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The Northern Pen Obituaries
July 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 July 2002

 

HILLIER, ALLAN JOHN
Griquet
Jan. 1, 1918-July 2, 2002

Passed peacefully away at John M. Gray Centre in St. Anthony on July 2, 2002. He was in his 84th year. Leaving to mourn son Wade (Linda); grandchildren Alan, Caroline, Elizabeth and Katherine; sister Nellie; also nieces, nephews and many dear friends. Family and friends were received at his late residence in Griquet. The funeral service was held at All Saints Anglican Church in Griquet at 2 p.m. on July 5 with Rev. Ross Rumbolt officiating. Interment followed at the church cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K.M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director.

CASSELL, WINNIE
Bide Arm

Passed peacefully away at Roddickton Health Centre on July 5, 2002. She was in her 74th year. She leaves to mourn husband Andrew; sons Rene (Della) of Roddickton and Andrew of Waterloo, Ontario; daughters Tamar (Ralph) Randell of Bide Arm and Marcy (Craig) Cassell of Truro, Nova Scotia; brothers Leslie, Henry and Eric Blanchard; sisters Emma Randell, Christine Davis, Bella Pittman and Rowena Mercer; half-brothers Spurgeon, Claude, Beaton and Boyce Randell; half-sisters Ethel Reid and Ruby Randell; 20 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren. Visitation was held at the Apostolic Faith Church in Bide Arm from where the funeral service took place at 2 p.m. on Monday July 8 with Pastor Chris Hewlett officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K.M. Fillatre Funeral Home, Roddickton, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director.

HYNES, RACHEL
Reef's Harbour

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Rachel Hynes announce her passing on Saturday, July 6, 2002 at the Rufus Guinchard Health Centre at the age of 85 years. She leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories her children Bertha (Mike) Pittman, Madeline (Leonard) Hounsell, Edna (Don) Patterson, Georgina (Nelson) Coombs, Cassie (Prim) Applin, Ethel (Simon) Kennedy, Mona Hynes, Marion (Ace) Coombs, Dan (Sheila) Hynes, Dave Hynes and Edward (Marilyn) Hynes; a large circle of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; daughters-in-law Gertie, Virginia and Angeline, brothers and sisters Andrew Humber, Cyril (Dorothy) Humber, Bessie Dobbin, Melvina Brake, Jenette Mitchell, Eliza Sharp and Edna (Don) Stuckless. She is predeceased by her husband William, children Sam, Susan, Ralph and Art, son-in-law Garfield, grandson Ewan, and sister Marion. The family received friends at St. Margaret's of Scotland Anglican Church in Reef's Harbour from where the funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Monday, July 8 with Rev. Hounsell-Drover officiating. Interment followed at the church cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Fillatre's Funeral Home, Port au Choix.

BROPHY, REGINALD
Roddickton

Passed peacefully away at Charles Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony on July 8, 2002, Reginald Brophy in his 75th year. Leaving to mourn wife Grace (Pilgrim); sons Melvin (Rosemarie) Payne of Cormack, Kent (Elizabeth) and Lindy, both of Bay Roberts; daughters Collette Cassell (Don) of Kitchener, Ontario and Susanne of Grand Falls; grandchildren Todd, Cory, Trina, Michael and Mark; brothers Calvin (Ethel) of Jackson's Arm, Jim (Joan) of Chamberlains and Gerald (Barbara) of Daniel's Harbour; sisters Margaret Alexander (David) of Florida and Patricia Kettle (Nathan) of St. John's; sisters-in-law Florence Stansford of Mount Pearl, Iris Fillier (George) of Pasadena and Ramona Manuel (Ivan) of Wabush; brothers-in-law Lloyd House of Daniel's Harbour, Junior (Eileen) Canning of Labrador City, Carl (Muriel) Pilgrim and Earl (Beatrice) Pilgrim both of Roddickton; very special aunt Gladys Brophy and family, Inez, Jean and Rodney, all of Daniel's Harbour; and a large number of relatives and friends. He is predeceased by daughter Karen Brophy, parents John and Blanche Brophy, stepmother Cassie Brophy, brother Ross Brophy, sister Kathleen House and special uncle Gordon Brophy. Visitation was held at Apostolic Faith Church in Roddickton from where the funeral service took place at 2 p.m. on Thursday, July 11. Interment followed at the church cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, flowers graciously accepted. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K.M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director.

