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Newfoundland Obituaries
From The Edmonton Journal


BRAKE, Irene Teresa
December 16, 1940 - March 25, 2008
Irene Teresa Brake
passed away peacefully at the Dr. Charles L. LeGrow Health Centre on March 25, 2008 at the age of 67 years. Born at South Branch, she was the daughter of the late Elsie and William Brake. She was also predeceased by her sister Bernadette. She leaves to mourn, her loving family: son; George (Kristi) Pearce, grandson; Carson, son; Phillip Pearce (Vickie Bungay), daughter; Beverly Pearce, granddaughters; Cassandra, Ashley, and great-granddaughter; Macie. brothers and sisters; Imelda MacArthur, Zita (Norman) Muise of South Branch, Ella (Frank) Gale, Joyce (Morley) Lewis of Stephenville, Stella (Randy) Pitcher of Palgrave, ON.; Marion Andrews of Stephenville, Deanna (Darren St. Croix) Brake of Lower Sackville, NS, Wallace (Marvella) Brake, Benjamin (Helen) Brake of South Branch and Vincent (Bev) Brake of Edmonton, AB.; stepmother; Louise Brake of South Branch; her special friend and companion; Bill Aucoin of South Branch and a very large circle of aunts, uncle, nieces, nephews, and many, many friends. Visitation took place on Sunday at St. Sylvester Roman Catholic Church, South Branch, officiated by Father Lee Lainey. Interment of ashes followed at St. Sylvester Roman Catholic cemetery, South Branch. Funeral arrangements in the care of East Haven Funeral Home, Port aux Basques, (709) 695-2300.

CASSELL, Colin Junior
On May 21, 2008, Colin Junior Cassell of Fort McMurray was taken from us at the age of 31 years. Colin is lovingly remembered by his parents; Junior and Sandra Cassell of Leduc, AB, one sister; Tracey Randall of Tofield, AB, two daughters; Danielle Cassell of Fort Saskatchewan, AB and Hailee Cassell of Airdrie, AB. Colin is also survived by his grandmother; Phyllis Cassell of Newfoundland, his niece; Kayla Randall and his nephew; Christopher Randall both of Fort McMurray, AB as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.A Visitation will be held on Sunday, May 25, 2008 from 1:00 - 4:00 Serenity Funeral Service, #109, 4810-43A Avenue, Leduc, AB. The Funeral Service will take place on Monday, May 26, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. at Serenity Funeral Service Leduc. Burial will follow in the Leduc Cemetery. A trust fund for his children has been established and donations will be accepted through the Scotia Bank in Fort McMurray, AB. Condolences: Serenity Funeral Service, Leduc. 980-3688. Your Community Owned Not For Profit Funeral & Cremation Provider

Edmonton Journal March 18, 2008 (Tuesday)

On March 17, 2008, Mrs. Diane Dooley passed away at the age of 58 years. She is survived by her husband Wayne of 24 years; her children: Tony (Yvette) Young, Winston Young, Wayne G. Dooley; four grandchildren: Kassandra, Isabelle, Desmond and Peyton. Also survived by her mother Ruth Winsor and her brothers: Francis (Cindy) Winsor, Edward Winsor (Dorothy Street), Lewis Winsor (Brad Fjellstrom) as well as special nieces, nephews, family and friends. A special thank-you to Dr. Ted Roberts, Dr. Darin Bailey and Dr. Mahmood Nizam and the staff of Unit 51 at the Grey Nuns Hospital, also to the congregation of Millwoods United Church and Reverend Dale Irving for all your compassion and care. A Celebration of Diane's Life will be held on Wednesday, March 19, 2008 at 7:30 p.m. at Millwoods United Church, 15 Grand Meadow Crescent with Reverend Dale Irving officiating. A Memorial Service in Diane's honour will also be held on Monday, March 24, 2008 in St. John's, NL. Donations in Diane's memory may be made to the Stollery Childrens Hospital. 4th Flr. Aberhart Centre, 11402 - University Avenue, Edmonton, AB T6G 2J3. Condolences: Serenity Funeral Service, Edmonton, 450-0101. Your Community Owned Not For Profit Funeral & Cremation Provider.**

