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The Northern Pen Obituaries
August 2001

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 August 2001

 

BIGGIN, REGINA
Daniel's Harbour
Dec. 27, 1934-Aug. 2, 2001

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Regina Biggin announce her passing on Thursday, Aug. 2, 2001 at her home in Daniel's Harbour at the age of 66 years. Regina was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend. She was known for her kindness and her determination. Leaving to mourn husband Ronald; sons Lewis (Marie) of Baie Verte, Michael (Jocelyn), Jonathan (Gloria) and Donovan (Jada), all of Daniel's Harbour; daughters, Romaine (Earl) and Rhonda (Calvin) of Parsons Pond, Sharon of Daniel's Harbour, Darciene (Barry) of Prince Edward Island and Ronika (Ron) of Saudi Arabia; 19 grandchildren, Candice, Sheldon, Andrea, Jeffrey, Ronika, Brittany, Jonathon, Monte, Cameron, Carmalice, Warren, Cheyanne, Merika, Bobbi-Jean, Kaila, Angela, Andrew, Adrian and Tyler; great-grandchildren Shelldon, R.J., Richard, Allissa and Jacob; three sisters; two brothers and a large circle of relatives and friends, especially once in a lifetime friend, Gertie. She was predeceased by her sister Rhoda and sister-in-law Eliza. Visitation took place at the Gospel Hall in Daniel's Harbour from where the funeral service took place on Sunday at 2 p.m. followed by interment at the family plot. By request of the family in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Newfoundland and Labrador Shriners, P.O. Box 2385, St. John's, NF. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Parsons Funeral Home, 63 Northmain Street, Deer Lake.
Forever in our hearts.

SAMSON, BESSIE
Brig Bay

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Bessie Samson announce her passing on Sunday, Aug. 5, 2001. She was in her 79th year. She leaves to mourn daughters, Barbara (Wilson) Brown, Elsie (Grant) Cunard and Marina, all of Brig Bay; sons, Thomas (Jessie), Hiram (Bernice) and Kevin, all of Brig Bay, and Conrad (Effie) of Reef's Harbour; grandchildren Faye, Lorne, Dean, Dianne and Connie; great-grandchildren Katelyn, Brittany, Nicole and Autumn; sisters Emma Hounsell of Stephenville, Linda Flegel of Scarborough, Ontario, Marie Maynard of Corner Brook and Henrietta Mancini of New York; brother Seymour Hoddinott of Deer Lake. She was predeceased by her husband Peter and sister Mazie Spence. The family received friends at Church of the Advent in Plum Point from where the funeral service took place on Wednesday, Aug. 8 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Rumbolt officiating. Interment followed at the Anglican Cemetery in Brig Bay. As expressions of sympathy, flowers 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.

WOODS, SHEILA
Hawkes Bay

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Sheila Woods announces her passing at Rufus Guinchard Health Centre on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2001 in her 48th year. She leaves to mourn parents Carmen and Bert Perry of Hawkes Bay; daughter Lynetti (Frank) Bokesch of British Columbia; sons Harvey, Vincent and Jamie of River of Ponds; grandchildren Catherina and Kevin; brothers Bert and Ricky; sister Joy and a large circle of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. She was predeceased by sisters Marina and Hilda and brother Kirby. The family received friends at Bethel Pentecostal Tabernacle in Hawkes Bay from where the funeral service took place on Saturday, Aug. 11 at 2 p.m. with Pastor Danny Boyde officiating. Interment followed at the Pentecostal Cemetery in River of Ponds. As expressions of sympathy, flowers 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.

PEARCE, ABNER WALTER
April 19, 1914-Aug. 11, 2001

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Abner Pearce announces his passing at Western Memorial Regional Hospital on Aug. 11, 2001 in his 87th year. He leaves to mourn his wife Stella; daughter Sherry (Harrison); sons Emmanuel and Wilfred (Rhoda); grandchildren Tanya (Wally), Deanna, Krista, Daniel and Dennis; great-grandson Dylan; brother Emmanuel (Evelyn), also a large circle of family and friends. He was predeceased by his parents Emmanuel and Keturah, brothers Joseph, Malcolm and Charles, sisters Helen, Caroline and Sabrina. Visitation took place at Holy Cross Anglican Church in Daniel's Harbour from where the funeral service took place on Monday, Aug. 13 at 2 p.m. with Rev. James Pratt officiating. Interment followed at the family plot. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Parsons Funeral Home, 63 Northmain Street, Deer Lake.
Forever in our hearts.

