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A Collection of Newfoundland Obits
from the
Edmonton Journal
2003

 

FISHER, Deidre Karen
Source: The Edmonton Journal, January 4, 2003
October 17, 1955 - January 3, 2003
Deidre left this earth suddenly on January 3, 2003 at 47 years of age. She leaves to mourn her special friend Karl Yetman from Newfoundland; her mother Violet Ferguson of Edmonton; her sisters Rita of Edmonton; Linda of Camrose; her brothers Clement (Darlene) and Darrel (Dawna) all of Edmonton; her special friend Gladys; her children: Darlene, David, Steven, Nicholas, Michael and Miranda; her granddaughters Kayla and Angelica; as well as many nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. Deidre was predeceased by her father Henry Ferguson; her brother Clayton Ferguson; and by her grandson Darryl Fisher. "SHE WILL BE SADLY MISSED AND FOREVER REMEMBERED. MAY HER SPIRITS BE FREE." Those wishing to pay their respects may do so on Friday, January 10, 2003 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Evergreen Funeral Chapel, 16204 Fort Road, Edmonton where the Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, January 11, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Deidre may be made to the Alberta Heart and Stroke Foundation. To send condolences, visit www.evergreenmemorial.com Evergreen Funeral Chapel, Cemetery and Cremation Center. Telephone: 472-9019.


MacDONALD, Shanna Sylvia
Source: The Edmonton Journal, February 6, 2003
With great sadness we announce the sudden passing of Shanna MacDonald. Shanna was born in Fort McMurray on February 25th, 1981. She moved with her family to Edson, Alberta in 1985 and resided there until her passing on February 2nd, 2003. She will be greatly missed by her beautiful daughter Morgan MacDonald; her parents Debbie and Andy MacDonald of Edson, Alberta, Grandma and Grandpa Boyce and Lillian Tucker of Little Bay Islands in Newfoundland; Grandma and Grandpa Andy and Madge MacDonald of Lumsden, Saskatchewan; brothers Aaron and AJ MacDonald of Edson, Alberta; along with numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and other relatives. Shanna was predeceased by her great-grandmothers Mildred Jones and Lydia Tucker in Newfoundland. Funeral Services for Shanna will take place on Saturday, February 8th, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. at the Edson United Church with Reverend Lexi Nash officiating. Cremation will follow the service. A visitation for family and friends will take place on Friday, February 7th, 2003 at the funeral home chapel between 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. In lieu of floral tributes the family suggests that donations be made to the trust fund for Baby Morgan MacDonald at the Alberta Treasury Branch, 313-50 Street T7E 1T8. Edson Funeral Home Ltd. entrusted with all arrangements, 1-800-238-3462. To send condolences, please visit our Website www.edsonfuneralhome.com The Foothills Memorial Chapel


MacISAAC, Michael Francis
Source: The Edmonton Journal, February 17, 2003
MacISAAC, Michael Francis Michael Francis MacIsaac passed away February 12, 2003 in Edmonton at the age of 89. Born August 21, 1913 in Port-au-Port, Newfoundland, the youngest child of William and Mary. He served in the Navy 1940 - 1944. He is survived by his loving children, sons Robin in Toronto and Frank (Judy) in England and daughter Lesley in Edmonton, grandchildren Neil (Jennifer), Charlotte, Angela, Jacqueline and Jennifer and great grand children Ryan and Thomas. He will also be missed by many friends and extended family. He was predeceased by his wife of 54 years Bridget (Brenda) in 1998 and by his brothers Wilfred, John, Stephen, Clytie, Bertie and Richard and his sister Clara Gillis. A Memorial Service will be held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday February 19th at the Chapel of Harmony Funeral Services, 10541 81 Avenue Edmonton. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the Mewburn Veteran Centre, 11440 University Avenue, Edmonton, T6G 1Z1. The family wish to give special thanks to the nurses and staff on station 95 of the Mewburn for their loving care of Dad. Harmony Funeral Services in care of arrangements. 433-7335.


