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The Compass Obituaries
November 2009

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

 

 

CLARKE, Hilda - Passed peacefully away at the Carbonear General Hospital on Wednesday, November 11, 2009, Hilda Clarke of Victoria, age 84 years. Predeceased by husband: Alexander; son-in-law: Chesley King; brother: Berkley. Left to mourn, six daughters: Melvina King and Zena (Augustus) Slade, both of Victoria, Ina (Raymond) Minna, Brantford, ON, Mary (David) Carpenter, Harbour Grace, Pauline (Hector) King, Perry's Cove and Paulette (Randy) Worthman, Heart's Delight; three sons: Lional (Emma), Carbonear, Lloyd (Rosemary) and Bertrum, both of Victoria; fifteen grandchildren; a number of great-grandchildren; one brother: Warren (Isabell) Rose, Baie Verte; four sisters: Marie Thomas, Phyllis (Lloyd) Ivany, Bernice (Richard) and Daphne Crummey, all of ON; many brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law and other relatives and friends. Rev. Jesse Bown conducted the funeral service on Saturday, November 14 at the United Church and Cemetery, 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.

CURNEW, Allan J. - Passed peacefully away at the Carbonear General Hospital on Friday, November 20, 2009, Allan J. Curnew of Victoria, age 73 years. Predeceased by parents: Jabez and Pamiela; brother: William Hayward. Leaving to mourn, wife: Audrey; one daughter: Brenda (Dean) Brookings, Edmonton, AB; one son: Sheldon J. (Gonnie), Coquitlam, BC; two grandchildren: Alexander and Nicholas; two brothers: Lloyd, Carbonear and Arthur Nicholas (Hilda), Victoria; two sisters: Annie White, Victoria and Nina Crocker, Bauline; three sisters-in-law: Bertha Snow and Nina Curnew, both of Victoria and Louise Snow, Carbonear; special neice: Nina Evely, Victoria; nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Rested at Noel's Funeral Home, Water Street, Carbonear. Funeral Service took place on Monday, November 23 from the United Church and Cemetery, Victoria. In lieu of flowers, as expression of sympathy, donations in his memory may be made to the Allan J. Curnew memorial fund. For additional information. please call Noel's Funeral Home at 596-5750 or visit www.noelsfuneralhome.com to sign the memorial guest book.

DAWE, Emmie (October 16, 1920 - November 21, 2009) - Passed peacefully away at the Carbonear General Hospital on November 21, 2009, Emmie (Reid) Dawe of Port de Grave. Predeceased by husband: Samuel Dawe; parents: Eli and Marion Reid; sisters: Minnie Petten and Elsie Reid; brothers: George and Warren Reid; and special nephew Walter Dawe. Leaving to celebrate a life well lived and devoted to service to family, church and community are daughters: Vera (Richard) French, Audrey (Terry) Burke and Elsie (Kevin) Yetman. Also very dear to her heart were her grandchildren: Barbara (Derek) Stone, Brenda French (Jason Dawe), Joanne (John) Efford, Sheldon (Brenda) Yetman, Jeremy (Jennifer) Yetman, Adam Burke (Natasha Kirby), Joel Burke, Lesley Burke (Michael Roberts), as well as great-grandchildren: Aaron and Holly Stone, Jenna and John Efford IV; Emma Yetman and Avery Yetman; nephew: Bert Reid and her sister Minnie's children and grandchildren. Emmie's family circle encompassed the extended Dawe family she married into, especially Walter, Pearl, Bill and Sam, Bob, Margaret, Peter and Paul as well as her late husbands cousins. Emmie's approach to life was practical and efficient and she overcame many obstacles without complaint. Her church and community service included membership in Orange Lilly lodge # 444, Grand Crystal Chapter # 43, St. Luke's ACW, the Altar Guild and lifelong, faithful membership in St. Luke's Anglican church. Rev. Amanda Taylor conducted the funeral service at St. Luke's Anglican Church, Port de Grave on Tuesday, November 24, 2009. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Moore's, Funeral Home, Bay Roberts.

