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A Collection of Newfoundland Obits
from the
Edmonton Journal
2004

Filed chronologically as published for 2004

 

LEWIS, Henry Trickey
Source: The Edmonton Journal, January 14, 2004

On January 9, 2004, Dr. Henry T. Lewis of Edmonton, Professor Emeritus, University of Alberta, passed away suddenly at the age of 75 years. He leaves to mourn his loss his loving wife Nancy; two sons, Robert M. Lewis and his wife Shirley M. Solberg of St. John's, Newfoundland, Kevin T. Lewis and his wife Catherine J. Field of Edmonton; Carole Solberg and John Hoddinott of Edmonton; and numerous friends, students, and colleagues. Following cremation, a private family service was held. In lieu of flowers the Lewis family asks that friends consider a memorial gift in the name of Dr. Henry T. Lewis. Gifts may be directed to the University of Alberta, Development Office, 6th floor General Services Building, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2H1. Foster & McGarvey Limited, 428-6666.


MORASH, Edgar Bryson
Source: The Edmonton Journal, January 21, 2004

It is with great sadness that Ed's family announces the passing of their father and grandfather on January 19, 2004 at the age of 81 years. We will miss his sense of humour, his stories and the way he cared for us all. He will be remembered and loved always by his sons and their wives (Gordon and Peggy, Shawn and Karen), his daughter and her husband (Bonnie and Darrel), grandchildren (Erin, Kevin, Stephen, Meghan and Cailyn) and sisters Viola Harding and Althea (Bernard) Bradbury. He was predeceased by his wife Mary in 1998, infant daughter Lee and his brother Cyril. He will be missed by friends and family in Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, Manitoba, Alberta, Vancouver Island, Florida and Arizona. The family would like to thank Ed's caregivers for their support through his illness. He always felt he was especially fortunate in the care he was given. Special thanks to Dr. Veyantiz Naidu, the staff at the Misericordia transfusion unit, staff at the University Hospital Unit 5D4, and the wonderful people at St. Andrew's Centre and Driving Miss Daisy. Friends who wish to pay their last respects, may do so at Andrews-McLaughlin Funeral Home on January 23, 2004 from 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Reverend Vic Perron will celebrate a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Andrew Church, 12810 - 111 Avenue, on Saturday, January 24, 2004 at 10:30 a.m. with Interment to follow at Evergreen Memorial Gardens. Friends who so wish may make memorial donations directly to the Cross Cancer Institute, 11560 - University Avenue, Edmonton, AB T6G 1Z2.Andrews-McLaughlin Ltd., 10011-114th St. (780) 488-0121, to send condolences: www.connelly-mckinley.com


DOWDING, Ernest
Source: The Edmonton Journal, February 1, 2004

On Thursday January 29, 2004, Ernest passed away peacefully at the age of 85 years. He is survived by his wife Ruth (Fay), his daughter Theresa, daughter-in-law Lorraine, and step-daughters Wendy and Joyce. As well as six grandchildren; Loryssa, Pamela, Jillian, Michele, Roger, and James; two great-granddaughters Shannon and Emily; and one sister Maud of Hermitage, Newfoundland. Ernest was predeceased by his first wife Eva and one son Bill. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday February 4, 2004 At St. David's Anglican Church (7751 - 85 Street) at 2:00 p.m with The Reverend Michael Wimmer officiating. Interment to follow at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alberta Foundation for Diabetes research 12834 - 163 Street Edmonton, Alberta T5V 1K6 or to the Memorial Window Fund at St. David's Anglican Church 7751 - 85 street Edmonton, Alberta. Hainstock's Funeral Home & Crematorium, 440-2999. Honoured Provider of Dignity Memorial


