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The Gulf News Obituaries
July 2018

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

 

DURNFORD, Morgan Young
November 21, 1926 - July 03, 2018

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family of the late Morgan Durnford announces his passing at the Dr. Charles L LeGrow Health Centre in Port aux Basques, NL on Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018 at the age of 91 years. Born in Francois, NL, Morgan was the son of the late Robert and Roseanna Durnford. He was also predeceased by his wife Isabelle Durnford (nee Currie) in 2017; father and mother-in-law James Currie and Dorcas Elizabeth (nee Strickland); daughter Ethel Marie; brothers and sisters John R (Martha) Durnford, Roy (Winnie) Durnford, James (Susie) Barter, James Ritch (Sarah) Durnford, Jessie (Reg) Courtney; brother-in-law Leslie Currie, Alex Musseau, Clarence Morgan; sisters-in-law Emma (Leslie) Melbourne, Minnie (George R) Parsons, Miria (Ronald) Hiscock. He leaves to mourn with precious memories his sons Calvin (June) Durnford and Leslie Durnford both of Rose Blanche, NL; grandsons Calvin Morgan Durnford of Rose Blanche, NL, Michael (Karen) Durnford of Kingston, NS; great-grandchildren Ethan and Emily Durnford; sisters-in-law Carrie Currie, Ethel Musseau both of Port aux Basques, NL, Bessie Morgan of Sudbury, ON plus a large circle of nephews and nieces and many friends. A special thank to Audrey Hatcher and Janet Bateman.
Visitation will take place on Thursday, July 5th, 2018 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm, continuing on Friday, July 6th, 2018 from 2-4 & 7-9 pm at St. Michael's and All Angel's Anglican Church in Rose Blanche, NL from where the funeral service will take place on Saturday, July 7th at 2 pm officiated by Rev. Jeffrey Petten with interment to follow at Hillside Haven Cemetery, Isle aux Morts Road. Flowers are graciously accepted or donations in Morgan's memory can be made to the charity of one's choice. Funeral arrangements were in the care of East Haven Funeral Home Inc., 57 Grand Bay Road, Port aux Basques, NL, easthavenfuneralhome@bellaliant.com (709)-695-2300 www.easthavenfuneralhome.com
Forever In Our Hearts

HARVEY, Allison
January 21, 1941 - July 02, 2018

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family of the late Allison Harvey announces his passing at the Sir Thomas Roddick Hospital in Stephenville, NL on Monday, July 2nd, 2018 at the age of 77 years. Born in Jeffrey's, NL, Allison was the son of the late Richard and Beatrice Harvey (nee Alley). He was also predeceased by his wife Madonna Harvey (nee Pike) in 2017; brothers Neville Harvey, Roy Harvey, Hedley Harvey and brother-in-law Joseph Legge. He leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories his daughters Theresa (Charles) Gillam, Carolyn (Eugene Madore) Harvey; sons Christopher (Wilma Purchase) Harvey, Richard (Penny) Harvey; our special Shirley Hulan who lived with us for 25 years; grandchildren Krista (Jake), Blayne (Desiree), Chantelle (Sheldon), Kasandra (Tyler), Kaitlyn, Cody, Rachel; great-granddaughter Alexa; sisters Eva Bowridge, Thelma Legge, Bride (Robert) Gale, Stella (Bill Collins) Stuckless, Martha (John) Gillis, Pearl (Isaac) Legge; brothers Lorne (Risa) Harvey, Gordon (Helena) Harvey; daughter-in-law Tracy Hulan plus many nieces and nephews.
Allison married Madonna on August 11th, 1964 and together they had four children. His biggest joy in life was having his family around, cooking and baking for them. We always said he could make a rubber boot taste good. Once the cooking was done then it was time of cards.
Visitation will take place at Saint Mary Magdalene Anglican Church in Jeffrey's, NL on Wednesday, July 4th, 2018 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm from where the funeral service will take place on Thursday, July 5th, 2018 at 2 pm officiated by The Rev. Canon Kristen Gosse with interment to follow at the Saint Mary Magdalene Anglican Church Cemetery in Jeffrey's, NL. Flowers are graciously accepted or donations in Allison's memory can be made to a charity of one's choice. Funeral arrangements were in the care of East Haven Funeral Home Inc., 57 Grand Bay Road, Port aux Basques, NL, easthavenfuneralhome@bellaliant.com (709)-695-2300 www.easthavenfuneralhome.com
Forever In Our Hearts

