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The Northern Pen Obituaries
July 2006

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 2006

 

BROWNE, MARY “MAUREEN” R.N.
1962 - 2006

Passed peacefully away on Monday, July 3, 2006 at the Carmelite House in Grand Falls - Windsor, in her 43rd year. Left with fond and loving memories are her father William and mother Clara; brothers Cas (Debbie), Tony (Cynthia), Ron (Diane), Chris (Kathleen), Bill (Kathleen), Philip (Kim), Brendan (Sherry) and Terry (Minnie); sister Catherine (Steve); nieces Nadine, Serena, Cassandra, Stephanie, Melissa, Andrea, Nicole, Kim, Emilie, Ella, Lauren and Victoria; nephews Cas Jr., Anthony Jr., William Jr. Andrew, Ethan, Seth, Stephan, Parker, Aiden and Bradley, as well as numerous other relatives and friends. Fr. David Joy conducted the funeral service on July 5, 2006 at 2:00 p.m., at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, in Grand Falls - Windsor. Flowers were gratefully accepted. Donations in lieu of flowers may also be made to the Canadian Diabetic Association. For on line condolences please visit www.centralfuneralhomes.ca

CARROLL, JESSIE
St. Anthony

Passed away on July 4, 2006, Jessie Carroll at the age of 86 years. Leaving to mourn sons George (Christine), Thomas (Selma) and Gary (Patsy); daughters Ivy Taylor (Hector), Bertha Decker (David Snow), Rosie Simmonds (Stephen), Eileen Brown, Evelyn Coates (Andrew), Marie Campbell (Herbert) and Bernice Chubbs (Jerry); 29 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; brothers Isaac Warren (Joyce), Whyman Warren (Bertha) and Harrison Warren (Vira); sisters Dulcie Woodward (Wilfred), Hazel Diamond and Grace Pittman; sister-in-law Lenore Warren and a wide circle of friends and relatives. She was predeceased by husband Joseph, granddaughter Sheila Carroll, great-grandchildren Christian Coates and Tylor Bailey, son-in-law Harvey Brown, sister Violet Woodward, brother Ford Warren, brothers-in- law Lambert Woodward, William Fields, Ralph Pittman and George Diamond. Visitation took place at K. M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony. The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 8 at the Anglican Church in St. Anthony with Hannah Dicks, catechist, officiating. Interment followed at the church cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K. M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony, Lee Nippard, funeral director.

HANCOCK, BEULAH WILLIMENA
Roddickton

Passed peacefully away on Friday July 7, 2006 at Curtis Memorial Hospital after a short illness. Left with fond and loving memories are her daughters Goldie (Clyde) Melendy of Corner Brook, Juanita Hancock (Wayne) of Sudbury, Ontario, Louise (Terry) Canning of Flin Flon, Manitoba, Sybil Hancock and Sharon (Sterling) Starks of Ottawa, Ontario, Della (Michael) Nicholson of Dixon, California, and Kimberley (Terry) Samson of Gander; sisters Mary (Philip) Gilley of Deer Lake, Naomi (Garland) Canning of Pasadena, Jessie (Melvin) Decker and Emma (Clifford) Brown of Roddickton; brothers Kenneth (Mary) Adams of Roddickton and Harold (Venus) Adams of Fredericton, New Brunswick; brother-in-law Beatie (Elsie) Hancock of Grand Falls-Windsor; 13 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren, as well as a large circle of other relatives and friends. Visitation took place at the Pentecostal Church in Roddickton from where the funeral service was held on Monday, July 10 with Pastor Grimes officiating. Interment followed at the church cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K. M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony, Lavinia Caines Fillatre, funeral director.