FORD, Conor Michael
Source: The Edmonton Journal, February 9, 2004

On February 4, 2004 Conor Ford of Wetaskiwin passed away at the age of four years. Living in the hearts of all who knew him, Conor is survived by his loving parents, Darren and Kristy; brother, "Little Willy" Aidan; grandparents, Brian and Helen Ford of Halifax, Donald Pacholka of Conception Bay, Newfoundland and Carol Mercer of Ottawa as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, relatives and many friends. Please visit Conor's website link at: www.caringbridge.org/canada/conorford Memorial donations are gratefully accepted to the Kids Cancer Care Foundation of Alberta or to the Wetaskiwin Water Tower Fund. Conor enjoyed playing "spot the water tower" game which let him know he was getting close to home. Friends are invited to pay their respects at the Baker Funeral Chapel, 5302-50 Avenue, Wetaskiwin on Monday, February 9 and Tuesday, February 10 from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. A service in celebration of Conor's life will be held from Baker Funeral Chapel on Wednesday, February 11, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. Baker Funeral Chapel Wetaskiwin, Alberta (780) 352-2501 ~ A Wombold Family Funeral Home


BOURASSA, Sophia Margaret
Source: The Edmonton Journal, March 2, 2004
Mrs. Sophia Bourassa
, born in Norris Point, Newfoundland on February 21, 1921, passed away on February 28, 2004 in Edmonton, Alberta. Sophia will be lovingly remembered by her husband Wilfred Bourassa of Edmonton, her children: Joan Hughs of Charlottetown, P.E.I.; Terry (William) Stewart of New Brunswick; Margaret (Bernard) Robbins of Ontario; James McKenzie, Reuben (Gloria) McKenzie, Cora (Ray) Parsons and John McKenzie all of Newfoundland; Richard (Jill) McKenzie of Ontario; Elizabeth (Gideon) Randell and Christine Spurvey of Newfoundland; Derek McKenzie of Edmonton; Stella (Edward) MacFarlane of Ardrossan; Sheila Graham of Barbados and Gerald (Judy) McKenzie of Ontario. Sophia will also be missed by her 40 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren, four brothers: Bertie Major; John (Maureen) Major; George (Wynnona) Major and David Major, one sister Florence Parsons as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Sophia was predeceased by her daughter Lillian White in 1989 and by her brother Martin Major in 2003. Prayer service will be held on Wednesday, March 3, 2004 at 7:00 p.m. at the Evergreen Funeral Chapel, 16204 Fort Road, Edmonton where the Funeral service will be held on Thursday, March 4, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow at the Evergreen Memorial Gardens. To send condolences, visit www.evergreenmemorial.com Evergreen Funeral Chapel, Cemetery, and Cremation Center. Phone 472-9019.


CURTIS, George William
Source: The Edmonton Journal, March 8, 2004
George William Curtis
, born October 18, 1920 in St. John's Newfoundland, completed his mission on earth March 6, 2004, in Edmonton, Alberta. He will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his family: wife, Mildred; stepdaughters, Heather (Len) Woolley, Deborah (Jack) Williams; grandchildren, Bryce and Ashley Williams and Joshua Woolley; Nephew, Greg Curtis and great-nieces, Breanne and Nicole Curtis. George was predeceased by his father Ronald, his mother Mary and his only brother Ronald. From early childhood George's passion was learning and he loved to read. Papa was our encyclopedia. We always went to him if we had any questions with regard to literature, history, geography, spelling or grammar. George served in World War II and was stationed in Canada and England. A private service will be held. Reverend Shawn Terry officiating. George will be laid to rest in the Field of Honour at Evergreen Memorial Gardens. The family would like to thank Dr. Thomas Ranieri and the staff of Laurier House for their outstanding care and compassion. To send condolences, visit: www.evergreenmemorial.com Evergreen Funeral Chapel, Cemetery, and Cremation Center. Phone 472-9019.


