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The Northern Pen Obituaries
April 2004

The Northern Pen is the main source for information on what's happening on the Great Northern Peninsula and in Southern Labrador. Comprehensive news and features are written about the resource industries, education, local and provincial politics, economic development and the people who live here.

Filed chronologically as published for the Month of April 2004

 

LETEMPLIER, ETHEL RYLAND
Blanc Sablon

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Ethel Letemplier of Blanc Sablon announce her passing at Centre Sante de la Bassa Cote Nord, Lourdes de Blanc Sablon, Quebec, on Saturday, April 3, 2004. She was in her 89th year. Leaving to mourn her memory are Louis (Rosalie), Margaret (Greg) and Mike (Kathleen); grandchildren April, Colin, Dawson and Eric; great-grandchild Marc, as well as a large circle of other family and friends. She was predeceased by husband Alexandre and son Hubert. The family received visitors at the church chapel in Lourdes de Blanc Sablon on Saturday and Sunday. The funeral service took place at Saint Theresa of Lisieux Church at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, April 5 with Fr. Proulx officiating. Interment followed at the church cemetery in Blanc Sablon. As expressions of sympathy, flowers were graciously accepted. The family guest book may be signed or a memorial donation may be made through our website at www.filaltre.ca      Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Fillatre's Funeral Home, L'Anse au Loup.

WILLIAMS, MATILDA
Forrester's Point

Passed peacefully away at Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony on April 4, 2004. She was in her 74th year. She leaves to mourn son Jacob (Jane); daughters Cinderella (Wilson) and Caroline (Walter); 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sisters Caroline, Virginia (Calvin), Ruby and Myrtle; brothers George (Mamie) and William, as well as a large circle of relatives and friends. Visitation was held at the Anglican Church in Black Duck Cove from where the funeral service took place at 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 8 with Rev. Hounsell Drover officiating. Interment followed at Current Island . Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K.M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director.

DUMARESQUE, LILY
L'Anse au Clair

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Lily Dumaresque announce her passing at Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony on April 8, 2004. She was in her 78th year. Leaving to mourn with loving memories her husband George; daughter Olive Butt (Manuel); sons Percival (Gloria) and Calvin; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; sisters Georgina Jones and Blanche Bridle; brother Clarus, as well as a large circle of other family and friends. She was predeceased by her grandson Shane Dumaresque. Visitors were received at the Anglican Church in L'Anse au Clair on Sunday and Monday from where the funeral service took place at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 13 with Rev. Roberta Woodman officiating. Interment followed at the church cemetery. As expressions of sympathy flowers were graciously accepted. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Fillatre's Funeral Home, L'Anse au Loup.

WISEMAN, JOSEPH M.
Conche
July 21, 1927-April 10, 2004

Joseph passed peacefully away at Curtis Memorial Hospital on April 10, 2004. He was 77 years old. Left to mourn his wife Edna (nee Hurley); sons Tom (Wavey), Don (Von), Philip, Ben (Cecilia), Peter (Cindy), Kenneth and Allan; daughters Loretta (Roy), Annie (Gary), Daphne (Glenn) and Angela (Dan); 30 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; sister Mary Joy; brother Ned, as well as a large circle of other family and friends. He was predeceased by his son Eugene. Visitation was held at Sacred Heart Parish in Conche from where the funeral took place at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 13 with Fr. Jim Robertson officiating. Interment followed in the Roman Catholic Cemetery. “Joe, may you rest in peace.” Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K.M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director.

ELLSWORTH, ANNIE
Englee

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Annie Ellsworth announce her passing on Sunday, April 11, 2004 at Rufus Guinchard Health Centre in Port Saunders in her 93rd year. Leaving to mourn her husband George; children Nellie (George) Compton, Douglas (Jane), Guy (Joy) and Dorothy (Charles) Breen, all of Englee, Garland (Wanda) of Kitchener, Ontario, and James (Doreen) of Oshawa, Ontario; son-in-law James McDonald of Englee; 23 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren, and a large circle of other relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her son, and daughter Georgina . The family received friends at Faith Pentecostal Church in Englee on Monday and Tuesday from where the funeral service took place at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 14 with Pastor Willie Angell officiating. Interment followed at the Pentecostal Cemetery in Englee. As expressions of sympathy, flowers were graciously accepted or donations can be made to a charity of one's choice. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Fillatre's Funeral Home, Port au Choix.

