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The Northern Pen Obituaries
December 2000

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 December 2000

 

VIAU, WILLIAM EDWARD
Leomister, MA USA

It is with great sadness that the family of the late William Edward Viau announces his passing on Dec. 11, 2000 at the age of 78. Leaving to mourn his daughters Lisa of Corner Brook, and Dianne of Florida; son Richard of Massachusetts; four grandchildren and many family members and friends. William (known to his family and friends as Bill) worked in Florida as a wallpaper hanger for many years. He made River of Ponds, where he loved to salmon fish, his summer home for the past 40 years. An intimate service was held on Jan. 6, 2001 at the Unity Church of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The funeral service was performed by David Florence. He will be truly missed by many.

HUNT, JAMES
Conche

Passed peacefully away at the Grenfell Regional Health Centre in Roddickton on Dec. 19, 2000. He was in his 85th year. Leaving to mourn two sons, Francis (Gertrude) of Conche and Wilfred (Brenda) of St. John's; three sisters, Rita (Leonard) Abbott, Adelle Hunt and Rose Casey; eight grandchildren, Judy, Delsie, Dale, Michelle, Marie, Clayton, Eric and Wilfred; six great-grandchildren, Barry, T.J., Jonathan, Garry, Tyson and Erica. He was predeceased by his wife Ellen on Oct. 14, 2000. The funeral took place at 11 a.m. on Dec. 22 from the Sacred Heart Church in Conche with Fr. Ed Terry and Fr. Jan Gal officiating followed by interment in the church cemetery. His remains rested at the church. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K.M. Fillatre Funeral Home, Roddickton, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director.

WAY, MARY ANN
Savage Cove

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Mary Ann Way announces her passing at her family residence on Thursday, Dec. 21, 2000 in her 82nd year. She leaves to mourn her husband Daniel; daughters Hazel (Robert) Newhook and Vivian; sons Garfield (Eve), Abe (Olive), Ernest (Olga), Ken (Judy), Tom (Daisy) and Dan Jr. (Laverne); brother Grant Way; 19 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and a large circle of relatives and friends. She was predeceased by sons Garfield, Clayton and Frank and grandson Randy. The funeral service took place on Saturday, Dec. 23 at 2 p.m. from St. Mark's Anglican Church in Savage Cove with interment in the Anglican Cemetery, 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.

PILGRIM, AGNES ELIZABETH
Griquet

Passed peacefully away at Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony on Dec. 23, 2000. She was in her 83rd year. Leaving to mourn husband Ambrose; son Scott (Nellie); daughter Blanche (Elliott); grandchildren Dee (David), Kris (Paulette), Hope, Michelle, Telva (Ken) and Tom (Wendy); 13 great-grandchildren; brothers Harvey and Frank (Mary); sisters Marsha (Lew), Rita (Eric) and Joyce (Noah) and a circle of relatives and friends. The funeral service took place at 2 p.m. on Dec. 27 from Calvary Pentecostal Church in Griquet with Pastor Andrews officiating, followed by interment in the church cemetery. Her remains rested at the church. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K.M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director.

CHUBBS, STEPHEN
St. Lewis, Labrador
Passed peacefully away at Curtis Memorial Hospital on Dec. 25, 2000. He was in his 62nd year. Leaving to mourn his wife Ina; son Clyde (Judy), Bob (Ena), Scott (Kathy); daughters Maxine (Ken), Rose (Stephen), Brenda (Peter); brother Jerry (Bernice); sisters Muriel (Albert), Doreen (James), Clara (Melvin) and Frances (Daniel); aunt Rita (Walter); fourteen grandchildren and a large circle of nieces, nephews and friends. The funeral service took place at St. Mark's Anglican Church, St. Lewis at 2 p.m., Dec. 28 with Rev. Charlene Taylor officiating. Interment followed at the church cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K. M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony.

CHUBBS, STEPHEN
St. Lewis, Labrador

Passed away at Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony on Dec. 25, 2000. He was in his 62nd year. Leaving to mourn Maxine (Ken) Mesher, Rosalie (Stephen), Brenda (Peter), Clyde (Judy), Robert (Ena) and Scott (Kathy). The funeral service took place at 2 p.m. on Dec. 28 from the Anglican Church in St. Lewis with interment in the church cemetery. His remains rested at the church. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K.M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director.

MURRIN, FRANCIS
St. Anthony

Passed peacefully away at Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony on Dec. 26, 2000. He was in his 58th year. Leaving to mourn brothers William (Jean) and Edward; Sister Mary (James) and a large number of relatives and friends. The funeral mass took place at 11 a.m. on Dec. 29 from St. Francis Xavier Roman Catholic Church in St. Anthony with interment in the church cemetery at Goose Cove. His remains rested at the funeral home on West Street. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K.M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director.

COOMBS, JACOB
Shoal Cove West

Passed peacefully away at Rufus Guinchard Health Centre in Port Saunders on Dec. 31, 2000. He was in his 61st year. Leaving to mourn common- law spouse Effie Coombs; son Perry; brothers, Harrison (Jessie), Edmund (Mahalla), Stewart (Bessie), Rendell, Angus (Mamie), Noah (Nellie), Samuel (Linda) and Clarence; sisters Lucy (Leander Baines), Eliza (Clyde Tucker), Selina (Gidd Applin) and Jessie (Hayward Baines) and a large circle of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. He was predeceased by parents Samuel and Evangeline, brother's Chesley and Thomas, and sister Hazel. The funeral service took place at 2 p.m. on Jan. 3 from St. Margaret's Anglican Church in Shoal Cove West with Rev. Ross Rumbolt officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. His remains rested at the church. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K. M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director.

 

 

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