PIERCEY, Seth James
February 29, 2000 - March 25, 2004
Edmonton Journal, March 27, 2004

"He was a flower too sweet for earth, Sent here but for awhile; God marked him when He gave him birth, And took him with a smile" With deep sorrow Brenda Snelgove and Stephen Piercey announce the sudden passing of their precious son Seth at the University of Alberta Hospital. Left to cherish Seth's memory are his sisters: Taya and Kira of Edmonton; his maternal grandparents Elizabeth Boland and John Snelgrove of Spaniard's Bay, Newfoundland; paternal grandparents Jennie and Sam Piercey of Iqaluit, Nunavut; great grandparents Elizabeth Walsh of Chapel Arm, Newfoundland, and Eric Piercey of Edmonton. Many aunts, uncles and cousins as well as many friends. Brenda and Stephen extend a special thank you to Dr. Lyle McGonigle and all of the dedicated nurses and support staff who cared for Seth with such compassion duing the four years of his life. Seth was a much loved boy who will be dearly missed. Funeral service will be held Tuesday, March 30, 2:00 pm, at Evergreen Funeral Chapel, 16204 Fort Road, Edmonton. In lieu of flowers, friends who wish to make donations in Seth's memory may do so to the Stollery Children's Foundation. Sign the Book of Condolence at www.evergreenmemorial.com Evergreen Funeral Chapel, Cemetery and Cremation Centre. Phone: 472-9019.


MULROONEY, Dennis
Source: The Edmonton Journal, March 28, 2004

Officers and Members of the Plumbers and Pipefitters Local Union 488 are asked to remember our late Brother, Dennis Mulrooney. A Funeral Service is being held in Newfoundland.


SCOTT, Dr. Josef Zdzislaw
Source: The Edmonton Journal, April 7, 2004

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved husband, father and grandfather, Dr. Josef Scott, on April 1, 2004 at the age of 64 years. Joe will be lovingly remembered by his wife and best friend of 40 years, Chris, his children: Andrew (Monisha), David, and Katherine (Andrew); his grandchildren: Chloe and Zachary; his brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews in England; and his many friends, colleagues and patients whose lives he touched over the years.

Joe was born in Warsaw, Poland in 1939, was raised and schooled in Birmingham, England, and emigrated to Canada in 1964. He began his practice in general medicine in Newfoundland before specializing and joining the Faculty of Medicine and being appointed Director of the Infertility Clinic at the University of Alberta in 1977. His kind and gentle manner and his easy-going nature made him a favorite among both his patients and his students. Joe was planning his retirement in the near future, and was returning from a month's vacation golfing in Arizona when he was suddenly taken from us. We are grateful that his last weeks were among the happiest in his life. Friends and family wishing to pay their respects may do so on Monday April 12, 2004 between 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. at Hainstock's Funeral Home, 9810 - 34 Ave. Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday April 13, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Thomas More Church, 210 Haddow Close NW. Friends who wish may make memorial donations to Alberta Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS), or charity of choice. Hainstock's Funeral Home and Crematorium 440-2999 Honoured Dignity Memorial Provider


McDOUGALL, Audrey Sarah
Source: The Edmonton Journal, May 5, 2004

On May 3, 2004 Audrey McDougall of Edmonton, formerly of Cavendish, Newfoundland, passed away at the age of 52 years. She is survived by her daughter Heather; Heather's father Terry; four sisters, Elva (Stanley) Pye, Vera (Hector) Sooley, Caroline Clarke, Janet (Jack) Pauls and numerous nephews, nieces and other family, whom she loved dearly. Audrey was predeceased by her parents, Douglas & Peninnah Jackson and one brother-in-law Edgar Clarke. A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, May 6, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of St. Luke and St. John, Intersection Mons and San Fortunato, Edmonton Garrison. An additional Memorial Service will be held in Newfoundland at a later date. Cremation has taken place. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Foundation, 11560 University Ave., Edmonton, AB, T6G 1Z2, or to the Chapel of St. Luke and St. John, CFB Edmonton, PO Box 10500, Station Forces, Edmonton, AB, T5J 4J5. EVERGREEN FUNERAL CHAPEL, CEMETERY AND CREMATION CENTER. 472-9019


