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The Gulf News Obituaries
May 2018

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

 

CHAISSON, Ethel
Born: January 26th, 1931
Passed on: May 28th, 2018

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family of the late Ethel Chaisson (nee Hibbs) announces her passing at the Dr. Charles L. LeGrow Health Centre in Port aux Basques, NL on Monday, May 28th, 2018 at the age of 87 years. Born in St. Andrew's, NL. Ethel was the daughter of the late James and Elizabeth Hibbs (nee Knowling). She was also predeceased by her husband Michael Joseph Chaisson in 2012; father and mother-in-law Simon and Margaret Chaisson (nee Gale); infant son; brothers Samuel (Veronica) Hibbs, George Hibbs, Reg Hibbs, William Hibbs, Kenneth Hibbs; sisters Anne (Tom) Lewis, Lucy Smith, Marcella Hibbs; sisters-in-law Mary (Albert) McNeil and Agnes Zelch. She leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories her fourteen children, Robert Chaisson of Port aux Basques, NL, Margaret (Bruce) Langdon of Calgary, AB, Susan (Jim) Anderson of Cape Ray, NL, Lucy (Ted) Wall of Tompkins, NL, Richard (Judy) Chaission of Upper Ferry, NL, Gerald (Donna) Chaission of Searston, NL, Josephine (Michael) Whaley of North Carolina, USA, Roslyn (Allan) Haley of South Rawdon, NS, Michael Jr Chaisson of Searston, NL, Agnes Organ of St. John's, NL, Frances (Rolf) Doerr of Kitchener, Ont, Carol (Paul) Howell both of St. John's, NL, Kenneth (Maxine) Chaission of Tumbler Ridge, BC, Bruce Chaisson of Newmarket, Ont; brother Gordon (Ann) Hibbs of St. Andrew's, NL; sister Susan (John) Lowther of Oromocto, NB; sisters-in-law Shelia Hibbs of Upper Ferry, NL, Christina Hibbs of Stephenville, NL, Lorraine Hibbs of St. Andrew's, NL; brother-in-law Richard Zecth of Oregon, USA; special caregiver Rosanne O'Regan many grandchildren, great-grandchildren plus a large circle of nieces and nephews. In keeping with Ethel's wishes, cremation has taken place. Visitation was held on Wednesday, May 30th from 2-4 pm and a wake service took place from 7-9 pm at St. Ann's Roman Catholic Church in Upper Ferry, NL from where the Mass of Christian Burial took place on Thursday, May 31st at 11 am officiated by Father Lee Lainey interment followed at St. Ann's Roman Catholic Cemetery in Searston, NL. Flowers are graciously accepted or donations in Ethel's memory can be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association. 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

DURNFORD, William Levi
Born: September 16th, 1920
Passed on: May 9th, 2018

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family of the late William Levi Durnford announces his passing at the Dr. Charles L. LeGrow Health Centre in Port aux Basques, NL on Wednesday, May 9th, 2018 at the age of 97 years. Born in Francois, NL. William was the son of the late Arthur and Edith Durnford (nee Childs). He was also predeceased by wife Edna Durnford (nee Pink) in 2012; sister Janet (John) Priddle; brothers John (Hilda) Durnford, Reginal Dunford, Robert Parsons, Melvin Skinner; grandson William Freeman Dollimount; son-in-law Freeman Dollimount; mother and father-in-law Stanley and Berthannia Pink. He leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories his children John (Shirley) Durnford of Devon, AB, Mabel Dollimount of Pasadena, NL, Berthannia (Sidney) Scott, Elizabeth (Daniel) Lawrence, Bill (Serah) Durnford all of Isle aux Morts, NL, Melissa (Dean) Short of Port aux Basques, NL; brother Gordon (Sarah) Durnford of Halifax, NS; sisters Ida Parsons of Grand Bank, NL, Mary Skinner of Louisburg, NS; sister-in-law Minni Durnford of Isle aux Morts, NL; grandchildren Andrea, Cindy, Florence, Derek, Roxanne, Tammy, Raymond, Jacqueline, Chris, Holly; great-grandchildren Soleman, Alisa, Megan, Corey, Skyler, Stacy, Brittany, Haliey, Caitlyn, Brandon, Jamie, Belle, David, Emily, Sydney, Lilly, Christopher, Emily, Braden, Andrew, Matthew; great-great grandchildren Ava, Grace; plus a large circle of nieces and nephews. William was an avid trout and salmon fisherman, he loved music but his church was his passion. Visitation was held on Thursday, May 10th from 7-9 pm and on Friday, May 11th from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Holy Spirit Anglican Church in Isle aux Morts, NL. The funeral service was held on Saturday, May 12th at 2 pm from the Holy Spirit Anglican Church in Isle aux Morts, NL officiated by Rev. Jeffrey Petten with interment followed at Hillside Haven Cemetery, Isle aux Morts Road, NL. Flowers are graciously accepted and donations can be made to the Dr. Charles L LeGrow Long Term Care Facility. 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
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GIBBONS, Henry Kenneth
Born: February 12th, 1929
Passed on: May 14th, 2018
Corner Brook

