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The Gulf News Obituaries
October 2007

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

Filed chronologically as published for the Month of October 2007

 

BALL, John
St. Anthony
(formerly of Isle aux Morts)

Passed away on Oct. 5, 2007, John Ball at the age of 77 years. Left with fond and loving memories are his wife, Naomi; eight daughters, Annie, Eleanor, Gwenyth, Norma, Darlene, Juliann, Louise and Nadine; five sons, Eric, Merrill, Jim, Seymour and George; 28 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; mother-in-law, Julia Seymour; also his brother, Matthew of Fort Saint John, BC; and sister, Vera (Dom) LeFrense, Isle aux Morts. He was predeceased by his parents, George Lewellyn and Martha Ann Ball; brother, Gordon of Isle aux Morts; sisters, Edith Spencer of Burgeo and Charlotte (Lottie) Durnford of Port aux Basques; son, Matthew; grandson, Rodney John Reardon; and son-in-law, Wilfred Reardon. Visitation took place at K. M. Fillatre Funeral Home in St. Anthony. The Funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 9 at the Salvation Army Church in St. Anthony with Majors Raymond and Laura Janes officiating. Interment followed at the church cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K. M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Lee Nippard, funeral director.

CROUCHER (Jr.), Ralph
Burnt Islands, NL

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Ralph Croucher (Jr.) announce his sudden passing on the Great Lakes on Monday, October 8th, 2007 in his 53rd year. Ralph was the son of Alice and the late Ralph Croucher (Sr.) of Burnt Islands. He leaves to mourn with fond and precious memories his wife Sheila of 31 years, daughters: Monica (Dwayne) and Laura (Brendon),2 grandchildren: Cody and Samantha, mother Alice, brothers: Maxwell (Winnifred), Montford, Calvin (Beverly) and Tony (Lori), sister Evelyn. As well as a large circle of relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his father Ralph, mother-in-law Annie Mae Ransome, brothers-in-law Sidney Ransome, Raymond Ransome and Austin Keeping. Friends may visit the family residence, Burnt Islands on Saturday. The funeral service will be held on Sunday, October 14th at 2:00 PM from St. George’s Anglican Church, Burnt Islands with Rev. Nussey officiating. Interment to follow at the Hillside Haven Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy flowers graciously accepted or donations may be made to the Croucher family. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Fillatre’s Funeral Home, Port Aux Basques. The family guest book may be signed or a memorial donation may be made through our website www.fillatre.ca

GRAHAM, N. Russell
February 19, 1940 - October 8, 2007

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Norman Russell Graham announce his passing on Monday, October 8th at the age of 67 years. Russell was the son of the late Gilbert Leslie and Harriet Jane (Taylor) Graham of Harbour Le Cou. He is predeceased by his father in 1976; mother in 1979; first wife, Marie (Blagdon) Graham in 1981; mother-in-law, Carrie (Hannam) Blagdon in 1988; father-in-law, George Blagdon in 1990, sisters, Elizabeth Graham of Harbour Le Cou in 1919, Rachel (Graham) Foxwell of Niagara Falls in 1991; brothers, Clarence Graham of Harbour Le Cou in 1920, Ralph Graham of Harbour Le Cou in 1937, John Graham of Harbour Le Cou in 1946 and Sam Graham of Chateauguay in 2001; brothers-in-law, Norman Stroud of North Sydney, Samuel Foxwell of Niagara Falls and Frank Savory of Port aux Basques. He leaves to mourn with love, admiration and precious memories his wife, Dianne; sons, Paul (Wendy) Graham of Port aux Basques, Scott (Denise) Graham of Corner Brook; step-children, David (Lynn) Pierce, Joy Pierce and Glenn Pierce; grandchildren, Andrew, Emily, Susan and Mark; step-grandchildren, Meghan, Joshua, Alicia, Nicholas and Alexis. He also leaves mother-in-law, Mary Strickland of Port aux Basques; brothers, Leslie (Jean) Graham of Port aux Basques and Cyrus (Gladys) Graham of St. Catherine’s; sisters, Evelyn Stroud of North Sydney, Hackey (Abe) Peters of Guelph and Shirley (Gorman) Bell of St. Catherine’s; sisters-in-law, Muriel Graham of Orillia, Florence (Cecil) Anderson of Pasadena, Ethel Savory and Kathleen (Nelson) Osmond of Port aux Basques, as well as a large circle of nieces, nephews, cousins and very special friends. Visitation took place on Tuesday 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at East Haven Funeral Home, Port aux Basques. Funeral services took place on Thursday, October 11, 2 p.m. at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Grand Bay, officiated by Rev. Evelyn Smith. Interment followed at Hillside Haven Cemetery, Isle aux Morts Road. Funeral Arrangements were in the care of East Haven Funeral Home, Port aux Basques, 695-2300.

