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The Grand Falls Advertiser
December 2008

 

BLUNDON, Leonard - (Mar. 4, 1945–Dec. 9, 2008)–It is with great sadness that the families of the late Leonard F. Blundon announce his passing at his residence in Millertown, Nfld., aged 63 years. Predeceased by his father, Alfred Blundon. Left to mourn with fond loving memories are wife, Cecilia (Sis); sons, Christopher (Michelle) of St. John’s and Sheldon (Maxine) of Millertown; mother, Lillian; as well as a large circle of relatives and friends. The funeral service took place Saturday, Dec. 13, 2008 at 2 p.m. from the Millertown Community Church with Rev. Coles officiating. Interment followed at the Millertown Cemetery. In his memory donations may be made to the Millertown Community Church fund. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, Grand Falls-Windsor.

BUDGELL, Charlotte (née Seymore) October 17, 1921 - December 31, 2008 - It is with great sadness that the families of the late Charlotte Budgell announce her passing at the Dr. Hugh Twomey Health Center in Botwood, NL, aged 87 years. Predeceased by her husband, Edgar Budgell; son, Jerry Budgell; sisters, Eleanor Cramm, Sadie Charr, Nethia Pearce and Lucy Whitt; brothers, Max Seymore, Joe Tarrent, John Seymore and Lorne Seymore. Left to mourn with fond loving memories are; daughter, Anne (Lloyd) Burt; son, David (Evelyn) Budgell; grandchildren, Jessie (Ern) Bowers, Sadie (Larry) Foss, Clyde (Joan) Burt, Shawn (Valarie) Burt, Kelly (Ronald) Sheppard, Donna Burt, Beverley (Trevor) Blake, Shane Budgell and Robin (Jeff) Locking; great-grandchildren, Sheldon, Sarah, Shaunarae, Stephen, Renee, Kayla, Sonya, Stephanie, Brittany, Andrew and Melanie; great-great-grandchild, Camryn; sisters, Edith (Rex) Chaulk; brother, Leonard Seymore. The funeral Service took place, Saturday, January 3, 2008 at the Salvation Army Church in Peterview, NL. The interment followed at the Salvation Army Cemetery in Peterview, NL. Visitation took place Friday at 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. from Botwood Funeral Home, Botwood, NL. Flowers kindly accepted as well. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society. Pallbearers were Clyde Burt, Ronald Sheppard, Stephen Sheppard, Freeman Curtis, Sterling Keefe and Benson Blake. Funeral Arrangements have been entrusted to Botwood Funeral Home.

BUDGELL, John - Passed peacefully away after a lengthy illness at the Central NL Regional Health Care Centre, Grand Falls-Windsor, John Gerard Budgell, Grand Falls-Windsor. He was 59 years of age. Mr. Budgell retired from the NL Liquor Corporation in 2006. Predeceased by parents, John and Mary (Molly) Budgell; infant brother, David. Left to mourn are his wife, Mary Budgell; son, John T. Budgell (Sara Pinsent), High Prairie, AB; daughter, Genevieve (Jody Gillard), Grand Falls-Windsor, NL. Also leaving to mourn are his sister, Hannah Budgell; brothers, Richard (Ann-Marie) and William (Marie) and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Father William Houlahan conducted the Funeral Mass at St. Joseph’s Parish, Grand Falls-Windsor on Dec. 24, 2008. Interment was at the Roman Catholic Cemetery, Grand Falls-Windsor. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Hoskins Funeral Home. Pallbearers are Jocko Glavine, Matthew Glavine, David Glavine, Paul Glavine, Dr. Tom Poole and Gus Fudge.

BYRNE, Allison E. (nèe Hedges) - Passed away peacefully at the Rockyview Hospital in Calgary, Alberta on Dec. 21, 2008 surrounded by family members, Mrs. Allison Byrne, aged 80 years of Grand Falls-Windsor, NL. Predeceased by husband, Peter (Jan. 1, 2006); parents, Edward and Sarah Hedges; sisters, Geraldine (Les) Howell and Bernice (James) Peddle; brothers, Edward (Anne) and Sim (Betty); brother-in-laws, Jim and Jack Byrne; sisters-in-law, Bride Foley and Minnie Beaton. Left to mourn with precious memories are daughters, Beverley (Bert) Anstey of Calgary, Alberta, Bonnie (Darroch) Vokey of Carbonear, NL, Joanne (Sean) Hynes of Calgary Alberta; sons, Edward (Madeline) of Mount Pearl; Peter (Louise) of Pasadena, NL, Paul (Beda) of Okotoks, AB. Her grandchildren, who she cherished and loved so much Brad and Brenda Anstey, Paul and Shelly Byrne, Peter (PJ) and Lisa Byrne, Heather, Renee and Glen Vokey, Jessica, Samantha, Sara Byrne; greatgrandchildren, Ethan, Allison, Elli, Brandon, Bailey, Lorelai and Tyler; brother, Robert (Georgina) Hedges of Eastport; sisters, Jean (Don) Black of California, Dot (Bob) Dunwell of California; brother-in-law, Pat Byrne of Buchans, Sam (Marg) Byrne of Fogo Island; sister-in-law, Helen Byrne of Calgary, AB, Emma Byrne of Sudbury, ON, Amelia (Peter) Turrek of Winnipeg, MB; as well as a large circle of nieces, nephews and close friends. A family service was held on Dec. 23 in Calvary with cremation followed. Funeral services took place in Grand Falls-Windsor on Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009 at 2 p.m. from The Cathedral of Immaculate Conception. Visitation will took place Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009 at 7 p.m.-9 p.m., Friday, Jan. 9, 2009 at 2 p.m.-4 p.m. and 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, 10 Bayley Street, Grand Falls-Windsor, NL. Flowers greatly accepted or donations in her memory may be made to the Children's Wish Foundation or the Alzheimer's Society.
Mom will be greatly missed.

CAREY, William Joseph (March 20, 1920 - December 18, 2008) It is with great sadness that the families of the late William J. Carey announce his passing at the Central Newfoundland Regional Health Centre, aged 88. Predeceased by his parents, Thomas and Margaret Carey; brothers, James, John, and Father Michael Carey; sisters, Kathleen, Bridget, and Ellen; Left to mourn with fond loving memories are; wife, Mary of Grand Falls-Windsor; daughter, Deanne (Chris) Wooton of Grand Falls-Windsor, NL; grandchildren, David and Nicole; sister, Mary Matthews of St. John’s NL; as well as a large circle of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. The funeral service will take place Saturday, December 20, 2008 at 2 p.m. from the Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church with Father William Hearn officiating. Internment will take place at the Roman Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will take place Thursday, December 18, 2008 at 7-9, Friday December 19, 2008 at 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 pm from Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, Grand Falls-Windsor, NL. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Sunset Memorial Funeral Home. Grand Falls-Windsor, NL.