HOLMES, Mary Vivian
Edmonton Journal October 19, 2008 (Sunday)
Vivian Holmes
of St. Albert, Alberta passed away on October 15, 2008 at the age of 83 years. Vivian is survived by her loving husband, Allan; daughter, Cheryl (Brady); granddaughters: Amanda and Tiffanie; three grandsons, Noel, Lynden and Nolan; great-granddaughter, Annika. She was predeceased by her son, Brian in 1994. Vivian entered nursing training with the General Hospital in St. John's, Newfoundland in 1947. Shortly after graduating with her RN, she joined the royal Canadian Air Force as a Nursing sister. She was posted to a RCAF base at Langar, England where she met and married Allan. She practiced nursing in Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta as she followed Allan to his various postings. After moving to the Edmonton Area she worked for many years at Central Park Lodge, and later at Providence Center. She was well known for the TLC she gave all of her patients. She finally retired in September, 2007 after 60 years in the profession. A Memorial Service will be held at St. Albert United Church, on Tuesday, October 21, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Scott Agur officiating. Cremation. To send condolences:     Friends who so wish may make memorial donations directly to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 10985 - 124 Street, Edmonton, AB T5M OH9. Connelly-McKinley Funeral Homes St. Albert Funeral Home 780-458-2222. Established 1908.

KENNEDY, Timothy Joseph
Edmonton Journal November 29, 2008 (Saturday)
Kennedy, Timothy Joseph
, 45: Surrounded by the love of his family and friends, Tim passed away peacefully on Friday, November 28, 2008 in the Royal Alexandra Hospital, Edmonton, Alberta. He was the loving son of Albert and Kathleen Kennedy, Burton, NB. He is survived by his parents; his most cherished daughter, Leah; brothers; Don (Marianne), CFB Borden, Charlie (Debbie), Charlottetown, sisters; Lynne (Jeff), Halifax, Lori (Paul), Vancouver, Lisa (Mike), Burton, nephews; Danny, Donnie and Michael, nieces; Marie and Kathleen, grandniece Shaina and grandnephew Brandon, and many aunts, uncles and cousins in Newfoundland. He is also survived by his many dear friends in Alberta and NB. Tim served in the Military for three years after which he worked at, and eventually owned and operated the Luggage Centre in Edmonton. He was a kind-hearted man known for his sharp wit and great sense of humour. He was an exceptional athlete and a life-long hockey player. He touched many lives and helped many more throughout his 22 years within Edmonton's 12-step recovery community. A service to celebrate Tim's life will be held Saturday, November 29, 1:00 p.m. at Sacred Heart Church, 10821-96 Street, Reverend Jim Holland officiating. Deepest appreciation to the Staff of the Royal Alexandra ICU for the kind and compassionate care provided to Tim and his family. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Oromocto, NB, followed by internment in the parish cemetery. If desired, a donation to the charity of your choice in Tim's name would be gratefully accepted. Condolences: Serenity Funeral Service, Edmonton, 780-450-0101. Your Community Owned Not For Profit Funeral & Cremation Provider.

MAY, Terrence Scott (Terry)
Edmonton Journal May 17, 2008 (Saturday)

Passed peacefully away on May 14, 2008 in Edmonton, Alberta at the age of 47 years. Predeceased by his father, Ellison in 1977. Survived by daughter, Natalie. Also leaving to mourn; his mother, Ruth; sisters, Dianne (Brian), Yvonne (Tim) and Nadine (Barry); brothers, Jamie (Marie) and Glen (Kim); many nephews and nieces, and a wide circle of friends and relatives in Alberta and Newfoundland. Visitation on Monday, May 19 from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Park Memorial Chapel, 9709 - 111 Avenue, Edmonton. Funeral Service Tuesday, May 20 at 9:30 a.m. at Park Memorial Chapel. Inurnment in Newfoundland at a later date. "A proud Newfoundlander and a friend of many. Terry will be missed." To send condolences, visit Park Memorial Edmonton (780) 426-0050 Family Owned Funeral Home, Crematorium, Reception Centre.**

