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The Northern Pen Obituaries
December 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 December 2001

 

CHUBBS, JOSEPHINE
St. Lewis

Passed away at St. Lewis, Labrador on Dec. 5, 2001. She was in her 75th year. Leaving to mourn four daughters, Emily (Ira), Genevieve (Gerald), Anita (George) and Annie ( Lawrence ); son Calvin (Jacqueline); 20 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren and a circle of other relatives and friends. Visitation was held at the Anglican Church in St. Lewis from where the funeral service took place on Dec. 8 followed by interment in the church cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K.M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director.

LAVERS, KATHERINE
Port au Choix

Passed peacefully away on Friday, Dec. 7, 2001 at Rufus Guinchard Health Centre in Port Saunders, Katherine Lavers in her 83rd year. She leaves to mourn a number of relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her husband Earl, parents James and Annie Kelly, brother Alphonsus and sister Bridget. The family received friends from Fillatre's Funeral Home, Port au Choix. The funeral service was held on Monday at 1 p.m. from St. Theresa's Roman Catholic Church with Fr. Terry officiating. Interment followed at the Interfaith Cemetery, Sandy Cove. As expressions of sympathy flowers graciously accepted or donations may be made to a charity of one's choice. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Fillatre's Funeral Home, Port au Choix.

SAMSON, FRANCES
River of Ponds

Passed peacefully away on Monday, Dec. 10, 2001 at Rufus Guinchard Health Centre in Port Saunders, Frances Samson in his 87th year. He leaves to mourn his wife Olive; children Albert (Evangeline), Ralph (Marion), Bride (Julian) Samson, Marjorie Patey, Dorcas, Kathleen (Loman) Patey, all of River of Ponds, Blanche (Donald) Card of Miles Cove and Bradley (Mary) of Hawkes Bay; 29 grandchildren; 51 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; brother James (Mary) and sister Lucy (Earl) Patey, both of River of Ponds, as well as a large circle of relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his first wife Violet in 1995, son Walter, brother Rueben and parents John and Dorcas. The family received friends at Trinity Pentecostal Church in River of Ponds from where the funeral service was held on Wednesday at 2 p.m. with Pastor Jeff Green officiating. Interment followed at the church cemetery. As expressions of sympathy flowers graciously accepted or donations may be made to a charity of one's choice. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Fillatre's Funeral Home, Port au Choix.

PILGRIM, JULIA ANN
St. Anthony
(Former resident of the John M. Gray Centre)

Passed peacefully away at the John M. Gray Centre on Dec. 12, 2001. She was in her 83rd year. Leaving to mourn daughters Olive (Tom) and Mary (Gilbert); sons Lloyd (Clara) and Ford (Susan); 13 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; brother-in-law Uriah Cull and a large circle of relatives and friends. The funeral service took place at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2001 from the United Church in St. Anthony with interment to follow at the family plot at Fishing Point. Her remains rested at the funeral home on West Street. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K. M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony, Brian Pilgrim, funeral director.

CHURCHILL, VERY REVEREND DR. ARTHUR WALLACE
Brookfield Avenue, Corner Brook

Passed away suddenly amongst his family on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2001, at the Health Science Centre in St. John's, Rev. Arthur Churchill. Beloved husband of 35 years to Eileen (nee Way) and loving father of Peter, Dianne and Philip. Lovingly remembered by his sister, Jean (Lou Hussey); brothers Tolson (Margaret), Len, Doug (Ann) and their families; sister-in-law Myrtle Churchill; mother-in-law Hazel Way; brothers and sisters-in-law Gorvin Way, Mary Ann, Frank and Shirley Riggs, Clyde and Carol Way, Don and Linda Way, George and Chris Way, Olive Way, Tony and Sadie Genge, Greg and Dawn Way and their families. He will also be missed by a vast number of relatives and friends far too numerous to mention. He is predeceased by his brother Lloyd. Visitation took place at Country Haven Funeral Home in Corner Brook . The funeral service took place on Monday at 2 p.m. from St. John the Evangelist Anglican Cathedral on Main Street with The Very Rev. Lorne Gosse officiating. Interment followed at Mount Patricia Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Primates World Relief and Development, the Ministerial Food Bank, Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist Restoration Fund or to another charity of one's choice. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Kerry M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony, Wilfred Hutchings and Levinia Caines, funeral directors.

SHEPPARD, GRACE ELIZABETH (Nee Crocker)
Woody Point
Oct. 28, 1965-Dec. 14, 2001

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Grace Sheppard announce her passing on Friday, Dec. 14, 2001 in her 36th year as a result of a motor vehicle accident. She will be sadly missed by her loving husband James; sons Matthew and Andrew; daughter Samantha; parents Rendall and Sandra Crocker; sisters Paula (Keith) Murphy and Jody (Craig) Crocker; brother Rodney (Janis) Crocker; parents-in-law Emma and Bill Sheppard; brothers-in-law Billie (Bess), Mont (Gale) and Brian (Sandra); sister-in-law Tina (Terry); grandmother Julia Crocker; grandparents-in-law Dorcas and Freeman Sheppard; 9 nieces and nephews, and a large circle of other relatives and friends. The family received friends from the Anglican Church of the Epiphany in Woody Point from where the funeral service took place on Tuesday, Dec. 18 at 2 p.m. with Canon David Pearce officiating. Interment followed at the church cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, flowers graciously accepted or donations may be made to a charity of one's choice. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Fillatre's Funeral Home, 10 Clinic Drive, Deer Lake.