CONNOLLY, Edmund James (Ted) – Passed peacefully away in the presence of his family at the Health Sciences Centre, St. John’s on Dec. 6, 2008, Edmund James (Ted) Connolly, age 80. Predeceased by his wife Margaret (2006), brothers, Bill, Jerry and Frank, and sister, Mary. Leaving to mourn his sisters, Margaret (Jim) Byrne, Madeline Insalaco, Newbury Port, U.S.A., Geraldine Haring, Joan (Tom) O’Reilly, and Maureen (Ray) Whalen; and brother Pat (Agnes), Brooklyn, NY. Also leaving to mourn a large circle of nieces, nephews and friends, as well as special neighbour, Tom Fagan of Grand Falls-Windsor. Ted loved the outdoors and was an avid salmon fisherman. He was a 4th Degree Knight(s) of Columbus and worked with CN until his retirement in 1984. He lived in Grand Falls-Windsor until May, 2006, when he moved to St. John’s. Special thanks to all of his caregivers in Grand Falls-Windsor and at Chancellor Park. Rested at Central Funeral Homes, Grand Falls-Windsor. Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2008 at 11 a.m. from the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Grand Falls-Windsor. Interment was at the Roman Catholic Cemetery, Union Street. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Jim Maidment of Central Funeral Homes.
May he rest in peace.

DAVIS, Gregory Luke Jr. - 1938 - 2008 – It is with great sadness that the family of the late Gregory Luke Davis Jr. Announce his passing at the Health Science Centre in St. John’s on December 1, 2008 at the age of 70. Gregory was a member of the Knights of Columbus and he retired from CN Rail in 2003. He is predeceased by his mother, Margaret and father, Gregory Sr., brother, Brendon. Left with fond and loving memories are his loving wife of 50 years Florence (nee Cleary); sons, Greg (Sheila) of Bishop’s Falls, NL, Shannon of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Dan (Cindy) of Paradise, NL, Brian (Carla) of Amherst, NS, Gord (Debbie) of Corner Brook, NL, Shane (Vanessa) of Brampton, ON; daughters, Mary Roberts (Dave) of Bishop’s Falls, NL, Brenda Mills (Paul) of Bishop’s Falls, NL, and Denise (Mike Hurley) of Bishop’s Falls, NL. Also leaving to mourn are 19 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; sisters, Constance, Pat, Betty, Joan, and Paula; brothers, Terry and Gord, along with a large circle of nieces, nephews and friends. Father Coady conducted the funeral service at the Sacred Heart Church on December 5, 2008. Interment will be at the Roman Catholic Cemetery in Bishop’s Falls. Pallbearers are Shane Davis, Ryan Davis, Gregory Davis, Paul Mills, Mike Hurley, Brian Davis, Dave Roberts, and Steve Davis. Honorary pallbearers are Gord Davis and Jack Reid. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Mike Goodyear of Central Funeral Homes.

DROVER, Gwendolyn - Passed peacefully away on Dec. 28, 2008 at her residence in Grand Falls-Windsor, Gwendolyn Drover. She was 75 years of age. Predeceased by husband, Harvey Sr.; parents, George and Lucy White; brothers, Melvin, Cecil and Wilson. Left to mourn her passing are her son, Harvey (Buss) Drover (Anne); daughter, Kathy Jones (Alan). Also leaving to mourn sisters, Mardell Blackmore (Joe), Elsie Sparkes (Warren); brothers, Arthur (Maisie) White, Gary (Eileen) White, Clarence White, Donald (Ann) White, Eric White; six grandchildren, Rod (Margaret) Osmond, Rob (Karen) Brace, John Drover, Mark Brace, Jason Drover, Michelle (Mike) Johnson; eight great-grandchildren, A.J. Cooke, Paul Cooke, Jordan Penney, Jesse Penney, Jason Brace, Julee Brace, Riley Brace and Reese Johnson and many other relatives and friends. Visitation was at Hoskins Funeral Home on Saturday 2 p.m.-4 p.m. and 7 p.m.-9 p.m.. A memorial service took place from St. Alban's Anglican Church on Sunday at 2 p.m.

FARR, John Benedict (1949 - 2008) - It is with great sadness that the family of the late John Benedict Farr announce his passing at the Central Newfoundland Regional Health Center on December 16, 2008, at the age 59. He was a member of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception Church. John is predeceased by his wife, Josephine Helen (Tubrett) Farr. Left with fond and loving memories are sons, John Farr of Grand Falls-Windsor and Jim Farr of Grand Falls-Windsor; daughter, Corrinne Farr of Clarenville. Also leaving to mourn are grandson, Johnny Cater, four brothers, three sisters and a large circle of family and friends. Father Richard Salas conducted the funeral mass at the Cathedral of Immaculate Conception on December 20, 2008. Interment was at the Roman Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers were brothers, Allan Farr, Harold Farr, Wayne Farr, and Pat Farr; friends, Harris Rowsell and Ron Cluney. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Mike Goodyear of Central Funeral Homes.

