Passed on: April 15th, 2016
It is with great sadness that the family of the late Pauline Mary Billard, age 64, announces her peaceful passing on Friday, April 15, 2016 after a long battle with cancer. She was at her residence in Port au Choix with her family by her side. She leaves to mourn her daughter Elizabeth MacMullin (Adam) and precious granddaughter Arianna MacMullin; sisters and brothers Marina Ploughman, Shirley (Bill) Spence, Evelyn (Len) Chaisson, Eileen McGrath, Leon (Linda) Billard, Gordon Billard, Myra McKay, Judy (Dorman) Payne, Jeannie Billard and Helena Billard; sisters-in-law Marie Billard and Vi Billard, as well as a large circle of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her parents Ernest and Elizabeth Billard, brothers Eugene, Cecil, Edmund and Roy Billard, sisters Laura and Jenny Billard, and brother-in-law Ted Ploughman. Family viewing and prayer was held at Fillatre's Funeral Home, Port au Choix, on Saturday. Public visitation with friends and family continued at Fillatre's Funeral Home on Sunday, April 17th. The family service was held on Monday evening at 7:00 p.m. at St. Theresa's Church, Port au Choix. The funeral service took place at St. Theresa's Roman Catholic Church on Tuesday, April 19 at 11:00 a.m. with Father Arockia Raj Siluvaiappa officiating. Cremation followed at Fillatre Crematorium, Pasadena. A celebration of Pauline's life will be held later in August 2016. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Holy Family Parish Port au Choix. The family guest book may be signed or an In Memorium donation made by visiting the website at www.fillatre.ca Arrangements were entrusted to Fillatre's Funeral Homes Ltd. in Port au Choix.
Passed on: April 14th, 2016
It is with great sadness that the family of the late Walter Caines announces his passing at Rufus Guinchard Health Centre in Port Saunders on Thursday, April 14, 2016 at the age of 60 years. He leaves to mourn brothers Rick (Cynthia), Eugene (Myra), and Larry (Wanda); sisters Elaine, Madonna (Henry), and Maureen; special nephew Lorne; special friend Christine; aunts Marie Koker and Charlotte Caines, as well as a large circle of nieces, nephews and his friends at the Crosswinds Seniors Resort. He is predeceased by his parents Rita and Isaac Caines, brother Calvin, sister Denise, brothers-in-law Simon Pittman and Robert Lewis. Visitation was held at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church in Port Saunders Friday evening from 7-9 p.m. An informal gathering was held at 7:30 p.m. His old friends were invited to bring along musical instruments to play a few of Walters favourite songs and help the family give him a good send off. A memorial service took place on Saturday, April 16 at 10:00 a.m. officiated by Father Raj. Inurnment followed at the Interfaith Cemetery in Sandy Cove. Friends may visit the website at www.fillatre.ca to sign the guestbook and leave messages of condolence. Cremation and arrangements were entrusted to Fillatre's Funeral Homes.
CANNING, Cyril Martin
Born: October 20th, 1954
Passed on: April 20th, 2016
Cyril Martin Canning was born in Williamsport on October 20, 1954 to Harvey and Melah Canning. He moved to Englee when he was two years old until his early teens. From there he moved to Goose Bay for a number of years, then to Dryen, Ontario, then to Digby, Nova Scotia and on to Fort McMurray, Alberta where he resided until his death. He was blessed to have two wonderful sons born from a previous marriage. He met his present wife Maxine in August 1997 at the Come Home Year Reunion at Roddickton. (Surprisingly, they grew up as next door neighbours during their childhood). Then they got married on July 16th, 1999, when he then welcomed a step-daughter into his life. They settled in Digby, Nova Scotia until April 2007 and then on to Fort McMurray, Alberta until his passing on April 20th, 2016.
Cyril was a very proud poppy to his nine wonderful grandchildren. They were his pride and joy. He will be sadly missed by his wife, family, and friends, Gone but not forgotten. Pieces of our hearts are missing now that you are gone. Mr. Cyril Martin Canning leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories his loving wife Maxine; his children Bradley (Stephanie) Canning, Leduc, Alberta, Brent (Rebecca) Canning, Fort McMurray, Alberta; stepdaughter Jasmine (Daniel) McAllister, Calgary, Alberta; his grandchildren Alyssa, Dylan, Eli, Noah, Ian, Aimee, Abigail, Kaidan, and Aaron; his sisters Betsy (Frank) Jenkins, Roddickton, Joyce (Wilson) Gill, Springdale, Blanche (Ray) Adams, Roddickton, Alma (Kevin) Gill, Happy Valley-Goose Bay and Pearl (Paul) Williams, Brigus; in-laws and mother and father-in-law Jane and Douglas Ellsworth, Englee, Kay (David) Giancola, Brantford, Ontario, Kevin (Melita) Ellsworth, Fort McMurray, Keith (Dianna) Ellsworth, Emburn, Ontario, Roger (Dolly) Ellsworth, Englee, as well as a large circle of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his parents Harvey and Melah Canning, brothers Maxwell and Joshua.