MAUGER, VERNA MAY
St. Anthony

Passed peacefully away on Monday, July 8, 2002 at Curtis Memorial Hospital after a lengthy illness, Verna May Mauger at the age of 58. She leaves to mourn husband Kenneth; daughter Suzette; son Darryl (Sharon); granddaughters Courtney and Caitlin; mother Beulah Sulley; sisters Nina Walker(Clayton) of Illinois, Alma Alexander (Thomas) of Montreal; brothers George Sulley (Daphne) of Clarenville and Raymond Sulley (Christine) of St. John's; mother-in-law Blanche Mauger and family of North Sydney, and a large number of nieces, nephews and friends. She is predeceased by her father George Sulley (1961). Verna was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and friend to everyone. The funeral service took place at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 11 at the United Church in St. Anthony. Interment followed at the church cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, flowers graciously accepted or donations can be made to Curtis Memorial Hospital, St. Anthony. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K.M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director.

RUSSELL, KATHLEEN
Main Brook

Passed peacefully away at Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony on July 9, 2002. She was in her 67th year. She leaves to mourn her husband John; daughters Jillian (Rex) Hillier of St. Anthony, Maxine (Bill) Willemsen of Barrie, Ontario and Andrea (Perry) Canning of Labrador City; sons Gary (Elsie) Russell of Charlottetown, Eric (Heather) Russell of Barrie, Ontario, Robert (Tonya) Russell of Main Brook, and Bradley (Erin) Russell of St. John's; grandchildren Chris, Craig, Maria, Amy, Justin, Christa, Aaron, Erica, Johnathon, Ryan and Jordan; great grandchildren Alyssa and Hannah, as well as a large number of family and friends. Visitation was held at Bethel Pentecostal Church in Main Brook from where the funeral service took place at 2 p.m. on Friday, July 12 with Pastor Robert Davis officiating. Interment followed at the Pentecostal Cemetery in Main Brook. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K.M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director.

BRADLEY, STUART GRAHAM
Born in Indian Cove, Labrador on April 28, 1929, died July 16, 2002 at the Labrador Health Centre, Happy Valley-Goose Bay after a lengthily illness, age 73 years. He leaves to mourn brothers Paul (Faith), Douglas (Alice) and Percy (Flo); sister Emma Doreen, as well as a large number of nieces, nephews and friends. He is predeceased by his parents Augustus and Clarabelle Bradley, brothers Maxwell, Arthur, Ralph and Donald. The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Friday, July 19 at St. Andrews Anglican Church in Happy Valley-Goose Bay with Archdeacon Jennifer Goose officiating. Interment followed at the family plot in the Anglican Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Fillatre's Funeral Home, Happy Valley-Goose Bay.

SAMSON, MARINA
Brig Bay

Passed peacefully away at Rufus Guinchard Health Centre in Port Saunders on July 20, 2002. She was in her 62nd year. She leaves to mourn sisters Barbara (Wilson) and Elsie (Grant) of Brig Bay; brothers Tom (Jessie), Hiram (Bernice), Con (Effie) of Reef's Harbour, and Kevin of Brig Bay; nieces Diane of Mississauga, Faye of Brig Bay, and Connie of Stephenville; nephews Dean of Hawkes Bay, and Lorne of Fort St. John, B.C.; and very special aunt Cora Payne currently residing at Ivy Durley Place. She is predeceased by her father Peter (Aug. 1, 2000), and her mother Bessie (Aug. 5, 2001). Visitation was held at the Anglican Church in Plum Point from where the funeral service took place at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 23 with Bishop Payne officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K.M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director.

MESHER, WILFRED BERTRAM
1922 - 2002

Passed peacefully away at Curtis Memorial Hospital on July 21, 2002. He leaves to mourn daughter Eileen (John); son Ivan (Pam); grandchildren Chris and Louise; sister Virginia Nichol; brother Tom; brother-in-law Norman Patey (Emma); several nieces and nephews, and a very special friend Hilda Reardon. He is predeceased by wife Ruth and parents Wilfred and Emmeline. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service and interment will be held at a later date. Donations in his memory may be made to the charity of one's choice. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K.M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director.

WOODWARD, CLARA E.
Boat Harbour

Passed peacefully away at the Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony on July 22, 2002. She was in her 78th year. She leaves to mourn 12 children: Bessie Pilgrim, Kasia Richards (Fred), Rebecca Pilgrim, Dorcas Richards, Havner Saunders (Marilyn), Fred Saunders (Elsie), Wallace Saunders (Eliza), Roy Saunders (Priscilla), Joyce Cornick (Ken), Melvin Saunders (Carol), Edgar Saunders (Sheila) and Velma Boyd (Morris); many grandchildren; one great-grandchild; sister Hilda Reardon; brother George Laden, as well as a number of other relatives and friends. Visitation was held at the Anglican Church in Cook's Harbour from where the funeral service took place at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 24. Interment followed at the church cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K.M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director.