It is with immense sadness that the family of Henry Kenneth Gibbons announce his passing on May 14, 2018 at the age of 89 years. Beloved husband of the late Elizabeth Alice Gibbons (Reid) for 62 years. He leaves his daughter Cynthia (Bob), son Douglas (Olga), granddaughter Sandi (Kelsey) Rhys, Eamon, Darragh and grandson Luke (Andrea) Rokley and Kaydence, with many loving memories, stories and life experiences. Henry will also be kindly remembered by his surviving brothers Harold, Doug, sister Audrey and family, brother-in-law Ernie (Peggy) and family, along with many dear friends, acquaintances of the town of Port Aux Basques and guests the Caribou Bed and Breakfast. Henry was a perfect, patient, witty, kind, and peaceful gentleman. He loved poetry and to tell a good story, often about the history of Newfoundland. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. A combined funeral service for Henry and Elizabeth will be conducted at Country Haven Funeral Home, 167 Country Road, Corner Brook on May 18th 2018 starting at 10 AM. Followed by a combined interment at Mount Patricia Cemetery.

MUSSEAU, Anna
Born: February 6th, 1932
Passed on: May 7th, 2018

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family of the late Anna Musseau (nee Browner) announces her passing at the Dr. Charles L. LeGrow Health Centre in Port aux Basques, NL on Monday, May 7th, 2018 at the age of 86 years. Born in Dominion, NS. Anna was the daughter of the late Charles and Bertha Browner (nee McNeil). She was also predeceased by her husband Gerald in 2007. Anna was an honorary member of the CN Pensioners Association, a member of the 50 Plus Club and a very avid card player known to many. She was also predeceased by her sisters Julia (John) McCarthy, Josie McNeil; brothers-in-law James, Gordon, Howard (Patricia), Reg (Minnie) Musseau, William "Bud" Klippenstein, Joe McNeil, Ron Doyle; sisters-in-law Annie (Howard) Walters, Mae (Norman) Feltham, and Elizabeth Musseau. She leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories her daughters Irene (Louis) Sparkes of Port Hawkesbury, NS, Julia "Dood" (Albert) Francis of Port aux Basques, NL, Grace (Gary) Stagg of Red Deer, AB; son Gerald Jr (Peggy Jesso) Musseau of St. Andrew's, NL; sisters Veronica Klippenstein of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Blanche McNeil of Glace Bay, NS; brothers Charlie (Katie) Browner, Thomas (Linda) Browner both of Dominion, NS; sisters-in-law Dollie Doyle of St. Andrew's, NL, Hilda Musseau of Berwick, NS, Pearl Musseau of Port aux Basques, NL; grandchildren Gary (Brenda Cogswell) Sparkes of Port Hawkesbury, NS, Sherry (Denny) Bullard of Grand Falls, NL, Tom (Heather Ryan) Sparkes Leduc, AB, Louise Anna (Stephen Timmons) Sparkes of Port Hawkesbury, NS, Jannatta (Dr. Corey) Burton of Moncton, NB, Bradley (Denise) Francis of Grand Prairie, AB, Tammy (Chris) Lind of Innisfail, AB, Shavon (Corby) Parsons of Caroline, AB, Brandi (Jesse) Emberley of Blackfalds, AB, Tristan Blackmore of Blackfalds, AB, Taylen (Mallory Carter) Musseau of Corner Brook, NL; great-grandchildren Dylan, Kelsey, Casey, Monique, Ryan, Gracie, Coady, Ava, Liam, Abbie, Joshua, Jazmine, Jessica, Quinn, Shianna, Xavier, Jeffery, Kobi, Jackson, Lucy, Charlotte. Anna also leaving to mourn her lifetime special friend Dorothy Bragg; special caregivers Chrissy Walters and Tamiara Razack, plus a large circle of nieces, nephews, and many friends. Private family visitation took place Tuesday, May 8th from 2-4 pm. Public visitation was held on Tuesday, May 8th from 7-9 pm and on Wednesday, May 9th from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at East Haven Funeral Home Inc in Port aux Basques, NL. The Mass of Christian Burial was held on Thursday, May 10th at 11 am from Wesley United Church in Port aux Basques, NL officiated by Father Terry of St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church with interment followed at St. James Anglican Cemetery, Barachois Hill, TCH, NL. No flowers by request, in lieu of flowers, donations in Anna's memory can be made to the St. Michael's Roman Catholic 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

