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The Northern Pen Obituaries
December 2002

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 2002

 

DREDGE , RACHEAL
Black Duck Cove
1926-2002

Passed peacefully away at Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony on Dec. 3, 2002, Racheal Dredge was in her 76th year. Leaving to mourn daughters Mona Gould (Gerald) and Marjorie Cabot (William); sons Clifford (Grace) and Stephen; grandchildren Maxwell Gould (Pam), Clifford Cabot (Dorothy), Tammy Cull (Hughie), Melissa Gould (Martin), Clifford Dredge Jr., Samantha Cabot, Laura Dredge and Micheal Gould; great grandchildren Courtney Cull, Kyla Cabot and Alexis Gould, as well as other relatives and friends. She is predeceased by husband Absalom Sr. in 1991. Visitation was held at St. Mary's Church in Black Duck Cove from where the funeral service took place at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 5. Interment followed at the church cemetery in Black Duck Cove. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K.M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director.

TAYLOR, THOMAS A.
St. Anthony Bight

Passed peacefully away on Dec. 4, 2002 at the Curtis Memorial Hospital, St. Anthony. He was in his 84th year. Leaving to mourn his wife Louise; children Mae (Eric) Patey, William (Leah) Taylor, Gaye Lucci, Irene (Willie) Tucker, Wayne (Clara) Taylor, Rex (Josephine) Taylor, Boyce Taylor, Dale (Tommy) White; brothers Otto (Ella), Sidney, Lance and Stewart; 24 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren, as well as a large circle of family and friends. Visitation took place at the Salvation Army Church in St. Anthony from where the funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec.7 with Capt. Mouland officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K.M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director.

BRENTON, ALEXANDER
Englee

Passed peacefully away at Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony on Dec. 5, 2002. He was in his 79th year. He leaves to mourn wife Hazel of Englee; sons Jim (June) and David (Lillian) of Goose Bay , Ray (Marjorie) of Englee, Wilson (Pearl) of St. John's and Alfred (Charlotte) of St. Anthony; daughters May (Willis) Hopkins of Roddickton, Bessie (Jack) Courage and Ruby (Bruce) Pittman of Goose Bay and Shirley Brenton of Englee; sisters Mary (Roland) Lane of Englee and Lucy Ropson of Sop's Arm; 25 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren and a large number of other relatives and friends. Visitation took place at the Apostolic Faith Church in Englee from where the funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 8 with Pastor Quinlan officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K.M. Fillatre Funeral Home, Roddickton, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director.

HOPKINS, ANNIE ELIZABETH
Englee
Passed away at the White Bay Central Health Centre on Dec. 5, 2002. She was in her 59th year. She leaves to mourn her husband Lloyd; sons Addie Colbourne (foster son), Roddick and Roger; daughters Evelyn (Steve Bromley) and Bernice (Keith); grandchildren Laura, Rodick Jr., Trudy, Kent, Shawna, Jessica, Barry, Sarah, Michael and Jonathan; six brothers, five sisters and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Visitation was held at the Pentecostal Church in Englee from where the funeral service took place at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 8 with Pastor Peckford officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K.M. Fillatre Funeral Home, Roddickton, Levinia Caines-Fillatre, funeral director.

COOMBS, EDMUND
Shoal Cove West

Passed away at Rufus Guinchard Health Centre in Port Saunders on Dec. 7, 2002. He was in his 62nd year. Leaving to mourn wife Mahalla; son Scott (Nicole); brothers Sam (Linda), Augus (Mamie), Stewart (Bessie), Ren (Sarah), Noah (Nellie), Harrison (Jessie) and Clarence; sisters Jessie (Hayward), Selina (Giddeon) and Eliza ( Clyde ); brothers-in-law Robert (Ethel) and Cecil (Caroline); sisters-in-law Sophia (Cletus) and Naomi; mother-in-law Vera; nieces; nephews, as well as a large number of other relatives and friends. Visitation was held at St. Margaret's Anglican Church in Shoal Cove West from where the funeral service took place at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 10 with Rev. Hounsell-Drover officiating. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K.M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director.

LUNNEN, AUSTIN A.
Mary's Harbour
June 28, 1936 - Dec. 8, 2002

The sudden passing occurred at Mary's Harbour on Dec. 8, 2002. He was in his 66th year. He leaves to mourn wife Mary; daughters Marlyce and Jacqueline; son Austin; sisters Meda Pye (Lawrence) of Lodge Bay and Ena Pye (Lloyd) of Stephenville; brothers Lloyd (Georgina) of Mary's Harbour and John (Ann) of Harbour Grace, as well as a large number of other relatives and friends. He is predeceased by his parents Francis John Lunnen and Laura Maud (Luther). Visitation was held at the Anglican Church in Mary's Harbour from where the funeral service took place at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14 with Rev. Taylor officiating. Interment followed at the church cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K.M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director.

