Elvis (Zoe), Harbour Grace; twenty grandchildren: Peter (Elizabeth), Adam, Corey, Daniel, Andrew, Matthew, Kevin, Dustin, Erica, Michael (Brenda), Ronny, Andy, Jill, Colin, Alicia, Eilanda, Justin, Sara, Taylor and Logan; two great-grandchildren: Cody and Cayla; five sisters: Bessie (Albert) Parsons, LeHave, NS, Carrie Crewe, Sandyville, Melita (Wesley) Rose and Kathleen (Jordan) Hollett, both of Hermitage and Grace (Gerald) Combden, Stephenville; three brothers: Hubert (Ida), Lunenburg, NS, Leonard (Clara) and Llewellyn (Marlene), both of Hermitage; sisters-in-law: Ethel (Freeman) Burton, Harbour Grace and Iris Dicks, Halifax, NS; brother-in-law: James (Marie) Dicks, Harbour Grace; also a large number of other relatives and friends. Rev. Frank King conducted the funeral service on Tuesday, April 29 at St. Paul's Anglican Church and Cemetery, Harbour Grace. Donations in his memory may be made to St. Paul's Anglican Church Restoration Fund, Hr. Grace or St. Saviour's Anglican Church, Hermitage. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the care of Noel's Funeral Home, Harbour Grace. Please visit www.noelsfuneralhome.com to sign the memorial guest book.

BEARD, Thelma - Passed away peacefully at home in Keswick, Ontario, after a courageous two-year battle with cancer on April 5, 2008 at the age of 66, formerly from Lead Cove. Leaving to mourn: husband Jack, son Brian, grandson Marshal. Sisters: Priscella Sparkes and Eva Power (formerly of Sibley's Cove), Marion Ford (Colorado), Dorothy Hickey (Scarborough), Evelyn Holloway (Clarenville). Brother: Melvin (Calgary) and a large circle of other relatives and friends.
Thelma will be greatly missed.

Blackmore, Martin Philip
(1944-2008)
Sandy Cove, Eastport
.
It is with deep sadness and regret that we announce the sudden passing of Martin in Fort McMurray, Alberta on April 16, 2008. Predeceased by parents Walter and Lucy Blackmore of Grand Falls-Windsor; beloved husband, brother, uncle, brother-in-law, son-in-law, cousin and special friend. Sadly missed by wife Sheila; mother-in-law, Anne Kelly of Grand Falls-Windsor; brothers David (friend Barbara), Grand Falls-Windsor; Anthony (Rosalie), Grand Falls-Windsor, and sons John, Christopher, Andrew, Paul; Brendan and daughters Lucy and Sarah of St. Phillips; sisters Judy (Gerry) Brockie, Harbour Grace and son law; Eleanor Jones and children Megan, John (Dawn) of St. John's; sisters-in-law Colleen Kelly (Terry Buckely), St. John's; Yvonne (Tom) Courtney and daughter Yolaunda, Grand Falls-Windsor; Dorothy (Robert) Ryan, USA and children Kelly-Shea and Matthew; Patricia (Kurt) Bigras of Calgary and children Serge and Bianca. The family wishes to acknowledge Martin's very special friends Bertha Matchim and Queenie of Sandy Cove, Eastport; Gord Lee (Dianne) of Happy Adventure; the large circle of friends of the Eastport Peninsula; former co-workers across Canada from Yukon to Labrador to St. John's. A sincere heartfelt acknowledgement to Sterling Crane and Waiward Steel Companies; their foreman Greg King (Paulettte) of Conception Bay; his co-workers at Albian Sands, Jack Pine site; and especially the families and the surviving co-workers with whom Martin worked on the Ocean Ranger. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Squires Funeral Home, Eastport. Visitation Time: Monday April 21st and Tuesday, April 22nd 10:00a.m. to 12:00; 2:00p.m. to 5:00p.m.; 7:00p.m. to 9:00p.m. Roman Catholic Funeral Mass to be celebrated at Holy Cross Anglican Church, Eastpost, on Wednesday, April 23rd at 2:00p.m. Flowers gratefully accepted or memorial contributions may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or to Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Cull's Harbour. For further information please contact Squires Funeral Home, Eastport. Telephone: 677-2201 or 2202.