DROVER, Edith - Passed peacefully away at the Harbour Lodge Nursing Home, Carbonear on Monday, November 30, 2009, Edith Drover of Upper Island Cove, aged 87. Predeceased by husband: George; daughter: Rowena; grandson: Michael; parents Azariah and Flora Coombs; brothers: Tom, Will and Joe Coombs; sisters: Deliah Clarke, Susie Coombs, Mary and Elizabeth Coombs. Left with fond and loving memories, daughters: Sybil Mercer and Sadie (Matt) Priddle; son-in-law: John (Nina) Osmond; brother: George (Dot) Coombs; sisters-in-law: Martha Coombs, Donna Coombs and Naomi Coombs; six grandchildren: Michelle (Carl) Mercer, Sheryl (Craig) Hussey, Krista (CharI) Morgan, Blaine (Beverly) Priddle, Michael Osmond, Chris (Nancy) Osmond; six great-grandchildren: Melanie, Hilary, Cameron, Abigail, Lloyd and Carrie; also a large circle of friends and family. Rested at Hussey's Funeral Home in Upper Island Cove. The Funeral Service tookplace on December 4 at St. Peter's Anglican Church followed by interment at St. Peter's Anglican Cemetery, Upperlsland Cove. Flowers were accepted in her memory as well as donations to theSt. Peter's Anglican Church Restoration Fund.

HEFFORD, Myra J.- Passed peacefully away at the Health Sciences Centre, St. John's on Monday, November 16, 2009, Myra J. Hefford of New Perlican, age 87 years. Predeceased by husband: Peter J.; son: Leslie; son-in-law: Frank; parents: Freeman and Margaret Payne; brothers: Sidney and Walter; sisters: Alma and Edith. Left to mourn, three daughters: Daphne Battiste, Toronto, Margaret Laundry, Chamberlains and Diane (Clayton) Laundry, Bay Roberts; daughter-in-law: Lorraine Hefford, Morris, Illinois; nine grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren; two brothers: Freeman (Norma) Payne and Charles (Carrie) Payne, both of Cow Head; one sister: Matilda Guzzwell, St. John's; sisters-in-law: Debbie Laing, Rockie Harbour and Elsie Payne, Daniel's Harbour; also a large number of other relatives and friends. Rev. Ray Case conducted the funeral service on Saturday, November 21 at St. Matthews United Church and Cemetery, New Perlican. Donations in Myra's 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.

MURRAY, George W. - Passed peacefully away at the Carbonear General Hospital on Saturday, November 21, 2009, George W. Murray of Victoria, age 64 years. Predeceased by father: Herbert. Left to mourn, wife: Marie; two sons: Darrin (Joy), Gander and Chris (Wendy), Conception Bay South; four grandchildren: Jacob, Nicholas, Genieva and Solomon; mother: Naomi Murray, Carbonear; one brother: Herb Jr., Conception Bay South; two sisters: Shirley Murray, St. John's and Linda (Brian) Green, Carbonear; mother-in-law: Genieva Priddle, Victoria; also a large number of other relatives and friends. Pastor Geoffrey Ryan conducted the funeral service on Tuesday, November 24 at Bethel Pentecostal Church and Cemetery, Victoria. Donations in George's memory may be made to the Ganadian Cancer Society. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the care of Noel's Funeral Home, Carbonear. Please visit www.noelsfuneralhome.com to sign the memorial guest book.

