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The Gulf News Obituaries
February 2009

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 February 2009

 

WHITE, ANNE E. (BILLARD)
Anne E. (Billard) White
, 84, of Massachusetts, formerly of Port -aux Basques, Newfoundland.
Passed away on February 3, 2009 after a brief illness. Anne, the second of nine children born to the late Victor Llewellyn Billard and Josie (Jeans) of Channel, NL, started her career in education early. Having skipped two grades, Anne received her teaching certificate and taught locally in Port-aux-Basques and the surrounding area for several years. She married the young principal, Eric S. White. 14 months later; Eric was tragically killed in a car accident. Although his untimely death was devastating to her, three months later she gave birth to a daughter, Nancy. Anne never remarried. Anne taught in the Yukon Territories and eventually attended Boston University where she earned her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Education. She became an Assistant Professor in Education at Memorial University in St. John's and taught there for two years. (1956-57) Anne moved back to Massachusetts, where she helped pioneer a new remedial reading program in the Newton School system. She was one of four specialists teaching in the 26 elementary schools. For over 30 years, Anne taught in Newton and was a dedicated and compassionate advocate of children. Anne was a strong, independent woman, who was an avid reader and loved to travel. She should be remembered for her tremendous faith in God, despite the challenges she encountered. Anne courageously lived for 7 years with Alzheimer's disease. Her legacy to her family is her faith, humility and compassion. Her greatest joy was her three grandchildren, twins, Eric and Rathel, 19, and Travis, 17. Anne leaves her daughter and son-in-law, Nancy (White) and William F. Lynch of Hampstead, NH; her three grandchildren and her five remaining siblings: Dorothy Eastman, Virginia Beach, VA; Robert Billard, Dieppe, NB; Alice Pike, Eastern Passage, NS; Maxwell Billard, Foxtrap, NL; Laura Tevault, Indianapolis, IN, as well as many nieces, nephews and friends. Anne was proud of her Newfoundland heritage and will be buried next to her late husband, Eric. Services will be held on Saturday, June 27 at 10:00 a.m. at St. James Anglican Church in Channel, NL.
June 22/09

EVA HANN
Rose Blanche, NL
Aug. 8, 191 5 -Feb. 4, 2009

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Eva Hann, 93, announces her passing peacefully away on Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2009 at Western Memorial Hospital, Corner Brook, Nfld. Eva was born Aug. 8, 1915 in Rose Blanche to parents Mary (nee Dominey) and Augustus Ashford. In 1933, Eva married Percival Hann in Petites. She remained active in the church, leading services when the minister was absent and was the superintendent of the Sunday School. She was a lifetime member of the UCW organization and received a lifetime membership pin commemorating over 50 years of service. Eva Hann (nee Ashford) was predeceased by husband Percival (1971), daughter Alice Baggs (1978), sisters Mary Finlayson and Ida, brothers Stanley, Percival and Henry, and sister-in-law Mary Ashford, sons-in-law Levi Baggs, Donald Spicer, and Ross Spicer and brother-in-law Jim Finlayson. She was survived by daughters May (Michael) Best, Nina Spicer, Ida (Wayne) Herritt of Rose Blanche; grandchildren Wayne (Judy) Baggs of Burlington, Ont., Rick (Diane) Baggs of Kingston, Ont., Jeff (Lisa) Baggs of Milton, Ont., Lisa Baggs and Randy Leishman of Brampton, Ont., Kevin (Sherry) Best of LoydMinister, Alta., Michell Best and Shawn Osmond of Port aux Basques, Donna Spicer and Michael Ford of Cape Ray, Dustin Spicer of Dartmouth, M.S., Sheldon Herritt and Rachel Richardson of St. John's, Randy Herritt and Candace Pickett of Bedford, N.S.; great-grandchildren Rosanna, Levi and Arlo Baggs, Samantha and Alice Baggs-Johnston, Stephanie and Krista Spicer, Zackery Ford, Bradley and Brittany Best, Spencer Francis and Dawson Best; sisters-in-law Nina Ashford of Glace Bay, N.S., Dorothy Ashford of Hamilton, Ont. She is missed by her many nieces and nephews, extended family and friends, including her special family at the seniors complex where she lived and her United Church family, especially Phyllis and Sal Davis and Reverend Ritchie. She was known for her kind heart and warm smile. She will be sadly missed. Friends visited Fillatre's Funeral Home, Port aux Basques on Feb. 5 and 6, between the hours of 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service was held at Wesley United Church on Saturday, Feb. 7 at 2 p.m. with Reverend Pat Ritchie officiating. Interment followed at the United Church Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, flowers are graciously accepted or donations may be made to Wesley United church or the charity of one's choice. The family guest book may be signed by visiting our website www.fillatre.ca
Feb 16/09

