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The Compass Obituaries
June 2006

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


BALDWIN, Melina - Passed peacefully away at the Harbour Lodge Nursing Home, Carbonear on Friday, June 23, 2005, Melina Baldwin of Victoria, age 90 Years. Predeceased by husband: Bert, 1989; son: Stanley; sister: Media Lilike; brothers: Harold Sutton, Jim Sutton and Nathaniel Sutton. Left to mourn her children: Roy (Mildred) and Howard (Lousie), both of Victoria, Robert (Laverne), Brampton, ON, Jane (Stanley) Higdon, New Harbour, Mary (Ron) Slade, Salmon Cove, Bert (Linda), Victoria, Llyad (Glenda), Happy Valley - Goose Bay, Melvin (Tina), Derek (Hester) and Wade (Wanda) all of Victoria; thirty-one grand-children; forty great-grandchildren and one great-great-grand-child; one brother Melvin (Mary) Sutton, Winterton; two sisters: Mary (Don) Thorne, New Brunswick and Marion (Dan) Horekia, Goulds; sisters-in-law: Veneta Anthony, Mount Pearl, Ceneth Sutton, Victoria, Kathleen Gregory and Dorothy Baldwin, both of Markland; brothers-in-law: Herb Lilike, Happy Valley-Goose Bay and Albert (Julia) Baldwin, Markland; also a large number of other relatives and friends. Rev Jesse Brown conducted the funeral service on Monday, June 26 at the United Church and Cemetery, Victoria. Donations in her memory may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the care of NoeI's Funeral Home, Carbonear. Please visit to sign the memorial guest book.
(Double checked paper and definitely states Friday, June 23, 2005.  June 23, 2006 does fall on a Friday, whereas, June 23, 2005 fell on a Thursday.  I have no doubt obituary should have stated "Friday, June 23, 2006".)

BARRETT, William G. - Passed peacefully away at the Carbonear General Hospital on Monday, June 19, 2006, William G. Barrett of Salmon Cove, age 87 years. Predeceased by son Kevin, 1978; brothers: Maxwell, Everett, Llyod and Jack; sister: Marjorie. Left to mourn wife: Nellie M., two sisters: Yvonne MacMillan, BC and Alma (Clarence) Pynn, New Chelsea; sisters-in-law: Winnie Barrett, Mount Pearl, Marion Barrett, Norman's Cove and Doreen Barrett, Carbonear; also a large number of other relatives and friends. Rev. T. Wayne Blackwood conducted the funeral service on Thursday, June 22 at Riverside United Church and Cemetery, Salmon Cove. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the care of Noel's Funeral Home, Carbonear. Please visit to sign the memorial guest book.

BEYORE, Mrs Jane - Passed peacefully away at Carbonear General Hospital on Tuesday, June 20, 2006 of Bay Roberts, aged 77 years, predeceased by parents Hugh and Annie Callaghan, brothers John (Mazie) Brentall, Jimmy Callaghan, sister Betty and brothers-in-law Tommy Price and Bob Collie. Leaving to mourn husband Remi J., son Michael (Cathy), daughter Suzanne Beyore (William Crane), sisters: Sadie Price, Anne Collie, May (Bill) Smith, brother Tommy (Frances) Callaghan, brother-in- law Don McMconvey, grandchildren Curtis and Candace Crane and Jamie and Joseph Beyore and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Rev'd Mark Janes conducted the funeral service at Moore's Funeral Home, Bay Roberts on Thursday, June 22. Funeral arrangements were by Carl R. Moore of Moore's Funeral Home, Bay Roberts.

BURDEN, Dorothy- Passed peacefully away at the Carbonear General Hospital on Friday, June 9, 2006, Dorothy Burden of Carbonear, age 84 years. Predeceased by husband: J. Charles, 1994. Left to mourn two daughters: Betty (Herman) Taylor, Carbonear and Clara (Harold) Antle, Victoria; two sons: William (Lilly), Goose Bay and Frederick (Violet), St. John's; eleven grand-children: Kenneth (Debbie), Debbie (John), Bill (Elizabeth), Michelle (Wally), Natasha (Glenn), Gary (Miriam), Bill (Cathy), Bonnie (Bob), Shawn (Gerri), Cory and Steven; thirteen great-grand-children: Michael, Crystal, Meaghan, Danielle, Arianna, Erin, Shane, Charlotte, Justin, Daniel, Chelie, Robyn and Kerra; three brothers: Joshua (Lydia) Hiscock, Victoria, Leonard (Martha) Hiscock and Ellis (Lorna) Hiscock, both of Kitchener, ON; three sisters: Joyce (Ted) Churchill, Labrador City, Wilma Parsons, Salmon Cove and Jean Dodge, Little Heart's Ease; also a large number of other relatives and friends. Major Wilbert and Joan Hopkins conducted the funeral service on Monday, June 12 at the Salvation Army Citadel and Cemetery, Carbonear. Donations in her memory may be made to the Salvation Army Citadel Building Fund. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the care of Noel's Funeral Home, Carbonear. Please visit to sign the memorial guest book.

