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The Gulf News Obituaries
June 2017

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

 

BATTISTE, MAGGIE SARAH ELIZABETH (SKINNER)
April 25, 1937 - June 07, 2017

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Maggie Battiste announces her peaceful passing at the Dr. Charles L. LeGrow Health Centre with her loving family by her side on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at the age of 80 years. Maggie was born in Cul de Sac, NL, and was the daughter of the late Abraham and Esther (Durnford) Skinner. She came to Port aux Basques at age 13 to work as a serving girl for the Savoury family. She married at age 16, had nine children and was a stay at home mom for many years. She ran her home with the efficiency of a general. She always could find another meal to feed someone and all was welcome in her home, whether for a quick visit or to stay. Our father knew who was in charge and would defer to her in most instances. Maggie was involved in a lot of activities prior to recent health issues. She played darts and enjoyed her bowling league. She loved her bingo and wouldn't miss a good game of cards. She was a Legion Auxillary member and was secretary/treasurer up until they folded. She was a member of the LeGrow Hospital Auxillary. Her children often commented that she had a better social life than them. She went to work outside the home around the time her husband was put off work due to disability. She worked at the Donut Shop until it closed. She then worked in the Minor Hockey Canteen until age 74. In her spare time she baked for Coffin's Store and from time to time for C & G Variety. She instilled in her children the importance of working and self-sufficiency. Throughout her life, Maggie never forgot where she came from and she was very proud of her Durnford and Skinner heritage. She loved all her family and her extended family. She leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories her daughters, Barbara Mesa, Elaine (Bob) Fraser, Julia (Robin) Ingram & Kimberly Battiste, and sons, Paul, Guy (Paula) and Michael (Amanda) Battiste, daughters in law, Ethel Battiste, Ruby Battiste and Crystal Kerfont-Battiste, grandchildren: Tammy (Derek) Farrell, Troy (Mandy) Battiste, Jennifer Fraser, Erica Ingram, Victoria Brushett, Deon Mesa, Robert Fraser, Richard Mesa, Nicholas Ingram, Megan Battiste, Chase Battiste, Chance Battiste, Andrew Battiste, and Katie Marie Battiste, and nine great-grandchildren, brothers: Fredrick (Pauline) Skinner, Samuel (Sharon) Skinner, sisters: Eva Dollimount, twin sister Theresa Francis, sisters in law: Mary Skinner, Florence Skinner, Regis Battiste, Barbara Neil, Daphne Battiste, those she considered family: Kathleen Critchell and Dorothy Osmond. Many, many cousins, nephews, nieces and friends. Maggie was predeceased by her husband, Gerald N. Battiste in 1998, sons, Sidney, 2007 and Bruce, 2008, brothers; Melvin, George and Roy Skinner and Henry Durnford and sister, Myrtle MacDonald, brothers in law: Clarence Francis, William Dollimount, Jack MacDonald, Lou Arsenault, Gerald Bobbett, Willard, Joseph, Lendy, Sidney, James, Jack and Frank Battiste, sisters in law, Jessie Skinner, Elizabeth Battiste, Mary Battiste, Annie Bobbett, Eileen Arsenault and Emily Durnford. The family received family and friends at Fillatre's Funeral Home, 134 Main Street, Port aux Basques on Friday and Saturday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. The funeral service took place on Sunday, June 11, 2017 at 2 p.m from St. James Anglican Church with Rev. Marlene Harvey officiating. In keeping with Maggie's wishes cremation followed. Donations in memory of Maggie can be made to charity of one's choice or flowers graciously accepted. Words of comfort may be sent to the family by visiting www.fillatre.ca

BOND, Dulcie Pauline
Age 65. Of LaPoile, NL. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dulcie Pauline Bond at the VG - Centennial Hospital, in Halifax NS on June 17, 2017. Born in Rose Blanche NL, Dulcie grew up in the beautiful outport of Grand Bruit, NL; she was the daughter of the late Ida and Wilfred Billard. Dulcie's greatest passion was her family, she enjoyed baking, reading, watching the "Soaps" and of course fishing up the bay. She was a strong, caring and kind hearted person who loved travelling, reading and attending family gatherings. Dulcie will be deeply missed by her devoted husband of 45 years, Philip Bond; loving and wonderful children Colin (Andrea) Bond, Cynthia (Sam) Fenwick and Cory (Denise) Bond; cherished grandchildren, Evan, Gaby, Lorelea, Olivia and Lena who lit up her life; dear sisters, Florence (late Doug) Billard, (St. Catherine's, Ont), Vivian (Russell) Collier (Halifax NS), Marie (Wilfred) Cleveland (Quispamsis, New Brunswick), Edith (Cecil) Giles (Ramea NL), Eileen (Jim) Dockstader (Florida US); brother Seaward (Jackie) Billard (St. Catharine's ON); many nieces, nephews, cousins, and countless sister/brother's in law and many lifetime friends that enjoyed her company. A celebration of Dulcie's life will be held on July 2nd at LaPoile, NL. The family wishes to express their appreciation to everyone who helped the family during her illness including Dr. Hubert Lang, the VON Staff, the Palliative Care team, and all the nurses at the VG - Centennial site floor 5B, you were all amazing, you made a difficult situation better. In Lieu of flowers, the family would like you to donate to any charity of your choice in her memory.