COMPTON, REGINALD WILSON
Roddickton

Passed away on July 10, 2006, Reginald Wilson Compton, at the age of 87 years. Leaving to mourn wife Bessie of St. Anthony; sons Freeman (Elizabeth) and Woodrow (Joan) of Kitchener, Ontario, Murdock of Elliston and Melvin (Cenith) of Roddickton; daughters Gertie (Melvin) Pilgrim of St. Anthony, Melina (Francis) Pollard of Stephenville, Velma (David) Springall of New Waterford, Nova Scotia, Joy (Jim) Jenkins of Pasadena, and Wanda Compton of Kitchener, Ontario; sister Bella Fillier of Roddickton; 46 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren and many other relatives and friends. Visitation was held at the Apostolic Faith Church in Roddickton from where the funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, July 13 with Brother Kirby Hewlett officiating. Interment followed at the church cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K. M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Lavinia Caines Fillatre, funeral director.

ELMS, WILLIS JR.
Paradise
(Formerly of Roddickton)

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Willis Elms Jr. announce his tragic passing on Tuesday, July 11, 2006 at the result of an industrial accident at the Deer Lake Reginald Airport. He was 57 years of age. He leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories his wife of 34 years Pauline (Coles); two loving children, Robin Willis (Cynthia Howse) of Deer Lake and Nicole (David) Butt of Paradise; his little buddy Keegan (grandson); brothers and sisters George (Marion) of Sops Arm, Onslo (Willie “Chop”) Anstey of Grande Prairie, Alberta, Geraldine (Winston “Toot”) Janes and Scott (Ida) of Reidsville, Arthur (Juanita) of Nicholsville, Carl of USA, and Jenny Thomas (Michael Colford) of Moncton, New Brunswick; sister-in-law Pauline Elms of Kitchener, Ontario; brother-in-law Rendell Thomas of Edmonton, Alberta. He is also missed by Pauline’s brothers and sisters Miriam (Hubert) Genge of Anchor Point, Albert (Rita) Coles, Terry (Nancy) Coles, Matthew (Margaret) Coles and George (Bertha) Coles, all of Savage Cove, and Rose (Gord) Reid and Linda Coles (Chesley Keats) of St. John’s, as well as a large circle of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his parents Willis Sr. and Minnie Elms, brother Rex, half-sister Inez, parents-in-law Marcia and Harris Coles of Savage Cove. Visitation took place at Fillatre’s Funeral Home, 10 Clinic Drive, Deer Lake on Thursday. The funeral service was held on Friday, July 14 at 2 p.m. at St. Michael’s and All Angels Anglican Church, Deer Lake with Rev. John Meade and Bishop Mark Genge officiating. Interment followed at Deer Lake Interdenominational Cemetery, Wight’s Road. As expressions of sympathy flowers were graciously accepted or donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice. The family guest book may be signed or a memorial donation may be made through our website www.fillatre.ca

