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The Gulf News Obituaries
March 2015

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

 

ANDERSON, Laurena Joan
(January 19, 1935 - March 11, 2015)
It is with great sadness that the family of the late Laurena Joan Anderson announce her passing at the Dr. Charles L Legrow Health Centre on March 11, 2015 at the age of 80 years. Joan was the daughter of the late Thomas and Priscilla Harvey. She was also predeceased by her husband Kenneth, partner Eric Strickland, sisters Bride Harvey and Drucella (Arnold) Hulan, brothers Richard (Beatrice) Harvey and Mack (Freda) Hulan and brother-in-law Raymond MacEachren. She leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories her son Floyd (Alma) Anderson Port aux Basques, daughter Hope (David) Neil Orleans ON, grandchildren Kelsey and Glenda, great granddaughter Haylee, sister Winnie MacEachren Jeffery's, sister-in-law Lillian Adams, Baraboo Wisconsin, and a large circle of nieces, nephews and many friends. Joan was a long time member of the United Church Women, the United Church Choir and worked many hours in the gift shop as a member of the Ladies Auxiliary at the Dr. Charles L Legrow Health Centre. Visitation took place on Saturday, March 14 from 7-9 pm and Sunday, March 15 from 2-4 & 7-9 pm from East Haven Funeral Home. Funeral service took place on Tuesday, March 17, 1:30 pm from Wesley United Church with Rev. Kathleen Anderson officiating. Interment took place at Wesley United Cemetery. Flowers accepted or donations may be made to the United Church Cemetery or the Dr. Charles L Legrow Long Term Care Unit. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to East Haven Funeral Home Inc., Port aux Basques. 695-2300. www.easthavenfuneralhome.com
"Always In Our Hearts."

BARRY, Shianne Marie
(September 3, 1984 - March 19, 2015)
It is with heavy hearts we have to say good- bye to our sweet sunshine, Shianne Marie Barry who lost her fight with Cockayne Syndrome on March 19, 2015 at Western Memorial Hospital at the age of 30 years. Shianne was predeceased by her grandfather William Barry, brother Justin Anderson and aunt Dorothy Barry. Leaving to mourn with many fond and precious memories are her loving parents Charles and Maureen Barry, brother Kyle, paternal grandmother Wilhelmina Barry, Irishtown NL, maternal grandparents George and Marie Downey, O'Regans. Uncles and Aunts; Leo Barry, Mary Ann Barry both of Irishtown, Rita (Bernard) Gale, O'Regans, John Downey, Diane (Victor) Walmsley, Clyde (Donna) Downey all of Ontario, George (Lauri) Downey, Saskatchewan, Karen Downey (Marvin), Port aux Basques, David (Charlene) Downey, St. John's NL, Susan (Brian) Fiander, Mount Uniacke NS and a large circle of extended family and many friends. The family received friends at St. Ann`s Roman Catholic Church in Upper Ferry on Saturday from 7-9 PM and Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. The mass of Christian Burial took place on Monday March 23, 10:30 AM at St. Ann`s Roman Catholic Church officiated by Father Lee Lainey. Interment followed at Mount St. Thomas Roman Catholic Cemetery. Donations in memory of Shianne can be made to the family. Funeral arrangements were in the care of East Haven Funeral Home, Port aux Basques, 695-2300. www.easthavenfuenralhome.com
Forever In Our Hearts

DURNFORD, Alvin A.
Born: Wed., Nov. 13, 1935
Died: Sat., Mar. 7, 2015
Funeral Service 2:00 PM Tue., Mar. 10, 2015
Location: United Church, Summerford
We regret to announce the passing of the late Alvin Ambrose Durnford, age 79, of Summerford, at the Notre Dame Bay Memorial Health Centre, Twillingate on Saturday, March 7, 2015. Alvin is predeceased by his parents Ambrose & Annie Durnford and brother Ross. Left with fond and loving memories are his wife Audrey, son Ross (Beverley), Port Aux Basques, NL and grandson Benjamin. Also left to mourn are his siblings: Joe (Mary), St. John's, NL, John (Sally), St. John's, NL and Keith (Debbie), St. John's, NL. A memorial service will take place from the Summerford United Church on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. with the Reverend Gerald Giles officiating. Donations in Alvin's memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