REID, Thomas Darcy
Doyles, NL

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Thomas Darcy Reid announce his passing on Tuesday, October 9th, 2007 at the Western Memorial Regional Hospital, Corner Brook at the age of 59 years. He was predeceased by his parents Clement and Annie (nee Janes), sister Audrey, brother Henry, father-in-law Richard MacIsaac, brothers-in-law Rhoady Hickey, Ellis Parsons, Paul Shaughnessy and Andrew MacIsaac, niece Patricia Hickey. He leaves to mourn his loving wife of 34 years Peggy, daughters: Patti Lynn (Trevor), Krista (Ivan) and Robyn (Dustin), grandchildren: Dallas, Jenna and Clark, brothers: Cecil (Joanne) and Hubert (Donna), sisters: Winnie, Mildred, Thelma, Addie (Vince) and Marion (Ralph), special cousin Freeman Reid, mother-in-law Monica MacIsaac, brothers-in-law: John (Sharon), Pat and Michael (Dorothy), sisters-in-law Agnes, Joan (Rick), Lorna (Brian), Selma (Harry) and Ruth. As well as a large circle of nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. Friends may visit Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Codroy on Friday from where the funeral service will be held on Saturday, October 13th at 2:00 PM with Rev. Smith officiating. Cremation to follow at Humber Valley Crematorium. As expressions of sympathy donations may be made to the Reid Family. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Fillatre’s Funeral Home, Port Aux Basques. The family guest book may be signed or a memorial donation may be made through our website www.fillatre.ca

OSMOND, Roger M.
Port Aux Basques, NL

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Roger Osmond announce his passing on Tuesday, October 9th, 2007 at the Charles L. Legrow Health Centre, Port Aux Basques at the age of 55 years. He was predeceased by his wife Christine, parents Walter and Mary Osmond. He leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories his 2 sons: Lindy and Sidney, 4 grandchildren: Natasha, Zachary, Dalton and Andrew, sister Minnie Osmond, step brother Edward Thomas. As well as a large circle of other relatives and friends. Visitation was held at Fillatre’s Funeral Home, Port Aux Basques on Wednesday and Thursday from the hours of 2-4 & 7-9 PM. The funeral service will be held on Friday, October 12th at 2:00 PM from St. James’ Anglican Church, Port Aux Basques with Rev. Hugh Fudge officiating. Interment to follow at St. James’ Anglican Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy flowers graciously accepted or donations may be made to the Osmond family. The family guest book may be signed or a memorial donation may be made through our website www.fillatre.ca

