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The Compass Obituaries
July 2012

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

 

 

BABB, Estelle Vera Elizabeth (nee Pike)
Born: September 29th, 1928
Passed in: Harbour Grace, Newfoundland, Canada
Passed on: July 22nd, 2012

It is with profound sadness that the family of Estelle Babb announces the passing of a beloved wife, mother and grandmother while in the loving arms of her family at her residence in Harbour Grace on July 22, 2012. Predeceased by her parents Mortimer and Annie (Moores) Pike, sister: Louise Garner and brother: Clifford. Estelle leaves to mourn her husband of 62 years, Lorenzo, children: Sharon Babb, Harbour Grace, Gail (Tom) Lynch, Mount Pearl, John (Genevieve), Carbonear and Joanne (Glenn) Dwyer, Lower Sackville, NS; grandchildren, Meghan (John) Mills, Campbell River, BC, Victoria and Luke Penney, Harbour Grace, Deirdre Lynch, Calgary, AB, Ian (Nicole) Lynch, St. John's, Andrew and Jessica Babb, Carbonear, Emily and Anna Dwyer, Lower Sackville, NS; great-grandsons, Ian and Alex Mills, Campbell River, BC and Cole Penney, Harbour Grace. Also left to mourn, a large circle of other family members, dear friends and a loyal group of lifelong companions, affectionately known as "The Big Six", Georgianna Slade (deceased), Maxine Taylor (deceased), Lillian Babb, Kathleen Parsons and Shirley Sharpe. Estelle was a lifelong volunteer. She was an honorary, life member of the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Health Care Auxiliaries, member of the Carbonear General Hospital Auxiliary, volunteer with the Girl Guides of Canada, St. Paul's Anglican Church, Harbour Grace and an inductee into the Harbour Grace Sports Hall of Fame. Above everything else, she was a devoted, loving mother, giving tremendous support to all her children's endeavors. She will always be endeared in our hearts as a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, community volunteer, friend and a caring generous soul to those less fortunate. Estelle's home was always a welcoming and warm haven to all. The family extends a heartfelt thank you to Dr. Chris Peddle for his exceptional care. "Thank you" is also extended to the dedicated caregivers who helped fulfill Estelle's wishes for her final days. Archdeacon John Dinn conducted the Funeral service on Wednesday, July 25 from St. Paul's Anglican Church, Harbour Grace. A private family inurnment at St. Paul's Anglican Cemetery, Harbour Grace. Donations in Estelle's memory may be made to the Carbonear General Hospital Auxiliary or to St. Paul's Anglican Church Restoration Fund. 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.

CLARKE, Catherine 'Katie'
Passed in: Carbonear, Newfoundland, Canada
Passed on: July 17th, 2012

Passed peacefully away at the Harbour Lodge Nursing Home, Carbonear on Tuesday, July 17, 2012, Catherine 'Katie' Clarke of Carbonear, age 80 years. Predeceased by infant daughter: Holly; parents: John and Dinah Skeard; seven brothers and three sisters. Left to mourn, husband: John S.; three daughters: Gloria (Keith), Carbonear, June, Edmonton, AB and Catherine (Darrell), Carbonear; one son: John N. (Gertie), Carbonear; seven grandchildren: Mark (Judy), Holly (Michael), Jennifer, Mitchell, Nicole, Matthew and Michael; one great-grandchild: Max; one sister: Rhoda Laforme, Mississauga, ON; 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 July 20 at Bethany United Church, Carbonear. Interment took place in the Interfaith Cemetery, Carbonear. Donations in her memory may be made to Bethany United Church, Carbonear or to the Alzheimer's Society of NL. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Noel's Funeral Home, Carbonear. Please visit www.noelsfuneralhome.com to sign the memorial guest book.

DOOLEY, Sarah 'Sally'
Passed in: Carbonear, Newfoundland, Canada
Passed on: July 2nd, 2012

