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The Northern Pen Obituaries
July 2009

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 2009

 

HANCOCK, Keith
Forteau

It is with great sadness the family of the late Keith Hancock announce his passing at the Labrador South Health Centre in Forteau on July 2, 2009 at the age of 46 years. Leaving to mourn with loving memories wife Glenda; sons Geoffrey, Kirby, and Scott; parents Henry and Ruby Hancock; two sisters Kimberly (Bert), and Karlene (Perry), as well as a large circle of other relatives and friends. Visitation took place at the English Point Gospel Hall in English Point on Friday and Saturday from where the funeral was held on Sunday July 5, at 2 p.m. with Mr. Alex Drybrough and Mr. Francis Barney officiating. Interment followed in the Church Cemetery in Forteau. As expressions of sympathy, flowers were graciously accepted. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Fillatre's Funeral Home, L'Anse au Loup. To sign the guest book visit www.fillatre.ca

FLYNN, Cyril Patrick
Croque

Passed away at Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony on July 3, 2009 in his 79th year, Cyril Patrick Flynn, (Nov. 4, 1929 - July 3, 2009). He leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories his eight children Tony (Alice) of Conche, Catherine Pelley (Wade) of Main Brook, Brian of Fort McMurray, Alberta, Gerry (Betty) of Croque, Patrick (Lori) of Fort McMurray, Alberta, Joan Hurley (Gerard) of Croque, Ronald (Annie) of Croque and Danita Wiseman (David) of Espanola, Ontario; 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; four sisters Anita Flynn of St. John's, Marie Byrne of Conche, Ellen Byrne of Conche and Eileen Lidster of Brigus; two nephews/brothers Frank Flynn of Fort McMurray, Alberta and Ronald Flynn of Croque and a large circle of relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his wife (Ann) sister Elsie, brother Ron, and parents Michael and Rose Flynn. The funeral service was held at the Roman Catholic Church in Croque on Tuesday July 7, at 2 p.m. with Fr. Devas officiating. Interment followed at the community cemetery. Funeral arrangements was entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre's Funeral Home in St. Anthony, Lee Nippard, funeral director.

KELLY, MICHAEL WALTER
Port au Choix
It is with great sadness that the family of the late Michael Kelly announce his passing on Tuesday, July 7, 2009 at Rufus Guinchard Health Centre in Port Saunders at the age of 56 years. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories his wife Susan (nee Plowman); daughters Josalee (Trent) Flynn, Corner Brook and Lorna (Keon) Genneaux, Port Saunders; son Andy (Crystal), Devon, Alberta; grandchildren Tori, Victoria, Kelsey, Tristan and Owen; brothers Matthew (Bertha), Port au Choix, James (Joy), Hawkes Bay, Maurice (Angelina), Fort McMurray and George (Hazareth), Port au Choix; sisters Ida (Leo) Gould, Port au Choix and Caroline (Newman) Sinnicks, Hawkes Bay; brother-in-law Edmund Hynes, Port au Choix; mother-in-law Nellie Plowman, Bartlett's Harbour, as well as a large circle of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. He was predeceased by his parents, Owen and Millicent Kelly, sister Hilda, brother Owen and father-in-law Eugene Plowman. Friends and family visited Fillatre's Funeral Home, Port au Choix on Wednesday and Thursday. The Mass of Christian Burial took place on Friday, at St. Therese's Roman Catholic Church, followed by interment at the Interfaith Cemetery, Sandy Cove with Monsignor Jim Robertson officiating. As expressions of sympathy, flowers are graciously accepted or donations may be made to Daffodil Place. The family guest book may be signed or a memorial donation may be made through our website www.fillatre.ca