McKINNON, Alice (Tilley)
Montreal Gazette November 29, 2008 (Saturday)

It is with sadness we announce the passing away of Alice McKinnon (Tilley). Alice passed away peacefully after a lengthy illness. She is survived by her loving daughter Maureen and son-in-law John and her sister Rita. Alice is predeceased by her brother Clayton and her sisters Cavelle, Lilly and Audrey. She will be missed by all her friends and extended family in Kelligrews, Newfoundland. In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be sent to a Heart or Lung Foundation. The visitation will take place at Magnus Poirier Funeral Home 6825 boul. Sherbrooke Est in Montreal, on Saturday, November 29 from 3:30 to 9 p.m. and on Sunday, November 30 as of 9 a.m. A funeral service will be held on Sunday November 30, 2008 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of the complex.

May 1958 - November 24, 2008

The Members, Officers and Staff of Local Union 424, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers would like to express our deep sadness at the passing of Brother Andre Murphy. We honour Brother Murphy as a nine year Member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. Funeral Services are to be held in Newfoundland.

NICHOLL, Margaret (Peggy) Bernice
December 23, 1947 - November 28, 2008

Born in Bell Island, Nfld, Peggy passed away peacefully at the Grey Nun's Hospital at the age of 60. Predeceased by her husband Charles, Peggy is survived by: son Ken (Shari), daughter Judy (Ray), grandchildren; Renee, Todd, Samantha, Megan, Joel, Matthew, great-granddaughter Emily and numerous other relatives. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cross Cancer Institute.

ROSE, Stewart Clayton [with photo]
March 19, 1966 - October 25, 2008
Edmonton Journal October 29, 2008 (Wednesday)

On October 25, 2008, Mr. Stewart Clayton Rose passed away suddenly at the age of 42 years. He is survived by his daughter, April Rose; his parents: Clayton and Sharon Rose; brothers: Scott, Steven and Allan Rose and many extended family and friends. A Celebration honoring Stewart's Life will be held Friday, October 31, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. at Richmond Park Church, 9340 - 69 Avenue. Edmonton, AB. An interment will take place in Stephenville, Newfoundland at a later date. Donations in Stewart's memory can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Condolences:     Serenity Funeral Service, Edmonton, 780-450-0101. Your Community Owned Not For Profit Funeral & Cremation Provider.

SMITH, Gloria Carolyn
On April 19, 2008 Mrs. Gloria Carolyn Smith (nee Wiseman) of Sherwood Park, AB formerly of St. John's, NL, passed peacefully away in her sleep at the age of 60, following her short but difficult battle with cancer. She will be lovingly remembered as a caring and devoted wife and mother by her husband Douglas, son Darryl, daughter Christine (Ryan), and daughter Stephanie. She will also be remembered by her mother Betty Wiseman, her brother Robert Wiseman (Allison) and sister Diane Allen (Ernest). In addition, there are many family and friends who will miss Gloria greatly. She was predeceased by her father Cyril Edgar Wiseman and brother in law Ernest Allen.

Gloria Carolyn Smith was born October 12, 1947 in St. John's NL. During her life Gloria lived in Hornepayne, ON; Edmundston, NB; Dartmouth, NS; Winnipeg, MB; Sherwood Park, AB; and Oakville, ON; where her spouse's work as an engineer took them. A special thank you to the nurses and staff of Capital Health-Strathcona County Home Care and especially Trent Dusang, M.D. for the excellent care and compassion provided to Gloria and family during her short illness.

Following Gloria's wishes, cremation has taken place. There will be a viewing at Barrett's Funeral Home on May 2, 2008 in St. John's, NL at 10:00 a.m. for those who wish to attend followed by a service of thanksgiving at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Gloria's memory to the Alberta Cancer Society, 11560-University Avenue, Edmonton, AB. T6G 1Z2 or or the Daffodil Place, 136 Crosbie Road P.O. Box 8921, St. John's, NL A1B 3R9 or in St. John's, NL and are greatly appreciated. Please visit to sign the memorial guest book. Connelly-McKinley Funeral Homes Downtown Chapel (780) 422-2222 Established 1908

