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The Northern Pen Obituaries
December 2003

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 2003

 

NOEL, LOMAN ROBERT
Port au Choix

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Loman Noel announce his passing on Monday, Dec. 1, 2003 at Rufus Guinchard Health Centre in Port Saunders in his 56th year. Leaving to mourn his wife Sadie; daughters Tara and Tracey Noel and Gwen House; son David House; grandchildren Madison, Morgan and Joshua; mother Ella; brothers Maurice, (Laura), Brian (Charlie) and Roderick Jr.; sisters Patricia (Gregory) O'Keefe, Helena (Iram) Moores and Reba (David), as well as a large circle of other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his son Loman Robert Jr., father Roderick and brother William. The family received friends at Fillatre's Funeral Home on Tuesday and Wednesday. The funeral service was held at St. Theresa's Roman Catholic Church at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 4 with Capt. Jason Haggstrom and Rev. Roger officiating. Interment followed at Interfaith Cemetery in Sandy Cove. As expressions of sympathy flowers were graciously accepted or donations can be made to the Canadian Diabetic Association. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Fillatre's Funeral Home, Port au Choix. The family guest book may be signed or memorial donations may be made through our website at www.fillatre.ca

CARROLL, FRANK
Griquet

Passed peacefully away on Dec. 2, 2003 at Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony. He was in his 80th year. He leaves to mourn nephew John (Wanda) and family - Jennifer, Kayla, Nikki and Jonathan Carroll, with whom he resided; brothers William (Laura) and Anthony (Millie); sisters Rita Power, Theresa O'Neill, Mary (Will Joe Kearney), Marie Hill and Nellie (Joe) Byrne, as well as a large number of nieces, nephews and friends. He was predeceased by his father John, mother Cecilia and sister Viledo Fitzpatrick. Visitation took place at St. Monica's Roman Catholic Church in Griquet from where the funeral mass was held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 5, with Fr. Jim Robertson officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K.M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director.

HOPKINS, GORDON
Englee

Passed peacefully away in St. John's on Dec. 8, 2003. He was in his 84th year. He leaves to mourn children: Calvin ( Pearl ), Susie (Martin), Wilson (Bertha), Betty (Benson), Scott (Shirley), Joan (Rene), Kevin (Dorothy) and Guy (Sadie); granddaughter Vivian (Lorne); 23 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren, as well as a 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 Friday, Dec. 12 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.

LEWIS, GEORGE M.
St. Anthony

Passed peacefully away at Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony on Dec. 10, 2003. He was in his 61st year. He leaves to mourn: Wife Bridget (Murrin); daughters Andrea Colbourne (Ross), Denise Patey (Kirby), Karen Pilgrim (Dean); and son Dwayne (Georgie) (April); stepmother Lucy Byrne; grandchildren Blaine, Kayla, Megan, Corey, Brittney, Cassandra, Brandon and Marisa; special mother-in-law and card buddy, Kitty Murrin; three brothers, Elias, Leonard and Johnny; and three sisters, Josephine, Alice and Nellie. He was predeceased by his parents, Mary and John, and brother Bill. Visitation took place at the funeral home on West Street . The funeral was held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 13 at the Roman Catholic Immaculate Conception Church in Goose Cove. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K.M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director.

HOPKINS, DAISY M.
Englee

Passed peacefully away at White Bay Central Health Centre in Roddickton on Dec. 11, 2003. She was in her 82nd year. She leaves to mourn children: Calvin (Pearl), Susie (Martin), Wilson (Bertha), Betty (Benson), Scott (Shirley), Joan (Rene), Kevin (Dorothy) and Guy (Sadie); granddaughter Vivian (Lorne); 23 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren, as well as a 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. 14 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.

CHAMBERS, WILLIAM (BILL)
Bear Cove

The family of the late William Chambers announce his passing on Dec. 14, 2003 at John M. Gray Centre in St. Anthony at the age of 82 years. He leaves to mourn daughter Effie (Whyman) Parrill of Bear Cove; daughter Laverne (Arthur) Genge of Anchor Point; grandchildren Holly (Jim), Chris (Della), Marjorie (Peter), Jason (Tammy) and Ashley (Tracy); great-grandchildren Thomas, Carter, Brady, Cloie and Emily, as well as a large circle of other family and friends. He was predeceased by his loving wife Marjorie in 1959. The family received friends from St. Boniface Church in Bear Cove from where the funeral service took place at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 17 with Rev. Ken Abbott and John Moores officiating. Interment followed at Anchor Point Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K.M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director.