Passed peacefully away at the Carbonear General Hospital on Monday, July 2, 2012, Sarah 'Sally' Dooley of Victoria, age 68 years. Predeceased by husband: James; parents: James and Mildred Sutton; parents-in-law: James and Florence Dooley. Left to mourn, one daughter: Paula (Brian) Swain, Victoria; two sons: Barry (Lori), Victoria and Randy (Jennifer), Paradise; five special grandchildren: Steven (Ashley), Paul (Cassie), Adam, Brittany and Braydan; very special friend: Guy Bishop, Broad Cove; five brothers: Dennis (Ruby) Sutton, Salmon Cove, Warrick (Sue) Sutton, Tony (Barbara) Sutton and Jim (Ruth) Sutton, all of Victoria and Ray (Nellie) Sutton, Labrador City; three sisters: Peggy (Don) Graham, Carbonear, Caffie Sutton Slade and Norma (Wally) Rose, both of Salmon Cove; brothers-in-law: Hartley Slade, Salmon Cove, Leo Dooley and Fred (Rose) Dooley, both of St. John's, Larry (Pattie) Dooley, Mount Carmel, Jerry (Barbara) Dooley, Mount Pearl and Patrick Dooley, New Bedford, Massachusetts; sisters-in-law: Sue Dooley, Helen Price, Barbara Dooley and Carol (Wayne) Barry, all of St. John's, Kay (Mel) Troute, Arkansas and Theresa (James) Gomes, New Bedford, Massachusetts; also a large number of other relatives and friends. Rested at Noel's Funeral Home, Water Street, Carbonear. Pastor Geoffrey Ryan conducted the funeral service on Thursday, July 5 at Bethel Pentecostal Church, Victoria. Interment took place in Bethel Pentecostal Cemetery, Victoria. Donations in her memory may be made to the Bethel Pentecostal Church Building Fund or the Children's Wish Foundation. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the care of Noel's Funeral Home, Carbonear. Please visit www.noelsfuneralhome.com to sign the memorial guest book.

GILBERT, Cal
Passed in: St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Passed on: July 2nd, 2012

Passed peacefully away at St. Clare's Mercy Hospital, St. John's on Monday, July 2, 2012, Cal Gilbert of Victoria, age 83 years. Predeceased by parents: Walter and Stella Gilbert; brothers: Freeman and Neil; sisters: Mae, Eileen and Mildred. Left to mourn, wife: Joan; one daughter: Krista Gilbert (Geoffrey Whalen), St. John's; one son: Cally (Tina), Highlevel, AB; two step-grandchildren: Whitney and Lexie; one brother: Murley (Carrie), Fall River, NS; sister-in-law: Gwen Gilbert, Swift Current; also a large number of other relatives and friends. Rested at Noel's Funeral Home, Water Street, Carbonear. Fr. William Pearce conducted the funeral service on Thursday, July 5 from Noel's Memorial Chapel, Carbonear. Interment took place in the Roman Catholic Cemetery, Harbour Grace. Donations in his memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of NL. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the care of Noel's Funeral Home, Carbonear. Please visit www.noelsfuneralhome.com to sign the memorial guest book.

LAYMAN, Patrick J. Sr.
Passed in: Ochre Pit Cove, Newfoundland, Canada
Passed on: July 11th, 2012
Passed peacefully away at his residence on Wednesday, July 11, 2012, Patrick J. Layman Sr. of Ochre Pit Cove, age 74 years. Predeceased by son: Patrick James Jr.; parents: Mike Joe and Angela; brother: Paul. Pat was a well known fisherman on the Avalon Peninsula, retired Police Officer, member of the Newfoundland Constabulary, member of the Brandon Police Force, involved in Politics all his life, member of the Military Police, good neighbor and friend to all. Left to mourn, wife: June of 54 years; three sons: John (Michelle), Old Perlican, Dan (Trina), Woodstock, ON and Bruce (Jen), Ochre Pit Cove; one daughter: Patricia (Mike) Cavasin, Alberta; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one sister: Mary (Jim) Babstock, Scarborough, ON; five brothers: Peter (Betty), Ochre Pit Cove, Mike (Yvonne), St. John's, Ted (Claire) and Joe (Marie), both of Gull Island and Ron (Ellen), Cambridge, ON; brother-in-law: Ray (Joan) Park, ON; a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Rested at Noel's Funeral Home, Main Highway, Western Bay. Fr. Pio Sumbilon conducted the Funeral Mass on Monday, July 16 at Corpus Christi Roman Catholic Church, Northern Bay. Interment took place in Corpus Christi Roman Catholic Cemetery, Northern Bay. Donations in his memory may be made to The Patrick J. Layman Sr. Memorial Fund. 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.

PITTS, James 'Jim'
Passed in: Carbonear, Newfoundland, Canada
Passed on: July 9th, 2012
James (Jim) Pitts
, age 75, passed away July 9, 2012, in Carbonear Hospital after battling cancer. He is survived by his wife, Anita Joan (Osmond), children: Karen (Craig Gosse); Paula (Gord Hynes); Tina (Emmanuel Jones), David (Sharon Anthony); and Denise (Cory Fradsham), 10 grandchildren, a special aunt and uncle, William and Mabel Bickford, brothers and sister and their families in Ontario and British Columbia, and a wide range of family and friends in Mahers, Bell Island, Bay Roberts, and Florida. Cremation has taken place. Interment will be for immediate family.

