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The Compass Obituaries
June 2016

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



BODDIE, Mary Annette (nee Foster)
Born In: Broughshane, Ireland
Born: May 9th, 1928
Passed in: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: June 25th, 2016
Mary Annette Boddie (nee Foster)
, 88, passed away peacefully Saturday, June 25 in Halifax, NS with her loving husband by her side and in the presence of her loving children.
Mary was born on May 9, 1928 in Broughshane, County Antrim, Northern Ireland to Montgomery Balfour Foster and Mary Anna Foster (McAdams). Family was always first for Mother and her commitment, drive and love for her family was simply astonishing. She was witty and smart, strong minded, strong-willed, stylish and independent - all traits she passed on to her children. She gave them the confidence to dream, to believe in themselves and fostered their ability to achieve their goals. She loved them, cared for them, made certain they were fed and protected them always.
She only drove small sporty manual transmission cars and refused to drive anything with an automatic transmission. An avid and very knowledgeable sportswoman, she was an enthusiastic equestrian rider, an accomplished hockey player (field hockey) and had a love of motor racing, rugby and numerous other sports. She regularly attended the Ulster Grand Prix and Ulster TT, Point to Points and never missed watching The Grand National Steeplechase, of which she had an incredible knack of always picking a horse that would place. She enthusiastically watched grand slam tennis, especially Wimbledon and loved following the Olympics and cheering on Great Britain and Ireland. She adopted the Toronto Maple Leafs hockey club and enjoyed watching ice hockey late into the evenings.
Mary had a wonderful appreciation and talent for classical music that she passed on to her children. She was a regular fixture for numerous years at the Kiwanis Music Festival of St. John's. She tested successfully for her Trinity College music exams in piano and voice but unsurprisingly found her calling caring for others in the nursing field. She received her Registered Nurse designation from the Royal College of Nurses in 1948, trained at and had a successful career at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast. She quickly ascended to the top of the hierarchy and one of her great achievements was her nursing involvement in the internationally acclaimed cardiology unit with Professor James Francis Pantridge, CBE, MC, MD.
She met her husband, a medical student - Dr. Charles Boddie in 1950. They were together ever since. Together, in 1954, they left Northern Ireland for St. John's, NL. They raised six children and through a shared love of nature and animals and over a number of decades created a piece of Northern Ireland for themselves and their family in Green's Harbour, NL. Green's Harbour provided many shared family memories with Mummy at the helm. Her love of animals was evident in the number of horses, ponies and numerous other animals she owned and cared for. Her reputation as a protector of horses is still widely known and appreciated.
She was predeceased by her parents; brother, Matt Foster; sister-in-law, Maud Foster; and daughter Linda Boddie. Survived by her cherished husband of 60 years Dr. Charles Boddie, St. John's/Halifax; and her devoted, loyal and loving children: daughter Patricia Boddie (Barry King), St. John's, NL; son Charlie Boddie, aka Brudder, St. John's, NL; daughter Carol Moore (David), Fredericton, NB; daughter Susan Boddie, Halifax, NS; son John Boddie (Ginny), Halifax, NS. Loving grandchildren Lauren King, Hannah Moore, Martha Moore, Sam Moore, Emma Boddie, Molly Boddie; Leslie Boddie; great grandchildren Sophia and Cole.
A special and heartfelt thank you to Dr. Diane D'Arcy whose compassion, care and respect for Mother will never be forgotten.
A reception to honour Mary's life was held on July 10, 2016 from 2:00pm to 7:00pm at the Admiral's Green Clubhouse, Pippy Park Golf Course, St. John's, NL. As per Mother's wishes, her family will be accompanying her back to her beloved Northern Ireland. Cremation has occurred. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Bannerman Park Foundation or Rainbow Riders.

CONNORS, Jerome J.
Passed in: Carbonear, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Passed on: June 3rd, 2016

Passed peacefully away at the Carbonear General Hospital on Friday, June 3, 2016, Jerome J. Connors of Harbour Grace, age 66 years. Predeceased by parents: Harry and Maude; brothers: Paul and Gerard. Left to mourn, wife: Ruby; two daughters: Sherrie (Patrick) Reynolds, Harbour Grace and Nancy (Tony) Cole, Alberta; one son: Jerome (Corry Montroy), Alberta; six grandchildren: Natalie, Hollie, Patrick, Toni, Elizabeth and Jerome Jr.; three brothers: John and Tom (Bonnie), both of Harbour Grace and Pete (Monica), Ontario; one sister: Marg (Willie) Lahey, Heart's Desire; special friend: Enid Verge, Harbour Grace; also a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. At Jerome's request cremation has taken place. A celebration of Jerome's life took place on Tuesday, June 7 from Noel's Funeral Home, Harbour Grace. A private family inurnment to be held at a later date. Donations in his memory may be made to the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Centre, 300 Prince Philip Drive, St. John's, NL, A1B 3V6 or online at Please visit to sign the memorial guest book.