FARRELL, Julia Melissa
Port Aux Basques, NL

Passed away peacefully and surrounded by her loving family at the Dr. Charles L. Legrow Health Centre, Port Aux Basques on Wednesday, October 10th, 2007, Julia Melissa Farrell at the age of 83 years. She was born at Channel, NL and was the daughter of the late Joseph and Julia (Hardy) Lawrence. She was predeceased by mother and father-in-law Arthur and Sarah Farrell, brother James Lawrence, sisters Classie Mercer and Violet Johnsen, granddaughter Nicole Melissa Farrell, sisters-in-law Myrtle Lawrence, Allie Lawrence, Leona Lawrence and Milida Bragg, brothers-in-law Richard Mercer, Merle Yarn, Jack Northridge, Lou Stegg, Alfred Johansen, Thomas Farrell, Albert Farrell, Russell Farrell and Bradley Farrell. She leaves to mourn with fond and precious memories her loving husband John of 62 years and caring family, Marilyn (Tony) Cancellara, Toronto, John (Cora) Farrell, Port Aux Basques, Shirley Farrell, Port Aux Basques, Joe Farrell (Judy), St. John’s, Julia Brown, Port Aux Basques and Arthur (Valerie) Farrell, Victoria, BC, grandchildren: John Anthony, Denise (Kevin), Jackie (Peter), Michael, Daniel, Jason and Shawn, great-grandchildren: Shelby, Ethan and Carter, sisters Lillian Stegg, San Diego, California, Shirley Yarn, Corner Brook and Clarinda Northridge, Hurst, Texas, brothers: Reginald Lawrence, Darthmouth, NS, Joseph (Eva) Lawrence, St. Anthony and Fred Lawrence (Catherine), Truro, NS, sister-in-law Rita Dean, Sydney, NS. As well as a large circle of nieces, nephews and many friends. Friends may visit Fillatre’s Funeral Home, Port Aux Basques on Friday from the hours of 2-4 & 7-9 PM. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, October 13th at 2:00 PM from St. James’ Anglican Church, Port Aux Basques with Rev. Hugh Fudge officiating. Interment to follow at St. James’ Anglican Cemetery. The family guest book may be signed or a memorial donation may be made through our website www.fillatre.ca

BENNETT, WILLIAM M.
January 3, 1947- October 15, 2007

It is with great sadness that the family of the late William Matthew Bennett announces his passing on Monday, October 15th at the age of 60 years. William was the son of the late Wilfred and Myrtle Bennett of Port aux Basques. He is also predeceased by his brother, Bruce Bennett. He leaves to mourn with fond and precious memories his family: long-term girlfriend, Geraldine Billard of Port aux Basques; son, Craig Mcneil of Oshawa, Ontario; sister, Alma Samms of Port aux Basques; grandson, Craig Mcneil Jr.; and grand-daughter, Jessica Mcneil both of Isles aux Morts. As well as a large circle of many, many friends. Visitation took place on Tuesday 7-9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at East Haven Funeral Home. Cremation followed, interment of ashes took place or Sunday 2 p.m. at Wesley United Cemetery, officiated by Rev. Patricia Ritchie. Funeral arrangements were in the care of East Haven Funeral Home, Port aux Basques, 695-2300.**

SKINNER, Jessie (nee Childs)
Burgeo, NL
August 15, 1931 - October 16, 2007

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Jessie Skinner announce her passing at her home in Burgeo on Tuesday, October 16th, 2007. She will be sadly missed by her children: Gloria, Sheila (Gordon), Joan (Gilbert), Calvin (Angela), Angela (Dan), of Burgeo, Glenn (Melita), Napean, ON, Dora (Garry), Brandford, ON; daughter-in-law: Wanda, Marystown, NL; sisters: Hannah, Francois, Martha, Burgeo, George, Burgeo, Cecil, Stephenville Crossing; 15 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; brothers-in-law; sisters-in-law and a large circle of nieces, nephews and friends. She was predeceased by her parents: George and Berthania Childs, husband George K., son Kitchner Junior, grandsons: Andrew and Robbie, and son-in-law Don. The family will be receiving family and friends at St. John The Evangelist Anglican Church in Burgeo beginning Wednesday evening, from where the funeral service will take place on Saturday, October 20th at 11:00 am with Reverend Hubert Vallis officiating. Interment will follow at the Community Cemetery in Burgeo. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Fillatre’s Funeral Home, Burgeo.