COLBOURNE, GARLAND S.
St. Anthony

Passed peacefully away at Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony on July 22, 2002. He was in his 78th year. He leaves to mourn his wife Vera; son Larry; grandchildren Suzanne (Darren), Mike (Nadia) and Ronnie; great-grandchildren Samantha, Sara and Shannon. He is predeceased by his daughter Ivy. He will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by all. Visitation was held at the Salvation Army Church in St. Anthony from where the funeral service took place at 2 p.m. on Thursday, July 25. Interment followed in the Salvation Army Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K.M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony, Brian Pilgrim, funeral director.

WHITE SR., HARRISON
Sandy Cove

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Harrison White Sr. announce his passing on Thursday, July 25, 2002 at the Flowers Cove Health Centre. He was in his 82nd year. He leaves to mourn his wife Selina; sons Isaac, George (Lucy); daughters Madeline (Amos) Pynn, Nancy (Grenfell) Pilgrim, Wavey (Calvin) Mitchelmore; 14 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; brothers Stephen and Freeman; sisters Gladys Coles, Louise Way, Sarah Way and MaryJane White, and a large circle of other relatives and friends. The family received friends at St. Thomas Anglican Church in Sandy cove from where the funeral service took place at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 27 with Rev. Bonnie Shullerberger officiating. Interment followed at the Anglican Cemetery, Savage Cove. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Fillatre's Funeral Home, Port au Choix/Bear Cove.

RYAN, ISABEL
Port Saunders

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Isabel Ryan announce her passing on Friday, July 26, 2002 at the Health Science Centre in St. John's . She was in her 69th year. Leaving to mourn daughters Joan (Rick) Massie, Millie (Wade) Gould of Port Saunders, Linda (Rob) Garez of Devon, Alberta, Jackie (Derrick) Chaulk and Ann of Mount Pearl, Betty of Port au Choix; sons Rob and Cameron (Vanessa), both of Port Saunders; grandchildren Ricky, Linda, Janelle, Alanna, Kelsey, Bobby, Jessie, Erin, Ryan, Hayley, Anthony, Caralee and Isabella; brothers Angus (Carol) Hall and Kevin (Inez) Hall; sisters Bertina White, Mary Dennis, Freda (Baptiste) Lainey, Leila DuBourdieau, Theresa (Willie) Jesso, Petty (Fintan) March, and a large circle of other relatives and friends. She is predeceased by her husband Leonard (1996), parents Ann and Patrick Hall, sister Rita Rouges, brothers Hugh, Michael, Howard and Joseph Hall. The family received friends at St. Joseph 's Roman Catholic Church in Port Saunders from where the funeral service took place at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 30 with Father Terry officiating. Interment followed at Interfaith Cemetery in Sandy Cove. As expressions of sympathy, flowers were 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.

BILES, MARGARET BOURNE (BOYD)
St. Anthony

Passed peacefully away at Western Memorial Regional Hospital in Corner Brook on July 27, 2002. She was in her 75th year. Margaret was an active member of the community and was a member of various clubs and associations in St. Anthony. She was a member of the United Church Women (U.C.W), the United Church Choir, the Hospital Auxiliary, the Loyal Orange Benevolent Association (LOBA), and the 50+ Club. She leaves to mourn her husband of 56 years Maxwell , daughters Joan Rumbolt, Eileen Reeves, Celeste Thompson and Maxine Earle; son-in-law Junior Earle; grandchildren Curtis Rumbolt, Annette Rumbolt, Paulette Russell, Allister Russell, Jeanette Russell, Dwight Russell, Paul Reeves, Brenda Reeves, Terry Reeves, Sherry Reeves, Rodney Thompson, Susan Thompson, Colin Thompson, Denise Collier, Robin Collier, Jennifer Earle and Justin Earle; great-grandchildren Marijke Rumbolt, Terri Rumbolt, Kimberly Russell, Kelly Russell, Kassidy Russell, McKenzie Russell, Marc Russell, Julia Reeves, Jamie Reeves, Victoria Thompson, Miranda Thompson, and Christian Collier; brothers Arthur (Ena) Boyd, William Boyd, and Wilfred (Elizabeth) Boyd; sisters Flora (Garland) Dean and Mabel (Stewart) Hillier; sister-in-law Hilda Biles, and a circle of other relatives and friends. Visitation took place at K.M. Fillatre Funeral Home in St. Anthony. The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, July 30 at the United Church in St. Anthony. Pallbearers were Brenda Reeves, Paul Reeves, Annette Rumbolt, Curtis Rumbolt, Jeanette Rumbolt and Paulette Rumbolt. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K.M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Antony, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director.

 

 

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