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The Compass Obituaries
January 2008

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

 

BARRETT, Georgina - Passed peacefully away in the presence of her loving family at the Carbonear General Hospital on Tuesday, January 22, 2008, Georgina Barrett of Spaniard's Bay, age 59 years. Predeceased by husband: Donald; parents: George and Eva Atkins; parents-in-law: Lemuel and Doris Barrett; sister-in-law: Emmie; brothers-in-law: Selby; John and Irving. Left to mourn: two daughters: Donna (Robert) Mercer and Barbara Barrett, both of Spaniard's Bay; one son: Dennis, BC; two grandchildren: Christopher and Matthew; one brother: Bill (June) Atkins, Cambridge, ON; brothers-in-law: David (Judy) Barrett, Brigus and Cyril (Mary) Barrett, Spaniard's Bay; sisters-in-law: Phyllis Keefe, Coley's Point, Olive (Jack) Southwell, Carbonear, Betty (Dave) French, Bay Roberts, Margaret (Leslie) Hussey, Enid Drover and Barbara (Max) Greeley, all of Upper Island Cove and Linda (Eric) Stevens, Bay Roberts; also a large number of other relatives and friends. Rev. Bill Strong conducted the funeral service on Saturday, January 26 at Holy Redeemer Anglican Church, Spaniard's Bay. Interment took place in the Green Head Anglican Cemetery, Spaniard's Bay. Donations in her memory may be made to the Palliative Care Unit C/O TCP Health Foundation, 86 Highroad South, Carbonear, NL AIY 1A4. 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.

COLBOURNE, Mary - Passed peacefully away in the presence of her loving family at the Carbonear General Hospital on Friday, January 4, 2008, Mary Colbourne of Carbonear, age 94 years. Predeceased by husband: Reuben; sons: Harold, Berkley and Calvin; brothers: Jordan, James, Graham and Thomas; sisters: Hazel, Carrie and Lottie May. Left to mourn: five daughters: Carrie (Lawrence) Dicks, Coley's Point, Myrtle (William) Singleton, Tilton, Effie (Gordon) Menchions, Spaniard's Bay, Marilyn Colbourne, Carbonear and Joan Fost, Heart's Delight; one son: John (Judy), Carbonear; daughters-in-law: Ada (Fred) Vaters and Daphne Colbourne, both of Carbonear; seventeen grandchildren: Thomas, Sandra (Alex), Dianne (David), James (Brenda), Mary-Lynn (Raymond), Randy (Sherry), Harold (Marie), Sherry (Bruce), Darlene (Ray), Berkley (Valerie), Blair (Shona), Lorraine (David), Robert (Jennifer), Gina, Laurie (Ian), Brian and Jamie; three step-grandchildren: Velma (Lindsay), Paul (Chancy) and Terry (Catrina); twenty-nine great-grandchildren; seven step-great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; two sisters: Dolly (Edward) Clarke, Carbonear and Elizabeth 'Lizzie' (Charles) Moores, Paradise; sisters-in-law: Annie Deering and Gladys Deering, both of Carbonear and Mary Deering, Victoria; also a large number of other relatives and friends. Archdeacon lliffe Sheppard conducted the funeral service on Monday, January 7 at St. James Anglican Church and Cemetery, Carbonear. Donations in her memory may be made to St. James Anglican 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.

GALWAY, Mrs. Linda C. - Of Victoria, who passed away peacefully at the Carbonear General Hospital, Carbonear on Monday, January 21, 2008, Mrs. Galway was 64 years. Predeceased by son: Hayward; son-in-law: Terry Callender; parents: Bill and Susannah Collins; sisters: Elizabeth Penney and Molly Rose; former husband: Leo Galway. She leaves to mourn her loving family: children: Sharon (Scott Evely) Galway; Greg (Darlene) Galway, Tony Galway, Lynette (Ray) Penney; Molly Galway; brothers: Hayward Collins, Wilson (Florence) Collins, William (Elsie) Collins; sister: Leah Jenkins; nine grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and one step granddaughter and a large number of other relatives and friends. The funeral service took place at Bethel Pentecostal Church and Cemetery, Victoria, on Friday, January 25, 2008. Condolences may be emailed to the family at: sladesfuneralhome@n£aibn.com     For any further information please call Slade's Funeral Home, Carbonear at 596-1212. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Slade's Funeral Homes, serving Carbonear, Bay Roberts and areas.

