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The Northern Pen Obituaries
April 2014

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.

 

ANDREWS, Evelyn
Passed away peacefully at the John M. Gray Centre in St. Anthony on April 24, 2014, Mrs. Evelyn Andrews of Englee in her 91st year. Left with a lifetime of loving memories are her daughter Margaret Simms (Grant); sons Winston (Stella), Ted (Wavey), and Boyd (Bernadette); daughter-in-law Mae Andrews (Bert); grandchildren Pauline, Guy (Jackie), Marlene (Boyd), Eugene (Natalie), Glen (Nicole), Rita (Joe), Craig, Corinne (Deon), Jennifer (Chad), Deanna (Jeff), Elaine (Robin), Bonnie (Paul), and Therese (Neil); great-grandchildren Lee Ann, Andrew, Kristen, Kimberly, Ryan, Kerry, Kendra, Nicholas, Alexandra, Ethan, Mitch, Riley, Aiden, Rebecca and Isabella. Evelyn was predeceased by her dear husband Henry in 1991 and son Bert in 2004. Visitation took place at the Pentecostal Church in Englee from where the funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on the Sunday, April 27 with Pastor Sameson officiating. Burial followed the service in the Old Pentecostal Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Siobhan Mauger, funeral director.

DAVIS, Ambrose
Passed away peacefully on the April 10, 2014 at the John M. Gray Centre in St. Anthony, Mr. Ambrose Davis of Goose Cove in his 88th year. Ambrose (Brose) leaves to mourn his nieces and nephews, Evangeline (Clayton), Sheila (George), Jerome, Gordon, Gilbert, Lorraine, Mary (Austin), Marilyn, Roy (Sharon), Ambrose (Kelly-Ann) and Coretta (deceased); special friend Anna Fitzpatrick, and sister Veronica Bromley. Ambrose lived to see the passing of his mother and father, Cecila Alyward and Ambrose Davis, his sisters Irene Davis, Bridget (Cyril Ward), Laura (William Alyward), his brother John Davis and special friend Mahala Chambers. Visitation took place at the funeral home in St. Anthony followed by the funeral mass in the Roman Catholic Church in Goose Cove at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 14 with Fr. Anthony Nwaohiri officiating. Burial followed the service in the Goose Cove Roman Catholic Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Lee Nippard, funeral director.

GIBBONS, Linda Eileen
It is with heavy hearts that our family announces the passing of a beloved partner, daughter, sister and aunt. Surrounded by her loving family, Linda Eileen Gibbons of Corner Brook (formerly of Pigeon Cove) passed away at the Health Science Centre on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at the age of 53. Predeceased by her father Martin (January 2014). Left to mourn but cherish her life are her loving partner of 26 years Vaughn Granter, Corner Brook; mother Annie Gibbons, Pigeon Cove; sisters Joy (Keith) Doyle, Humber Valley, Lillian (Ramsey) Dredge, St. Barbe, and Mary Jane (Shawn) Warren, St. Anthony; brother Martin (Leona) Gibbons, St. John's; mother-iN-law Barbara Granter (Pools Island); sisters-in-law Ruth Collins (Wilf) St. John's, and Sheila (Albert Sheppard), Pool's Island; brothers-in-law Frank (Marlene) Granter, Pool's Island, Clyde (Wendy) Granter, Blaketown; nephews and nieces, Danica (Neil Kenny), Chantel Doyle, Katie Doyle, Christopher Dredge (Jennifer Bolt), Jonathan Dredge, Ian Warren, Bradley Warren, Victoria Warren, Brianna Gibbons and Nickolas Gibbons, Kim Collins (Matthew Fuchs), Mark (Tanya) Sheppard, Nicholas Granter, Mackenzie Granter, Nicole Granter (Travis Boland), Krista Collins (Curt Soper); and special great nieces Raya, Grace, Sophia and Adair, as well as a large circle of other family and friends.
On her journey through life, Eileen made a huge impact on the many lives that she touched, including the thousands of young minds she helped mold during her 30 year teaching career at Templeton Collegiate and G. C. Rowe Junior High. Her belief in students and her challenge to bring out the best in all of them on a daily basis earned her a teaching reputation unparalleled. She was admired for her remarkable strengths, unwavering sense of humor, beautiful smile and selflessness. Taken much too early, her strong spirit and caring soul will live on in the lives of many.
Visitaion took place at Country Haven Funeral Home, 167 Country Road on Friday, May 2. The family service was held at St. Mary's Anglican Church, Black Duck Cove on Saturday, May 3 at 7 p.m. The funeral service was held at St. Mary's Anglican Church on Sunday, May 4 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Harold Harvey officiating. Interment followed at the Anglican Cemetery, Black Duck Cove. As expressions of sympathy, flowers were graciously accepted or donations may me made to a charity of one's choice. The family guest book may be signed by visiting our website at www.country-haven.ca
"To Love you is to have all that we need in this world, and to be loved by you is all we ever wanted."