HAYWARD, Ray F.
Source: The Edmonton Journal, February 23, 2003
February 6, 1914 - February 21, 2003 Left to mourn his passing are his beloved wife of 61 years, Joan Daw; his daughter, Carole (Tom) Brownie; his son, Denis (Simonne) Hayward; his grandson Bradley Weir; two sisters, Alma Ritcey of Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, and Mabel Chafe of St. John's Newfoundland; and several nieces and nephews. Private family service and cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, #1200 Col lege Plaza, 8215 112 Street, Edmonton AB, T6G 2C8. Howard & McBride Westlawn Chapel 484-5500


PARSONS, Emily Nicole
Source: The Edmonton Journal, March 9, 2003
August 9, 1999 - March 6, 2003 In loving memory of Emily Nicole Parsons who passed away Thursday, March 6, 2003. She will be deeply missed by her parents Judy and Dwayne. To friends and family - Emily went peacefully. She will be forever remembered by her laugh, her love and her fight for life. A Funeral Service will be held in Stephenville Newfoundland with a Memorial Service to follow in Edmonton, Alberta. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Stollery Children's Hospital, 8440-112 Street, Edmonton, AB, T6G 2B7. To send condolences, visit www.evergreenmemorial.com Evergreen Funeral Chapel, Cemetery, and Cremation Center. Phone 472-9019.


KANE, Philip John
Source: The Edmonton Journal, March 19, 2003

On March 13, 2003, Philip John Kane of Edmonton passed away at the age of 51 years. He is survived by his loving wife, Mary Baird of Edmonton; stepdaughter, Kerry Lynn Upright; three loving grandchildren, Clayton, Tamara and Megan Upright, all of Edmonton; one sister and four brothers, Margie, Michael, Herb, Patrick and Matthew, all of Newfoundland. Relatives and friends may pay their respects Wednesday, March 19 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Park Memorial Chapel, 9709 - 111 Avenue. Funeral Service Thursday, March 20 at 1:30 p.m. at Park Memorial Chapel with Reverend James L. Holland OMI officiating. Cremation will follow in the Park Memorial Crematorium. In lieu of other tributes, donations may be made to the Cross Cancer Institute, Alberta Cancer Foundation, 11560 University Avenue, Edmonton, AB T6G 1Z2. Park Memorial Ltd. Edmonton 426-0050 Family Owned Funeral Home Crematorium, Reception Centre


CREED, Joyce Lenore
Source: The Edmonton Journal, March 28, 2003

Joyce Lenore Creed, our beloved sister, aunt, and dear friend, passed away peacefully at the Peter Lougheed Hospital in Calgary, Alberta on Sunday, March 23, 2003 at the age of 69 years. She was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on February 17, 1934 to parents James and Minnie Patterson. Joyce is survived by her sister Norma (Carsten) Hansen of Markham, Ontario and five nephews; her sister-in-law Claudia (Stuart) Barnes of Newfoundland and three nieces; brother-in-law Francis (Judy) Creed of BC and their two children; as well as special friends Colby and Pauline McClure of Sparwood. She was predeceased by her parents and her husband John Creed. The Funeral Service celebrating Joyce's life was held at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Elkford with Pastor Alex Dudiak officiating. Cremation followed the service. Pallbearers were: David Hansen, Colby McClure, Bill Barnes, Allan Hanson, Ryan Hanson, and Stuart Barnes. Should friends so desire, memorial donations may be made in Joyce's name to Better Babies, c/o the Fernie Women's Center, Box 2054, Fernie, BC V0B 1M0. Arrangements entrusted to Cherished Memories Funeral Services Ltd.


