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The Compass Obituaries
March 2015

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



CALLAHAN, Mr. Bernard
Passed in: Carbonear, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Passed on: March 31st, 2015
of Butlerville passed away peacefully at Carbonear General Hospital, on Tuesday, March 31, 2015. Mr. Callahan was 78 years old. He leaves to mourn his loving family: Wife Margaret Callahan, Children: Jerry (Janet) Callahan, Ken (Cecelia) Callahan, Patty (Gerard) Callahan, Jackie (Alex) Squibb, Miranda Callahan and Chris Callahan Grandchildren: Jasmine, Jorden, Jarrett, Colin, Liam and Kyran, Great-Grandchild: Xavier, 4 Brothers, 4 Sisters and a large circle of close family and friends. Predeceased by parents James and Anastasia Callahan, siblings: 1 brother and 2 sisters, parents-in-law Ronald and Nellie Power.Funeral Service was held on Monday, April 6, 2015 from Holy Redeemer R.C. Church and Cemetery, Bay Roberts. The family received relatives and friends at Slade's Funeral Home, L.T. Stick Drive, Bay Roberts, on Thursday and Friday. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Bernard Callahan Memorial Fund. Condolences may be written to the family at: For any further information please call Slade's Funeral Home, Bay Roberts- 786-2323. Funeral Arrangements were entrusted to the care of Slade's Funeral Homes, serving Carbonear, Upper Island Cove, Bay Roberts and areas.

ROSE, Jerome (Jerry)
Born: May 9th, 1949
Passed in: Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Passed on: March 9th, 2015
Passed peacefully away after a long illness at his home in Windsor Ontario, in the presence of his devoted wife and best friend Stephanie. Predeceased by his mother Edith Rose. Leaving to mourn son Jerry Jr., granddaughter Amber (who Jerry doted on), brothers and sisters: Joe (Phil), Kevin (Deanna), Jack (Christine), Dave (Bernice), Margaret (John), Brenda (Herman), Bill (Donna), and Phillip. In-Laws: Gina (Gary) Sutton, Elizabeth (Carl) Woodrich, Veronica Urban, Steve (Jill) Kozachuk, Danny (Dee) Kozachuk, aunts and uncles: Beat (Reg) Cox, Theresa (Dan) Neil, Agnes Hunt, Marcella (Tom) Hayes, Eric Reynolds. Special friends: Bill Cox, Gord Meadus, Art Peach, Gord Jordan, and Wayne Martin. Also a large number of nieces, nephews, cousin and friends. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will take place at a later date.

WHALEN, Walter
Passed peacefully but suddenly away at the Carbonear General Hospital on Tuesday, March 24, 2015, Walter M. Whalen of Riverhead, Harbour Grace, age 85 years. Predeceased by daughter: Linda and parents: John and Mary. Left to mourn, wife: Elsie; daughter: Jackie (Byron) Moores, Victoria; two sons: Bob (Mary) Farrell and John, both of Riverhead, Harbour Grace; nine grandchildren: Bobbie Jo (Darren), Steven (Vanessa), Ryerson, Cody, Jesse, Nicole, Jake, Chad and Jonathan; eleven great-grandchildren; special friends: Jim and Joyce Whalen, Riverhead, Harbour Grace; a number of brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law and other relatives and friends. Rested at Noel's Funeral Home, Harvey Street, Harbour Grace. Fr. John Peddle conducted the Funeral Mass on Friday, March 27 at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Riverhead, Harbour Grace. Interment was in the Roman Catholic Cemetery, Harbour Grace. Donations in his memory may be made to the Walter M. Whalen Memorial Fund, c/o Noel's Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1001, Harbour Grace, NL, A0A 2M0. Please visit to sign the memorial guest book.

(AUGUST 23, 1933 - MARCH 16, 2015)
It is with tremendous sadness that we announce the death of Melvin Woodward, who passed peacefully away this morning at his home in Happy Valley-Goose Bay. He leaves to mourn his wife and life time partner, Sibyl, his children; Peter (Nicole Powell), Tana (Mike Whitehead), Melvin Jr. and five grandchildren; Erin, Gillian, Mac, Luke and Andrew.
Dad was born in North Boat Harbour, Newfoundland and moved to Goose Bay, Labrador in 1957 to work. Followed by his bride to be Sibyl Coles, they married at the RCAF Chapel in Goose Bay on Remembrance Day of that year.
From his early beginnings of pulling seal pelts to the shore and teaching at a sole room school house for $65/month, Mel went on to build an enterprise with 800 employees and $750 million in sales; a testament to his outstanding contributions to business growth and the economy of Newfoundland and Labrador.
The companies he has created include Woodward's Oil Limited, Woodward's Limited, Coastal Shipping Limited, Woodward Motors Limited, Labrador Motors Limited, Labrador Marine Services and Arctic Fuel Delivery. He was particularly proud of his ability to re-establish Newfoundland and Labrador's role in the Arctic, and he won all contracts through competitive tendering with the Nunavut Government to provide fuel distribution in the territory.
In addition to business our father had a distinguished career in public and community service in our province. Twice elected as a member of the House of Assembly; he served as minister of Labrador Affairs; Director for the Bank of Canada; founding member and President of the Labrador North Chamber of Commerce; President of the Liberal Association; chairman of the Federal Enterprise Development Board for Industry, Trade and Commerce; member of the Memorial University Board of Regents; and chairman of the St. John's Port Corporation. Other significant honours included an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Memorial University, the Ernst Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, and being named to the Newfoundland and Labrador Business Hall of Fame.
Our father never forgot his roots. He loved Boat Harbour and continued to share his love for his hometown and for Labrador. Like few other of his generation he saw the north as a land of opportunity, and while others went south to settle and invest, he made the north his home. A man of integrity and hard work, he was loyal to those around him.
Today we celebrate our father's accomplishments and mourn the loss of a husband, father, grandfather and a true son of Newfoundland and Labrador.
His wake took place at Fillatre's Funeral Home in Happy Valley-Goose Bay. Funeral Service was held at St. Andrew's Anglican Church in Happy Valley-Goose Bay on Thursday, March 19, with interment following in Boat Harbour.



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