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The Northern Pen Obituaries
July 2017

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.

 

CAINES, Jacob
Passed on: July 24th, 2017
Jacob Caines
passed away on July 24th, 2017, at St. Claire's Mercy Hospital in St. John's, at the age of 67 years. He leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories wife Beulah; sons Jacob, and Jeffrey (Judy); grandson Jacob; sisters Lilly (Derrick), and Peggy (Ivan); in-laws Abe (Jane), Stew (Dorcas), Doug (Bertha), Una, Millicent, Fiona, Brone (Bill, Marvin (Louise), and Troy (Connie)); nephews Gurvin (Carolyn), Edmond (Vickey), and Borje (Sherrie Lee); great-nephews Brady, Johnathan, and Michael; great -niece Ally as well as a large circle of extended family and friends. Jacob was predeceased by his parents Walter and Mary Janes Caines, sisters Jenita and Jenita Caines, in-laws Mon Genge, Emmanuel Genge, and Cliffton Moores. Visitation was held at St. Mary's Anglican Church in Black Duck Cove from where the funeral service was held on Wednesday, July 19th with Rev. Jennifer Renouf officiating. Interment followed. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Lee Nippard, funeral director.

CAMPBELL, Mildred Eliza
Born: April 4th, 1933
Passed on: July 4th, 2017
Mildred Eliza Campbell
, born April 4, 1933 at Rexon Cove, passed away at Charles S. Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony on July 4th, 2017 at the age of 84 years. Mildred was a generous, loving, person and a friend to all she met. She enjoyed knitting, cooking, baking, ice fishing, and berry picking. She loved playing bingo and cards. Her family meant everything to her. Mildred touched many lives on her own life's journey and the influence she made on those left behind will ensure she is never forgotten. Left with loving memories are her sons Harrison (Sandra), Cyril (Barbara), and Thomas (Vivian); daughters Bernice, Dorothy (Howard), Mary, Dorcas (Sidney), and Bella (Clarence); daughter-in-law Elsie; sister Bella (Henry); brothers Graham (Patricia), Bill (Nellie), Harold (Velma), Paul (Martha), and Carl (Janet); sisters-in-law Daisy and Florence, 21 grandchildren, and 26 great-grandchildren. She is predeceased by her husband Stanley Campbell Sr., son Stanley Campbell Jr, grandchildren Tanya Campbell, and Damien Burden, great-grandchildren Dylan Campbell, and Hunter Butt, parents Charlie and Dorcas Larkham, siblings Cyril, Clifford (Charlotte), Hayward, and Bernice. Visitation took place at the Anglican Church in Pinsent's Arm from where the funeral was held on Saturday, July 8th with Pastor Slade officiating. Interment followed in the Pentecostal Cemetery in Charlottetown. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Lee Nippard, funeral director.

DIAMOND, Alma
Born: October 2nd, 1916
Passed on: July 4th, 2017
Alma Diamond
was born October 2, 1916, at Sandy Cove. She passed away at Charles S Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony on July 4th 2017, surrounded by her loving family. Alma was a gracious, generous, loving person and a friend to all she met. She enjoyed knitting, cooking, berry-picking, Sunday drives, and of course, her bingo games. Her family meant everything to her. Alma touched many lives on her life's journey and her influence on those left behind will ensure she is never forgotten. Left with loving memories are her sons Wallace (Rhea), and Matthew (Sandra); daughters Lettie, Gladys (Wayne), and Linda (Jim); 17 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, as well as many friends. She was predeceased by husband George W, daughter Mary Moores, son-in-law Wilson Moores, grandson Ashley Rose, sisters Alice Genge and Selena White, and brothers George Coles, Elias Coles, Lush Coles, Roland Coles, and Wallace Coles. Visitation was held at the United Church in Flowers Cove from where the funeral took place on Friday, July 7th with Rev. John McGonigle officiating. Interment followed. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Kerry M. FIllatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Lee Nippard, funeral director.

