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The Compass Obituaries
October 2005

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

 

 

Crocker, Louise P. (nee Spurrell) - Passed peacefully away at the Carbonear General Hospital on Tuesday, October 4, 2005, Louise P Crocker of Harbour Grace, age 77 years. Predeceased by husband Rupert, 2002; parents: George and Edith SpurreIl; brothers: Heber and Leonard; sisters: Effie, Elsie, Betty and Dorothy. Left to mourn her three sons: George (Beverley), Peter (Bonnie) and Gary (Jackie), all of Harbour Grace; four grandchildren: Stacy, Terri Lynn, Louanne and Sammy-Joe; sister Shirley Barnes, Harbour Grace; brother Don (Florence) SpurreIl, Winterton; sisters- in-law: Olive Crocker and Mabel Spurrell, both of Harbour Grace; brothers-in-law: Robert Knight, St. John's and Edward (Shirley) Crocker, Harbour Grace; caregiver and good friend Ada Peddle, Bristol's Hope; also a large number of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Canon Glenn Small conducted the funeral service on Thursday, October 6 at St. Paul's Anglican Church and Cemetery, Harbour Grace. Donations in her memory may be made to the St. Paul's Anglican Church Restoration Fund or the Canadian Diabetes Association. 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

DROVER, Josephine - Of Carbonear, (wife of the late David Drover Sr.) passed away peacefully at the Carbonear General HospitaI, Carbonear on Wednesday, October 26, 2005. Mrs. Drover was 77 years old. Predeceased by her husband David Drover Sr.; children: Kenneth and Linda; sisters: Margaret Crawford, Mary Evans; brothers: Tom, Jim and David Slade; great granddaughter Emma J. Walsh-Williams. She leaves to mourn her loving family: sons: David Drover, St. John's, Kevin (Marg) Drover, Carbonear, Cyril (Tish) Drover, Edmonton, AB, Paul Drover (Cheryl Woodland), St. John's; daughters: Donna (Joe) Oliger, Clarenville, Joyce Drover, St. John's, Gloria (John) Ford, Carbonear; 22 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren; brother Ambrose Slade, Carbonear; sisters: Angela (Fred) McCarthy, Carbonear, Helen (William) Butt, ON; sisters-in-law: Maude Slade, Carbonear, Phyllis Drover, Deer Lake, Dorothy Sellars, Lou (Jim) Foley, both of St. John's; a large circle of relatives and friends. The Funeral Mass was held on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2005 from St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church and Cemetery, Carbonear. Pall Bearers were her grandsons: John Ford, Jason Ford, Mitchel Ford, Kenneth Drover, Derek Drover, Dwayne Drover and Joe Oliger. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Slade's Funeral Home,Powell Drive, Carbonear.

HIGDON, Gerald H. - Passed peacefully away at his residence on Saturday, October 22, 2005, Gerald H. Higdon of Victoria, age 83 years. Predeceased by parents: Jacob and Alice; four brothers: Hayward, George, Stan and Raymond; two sisters: Vera and Elizabeth; special niece Marina Dyke. Left to mourn, wife Helen B.; one son Paul (Tania), St. John's; two precious grandchildren: Shelly, St. John's and Jonathan, Vancouver, BC; two sisters: Florie (Cecil) Higdon, Pentecostal Senior Citizens Home, Clarke's Beach and Ruby (Alec) Brown, St, John's; sisters-in-law: Elva Higdon, New Harbour, Irene Gray, St. John's, Beaulah Clarke, Victoria, Margaret Clarke, Grand Falls, and Elizabeth White, BC; special nieces: Cindy Reynolds, Carbonear and Mary (Bill) Coffin, St. John's; special nephews: Wylie (Marilyn) Clarke, Victoria, Stan (Jane) Higdon and Brian (Jackie) Higdon, both of New Harbour; speci al friends: Daphne Higdon and Vivian Hiscock, both of Victoria and Wilf Dyke, St. John's; also a large number of other nieces, nephews as well as other relatives and friends. Rev. Jesse Bown conducted the funeral service on Tuesday, October 25 at the United Church and Cemetery, Victoria. Donatons in his memory may be made to the Special Olympics, Carbonear Branch. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the care of Noel's Funeral Home, Carbonear. Please visit www.noelsfuneralhome.com to sign the memorial guest book.

Parsons, Elizabeth G.- Passed peacefully away at the Harbour Lodge Nursing Home, Carbonear on Saturday, October 1,2005, Elizabeth G. Parsons of Freshwater, Carbonear, age 95 years. Predeceased by her husband S. Andrew; parents:Samuel and Elizabeth Janes; brother Jack Janes and sisters: Hilda Janes, Mae Stewart, Nellie Janes and Col. Hannah Janes. Left to mourn two daughters: Addy (Robert) Stewart, Bradford, New Hampshire, USA and Dorothy (Embry) Hudson, Adams Cove; three sons: Clarence (Myrtle) Freshwater, Carbonear, S. Woodrow (Marjorie), New Market, ON and Clayton (Ethelwynne), Freshwater, Carbonear; eleven grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; also a large number of other relatives and friends. Rev. Jesse Bown conducted the funeral service on Monday, October 3 at the United Church and Cemetery, Freshwater, Carbonear. Donations in her memory may be made to the United Church Cemetery, Freshwater, 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.