JANES, LLOYD REGINALD
May 27, 1945 - June 24, 2017

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Lloyd Reginald Janes announces his passing on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at his home in Woodville at the age of 72 years. Lloyd was the son of the late William and Theresa Janes. He was predeceased by his brother Gordon, sisters in law; Beulah (Harry) Youden, Sharon Sheppard and brother in law Eric. Leaving to mourn with many fond and precious memories loving and devoted Wife Linda (nee Sheppard) of 50 years. Children; Glenn (Tina) Woodville, Cathy (Tony) Davis Mansfield ON, Barry of Woodville and Darren (Christine) of Shelburn ON. Lloyd will forever remain in the hearts of his grandchildren; Cody, Nicole, Kyle, Tiffany, Craig, Zachary, Bree and adopted granddaughter Jessika, great grandchildren; Kyra and Ella, sisters; Myrtle (Gordon) Hill Calgary AB, Catherine (Bill) Ryan, Shirley (Joe) Ryan, Rowena (Lee) Sheppard all of Woodville. Brothers in law; Moses Sheppard Thunder Bay ON, George (Jacqueline) Sheppard, Rick (Michelle) Sheppard all of Lark Harbour NL and a large circle of nieces, nephews and many friends. The family wishes to thank all family and friends that assisted with their loving care of Lloyd during his illness. In keeping with Lloyd's wishes, cremation has taken place. There will be no formal visitation, a private family service will take place Tuesday, June 27, 2 pm at East Haven Funeral Home, 57 Grand Bay Road, Port aux Basques, internment will follow at a later date. In Lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Lloyd can be made to Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Codroy or 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, 695-2300. www.easthavenfuneralhome.com
Forever In Our Hearts

LOMOND, WILFRED STANLEY
July 6, 1951 - June 11, 2017

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Wilfred Stanley Lomond announces his passing at Western Memorial Hospital on Sunday June 11, 2017 at the age of 65 years. Wilfred was the son of the late Stanley and Lillian Lomond. He was also predeceased by his baby sister Cora, sisters Shirley Osmond and Jane Lillington, brothers Calvin Lomond and Samuel Lomond, brothers-in-law Harold Osmond, Thomas Carter, Ralph Osmond, mother in law Elizabeth Antle and father in law Lionel Foote, many deceased aunts and uncles. He leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories his devoted wife Elaine (nee Foote), stepchildren; Denise (Chris) Pittman, Gregory Carter, step grandchildren Zachary and Katelyn Pittman and Andrew Carter. He will also be sadly missed by his sisters in law; Christine (Cecil) Tipple, Dianne (Bruce) Leboubon, Beverly (Glenn) Caines. Brothers in law; Gordon (Cynthia) Foote and Peter (Cindy) Foote. He will forever remain in the hearts of his brothers and sisters Andrew (Debbie) Lomond, Julia Carter (Alex), Catherine Osmond (Fred) and Susie (Jerry) Osmond all of Port aux Basques, brother-in-law George Lillington, sisters-in-law Liz Lomond Port aux Basques, aunts Pearl Lomond, Mary Noseworthy and Susie Matthews of Port aux Basques, nieces, nephews and lifelong friend Marie Dicks, plus a large circle of special buddy friends. In keeping with Wilfred's wishes, cremation has taken place. Visitation took place on Friday, June 16 from 2-4 & 7-9 pm from East Haven Funeral Home. Funeral service took place on Saturday, June 17 at 2 pm from Faith Pentecostal Tabernacle, Grand Bay with Pastor Tyrone Ball officiating. Interment took place at St. James Anglican Cemetery, Barachois Hill. Flowers graciously accepted or donations can be made to the charity of one's choice. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to East Haven Funeral Home Inc., 57 Grand Bay Road, Port aux Basques. 695-2300. www.easthavenfuneralhome.com
"Always In Our Hearts."