Visitation was held at Calvary Pentecostal Temple in Roddickton from where the funeral service took place at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, the 28th day of April, 20 with Pastor Benjamin Brown officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre Funeral Homes, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Siobhan Mauger, funeral director. In his memory, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
CARROLL, Emily Jane
Born: December 11th, 1922
Passed on: April 25th, 2016
It is with great sadness that the family of Emily "Jane" Carroll announces her passing. Jane was born in Cook's Harbour on December 11, 1922. She was one of seven children of James and Mary Ann Short. She lived in Cook's Harbour until she met the love of her life, William Carroll, who she married on January 11, 1943. She then moved to William's hometown of Locke's Cove, and that same year they welcomed their first born son, Herbert. In 1952, they were blessed with their only daughter Girty, and their second son Maxwell was born in 1956. In 1967 the residents of Locke's Cove were forced to resettle, Jane and Bill then moved back to Cook's Harbour.
They loved life and family so much and they shared many happy moments including the birth of five granddaughters Darlene, Nadine, Natalie, Deanna, and Nancy, two grandsons Travis and Tyrone. Jane often cooked for her entire family; she was the glue that held her family together during mealtimes and all holidays. At times she prepared meals for 25 people or more and she always loved having a crowd around. She worked hard during her life time and as with each new baby, she was blessed with 11 great-grandchildren, Billy, Jayden, Dustin, Brooke, Dillon, Aadyn, Justice, Xander, Addyson, Sophie, and Briar. Jane had a very difficult year in 2007 when her beloved husband of 64 years passed away. After his passing she moved in with her daughter Girty. Life was never the same for her; she still tried to enjoy life to its fullest, but a huge piece of her world was missing. Her health gradually began to decline and in August 2013 she became bedridden. The next three years she depended entirely on her family, which wasn't easy for a woman who was always used to tending on others.
On April 21st, 2016 Jane was admitted to the Charles S. Curtis Memorial Hospital; this was a difficult decision for her daughter Girty. Jane's health was declining faster and she passed peacefully away on April 25th, 2016 at 5:20 a.m. Jane leaves behind a large circle of family and friends who will miss her for the rest of their lives. She leaves to mourn her loving daughter and best friends Girty Larkin (James), her youngest son Maxwell Carroll (Barbara); sister Bertha Noble; brother Absalom Short (Violet); grandchildren Darlene (Deon), Nadine (Hank), Natalie (Randy), Deanna (David), Nancy (Steven), Travis (Krysta), and Tyrone (Sally); her great-grandchildren Billy, Jayden, Dustin, Brooke, Dillon, Aadyn, Justice, Xander, Addyson, Sophie and Briar, as well as a large circle of other relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her husband William Carroll, son Herbert Carroll, daughter-in-law Mamie Carroll, parents James and Mary Ann Short, brothers Chesley (Martha), Walter (Josephine), and Stanley, and sister Girty Campbell (Jake).
Visitation was held at William Carroll's House in Cook's Harbour followed by the funeral service which took place at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, April 29 at the United Church in Cook's Harbour with Rev. Gus Pendleton officiating. Interment followed at the church cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre Funeral Homes, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Lee Nippard, funeral director.
CULL, Victoria Mary
Passed on: April 7th, 2016
Victoria Mary Cull passed peacefully away on April 7, 2016. Victoria was born to David and Naomi Hodge of Main Brook. She married Frederick Cull or Great Brehat on June 18th, 1960 and had four children, Nancy Hickey (Todd), Elijah Cull (Lucinda), David Cull (Isabella) and Jackie Pilgrim (Lloyd). She leaves to mourn brother Don Hodge (Irene), two sons, two daughters, 13 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews and extended family. She was pre-deceased by husband Frederick Cull, brother Gordon Hodge and parents David and Naomi Hodge. Visitation took place at Kerry M. Fillatre Funeral Home in St. Anthon The funeral service followed at St. Anthony United Church at 2 p.m. on the 10th day of April, 2016 with Rev. Dinesh Gomes officiating. Interment followed in the United Cemetery in Great Brehat. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre Funeral Homes, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Siobhan Mauger, funeral director.
