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The Gulf News Obituaries
September 2006

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 September 2006


WELLS, Alfreda
Port Aux Basques, NL

Passed away at the Victoria General Hospital in Halifax, NS, on Thursday, September 7th, 2006, Alfreda (nee Lomond) Wells, at the age of 69 years. She leaves to mourn daughters: Linda (Walter) Warren, Loriann (Ernest) Pike; sons: Dean (Gisele), Craig (Cheryl), four grandchildren: Tamara, Bret, Joanna and Evan; brothers: James (Rita), George (Gladys), Richard (Ginger); sisters: Ivy (Bernard) Benoit and Linda Lomond; brothers-in-law: Lloyd (Madelaine) Wells, Neville (Caroline) Wells and Eric Wells; sisters-in-law: Katherine Wells, Verna Bailey, Nina Piercey, Beatrice (Edgar) Payne, Kitty Lomond, as well as a large circle of family and friends. She was predeceased by her husband Wilbur; son Robert; parents Maxwell and Ivy (Lillington) Lomond; sister Lillian Hickey and brothers: Maxwell Jr., Phillip and Robert. Visitation took place on Saturday and Sunday at Fillatre's Funeral Home, Port Aux Basques. The Funeral Service will take place at St. James Anglican Church, on Monday, September 11th at 2:00 pm officiated by Rev. Hugh Fudge. Interment to follow at the family plot at Barachois Brook Cemetery. Family flowers by request and donations may be made to the Legrow Health Centre Chemo Unit or St. James Anglican Church Window Fund or to the charity of one's choice.

LIGHTS, Cecil Robert
We, the family of the late Cecil Robert Lights, regret the sudden passing of our brother at his home in Rose Blanche. He was predeceased by his loving daughter, Crystal; mother, Lillian (Taylor) Lights; father, Charles Lights; brother, Douglas; and baby sister, Daphne. He leaves to mourn his loving wife, Alma Lights of Ontario; daughters, Cindy and Debbie of New Brunswick; son, Danny of Ontario; brother, James Taylor (wife, Mary Jane) of St. John's, John Lights (wife, Dianne) of St. John's, Stanley of St. John's, Henry Lights of Ontario, Gary Lights (wife, Lita) of Ontario, Harry Lights of Ottawa, Calvin Lights (wife, Rosie) of New Brunswick, Ross Lights (wife, Annie) of Moncton, Marie Hatcher (husband, William) of Rose Blanche, Geraldine (Lights) Vouiter of Rose Blanche, Kathleen English (husband, Andrew) of Ontario, Clara (Roger) of New Brunswick; one Aunt Bessie Organ of Port aux Basques; as well as nieces, nephews, cousins and a large circle of friends. Funeral arrangements took place at MacDougall's and blown in Scarborough, Ontario. Cremation followed.
Date posted: 09/11/06

THORNE, Theodore
1948 - 2006

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Theodore Thorne announce his passing on Sunday, September 10, 2006 in his 58 year. He leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories his devoted wife of 30 years, Susie; three sons, Lorne (Marie) Bond, Harbour Breton, Robbie (Denise) Bond, Burnt Islands, Boyd (Tracy) Bond, Eastern Passage, NS; two daughters, Wanda (Bruce) Bryan, Port aux Basques, Valenia (Clyde) Billard, Burnt Islands; 10 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two brothers, John (Wanda) Thorne, Port aux Basques, Percy (Bernadine) Thorne, Burnt Islands; sisters, Isabelle (Jim) LeRiche, Port aux Basques, Dorothy (Cecil) Parsons, Rose Blanche; sisters-in-law, Mary Thorne, St. John's, Charlotte (Phillip) Courtney, LaPoile, Alma Warren, Burgeo, Julie Francis, LaPoile; brothers-in-law, Cecil (Margaret) Francis, Jack (Alma) Francis, LaPoile, Garfield (Emma) Francis, Burnt Islands; aunts, Evelyn Keeping, Burnt Islands and Miriam Edmunds, Isle aux Morts, as well as a large circle of nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. He was predeceased by parents, John Matthews and Irene Thorne; parents-in-law, Prescilla and Jack Francis; brother, Jerry Thorne; brother-in-law, Willis Francis and sister-in-law Emma (Tom) Thurston. He was an active member of Burnt Islands Volunteer Fire Department with service of 25 plus years, also Black Chapter with 34 years and Orange Lodge with 36 years in Burnt Islands. Visitation was held at St. George's Anglican Church, Burnt Islands Monday through Wednesday, from where the Funeral Service was held on Thursday, September 14 at 2 p.m., Reverend Abbott officiating. Interment followed at Hillside Haven Cemetery. Arrangements were entrusted to Fillatre's Funeral Home, Port aux Basques. The family guest book may be signed by visiting our website

GREENE, Hilda (nee Durnford)
Port aux Basques, NL

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Hilda Greene announce her passing on Thursday, September 28, 2006 at the Charles LeGrow Health Centre in Port aux Basques at the age of 82 years. She leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories her husband of 61 years Louis Greene, children: Gerald (Nanette) Durnford, Sept Isles, James (Lillian) Greene, Dartmouth, Sarah (Eric) Richards, Port aux Basques, Eric (Michelle) Greene, Calgary and Tony (Madonna) Greene, Port aux Basques. Grandchildren: Tracy (Robert) Warren, Dartmouth, Jay (Vanessa) Greene, Ontario, Jason Greene, Yellowknife, Katerina (Ragnar) Olafson, Calgary, Stacy (Dave) Adair, Dartmouth, Bradley Greene, Dartmouth and Mitchell Greene, Calgary. Great-grandchildren: Liam, Zackery, Karman and Kyle. Brother Clyde (Lillian) Durnford, Francois, sister Melita (James) Ashford, Halifax, sister-in-law Priscilla Porter, Port aux Basques. As well as a large circle of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her parents Alexander and Sarah Durnford, brother John Durnford, sister-in-law Phyllis Durnford and brother-in-law Gilbert Porter. The family received friends from Fillatre's Funeral Home, Port aux Basques on Friday and Saturday from the hours of 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service was held on Sunday, October 1st at 2 p.m. from St. James' Anglican Church with Rev. Fudge officiating. Interment followed at St. James' Anglican Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy donations may be made to St. James' Anglican Cemetery Fund. The family guest book may be signed or a memorial donation may be made through our website

MEADE, Freeman H.
1907 - 2006

Passed away peacefully at Mountain Hope Manor, Port aux Basques on Friday, September 29, 2006 Freeman Hubert Meade formerly of Isle aux Morts at the age of 99 years. Born at Isle aux Morts, he was the son of the late Joshua and Mariah Meade. He was predeceased by his wife Martha in 1967, daughter Gertrude in 1994, son James in 1992, grandson Monford Meade and sons-in-law Dorman Bunter and John A. Walters. He leaves to mourn with fond memories his loving children: Joyce Bunter of Ontario, Emma Walters of Isle aux Morts, Joshua (Betty) of Halifax, Enos (Madeline) of Isle aux Morts, 18 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and 19 great great grandchildren. Daughter-in-law Levena Meade of Port aux Basques and a large circle of nieces, nephews and friends. Visitation took place on Saturday, Sunday and Monday at Holy Spirit Anglican Church, Isle aux Morts. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, October 2, 2006 at Holy Spirit Church officiated by Rev. Duncan Granter. Interment followed at Holy Spirit Anglican Cemetery, Isle aux Morts. Funeral arrangements in the care of East Haven Funeral Home, Port aux Basques, 695-2300.



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