NOEL, KIRK BRADLEY
St. Anthony

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Kirk Bradley Noel announce his passing on Thursday, July 13, 2006 as the result of a tragic helicopter crash off of the coast of Canso, Nova Scotia during military Search and Rescue training operations. He was 33 years of age. He leaves to mourn with fond loving memories his mother Wavey (Noel) of St. Anthony, grandmother Phoebe (Noel) of St. Anthony, Uncle John (Hazel) of St. Anthony, Aunt Sybil (Gord) of Wabush, Aunt Hean (Stephen) of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Uncle Shawn (Marion and children Ryan and Heidi) of Bay Bulls and Aunt Helen (Ron) Brown of Riverview, New Brunswick. John, Sybil, Jean and Shawn were more like bothers and sisters to Kirk as he was raised by his grandparents Phoebe and the late Allan Noel. Also leaving to mourn are close cousins Lynn Skinner (Scott and daughter Kelsey) of Saint John, New Brunswick, Karen Anderson (Adam and children Cameron and Grace) of Lawrencetown, Nova Scotia, Trevor Noel (Kim) of Raleigh, North Carolina, Joetta Penney of Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Geoggrey and Joshua Penney of St. Anthony, and Tyler Hillier of Griquet.
Kirk was born September 9th, 1972 and attended Harriot Curtis Collegiate in St. Anthony, graduating in 1992. He also attended St. Anne's college at Church Point, Nova Scotia and Memorial University in St. John's. He enrolled in the Canadian Armed Forces 10 March, 1997 and joined the Navy as an NCIOP (Navel Combat Information Operator). He servied onboard HMCS St. John's (1998-2001), HMCS Charlottetown (2202-2003) and at CFNOS CFB Halifax (2004). Kirk decided to make a bold career change in May 2004 and applied to the elite and highly competitive Search and Rescue Technician trade of the Canadian Forces. In August 2004 he was selected from a lengthy list of candidates. After extensive self professional development, and attended CFSSAR in Comox, British Columbia from 14 August 2004 - 3 July 2005. He successfully completed the demanding course and placed near the top of his class. He was posted to 413 Squadron (T&R) in Greenwood, Nova Scotia July 2005 and proudly wore the wings of the SAR Tech.
Kirk was very well liked by everyone he met throughout his military and civilian circles and was the life of the party wherever he went. A very good musician, he sang with several bands throughout his life and entertained people all over the world.
Visitation took place a K. M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony for family and friends. A visitation service for the general public was held at the St. Anthony Olympia on Tuesday, July 18 from 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 19 at the St. Anthony Olympia Arena. A scholarship in Kirk's memory will be set up at a later date. Interment followed at the United Cemetery in Goose Cove West. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K. M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony, Danielle Galgay and Lee Nippard, funeral directors.
Know that you are loved and that you will be remembered in our hearts and in our souls. Know that someday we'll all meet again when God calls us home.

O'DELL, LUCY OLIVE
West St. Modeste

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Lucy O'Dell announces her passing at the Western Memorial Hospital in Corner Brook on July 14, 2006 at the age of 68 years. Leaving to mourn with loving memories children George (Rhoda), Josephine (Percy), Terry (Lynn), Howard (Noreen), Brendon (Heather), Bernadette (Kevin), Alice (Sylvain), Anita (Ivan), Jacquie (Wyman); 18 grandchildren, Laura, Chad, Denis, Nathan, Terrilynn, Tristen, Troy, Aloysius, Stephen, Daniel, Cody, Ross, Scott, Jessica, Danielle, Chantelle, Tony and Ira; five sisters and five brothers, as well as a large circle of family and friends. She was predeceased by her husband Aloysius O'Dell, son Aloysius Jr. and sister Jane Glynn. Visitors were received at the Roman Catholic Church in West St. Modeste on Saturday and Sunday from where the funeral service took place on Monday, July 17 at 3 p.m. with Fr. Tony O'Dell officiating. Interment followed at the Roman Catholic Cemetery in Pinware. As expressions of sympathy, flowers were graciously accepted. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Fillatre's Funeral Home, L'Anse au Loup.

SHORT, STANLEY
Cook's Harbour

Passed away on July 14, 2006, Stanley Short at the age of 86 years. Leaving to mourn brother Absalom (Violet); sisters Jane Carroll (Bill), Bertha and Girty Campbell. He was predeceased by his father and mother. The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Monday, July 17 at Wesley United Church in Cook's Harbour with Rev. Gus Pendleton officiating.

HEDDERSON, WILLIAM
Straitsview

Passed peacefully away on July 15, 2006 at his residence in Straitsview at the age of 70 years. He leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories wife Linda; daughters Sharon (George) Hedderson and Mary (Dwight) Hedderson both of straitsview and Marie (Ashley) Hedderson of Goose Bay; grandchildren Terry, Dillon, Bradley, Lyndon, Kevin and Dayna; brothers Aquilla and Pleaman (Marion); sisters Emma, Annie and Fannie (Frank) as well as a large circle of other relatives and friends. Visitation took place at Calvary Pentecostal Tabernacle in ST. Lunaire - Griquet from where the funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, July 18 with Pastor Hayward Primmer and catechist Hannah Dicks officiating. Interment followed at the cemetery in Quirpon. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K.M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony, Lee Nippard, funeral director.