STEVENSON, Samuel Thomas
Source: The Edmonton Journal, April 1, 2003
On March 29, 2003, Sam passed away in the Mewburn Veteran's Centre of a heart attack. Sam was born and raised in Edmonton. Sam is survived by his loving wife Hazel, one son Murray of Calgary, two sisters Sadie of Newfoundland, Lorill of Edmonton, one brother Bill of Edmonton, three nieces Carol, Donna, June and two nephews Bill and Denny of Edmonton. Sam spent 4 years in the second world war. He was a long time sports enthusiast in softball, curling and golf. Cremation has taken place. There will be no funeral service by the request of the deceased. In lieu of other tributes donations may be made to the Salvation Army 9819 - 101A Ave N.W. Edmonton, AB., T5H 0C7 or the Mewburn Veteran's Centre, 11440 - University Ave., Edmonton, AB, T6G 1Z1. Foster & McGarvey Limited, Funeral Directors and Licensed Crematorium, 428-6666. Owned & operated by the McGarvey Family since 1929.


GIFFORD, Sam Hamilton
Source: The Edmonton Journal, May 22, 2003

On May 21, 2003, Mr. Sam Hamilton Gifford of Edmonton, formerly of Marmora, Ontario, passed away at the age of 75 years. He is survived by his son, Trent (Brenda) of Newfoundland; daughter, Sharon of Ontario; sister, Myrtle Gifford of Ontario; friend and companion, Maria Hotte of Edmonton; also numerous grandchildren and friends. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so one hour prior to the Funeral Service on Friday, May 23 at 3:00 p.m. at Highlands Baptist Church, 5351 - 112 Avenue. Cremation will follow in the Park Memorial Crematorium. In lieu of other tributes, donations may be made to the Cross Cancer Institute, Alberta Cancer Foundation, 11560 University Avenue, Edmonton, AB T6G 1Z2. To send condolences, visit www.parkmemorial.com Park Memorial Ltd. Edmonton 426-0050 Family Owned Funeral Home Crematorium, Reception Centre


BARRETT, Alice Mildred
Source: The Edmonton Journal, June 5, 2003

On June 1, 2003, Mrs. Alice Mildred Barrett of Edmonton, formerly of Carbonear, Nfld., passed away at the age of 60 years. She is survived by her four sons, Wayne (Sandra) and Shawn (Claudine), all of Newfoundland, Todd of Edmonton, and Trevor (Joanne) of Newfoundland; six grandchildren; two sisters and three brothers, Shirley Barrett of Texas, Doris Ranson and David (Brenda) Barrett, all of Ontario, Bill (Helen) Barrett and Lloyd (Joyce), all of Newfoundland; and sister-in-law, Kay Barrett of Newfoundland; numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and acquaintances. Predeceased by her parents, John A. and Emma and one brother, John in 1997. Relatives and friends may pay their respects Friday, June 6 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Park Memorial Chapel, 9709 - 111 Avenue. Memorial Service Saturday, June 7 at 3:30 p.m. at Park Memorial Chapel. Cremation has taken place in Park Memorial Crematorium. In lieu of other tributes, donations may be made to the Cross Cancer Institute, Alberta Cancer Foundation, 11560 University Avenue, Edmonton, AB T6G 1Z2. To send condolences, visit www.parkmemorial.com Park Memorial Edmonton 426-0050 Family Owned Funeral Home, Crematorium, Reception Centre


PARSONS, Paula nee Knoester
Source: The Edmonton Journal, June 17, 2003
December 15, 1961 - June 13, 2003 On June 13, 2003 Mrs. Paula Parsons suddenly passed away at the age of 41. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband, Wally Parsons, and her two sons and one daughter, Shane, Justin, Sara. She also leaves behind three brothers, Mark (Lisa) Knoester, Ron (Kimberly) Knoester, Ray Knoester. Paula will also be missed by relatives and friends from Newfoundland and Holland. She was predeceased by her parents, Jenny and Karl Knoester. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 18, 2003 from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. at Park Place Funeral Home, 51 Broadway Blvd., Sherwood Park, AB. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, June 19, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. at Park Place Funeral Home. Graveside Services will be held on Friday, June 20, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. at Brampton Cemetery, 10 Wilson Avenue, Brampton, Ontario. In lieu of floral tributes, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. PARK PLACE FUNERAL HOME Crematorium & Cemetery Ctr. Family Owned & Operated (780) 417-8000


