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The Gulf News Obituaries
April 2008

The Gulf News
is a community newspaper for Port aux Basques and vicinity.
It is published weekly on Monday.

Filed chronologically as published for the Month of April 2008

 

PEARCE, WALLACE GILBERT
October 20, 1928 - April 6, 2008

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Wallace Gilbert Pearce announces his passing on Sunday, April 6, 2008. Born in Port aux Basques he was the son of the late Robert and Mary Ellen Pearce. Wallace is predeceased by sisters, Anne Osmond and Caroline Osmond, brothers, Joseph Pearce, Isaac Pearce, Jonas Pearce and James Pearce. He leaves to mourn with fond and precious memories his family: wife Nina Pearce (nee Francis) of 59 years marriage; sons Arthur (Eleanor) Pearce and Wilfred (Leona) Pearce; daughter, Loretta Butt (Tom Waller); grandsons, Sheldon Osmond, Stephen Butt, Jason Butt, Sheldon Butt, Glenn Pearce, Jonathan Pearce and Justin Pearce; granddaughters, Edie Pearce and Ashley Pearce; great-grandchildren, Hailey, Kirstynn, Jeremy, Mitchell, Sydnee and Brianna; brother, Stanley (Kitty) Pearce; sisters, Bridget Button and Elizabeth Mahar; sisters-in-law, Phyllis Francis, Elizabeth Francis, Dorothy (William) Ingram; brothers-in-law, Max (Geraldine) Francis and Freeman (Rita) Francis, as well as a large circle of nieces, nephews and many, many friends. Wallace lived a very full life and he thoroughly enjoyed the company of others. Every day was a gift. For those of you who got to know him, the pleasure was all his. To know him was to laugh with him and to love him. You will remain in our hearts forever. Visitation took place Sunday 7-9 p.m., Monday and Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services took place on Wednesday, April 9, 2008 at St. James' Anglican Church, Channel. Officiated by Rev. Hugh Fudge. Internment followed at St. James' Anglican Cemetery, Barachois Hill. Funeral arrangements were in the care of East Haven Funeral Home, Port aux Basques, 695-2300. (www.easthavenfuneralhome.com)
Apr 14/08

SPENCER, HENRY
Spencer, Henry
, 71, Dartmouth - passed away Thursday, April 10, 2008 in the Dartmouth General Hospital. Born in Port aux Basques, NL, he was the son of the late Stephen Spencer and Emma Butt. He was Administrative Assistant for Canadian National Marine. He is survived by his wife, Josephine (Strickland); sons, Myles, Barrie, Ont., Michael, Antrim, N.S.; grandchildren, Julie, Karen, Adam, Amy; great-grandchild, Kaniah; sister, Pauline (Lorinzo), Port aux Basques, NL; brothers, Ross, Port aux Basques, Pat (Mary), North Sydney, Frank (Carol-Ann), Moncton, Robert (Gloria) and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brothers, Sydney, George, Steve; sisters, Eileen, Ruth; step-father, Frank Matthews. Cremation has taken place under the direction of A. L. Mattatall Funeral Home. There will be no visitation by request of the family. Memorial service was held 7 p.m. Sunday, April 13, 2008 at Holy Trinity Church, Dartmouth. A committal service will be held at a later date in Newfoundland.
Online guest book may be signed at www.mem.com
Apr 21/08

RYAN, BRIDGET
Oregan's
June 6, 1933 - April 13, 2008

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Bridget Ryan announce her passing on Sunday, April 13, 2008 surrounded by her family at the Dr. Charles L. LeGrow Health Centre in Port aux Basques at the age of 74 years. She will be lovingly remembered by her children, Helena Harvey (Gordon), Jeffrey's, Diane Strugnell (Andy), Pouch Cove, Carmel Samms (Kevin), Codroy, Sandra (Brian) Chaisson, Alberta, Joanne Blackmore (lan), Sarnia, Ont., Eric (Helena), Penticton, B.C., Robert (Tammy) Fort McMurray; sisters, Rita, Helena Patry (Alfred); brothers, Walter (Pamela), John (Vera), Gerald (Geraldine) and Frank all of St. Fintan's; sisters-in-law, Agnes,, Philemenia, Irishtown, Bridget (Archie), South Branch, Lucy, Oregan's; brothers-in-law, Edward (Shirley), Joe (Marie) and Wilfred, Oregan's; 15 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and a large circle of relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her husband, Ambrose Ryan; sons, Andrew and Lawerence, infant daughter; parents, Margaret and Alexander Downey; brothers, Vincent, Albert and Richard; sisters, Maude Gillis and Marie Gale. A memorial service was held on Thursday, April 17, 10:30 a.m. at St. Ann's RC Church. Interment followed at St. Thomas Cemetery in Upper Ferry. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Fillatre's Funeral Home, Port aux Basques. The family guest book may be signed by visiting our website www.fillatre.ca
Apr 21/08