Born: January 22nd, 1945
Passed on: April 30th, 2016
Passed away peacefully on April 30, 2016 at the John M. Gray Centre in St. Anthony at 71 years of age. Calvin Diamond was born to Val and Irene (Warren) Diamond in Cook's Harbour on January 22, 1945. He began work at the Department of Highways, where he met and worked with some life-long friends. After a couple of years he began work at Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro where he worked and enjoyed his job until he retired at the age of 55. He met the love of his life Gaye (Colbourne) and married not long after in 1967. They had four children together and over the years, their family grew as their children married and began their own families. Calvin had a very fulfilling life with his family and a large circle of close friends. He enjoyed moose hunting, playing cards, going out in boat and put several miles on the truck driving around town. Cal and Gaye spent a lot of their retired years at their cabin in Northwest Arm and loved to see company coming any time of day. He leaves to mourn his sons Darren (Shawna), Duane (Allison), and Dean (Krista), his daughter Lynn (Travis), his nine grandchildren Cara, Michelle (Darren), Mark, Paul (Duane), Danielle, Jenna, Sarah (Dean), Grant, Hannah (Lynn); brother Marvin (Edna); sisters-in-law Dot Colbourne and Lois (Roger) Boyd, and a large circle of friends and extended family. Cal was predeceased by his wife Gaye, his parents Val and Irene, and his brother-in-law Wayne. Vitiation took place at Kerry M. Fillatre Funeral Home in St. Anthony. The funeral service was held on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 2 p.m. at the St. Anthony United Church with Rev. Dinesh Gomes officiating. Interment followed in the Fishing Point United Cemetery. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Siobhan Mauger, funeral director.
Born: July 3rd, 1929
Passed on: April 1st, 2016
Our dad, grandpa, and uncle, Thomas Diamond, was born July 3, 1929. He married Madeline Stevens on December 9, 1953 and together they had three children and raised them in St. Anthony. Anyone who knew him, knows that he was fun-loving, a joker, devoted husband, father, and grandfather. This past week we have learned some stories of the things he had done. We never knew the names of the people he worked with because called them such things as "Old Cow", "Grassy", "Pussy Cat", and another "Nose." There are many stories but we don't have time to recollect them all. Thomas retired in 1991, where he spent his retirement in St. Anthony and made occasional trips to Alberta to visit family. His wife Madeline passed away in November for 2010 and many, many, times he would talk about her. Now they are together again forever. Rest in Peace, Love you. Mr. Thomas Diamond of St. Anthony passed peacefully away at Charles S. Curtis Memorial Hospital on the 1st day if April, 2016, in his 86th year. He leaves to mourn his daughters Ivy (Willie) Whalen and Renee (Chris) Thompson, and son Truman Diamond; grandchildren Kerilynn (Tim) Truong, and Misty (Vadim) Zisin; grandchildren Oliver and Soleil as well as a large circle of other family and friends. He was predeceased by his wife Madeline, grandson Shane, and his parents Whitfield and Susie. Visitation was held at Kerry M. Fillatre Funeral Home in St. Anthony after which the funeral service took place at 2 p.m. at St. Anthony United Church with Rev. Dinesh Gomes officiating. Interment followed in the Fishing Point United Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre Funeral Homes, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Siobhan Mauger, funeral director.
You can shed tears that he is gone or you can smile because he has lived. Smile, open your eyes, love, and go on.
GIBBONS, Merona Margaret
Born: April 15th, 1940
Passed on: April 3rd, 2016
Passed away on April 3, 2016 at Charles Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony at 75 years of age, Merona Margaret Gibbons of Main Brook. Merona was born April 15, 1940 to Leander and Minnie Mitchelmore of Green Island Cove. In 1946 her family moved to Main Brook. In 1959 she moved to St. John's to work in the hospital. There she met her husband, David Gibbons. They married on May 15, 1961. In 1962 she moved back to Main Brook to start her family. She had three daughters and two sons. In 1970 she started her own business, Gibbons & Sons. In 2000 she retired. She leaves to mourn her sons David (Gloria) Gibbons, and James Gibbons; daughters Donna Gibbons (Faron Caines), and Shirley (Graham) Powell; grandchildren Shawna Colbourne, Mark Powell, Darren Patey, and Derek Patey; great-grandchildren Jenna Colbourne, Monica Kelloway-Gibbons, and Jackson Powell; brothers Primus Mitchelmore, Baxter (Melinda) Mitchelmore, and Harvey (Marilyn) Mitchelmore; sisters Shirley Simms, Sybil (Lloyd) Piercey, and Inga (Leslie) Coombs. She is predeceased by her husband David Gibbons Sr., daughter Roberta Mitchelmore, grandson Scott Gibbons, parents Leander and Minnie Mitchelmore, brothers Howard Mitchelmore, and Truman Mitchelmore, brother-in-law Sterling Simms, and sister-in-law Mae Mitchelmore. Visitation took place at St. Mark's Anglican Church from where the funeral service was held on Wednesday, April 6 at 2 p.m. with Fr. Lourdhu officiating. Interment followed at Roman Catholic Cemetery in Main Brook. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Lee Nippard funeral director.