BUTT, Michelle Marie
Source: The Edmonton Journal, May 13, 2004

On May 11, 2004, Michelle Marie Butt of Edmonton passed away at the age of 33 years. She leaves to mourn her two beautiful daughters, Megan and Taylor; her mom, Patsy; two sisters, Melissa and Rachel; brother, Jeremy (Shelly) and their daughter, Adeline; father, Keith and stepmom, Marina; stepbrother, Joshua; her loving friend, Sean; her best friend, Elaine, who gave such great comfort during Michelle's illness the last three years; two grandmothers in Newfoundland; many relatives and her nursing friends and colleagues. The family wishes to thank the staff of Station 31, Station 41 and Pastoral Care at the Royal Alexandra Hospital, also the Cross Cancer Institute for all their support. Relatives and friends may pay their respects Friday, May 14 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Park Memorial Chapel, 9709 - 111 Avenue. Funeral Service will follow at 6:00 p.m. at Park Memorial Chapel with Reverend Mark Blom OMI officiating. Cremation will follow in the Park Memorial Crematorium. In lieu of other tributes, donations may be made to a trust fund for her daughters, c/o Mrs. Patricia Butt. To send condolences, visit www.parkmemorial.com Park Memorial Edmonton 426-0050 Family Owned Funeral Home, Crematorium, Reception Centre


BURDEN, Reginald
Source: The Edmonton Journal, June 21, 2004
June 18, 1928 - June 18, 2004

On his 76th birthday, Reginald Burden, formerly of Carbonear, NL passed away in Edmonton. He was predeceased by his loving wife Jean in 2000. Lovingly remembered by his children Bruce, Randy, Linda, Christine, Stewart, Susan and Lisa and grandchildren. Visitation will take place on Monday, June 21, 2004, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Hainstock's Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, June 22, 2004, at 1:00 p.m. at Hainstock's Funeral Home, 9810 - 34 Avenue, Edmonton. Hainstock's Funeral Home & Crematorium, 440-2999. Honoured Provider of Dignity Memorial


COONEY, Madeline G.
Source: The Edmonton Journal, July 1, 2004
November 17, 1927 - June 28, 2004

Passed peacefully away at the Misericordia Hospital in Edmonton, AB at the age of 76 formerly of St. John's, NL. Predeceased by her mother Catherine Rice, brothers Mart and Phonse and sister Molly. Leaving to mourn her 12 children, seven sons, Peter (Ottawa), Joe (Edmonton), Brian (Beatrice) St. John's, Greg (Linda) St. John's, Gerard (St. John's), Tom (Edmonton), Tony (Karen) Edmonton, five daughters, Debbie (Ken) Edmonton, Rosalie (Dave) Edmonton, Anne (Gary) Fraser Lake, BC, Cathy (Norm) Whitecourt, AB, Bonnie (Burnaby, BC), one brother Frank (Helen) Rice, St. John's, one sister Ann Rice, St. John's and one sister-in-law Joan Cooney (St. John's), 19 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews and a large circle of friends in Edmonton and St. John's. Memorial Service to be held at Westlawn Memorial Gardens, 10132 - 163 Street, Edmonton AB at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, July 1, 2004. Memorial Service will be held in St. John's, NL at a later date. Cremation has taken place upon her request. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Alberta Kidney Foundation.


