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The Compass Obituaries
March 2009

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

 

 

BOWMAN, Margaret - Passed peacefully away at the Harbour Lodge Nursing Home, Carbonear on Monday, March 30, 2009. Mrs. Margaret Bowman of Carbonear, age 86 years. Predeceased by husband William J. Bowman; parents: Felix & Alice (Hunt) McCarthy; sister: Agnes O'Neil; brothers: William McCarthy & Charles McCarthy; son-in-law: Russell Oates. Left to mourn her loving sons: Bill (Brenda) Bowman, Carbonear & Brian (Marilyn) Bowman, Carbonear; daughters: Pat (Tom) Westcott, Topsail, "Peg" Margaret (Herb) Davis, Freshwater, Marie Taylor, Mt. Pearl, Elaine Oates, Carbonear and Michelle (Tom) Yetman, Carbonear; sister: Nellie (Gerald) Russell, Happy Valley Goose Bay, Labrador; brothers: Justin McCarthy, Hr. Grace, Edward (Ruth) McCarthy, Hr. Grace, Joseph McCarthy, Hr. Grace, James (Josephine) McCarthy, Ontario; sister-in-law: Agnes Ash, Carbonear; 25 Grandchildren, 14 Great Grandchildren & 2 Great-Great Grandchildren and a large number of other relatives and friends. The Funeral Mass took place at St. Patrick's R.C. Church and Cemetery, Carbonear on Thursday, April 2, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. The family received relatives and friends at SLADE'S FUNERAL HOME, POWELL DRIVE, CARBONEAR between the hours of 10:30 -12 noon, 2 - 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. As expressions of sympathy flowers are gratefully accepted or donations may be made The Margaret Bowman Memorial Fund. Condolences may be emailed to the family at sladesfuneralhome@nt.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.

CLARKE, Wilson H. - Passed peacefully away at the Health Sciences Centre, St. John's on March 23, 2009. Wilson H. Clarke of Tilton, age 80 years. Predeceased by wife: Alice, 1977; parents: Joseph and Odessa; brother: Robert. Left with fond and loving memories special friend: Matilda Butt; son: Barry (Christine), Toronto, ON; daughters: Dawn (Keith Mahaney), Carbonear, Regina Clarke, Spaniard's Bay; Darlene (Barry Mercer), Bay Roberts, Wanda (John Lee), Kelowna, BC; brothers: Otto (Ethel), Tilton, Roderick (Sadie), Tilton, Maynard (Edwina), Spaniard's Bay; 9 grandchildren: Lee and Stephen Mahaney, Blair Clarke, Dwayne and Danielle Mercer, Alyssa and Kate Gibbs, Caitlin and Kyle Clarke and a large circle of relatives and friends. Resting at Young's Funeral Home, Spaniard's Bay. The funeral service took place on Thursday, March 26, 2009 at All Saints Anglican Church followed with interment at All Saints Anglican Cemetery, Tilton. In his memory flowers are not accepted but donations may be made to the All Saints Anglican Church, Tilton.
To live in the lives of those we love is not to die

CUZA, Mary Jane - Passed peacefully away at her residence on Tuesday, March 24, 2009, Mary Jane Cuza of Harbour Grace, age 66 years. Predeceased by parents: Aloysius and Annabelle, son: Robert 'Bobby', sister: Emma, brothers: Carl, David, Loyola and Maurice. Left to mourn, husband: Robert; six daughters: Mauricette (Peter) and Debbie, both of Edmonton, AB, Jackie (Martin), Harbour Grace, Denise, Edmonton, AB, Maxine (Reg) and Tracy (Darryl), both of Harbour Grace; fourteen grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; four brothers: Aloysius (Freda), NS, Leo, Johnny and Norman, all of BC; seven sisters: Lillian (Will), Lord's Cove, Florence and Elizabeth (Richard), both of BC, Elsie (Max), Fortune, Denise (Roy), Grand Bank, Selina (Angus), Harbour Grace and Joan (Gary), Conception Bay South; also a large number of nieces and nephews. Fr. F.J. Aylward conducted the funeral Mass on Friday; March 27 at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Riverhead, Harbour Grace. Inurnment took place on Sunday; March 29 at the Roman Catholic Cemetery, Harbour Grace. 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.

