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The Northern Pen Obituaries
August 2005

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 2005

 

MOORES, THOMAS
Red Bay

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Thomas Moores announce his passing at Labrador South Health Centre Long Term Care Unit on Aug. 2, 2005, at the age of 82 years. Leaving to mourn with loving memories wife Martha Moores; son Richmond (Elsie); daughters Blanche Twyne (George) and Thelma Butt (Hubert); 11 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; sister Rosalie Fowler, as well as a large circle of other family and friends. He was predeceased by his parents Robert and Julie Moores, and son Harry Moores. Visitors were received at the Red Bay United Church on Tuesday and Wednesday from where the funeral service took place on Thursday, Aug. 4 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Carl Arnold officiating. Interment followed at the Red Bay United Church Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, flowers were graciously accepted. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Fillatre's Funeral Home, L'Anse au Loup.

PENNEY, JOSEPH
St. Anthony

Passed away in the presence of his loving family on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2005, Joseph Penney, in his 86th year. Leaving to mourn his loving wife and life companion Cassandra; devoted daughter Anita; son-in-law Keith; grandchildren Lyndon, Brett, Wayne and Natalie; brother Douglas; sister Masie Smith and Violet Saint, as well as a large number of other family and friends. He was predeceased by his parents Edgar and Annie Penney, sisters Susie and Mildred, brothers Joseph, Harold, Herbert and Kenneth. Visitation took place at the funeral home on West Street in St. Anthony. The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 5 at the United Church in St. Anthony with Rev. John McGonigle officiating. Expressions of sympathy flowers were gratefully accepted or donations may be made to his memory to the Grenfell Foundation Fund or the St. Anthony United Church Fund. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K. M. Fillatre Funeral Home in St. Anthony, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director.

BRENTON, JOB
Bide Arm

Passed away on Aug. 3, 2005 at Health Sciences Centre in St. John's, Job Brenton of Bide Arm in his 80th year. Leaving to mourn with loving memories wife Eileen; sons Willis (Brenda) of Fort McMurray, Alberta, Alvin (Marlene) of Pasadena, Melvin (Christina), Bruce (Jackie), Larry and Doug of Kitchener, Ontario; daughters Minnie (Michael Noseworthy) of St. John's, and Sherry, Hilda and Sheila (Darrill Randell) of Kitchener; sister Shirley (Naaman Randell) of Bide Arm; 16 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, as well as a circle of other family and friends. Visitation took place at the Apostolic Faith Church in Bide Arm from where the funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 7 with Pastor Chris Hewlett officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. As expressions of sympathy donations may be made to a charity of one's choice. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K. M. Fillatre Funeral Home, Roddickton, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director.

NOTLEY, ALMA
Port Hope Simpson

Passed away at curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony on Aug. 4, 2005, in her 54th year. Leaving to mourn husband Roland; daughters Roxanne, Iris and Rolanda; son Barry; sons-in-law Paul and Roger; daughter-in-law Sherry; four grandsons and a large circle of other family and friends. Her remains went forward Port Hope Simpson. Visitation took place at the Pentecostal Church in Port Hope Simpson from where the funeral service was held and interment followed. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K. M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director.

MAHAR, GUY J.
Bird Cove

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Guy J. Mahar announce his peaceful passing on Aug. 5, 2005 at Peel Memorial Hospital in Brampton, Ontario in his 56th year with his wife and daughters present. Leaving to mourn wife Joyce; daughters Tonya and Marie; sisters Laverne and Hilda; brothers Raphael, Jim, John Joe, Harold and Hillary; sisters-in-law Theresa, Helena, Mary, Juanita and Ann Purdy; brothers-in-law Eugene Spurvey and Patrick F. Burke; in-laws on his wife's side Mary and Brian, Beatrice and James, Marty and Ivan, Ikey and Becky, Clara and Tex, Sandy and Elva, Hazel and Mike, Kerry and Shannon, Jessie and Calvin and Aida; his surviving aunts and uncles and hundreds of nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his mother and father Hilda and James Mahar. Visitation took place at Our Lady of Grace Church in Bird Cove from where the funeral mass was held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27 with Fr. Devas Vargese officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K. M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director, whom we thank so very much for doing such a great job getting the body flown home and looking after everything.

