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The Compass Obituaries
December 2011

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

 

 

ASH, Cora E. (nee Ellsworth) - Passed peacefully away at the Carbonear General Hospital on Friday, December 30, 2011, Cora E. Ash of Carbonear, age 61 years. Predeceased by husband: Augustus 'Gus'; father: Albert Ellsworth; brothers-in-law: Bert Payne and Jacob Payne. Left to mourn, two daughters: Beverley (Glen) Trickett, Broad Cove and Denise ( Jonathan) Pederson, Regina, Sask; mother: Rose Ellsworth, Springdale; two grandchildren: Hayley and Caleb; sisters: Mary Payne, Rocky Harbour, Regina Ellsworth, Norris Point and Sheila Maynard, Woody Point; brothers: Douglas, Gander, Eric, Victoria, Hughie, London, ON and Mark (Margaret), Fort Mcmurray, AB; brothers-in-law: David (Marilyn) Ash, Mount Pearl and Gord (Debbie) Ash, Victoria; Eric Green, Heart's Content; sisters-in-law: Lina (Sidney) Payne and Gloria (Norman) Peddle, both of Heart's Content; special friends: Ingham and Denise Blundell, Carbonear; also a large number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Rested at Noel's Funeral Home, Water Street, Carbonear. Capt. Darin & Major Wendy Boone conducted the funeral service on Monday, January 2 at the Salvation Army Citadel, Carbonear. Interment took place in the Salvation Army Cemetery, Carbonear. Donations in her memory may be made to Cora E. Ash 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.

BURKE, Albert W. - Passed suddenly away at St. Clare's Mercy Hospital, St. John's on Thursday, December 29, 2011, Albert W. Burke of Victoria, age 69 years. Predeceased by parents: Albert and Martha; sisters: Gertie, Mae, Linda and Lorna; brother: Samuel; parents-in-law: Maxwell and Lorraine Mercer; brother-in-law: Barry. Left to mourn, wife: Frances; two daughters: Wendy Burke and Kelly Burke (Glenn Seymour), both of Victoria; one son: Glenn, Victoria; daughter-in-law: Carolyn Burke, Victoria; two grandchildren: Peter and Katie; four brothers: Donald (Ann), Bishop's Falls, Gordon (Betty), Gander, Art (Mae), Victoria and Robert (Linda), Gander; sisters-in-law: Sandra Mercer (Gary Dawe), Coley's Point and Donika Mercer, Bay Roberts; brothers-in-law: Paul (Bernice) Mercer, Victoria, Malcolm (Gloria) Mercer, Bay Roberts, William (Gladys) Mercer, Spaniard's Bay and David (Peg) Mercer, St. John's; also a large number of other relatives and friends. Rested at Noel's Funeral Home, Water Street, Carbonear. Rev. Mr. Clarence Cole conducted the funeral service on Monday, January 2 at the United Church, Victoria. Interment took place in the United Cemetery, Victoria. Donations in his memory may be made to the Albert Burke 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.

BUTLER, Gerald P. - Passed peacefully away after a lengthy illness at the Carbonear General Hospital on Tuesday, December 27, 2011, Gerald P. Butler of Harbour Grace, age 78 years. Predeceased by parents: Jack and Nellie; brother: Jim and sister: Marcella; brothers-in-law: Fred Ezekiel and Fred Connolly; nephew: Paul Butler. Left to mourn, wife: Bride; three daughters: Geraldine (Claude) Parsons, Victoria; Rosemary Butler ( Brian Callander) and Colleen ( Keith) Young, both of Alberta; two sons: Gerard and Sean, both of Harbour Grace; five grandchildren: Blair ( Cathy), Blake, Holly (Thomas), Emily and Amy; five great-grandchildren: Jasmine, Kelsey, Parker, Summer and Jaxson; one brother: Kevin ( Judy), Gander; two sisters: Marguerite (Charlie) Birkel, Bangor, Maine and Alice Ezekiel, Gander; sister-in-law: Lillian Deering, Freshwater, Carbonear; also a large number of other relatives and friends. Father William Pearce conducted the funeral mass on Saturday, December 31 at Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, Harbour Grace. Inurnment to take place at a later date. Donations in his memory may be made to a charity of one's choice. 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.

CRANE, GERALD E. - Passed away suddenly at his home on Friday, December 2, 2011, Mr. Gerald E. Crane of Upper Island Cove. Mr. Crane was 61 years old. He leaves to mourn his loving family consisting of brothers and sisters: Howard (Pauline) Crane, Randell Crane, Mary (Cliff) Gosse, Joan (Willard Pynn) Gosse, Wayne (Donna) Crane, Jean (Bob) Dawe, Clyde Crane (Irene), Sharon (Clay) Oates and Dale (Dale) Coombs as well as a number of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Predeceased by: Parents Josiah and Olive Crane. The funeral service took place at St. Peter's Anglican Church and Cemetery, Upper Island Cove on Tuesday, December 6, 2011 at 2 p.m. The family received relatives and friends at Slade's Funeral Home, Crane's Road, Upper Island Cove. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the St. Peter's Church restoration fund. Condolences may be written to the family at sladesfuneralhome.ca     For any further information please call Slade's Funeral Home, Upper Island Cove at 589-2250. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the care of Slade's Funeral Homes, serving Carbonear, Upper Island Cove, Bay Roberts and areas.