KEEFE, EDNA P.
Port Hope Simpson

Passed peacefully away at Curtis Memorial Hospital on Dec, 15, 2003. She was in her 47th year. Leaving to mourn her husband Emmanuel; daughter Gail (Bryant); son Dale; grandchildren Sarah and Sheldon; mother Julia; sisters Susan (Harvey), Mary, Hannah (Edward) and Judy; brothers Gordon, Denley (Darlene), William (Vivian) and Glenn (Leslie), as well as a number of other relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her father and one sister. Her remains went forward by motor hearse to the Pentecostal Church in Port Hope Simpson from where the funeral service was held on Wednesday, Dec.17. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K.M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director.

TAYLOR, ELLA
Ship Cove

Passed peacefully away at Curtis Memorial Hospital on Dec.16, 2003. She was in her 80th year. She leaves to mourn husband Otto; sons Hedley (Betty) and Tony (Vivian); daughters Gertie (Angus), Shirley (Earl) and Patty (Andy); nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren, as well as a large circle of other relatives and friends. Visitation took place at the United Church in Ship Cove on Wednesday and Thursday from where the funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 19 with Rev. Bungay and Pastor Bennett officiating. Interment followed in the Ship Cove United Church cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K.M. Fillatre Funeral Home, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director.

COOMBS, KENNETH F.
Plum Point

Passed peacefully away at Rufus Guinchard Health Centre in Port Saunders on Dec. 16, 2003, age 74 years. He leaves to mourn wife Effie, sons Derrick and Seaward (Rosie) of Plum Point and Hubert (Myrtle) of Devon, Alberta; daughters Emma of Edmonton, Alberta, Annie (Otto) of Fort McMurray and Marilyn (Steve) of St. John's; grandchildren Nelson (Tina), Unessa, Kenny, Brianna, Wendy and Effie; great-grandchildren Alison and Corbin; brother Ben (Marion); stepbrother Wallace Young (Elizabeth); sisters-in-law Joyce Coombs, Carrie Rowsell, Goldie and Elenor Mitchelmore; nephew Howard (Joyce), as well as a circle of other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his mother Matilda, father William, brother George, stepbrothers John, Absalom and Hubert, stepsisters Una and Sara Fanny. Visitation took place at Church of the Advent in Plum Point from where the funeral service took place at 2 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 19 with Rev. John Hounsell-Drover officiating. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K.M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director.

DECKER, KIRBY
Cook's Harbour

Passed away after a short illness on Dec. 17, 2003 at Henderson Hospital in Hamilton, Ontario, Kirby Decker, age 40 of Cook's Harbour, son of the late Frederick and Ida Decker. Left to mourn his passing are: Angela, the mother of his children Lori, Drew and Blair; brother Dennis (Patsy) and family, brother Larry (Sharron), and a large circle of uncles, aunts, cousins and friends. He was predeceased by his infant brother Bruce and infant sister Nellie. The funeral service was held at St. Matthews Church in Cook's Harbour at 2 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 22 with Rev. Ross Rumbolt officiating. Interment followed at the Anglican Cemetery in Cook's Harbour. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K.M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director.

BRENTON, ALBERT
Englee

Passed peacefully away on Dec. 21, 2003, at Curtis Memorial Hospital . He was in his 76th year. He leaves to mourn wife Beatrice; sons Ross (Cassie) and Robert (Rosie) of Englee and Guy of Fort Nelson; daughters Susie Devoe,Loretta (Joseph) Porter and Karen (Barry) Blackwood of Foxtrap, Lucy Hiscock, Ruby (Irvin) Brenton and Lily (Edwin) Fillier of Englee; brother Job (Eileen) of Bide Arm; sister Shirley (Naaman) Randell of Bide Arm, 18 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren, as well as a large circle of other relatives and friends. Visitation took place at Apostolic Faith Church in Englee from where the funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 23 with Pastor Vanzel Quinlan officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K.M. Fillatre Funeral Home, Roddickton, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director.