GALLIOTT, JOHN
Eddies Cove West

It is with great sadness that the family of the late John Galliott announces his passing at the Rufus Guinchard Health Centre in Port Saunders on Sunday, Aug. 12, 2001 in his 84th year. He leaves to mourn his wife Cecilia; two sons, John (Alice) and Wilson (Della) of Eddies Cove; three daughters, Harriet (John) Fennimore of St. Anthony, Sharon (Steven) Taylor of Forrester's Point and Catherine (Lawrence) Lawless of Eddies Cove; 12 grandchildren, Holly, Johnny, Christina, Melissa, Alvina, Marion, Vanissa, Denise, Noreen, John, Toby and Andrew; seven great-grandchildren, Brandon, Christine, Robin-Lynn, Halyen, Bjorn, Dustin and Jeffrey; brother Walter (Rebecca) Galliott of Corner Brook; sister Marilla Parsons of Woody Point and a large circle of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his parents, John and Isabella, sisters Elizabeth and Annie, brothers George, Alfred and Henry. The family received friends at Fillatre's Funeral Home in Port au Choix from where the funeral service took place on Wednesday at 2 p.m. with Brian Cowx officiating. Interment followed at Doctors Brook Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, flowers or donations can be made to a charity of one's choice. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Fillatre's Funeral Home, Port au Choix

HILLIER, CALVIN
8 Victoria Street, Corner Brook

Passed peacefully away at Western Memorial Regional Hospital in Corner Brook on Aug. 15, 2001. He was in his 76th year. He is survived by his partner Marion Noble of Corner Brook; sons Bruce (Jean) of Logan Lake, BC, Alex (Diane) of Grande Prairie, AB, Wade (Sheila) of St. Anthony and Nelson (friend Joyce) of Spruce Grove, AB; daughters Beryl (Lomond) Keefe of St. Anthony, Gladys (Howard) Larkin of Deer Lake, Judy Hillier of Fort McMurray, AB, Cavell (Roy) King, Belinda (fiancé Tony Best), Gail (Edward) King, all of Grande Prairie, AB, and Brenda (Aubrey) Wells of Tumbler Ridge, BC; brothers Ralph and Alex of Griquet and Hedley of Goose Bay; sister Eva Pilgrim of Griquet; 20 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a wide circle of family and friends. He was predeceased by his wife Jessie Hillier, parents Archibald and Elizabeth Hillier, brothers Ernest and Harvey. The funeral service took place at 2 p.m. on Aug. 18 from Bethel Pentecostal Church in St. Anthony with interment in the church cemetery. His remains rested at the church. As expressions of sympathy, flowers graciously accepted or donations can be made to the Chemotherapy Unit of Western Memorial Regional Hospital in Corner Brook. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director.

RANDELL, CHARLES
Englee
1924-2001

Passed peacefully away at John M. Gray Centre in St. Anthony on Aug. 16, 2001, Charles Randell of Englee in his 76th year. Leaving to mourn son Ralph Randell; Wynita Randell; daughter Leonie Diamond; granddaughters Sharon Gill and Jeanette Diamond; grandson Kenneth Diamond; two great-grandchildren, Ryan and Rianna Gill. Visitation was held at the Salvation Army Church in Englee from where the funeral service took place at 2 p.m. on Sunday followed by interment in the church cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K.M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director.

SHEARS, CECIL WHYCLIFF
Rocky Harbour

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Cecil Whycliff Shears announce his passing at the Bonne Bay Health Centre on Sunday, Aug. 19, 2001 at the age of 76. He is survived by his wife Muriel (nee Young); daughters Darlene Shears of Nova Scotia, Audrey Shears (Oscar) of Ontario, Pheobe (Clayton) Way of Savage Cove and Heather Shears of Corner Brook; sons Craig of Vancouver, Darrel of Ontario and Mark (Cherie) of Corner Brook; grandchildren Julie, Amanda, Dustin, Robert, Randy, Dylan, Kelsey, Bradley, Megan and Taylor; brothers Sidney (Rosie) Shears and Lewis Shears, both of Rocky Harbour and sister Gladys Snow of Rocky Harbour. He was predeceased by his parents William and Pheobe Shears, brothers Stewart, Roland, Stanley and Clayton, and sister Effie. Visitation took place at St. Matthew's Anglican Church in Rocky Harbour from where the funeral took place on Wednesday, Aug. 22 at 2 p.m. followed by interment at the Anglican Cemetery in Rocky Harbour . Flowers gratefully accepted or donations can be made to a charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Country Haven Funeral Home, 167 Country Road, Corner Brook.