WHITE, CURLING
Sandy Cove

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Curling White announce his passing on Monday, April 12, 2004 at Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony. He was in his 74th year. Leaving to mourn his wife Dulcie; sons Maxwell (Gladys) and Curling (Wanda) of Sandy Cove, and Jim (Genny) of Nova Scotia; daughters Olga (Wayne) Rose of Sandy Cove, and Marion Ann (Lyman) Coles of Deer Lake; grandchildren Dwayne, Andrew, Ricky, Ramsey, Andy and Micheal; great-grandchildren Taylor and Kera; sisters Ann, Una, Velma and their families; brother-in-law Jimmy (Belinda) of Ontario, as well as a large circle of other relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her son Ramsy, parents Andrew and Priscilla, and sister Joanne. The family received friends at St. Thomas Anglican Church in Sandy Cove on Wednesday from where the funeral service took place at 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 15 with Rev. Jean Brenton-Hickman officiating. Interment followed at the Anglican Cemetery in Savage Cove. As expressions of sympathy flowers were graciously accepted. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Fillatre's Funeral Home, Port au Choix/Bear Cove.

CRANE, BETTY (MARY ELIZABETH)
Pines Cove

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Betty Crane announce her passing on Tuesday, April 13, 2004 at Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony. She was in her 53rd year. Leaving to mourn her husband Earl; daughters Nicole (Ted) and Nadine (Norman); brothers Steward Noseworthy and Maxwell Snow (Vivian); sister Hilda Oake, as well as a large circle of other relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her Mom and Dad, Dora and Melvin Snow. The family received friends at St. Andrews Anglican Church in Lower Cove on Wednesday from where the funeral service took place at 1 p.m. on Friday, April 16 with Rev. Jean Brenton-Hickman officiating. Interment followed at the Anglican Cemetery in Pines Cove. As expressions of sympathy, flowers were graciously accepted. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Fillatre's Funeral Home, Port au Choix/Bear Cove, Holly Brown and Don Gould officiating.

PIKE, PATRICK EDWARD
West St. Modeste

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Patrick Pike of West St. Modeste announce his passing at his home on Saturday, April 17, 2004. He was in his 83rd year. Leaving to mourn with fond memories wife Agnes; children Sheila Conners (Paul), Ralph (Patricia), Delbert (Joy), Nicole Holloway (Dwight) and Ardella Barnes (Jeff); eight grandchildren; sister, Alice McDonald, as well as a large circle of family and friends. The family received visitors at Our Lady of Labrador Church on Saturday and Sunday from where the funeral service took place at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, April 19 with Fr. Neil Haight officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery in L'Anse au Diable. As expressions of sympathy, flowers were graciously accepted. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Fillatre's Funeral Home, L'Anse au Loup.

NOSEWORTHY SR., CECIL
Green Island Brook
May 17, 1942 - April 17, 2004

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Cecil Noseworthy announce his passing on Saturday, April 17, 2004 at Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony. He was in his 61st year. Leaving to mourn his wife Stella; children Keith (Sandra) of Port au Choix, Shirley Toope (Mack) of Pond Cove, Kaye (Rod) and Cecil Jr. (Jackie) of Green Island Brook; grandchildren Shannon, Christopher, Shelly, Sheena, Tyler, Brandon, Sabrina, Sandi and Daniel; mother Jane Noseworthy; brother David (Olive); sisters Lucy Hughes, Ida Rogers (Ephriam), Susanne Pafford (Kevin) and Keziah Greene (George); brother-in-law Wesley Williams; sisters-in-law Winnifred Noseworthy and Laura Martin, as well as a large circle of other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his father Eli William and brother Clyde . The family received friends at St. Andrews Anglican Church in Lower Cove on Sunday and Monday from where the funeral service took place at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 20 with Rev. Jean Brenton-Hickman officiating. Interment followed at the Anglican Cemetery in Green Island Brook. As expressions of sympathy flowers were graciously accepted. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K.M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director.