FIANDER, Gary Stewart
(July 3, 1967 - March 13, 2015)
It is with great sadness that the family of the late Gary Fiander announces his passing on Friday March 13, at Dr. Charles L Legrow Health Center at the age of 47 years. A loving husband, father, son and brother. Gary will be sadly missed by his devoted wife Shari (nee MacIsaac) of 17 years, his sons Stephen and Joshua and his dog Molly. He will forever remain in the hearts of his parents Ralph and Marion Fiander of Woodville, sisters; Donna (Joe) White Pakenham ON, Laurie (Donny) Lawrence Ardoise NS, nephews and nieces; Duncan, Justin, Michael, Beth, Chelsey. He will also be sadly missed by his mother and father in law Ross and Carol MacIsaac of South Branch, brother in law Rick (Heather) MacIsaac Oromocto NB. Special friends Rex and Danny Dominie whom Gary thought of as brothers. His caregiver Natasha MacIsaac and a large circle of family and friends. Gary was a well known electrician on the south west coast of Newfoundland and a friend to all he met. Visitation took place on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Codroy. Funeral services took place on Tuesday March 17, 10:30 AM at Holy Trinity Anglican Church officiated by Rev. Steven Maki, interment followed at Holy Trinity Cemetery. Memorial donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Holy Trinity Window Fund or to a charity of one's choice. Funeral arrangements were in the care of East Haven Funeral Home, Port aux Basques, 695-2300. www.easthavenfuneralhome.com
Forever In Our Hearts

FRANCIS, Elsie Louise
(April 3, 1957 - March 6, 2015)
It is with great sadness that the family of the late Elsie Francis announces her passing at the Dr. Charles L Legrow Health Centre on March 6, 2015 at the age of 57. She was predeceased by her parents-in-law Charlie & Martha Francis and brothers-in-law Ronald Francis and Willis Francis. She leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories her Husband Clifford of 35 years, son Gilbert (Tammy) Francis Port aux Basques, daughter Valerie (Derek) Parsons Burnt Islands, grandchildren Brady, Peyton, and Clifton, parents Jim & Vera Herritt, sisters and brothers Julie (Darrell) Francis Elmsdale NS, Melida (Jerome) Bryan Burnt Islands, Pauline (Terry) King Halifax NS, Bonnie (Wayne) Hodder Sackville NS, Mary (Junior) Scott, Tom (Denise) Herritt all of Isle aux Morts, Winston (Joy) Herritt, Albert (Tammy) Herritt, Seaward (Isabella) Herritt all of Burnt Islands and Christopher (Margo) Herritt Yellowknife NWT, brothers-in-law Blandford (Olive) Francis Burnt Islands and Garfield (Mildred) Francis Halifax NS, and sister-in-law Mary Jane (James) Francis St. John's, plus a very large circle of nieces, nephews, and friends. Visitation took place on Sunday, March 8 and Monday, March 9 from the family home in Burnt Islands. Funeral services took place on Tuesday, March 10 at 2:00 PM from St. George's Anglican Church, Burnt Islands with Rev. Jeffrey Petten officiating. Interment to follow at Hillside Haven Anglican Cemetery, Isle aux Morts Road. Flowers accepted or donations may be made to the family. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to East Haven Funeral Home Inc., Port aux Basques. 695-2300. www.easthavenfuneralhome.com
"Always In Our Hearts."