ELLSWORTH, Roland
Born: April 21st, 1935
Passed on: July 5th, 2017
Roland Ellsworth
was born to Thomas and Jessie Ellsworth on April 21st, 1935 in Englee. He married Stella Loder of Harbour Deep on July 5th, 1956. Roland made his living by working in the woods, fishing, and working in the fish plant as a cutter. He also spent time working in construction work. Roland gave his heart to the Lord under the ministry of Pastor Peckford. Roland slipped away into the presence of the Lord on Sunday, July 2, 2017 at Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony at the age of 82 years. He will be greatly missed by all who loved and knew him. He leaves to cherish memories his brothers Ralph (Shirley), and Ron (Wavey); sisters Lily, and Drucilla as well as his nephews, nieces, and many other relatives. He was predeceased by his wife Stella, his parents Thomas and Jessie, and by his sister Audrey. Visitation was held at the Pentecostal Church in Englee from where the funeral was held on Friday, July 7th with Pastor Simms officiating. Interment followed in the new Pentecostal Cemetery in Englee. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Kerry M. FIllatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Siobhan Ebukwe, funeral director.

GIBBONS, Daisy
Passed on: July 8th, 2017
Daisy Gibbons
passed away on July 8th, 2017 at Charles S. Curtis Memorial Hospital at the age of 57 years. She leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories her husband Samuel Taylor; son Corey Gibbons; grandchildren Marty, and Natalie; brothers Roland (Peggy), Ivan (Jonie), and Kirby (Edith); sisters Donna (Wilfred) Parrill, Susan (Derek) Applin, and Kathy (Boris) Hughes; in-laws Jenita (Edward) Taylor, and Jacob (Mary) Taylor; nephews Christopher, Cody, Casey, Chace, Cade, Drew, and Brayden; nieces Courtney, Terri, Renita, Kaitlyn, Alyssa, and Thea; special friend Glenda Genge as well as a circle of other friends and family. She was predeceased by her parents Roland and Sybel Gibbons, niece Renita Taylor, and nephew Kirby Williams Gibbons. Visitation took place at the Anglican Church in Black Duck Cove from where the funeral was held on Tuesday, July 11th at 2:00 pm with Rev. Claire officiating. Interment followed in the St. Mary's Anglican Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Kerry M Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Lee Nippard, funeral director.

HILLYARD, Maggie
Born: August 6th, 1950
Passed on: July 13th, 2017
Maggie Hillyard (Noseworthy
, age 66, passed away peacefully on July 13, 2017 at Yarmouth Regional Hospital, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. Born on August 6, 1950 in Green Island Brook, Newfoundland she was the daughter of the late Henry and Ellen (Carter) Noseworthy. She will now once again be by the side of her recently deceased husband of almost 49 years, Wesley. She will be forever missed by her loving son, Aubrey (Amy); granddaughters, Lillian and Ellen; daughter, Amber; granddaughters, Tori, Tenesha and Tiffany; brothers, Lambert (Grace), John (Elaine), and Aubrey, sister Effie (Kenneth) Kasell, brothers-in-law Wilfred Chambers and Baxter Quinlan, many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. She was predeceased by her sisters Jessie, Iris, sister in law Diane and two infant daughters Tammy and Connie. Maggie moved to Red Bay after marrying her loving husband Wesley, to raise their family until two and half years ago when she moved to be closer to her son Aubrey and family in Nova Scotia. She loved spending time with the granddaughters, baking bread, playing cards and spending time at the cabin. She was well loved by her family and many friends. She is free from all pain and suffering now. Rest in peace wife, mom, sister, aunt, nan and friend. Cremation has taken place. A joint funeral and interment for both Wesley and Maggie will be held at 2 pm on Saturday, August 19th, 2017 at the Red Bay United Church with Rev Alice Moores officiating. The family would like to thank relatives and friends for their prayers and kind words of comfort especially family friend Dr. Julie Chandler who was there with us right to the end and the Pastoral Care team of Holy Trinity Anglican Church. They would also like to thank the doctors and nurses at Yarmouth Regional Hospital especially the renal unit over the last two and half years as well as the wonderful staff, residents and volunteers at Nakile Home for Special Care.