BURDEN, Hazel - Passed peacefully away at the Health Sciences Centre, St. John's on Friday, April 18, 2008, Hazel Burden of Carbonear, age 74 years. Predeceased by parents: Douglas and Malina Nicholl. Left to mourn: husband: Gerald D.; two daughters: Brenda Thalmann, Durham, North Carolina and Cynthia (Keith) Goldsworthy, Granda Prairie, AB; two sons: Douglas, Edmonton, AB and Scott (Helena), Barrie, ON; six grandchildren: Katie, Amanda, Melissa, Mark (Melissa), LeAnn (Stephen Bartlett) and Courtney; two great-grandchildren: Kaylee and Luke; two sisters: Mary Adams, Harbour Grace and Janie Nicholl, Providence, Rhode Island; also a large number of other relatives and friends. Rev. Silas Rodgers conducted the funeral service on Tuesday, April 22 at Bethany United Church and Cemetery, Carbonear. Donations in her memory may be made to Bethany United Church, Carbonear. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the care of Noel's Funeral Home, Carbonear. Please visit www.noelsfuneralhome.com to sign the memorial guest book.

BURDEN, Leonard - Passed peacefully away at the Carbonear General Hospital on Saturday, April 19, 2008, Leonard Burden of Harbour Grace, age 62 years. Predeceased by father: Leonard; parents-in-law: Frank and Annie Janes. Left to mourn, wife: Maxine; one son: Scott; mother: Myrtle, Carbonear; two brothers: Dave (Nellie), Victoria and Jerry (Yvonne), Salmon Cove; two sisters: Peggy Burden, ON and Vivian Burden, Carbonear; brothers-in-law: Rod (Jean) Janes and Roy (Lorraine) Janes, both of St. John's and Gary (Rita) Janes, Grand Falls; also a large number of other relatives and friends. Rev. Frank King conducted the funeral service on Tuesday, April 22 at St. Paul's Anglican Church and Cemetery, Harbour Grace. Donations in his memory may be made to the Leonard Burden Memorial Fund. A special thank you to Carol Hunt, Gary Swain and Rev. King. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the care of Noel's Funeral Home, Harbour Grace. Please visit www.noelsfuneralhome.com to sign the memorial guest book.

BUTT, Sandy C. - Passed peacefully away at the Carbonear General Hospital on Wednesday, April 30, 2008, Sandy C. Butt, long-time fisherman of Carbonear, age 88 years. Predeceased by parents: Arthur and Phoebe, brother: William H. (Nellie). Left to mourn wife: Edna M. of 62 years; one daughter: Sandra (Ron) Hobbs, Debden, SK; one son: Jackson (Debbie), Carbonear; two cherished grandchildren: Cheryl and Sarah; brother-in-law: Herbert Penney, Salmon Cove; sisters- in-law: Marjorie Penney, Salmon Cove, Lillian Penney, Toronto, ON and Florence Penney, Massachusetts, USA; cousins: Jean (Gordon) Wells, St. John's, Grace Huffman, Massachusetts, USA and Audrey Slade, Brampton, ON; also a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Rev. Stephen Matthews conducted the funeral service on Saturday, May 3 at Bethany United Church, Carbonear. Interment was in the Interfaith Cemetery, Carbonear. Donations in his memory may be made to the Carbonear General Hospital c/o TCP Health Foundation. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the care of Noel's Funeral Home, Carbonear.