GILLARD, Hank Beverly Frank
Passed away on April 14, 2014 at Charles S. Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony, in his 62nd year, Mr. Hank Beverly Frank Gillard of Roddickton. Frank was born in Roddickton on February 29, 1952 to parents John and Sylvia. He grew up in Roddickton with his 12 brothers and sister. He later met and married Annie May Adams and they had nine beautiful children. He worked for two years in the mines in Sudbury, worked as foremen for 17 years, and was also the maintenance man for the Town of Roddickton. Frank owned convenience stores and ran "The Bam" for several years. He played music at an early age; there was not an instrument that he couldn't play. He always had faith in the Lord and was a true believer. Left to mourn are his dear wife Annie May; his son Hank (Melissa); daughters Vina, Jennifer (Rick), Candida (Jamie), Petrina, Janiece, Beverly (Dean), Deanza, and Jacinta; seven granddaughters; eight grandsons; sisters Dora Randell (Norman), Myrtle Canning, Etta-Mae Tiller; brothers John, Lloyd, Leander, Raymond and Robert Randell as well as a large circle of other family and friends. He lived to see the passing of his parents Sylvia and Jonathan Gillard, his sisters Marjorie, Mary and Georgie, and his brother Stennie. Visitation was held at the funeral home in Roddickton. The funeral service took place at the Pentecostal Church in Roddickton with Pastor G. B. Pinksen officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Lee Nippard, funeral director.

MITCHELMORE, Stedman
Passed away peacefully at the Charles S. Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony on April 10, 2014 at the age of 83 years, Mr. Stedman Mitchelmore of Green Island Cove. Stedman leaves to mourn his children Mona (Baxter), Marie (Terrance), Clifford (Betty), Leona (Gary), Vina, Patsy, Jouce (Roland), and Ramsey (Angela), as well his sister Marina, brothers Claude and Stewart; 14 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren. Stedman lived to see the passing of his wife Amy, parents John and Alice, brother William Henry, and sisters Celia and Dolorez. Visitation was held at St. Andrew's Anglican Church in Lower Cove from where the funeral service took place at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 12 with Rev. Letto and lay person Maxine Hughes officiating. Burial followed in the Anglican Cemetery in Green Island Cove. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre Funeral Homes, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Lee Nippard, funeral director.

PATEY, Maisie Grimsley (nee House)
It is with great sadness that the families of Maisie G. Patey (nee House) of River of Ponds announces her passing at the Western Memorial Regional Hospital in Corner Brook on Monday, April 28, 2014 at the age of 89 years. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories her children: Emma (Claude), Christine, Derek (Selma), Daisy (Francis), and Sadie; grandchildren: Greg, Shawn, Glenda, Tony, Betty, Larry, Trinda, Robin, Pamela, Fabian, Trustin, Bobbi and Jo; great-grandchildren: Krista, Aaron, Kegan, Kayla, Allison, Crystal-Lynn, Brandon, Hillary, Hailee, Ryan, Clarissa, Bruce, Alliyah, Richie, Luke, Andrew, and Savannah; sister Bessie; son-in-law Harvey; sisters-in-law Bertha, Marjorie, Hepsey, Evangeline, Mary and Marie (Hebbert); brothers-in-law Austin (Edith), Joseph (Serena), and Lewis (Linda). Also leaving to mourn a large number of nieces, nephews, other relatives, family and friends. She was predeceased by her husbands Amos and Harrison, son Llewellyn, daughter Faye, parents Allen and Joanna House, brothers Stephen, Percy, Samuel, Garfield and Chesley, sisters Bethiah, Elizabeth and Ida. Visitation took place at St. Peter's Anglican Church in River of Ponds from where the funeral service was held on Friday, May 2 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Canon Paulette Bugden officiating with the burial at the family plot at St. Peter's Anglican Church Cemetery in River of Ponds. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Parsons Funeral Home and Chapel, 63 North Main Street, Deer Lake. To sign the guest book or send a message of condolence please visit our web page at www.parsonsfuneral home.com
"Forever in our Hearts"