MUSSEAU, Yvonne Maud
Born: January 31st, 1932
Passed on: May 11th, 2018

It is with heartfelt sadness that the family of the late Yvonne Maud Musseau announces her passing, at the age of 86 years, in Vernon, BC, after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Port-Aux-Basques, NL, Yvonne was the daughter of the late George and Jane (Jennie) Gale. She is survived by her children John (Corinne), George (Karen), Wade (Darienne), Craig (Phyllis), all of BC and Debbie (Brad) of NS; fourteen grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and brothers Jack (late Jessie) and Carl (Bertha). She was predeceased by her loving husband of 67 years, John (in 2017), daughter Sandra (in 1951), brothers Jerome, George, Eugene (Edna), Fred (late Susan), Lorne (Joan) and sister-in-law Sedilla Gale. Interment will take place at a later date, as Yvonne and John, together will be making their last journey across Canada, to their final resting place in Port-aux-Basques, NL. You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family's on-line obituary @ www.MyAlternatives.ca   Arrangements entrusted to ALTERNATIVES FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES

OAKES, Mary Matilda
Born: June 5th, 1948
Passed on: May 12th, 2018

It is with great sorrow that the family of the late Mary Matilda Oakes (nee Cullins) announces her passing after a brief illness at the Dr. Charles L LeGrow Health Centre in Port aux Basques, NL on Saturday, May 12th, 2018 at the age of 69 years. Born in Florenceville, NB, Mary was the daughter of the late Harold and Alma Cullins (nee Chase). She was also predeceased by her husband Douglas Oakes; three siblings Otis Cullins, Gary Cullins, and Patricia (Fred) Shaw. Mary leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories her three children Lorelei (Eric) Ritchie of Greenfield, NB, Todd Oakes of Northern Alberta, Amy (Brad) Moore of Codroy, NL; six grandchildren Cole Ritchie, Drew Ritchie, Kate Ritchie, Jared Moore, Veronica Moore, Corrine Moore; siblings Dale (Anna) Cullins, Elizabeth (Leverett) McElhinney, Bobby (Judy) Cullins, Terry (Eva) Cullins, Penny (Bob) McCormack, Arnold (Marilyn) Cullins, Judy (Tom) Keogh, Doug (Diane) Cullins, Denise (Steve) Fournier plus several nieces and nephews. In keeping with Mary's wishes, cremation has taken place. Interment will take place Mineral Cemetery in New Brunswick at a later date. 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
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OSMOND, Phyllis Norma
Born: January 13th, 1939
Passed on: May 13th, 2018