HYNES, Leo Martin
November 11, 1944 - July 23, 2018

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family of the late Leo Martin Hynes announces his passing at the Dr. Charles L LeGrow Health Centre in Port aux Basques, NL on Monday, July 23rd, 2018 at the age of 73 years. Born in Codroy Valley, NL, Leo was the son of the late Leonard and Rita Hynes (nee Poole). He was also predeceased by his wife Ursula Hynes (nee Bruce) in 1991; father and mother-in-law Augustine and Elizabeth Bruce (nee Nugent); son Dion Hynes; brother William Hynes, Kevin Hynes and sister Jean (Don Musseau) Hynes. He leaves to mourn with precious memories his children Cheryl (Tim) Francis of Timberlea, NS, Jocelyn (Scott) Harrison of Blandford, NS, Tracy (Josh) McNeil both of Halifax, NS, Jennifer (John) MacDougall; grandchildren Meghan, Nick, Liam, Toby, Ben, Charlotte, Finley; brothers Doug (Laura) Hynes, Brian (Sharon) Hynes both of St. Andrew's, NL, Karl (Pam) Hynes of Conn, Glen Hynes of Ottawa, Ont; sisters Marlene Hynes (Ted Maciaac) of St. Andrew's, NL, Marg Dominie (Lloyd Herritt) of Stephenville, NL, Georgina Hynes (Jeff Hopkins) of Ottawa, Ont, Patti Hynes Leclair of Ontario; sisters-in-law Marion Blagdon Hynes, Pauline Wall Hynes both of St. Andrew's, NL plus a large circle of nephews and nieces.
In keeping with Leo's wishes cremation has taken place. A celebration of Leo's life will take place in Newfoundland at a later date with a private burial in Nova Scotia. In lieu of flowers, donations in Leo's memory can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Funeral arrangements were in the care of East Haven Funeral Home Inc., 57 Grand Bay Road, Port aux Basques, NL, easthavenfuneralhome@bellaliant.com (709)-695-2300 www.easthavenfuneralhome.com
Forever In Our Hearts

LeFRENSE, Elsie Mary
November 20, 1928 - July 23, 2018

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family of the late Elsie Mary LeFrense (nee Ball) announce her passing at the Dr. Charles L. LeGrow Health Centre in Port aux Basques, NL on Monday, July 23rd, 2018 at the age of 90 years. Born in Rencontre West, NL. Elsie was the daughter of the late Reuben and Caroline Ball (nee King). She was also predeceased by her husband Walter LeFrense; father and mother-in-law James and Amelia LeFrense; son Walter LeFrense; brother Norman Ball; sisters-in-law Edith Jane (Cecil) Marsden, Marion (Frank) Morris, Alma (Eric) Meade, Eli LeFrense; brother-in-law Garland Thorne. She leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories her children Elsie (Peter) Ingram of Margaree, NL, Ralph (Shelia) LeFrense of Turo, NS, Pauline (Earl) Billard, Katie (Joshua) Skinner both of Isle aux Morts, NL, Marion (Clarence) Meade of Halifax, NS; grandchildren Arlene (Clifford) Lillington, Darrell LeFrense (Robert Burns), Joy (Ken) Fitzgerald, Velda Francis, Peggy Meade (Eric Brymer), Carolann (Wade) Keough, Deon (Henrietta) Billard, Trudy Billard (Terrance Osmond), Marlene (Kevin) Blackburn, Bradley (Carla) Skinner; great-grandchildren Kyrstal, Colby, Chad, Brittany, Tiffany, Kailey, Griffin, Andy, Brady, Nicholas, Kelsey, Katie; great-great-grandson Scott Cousins; sisters-in-law Hilda Thorne of Marystown, NL, Thressa LeFrense of Isle aux Morts, NL plus a large circle of nephews, nieces.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 24th from 2-4 and 7-9 pm continuing on Wednesday, July 25th from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Holy Spirit Anglican Church in Isle aux Morts, NL from where the funeral service will be held on Thursday, July 26th at 2 pm officiated by Rev. Duncan Granter assisted by Deacon John Billard with interment to follow at Hillside Haven Cemetery, Isle aux Morts Road, NL. Flowers are graciously accepted or donations in Elsie's memory can be made to the Hillside Haven Cemetery Fund. Funeral arrangements were in the care of East Haven Funeral Home Inc, 57 Grand Bay Road, Port aux Basques NL, easthavenfuneralhome@bellaliant.com (709)-695-2300 www.easthavenfuneralhome.com
Forever In Our Hearts