NOSEWORTHY, Herbert Gordon - Passed peacefully away on Monday, November 30, 2009, Gordon Noseworthy, in his 87th year. Predeceased by his wife Cavell, in 1999. Leaving to mourn daughter Beverly; son Randy; grand-daughter Dr. Janis Noseworthy (husband Dr. Vince Kruszewski); great-grandchildren Nelson and Lauren Kruszewski; sisters-in-law Olive Noseworthy, Hazel Pittman (husband Eric) and Clare Rowe; and other relatives and friends. Rested at Holloway's Funeral Home, Cabot Avenue, Whitbourne. Funeral took place at St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, Whitbourne, on Saturday, December 5, 2009. Donations in his memory may be made to the St. John the Baptist Cemetery Fund, Whitbourne, or the Dr. W.H. Newhook Community Health Centre, Whitbourne.

ROBINSON, Mrs. Valerie Linda (nee Mercer): Passed peacefully away at the Saint John Regional Hospital, Saint John, NB November 17, 2009, Mrs. Valerie Unda Robinson (nee Mercer), wife of Mr. George R. Robinson of Canal, NB. Born at Spaniards Bay, NL on October 31,1956, she was a daughter of the late Nathaniel and Hettie M. (Noseworthy) Mercer. A loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister, in addition to her husbahd George, she is survived by two daughters: Jennifer Robinson, Dartmouth, NS and Joanne (Dean) Nicholle, Canal, NB; two grandchildren: Kaydence and Kieran; brothers: Melvin' (Marjorie) Mercer and Lincoln (Millicent) Mercer, both of Spaniard's Bay, NL; one sister: Frances (Gary) Caines, Comer Brook, NL; also several nieces, nephews and cousins. Valerie was a lady of simple pleasures, who briefly worked at GMG Nets until her illness. She loved knitting, needle point and being on her computer. She enjoyed going for drives in the fall especially to see the changing of the leaves. Valerie loved to spend her free time with her family and friends who will miss her dearly. Rested at the St. George Funeral Home & Crematorium, St. George, NB from where the service was held at The Gary E. Waycott Memorial Chapel Friday, Nov. 20 with Rev. Mary Anne Langmaid officiating. A service of rememberance will be held at Holy Redeemer Anglican Church, Spaniards Bay, NL followed by interment at the church cemetery, at a time to be announced. In Valerie's memory, donations to the Lung Association or to a charity of the donor's choice would be appreciated by the family: (www.stgeorgefh.ca)

Vokey, Harold Randell - Passed peacefully away at the Carbonear General Hospital on November 4, 2009 Harold Randell Vokey, Spaniard's Bay, age 75 years. Predeceased by wife Marion; sister: Myra Menchions; brother: Nathan Vokey; sister-in-law: Pearl Vokey; brother-in-law: Wilfred Menchions; father: Solomon and mother: Ethel. Left with fond and loving memories are sons: Randy (Barbara), Spaniard's Bay, Glenn (Debbie), Spaniard's Bay, and Rodney (Susan), Glovertown, daughter: Marlene (Terry Dale), St. John's, sister: Cavell Green (Leo - deceased), St. John's, Jean Sullivan (Jim), St. John's, Ruby Rees (Wilfred), Spaniard's Bay, 10 grandchildren and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Rested at Young's Funeral Home in Spaniard's Bay. The funeral service took place on November 7, 2009 at Holy Redeemer Church followed by interment at Maul Tree Hill Cemetery, Spaniard's Bay. In his memory flowers accepted or donations may be made to the Holy Redeemer Church, Spaniard's Bay.
(Published Nov. 10, 2009)