ANNIE LAWRENCE
Burnt Islands, NL
Oct. 25, 1918-Feb. 6, 2009

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Annie Lawrence announces her passing at the Dr. Charles L. LeGrow Health Centre in Port aux Basques, on Friday, Feb. 6, 2009 at the age of 90 years. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories her daughters; Lillian (John), Burnt Islands, Geraldine (George), Mahone Bay, N.S., Susie (Ross), Burnt Islands, Blanche (Russell), Isle aux Morts, sons; Gordon (Renee), Halifax and Eddie (Lori-Ann), Burnt Islands, sister Julie, Georgetown, Ont., brother Ralph (Cedella), Burnt Islands, daughter-in-law Ruth, Burnt Islands, 22 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren, as well as a large circle of nieces, nephews and friends. She was predeceased by her husband Edward (1982), son Russell (2001), brothers Ernest, Raymond, William, Frank and Johnny, and sisters Blanche and Sarah. Friends visited the family residence in Burnt Islands on Feb. 5 through 7. The funeral service was held at St. George's Anglican Church in Burnt Islands on Monday, Feb. 9 at 11 a.m. with Father Nussey officiating. Interment followed at Hillside Haven Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, flowers were graciously accepted or donations made to the charity of one's choice. 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
Feb 16/09

JESSIE CATHERINE BUTTERY
Sept. 9, 1934 -Feb. 6, 2009

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Jessie C. Buttery announces her passing at Western Memorial Regional Hospital on Friday, Feb. 6, 2009 at the age of 74 years. Born in Port aux Basques, Jessie was the daughter of the late John and Emmaline Anderson and was predeceased by her son Terry. She leaves to mourn with fond and precious memories, her loving family: husband Frederick of 54 years marriage; children Phyllis Anderson (Bill Savery), Helen (Lloyd) Burridge, Ken Buttery (Jackie and Joshua Keeping) all of Port aux Basques, Darlene (John) Keeping, Dartmouth N.S., and Monica Buttery of Timberlea, N.S.; five grandchildren Samantha, Krista, Heather, Paul and Natasha; three great-grandchildren; Kiersten, Bria and Karya; brothers Charlie (Lorena) Anderson, Jack (Geraldine) Anderson, Corwin (Nora) Anderson all of Port aux Basques and a large circle of nieces, nephews, friends and all of her card buddies. Visitation took place on Feb. 7 from 7-9 p.m. and on Feb. 8 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at East Haven Funeral Home. Funeral services took place on Monday, Feb. 9, 2009, 2 p.m. at St. Paul's Anglican Church Grand Bay, officiated by Rev. Peter Boole. Interment followed at St. Paul's Anglican Cemetery, TCH. Funeral arrangements were in the care of East Haven Funeral Home, Port aux Basques, 695-2300. www.easthavenfuneralhome.com
Feb 16/09

SARAH MILDRED SKEARD
Nov. 17, 1935-Feb. 7, 2009

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Sarah Mildred Skeard announces her passing at Langley Memorial Hospital in Langley, British Columbia on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2009 at the age of 73 years. Born in Port aux Basques, Sarah was the daughter of the late Arthur A. and Mary Alice Kettle. She was predeceased by her husband Roy in 2001 and daughter Darlene in 1992, sister Catherine Pearce and brothers-in-law Raymond Jeans and James S. Kettle. She leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories her daughters: Louise (Walt) Spencer, Delphine (Ross) Dewar all of Langley B.C., Margaret (John) LeRiche of Port aux Basques, six grandchildren: Louanne, Billy, Tammy, Kelly, Melissa and Timothy, three great-grandchildren: Leia, Darlene and Tyler, step-great-granddaughter Emily, brothers and sisters: Walter (Regina) Kettle, Samuel J. Kettle, Pearl (Russell) Lomond, Nina Jeans (Gerald), Caroline (Ivan Walters) all of Port aux Basques, special niece Janet (Hugh) Rice, Halsham, England, sisters-in law: Lucy Kettle Port aux Basques, Delphine Redepenning, Alberta, brother-in-law Lew Pearce Port aux Basques and a large circle of nieces, nephews and many friends. Visitation took place on Feb. 13, 14 and 15 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at East Haven Funeral Home. Funeral services took place on Monday, Feb. 16, 2009, 2 p.m. at St. Paul's Anglican Church Grand Bay, officiated by Rev. Peter Boote. Interment 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
Feb 23/09

