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The Northern Pen Obituaries
February 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 February 2005

 

HUGHES, MARY ELIZABETH (Nee McLean)
Green Island Brook

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Mary Elizabeth Hughes announce her passing at Curtis Memorial Hospital on Feb. 4, 2005 at the age of 84 years. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories her children; Virtue (the late George), Nicholas (Marjorie), Olive (David), Christopher (Shirley), Thamsie (Wallace), Uriah Jr. (Marie), Frederick (Melvina), Maggie (Edmund), Patsy (Winsor), Barry (Ruby) and Susie (Scott); 26 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren, as well as a large circle of other relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her husband Uriah, daughters Nancy, Olga, Dorothy and Velma. Visitors were received at St. Andrews Church in Lower Cove from where the funeral service took place at 11 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 7 with Rev. Jean Brenton-Hickman officiating. Interment followed in the Green Island Brook Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, flowers were graciously accepted. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K. M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anth! ony, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director.

MCGRATH, GARRY JOSEPH
Jan. 16, 1960-Feb. 7, 2004

It is with great sadness that we, the McGrath family of Edmonton, Alberta (formerly of Conche), announce the passing of Garry McGrath. Garry is survived by his wife Sharon; sons Garry (Kelly), Johnathan (Mercedes), Alex and Jeremy; grandson Logan; mother Doreen; brothers Jerry (Vicki) and Dale (Suzanne); sister Peggy (Dave); nephews Dave, Ryan, Brandon and Sean; niece Savannah, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins in Newfoundland and Alberta. Garry was predeceased by his father John Joe McGrath, grandparents Michael and Stella Hunt, Joseph and Isabella McGrath, uncle Leo McGrath and uncle Fred Hunt, aunt Mary Hunt, cousins Barry Hunt and Kevin Whiteway. A memorial service will be held in Edmonton at a later date. We wish to thank everyone for their prayers, support, phone calls and cards during the past 20 months. It was greatly appreciated.

GENGE PORTER
Anchor Point
Sept. 1, 1921 - Feb. 9, 2005

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Porter Genge announce his passing on Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2005 at Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony in the presence of his family at the age of 83 years. He leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories his wife Eliza; children Palma (Dean), Beatrice (Whyman), Sadie (Winston) and Isreal (Della); grandchildren Sheldon (Mandy), Sharlene, Darren, Christen, Janel, Sabrina, Danny, Johnathon, Dylan and Tiffany, and sister Alma (Jerry) Genge, as well as a large circle of other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his parents Alfreda and Isreal, daughter Anetta Sharon and granddaughter Alicia Francine. Visitation took place at St. Matthew's Anglican Church in Anchor Point on Thursday and Friday from where the funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 12 with Capt. Jason Haggstrom officiating. Interment followed in the Anglican Cemetery in Anchor Point. As expressions of sympathy, flowers were graciously accepted. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Fillatre's Funeral Home, Port au Choix/ Bear Cove.

PAYNE, SAMUEL EARL
(Formerly of Cow Head)
Nov. 17, 1910 - Feb. 10, 2005

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Samuel Earl Payne announce his passing on Thursday, Feb 10, 2005 at the Bonne Bay Health Centre at the age of 94 years. He leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories his sisters Grace Ellsworth of Cow Head and Delilah Reid of Hanmer, Ontario; brothers Daniel (Dorothea) Payne of Corner Brook and Reginald (Ida) Payne of Edmonton, Alberta, as well as a large circle of nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his wife Agnes, parents Elizabeth Ann and James Samuel Payne, brothers Leslie, Roy, Bernard and Fred, brothers-in-law Melvin Ellsworth and Clifford Reid. Visitation took place on Friday at St. Mary's Anglican Church in Cow Head from where the funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 12 with Rev. James Pratt officiating. Interment followed in the Anglican Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy flowers were graciously accepted or donations may be made to the Personal Care Home in Cow Head. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Fillatre's Funeral Home, 10 Clinic Drive, Deer Lake.