NOEL, ALLAN CHARLES
St. Anthony

Passed peacefully away at Curtis Memorial Hospital on Dec. 22, 2003 after nearly a year of bad health. He was in his 79th year. Allan was born in Goose Cove on Nov. 20, 1924 to William and Maud Noel. In 1948 he married Phoebe Burt and they raised their family in St. Anthony. Allan was a hardworking man who retired from Fishery Products International, never missing a day's work for sickness in 36 years. He leaves to mourn his wife Phoebe; children Helen (Ron), John (Hazel), Sybil (Calvin), Wavey, Jean (Stephen Marsh), Shawn (Marion) and Kirk; grandchildren Trevor, Karen (Adam), Lynn (Scott), Joetta, Jeffrey, Joshua, Tyler, Ryan and Heidi, great-grandchildren Cameron, Grace and Kelsey; sisters Amelia Hancock (Joseph), Selma Hancock (Phillip) and Martha Dawe; special friend Charlie Reardon (Susie), as well as a circle of other relatives and friends. He will be sadly missed. Visitation took place at the funeral home on West Street, St. Anthony. The funeral service was held at the United Church in St. Anthony at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 24 with Rev. John McGonigle officiating. Interment followed at the United Church cemetery in Goose Cove. Pallbearers were Kirk, John, Shawn, Boyd, Wayne and Garry Noel, Calvin Nicholas and Charlie Reardon. Jean Boyd was the musician. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K.M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director.

CASSELL, GEORGE EMANUEL
St. Anthony (Former resident of Harbour Deep)
1942-2003

Passed peacefully away at Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony on Dec. 23, 2003. He was in his 61st year. He leaves to mourn daughters Lisa (Shane) and Trina; sons Eddy (Nicole) and Byron (Jodeen); grandchildren Amy and Jonah; sister Melina (Ken Fillier); brothers Jim, Andrew and Malcolm; longtime friend Melvin Cassell (Druc), as well as a large circle of family and friends. Visitation was held at the funeral home on West Street, St. Anthony. The funeral service was held at St. Mary's Anglican Church in St. Anthony at 2 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 26 with Rev. Jean Brenton-Hickman officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K.M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director.

DIAMOND, IRA
Stephenville (Formerly of Cook's Harbour)
Sept. 8, 1918 - Dec. 24, 2003

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Ira Diamond announce his passing at his daughter's residence in Stephenville on Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2003 in his 85th year. He will be sadly missed by his sons Clyde (Loretta) and Scott (Elsie) all of Happy Valley-Goose Bay; daughters Sheila (Glen) Eveleigh of Stephenville, with whom he resided and Naomi (Morley) Adey of Happy Valley-Goose Bay; brothers Jack (Elizabeth) of Ontario and Donald (Minnie) of St. Anthony; sisters Dulcie Penney of St. Anthony and Bertha (Rodsbury); grandchildren Sherry Dawe, Dwayne Diamond, Dallas Adey, Natasha Eveleigh and Scosha Diamond; great-grandchildren Kelly and Kayla Dawe and Alisha Brough, as well as a large circle of other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his wife Goldie Rita, mother and father Bertha and John, grandson David, sisters Valintine, Annie and Gladys, and brothers Raymond and Sam. Visitation took place at the Kingdom Hall in St. Anthony on Thursday and Friday from where the memorial service was held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 27 with Brian Cowx officiating. Interment followed at Kingdom Hall Cemetery in Cook's Harbour. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Parsons Funeral Home, 63 North Main Street, Deer Lake.
A friend indeed in your time of need.

APPLIN, MYLES
Pigeon Cove

Passed peacefully away at Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony on Dec. 28, 2003. He was in his 45th year. He leaves to mourn son Johnny; parents Edgar and Rita Applin; brothers Chesley (Pearl), Gideon (Mary) and Everett (Elaine); sisters Leona (Cliff) Doyle, Fanny (Harold) Tucker and Myrtle (Roland) Gould; nephews Jamie (Shelley), Boyd (Heidi), Rick (Jennifer), Shane and Elgin; nieces Anne (Ken), Vanessa (Chuck), Mandy and Keirsten-Dale, Nickala and Alexis, as well as a large circle of other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by brothers Edgar and Dale. Visitation took place at the United Church in Pigeon Cove from where the funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 31 with Rev. Karl Arnold officiating. 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.

 

 

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