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The Northern Pen Obituaries
July 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 July 2001

 

HOUSE, ABRAHAM
Bellburns

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Abraham House announce his passing at Rufus Guinchard Health Centre in Port Saunders on Monday, July 2, 2001. He was in his 87th year. He leaves to morn wife Ivy; three daughters, Barbara (Gerald) Humber of Daniel's Harbour, Gladys (Ralph) Keough of Parsons Pond and Edna (Leonard) House of River of Ponds; two sons, Jacob (Ethel) of Cox's Cove and Hubert (Sadie) of River of Ponds; 21 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law Elsie House of Corner Brook, Elizabeth House of Meadows, Emma House of St. John's and Nora House of St. John's, and a large number of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his parents and eight brothers. The family received friends at St. Aiden's Anglican Church in Bellburns from where the funeral service took place on July 5 at 2 p.m. with interment in the church cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, flowers or donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Canadian Cancer Society. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Fillatre's Funeral Home, Port au Choix.

PLOWMAN, GEORGE
Port Saunders

It is with great sadness that the family of the late George Plowman announce his passing at Rufus Guinchard Health Centre in Port Saunders on Saturday, July 7, 2001. He was in his 73rd year. He leaves to mourn caretakers and very special friends, George Applin, Mary (Med) McCarthy and her children Roxanne (Jerry) Welsh of Rocky Harbour, Dwaine and Vince (Sue), and grandchildren Tyler, Taylor, Callie, Nikita, Brittany and Brent. He also leaves to mourn two brothers, Henry of Hawkes Bay and Abijah (Florence) of Port Saunders; two sisters Sadie Pike of Hawkes Bay and Charlotte (Gordon) Caines of Hawkes Bay; special friends Amy and Vander, Yvonne and Bruce Lockemer and Henry Lavers; also a large circle of relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his parents, two brothers and one sister. The family received friends from St. Joseph 's Church in Port Saunders from where the funeral service took place on July 10 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Elder officiating. Interment followed at the Interfaith Cemetery in Sandy Cove. As expressions of sympathy, flowers or donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Fillatre's Funeral Home, Port au Choix.

REARDON, EDWARD FRANCIS (FRANK)
St. Lunaire-Griquet

It is with great sadness that the family of Frank Reardon announce his passing at Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony on Saturday, July 7, 2001 at the age of 61. He leaves to mourn his wife Pearl; four daughters, Elaine (Kent), Melissa, Kelly (Barry) and Denise (Terry); granddaughter Emily; father Leo; four brothers, Phonse (Patsy), Gerald, Jerome (Marie) and Glen; four sisters, Evangeline (Ed), Mary (Michael), Lillian (Victor) and Delores (Marty); special friend Roy Bussey; and a large circle of relatives and friends. The funeral service took place at 2 p.m. on July 10 from Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church in Goose Cove with interment at the Calvary Pentecostal Cemetery at St. Lunaire-Griquet. His remains rested at the funeral home on West Street , St. Anthony. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K.M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director.

BURDEN, ERNEST JOSEPH
May 15, 1920-July 9, 2001

Passed peacefully away with his family and loved ones in attendance. He is survived by his wife Dorothy, to whom he was married for 51 years; sons Elliott (Donna) and Lorne (Suzanne); grandchildren Donald, Michael, Jake and Aaron; sisters Hazel and Mabel. A native of St. Lunaire-Griquet, he lived his final years in Peterborough, Ontario. Visitation was held at the Comstock Funeral Home, 356 Rubidge Street in Peterborough from where the memorial service took place on July 12. In memory donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society or the Peterborough Regional Health Centre Foundation.

