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The Compass Obituaries
February 2014

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



BUTT, Gerald Anderson
Born In: Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Born: December 4th, 1924
Passed in: Jeffersonville, Vermont, United States
Passed on: February 26th, 2014
Gerald Anderson Butt
, 89, of Jeffersonville/Hyde Park, Vermont, died peacefully at his Stepdaughter's home on February 26, 2014 following a long struggle with Alzheimers. He was born December 4, 1924 in Newfoundland the son of John Archibald Butt and Alethia (Peddle). Gerry was one of 13 children.
Gerry moved to Vermont in 1942 to work on a farm in Jeffersonville owned by Milo and Nettie Porter. This farm most would know as the "1829 House". This is where he met and married the farmer's daughter, Marion Porter, on September 9, 1962. Gerry and Marion dairy farmed for a number of years before selling the farm and building their home on the hill on Route 15 in Jeffersonville. Here, they raised beef cattle, had wonderful vegetable gardens, and also grew blueberries and raspberries. After retiring from farming, he worked for DHIA Milk Testing.
Gerry was a longtime Mason of the former Warner Lodge #50 of Cambridge now Mt. Mansfield Lodge #26 F&AM of Jericho. Gerry was active in the Cemetery Association, AARP, VT Electric Co-op Board of Trustees, and the Lamoille Farm Bureau. Gerry enjoyed attending the local girl's high school basketball games.
After Marion passed on April 12, 1986 he married Stella Gates Lavanway on May 24, 1987 and continued to reside in Jeffersonville. Gerry and Stella loved to ice fish and travel. They made numerous trips to his childhood home in Newfoundland. After marrying Stella he "inherited" five step-daughters whom he continued to have a relationship with after the death of their mother Stella on May 30, 1990.
Gerry then married Crystal True on June 6, 1992 and continued to reside in Jeffersonville. They traveled to Maine frequently to Crystal's home. Crystal and Gerry loved to travel to Newfoundland and attended Fryeburg Fair on a regular basis. Gerry was very close to Crystal's siblings and her three children who continued to visit Gerry after their mother's death on April 7, 2007.
Following this time, Gerry remained at his home until he required some day-to-day help. He then moved to Hyde Park and was cared for by his stepdaughters and step granddaughters. Gerry had a wonderful sense of humor and was always singing a little "ditty".
Gerry is survived by his brother Graham and wife Joan of Newfoundland, brother Les of Newfoundland, and sister Gladys and husband Ron Osmond of Newfoundland, his stepchildren (Stella's daughters) Carolyn Reed of Hyde Park VT, Fernwood Smith of West Charleston VT, Violet Griggs and husband Donald of Eden Mills VT, Sherrianne Kneeland and husband David of Eden Mills VT, (Crystal's children) Judith McGrath and husband Kevin of Standish ME, Linda Meunier and husband Wayne of Mercer ME, William True and fiancée Jen of Mercer ME, (Crystal's sister's) Mildred Gilman and husband Bud of Norridgewock ME, Myrl Perry and partner Roy of Skowhegan ME, Shirley Dawes and husband Carlton of Madison ME, and Gladys McKenney and husband Sherwood of Madison ME, numerous step-grandchildren, step-great grandchildren, step-great great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Gerry was predeceased by his wives, Marion, Stella, and Crystal, his parents John and Alethia, siblings Annie, John, Bill, Steve, Ed, Harold, Margaret, Jean, Florence, Crystal's sister Maybell, Stella's daughter Gloria, Sherianne's son Mickey, and William's son Danny. Visitation was held at the A.W. Rich Funeral Home in Fairfax VT on Friday, February 28, 2014 and a memorial service was held Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. at the Second Congregational Church in Jeffersonville VT. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Gerry's memory to the Lamoille Area Cancer Network, Inc., 198 Farr Avenue, Morrisville, VT 05661. The family invites you to share your memories and condolences by visiting

DAVIS, Elizabeth L. 'Betty'
Passed in: Carbonear, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Passed on: February 7th, 2014

Passed peacefully away at the Harbour Lodge Nursing Home, Carbonear on Friday, February 7, 2014, Elizabeth L. 'Betty' Davis of Carbonear, age 72 years. Predeceased by husband: Carl, parents: James and Edith Paul, brother: Adam Paul. Left to mourn, three daughters: Cindy Platoni, New Jersey, USA, Carol Ann (Kerry) Noel and Sherry Carpenter (Howard), both of Carbonear; seven sons: Jeff Dowd, New Jersey, USA, Rick (Lynn), Bristol's Hope, Jamie (Judy), Carbonear, Randy (Wanda), Spaniard's Bay, Todd (Janis), Ontario, Rod (Michelle), Carbonear and Cory (Lori), Ontario; one step-son: George (Karen) Power, Ontario; twenty-one grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; four sisters: Minnie Comptello, Florida, USA, Hazel Symon, New York, USA, Muriel (Beaton) Best, Wesleyville and Rachel Handrigan, Dark Cove, Gambo; also a large number of other relatives and friends. Rested at Noel's Funeral Home, Water Street, Carbonear. Rev. Brian Colbourne conducted the Funeral Service on Tuesday, February 11 from Bethany United Church, Carbonear. Interment took place in Bethany United Cemetery, Carbonear. Donations in Betty's memory may be made to the Alzheimer Society of NL or a charity of one's choice. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the care of Noel's Funeral Home, Carbonear. Please visit to sign the memorial guest book.

Passed in: Carbonear, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Passed on: February 11th, 2014

Passed peacefully away at the Carbonear General Hospital on Tuesday, February 11, 2014, Gilbert Emberley of Carbonear, age 74 years. Predeceased by daughter: Lori Ann; parents: Baxter and Amelia. Left to mourn, wife: Marion; two daughters: Sophie Emberley (David Sellars) and Cynthia (Wade) Mutrey, both of Carbonear; two grandchildren: Trevor and Amanda; one brother: Charlie (Gladys), Carbonear; nephews: Terry and Stephen Emberley, both of Carbonear; also a large number of other relatives and friends. Rested Noel's Funeral Home, Water Street, Carbonear. Rev. Mark Janes conducted the Funeral Service on Friday, February 14 from St. James Anglican Church, Carbonear. Interment took place in the Interfaith Cemetery, Carbonear. Donations in his memory may be made to the Alzheimer Society of NL. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the care of Noel's Funeral Home, Carbonear. Please visit to sign the memorial guest book.



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