Passed on: April 6th, 2016
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Joseph Pynn at the Health Science Centre in St. John's on April 6, 2016. Leaving to mourn his nephew Ian (Christina); niece Susan (Bill), a number of great nieces and nephews and a large circle of other family and friends. He was predeceased by his brother Abil and sister-in-law Amelia, sisters Jane and Lavinia, brother Theophilus and nephew John (Audrey). Visitation was held at St. Paul's Anglican Church in Raleigh Friday through Saturday from where the funeral service took place at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 9 with Rev. Diane Smith officiating. Interment followed in the Church Cemetery in Raleigh. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre Funeral Homes, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Siobhan Mauger, funeral director.
Born: November 20th, 1958
Passed on: April 13th, 2016
It is with tremendous sadness that we, the family of Henry Eric Rose, announce his sudden and tragic passing on April 13, 2016. Henry was born to Norman and Elizabeth (Betty) Rose on November 20th, 1958. He married Belinda (Genge) and they had two children together, Monica (Tony) and Owen (Trudy). He also leaves to mourn his three grandchildren, Ty, Macon, and Sophie; four brothers, four sisters and their spouses; nieces; nephews, and a large circle of extended family and friends. "Hen" was predeceased by parents Norman and Betty Rose. Visitation took place at Kerry M. Fillatre Funeral Home in St. Anthony on April 15th, 2016. The funeral took place on Monday, April 15th, 2016 at the Flowers Cove United Church with Rev. John McGonigle officiating. Interment followed in the United Church Cemetery in Flowers Cove. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre Funeral Homes, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Lee Nippard, funeral director.
SEXTON, Lavinia Sybil
Born: August 11th, 1928
Passed on: April 13th, 2016
Passed away peacefully on April 13, 2016 at the John M. Gray Centre in St. Anthony, surrounded by family and friends at age 87 years. Lavinia Sybil Sexton was born August 11, 1928 in Goose Cove to George and Maryann Powell. On March 3, 1948 Lavinia married the love of her life, Wilfred Sexton and together they raised 15 children. She devoted her life to her family and was very proud of each of her children and grandchildren. Lavinia was a sweet, kind, loving, and gentle mother who loved to spend time with her family. She enjoyed family gatherings and loved to listen to her boys play and sing. She enjoyed knitting and baking. Her door was always open to family and friends with her welcoming smile and bright face. She will be deeply missed by all that knew and loved her. She leaves to mourn sons Maxwell (Corinne), Anthony (Ellen), Edward (Lillian), Reginald (Phyllis), Calvin (Agatha), Louis (Brenda), John, Winston (Donna) and Lloyd (Rochelle); daughters Elsie (Karen), Mary (Rennie), Ethel, Evelyn (Bill), and Lavinia (Richard); daughter-in-law Angela; 36 grandchildren; 49 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren and a very large circle of other family and friends. She was predeceased by her husband, Wilfred, son George, and parents George and Maryann Powell. Visitation was held at Kerry M. Fillatre Funeral Home in St. Anthony. The funeral took place at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 16 at the Roman Catholic Church in Goose Cove with Fr. Echedo officiating. Interment followed in the Goose Cove Roman Catholic Cemetery. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatres Funeral Homes, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Lee Nippard, funeral director.
WHITE, Dawn Sandra
Passed on: April 6th, 2016
It is with heavy hearts that the family of Dawn Sandra White, age 49, of Amherst announce her passing on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan, Nova Scotia. Born in St. Anthony, Newfoundland and Labrador, she was a daughter of Eric and Mae (Taylor) Patey. Dawn worked at Gables Lodge, Amherst for 10 years as a Dietary Aid, she enjoyed knitting and spending time with her family and friends. Dawn is survived by her husband Otis; son Stephen (Sabrina) Patey of Labrador, and daughter Hailey White at home; two grandsons Tyler and Ethan Patey; siblings Owen, Scott (Beverley), Chris (Olivia), and Faye (Frank) Byrne all of Newfoundland and Dwayne of Edmonton, Alberta and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her maternal grandparents Tom and Louise Taylor and her paternal grandparents William and Isabella Patey. Visitation was held on Wednesday and Thursday at Campbell's Funeral Home, 98 Church St., Amherst, Nova Scotia (902-667-9906). The funeral service was held on Friday, April 8, at 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Amherst with Lt. Stephen and Rosalyn Toynton officiating. Interment took place in the Westbrook Cemetery. Memorial donations in Dawn's memory may be made to the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre Palliative Care Unit or the Canadian Cancer Society. Online condolences and sharing of memories may be made to the family via: www.campbellsamherst.ca or by visiting our Facebook page.