COLES (WHITE), EDNA LEVEINA
Aug. 3, 1912 - Aug. 9, 2005

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Edna Leveina Coles announce her passing on Saturday, April 9, 2005 at Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony in the presence of her family at the age of 92 years. Leaving to mourn her children Stedman (Beulah), Gerald (Alma), Kirby (Sarah), Winston (Eileen), Clementina (Jim), Judy (Ken) and Bernita (Coy); brothers Steward (Maria Jane), Stanley (Rosalind); 20 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law Augustina, Clariss and Hazel, as well as a large circle of other relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her husband Leslie, daughters Mildred and Thamsie, mother Anne and father Thomas, sisters Mildred and Mary Jane, and brother Howard. The family received friends at St. Thomas Anglican Church in Sandy Cove from where the funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 12 with Rev. Ross Rumbolt 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.

BROWN, CAPT. LLEWELLYN "LEW"
Wild Bight
Capt. Llewellyn Brown
passed away at the Roseway Hospital on Aug. 13, 2005, in his 64th year. Born in Wildbight, NL, he was the son of the late James and Virginia (Parrill) Brown. He was a fishing captain for most of his working life. He worked at Clearwater Fine Foods at the time of his retirement. He was an avid hunter, sports fisherman and loved the outdoors. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, including Taylor Lodge No. 62, Albert Lodge No. 30 and Rossingol Lodge Chapter No. 6. He leaves to mourn his wife, former Rita Williams; daughters Paula (Anthony) Williams, and Karis (Teddy) Hemeon, of East Green Harbour, Newfoundland; sisters Jean (Bernard) Johnson, and Byril (Bernard) Biles of St. Anthony, Newfoundland, Margaret Brown, Griquet, Newfoundland, Irene (Raymond) Elliott, Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador; granddaughters Erica and Alyssa. He was predeceased by his daughter Betty Virginia in infancy; brothers John and Allan; sisters Karis, Martha and Dullcie. Funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16, in Lockeport United Baptist Church with Rev. Lloyd Stewart officiating. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to H. M. Huskilson's Funeral Home, Lockeport, Nova Scotia. Burial in Osborne Harbour Cemetery.

KEARNEY, DENNIS SR.
Pasadena

It is with deepest regret that the family of the late Dennis Kearney Sr. of Pasadena, formerly of Croque, announce his passing on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2005 at the Western Memorial Regional Hospital after a long and courageous battle with cancer in his 75th year. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories his sister Edna (John) Casey with whom he resided; nieces Helen (Roy) Normand of Moncton, New Brunswick, Kay (Patrick) O'Connor of Montague, Prince Edward Island, Shirley (Wayne) Purchase of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Donna (Carl) Foss of Pasadena and Linda (Tomo) Mishimagi, Bedford, Nova Scotia; nephew Gary Casey of Gueph, Ontario; great nieces and nephews, as well as numerous relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his parents Ellen and Timothy Kearney, sister Gertrude and brother-in-law William Casey. Visitation took place at Holy Rosary Roman Catholic Cemetery from where the funeral mass was held at 2 p. m. on Thursday, Aug. 18 with Fr. John Peddle officiating. Interment followed in the Roman Catholic Church Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy donations may be made to the Palliative Care Unit, Western Memorial Regional Hospital or to a charity of one's choice. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Fillatre's Funeral Home, 4 St. Mark's Avenue, Corner Brook. To sign the family guest book or to make a memorial donation visit our web site. www.fillatre.ca