PARSONS, Mary - Passed peacefully away at the Carbonear General Hospital on Saturday, October 29, 2005, Mary Parsons of Victoria, age 87 years. Predeceased by husband Benjamin; daughter Elizabeth; granddaughter Paula; parents John and Bridget; brothers: Phillip, John and Tom; sisters: Carmel, Margaret and Kathleen. Left to mourn four daughters: Alice (John) Peckham, Georgina (Roy) White and Mary (Everett) Baldwin, all of Victoria and Glenda (Reginald) Byrne, Thicket, Riverhead, Hr. Grace; six sons: Lloyd (Christine), Benjamin (Shirley), both of Victoria, John (Helen), Thicket, Riverhead, Hr. Grace, Gerald (Marguerite), Kitchener, ON, Roy (Shirley), Victoria and Joseph (Mary Lou), Port Perry, ON; a large number of grand children, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; five sisters: Elizabeth, St. John's, Loretta "Lolly", Whitbourne, Agnes, St; John's, Hannah, Etobicoke, ON and Theresa, Markland; also a large number of other relatives and friends. Rev. Jesse Bown conducted the funeral service on Tuesday, November 1 at the United Church and Cemetery, Victoria. Donations in her memory may be made to the Palliative Care Unit, Carbonear General Hospital c/o TCP Health 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.

PRIDDLE, Ida - Passed peacefully away at the Carbonear General Hospital on Tuesday, October 18, 2005, surrounded by her loving family, Ida Priddle of Victoria, age 68 years. Predeceased by parents: Suzie and Jackie Emberley; brother William Emberley and grandson Jackie Layden. Left to mourn husband John "Jack"; three daughters: Pam (Harold) Parsons, Victoria, Laurie Baker, Carbonear and Gwendolyn (Terry) Layden, Victoria; two sons: Johnny (Edwina) and Lionel (Stacey), both ofVictoria; seven grandchildren: Billy (Amy), Freeman (Melis- sa), Karl, Terry, Leonard, Kenny and Jordan; one great-grandson Kaleb; two brothers: Joe (Carol) Emberley, Victoria and George (Ruby) Emberley, Carbonear; five sisters: Mary Norris, Florence (Lesley) Clarke and Leona North, all of Victoria, Elsie (Ralph) Edward, Arkansas, USA and Tilly (Bert) Mouland, Musgrave Harbour; sisters-in-law: Rosalie Penney, Dorothy Priddle and Fern Priddle, all of Victoria; also a large number of other relatives and friends. Majors Wilbert and Joan Hopkins conducted the funeral service on Friday, October 21 at the Salvation Army Citadel and Cemetery, Carbonear. Donations in her memory maybe made to the Salvation Army Carbonear Corps. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the care of Noel's Funeral Home, Carbonear. Please visit www.noelsfuneralhome.com to sign the memorial guest book.

SLADE, Ivy D. - Passed peacefully away at the Carbonear General Hospital on Tuesday, October 25, 2005, Ivy D. Slade of Salmon Cove, age 91 years. Predeceased by parents: Phi1lip and Lydia Osmond; brothers: Bert and Sterling; sister Rita. Left to mourn, husband Myles; one daughter Beverley (David) Bradbury, St. John's; four sons: Joseph, Salmon Cove, Everett (Maureen), Toronto, ON, Bert (Helen), Ajax, and Harrison, Sarnia, On; eight grandchildren: Gail, Joseph (Cindy), Andrew (Rumi), Kyra, Cherie (Daniel), Colleen (Kenzie), Christopher (Patricia) and Marie; seven great-grandchildren: John Jr., Sabrina, Spencer, Cameron, Gillian, Jonathan and Erica; two brothers: Jerry (Oscar) Osmond, Huntsville, ON and John (Bertha) Osmond, Alison, ON; sister-in-law: Susie (Harrison) Noseworthy, St. John's, Louise Slade, Clarke's Beach and Mildred Osmond, Lethbridge; also large number of other relatives and friends. Rev. T. Wayne Blackwood conducted the funeral service on Friday, October 28 at Riverside United Church and Cemetery, Salmon Cove. Donations in her memory may be made to Riverside United Church, Salmon Cove or 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 sign the memorial guest book.

SQUIRES, David R. - Passed suddenly away at his son's residence, Mississauga, Ontario on Wednesday, October 5, 2005, David R. Squires of Goose Bay; formerly of Chamberlains, age 58 years. Predeceased by parents: Harold and Gladys; father-in-law Thomas H. Earle. Left to mourn his wife Paula; daughter Deanne Kelly, Goose Bay; son David (Helen), Mississauga, ON, four grandchildren: Robyn, Alex, Jillian and Jenna; son-in-law Arnold Kelly, Goose Bay; two brothers: Donald (Charmaine), Mount Pearl and Robert (Dorothy), St. John's; mother-in- law Mildred Earle, Carbonear; sisters-in-law: Carol (John) Button, Paradise, June (William) Atkins, Cambridge, ON, Cynthia (Kenneth) Noel and Cheryl (Frank) Pike, both of Carbonear; brothers-in-law: Curtis (Paula) Earle, Kilbride, Kevin (Margaret) Earle and Greg (Elizabeth) Earle, both of Carbonear; also a large number of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and other relatives and friends. Archdeacon Illiffe Sheppard conducted the funeral service on Tuesday, October 11 at St. James Anglican Church, Carbonear. Interment was 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.

 

 

Page contributed by Bob Vokey

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)

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