MacDONALD, Robert (Bob) Ernest
October 28, 1935 - July 15, 2018

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family of the late Robert (Bob) Ernest MacDonald announces his sudden passing at his residence in Port aux Basques, NL on Sunday, July 15th, 2018 at the age of 82 years. Born in Burnt Islands, NL, Robert was the son of the late Ernest and Susan MacDonald (nee Leamon). He was also predeceased by his father and mother-in-law Tom and Elsie Herritt (nee Edmunds); sisters Sadie (Blanford) Keeping, Liz Duckworth; uncle Brim who Christina took as a father figure; brothers-in-law Wendell (Lillian) Herritt, Philip (Liza Jane) Herritt, Issaac Herritt; sisters-in-law Susie (Hubert) Enwood, Hazel (Minter) King, Eva Herritt, and Irene Herritt. He leaves to mourn with precious memories his wife of 54 years Christina MacDonald (nee Herritt); sons Robert (Rob) (Martina) MacDonald, John (Glenda) MacDonald; daughters Amanda (Scott) Strickland all of Port aux Basques, NL; Susan (Craig) Croucher of Burnt Islands, NL; grandchildren Gavin (Amy) Taylor of Searston, NL, Garia (Fred) Price of Fort McMurray, AB, John Jr. (Jennifer) MacDonald of Clarke's Beach, NL, Shane Hatcher, Robin (Melvin) MacDonald-Musseau, Marcus Strickland, Lucas Strickland all of Port aux Basques, NL, Selina Croucher, Jessica Croucher both of Burnt Islands, NL; great-grandchildren Eric, Erica, Taylor, Olivia, Jacob, Gage, Karlee; brothers Percy (Maggie) MacDonald, Leslie (Emily) MacDonald both of Halifax, NS; brothers-in-law Tom (Shirley) Herritt of Lamaline, NL, James Herritt of Port aux Basques, NL, Ephraim (Eileen) Herritt of Isle aux Morts, NL, John Herritt of Halifax, NS; sisters-in-law Classie (Allan) Porter of MacDougalls, NL, Ruth (Gerald) Wells of Lower Sackville, NS; special aunt Evelyn Leamon of Burnt Islands, NL and special furry companion Stewie plus a large circle of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Visitation will take place on Tuesday, July 17th, 2018 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm, Wednesday, July 18th, 2018 from 2-4 & 7-9 pm and Thursday, July 19th, 2018 from 2-4 pm at East Haven Funeral Home Inc. in Port aux Basques, NL. Visitation will also take place on Thursday, July 19th, 2018 from 7-9 pm at St. George's Anglican Church in Burnt Islands, NL from where the funeral service will be held on Friday, July 20th, 2018 at 11 am officiated by Rev. Jeffrey Petten with interment to follow at Hillside Haven Cemetery, Isle aux Morts Road, NL. Flowers are graciously accepted or donations in Robert's memory can be made to a charity of one's choice. Funeral arrangements were in the care of East Haven Funeral Home Inc., 57 Grand Bay Road, Port aux Basques, NL, easthavenfuneralhome@bellaliant.com (709)-695-2300 www.easthavenfuneralhome.com
Forever In Our Hearts

MacISAAC, Pauline Mary
December 13, 1926 - July 13, 2018

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family of the late Pauline Mary MacIsaac (nee Luedee) announces her passing at the Dr. Charles L LeGrow Health Centre in Port aux Basques, NL on Friday, July 13th, 2018 at the age of 91 years. Born in St. Andrew's, NL, Pauline was the daughter of the late Louis and Angela (nee MacIsaac). She was also predeceased by her loving husband Patrick in 2013; father and mother-in-law Allan and Catherine MacIsaac (nee Young); brothers Paul, Joseph, Bill, Philip, Tony, John, Leonard Luedee; sisters Helen MacIsaac, Eileen Dickus; brothers-in-law Gerald, Fred, Raymond, Archie, Johnny, James, Angus, Joseph and Andrew MacIsaac, also brothers in law Tony Dickus, Charlie Faughnan; sisters-in-law Dot Luedee, Lena Luedee, Vera Luedee, Hilda Luedee, Oblena Luedee and Edna MacIsaac. She leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories her loving sisters Angela Faughnan of Connecticut, USA, Margie Rosenberg of Mississauga, ON, Rita (Joe) Wall of St. John's, NL; brother Peter (Jackie) Luedee of Connecticut, USA; sisters-in-law Kathleen (Leonard) Doyle of St. Andrew's, NL, Bonnie MacIsaac of Ont, Gloria MacIsaac of St. George's, NL and brother-in-law Jimmy MacIsaac of St. Andrew's, NL plus a large circle of nieces and nephews.
Pauline was devoted to family and friends and truly enjoyed having company. She possessed a wonderful sense of humour and was witty till the end. Her pass times included playing darts, cards, knitting, cooking, baking and cleaning. She be will greatly missed and fondly remembered by a large circle of family and friends.
Visitation will take place on Saturday, July 14th, 2018 from 8:00-9:30 pm continuing on Sunday, July 15th, 2018 from 2:00-4:00 with a wake service beginning at 8:00 pm and visitation continuing until 9:30 pm at the Church of the Precious Blood in St. Andrew's, NL from where the Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Monday, July 16th, 2018 at 11 am officiated by Father Lee Lainey with interment to follow at the St. Andrew's Cemetery in St. Andrew's, NL. Flowers are graciously accepted or donations in Pauline's memory can be made to the Canadian Lung Association Newfoundland & Labrador, P.O. Box 13457, Stn. A, St. John's, NL A1B 4B8. Funeral arrangements were in the care of East Haven Funeral Home Inc., 57 Grand Bay Road, Port aux Basques, NL, easthavenfuneralhome@bellaliant.com (709)-695-2300 www.easthavenfuneralhome.com
Forever In Our Hearts

