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The Gulf News Obituaries
March 2012

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

 

ANDERSON, Clayton William
October 29, 1953 - March 11, 2012
It is with great sadness that the family of the late Clayton William Anderson announces his sudden passing on Sunday March 11, at his residence in Port aux Basques at the age of 58 years. Loving husband of Verena (nee Kettle). Cherished son of Eileen Anderson of Port aux Basques and the late Llewellyn Anderson (February 20, 1996). A dear brother of Howard (Darlene) Halifax NS, Brian (Marie), Corey (Denise) all of Port aux Basques, Wanda (Clarence) Brokopp Bashaw AB, Louise (Allan) Anderson Amherst NS, Brenda Anderson, Jackie (Jim) Kettle, Yvonne Anderson (Wayne) all of Port aux Basques. Clayton will also be sadly missed by his in-laws; mother in law Dorothy Kettle, sister in law Valerie Parsons (Michael), brother in law Vernon Kettle (Amanda) all of Port aux Basques, and a large circle of nieces, nephews, and many, many friends. Visitation took place on Tuesday from 7-9 PM and continued on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at East Haven Funeral Home. Funeral services took place on Thursday March 15, 2 PM at St. James Anglican Church, Channel officiated by Rev. Louise Richards. 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

CHAULK, Charles Stanley
December 3, 1941 - March 11, 2012
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Charles (Charlie) Chaulk of Port aux Basques. He passed away March 11th, 2012 at the Dr. Charles L. Legrow Health Center surrounded by his loving family and friends. Born and raised in Port aux Basques, son of the late Stanley and Francis (Pearce) Chaulk, he remained a lifelong resident and raised his family here. His early years were spent serving his country with the Royal Canadian Navy. He enlisted in 1959 and in 1962 he began work with the Navy Auxiliary. In 1968, he moved his family back to Port aux Basques, and was employed with CNR (Marine Atlantic) until his retirement, July 1997.
When he wasn't working, Charlie enjoyed hunting, spending time at the family cabin in McDougalls, and most of all, visiting with his five grandchildren. He was a man of humor and was always quick to make people laugh. Charlie's wit and and personality will never be forgotten. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend to many and will be greatly missed by those who knew him.
He leaves to mourn his loving wife Irene (48 years of marriage); his children Terry (Bernadine) Chaulk, and Trudy (Nick) Bruinooge, 5 grandchildren Alana Chaulk, Matthew Miller (Karlee), Mitchell Miller, Sean Bruinooge, Heather Bruinooge, and one great grandchild Leif Miller; brother Fred Chaulk, sister Phyllis Francis and a large circle of brother and sister in laws, nieces and nephews, family and friends.
He was predeceased by his father and mother-in-law Aubrey and Deborah Herritt, sisters: Annie Underhill, Eileen Warren. Brothers: James, Leslie, Wilson, and Harry Chaulk. Brothers-in-law Harry Underhill, Clyde Warren, Henry Francis. Sister in law Priscella Chaulk Visitation took place on Monday from 7- 9 PM and on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at East Haven Funeral Home. Funeral service took place on Wednesday, March 14th, 2 PM at St. James Anglican Church, Channel officiated by Rev. Louise Richards. Funeral arrangements were in the care of East Haven Funeral Home, Port aux Basques 695-2300 www.easthavenfuneralhome.com

DOWNEY, James Ignatius
July 30, 1934 - March 10, 2012
Passed away unexpectedly at the Western Memorial Regional Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Born in the Codroy Valley, where he resided. His railroad career began in Halifax NS; he transferred to Newfoundland where he spent the majority of his career. He loved his work with the railway until its closure in 1988. He was very active with his union to support his coworkers. He had a passion for hobby farming, music and songwriting. He had written over 70 songs, with some recorded. He always enjoyed politics and a good debate. He was unwavering for his love and support for his family.
Leaving to mourn: wife Martha; 9 children Debra (Doug) Webber; Andy (Juanita); Walter; Gloria (Terry) Chaulk; Mary (Brian) Welshman; Martin; Agnes; Joan (Gary Kelland); Teresa (Bob) Teskey; 22 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren, brothers; Jerome (Rose Mary) ,Joseph and sisters; Theresa Cashin, Kathleen (Kevin) Barry, Anne MacNeil, Lucy (James) Briggs, many nieces, nephews and other relatives. Predeceased by his parents, Theresa and James; brothers Edward, Bernard and Anthony and sisters Frances MacIsaac, Cecilia Hall and Sister Mary Andrina. The family would like to express their thanks for the excellent care James received while in the care of the nurses and doctors at the Dr. Charles Legrow Health Center and the Western Memorial Regional Health Center.