OLLERHEAD, ANN (NEE DYKE)
St. Anthony

Passed peacefully away at Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony on Saturday, April 17, 2004. She was in her 87th year. Leaving to mourn with a lifetime of memories her daughters Kathleen (Baxter) Simms and Barbara (Roy) Brown; son Joseph Jr. (Madeline); grandchildren Christopher (Tracie) and Thomas (Krista) Brown of St. John's, Tanya Simms-Counti (Peter) of Toronto, Trevor Simms (Karen) of Port Carling, Ontario, and Rae Lynn Ollerhead (Todd); great-grandchild Jessica Counti; brother Hector Dyke (Ena) of Stephenville; sister Yvonne Dredge of Black Duck Cove; sister-in-law Betty Dyke of Rocky Harbour; special nephews John Ollerhead of Ottawa and Dan Ollerhead (Margaret) of St. Anthony, as well as a large number of other relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her husband Joseph in 1987. Visitation was held at the funeral home on West Street , St. Anthony. The funeral service took place at 2 p.m. on Monday, April 19 at St. Mary's Anglican Church in St. Anthony with Rev. Jean Brenton- Hickman officiating. Flowers were graciously accepted or donations may be made to a charity of one's choice or the Anglican Cemetery Fund. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K.M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director.

WARD, CAROLINE B. (COLBOURNE)
St. Anthony

Passed peacefully away in the presence of God and her loving family on Sunday, April 18, 2004 in her 79th year after a short but courageous battle with cancer. She will be sadly missed by her husband of 47 years, George; daughters Leona (Pat McGuire) of Paradise and Sharon (Paul Gosse) of Torbay; granddaughters Denee (James Stokes) of Oshawa and Jillian McGuire; great-granddaughters Mackenzie, Raisa and Jamie Stokes; sisters Jemima Pilgrim, Sara (John Winsor) and Violet (Leslie Richards); brother Heber (Thelma Colbourne); sisters-in-law Naomi Colbourne, Marie (Garfield Blake), Doris (Wilson Calloway), Ella (Gregory Michelin) and Jessie Ward; brothers-in-law Ben Fennemore and Edward Lyall. Also missing her, a number of nieces, nephews and a large circle of friends. Her courage, her faith and her acceptance were an inspiration to us all. Visitation took place at the funeral home on West Street. The funeral service took place at St. Anthony United Church at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 21 with Rev. John McGonigle officiating. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K.M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony, Wilfred Hutchings funeral director. As expressions of sympathy, flowers were gratefully accepted or donations may be made to the St. Anthony United Church Handbell Choir.
“My Faith Looks Up To Thee”

LAURSEN, CYNTHIA ANN (NEE MAJOR)
Nov. 2, 1969 - April 18, 2004

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Cynthia Ann Laursen announce her passing on April 18, 2004 at Prince George, BC. She is survived by her husband Derek; son Patrick; mother Winnie; sisters Dorothy and Farrah, and numerous aunts and uncles. She was predeceased by her father Robert Major. Cindy's wish was to be buried in Green Island Brook, NL, beside her late father. The family would like to express sincere thanks and gratitude to those family members, friends, and colleagues who were there for support during our most difficult time. To those who helped with the church service and the funeral arrangements and to those who donated food or sent flowers, messages and other expressions of sympathy, your thoughts and efforts are very much appreciated. Special thanks to Dr. Reddy, the Prince George Hospice Society, nurses, and volunteer staff who provided excellent care for Cindy. Thanks also to Prince George Funeral Service Ltd; Parsons Funeral Home, Deer Lake; Fillatre's Funeral Home, Bear Cove; St. Michael's and All Angels Church and Rev Peter Zimmer, Prince George for the memorial service; Rev. Jean Brenton-Hickman and Joyce White, lay reader for the family and funeral service; Gloria White and Phyllis Caines, the organists; the under bearers; gravediggers; Air Canada for their promptness in transportation; the people who travelled great distances to be here, and the people of Green Island Brook and surrounding communities for their support. Although it is impossible to mention everyone, please be assured that everyone's act of kindness will remain forever in our hearts. The Major and Laursen families

PILGRIM, Donald George
February 21, 1945 - April 22, 2004

Passed away on April 22, 2004 at White Bay Central Health Centre in Roddickton. He was in his 59th year. Left to mourn his wife Dulcie; children David, Mona Flynn (Todd), Dean (Janice), Marsha Pilgrim (Norman) and Maxine Tobin (Perry); grandchildren; Nicole and Blair Flynn, Brandon and Brady Pilgrim, Reghan and Toby Pilgrim and Kylie Tobin; parents Nellie and Dorman Pilgrim; brother Frank (Margretta); sister Joan Smith (George), as well as a circle of other family and friends. Visitation took place at Calvary Pentecostal Church in Roddickton from where the funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 25 with Pastor Keith Simms and Pastor George Cramm officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Pallbearers were Peter Compton, Martin Hancock, Edward Hancock, Dale Canning, Gideon Wilcox and Calvin Reid. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K.M. Fillatre Funeral Home, Roddickton, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director.**