Whelan, Margaret M. - Passed peacefully away at the Carbonear General Hospital on November 3, 2009, Margaret M. Whelan of Ferryland, aged 63 years. Predeceased by father: James Ryan; mother: Agnes Ryan (O'Brien); brother: Michael Ryan' sisters: Regina Ryan and Pearl Jordan. Leaving to mourn her beloved husband: Henry Whelan; daughters: Darlene Whelan (Chris Tsitsos) and Debbie Whelan (the late Gerry Noseworthy); son: Dale Whelan (Michelle); grandchildren: Tyler Whelan, Josh Whelan and Fotis Tsitsos; bothers: Tommy Ryan (Doreen), Victor Ryan (Irene), Robert Ryan (Betty), Edward Ryan (Pauline), Gerald Ryan (Shirley) and Carl Ryan (Selley); sisters: Sarah Ryan (Angelo), Anna Dawe (Franklin), Patricia Meade (Junior), Marion Shannahan (John), Sharon Martin (Dwayne), Geraldine Ryan, Shirley Ryan (Anthony) and Judy Parsons (Cliff); brother-in-law: Bern Whelan (Elizabeth; sister-in-law: Ann Snow (Warren) and very special friends: Sade Coombs and Hilda Noseworthy. Rested at Young's Funeral Home in Spaniard's Bay. The funeral service took place on November 7, 2009 at St. Anne's Catholic Church in Spaniard's Bay followed by inurnment.
(Published Nov. 10, 2009)

WHITE, David G. - Passed away in the presence of his loving family at the Carbonear General Hospital on Saturday, November 21, 2009, David Graham White of Salmon Cove, age 43 years. Predeceased by grandparents: Martin and Lizzie White, Jabez and Lillian King. Left to mourn, mother and father: Ada and Graham, Salmon Cove; three sisters: Roxanne (Stephen) Bennett and Kimberley (Todd) Jones, both of Victoria and Angie (Barry) Kennedy, Western Bay; five nephews: Mitchell and Michael Jones, Travis and Nicholas Bennett, Cody Kennedy; one niece: Hailey Kennedy; uncles: Roy King (Louise Rose), Jake (Violet) King, Cyril White (Betty Butt), Norman (Heather) White, Harold (Gertrude) White and Clyde (Elspbeth) White; aunts: Mildred (Desmond) Slade, Dorothy White and Lillian (Ronald) Penney; special friend and cousin: Michelle and Wayne King; also large number of other cousins, relatives and friends. Rev. T. Wayne Blackwood conducted the funeral service on Tuesday, November 24 at Riverside United Church and Cemetery, Salmon Cove. Donations in David's memory may be made to the Riverside United Church Wheelchair Accessibility Fund, Salmon Cove, NL AOA 3S0 or to the Interfaith Citizen's Home, c/o TCP Health Foundation, 86 Highroad South, Carbonear, NL, A1Y lA4. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the care of Noel's Funeral Home, Carbonear. Please visit www.noelsfuneralhome.com to sign the memorial guest book.

WINSOR, Mr. Eric B. - Passed peacefully away at his late residence on Tuesday, November 10, 2009 Mr. Eric Winsor, aged 75 years of Bay Roberts. Predeceased by his parents: Pastor A.S. Winsor and Pastor P. Palmer (Bishop) Winsor; wife: Annie J. (Clarke) Winsor; sister: Fay Bath; parents-in-law: Alvin (Vina) Clarke. Leaving to mourn wife: Karen; son: Keith (Nadine) Winsor; daughters: Pamela (Vanegli) Prezas, Shelley (Stephan) Orr; brothers: Arthur (Sonja) Winsor, Wilmer (Margie) Winsor, Baxter Winsor, Gary (Eva) Winsor; grandchildren: Konstantina (Christos) Doumass, Stephanie Prezas, Jordan and Jeremy Winsor, Kody and Bailey Orr; great-grandchild: Baby Boy Doumas; brothers-in-law: Lloyd (Vi) Clarke, Bill (Janie) Clarke, Pastor Burton (Sherry) Janes, David (Marlene) Janes; sister-in-law: Hope (Don) Fraize and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service took place at Pentecostal Tabernacle, Port de Grave on Friday November 13, 2009 with interment in the Pentecostal Cemetery, Bay Roberts. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Moore's Funeral Home, Bay Roberts. Pallbearers were Keith Winsor, Jeremy Winsor, Jordan Winsor, Christopher Janes, Robert Winsor, Brent Clare, Wilmer Winsor and Arthur Winsor.

 

 

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