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The Compass Obituaries
November 2006

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

 

BLAKE, Nita L. - Passed peacefully away at St. Clare's Mercy Hospital, St. John's on Thursday, November 9, 2006, Nita L. Blake of New Chelsea, age 77 years. Retired Teacher. Predeceased by parents: Pamela and Aaron Francis. Left to mourn, husband: Maxwell; one daughter: Sylvia (Jerry) Belbin, Clarenville; two grandsons: Brian and Brett; one brother: Carman (Lorraine) Francis, New Chelsea; one sister: Shirley (William) Eddy, New Chelsea; brother-in-law: Wallace Blake, Straitsville; also a large number of other relatives and friends. Rev. Brian Hannon conducted the funeral service on Monday, November 13 at Wesley United Church and Cemetery, New Chelsea. Donations in her memory may be made to the Wesley United Church, New Chelsea. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the care of Noel's Funeral Home, Carbonear. Please visit www.noelsfuneralhome.com. to sign the memorial guest book.

BUTT, Mark - Passed peacefully away at the Carbonear General Hospital on Friday, November 3, 2006, Mark Butt of Carbonear, age 84 years. Predeceased by parents: John and Julia Ann, granddaughter: Grace Murphy, sister: Marion, brother: Silas and sister-in-law: Jean Butt. Left to mourn, wife: Drucella; three daughters: Debbie (Reuben) Squibb, Carbonear, Carolyn (Sean) Murphy, Hammonds Plains, NS and Gina (Roger) Spurrell, Clarenville; six grandchildren: Christopher, Mark, Shayne, Harry, Susannah and Clara Beth; one sister: Emma (Reg) Clarke, Victoria; also a large number of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Rev. Stephen Matthews conducted the funeral service on Monday, November 6 at Bethany United Church, Carbonear. Interment took place in the Interfaith Cemetery, Carbonear. Donations in his memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to Bethany United 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.

CANNING, Hubert Norman - Passed away November 23, 2006 at the Central Newfoundland Regional Health Centre in Grand Falls-Windsor, Hubert Norman Canning. He was 64. Predeceased by wife, Bernetta; parents, Theophilus and Rachel, sister, Edna, stepbrother, Simon; brother-in-law, Tom, grandchild, Christopher. Left to mourn are son, Dione (wife, Rebecca) of Whale Cove, Nunavut, daughters, Debbie (Harve Slade), of Salmon Cove, Dianne (Bruce Slade), of Salmon Cove; friend and companion, Eva Waterman. Also leaving to mourn sister, Annie Blanchard, brother, Warrick, stepsister, Ettie; five grandchildren, Gavin (Allison), Nicole, Gina, Patience and Sydney; two step-great-grandchildren, Dylin and Cailin and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Pastor Gary Andrews conducted funeral services at Windsor Pentecostal Church, Grand Falls-Windsor, on Sunday, November 26, 2006. Interment was at Windsor Pentecostal Cemetery, Caribou Road. Funeral arrangements were by Hoskins Funeral Home, Grand Falls-Windsor. Pallbearers were Len Perry, Gordon Rose, Maynard Dinn, Fred Adams, Fred Hunter and Junior Burton.

COLE, Harold Sr. - Passed peacefully away at the Carbonear General Hospital on Wednesday, November 22, 2006, Harold Cole Sr. of Victoria, age 88 years. Predeceased by wife: Gertrude; infant son: James; infant daughter: Louise; son: Harold W.; parents: James and Jessie; brothers: James, Charles, Alex and David; sisters: Minie, Drew, Becky and Betsy. Left to mourn, two sons: Eugene (Virda), Victoria and Patrick (Mary) Harrington, Carbonear; daughter-in-law: Peggy Cole, Victoria; grand-children: Harold (Tracy), Tony (Nancy), Shawn (Charlene), Lisa, Barbara Ann (Raymond), Eugene (Sue), Randy (Lori), Pat (Carol), John (Sherry), Agnes (Misty), Noel (Lisa), Scott (Angela) and Kimberley (Ron); great-grand-children: Toni, Jackson, Natalie, Toni, Keesha, Requal, Nathan, Jared, Mason, Julie (Richard), Ryan and Jordan; great-great-granddaughter: Hannah; one sister: Louise Stevenson, Victoria; sisters-in-law: Janie Cole and Beryl Clarke, both of Victoria, Janie Bishop, Broad Cove, Olive Mallan and Phyllis Myzener, both of Quebec, Joyce Miller, Portugal Cove and Ella Kay, Ontario; brothers- in-law: Leslie Reid and Harvey Reid both of Ontario; also a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Rev. Jesse Bown and Rev. Albert Layden conducted the funeral service on Saturday, November 25 at the United Church and Cemetery, Victoria. Donations in his memory may be made to the United Church Cemetery Fund, Victoria. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the care of Noel's Funeral Home, Carbonear. Please visit www.noelsfuneralhome.com to sign the memorial guest book.