COATES, RICHARD
Formerly of Eddies Cove East

Passed peacefully away at John M. Gray Centre in St. Anthony on July 14, 2001. He was in his 77th year. He was predeceased by wife Isabella on May 29, 1971 and three children. Leaving to mourn sons Curtis (Mary Rachel), Llewellyn (Emma) and Claude (Donna); daughters Winnie (Maitland) and Bessie (Stanley); grandchildren Perry (Lillian), Lisa (Bob), Isabella (Chris), Tiffany (Vern), Susan and Stanley Jr.; great-grandchildren Laura, Alana, Kyle and Kiana; brothers Edgar (Margaret), Philip (Rita) and Thomas (Agnes); sister Amy (Stedman); and a circle of relatives and friends. The funeral service took place at 2 p.m. on July 16 from St. Andrews Anglican Church in Lower Cove with Rev. Elder officiating. Interment followed at the cemetery in Eddies Cove East.

ADAMS, DEANNA
Roddickton

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our precious little girl, Deanna Adams, at Janeway Hospital on Sunday, July 15, 2001. She was 10 days old. She leaves to mourn her parents, Graham and Sheila Adams; grandparents Raymond and Blanche Adams, and Jessie and Julie Bushey; also a large circle of relatives. The funeral took place at 2 p.m. on July 17 from the Calvary Pentecostal Temple in Roddickton with Pastor Eugene Head officiating. Interment followed at the Calvary Pentecostal Cemetery in Roddickton. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K.M. Fillatre Funeral Home, Roddickton, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director.

NICOLLE, LANCE ROSS
Brampton, Ontario

Passed away on Sunday, July 15, 2001 near Bolton as a result of a motor vehicle accident, Lance Ross Nicolle at the age of 16. Lance is the beloved son of Bruce and Cynthia Nicolle of Brampton, Ontario; loving grandson of Frances and Ross Nicolle of Rocky Harbour. He will be sadly missed by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Visitation took place from Fillatre's Funeral Home in Rocky Harbour. The funeral service took place on Saturday, July 21 at 2 p.m. at St. Matthew's Anglican Church followed by interment in 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, Rocky Harbour.

GENGE, DANIEL
Deadman's Cove

Passed away on Tuesday, July 17, 2001 at Charles S. Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony, Daniel Genge of Deadman's Cove at the age of 73 years. He leaves to mourn wife Georgina (nee Gould); sons Josh (Sheila), Daniel Jr. (Iris) and Kevin (Debbie); daughters Nancy (Terry) Coles, Millie (Baxter) White, Wavey (Rex) Whalen, Pam (Maurice) Way and Joan (Randy) White; grandchildren Bradley, Harris, Terri Lynn, Kristy, Dena, Ashlee, Genna, Gaye, Robyn, Deedee, Jaret, Jillian, Mark and Avary; sister Sophie (Matthew) Genge of Anchor Point and a number of other relatives and friends. The family received friends from St. Matthew's Anglican Church in Anchor Point from where the funeral service took place on Saturday, July 21 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Robert Elder officiating. Interment followed at the church cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, flowers graciously accepted or donations may be made to the charity of one's choice. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Holly Brown and Don Gould, Fillatre's Funeral Home, Port au Choix.

SINNICKS, RICHARD
St. Barbe

Former resident of River of Ponds Passed peacefully away at his residence in St. Barbe on July 17, 2001. He was in his 75th year. Leaving to mourn daughters Joyce (Ross), Harriett (Eddie) and Mable (Alex); son Myles (Hilda); sisters Dora and Lydia ; brother Cecil; grandchidlren; greatgrandchildren; nieces; nephews; cousins and a circle of other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by wife Julie. The funeral service took place at 11 a.m. on July 20 from the Anglican Church in Hawkes Bay with Rev. Ross Rumbolt officiating. Interment followed at the Anglican Cemetery in River of Ponds. His remains rested at the churches in Black Duck Cove and Hawkes Bay. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K.M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director.