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family of the late Phyllis Norma Osmond (nee Seymour) announces her passing at the Western Regional Memorial Hospital in Corner Brook, NL on Sunday, May 13th, 2018 at the age of 79 years. Born in Port aux Basques, NL. Phyllis was the daughter of the late Michael and Blanche Seymour (nee Musseau). She was also predeceased by her daughter Geraldine; common-law husband Llewellyn Gallant; brother-in-law Russell Sampson; brothers Percy, Raymond, Michael, Gary Seymour; sisters Jane Hodgson, Vera (Carl) Penny, Violet, Dorthy Seymour; granddaughter Tara Osmond; great-granddaughter Mackenzie Darden; sister-in-law Lillian Seymour; and son-in-law Dennis Bailey. She leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories her sons Mike (Eileen) Osmond of Port aux Basques, NL, Leonard (Yvonne) Osmond of Rencontre East, NL, Ken (Peggy) Osmond of Guelph, Ont, Stan (Darlene) Osmond of Massey Drive, NL; daughters Wanda (Junior) Kettle of Port aux Basques, NL, Audrey (Ross) Seaward of Holyrood, NL, Carol Bailey (Calvin Joudrey) of Windsor, NS; step-children Glenda (Peter) Krabben and families of Kelowna, BC, Melvin (Tracey) Galant and families of Saint John, NB, Roxanne (Brian) Cornect and families of Stephenville, NL; brothers Charlie (Irene) Seymour, Bert (Colleen) Seymour both of North Sydney, NS, Leonard Seymour of Port aux Basques, NL, Don (Geneva) Seymour, Gordon (Sherry) Seymour both of Chester, NS, Llewelyn (Debbie) Seymour of Clare, NS, Dave (Jeanie) Seymour of Bridgewater, NS; half-brother Rick (Monique) Reid of Dartmouth, NS; sisters Margaret (Johnny) Hodgson, Eileen Sampson both of Sydney, NS, Pearl (Bobby) Barron of Ingonish, NS; brother-in-law Earl Hodgson of Marion Bridge, NS; sister-in-law Marilyn Seymour of Gold River, NS; ten (10) grandchildren Michael, Jamie, Amber, Josh, Bradley, Alisa, Anthony, Katelyn, Alexandra, Shane; ten (10) great-grandchildren Hunter, Ashton, Jax, Kade, Harlie, Kennedy, Kaylin, Hailee, Nicole, and Lexie. A special thank you to the nurses of 3B Medicine at Western Memorial Regional Hospital and Dr. Mark Smallwood for their compassion and professionalism. Visitation was held on Wednesday, May 16th from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at East Haven Funeral Home Inc. in Port aux Basques, NL. In keeping with Phyllis' wishes, cremation will follow. The memorial service was held on Friday, May 18th at 11 am from East Haven Funeral Home Inc. officiated by Rev. Marlene Harvey with interment followed at the Old St. James Anglican Cemetery, High Street, Port aux Basques, NL. No flowers by request, in lieu of flowers, donations in Phyllis' memory can be made to the Diabetes Association, 29-31 Pippy Place, Suite 2007, St. John's, NL A1B 3X2. 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
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ROSE, Maggie Jane
April 05, 1943 - May 25, 2018

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family of the late Maggie Jane Rose (nee Hayman) announces her passing at the Dr. Charles L. LeGrow Health Centre in Port aux Basques, NL on Friday, May 25th, 2018 at the age of 75 years. Born in Cape La Hune, NL. Maggie was the daughter of the late Elizabeth Hatcher (nee Pink) and Ernest Hayman. Maggie loved to play bingo, play cards, watch The Young & The Restless, and sipping her whiskey and Diet 7-Up. She was also predeceased by her husband Wilburn (October 2016); daughter Phyllis Rose-Clarke (May 2017); step-father Philip Hatcher; brother Wilfred Burton; sister in law Sandra Burton; and mother and father-in-law George and Laura Rose. She will be sadly missed, and never forgotten, by daughter Georgina Rose of Port aux Basques, NL; granddaughter Lori Parsons-Wilson (Dannie) of Moore, South Carolina; and grandson Cody Parsons (Savannah) of Port aux Basques, NL. She will also be missed by her great-grandchildren whom she loved dearly Taylor Osmond, Cayleigh Osmond both of Port aux Basques, NL, and Mia Wilson of Moore, SC. She also leaves behind her son-in-law Austin Clarke of Harbour Le Cou, NL; brother George (Annie May) Hayman of Searston, NL; nephew Jeffrey Burton of Corner Brook, NL; sisters-in-law Yvonne (Jack) Hardy, Wanda (Ricky) Edwards; and brother in law Calvin (Gertie) Rose all of Port aux Basques, NL as well as a large circle of nieces and nephews and friends.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, May 27th from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at East Haven Funeral Home Inc in Port aux Basques, NL, continued on Monday, May 28th from 11 am -1 pm at St. Michael's and All Angel's Anglican Church in Rose Blanche, NL from where the funeral service will be held at 2 pm 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 Maggie's memory can be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or 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
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SEYMOUR, Curtis
Born: February 25th, 1983
Passed on: May 5th, 2018