FORWARD, Amanda Laura - It is with great sadness that the family of the late Amanda Laura Forward of Corner Brook announces her sudden passing on December 18, 2008 at the age of 20 years, as the result of a tragic motor vehicle accident. Amanda was the loving daughter of Gail Langdon-Marche (Donny) and John Forward (Sandra); loving sister of Johnathan Forward (Shungu), and endearing granddaughter of Gower and June Langdon of Botwood and Lloyd and Shirley Forward of Halifax. Also left with fond memories are her stepsisters, Heather and Courtney Marche; stepbrother and sisters, Sonya, Jonathan and Sheila Gould, nephews, Dion and Josh; aunts and uncles; and a large circle of other family and friends in whose hearts she will live forever. Amanda was a lover of creatures great and small. She graduated from Regina High School, Corner Brook in 2006 and was pursuing a degree in biology at Memorial University with hopes of a career in animal science and care. The funeral service took place at First United, Park St. on Tuesday, December 23, 2008 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Dr. Wayne Cole officiating. Interment followed at Mount Patricia Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Country Haven Funeral Home, 167 Country Road, Corner Brook. As expressions of sympathy donations may be made to the SPCA or to a charity of one’s choice. The family guestbook can be signed or donations made by visiting our website at www.country-haven.ca

HENNESSEY, Allan Peter – Passed peacefully away on Tuesday, December 2, 2008 at the Hospice Renfrew in his 67 year, Allan Peter Hennessey of Petawawa, Ontario. Beloved husband of Judith Anne Hennessey (nee Hawkins), Loving father of Paula (Mike) Stefanich of North Bay. Dear brother of Leo and Tom of Nova Scotia, Ted and Paul Hennessey of Grand Falls-Windsor, Newfoundland. Predeceased by parents, Leo and Gertrude Hennessey (nee Edwards), by sister, Jean Perrin and by brother, Alphonsus Hennessey. Allan will be sadly missed by his many nieces and nephews and lifelong friends. Allan left Grand Falls in 1962 to join the Canadian Guards Regiment Pipe and Drum Band. He participated in the annual changing of the guard ceremonies on Parliament Hill in Ottawa for many years as a drummer and drum major. After the Canadian Guards disbanded in 1970, Allan enlisted with Royal Canadian Regiment until 1995 when he retired from the Armed Forces in Petawawa. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, Petawawa on Saturday, December 13, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. Online Condolences may be left at www.nevillefuneralhome.ca

HISCOCK, Roy Anderson – (Nov. 17, 1924–Dec. 2, 2008) – It is with great sadness that the families of the late Roy Hiscock announce his passing at the Central Newfoundland Regional Health Centre in Grand Falls-Windsor, aged 84. Predeceased by his parents, Ambrose and Elizabeth Hiscock; infant son, David; brother, Herbert; sister-in-law, Rose; son-in-law, John Power. Left to mourn with fond loving memories are wife, Delilah; children, Elizabeth, Robert (Marie), Kathryn (Aubrey Anderson); grandchildren, David, Matthew, Andrew and Emily; as well as a large circle of relatives and friends. The funeral service took place Friday, Dec. 5, 2008 at 2 p.m. from Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Grand Falls-Windsor, with Rev. Randy Lockyer officiating. Visitation took place on Wednesday and Thursday from Sunset Memorial Funeral Home. In his memory donations may be made to the Dr. H. Bliss Cancer Clinic, Grand Falls-Windsor. Pallbearers were son, Bob Hiscock; grandsons, David Power, Matthew Hiscock, Andrew Hiscock; son-in-law, Aubrey Anderson; and friend, Randy Bragg. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, Grand Falls-Windsor.

HOLLETT, Effie Barbara - Passed peacefully away Dec. 26, 2008, after a lengthy illness, Effie Barbara Hollett, with her daughter Barbara at her side, supported and comforted by Sister Fernand, who was with her till the end. Effie was born in Grand Falls-Windsor, Newfoundland on Oct. 13, 1919 to John and Mary Eastman. In the summer of 1937, Effie married Arthur Hollett and together they raised four sons and four daughters and suffered the loss of three other children, who sadly passed away as infants. Effie was predeceased by her parents, John and Mary Eastman of Grand Falls-Windsor; husband, Arthur; three sons, David, John, William; two daughters, Edith and Jean; five brothers, Andrew and William Eastman of Ontario, Lewis, Clayton and Hubert Eastman of Grand Falls-Windsor; two sisters, Violet of Ontario and Carrie of Newfoundland. Left to mourn her passing are four daughters, Pearl (husband, Max Norris) of Eckville, Alta.; Ada Wilkinson of Ottawa, Ont.; Barbara George of Ponteix, Sask.; Hazel Sugg of SunRidge, Ont.; two sons, Arthur Hollett (wife, Carolyn) of Kingston, Ont., Munden Hollett of Linden, Alta.; as well as numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Effie will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Funeral services took place from Lemieux Funeral Home, Ponteix, Sask, Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2008. Internment followed at Ponteix Town Cemetery. Pallbearers were grandsons, Howard George and Raymond Sugg; great-grandsons, Richard Sugg and Richard George; granddaughters, Edith Norris, Lillian Liikala and Inez Archbold.

JACKSON, Gordon James – Passed peacefully away on Dec. 3, 2008 at the Central Newfoundland Regional Health Centre, Grand Falls-Windsor, surrounded by his loving family and welcomed into the arms of Jesus, Gordon James Jackson of Grand Falls-Windsor. He was 82 years of age. Mr. Jackson retired from the family Blacksmith business in the late 60’s. Predeceased by wife, Laura; son, Terry; son-in-law, Wally. Left to mourn are sons, Gordon Jr., Tom (Lavina), Randy, Roger (Lori), Rodney (Paula); daughters, Patricia, Linda (Brian), Barbara (Dave), Colleen and Gale. Also leaving to mourn are sisters, Queen, Pearl and Violet; brothers, Charles (Busher) (Fidalis), Dave (Junior) (Patricia); 20 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and a large number of nieces, nephews and friends. Pastor Gary Andrews and Pastor Elaine Rideout conducted the funeral service from the Windsor Pentecostal Church, Grand Falls-Windsor on Friday, Dec. 5, 2008. Interment followed at the Windsor Pentecostal Cemetery, Caribou Road. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Hoskins Funeral Home, Grand Falls-Windsor. Pallbearers were his brother, Dave; sons, Gordon Jr., Tom, Roger, Rodney; special family friend, Peter Barry.

