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The Compass Obituaries
July 2017

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



BABB, Lillian E.
Passed in: St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Passed on: July 28th, 2017

Passed peacefully away at the Veteran's Pavilion, St. John's, on Friday, July 28, 2017, Lillian E. Babb of Harbour Grace, age 88 years. Predeceased by: husband: William; grandson: Aiden; great-grandson: Blake; parents: Harry and Clarice Soper; brothers: Bill, Harry, Charles, Donald, Ken, and Lloyd. Left to mourn, one daughter: Barbara Peddle (Len Phair), St. John's; five sons: William 'Bill' (Karen), Hr. Grace, Robert (Colleen), Mt. Pearl, Howard (Kim), Ottawa, ON, Stephen (Michelle), Ottawa, ON, and David (Clancey), Grand Bank; six grandchildren: Jonathan (Krista), Kimberly (Nelson), Gregory, Daniel (Karen), Douglas and Ellen; five great-grandchildren: William, James, Norah, Emma, and Jesse; also a large number of other relatives and friends. Rested at Noel's Funeral Home, Harvey Street, Harbour Grace. Rev. Moses Tucker conducted the Funeral Service on Monday, July 31 at St. Paul's Anglican Church and Cemetery, Hr. Grace. Donations in her memory may be made to the St. Paul's Anglican Church Restoration Fund, P.O. Box 28, Harbour Grace, NL, A0A 2M0. Please visit to sign the memorial guest book.

COOPER, Dorothy
Passed in: Carbonear, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Passed on: July 15th, 2017

Passed peacefully away at the Carbonear General Hospital on Saturday, July 15, 2017, Dorothy Cooper of Harbour Grace, age 73 years. Predeceased by parents: Clarence and Violet Parsons; brothers: Aubrey and Ross. Left to mourn, husband: Joseph 'Joe'; four daughters: Suzanne (Dwayne) Trickett, Upper Gullies, Charlene (Frank) Wilson, Calgary, AB, Arlene Newell, Carbonear, and Tanya (Mike) Murphy, Kilbride; two sons: Curtis (Jacqueline), Elmsdale, NS and Scott (Sherrie Ann), Carbonear; ten grandchildren: Jonathan, Matthew, Zachary, Ben, Daniel, Christopher, Adriana, Abby, Eva, and Brody; five brothers: Rendall (Teri), Bobby (Laurie), Albert (Cathy), Terry (Cathy), and Tony (Charlene); three sisters: Ivy (Bob) Penney, Holly (Will) Jenkins, and Linda Parsons (Ed); sister-in-law: Sylvia Parsons; also a large number of other relatives and friends. Rested at Noel's Funeral Home, Harvey Street, Harbour Grace. Rev. Don Martin conducted the funeral service on Monday, July 17 at St. Paul's Anglican Church, Harbour Grace. Cremation followed. As an expression of sympathy, donations in her memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 70 Ropewalk Lane, St. John's, NL, A1B 3R9, or to 2 ½ year old Liam Wrice, who is currently battling cancer, #liamstrong, payable to Jerry Wrice, 128 Valley Road, Carbonear, NL, A1Y 1A7. Please visit to sign the memorial guest book.

DAWSON, Clifford
Born: June 7th, 1937
Passed on: July 12th, 2017

With sadness, the family of Clifford John Dawson announce his passing on July 12, 2017. Clifford leaves behind his dear wife Carmel. He will be sadly missed by his four children Clifford (Monique), Barry (Sharon), Debbie Ridd (Kevin Ridd) and Bob (Pattie). Cherished grandfather to Nathan, Carly, Matthew, Jacob, Bethany, Olivia, Courtney, Michael, Alexandra and Bradley. Family from Cupids, Conception Bay and Labrador of Newfoundland and Labrador as well as the USA all send heartfelt condolences.
Dad worked as a transport truck driver for over 30 years and was a member of the Teamsters. He won multiple safety awards for driving with no accidents. He was born in Conception Bay, Newfoundland on June 7th, 1937. Dad is predeceased by his siblings Bill Dawson, Mary White, Kevin Dawson, Margaret McGrath and Ronald Dawson. Words of thanks are extended to Father Ambrose Tshiaba and Father Andrew Lewis at this time.

KELSEY, Jennifer
Passed in: Carbonear, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Passed on: July 19th, 2017

Passed unexpectedly away at the Carbonear General Hospital on Wednesday, July 19, 2017, Jennifer Kelsey of Victoria; formerly of Bristol's Hope, age 37 years. Predeceased by grandparents: Clarence and Muriel Suley; Ron and Mary Kelsey. Left to mourn, her children: Nolan, Rilan, and Leah Swain, and their dad: Wes Swain; partner: Peter Burry and his son: Noah; mother: Cheryl, Bristol's Hope; father: Charles (Brenda), CBS; brother: Brian (Sabrina), CBS; sister: Robyn, Bristol's Hope; niece: Claire; nephew: Matthew; and a large number of other relatives and friends. The family received relatives and friends at Noel's Funeral Home, Carbonear. A celebration of her life was held on Sunday, July 23 at Persalvic Elementary School, Victoria. As an expression of sympathy, donations in her memory may be made to the TC Chapter Jump Start, c/o TCP Health Foundation, 86 Highroad South, Carbonear, NL, A1Y 1A4. Please visit to sign the memorial guest book.
It's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.

O'KEEFE, Darryl
Born In: Labrador City, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Born: September 15th, 1977
Passed in: Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: July 20th, 2016

It is with profound sadness that his parents, Ellen Cleary and Harold O'Keefe announce the sudden passing of their beloved son, Darryl Joseph O'Keefe, in Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia on July 20, 2016. Darryl was born in Labrador City, NL on September 15, 1977. He is predeceased by his grandparents, Rose Ryan & Andrew Cleary of Southeast, Placentia, NL, his grandparents, Mary O'Reilly & Thomas O'Keefe of Jerseyside, Placentia, NL, his aunt Geraldine O'Leary of St. John's, NL, his special uncle, Gregory O'Keefe of Jerseyside, Placentia, NL and his aunt Mary Edith O'Reilly-O'Keefe of Jerseyside, Placentia, NL. Leaving to mourn his passing along with his Mom and Dad, are his partner Lesa Benson and her son, Tristan Surrette, many aunts, uncles, cousins and a large circle of friends and co-workers both in Labrador City, NL and Halifax, Nova Scotia. A visitation of remembrance will take place on Thursday, July 20, 2017 at Coombs Funeral Home, Placentia from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The prayer service will begin at 12:30 , with inurnment to follow in Coombs Memorial Cemetery, Southeast, Placentia, NL. No flowers by request. Donations can be made in Darryl's memory to the Canadian Mental Health Association. You are welcome to visit and sign our online guestbook @



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