HARE, Maurice - Passed peacefully away at the Harbour Lodge Nursing Home, Carbonear on Saturday, January 19, 2008, Maurice Hare of Harbour Grace, age 92 years. Predeceased by parents: John and Elizabeth; brothers: Ned and Jim; sisters: Mary and Alice; step-brother: Ron; step-sister: Molly. Left to mourn, two nieces: Helen (Vince) Hearn, Riverhead, Harbour Grace and Marie Reynolds (Philip) Sheppard, St. John's; two nephews: Joseph (Margaret) Reynolds, St. John's and Rupert Haire, Ontario; a number of great-nieces and great-nephews; as well as a large number of other relatives and friends. Fr. F. J. Aylward conducted the funeral mass on Tuesday, January 22 at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Riverhead, Harbour Grace. Interment was in the Roman Catholic Cemetery, Harbour Grace. As an expression of sympathy, 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.

HARRIS, E. Frances - Passed peacefully away at the Hoyles Escasoni Complex, St. John's on Sunday, January 20, 2008, E. Frances Harris of Carbonear, formerly of Buchans, age 88 years. Predeceased by husband Chesley in 2007; parents: James and Jessie Sellars; sisters: Susannah French, Emily Porter and Blanche Noseworthy; brother: Albert Sellars. Left to mourn: three daughters: Mary (Edward) Pridham, St. John's, Audrey (Maurice) Mullins, Clarenville and Ethel (Wayne) Smith, Dartmouth, NS; three sons: James (Ethel), Carbonear, Chesley, Glenwood and William (Erika), Dartmouth, NS; eleven grandchildren: Jimmy Harris (Robyn), Nadine Pridham (Danny), Natasha Pridham (Robert), Dana Beaton (Sandy), Becky Barbour (Gordon), Craig Mullins, Patrick Harris, Shannon Harris, David Smith, Billy Smith and James Smith; one great-granddaughter: Norah Barbour; one brother-in-law: Wilbert (Mary) Harris, Carbonear; also a large number of other relatives and friends. Archdeacon lliffe Sheppard conducted the funeral service on Wednesday, January 23 at St. James Anglican Church, Carbonear. Interment took place in the Interfaith Cemetery, Carbonear. Donations in her memory may be made to St. James Anglican 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.

HATCH, Lawrence Joseph - Passed peacefully away at the Interfaith Home, Carbonear on January 15, 2008 in the presence of his loving wife, Lawrence Hatch of Red Head Cove, age 90 years. Predeceased by his parents: John and Mary Marcella (Mae); infant sister: Mary; brother: Ronald; in laws: Maurice Quinlan, Leo Pelletier, Frances and Art Duggan, Joseph and Sis Martin and Jack and Cecile Martin. Leaving to mourn his loving and devoted wife of 54 years, Margaret; sisters: Marcella (Quinlan), Clara (Bernard Hyde), Theresa (Pelletier); sisters-in-law: Josephine and Mary (Bill Chafe) and a very large circle of relatives, friends and special home care workers. Funeral service took place Thursday, January 17, 2008 from the Parish of the Assumption Church, Bay de Verde. Flowers were gratefully accepted or donations in his memory may be made to a charity of choice.
Uncle Lar, as he was known to so many will be forever remembered for his wonderful generous nature, love of children, patience, sense of humour and genuine love of life.

MOORE, Ms. E. Joan - Passed peacefully away at Carbonear General Hospital on Tuesday, January 22, 2008, E. Joan Moore, aged 53 years of Clarke's Beach. Predeceased by her father: William D. Akerman and her brother: Roger. Leaving to mourn, husband: Lloyd; son: Jason; daughter: Jill; mother: Marjorie Akerman; two sisters: Judy (Garfield) Chipman, Eleanor Dillon; five brothers: Harold (Glenys), Fred (Linda), Scott (Dawn), Dean (Debbie), Donald; sister-in-law: Jessie; and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Father Gerald Westcott conducted the funeral service at The Anglican Parish of The Resurrection, South River on Friday, January 25, 2008. Interment was at The Anglican Cemetery, Salmon Cove, South River. Pallbearers were son Jason Moore and her brothers: Fred, Harold, Dean, Donald and Scott Akerman. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Moore's Funeral Home, Clarke's Beach.