RYAN, EMELINE (nee Gillis)
June 18, 1909 - April 15, 2008
RYAN, Emeline (nee Gillis)
passed peacefully away on April 15, 2008, at her daughter's residence in St. John's, Emeline (Gillis) Ryan, formerly of Codroy Valley, NL, at the age of 99 years. Predeceased by her husband, Leo Ryan (Senior) on Feb. 7, 1988 and her son, Leo Ryan (Junior) on July 13, 2007. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories her sons, John (Jessie), Roger (Susan), Gerald (Margaret Rose), Pat and Leonard; her daughters, Cyrilla Riley, Barbara O'Quinn, Catherine (Garry Bambrick) Ryan and Mary (Andy) Noel; her sisters, Veronica (Ed) Berringer and Josephine Gillis; her brother, John Gillis; her sisters-in-law, Bernice Gillis and Marie Patry and many nephews, nieces and other relatives. Following a private service in St. John's, she was resting at St. Ann's Roman Catholic Church in the Codroy Valley of Newfoundland. Visitation was held on Thursday, April 17th, from 7-9 p.m. and Friday, April 18th, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass took place at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 19th, 2008 at St. Ann's Roman Catholic Church in Codroy. No flowers by request but a donation of your choice may be made in her memory.
Apr 21/08

BLACKMORE, Martin Philip
(1944-2008)
Sandy Cove, Eastport.

It is with deep sadness and regret that we announce the sudden passing of Martin in Fort McMurray, Alberta on April 16, 2008. Predeceased by parents Walter and Lucy Blackmore of Grand Falls-Windsor; beloved husband, brother, uncle, brother-in-law, son-in-law, cousin and special friend. Sadly missed by wife Sheila; mother-in-law, Anne Kelly of Grand Falls-Windsor; brothers David (friend Barbara), Grand Falls-Windsor; Anthony (Rosalie), Grand Falls-Windsor, and sons John, Christopher, Andrew, Paul; Brendan and daughters Lucy and Sarah of St. Phillips; sisters Judy (Gerry) Brockie, Harbour Grace and son lan; Eleanor Jones and children Megan, John (Dawn) of St. John's; sisters-in-law Colleen Kelly (Terry Buckely), St. John's; Yvonne (Tom) Courtney and daughter Yolaunda, Grand Falls-Windsor; Dorothy (Robert) Ryan, USA and children Kelly-Shea and Matthew; Patricia (Kurt) Bigras of Calgary and children Serge and Bianca. The family wishes to acknowledge Martin's very special friends Bertha Matchim and Queenie of Sandy Cove, Eastport; Gord Lee (Dianne) of Happy Adventure; the large circle of friends of the Eastport Peninsula; former co-workers across Canada from Yukon to Labrador to St. John's. A sincere heartfelt acknowledgement to Sterling Crane and Waiward Steel Companies; their foreman Greg King (Paulettte) of Conception Bay; his co-workers at Albian Sands, Jack Pine site; and especially the families and the surviving co-workers with whom Martin worked on the Ocean Ranger. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Squires Funeral Home, Eastport. Visitation Time: Monday April 21st and Tuesday, April 22nd 10:00a.m. to 12:00; 2:00p.m. to 5:00p.m.; 7:00p.m. to 9:00p.m. Roman Catholic Funeral Mass to be celebrated at Holy Cross Anglican Church, Eastpost, on Wednesday, April 23rd at 2:00p.m. Flowers gratefully accepted or memorial contributions may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or to Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Cull's Harbour. For further information please contact Squires Funeral Home, Eastport. Telephone: 677-2201 or 2202.
Apr 28/08