EARLE, Mr.James (Jimmy) - Of Carbonear passed peacefully at the Carbonear General Hospital, Carbonear on Saturday, November 18, 2006. Mr. Earle was 58 years old. He was predeceased by his father James Earle. He leaves to mourn his loving family: mother Veronica Earle, Carbonear; brothers: George (Sophie) Earle, Carbonear, Gerry (Minnie) Earle, Carbonear; sister Patsy Layden, Victoria; nephews and nieces: Sherri Ann (Scott) Cooper, Eugene Layden, Christopher (Jennifer) Layden, Paul (Marina) Schiralli-Earle, Tanya (Brandon) Roach, Jeff Earle (Pam) and Michael Layden; great nephews and niece: Stephanie and Luke Layden, Matt and Ben Cooper; brother-in-law Eugene Layden; special friends: James (Mary) Southwell, Carbonea; and a large circle of relatives and friends. The Funeral Mass took place Tuesday, November 21, 2006 from St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church and Cemetery, Carbonear. Pall Bearers were: Jim Southwell, Jim O'Driscoll, Jeff Earle, Paul Earle, Eugene Layden and George Earle. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Slade's Funeral Home, Powell Drive, Carbonear and Access Road, Bay Roberts.

FRENCH, Mildred A. - Passed peacefully away at the Harbour Lodge Nursing Home, Carbonear on Sunday, November 19, 2006, Mildred A. French of Harbour Grace, age 89 years. Predeceased by husband: Harold; two sisters: Doris Menchions and Elizabeth Janes; one brother: Wilbert Osborne. Left to mourn, two sons; William, Harbour Lodge Nursing Home, Carbonear formerly of Harbour Grace and George (Doreen), Harbour Grace; two grandchildren: Georgette and Nelson (Kim); three great-grandchildren: Nicole, Jamie and Natasha; also a large number of other relatives and friends. Rev. Russell Small conducted the funeral service on Tuesday, November 21 at Coughlan United Church and Cemetery, Harbour Grace. Donations in her memory may be made to the Coughlan United Church, 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.

FRENCH, Susanna - Passed peacefully away at her residence on Tuesday, November 28, 2006, Susanna French of Cambridge, Ontario; formerly of Harbour Grace, age 92 years. Predeceased by husband: R. Calvin, 1981; son: Robert A., 1994; brother: Albert and sisters: Emily and Blanche. Left to mourn, daughter-in-law: Ruby, Cambridge, Ontario; two grandchildren: Robert and Lisa (Derek); great-granddaughter: Camryn; sister: Frances (Chesley) Harris, Carbonear; nieces: Evelyn (Peter) Sampson and Jessie (Frank) Parsons, both of Harbour Grace, Sophie (Jim) Colbourne and Albertha (Eric) Chubbs, both of Carbonear; also a large number of other relatives and friends. Rev. Russell Small conducted the funeral service on Sunday, December 3 at Noels Funeral Home, Harbour Grace. Inurnment followed in Coughlan United Church Cemetery, Harbour Grace. Donations in her memory may be made to Coughlan United Church Cemetery, Hr. 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.

GRIFFIN, Leo - Of Carbonear, who passed peacefully at the Health Science Center, St. John's, NL on Monday, November 13, 2006. Mr. Griffin was in his 78th year. Predeceased by wife Mary Griffin; parents: James and Margaret Griffin; grand-daughter Holly Sutton. He leaves to mourn his loving family: sons: Leo (Brenda) Griffin, Lab City, Labrador, Loyola (Shirley) Griffin, Hubbards, NS, Paul (Muriel) Griffin, Tilton, NL, Don (Karen) Griffin, Carbonear, Ken (Karen) Griffin, Carbonear; daughters: Margaret (Arthur) Penney, Salmon Cove, Marie (Wayne) Sutton, Victoria, NL and Debbie (Clyde) Sutton, Victoria, NL; 12 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; and companion Myrtle Reynolds; a large circle of relatives and friends. The Funeral Mass took place on Thursday, November 16, 2006 from St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church, and Cemetery, Carbonear. As expressions of sympathy, flowers are gratefully accepted. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Slade's Funeral Home, Powell Drive, Carbonear. Pall Bearers: Ken Griffin, Paul, Donald, Leo, Loyola Griffin and Neil Reddy.