JEWER, Elsie Marie - Passed peacefully away Jan. 17, 2009 at the Central Newfoundland Regional Health Centre, Grand Falls-Windsor, Elsie Marie Jewer. She was 90 years of age. Predeceased by husband, Douglas; parents, Wilfred and Dulcie Brett; infant son, Wilfred; son, Scott; daughter, Verbena Budgell; son-in-law, Cyril Hennessey; daughter-in-law, Eileen Jewer; three brothers and one sister. Left to mourn sons, Otto (wife, Ella) of Grand Falls-Windsor, Wallace (wife, Joan) of Medicine Hat, Alta., Edward (wife, Pearl) of Grand Falls-Windsor, Boyde {Bud} (wife, Sharon) of Calgary, Alta., Gerald (wife, Helen) of Grand Falls-Windsor, Shawn of Grand Falls-Windsor; daughters, Joan Hennessey of Grand Falls-Windsor, Hazel (husband, Ludrick Burt) of Grand Falls-Windsor, Peg (husband, Achie Grey) of Strathmore, Alta., Louise (husband, Harold Fancey) of Medicine Hat, Alta., Marie (husband, Llewlyn Fancey) of Bishop’s Falls, Margaret (husband, Roger Tilley) of Grand Falls-Windsor, Judy (husband, Brian Jassman) of Calgary, Alta. Also leaving to mourn son-in-law, Roger Budgell; sisters, Betty Butt, Bishop’s Falls; 32 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; a large circle of other relatives and friends. Pastors Gary Andrews and Elaine Rideout conducted funeral services at Windsor Pentecostal Church, Grand Falls-Windsor on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009. Interment was at Windsor Pentecostal Cemetery, Caribou Road, Grand Falls-Windsor. Funeral arrangements were by Hoskins Funeral Home, Grand Falls-Windsor. Pallbearers were sons, Otto, Wallace, Edward, Boyde, Gerald and Shawn.

JEWER, Gordon Macdonald – Passed peacefully away on Tuesday, December 9, 2008 at home surrounded by his loving family after a courageous battle with cancer, Gordon Macdonald Jewer of Bell Island (formerly of Botwood) at the age of 60. Predeceased by his parents, Morley and Katie Jewer, father-in-law, Arthur Jackman; brothers-in-law, Doug and Cyril Jackman, sister-in-law, Loretta Jewer and nieces, Jillian Jewer and Allison Bennett. Leaving to mourn his loving wife and best friend, Mary; darling daughter, Karen (Tom) Murphy; precious son, Mark (Jo Ann), and the light of his life, granddaughter, Keziah Murphy. Also, brothers, Malcolm (Joan), Alastair (Vera), David (Christina), Arch (Joanne), Ken (Donna); sisters, Beulah (Gerry) Lewis, Ida Jewer, Mona (Bert) Broderick and Margie Jewer; mother-in-law, Helen Jackman; in-laws, Rosemarie (Ray) Bennett, Mildred Jackman, Irene Rees, Peggy (Martin) Boland, Vivian (Dan) Stone, Michael (Madeline) Jackman, Cathy (Jerry) Murray, Christine (Ed) Everson and Linda Gosse; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He will be sadly missed by his closest and best friend of 50 years Bill (Mary) Humber and family, and many other close friends and colleagues. Visitation was at Masonic Lodge, Main Street, Bell Island on Thursday, December 11, 2008 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. A memorial service was held at Jackson United Church, Bell Island on Friday, December 12, 2008 at 2:30 p.m. Then rested at Hoskins Funeral Home, 271 Water Street, Botwood on Saturday, December 13, 2008 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m to 9:00 p.m. Interment followed at the Botwood United Church Cemetery, King’s Ridge Road on Sunday, December 14, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. In Lieu of flowers donations may be made to The Daffodil Place.

KEARLEY, Bessie May–Passed peacefully away Dec. 13, 2008, at the Central Newfoundland Regional Health Centre, Grand Falls-Windsor, Bessie May Kearley of Bishop’s Falls. She was 82 years of age. Predeceased by parents Munden and Fannie Smith; husbands, Philip Luff and Arthur Kearley; granddaughter, Susan; brothers, Colin and Arthur; sister, Edna Picco. Left to mourn are sons, Roy of Bishop’s Falls, David of Bishop’s Falls; daughters, Gladys of Botwood; Edna (husband, Visay Prasad) of Bishop’s Falls and Dorothy (husband, Charles Abbott) of Pickering, Ont. Also leaving to mourn sisters, Fannie, Margaret (William), Winnie (Harold); brothers, Munden, George (Joanne), Harry; five grandchildren and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Pastor J.E. White conducted funeral services at the Calvary Pentecostal Tabernacle, Bishop’s Falls, Monday, Dec. 15, 2008. Interment was at the Pentecostal Cemetery, Bishop’s Falls. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Hoskins Funeral Home, Bishop’s Falls. Pallbearers were Bert Luff, Alan Luff, Glenn Luff, Lindsay Welsh, John Saunders and Gary Luff.

LANGDON, Bruce Duff - Passed away suddenly Dec. 21, 2008, at the Dr. Hugh Twomey Health Care Centre in Botwood, Bruce Duff Langdon of Northern Arm, at the age of 88. Mr. Langdon was a retired employee of the Dept. of Highways. Predeceased by his parents, Thomas and Margaret Langdon; brother, Grant Langdon; sister, Edith Langdon; and sister-in-law, Ruby (Humphries) Langdon. Left to mourn are his sister, Ethel (Langdon) Evans; brother-in-law, Harry Evans; nieces and nephews, David (Denise) Evans of Charlottetown, P.E.I., Doreen Gardner of Scarborough, Ont., Sandra (Alex) Noel of Cambridge, Ont., Eileen Evans of Grand Falls-Windsor, Andrew "Buck" Evans of Grand Falls-Windsor, Barry (Donna) Evans of Grand Falls-Windsor, Brian Evans of Grand Falls-Windsor; Cynthia (Jerry) Langdon of Botwood, Mary Langdon of St. John’s, James (Faye) Langdon of Fort McMurray, Alta., Paul (Pauline) Langdon of Ottawa, Ont., and Donna (Adam) Langdon of Brampton, Ont. Marilyn Rees and Rev. Linda Burt conducted the funeral services at Faith United Church, Northern Arm, on Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2008. Internment followed at Northern Arm Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Hoskins Funeral Home, Botwood. Pallbearers were Barry Evans, Brian Evans, Eileen Evans, Andrew Evans, John Horwood and Roy Rees. Honorary pallbearers were Andrew "Buck" Evans and Stephen Ball

LEDREW, Terrance Parsons (1935-2008) - It is with great sadness that the family of the late Terrance Parsons LeDrew announce his passing at the Central Newfoundland Regional Health Centre in Grand Falls-Windsor on Dec. 25, 2008 at the age of 73. He was a member of the Central Newfoundland Antique Auto Club. Terrance is predeceased by his first wife, Margaret LeDrew and son, Terry LeDrew. Left with fond and loving memories are his wife, Mona; sons, Wade (Tracy) of Oshawa, ON, Trevor (Kristan) of Belle River, ON and Gregory Dyke (Alyssa) of Surprise, Arizona; daughters, Cindy LeDrew (Kim Vitarelli) of Oshawa, ON and Lynda O’Neill (Terry) of Grand Falls-Windsor; daughter-in-law, Janet of Oshawa, ON. Also leaving to mourn are his twin brother, Jerry (Marguerite) and brothers, Ronald (Maude) and Hedley (Mary); sisters, Doreen (Archie Rice), Glenys (Lloyd Yorke), Joan (Bram Butt) and Patricia (John Jones); grandchildren, Matthew, Michael, Joshua, Kevin, Amber, Trent, Paige, Pearson, Beatrix and Zachary. Rev. Howard Crooks conducted the funeral service at the Memorial United Church on Dec. 28, 2008 at 2 p.m. Interment was at the United Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Mike Goodyear of Central Funeral Homes.