HARDY, IRENE
November 26, 1924 - April 16, 2008

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Irene Hardy (nee Taylor) announces her passing on Wednesday, April 16, 2008 at the age of 83 years. Born in Brazils, Nfld., she is the daughter of the late Morgan and Mary Elizabeth Taylor. She is predeceased by her sisters, Vera Collett, Emma Rose Taylor and Pearl Taylor, brothers, Thomas Taylor, Morgan Taylor and William Taylor. She leaves to mourn with fond and precious memories her family: daughters, Mabel (John) Parsons and Wanda (Donald) Anderson both of Rose Blanche; sons, William (Ada) Hardy and Raymond (Sandra) Hardy both of Fox Creek, Alta.; grandchildren, Karen, Cheryl, Clay, Derrick, Shane and Juan; great-grandchildren, Joshua, Nicholas, Neladia and Shianne; sister, Clara (Roy) MacDonald of Port aux Basques; brothers, Wilson (Beulah) Taylor of Loch Lomond and Reginald (Elsie) Taylor of Port aux Basques; brother-in-law, Henry Hardy of Rose Blanche; sister-in-law, Cassie Hardy of Rose Blanche and also a large circle of neices, nephews and many friends. Visitation took place Thursday, Friday and Saturday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at St. Michael's and All Angels Church in Rose Blanche. Funeral services took place on Sunday, April 20, 2008, 4 p.m. at St. Michael's and All Angels Church, Rose Blanche, officiated by Rev. Clayton Billard. Internment followed at Hillside Haven Cemetery, Isle aux Morts Road. Funeral arrangements were in the care of East Haven Funeral Home, Port aux Basques, 695-2300.www.easthavenfuneralhome.com
May 12/08

CHAULK, ADA
Burnt Islands, NL
Dec. 3, 1931 - April 23, 2008

Passed away peacefully away at her home in Burnt Islands, N.L., on Wednesday, April 23, 2008 at the age of 76 years. She was the daughter of the late John and Margaret Thorne. She was predeceased by her husband, Ralph (May 28, 2001). Leaving to mourn with fond and precious memories her children: sons, Melvin (Bertha Strickland) and Calvin (Norma); daughters, Cedella (Angus Enwood), Lydia (Blaine Kerr) and Vera (Richard Lillington); grandchildren, Melvin, Shirley, Yuron, Christopher, Tara-Lee, Dustin and Calvin; three greatgrandchildren, Blaine, Dylan and Victoria; sisters, Glady Dow, Fanny Jean Enwood, Lilia (Eric Neil), Carmen (Harry Skinner), Margaret Savoury and Christina (Graham Hayward); special caregivers, Fan Lemoine and Mabel Skinner, along with a large circle of other relatives and friends. Friends visited the family residence in Burnt Islands on Saturday. The funeral service took place at St. George's Anglican Church, Burnt Islands on Sunday, April 27 at 2 p.m. Interment followed at Hillside Haven Cemetery in Margaree with Reverend Nussey officiating. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Fillatre's Funeral Home, Port aux Basques.
May 12/08

MATHESON, RUBYANN
Matheson, Ruby Ann
- 53, Halifax, went home to be with her Lord and Saviour on Thursday, April 24, 2008 surrounded by the love of her family. Born in Port aux Basques, NL, Ruby is the daughter of Robert and Shirley (Butler) Bragg of Newfoundland. Most recently, Ruby had been employed with Manulife Financial as an administrative assistant. She had previously been employed with the N.S. Barristers Society, the N.S. Highway Workers Union and the TD Bank, where she met her soul mate, Ken. Ruby loved her family dearly and will fondly be remembered for always putting others ahead of herself. She was a woman of great faith in Christ and was very active with home bible studies. Having been married June 17, 1980, she is survived by her loving husband of 27 years, Kenneth "Ken." She is survived by her cherished daughter, Stacey Matheson, Halifax, her parents, Robert and Shirley Bragg, Port aux Basques, NL, brother, Jack Bragg (Rose-Lee), Lower Sackville, her sister, Cindy Holthaus (Ronald), Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA, her nieces and nephews, especially Nikki "Peanut" and Danny (Shannon), as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins. By Ruby's request, cremation has taken place under the care of J. Albert Walker Funeral Home. (2005) Ltd., 149 Herring Cove Road, Spryfield, (477-5601). A memorial service was held in memory of Ruby on Sunday, April 27, 2008 at 2 p.m. at the New Covenant Ministries, HOThorne Avenue, Dartmouth. Family flowers only by request, in lieu donations to the Oncology Unit, Dixon Centre, QEII, 1278 Tower Road, Halifax, N.S. B3H 2Y9. Words of comfort may be sent to the family by visiting www.walkerfh.com
May 5/08