MEADE, Eileen
(October 8, 1935 - March 31, 2015)
It is with great sadness that the family of the late Eileen Meade (nee Spencer) announces her sudden passing on Tuesday March 31, at Sir Thomas Roddick Hospital in Stephenville at the age of 79 years. Born at Cul de Sac West, Eileen was the daughter of the late Nathan and Phyllis Spencer. She was also predeceased by her first husband George Wilson Chaulk in 1964, her second husband Raymond Meade Sr. In 2001, infant twin daughters Linda and Lorna, sister Minnie Hardy (James), brother Max Spencer and many deceased in laws. She leaves to mourn with many fond and precious memories her daughter Brenda Chaulk Furlong (JJ) of Kippens. She will forever remain in the hearts of her step children; Raymond Meade Jr. (Barbara) of Kippens, Elsie Wells (Jack) of Port aux Basques, Wilfred Meade (Anne) of Ontario, Bruce Meade of Gander. Grandchildren; Beth Ann, Debbie, Michael, Crystal, Clinton, Alicia, Alana, Brandon, Megan, 9 great grandchildren, 3 great great grandchildren, sister Leah Green of Grand Bank NL and a large circle of brothers and sisters in law, cousins, nieces, nephews and many friends. Visitation took place on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at East Haven Funeral Home. The funeral service took place on Saturday April 4, 2 PM at St. James Anglican Church, Channel officiated by Rev. Clayton Billard. In keeping with Eileen's wishes cremation followed and interment will take place at St. James Anglican Cemetery on High Street at a later date. Donations in memory of Eileen can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Cancer Society, St. James Cemetery Fund or to a charity of one's choice. Funeral arrangements were in the care of East Haven Funeral Home, Port aux Basques, 695-2300. www.easthavenfuneralhome.com
"Always In Our Hearts"

PEDDLE, Mary Lorraine
1937-2015
It is with great sadness that the family of the late Mary Lorraine Peddle announces her passing on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at the Dr. Charles LeGrow Health Centre with her loving family by her side at the age of 77. Born in Codroy Valley she was the daughter of the late Walter and Gertrude (MacNeil) Doucet. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories her children, Roland (LouAnn) Stephenville, Jan (Cathy), Codroy Valley, Francis (Sandy), Airdrie, AB, Desmond (Melissa), Calgary, Susan (Dave) Heatherton, Cindy, St. John’s, Bonnie (Leonard), Codroy Valley, mom’s angels, Jillian and Amanda and all the foster children that she loved, grandchildren: Paschal, Cody, Daniel, Colinda, Roberta, Jason, Patrick, Danielle, Rosemary, Reid, Ian, Noah and Maddix, great grandchildren, Matthew, Heather, Ethan, Emma and Ryder; brothers and sister, Billy (Annmarie) Doucet, Marie Gale, Ada (Peter) Withers, Walter (Bernadette) Doucet and Martha MacIsaac, brother-in-law, Gerard, and sister in-law, Sylvia, and a large circle of nieces, nephews and many friends. She was predeceased by her husband, Leslie Peddle, sister, Genevive Delaney. Visitation will take place on Friday, March 27 from 7-9 p.m. from St. Ann’s Roman Catholic Church in Upper Ferry, from where the Funeral Mass will be on Saturday, March 28 at 10:30 a.m. with Father Lee Lainey officiating. Interment to follow at Mount St. Thomas Roman Catholic Cemetery in Great Codroy. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Newfoundland and Labrador Foster Families Association, Suite 105, 21 Pippy Place, St.John’s, NL, A1B 3X2.Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Fillatre’s Funeral Home, Port-aux-Basques. Words of comfort may be sent to the family by visiting www.fillatre.ca

SAMMS, Mildred
(August 21, 1937 - March 14, 2015)
It is with great sadness that the family of the late Mildred Samms (nee Short) announces her passing on Saturday March 14, at Dr. Charles L Legrow Health Center at the age of 77 years. Born in Port aux Basques, Mildred was the daughter of the late Lewis and Mabel Short, she was also predeceased by her brother Eric, sister Margaret Drake, mother and father in law Pearl and Benjamin Samms, brother in laws; Robert Stewart, Lorenzo and Garland Samms. She leaves to mourn with many fond and precious memories her loving husband Frank of 58 years. Her children; Almon Samms Paradise NL, Marina (Perry) Lomond Houston Texas, Mary Ann Samms (Calvin) Botwood NL, Terry (Pauline) Samms Deer Lake NL, Darrell Samms (Wendy) Port aux Basques, Sheila Samms (Rajinder) Sarnia ON. Grandchildren; Charlene, Robert, Anthony, Alex, Alyson, Kaitlyn, Jennifer, Denise, Natasha, Rohaan, 7 great grandchildren, brother George (Alice) Short Port aux Basques, sisters; Blanche Stewart Dartmouth NS, Ellen (Aaron) Kearley Lower Sackville NS, Sheila (Wally) Skeard Port aux Basques. Brothers and sisters in law; Lawrence (Louise) Samms Fredericton NB, Maggie (Charles) Leamon Port aux Basques, Audrey (Leonard) Lomond Kamloops BC, Edgar (Sandra) Samms Richmond Hill ON, Taylor (Kay) Samms Woodville, Ralph Samms Toronto ON, Pauline Samms Port aux Basques, Valerie Collier Codroy and a large circle of nieces, nephews and many friends. Visitation took place at East Haven Funeral Home on Sunday from 7-9 PM and Monday and Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Funeral services took place on Wednesday March 18, 11 AM at St. James Anglican Church officiated by Rev. Clayton Billard, interment followed at St. James Anglican Cemetery, Barachois Hill. Donations can be made to the charity of ones choice. Funeral arrangements were in the care of East Haven Funeral Home, Port aux Basques, 695-2300. www.easthavenfuneralhome.com
Always In Our Hearts