FUREY, Irene (nee Coles)
Savage Cove
Irene Furey
passed away peacefully at the age of 60, surrounded by loved ones on Thursday, July 9, after a lengthy battle with brain cancer. Born in Savage Cove, NL. on June 29, 1949, she was the eldest child of Randell Coles and Edna (Way). She is remembered with many loving memories by her husband of 38 years, Jim Furey; daughters Janine (Christopher) White, Joanne (Harry) Cooper; her cherished grandchildren Kathleen and Jane White; her seven brothers and sisters, Bob Coles (Betty and children Miranda and Robbie), Wade Coles, Sheila Dredge (Leslie and children Rodney and Darcy), Trudy Matchim (Gilbert and daughter Paula) Lloyd Coles (Trudy and children Kaitlin and Chantelle), Sharon Coles (Tony and children Tony and Tori); Anne Croxen (and children Kobe and Kaydon); brother-in-law Jerry Furey; sister-in-law Helen Sullivan and many other treasured family and friends. The family would like to express their gratitude to the many family, friends and care workers who helped Irene during her illness. Rested at Caul's Funeral Home, LeMarchant Road. Visitation took place on Friday, July 10 and Saturday, July 11, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Prayer Service took place on Sunday, July 12 at 12 noon in Caul's Chapel. Funeral Service was held on Tuesday, July 14 at 2 p.m. at St. Mark's Church in her home town of Savage Cove. Her ashes were buried in St. Mark's Cemetery among the many generations of family and friends that have passed before her that called Savage Cove home. A donation may be made in her memory to the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation online at www.cancercarefoundation.nl.ca. Donations can also be made by phone at (709) 777-7589. To sign the online guestbook please visit www.cauls.ca

TUCKER, Julia Sarah
Reef's Harbour

Passed away at Rufus Guinchard Health Centre on July 11, 2009, Julia Tucker, age 80 years. Left with fond and loving memories her husband Harold Sr.; children Harold (Fanny), Gloria (Bill), and Dean; grandchildren Jamie (Shelly), and Boyd (Heidi); great-grandchildren Alexis, Anna and Alyson; sisters Marjorie (Gilbert) Taylor; brother-in-law Clyde (Eliza) Tucker; sisters-in-law Nellie Way, Sylvia Applin, and Johanna Beaudion. She was predeceased by her parents Stephen and Alice Way and brothers Benjamin, Gordon and Raymond. Visitation was held at St. Margaret's of Scotland Anglican Church in Reef's Harbour from where the funeral was held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday July 14, with Rev. Kris Gosse officiatiang. Internment followed at the Church Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony and Roddickton. Danielle Galgay, funeral director.

GILES, Norman (June) Jr.
Deer Lake
July 4, 1946 - July 17, 2009

Passed peacefully away in the presence of his loving family Norman Jr. Giles (June) at Western Memorial Regional Hospital in Corner Brook on Friday, July 17, 2009 at the age of 63 years. Left to mourn his wife Sylvia (nee Rowsell) of 41 years, his children Terry (Lori), Tony (Donna) both of Deer Lake, Quentin (Wendy) and Tracy, both of Fort McMurray, Alberta; his grandchildren Melissa-Lee, Tanika, Stephanie, Caitlin, Jamie, T.J., and Cody; his mother Mrs. Lillian Hillier (Malcolm Noble); his sisters Nellie (Mrs. Alex Simms), Vivian (Mrs. Eugene Andrews) and Yvonna Giles; his special sister Wanda (Mrs. Tom Humphries); brothers Max (Rhodena) Giles and John (Joan) Giles. Norman was predeceased by his father Norman Giles Sr., sister Jean Giles and his brother-in-law James Langdon. He also leaves to mourn a large circle of nieces, nephews, other relatives, family, friends and his extended family. Visitation took place at Parsons Funeral Home and Chapel, 63 North Main Street, Deer Lake, on Sunday July 19 between the hours of 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and on Monday morning, July 20 at 10-11 a.m. The funeral service took place on Monday, July 20 at 2 p.m. at the Salvation Army Church in Deer Lake, with Majors Wayne and Betty Pike officiating with the burial following at the church cemetery, Wights Road, Deer Lake. In lieu of flowers, donations in Norman's memory made to the Autism Society of Canada, Local Chapter, Corner Brook, 121 Brookfield Ave, Corner Brook, NL, A2H 2R5, and/or to the Palliative Care Unit of the Western Memorial Regional Hospital, Corner Brook, would greatfully appreciated by the family. The funeral arragements are under the direction of Parsons Funeral Home and Chapel, 63 North Main Street, Deer Lake. To sign the guest book or send a message of condolence please visit our webpage at www.parsonsfuneralhome.com
"A friend indeed in your time of need"
"Forever in Our Hearts"

POWELL, Wendy (nee Curtis)
Bide Arm
Passed away in Regina, Saskatchewan on July 20, 2009, Wendy Powell (nee Curtis) formerly of Bide Arm, age 34 years. Left with fond and loving memories her husband Ricky Powell, twin sons Dylan and Logan, parents Eric and Loretta Curtis, grandmother Stella Compton, mother-in-law Juanita Powell, father-in-law Gordon Powell, sisters-in-law Tammy (Morgan) Burden, Tracy (Lorne) Powell, brother-in-law Kirby (Rachel) Powell and a large circle of relatives and friends. Visitation was held at the Apostolic Faith Church in Bide Arm, and the funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, July 30 from the Apostolic Church in Roddickton with Pastor Quinlan officiating. Interment followed at the cemetery in Bide Arm. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony and Roddickton. Danielle Galgay, funeral director.