PATEY, Stewart Albert
Passed away peacefully at the John M. Gray Centre in St. Anthony in his 87th year, Mr. Stewart Albert Patey of St. Anthony. Stewart was born to Meta and Noah Patey of St. Anthony. He was employed as a stationary engineer in St. Anthony and Labrador City from where he retired in 1990 and moved back to St. Anthony. Stewart was predeceased by his parents, son Wilfred, brothers Charles, Wilfred, Lloyd and Norman and sister Jessie. Left with their memories are wife Ida; son Charles (Kitty); daughter Eileen (Ralph); grandchildren David, Melissa and Jonathan; great-grandchildren Benjamin, Jack and Ella; brother Francis (Agnes), as well as other extended family. Visitation took place at K.M. Fillatre Funeral Home in St. Anthony. The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 1 at the Salvation Army Church in St. Anthony with Major Baggs officiating. Cremation followed the service with burial at a later date. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Lee Nippard, funeral director.

PATEY, Vida Mae
Vida Mae Patey
was born in Little Brehat on Feb. 28, 1928 to William and Beatrice Budgell. In 1948, she married Reuben Patey, the love of her life. They moved to St. Anthony in 1956 where they raised their three children while owning and operating their own business. She was an active member of the United Church Women and the Legion Ladies Auxiliary. Her passions were her family, berry picking, and Little Brehat. She passed peacefully away on April 29, 2014. She is survived by her children Keith (Dora), Gloria (Reg) and Laurie (Rosarii); her grandchildren Darryl (Kim, Erin and Kurtis), Shane (Nicole, Haley and Tayler), Jennifer (Dean, Joanna and Liam), Christopher (Holly and Liam), and Crystal. She is also survived by sisters-in-law Vera, Florence and Phyllis, a large extended family of nieces and nephews and a wide circle of friends. She was predeceased by parents William and Beatrice Budgell, husband Reuben in 2006, infant grandson Reginald, five brothers and two sisters. Visitation took place at Kerry M. Fillatre Funeral Home in St. Anthony followed by the funeral service at St. Anthony United Church at 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 1 with Rev. John McGonigle officiating, Burial followed at Fishing Point United Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Siobhan Mauger, funeral director.

PENNEY, Geoffrey George
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and brother-in-law, Geoffrey George Penney, of Port Hope Simpson, age 54 years at St. Clare's Mercy Hospital, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador on April 17, 2014. Born in St. Anthony on April 11, 1960, he was the son of George Penney and the late Sarah Penney. Leaving to mourn are his wife, Joyce; daughters: Stephanie (Shannon), Zena (Blaine), Renee; as well as his two precious grandchildren, Bianca and Theo; brother: Roy (Daphne); sisters: Wavey (Herb), Mary (Cecil), Patsy (Shawn), Greta (Jesse) and Nina (Lewis). To send words of comfort to the family please visit www.carnells.com
"Every day in some small way, we miss you more than words can say. In our hearts you will always stay, Loved and remembered every day. A face from our household gone, a voice we loved is stilled, a chair is vacant in our home, which never can be filled. A beautiful memory dearer than gold. Of a poppy whose worth can never be told. There's a place in my heart that no one can fill, I miss you Poppy and always will."