TAYLOR, Percey Albert
1920-2015
Port Aux Basques, NL
April 9, 1920 - March 7, 2015
It is with great sadsness that the family of the late Percy Albert Taylor announce his passing on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at the Charles LeGrow Health Centre in Port Aux Basques at the age of 94 years. Friends may visit Fillatre's Funeral Home, Port Aux Basques on Sunday & Monday from the hours of 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 2:00 PM from Wesley United Church, Port Aux Basques. Interment to follow at the United Cemetery.

WOODWARD, Melvin
1933-2015
(AUGUST 23, 1933 - MARCH 16, 2015)
It is with tremendous sadness that we announce the death of Melvin Woodward, who passed peacefully away this morning at his home in Happy Valley-Goose Bay. He leaves to mourn his wife and life time partner, Sibyl, his children; Peter (Nicole Powell), Tana (Mike Whitehead), Melvin Jr. and five grandchildren; Erin, Gillian, Mac, Luke and Andrew.
Dad was born in North Boat Harbour, Newfoundland and moved to Goose Bay, Labrador in 1957 to work. Followed by his bride to be Sibyl Coles, they married at the RCAF Chapel in Goose Bay on Remembrance Day of that year.
From his early beginnings of pulling seal pelts to the shore and teaching at a sole room school house for $65/month, Mel went on to build an enterprise with 800 employees and $750 million in sales; a testament to his outstanding contributions to business growth and the economy of Newfoundland and Labrador.
The companies he has created include Woodward's Oil Limited, Woodward's Limited, Coastal Shipping Limited, Woodward Motors Limited, Labrador Motors Limited, Labrador Marine Services and Arctic Fuel Delivery. He was particularly proud of his ability to re-establish Newfoundland and Labrador's role in the Arctic, and he won all contracts through competitive tendering with the Nunavut Government to provide fuel distribution in the territory.
In addition to business our father had a distinguished career in public and community service in our province. Twice elected as a member of the House of Assembly; he served as minister of Labrador Affairs; Director for the Bank of Canada; founding member and President of the Labrador North Chamber of Commerce; President of the Liberal Association; chairman of the Federal Enterprise Development Board for Industry, Trade and Commerce; member of the Memorial University Board of Regents; and chairman of the St. John's Port Corporation. Other significant honours included an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Memorial University, the Ernst Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, and being named to the Newfoundland and Labrador Business Hall of Fame.
Our father never forgot his roots. He loved Boat Harbour and continued to share his love for his hometown and for Labrador. Like few other of his generation he saw the north as a land of opportunity, and while others went south to settle and invest, he made the north his home. A man of integrity and hard work, he was loyal to those around him.
Today we celebrate our father's accomplishments and mourn the loss of a husband, father, grandfather and a true son of Newfoundland and Labrador.
His wake will take place at Fillatre's Funeral Home in Happy Valley-Goose Bay from 2pm-4pm and 7pm-9pm on Tuesday, March 17th and Wednesday March 18th. Funeral Service will be held at St. Andrew's Anglican Church in Happy Valley-Goose Bay at 10:00am on Thursday, March 19th, with interment to follow in Boat Harbour.

 

 

Page Contributed by: Ivy F. Benoit

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Saturday October 31, 2015)

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