MATCHIM, JULIA PENNINA (APPLIN)
July 13, 1919 - Feb. 11, 2005

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Julia Pennina Matchim (Applin) announce her passing on Friday, Feb. 11, 2005 at her family residence in Savage Cove at the age of 85 years. She leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories her children Alfred (Selma), Ralph (Phoebe), Gilbert (Trudy) and Richard of Savage Cove, David (Mary C) and Helen (Corbett) Reid of Fort McMurray, Alberta, Catherine Caines of Bartlett's Harbour, Eliza (Sand) Saunders of Cook's Harbour, Dora (Norman) Quinland of Savage Cove, Jean (Stanley) Hayward of Lacombe, Alberta and Marlene Matchim (Bob Manuel) of Devon, Alberta; nephew Nathaniel (Rita) Gaulton of Devon; 36 grandchildren; 64 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren, as well as a large circle of other relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her husband Edward Matchim, common-law husband Jerry Hedderson, foster child Stedman Hynes, daughter-in-law Dolores Matchim and son-in-law Bryant Caines of Bartlett's Harbour. Visitation took place at St. Mark's Anglican Church in Savage Cove Saturday to Monday from where the funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 15 with Rev. Ross Rumbolt officiating. Interment followed in 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.

CHUBBS, GERTRUDE MAY
Fox Harbour

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Gertrude May Chubbs announce her peaceful passing at John M. Gray Centre on Monday, Feb. 14, 2005 in her 96th year. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are her three children Graham (Florence), Cyril (Elsie) and Warrick (Elaine); grandchildren Marilyn, Lucy, Todd, Peggy, Brian and Sheila; great-grandchildren Michael, Mackenzie, Shawna, Tony, Julie, Ryan, Amanda and Jamie, as well as a large circle of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her husband James Chubbs, sisters Dora, Mildred, Victoria, Alexandra and Hilda, brother Solomon, half-brothers John and George and half-sister Clara. The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Feb 17 at St. Mark's Anglican Church in St. Lewis, Labrador with Rev. Marlaine Leggo officiating. Interment followed at St. Mark's Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K. M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director.

HEDDERSON, HECTOR
St. Anthony East

Passed peacefully away at Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony on Feb. 18, 2005. He was in his 71st year. Leaving to mourn with a lifetime of memories wife Madeline; sons Jeffery (Marlene Drover), Jim (Pauline), Gordon (Marie) and Jonathan; daughter Diane Snow (Eric); grandchildren Steven, Janette, Billy, Jamie, Savannah, Amy, Victoria, Varrick, Jeffery, Joshua, and Maddie; great-grandson Jesse; brothers David Snow (Bertha Decker), Gordon Snow (Virginia Parrill) and Robert Snow (Eliza); sisters Betty Michelin (Job) and Mary Rowbottom (Eli); daughter-in-law Marlene Rowbottom, and wide circle of extended family and friends. He was predeceased by his son Billy, brother Walter Richards and sister Rosie Campbell. Visitation took place at the funeral home on West Street, St. Anthony. The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 21 at St Mary's Anglican Church in St. Anthony. Interment followed in the Anglican Cemetery in Griquet. Funeral arrangements were entrusted were entrusted to K. M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director.

QUINLAN, RAYMOND A.
Wild Bight

Passed peacefully away at Curtis Memorial Hospital on Feb. 22, 2005. He was in his 70th year. Leaving to mourn sisters and brothers Margaret (Norman) Best of St. Anthony, Viola (William) Seeley of Clarenville, John (Hazel) Quinlan of Ottawa, Beatrice (Baxter) Patey of St. Anthony, Ross (Ruth) Quinlan of Hawkes Bay and Linda Quinlan of St. John's; special friend Ann Marie Greene of St. John's, as well as a large circle of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by parents Fannie and Walter and sister Loretta. Visitation took place at the funeral home on West Street, St. Anthony. The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 25 at the Anglican Church in Cook's Harbour with Rev. Ross Rumbolt officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K. M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director.

RUMBOLT, TIMOTHY
Mary's Harbour
The family of the late Timothy Rumbolt are saddened to announce his passing away on Feb. 28, 2005, at his home in Mary's Harbour, Labrador . He was in his 75th year. Timothy was well known to most people all along the coast as a merchant for years. His connections as a businessman also made him known across the island. His passion though was the enjoyment of the outdoors, whether it was by boat or snow machine. Tim and his wife, Mary, were able to enjoy his passion of the land and sea after his retirement 10 years ago. Timothy was predeceased by his son Baxter Dean. He leaves to mourn his wife Mary; son Timmy; stepchildren Terry (Jackie), Tony (Laura), Sharon (Ronald) and Harvey (Juanita), and 10 grandchildren all living in Mary's Harbour. He was one of 10 children of Archibald and Elizabeth Rumbolt. Also left to mourn brother Charles ( Florence ) of Mary's Harbour and sister Charlotte of Barachois Brook. The funeral took place at St. Mary the Virgin Church in Mary's Harbour on March 2, 2005.**

 

 

Contributed by Joan Blake

** Contributed by Floyd Letto

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

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