HUTCHINGS, EVELYN
St. Paul's

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Evelyn Hutchings announce her passing on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2005 at the Bonne Bay hospital in her 75th year. She will be sadly missed by her loving husband Leonard; daughters Carrie (Don), Hattie (Leo), Elaine (Ron), Lorraine (Perry); sons Isaac (Maureen), Chris, Farron (Kim), Marvin, Calvin (Karla); grandchildren Byron, Colin, Kirk, Craig, Tina, David, Crystal Lee, Nadine, Dustin, Trent, Ashley, Brittany, Danielle, Jonathon and Kristen; great-grandchildren Brandon and Cassidy; sisters Olive (Ronald) and Colleen; brothers Randell (Vera), Clifford (Jane) and Jerry; sister-in-law Stella; brothers-in- law David and William. Also a large circle of relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her parents Jack and Mary Pittman, son Richard, grandsons Darryl and Calvin Jr., brothers Percey and Henry, sisters Beverly, Ann, Dorothy, Viola and Emmaline, brother-in-law Cornelluis. Visitation took place from the Anglican Church in St. Paul's, also where the funeral service took place, with Rev. Pratt officiating. Interment followed at the family plot. By request of the family flowers or donations can be made to St. Pauls Anglican Church, the Diabetic Association or the Cancer Society. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Parsons Funeral Home, 63 Northmain Street, Deer Lake.
"Forever in our hearts."

OFFREY, REGINALD
Hawkes Bay

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Reginald Offrey announce his passing on Thursday Aug. 18, 2005 at the Rufus Guinchard Health Centre in Port Saunders, at the age of 89 years. He leaves to mourn his wife Nellie; children Helen (Lawrence) Patey, Hawkes Bay, Marlene Maynard, St. John's, Authur (Linda), St. Barbe, Granville (Dianne), Edmonton, Robert (Michelle), Murray (Mary), Hawkes Bay, Lila (Robert) Knight, Grande Cache, Wilson and Joe Lavers, Elaine Offrey, Ada Brake and families; grandchildren Larry, Lisa, Amanda, Colleen, Monique, Denise, Arthur, Jason, Jessica, Rene, Bobby, Dale, Barry, Joshua, Ajay, Cody, Kyle, Corine, Tyrone, Desmond, Jenny and Vernon; great-grandchildren; sisters Cecilia Smith, Anne Hiscock, Theresa Hann, Evangeline Burt and Madeline Skinner. He was predeceased by parents Allan and Mary Offrey, son-in-law Edward Maynard, grandchild Chad, great-grandchild Andre, brothers Coranville, Lawrence, Thomas, Eymard, sisters Elenor, and Mary. The family received friends from the Pentecostal Church, Hawkes Bay from where the funeral service took place on Sunday, Aug. 21 at 2 p.m. with Fr. Roger officiating. Interment followed at the Interfaith Cemetery in Sandy Cove. As expressions of sympathy flowers were graciously accepted or donations to a charity of one's choice. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Fillatre's Funeral Home, Port au Choix.

BURT, EDNA MAE
St. Anthony

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Edna Burt announce her peaceful passing on August 23, 2005 at Curtis Memorial Hospital in her 75th year, in the presence of her loving family. Leaving to mourn sister-in-law Florence Patey; brother-in-law Herbert Stone; nieces and nephews Gloria Boyd (Don), Anthony Bussey (Wanda), Edna Hillier (Bruce), Gary Bussey (Gayle), Sharon Roberts (Nelson), George Bussey (Terri), Pamela Randell, Junior Patey (Trixie), Donna Carruthers (Daniel), Wayne Stone (Ula), Michelle Pittman (Floyd), Todd Stone (Dana) and families; special great-nephew Edwin Patey (Bev); special friends Mary Jane and Bill Burt, Carrie Rowsell, Bertha Noble, Betty and Ross Pilgrim, Loretta and Herber Hussey; cottage friends as well as a very large circle of family and friends. She was predeceased by her loving husband Wilbert Burt; parents Hayward and Jessie Bussey; brothers Cyril and Ralph Bussey; sister Netta Stone and mother and father-in-law Wilfred and Charlotte Burt. Visitation took place at K. M. Fillatre's Funeral Home, West Street in St. Anthony. The funeral was held at the United Church at 2 p.m. on Aug. 25 with Rev. John McGonigle officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery at fishing point. As expressions of sympathy donations may be made to a charity of one's choice. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K. M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director.