LOVELESS, Grace - Passed peacefully away Dec. 29, 2008, in the presence of her three daughters, Grace Loveless at the Central Newfoundland Regional Health Centre, Grand Falls-Windsor. She was 80 years old. Mrs. Loveless was a member of the Women’s Ministries in Harbour Breton and the Evangel Pentecostal Church. Predeceased by husband, Albert in 2001; sisters, Emily and Minnie; brothers, Arthur and Walter; special niece, Velma Strickland. Left to mourn are daughters, Annie (husband, Chesley) Hillyard of Grand Falls-Windsor; Audrey (husband, Kevin) Hickey of Harbour Breton; Goldie (husband, Richard) Tibbo of Harbour Breton. Also leaving to mourn special nephew, Clyde Stoodley Sr. and wife, Frances; sister-in-law, Goldie and John Godfrey; brothers-in-law, Edward and Mayna Loveless of Buffalo, N.Y.; Clarence and Linda Loveless of Dartmouth, N.S.; nine grandchildren, Rhea (Wayne); Trudy (Jim); Jeremy (Tracey), Rebecca (Andy), Julian, Charlene (Glynn), Joseph, David and Dru; eight great-grandchildren, Cassandra, Alyssa, Parker, Brandon, Landon, Leyton, Matthew and Mylee; and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Pastor Marvin Burton conducted funeral services at Hoskins Funeral Home on Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2008. Interment was at Harbour Breton Pentecostal Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were by Paul and Debbie Hoskins of Hoskins Funeral Home. Pallbearers were grandsons, Jeremy Hickey, Julian Hickey, Joseph Hickey, Dru Hillyard; sons-in-law, Richard Tibbo and Kevin Hickey. Honorary pallbearers were Clyde Stoodley Sr., Edward and Clarence Loveless.

MERCER, George Bruce (1932-2008) - It is with great sadness that the family of the late (George) Bruce Mercer announce his passing at home in Grand Falls-Windsor on December 18, 2008, at the age of 76. He was a member of the Salvation Army and retired from Abitibi in Grand Falls-Windsor. Bruce is predeceased by his parents, Donald and Blanche Mercer, and sister, Madeline Vokey. Let to mourn with fond and loving memories are his wife, Vera Mercer; sons, Richard (Pauline) Mercer of Gander, NL and Todd (Jennifer) Mercer of Springdale, NL; daughters, Donna Phillips of Bermuda, Ann (Michael Phillips) of Bermuda, and Kim (Roland Baker) of Grand Falls-Windsor, NL. Also leaving to mourn sister, Ruby Feener; grandchildren, Ashley and Allison Baker, Steven and Sarah Mercer, Sherry LeDrew (Peter), Mark Mercer (Krystal), Justin and Jeremy Phillips, Richard and Jennifer Phillips; great-grandchildren, Hailey and Ryan Mercer. Along with special friends, Norman (Yvonne) Sanger, Brud (Lulu) Burge, Paul (Elizabeth) Hennessy, Merve (Pat) Baker, and Jim Mercer, and the Stuckless Family. Capts Morris and Wanda Vincent conducted the funeral service at the Salvation Army Citadel, on December 22, 2008. Interment was at the Interfaith Cemetery. Pallbearers were Rick Mercer, Todd Mercer, Jim Mercer, Roland Baker, Harry Noel, and Brud Burge. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Mike Goodyear of Central Funeral Homes.

MILLS, Ralph - Oct. 5, 1924 - Dec. 25, 2008 - It is with great sadness that the families of the late Ralph Mills announce his passing at the A.M. Guy Memorial Hospital, Buchans, Dec. 25, 2008, at age 84. Predeceased by his parents, Alfred and Dinah Mills; brothers, Cecil, Fred, Pleman, Maxwell; one sister, Gladys. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories, his wife, Lillian; son, Roy (Linda); daughters, Shirley, Gloria, Christine (Darrel); son, Gary; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; also a large number of other relatives and friends. The funeral service took place at Buchans United Church with Rev. Raymond Cole officiating. Interment was at Buchans Community Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Staceys Funeral Home.

O’REILLY, Mary Rosari (1960 - 2008) - It is with great sadness that the family of the late Mary O’Reilly announce her passing at the Central Newfoundland Regional Health Center, in Grand Falls-Windsor, on December 20, 2008, at the age of 48. Mary was a member of the Special Olympics Committee. She is predeceased by her mother, Dorothy Barry (maiden name Courtney). Left with fond and loving memories are her husband, David O’Reilly; sister, MaDonna and her family Dennis Flood, Ben, Daniel, Michael, and Meghan; sister, Charolette Barry and her family Brian Hookey, Melissa (John Higgins); brother, Larry (Bernie) Barry; sister, Roseanne and her daughter, Maya. Along with aunts Rose (Andrew Benoit), and Bride (Eldred Rose), uncle Charles (Marilyn) Courtney, Bill (Christina) Courtney, Tom (Yvonne) Courtney and Joe Courtney, along with other numerous relatives and friends. Father Richard Salas conducted the funeral mass at the Cathedral of Immaculate Conception on December 22, 2008. Interment was at the Interfaith Cemetery on Union St. Pallbearers were John Milley, Paul James, Neil Antle, Philip Brown, Shawn Robinson, and Todd Budgell. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Mike Goodyear of Central Funeral Homes.