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family of the late Curtis Allan Seymour announces his sudden passing at his residence in Cape Ray, NL on Saturday, May 5th, 2018 at the age of 35 years. Born in Channel-Port aux Basques, NL. Curtis was predeceased by his grandparents William and Jessie Seymour, Isaac and Esther Lomond, and common-law father Jason (Jake) Noseworthy. He leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories his parents Albert and Gladys Seymour (nee Lomond); common-law father and mother Terry (Tammy) Ingram (nee Noseworthy); common-law partner Megan Noseworthy; daughter Taylor Seymour; brother Colin (Cindy) Seymour; sisters Carla (Bryan) Buttery, all of Port aux Basques, NL, and Connie Heon of Loon Lake, SK; grandparents of Taylor Seymour, Wendy (Ricky) Hardy of Rose Blanche, NL; three (3) very close friends, Colin Osmond, David Billard, and Christopher Matthews; a very large circle of friends, and working companions from Grant Production Testing Services Ltd. of Red Deer, AB; Joyce (Kevin) Kettle of Edmonton, AB who he resided with while working in Alberta; also his Cape Ray mother and father Pat and Phil Osmond; nieces and nephews Meghan Heon, Matthew Heon, Kimberly Seymour, Chloe Buttery, and Ryan Buttery; plus a very large circle of aunts, uncles, and cousins which are too many to mention individually. Visitation was held on Wednesday, May 9th from 7-9 pm and on Thursday, May 10th from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at East Haven Funeral Home Inc in Port aux Basques, NL. The funeral service was held on Friday, May 11th at 11 am from St. Paul's Anglican Church in Grand Bay, NL officiated by Rev. Harold Harvey with interment followed at St. Paul's Anglican Cemetery, TCH, NL. Flowers are graciously accepted or donations in Curtis' 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
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SIMMS, Ada
Born: July 8th, 1925
Passed on: May 3rd, 2018

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family of the late Ada Simms (nee Marsden) announces her passing at the Dr. Charles L. LeGrow Health Centre in Port aux Basques, NL on Thursday, May 3rd, 2018 at the age of 92 years. Born in Francois, NL. Ada was the daughter of the late Matthew and Mary Marsden (nee Hardy). She was also predeceased by her husband Chesley in 2007; mother and father-in-law Simeon and Elizabeth Simms. She leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories her children Robert (Bob) (Gertrude) Simms of St. John's, NL, Garfield (Joan) Simms of Mary's Harbour, Labrador, Mary (Allan MacDonald) Simms of Dartmouth, NS; grandchildren Quinton (Stephanie) Simms of Mary's Harbour, Labrador, Thomas (Jessica) Simms of Cold Lake, AB, Irene (Rodney) Simms of Corner Brook, NL, Matthew (Jennifer) Simms of St. John's, NL, Mark (Tiffany) Keeping of Gatineau, Quebec, Megan (Derrick) Keeping of Oshawa, Ont; great-grandchildren Eric, James, Henry, Miles and Mackenkie; niece Janet (Terry) Toope; nephew Ronald Simms both of St. John's, NL plus a large circle of extended family and friends. Ada's devotion to her family and her firm belief in God supported her and ultimately gave her peace throughout her whole life until she departed this earthly world to be reunited with her Lord. Visitation was held on Friday, May 4th from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at East Haven Funeral Home Inc in Port aux Basques, NL. The funeral service was held on Saturday, May 5th at 2 pm from St. James Anglican Church in Port aux Basques, NL officiated by Rev. Marlene Harvey with internment followed at St. James Anglican Cemetery, Barachois Hill, TCH, NL. Flowers are graciously accepted or donations in Ada's memory can be made to the Dr. Charles L. LeGrow Long Term Care Facility, Alzheimer's Society of Newfoundland and Labrador or St. James 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
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THOMAS, Ann Delores
Born: September 6th, 1951
Passed on: May 4th, 2018