MURPHY, Dora Louise - Passed peacefully away at her residence on Tuesday, January 22, 2008, Dora Louise Murphy of Freshwater, Carbonear, in her 87th year. Predeceased by husband: John; parents: Thomas and Marion Davis; brother: Harrison Davis and sister: Olga Thoms. Left to mourn, son: Kevin (Linda), Freshwater, Carbonear; two grandsons: Embry (Lori) and Davis (Vanessa); three great-grandchildren: Olivia, Daelen and Milla; nieces and nephews; as well as a number of other relatives and friends. Rev: Jesse Bown conducted the funeral service on Saturday, January 26 at the United Church and Cemetery, Freshwater, Carbonear. As an expression of sympathy, donations in her memory may be made to the Freshwater United Church Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 673, Carbonear, NL, A1Y IC2. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the care of Noel's Funeral Home, Carbonear. Please visit wwwnoelsfuneralhome.com to sign the memorial guest book.

PARSONS MURRAY, Ester - Passed peacefully away at the Harbour Lodge Nursing Home, Carbonear on Wednesday, January 2, 2008, Esther Parsons Murray of Carbonear, age 66 years. Predeceased by parents: William and Alice (Snow) Parsons, brothers: Richard (Priscilla) Parsons, Wilson Snow and Cecil Parsons, former husband: Charles Murray. Left to mourn are her children: Charles (Emma) Murray, England, UK and their children: Caleb Jack and Daisy Mae, Monte (Anny) Murray, NS and their children: Mitchell Wolf; Mack James and Allison Teagan, Darlene (Greg) Galway, Victoria and their children: Shantelle Nicole (Charles), Sheena May (Dennis) and Terri Lynn (Byron), Vanlyn (Christine) Murray, Ottawa, ON and their children: Samuel Georges and Zachary Silas, Sherry (Carl) Russell, NS and their children: Carl Douglas Wm. and Courtney Marie, Cindy Murray, St. John's and Tammy Carter, NS and her daughter: Kiersten Janiece; greatgrandchildren: Makaila, Janelle and Faith; sisters: Gertrude (Arthur) Snow and Alice (Herbert) Deering, both of Shearstown; brothers: Lloyd (Joyce) Parsons, Carbonear, David (Ann Rose) Parsons, Shearstown and Ralph (Theresa) Parsons, St. John's; sisters-in-law: Maude Snow, Butlerville and Fannie Parsons, Shearstown; also other brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law; as well as a large number of other relatives and friends. Mr. James Deering conducted a memorial service on Wednesday, January 9 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Shearstown. Inurnment will take place at the Jehovah's Witnesses Cemetery, Carbonear at a later date. As an expression of sympathy, donations in her memory may be made to the Alzheimer Society of NL, P.O. Box 37013, St. John's, NL, A1E 1C2 or to the Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses, P.O. Box 255, Shearstown, NL, AOA 3VO. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Noel's Funeral Home, Carbonear. Please visit www.noelsfuneralhome.com to sign the memorial guest book.

PARSONS Sr., Walter T. - Passed away at the Carbonear General Hospital on Saturday, January 5, 2008, Walter T. Parsons Sr. of Harbour Grace, age 92 years. Predeceased by wife Helen A; grandson: Dean; parents: Arthur and Lizzie; brother: Bernard; sisters: Gwen and Edna. Left to mourn, one daughter: Heather (Randy) Pike, Harbour Grace; two grandchildren: Stacey and Kate; one brother: Eric Parsons, St. John's; one sister: Dolly Barnes, Grand Falls-Windsor; also a large number of other relatives and friends. Rev. Russell Small conducted the funeral service on Tuesday, January 8 at Coughlan United Church and Cemetery, Harbour Grace. Donations in his memory may be made to the TCP Health Foundation. 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.

POWER, Mr. Gerald F. - Of Shearstown passed away peacefully at the Carbonear General Hospital, Carbonear on Tuesday, January 1, 2008. Mr. Power was 65 years old. Predeceased by parents: Ronald and Helen Power; brother: Andrew Power; sister: Bernice Crane and brother-in-law: Fraizer Deering. He leaves to mourn his loving family, wife: Linda Power; children: George (Darlene) Power, Vince (Jeannie) Power, Tyrone (Carla) Power, Justin (Glenys) Power, Andrea Power; brothers: Greg (Ann) Power, Bill (Liz) Power, Fred (Verlene) Power, Chris (Loretta) Power; sisters: Veronica Deering, Genevieve (Harris) Adams, Margaret (Bernard) Callahan; brother-in-law: Charle Crane, a close family friend: Herb Deering and 11 grandchildren; and a large number of other relatives and friends. The Funeral Mass took place at Holy Redeemer R. C. Church and Cemetery, Bay Roberts, on Saturday, January 5, 2008. Condolences may be emailed to the family at sladesfuneralhome@nf.aibn.com     For any further information please call Slade's Funeral Home, Bay Roberts at 786-2323. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Slade's Funeral Homes, serving Carbonear, Bay Roberts and areas.