PARROTT, Melvin - Passed peacefully away at James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander, Dec. 26, 2008, Melvin Parrott, at age 59. Predeceased by his parents Samuel and Mary (Smith) Parrott; brother, Robert; sisters, Daisy, Kathleen; granddaughter, Olivia; sisters-in-law, Paula and Mary; nephew, Rodney. Left with loving memories are his wife, Ann (Shea) Parrott; daughters, Wanda of Whitby, Ont., Glenda (Rick) Chaulk, Sherri (Bradley) Stuckless of Glenwood, NL; brothers, Calvin (Jean), Wilfred (Gertie), Steve, Gary (Lisa), Albert (Kim), Wayne (Stephanie) of Gander, NL, David (Theresa) of Churchill Falls, Gerald (Oleen) of Trail, B.C., Wally (Sylvia) of Durham, Ont., Bill (Tammy) of Greenwood, N.S.; sisters, Linda (Neil) Parsons, Heather (Don) Burchill, Barb (George) of Gander, Annie of Grand Falls-Windsor; grandchildren, Jessica, Brandon, Cameron, Kaitlyn, Heidi, Christina Chaulk; brothers-in-law, Bruce Sheppard and Mac Milley; also leaving to mourn a large circle of other family and friends. Funeral service was held Dec. 29, 2008 from Fraser Road United Church with interment at All Saints' Cemetery, Gander. Donations can be made in his memory to the Janeway Children’s Hospital Foundation. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Stacey’s Funeral Home, Gander. To sign our online memorial guest book please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca

PARSONS, Gladys (May 20, 1925-Dec. 23, 2008) - It is with great sadness that the families of the late Gladys E. Parsons announce her passing at the Dr. Hugh Twomey Health Centre in Botwood on Dec. 23, 2008 at age 83 years. Predeceased by parents, Fred and Eliza Rowsell; husband, Arthur; daughters, Betty and Mary; son, Jerry; brother Stewart; sisters-in-law, Lavina Forsey and Joyce Parsons. Left to mourn with fond loving memories are son, Roger (Kathy); grandchildren, Roger Jr. and Katrina; sisters, Beatrice Roberts, Madeline (Baxter) Rowsell and Eliza Fowlow; brothers, Arthur (Lavina) Rowsell and Bruce Rowsell. The funeral service took place Dec. 26, 2008 from St. Nicholas Anglican Church, Leading Tickles with Rev. David Coffin officiating. Interment followed at the Anglican Cemetery, Leading Tickles. Pallbearers were Baxter Rowsell, Ariel Parsons, Patrick Noseworthy, Clayton Forsey, Wayne Parsons and Orvan Rowsell. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Botwood Funeral Home, Botwood.

PATEY, Edward Patrick (Ted) – It is with great sadness that the family of the late Edward Patrick Patey (Ted) announce his passing at the Central Newfoundland Regional Health Centre on Dec. 6, 2008 at the age of 66. Ted retired as a Senior Civic Technical Engineer. He was predeceased by parents, Margaret and Len Patey; sister, Rita Carroll. Left with fond and loving memories are his daughters, Colleen (Paul Loder) of Badger and Sharon (Darrin Watson) of St. John’s; sisters, Marg Murray, Lorraine McKenzie, Ann Jackman, Shirl Power, Frances Migneault, Paula Simmons and Mary Maddox; brothers, Mike, Gord, Larry and Jim Patey; grandchildren, Kayla Patey, P.J. Loder, Kristen Loder, Drew Watson and Lexie Watson; great-grandchildren, Madison and Nadia Patey, as well as a large circle of family and friends. Father Eugene Morris conducted the funeral service on Dec. 9, 2008. Pallbearers were daughters, Colleen Loder and Sharon Watson. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Jim Maidment of Central Funeral Homes.

PEYTON, Hedley L. (January 2, 1942 - December 16, 2008). It is with great sadness that the families of the late Hedley L. Peyton announce his passing at the Dr. Hugh Twomey Health Centre, Botwood, NL, aged 66. Predeceased by his parents, Henry and Pearl Peyton, baby daughter; sister, Trixie Peyton, Kay Stuckless and Fern Watkins. Left to mourn with fond loving memories are; wife, Triffie; children, Karen (Barry) Stride of Truro, NS, Kathy (Terry) Mercer of Botwood, NL, Tracy (Darren) Seabright of Botwood, NL; grandchildren, Matthew Stride, Michelle Stride, Jennifer Mercer, Jordon Seabright; brothers, Oswald, Ernie, Heber, Ross and Owen; sister Judy; as well as a large circle of relatives and friends. The funeral service took place Friday, December 19, 2008 at 2 pm from Jubilee Pentecostal Church, Botwood, NL with Pastor Frazer Roberts officiating. Interment to follow at the Salvation Army Cemetery. Visitation began December 17, 2008 at 7 pm from Botwood Funeral Home. No flowers by request. Donations in his memory may be made to the Peyton Family. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Botwood Funeral Home, Botwood, NL.

PIKE, Raymond Maxwell (1928 - 2008) – It is with great sadness that the family of the late Raymond Maxwell Pike announce his passing at the Central Newfoundland Regional Health Care Centre in Grand Falls - Windsor on December 7, 2008 at the age of 80 years. Raymond was a member of the RCAF (ret’d ), Masonic Lodge Northcliffe, #1086 A.F. & A.M. Raymond retired from DVS, Grand Falls Heavy Equipment Instructor. Predeceased by his wife, Fronie; mother, Sadie; father, Norman; brothers, Joe and Clayton; sister, Doris. Left with fond and loving memories are daughters, Elizabeth (Edward Winsor) of Harbour Grace, Bonnie Walsh of Grand Falls- Windsor, NL. Also leaving to mourn sisters, Hilda, Ada, Frances and Ruby; brothers, Aubrey, Cecil, Winston & Doug; grandchildren, Rudy, Rayna (Gary), Katie, Judson (Bobbi), and Elizabeth (Darrell); great-grandchildren; Hannah, Jaxon, Gabe and Gracie Lynn. Captains Morris and Wanda Vincent and Major Cecil Pike conducted the funeral service at the Salvation Army Citadel in Chance Cove on December 11, 2008. Interment was at the Salvation Army Cemetery in Chance Cove. Pallbearers were Family Members. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Jim Maidment of Central Funeral Homes.