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family of the late Ann Delores Thomas (nee MacKinnon) announces her passing at the Dr. Charles L. LeGrow Health Centre in Port aux Basques, NL on Friday, May 4th, 2018 at the age of 66 years. Born in North Sydney, NS. Ann was the daughter of the late Neil and Eleanor MacKinnon. She was also predeceased by her husband Lloyd in 2013; mother and father-in-law George and Clara Thomas; sisters-in-law Ethel Barnes, Ella Munden and brother-in-law Arthur Thomas. She leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories her son Trevor (Heidi) Thomas of Port aux Basques, NL; daughter Nicole (Edgar) Thomas of Fort McMurray, AB; step-son George Thomas of Halifax, NS; step-daughter Cathy (Lewis) Matthews of Port aux Basques, NL, grandchildren Jasmine Thomas, Logan Thomas, Cory Matthews, Christopher Matthews, Ryan Allen; great-grandchildren Jaden Giles, Emily Matthews; sisters Georgina (Dougie) MacNeil of George's River, Cape Breton, Sandra MacKinnon of Toronto, Ont, brothers Greg (Marie France) MacKinnon of Beaumont, AB, Neil (Ann Marie) MacKinnon of Little Pond, Cape Breton, Darrel MacKinnon of Sydney Mines, Cape Brenton; brother-in-law Lewellen Munden, Roland Barnes; sister-in-law Marie Thomas all of Port aux Basques, NL, plus a large circle of nieces, nephews, and many friends. Visitation was held on Monday, May 7th from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at East Haven Funeral Home Inc. in Port aux Basques, NL. In keeping with Ann's wishes, cremation will follow. In lieu of flowers, donations in Ann's memory can be made to the Dr. Charles L LeGrow Long Term Care Facility in Port aux Basques, NL. 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
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WALTERS, Gary
Born: June 5th, 1957
Passed on: May 19th, 2018

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family of the late Gary Walters announces his passing at the Dr. Charles L LeGrow Health Centre in Port aux Basques, NL on Saturday, May 19th, 2018 at the age of 60 years after battling ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) for two years. Born in Burnt Islands, NL. Gary was predeceased by his father Wilson Walters; father-in-law Chesley Vautier; brother Derrick Wilson Walters and sister Nancy Ann Thorne. He leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories his loving wife of 40 years Delores Walters (nee Vautier). He will forever be in the hearts of his sons Chesley Walters of Fox Roost, NL; Sheldon Walters (Catrina Tucker) of Mount Pearl, NL; mother Jessie Ann Walters (nee Thorne); mother-in-law Lois Vautier (nee Anderson); brothers Douglas (Alfreda) Walters all of Fox Roost, NL, George (Golda) Walters; sisters-in-law Nina (Larry) Meade of Margaree, NL, Joan (Paul) Comeau of Mount Pearl, NL; godson Corey Meade of Port aux Basques, NL; nephews Jamie (Trudy) Walters, Travis (Melanie) Walters, Joshua (Julia) Walters, Randy Meade; niece Daisy (Steven) Bragg, and several great nephews and nieces. He leaves behind a large circle of friends, especially Johnny Wadden, Wayne Farrell, Larry Meade also neighbor and friend Edna Vautier. Gary was kind hearted and always offered a helping hand. Those who knew him enjoyed his humour and zest for life. They also knew how proud he was of Chesley and Sheldon. Since the age of 17, Gary worked on the Great Lake boats. He worked hard to provide for his family. His heart always remained in Fox Roost. He longed to be home in the great outdoors: hunting, fishing, snowmobiling and riding his ATV with his buddy, Chesley. There were many cook-ups and gatherings at the camp. The family would like to thank the many friends who took the time to visit during Gary's illness. Gary will be sadly missed but will be forever in our hearts. Visitation was held on Sunday, May 20th from 7-9 pm, Monday, May 21st from 2-4 and 7-9 pm and continued on Tuesday, May 22nd from 10 am – 2 pm at East Haven Funeral Home Inc. in Port aux Basques, NL. In keeping with Gary's wishes, cremation was followed and a memorial service was held on Wednesday, May 23rd at 3 pm from St. Augustine's Anglican Church in Margaree officiated by Rev. Jeffrey Petten with interment followed at Hillside Haven Cemetery, Isle aux Morts Road, NL. Flowers are graciously accepted or donations in Gary's memory can be made to the family. 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
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