DURNFORD, Barry
Passed away suddenly in Francois on Friday, March 9, 2012 Barry Durnford in his 55th year. Leaving to mourn his mother; Annie Durnford, girlfriend Kimberly Lushman, brothers; Bud (Bonny) Durnford, Brian (Norma) Durnford, George Esau (Sherry ) Durnford and sister; Christine (Tony) Thornhill, nieces & nephews; Samantha, Dakota, Kayla, Madison, Olivia, Carter, Brandon, David, Terri, BJ, Alex as well as a wide circle of relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his father Esau Durnford on December 30, 2011. Funeral services were held at the St. Simon and St. Jude Anglican Church on Thursday March 15, 2012 with internment at the Anglican Cemetary, officiated by Rev. Maryrose Colbourne. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Fillatre's Funeral Home.

FUDGE, John
It is with great sadness that the family of the late John Wilbourne Fudge announces his sudden passing on Saturday March 31st, 2012 at Toronto General Hospital at the age of 62 years while visiting with his children and their families. John was the son of Classie and late Thomas Fudge. He was also predeceased by his two children Joanna and Johnny, father-in-law James T Lawrence, brother Lloyd and brother-in-law Henry. He leaves to mourn with many fond and precious memories his wife Annie of 42 years marriage, his children Paul (Cheryl), Dwayne (Jen), Keith (Kristine), Kimberly (Rocky Eddison) all of Ontario, daughter-in-law Kimberly Oatway Fudge, grandchildren Robert Lawrence, Bryanna , Brandon, Kayla, Keegan, Jackson, Brooke, Hannah and Thomas. His mother Classie Fudge, brothers Garland (Esther), Barry (Dawn) both of Port aux Basques, Bruce Lethbridge AB, sisters Lorraine (Michael Kennedy) Dominion NS, Mary (Jim Murphy) Port aux Basques, Judy (Rick Osmond), Dorothy (Micheal Mac Isaac) both of Eastern Passage NS, his mother-in-law Lillian Lawrence, and a large circle of nephews, nieces, sister and brother-in-laws and many friends. 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 April 5, 2 PM at St. James Anglican Church, Channel officiated by Rev. Hannah Dicks. 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

HISCOCK, Maria
It is with great sadness that the Hiscock Family announces the passing of Maria Eunice Hiscock, originally from Rose Blanche and living in Burgeo since 1939. Family and friends celebrated Maria's 90th Birthday just two weeks before her death. Maria was a homemaker and raised nine children alongside husband Ronald for forty-two years until his death in 1981. She was an excellent cook, well known for making "chow" and "lassie wicks" and "brawn," and served her community through her husband's volunteerism in the Loyal Orange Lodge and Anglican Church in her early years. Maria was a seamstress for years and made hundreds of quilts during her lifetime, which will now become cherished heirlooms for her children and grandchildren. She continued to knit until she became ill three days before her death, producing socks, gunning mitts, and tea towels that she loved to share with family and friends. Fiercely independent, Maria had a great sense of humour and was fondly known by her family and friends as the "Queen Mother". The Hiscock Families are blessed to have shared in Maria's tremendous life and will carry her bright and beautiful legacy into the future. She leaves to mourn and carry on her legacy of love five sons, Joe (Liz), Roy (Moira), Rex (Gabe), Leslie (Bonnie), Dale (Eva); three daughters Gladys (Dale), Joyce (Gary), and June. She leaves behind a legacy including 17 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and a large circle of friends from around the world. The funeral service was held March 31st at St. John the Evangelist Church by Rev. Maryrose Colbourne with assistance from Fillatre's. Interment followed at Burgeo Community Cemetery.