MCKENNEY, JEANNE MARIE
(November 23, 1944 - June 16, 2017)

It is with great sadness we say goodbye to our mother, grandmother, aunt, friend and partner. As a young toddler, Jeanne arrived in Halifax from England, at Pier 21, with her mother Betty Wilson. Starting with a childhood in Southern Ontario, Jeanne lived most of her adult life surrounded by the beauty of Northern Ontario. In her last five years the Atlantic was calling her back home. Newfoundland gave her the view of the water and, for Jeanne, the land touched her soul. Jeanne was an avid gardener, she loved her flowers and she was known for her famous Orchids, a flower that she could make grow in any climate. Her love of the earth and landscape was evident in that she recycled anything and everything, she would never let anything go to waste. Jeanne spent many hours making her house into a home and being a perfectionist made her home as comfortable as it still is today. She would also spend many hours in the upstairs bedroom window just staring at Rose Blanche Lighthouse. She professed to have the best view of the lighthouse in Rose Blanche. She never stopped doing things for others and could often be found making apple pies, bread and cookies for Morgan, which she always enjoyed. After her move to Newfoundland in 2010 she could be often heard saying that she moved "From Away To Here" and this is where her beautiful soul was happiest. Jeanne is survived by many family members and five grandchildren. She also leaves to mourn her common law partner Morgan Taylor, his mother Hannah Taylor, his children; Morgen, Dana (Andrew) Taylor, Dara Taylor, grandchildren Abigail and Chantelle, close friends Sabina Keeping, Diane Munden, Maxine Edwards, Marlene Williams, Regis Cornell, Elaine and Raymond Lauzon, Pearce Spicer and anyone and everyone whom she met. In keeping with her wishes, cremation has taken place. Visitation took place on Monday June 19, from 7-9 p.m. at St. Michael's and All Angels Anglican Church in Rose Blanche, from where the funeral service took place on Tuesday, June 20, 2 p.m., officiated by Rev. Jeffrey Petten, internment will be at a later date. 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

MEADE, DOROTHY FLORENCE
July 17, 1929 - June 10, 2017

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Dorothy Meade, age 87, announces her passing on Saturday, June 10, 2017, at the Dr. Charles L. LeGrow Health Centre. Born in Otter's Point, she was the daughter of the late Alexander and Susan Courtney. She leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories her sons, Kenneth (Liz) Meade, Claude (Ellen Farrell) Meade, both of Fox-Roost, Jason (Mary) Meade, Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, daughter, Olivia Seymour (Randall Cayea) Halifax, grandchildren, Kenny (Paula), Vanessa (Terry), Conrad (Tanya), Melica (Chris),Travis (Jackie), Ryan, Randy and Chandler, great-grandchildren, Matthew, Meghan, Mackenzie, Hannah, Sky, Enzo and Ella, and sister, Ethel Clevett, and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends and caregiver, Maggie Meade. She was predeceased by her husband, Willard, son, Daniel, brothers and sisters-in-law, Wallace, George, Clarence, Norman, Augustus, Eric Meade, and Ralph Clevett, Mary Jane Walters and Lorna Buffet. Visitation took place on Sunday, June 11, from 7-9 p.m. and continuing on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at St. Augustine's Anglican Church in Margaree, from where the funeral service will take place on Tuesday, June 13, 2 p.m. officiated by Rev. Maryrose Colbourne, interment to follow at St. Augustine's Cemetery, Margaree. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Dorothy will be made to local charities. Funeral arrangements were in care of Fillatre's Funeral Home, Port aux Basques. Words of comfort may be sent to the family by visiting ww.fillatre.ca