PENTELUIK, Winnifred Rose
Source: The Edmonton Journal, July 17, 2003

On July 11, 2003, Winnifred Rose Penteluik of Wetaskiwin (formerly of Sherwood Park) passed away at the age of 77 years. She is survived by her loving family, daughter, Judy (Vern) Anderson of Wetaskiwin; sons, Robert of Drumheller, Stephen of Edmonton; grandchildren, Michael Anderson of Edmonton, Kayla and Christie Rose Penteluik of Drumheller; sister, Annie Durnford and brother, Lewis (Helen) Sheppard all of Newfoundland; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. She was predeceased by her husband, Steve; parents, Harold and Catherine Sheppard; sisters, Olive Sheppard and Isabel Slade; brother, Bill Sheppard. Funeral Service will be held Saturday, July 19, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. from the Immanuel Anglican Church (5103 - 46 Avenue, Wetaskiwin) with Pastor Louis Morin officiating. Interment to follow at the Vang Lutheran Church Cemetery. Memorials may be made ot the Arthritis Society or to the Canadian Diabetes Association. Funeral Arrangements entrusted to Baker Funeral Chapel 5302 - 50 Ave., Wetaskiwin, Alberta (780) 352-2501 ~ A Wombold Family Funeral Home ~


RYZUK, Nicholas Anthony
Source: The Edmonton Journal, July 20, 2003
Dad passed away peacefully at the Jubilee Nursing Home on Thursday, July 17, 2003 at the age of 87 years. He is survived by six daughters and three sons, Marii (Bob) Duncan of Edmonton, Liz (Andi) Pallas of Wizard Lake, Terry (Gary) Wenner of Calgary, Gloria (Iven) Moger of Kelowna, B.C., Cathy (Ralph) Kezar of Drayton Valley, Elmer (Margaret) of Shoal Harbour, Newfoundland, Dorothy of Rochester, Chris (Kathryn) of Shawnigan Lake, B.C., Mark (Colett) of Ardrossan; 30 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Marguerite in December, 1997. A private family memorial will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the SPCA or a charity of your choice. Howard & McBride Westlawn Chapel 484-5500


SIMMONDS, Stephen Wayne
Source: The Edmonton Journal, October 19, 2003

October 22, 1950 - October 17, 2003 On Friday October 17, 2003 Mr. Wayne Simmonds passed away at the age of 52. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Barbara Simmonds, four daughters; Tammy Haugen (Al) of Sherwood Park, Cindy Simmonds of Corner Brook, Newfoundland, Miranda Simmonds of Sherwood Park, Valerie Applin (Jeremy) of Sherwood Park. Wayne also leaves behind eight grandchildren, seven brothers and thirteen sisters and his parents. Visitation for the late Wayne Simmonds will be held on Monday October 20, 2003 at Park Place Funeral Home, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday October 21, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. at Park Place Funeral Home, 51 Broadway Blvd. Sherwood Park. Cremation to follow. Memorial donations may be made to the Cross Cancer Institute. Park Place Funeral Home Crematorium & Cemetery Ctr. Family Owned & Operated (780) 417-8000


