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The Northern Pen Obituaries
July 2013

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.

 

DEMPSEY, Veronica
Passed peacefully away at the Health Sciences Centre on July 19, 2013, Mrs. Veronica Dempsey of Roddickton, NL, in her 75th year. She leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories her children Elizabeth (Rene), Peter Jr., John, Margaret, Theresa, Cecilia (Mark), and Timothy; 18 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law Amelia and Ellen Ann, as well as a large circle of other family and friends. She was predeceased by her husband Peter. Visitation took place at the Roman Catholic Church in Roddickton from where the funeral mass was held on Wednesday, July 24 with Fr. Vitus officiating. Interment followed at the church cemetery in Roddickton. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre Funeral Homes, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Lee Nippard, funeral director.

ELLIOTT, Gladys Rachel
It is with great sadness that the family announces the sudden passing of Gladys Rachel Elliott of St. Anthony (formerly of Lock's Cove), NL, on July 19, 2013 in her 86th year. She leaves to mourn her brother George; sister-in-law Dora Loder, many special nieces and nephews, and a large group of friends, including her friends at the Anglican Church Women's League. She is predeceased by her parents Rachel and Lot Elliott, her brothers Fred and Ernest, and her sisters Grace and Violet. She leaves behind with many cherished and happy memories her 'darling' husband Wilfred of 61 years; her sons Neil (Marie), Roy and Wayne (Bride); her grandchildren Christopher, Michelle, Allison, Kurt, Stephen and Adam, and her great-granddaughter Sophie. Visitation took place at Kerry M. Fillatre Funeral Home on Monday, July 22. The funeral service was held on Tuesday, July 23 at 2 p.m. at St. Mary's Anglican Church with Fr. Rev Paul Findlay officiating. Cremation followed after the service. In lieu of flowers, donations were gratefully accepted to the Anglican Church Cemetery Fund. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre Funeral Homes, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Lee Nippard, funeral director.

HINKS, Stella Grace
It is with great sadness that the family of the late Stella Grace Hinks of Port au Choix, NL, announce her passing on Monday, July 15, 2013 at the Northern Retirement Home in Port Saunders at the age of 81 years. She leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories her children Iris (Kevin) Greening, Pasadena, Bess (Ralph), Port au Choix, Valetta (Romeo), Port au Choix, Clary (Philomena), Port au Choix and Genny, Pouch Cove; grandchildren Todd, Robin, Jennifer, Melanie, Crystal, Stephanie, Peter and Kelly; great-grandchildren Tristen, Keegan, Adam, Jack and Dean; sisters May and Norma; brothers Bill, Lyman and Sam; as well as a large circle of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her husband Peter, son Clary, son-in-law Blain, parents Robert and Olga Spence, brothers Donald, Ken and Robert, and sister Laura. Cremation has taken place at Humber Valley Crematorium, Pasadena. A memorial service took place on Saturday, July 20 at 2:15 p.m. at St. Thomas Beckett Anglican Church in Port au Choix with Rev. Paulette Bugden officiating. As expressions of sympathy, flowers were graciously accepted. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Fillatre's Funeral Home, Port au Choix. The family guest book may be signed or a memorial donation may be made through our website at www.fillatre.ca

HUGHES, Claude
Passed away at the Charles S. Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony on the 27th of July, Mr. Claude Hughes of Green Island Brook, NL, in his 63rd year. Left to mourn his passing are his wife Vera Hughes; his sons Shane, Andy (Dara), and Ryan; his grandchildren Adam and Hartley, as well as his brothers William, Roland, Nathaniel (Patricia), Israel (Francis), Whyman and Winston (Mona); sisters Amy (Stanley), Elva, Beulah (David), Sheila (Frank), and sister in-law Phoebe. Despite his young age, Claude lived through the passing of his parents John and Bridget, his brother Baxter, sisters Stella and Maria as well as his in-laws Orval, Margaret and Rosie. Visitation was held at the St. Andrew's Anglican Church in Lower Cove, from where the funeral service took place at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, July 30 with Rev. Marlene Harvey and Layperson Maxine Hughes officiating. Burial followed the service in the Green Island Brook Anglican Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre Funeral Homes, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Siobhan Mauger, funeral director.

