CORNWELL, Violet H. (Diley)
At the Prince County Hospital, Summerside, on Tuesday, June 3rd,
of Violet H. (Diley) Cornwell of Summerside, and formerly of Kensington
and St. John's Nfld., aged 81 years. Born in St. John's, Nfld.,
Nov. 3, 1926, daughter of the late Willis and Mary Ann (Best) Burke.
Wife of the late William (Bill) Cornwell. Mother of Jean (Fred) Beairsto,
Kensington, and Wayne Burke, Summerside. Grandmother of Dean (Trish)
Beairsto, Calgary, Alta.; Gregory (Olive), Kensington, and Heather
Mae (Jonathan) Zinck, Dartmouth. Great-grandmother of Mary Ann, Megan
(Steve Parker), Michael, MacKenzie and Maggie. Sister of Freda (Goodwin)
Wiles, Hamilton, Ont. Also survived by a number of nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by her sisters,
Jean (William) Sweetapple, Mildred (Alfred) Butler, Gladys (William)
Luffman, Ruth Hebbard, and Gwendolyn Burke in infancy; brothers James
Burke, George (Doris) Burke and John (Betty) Burke; and her daughter-in-law
Geraldine Burke. Resting at the Davison Funeral Home Kensington. No visitation
by personal request. Funeral Monday in the Davison Funeral Home
Chapel at 10 a.m. Interment in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, St. John's N.L.
If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer Society
or the Cancer Society. www.davisonfh.com
DUFFENAIS, Shirley Janesta
The death occurred at the Prince County Hospital,
Summerside on Saturday, Aug. 23, 2008, of Shirley
Janesta Duffenais (nee Rogers) of Kinkora, aged 65 years. Beloved wife of Lucien (Luke) Duffenais.
Mother of Mary Clements of Summerside; Kimberley DesRoches, Kinkora;
Tammy (Kevin) O'Halloran, Borden-Carleton; Beverly Duffenais (Charles
MacDonald), Mount Pleasant and Tracey Duffenais, Kinkora. Also survived
by 15 grandchildren. Sister of Wilfred (Ruby) Rogers, Summerside; Arnold
(Carol) Rogers, Bedeque; Arthur (Jessie) Rogers, Albany; Roy (Dianna)
Rogers, Ontario; Faye Malone, Bonshaw; Judy (Bruce) Stewart, Kinkora;
Velda (Justin) McCourt, Kinkora and Florence (Lester) Stewart, Albany.
Also survived by brothers-in-law Stephen (Cecila) Duffenais, N.L.; Stan
Duffenais, Montreal; Clyde (Bernette) Duffenais, N.L., and a sister-in-law,
Geraldine (Pat) Harview, Port-Au-Port, N.L. Predeceased by her parents,
Leighen and Marion Rogers, a granddaughter, Jennifer O'Halloran, brothers,
Barry and Gordon, a sister, Vera, father- and mother-in-law, Freeman
and Mary Duffenais and sister-in-law, Nellis Benoit. Remains resting
at Lawless Funeral Home, 21 Somerset St., Kinkora. Visiting hours Tuesday,
Aug. 26, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday, Aug. 27, 9 to 10 a.m.
Leaving the funeral home at 10 a.m. Wednesday, then to St. Peter's church,
Seven Mile Bay for funeral mass at 10:30 a.m. Interment in the parish
cemetery. Donations in Shirley's memory may be made to the Heart & Stroke
GOSSE, Rita Mary
Peacefully surrounded by her family, at Community Hospital, O'Leary, Friday,
April 18, 2008, of Rita Mary Gosse of Cascumpec
aged 65, beloved wife of David Gosse. Born in Roxbury on September 6, 1942
the daughter of Rose Lavigne and the late Sylvain Arsenault. Cherished
mother of Darryl, Woodstock, Ont. Beloved sister of Eva (Reg) Birch, Theresa
(Eric) MacAusland, Shirley MacArthur all of Woodstock, Ont.; Dale (Angie)
Arsenault, Ajax, Ont. Dear daughter-in-law of Avalon (Margaret) Gosse;
sister-in-law of Sylvia (Rick) Blundon, Lisa (Jim) King, Randy (Madona)
Gosse and Roger Gosse all of Newfoundland. Also survived by numerous nieces
and nephews. Resting at the Ferguson Funeral Home and Chapel, O'Leary with
visiting hours Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass on Tuesday at St Anthony's
Church, Woodstock at 10:30 a.m. Cremation to follow with interment later.
