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The Gulf News Obituaries
June 2016

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

 

CROUCHER, Winnifred
(January 5, 1946 - June 16, 2016)

It is with saddened hearts that the family of the late Winnifred Croucher (nee Seymour) announces her sudden passing on Thursday June 16, at Dr. Charles L Legrow Health Center at the age of 70 years. Born in Burnt Islands, Winnifred was the daughter of the late Percy and Melinda (nee Keeping) Seymour. She was also predeceased by her brother Clayton Seymour, sisters Hilda and Tryphenia Seymour, father and mother in law Ralph and Alice Croucher, brothers in law; Ralph Croucher and Austin Keeping. She leaves to mourn with many fond and precious memories her husband Maxwell of 50 years. Loving mother of Rhonda (Harlem) Jensen New Brunswick, Sandra (Hiram) Lushman Blaketown NL, Sherry Lynn Croucher (Justin) Burnt Islands. A proud grandmother of Melinda and Amy. She will also be fondly remembered by her Brother Harold (Nellie) Seymour North Sydney NS, sister Maisie (Allan) Strickland Burnt Islands, sisters in law Evelyn Keeping, Lavina Seymour, Sheila Croucher, brothers in law Calvin (Beverly) Croucher, Tony Croucher, Montford Croucher (Blanche) and a large circle of nieces, nephews and many friends. Visitation took place on Saturday and Sunday at St. George's Anglican Church, Burnt Islands from where the funeral service took place on Monday June 20, 2 PM officiated by Rev. Maryrose Colbourne. Interment followed at Hillside Haven Cemetery, Isle aux Morts Road. Flowers graciously accepted or donations in memory of Winnifred can be made to a charity of one's choice. Funeral arrangements in the care of East Haven Funeral Home Inc. 57 Grand Bay Road, Port aux Basques, 695-2300. www.easthavenfuneralhome.com
Forever In Our Hearts

DINGWELL, Margaret
1932-2016

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Margaret Dingwell announces her passing on Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at Dr. Charles LeGrow Health Center. Born in Port-aux-Basques, she was the daughter of the late Alexander and Mary (Hatcher) Keeping. Margaret was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories her husband, George of 63 years. She will forever be sadly missed by her daughter, Barbara Collier, Port-aux-Basques and son Terry (Lorna) Dingwell, Spruce Grove, AB, grandchildren, James (Krystle) Collier, Lisa (Brent) Pickett and Stephanie Dingwell (Gregory Hutchinson) great grandchildren, Kate Collier, Jaxon and Jace Pickett and Lucas Hutchinson, sister-in-law, Pauline Bell, special friend, Wanda Merrigan, as well a large circle of nieces, nephews and friends. She was predeceased by sisters, Juanita Keeping, Blanche Carmichael and brother, Eric Keeping, son-in-law, Jim Collier. In keeping with Margaret's wishes, cremation has taken place. The family will receive friends at Fillatre's Funeral Home on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. A celebration of her life will take place on Saturday June 11, 2:00 PM at Fillatre's Funeral Home with Rev. Clayton Billard officiating. Interment will follow at St. James Anglican Cemetery, Barachois Hill. Flowers graciously accepted or donations in Margaret's memory may be made to charity of one's choice. Word of comfort may be sent to the family by visiting www.fillatre.ca

HARDY, Annie
(April 20, 1916 - June 6, 2016)
It is with great sadness that the family of the late Annie Hardy announces her passing at the Dr. Charles L LeGrow Health Centre on June 6, 2016 at the age of 100 years. Born in Rose Blanche, Annie was the daughter of the late Thomas & Violet (nee Currie) Hepditch. She was also predeceased by her step father Thomas White, her husband John Hardy, children Clifford Hardy and Mary (Bert) Clarke, companion Sam Billard, grandson Bradley Clarke, brother Claude, sister Rita and son-in-law Roy Currie. She leaves to mourn with many loving memories her children Jack (Yvonne) Hardy Port aux Basques, Gerald (Mary) Hardy Rose Blanche, Joyce (Fred) Wells Burgeo, Rita Currie and Violet (Russell) Clarke, daughter-in-law Shirley Hardy all of Rose Blanche. She will also live on in the memories of her 15 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren, and 11 great great grandchildren, plus a large circle of nieces, nephews and extended family. Visitation taking place on Wednesday June 8 and Thursday June 9 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. from St. Michael And All Angels Church in Rose Blanche from where the funeral service will be held on Friday, June 10 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Jeffrey Petten officiating. Interment followed at Hillside Haven Cemetery, Isle aux Morts Road. Flowers graciously accepted or donations in Annie's memory may be made to a charity of ones choice. Funeral arrangements were in the care of East haven Funeral Home Inc., Port aux Basques. 695-2300. www.easthavenfuneralhome.com
"Always In Our Hearts."