PATEY, Dennis Ross
Passed away peacefully at the Dr. L. A. Miller Centre in St. John's with his family by his side on July 29, 2013, Mr. Dennis Ross Patey of St. Anthony, NL, in his 61st year. Left to mourn his passing are his loving and faithful wife of 41 years Millicent; his son Jason (Kara); daughter Delaura (Larry); granddaughters Kieley and Mackenzie, (they were his pride and joy). Though he himself has passed at a young age, Dennis lived to feel the loss of his father Arch, his brother Darren and daughter Trenna. Visitation took place at the funeral home in St. Anthony, followed by the funeral service at the United Church, St. Anthony at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 3 with Rev. Stephanie McClellan officiating. Burial followed the service at the United Church Fishing Point Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Lee Nippard, funeral director.

PATEY, Jessie Ethel
Passed peacefully away at Charles S. Curtis Memorial Hospital on July 1, 2013, Mrs. Jessie Ethel Patey of St. Anthony, NL, in her 87th year. She leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories her son Piercey (Shirley); granddaughters Dale (Gary) and Cynthia (Dennis); great-granddaughters Danielle and Melanie; great-grandsons Gregory and Evan as well as a large circle of other family and friends. She was predeceased by her husband Melvin, parents Joseph and Jane Burden, sister Aggie, brothers Thomas, Heman, Harrison, Gordon, Allen, and Frederick. Visitation was held at Kerry M. Fillatre Funeral Home in St. Anthony followed by the funeral service on Thursday, July 4 at 2 p.m. at the Salvation Army Church with Majors Dinzel and Kathleen Baggs officiating. Interment followed at the Salvation Army Cemetery in St. Anthony. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre Funeral Homes, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Siobhan Mauger, funeral director.

PAYNE, Boyd Andrew
It is with great sadness that the family of the late Boyd Andrew Payne of Port au Choix, NL, announce his passing on Monday, July 29h, 2013 at Torrent River in Hawkes Bay at the age of 67 years. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories are his wife Dessa; son Boyd of Gagetown, New Brunswick; daughter Judy (Kurt) of Port au Choix; granddaughters Vanessa and Miranda; brothers Dorman (Judy), Jerry (Gen) of Fort McMurray, Alberta, and Bryant (Denise) of Toronto, Ontario; sister Mary (Harvey) of Cow Head, and a circle of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his parents Leslie and Julie, and brother Norman. Visitation was held at St. Theresa's Roman Catholic Church in Port au Choix on Wednesday and Thursday from where the funeral service took place on Friday, Aug. 2 with Rev. Paulette Bugden and Capt. Rice officiating. Interment followed at the Interfaith Cemetery in Sandy Cove. As expressions of sympathy, flowers were graciously accepted or donations may be made to a charity of one's choice. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Fillatre's Funeral Home, Port au Choix. To sign the family guest book or to make a memorial donation, you may visit our website at www.fillatre.ca

PILGRIM, Dorman
Passed peacefully away at the White Bay Central Health Centre in Roddickton on July 21, 2013, Mr. Dorman Pilgrim of Roddickton, NL, in his 91st year. He leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories son Frank (Magretta); daughter Joan (George); daughter-in-law Dulcie; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren, as well as a large circle of other family and friends. He was predeceased by his wife Nellie and son Donald. Visitation took place at Kerry M. Fillatre Funeral Home in Roddickton, followed by the funeral service which took place at 2 p.m. at the United Church in Roddickton with Majors Austin and Lillian Randell officiating. Interment followed in the Salvation Army Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre Funeral Homes, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Lee Nippard, funeral director.