CHRISTENSEN, Alice Louise Crocker - Surrounded by her loving family, Alice Louise Crocker Christensen died Sunday June 11, 2006, at The Pavilions in Traverse City, Michigan. She was born in Harbour Grace, Newfoundland, a small fishing village on Aug. 10, 1914. She was the youngest of the seven children of Mary Alcock and Alexander Crocker. She had two sisters, Violet Crocker Miner and Doris Crocker Keopenick McLeod; two brothers, Harry and Fraser Crocker; and two infant brothers, all of who preceded her in death. Her family, along with her relatives, were seafarers, fisherman and whalers. Her father owned and operated a fishing schooner on the North Atlantic. She left Harbour Grace with her family when they moved to Sydney, Nova Scotia in 1922 and on to Detroit, Michigan in 1926.
As a young woman, she was a beautician who worked in Detroit during the depression years of the early 1930's. In 1936 she married the love of her life, Lawrence Hansen Christensen of Juhl, Michigan. He preceded her in death in 1980. In 1948 they moved with their young family to Royal Oak, Michigan where they lived until 1969.
Alice and Larry lived in several places. They relocated to the Chicago area until his retirement in 1972, at which time they moved to Sedona AZ. onto Midland, TX and finally to Tucson AZ. where they lived for many years. Finally Alice lived with her daughter for a short time in Payson, AZ. They enjoyed many summers with their three children and several grandchildren at their cottage on Jose Lake near South Branch, Michigan. She moved to Traverse City in 2001. Alice had a long, good life, and traveled a long way in her 91 years, from her birth in Harbour Grace, Newfoundland to her passing in Traverse City, Michigan.
Alice greatly enjoyed traveling throughout the United States, Europe and Australia, and returned many times to her native Newfoundland. Her entire life, she was active in many volunteer organizations, including the American Cancer Society, Questers International, and the Audubon Society. She was a life-long member of the Episcopal Church and the Daughters of the King. Whatever church she worshiped at, she enjoyed singing in the choir. Her most beloved interest was collecting antiques and taking care of the many family heirlooms, which she handed down to her children and grandchildren.
She is survived by her son, David Lawrence (Julianne) Christensen, of Traverse City; daughters, Karen Christensen (Edward) Walker of Traverse City; Diane (Hubert) Wuesthoff of Bloomington, IL; seven grandchildren, Stephen L. (Gayle Boltz) Huhn of Palo Alto, CA; Tracy Christensen (Bruce) Berth of Coleman, WI; Alice (William Delong) Huhn, and Andrew (Carla Murillo) Huhn of Bloomington, IL; Eric (Elizabeth) Christensen of Hudson, WI. Joseph H. (Jennifer) Walker, and Alicia D.(Bryce Hundley)Walker of Traverse City as well as by eight great-grandchildren: Brenden, Joshua, and Andrew Berth; Christian and Ayla Huhn; Payton Murillo-Huhn,; Meredith DeLong, and Kellyn Sophia Hundley. Plus many step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place and memorial services will be held at a later date. She and Lawrence will be interred at the Juhl Cemetery, Juhl, Michigan in the Christensen family plot. Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Episcopal Church, 341 Washington St. Traverse City, Michigan 49684.
The family would like to thank the many staff and nurses of Hawthorne Cottage and the Grand Traverse Pavilions for the kind and understanding care of Alice in her last years and final days of her life. You may share your condolences with the family at Alice's on line guest book at     The family is being served by The Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City, Michigan.

HIGHMORE, John Edward - Passed peacefully away at Carbonear General Hospital on Friday, June 16, 2006, John Edward Highmore of Tilton, aged 88 years. Predeceased by four brothers: Sylvester, William, Leslie, Harold and sister Joan. Leaving to mourn his loving wife Clarice (Brown) of 63 years. As well, leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories; brothers: Gordon (Veronica); Malcolm (Viola); sisters: Jean Crocker (Walter); Mary Schlieshman (John). Also leaving to mourn a large circle of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral services took place on Monday, June 19 at the All Saints Anglican Church and Cemetery, Tilton. Donations may be made in his memory to the Kidney Foundation. Arrangements were entrusted to Young's Funeral Home Ltd, Spaniard's Bay. For any additional information please call Young's Funeral Home at 786-6372.

LYNCH, NATHANIEL L.E. "BUDDY" - Passed away at Harbour Grace on Sunday, June 11, 2006, Nathaniel L.E. "Buddy" Lynch of Harbour Grace, age 21 years. Predeceased by grandfather: Nathaniel (Nath) Lynch and uncle: Edward (Eddie) Lynch. Left to mourn mother: Jeanette; father: Darrell Butt and brothers: Jonah and Ryan, Sudbury, Ontario; grandmother: Cecilia Lynch, Harbour Grace; aunt and godmother: Alice (Kevin) Pye, their son and special cousin: Jonathan; a large number of great-uncles and aunts; godfather: Raymond (Eileen) Peddle, Harbour Grace; special cousin: Bobby Lynch Jr. and a large number of other cousins relatives and friends. Fr. F.J. Aylward conducted the funeral Mass on Thursday, June 15 at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Riverhead, Harbour Grace. Interment took place in the Roman Catholic Cemetery, Harbour Grace. Donations in his memory may be made to the Nathaniel L.E. "Buddy" Lynch Memorial Fund. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the care of Noel's Funeral Home, Harbour Grace.  Please visit to sign the memorial guest book.

THOMS, (nee Davis) Olga I. - Passed peacefully away at Freshwater, Carbonear on Sunday, June 11, 2006, Olga I. Thoms (nee Davis) of Freshwater, Carbonear, in her 90th year. Predeceased by husband: George H.; sister: Una Davis; brother: Harrison Davis. Left to mourn: one daughter: Marlene (Roger) Peattie, St. John's; one son: Garry (Carla), St. John's; four grandchildren: Thomas, Matthew, Sandra (Lyndon) and Brian; one great-granddaughter: Julia; one sister: Dora Murphy, Freshwater, Carbonear; also a number of other relatives and friends. Rev. Jesse Bown conducted the funeral service on Wednesday, June 14 at the United Church and Cemetery, Freshwater, Carbonear. Donations in her memory may be made to the United Church Cemetery, Freshwater, Carbonear 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.



Page contributed by Bob Vokey

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

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