HEDGES, Elizabeth - Passed peacefully away at the Harbour Lodge Nursing Home, Carbonear on Friday, November 10, 2006 Elizabeth Hedges of Carbonear, age 97 years. Predeceased by husband: G. Eldred, 1980. Left to mourn, one daughter: Margaret Rose (Guy) Penney, CBS; one granddaughter: Elizabeth (Jeff) Churchill, Topsail; two sisters: Violet Pike, Holyrood and Carrie Moores, Carbonear; one sister-in-law: Alma Fraize, Carbonear; a number of nieces and nephews; special friends: Sonia (Ross) Churchill, Portugal Cove; also a number of other relatives and friends. Rev. Stephen Matthews conducted the funeral service on Monday, November 13 at Bethany United Church and Cemetery, Carbonear. Donations in her memory may be made to Bethany United 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.

HISCOCK, Marion (Andrews) - Passed peacefully away at the Interfaith Nursing Home, Carbonear, Friday, Nov. 24, 2006, Marion Hiscock (Andrews) of Winterton, age 87 years. Predeceased by her husband: Fred in 1993 and grandson Glenn in 1987. Left to mourn with precious memories: son Stan (Rose); daughter Margaret (Clarence); son Wilson (Ann); daughter Eileen (Melvin); 12 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; brother Allan (Effie); many nieces and nephews and a large circle of friends, including all her caregivers at the Interfaith Home. Resting at Green's Funeral Home, Winterton. The funeral was held at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 27 from Trinity United Church, Winterton. Flowers will be gratefully accepted, or donations in her memory may be made to Trinity United Church, Winterton or the Interfaith Home, Carbonear.
Lord, wrap her in sheltering arms!

MENCHIONS, Frances J. - Passed peacefully away at her late residence on Saturday, November 18, 2006, Frances J. Menchions of Bishop's Cove, aged 90 years. Predeceased by husband William, 1989; son Gordon, 1997 and son Selby in infancy. Left to mourn, three sons: John, Don, David (Irene); grandsons Darryl and Rodney Menchions all of Bishop's Cove; daughter-in-law Shirley Menchions and granddaughter April of Upper Island Cove; sister Mary Sweetland, Harbour Grace; step sister Alice (Bill) Adams, Oakville, ON; step brothers: Walter (Ettie) Lynch, Brampton, ON, Selby Lynch, Upper Island Cove; also a large number of other relatives and friends. Rev. Bill Strong and Rev. Arch Young conducted the Funeral Service held on Tuesday, November 21, 2006 at St. John the Evangelist Church, Bishop's Cove. Interment took place in the Anglican Cemetery, Bishop's Cove. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the care of Hussey's Funeral Home, Upper Island Cove.

MULLEY, Elsie J. - Passed peacefully away at her residence on Friday, November 3, 2006, Elsie J. Mulley of Blackhead, age 94 years. Predeceased by husband, Melvin, 1966; six brothers and three sisters. Left to mourn, two daughters: Sarah (Pringle) Heatherly, London, ON and Marie Mulley, Blackhead; one son: James (LaVerne), London, ON; six grandchildren: Debbie (Taylor) Sharpe, Nancy (Glen) Pearce, Pamela Mulley, Susan (Glen) Butt, David (Debbie) Heatherly and Jennifer Heatherly; seven great-grandchildren: Kimberly and Krysten Sharpe, Matthew and Thomas, Pearce, Mariah and Benjamin Heatherly and Daniel Butt; one sister: Sarah (George) Crummey, St. John's; also a large number of other relatives and friends. Rev. Roscoe Cole conducted the funeral service on Monday, November 6 at McDowell United Church, Western Bay. Interment followed in the United Church Cemetery, Blackhead. Donations in her memory may be made to the United Church Cemetery, Blackhead. 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, Garlie - Passed peacefully away at St. Clare's Mercy Hospital, St. John's on Friday, November 10, 2006, Garlie Parsons of Mount Pearl; formerly of Freshwater, Carbonear, age 92 years. Predeceased by husband: Maxwell Freeman. Left to mourn, one daughter: Sylvia (Russell) Pelley, Mount Pearl; four sons: Ralph (Beulah), Mount Pearl, Eric (Dorothy), Mildmay, ON, Albert (Frances), Kamloops, BC and Paul (Daisy), Mount Pearl; thirteen grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; one sister: Alma (Bonnell) Pilgrim, Carbonear; also a large number of other relatives and friends. Rev. Jesse Bown conducted the funeral service on Tuesday, November 14 at Noel's Funeral Home, Water Street, Carbonear. Interment took place in the United Church Cemetery, Freshwater, Carbonear. Donations in her memory may be made to Freshwater United Church. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the care of Noel's Funeral Home, Carbonear. Please visit www.noelsfuneralhome.com to sign the memorial guest book.

