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A Collection of Newfoundland Announcements
From the Montreal Gazette


Montreal Gazette January 8, 2009 (Thursday)

Passed away peacefully on January 5, 2009 at the age of eighty-four. Beloved husband of Margaret for sixty years. Devoted father of Susan (Bob), Lorna (Jim), Nancy (Norman), Cathy (Rod), Karen and Steve (Lori). Cherished grandfather and great grandfather. He will also be sadly missed by his brothers Maxwell and Charles and his sister Helen, all from Newfoundland. At his request, a private service will be held. Condolences at

FLANAGAN, William Henry
Montreal Gazette December 6, 2008 (Saturday)
50th Anniversary.

In loving memory of WILLIAM HENRY FLANAGAN August 25, 1886 - December 10, 1958. In loving memory of a dear grandfather, husband of the late Roseanne Bremner, formerly of Sillery, Que. and son of the late Mary Jane Flowers, formerly of Signal Hill, Nfld., and the late George Flanagan, formerly of Stoneham, Que. The world remembered "Harry" as a gentleman and as a gentle man. I remembered him as a quiet, kind, generous grandfather. Lovingly remembered, Avril Foster.

KENT, Rosemary
Montreal Gazette March 29, 2008 (Saturday)

After a long and courageous battle with breast cancer, Rosemary Kent passed peacefully away on March 24, 2008, at Rosalind's home in Bareneed, Newfoundland, with her sister Linda by her side. Predeceased by Nish Kent, her loving husband of 37 years, her parents Martin and Anne Hearn, her brothers Mack and Marty Hearn. For the last year of her life, she was lovingly cared for by her sisters Rosalind, Linda, and Nora who will miss her youthful spirit and joie de vivre. She leaves to mourn her brother Jim Hearn (Dot); her sisters Rosalind Crompton (Howard Byrne), Linda Penney (Derm), Nora Masson (Pete); sisters-in-law Kathy Hearn and Carol Ann Hearn. She will be especially remembered as the "fun" aunt by her nieces and nephews: John Hearn (Madison and Chelsea); Jaimie Coombs (Brad and Will); Scott Hearn; Matthew Penney (Tomoko) and Tim Penney; Kimberly Robinson (Denis); Ryan, Chris, Sean, Adam, and Annie Masson. Also remembering her fondly at this time are her in-laws: Ita Dober (Albert), Evelyn Whitehorne, Tom Kent (Mary), George Kent (Linda) and their families. Formerly of Bell Island, Rosemary lived in Montreal for more than 45 years and wintered at her home in Naples, Florida, for the past ten. Besides her family, she leaves to mourn many dear friends in Montreal and Naples. Cremation has taken place with services to follow in Montreal and Naples and burial beside her late husband in Hudson, Quebec.

LAQUANT, Alice (nee Guy)
Montreal Gazette November 6, 2008 (Thursday)

Peacefully passed away in her sleep at the Villa Mount Royal on October 31, 2008 at the age of seventy years. Beloved mother of John (Agnes), Cindy (Bob), Norma Jean (Derek) and Tanya. Cherished grandmother of Patrick, Maureen, Jeremy, Kayla, Rachel, Michael, Patricia, Jason, Steven, Kimberly and Tommy Jr. Loving sister of Charlie (Josee), Gerald (Anita) and Clyde all of St. John's, Newfoundland. Resting at the Blythe Bernier Funeral Home, 940 Ogilvy Avenue, Montreal (corner Stuart), Park Extension on Saturday, November 8 from 2 to 5 and 7 to 8 p.m. Funeral service in our chapel at 8 p.m. followed by a legion service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Villa Mount Royal Volunteer Association, 275 Brittany, Montreal, Qc H3P 3C2.

MACKEY, Dermott
Montreal Gazette December 29, 2008 (Monday)

On Friday, December 26, 2008, at Mount Sinai Hospital, after a long battle with cancer, Dermott passed away peacefully. Survived by his wife, Ruby Kitts, his 4 brothers, his stepchildren, Bruce, Celina and Dale, his 3 grandchildren, Sean, Emily and Justin, and many thanks for the loving support of Arnold and Blema Steinberg and also many relatives and friends. A memorial service will be held in the spring in Newfoundland, the place of his birth. Yves Légaré, Alfred Dallaire. 7200 Newman Blvd., LaSale 515.595.1500.

PINHORN, Hilda (nee Hiscock)
Montreal Gazette May 3, 2008 (Saturday)

Passed away peacefully after a brief illness at the age of eighty-five on April 26, 2008 at the Royal Victoria Hospital. Beloved wife of the late Eleazer Pinhorn. Mother of the late Victor. She will be greatly missed by her son James (Jim) and his wife Marilyn Mitchell. She will also be greatly missed by Vera Hiscock who was like a daughter to her as well as family in Newfoundland. Memorial service will take place at a later date in Winterton, Newfoundland. "Rest in Peace, Mom" Arrangements entrusted to Kane and Fetterly.

REID, Loyal Linton
Montreal Gazette October 4, 2008 (Saturday)

We are saddened to announce the death of Loyal Linton Reid on September 25, 2008, peacefully at the Montreal General Hospital. Linton is survived by his loving partner of 30 years, Michel Mason, his four daughters Robin (Donna), Gillian (James), Lucy (Jay), and Caroline (Tom), his three grandchildren Andrew, Emma and Felix, and his sister Ann Miller. Born in St. John's, Newfoundland and a graduate of Sir George Williams University, he was a member of the financial community during his career. In his retirement years Linton was a great source of advice and support to many dear friends in the Montreal area. A memorial service celebrating Linton's life will be held later in the autumn. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the McGill University Health Centre Foundation, 2155 Guy Street, Suite 900, Montreal, Quebec, H3H 2R9, in support of the Montreal General Hospital Palliative Care Unit,

VERGE, Gregory Enos
Huntingdon, Quebec
(formerly of Parsons Pond, NL)
Montreal Gazette January 3, 2008 (Thursday)

It is with great sadness that the family of Gregory Enos Verge, age fifty-four, of Huntingdon, Quebec and formerly of Parsons Pond, Newfoundland, announce his passing at Montreal, Quebec, on January 1, 2008 surrounded by his loving family. Gregory was born in Hawkes Bay, Newfoundland, the son of Donald and Philomena (Sheppard) Verge. Gregory grew up in Parsons Pond and as a young man moved to the Montreal area in the 1970s, working for over thirty years in aircraft maintenance at Nordair, Canadian Airlines and most recently Air Canada. He spent many years working in Calgary and Vancouver with Air Canada before returning back East.

Greg was a devoted husband, father and a loyal friend to many people. He leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories, his wife of twenty-six years Carolyn (nee Sherry), at Huntingdon, Quebec; children, Derek and Shauna; brothers: Gary (Angela) of Parsons Pond, Jeffrey (Romaine) of Fort McMurray, AB; sister, Darlene (Paul) Bennett of Riverview, NB; mother-in-law, Beatrice Sherry; brothers-in-law, Rick Sherry (Lorna) of Huntingdon and Bill Sherry (Cheryl) of Hamilton, ON, as well as many, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins across the country. Visitation at the Salon Funeraire Rodrigue Montpetit et fils Inc., 170 Chateauguay Street, Huntingdon, QC, J0S 1H0, (450-264-5331) on Friday, January 4, 2008 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 8:30 p.m., followed by a funeral service at 8:30 p.m. Cremation will follow. A memorial service is being planned for Springtime or early Summer at Parsons Pond, NL. Date to be announced later. In memory of, donations may be made to your local Canadian Cancer Society for research.



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