DOBBIN, Glenys
Passed in: Carbonear, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Passed on: June 27th, 2016
Mrs. Glenys Dobbin
of Upper Island Cove passed peacefully away at Carbonear General Hospital on Monday, June 27, 2016. Mrs. Dobbin was 66 years old. She leaves to mourn her loving family husband: William B. Dobbin, daughters: Paula (Blair) Noel & Denise (Scott) James, son: Craig (Cindy) Dobbin, grandchildren: Collin Noel, Heather Noel, Matthew James & Brent James, sisters: Marina (Victor) Smith, Bertha (Raymond) Schofield & Margaret (Johnny) Coombs, sister-in-Law: Margaret Adams, brothers-in-Law: Malcolm Coombs, Howard (Sharon) Dobbin & Kevin (Marie) Dobbin. Predeceased by: parents: Thomas & Gladys Adams, parents-in-law: Reginald & Agnes Dobbin, great-granddaughter: Myah Noel, sister: Evelyn Coombs, brother: John Will Adams. The Funeral Mass was held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 30, 2016 from St. Joseph's R.C. Church, Riverhead Harbour Grace. Interment followed at the R.C. Cemetery, Upper Island Cove. The family received relatives and friends at Slade's Funeral Home, Cranes Road, Upper Island. As an expression of sympathy, flowers are gratefully accepted or donations may be made to the Diabetes Association or the Angel Fund. Condolences may be written to the family at:    For further information please call Slade's Funeral Home, Upper Island Cove at 589-2250. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Slade's Funeral Home, serving Carbonear, Upper Island Cove, Bay Roberts and surrounding areas.

JENKINS, Albert Rudolph
Passed in: Carbonear, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Passed on: June 13th, 2016

Passed peacefully away at the Carbonear General Hospital on Monday, June 13, 2016, Albert Rudolph Jenkins of Western Bay, age 87 years. Predeceased by, son: Chris; parents: Albert and Gertrude; sisters: Lillian Jenkins and Sarah Sellars; half-brothers: John, Michael, and Alec; half-sisters: Veronica and Annie Myrtle; brothers-in-law: Howard Roberts, Frank Davis, and Everett Sellars; sister-in-law: Leah Jenkins. Left to mourn, wife: Jennie; three daughters: Donna (Luke) Delaney, Burnt Point, Jackie (Terry) Halliday, and Kim (Terry) Whalen, both of Western Bay; three sons: Carl (Linda), David (Sherry), and Keith (Anna), all of Western Bay; daughter-in-law: Leona Jenkins, Western Bay; twelve grandchildren: Norman (Darlene), Lisa (Perry), Terry (Robin), Angie (Darryl), Matthew (Crystal), Todd (Renee), Mark (Crystal), Adam (Amy), Jason (Jennifer), Brian, Ryan, and Tristen; fourteen great-grandchildren: Brady, Haley, Kaitlin, Blake, Matthew, Madison, Autumn, Kyle, Cole, Keira, Rowan, Alexander, Merriam, and Emma Jane; three sisters: Mary Davis, St. John's, Claudine Roberts, Mount Pearl, and Myrtle Warren (Bud Chisholm), Ontario; also a large number of other relatives and friends. Rested at Noel's Funeral Home, Western Bay. Rev. Roscoe Cole conducted the Funeral Service on Thursday, June 16 from Noel's Memorial Chapel, Western Bay. Inurnment took place in the United Cemetery, Western Bay North. Donations in his memory may be made to the North Shore Central Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box 159, Broad Cove, NL, A0A 1L0. Please visit to sign the memorial guest book.

PENNEY, Catherine 'Kitty'
Passed in: Carbonear, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Passed on: June 9th, 2016

Passed peacefully away at the Carbonear General Hospital on Thursday, June 9, 2016, Catherine 'Kitty' Penney of Carbonear, in her 100th year. Predeceased by: husband: William; infant children: Patsy and William; grandson: Glen. Left to mourn, seven daughters: Shirley (Vivian) Hiscock, Victoria, Betty King, Perry's Cove, Robyn Moloughney, Ottawa, Sandra (Harold) Noel, Perry's Cove, Isabelle (Doug) Sheppard, Harbour Grace, Jennifer Giroux, Brampton, ON, and Kate (Mel) Clarke, Victoria; five sons: Steve (Nora), Arizona, Mike (Jeanette), Victoria, Ken (Lynn), Mulmur, ON, Greg (Denise), Brampton, ON, and Jim (Mary Ellen), Fergusonville, ON; twenty-six grandchildren; thirty-five great-grandchildren; twelve great-great-grandchildren; 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 Sunday, June 12 from Bethany United Church and Cemetery, Carbonear. Donations in her memory may be made to the Baccalieu Trail SPCA, P.O. Box 273, Carbonear, NL, A1Y 1B7 or the Children's Wish Foundation, 211-31 Peet Street, St. John's, NL, A1B 3W8. Please visit to sign the memorial guest book.

SNOOKS, Muriel Beatrice
Passed in: Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Passed on: June 10th, 2016

Passed peacefully away at the Corner Brook Long Term Care Home on Friday, June 10, 2016, Muriel Beatrice Snooks of Victoria, age 87 years. Predeceased by husband: Percy; son: Herb; parents: Herbert and Mary; adoptive parents: Frank and Winnie Ash, George and Millie Holloway; sisters: Susie, Mildred, Emily and Dora; adopted brother: William. Left to mourn, son: Fred (Fhemmy), Chilliwack, BC; daughter-in-law: Carolann, Corner Brook; five grandchildren: Cheryl (Jamie), Grant, Robert (Cassandra), Brian (Amanda) and Bradley (Danielle); five great-grandchildren: Lauren, Mitchel, Carson, Calvin, and Nellie; two brothers: Herbert Clarke, Glace Bay, NS and Lloyd Clarke, Toronto, ON; adopted sister: Winnie and adopted brothers: Paul, Walter and John; also a large number of other relatives and friends. Rested at Noel's Funeral Home, Water Street, Carbonear. Rev. Karen Thorne conducted the funeral service on Tuesday, June 14 at the United Church and Cemetery, Victoria. As an expression of sympathy, donations in her memory may be made to the United Church Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 129, Victoria, NL, A0A 4G0. Arrangements were entrusted to the care of Noel's Funeral Home, Carbonear. Please visit to sign the memorial guest book.



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