POWER, William – (Jan. 10, 1952–Nov. 28, 2008) – It is with great sadness that the families of the late William Power announce his passing at his residence in Grand Falls-Windsor, aged 56. Predeceased by his parents, Charles and Cecilia Power; brother, George. Left with fond loving memories are wife, Linda Fong; children, Krista Power of St. John’s, Tracey Power of Sydney, N.S., Andrew Power of Grand Falls-Windsor; brothers and sisters, Margaret (Rod) of Quebec, Charlie (Carol) of Lower Sackville, Anne Marie (Dave) of St. Phillip’s, Rick (Pat) of Stitsville, Ont., John of St. John’s, Chris (Cheryl) of Lower Sackville, N.S., Bob (Debbie) of Mount Pearl, as well as several brothers- and sisters-in–law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. The funeral service took place Monday, Dec. 1, 2008 from the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception at 10 a.m. with interment to follow at a later date. Visitation took place Sunday, Nov. 30, 2008 from Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, 10 Bayley Street, Grand Falls-Windsor. Donations in his memory can be made to Daffodil Place. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, Grand Falls-Windsor.

RYAN, Emeline Mary (1924-2008) – It is with great sadness that the family of the late Emeline Mary Ryan announce her peaceful passing at the Central Newfoundland Regional Health Centre in Grand Falls-Windsor, NL on Dec. 6, 2008 at the age of 83. Emeline is predeceased by William (1996), her husband of 46 years; parents, John and Bridget Cooke; and brothers, Alex, Martin and Alex Cooke. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are son, Barry (Debra) of Calgary, AB; daughter, Mary Wanda (Don Tremblett) of Bishop’s Falls. Also leaving to mourn grandchildren, William and Lee-Anne Tremblett and Luke and Thomas Ryan, along with numerous relatives and friends. Father Coady conducted the funeral service at the Sacred Heart Church on Dec. 9, 2008. Interment was at the Roman Catholic Cemetery in Bishop’s Falls. Pallbearers were Gerard Cooke, Brendan Cooke, Vince Ryan, Don Tremblett, Jerome Hynes and Jack Cooke. Honorary pallbearer was Alex Cooke Jr. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Jim Maidment of Central Funeral Homes.

SHARPE, Joyce Lillian – Passed peacefully away at the Central Newfoundland Regional Health Centre, Grand Falls-Windsor, on Dec. 12, 2008, Joyce Lillian Sharpe. She was 77. Predeceased by son, Rickey; parents, John and Ida Gosse, six sisters; four brothers. Left to mourn are husband Lloyd; son, Clarence (girlfriend, Nilda) of Cottlesville; daughter, Judy (husband, Junior Bartlett) of Grand Falls-Windsor. Also leaving to mourn sisters-in-law, Annie Gosse, Melicia Gunderson, Betty Sharpe; brother-in-law, Howard Sharpe; four grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Major Sandra Stokes conducted funeral services at the Park Street Salvation Army Citadel, Grand Falls-Windsor on Monday, Dec. 15, 2008. Interment was at St. Alban’s Anglican Cemetery, Grand Falls-Windsor. Funeral arrangements were by Hoskins Funeral Home, Grand Falls-Windsor. Pallbearers were Junior, Don, Marcel, Shawn, Lisa, Suzanne, Nilda, Melanie. Honorary pallbearers were daughter, Judy and son, Clarence.

SHEPPARD, Malcolm Ronald - (Jun. 14, 1925–Dec. 14, 2008) – Passed peacefully away at the Carmelite House in Grand Falls-Windsor, Dec. 14, 2008, after a lengthy illness, Malcolm Ronald Sheppard at the age of 83 years. Malcolm spent most of his life in Point Leamington and in September 2008, moved to Grand Falls-Windsor with his wife Ruby, to be closer to family. He worked as a fisherman, logger and finished his working career as a carpenter with A.S.A.R. Co. Mines in Buchans, Nfld. Predeceased by parents, Stephen and Ellen Sheppard; sisters, Mollie, Elsie, Bessie; brothers, Edgar and Wilson Sheppard. Left to mourn are wife, Ruby Sheppard; children, Marilyn (Ivan White) of Seal Cove, CBS, NL, Pauline (Barry Saunders) of Grand Falls-Windsor, Lorne (Karen) of Kelligrews, Larry of Fort McMurray, Alberta, and Neysa (Paul Decker) of Grand Falls-Windsor; nine grandchildren, Angie (Tony), Crystal (Greg), Jason, Kayla, Shawna, Megan, Candice, Alex and Aiden and two great-grandchildren, Cole and Jack and a large circle of other family and friends. Funeral services were conducted at the Windsor Pentecostal Church in Grand Falls-Windsor on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2008. Interment followed at the Windsor Pentecostal Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Hoskins Funeral Home, Grand Falls-Windsor. Pallbearers were sons, Lorne Sheppard, Larry Sheppard, sons-in-law, Ivan White, Barry Saunders and Paul Decker, and grandson, Jason Saunders. Honorary pallbearer was nephew Murlin Ward.

SILK, Nina Helen (1927 - 2008) - It is with great sadness that the family of the late Nina Silk announce her passing at the Carmelite Nursing Home, in Grand Falls-Windsor, on December 21, 2008, at the age of 81. Nina was a member of the Holy Trinity Anglican Church for over 50 years. Nina retired from the Grand Falls Academy. She is predeceased by her mother, Annabelle Tilley (nee Gardiner); father, Augustus Tilley, four sisters, four brothers, and Infant grandson, Eric. Left with fond and loving memories are her husband, Hiram Silk, three sons, Ronald of Grand Falls-Windsor NL, Thomas of Fort McMurray, Alberta, Robert of Toronto, Ontario; granddaughter, Andrea Silk of Toronto, Ontario; grandson, Stephen Silk of Toronto, Ontario and a large number of relatives and friends. Rev. Randy Lockyear conducted the funeral service at the Holy Trinity Anglican Church on December 23, 2008. Interment was at the Anglican Cemetery on Union St. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Jim Maidment of Central Funeral Homes.

