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The Compass Obituaries
April 2016

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



CLARKE, William 'Bill' L.
Passed in: Trenton, Ontario, Canada
Passed on: April 4th, 2016

Passed away suddenly on April 4, 2016 in Trenton, Ont. William 'Bill' L. Clarke, formally of Victoria, in his 68th year. Predeceased by Parents William and Rita Clarke, two brothers Vimy Clarke (Ont.) and Fred Clarke (Alberta). Leaving to mourn sisters Sylvia Shields,Victoria, Judy Penney (Calvin), Carbonear, Gail Dinunzio (John), Carbonear, Heneritta Hoblyak (Al), Alberta, several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends, and one uncle Philip Clarke (Viola), Carbonear.
Rest in Peace Brother

GARLAND, Clifford
Passed in: Carbonear, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Passed on: April 27th, 2016

Passed peacefully away surrounded by his family at the Carbonear General Hospital on Wednesday, April 27, 2016, Clifford Garland of Carbonear, age 89 years. Owner of W.G. Garland Limited and an avid horseman of Standardbred race horses. Predeceased by wife: Annie; infant daughter: Jocelyn; granddaughter: April; brothers: Berkley, Ron, Ches, Lloyd and Doug; sisters: Ethel, Gen, Lil, Emma and Edna. Left to mourn, two daughters: Judy (Calvin) Peddle, Spaniard's Bay and Mae (John) Thistle, Carbonear; one son: Bruce (Jean), Carbonear; four grandchildren: Terri (Darren), Joe (Amanda), Vanessa and Sheldon (Michelle); three great-grandchildren: Claire, Samantha and Jamie; also a large number of other relatives and friends. Cremation has taken place. A private family service will be held at a later date. As an expression of sympathy, donations in his memory may be made to the TCP Health Foundation, 86 Highroad South, Carbonear, NL, A1Y 1A9. Please visit to sign the memorial guest book.

HOLLOWAY, Sadie (Merrigan)
Passed in: Cambridge, Ontario, Canada
Passed on: April 7th, 2016
Sadie (Merrigan) Holloway
, 64, passed away peacefully at Lisaard House, Cambridge, ON on Thursday April 7, 2016. Beloved Mother of Tina (Jeff) Beaulé, Sherry (Sylvain) Leclerc and Tracey (Frank Oates) Holloway. Dear grandmother of Eric, Lance and Maxime and former wife of James Holloway. Cherished sister of Catherine (Barry) MacAskill, John (Margaret) Merrigan, Frank (Carol) Merrigan, Angela (Paul) Merrigan-McGurk, Anthony (Rosalind) Merrigan, Helen Merrigan, William (Beverley) Merrigan, Michael Merrigan and James (Trudy) Merrigan. Sadie will be missed by many nieces, nephews, other family members and friends. Predeceased by her parents William and Margaret Merrigan, her sister Mary Margaret and special nephews Wayne Paul McGurk and Jamie MacAskill. Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date through the Ontario Cremation Services website and Noel's Funeral Home, Carbonear, NL. Donations can be made to the Sadie (Merrigan) Holloway Memorial Fund, c/o Noel's Funeral Home, 106 Water Street, Carbonear, NL, A1Y 1A9.