OSMOND, Dordenia
June 15, 1938 - July 02, 2018

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family of the late Dordenia Osmond (nee Wells) announces her passing at the Sir Thomas Roddick Hospital in Stephenville, NL on Monday, July 2nd, 2018 at the age of 80 years. Born in Rose Blanche, NL. Dordenia was the daughter of the late Jack and Alice Wells (nee Rose). She was also predeceased by her husband Wallace Osmond in 2016; children Geraldine, Robbie, Richard and Roxanne; grandson Justin and sister-in-law Geraldine. She leaves to mourn with many precious memories her loving children Nancy (Ricky) King of Burnt Islands, NL, Rick (Alice) Osmond of Grand Falls-Windsor, NL, Darin (Paula) Osmond of Gander, NL, Derek (Liz) Osmond of Edmonton, AB, Tracy Osmond (Jason Todd) of Fort McMurray, AB; grandchildren Ricky Jr., Rebecca, Cody, Michael and Emma; great-grandchild Connor; brother John (Lucy) Porter of North Sydney, NS; sister-in-law Florence (Clyde) of Sydney, NS; brother-in-law Clifford (Jean) Osmond of Kippens, NL and her beloved friend Buddy plus a large circle of nieces, nephews and friends.
In keeping with Dordenia's wishes cremation has taken place. A family service and interment of ashes to follow at Hillside Haven Cemetery, Isle aux Morts Road at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in Dordenia's memory can be made to the Daffodil Place,70 Ropewalk Ln, St. John's, NL A1E 5T2. Funeral arrangements were in the care of East Haven Funeral Home Inc., 57 Grand Bay Road, Port aux Basques, NL, easthavenfuneralhome@bellaliant.com (709)-695-2300 www.easthavenfuneralhome.com
Forever In Our Hearts

STRICKLAND, Julia
March 07, 1932 - July 20, 2018

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family of the late Julia Strickland announce her passing at the Dr. Charles L. LeGrow Health Centre in Port aux Basques, NL on Friday, July 20th, 2018 at the age of 86 years. Born in Cul De Sac, NL. Julia was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Kathleen Sarah Green (nee Skinner). She was also predeceased by her husband Lloyd Strickland in 1975; father and mother-in-law George and Marjorie Strickland (nee Scott); step-mother-in-law Catherine Strickland (nee Collier); two infant children Monford and Paulette; sisters Leah (Enoch) Prosser, Annie (Freeman) LaFosse, Rita (Sandy) Durnford, Edna LeFrense; brothers Freeman (Dulcie) Green, Garfield (Effie) Green; brothers-in-law Willard Payne, Jack Strickland, and sister-in-law Ethel (Lori) Seymour. She leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories her children Ethel (Roger) Skinner of Pasadena, NL, Wayne (Rayleen Sheaves) Strickland of Port aux Basques, NL, Marvin (Louise) Strickland of Isle aux Morts, NL; grandchildren Shawn of Fogo, NL, Trent (Michelle) of Fort McMurray, AB, Lloyd (Wendy), Jennifer both of St. John's, NL, Chad (Karen) of Victoria, BC, Stacey (Malcolm) of Fort Saskatchewan, AB; great-grandchildren Kaileigh, Logan, Makenna, Ellie, Jaxon; sisters Margaret Warford of Isle aux Morts, NL, Woodrow (Linda) Green of Port aux Basques, NL; brothers-in-law John Nelson LeFrense of Isle aux Morts, NL, Robert (Bob) (Annie) Strickland of Prince George, BC; sister-in-law Phoebe Payne of Port aux Basques, NL, and special caregivers who made Mom's life comfortable, plus a large circle of nephews, nieces and many friends.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, July 21st from 7-9 pm and continuing on Sunday, July 22nd from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Holy Spirit Anglican Church in Isle aux Morts, NL. The funeral service will be held on Monday, July 23rd at 2 pm from the Holy Spirit Anglican Church in Isle aux Morts, NL officiated by Rev. Duncan Granter with interment to follow at Hillside Haven Cemetery, Isle aux Morts Road, NL. Flowers are graciously accepted or donations in Julia's memory can be made to the Holy Spirit Anglican Church. Funeral arrangements were in the care of East Haven Funeral Home Inc, 57 Grand Bay Road, Port aux Basques NL, easthavenfuneralhome@bellaliant.com (709)-695-2300 www.easthavenfuneralhome.com
Forever In Our Hearts

 

 

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