SMITH, Jeffery "Jeff"
June 15, 1969 - August 18, 2004
Edmonton Journal, August 19, 2004
Mr. Jeffery Smith
of Spruce Grove passed away suddenly at the age of 35 years. Jeff is survived by his loving wife Gail; two daughters, Melanie and Kristian at home; his parents Fred and Lorraine Smith; grandparents Alice and Wesley Eddy; two brothers Cyril and Trevor as well as many nieces, nephews and friends. Friends and relatives are invited to pay their respects on Friday, August 20 at 8:00 p.m. at Parkland Funeral Services, 3502 - 44 Avenue, Stony Plain. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, August 21 at 2:00 p.m. from Parkland Funeral Chapel. Jeff will be forwarded to Swift Current, Newfoundland to be interred in the Bethany United Church Cemetery at a later date. Parkland Funeral Services of Stony Plain in care of arrangements. 963-2520. An Honoured Provider of Dignity Memorial.


JANES, Amanda Lee
Edmonton Journal, September 8, 2004

On Sunday, September 5, 2004 Amanda Lee Janes was welcomed into heaven at the age of 18 years. Continuing to love her are her brother Eric; her parents David and Marlene; extended families in Newfoundland and Saskatchewan; her church family and dear friends. Viewing will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday September 9, 2004 at the Sherwood Park Pentecostal Assembly (1 Brower Dr.) where a Celebration of her Life will follow at 11:30 a.m. Interment will take place at Winton Cemetery in Saskatchewan on Saturday, September 11, 2004. Serenity Funeral Service 5311-91 St. 450-0101. Condolences: www.serenity.ca Your community owned not-for-profit society


TILLEY, Alvin (Norm)
Edmonton Journal, September 11, 2004
Norm Tilley
, born January 21, 1951 in Springdale, Newfoundland, passed away September 9, 2004, with the same quiet courage that he lived his life. Honoured to have shared his life and been loved so well by him are his wife Shirley, his children - Andrij (Calgary), Dana (Ottawa), Christopher (Barrhead), and Samantha (Calgary). Many more called him brother, Uncle and friend. Musician, Craftsman, Philosopher. Join us to share memories, yours, mine and ours on Sunday, September 12, 2004 at 2:00 P.M., in the Rich Valley Community Hall, Rich Valley, Alberta.


HODDER, Leah
Edmonton Journal, September 12, 2004
Anne Anne Hodder
of Oliver, B.C. formerly of Edmonton and Newfoundland, passed away peacefully on September 7th, 2004 at age 64. Anne is survived by her beloved husband of 45 years and best friend Calvin. She will be lovingly remembered by her children, Calvin R. (Kay), Randy (Kim), Lorne (Francine), Tammy, Russell (Janine) all of Edmonton and Rodger (Natasha) of Utah; as well as 16 special grandchildren and other family and friends. Funeral Services will be held on Monday, September 13th, 2004 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter - Day Saints, 4303 - 20 Avenue. (Millwoods Chapel). Viewing at 11:00 a.m. with a service to follow at noon. Interment at South Haven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Diabetes Foundation or to the Latter - Day Saints Perpetual Education Fund. Hainstock's Funeral Home & Crematorium, 440-2999. Honoured Provider of Dignity Memorial


COLBOURNE, Gregory Alfred Roy
Edmonton Journal, September 17, 2004

The untimely death of Gregory Alfred Roy Colbourne occurred suddenly at his home in Edmonton, Alberta on Wednesday, September 8, 2004. Born in Kentville, NS on February 21, 1959 he is survived by his parents Roy and Joan Colbourne of Oromocto, NB; two sisters Kimberley Colbourne of Oromocto, NB and Karen Colbourne (Steve) of Burton, NB; one nephew Gregory of Fredericton, NB; and one niece Tamara Dawn of Burton, NB; several aunts and uncles and numerous cousins, two of whom reside in Edmonton, AB. Greg was predeceased by his paternal grandparents Rita Colbourne of Corner Brook, NL; and Wallace Colbourne of Brighton, NL; his maternal grandparents Alfred and Anne Fudge of Corner Brook, NL. Services will be held at the Oromocto United Church on Winnebago Street at 3:00 P.M. on Saturday, September 18, 2004. Margie Patterson, United Church Pastor, and Max and Linda Barrett, Salvation Army Officers will officiate. Messages of condolences can be sent to the family at 411 Covert Street, Oromocto, NB, E2V 1E8.
NOTE:   deceased is a cousin to the contributor.