SNOOK, FRANCES
Mary's Harbour

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Frances Snook announce her passing on Aug. 27, 2005 at Labrador South Health Centre long term care unit at the age of 78 years. Leaving to mourn with loving memories husband Redgeway; children Levi (Brenda), Elsie (Robert Pye), William (Florence Kippenhuck), Carl (Denise) and Aubrey Russell Jr. (Evelyn); grandchildren Jamie, Vanessa, Anil, Andrea, Annette, Reggie, Bill Jr. Stephen, Denny and Morgan; great- grandchildren Nicholas, Andrew, Robert, Amber and Jonah; sisters Eliza and Ella; brothers Paul, Gerald, Ronald, Aubrey, John and Ross, as well as a large circle of other family and friends. She was predeceased by her parents Leonard and Elsie Russell, son Redgeway Jr., brothers Simon and Arthur. Visitors were received at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Snook in Mary's Harbour on Saturday and Sunday. The funeral service took place at the Anglican Church on Monday, Aug. 29 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Mark Nichols officiating. Interment followed in the Anglican Church Cemetery in Mary's Harbour. As expressions of sympathy flowers were graciously accepted. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Fillatre's Funeral Home, L'Anse au Loup.

RANDELL, EMMA CHARLOTTE
Englee

Passed peacefully away at Curtis Memorial Hospital on Aug. 29, 2005. She was in her 79th year. Emma was born Dec. 2, 1925 to Solomon and Theresa Randell of Little Harbour Deep. On May 12, 1947, she married Hezekiah Randell. Together, they raised nine children. She was a very loving, caring and devoted wife and mother. She leaves to mourn husband Hezekiah; daughters Ruby (Wilson Randell) and Selma (Robert Randell), both of Woodstock, Pansy (Reuben Curtis) of Englee, Pearl (Wayne Fillier) of Pasadena, and Maj.Rita (Maj. Frank Pittman) of Grand Bank; sons Claude (Joyce) of Englee, Ivan (Sadie) of Red Deer, Alberta, Capt. Joshua (Capt. Pauline) of King's Point and Roger (Cherie) of Yellowknife, Northwest Territories; 18 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild, as well as a large number of other relatives and friends. Visitation took place at the United Church in Englee from where the funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Sept 1 with Rev. Arnold officiating. Interment followed at the church cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K. M. Fillatre Funeral Home, Roddickton, Lee Nippard, funeral director.

BARTLETT, MARY LILLIAN (MURRIN)
Griquet

Passed away on Aug. 31, 2005 at Shirley's Haven Home, Mary Lillian Bartlett of Griquet in her 86th year. Born April 28, 1919 to Mary Ann McGrath and John Murrin of Goose Cove, she was one of eight children. She worked as an aide with the Grenfell Mission and also as a wireless operator at Fischot Islands and spent some years teaching there, as well as Grandois and Fortune before marrying Michael Bartlett of Fortune on Oct. 12, 1944. Mary and Michael had four children; Agnes (Francis Patey), Leonard, Linda (Clayton Hedderson) and Gerard (Bernice); six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. The resided in fortune where Michael worked as a fisherman and together they raised their family. They resettled to Griquet in 1971 where they enjoyed their retirement with their many friends, especially their special friends Jessie and Lewis Elms, Annie and Allan Hillier (deceased) and sister-in-law Bride Bartlett. Visitation took place at the Roman Catholic church in Griquet from where the funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 3 with Fr. Jim Robertson officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery in Goose Cove. As expressions of sympathy, flowers were graciously accepted or donations may be made to a charity of one's choice. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K. M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director.

 

 

Page contributed by Joan Blake

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

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