PYE, Wesley
Passed in: St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Passed on: July 4th, 2012

Passed peacefully away at the Caribou Memorial Veteran's Pavilion on July 4, 2012, Wesley Pye, aged 87 years, Merchant Marine. Leaving to mourn son, David (Teresa); grandsons: Nicholas and Aaron; sister, Jean Brown as well as nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. At Wesley's request, cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation. The family wishes to thank the staff of the Caribou Memorial Veteran's Pavilion for the care and compassion shown to Wesley during his stay there. Donations in Wesley's memory may be made to the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of Carnell's Funeral Home. To send a message of condolence or to sign the memorial guestbook, please visit www.carnells.com

SHUTE, Joyce
Passed in: Harbour Grace South, Newfoundland, Canada
Passed on: July 12th, 2012

Passed peacefully away surrounded by her loving family at home on Thursday, July 12, 2012, Joyce Shute of Harbour Grace South, age 76 years. A loving mother, dear grandma, 'Aunt Joyce' to many and a loyal friend to all - a truly beautiful person inside and out. Predeceased by husband: William; son: Craig; infant daughter: Minnie. Left to mourn, one daughter: Debbie (Greg) Haire, Harbour Grace South; two sons: Tony (Paula) and Dean (Chantelle), both of Harbour Grace South; daughter-in-law: Stephanie Shute, Harbour Grace; ten grandchildren: Melissa (Dean), Melanie (Jamie), Victoria, Brett, Brandon, Jillian, Kristen, Kelsey, Katie and Maggie; two brothers: Ralph (Ann) Parsons, St. John's and Lloyd Parsons, Harbour Grace South; one sister: Blanche (Alvin) Drover, Upper Island Cove; brothers and sisters-in-law: Hayward (Joan) Shute, Wayne (Mary) Shute, Eileen Sheppard and Myrtle (Ed) Hayes, all of Harbour Grace South, Florence Newman, Upper Island Cove, Annie (Morley) Colbourne, Carbonear and Wince Bradbury, Upper Island Cove; lifelong friend: Beulah Spurrell, Harbour Grace South; a special young lady: Angie Lewis, Harbour Grace; as well as many other relatives and cherished friends. Rested at Noel's Funeral Home, Harvey Street, Harbour Grace. Rev. Hugh Fudge conducted the funeral service on Sunday, July 15 from St. Peter's Anglican Church, Harbour Grace South. A private family inurnment took place in St. Peter's Anglican Cemetery, Harbour Grace South. 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, Harbour Grace. Please visit www.noelsfuneralhome.com to sign the memorial guest book.

SLADE, Myles
Passed in: Carbonear, Newfoundland, Canada
Passed on: July 30th, 2012

Passed peacefully away at the Carbonear General Hospital on Monday, July 30, 2012, Myles Slade of Salmon Cove, age 92 years. Predeceased by wife: Ivy; parents: James and Flora Slade; son-in-law: David Bradbury; brothers: Ezekiel, Jabez and Albert; sisters: Adlena and Louise. Left to mourn, one daughter: Beverley Bradbury, Peterborough, ON; four sons: Joseph (Ethel Cole), Salmon Cove, Everett (Maureen), Scarborough, ON, Bert (Helen), Ajax, ON and Harrison, Peterborough, ON; eight grandchildren: Gail (Ed), Joseph (Cindy), Andrew (Rumi), Kyra (Tim), Cherie (Jim), Colleen (Jason), Christopher (Patricia) and Marie (Phillip); nine great-grandchildren: John, Sabrina, Spencer, Erika, Karen, Jonathan, Cameron, Jillian and Gabrielle; one sister: Susie (Harrison) Noseworthy, Stittsville, ON; also a large number of other relatives and friends. Rested at Noel's Funeral Home, Water Street, Carbonear. Rev. Roscoe Cole and Rev. Wayne Blackwood conducted the funeral service on Thursday, August 2 at Riverside United Church, Salmon Cove. Interment took place in Riverside United Cemetery, Salmon Cove. Donations in his memory may be made to Riverside United Church or to a charity of one's choice. 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: Ivy F. Benoit

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Friday September 07, 2012)

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