GAULTON, Olive Violet
Port Saunders

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Olive Violet Gaulton announces her passing at Rufus Guinchard Health Centre in Port Saunders on Monday, July 20, 2009 at the age of 73 years. Leaving to mourn a very special friend Alfred Tatchell; brothers Leonard (Edna) House, River of Ponds, and Gerald (Marjorie) House, Alberta; sisters Naomi Sheppard, Ottawa, and Helen (Stanley) Hull, Corner Brook; aunt Violet Ryan, Hawkes Bay; Augustus (Alicia), Trina, Annie, Kyla, Alfred and families and a large circle of other family and friends. She was predeceased by her husband Augustus, and parents Percy and Violet House. Visitation took place at Queen of the Angels Roman Catholic Church in Castor River South on Monday and Tuesday from where funeral service was held on Wednesday, July 22 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Tanya White officiating. Interment followed at French Cove Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Fillatre's Funeral Home, Port au Choix.

PAYNE, NETTIE ELIZABETH
Cow Head
May 11, 1924 - July 22, 2009

With great sadness we announce the death of Nettie Elizabeth Payne at Western Memorial Regional Hospital on Wednesday July 22, 2009, surrounded by her loving family, at the age of 85 years. She leaves to mourn her five sons; Bob (Daisy), Alvin Daphene), Albert (Norine), Harvey (Mary) and Clifford (Valerie), her sister Hilda, her daughters-in-law; Diana (Ronnie) and Florence (Reg); her sisters-in-law Lilly, Joan, and Margaret Max); her brother-in-law Basil (Maxine); her 22 grandchildren; 31 great grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Mother was predeceased by her husband Benjamin, special friend Bill Nichols, son Greavett, and brother Gordon. She also leaves to mourn many other treasured family and friends. Visitation took place at St. Mary's The Virgin Anglican Church in Cow Head, on Thursday July 23, from 7 - 9 p.m., Friday July 24, from 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m., and on Saturday July 25, from 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 pm, The funeral service took place on Sunday July 26, at 4 p.m. with Rev: John Olsson officiating. The burial followed at the Church Cemetery in Cow Head. The funeral arrangements are under the direction of Parsons Funeral Home and Chapel 63 North Main Street, Deer Lake. To sign the guest book or send a message of Condolence please visit our web page at www.parsonsfuneralhome.com

DECKER, MABEL (NEE PAYNE)
Parsons Pond
Nov. 8, 1913 - July 22, 2009

With great sadness we announce the passing of Mabel Decker (nee Payne) on Wednesday July 22, 2009 at the Bonne Bay Health Center in Norris Point at the age of 95 years, surrounded by her loving family. She is survived by her children Manuel (Bride) of Cow Head, Marie of Parsons Pond, Eura (Edgar) of Cow Head, Aubrey (Mae) Serina (Isaac), Henry (Rita) all of Parsons Pond, Annie (Joseph) of Cow Head, Marion (Gerald) of Parsons Pond, Anthony (Linda) of Norris Point, and Patsy (Lyman) of Parsons Pond; her brother Kenneth (Bertha) of Cow Head; her daughter-in-law Evelina of Parsons Pond; her sister-in-law Mary Payne of Cow Head; her 50 grandchildren, 86 great-grandchildren, and 46 great-great-grandchildren. Mother was predeceased by her husband Thomas Decker, son Alex Decker; her grandchildren Clara Brown, and Calvin Decker; her great-great-granddaughter Kylie Bennett; her brothers Gerald, Alex, and Stanley Payne; her sister Annie Payne, her parents Charles and Deborah Payne, and her son-in-law Ronald Parsons. She also leaves to mourn a large number of nieces, nephews, other family and friends. Visitation took place at St. Peter's Anglican Church in Parsons Pond on Thursday July 23, from 7 - 9 p.m., Friday July 24, from 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m. and on Saturday July 25, from 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m. The funeral service took place on Sunday July 26, at 2 p.m. with Rev. John Olsson officiating. The burial followed at the Church Cemetery in Parsons Pond. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Parsons Funeral Home and Chapel 63 North Main Street, Deer Lake. To sign the guest book or send a message of Condolence please visit our web page at www.parsonsfuneralhome.com

