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The Compass Obituaries
March 2016

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



BUTT, Michael J.
Passed in: Carbonear, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Passed on: March 5th, 2016

Passed peacefully away at the Carbonear General Hospital on Saturday, March 5, 2016, Michael J. Butt of Carbonear, age 72 years. Predeceased by wife: Lorna; parents: Michael and Mary Ann; brother: Kevin (Lillian White); sisters: Ella (John) Day, Dorothy (Milton) Noseworthy and Mary (Albert) Power. Left to mourn, one daughter: Valerie (Jamie) Slade, Victoria; two sons: Albert (Darlene Smith), Carbonear and Michael (Maureen), Calgary, AB; five grandchildren: Morgan, Hailey, Ryan, Matthew and Michaela; one sister: Shirley (Bob) Batten, Carbonear; also a large number of other relatives and friends. Rested at Noel's Funeral Home, Water Street, Carbonear. Fr. Michael Barker conducted the Funeral Mass on Wednesday, March 9 from St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church, Carbonear. Interment took place in the Interfaith Cemetery, Carbonear. Donations in his memory may be made to the Janeway Children's Hospital Foundation, 300 Prince Philip Drive, St. John's, NL, A1B 3V6 or online at    Please visit to sign the memorial guest book.

COLLINS, Mabel Lorraine (nee Fry)
Passed in: Ontario, Canada
Passed on: March 5th, 2016

Passed away suddenly but peacefully at Rouge Valley Centenary Hospital in Scarborough, Ontario on Saturday, March 5, 2016, Mabel Lorraine Collins age 71 years; beloved wife of Aubrey Collins, loving mother of Kimberly Berry and her husband Chris (Stouffville), Gary Collins and fiancé Irene, Toronto; loving grandmother of granddaughter, Teagan. Lorraine lived in West Hill, Ontario but was formerly from Shearstown, Newfoundland. Lorraine was predeceased by parents Joseph and Gladys Fry and brother Wallace Fry all of Shearstown. Also left to mourn are brother Lloyd (Debbie) Fry, Cavendish; sisters Cavell Smith, Bay Robert's, Doreen (Roy) Sinyard, Heart's Content, Eva (Bob) Freeman, Shearstown, Linda Fry-Ford, Coley's Point; Special friend and aunt Sandra (Jim) Quinlan, St. George, On; Brothers' -in-law Clem (Sharon) Collins, Roach (Adele) Collins, Doug ( Heidi) Collins; Sister-in-law, Marie (Randy) Harnett, Clarenville. Also, a large number of nephews, nieces and cousins. Burial has already taken place at Christ the King Cemetery, Toronto.
Lorraine loved to return home to Newfoundland. It was with great anticipation she would meet up with family and friends. She would share stories of years gone by. Lorraine loved to go blueberry picking. She so enjoyed getting her share of trout, eels, and caplin. One event she fully enjoyed was having a "boil-up" at Salmon Cove Sands with all her siblings a couple of years ago. Without a doubt, Lorraine's world revolved around her family whom she loved dearly. Her little granddaughter Teagan brought her much joy over the past ten months. Rest in peace our darling sister. You will forever be missed but, rest assured, you will remain with all our love in our hearts and memories forever.

LeFEUVRE, Matthew
Died accidentally, near his home in Fort McMurray, on 21 March 2016, J. Matthew LeFeuvre (Matt), age 38, beloved husband of Wendy nee Hiltz and devoted father of daughters Sophie and Ella. Matt was predeceased by grandparents Raymond and Dorothy LeFeuvre and W. Le Roy and Edythe and Alison Goodwin. Left to mourn with Wendy, Sophie and Ella are his parents Phil and Elizabeth; sister Patricia, her husband John Guzzwell and their children Emily and Eric; sister Katherine, her husband Jeff Shaw and their children Ben, Sarah, Will and Jack; brother Phil and his partner Andrea Butt; parents-in-law Rick and Judy Hiltz; brother-in-law Kirk, his wife Swathi and their children Diya, Parker, and Ethan; and Aunt Margaret Goodwin, her husband Vernon Whetter; Uncle Donald Goodwin, his wife Ingrid Wiede; and Uncle Ian Goodwin. Matt was so well loved and will sorely be missed by his family and devoted friends. A celebration of life service was held in Fort McMurray on March 29. In memoriam donations may be made to an education fund for Sophie and Ella. Please message Matt's brother, Phil, at to get the details on how to contribute.

THOMEY, Ronald Joseph
Born In: Harbour Grace, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Born: October 15th, 1923
Passed in: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Passed on: March 27th, 2016

It is with heavy heart and much regret that my family and I were not to be included in my Dads final days as it may have brought some peace to his family. His passing has left a void that I hope can be filled with love and caring. I'm sure Dad would have wanted it that way. Godspeed RJ "Per Ardua Ad Astra". Your youngest son will miss you. Peter Thomey

Passed in: Carbonear, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Passed on: March 19th, 2016

Passed peacefully away at her daughter's residence, Carbonear on Saturday, March 19, 2016, Mary E. Whelan of Harbour Grace South, age 97 years. Predeceased by husband: Michael; son: William; sisters: Joan McDonald, Ann McDonald and Margaret O'Brien; brother: Tom McDonald. Left to mourn, one daughter: Theresa (Dermot) Cole, Carbonear; one son: Michael (Alice) Whelan, Harbour Grace South; daughter-in-law: Julia Whelan, Sandy Cove; nine grandchildren: Owen (Sherry), Paul, Deanne (Andrew), Glenn, Corey (Jennifer), Danielle (Matthew), Michael (Hee Soon), Dean (Pamela) and Darryl (Pandora); eight great-grandchildren; Morgan, Tyler, Emma, Sarah, Leah, Noah, Dylan and Zoe; special nephew: Kevin McDonald; other nieces and nephews, her many Bingo buddies and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Rested at Noel's Funeral Home, Harbour Grace. Fr. Clem Flaherty and Fr. Michael Barker conducted the Funeral Mass on Tuesday, March 22 from St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Riverhead, Harbour Grace. Interment took place in the Roman Catholic Cemetery, Harbour Grace. Donations in her memory may be made to St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Riverhead, Harbour Grace, P.O. Box 299, Harbour Grace, NL, A0A 2M0. Please visit to sign the memorial guest book.



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