HATCHER, Reginald
January 9, 1946 - October 21, 2007

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Reginald Hatcher announces his passing on Sunday, October 21st at the age of 61 years. Reginald was the son of the late Reginald and Hattie Hatcher of Isle aux Morts. He leaves to mourn with fond and precious memories his family: his wife of 41 years, Marilyn; daughter, Julie (Rupert) Bond of Burnt Islands; granddaughters, Gwendolyn Hatcher and Kerri Bond both of Burnt Islands; sister, Aggie (Albert) of Isle aux Morts; brothers, George (Vivian) of Halifax, NS, Gordon (Ruth) of Mississauga, Ontario, Alex of Alberta, Eric (Sheila) of Isle aux Morts and Allan (Susie) of Halifax; mother and father-in-law, Angus and Julia Keeping of Burnt Islands; sisters-in-law, Melita, Barbara (Melvin) of Burnt Islands, Grace (Henry) of Burnt Islands, Maxine of Freshwater, Placentia Bay and Arlene (Dennis) of Burnt Islands; brothers-in-law, Lorne (Sherry) of Burnt Islands, Hubert (Heather) of Burnt Islands, Hickman (Nicole) of Burnt Islands, Jim (Lorraine) of Cold Lake, Alberta, and Perry (Trudy) of Gander; as well as a large circle of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and many, many friends. Visitation took place on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday at St. George’s Anglican Church, Burnt Islands. Funeral services took place on Wednesday, October 24, 2 p.m. at St. George’s Anglican Church, Burnt Islands, officiated by Rev. Andrew Nussey. Interment followed at Hillside Haven Cemetery, Isle aux Morts Road. Funeral arrangements were in the care of East Haven Funeral Home, Port aux Basques, 695-2300.

GERALD E. MUSSEAU
September 6, 1930 - October 30, 2007

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Gerald E. Musseau announces his passing on Tuesday, October 30, at the age of 77 years. Gerald was the son of the late James and Mabel Musseau of Port aux Basques. He is also predeceased by brothers, James, Gordon and Howard; sisters, Annie Walters, Mae Feltham and Elizabeth Musseau; sisters-in-law, Patricia Musseau and Julia Macarthy. He leaves to mourn with fond and precious memories his loving wife, Anna of 55 years; daughters, Irene (Lewis) Sparkes oi Port Hawkesbury, Julia "Dood" (Albert) Francis of Port aux Basques and Grace (Gary) Stagg of Red Deer, Alberta; son, Gerald Jr. (Laurie) Musseau of St. Andrews; 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; brother, Reg (Minnie) Musseau of Upper Ferry; sister, Dollie (Ron) Doyle of St. Andrews; sisters-in-law, Pearl Musseau of Port aux Basques, Hilda Musseau of Berwick, Nova Scolia, Josie McNeil of Boston, Mass., Blanche (Joe) McNeil of Glace Bay. Nova Scotia, Veronica (William "Bud") Klipenstine of Winnipeg, Manitoba; brothers-in-law, Charlie (Katie) Browner and Tom (Linda) Browner both of Dominion, Nova Scotia; as well as a large circle of nieces, nephews and many, many friends. Gerald was the founder of the Harbour Authority as well as a member of the seniors club, he had worked in many places throughout his life such as the early Co-op store, Pikes and Sons and Chishom's Construction. He then started his own business, Musseau's Transport before moving to Goose Bay to work for the Department of Transport, He then began his career at Marine Atlantic until his retirement in 1985 after which he achieved his life long dream by opening Musseau and Son Fish Market. Visitation took place Wednesday and Thursday at East Haven Funeral Home Port aux Basques. Funeral services took place on Friday November 2, 2 p.m. at St. James' Anglican Church, Channel, officiated by Rev. Hugh Fudge, 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.**

 

 

Page contributed by Ivy F. Benoit

**Contributed by Brenda Janes

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)

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