DECKER, ABEL WALTER
Deer Lake
June 6, 1934 - July 25, 2009

It was with great sadness that the family announce the passing of Abel Walter Decker on Saturday July 25, 2009 at Western Memorial Regional Hospital in Corner Brook in his 75 year. Leaving mourn with fond and loving memories his children Mark, (Penny) of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, daughter Kim (Curtis) Hoddinott of Fort McMurray; his grandchildren Kennedy, Nathan Decker and Brooklynn Hoddnott; his companion Thelma Bowdridge; his brother Norman (Zenith Saunders) of St. Anthony; his sisters Pearlie Pilgrim and Mabel Canning both of Deer Lake and Joyce (Wilson Norman) of Roddickton. Abel was predeceased by his wife Jean nee Campbell), his brothers; Clem and Ern, his sisters Clara Mae, Purcilla and Emma. He also leaves to mourn a large number of nieces, nephews, other relatives, family and friends. Visitation took place on Monday July 27 from 2-4 and 7-9 at Parsons Funeral Home in Deer Lake. The funeral service took place on Tuesday July 28, at 2 p.m. from St. Paul's United Church in Deer Lake with Rev. Beverly Snow officiating. The burial followed at the family plot of the Church Cemetery at Wights Road, Deer Lake. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Parsons Funeral Home and Chapel 63 North Main St, Deer Lake. To sign the guest book or send a message of condolence please visit our web page at www.parsonsfuneralhome.com

TATCHELL, Dulcie
Castor River South

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Dulcie Tatchell (Feb. 8, 1952 - July 26, 2009) announce her passing at Rufus Guinchard Health Centre in Port Saunders on Sunday, July 26, 2009 at the age of 57 years. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories husband William; daughters Sadie (Alvin), Castor River South and Valerie, Ontario; sons William (Catherine), Ronald and Kenneth (Tisa), all of Castor River South; granddaughter Erica; sister Bridget Scanlon, Castor River North; brothers Arthur (Clara), Lawrence (Rebecca), Clifford (Erma), Kevin (Carmelita), all of Castor River South, and Frank (Irene) of Castor River North, as well as a large circle of other relatives and friends. She was predeceased by parents Lawrence and Mary Jane Rumbolt. Friends visited Queen of the Angels Roman Catholic Church from where the Funeral Service took pace on Wednesday, July 29 at 2 p.m. with Fr. Roger Poblete officiating. Interment followed at the Roman Catholic Cemetery in Bartlett's Harbour. As expressions of sympathy, flowers were graciously accepted. The family guest book may be signed by visiting our website at www.fillatre.ca

HILLIER, Rudy Dale
Main Brook

Passed away at the Charles S. Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony on July 27, 2009, Rudy Hillier age 54 years. Leaving to mourn mother Grace, brother Tony, nieces Sarah and Kathryn, sister-in-law Pat, Donna and Bruce Pilgrim, Murray and Madonna Pilgrim, Jean and Steadman Ryan, Hazel and Earl Canning and families and support workers, aunts Zilda Hillier, Blanche Coates, Jean MacKenzie, Ruth Noseworthy (Les), Madge Boyd, Joyce Bartlett, Cyril Goudie and families. Visitation was held at the Pentecostal Church in Main Brook from where the funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 29, with Pastor Cassell officiating. Interment followed in the Anglican cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony and Roddickton. Danielle Galgay, funeral director.

BUSSEY, Barry Lynn
St. Lunaire-Griquet

Passed away at the Charles S. Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony on July 28, 2009, Barry Bussey age 43 years. Leaving to mourn daughter Jillian, sons Cody and Victor, partner Violet Blake, mother Ivy Bussey, sister Kimberly (Khaled), brothers Kurry (Belinda), Brent, and Andy (Colitta). Visitation was held at the Calvary Pentecostal Tabernacle in Griquet from where the funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Friday, July 31, with Pastor Primmer officiating. Interment followed at the church cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony and Roddickton. Danielle Galgay, funeral director.

 

 

Page Contributed by: Ivy F. Benoit

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