HARRIS, Roy
(June 17, 1929 - June 19, 2016)

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Roy Harris announces his passing at the Dr. Charles L LeGrow Health Centre on June 19, 2016 at the age of 87 years. Roy was the son of the late Jonathon and Bertha (nee Courtney) Harris. He was also predeceased by his two brothers Ernest and Matthew Harris, his mother and father-in-law John & Leah (nee Hiscock) Munden, brothers-in-law Ken Munden, Raymond Hardy, Leslie Tufts, and Henry Byran, and sister-in-law Classie Harris. He leaves to mourn with fond and precious memories his loving and devoted wife Rosemary (nee Munden) of 64 years, a loving father of Clarence (Joan) Harris Lower Sackville NS, Rodney (Geraldine) Harris Rose Blanche NL, Valetta (John) Hardy Burnt Islands NL, June (Calvin McInnis) Buckland, Glenda (Joe) Savoury all of Rose Blanche NL, Addie (Ron) Eck Dartmouth NS, Michelle (Ernie) Bryan Lower Sackville NS, and Crystal (Jamie) Parsons Rose Blanche NL, Proud grandfather of 12 Grandchildren and 15 Great Grandchildren. He will also remain in the hearts of his sisters Eileen Hardy Port aux Basques NL, Annie Munden Burnt Islands NL, Florence Tufts Port aux Basques NL, Addie (Gilbert) Keeping and Linda (John) Keeping all of Burnt Islands NL, sisters-in-law Melvina Bryan and Kathleen (Gerald) MacDonald and brother-in-law Ross (Susie) Munden all of Burnt Islands NL, plus a large circle of nieces, nephews and many friends. Visitation taking place on Tuesday and Wednesday at St. George's Anglican Church from where the funeral services will take place on Thursday, June 23, 11 a.m. with Rev. Maryrose Colbourne officiating. Interment followed at Hillside Haven Cemetery, Isle aux Morts Road. Flowers graciously accepted or donations in memory of Roy may 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. 695-2300. www.easthavenfuneralhome.com
"Always In Our Hearts."

LeMOINE, Joyce
1925-2016

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Joyce LeMoine announces her passing on Saturday, April 30, 2016 at Chancellor Park, St. John's, NL, with her loving family by her side at the age of 90. Born in Rose Blanche, she was the daughter of the late, John and Estella (Strickland) Dolomount. Joyce was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories her children, Jacqueline (John) Jesty, Ottawa, ON, Keith (Lucy) LeMoine, St. John's, NL and Phyllis (Don) Horwood, Harbour Le Cou, NL, grandchildren, Brad, Mark, Barry, Mark and Todd, great grandchildren, Nicole, Katy, Evan, Ethan and Grace. She was predeceased, by her husband, Nathan and sister and brother-in-law, Bernice and Hubert Hatcher. Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 4 from St. Michael's and All Angels, in Rose Blanche, with funeral service to be held on Friday, May 6 at 2:00 p.m. from St. Michael's and All Angels, with Rev. Jeffrey Petten officiating, interment will follow at Hillside Haven Cemetery, Isle-aux-Morts Road. Flowers or donations in Joyce's memory may be made to St. Michael's and All Angels Church, Rose Blanche. Words of comfort may be sent to the family by visiting www.fillatre.ca
"Forever in our Hearts"

MOORE, William (Bill) P
(April 5, 1947 - June 26, 2016)
William "Bill" Moore
died peacefully at E. W. Bickle Centre on June 26, 2016 in Toronto, Ontario at the age of 69. Bill is survived by his wife, Daisy Moore (Anderson), and his sister Doris Knott (Tom). He is preceded in death by his parents Mary and Benjamin Moore of Codroy, NL, and his sister Sheila Moore of St. John's, NL. He will be missed by his extended family Winston Anderson (Rob Kerr), Donnie Anderson (Joyce), Nate Anderson (Barb), and Ron Musseau (Phyllis, predeceased) and his many cherished nieces and nephews. The cremation took place at St. James Cemetery and Crematorium, Toronto, Ontario. Burial will occur at a later date in Port Aux Basques. The family is grateful for condolences. Donations may be made to: Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada or Canadian Cancer Society