REID, LEVI FRANCIS
St. Anthony
Royal Navy WWII

Former resident of John M. Gray Centre It is with great sadness that the family of the late Levi F. Reid announce his passing at the John M. Gray Centre on Dec. 22, 2001. He was in his 84th year. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories sister Stella Dawe; sister-in-law Alice Reid; nephews Levi Reid Jr. (Jean), Cyril Noel (Helen), Roy Simms (Irene), Tom Simms (Peg), Bruce Simms (Marie), Lee Noel (Marjorie), Clayton Noel (Marilyn), Francis Noel and Morris Biles (Laura); nieces Ruby Johnson (Norman), Rose Piercey (Carl), Vicki Strangemore, Janice Hitra, Bernice Smith (Roy), Patsy Carroll (Gary) and Elsie Bromley (Bern); also a large circle of family and close friends. Levi was a Canadian Ranger and a founding member of Branch 17 of the Royal Canadian Legion in St. Anthony. He will be especially missed by his great-great niece Alicia Patey. The funeral service took place at 2 p.m. on Dec. 24 from St. Mary's Anglican Church with Rev. Jean Brenton officiating. Visitation was held at the funeral home on West Street . Funeral arrangements were under the direction of K.M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director.

HEDDERSON, LEVENIA
Noddy Bay

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Levenia Hedderson announce her passing on Saturday, Dec. 22, 2001 at her home, at the age of 73 years. She leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories, husband Stewart; daughters Selma (Alfred) of Savage Cove, Hazel (Calvin) of Goose Cove, Marion (Vincent) of Brampton, Jane (Ben) of Castor River South, Ivy (Ken) of Hamilton and Louise of St. Anthony; sons Henry (Mary) of Stephenville, Stewart (Lorna) of Corner Brook, John (Glenda) of St. Anthony, Cecil and adopted son Daniel of Noddy Bay; 25 grandchildren, Kathy, Kim, Kevin, Lloyd, Wade, Brendon, Vincent, Jessica, Jennifer, Amanda, Ashley, Robert, David, Dorothy, Lorne, Gloria, Cecil Jr., Leo, Brian, Bradley, Brent, Brenda, Belinda, Jesse and Justin; 11 great-grandchildren, Lauralee, Stacey, Jenna, Thea, Tori, Breanna, Murray, Kiana, Mackenzie, James and Ryan; sister Hazel of Goose Bay, as well as a large circle of brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, William and Hannah Johnson, brothers Alfred, Harvey and Ambrose, sisters Sarah, Dorothy, and Fanny, and grandson Leon. The family received friends from the Salvation Army Citadel in Griquet from where the funeral was held on Dec. 25 at 2 p.m. with Capt. Keats officiating. Interment followed at the Salvation Army Cemetery in St. Lunaire. As expressions of sympathy, flowers graciously accepted. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K.M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director.

HUGHES, SUSANNA
New Ferolle

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Susanna Hughes announce her passing on Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2001 at Rufus Guinchard Health Centre in Port Saunders. She was in her 79th year. She leaves to mourn four sons, Adlore (Agnes) of Corner Brook, Leman (Christine) of Labrador City, Lambert (Mona) and Loman (Laurie) of New Ferolle; 10 grandchildren, Susan, Tracey, Brad, Boris, Brada, Keon, Darryl, Justin, Susie and Loman. She was predeceased by her husband Henry and daughter Isabella. The family received friends at the Roman Catholic Church in New Ferolle from where the funeral service took place on Friday at 10 a.m. Interment followed at the church cemetery. 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.

PAYNE, JESSE
Port Saunders

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Jesse Payne announce his passing on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2001 at Rufus Guinchard Health Centre in Port Saunders. He was in his 84th year. He leaves to mourn his wife Bethiah (Betty); sons Lloyd (Maria), Gene (Blenda), Robert (Linda), Eldon (Doris) and Guy of Port Saunders, and Shawn (Anette) of Port au Choix; grandchildren Monique, Denise, Danica, Javin, Alex, Morley, Sidney, Lindsey, Joanne, Stephanie, Jason and Debbie; brother Ambrose (Cassie) of Port Saunders; sisters Audrey (Walter) of Hawkes Bay and Loretta of Port Saunders. He was predeceased by parents Leonard and Florence, brothers Gerald, William, Ivan, Ralph and Guy, and sister Elizabeth. The family received friends at St. John the Divine Anglican Church in Port Saunders from where the funeral service took place on Saturday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Perry Cooper officiating. Interment followed at the Interfaith Cemetery in Sandy Cove. 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.

DECKER, REGINALD JOHN
Cook's Harbour

Passed peacefully away on Friday, Dec. 28, 2001 at Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony, Reginald Decker in his 74th year. He leaves to mourn wife Juanita; children Cora (Isaac John) White, Beverly (Derrick)Pittman, Kay (Todd Warren) and Dwayne (Jennifer Patey); grandchildren Kelly and Neil Pittman; brothers Max (Ivy), Doug (Francis), Harold (Deborah) and Gary (Karen); sisters Margaret (Wilfred) Pynn, Myrtle (the late Ross) Elliott, Dorothy (Goward) Anderson, Bessie (Seymour) Campbell and Maxine (Larry) Sandell;as well as a large circle of relatives and friends. He was predeceased by brother Lloyd. The family received friends at St. Mathews Anglican Church in Cook's Harbour from where the funeral service took place at 2 p.m. on Dec. 31 with Rev. Ross Rumbolt officiating assisted by Capt. Jason Haggstrom, Minnie Moores and the United Church minister John Davis. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Pallbearers were Winsor Hedderson, Alonzo Hedderson, Bill Hedderson, Tom Hedderson, Ken Hedderson and Ted Hedderson. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K.M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director.

 

 

Page contributed by Floyd Letto

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

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