BRADLEY, PAUL
(Formerly of Lodge Bay)

Passed away on July 15, 2006 at the Forteau Long Care Unit, Paul Bradley, at the age of 91 years. Leaving to mourn daughter Patsy Rumbolt (Roddy); sons Melvin and Perry; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; brothers Douglas (Alice) of Lodge Bay and Pearce (Florence) of Ontario; sister Emma Stewart of Ontario, as well as a large circle of other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his wife Faith. Visitation took place at St. John The Baptist Church in Lodge Bay from where the funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 19 with Rev. Mark Nichols officiating. Interment followed at the Anglican cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K. M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony and Roddickton.

DOWER, VINCENT
Conche
1949 - 2006

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Vincent Dower announce his sudden passing at his family residence in Conche on Sunday, July 16, 2006 at the age of 56 years. He leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories wife Elaine (nee Hayter); children Jamie and Carolyn (Andre); sisters Anne and Geraldine (Leo); brother Frank (Mary Ann) and honourary sister Anne Marie, as well as a large circle of other relatives, friends and past students. He was predeceased by father Walter, mother Mary Theresa and sister Evangeline (Jim). Friends visited Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in Conche on Tuesday and Wednesday from where the funeral service took place on Thursday, July 20 at 1:30 p.m. officiated by Fr. Joseph Muchena. Interment followed at the Roman Catholic Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, flowers were graciously accepted or donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Heart and Stroke Association or to the charity of one's choice. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K. M. Fillatre Funeral Home, Corner Brook. The family guest book may be signed by visiting our website www.fillatre.ca

CULL, EUNICE (NOBLE)
St. Anthony

Passed peacefully away on July 18, 2006, at the age of 83 years. Leaving to mourn husband William H.; sons Fred (Vickie), Roy (Louise), Eric (Leona), Everett (Violet) and Wilfred (Ann); daughters Elizabeth Penney (Loomis) and Mary (Hazen); 20 grandchildren; 34 great- grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; brother Victor (Bertha); sisters Vera (David) and Doris (Don); sisters-in-law Bertha, Florrie, Olive and Helen (Job). Visitation was held at Bethel Pentecostal Church in St. Anthony from where the funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Friday, July 21 with Pastor Norman Joy officiating. Interment followed at the church cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K.M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony, Danielle Galgay, funeral director.

HISCOCK, ELIOL
Englee

Passed away on July 20, 2006, Eliol Hiscock of Englee, age 67 years. Leaving to mourn his common-law wife Jessie Earle of Englee; estranged wife Marie Hiscock of Englee; son Keith of Englee; daughters Belinda (Ronald) Patey and Bessie (Larry) Cull of Englee, Shirley Fillier and Sheila (Morris) of Dryden, Ontario; sister Laura (Wilmore) Hancock of Englee; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Visitation was held at the Apostolic Faith Church in Englee from where the funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 23 with Rev. V. Quinlan officiating. Interment followed at the church cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K. M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Danielle Galgay, funeral director.

PILGRIM, ALFRED RAYMOND
Happy Valley-Goose Bay

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Alfred Pilgrim of Happy Valley-Goose Bay announce his passing on July 21, 2006 at the Health Sciences Centre, at the age of 57 years. He will be sadly missed by his wife Elizabeth Pilgrim; children Bobby (Samantha), Jackie, Scott (Jean), Curtis (Rennie) and Tina (Collin); grandchildren Jade, Jared, James, Jordan, Justin, Jesse and Jasmine; sisters Mae, Dorothy, Meta, Lavinia and Charlotte; brother Ronald, Lloyd, Graham and Winston, as well as a large circle of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his parents Howard and Ella, brothers Chesley and Scott, nephews Tom, Tony and Wayne. Visitation took place at Fillatre's Funeral Home in Happy Valley-Goose Bay on Sunday, July 23. The funeral service was held Wednesday, July 26 at the Apostolic Church, Roddickton. Interment followed at the Salvation Army Cemetery, Main Brook. The family guest book may be signed or memorial donation may be made through our website www.fillatre.ca