HOUSE, Craig
Passed on: July 25th, 2017

It is with great loss and sadness that the family of Craig Norman Henry House of Hawkes Bay announces his passing at Charles S. Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony on Tuesday July 25, 2017 at the age of 52 years. He leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories his wife Lisa, son Aaron (Susan), grandsons Landon and Ryder, mother Hepsey, brothers Clan (Brenda) and Dan (Barbara); parents-in-law Helen and Lawrence Patey; brother-in-law Larry Patey; nieces, nephews, extended family and many friends. He was predeceased by his son baby House, father Isaac House and sister Juanita Perry. Craig was the founder of "Craig's' Ride for A Cure" and he and wife Lisa devoted many hours to making this charitable organization a viable and worthwhile foundation. The funds raised are donated towards equipment and aide at local hospitals. Visitation took place at Bethel Pentecostal Church Hawkes Bay Wednesday, July 26 7-9 pm and Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 pm. with a family service Thursday at 7:00 pm. Officiating clergy were Pastors Gillett, Dearing and Mitchell. Funeral service took place on Friday, July 28 at 2:00 pm. Interment followed at River of Ponds Pentecostal Cemetery. Family and friends may leave messages of condolence or sign the guest book by visiting the website at www.fillatre.ca   The family entrusted arrangements to Fillatre Funeral Homes ltd. Port au Choix.

KENNEDY, Dale Gerard
Passed on: July 28th, 2017

Passed away July 28th, 2017 at Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony at the age of 60 years. Dale was born to Mark and Isabel Kennedy of Bird Cove on May 7th, 1957. At a very young age he started writing songs and playing music which he continued to do until his illness came upon him- this was his passion in life. He had many talents and was very knowledgeable. He was a gifted musician and loved jamming with his buddies on the weekends. Throughout the years he spend endless hours working on the history of his community and he co-founded the Bird Cove-Plum Point Archaeology project. For his outstanding community efforts and Archaeology work he was given the James Pendegrast Award; the highest achievement an avocational archaeologist can receive in Canada. He had a countless number of friends and was well liked by all that knew him. He leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories his mother Isabel; sisters Jessie (Pius) Gould, Rosalie (John) Pittman, Agnes (Romeo) Caines; brothers Mark (Diana), Lyman (Marie), John (Audrey), Howard (Donna), Robert (Kerri), nephews Merle (Sharon) Pittman, Sheldon (Dale) Gould, Enis (Andrea) Caines, Ranil (Felicia) Kennedy, Andy (Katie) Kennedy, Paul (Brianna) Kennedy, Wade (Hilary) Kennedy, Adam Kennedy; nieces Ayeshea (Stacy) Pittman, Melissa (Maurice) Chambers, Deanna (Andre) Myers, Kendra Kennedy, Robyn Kennedy; great nieces and nephews Lauren Pittman, Zackary Gould, Alaina Gould, Ella Caines, Sadie Conway, Brooke Kennedy, Markus Kennedy, Blair Kennedy, Evan Kennedy, Kyle Kennedy, Brody Pittman, Michael Myers, Milan Myers as well as a large circle of relatives and friends. A memorial service took place on August 1, 2017, with inurnment to take place at a later date. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre Funeral Homes, St. Anthony and Roddickton.

LARKIN, Thomas
Passed in: Wild Bight
Passed on: July 7th, 2017

Passed peacefully away on July 7, 2017 at the age of 72 years. Thomas was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. Thomas was a fisherman by occupation and worked at other occupations following the 1992 moratorium. He had a fine sense of humour and an engaging manner, and he could be counted upon to share his ongoing interests in current affairs, at times passionately. He was loved by many and those who knew him will miss his anecdotes, stories, and his enjoyment of life. He leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories, his loving Wife, Myrtle; children Tammy (James) and Tommy; step-daughter Linda (Garfield); grandchildren Stacy, Matthew, Ryan, Madison, Chloe; great-grandchildren Kaden, Amie, Katie, and Dante; brothers Alfred (Maude), Frederick; sister Christina (Melvin); and a wide circle of nephews, nieces, and friends. He was predeceased by his parents Stephen and Jeanetta; brothers Erastus, Archibald, Ulet; and sister Emily Decker. Visitation was held from St. Matthew's Anglican Church in Cook's Harbour from where the funeral took place on July 11, 2017 with Rev. Katie Flynn officiating. Interment followed in the Wild Bight Anglican Cemetery. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre's Funeral Home, Siobhan Ebukwe, funeral director.