In lieu of flowers memorials to the O'Leary Community Health Foundation
would be appreciated. www.fergusonsfh.com
LANEY, Travis Joseph & Marsha Magnolia
The death occurred suddenly as the result of a traffic accident in Wellington,
P.E.I., on Saturday, June 14th, 2008, of Travis
Joseph Laney of Summerside, and formerly of Stephenville,
N.L., aged 27 years, and also his beloved wife, Marsha Magnolia
Laney (nee Geary) of
Summerside, aged 30 years. Travis was the beloved son of Ted and Marion
(nee Rouzes) Laney of Port-Au-Port Peninsula, N.L., and Marsha was
the beloved daughter of Ron and Sandra (nee Clow) Geary of Summerside,
P.E.I. Travis and Marsha were loving parents of Jasmin, Katie and Brandon.
Also lovingly remembered by Marsha's
grandmothers, Rita Clow of Summerside, and Agnes Geary of Edmonton, Alta.
Survived by her sisters, Shelley (Martin) Harriman of Calgary, Alta.,
and Lynn (Troy) Smith of Summerside, her nephew Devon and nieces Toni
and Cidney Geary of Summerside along with several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Resting at the East Prince Funeral Home, 245 Pope Rd., Summerside, until
Thursday, June 19th, for funeral service in the Church of
the Nazarene, 156 Fitzroy St., Summerside, at 2 p.m. Interment to take
place at People's Cemetery, Summerside. Visiting hours on Wednesday,
2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Memorial donations in Travis and Marsha's memory
to their Children's Trust Fund would be greatly appreciated. Online condolences
may be made at firstname.lastname@example.org Arrangements entrusted
to the East Prince Funeral Home, Summerside, P.E.I. www.peifuneralcoops.com
Life of 103-year-old Ethel Perrin has been 'dedicated to giving'
The Journal Pioneer
CLINTON - Ethel Perrin never indulged in alcohol and has few, if any,
vices. "tried smoking and I didn't like it, Ethel admitted from
the comfort of her room at Perrin's Clinton View Lodge. I wondered what
the women found to make them so happy with smoking. So I lit one. Oh,
my God, I thought it was ugly.
Saturday, the mother of five, grandmother of eight, great-grandmother
of 13 and great-great grandmother of three celebrated her 103rd birthday.
Born Ethel Clarke on Dec. 13, 1905, in Paradise, N.L., she's lived through
two world wars, witnessed her home province join Canada and experienced
good and bad. I've got a lot of good memories and I've got a lot of sad
ones. I've seen a lot of things happen and heard a lot of things happen.
I just try to do my best.
At age 9, Ethel's father drowned. Her mother remarried and her family
grew to 11 siblings. She lived with her grandparents. At 16, she took
a job at a sanatorium, emotionally draining work for a woman so young.
I had seen so many young people dying that I couldn't take it, she said
of why she left after three years. Ethel worked as a waitress until marrying
in 1927. She gave birth to five children, three boys and two girls, both
of whom died in infancy. She dedicated her life to helping others, was
a foster parent, sponsored children from Third World countries, helped
countless charities and owned and operated a home for mentally challenged
In her 70s, Ethel purchased an old mansion, oversaw its renovation, and
moved in to help look after 16 men needing psychiatric care. At 85, she
retired and eventually signed over the businesses to her sons. In 1988,
she moved to P.E.I. to be with her youngest son and his family and moved
into the family-run senior care facility in Clinton two years later.
With the exception of hearing loss and arthritis, Ethel's fit as a fiddle.
She knits and crochets, selling her wares and donating proceeds to charity.
A good cup of Tim Hortons tea, a feed of lobster and knowing her family
is well and around her is what makes her happy. She's a modest woman,
attractive and witty with a sharp memory.
Granddaughter Tracy Bernard has one word to describe her Nan: "wise".
Her whole life has been dedicated to giving. She's taught that to her
family and we've tried to follow that same path.
So, what's Ethel's advice for a long, healthy, prosperous life? Live
the best you can. Be peaceful with all men and do nobody wrong.