DUTOT, MAXWELL
January 24, 1932 - April 26, 2008

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Maxwell Dutot announces his passing on Saturday, April 26, 2008 at the age of 76 years. Born in Port aux Basques, he is the son of the late William and Margaret Dutot. He is also predeceased by his brothers, William and Charles, sisters-in-law, Mabel and Nancy and brother-in-law, William Devoy. He leaves to mourn with fond and precious memories, his family: wife, Norma of 52 years marriage; son, Maxwell (Wanda) Dutot of Port aux Basques; daughters, Linda Morgan of Gimili, Manitoba and Angela (John) Devoy of Doyles; grandchildren Steven, William, Andrew, Jonathan, Tracy and Darryl; great-grandchildren, Jason, Tanner and Jannelle; brothers, Daniel (Marilyn), of Port aux Basques and David (Jackie) of Hearts Delight; sisters Margaret Devoy of Bonita Springs, Florida and Gladys (Claude) Porter of Port aux Basques; brothers-in-law, Frank (Honor) Dominie of Botwood, George (Ann) Dominie of Tompkins, Wayne (Marilyn) Dominie of Port aux Basques; sister-in-law, Alice Bungay (nee Dominie) of Port aux Basques and also a large circle of nieces, nephews and many, many friends. Special thanks to Rev. Coombs of Stephenville, Rev. Ritchie of Port aux Basques, Nurse Carol Ann Mckay of the dialysis unit in Stephenville, Mr. Wilfred Wheeler for being the organist and all of the out-of-town guests who visited and attended his funeral. Visitation took place Sunday 7-9 p.m., and Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services took place on Tuesday, April 29, 2008, 2 p.m. at St. James' Anglican Church, Channel, officiated by Rev. Hugh Fudge. Internment followed at St. James' Anglican Cemetery, Barachois Hill. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to Sir Thomas Roddick Hospital, dialysis unit in Stephenville. Funeral arrangements are in the care of East Haven Funeral Home, Port aux Basques, 695-2300. (www.easthavenfuneralhome.com)
May 5/08

PARSONS, REGINALD
Rose Blanche, NL
December 3, 1943 - April 28, 2008

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of a loving husband, father, son and brother, Reginald Parsons, at the age of 64 years, on Monday, April 28, 2008. He was the son of Grace and the late Eric Parsons, of Rose Blanche. He leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories, his wife of 43 years, Shelia; son David; mother, Grace, brother, Jerome, sisters-in-law Florence Parsons, Gertie Young, Patricia (John) Brown, brother-in-law, Glendon Edwards, as well as a large circle of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Reg was predeceased by father, Eric Parsons (1982), brother Roland Parsons (1996), mother-in-law and father-in-law, Levi and Louise Munden (nee Cox), sister-in-law, Valencia Edwards (2006), brother-in-law, Samuel Young (2006). Visitation took place at the family residence in Rose Blanche. The funeral service took place on Thursday, May 1 at 2 p.m. from St. Michael's Church in Rose Blanche with Rev. Clayton Billard officiating. Interment followed at Hillside Haven Cemetery in Margaree. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Fillatre's Funeral Home, Port aux Basques. The family guest book may be signed by visiting our website www.fillatre.ca
May 5/08

SHEAVES, PHILIP WILLIAM
Age 61, North Sydney
It is with great sadness the family announce the passing of their beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother, Philip W. Sheaves, age 61, on Wednesday, April 30, 2008, at the Northside General Hospital, North Sydney. Born in Port aux Basques, NL, Philip was the son of the late Philip and Ivy (Roberts) Sheaves. He worked aboard the Marine Atlantic vessels between North Sydney and Port aux Basques for many years, retiring early due to an injury. He was also a skilled carpenter and boat builder, an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed playing cards. He was a member of the North Sydney Senior Citizens and Pensioners Club and a member of St. Matthew Wesley United Church North Sydney. He is survived by his wife, the former Emma Anderson Sheaves, his four sons: Richard (Donna Torravilte), Toronto; Kenny (Judy), Saskatoon; Scott, British Columbia; and Dwayne (Carol Marchment), Lower Sackville; his four grandchildren: Adam, Jenna, Jordan and Samantha, his great-granddaughter Chesnea, brother John (Helen), two sisters: Myrtle (Reg) Button and Florence Spencer all of Port aux Basques and by several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by son Derek, brother Kenny and five siblings in infancy. There will be no visitation by request. Cremation has taken place. A funeral service for Philip was held May 3 at 3 p.m. at St. Matthew Wesley United Church with Rev. David Luker officiating. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of W.J Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Online condolences may be sent to info@wjdooley.com.
May 26/08

 

 

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