ORGAN, Evelyn Netta
(January 26, 1938 - June 10, 2016)
It is with great sadness that the family of the late Evelyn Netta Organ announces her passing at the Dr. Charles L LeGrow Health Centre on June 10 at the age of 78 years. Born in Lapoile, Evelyn was the daughter of the late Albert and Margaret (nee Neil) Taylor. She was also predeceased by her husband Henry Organ, son-in-law Maxwell Purchase, grandsons Murray purchase and Jeffrey Organ and granddaughter Trina Purchase. She leaves to mourn with many fond and loving memories her children Roland (Debbie), Marilyn Purchase, Pearl Hounsell (Bruce), Mae Francis (Goward), Edgar (Sharon), Ruby Hargreaves (John), Roger, Thelma Hardy (Paul), Selena Francis (Peter), Monford (Yvonne), Jeanette Sloot (Shawn), Sherman (Yvonne), Tina Francis (Gilbert). She also leaves to mourn her 22 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, 6 sisters, and 2 brothers, plus a large circle of relatives and friends. In keeping with Evelyn's wishes, cremation has taken place. A celebration of Evelyn's life will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in Evelyn's memory may 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. 695-2300. www.easthavenfuneralhome.com
"Forever In Our Hearts."

OSBORNE, Marjorie Olive
Passed on: June 1st, 2016
1924 - 2016

Passed peacefully away on June 1st, 2016 at her niece's residence, Marjorie O. Osborne. Predeceased by her husband Hiram D. Osborne in 1998, as well as other loved ones. Left to mourn are her sons Fred Osborne (Daphne), David L. Osborne (Trudy), Keith R. Osborne; daughter Wanda Parsons (Calvin); grandchildren whom she cherished Dan Osborne (Melanie), Tracy Power (Stephen), Freddie Osborne (Janice), Lori Fost (Lorne), Wayne McCurdy (Faye Allen); five great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandaughter; one special little boy Steven Diamond; sister Pauline Thomas; brother-in-law Donald Osborne (Meva and family) as well as other nephews, nieces and friends. Special thanks to Klondie Florence, Darlene, Leona, Charlotte, Tammy, Dr. Lauzon and medical staff at St. Paul's River, Kate Nadeau with whom she resided. Kate, thank you for the love, and great care given to our mom to the end. Cremation has taken place. The family will accept visitors at Carnell's Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, on Tuesday, June 7th, 2016 from 2-4 p.m and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, June 8th, 2016 at 2 p.m in The Carnell Memorial Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Society. To send a message of condolence or sign the memorial guest book, please visit www.carnells.com
When I come to the end of the road and the sun has set for me,
I want no rites in a gloom-filled room, why cry for a soul set free? Miss me a while but not too long, and not with your head held low, Remember the love that we once shared, miss me but let me go. This is a journey we all must take and each must go alone,
It's all a part of the Master's plan, A step on the road to home.

SHEAVES, Eileen May
1936-2016

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Eileen May Sheaves announces her passing on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 with her family by her side at Dr. Charles LeGrow Health Centre at the age of 80. Born in Great Harbour, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Elizabeth (Rose) Harris. Eileen will be sadly missed and forever loved by her children, Lorna (Terry) Dingwell, Carvel, AB, Tom Sheaves (Natalie LeBlanc) Dartmouth, NS and Mary (Vincent) Ford, Paradise, NL, five grandchildren, Lisa (Brent), Stephanie (Greg), Faith, and Hope, Jessica (Zach) great grandchildren, Jaxon, Jace, Lucas, Austin, Hailey and Sawyer, sisters, Flora Harris, Chateauguay, Quebec, and Annie (Hubert) Coombs, Dartmouth, sister-in-law, Jean Harris, Petit-de-Grat, sisters and brothers in laws, Sylvia (Eric) Carew, Bernice Sheaves, Dorcas Sheaves, Aneitha Sheaves, Ruth Fraser, Edith (Bob) Sheppard. She was predeceased by her husband, Wilfred Sheaves, brothers, Levi Harris, Sandy Harris and sister and brother-in-law, Mary (Randall) Rose, Joseph Cluett, brothers and sisters-in-laws, Joe Sheaves, Lloyd Sheaves, Fred Sheaves, Clifford Sheaves, Eric (Mary) Sheaves, Bob (Florence) Sheaves, Louis (Madeline) Sheaves and Richard Fraser, as well a large circle of nieces, nephews and friends. The family will be receiving friends at Fillatre's Funeral Home, 134 Main Street, Port-aux-Basques on Wednesday, June 29th, , from 7-9 PM and Thursday, June 30th from 2-4 & 7-9 PM.The funeral service will take place on Friday, July 1 at 11:00 a.m, at St. James Anglican Church with Rev. Marlene Harvey officiating. Interment to follow at St. James Anglican Cemetery, Barachois Hill. Flowers graciously accepted or donations in memory of Eileen can be made to, Diabetes Association or Heart & Stroke Foundation. To sign the family guestbook you may visit our website at www.fillatre.ca