JAMES RALPH MOORE
July 24, 1934 - Feb. 12, 2009

It is with great sadness that the family of the late James Ralph Moore announces his passing on Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009 at Dr. Charles L. LeGrow Health Centre in Port aux Basques at the age of 74 years. Born at Codroy, James was the son of the late Abram and Sarah Moore. He was predeceased by his sisters Sylvia and Mary, brothers Maxwell, Rev. William and Howard. He leaves to mourn with fond and precious memories his loving family: wife Joan (nee Matthews) of 50 years marriage; sons Larry (Sandra) of St. John's, and Rick (Cathy) of Doyles; grandchildren Ryan, Chad and Sarah; sister Lena; brothers Herbert and Bruce; and a large circle of many relatives and friends. Visitation took place on Feb. 14 and 15 from 2-4 p.m. at Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Codroy. Funeral services took place on Monday, Feb 16, 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Codroy, officiated by Rev. Peter Boote. Interment followed at Holy Trinity Anglican Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were in the care of East Haven Funeral Home, Port aux Basques, 695-2300. www.easthavenfuneralhome.com
Feb 23/09

SOLOMON GEORGE BILLARD
Aug. 19,1914 - Feb. 12, 2009

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Solomon George Billard announces his passing on Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009 at Dr. Charles L. LeGrow Health Center in Port aux Basques at the age of 94 years. Born at Grand Bruit, Solomon was the son of the late William and Georgina Billard. He was predeceased by his wife Susanna in 1997; son Ivan and daughter Caroline; sisters Gladys, Sarah and Margaret; and brothers Ambrose, Charlie, Joseph, Garfield and Blandford. He leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories his family: Wilson (Norma), Isle aux Morts; George, Windsor, N.S.; Earl (Pauline), Isle aux Morts; Vivian (George), Halifax, N.S.; Jerry (Neita), Isle aux Morts; Stacey (John), Port aux Basques; Miriam (George), Isle aux Morts; Louise (Henry), Burnt Islands; Margaret (Blandford), Burnt Islands; Solomon (Maggie), Dartmouth, N.S.; Johnny (Jeanette), Margaree; Clyde (Valenia), Burnt Islands; Christopher, Isle aux Morts; Darryl (Amanda), Isle aux Morts; 41 grandchildren; 47 great-grandchildren; sister Lucy (Jim), Port aux Basques; and a large circle of nieces, nephews and many friends. Visitation took place on Feb. 13, 14, 15 and 16 at Holy Spirit Anglican Church in Isle aux Morts. Funeral services took place on Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2009 at 2 p.m. at Holy Spirit Anglican Church, officiated by Rev. Duncan Granter. Interment followed at Hillside Haven Anglican Cemetery, Isle aux Morts Road. Funeral arrangements were in the care of East Haven Funeral Home, Port aux Basques, 695-2300. www.easthavenfuneralhome.com
Feb 23/09

FREEMAN LAFOSSE
1923-2009

Passed peacefully away at the Burin Peninsula Health Care Centre on Monday, Feb. 16, 2009, Freeman LaFosse of Marystown, formerly of Fortune, in his 85th year. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories wife, Margaret; sons, Glen (Leslie) of Halifax, NS, Guy (Valarie) of Calgary, AB, and Darrell (Michelle) of Grand Bank; daughters, Leah (Arthur) Durnford of Moncton, NB, Shirley (Alex) Durnford of Halifax, NS, Joan (Wilson) Osmond of Port aux Basques, NL, Audrey (Charlie) Follett of Grand Bank, NL, Julie (Robert) Wells of Marystown, Brenda (Nelson) Keeping of Brooks, AB, and Darlene (Frank) Blagdon of Marystown, NL; brother, John LaFosse of St. John's; 23 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; plus a large circle of relatives and friends. Predeceased by wife, Annie; grandson, Marvin; mother, Maggie May; father, William; uncle Robert and aunt Elizabeth LaFosse and sister, Alma Leyte. Resting and visitation took place from White Dove Funeral Home in Marystown on Feb. 17 and 18 from 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. The funeral service was held at All Saints Anglican Church in Fortune on Feb. 19, 2009 at 2 p.m. Interment followed at the Anglican Cemetery in Fortune. In Freeman's memory, donations may be made to the All Saints Anglican Cemetary Fund in Fortune.
Mar 2/09