PUDDESTER, Joseph J. - Passed peacefully away at the Harbour Lodge Nursing Home, Carbonear on Thursday, January 17, 2008, Joseph J. Puddester of Northern Bay, age 79 years. Predeceased by wife: Elsie; son: Eddie; brother: George; sister: Selina. Left to mourn: two daughters: Susan (Gordon) Preston and Joanne Lewis, both of Northern Bay; daughter-in-law: Sylvia Puddester, Ontario; five grandchildren: Edward (Carolina), Denise (Terry), Shelly, Tanya (Craig) and Krystal; five great-grandchildren: Thomas, Sarah, Shane, Emma and Noah; two sisters: Sarah Sparkes and Mildred Driscoll, both of Lower Island Cove; also a large number of other relatives and friends. Rev. Peggy Johnson conducted the funeral service on Sunday, January 20 at Hope United Church and Cemetery, Northern Bay. As an expression of sympathy, donations in his memory may be made to Hope United Church, Northern Bay. 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.

PYNN, Annie Viola 'Violet' - Passed peacefully away at the Lion's Manor Nursing Home, Placentia on Monday, January 14, 2008, Annie Viola 'Violet' Pynn of Harbour Grace, age 83 years. Predeceased by husband: Harold; parents: Maxwell and Emma Sheppard; brothers: Llewellyn, Reub, Ron and Graham. Left to mourn: two sons: John (Rowena), Goulds and Ernie (Veronica), Carbonear; four grandchildren: Robert (Jan), Reneé (Jamie), Stephen (Joanna) and David; great-grandson: Jeffery; sister: Vera Hunt, Carbonear; brother-in-law: Eric Pynn, Harbour Grace; sisters-in-law: Olive Abbott, Harbour Grace, Jean (Selby) Singleton, Tilton, Shirley Reinhardt, Carbonear, Emily Sheppard, Harbour Grace South, Lila Sheppard, Harbour Grace and Ivy Mercer, Coley's Point; also a large number of other relatives and friends. Rev. Frank King conducted the funeral service on Friday, January 18 at St. Paul's Anglican Church and Cemetery, Harbour Grace. Donations in her memory may be made to the TCP Health Foundation, 86 Highroad South, Carbonear, NL, A1Y 1A4. 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.

REYNOLDS, C1ara - Passed peacefully away at the Interfaith Citizen's Home, Carbonear on Tuesday, January 29, 2008, Clara Reynolds of Caplin Cove, age 91 years. Predeceased by husband: Ralph; sisters: Elizabeth, Violet and Annie; brother: John Stapleton. Left to mourn: three sons: Robert (Carol), Goulds, Wayne (Mary), Caplin Cove and Gary (Dorothea), Chamberlains; five grandchildren: Mark (Ann-Marie), Brett, Jennifer, Corey and Amey; one great-grandson: Logan; three brothers-in-law: Warren, Toronto, ON, Chesley, Salmonier and Bert (Rose), Old Perlican; one sister-in-law: Ruby French, Toronto,ON; also a large number of other relatives and friends. Rev. Peggy Johnson conducted the funeral service on Friday, February 1 at the United Church and Cemetery, Caplin Cove. Donations in her memory may be made to the United Church, Caplin Cove. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the care of Noels Funeral Home, Western Bay. Please visit wwwnoelsfuneralhome.com to sign the memorial guest book.