MOORES, Iram
Passed on: July 19th, 2017

It is with great sadness that the family of Iram Moores of Port au Choix announces his sudden passing at Rufus Guinchard Health Center, Port Saunders on Wednesday July 19, 2017 at the age of 63 years. He leaves to mourn his wife Helena; daughter Damaris; son Lorne Caines; granddaughter Noelle (pops' girl); step-mother Margaret; brothers; Abe (Virtue), Edmund (Doreen) and David (Amanda); uncle Abe and aunt Theresa Moores; sisters-in-law; Millicent Moores, Maralies Moores, Patricia (Greg) O'Keefe, Reba (David) Garner; brothers-in-law; Brian (Charlie) Noel and Roderick Noel; nephew Lucas (pops' boy); as well as many nieces, nephews, relatives and close friends. He was predeceased by parents Eli and Larola Moores, brothers; Leonard and Clifton, parents-in-law Ella and Roderick Noel; brothers-in-law; Loman Noel, Bill Noel and Maurice Noel. Visitations took place at Fillatre's' Funeral Home in Port au Choix on Saturday July 22nd and Sunday July 23rd. 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm. A funeral service was held on Monday, July 24th at 11:00 am at St. Thomas Beckett Anglican Church Port au Choix with Rev. Clare Stewart officiating. Cremation followed as per his wish. Family and friends may leave messages of condolence, donations In Memorium or sign the guest book by visiting the website at www.fillatre.ca   The family entrusted arrangements to Fillatre Funeral homes Ltd. Port au Choix.

PYNN, Madeline E.
Passed on: July 1st, 2017

Passed away July 1, 2017 at the John M. Gray Centre in St. Anthony at the age of 73 years, Madeline Pynn. She leaves to mourn with a lifetime of fond and loving memories her children, Patty (Terry), Michelle (Simon), Wanda (Jake), and Amos (Shona); grandchildren Kayla, Kyle, Tyler, Sheena, and Zachary; great-grandchildren Kate, and Cooper; brothers Isaac, and George (Lucy); sisters Nancy (Grenfell), and Wavey (Calvin); in-laws Phyllis White, Virtue Barton, and Gayden Pynn, as well as a large circle of extended family and friends. She was predeceased by her husband Amos Pynn, son Tony Pynn, parents Harrison and Selina White, and parents-in-law Ebenzer and Louisa Pynn. Visitation took place at St. Thomas Anglican Church in Sandy Cove from where the funeral was held at 2 p.m. on Monday, July 3rd with Rev. Katie Flynn officiating. Interment followed. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Lee Nippard, funeral director.

SCANLON-HOUSE, Amy Evelyn
Born: December 30th, 1962
Passed on: July 16th, 2017

It is with great sadness and loss that the family of Amy Scanlon-House announces her passing at Rufus Guinchard Health Centre in Port Saunders on Sunday, July 16th, 2017 after a long illness, at the age of 54 years. She leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories husband Alexander; son and her pride and joy, Ian (Erin) Genneaux; step-children Jeffrey (Carrie) House, and Jennifer House (Robert Patey); step-grandchildren Logan and Chase; mother Gloria; brother Dan (Dorcas); sisters Ann (Melv) Ryan, Leona (Gordon) Wabasse, Helen (Tom) Hamlyn, and Sonya (Jeremy) Simms; mother-in-law Helen House; sisters-in-law Marion (Derek) Hicks, Christine (Bill) Greene, and Pam (Dwayne) Coish; brothers-in-law Cameron (Alma) House and Warren (Elaine) House; as well as a large circle of family and friends. She was predeceased by her father Leo Scanlon, grandparents Dominic and Jane Scanlon, Frank and Evelyn Murphy, and father-in-law Clan House. Amy was born December 30, 1962 in Flowers Cove, with an infectious smile and sunny disposition; the second child of Leo and Gloria Scanlon. She spent her early years in Eddies Cove West before moving to Port Saunders at the age of seven years. Amy had many talents: hairdresser, carpenter, hunter, photographer, seamstress, crafter and painter...just to name a few. She worked as a salesclerk at House's Esso for 18 years. Visitation took place at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church in Port Saunders, Monday and Tuesday from where the family service was held on Tuesday at 7:45 pm followed by the funeral service on Wednesday, July 19 at 2:00 pm with interment at the Interfaith Cemetery in Sandy Cove, with Father Raj officiating. Family and friends may leave messages of condolence, donations to St. Joseph's Church or sign the guest book by visiting the website at www.fillatre.ca   Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Fillatre Funeral Homes Ltd, Port au Choix.