HEALE, Father David William - It is with great sadness we announce the sudden passing of our cherished brother, pastor and friend on Wednesday, April 16, 2008 at the Health Sciences Centre at the age of 62 years. Predeceased by his parents, William (1962) and Phyllis (2003). Leaving to mourn his Bishop and friend, Most Rev. Martin Currie; his fellow priests and his brothers and sisters: Judy (Carl) Thompson, St. John's, Patricia Dauphinee, Halifax, Don (Alice), Ottawa, Jim (Sharon), Mt. Pearl; nieces and nephews: Chris (Michaelyn) McCormack, Karen (Ron St. Croix) and Ian Thompson, Michael Dauphinee, Matthew (Dawn MacDonald) Dauphinee, Bill and Suzanne Heale, Lisa, Joanne (Andrew Moores) and Tony Heale; and his special great-nephew and namesake, David St. Croix; other special friends, parishioners and relatives especially Charlie (Ann Marie), Bernice Heale, all of those whose time he loved and valued. His ministry spanned almost 38 years in many parishes in the Grand Falls Diocese including Carbonear and Holyrood. Rested at Caul's Funeral Home, St. John's on Friday, April 18, 2008. and then at Holy Cross Church, Holyrood on Saturday, April 19 and Sunday, April 20, 2008. Funeral took place on Monday, April 21, 2008 with Mass of Christian Burial from Holy Cross Church, Holyrood. Interment took place in the family plot at Mount Carmel Cemetery, Kenna's Hill, St. John’s. Donations in his memory may be made to a parish of one's choice. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Dunphy's Funeral Home, Holyrood. Please visit www.dunphys.ca to sign the memorial guest book or to send a message of condolence.
Eternal rest grant unto his soul, O Lord

MCCARTHY, Patrick J. - Passed peacefully away at the Carbonear General Hospital on Thursday, April 10, 2008, Patrick J. McCarthy of Gull Island, age 65 years. Predeceased by parents: John and Mary Ann; brother: Jim; brother-in-law: Bob Rohlik. Left to mourn, wife: Helen; two daughters: Kelly (Jay) Jagros, Mississauga, ON and Crystal McCarthy, St. John's; one son: Dean (Michelle), Mississauga, ON; six grandchildren: Samantha, Stephanie, Madlynn, Gordie, Ryan and Jacob; one great-grandson: Jonathan; parents-in-law: Ellis and Sarah Oliver, Northern Bay; two brothers: Tom (Bertha), Montreal and Dan (Angela), Gull Island; two sisters: Mary Rohlik, Montreal and Elizabeth (John) Trobl, Toronto, ON; also a large number of relatives and friends. Fr. Michael Barker conducted the funeral mass on Monday, April 14 at Corpus Christi Roman Catholic Church, Northern Bay. Inurnment took place on Wednesday, April 16 at the Corpus Christi Roman Catholic Cemetery, Northern Bay. Donations in his memory may be made to Daffodil Place c/o the Canadian Cancer Society, St. John's. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the care of Noel's Funeral Home, Western Bay.

O'GRADY, Thomas M. - Passed away after a lengthy battle with cancer and in the presence of his loving family at the Carbonear General Hospital on Wednesday, April 9, 2008, Thomas M. O'Grady of Carbonear, age 59 years. Predeceased by parents: Patrick and Roseanna; brothers: Clarence, Kevin and Brian. Left to mourn, wife: Dale; one son: Sean, St. John's; two daughters: Sharon (Lowell), Calgary, Alberta and Tanya (Bradley), Edmonton, Alberta; two grandsons: Ryan and Jacob; two brothers: Edward, Ontario and Patrick (Susan), St. John's; two sisters: Margaret (Charlie Carr), Tors Cove and Rose (Fred) Bourne, Carbonear; parents-in-law: Thomas and Nellie Quinn, Carbonear; sisters-in-law: Anita (Robert) Coté, Quebec, Brenda (Gerry) Pasquerillo, Ontario and Cavell (Donnie) Martin, St. John's; also a large number nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Fr. F.J. Aylward conducted the funeral mass on Saturday, April 12 at St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church, Carbonear. Interment was in the Interfaith Cemetery, Carbonear. Donations in his memory may be made to Daffodil Place c/o the Canadian Cancer Society, Crosbie Place, P.O. Box 8921, St. John's, NL, A1B 3R9. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the care of Noel's Funeral Home, Carbonear. Please visit www.noelsfuneralhome.com to sign the memorial guest book.