TOOPE, MARY
St. Barbe

Passed peacefully away at her residence in St. Barbe on July 17, 2001. She was in her 83rd year. Leaving to mourn sons Isaac, Wilson (Cinderella), Leslie (Edith), Whyman (Emeline), and Nicholas (Ivy); daughters Shallottie, Elva, Cicely (Selby) and Sharon (Reginald); in-laws Eileen, Sam, Monia and Minnie; 26 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren and a large number of family and friends. She was predeceased by husband James, daughter Margaret Gould and son Abraham. The funeral service took place at 3 p.m. on July 20 from the Anglican Church in Black Duck Cove with interment in the Anglican Cemetery at Anchor Point, Rev. Ross Rumbolt officiating. Her remains rested at the church in Black Duck Cove. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K.M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director.

SINNICKS, RICHARD
St. Barbe
Former resident of River of Ponds

Passed peacefully away at his residence in St. Barbe on July 17, 2001. He was in his 75th year. Leaving to mourn daughters Joyce (Ross), Harriett (Heltie), Mable (Alex) and Joselyn (Guy); son Myles (Hilda); sisters Dora and Lydia ; brother Cecil; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; cousins and a circle of other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by wife Julie. The funeral service took place at 11 a.m. on July 20 from the Anglican Church in Hawkes Bay with Rev. Ross Rumbolt officiating. Interment followed at the Anglican Cemetery in River of Ponds. His remains rested at the churches in Black Duck Cove and Hawkes Bay. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K.M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director.

MAJOR, ALFRED WILLIAM (BILL)
Lacombe, Alberta
Alfred William (Bill) Major
of Lacombe passed away suddenly on July 21, 2001 at the age of 50 years. He is survived by his loving wife Nita of Lacombe, Alberta; son Jamie (Shawna) Major of Red Deer; daughter Jennifer (Marc) Denis of Sudbury, Ontario; foster-daughter Neila (Cameron) McCracken of Brampton, Ontario; father Lambert Major of Newfoundland; brother Rex (Lisa) Major; sisters Frances (Carl) Heffern, Helen (Cecil) MacKenzie, Debbie (Brian) Green, Viola (Brian) Finn, Beulah (Rick) Harrison, Denise (Reg) Payne and Madonna (Dave) Williams, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Bill was predeceased by his mother and two sisters. Funeral services were held from Wilson 's Funeral Chapel in Lacombe on July 30 at 2 p.m. If friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the Suicide Prevention Centre, expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to wfch@telusplanet.net      Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Wilson's Funeral Chapel, Lacombe, Alberta.

GENGE, SELINA
Anchor Point
Sept. 4, 1935-July 22, 2001

It is with great sadness that the families of the late Selina Genge of Anchor Point announce her sudden passing on July 22, 2001. Selina was a loving and devoted mother, wife and friend. She was known for her determination and her kindness. She started work at the age of 17 in Stephenville with her friend Annie. When she returned home, she married her childhood sweetheart Allister and together they raised three children. She is predeceased by her mother Susanna Sinnicks and five brothers, Guy, Wilfred, Esau Jr., Jacob and Sterling. She leaves to mourn husband Allister; sons Clay (Tina) and Leon; daughter Melissa (Stanley); three granddaughters Nadine, Shannon and Megan; father Esau Sinnicks; sisters Naomi and Hilda; brothers Cyril and Truman; also Annie Genge, special cousin and a large circle of relatives and friends. Her remains rested at the Anglican Church in Anchor Point from where the funeral service took place at 2 p.m. on July 25 with Rev. Elder officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K.M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director.

LODER, BLANCHE
St. Lunaire-Griquet

It is with great sadness that the family of Blanche Loder announce her passing at Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony on Tuesday, July 24, 2001 at the age of 76. She leaves to mourn husband Selby; three sons, Albert (Gloria), Ralph (Marie) and Ross; six daughters, Mary, Ivy (Arthur) Bath, Selma (Abe) Hill, Sadie (Nelson) Taylor, Alice (Kevin) Compton and Donna (Kenneth) Grey; 24 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; three sisters; five brothers; and a large circle of relatives and friends. Her remains rested at Calvary Pentecostal Church in St. Lunaire-Griquet from where the funeral service took place at 2 p.m. on July 27. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K.M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director.