REYNOLDS, Mary M. (nee Woodrow) - Passed peacefully away at the Harbour Lodge Nursing Home, Carbonear on Saturday, January 12, 2008, Mary M. Reynolds (nee Woodrow) of Riverhead, Harbour Grace, age 84 years. Predeceased by husband: Frank; four infant children; parents: Richard and Mary (Rice) Woodrow; five brothers and two sisters. Left to mourn, two daughters: Marion (David) Abbott, Grand Falls - Windsor and Pauline (Greg Sutherland), St. John's; three sons: Luke (Phyllis) and Francis (Sharon), both of Riverhead, Harbour Grace and Gerald (Maureen), Lower Sackville, NS; eleven grandchildren: Keith, Christine, Valerie, Doug (Renée), Krista (Karl), Mark, Amanda, Kelly, Bryan, Ryan and Regan; three great-grandchildren: Payton, Avery and Luke; sisters-in-law: Bernice Woodrow, Corner Brook, Alice Cleary, Riverhead, Harbour Grace and Rose Reynolds, Gander; also a large number of other relatives and friends. Fr. F.J. Aylward conducted the funeral mass on Tuesday, January 15 at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Riverhead, Harbour Grace. Interment was in the Roman Catholic Cemetery, Harbour Grace. As an expression of sympathy, donations in her memory may be made to the Immaculate Conception R.C. Cemetery Fund, P.O Box 299, Harbour Grace, NL, A0A 2M0. 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.

SLADE, George H. - Passed peacefully away at the Carbonear General Hospital on Thursday, January 24, 2008, George H. Slade of Western Bay, age 89 years. Predeceased by son: George William; daughter: Donna; brothers: Fred and Tobias; sisters: Naomi Budgell and Annie Taylor. Left to mourn, wife: Winnifred 'Winnie'; one daughter: Judy (William) Blundon, Chapel Ann; three sons: Fred (Ada), Dennis (Brenda) and Kevin (Diane), all of Carbonear; seven grandchildren: Deanne, Terry, Cynthia, David, Jeffrey, Jennifer and Nicole; one great-granddaughter: Brianna; daughter-in-law: Sandra Slade, Western Bay; one brother: Jethro (Joan), Western Bay; one sister: Ruby (Ron) Legge, Twillingate; also a large number of other relatives and friends. Rev. Roscoe Cole conducted the funeral service on Sunday, January 27 at McDowell United Church, Western Bay. Interment took place in McDowell United Cemetery, Western Bay North. Donations in his memory may be made to McDowell United Church, Western Bay. 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.

SWAIN, Jeaanette - Passed peacefully away at the Carbonear General Hospital on Thursday, January 31, 2008, Jeanette Swain of Perry's Cove, age 48 years. Predeceased by parents: Alexander and Gertrude Co1e; brother: Alexander Jr. Left to mourn, husband: Melvin Sr.; two daughters: Chasity Swain and Leslie (Jamie) King, both of Perry's Cove; one son: Melvin Jr. (Christa), Salmon Cove; two grandchildren: Alicia and Darren King; one brother: James (Vickie) Cole, Alberta; four sisters: Ivy (Lloyd) Clarke, Carbonear, Shirley (Roy) Parsons, Victoria, Gertie (Walter) King, Perry's Cove and Marie (Lloyd) Priddle, Victoria; sisters-in-law: Rosalind (Andrew) Butt, Perry's Cove, Maxine (Bill} Peckham, Mildred Swain, Diane (Harold) Peach and Jeannie (Keith) Penney, all of Salmon Cove and Jane (Derm) O'Leary, Ontario; brothers-in-law: John Edgar (Evelyn) Swain and Joseph (Valetta) Swain, both of Perry's Cove; also a large number of other relatives and friends. Rev. T. Wayne Blackwood conducted the funeral service on Monday, February 4 at the United Church and Cemetery, Perry's, Cove. Donations in her memory may be made to the Jeanette Swain 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.

TURNER, Lillian - Passed peacefully away at the Lion's Manor Nursing Home, Placentia on Tuesday; January 8, 2008, Lillian Turner of Lower Island Cove, age 81 years. Predeceased by husband: Raymond; parents: Edwin and Violet. Left to mourn, one daughter: Joan (William) Thorne, St. John's; two sons: Robert (Margaret), Lower Island Cove and Frederick (Geri), Richmond Hill, ON; five grandchildren: Carl (Kim), Wendy (Michael), Cindy, Dwayne and Joy (Glen); one brother: Edwin (Betty) Turner, Lower Island Cove; one sister: Doris Snelgrove, Caplin Cove; also a large number of other relatives and friends. Capts. Wayne and Geraldine Durdle conducted the funeral service on Friday, January 11 at the Salvation Army Citadel and 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. Please visit www.noelsfuneralhome.com to sign the memorial guest book.

 

 

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

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