PINSENT, Marjorie Joan
Source: The Edmonton Journal, October 31, 2003
On October 30, 2003, Mrs. Marjorie Joan Pinsent of Edmonton, formerly of St. John's, Newfoundland, passed away at the age of 68 years. She is survived by her loving husband, John L.; one son, John H.C. (Line) of Edmonton; two daughters, Shirley J. Pinsent of Edmonton and Jeanette L. (Stuart) Morton of Kelowna, BC; seven grandchildren, Chantal, Jonathan, Robert, Jason, Marlena, Tierany and Kyle; mother, Pearl Mugford of St. John's, NF; one brother and two sisters, Shirley Dyke of Exeter, New Hampshire, Dorothy (George) Parsons of Mount Pearl, NF and Baxter (Berta) Mugford of Paradise, NF; and sister-in-law, Eileen Cotter of Welland ON. Predeceased by her son, William L.; father, Harold Rose; brother, William Rose; sister-in-law, Flo Rose; and stepfather, William Mugford. Memorial Service Sunday, November 2 at 7:00 p.m. at Clareview Bible Church, 3629 - 145 Avenue with Chow Seng Liu officiating. Cremation in the Park Memorial Crematorium. In lieu of floral tributes, donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, #307, 10335 - 172 Street, Edmonton, AB T5S 1K9 or the Canadian Diabetes Association, #1010, 10117 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, AB T5J 1W8. To send condolences, visit www.parkmemorial.com Park Memorial Edmonton 426-0050 Family Owned Funeral Home, Crematorium, Reception Centre


CLANCEY, Ivan Eugene
Source: The Edmonton Journal, December 6, 2003
Ivan Clancey passed away peacefully on December 4, 2003. He leaves to mourn his wife of 33 years, Sharon; mother Irene of Grand Falls Windsor, NL, father Frederick of Edmonton, one brother Rex (Helen) of New Sarepta, two sisters June of St. John's, NL, and Judy of Grand Falls Windsor, NL; nieces Sherri and Roxanne of New Sarepta, as well as many friends. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects on Monday, December 8, 2003 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Hainstock's Funeral Home, 9810-34 Avenue, Edmonton. Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, December 9, 2003, 2:00 p.m. at Sherwood Park Best Western, 2100 Premier Way. Interment will follow at South Haven Cemetery. Hainstock's Funeral Home & Crematorium - 440-2999 Honoured Provider of Dignity Memorial


HILDA M. BAUER
Source: The Edmonton Journal, December 9, 2003

1916 - 2003 It is with great sadness that the Bauer family announces the passing of Dearest Hilda on December 8th at the age of 87 in Edmonton. Hilda is pre- deceased by her parents John and Lilly, identical twin sister Florrie, sister May, and brothers Pierce and George. She is survived by her loving husband Don; sons Doug and Chris; and grandchildren Innessa, Lee, Amanda, Allison and Amber. Born Hilda M. Gillett in the outport fishing village of Round Harbour Newfoundland, she later moved to Lewisporte, Grand Falls, and St. John's before immigrating to Canada in 1947. Hilda's love of life and people has cultivated for her many strong friendships from across the globe. For those who knew her well, they know that there was no bigger heart anywhere. Her long and courageous battle with cancer deserves a special commendation...spiritually positive right up to her passing...that is our Hilda Dear Hilda. We welcome celebration and memoriam of Hilda's life at St. Luke's Anglican Church, 8424 - 95th Ave., in Edmonton on Saturday, December 20, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of floral tributes, donations can be made to: South and Central Health Foundation, P.O. Box 739, Grand Falls-Winsor, Newfoundland, A2A 2K2.


SHARPE, Thomas James
Source: The Edmonton Journal, December 29, 2003
On December 26, 2003, Mr. Thomas James Sharpe of Edmonton, formerly of Twillingate, Newfoundland passed away at the age of 44 years. He is survived by his loving wife, Sue Bishopric; two daughters, Jamie Sharpe and Shayna Sharpe both of Edmonton; parents, Joan and Lester Sharpe, of Twillingate, NFLD; three brothers, Alex Anstey of Edmonton, Bruce Sharpe of British Columbia and Barry Sharpe of British Columbia; three sisters, Belinda Sharpe, Rowena Sharpe and Jennifer Sharpe all of NFLD;. Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Cremation has taken place at Park Memorial Crematorium. In lieu of other tributes, donations may be made to the S.P.C.A 12251 - 67 Street Edmonton, AB T5B 1M8. To send condolences visit www.parkmemorial.com Park Memorial Edmonton 426-0050 Family Owned Funeral Home, Crematorium, Reception Centre

 

 

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