BROMLEY, ANTHONY MICHAEL
July 14, 1930-August 23, 2001
Conche

It is with great sadness that the family of Anthony Bromley announce his peaceful passing at his residence on Aug. 23, 2001, following a courageous battle with cancer, surrounded by his loving family. Left to mourn are his three brothers, Con, Patrick (Susan) and John (Susan), all of Conche; sister Josephine Bagley of Levittown, PA, USA; seven nieces, six nephews and their families as well as a large circle of friends. Anthony was predeceased by his mother, Frances (Murphy), father, Patrick, sisters Bridget (Byrne) and Kathleen (Symmonds). Visitation took place at Sacred Heart Church in Conche from where the funeral mass was celebrated on Aug. 25 at 2 p.m. followed by interment in the church cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K.M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director.
Anthony fought the great fight and is now gone to where the roses never fade - Peace be Thine.

WHITE, HOWARD
Sandy Cove

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Howard White announce his passing at Rufus Guinchard Health Centre in Port Saunders on Monday, Aug. 27, 2001. He was in his 79th year. He leaves to mourn his wife Augustine; son Randell (Madeline); grandchildren Richard (Erin), Rodderick (Tammy) and Angela; great-grandchild Benjamin; sister Edna Coles; brothers Stanley (Rosalind) and Stewart (Maria Jane). He also leaves to mourn Jimmy (Belinda); Dulcie (Curling); brother-in-law Stephen and a large circle of relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his sisters Millie and Mary Jane. The family received friends at the Church of St. Thomas in Sandy Cove from where the funeral service took place on Thursday at 11 a.m. with Rev. Sandra Drover officiating. Interment followed at the Anglican Cemetery in Savage Cove. As expressions of sympathy, flowers or donations can be made to a charity of one's choice. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Fillatre's Funeral Home, Port au Choix.

GENGE, DORA
Anchor Point

Passed peacefully away at Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2001 at 2:15 a.m. in the presence of her children, Dora Genge in her 86th year. Leaving to mourn sons, Ross, Baxter (Eliza), Noah (Laura), Selwyn (Brenda), Dean (Palma) residing at Anchor Point and Hubert (Miriam) of Fort McMurray, Alberta; daughters Elva (Angus) Genge of Flowers Cove, Virginia (George) Coombs of Plum Point, Marie (Ches) Gilliam and Cindy (Larry) Fortune of Corner Brook, and Winnie (Arch) Peyton of Kippens; 25 grandchildren; 36 great-granchildren; one great-great-grandchild; sisters Hannah and Gladys Genge of Anchor Point; also a large circle of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her husband, Gordon, granddaughters Brada, Alicia, Francine and Baby Genge, sister Virginia, brothers Isaac and Algernon. The family received friends at St. Matthew's Anglican Church in Anchor Point from where the funeral service took place on Aug. 30 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Robert Elder officiating. Interment followed at the Anglican Cemetery in Anchor Point. As expressions of sympathy, flowers 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.

SIMMS, ARNOLD L.J.
St. Anthony
1916-2001

Passed peacefully away at Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony on Aug. 31, 2001. He was in his 85th year. Leaving to mourn his loving wife Susanna; daughters Glorina Drodge (Reginald - deceased) and Marjorie Ste. Claire; sons Donald (Janet), Daniel, Augustus (Marilyn) and Vernon (Patricia); sister Marjorie Strangemore (Seaton); brother Wilson (Phoebe); 18 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and a large circle of other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by sister Florence Cull (Shem). Visitation was held at the funeral home on West Street. The funeral service took place at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 2 from the Salvation Army Church in St. Anthony with interment in the old cemetery on the east side of St. Anthony. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K.M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director.

NORMORE, CLARISSA OLIVE
It is with great sadness that the family of the late Clarissa Olive Normore announce her passing at the GRHS Health Centre at Forteau, on Friday, Aug. 31, 2001 in the presence of most of her children. Leaving to mourn, sons Levi (Tamsie), Herbert, Eldred (Tena), Llewellyn (Stella), Lawrence (Emily), Michael (Shirley), and Dorman (Nina); daughters, Sophie (William), Lucy Ann (Jerome), Sylvia (Edward), Eileen (Eben), and Alice (Lloyd); sister, Mary Jane; 29 grandchildren, and 28 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Michael, granddaughter, Sharon and sister, Alice Ann (Linstead). Visitation took place at St. Paul 's Anglican Church in L'Anse au Loup. The funeral service took place on Sunday, Sept. 2 with the Rev. James Eveleigh officiating followed by internment at the Anglican Cemetery in L'Anse au Loup.
The family would like to thank everyone who gave food, cards, donations and help in any way. God bless you all.

 

 

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

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