RUMBOLT, BENJAMIN
Mary's Harbour
Benjamin Rumbolt
passed peacefully away at Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony on July 22, 2006 at the age of 77 years, Leaving to mourn, brother Lloyd and his wife Dorothy along with children Dale, Alfreda, Caroline and Vivian. Also leaving to mourn are his sisters Florrie and Marjorie and families along with his stepson Robert Mesher, his wife Lydia and family, plus 40 nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by his wife Dorcas, brothers Wilfred and Thomas and Sister Dorothy. The funeral service took place at St. Mary the Virgin Anglican Church in Mary's Harbour. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K.M. Fillatre Funeral home, St. Anthony, Danielle Galgay, funeral director.

LOCKE, ALBERT
Roddickton

Passed peacefully away on July 28, 2006 at the White bay Central Health Centre at the age of 91 years. Leaving to mourn children Joan (George), Jean (Maurice), Arthur (Marina), Joyce, Judy (Richard), Richard (Valerie), Josephine (Esau) and Jacqueline (Clarence); and Elizabeth Locke, estranged wife of Richard; 12 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren, as well as a large number of other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his wife Lily in 1998 and his great-granddaughter Ocean in 2004. Visitation took place at the John Wesley United Church in Roddickton and the funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Monday, July 31 with Rev. Gus Pendleton officiating. Interment followed at the United Church Cemetery. Donations can be made in his memory to the Canadian Cancer Society. Funeral arrangments were entrusted to K.M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Danielle Galgay, funeral director.

WAY, ABRAHAM
Corner Brook

It was with great sadness that the family of the late Abraham Way announces his passing at the Palliative Care Unit, Western Memorial Regional Hospital in Corner Brook on Sunday, July 30, 2006 at the age of 84 years. He leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories his wife of 60 years, Rosalind; sons Clyde (Maybelle) of Corner brook, Roland (Patricia) of Flowers Cove, Kevin (Juanita) and Abraham Jr. (Rhonda) of Fort McMurray, Alberta; seven grandchildren; five great grandchildren; sisters Alma(Lester Penney) and Bertha (Montrose Genge); brother Grenfell (Estelle) and a large number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his parents Augustus and Susannah, brothers Aubrey, Stewart, Pierce, Maxwell, Henry and Clayton and sisters Josie, Pearl and Ella. Visitation was held at Country Haven Funeral Home, 167 Country Road on Monday, July 31 and Tuesday Aug 1. The funeral servide was held on Wednesday, Aug 2 at 2 p.m. at Oakland United Church with Rev. Kathy Brett officiating. Internment followed at Mount Patricia Cemetery. Flowers were gratefully accepted or donations may be made to the Palliative Care Unit or the Canadian Cancer Society. The family guest book can be signed or donations made by visiting our website at www.country-haven.ca

ROSIE VIOLET HEDDERSON (BLAKE)
Straitsview

Passed away on July 31, 2006, age 82 years. Left with fond loving memories sons Harold, Fred (Vivian), Mervin (Aveline), Boyce (Muriel) and Marshall (Sherry); daughters Matilda "Sis" (Everett), Margaret (Aubrey), Triffie (Jerry) and Kim (Grenfell); 22 grandchildren; 32 great- grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; sister Lucy Colbourne; Brothers Garfiel (Marie), Wilson, Everett (Jessie) and a large circle of other relatives and friends. She was predeceased by husband Markcus; grandson Weldon "Red" Pynn and infant baby girl. Visitation was held at Calvary Pentecostal Church in St. Lunaire-Griquet at 2 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 4 with Pastor Primmer officiating. Interment followed at Quirpon cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K.M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony, Danielle Galgay, funeral director.

 

 

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