PILGRIM, Ruth Vivian (King)
On Wednesday, April 23, Ruth Vivian (King) Pilgrim passed peacefully away at Charles S. Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony. Ruth was born in Harry's Harbour, Green Bay, to Elihu and Gladys King. She had three sisters, Jeanette, Hazel, and Phyllis and one brother Morris. When her father died, she was three years old. Her mother then married John Cull who Ruth always said was good to them. Her baby sister Mary was soon born. She spent her childhood in Ireland Bight, and loved it still into her last days. She became a school teacher at the age of 18, taught school in Locke's Cove, then found herself in another Bight as a teacher. It was while teaching in St. Anthony Bight that she met Clarence Pilgrim. They married and built a life that brought joy, struggle, hope and loss. In 1978 she buried her youngest child Sheldon, and in 1996 she buried her sweet husband. Ruth is survived by her children Patsy (Alonzo), Kevin (Veronica), Keith (Yvonne), Lloyd (Jackie), and Sharon (Bob); grandchildren Renee, Rhonda (Chris) Lonnie (Karen), Christa (Trevor), Nicholas, Amanda (Jake), Sheldon (Robbi-Lynn), Alex (Kristen), Kristopher, Victoria (Cory), and Lucas, and great-granddaughter Kalee. Ruth is also held in the hearts of her surviving siblings, Phyllis, Morris and Mary and in many other extended family across Newfoundland, in pockets of Labrador, across Canada and into the United States. Ruth enjoyed her family and friends, loved to travel and into the end of her days was a lover of nature, birds, butterflies, flowers and the rare hummingbird that flew through the trees outside her window. As she prepared to go she said she was about to go on a journey and didn't even need to pack a suitcase. Her family is certain that her son and husband are waiting for her. She will be missed and ever loved. Visitation was held at the United Church in St. Anthony Bight, from where the funeral service took place at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 26 with Rev. John M. McGonigle officiating. Burial followed in the St. Anthony Bight Community Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Siobhan Mauger, funeral director.

POWELL, Hedley Samuel
Passed away peacefully at the John M. Gray Centre in St. Anthony on April 25, 2014, Mr. Hedley S. Powell of Goose Cove in his 83rd year. Hedley leaves to mourn his wife of 59 years, Mary Ellen Powell; children Marie (Wilf), Norm, Phyllis, Judy, Patricia (John), Olive (Chris), Marina (Mike), Roxanne (Darrell) and Derrick (Bonnie), as well as his siblings Beulah Parsons, Lydia Roberts, Sadie Parsons, and Don Powell; grandchildren Shelly, Christopher, Audrey Sara, Jordan, Denata, Jesse, Alysha, Alexandra, Anika, Adam, Patrick, Andrew, DJ, Johanna, Emily and Samuel; great-grandchildren Caleb, Clinton, Jesse, Jorja and Oliver. Visitation took place at the funeral home in St. Anthony, followed by the funeral service at the Immaculate Conception Church in Goose Cove at 2 p.m. on Monday, April 28 with Fr. Anthony officiating. Burial followed the service at the Goose Cove Roman Catholic Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Siobhan Mauger, funeral director.

PYNN, Albert George
Passed away peacefully at Sir Thomas Roddick Hospital in Stephenville on the April 21, 2014, Mr. Albert George Pynn of Quirpon, in his 57th year. He leaves to mourn with loving memories his daughter Miranda (Chris); grandson Jax; fiancee Paulette and daughters Kevannah and Emily; parents Albert and Effie; sisters Eliza (Robert) and Annie (Guy); brother Bradley (Peggy), as well as a large circle of other family and friends. Visitation was held at the funeral home in St. Anthony and Central United Church in Quirpon followed by the funeral service at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 25 with Rev. Gus Pendleton and Major Baggs officiating. Interment followed in the Quirpon Community Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted Kerry M. Fillatre Funeral Homes, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Siobhan Mauger, funeral director.

REARDON, Matilda
Passed away on April 7, 2014, Matilda Randell of Englee. Matilda was born on June 6, 1938 to the late Arthur and Susanna Compton. She married the love of her life, Norman Randell of Hooping Harbour, on Nov. 15, 1955. Together they raised seven children; Wanda, Gideon (Judy), Ambrose, Vay (Christine), David (Sharon), Nelson (Deceased) and Osborne (Roxanne). Matilda was a devoted wife and a wonderful mom. She was a special friend to everyone and loved by all who knew her. She gave her heart to Jesus around the age of 19, was enrolled as a soldier on April 11, 1993 and was a faithful member of her Corps until sickness prevented her from attending. Matilda stood on God's promises all her life and knew what it was to serve him faithfully in every circumstance and was looked upon by many as a great prayer warrior and encourager. Matilda leaves to mourn her husband (Norman); six children; 14 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one brother Ray (Ruth) and two sisters Ella and Hazel (Ron); son-in-law Kevin and daughter-in-law Gloria. She is predeceased by her son, her parents, five sisters and five brothers. Visitation took place at the Salvation Army Church in Englee from where the funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, April 11 with Major Bingle officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Funeral arrangements where entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre Funeral Homes, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Lee Nippard, funeral director.