EARLE, Norman J. - Passed peacefully away on March 20, 2009 at home in Vancouver, B.C. Predeceased by his father Fred G. Earle. Leaving to mourn with loving memories his mother Priscilla, sisters Lyn, Babs and Pegi, brother Frederick and Carla, his much loved nephews and niece Frederick, Janah, and Shane, Aunt Margie, buddy Drifter, and many cousins and good friends in British Columbia and Newfoundland.
Higher than the Sun

GOSSE, Wayne N - Passed peacefully away at the Hoyle's Escanoni in St. John's on March 7, 2009. Wayne N. Gosse of Spaniard's Bay, age 55 years. Predeceased by parents: Lincoln and Dorothy. Left with fond and loving memories his sisters: Beatrice (Edward) Smith, Westlock, Alberta, Hazel (Isreal. Deceased) Smith, Spaniard's Bay, Mary (Bill) Chipman, Spaniard's Bay, Daisy (Phil) Crane, Upper Island Cove, Brenda Gosse, Grand Prairie, Alberta; brother: Harry (Michelle) Gosse, Lethbridge, Alberta; 6 nieces and 6 nephews; special friends: Alice Newnan and Olivia Gosse; friends and caregivers at the Hoyle's Home, 2 North, St. John's and a large circle of relatives and friends. Resting at Young's Funeral Home, Spaniard's Bay. The funeral service was held on Tuesday, March 10, 2009 at Holy Redeemer Church followed with interment at the United Church Cemetery, Spaniard's Bay. Flowers not accepted in his memory but donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of one's choice.

KING, Patrick D. - Passed peacefully away at the Carbonear General Hospital on Sunday, March 1, 2009, Patrick D. King of Kingston, age 63 years. Predeceased by father: Thomas. Left to mourn, mother: Josephine, Kingston; two brothers: Raymond (Madeline), Kingston and Ronald (Gaye), Mount Pearl; three sisters: A1ice (Angus) Tarrant, St. John's, Marie (Donald) Dwyer, Toronto, ON and Joan (Bruce) Wilcox, Clarke's Beach; a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Fr. Michael Barker conducted the funeral Mass on Wednesday, March 4 at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church and Cemetery, Kingston. Donations in his memory may be made to the North Shore Central Ambulance 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.

PARSONS, Leonard G. - Passed peacefully away at Victoria on Saturday, March 14, 2009, Leonard G. Parsons of Victoria, age 78 years. Predeceased by 1st wife: Helen; daughter: Cavelle O'Neill; parents: Richard and Elva; brothers: Robert, Reginald and Lionel; sisters: Bernice and Clara. Left to mourn, wife: Avalon; one daughter: Joy (Richard) Michelin, Goose Bay; six sons: Len (Joan),Alberta, Neil, Victoria, Perry, Clarence and Lionel (Leanne), all of Alberta and Leslie (Amanda), Chamberlains; son-in-law: Brian O'Neill, Harbour Grace; seventeen grandchildren: Tanya (Derek), Cavelle (Steven), Jerry (Paula), Rebecca, Coady, Thomas, Helen, Christopher, Blaine, Lexi, Zachary, Kailey, Brian, Leslie, Andrew, Jennifer, Dillon and Jess; five great-grandchildren: Crystal, Davon, Casey, Sydney and Aurora; one brother: Richard (Marie) Parsons, Victoria; four sisters: Marjorie Clarke, Victoria, Robina Crane, Harbour Grace, Elva (Alfred) Penney, Carbonear and Dora (Winston) Bess, Victoria; also a large number of other relatives and friends. Rev. Jesse Bown conducted the funeral service on Monday, March 16 at the United Church and Cemetery, Victoria. As an expression of sympathy, donations in his memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke 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.

PENNEY, Herbert M. - Passed peacefully away at the Carbonear General Hospital on Sunday, March 8, 2009, Herbert M. Penney of Salmon Cove, age 92 years. Predeceased by wife: Hazel; brothers and sisters; son-in-law: Edward Hunt; daughter-in-law: Judy. Left to mourn: four daughters: Aggie Hunt, Harbour Grace, Hilda (James) Templeman, St. John's, Marie (Guy) Lamontague, Hamilton, ON and Dorothy (Wilfred) Budden, Salmon Cove; seven sons: Fred (Nina) and Clayton, both of Salmon Cove, Gerald (Lenore), Barrie, ON, Walter (Margaret), ON, David, St. John's, Melvin (Unetha), Salmon Cove and Ross (Sandra), Nova Scotia; daughter-in-law: Robina Cole, Victoria; a number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter: Amber; one sister: Edna May Butt, Carbonear; special niece: Inez Gedge, Twillingate; also a large number of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Rev. T. Wayne Blackwood conducted the funeral service on Tuesday, March 10 at Riverside United Church and Cemetery, Salmon Cove. 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, Carbonear. Please visit www.noelsfuneralhome.com to sign the memorial guest book.