KNAPMAN, Lloyd G.- Passed suddenly away on Thursday, December 29, 2011, Lloyd G. Knapman of Lower Island Cove, age 82 years. Predeceased by: parents: Elisha and Bessie Knapman; brothers: Charles, Allan, William and John; sister: Stella Wheeler. Left to mourn, his loving wife of 55 years: Eliza J.; three daughters: Sharon (David) Fagner, Greens Harbour, Helen Knapman (Dennis Cooper), Chamberlains and Debbie (Noel) Milley, Job's Cove; six grandchildren: Renee (Michael), Teri Lynn, Jacqueline, Jennifer, Mark and Evan; two great-grandchildren: James and Luke; one brother: Roland (Janet) Knapman, Rochester, NY; brothers-in-law: Hemen Wheeler, Lower Island Cove, Clifford (Ella) Faulkner and Robert (Shirley) Faulkner, both of Ontario, William Faulkner (Kay), Bonavista and Bruce (Sylvia) Faulkner, Mount Pearl; also a large number of other relatives and friends. Rested at the Salvation Army Citadel, Lower Island Cove. Capt. Weldon & Major Donna Hayward conducted the funeral service on Sunday, January 1 at the Salvation Army Citadel, Lower Island Cove. Interment took place in the Salvation Army Cemetery, Lower Island Cove. Donations in his memory may be made to the Salvation Army Citadel, Lower Island Cove. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the care of Noel's Funeral home, Western Bay. Please visit www.noelsfuneralhome.com to sign the memorial guest book.

NICHOLL, M. Theresa - Passed peacefully away at the Carbonear General Hospital on Thursday, December 15, 2011, M. Theresa Nicholl of Carbonear, age 59 years. Predeceased by brother: Pleamon and sister: Marguerite. Left to mourn, husband: John C.; two daughters: Kelly (Shannon) Mann, Kitchener, ON and Wendy Nicholl (Rick Corner), Sarnia, ON; son: Tony (Olga), Dundas, ON; four grandchildren: Taylor, Brianna, Connor and Beacan; mother: Drucilla Mccarthy, Carbonear; brother: Roy (Evelyn) Stockley, Conception Bay South; two sisters: Marina (Lynn) Boyd and Joan Boyd, both of Summerford; brothersin-law: Terry (Betty) Nicholl, Conception Bay South and Perry (Mary) Nicholl, St. John's; also a large number of other relatives and friends. Rev. Linda Pike conducted the funeral service on Saturday, Dec. 17 at Noel's Memorial Chapel, Carbonear. Interment was in the United Cemetery, Harbour Grace. Donations in her memory may be made to the Parkinson Society of Newfoundland and Labrador. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the care of Noel's Funeral Home, Carbonear. Please visit www.noelsfuneralhome.com to sign the memorial guest book.

RIXON, Marion
Passed on: December 25th, 2011. Passed away peacefully at the Harbour Lodge Nursing Home, Carbonear on Christmas morning after a period of gradually declining health, Marion Rixon, wife of the late Arthur Rixon (November 2004), of Lower Island Cove, age 86 years. Daughter of the late Ephraem and Josephine (Morris) Sparkes. Predeceased by all of her siblings: John, Elibe, Charlotte, Beatrice, Alice and Ella. Left to mourn, one daughter: Beatrix (Jean Belliveau), Stratford, P.E.I.; four sons: John (Sophie), Robert's Arm, Notre Dame Bay, Robert (Olive), Pouch Cove, David (Susan), Port-aux-Basques and Danny (Karen), Port-aux-Basques; fourteen grandchildren: Peter, Stephen, Colleen, Terry, Nicole, Mark, Karen, Nancy, Kim, Danny, Sara, Herbert, Danielle and Christopher. Also survived by two step-grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, two step-great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Thanks to the staff of the Harbour Lodge for their great care during her temporary stay of the last several weeks, and many thanks and appreciation to caregivers Olive Wheeler, Ellen Dennis and Jane Morgan, whose care and devotion over the last several years allowed her to stay in her own home until this fall. Capts. Weldon and Donna Hayward conducted the funeral service on Thursday, December 29th at the Salvation Army Citadel, Lower Island Cove. Interment took place in the Salvation Army Cemetery, Lower Island Cove. Donations in her memory may be made to a charity of one's choice. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the care of Noel's Funeral Home, Western Bay. For additional information please phone 596-5750 or visit www.noelsfuneralhome.com to sign the memorial guest book.

WILLIAMS, Frederick H. - Passed peacefully away at the Carbonear General Hospital on Tuesday, December 13, 2011, Frederick H. Williams of Harbour Grace, age 77 years. Predeceased by: wife: Olga; son: Scott; grandson: Sean; parents: Frederick H. Sr. and Emily; brother: George. Left to mourn, companion: Lena Cluett; three daughters: Stella (Dennis) O'grady, Grand Falls-windsor, Carol (Paul) Gillard, Virginia, USA and Sonia Williams, Harbour Grace; one son: Trevor (Suzanne), Harbour Grace; six grandchildren: Ashlie (Jeremy), Leah (Clinton), Hayley, Melissa (Brian), Reegan and Ryon; one great-grandchild: Ethan; five brothers: David (Glenda), Gordon (Shirley), Leonard, Clayton (Joan) and Kevin (Rae), all of Harbour Grace; sister-in-law: Doris (Kevin) Bursey, Harbour Grace; brother-in-law: Roy Jones, Bay Roberts; Lena's children: Marilyn and daughters Danielle and Jeannie, Roy, Jerry (Brenda) and daughters Kayla and Brittany, Cindy (Barney) and son Joshua; also a large number of other relatives and friends. Rested at Noel's Funeral Home, Harvey Street, Harbour Grace. Rev. Shirley Noseworthy conducted the funeral service on Friday, December 16 at St. Paul's Anglican Church, Harbour Grace. Interment took place in St. Paul's Anglican Cemetery, Harbour Grace. Donations in his memory may be made to St. Paul's Anglican Church or the Harbour Grace Volunteer Fire Brigade. 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.

 

 

Page contributed by Bob Vokey

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

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