RICHARDS, Keziah
Keziah Richards (Nee Saunders)
was born Nov. 12, 1924, in Cook's Harbour to George and Diane (Allingham) Saunders. She was the third oldest of six sisters at the age of 12, when her mother died. She left Cook's Harbour to live with Clem and Rebecca Richards in St. Carol's. On Feb. 24, 1942, she married Frederick Richards and together they raised five children and one grandchild. On April 30, 2014, Keziah passed away at Charles S. Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony. She leaves to mourn her husband of 72 years, Frederick; sons Roy (Chris) and Gordon (Margaret); daughters Shirley (Willis), Faye (Hedley) and Judy (Harrison); 17 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; her sister Elizabeth Dorcas; half-brothers Fred (Elsie), San (Eliza), Roy (Priscilla), Melvin (Carol) and Edgar (Sheila); half-sisters Joyce, Velma (Morris), and a large number of other relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her parents George and Diane Saunders, sisters Bessie, Helen, Rebecca and Vera, half-brother Havner, and her stepmother Clara. Visitation was held at St. Paul's Anglican Church in St. Carol's from where the funeral service was held at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 4 with Rev. Mark Wilkoff officiating. Burial followed in the St. Carol's Anglican Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Siobhan Mauger, funeral director.

SAUNDERS, Olive
Passed away on April 24, 2014 at Charles S. Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony, Olive Saunders of St. Lunaire-Griquet in her 94th year. Olive was born on April 16, 1920 as the eldest child of William and Gladys (Hancock) Allingham in Cook's Harbour. She married Fredrick Joseph Saunders of St. Lunaire on Sept. 2, 1940. As a result of their marriage, they were blessed with the birth of four daughters and five sons. They also raised two granddaughters. Olive's hands were always busy, making clothes for her children, making skin boots (in the early days!), knitting, hooking rugs, making quilts, and baking. Her bread and pies were the very best! She also spent many hours in the fishing stage with her husband during the 30 summers they spent at Indian Tickle on the Labrador coast. Later in life Olive married Francis Sampson of River of Ponds and Selby Loder of St. Lunaire-Griquet. She was loved and cherished by all and will be missed dearly. Olive leaves to mourn her sons; Herbert (Evangeline), Rex (Irene), Ezra (Viann), Sherwin (Patricia) and Wade (Coleen); daughters Mary (Frank), Isabel Simms, Gladys Hedderson, Alma (Ronald), Maxine Peyton and Glenys (Havner); sisters Alma Stryde, Grace (Chuck) Milks, Triffena (Ernest) Rodgers, Laverne (Ralph) Colbourne and June (Ralph) Drover; brothers Basil (Irene), Edgar (Elsie), Horace, Stedman (Marjorie) and Llewellyn (Thelma); brother-in-law Eric (Rita) Saunders; sister-in-law Loretta Saunders, as well as 35 grandchildren, 70 great-grandchildren, nine great-great-grandchildren, and a large circle of nieces and nephews, other relatives and close friends. Visitation was held at the Pentecostal Church in St. Lunaire-Griquet, from where the funeral service was held on Sunday, April 27 with Pastor Wayne Baker officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Lee Nippard, funeral director.

STEVENS, Eldred
It is with great sadness that the family of the Late Eldred Stevens of Shoal Cove East announces his passing on Wednesday, April 2, 2014. He was in his 89th year. He leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories special niece Susan White, as well as other nieces and nephews and a large circle of friends. Visitation was held at the funeral home in St. Anthony from where the funeral service took place at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 4 at Kerry M. Fillatre Funeral Home with Rev. Paul Findlay officiating. Interment followed at the Anglican Cemetery in Savage Cove with Rev. Marlene Harvey officiating. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Lee Nippard, funeral director.

TOOPE, George
Passed away suddenly in Pond Cove on the April 28, 2014, Mr. George Toope in his 63rd year. Left behind with heavy hearts are Sybil, Mack (Shirley), Vicki (Cleon), Shannon (Krystle), Brandon (Jenine), Josh, Jorja, and Jaxon. They will keep him in their hearts forever. Though he was a young man, George lived to see the passing of his parents Oliver and Deborah Toope. Visitation was held at The Church of the Advent in Plum Point from where the funeral service took place at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 3, with Rev. Harold Harvey officiating. Burial followed the service in the community cemetery at Darby's Island. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre Funeral Home, Lee Nippard, funeral director.

 

 

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