TAYLOR, Sr., Lorenzo
Passed on: July 27th, 2017

Passed away July 27, 2017 at Charles S. Curtis Memorial Hospital at the age of 84 years. He leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories, his wife Ima; children Marion (Henry) Genge, Lorenzo (Eva) Taylor, Edna Taylor, Kay (Todd) Campbell; grandchildren Jebby (Adrienne) Taylor, Jillian Genge, Kayla (Rob) Fisher, Jeffrey (Kelly) Taylor, Ryan Campbell, Kiera Campbell; great-grandchildren Alona, Brooke, Isabelle, Katie, Luke as well as a large circle of extended family and friends. He was predeceased by parents William and Lillian Taylor; mother and father- in-law Edna and William Dredge as well as his sisters and brothers. Visitation was held from St. Mary's Anglican Church in Black Duck Cove from where the funeral was held on Monday, July 31, 2017 at 2:00 pm with Rev. Jennifer Renouf officiating. Internment followed. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Kerry. M. Fillatre Funeral Homes, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Lee Nippard funeral director

VELLAPHADASS, Father Johnbosco
Passed on: July 26th, 2017

Passed away on July 26, 2017 at the age of 39 years. Father Vellaphadass, who was affectionately known as Father Bosco, was ordained to the priesthood as a member of the Heralds of the Good News, Mary Queen of Apostles Province on January 2, 2005. Mary Queen of Apostles Provincialate is in Tamil Nadu, India. Following his ordination, Father Johnbosco served 6 months as an associate pastor and in June of 2005 was appointed for 3 years as Parish Priest of Holy Cross Church, Allagadda, India. After that time, he served for 6 months in Italy and a further 6 years as Parish Priest in 3 different parishes in Tamilnadu, India before coming to Canada in 2014. Since March of 2015 he served as Parish Priest in Our Lady of Grace, Bird Cove, NL. Canada. Fr. Bosco will be sadly missed by Rani and Chinnappan Vellaphadass, (mom and dad); his brothers Mahimairaja, Britto Johnpeter & Prabhakaran and his sister Sharmi, his niece and nephew, families and friends both in Canada and in India. He was a kind-hearted person, he would never get mad with anyone, and he did good to anyone who met him. He always cared about his family and wanted to help them, he loved his niece and nephew. Father Gabriel his friend says "Bosco would always say: God will reward you for whatever good you do to others." May God grant eternal rest to his soul. May God comfort the family and friends who mourn his loss. Visitation was held at the Our Lady of Grace Roman Catholic Church in Bird Cove from where funeral mass was held on Monday, July 31, 2017 at 11 am. Interment to take place at his home, Thiruvathikunnam, Tamilnadu, India at a later date. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre Funeral Homes, St Anthony and Roddickton, Lee Nippard funeral director.

WHALEN, Joanna
Born: April 8th, 1942
Passed on: July 17th, 2017

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Joanna (aka Josie) Whalen on July 17, 2017 at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital, surrounded by her immediate siblings. Josie was 75 years old, born on April 8, 1942, in Flower's Cove to parents Frank and Mary Jane Whalen. She was predeceased by her parents Frank and Mary Jane Whalen, her brothers Baxter and Leslie Whalen, sisters Irene Whalen, Marie Morewood, Sybil March, sister-in-law Mary Ann (aka Polly) Whalen and nephew Jock (Marilyn) Whalen. She leaves to mourn sisters Winnifred (Maxwell) Seymour of Burlington, Ontario, Glenda (Michael) Lloyd of Burlington and brothers Wallace (Rita) Whalen of Oakville, Ontario and Frank (Sheila) Whalen of Burlington; nieces Krystal (Cam) Seymour, Amanda (Marc) Charlebois, Jackie (Randy) Rodney, Joan (Mladen) Zuvic); nephews Paul (Angie) Whalen, Chad (Niki) Whalen, Jordan (Tina) Seymour, Andrew Lloyd, Alexander Lloyd, Willie (Ivy) Whalen, Gregory (Katrina) Whalen and many good friends. The favourite part of Josie's career was her last 21 years of employment at Shell Oil Canada before retiring in 1995. She made many lifelong friends there. She also had many very special childhood friends whom she thoroughly enjoyed keeping in touch with, and she really enjoyed spending time with the immediate and extended family. Visitation at Smith's Funeral Home, 1167 Guelph Line (one stop light north of QEW), Burlington (905-632-3333), on Wednesday, July 19, from 7-9 pm. The funeral service was held in the Chapel on Thursday, July 20, at 10:30 am. Interment followed at Burlington Memorial Gardens Cemetery. For those who wish, donations in memory of Josie can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

 

 

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