SMITH, Roland Stephen [with photo, with black Labrador]
October 13th, 1948 - November 6th, 2008
Edmonton Journal November 13, 2008 (Thursday)

On Thursday, November 6th, Roland Smith passed away at 60 years of age due to injuries from an accident on May 20, 2005. Born in Stephenville, Newfoundland and raised in St. Johns, Newfoundland. Roland has resided in Edmonton for the past 30 years. Roland had a great love for the outdoors, spending as much time possible camping in the Rockie Mountains. He was very talented at playing the button accordion as well as the guitar. Shown in the picture, taken about 40 years ago, was his best friend - a black labrador named Bear. Roland will be remembered for his generosity and uplifting, ambitious spirit. Survived by his daughters Melina, Elizabeth and Julie, and brothers Eric and Lloyd. Predeceased by wife Juliana. Private Service taking place in Banff and in St. Johns, Newfoundland.**

SMYTH, Dr. John
Dr. John Smyth
died at the age of 82 years. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 52 years, Myrtle; children: Mary (Brian), David (Leanne), Jane (Randy) and eight grandchildren: Alexander, Ryan, Samantha, Catherine, Rebecca, Aidan, Erica, Olivia and twins on the way from Jane. John was predeceased by his parents John Smith and Mary Parke and is the first of the children to pass. His siblings: Joan, Norman, Howard and Derek all still live in Northern Ireland. John graduated from medical school, Queen's University, Belfast, Northern Ireland in 1950. He then emigrated to Newfoundland where he started to practice in the outports and met his future wife Myrtle.

In 1954, he moved to Leduc and started practicing medicine and married Myrtle. He practiced in Leduc until 2000. John helped start the Leduc Hospital, Salem Manor Nursing Home and the Leduc Golf Course, all which are a large part of the city today. He was also a member of of the Rotary Club for 27 years, receiving the Integrity Award and becoming a life-long member. John was an ambassador for Leduc. He lived in the same house since 1963 and never considered living anywhere else.

Relatives and friends wishing to pay their respects may do so on Friday, July 18, 2008 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Hainstock & Son Funeral Chapel, Leduc. Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, July 20, 2008 at 3:00 p.m. at St. David's United Church, Leduc (4614 - 48 Street) with The Reverend Sheila Hagan-Bloxham officiating. Donations in memory of John may be made to Black Gold Health Foundation - Administrative Wing, c/o Leduc Community Hospital, 4210 - 48 Street, Leduc, AB T9E 5Z3. Hainstock & Son Funeral Chapel in care of all arrangements. 4802 - 47 Avenue, Leduc. Phone 986-2151.
"An Honored Provider of Dignity Memorial".

TINGLEY, Deborah Ann (nee Mullins) [with photo]
Edmonton Journal December 28, 2008 (Sunday)

On Thursday, December 25, 2008 Deborah Tingley of Edmonton passed away after a courageous battle with cancer. Debbie is survived by her loving husband Colin. As well, Debbie leaves to mourn her parents Richard and Phyllis Mullins, brothers Richard (Marguerite) Mullins, Wayne (Pam) Mullins, Darrell (Mercedes) Mullins, and brother-in-law Ken (Sheila) Tingley. She will also be deeply missed by her nieces and nephews and many friends. Debbie, born January 8, 1959, grew up in St. John's, Newfoundland. She moved to Edmonton where she met Colin. They married on September 25, 1999, after which time she and Colin devoted themselves to the care of Colin's mother. Cremation has taken place according to her wishes. A Gathering of remembrance will be held to allow her family and friends to celebrate her life on Tuesday, December 30, 2008 at 2;00 p.m. at the South Side Memorial Chapel, 8310 - 104 Street, Edmonton. Debbie's family will hold a service in St. John's, Newfoundland, time and location to be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alberta Cancer Foundation for Ovarian Cancer Research at the Cross Cancer Institute, 710 - 10123 - 99 Street, Edmonton AB T5J 3H1 or to the charity of one's choice. South Side Memorial Chapel. Paterson, Mittelstadt & Justik. (780) 432-1601. To send condolences visit,



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