MUISE, DENIS (JUNIOR) GREGORY
October 5, 1947 - June 4, 2017

On Sunday, June 4, 2017 our lives were forever changed with the sudden passing of our beloved father, grandfather, brother, and friend Denis (Junior) Muise of Doyles at the age of 69 years. Born in South Branch, Denis was the son of the late Denis Sr. and Beatrice Muise. He was predeceased by his loving wife Rita of 41 years in 2010, brothers James Muise, Wayne Muise (Terri), Jerome Muise (Betty), Kenneth Muise (Lil), sister Ella MacNeil (Charlie). A loving and devoted father, Denis will be sadly missed by his children, Son Perry (Lisa) Muise of Mount Pearl, NL, Daughters Sherry Lynn (David) Rodgers of Petawawa, ON, Lorna (Trevor) Crook Middle Sackville, NS, Grandchildren Cassie-Lynn Aucoin and Riley Aucoin. He will forever remain in the hearts of his brothers and sisters Norman (Zita) Muise South Branch, Andrew (Ida) Muise New Brunswick, Marcel (Juliann) Muise South Branch, Wade (Linda) Muise Parksville BC, David (Debbie) Muise Alberta, Eddie (Pam) Muise Alliance AB, Margaret (Joe) Mcevoy Holyrood NL, Patsy (Marshall) Devoe Upper Ferry NL, Augusta (Richard) Aucoin, Marion Spence all of South Branch, and a large circle of nieces, nephews, extended family and many close friends. Denis or Junior as he was affectionately known loved his family especially his grandchildren. He had a booming contagious laugh that lit up the room wherever he was. He loved square dancing, darts, playing a good game of cards, and in his later years he tried his hand at bingo. Denis will be sadly remembered and forever loved by all who were fortunate enough to have been blessed to have him in their lives. Denis has finally been reunited with the love of his life, his wife Rita. Visitation took place on Friday, June 9 from 2-4 & 7-9 pm from St. Ann's Roman Catholic Church, Upper Ferry. In keeping with his wishes, cremation followed and funeral service took place on Sunday, June 11, 4 pm, at St. Ann's Roman Catholic Church officiated by Father Lee Lainey. Interment followed at Mount St. Thomas RC Cemetery, Great Codroy. Flowers graciously accepted or donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. 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

O'QUINN, Patrick John
(May 7, 1939 - June 29, 2017)

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Patrick John O'Quinn announces his passing on Thursday June 29 at Dr. Charles L Legrow Health Center at the age of 78 years. Born in South Branch, Patrick was the son of the late Peter and Julie O'Quinn. He was also predeceased by his brothers; Tom O'Quinn, Leo (Mary) O'Quinn, Martin O'Quinn, Bernard (Christine) O'Quinn, Augustus O'Quinn, niece Elaine and Nephew Jarvis. He leaves to mourn with many fond and loving memories his only living sibling, his twin sister Louise (Sissy) Brake, sister- in- laws; Margaret O'Quinn, Mae O'Quinn, Margaret Campbell, partner and friend Dorcas Samms and a large circle of nieces, nephews, extended family and many friends. The family received friends at St. Sylvester's Roman Catholic Church in South Branch on Sunday July 2 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm, from where the mass of Christian Burial took place on Monday July 3, 11am officiated by Father Lee Lainey. Internment followed at St. Sylvester's Roman Catholic Cemetery. Flowers graciously accepted or donations in memory of Patrick can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. 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

OSMOND, RUBY AMELIA
December 30, 1939 - June 4, 2017

The greatest gift that is ever given to us as children is the love from our mother. Mom nurtures us, guides us, protects us and most of all loves us unconditionally. She's there for the good times and is always there to catch us when we fall, she has a special hand in making us who we are and for that we have many treasured memories that will get us through the days ahead. On Sunday June 4, 2017 we lost the most important woman in our lives, our mother, grandmother, sister, cousin and most of all friend Ruby Osmond (nee Carter) who lost her courageous battle with cancer at the age of 77 years. Born in Port aux Basques, Ruby was the daughter of and predeceased by the late Philip and Gertrude Carter. She was also predeceased by her husband Harold of 58 years in 2012 and her father and mother in law Albert and Ellen Osmond. A loving and devoted mother, Ruby will be sadly missed by her children; Lori (Don) Loder of Port aux Basques, Scott (Wannetta) Osmond of Port Blandford NL. A proud grandmother and great grandmother Ruby will forever remain in the hearts of her grandchildren; Adrian of Halifax NS, Andrew (Jennifer) of Clarenville NL, Richard (Amanda) of Angus ON, great grandchildren; Colin, Rowan, Quinn, Josephine, and Parker. She will be greatly missed by her cousin and travelling companion of the last year, Harvey Zwicker of Nepean ON. She will forever remain in the hearts of her sister Alice (Phelps) Clarke of Norwalk Connecticut USA, brother William (Bud) Carter (Marg) of Port aux Basques and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and many friends especially her good friends Vivian Chaulk and Kay Carter. Also her sisters Joan, Beverley, Wanda, brothers Dean and Mike. Visitation took place on Tuesday and Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at East Haven Funeral Home. Funeral services took place on Thursday June 8, 2 pm at St. James Anglican Church, Channel officiated by Rev. Marlene Harvey internment followed at St. James Anglican Cemetery, Barachois Hill. Flowers graciously accepted or donations in memory of Ruby 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, 695-2300. www.easthavenfuneralhome.com
Forever In Our Hearts

 

 

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