TOOPE, BENJAMIN J.
St. Anthony

Passed peacefully away at John M. Gray Centre on Sunday, April 25, 2004. He was in his 84th year. Leaving to mourn his children Amy (Adrian) Hillier, John (Sandra), Edmund (Bernice) and Linda (Barry) Roberts; grandchildren Bonita (Ronnie) Ward, Jackie Hillier, Todd (Laurie) Coles, Lisa (Deon) Cabot, Tina (Shawn) Roblee, Lori, Tanya and Michelle Toope, Trevor and Trina Roberts, Jonathan Toope, Shane Roberts and Emily Jean Toope; 10 great-grandchildren, as well as a circle of other family and friends. He was predeceased by his wife Rita and daughter Emily (Jacob) Coles. Visitation was held at the funeral home on West Street . The funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 29 at St. Mary's Anglican Church with Rev. Jean Brenton-Hickman officiating. Interment followed at the Anglican Church Cemetery on Current Island. As expressions of sympathy flowers were graciously accepted or donations can be made to the Anglican Cemetery Fund. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K.M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director.

NORMORE, CLAUDE
L'Anse au Loup
June 18, 1927 - April 25, 2004

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Claude Normore announce his passing on Sunday, April 25, 2004 at Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony. He was in his 76th year. Leaving to mourn his wife Phoebe; daughters Anita (Ben) of Plum Point and Elaine (Daniel) of L'Anse au Loup; son Ken (Lori) of Ottawa; grandchildren Sidney, Sarah and Keegan; brothers Tom, John (Bertha) and Gordon (Sarah); sisters Mary, Dora (Walter), Dorothy (Wallace) and Gladys (Algernon). He was predeceased by his two sons Sidney and Winston, parents John and Ellen, four brothers and two sisters. The family received friends at St. Paul 's Anglican Church in L'Anse au Loup on Monday from where the funeral service took place at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 27 with Rev. Roberta Woodman officiating. Interment followed in the Anglican Church Cemetery in L'Anse au Loup. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K.M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director.

WEIR, ESTHER F.
Roddickton

Passed away on April 28, 2004 at Curtis Memorial Hospital . She was in her 82nd year. She leaves to mourn her children Frank (Linda), Byrl (Hubert), Gladys (Allan), Greta (James), Joan (Eric), Melvin (Agnes) and Elaine (Bennett); 27 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren, as well as a circle of other family and friends. She was predeceased by her husband Maxwell, sons Norman and Bert and daughter Trifenna. Visitation took place at the Pentecostal Church in Roddickton from where the funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 2 with Pastor Keith Simms and Pastor George Cramm officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Pallbearers were grandsons David Johnson, Dennis Humby, Warrick Humby, Max Kinden, Todd Kinden, Tyronne Pynn and Christopher Weir (family wreaths), and grandsons-in-law Tennis and Kevin Cassell. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K.M. Fillatre Funeral Home, Roddickton, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director.

PATEY, AUDREY
Port Saunders

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Audrey Patey announce her passing on Friday, April 30, 2004 at Rufus Guinchard Health Centre in Port Saunders in her 73rd year. She leaves to mourn sons Keith (Jackie) and David (Cathy); daughters Georgina (Fred), Sharon (Clary), Phyllis (Ed) and Iris (Maurice); grandchildren Roxanne, Bobby, Stacey, Jamie, Shannon, Kevin, Keith, Erin, Zak, Benjamin, Cher, Jerry and Lonnie; great-grandchildren Aaron and Kristen; sister Clara Lavers; special sister-in-law Naomi Patey, Gloria Parsons, guardian angel; caregivers Korina House and Sandra Lowe; niece and special friend, Blanche Coles; friends at St. Barbe Senior Manor, as well as a large circle of other relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her husband Freeman, son Sonny and grandson Lonny. The family received friends at St. John the Divine Anglican Church in Port Saunders on Saturday and Sunday from where the funeral service took place at 2 p.m. on Monday, May 3 with Capt. Jason Haggstrom officiating. Interment followed in the Interfaith Cemetery in Sandy Cove. As expressions of sympathy, flowers were graciously accepted. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Fillatre's Funeral Home, Port au Choix.

 

 

** Contributed by Evelyn Woudenberg

Contributed by Floyd Letto

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

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