SULLIVAN, William (1929 - 2008) - It is with great sadness that the family of the late William Sullivan announce his passing at home on Dec. 30, 2008, at the age of 79. Bill was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 12 and was a veteran of the Korean Conflict serving with the Princess Patricia Canadian Light Infantry from 1950 - 1953. He is retired from Abitibi Price in 1988. Bill is predeceased by his wife, Marjorie Peaty in 2006, and parents, Peter and Anne Sullivan; brothers, Peter, Jim and Ron. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are son, Paul (Florence) of Grand Falls-Windsor, NL and daughter, Lorraine (Bryan Nichols) of Grand Falls-Windsor, NL. Also leaving to mourn sisters, Geraldine Griffin, Mary Hayward, Anne Murphy and Diana Curran; brothers, Leonard, Jed and Joe and their families; three very special grandsons, Robert, Michael and Douglas; his very dedicated home support worker Darlene Sullivan. Father Richard Salas conducted the funeral service at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception on Jan. 2, 2009. Interment was at the United Cemetery in Grand Falls-Windsor. Pallbearer was his brother Jed Sullivan. Honor Guard were members of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 12. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Jim Maidment of Central Funeral Homes.

WALSH, Kathleen – Passed peacefully away Dec. 13, 2008 at Western Memorial Hospital, Corner Brook, Kathleen Walsh, aged 76. Miss Walsh retired from teaching in 1989 and was a member of the NL Teachers Association. Predeceased by her parents, Ellen and Gus Walsh; brothers, Gus Jr., Leo and Thomas; sisters, Bride, Betty, Mary and Bernice. Left to mourn are partner, Ron Connors of Deer Lake; son, Lawrence (partner, Deb); daughter, Sandra (husband, Ralph Cawker) of Mississauga, Ont. Also leaving to mourn sisters, Madeline McInnis and Sister Alice Walsh; brothers, Phil Walsh and Albert Walsh; many nieces, nephews; other relatives and friends. Father William Houlahan conducted funeral services at St. Joseph’s Church, Grand Falls-Windsor, Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2008. Interment was at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Grand Falls-Windsor. Funeral arrangements were by Hoskins Funeral Home, Grand Falls-Windsor. Pallbearers were Harvey Drover, Bob Inder, Lawrence Connors, Arthur Barnes, Brian Walsh and Bob Baker.

WATERMAN, Hazel Mary - Passed peacefully away December 17, 2008, at the age of 77, Hazel Mary Waterman of Botwood. She was a member of UCW, 50 plus club, Dr. H.T.H.C.C. Ladies Auxiliary. She was predeceased by parents, Edgar and Eunice Brinston. She leaves to mourn her husband, Elmo (Waddie) Waterman; son, Randy (Tracy), Gander; daughters, Margaret Rose (Reg Ledrew), Grand Falls-Windsor, Deborah (Bill Stuckless), Botwood, Joanne (Ted Andrews), Botwood, Lynne (Law Power), Yellowknife, N.W.T; one sister, Betty Thurston; one brother, John (Dee) Brinston; cousin, June (Jim) Clark; seven grandchildren, Kellie, Kerri, Melissa, Ethan, Jeff, Tim, Cassidy; six great-grandchildren, Nicholas, Drew, Warren, Liam, Sam, Mary Grace, baby boy Roberts and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Rev. Linda Burt conducted funeral services at Trinity United Church, Botwood on Saturday, December 20, 2008. Interment was at United Church Cemetery, Botwood. Funeral arrangements were by Hoskins Funeral Home, Botwood.

WATKINS, Gladys Elma - Passed peacefully away on December 21, 2008 at the Dr. Hugh Twomey Health Care Centre, Botwood, Gladys Elma Watkins. She was 88 years of age. Predeceased by husband, Thomas R. Watkins. Left to mourn are sons, Robert (Marie), Bruce; daughter, Vera. Also leaving to mourn are her sister, Rosie; brothers, Wilson and Retis; four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Pastor Fraser Roberts conducted the funeral service at Jubilee Pentecostal Temple, Botwood. Interment at the Pentecostal Cemetery, Botwood. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Hoskins Funeral Home, Botwood. Pallbearers are Retis (brother), Robert (son), Bruce (son), Chad (grandson), Tom (grandson), and Wayne (nephew)

WHIFFEN, Pius Gerard – Passed peacefully away Dec. 7, 2008, Pius Gerard Whiffen at the Central Newfoundland Regional Health Centre in Grand Falls-Windsor. He was 68 years of age. Predeceased by parents, Peter and Mary Whiffen; brothers, Patrick and Michael. Left to mourn are wife, Madonna Whiffen; son, William of Brampton, Ont.; daughter, Penny (husband, Robert McDonald) of Grand Falls-Windsor. Also leaving to mourn Priscilla (Pat) Mooney of Buchans and Shirley O’Reilly of Grand Falls-Windsor and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Father William Houlahan conducted funeral services at St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, Grand Falls-Windsor, Dec. 9, 2008. Interment was at St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were by Hoskins Funeral Home, Grand Falls-Windsor. Pallbearers were William Whiffen, Robert McDonald, David O’Reilly, Cory O’Reilly, Jim Whiffen and Tommy Whiffen.

WHITE, William Joseph (1925-2008) - Passed peacefully away on December 13, 2008, William Joseph White, age 83, at the Central Newfoundland Regional Health Center. William is predeceased by parents Alexander and Bertha White, brother Raymond, sister-in-law Thelma, and sister Anna. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are his wife Catherine, sisters-in-law Bertha Hennessey, Theresa McCullough, and Mary O'Leary; brothers-in-law Gerard and Paul O'Leary, as well as a large number of nieces, nephews, family and friends. Father Richard Salas conducted the funeral mass on Tuesday, December 16, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. Interment followed at the Roman Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers were Dominic Lynch, Matt Grouchy, Dick Duder, Terry Murray, Jed Sullivan and John O'Reilly. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Mike Goodyear of Central Funeral Homes.

WOOLRIDGE, Edward Ronald - Passed away on Dec. 30, 2008 Edward Roland Woolridge of Botwood at the Dr. Hugh Twomey Health Care Centre. He was 70 years old. Predeceased by his parents, James and Agnes Woolridge; sisters, Shirley Winters and Jessie Woolridge. Left to mourn are sons, James Pope (Nicole) and Richard Pope; daughters, Agnes (Rick Antle), Patsy Vokey (Scott Kuczeryk), Mary (Daryl Loveman) and Sarah McDonald (Owen). Also leaving to mourn sister, Mary Boone and brother, Bill Woolridge and 12 grandchildren. Rev. David Coffin conducted the funeral services from St. James Anglican Church, Botwood on Friday, Jan. 2, 2009. Interment followed at The United Church Cemetery, Botwood. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Hoskins Funeral Home, Botwood. Pallbearers were Daryl Loveman, Jamie Crann, Darrin Boone, John Boone, Ricky Boone and James Pope.

 

 

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