BAINES, LEANDER
Shoal Cove West

Passed peacefully away at Rufus Guinchard Health Centre in Port Saunders on July 23, 2001. He was in his 71st year. Leaving to mourn wife Lucy; daughters Hazel (Ivan), Maude (Roy), Dale Barbara and Brenda; sons Conrad (Carol), Alvin and Maxwell (Wanda); grandchildren Casey, Christopher, Terra, Trina, Maxwell, Mason, Robbie, Travis and Megan; great-grandchild Jayden; sisters Joyce (Jim), Iris (Lambert), Olga (Albert), Virginia (Nat), Augustine (Leslie) and Kit (Harvey); brothers Wilfred (Theresa), Harold (Shirley), George (Elizabeth), Hayward (Jessie) and Melvin (Olga); sister-in-law Dorcas; nieces; nephews; and a large circle of relatives and friends. He was predeceased by mother Alma, father George, brothers Noah and Curling and grandson Quinn. His remains rested at St. Margaret's Anglican Church in Shoal Cove West from where the funeral service took place at 2 p.m. on July 26 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.

PATEY, LINDA MAY
Port Saunders

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Linda May Patey announce her passing on Wednesday, July 25, 2001 at Western Memorial Regional Hospital at the age of 51. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories are her two daughters, Lillian (Humphrey Patey) of River of Ponds and Edna (James Blackwood) of Corner Brook; three precious grandchildren, Jamie, Ashley and Corey; brothers Walter of Port Saunders, Lee (May) of Hawkes Bay, Donald (Donna) of Port Saunders and Gordon (Ethel) of Mississauga, Ontario; sister Kathleen Newhook (Leroy) of Old Ship, Trinity Bay; stepchildren Melinda, Lonnie, Corey, Caroline, Troy and Jason, all residing in Norris Point, as well as a large circle of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She is predeceased by special friend Sterling Payne, parents Hibbert and Hester Patey, brother Roy and sister Olive. Visitation was held at the Pentecostal Church in Port Saunders from where the funeral service took place on Saturday, July 28 at 6 p.m. with Rev. Norman Cutler officiating. Interment followed at the Interfaith Cemetery in Sandy Cove. As expressions of sympathy, flowers graciously accepted or donations may be made to the charity of one's choice. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Fillatre's Funeral Home, Corner Brook.

ELLIOTT, LILLY MAE
Raleigh
Jan. 8, 1914 to July 27, 2001

Passed peacefully away at Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony on July 27, 2001 at the age of 87 years. Leaving to mourn daughter Vida (Ross) Taylor; sons Samuel (Christina), Reginald (Irene), Weldon, Garland (Pansy), Maxwell (Judy), Alvin (Yvonne), Winston, Wayne and Cecil Grenham; 29 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren and a large circle of relatives and friends. Visitation took place at the United Church in Raleigh from where the funeral service took place at 2 p.m. on July 30 with Rev. Carl Arnold officiating. Interment followed in the old United Church Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K.M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director.

SHEPPARD, MINNIE
Port Saunders

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Minnie Sheppard announce her passing at Rufus Guinchard Health Centre on Friday, July 27, 2001 at the age of 64 years. She leaves to mourn husband Cyril; son Colin of Labrador City; daughters Olga (Trevor) Payne of Wabush and Edna (Jeff) Byrne of Wabush; grandchildren Gabriel, Joelle, Patrick and Bobbi; brother Curtis (Shirley) Chambers of Bear Cove; sisters Olga (Robert) Porter of Bear Cove and Mabel (Rendell) Genge of Deadman's Cove; father-in-law Karl Sheppard, Escasonic Home, St. John's; brothers-in-law Harris (Marie) Sheppard of Labrador City and Maurice (Diane) Sheppard of St. John's; very special friend Alicia Patey of Port au Choix; and a large circle of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her parents John and Edna Chambers and sister Mary. On July 29, as a result of a motor vehicle accident deceased are her three sisters and one brother-in-law, Ethel Gould of Bear Cove, Marion Gould of Devon, Alberta and Bertha (Oswald) Torraville of Gander Bay. The family received friends from St. Joseph 's Church in Port Saunders from where the funeral service took place on Monday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Rumbolt, Ida Patey and Matthew Osbourne officiating. Interment followed at the Interfaith Cemetery in Sandy Cove. As expressions of sympathy, flowers graciously accepted or donations can be made to Palative Care Unit of Rufus Guinchard Health Centre. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Fillatre's Funeral Home, Port au Choix.