CAINES, KEZIA JENNY
Forrester's Point

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Kezia Jenny Caines, aged 74 years, announce her passing on Monday, Dec. 16, 2002, at her family residence in Forrester's Point. She will be sadly missed by Garfield, her loving and devoted husband of 56 years; children Dorcas Mitchelmore of Cambridge, ON, Elizabeth Baines (George), Mary Ann Gibbons (Edmund) and Levinia Fillatre of Corner Brook, Myrtle Guinchard (Wayde) of Mount Pearl, Louis (Jane) and Walter (Maria); 15 grandchildren Sam, Trudy, Jade, Jarvis, Harold, Betty, Dulcie, Watson, Paula, Jilda, Bradley, Renita, David, Ashley and Jeremy; six greatgrandchildren Dominique, Keegan, Kiara, Jade, Kendra and Kanisha; sister Dorcas Caines (Isaac), as well as a large circle of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She is predeceased by her brothers Jacob and Garfield Humber and sons-in-law Kerry M. Fillatre and Churchill Mitchelmore. Visitation was held at St. Mary's Anglican Church in Black Duck Cove from where the funeral service took place at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 19 with Rev. Ross Rumbolt officiating. Interment followed at the church cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K.M. Fillatre Home, St. Anthony, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director.

COLES, EDITH
Savage Cove

Passed peacefully away at her late residence in Savage Cove on Dec. 18, 2002. She was in her 62nd year. She leaves to mourn sons Barney (Selina) and Randy (Nadine); daughters Marsha (Ken) Genge and Sherri (Quinton); grandchildren Tana and Riley Genge and Mackenzie, Robyn, Ryan and Meghan Coles; special friend Ralph White; sister Hazel (the late Roy) Way; brothers George (Kitty), Harvey (Lorraine), Philip (Rosie) and Kirby (Pat) Applin; special niece and godchild Gaye Barney; in-laws Emily (Eric) Applin, Maxwell (Gladys) Coles, Edna (the late Randell) Coles, Hazel (the late John) Way, Sibyl (Melvin) Woodward, Sadie (the late Walter) Bishop and Ada (the late Richard) Barney, as well as a large circle of other relatives and friends. She is predeceased by husband Lloyd, parents Samuel and Naomi Applin, brother Eric Applin, sisters Alma, Vina, Mae and Ivy Applin, and in-laws George Henry and Sarah Fanny Coles, Nelson and Dora Coles, Alma and Albert Noseworthy, and Annie and Audrey Coles. Visitation was held at the Anglican Church in Savage Cove from where the funeral service took place at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 21 with Rev. Elder and Kevin Coles officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K.M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director.

WALKER, JOSEPH W.C.
St. Anthony

Passed peacefully away on Dec. 19, 2002 in St. John's. He was in his 77th year. He leaves to mourn wife Evelyn; daughters Jean (Jim), Joan (Bill), Dona (Wilson) and Linda (Bill); son Tony (Marilyn); brother Max (Jeanette); 11 grandchildren; five great grandchildren; Rachel, Shelley, Susan and Mary Handrigan, as well as a large circle of other relatives and friends. He is predeceased by Andrea in 1983 and Adam in 2001. A memorial service was held on Saturday, Dec. 28 at the United Church in St. Anthony with Rev. John Maich officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K.M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director.

REID-WEIR, ROSANNA
Deer Lake
(Formerly of Roddickton)

Passed peacefully away at Rufus Guinchard Health Centre in Port Saunders on Dec. 20, 2002. She was in her 81st year. She leaves to mourn daughters Ruth (Neal) and Joan (Orvan); sons Bill (Blanche), Dalton and Bruce (Louise); sisters Ethel, Emma (Thomas), Mary (Roland) and Elizabeth; grandchildren Michelle, Christopher, Ervin, Clarice, Dalson, Dalton Jr., Shawn, Rennee and Patricia; great- grandchildren Julie, Natalie, Melissa, Kayla, Joshua, Rebecca, Hunter, Brittany, Abby, Jennifer, Brenda, Christopher, Anthony, Justin, and Stan, as well as a large circle of other relatives and friends. She is predeceased by brother Benjamin, sisters Winnie, Annie and Janie, and parents Alice and Kenneth. Visitation was held at Parsons Funeral Home in Deer Lake. The funeral service took place at Emmanuel Pentecostal Church in Deer Lake at 2 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 23 with Pastor Snow officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery on Whites Road. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K.M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director.

CURL, WALTER G.
Fox Harbour

Passed peacefully away on Dec. 22, 2002 at John M. Gray Centre in St. Anthony. He was in his 82nd year. He leaves to mourn his wife Charlotte; daughters Linda and Veran (David); sons Sterling (Mary), Jeffery (Monica), Jordon (Dora), Pearce and Wayne; brother Ambrose; sister Alice (Douglas), as well as a large circle of other relatives and friends. His remains went forward by motor hearse to Fox Harbour. Visitation took place at the Anglican Church in Fox Harbour from where the funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 24. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K.M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director.