KETTLE, Mary Helen
July 23, 1924 - March 4, 2012
It is with great sadness that the family of the late Mary Helen Kettle announces her passing on Sunday March 4, 2012 at Dr. Charles L Legrow Health Center at the age of 87 years. Born at Grand Bay West, Mary was the daughter of the late Emmanuel and Sarah Kettle. She was also predeceased by her brothers and sisters, her husband Benjamin in 2003 and her granddaughter Gail Kettle Scott. She leaves to mourn with fond and precious memories her loving children; Mary (Raymond) Bennett Doyles, Raymond (Alice) Harbor Breton NL, Lorne (Loretta) Port aux Basques, Noble (Eva) Moncton NB, Stuart (Margie) Port aux Basques. Seven grandchildren; Brenda (Ken), Glenda (Ben), Lorna (Craig), Robert (Sarah), Cynthia (Byron), Sonia (Jason), Susan (Dac). Six great grandchildren; Rachelle, Benjamin, Sarah, Jonah, Justin, My-linh, and a large circle of nieces, nephews,and many friends. Visitation took place on Monday from 7-9 PM and continued on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at East Haven Funeral Home. Funeral services took place on Wednesday March 7, 2012 - 2 PM at St. Paul's Anglican Church, Grand Bay officiated by Rev. Clayton Billard. Interment followed at St. Paul's Anglican Cemetery, Trans Canada Highway. Memorial donations can be made to the Long Term Care Unit of Dr. Charles L Legrow Health Center. Funeral arrangements were in the care of East Haven Funeral Home, Port aux Basques, 695-2300. www.easthavenfuneralhome.com

RICHARDS, Maud
February 16, 1915 - March 24, 2012
It is with great sadness that the family of the late Maud Richards announces her passing on Saturday March 24, 2012 at Dr. Charles L Legrow Health Center in Port aux Basques at the age of 97 years. Born in Ramea NL, Maud was the daughter of the late George and Violet (nee Fudge) Keeping. A devoted house wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother she is survived by her son Eric (Sarah) Richards of Port aux Basques, and her daughter in law Suzanne Davies of British Columbia. Grandchildren; Tracy (Robert) Warren Dartmouth NS, Zoe (Quentin) Hardy Sackville NS, Ingrid Richards (Mike) Placentia NL. Great grandchildren; Zackery, John, Nicholas, Isaac and AJ. Sisters in law; Esther Keeping of Ramea, Phyllis Richards of Corner Brook, Alice Keeping, Classie Parsons both of Nova Scotia, her life long friends Vera Hinks and Jessie Collier, and a large circle of nieces, nephews, and many friends. She was predeceased by her husband William and son George. Brothers; Jack, Cyril, Fred, Freeman, and Wilbur Keeping, sisters Minnie Parsons, and Alice Carter. Visitation took place on Monday and Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at East Haven Funeral Home. Funeral services took place on Wednesday March 28, 2 PM at the Wesley United Church, Channel officiated by Rev. Catherine Eddy. Interment followed at Wesley United Cemetery, Port aux Basques. In lieu of flowers donations in memory of Maud can be made to the Wesley United Cemetery Fund. Funeral arrangements were in the care of East Haven Funeral Home, Port aux Basques, 695-2300 www.easthavenfuneralhome.com

SPENCER, Rebecca Beatrice
March 7, 2012
SPENCER, Rebecca Beatrice
- 72, of Dartmouth NS, passed away peacefully in Saint Vincent's Nursing Home in Dartmouth on Wednesday, March 7, 2012. Born in West Cul-de-Sac, N.L., she was a daughter of the late Hartley and Beatrice Spencer, West Cul-de-Sac (Port-aux Basques) NL. She was also predeceased by brothers-in-law Walter Kendall and Earl Ford. Rebecca, known as Becky by her family and friends, moved to Dartmouth, in 1963. She worked for many years at the Nova Scotia Hospital, retiring from there in 1994. Becky's joy in life was her family and friends. She will be deeply missed by her sisters, brothers, nieces and nephews, especially her nephew David Ford and his family, Karen, Spencer and Kyle. A special thanks to her good friends Marion and Mary and all the staff of Saint Vincent's Nursing Home (4th floor) for their great care. Rebecca is survived by her sisters, Mary Kendall Ramea, Alice (Howard) Lomond Corner Brook, Gladys (Charles) Ford Port-aux-Basques, Jessie Ford St. John's; brothers, Hartley (Julie) Margaree and Frank (Sandra) Port-aux-Basques. Cremation was cared for by Donald K. Walker Funeral Director Ltd., Dartmouth. No service by request.

 

 

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