PERCEY, Nathan - Passed peacefully away at Letterston South Wales, UK on November 2, 2006, Nathan Percey formerly of Brigus, NL in his 86th year. Veteran Royal Navy, World War II, mentioned in dispatches. Leaving to mourn his loving wife Annie of 65 years; three sons: John (Maureen), Malcolm (Alison) and Gerald (Liz); two daughters: Barbara (Dyfrig) Lewis and Shirley (DI.) Thomas and their families; two brothers: Cyril and Jim and families, Brigus, NL.

ROONEY, David Richard (Dave) - August 13, 1937 - November 9, 2006 of St. John's and Lower Island Cove in the presence of his wife and son while being held in a circle of love, Dave passed over. From 1972 - 1984, he served as Member of Parliament for the former riding of Bonavista-Trinity-Conception, which always remained a special place for him. This was especially true for the North Shore, his birthplace. Predeceased by parents Alexander and Ethel (Garland) Rooney and sister Jennifer Kitchen. Left to celebrate his life, love, appreciation of music and sense of humor are his wife, partner and best friend Ruth, and his son and fishing buddy David. Dave will also be remembered by his sister Carolyn (Maj. Barry Cockerline, Ret'd), Belleville, ON; brothers: John (Shirley) and Jim (Maxine); brother-in-law Dr. Hubert Kitchen, all residing in St. John's; also, several nieces and nephews, and a wide circle of other relatives, friends, and former colleagues throughout Newfoundland and Labrador and across Canada. Rested at Barrett's Funeral Home, 328 Hamilton Ave. Funeral service was held from Barrett's Chapel on Tuesday, November 14, 2006. Interment at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dave's memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to a charity of one's choice. To sign the memorial guest book please visit www.barretts.ca
Forever Loved, Forever Remembered

SLADE, Frances Gertrude - Passed away suddenly at the Carbonear General Hospital on Sunday, November 26, 2006. Frances Gertrude Slade of Carbon ear age 87 years. Predeceased by her parents John and Bridgette (McCarthy) Murphy; sister Bernadette Murphy; brothers: John and Maurice Murphy; six infant children; granddaughter Deborah Frances Squibb; great-granddaughter Levine Mary Baker and grandson-in-law Arnold Trotter. She leaves to mourn her loving family: daughters: Mary St. George (Fred), Bride Squibb (Leo), both of Carbonear; sons: Jim Slade (Livy), Edward Slade (Mary), both of Carbon ear and Brian Slade (Lynn) of Brampton, ON; loving sister and best friend Margaret King, Carbonear; special friend Peter Griffin, Carbonear; 15 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren and one great-great- granddaughter Alyssa Gallant, Fort St. John, BC; as well as a large circle of relatives and friends. The Funeral Mass took place on Wednesday, November 29, 2006 from St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church and Cemetery, Carbonear. Flowers were gratefully accepted or donations in her memory may be made to the St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church Cemetery Fund. Pall Bearers were: Glen St. George, Tim Vaters, Wayne Slade, Sam Slade, Derrick Squibb and Jamie Slade. Condolences may be sent to sladesfuneralhome@nfaibn.com. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Slade's Funeral Home, Powell Drive, Carbonear and Access Road, Bay Roberts.

SLADE, Rebecca J. - Passed peacefully away at the Interfaith Citizen's Home, Carbonear on Wednesday, November 8, 2006, Rebecca J. Slade of Western Bay, age 88 years. Predeceased by husband: William J. and sister: Annie Hooper. Left to mourn one daughter: Iris Slade, Victoria, BC; two sons: Edwin, Vancouver, BC and Ivan, Western Bay; one grand-child: Allison; two brothers- in-law: George (Minnie) Slade, Carbonear and Jethro (Joan) Slade, Western Bay; one sister-in-law: Ruby Legge, Twillingate; also a large number of other relatives and friends. Rev. Roscoe Cole conducted the funeral service on Friday, November 10 at McDowell United Church, Western Bay. Interment took place in McDowell United Cemetery, Western Bay North. Donations in her memory may be made to the North Shore Ambulance Fund. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the care of Noel's Funeral Home, Westem Bay;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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