SIMMONDS, Mary Jane
It is with great sadness that the Simmonds family announce the passing of our darling mother, Mary Jane Simmonds passed peacefully at her home in Conche, NL on Saturday, July 13, 2013 at the age of 87 years. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories are sons Wilfred, Tom (Rose), and Ron (Loretta); daughters Nellie (Gerald), Alice (Tony), Bridget (Gary), Joan, Angela (Gerard), and Doreen; brother-in-law Gerald Fitzgerald; great friend Ida; cousin Rose and nieces Therese and Hilda; grandchildren Glenn (Jackie), Vanessa (Travis), Janey (Calvin), Reginald, Angela (Lawrence), Amanda, Tommy, Nadine, Nikita, Ryan, Jason (Myrna), Rhonda (Craig), Jamie (Jessica), Brian (Erin), Perry (Nicola), Jodie, Alex (Vaida), Gerard (Tina), and Marylee (Daniel) and the fur babies Cooper and Barkley; great-grandchildren Mikayla, Jack, Grace, Janelle, Liam, Chloe, Kylie, and Cole; a large circle of nephews, nieces, and their families. She was predeceased by her husband, Lawrence, son Gerard, and grandson Andrew, parents Ellen and Thomas Hunt, brothers Herbert (Nora), and Patrick (Margaret), sisters Laura (Bernard), Carmel (Ronald) and Doreen, sisters-in-law Margaret (James), Nellie, and Bride (Walter), brothers-in-law Peter, Jack (Kathleen), and Michael (Elizabeth). Visitation took place at the Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in Conche from where the funeral mass was held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, July 16 with Fr. Vitus Echedo officiating. Interment followed in the New Church Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre Funeral Homes, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Lee Nippard, funeral director.

WIDEMAN, Anna Esther
The family of the late Anna Esther Wideman (1919 - 2013) announce the passing of our beloved sister and aunt into the arms of Jesus, at Nithview Home in New Hamburg, Ontario on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at the age of 93. Born at Markham, Ontario, a daughter of the late Albert R. and Magdalena Hoover Lehman Wideman, Anna was also predeceased by brothers Alvin S. and Lorne H., sisters Henrietta Lehman Wambold and Marion Brownsberger, infant brother and sister Edward and Edna Wideman, and nephews Albert and George Brownsberger. Anna is survived by sister, Ella M. Grove; nieces and nephews, Catherine (Thom) Norris, Edith (Ian) Grant, Isabel Wambold, Joyce (David) George, Elizabeth (Douglas) Long, Susan (Robert) Ellis, Candie (Lloyd) Brubacher, Beverley (Peter) Kay, Keith (Suzanne) Wideman, Carol (Arnold) Good, Marion Good, Ken (Ruth Anne) Grove, Dixie (Ray) Torkelson; 37 great-nieces and nephews; 88 great-great-nieces and nephews; and one great-great-great-nephew. Anna was a life-long member of the Mennonite Church. She was a graduate of the nursing programs of Rockingham Memorial Hospital (R.N.) and Eastern Mennonite College (B.ScN.) in Harrisonburg, Virginia, U.S.A. Anna taught nursing at Toronto East General Hospital and worked in the field of nursing at the International Grenfell Association Hospital in St. Anthony, Northern Newfoundland for 15 years. The first two years were in voluntary service under MCC. Anna then continued as Assistant Director of Nursing and then as Director of Nursing. In appreciation of her devoted service and the esteem in which she was held by her associates, Anna was awarded the Queen's Silver Jubilee Medal in 1977. She completed her nursing career as Director of Nursing at Listowel Memorial Hospital in Listowel, Ontario. In her retirement years, she volunteered time and effort, contributing what she could to Mennonite Central Committee relief programs. Friends and relatives called at the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo on Thursday, July 4, 2013 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service was held at First Mennonite Church, 800 King St. E., Kitchener on Friday, July 5, 2013 at 11 a.m. Interment took place at Wideman Mennonite Cemetery, Markham, Ontario. If desired, memorial donations to MEDA (Mennonite Economic Development Associates) in support of their women's projects would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy, in lieu of flowers. Donations may be arranged by contacting the funeral home at www.erbgood.com or 519-745-8445.

 

 

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