NORMAN, JAMES H.
Roddickton

Passed peacefully away at the White Bay Central Health Centre on Dec. 23, 2002. He was in his 81st year. He will be sadly missed by his wife Alfreda; children Linda (Gordon) Dower, Wilson (Joyce) Norman, Lloyd (Doris) Norman, Joy (Dave) Paulin, Wade (Ruth) Norman and Tionette (Jerry) Stacey; 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation was held at the Pentecostal Church in Roddickton from where the funeral service took place at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 28 with Pastor Keith Simms officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K.M. Fillatre Funeral Home, Roddickton, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director.

PENNEY, HARRIET E.
Springdale

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Harriet E. Penney, age 79 years, announce her passing on Monday, Dec. 23, 2002 at Rufus Guinchard Health Centre in Port Saunders. She will be sadly missed by her children Muriel (Carl) Pilgrim of Roddickton, Dennis (Josie) of Hawkes Bay, Florence of Hawkes Bay, Gilbert (Gleason) of Springdale, Laura (Donald) Butler of Coley's Point and Albert (Margretta) of Grande Prairie, Alberta; 15 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and a large circle or other relatives and friends. She is predeceased by her husband Maxwell, daughter Virtue, brothers George and Wilbur Saunders, and sister Dorothy. Visitation was held at the Central Funeral Home in Springdale. The funeral service took place at the Pentecostal Church in Springdale at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 27 with Pastors Edwin Rideout and Danny Boyde officiating. Interment followed at the Pentecostal Cemetery, Grant Ave, Springdale. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Central Funeral Home, Springdale, Ken Goodyear, funeral director. The Penney family would like to express their thanks to all who sent expressions of sympathy for the loss of their loved one.

CHAMBERS, DORA
Anchor Point

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Dora Chambers announce her passing on Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2002 at Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony. She was in her 81st year. She leaves to mourn her husband Clyde, daughter Merina (Mike) Sinnicks, three grandchildren Jackie (Cecil) Noseworthy, Janice (Damon) Dredge and Pamela (Graham) Way; five great grandchildren Sheena, Sandi, Nicolette, Timothy and Rebecca; sisters Susan (Howard) Pilgrim of Anchor Point and Millie (James) Parsons of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia; brother Norman (Levenia) Genge of Anchor Point; sisters-in-law Dulcie and Pauline Genge, as well as a large circle of other relatives and friends. She is predeceased by parents Bertha and Elijah Genge and brothers Ronald and Chesley Genge. Visitation took place at St. Matthew's Anglican Church in Anchor Point from where the funeral service took place at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 28 with Rev. Hounsell-Drover officiating. Interment followed at the Anglican Cemetery, Doctors Brook. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Fillatre's Funeral Home, Port au Choix/Bear Cove. To sign the family guest book or to make a memorial donation, visit our website at www.fillatre.ca

SMITH, REV. ALEX
It is with extreme sadness the Smith family announces the passing of Alex A. Smith on Dec. 29, 2002 at the Health Sciences Centre. Alex was a retired United Church minister. Left with cherished memories of a wonderful life together, loving wife Maisie Penney; son Ed (Marion) of Springdale; daughter Patricia (Bill Kean) of St. John's; six grandchildren Michelle (Sean Funk) of Clarenville, Kathy (Rod Bixby) of Springdale, Jennifer (Ian Farrell) of Austin, Texas, Rob of Iqaluit, Penni Kean of Montreal and Jacquie Kean of Ottawa; six great grandchildren Samantha, Robyn and Nicholas Bixby, Alex, Ben and Timothy Funk. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Heritage Memorial United Church, Musgravetown or to a charity of one's choice.

LUTHER, HILDA HARRIET (NEE CURL)
Battle Harbour

Passed peacefully away at John M. Gray Centre on Sunday. Dec. 29, 2002, Hilda Harriet Luther at 91 years of age. Left with fond and loving memories are her children Ruby (Denis) Murphy, Lloyd (Minnie) and Arthur (Eva); grandchildren Janet (Colin) Olmstead, Michael, Ian, Corey, Martin, Rebecca, Rachel; great grandchild Kyle Olmstead; sister Gertrude Chubbs; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She is predeceased by her husband John (1971), brothers John and Solomon, sisters Mildred, Victoria, Alexandra and Dora. The funeral services were held at St. Mark's Anglican Church in St. Lewis. Interment followed in the St. Mark's Anglican Cemetery. Donations in her memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Society.

HEDDERSON, WILLIS
Straitsview

Passed peacefully away on Dec. 31, 2002 at Central Newfoundland Hospital in Grand Falls-Windsor. He was in his 79th year. Leaving to mourn daughters, Marcella (Bill) Kean and Yvonne (Carl) Pilgrim; son Terry (Nancy) Hedderson; also a large number of family and friends. He was predeceased by his wife Lucinda and step-son Ross Blake. Visitation was held at Central United Church in Quirpon from where the funeral service took place at 2 p.m. on Jan. 3, 2003 with Rev. John Maich officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. 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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