LOUISA MORRIS
March 9, 1918 - Feb. 19, 2009

On Feb. 19, 2009 the family of the late Louisa Morris were deeply saddened by the passing of a dear mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend at the age of 90 years. She was predeceased by her husband Percival in 1990; infant son, Arthur; brothers, Richard, Clarence, Truman and Alexander; and sisters, Frances and Adelaide. Left to mourn with fond and precious memories her daughter, June (Dave) Butt with whom she resided in Port aux Basques; sons, David (Judy) Mount Pearl and Calvin (Joan) Port aux Basques; grandchildren, Nicole, Stephen, Scott, Christine, Kathy and Eric; great-grandchildren, Ashley, Robert, Adrianna, Lucas, Kara and Blake; sister, Betty (Bryant) Caines, Deer Lake; brother, Walter (Irene), St. John's; and a large circle of relatives and friends. Visitation took place on Feb. 22, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at East Haven Funeral Home. Funeral services took place on Feb. 24, 2009 at 11a.m. at St. James' Anglican Church, Channel officiated by Rev. Clayton Billard. Interment 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
Mar 2/09

RITA HYNES
St. Andrew's, NL
Jan. 28, 1921 -Feb. 19, 2009

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Rita Hynes announces her passing at Dr. Charles LeGrow Health Centre in Port aux Basques on Thursday, February 19, 2009 at the age of 88 years. She was born in Belloram, Nfld., the daughter of Lydia Valis and Philip Poole. She is survived by her husband Leonard Hynes of St. Andrew's, Codroy Valley, children, Kevin Hynes, Leo Hynes, Jean Hynes, Margaret Dominie, Karl Hynes, Brian Hynes, Marlene Hynes, Patti LaClair, Doug Hynes, Glen Hynes, Georgina Hopkins and Pamela Dominie, 29 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren as well as a large circle of other relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her parents Lydia Valis and Philip Poole and her son William Hynes. Friends visited Precious Blood Roman Catholic Church in St. Andrew's on Feb. 21 and 22, from where the funeral service took place on Feb. 24 at 10:30 a.m. with Father Lee Lainey officiating. Cremation followed at Humber Valley Crematorium in Pasadena. As expression of sympathy, flowers were graciously accepted. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Fillatre's Funeral Home, Port aux Basques. "She will be forever in our thoughts." The family guest book may be signed by visiting our website www.fillatre.ca
Mar 2/09

NORMAN JAMES MACNEIL
Dec. 14, 1936 - Feb. 28, 2009

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Norman James MacNeil announces his passing on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2009 at Dr. Charles L. LeGrow Health Centre in Port aux Basques at the age of 72 years. Born in St. Andrew's, Norman was the son of the late John and Adeline MacNeil. He was predeceased by his sister, Gertie and brothers, Gerard, Joe, Albert, Tommy, Mederick, Bobby, Billy, Bernard and Walter. He leaves to mourn with fond and precious memories his loving family: wife, Sarah of 42 years marriage; sons, Jimmy, Windsor, ON, Bernard, St. John's, Myles, St. Andrew's; daughters, Josephine (John), St. John's and Mary (Brad), Halifax, NS; grandchildren, Dante, Isabelle and Abigail all of Halifax, NS; brother, Raymond (Marg) of ON; sister-in-law, Rita of Halifax, NS, and a large circle of nieces, nephews and many friends. Visitation took place on March 1 and 2 at Church of the Precious Blood in St. Andrew's. Funeral mass took place on March 3, 2009,10:30 a.m. at Church of the Precious Blood, officiated by Father Lee Lainey. Interment followed at St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Cemetery. Donations in Norman's memory can be made to Daffodil Place. Funeral arrangements were in the care of East Haven Funeral Home, Port aux Basques, 695-2300. www.easthavenfuneralhome.com
Mar 9/09

 

 

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