PIKE, Paul Randy - Passed tragically away on Thursday, Mar. 12, 2009. Paul Randy Pike, Shearstown, aged 49 years Predeceased by parents: David and Doris Pike; niece: Tracey Pike and father-in-law: Hadow Collins, all of Spaniard's Bay. Left with fond and loving memories his wife Sharon of 24 years; daughter: Andrea Stella, Shearstown; son: Stephen Paul, Shearstown; sisters: Marilyn (Charles Snelgrove), Calgary, AB; Sharon Callahan, Spaniard's Bay; brothers: Norman (Florence), Shearstown, Ron (Elaine), Spaniard's Bay, David (Nancy), Spaniard's Bay; mother-in-law: Annie Collins, Spaniard's Bay; sister-in-law: Linda (Les Ori), Ontario; brother-in-law: Gary (Mavis Collins), Ontario; special friends: Gerald and Judy Pye, Tilton; aunts: Mae (Selby Hutchings), Spaniard's Bay, Mary (Leonard Hutchings, deceased), Tilton, and aunt Stella and uncle Marcus, Ontario; nieces and nephews: Michael, Lynn, Kimberly, Pamela, Adam, Andrew, Aaron, Karen, Jill, David, Danny, Maggie, Katie, Jennifer, Ashley, Robert and a large circle of relatives and friends. Resting at Young's Funeral Home, Spaniard's Bay. The funeral service took place on Thursday, March 19 at Holy Redeemer Anglican Church followed with interment at Maul Tree Hill Anglican Cemetery, Spaniard's Bay. In his memory flowers are accepted or donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association.

RYAN, Frank - Passed peacefully but suddenly away at the Carbonear General Hospital on Monday, March 2, 2009, Frank Ryan of Carbonear, age 68 years. Predeceased by parents: James and Annie; son: Paul; grandson: Alexander; brother: Leo; father-in-law: Bernard Barry; sister-in-law: Patricia Clarke. Left to mourn, wife: Donna; one daughter: Betty Galway (Larry), Kitchener, ON; three sons: John (Leann), Cambridge, ON, Raymond (Sandy), Brockville, ON and Ron (Lana), Burlington, ON; twelve grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two brothers: Brendan (Mary), Cambridge, ON and George, Ayr, ON; two sisters: Matilda Lahey and Theresa (Andrew) Dobbin, Cambridge, ON; mother-in-law: Ellen Barry; sister-in-law: Aggie (Sid) Butt; nephews: Jared and Daniel, all of Carbonear; also a large number of other relatives and friends. Monsignor E. T. Bromley conducted the funeral service on Thursday, March 5 at Noel's Memorial Chapel, Carbonear. Interment took place in the Interfaith Cemetery, Carbonear. Donations in his memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke 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.

THOMS, Stanley V. - Passed peacefully away in the presence of his loving family at the Harbour Lodge Nursing Home, Carbonear on Sunday, March 15, 2009, Stanley V. Thoms of Carbonear, age 86 years. Predeceased by wife: Rita A; sisters: Dorothy, Mildred and Hilda; brothers: Ambrose, George and Frank. Left to mourn, two daughters: Linda Thoms and Judy (Graham) Legge, both of Carbon ear; two grandchildren: Justin and Jenesta Legge; two brothers-in-law: John (Annie) Critch and Hedley (Winnie) Critch, both of Cavendish; sister-in-law: Minnie Ann Critch, Cavendish; seven nephews; six nieces, including devoted niece Marina Bradbury, Bay Roberts; also a large number of other relatives and friends. Fr. Tim Parker conducted the funeral service on Wednesday, March 18 at St. James Anglican Church, Carbonear. Interment took place in the Interfaith Cemetery, Carbonear. Donations in his memory may be made to the Interfaith Cemetery, Carbonear or 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.

VATERS, Frederick 'Fred' - Passed peacefully but suddenly away at the Carbonear General Hospital on Friday, March 6, 2009, Frederick 'Fred' Vaters of Carbonear, age 69 years. Predeceased by 1st wife: Ruth; son: Frederick; mother: Bessie Mahaney; brother-in-law: Frank Pynn and parents-in-law: Elizabeth and Wilson Forward. Left. to mourn wife: Ada; four daughters: Bessie Vaters, Ontario, Darlene (Raymond) Dwyer, Ochre Pit Cove, Lorraine (David) Marshall and Ashley (Robert) Smith, both of Carbonear; two sons: Berkley (Valerie) Colbourne, Carbonear and Blair (Shona) Colbourne, Victoria; twelve grandchildren: Matthew, Kourtney, Berkley Jr., Andrew, David, Jane, Zachery, Diego, Brady, Kayla, Jennifer and Claire; 1 great-grandson: Ryan; seven brothers: Tom, Leonard (Eileen), Phillip (Joan), Garfield (Linda) and Silas (Florence), all of Harbour Grace, Norm, Tilton and Willis (Cindy), Carbonear; five sisters: Elsie (Solomon)Welcher, Badger's Quay, Marjorie (Joseph) Oliver, Alberta, Bessie Mahaney (Pat), Edith (Peter) MacEwen, both of Harbour Grace and Margaret (David) Higdon, Carbonear; sister-in-law: Phyllis Pynn, Carbonear; brother-in-law: Clyde (Betty) Forward, Carbonear; also a large number of other relatives and friends. Pastor George Rideout conducted the funeral service on Monday, March 9 at the Calvary Pentecostal Church and Cemetery, Carbonear. Donations in his memory may be made to the Fred Vaters Memorial Fund. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the care ofNoel's Funeral Home, Carbonear. Please visit www.noelsfuneralhome.com 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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