PINBORN, Hilda (nee Hiscock) - Passed away peacefully after a brief illness at the age of eighty-five on April 26, 2008 at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal, QC. Predeceased by her husband Eleazer; son Victor; parents Effie and John Hiscock; and sister Elizabeth. Leaving to mourn her son James (Jim) and his wife Marilyn of Montreal, QC; and Vera Hiscock of Montreal, QC who was like a daughter to her. Sadly missed and always remembered by her extended family and friends. She will return home to her final resting-place where a memorial service will be held at a later date in Winterton, NFLD.
"Rest in Peace, Mom"

RYAN, John Michael - Passed peacefully away at the Interfaith Citizen's Home, Carbonear on Monday, April 7, 2008, John Michael Ryan of Riverhead, Harbour Grace, age 96 years. Predeceased by parents: Michael and Alice Ryan; brothers: William and Joseph; sisters: Mary 'May' Delaney, Margaret Mullins and Gertrude Normore. Left to mourn nieces and nephews: Jean Marie Robin, ON, Margaret Kastrukoff, ON, John Mullins, Corner Brook, Theresa Getson, NS, Calvin Normore, Los Angeles, Mary Normore, Corner Brook and Wayne Normore, NS; also a number of cousins and other relatives and friends. Fr. F.J. Aylward conducted the funeral Mass on Thursday, April 10 at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Riverhead, Harbour Grace. Interment took place in the Roman Catholic Cemetery, Harbour Grace. Donations in his memory may be made to the Interfaith Citizen's Home, Carbonear c/o TCP Health Foundation, 86 Highroad South, Carbonear, NL A1Y 1A4. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of Noel's Funeral Home, Harbour Grace. Please visit www.noelsfuneralhome.com to sign the memorial guest book.

SPARKES, Wayne - Passed away at Carbonear General Hospital on Wednesday, April 2, 2008, Wayne Sparkes of Bay Roberts, age 59 years. Predeceased by his parents George and Olive Sparkes, wife Beverly Ann and brother Robert. Left to mourn sons Ronald (Paula) and Jeffrey (Seliena); daughter Lori Sparkes (Darryl Pye), grandchildren Bradley, Brandon, Jordan, Melissa and Emily; sister Vivian (William) Snow; nieces, nephews, and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service was held Sunday, April 6 at 2:30 p.m. from Central United Church, Bay Roberts. Cremation followed. Inurnment was at the Central United Church Cemetery, Bay Roberts Wed., April 9. Pallbearers were Ronald Sparkes, John Sams, Jeffrey Sparkes, Nelson Dawe, Donald Badock, Scott Snow and Bradley Sparkes. Funeral arrangements were by Carl R. Moore of Moore's Funeral Home, Bay Roberts.

WHITE, Peter Joseph - Passed peacefully away in the presence of his loving family at the Carbonear General Hospital on Sunday, April 6, 2008, Peter Joseph White of Carbonear, age 59 years. Predeceased by parents: William and Cicily; sister: Marie Bradbury. Left to mourn: wife: Kathleen 'Kay'; three sons: Tony (friend Donna), Carbonear and his sons Sean and Shane; Kelly (Alydia), Victoria and their son Robert; Paul, Vancouver, BC; two brothers: Edward 'Ed', Carbonear and Michael, Vancouver, BC; one sister: Gertie (George) Whalen, Thornlea; two sisters-in-law: Marie Baker, Carbonear and Linda (Allan) Willmott, Bay d'espoir; brothers-in-law: George (Glenda) Clarke, Victoria, Paul Clarke (friend Jacqueline), Heart's Delight, Perry (Rhoda) Clarke, Victoria and Lee (Elizabeth 'Betty') Clarke, Carbonear and special friends: Mary and Neil, Toronto, ON; also a large number of other relatives and friends. Majors Wilbert and Joan Hopkins conducted the funeral service on Wednesday, April 9 at the Salvation Army Citadel, Carbonear. Interment took place in the Interfaith Cemetery, Carbonear. Donations in his memory may be made to the Peter Joseph White Memorial Fund. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the care of Noel's Funeral Home, Carbonear. Please visit www.noelsfuneralhome.com to sign the memorial guest book.

 

 

Page contributed by Bob Vokey

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)

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