BYRNE, Stanley Joseph Michael (Stan, Dad, Grandpa)
1940 - 2004
Edmonton Journal, September 22, 2004

On September 19, 2004 Stan passed away of a long struggle with cancer of the esophagus. Stan was born in Conch, Newfoundland. He is greatly missed by his wife Carroll Byrne, daughter Tina, son Stanley, son-in-law Jamie, daughter-in-law Michelle, and grandson Bailey, along with his remaining family and friends. Stan's humor and music will be in our hearts forever, and hockey will never be the same!We would like to give a heartfelt thank you to everyone who cared for Stan over the past year. On Thursday, September 23, 2004 at 1:00 p.m., family and friends are welcome to join Father Leo Floyd at the Fort Saskatchewan Cemetery, 11090-86 Avenue, for the interment of Stan. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made to the Cross Cancer Institute. All arrangements entrusted to Riverview Funeral Services (780 998-9898).


RONAN, Donald Patrick
Edmonton Journal, September 22, 2004

Passed away peacefully on September 20, 2004, Don Ronan at the age of 49 years. He is survived by his loving wife Joanne and two daughters; Jessica and Shauntel, mother Margaret, five brothers, as well as relatives and friends in both Edmonton and Newfoundland. A Memorial service will be held on Friday, September 24, 2004 at 4:00 p.m. at Hainstock's Funeral Home, 9810 - 34 Avenue, Edmonton.In memory of Don, donations may be made to the Cross Cancer Institute, 11560 University Avenue, Edmonton, AB T6G-1Z2. Hainstock's Funeral Home & Crematorium, 440-2999. Honoured Provider of Dignity Memorial.


FRENCH, John Kevin
February 23, 1925 - October 21, 2004
Edmonton Journal, October 25, 2004

Born in St. John's, Newfoundland to Douglas French and Mary Brownrig, passed away suddenly at his home in Edmonton, Alberta. Survived by his loving wife, Pearl; and his children and their spouses, Kevin (Sylvia), Mary (Ron), Melonie, Maureen (Dave); stepchildren, Shelly (Mike), Ted, Kerry, Tally (Kelly); and grandchildren, Jonathon, Michael, Michael (Jana), Tirzah (Darren), Matthew, Jason, Trevor (Terra), Jake; step-grandchildren, Jennifer, Kenya, Kelsey, Sara; great-grandchildren, Logan, McKinley, Alexandrea, Nicole, Taylor; siblings, Kay, Caroline, Douglas, Edward and Harry. Predeceased by spouse Dorothy and granddaughter Tamara, and by his brother Patrick and sisters Nellie and Elizabeth (Biz).

John left home at the age of 16 and joined the Newfoundland Ferry Command which supported the RAF from Gander, Newfoundland where he assisted the war effort (WWII) by repairing aircraft and delivering them to international locations including North Africa, Greece, France and Scotland. After the war, he left Newfoundland to travel around the world. His first stop was Montreal, Quebec. Second was Toronto where he married Dorothy, raised his family and established a career in the automotive industry. After retirement in 1987, Jon and Dorothy moved their residence to Edmonton, Alberta following his two daughters, where they remained until Dorothy's death in 1997. In 1998, John met Pearl and they married in May 1999. They spent their free time travelling, visiting family and attending the Shangrila Seniors Club where John remained President. John and Pearl are the lucky ones to have not only found love once, but twice. For the last five years and five months, they have enriched each others lives with love, companionship and joy. While this time together was short, they have clearly defined true love. "The best and most beautiful things in this world Cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart." According to John's wishes, there will be no funeral or memorial service. Hainstock's Funeral Home & Crematorium, 440-2999.

 

 

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