HUNTER, IVY
1953-2001
Hare Bay
Former resident of St. Anthony

The sudden passing occurred at Hare Bay on July 29, 2001 at the age of 47 years. She leaves to mourn her companion, Carman Saunders; her mother Stella Colbourne; sisters Rachel (Ruben), Juanita (Grenfell), Priscilla (Gerald), Eloisa (Peter) and Cenith (Melvin); brother Earle Colbourne; brother-in-law Leon Blake; the Saunders family in Hare Bay; and a number of aunts, uncles and other family members. She is predeceased by her father William Colbourne, sister Judy Blake and nephew Timothy Blake. She will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by family and friends. Visitation was held at the Salvation Army Church in St. Anthony from where the funeral service took place at 2 p.m. on Aug. 3 with Capt. Mouland officiating. Interment followed in the new Salvation Army Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K.M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director.

MCLEAN, NELSON
Eddies Cove West

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Nelson McLean announce his passing on Sunday, July 29, 2001 as the result of a motor vehicle accident at the age of 28 years. He leaves to mourn mother Jane; special friend Kyla Tatchell; daughter Liberty; son Graydon; brother Gary; sisters Heather (Tom) Ryles and Nancy (Phillip) Sparkes; grandfather Nelson McLean and grandmother Nancy; and a large circle of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his grandmother Ellen McLean. The family received friends from Fillatre's Funeral Home in Port au Choix. The funeral service took place from St. Thomas Beckett Anglican Church on Friday, Aug. 3 at 6 p.m. with Rev. Perry Cooper officiating. Interment followed at Doctors Brook 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.

GOULD, ETHEL
Bear Cove

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Ethel Gould announce her passing on Sunday, July 29, 2001 as the result of a motor vehcile accident at the age of 67 years. She leaves to mourn daughters Cecily (Elijah) Way, Gladys (Wilson) Gould, Dinah (Gerald) Gould and Edna (Roland) Genge; grandchildren Chad (Natasha), Denise (special friend Monty), Roland (Denise), Robin, Gerald, Ashley (special friend Anetta), Trista and Travis; great-grandchildren Cody and Brandon; sisters Olga (Robert) Porter and Mabel (Rendell) Genge; brother Curtis (Shirley) Chambers and a large circle of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her husband Roland, parents John and Edna Chambers, sisters Mary, Minnie, Marion, Bertha, grandchild Wilson, and mother and father-in-law Jacob and Blanche Gould. The family received friends from St. Boniface Anglican Church in Bear Cove from where the funeral service took place on Friday, Aug. 3 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Robert Elder officiating. 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.

GOULD, MARION
Devon, Alberta
(Formerly of Bear Cove)

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Marion Gould announce her passing on Sunday, July 29, 2001 as the result of a motor vehicle accident at the age of 57 years. She leaves to mourn husband Earl; sons Dennis (Celeste) and Earl (special friend Ronda); daughters Chickie (Baxter) Taylor and Ethel (special friend); grandchildren Lindsey, Janna Lee, Mindy, Kelsey and Jessica; sisters Olga (Robert) Porter and Mabel (Rendell) Genge; brother Curtis (Shirley) Chambers and a large circle of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her parents John and Edna Chambers and sisters Mary, Minnie, Bertha and Ethel, father and mother-in-law Jacob and Blanche Gould. The family received friends from St. Boniface Anglican Church in Bear Cove from where the funeral service took place on Friday, Aug. 3 at 2 p.m with Rev. Robert Elder officiating. 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.

 

 

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