Master Warrant Officer (Ret), age 92, on Friday, April 15, 2016. A beloved, generous and adored husband, father, "poppy" and "uncle Bram" to many, he died peacefully, surrounded by his wife of 62 years, Audrey; his children; grandchildren; and extended family. "Poppy" was born in 1924, in Cupids, Newfoundland, to Heber and Flora Ivimey. He was the youngest of five children; his sister Verna and brothers Frederick and Valance - all died before dad was 16, leaving the young "Bram" - as he was called in Newfoundland - and his sister, Lily, to help their aging parents. After serving with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment in World War II, and with the Canadian Forces in Korea, he returned to Newfoundland and married the girl from Brigus- Audrey Trickett - in 1954. They started their family in St. John's and after dad served a year-long UN posting in Gaza, they moved to Fredericton and finally to Kingston in 1965. After 26 years of service, he retired from the Canadian Armed Forces and worked as an accountant at Secker & Ross Chartered Accountants and at the S&R Department Store, where he instilled a passion and knack for accounting to three of his sons. He retired at age 85 after a serious illness and the closure of S&R.
He leaves behind his wife, Audrey; his children - Fred (Sharon), Ruth (Doug), Bill (Judy), Jeff (Ellen), Lori (Shawn), Donna (Dan), and Robert (Peelu); his adoring grandchildren - Kai (MaddEe); Calvin (Faith); Michelle (Jesse); Candice (Alex); Vanessa (Drew); Lilly (Scott); Jacquelyn; Danica (Lucas); Johnny, Stuart (Michelle), Kenny (Leah), Bobby, Arjun, Emma, Maya and Audrey; and his great grandchildren Haylie, Riley, Carson and Ryder. The family awaits the arrival and celebration of another great grandson any day now.
Uncle Bram was a special uncle to his sister Lily's children - John and Verna Loder - and to the Taylors - whose families were touched by the early loss of a beloved parent. He was a jovial brother in-law and warm, fun-loving uncle to the Hiscock, Trickett and Snow families. Good-natured, but extremely stubborn (he still cheered for the Maple Leafs), he insisted on living his final years in the family home, something he could not have done without the devotion of his wife, his extended family and friends, and in particular his grandson, Kai.
He was blessed with a patient and caring wife, a large and loving family, generous friends and neighbours, wonderful co-workers, and by many years of good health. The family is especially grateful for the healthcare dad received - the nurses, doctors, physio and occupational therapists, paramedics and homecare workers - all who helped to make his final years comfortable. Every extra day of dad's good health and humour was a blessing and his passing could not have been any more gentle and fitting for such a sweet man.
The family received friends at ROBERT J. REID & SONS - The Chapel on the Corner, 309 Johnson Street, Kingston, Ontario on Wednesday, April 20. A memorial service was held in the chapel on Thursday April 21 at 11 a.m. Donations in our father's memory may be made to the Cupids Legacy Centre or to a charity of your choice. Sharing Memories Online condolences may be made at:

PARSONS, Alexander F. 'Sandy'
Passed in: Harbour Grace, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Passed on: April 6th, 2016

Passed peacefully away surrounded by his loving family at his residence on Wednesday, April 6, 2016, Alexander F. 'Sandy' Parsons of Harbour Grace, age 82 years. Predeceased by parents: Fred and Helina; sisters: Sidney (Moss) and Mary (Bill). Left to mourn, wife: Alice; three daughters: Diane (Darrell) Parsons, Bay Roberts; Alexandra (Carl), Mississauga, ON and Kim (Gene), Harbour Grace; three sons: Kenneth (Yvonne) and John (Michelle), both of Harbour Grace and Wayne (Wanda), Brigus; ten grandchildren: Christopher, Cassandra, Andrew, Natasha, Danielle, Sarah, Brandon, Alicia, Kersten and Alex; two great-grandchildren: MacKenzie and Bentley; one sister: Florence Oake, Florida; very special family friend: Denise Parsons, Carbonear; sisters-in-law: Shirley Evely (George), Carbonear and Betty Forward, Topsail; brother-in-law: James (Lil) Forward, Mount Pearl; special homecare workers: Elsie Paynter, Lorna Carpenter and Sue Harvey, all of Carbonear, Bev Pike, Bryant's Cove and Marcella Pike, Harbour Grace; also a large number of other relatives and friends. Rev. Linda Pike conducted the Funeral service on Monday, April 11 from Coughlan United Church, Harbour Grace. Inurnment took place in the United Cemetery, Harbour Grace. Donations in his memory may be made to Ronald McDonald House, 150 Clinch Crescent, St. John's, NL, A1B 1X0, online at or the Children's Wish Foundation, 31 Peet Street, St. John's, NL, A1B 3P8, online at Please visit to sign the memorial guest book.
"Your presence we miss, your memories we treasure.
Loving you always, forgetting you never."

SNOW, Fred
Passed in: Placentia, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Passed on: April 8th, 2016
Passed peacefully away at the Placentia Health Centre, on Friday, April 8, 2016, Fred Snow of Victoria, age 85 years. Predeceased by: parents: George and Sophie Snow; brothers: Reg, Job, and Max; sisters: Mary and Jean. Left to mourn, special nephew: Tom (Florence) Snow, Victoria; many nieces and nephews; special caregivers at the Placentia Health Centre; also a number of other relatives and friends. Rested at Noel's Funeral Home, Carbonear. Rev. Karen Thorne conducted the Funeral service on Monday, April 11 from the United Church, Victoria. Interment took place in the United Church Cemetery, Victoria. Donations in his memory may be made to the United Church Cemetery Fund, Victoria, c/o Elihu Antle, P.O. Box 59, Victoria, NL, A0A 4G0. Please visit to sign the memorial guest book.



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