SKINNER, Bertha
(June 17, 1932 - June 17, 2016)

On June 17, 2016 our lives were forever changed when our beautiful Wife, Mother, Grandmother, great grandmother and friend Bertha Skinner (nee Organ) aged 84 years left her earthly home to be with her precious lord after a short but courageous battle. Surrounded by her loving family she passed away peacefully and left us with a lifetime of precious memories. Leaving to mourn Bertha is her loving and devoted husband Hartland Skinner of 64 wonderful years. A proud mother she will forever remain in the hearts of her children Monford (Lorraine) Organ, Alex (Wanda) Skinner all of Isle aux Morts, Sylvia (Eric) Walters Rose Blanche, Linda (Calvin) LeFrense, Hartley (Mildred) Skinner, Ross (Denise) Skinner all of Isle aux Morts, Lavena (Reid) Brekkas Fort St. John BC, Don (Colleen) Skinner Kamloops BC, Eugene (Jennifer) Skinner Fort St. John BC. She will also be sadly missed by 17 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, brother in law George T Organ and a large circle of brothers and sisters in law, nieces, nephews and numerous close friends. Bertha was predeceased by her parents Alexander and Alice (nee Green) Organ, father and mother in law Reid and Violet Skinner, grandchildren Michael Walters, Taylon Hartland Kinslow, sisters; Lavina Meade, Lenora Organ, Violet Carter and baby brother Alexander Organ. Visitation taking place at Holy Spirit Anglican Church in Isle aux Morts on Sunday and Monday from where the funeral service will take place on Tuesday June 21, 2 PM, officiated by Rev. Maryrose Colbourne, interment following at Hillside Haven Cemetery, Isle aux Morts Road. Flowers graciously accepted or donations in memory of Bertha can be made to the charity of one's choice. Funeral arrangements in the care of East Haven Funeral Home Inc. 57 Grand Bay Road, Port aux Basques, 695-2300. www.easthavenfuneralhome.com
Always In Our Hearts

SYMES, Lena Annie
(September 20, 1929 - June 20, 2016)
It is with great sadness that the family of the late Lena Symes (nee Harris) announces her passing at the Corner Brook Long Term Care Home on Monday June 20, 2016 at the age of 86 years. Born in Rose Blanche, Lena was the daughter of the late Ward and Rosie (nee Anderson) Harris. She was also predeceased by her husband Ernest on April 27, 1991, sisters Ruth Edwards, Miraha Hickey and brother Reg Harris. Leaving to mourn with fond and precious memories her daughters Marilyn (Aiden) Matthews Port aux Basques, Erna (Thomas) Buckland Harbour Le Cou. She will also be sadly missed by her grandchildren Tracy Porter, Stephen Porter (Holly), Paul Buckland (Lisa) and Megan Buckland, great grandchildren Jonathan, Jordan, Courtney, and Aaron, sisters and brothers Jean Graham Sackville NS, Nora Harris Port aux Basques, Katherine Fiander Isle aux Morts, and John Harris Halifax NS. Visitation taking place at St. Micheal's And All Angel's Anglican Church in Rose Blanche on Wednesday June 22 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. from where the funeral service will take place on Thursday June 23, 3 pm officiated by Rev. Clayton Billard, interment will follow at Hillside Haven Cemetery, Isle aux Morts Road. Flowers graciously accepted or donations in memory of Lena can be made to the Alzheimer's Society. Funeral arrangements in the care of East Haven Funeral Home Inc. 57 Grand Bay Road, Port aux Basques, 695-2300. www.easthavenfuneralhome.com
"Always In Our Hearts."

 

 

Page Contributed by: Ivy F. Benoit

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Monday July 11, 2016)

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